My Conscience Speaks

Many issues weigh heavily on my heart, mind and conscience regarding the direction the country I was born into — the United States of America — and to which I have pledged allegiance is descending.

The United States seems to be heading toward socialism. Never did I think I would be confronted with scary thoughts about actions taken by the U.S. government and its numerous agencies regarding the edicts, actions and Presidential executive orders that are impacting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — my inalienable, God-given rights.

One issue that seems to be a burr under my saddle is the fact that we were sold a bill of goods about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq as the “immediate” reason for going to war, which turned out to be a “foul ball.” Instead, we destroyed a country that may never return to the prosperity and culture it had when Saddam Hussein was at the helm.

For the record, I did not like Hussein nor approve of his alleged actions, but to destroy a country — for what? Oil fields? Or, perhaps, strategic Mideast presence? It seems, and the nightly news documents, “the march” through other Mideastern countries continues, not only decimating them but also taking down the lives of U.S. service men and women. Didn’t we learn anything from Vietnam?

What about the U.S. depleted uranium (DU) weapons civilians and our armed forces are exposed to? If you aren’t aware, DU warheads are designed to penetrate anything. DU is a byproduct of enriched uranium. This website tells an abbreviated story about DU weapons, which ought to connect some dots as to why U.S. service men and women return from combat as “basket cases.” That’s in addition to the legacy of deformed children being born in countries where DU weapons were/are used in combat.

Birth defects in Iraq resulting from DU weapons are something the U.S. media will not discuss. That bothers my conscience more than anything, as this website documents what happens to innocent children. These are issues U.S. citizens need to know about. However, they are purposely kept from us because they just may motivate us to rebel against what’s going on, as we rightly rebelled when that infamous photograph of the naked Vietnamese child — Phan Thi Kim Phuc — running from the napalm bombing motivated us to stop that war. It’s referred to as a photograph that changed the world. Maybe the 1960s world, but the current world is “media-controlled” and that’s why we have what we have, I say. See the photo here. The photograph documents running from napalm, not depleted uranium. God help us, please. Man’s inhumanity toward man has to stop.

It is my opinion the United States should lead in stopping inhumane actions that “concretize” war, poverty, deceit and a litany of sins against humankind.

Additionally, my conscience is troubled with major issues that have been germinating since the Richard Nixon Presidency years. Those concerns hit full bore when the 2000 Presidential election was handed over to the Supreme Court to determine the winner, whereas actual vote counts undoubtedly were “hijacked.” For those who don’t remember, here’s a refresher.

I have nightmares about that very same thing happening in November when SCOTUS just may be employed again to determine the Presidential election — God forbid. Aren’t we, the voters, supposed to elect the President of the United States, not SCOTUS? Please don’t retort with, “Well, aren’t we a nation of laws?” Um, what laws?

Those laws seem to be skewed toward vested interests not what the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights set forth and not what supposedly have been the guiding principles for more than two centuries. And here’s a real hairy issue for me: Presidential executive orders interfere with many Constitutional rights, if you aren’t aware.

Recently, SCOTUS played another role in what I think is steering the United States down the slippery slope to socialism. That happened when SCOTUS voted Obamacare was a “tax” — not healthcare — that, in five justices’ opinion, did not violate the U.S. Constitution. As a result, Americans will have to pony up for 21 higher and/or additional taxes. Here they are:

  1. A 156 percent increase in the Federal excise tax on tobacco
  2. Obamacare Individual Mandate Excise Tax
  3. Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax
  4. Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income
  5. Obamacare Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
  6. Obamacare Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax
  7. Obamacare Medicine Cabinet Tax
  8. Obamacare HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike
  9. Obamacare Flexible Spending Account Cap — aka “Special Needs Kids Tax”
  10. Obamacare Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers
  11. Obamacare “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5 percent to 10 percent of adjusted gross income
  12. Obamacare Tax on Indoor Tanning Services
  13. Obamacare elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement prescription drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D
  14. Obamacare Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tax Hike
  15. Obamacare Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals
  16. Obamacare Tax on Innovator Drug Companies
  17. Obamacare Tax on Health Insurers
  18. Obamacare $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives
  19. Obamacare Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2
  20. Obamacare “Black liquor” tax hike
  21. Obamacare Codification of the “economic substance doctrine” [1]

My conscience was rattled during the 2008 Presidential election cycle, as I believed there were no credible characters I felt I could vote for, so I chose not to vote. As a matter of fact and conscience, I drove to the polling place but turned around and went home after questioning my sanity about voting for characters whom, in good conscience, I could not trust. Forget party politics! By the way, I’m a registered independent for those who want to know.

Maybe I was correct in my thinking that Barack Obama was a “Trojan horse.” In retrospect, I think I may have been correct. I felt I could not trust someone who would not produce verifiable information about his life, education, etc., or a person who seemed to speak out of more than one side of what appeared to me to be two faces.

Over these past four years, I have had those concerns enhanced to the point where I feel I must write this article. For the record, I cannot and will not support Obama for President of the United States or any office, including dogcatcher. My reasons are legion. However, the most egregious, as far as I’m concerned, are Obama’s Presidential executive orders (PEO) that may, in essence, confer upon him “tin hat dictator” status.

Why do I say that? Because no one, not even Congress or SCOTUS, can challenge or revoke a PEO once it’s been published in The Federal Register. In essence, there’s a “dictator-in-waiting” status, I feel, in the more than 126 PEOs Obama signed since the day after he was sworn into office. His first PEO (No. 13489) dealt with Presidential Records. In essence, no one could investigate, publish, etc., any information about Obama. Why? Red flags flew about that for me and confirmed my reasons for not voting for him.

Another of my major concerns is the secret deal(s) the National Security Agency (NSA) seems to have made with past and present White House Administrations after that infamous date, 9/11. Please view this link and you will understand why I say that.

 

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Then there’s this information one needs to consider seriously, I think.

My conscience prods me on to share my reasons for not supporting the biggest boondoggle in politics the United States may have ever experienced. Obama promised change. What we got, in my opinion, was an Administration that I think has been the most corrupt ever, with numerous czars put in place, seemingly like vultures, ready to pounce on a dying animal — in essence our pre-Obama governance style — and the transparency that Obama campaigned on as a key plank in his Presidential platform but has failed miserably to produce.

Voters, please wake up and listen to your conscience. It’s talking to you. You know deep down that the United States is not what it used to be. We need change now more than ever. November is dirty-diaper-changing time for Congress and the White House. Let’s clean up the mess!

–Catherine J. Frompovich

Reference

[1] http://smartgirlpolitics.ning.com/profiles/blogs/comprehensive-list-of-21-obama-tax-hikes-in-obamacare-we-must

Opting Out Of Vaccines May Get Easier

Some States are considering legislation that would make it easier for parents to opt out their children from mandatory vaccinations via philosophical exemptions, according to the Immunization Action Coalition.

Mississippi and West Virginia, two die-hard vaccination States that grant no exemptions except medical, are now considering exemptions based upon philosophical beliefs. That’s very telling, I think.

On Feb. 22, parents rallied in Charleston, W.V., in support of Senate Bill 50, which would permit nonmedical exemptions for vaccines. Participant Claudia Raymer, founder of We the People, claimed the chicken pox vaccine is unnecessary because it’s not a deadly disease and that the Hepatitis B vaccine is unnecessary for infants, since Hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease.

Perhaps parents are becoming concerned about the 36 vaccines children must receive in order to attend school. Eighteen of those vaccines contain the neurotoxin aluminum. The DTaP vaccine contains 625 mcg of aluminum; the Hepatitis B vaccine contains 375 mcg of aluminum and is given within 24 hours of birth; and the Hib vaccine contains 225 mcg of aluminum, according to Russell Blaylock, M.D., a neurosurgeon and expert on excitotoxins, chemicals that affect the brain.

Twenty-seven States and Washington, D.C. allow religious exemption. The 27 religious exemption States are: Arkansas, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming.

It seems that some States granting religious exemptions now are considering philosophical exemptions. To see a religious exemption vaccination opt-out form for Washington, D.C., click here. You probably could use this form as a guide, but make certain that you cite your State’s correct code section (§).

Personal or philosophical belief exemptions currently are granted in 21 States, according to Mayer Eisenstein, M.D.

A philosophical exemption is not restricted solely to religious or spiritual beliefs but includes the moral and/or personal beliefs of parents and/or adults. For example, California’s philosophical vaccination exemption objections can be based simply on a parent’s personal beliefs with no other reason needed, including medical.

The 21 personal exemption States are: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

The two medical only exemption States are Mississippi and West Virginia.

Click here to view a Hepatitis B Vaccination Consent/Refusal Form for adults. Keep in mind, though, that the Hepatitis B vaccination is given to infants within 24 hours of birth and twice thereafter. Parents who want to opt out of that vaccination for their child should sign an opt-out form before the child is born. The mother should take it with her to the birthing facility, and the father should make certain it is enforced. I’ve heard stories of nurses waking mothers during the night to ask permission to vaccinate the baby with the Hepatitis B vaccine, even when the parents have said they didn’t want one for their baby. I believe both parents-to-be should sign the form in the presence of a notary public. That may prevent legal problems should the parents ever split up.

Information surfacing from Australia may be encouraging opposition to vaccines and prompting Legislatures to rethink vaccination mandates. It seems the Australian government has awarded CSL, the maker of Fluvax®, a $117 million contract to supply seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines until 2016.

Australia’s 9News reported: “The vaccine has, however, been banned for use in children under five after it triggered febrile convulsions in some children in 2010.”

So what happens with children younger than 5?

“The federal Health Department also awarded contracts to British-based GlaxoSmithKline and French company Sanofi who will provide vaccines Fluarix and Vaxigrip for children under 10.”

In the United States, getting an annual influenza vaccine is recommended for children, beginning at 6 months of age. Click here for the immunization schedule. Can you see why many parents are becoming concerned with the ever-growing number of mandated vaccinations? Did you count the number in a child’s first year of life?

Vaccinations really don’t make ecological sense, since they pump loads of toxins into infants and toddlers. When will they realize you can’t poison a body into wellness? You can be certain teens and adults receive toxins, too. Maybe this growing concern will force the Food and Drug Administration and Big Pharma to do the right thing, but please don’t hold your breath.

–Catherine J. Frompovich

Editor’s note: If your State Legislature is considering philosophical exemption legislation, please let us know so we can pass that information along to our readers.–BL

N.Y. State Health Department: What’s Going On?

Twelve teenage girls in a New York school have developed tics and other classic symptoms resembling Tourette syndrome, and their parents want answers. But officials aren’t saying much.

Tourette syndrome was first recognized and identified in 1885 after France’s compulsory smallpox vaccination program began. Tourette is considered rare in the United States; but it has become more common, affecting 1 percent of the population since 2000. Autism Spectrum Disorders also affect 1 percent of the population.

One of the classic symptoms of Tourette is an involuntary muscle twitching, or motor tic, that may affect the ability to speak at times. It’s a frightening and debilitating condition that may be an adverse reaction to vaccines containing aluminum, especially the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines that young girls are encouraged to get. There are two HPV vaccines, Gardasil® and Cervarix®, both of which have “generous” aluminum amounts [as high as 225 mcg] as adjuvants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System details thousands of adverse effects experienced by girls and women after receiving Gardasil®. [1] Other aluminum-containing vaccines include DTaP, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Hib [Haemophilus influenza B] and PVC [pneumonia]. [2]

During a recent meeting with parents, Dr. Greg Young of the New York State Department of Health said: “I can assure you these children have all been seen by professionals that have come up with answers, and they are being treated and they’re actually doing pretty well.”

Jim DuPont, whose daughter is one of the 12 girls, said: “There has to be more to it. There has to be a cause, a common dominator. I always thought that we could get together with families of the girls who have this and go through their daily routines and maybe find something that they’ve all done… These girls all go to the same neurologist and there is no diagnosis. They don’t know what’s causing it. That’s why we’re all here at this meeting.”

According to Young, the department ruled out environmental factors, poisonings, illicit drugs, hysteria, fake illness and various other causes. Vaccines were not mentioned as ruled out, as far as I understand. Furthermore, officials cited Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 privacy laws and allegedly remarked that it’s a “Federal issue.”

Someone has to belly up to the bar and set the record straight. If I were a parent of one of the girls involved, I would retain an effective Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) attorney and have him file request after request, since the children seemingly are being treated as political footballs with non-disclosure even to the child’s parents, which is the ultimate denial of parental rights.

Adding more fuel to the controversial fire is this: Le Roy Central School District Superintendent Kim M. Cox issued the following statement:

We have had some questions about a group of students in our District that have developed what appears to be Tourette-like symptoms. We are taking this issue seriously and we are working closely with students, their parents and medical professionals to determine the facts of these symptoms and to determine their cause. We ask the community to respect their privacy and the privacy of their families as we progress through our investigation. The safety and well-being of all students and staff in the District is [sic] of utmost importance. Parents with questions should call their school principals.

DuPont seems to be out of the loop for some reason — and maybe not because he wants to be. Could this be an indication of the same old, same old bureaucratic run around? If so, how sad! There may be some sort of pandemic in the making, and other young girls in the State have a right to know. If it were an outbreak of chicken pox, whooping cough or measles, you can be sure officials would be blaming it on the non-vaccinated children. Upon whom can they blame this outbreak? Let’s hope the outbreak does not progress into Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which also is a vaccine adverse reaction.

The New York State Health Department officials assured the student population that it is not communicable. If they know that, what else do they know? Is this an attempt at damage control?

In all the news reports I accessed trying to get a handle on what’s happening in Le Roy, I found the same sanitized information, which indicates to me that a highly restricted matter is being managed for specific control reasons. However, when authorities want to spin other information into scare tactics about pandemics, the floodgates of disinformation open wide. Something doesn’t seem to comport: 12 girls stricken and no one wants to define or label the “New York Syndrome.” DuPont’s daughter is only 17. She cannot drive and must be tutored. Could she be facing a life-long disability? Heaven forbid! I hope this situation does not wind up in the medical malpractice category, especially since no one is rendering a diagnosis. That would be untenable, I think.

Here are some possible clues:

    1. Aluminum is a neurotoxin that affects the brain and is cumulative. Any amount eaten or injected via vaccinations can accumulate and affect behavior or motor skills.
    2. The brain can malfunction in various ways when exposed to aluminum. Tourette syndrome could be one of those ways. Maybe the girls ought to have a hair test with spectrographic readings of hair clippings or nails to see how much aluminum is lodging in body tissue. [3]
    3. Here are some classic physiological disorders associated with aluminum toxicity:
      • Bowel and urinary dysfunction
      • Imbalance
      • Motor tics (involuntary muscle twitches)
      • Muscle weakness
      • Attention Deficit Disorder
      • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
      • Autism
      • Bedwetting
      • Dyslexia
      • Stuttering
      • Difficulty performing simple tasks
      • Difficulty performing daily life activities
      • Forgetfulness (short and long-term memory loss)

A Clue For Authorities

According to the recently published article, “Mechanisms of aluminum adjuvant toxicity and autoimmunity in pediatric populations” [4] by L. Tomljenovic and C.A. Shaw, both researchers at the University of British Columbia:

The safety of the Al [alumium] adjuvants continues to rest on assumptions rather than scientific evidence. For example, nothing is known about the toxicology and pharmacokinetics of Al adjuvants in infants and children. … Yet, in spite of these observations children continue regularly to be exposed to much higher levels of Al adjuvants than adults, via routine childhood vaccination programmes.

That Al vaccine adjuvants can induce significant autoimmune conditions in humans can hardly be disputed, although still debatable is how common such side effects are.

I think society in general and the healthcare industry in particular need to revisit what’s been going on with children of all ages, which apparently is suppressed worldwide and revolves around vaccinations.

On Dec. 2, 7-year-old Kaylynne Matten of Barton, Vt., died in her mother’s arms four days after receiving a flu shot. Kaylynne’s mother said: “We’re just waiting for an answer, but we believe in our hearts that it was the flu shot.” How sad that children, in a way, are being subjected to medical malpractice and child abuse. When parents take a perfectly healthy child to a doctor who gives the child a vaccine and four days later the child (who had no previous chronic health problems) comes down with a fever and headache, turns blue, stops breathing and dies in her mother’s arms, something has to be done to stop the carnage. We hear stories like this too often.

On Jan. 20, a protest is planned. Called Citizen Action for Uncensored Vaccine Information and Freedom of Vaccination Choice, it is a call to action against vaccines from the parents of Stacy, a twin girl who died a week after her first vaccine. Stacy’s parents are “summoning every citizen of every country to take to the streets in their own cities, towns and villages: things must now change!” They will be protesting in Brussels, where they live. They hope that parents around the globe will join in their request for uncensored vaccine information and freedom of choice.

–Catherine J. Frompovich

 

 

References:

[1] http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/gardasil.html accessed 1/14/12

[2] http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-1.pdf accessed 1/14/12

[3] http://www.hairanalysistest.com/

[4] Lupus (2012) 21, pp. 223-230

The Secret Ingredient In Most Food

Food, glorious food! Nothing can be more gastronomically pleasing than enjoying a wonderfully prepared entrée. Often, if you ask for the recipe to prepare the meal, you hear (especially at haute cuisine restaurants): “Sorry, it’s the chef’s secret.” Totally disappointed, one never knows the secret that makes it so delicious and special.

There are many secrets about food and its methods of preparation, but none as sinister, perhaps, as the secret the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to keep from you. That secret involves genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food crops. The food is altered at gene levels, but is not labeled as such on packaging and in advertisements for raw, prepared or packaged foods, as specified by FDA regulations.

The FDA website states: “Food labeling is required for most prepared foods, such as breads, cereals, canned and frozen foods, snacks, desserts, drinks, etc.” Therein resides not only a conundrum but also a total lack and disregard for transparency regarding Federal agencies’ prima facie reason for existence: protecting citizens.

GMOs are in most restaurant fare and in nearly all U.S.-produced packaged foods, i.e., chips, sauces, canned goods, frozen dinners, pastries, snacks and beverages. An estimated 80 percent of all food contains GMOs. Nevertheless, FDA labeling regulations pertain to:

  • Food that is dehydrated, fresh, freeze-dried, frozen, organic and pasteurized.
  • Nutrition content, which includes listing fat, calories, preservatives, additives, etc.

In an MSNBC poll regarding GMO food: 96.1 percent said GMO food should be labeled; a mere 3.1 percent, in essence, said if the FDA and government say it’s safe, then they believe that; and less than 1 percent (0.8 percent) said it didn’t matter to them. How do you feel about GMOs? Let’s examine what’s going on.

GMO Corporate Dominator

GMOs are dominated by one corporate entity: the Monsanto Company. Wikipedia has this to say about Monsanto:

The Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a U.S.-based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. It is the world’s leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed as “Roundup”. Monsanto is also the leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed; it provides the technology in 90% of the world’s genetically engineered seeds.[2] It is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Monsanto’s development and marketing of genetically engineered seed and bovine growth hormone, as well as its aggressive litigation, political lobbying practices, seed commercialization practices and “strong-arming” of the seed industry[4] have made the company controversial around the world and a primary target of the alter-globalization movement and environmental activists. As a result of its business strategies and licensing agreements, Monsanto came under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department in 2009.

GMOs are biofoods produced from a technology called recombinant DNA technology that has two subsets:

Transgenic organisms are those that have DNA from different species inserted into them, e.g., a fish gene inserted into food crops. Transgenic plants are resistant to pests and herbicides; are able to resist harsh environmental conditions; and can improve product shelf life. Some can produce the Bt toxin [Bacillus thuringiensis] that is used as a pesticide.  Amazing, aren’t they? But what do those organisms do inside of us?

Cisgenic organisms have NO DNA from other species inserted but are genetically modified in other ways. Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking of Our DNA, p.171

Government Agencies’ GMO Regulation

The politics of regulating genetically modified foods at U.S. Federal agencies calls to mind the classic Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedic skit, “Who’s On First.” After viewing that delightfully confusing six minutes of comedy, you may appreciate how oversight on GMOs is formulated. According to Genet Archive:

Biotech crops are regulated by several federal offices. The EPA has jurisdiction over plants engineered to produce pesticides, while the USDA is responsible for overseeing field trials of experimental crops. The Food and Drug Administration has authority over the safety of foods produced from biotech crops. Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking of Our DNA, p. 175.

All that Humpty Dumpty-type regulatory oversight has broken the genetic integrity of food crops that have been produced by nature for thousands of years. That Frankenstein-type technology has dramatic and some yet-to-be-known consequences. Consider this: Monsanto has genetically modified several crops to be resistant to an herbicide that it produces, Roundup®. For the seeds for those crops, dubbed “Roundup Ready®,” farmers must pay a premium. Their use has landed many of them in lawsuits initiated by Monsanto. Click here to read my article about the economic hardships to farmers globally and, in particular, U.S. food exports, because of GMOs.

Because Roundup Ready® seed crops have been genetically programmed to withstand the pesticide Roundup®, farmers spray fields with many more times the amount of that pesticide to keep out weeds. Incidentally, the Roundup Ready® GMO crop resists the toxin and doesn’t die. Consequently, inordinate amounts of Roundup® spraying continue because farmers must use Roundup® per legal agreements they are obliged to sign.

Research Assays Confirm Roundup® Residues

The unfortunate aspect of GMO agriculture protocols is that toxic residue is being found in food crops — soy, per se — as documented by studies performed by researchers N. Benachour and G.E. Seraline at the University of Caen in France. Keep in mind that soy is ubiquitous in the food-processing industry as lecithin, extracts, isolates, vegetable oil, soy sauce, protein enhancements and baby formulas.

The Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering, Caen, France, published these findings on soy January 2009 in the article “Glyphosate formulations induce apoptosis and necrosis in human umbilical, embryonic, and placental cells”:

As a result of evaluating the toxicity of 4 glyphosate (G)-based herbicides in Roundup formulations from 10(5) times dilutions on 3 different cell types [those listed in the article title are associated with fetuses], there was total cell death within 24 hours.  Cell death occurred through an inhibition of the mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase activity [at DNA level] and there was necrosis [death of cells] and apoptosis [usually referred to as cell “suicide” via cell disintegration].

This work clearly confirms that the adjuvants in Roundup formulations are not inert. Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death around residual levels to be expected, especially in food and feed derived from R formulation-treated crops. Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking of Our DNA, p. 120.

Russian Rat Study

In a Russian rat study that Jeffrey Smith documents in the online article, “Most Offspring Died When Mother Rats Ate GM Soy,” incriminating information surfaces that you may want to know about.

European Union Consumers Effectiveness

The European Union consumer, unlike the American food shopper, knows and fears the dangers associated with GMOs. As a result of a European weeklong protest early on in the introduction of GMOs in foods, all GMOs must be labeled, so there is virtually no market for them in the EU.

As a result of consumer fears over health consequences, GMOs aren’t permitted to be imported either, which impacts USA farmers’ exports and USA-processed foods. Articles talking about liver and kidney damage from GMO crops, like the one here, educate consumers.

GMOs In Almost Everything

For food processing, many ingredients are soy-based, which means GMO soy is present in almost every foodstuff you buy. In the United States, 92 percent of soy is GMO. That’s only the beginning of the GMO fiasco.

Other ubiquitous products include those made from or with canola oil, corn and corn oil, cottonseed oil, and milk/dairy products.

As of March 2011, these foods either are being grown as GMO or are approved for GMO growing protocols: alfalfa for animal feed, canola/rapeseed, cotton, field corn, Hawaiian papaya, milk (genetically modified bovine growth hormone, rbGH), rice, salmon, sugar beets, sweet corn, tobacco (Quest® brand), vegetable oils (canola, corn, cottonseed, soy), yellow squash and zucchini. Additionally, there’s talk about GMO-redesigning two other fish: tilapia and trout.

What Can We Do?

Now that the scary genie has been left out of the technology bottle, what can be done? There are many organizations working to get the FDA to label GMO-containing products. The FDA knows if GMO is put on a label, consumers automatically will not purchase those foods, as the European Union marketplace demonstrated so vividly.

However, there are many organic-type food processors that have opted for “reverse labeling,” which means placing on product labels, “No GMOs” for which I congratulate them.

Health food stores, co-ops and some chain markets like Whole Foods and Trader Joe are reliable sources for selling non-GMO and organically grown foods along with GMO inclusions. Look for “reverse labeling” to be certain, or talk to store managers and tell them how you feel about GMOs in your shopping cart and on your dinner table.

There is a Millions Against Monsanto movement afoot with bumper stickers available from Organic Consumers Association in support of World Food Day, which was Oct. 16. I must admit that my car proudly wears that bumper sticker.

Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, whom I greatly admire, is training folks to organize consumer groups to be knowledgeable about the dangers of GMO food. You just may want to join their non-GMO Tipping Point movement, so contact his Institute for Responsible Technology.

There is an inordinate amount of power that consumers have; it’s the “power of the purse,” which means the manner in which you spend your money to purchase food can make a difference whether GMOs will ruin not only the food chain but, also and ultimately, human and animal health as independent research indicates.

There’s A Downside To Vaccinations

Everyone reading this article most likely has been vaccinated at some time in his or her life. You probably thought you were doing something worthwhile to protect your health and well-being. What you undoubtedly did not realize was the downside to vaccinations which, unfortunately, is not adequately emphasized by physicians or the media.

Sad vaccine-related complications occur by the thousands — especially in infants, toddlers and teens — as documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). And a most sinister reaction can occur when vaccine-related symptoms appear similar to the effects of child abuse, prompting law enforcement officials to press charges against a parent or caregiver. The symptom is brain inflammation, and the criminal charge can be any one of several, but the most frequent is shaken baby syndrome.

In the 1980s, the CDC, the Food and Drug Administration and State health agencies began requiring that infants, toddlers and teens be vaccinated against numerous diseases, many of which had become self-contained with little or no health threats. Some examples include:

  • Pertussis (whooping cough) According to Vital Statistics of the United States and Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 Part 2, mortality rates went from 16 in 100,000 to two in 100,000 in 1942. The pertussis vaccine wasn’t even introduced until 1948. Pertussis vaccines cause a number of adverse reactions.
  • Influenza mortality rates in the United States went from 180 per 100,000 in 1933 to fewer than 10 in 100,000 in 1965. The flu vaccine was widely administered starting in the late 1980s. Senior citizens were targeted, and today many seniors suffer with Alzheimer’s disease. Is there some connection since flu vaccines contain aluminum, a neurotoxin, which stores in the brain? Aluminum has been implicated in dementias.
  • Measles deaths in England and Wales went from 1,200 in 1850 to fewer than 50 deaths in 1950. The measles vaccine was not introduced in England and Wales until 1965. The combination of measles, mumps and rubella vaccines into one vaccine has been linked to more adverse reactions.
  • Tuberculosis deaths in New Zealand went from short of 1,400 in 1880 to about 100 in 1951. The BCG (tuberculosis) vaccine was introduced in New Zealand in 1953.

Within 24 hours of birth, infants in the United States are vaccinated with the Hepatitis B vaccine. At 2, 4 and 6 months of age, infants receive a series of vaccines, sometimes as multiple vaccines in one dose or individual doses during one visit. Vaccines contain numerous neurotoxins capable of causing brain inflammation. Several vaccine adjuvants (Tween 20, Tween 80 and Triton X-100) are ingredients that were used in DDT sprayed on World War II servicemen. They are capable of causing apoptosis (cell “suicide”) and epileptic seizures, and some people believe they enable aluminum and mercury (thimerosal) to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Since a child’s immune system is not fully developed until about age 2, their bodies are not capable of dealing with all the toxic and poisonous ingredients found in vaccines injected into them (26 in their first year of life). To understand more about vaccines, I suggest you visit www.ThinkTwice.com.

Common vaccine reactions in infants are fussiness, uncontrollable screaming or fits, which may cause parents to seek hospital emergency room help. The symptoms often lead doctors to believe that abuse has occurred when, in reality, observed brain swelling or inflammation may be directly related to vaccines. Such reactions can happen shortly after a vaccination or over a prolonged period, since neurotoxins and poisons cause biochemical events that induce and prolong inflammation. If indeed the child has suffered trauma from being shaken and there are trauma marks on the body, then legal charges are in order.

The end result of abnormally prolonged lipid peroxidation may be abnormal brain inflammation with secondary brain edema (swelling). In essence, the brain might be compared with highly inflammable dry grass or brush enclosed in an area with elevated oxygen levels, needing only a spark to set off a conflagration of inflammatory lipid peroxidation. In all likelihood, vaccine adjuvants provide this spark far more often than generally realized, as Harold E. Buttram, M.D., and I wrote in our paper, “Vaccines and Brain Inflammation.”

To better understand what happens in the brain, as Dr. Buttram and I wrote:

In explanation, microglia and astrocytes are first-line immunological responder cells located in the brain that defend against foreign infectious invaders. Normally this response, such as to a viral infection, is of limited duration and harmless to the brain. However, when microglia and astrocytes are over-stimulated for prolonged periods, which vaccine adjuvants are designed to bring about, this extended activation can be very destructive to the brain causing inflammation and/or bleeding.

As a result of vaccine damage, a child can suffer many health anomalies, including the autism spectrum disorder, which has been a common childhood health anomaly since the 1980s when innoculation with numerous vaccines became mandatory. Other problems can include allergies (especially to foods). Childhood diabetes also appears to be on the rise, and there is speculation and some research pointing to vaccine-induced diabetes.

John Classen, M.D., of Finland said during a 1998 conference held by the American College of Medicine: “All autoimmune diseases are increasing in incidence. General immune (over) stimulation from vaccines is a cause of autoimmunity.”

Considering that today’s vaccines have been incubated in cell cultures of aborted fetuses, monkey kidneys and other animal tissues, this should give any thinking person pause to consider the possible implications involved in manufacturing, injecting and receiving vaccines.

Recently recombinant DNA has been found in the HPV vaccine given to girls as young as 9 years of age. There are no studies I know of validating the safety of recombinant DNA, and none are proposed. Why? Many young women have died after receiving an HPV vaccine injection. See www.TruthAboutGardasil.org.

Basically, a compromised child is left with lifelong health problems, the family is devastated, and infants and toddlers often are taken away from their parents and put in foster care while the courts press on with legal charges of shaken baby syndrome or any of several other legal charges. Many times, children who have glutaric acidemia are misdiagnosed with shaken baby syndrome. Emergency room physicians and nurses are not trained to perform proper medical tests that can exonerate parents of child abuse.

Numerous parents have had their children put up for adoption by the State because of the above, which, more often than not, is brain inflammation caused by vaccine reaction, which the FDA and vaccine makers deny. However, if you look closely at a vaccine package insert, you will see on some that brain inflammation is listed as an adverse reaction or contraindication. That is tacit proof that it can happen, I think. But who is to know whose or which child will suffer from brain inflammation? It seems like it’s a medically mandated crapshoot.

So many parents have been prosecuted legally for vaccine-induced brain inflammation as child abuse that they are fighting back. In August 2011, the Evidence Based Medicine and Social Investigation Conference took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, where numerous medical and legal experts discussed legal challenges defending those innocent but accused of criminal acts relating to child abuse that apparently can be traced to vaccine-induced brain inflammation, plus the failure of global legal systems to protect the innocent. That conference was the first of its kind. A similar conference is scheduled for August 2012.

The sad part about vaccinations is their often-irreversible downside, and brain inflammation is one that occurs often and condemns many perfectly healthy and beautiful children to a life with disabilities. However, the saddest part about the vaccine-induced brain inflammation issue, I think, is the CDC’s and FDA’s apparent disregard for what neurotoxins and other poisons in all vaccines really do to infants, toddler, teens, adults and senior citizens. Certainly, Congress should investigate what’s going on.

The answer as to why Congress probably won’t investigate can be found in the fact that in a September 2010 CDC report, nearly 90 percent of adults reported taking prescription drugs in the month before the report. Close to 75 percent of senior citizens take two or more prescription drugs, while 37 percent take five or more. However, it’s been noted that senior citizens who take multiple prescription drugs are at higher risks for falls, with as high as 15 percent interactions or adverse advents — even deaths. Aren’t vaccines pharmaceutical drugs?

In addition to brain inflammation, parents, Congress and the CDC and FDA, in particular, should be concerned with transcession, which may be taking place in human bodies. From a standpoint of future generations, there is the possibility that vaccines may be bringing about genetic hybridization in our children. In reality, that just may be the greatest hazard of today’s childhood vaccination programs.

–­ Catherine J. Frompovich