Rational Vaccination

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 10 Dec 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From clairefiles:
"If God had intended for us to vote, He'd have given us candidates." -- Jim Hightower

# Joseph R. Stromberg at LewRockwell.com - The Real Constitution Discovered in Parallel Universe - what if the Constitution were written to match how the legislature, executive, and courts actually behave? Hehe. Not as funny as it should be since it's all too true. [saltypig]

# The Empire Journal - Albany Woman Forcibly Injected With Drugs After Protesting Regulations of DMV - This one is downright insane, on the part of everyone involved but the woman who was arrested without cause, incarcerated in a far-away mental hospital for the criminally insane, and forcibly drugged. If I was in the jury trying someone for "solving" this problem, and I heard a first-person account matching this report, I'd definitely acquit because the animals who pulled this shit definitely need killing.

But Alexandra's problems had still only just begun. Within a matter of days, in violation of Mental Hygiene Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Corrections Law and yes, the U.S. and New York State Constitutions, it was ordered that she be forcibly administered a myriad of antipsychotic drugs in an attempt to "rehabilitate" her so that she could be returned to Albany to face her criminal charges. The 15 drugs, some in dosages up to 4000 mg daily, are known to cause cancer, liver damage and other serious side effects.

A physician contacted by The Empire Journal who spoke on condition of anonymity said that "for any individual, especially one who has never been exposed to any these drugs to be given a toxic cocktail such as this is actually equivalent to attempted murder, in my opinion".

'We are operating in the same environment as occurred in Nazi Germany and China. Dissents are given psych diagnoses as a way to lock them up", the physician said. "However, I predict, merely from knowing the side effects of these drugs and as listed in the Physician's Desk Reference, that they are actually trying to kill this woman. The judge is also practicing medicine without a license by deciding that she should be involuntarily committed and drugged".

# Liz Ditz - Steven Williams and the Alliance Defense Fund: 15 Minutes of Fame - links and commentary to a couple stories with more detail about the Cupertino, CA teacher who is suing his school for forbidding him to hand out religious-oriented quotes of famous early Americans. Ms. Ditz appears to have made this case a centerpiece of her recent posts. You'll need to visit bugmenot to read the Mercury News BugMeNot articles to which she links. Personally, I think the real problem here is the existence of the concept of mandatory tax-funded education. Funding anything by theft is just asking for trouble.

# Scott Martelle at The Los Angeles Times via Seattle Times - Foreign dissidents facing U.S. hurdles to publishing - if you live in a country under U.S. sanctions, forget about getting your writings published in Amerika, during the totalitarian regime of the Busheviks. [claire]

"It strikes me as very odd," said Douglas Kmiec, a constitutional law professor at Pepperdine University and former constitutional legal counsel to former presidents Reagan and Bush. "I think the government has an uphill struggle to justify this constitutionally."

Several groups, led by the PEN American Center and including Arcade Publishing, have filed suit in U.S. District Court in New York seeking to overturn the regulations, which cover writers in Iran, Sudan, Cuba, North Korea and, until recently, Iraq.

Violations carry severe reprisals -- publishing houses can be fined $1 million and individual violators face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

# Donald W. Miller, Jr. at LewRockwell.com - A User-Friendly Vaccination Schedule - a rational counter to the American medical establishment's addiction to vaccines. [lew]

Fifty years ago, when the immunization schedule contained only four vaccines (for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and smallpox), autism was virtually unknown. First discovered in 1943, this most devastating malady in what is now a spectrum of pervasive developmental disorders afflicted less than 1 in 10,000 children. Today, one in every 68 American families has an autistic child. Other, less severe developmental disorders, rarely seen before the vaccine era, have also reached epidemic proportions. Four million American children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. One in six American children are now classified as "Learning Disabled."

Our children are also experiencing an epidemic of autoimmune disorders -- Type I diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and bowel disorders. There has been a 17-fold increase in Type I diabetes, from 1 in 7,100 children in the 1950s to 1 in 400 now. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis afflicts 300,000 American children. Twenty-five years ago this disease was so rare that public health officials did not keep any statistics on it. There has been a 4-fold increase in asthma, and bowel disorders in children are much more common now than they were 50 years ago.


A user-friendly vaccination schedule prohibits any vaccines that contain thimerosal, which is 50 percent mercury. Flu vaccines contain thimerosal, which is reason enough to avoid them. (See my article "Mercury on the Mind" for more on this subject.)

One should also avoid vaccines that contain live viruses. This includes the combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine; chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, and the live-virus polio (Sabin) vaccine. This stricture would not apply to the smallpox vaccine (also a live-virus one), if a terrorist-instigated outbreak of smallpox should occur.

Finally, a user-friendly vaccination schedule requires that vaccinations, after the age of two, be given no more than once every six months, one at a time, in order to allow the immune system sufficient time to recover and stabilize between shots.

Which vaccines should be put on this schedule (among those that do not contain live viruses or thimerosal) is not entirely clear. The top four would be the pertussis (acelluar -- aP -- not whole cell), diphtheria (D), and tetanus (T) vaccines -- given separately (not together, as is usually the case); and the Salk polio vaccine, with an inactivated (dead) virus, one that is cultured in human cells, not monkey kidney cells. Perhaps it should only contain these four vaccines. A good case can be made (for example, see Gary Null's Vaccines: A Second Opinion) for avoiding the three other newer vaccines on the CDC's schedule -- the hepatitis B, pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7), and Hemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines.

Your pediatrician will not like this schedule. They are taught in medical school and residency training that childhood immunizations are essential to public health. As one pediatrician puts it, "Achieving adequate and timely vaccination of young children is the single most valuable thing a doctor can do for a patient." They do not question what their professors teach them, nor are they inclined to critically examine studies in Pediatrics and the New England Journal of Medicine that tell them vaccines are safe.


Parents should have the freedom to select whatever vaccination schedule they want their children to follow, especially since health care providers and the government (except via its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) cannot be held accountable for any adverse outcomes that might occur. But if parents elect to not follow the CDC's immunization schedule, delaying some vaccinations, refusing others, or avoiding them altogether, then they must accept the risk that their child might contract the disease that the vaccine against it most likely would have prevented.

One consideration, which vaccine proponents do not address, is this: Could contracting childhood diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox play a constructive role in the maturation of a person's immune system? Or, to put it another way, does removing natural infection from human experience have any adverse consequences?

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