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By: Ethan A. Huff:

After it was exposed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic brainchild of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million, it became abundantly clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world’s poor (http://www.guardian.co.uk). It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to dominate and control the world’s systems, including in the areas of technology, medicine, and now agriculture.

The Gates Foundation, aka the tax-exempt Gates Family Trust, is currently in the process of spending billions of dollars in the name of humanitarianism to establish a global food monopoly dominated by genetically-modified (GM) crops and seeds. And based on the Gates family’s history of involvement in world affairs, it appears that one of its main goals besides simply establishing corporate control of the world’s food supply is to reduce the world’s population by a significant amount in the process.

William H. Gates Sr., former head of eugenics group Planned Parenthood

Bill Gates’ father, William H. Gates Sr., has long been involved with the eugenics group Planned Parenthood, a rebranded organization birthed out of the American Eugenics Society. In a 2003 interview with PBS‘ Bill Moyers, Bill Gates admitted that his father used to be the head of Planned Parenthood, which was founded on the concept that most human beings are just “reckless breeders” and “human weeds” in need of culling (http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_gates.html).

Gates also admitted during the interview that his family’s involvement in reproductive issues throughout the years has been extensive, referencing his own prior adherence to the beliefs of eugenicist Thomas Robert Malthus, who believed that populations of the world need to be controlled through reproductive restrictions. Though Gates claims he now holds a different view, it appears as though his foundation’s initiatives are just a modified Malthusian approach that much more discreetly reduces populations through vaccines and GMOs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Robert_Malthus).

Gates Foundation has invested heavily in converting Asian, African agricultural systems to GMOs

William Gates Sr.’s association with Planned Parenthood and continued influence in the realm of “population and reproductive health” is significant because Gates Sr. is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www.gatesfoundation.org/leadership/Pages/william-gates-sr.aspx). This long-time eugenicist “guides the vision and strategic direction” of the Gates Foundation, which is currently heavily focused on forcing GMOs on Africa via its financing of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

The Gates Foundation has admittedly given at least $264.5 million in grant commitments to AGRA (www.gatesfoundation.org/about/Documents/BMGFFactSheet.pdf), and also reportedly hired Dr. Robert Horsch, a former Monsanto executive for 25 years who developed Roundup, to head up AGRA back in 2006. According to a report published in La Via Campesina back in 2010, 70 percent of AGRA’s grantees in Kenya work directly with Monsanto, and nearly 80 percent of the Gates Foundation funding is devoted to biotechnology (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21606.cfm).

The same report explains that the Gates Foundation pledged $880 million in April 2010 to create the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), which is a heavy promoter of GMOs. GAFSP, of course, was responsible for providing $35 million in “aid” to earthquake-shattered Haiti to be used for implementing GMO agricultural systems and technologies.

Back in 2003, the Gates Foundation invested $25 million in “GM (genetically modified) research to develop vitamin and protein-enriched seeds for the world’s poor,” a move that many international charities and farmers groups vehemently opposed (http://healthfreedoms.org). And in 2008, the Gates Foundation awarded $26.8 million to Cornell University to research GM wheat, which is the next major food crop in the crosshairs of Monsanto‘s GM food crop pipeline (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21606.cfm).

If you control agriculture, you control the populations of the world

The Gates Foundation‘s ties with Monsanto and corporate agriculture in general speak volumes about its real agenda, which is to create a monopolistic system of world control in every area of human life. Vaccines, pharmaceuticals, GMOs, reproductive control, weather manipulation, global warming — these and many other points of entry are the means by which the Gates Foundation is making great strides to control the world by pretending to help improve and save it.

Rather than promote real food sovereignty and address the underlying political and economic issues that breed poverty, Gates and Co. has instead embraced the promotion of corporately-owned and controlled agriculture and medicine paradigms that will only further enslave the world’s most impoverished. It is abundantly evident that GMOs have ravished already-impoverished people groups by destroying their native agricultural systems, as has been seen in India (http://www.naturalnews.com/030913_Monsanto_suicides.html).

Some may say Gates’ endeavors are all about the money, while others may say they are about power and control. Perhaps it is a combination of both, where Gates is still in the business of promoting his own commercial investments, which includes buying shares in Monsanto while simultaneously investing in programs to promote Monsanto.

Whatever the case may be, there is simply no denying that Gates now has a direct interest in seeing Monsanto succeed in spreading GMOs around the world. And since Gates is openly facilitating Monsanto‘s growth into new markets through his “humanitarian” efforts, it is clear that the Gates family is in bed with Monsanto.

“Although Bill Gates might try to say that the Foundation is not linked to his business, all it proves is the opposite: most of their donations end up favoring the commercial investments of the tycoon, not really “donating” anything, but instead of paying taxes to state coffers, he invests his profits in where it is favorable to him economically, including propaganda from their supposed good intentions,” wrote Silvia Ribeiro in the Mexican news source La Jornada back in 2010.

“On the contrary, their ‘donations’ finance projects as destructive as geoengineering or replacement of natural community medicines for high-tech patented medicines in the poorest areas of the world … Gates is also engaged in trying to destroy rural farming worldwide, mainly through the ‘Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’ (AGRA). It works as a Trojan horse to deprive poor African farmers of their traditional seeds, replacing them with the seeds of their companies first, finally by genetically modified (GM).”

Sources for this article include:

http://www.guardian.co.uk

http://www.seattleglobaljustice.org

http://english.pravda.ru

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21606.cfm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Eugenics_Society

http://www.naturalnews.com/033148_seed_companies_Monsanto.html

 

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By: David Andrew Christenson:

The following should provide clear and concise evidence that the Federal Government is the enemy and that all Americans should be able to own guns without restrictions or oversight. My opinion could be different if the Federal Government were held accountable.

Federal Government/Executive Branch Rules. Both Obama and Bush are responsible. These rules are illegal, non-public and classified. The rules absolutely deprive Americans of their Constitutional Rights.

Rule 1: Classify all Americans as terrorists and deny them their Constitutional Rights.

Rule 2: Murder those Americans that do not comply.

Rule 3: Do not inform the American people of actual or potential harm due to the incompetence, negligence or criminal activity of the Federal Government.

Rule 4: Violate International, National and State laws to cover-up and/or keep secret the criminal, unethical and immoral conduct of the Federal Government.

Rule 5: Use propaganda to manipulate the American people. This includes desensitizing Americans.

Please let me explain. By classifying Americans as terrorists the Executive Branch can bypass the Federal Judiciary thereby denying an individual his Constitutional Rights. Coast Guard Commander William Goetzee and I are perfect example as we were deprived and denied of our Constitutional and Civil Rights. The Federal Government attempted to murder me by medicating me against my will with psychotropic drugs. The Federal Government murdered Coast Guard commander Goetzee.

http://www.archives.gov/exh… We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments.

Amendments:

1: Free Speech and the right to petition the Government/Federal Judiciary. Right to Assemble.

2: The right to own a gun. Self-defense. t

4: Illegal search and seizure. Right to self-defense. Not be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. Innocent until proven guilty.

5: Self-incrimination.

6: Speedy Trial, informed of the charge, to confront his accuser and have attorney.

8: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

We need to be protected from the Federal Government. Gun control is not the answer. Forcing the Federal Government to follow the law is the answer. Tell us the truth.www.persimmonpublishingus.com The website is very slow because of FBI interference.

1. Court Docket. http://persimmonpublishingu… Shows $300,000.00 bond and “charges refused”. Held 21 days past legal limit. I did not receive a preliminary hearing, a show cause hearing and an arraignment hearing as is required by law.

2. Louisiana Cyber Stalking Law. http://persimmonpublishingu… See paragraph E. I was ordered to send emails to Special Agent Steven Rayes and I was never told to stop.

3. Bond. http://persimmonpublishingu… Item 3 is no internet. Item 4 waives all of my rights for a year and is not a requirement for bond.

4. Non-Domestic Stay Away Order. Very draconian. http://persimmonpublishingu…

5. US Attorney Billy Gibbens Represented me. http://persimmonpublishingu…

6. My Military DD-214. http://persimmonpublishingu…

7. Arrest Warrant. http://persimmonpublishingu…

8. Search and Seizure Warrant. http://persimmonpublishingu…

9. The incident and background. http://persimmonpublishingu…

10. The murder of Coast Guard Commander William Goetzee. http://persimmonpublishingu…

11. President Obama, Senators Vitter and Landrieu, Governor Jindal, Representative Richmond, Etc. Knew About The “Crimes Against Humanity”, The “Genocide” And The “Murder”. All Documented In Federal and State Courts. Mailed, Faxed And Emailed. http://persimmonpublishingu…

Everything that I state is documented, factual and verifiable (see www.persimmonpublishingus.com and Federal and State Court records). I have never been charged with a crime (See the docket). Look at what they did to me for writing and doing research, for being a Federal Whistleblower.  The Federal Government murdered Coast Guard Commander William Goetzee…

 By: S. D. Wells:

The preservative-free lie is being perpetuated for concerned parents and health enthusiasts, so you will still go to the school, clinic, pharmacy, grocery store, or whatever other “jab shop” that administers flu shots, and get injected with toxins, even though they may have “left out” one or two of the toxins you heard or read bad things about. Maybe preservative-free means you still get the toxic preservatives, but its only trace amounts that are being injecting into your blood. Let’s take the food toxin metaphor, as an example of what is going on in the “preservative-free” vaccine world. (http://vaxtruth.org/2011/08/vaccine-ingredients/)

Consider this: would you eat a meal if you knew it contained 10 toxins, but the cook said they left out the one you are allergic to? Is that enough for you to opt out of your “opt out” and go ahead and eat some cancer causing, neurological impairing toxic meal? People who are allergic to peanuts, soy, fish, and other common foods can have a deathly allergic reaction to even the smallest amounts of these ingredients, and that’s just when it touches their skin or they eat a “trace” amount, so then we delve into injecting toxins in trace amounts. People who are allergic to penicillin cannot have even a trace amount of it, or they could die. So where’s the logic? There is none. It’s just bad business as usual for Big Pharma. (http://vaxtruth.org)

Injecting “trace amounts” of toxins

How different is it if you eat a lot of mercury, or you inject just a little? This is the argument which comes from most vaccine enthusiasts; “if it’s just a trace amount, it doesn’t matter.” The same advice would come from the FDA, except for the fact that they consider trace amounts non-existent and they still label trace amounts of mercury as thimerosal-free. So let’s do the math now. Let’s add up all the heavy metals in the routine “consumption” process most go through, including flu shots, vaccines, boosters, food, water, lotions, cosmetics, deodorants and so on, and you have a major problem. Injecting mercury, aluminum, monosodium glutamate and formaldehyde sends a massive shock wave through your system, and jolts your central nervous system. Your immune system basically “freaks out” as the toxic injection completely bypasses the digestive system all together. Add in the fact that most shots are combination shots and given in close succession, especially to children and infants, and the problems are compounded exponentially. (http://www.3aw.com.au)

The big cover up

Make no mistakes here, thimerosal is the preservative of choice for vaccine manufacturers. This practice dates back to the 1920s. Thimerosal contains nearly 50 percent mercury by weight. Mercury, or more precisely, ethylmercury, is used to kill the contaminants that can damage the vaccine; unfortunately, it kills a whole lot more when it gets in your blood and brain. (http://www.naturalnews.com)

Flu vaccines contain mercury! This is the big preservative-free lie, and it is documented. The following is from court house news (Courthouse News Service is a nationwide news service for lawyers and the news media):

Friday, March 23, 2012: “The Food and Drug Administration is not liable for approving a mercury-based vaccine preservative because more expensive, mercury-free vaccines are available upon request, a federal judge ruled. Thimerosal is a mercury-based compound that is FDA-approved as a vaccine preservative. Organizations such as the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs; however, have expressed concern about the preservative. As a precautionary measure, most vaccines administered to children or pregnant women do not include thimersosal, but the flu vaccine is a significant exception. Thimerosal-preserved flu vaccines are necessary to ensure sufficient supply at a reasonable price,” according to the judgment.” (http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/03/23/44979.htm)

An inside look at the main ingredients of “multi-jabs” (combo vaccines) One major problem with the multi-jabs, even preservative-free ones, is that several vaccines at once enables the chance of the tiny amounts of viruses introduced by these vaccines and their genetic material to meet and “mingle.” You see, then the recombination of such strains are super viruses, and can rise up later and attack the system. Still only worried about the preservatives?

Measles and Mumps Live Virus Vaccine: (M-M-Rvax) Made by Merck. Injected into one-year-old babies and contains gelatin, sorbitol, sodium chloride, bovine cow serum, and human albumin.

Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio Vaccine: Five injections given between two and six years of age, plus boosters “recommended” every 10 years. This monster jab contains formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol and aluminum phosphate.

DTaP, IPV, HBV and Hib: (Diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type B) Given to infants from two to 12 months old with boosters less than a year later. This beast of a shot contains aluminum hydroxide, formaldehyde, and bovine cow serum. (http://news.softpedia.com)

Attention all humans, are you allergic to injecting any of the following ingredients directly into your blood? Okay, so you request the “preservative-free” flu shot or vaccine and you think you’re better off than everyone else? Think again. What do all of the following “ingredients” do and why are they in the vaccines?

Bovine cow serum: Extracted from cow skin. When injected causes connective tissue disorders, arthritis and lupus; also shortness of breath, low blood pressure, chest pain and skin reactions. Sorbitol: Synthetic sweetener which metabolizes very slowly and aggravates IBS and gastrointestinal issues.

Gelatin: Derived from the collagen inside animals’ skin and bones. Injecting gelatin poses the risk of infection from synthetic growth hormones and BSE infectivity (mad cow disease).

Sodium chloride: Raises blood pressure and inhibits muscle contraction and growth.

Egg protein: Vaccines are prepared in eggs (certainly not organic). May contain growth hormones, antibiotics, and salmonella bacteria.

Thimerosal: A neurotoxic mercury which causes autism: There are 25 mcg in one average flu vaccine, and the EPA safety limit is five micrograms, so children who are vaccinated simultaneously with multiple* vaccines receive over 10 times the safety limit of mercury in one day.

Human albumin: The protein portion of blood from pooled human venous plasma; when injected causes fever, chills, hives, rash, headache, nausea, breathing difficulty, and rapid heart rate. Injecting “pooled blood” can result in a loss of body cell mass and cause immunodeficiency virus infection, or contain SV40, AIDS, cancer or Hepatitis B from drug addicts.

Formaldehyde: Highly carcinogenic fluid used to embalm corpses. Ranked one of the most hazardous compounds to human health; can cause liver damage, gastrointestinal issues, reproductive deformation, respiratory distress and cancer. Plus, formaldehyde has been known to fail to deactivate the virus the vaccine is intended to cure, thus enabling a live virus to enter your blood and infect your system.

Phenoxyethanol: A glycol ether/chemical; highly toxic to the nervous system, kidneys, and liver. The FDA warns “can cause shut down of the central nervous system (CNS), vomiting and contact dermatitis” in cosmetics; imagine when injected into your blood.

Aluminum phosphate: Greatly increases toxicity of mercury, so caution about minimum mercury tolerance is therefore severely underestimated. CDC scientists and all doctors are well aware of this.

MSG (monosodium glutamate): When injected becomes a neurotoxin, causing CNS disorders and brain damage in children. (http://www.naturalnews.com/030868_vaccines_autism.html)

“Preservative-free” still gives you a 150 percent dose of FDA/EPA maximum

According to the CDC, vaccines labeled “thimerosal-free” often have a little asterisk to warn you: “This vaccine has ‘trace’ amounts of thimerosal, which the FDA says is equivalent to thimerosal-free products.” There are basically two kinds of flu shots given: one contains 25 mcg of mercury and is often given as the “regular” flu shot to those with no special circumstances, and the other is labeled “thimerasol-free” (containing fewer than 3mcg of mercury) and is given to young children and pregnant women.

Take a look at “safe” and “un-safe” levels of mercury, per the FDA/EPA: Two part per billion is the maximum amount of mercury that deems water “safe” for drinking. Anything over 200 ppb mercury is considered TOXIC. But guess what?

There is up to 300 ppb mercury in the “thimerosal-free” flu vaccine. There is 25,000 ppb mercury given in the regular flu shot. (http://www.naturalnews.com)

The Department of Defense classifies mercury as a hazardous material that could cause death if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Studies indicate that mercury tends to accumulate in the brains of primates and other animals after they are injected with vaccines. Mercury poisoning has been linked to cardiovascular disease, autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia and many other nervous system conditions. (http://www.matchdoctor.com)

Want to protect your immune system? Leave out all the toxins. That’s step number one. Especially leave out GMO, mercury, MSG and Aspartame. Step two? Look into Colloidal silver, Superfoods, mushroom powders, licorice root, garlic supplements, oil of oregano, cinnamon and much more. (http://store.naturalnews.com/Immunity-Response_c_11.html)

Sources for this article include:

http://vaxtruth.org http://www.matchdoctor.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://www.3aw.com.au

http://www.naturalnews.com/030868_vaccines_autism.html

http://vaxtruth.org/2011/08/vaccine-ingredients/

http://news.softpedia.com http://www.naturalnews.com

 

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THE JOSH TOLLEY SHOW: One of the best sources for the truth today presents – CHIEF JOHN W. GAISSERT warns that while the IRS and Media targeting scandals are bad and need to be investigated, they are just a smoke screen for a much larger cover-up.

 

You can also view and “Like” Josh’s video and many other great shows of consequence in todays chaotic world here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBcdVwidHIA&list=PLsVol-4W1xItsX6vwhbxyc9o9hhcbJgbI&index=1

By Foster Gamble

Monsanto’s GMO products distort nature’s foods in ways that can now rewire your body and have been shown in animal tests to cause sterility, illness and death.See:
  1. French Study Find Tumours in Rats Fed GM Corn, ReutersMonsanto GM Corn Causing Organ Failures in Rats Study, Huffington Post

    New Paper on dsRNA Risks – Briefing for Non-Specialists, GM Watch

    65 Health Risks of GM Food – Evidence of Reactions in Animals and Humans, Institute for Responsible Technology

    GMO Foods Cause Tumors and Early Death According to New Studies, Examiner.com

    GMO Wars, Genetically Modified Foods, and The Rewiring of Your Brain:

    Footage of GMO-Corn Fed Rats with Tumours:

  2. In the U.S., GMOs can be snuck into our bodies because they don’t yet have to be labeled.
  3. Under the new “Monsanto Protection Act” GMO crops can be planted and grown without courts stopping them, even if there is evidence of danger (see Section 735 of H.R. 933), until an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is prepared — which can take years.
  4. The Monsanto “rider” (Section 735) was snuck into a 240-page government funding bill and was hidden so most politicians, who rarely read the actual bills, probably did not even know it was there.
  5. To date, no one in Congress claims ownership of Section 735, though speculation is emerging that Roy Blunt, a Senator from Missouri, is responsible. Blunt has serious financial ties to Monsanto. Monsanto’s home state is Missouri.

In Europe, which has mostly banned GMOs, the tide turned when people actually took to the fields to destroy the crops that were destroying their farms and their lives. We need to ask ourselves where self-defense starts when toxins are being snuck and forced into our bodies through the food, water, air and “laws.”

Learn more about GMOs, and what you can do to stop them.

Follow the money behind GMOs, the Rockefeller’s, and government ties with Monsanto.

 

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By: Robert B. Reich:

The U.S. economy continues to stagnate. It’s growing at the rate of 1.8-2 percent, which is barely growing at all. Consumer spending is down. Home prices are down. Jobs and wages are going nowhere.

It’s vital that we understand the truth about the American economy.

How did we go from the Great Depression to 30 years of Great Prosperity? And from there, to 30 years of stagnant incomes and widening inequality, culminating in the Great Recession? And from the Great Recession into such an anemic recovery?

The Great Prosperity

During three decades from 1947 to 1977, the nation implemented what might be called a basic bargain with American workers. Employers paid them enough to buy what they produced. Mass production and mass consumption proved perfect complements. Almost everyone who wanted a job could find one with good wages, or at least wages that were trending upward. During these three decades everyone’s wages grew — not just those at or near the top. Government enforced the basic bargain in several ways. It used Keynesian policy to achieve nearly full employment. It gave ordinary workers more bargaining power. It provided social insurance. And it expanded public investment. Consequently, the portion of total income that went to the middle class grew while the portion going to the top declined. But this was no zero-sum game. As the economy grew almost everyone came out ahead, including those at the top.

The pay of workers in the bottom fifth grew 116 percent over these years — faster than the pay of those in the top fifth (which rose 99 percent), and in the top 5 percent (86 percent). Productivity also grew quickly. Labor productivity — average output per hour worked — doubled. So did median incomes. Expressed in 2007 dollars, the typical family’s income rose from about $25,000 to $55,000. The basic bargain was cinched. The middle class had the means to buy, and their buying created new jobs. As the economy grew, the national debt shrank as a percentage of it.

The Great Prosperity also marked the culmination of a reorganization of work that had begun during the Depression. Employers were required by law to provide extra pay — time-and-a-half — for work stretching beyond 40 hours a week. This created an incentive for employers to hire additional workers when demand picked up. Employers also were required to pay a minimum wage, which improved the pay of workers near the bottom as demand picked up. When workers were laid off, usually during an economic downturn, government provided them with unemployment benefits, usually lasting until the economy recovered and they were rehired. Not only did this tide families over but it kept them buying goods and services — an “automatic stabilizer” for the economy in downturns.

Perhaps most significantly, government increased the bargaining leverage of ordinary workers. They were guaranteed the right to join labor unions, with which employers had to bargain in good faith. By the mid-1950s more than a third of all America workers in the private sector were unionized. And the unions demanded and received a fair slice of the American pie. Non-unionized companies, fearing their workers would otherwise want a union, offered similar deals.

Americans also enjoyed economic security against the risks of economic life — not only unemployment benefits but also, through Social Security, insurance against disability, loss of a major breadwinner, workplace injury and inability to save enough for retirement. In 1965 came health insurance for the elderly and the poor (Medicare and Medicaid). Economic security proved the handmaiden of prosperity. In requiring Americans to share the costs of adversity it enabled them to share the benefits of peace of mind. And by offering peace of mind, it freed them to consume the fruits of their labors.

The government sponsored the dreams of American families to own their own home by providing low-cost mortgages and interest deductions on mortgage payments. In many sections of the country, government subsidized electricity and water to make such homes habitable. And it built the roads and freeways that connected the homes with major commercial centers. Government also widened access to higher education. The GI Bill paid college costs for those who returned from war. The expansion of public universities made higher education affordable to the American middle class.

Government paid for all of this with tax revenues from an expanding middle class with rising incomes. Revenues were also boosted by those at the top of the income ladder whose marginal taxes were far higher. The top marginal income tax rate during World War II was over 68 percent. In the 1950s, under Dwight Eisenhower, whom few would call a radical, it rose to 91 percent. In the 1960s and 1970s the highest marginal rate was around 70 percent. Even after exploiting all possible deductions and credits, the typical high-income taxpayer paid a marginal federal tax of over 50 percent. But contrary to what conservative commentators had predicted, the high tax rates did not reduce economic growth. To the contrary, they enabled the nation to expand middle-class prosperity and fuel growth.

The Middle-Class Squeeze, 1977-2007

During the Great Prosperity of 1947-1977, the basic bargain had ensured that the pay of American workers coincided with their output. In effect, the vast middle class received an increasing share of the benefits of economic growth. But after that point, the two lines began to diverge: Output per hour — a measure of productivity — continued to rise. But real hourly compensation was left in the dust. It’s easy to blame “globalization” for the stagnation of middle incomes, but technological advances have played as much if not a greater role. Factories remaining in the United States have shed workers as they automated. So has the service sector.

But contrary to popular mythology, trade and technology have not reduced the overall number of American jobs. Their more profound effect has been on pay. Rather than be out of work, most Americans have quietly settled for lower real wages, or wages that have risen more slowly than the overall growth of the economy per person. Although unemployment following the Great Recession remains high, jobs are slowly returning. But in order to get them, many workers have to accept lower pay than before.

Starting more than three decades ago, trade and technology began driving a wedge between the earnings of people at the top and everyone else. The pay of well-connected graduates of prestigious colleges and MBA programs has soared. But the pay and benefits of most other workers has either flattened or dropped. And the ensuing division has also made most middle-class American families less economically secure. Government could have enforced the basic bargain. But it did the opposite. It slashed public goods and investments — whacking school budgets, increasing the cost of public higher education, reducing job training, cutting public transportation and allowing bridges, ports and highways to corrode.

It shredded safety nets — reducing aid to jobless families with children, tightening eligibility for food stamps, and cutting unemployment insurance so much that by 2007 only 40 percent of the unemployed were covered. It halved the top income tax rate from the range of 70 to 90 percent that prevailed during the Great Prosperity to 28 to 35 percent; allowed many of the nation’s rich to treat their income as capital gains subject to no more than 15 percent tax; and shrunk inheritance taxes that affected only the top-most 1.5 percent of earners. Yet at the same time, America boosted sales and payroll taxes, both of which took a bigger chunk out of the pay the middle class and the poor than of the well off.

How America Kept Buying: Three Coping Mechanisms

Coping mechanism No. 1: Women move into paid work. Starting in the late 1970s, and escalating in the 1980s and 1990s, women went into paid work in greater and greater numbers. For the relatively small sliver of women with four-year college degrees, this was the natural consequence of wider educational opportunities and new laws against gender discrimination that opened professions to well-educated women. But the vast majority of women who migrated into paid work did so in order to prop up family incomes as households were hit by the stagnant or declining wages of male workers.

This transition of women into paid work has been one of the most important social and economic changes to occur over the last four decades. In 1966, 20 percent of mothers with young children worked outside the home. By the late 1990s, the proportion had risen to 60 percent. For married women with children under the age of 6, the transformation has been even more dramatic — from 12 percent in the 1960s to 55 percent by the late 1990s. Coping mechanism No. 2: Everyone works longer hours. By the mid 2000s it was not uncommon for men to work more than 60 hours a week and women to work more than 50. A growing number of people took on two or three jobs. All told, by the 2000s, the typical American worker worked more than 2,200 hours a year — 350 hours more than the average European worked, more hours even than the typically industrious Japanese put in. It was many more hours than the typical American middle-class family had worked in 1979 — 500 hours longer, a full 12 weeks more.

Coping mechanism No. 3: Draw down savings and borrow to the hilt. After exhausting the first two coping mechanisms, the only way Americans could keep consuming as before was to save less and go deeper into debt. During the Great Prosperity the American middle class saved about 9 percent of their after-tax incomes each year. By the late 1980s and early 1990s, that portion had been whittled down to about 7 percent. The savings rate then dropped to 6 percent in 1994, and on down to 3 percent in 1999. By 2008, Americans saved nothing. Meanwhile, household debt exploded. By 2007, the typical American owed 138 percent of their after-tax income.

The Challenge for the Future

All three coping mechanisms have been exhausted. The fundamental economic challenge ahead is to restore the vast American middle class.

That requires resurrecting the basic bargain linking wages to overall gains, and providing the middle class a share of economic gains sufficient to allow them to purchase more of what the economy can produce. As we should have learned from the Great Prosperity — the 30 years after World War II when America grew because most Americans shared in the nation’s prosperity — we cannot have a growing and vibrant economy without a growing and vibrant middle class.

(This is excerpted from my testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, on May 12. It is also drawn from my recent book, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future.)

ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage,” is now out in paperback.  He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause.

 

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TLB Preface: Although Obama is set to sign the UN International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd this should NOT mean We The People will suffer in our second amendment rights as per the supreme court … please read this article for clarification …

The second paragraph of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

This language has sometimes been misinterpreted by people who claim that an international treaty therefore can effectively override provisions in the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. That is not the way that the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the language of Article VI.

On June 10, 1957, the Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Reid v. Covert, 354 US 1. The case involved a woman named Covert, who was charged with killing her husband while they were living in England, and he was serving in the U.S. military. There was an agreement between the United States and the UK that any crime committed in Great Britain by members of the U.S. military, or their dependents, would be tried by U.S. Military Tribunal. Mrs. Covert had been found guilty of murder by such a tribunal.

The U. S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction, and found that: “no agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress, or on any other branch of Government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution.” The Court also stated that: “…an international accord that is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution is void under domestic U.S. law, the same as any other federal law in conflict with the Constitution.”

The High Court specifically distinguished the Reid case from the so-called “Insular Cases,” that had been decided by the Supreme Court in the early 20th Century. These cases included Goetze v. United States, 182 U.S. 221 (1901), Dooley v. United States, 182 U.S. 222 (1901), and Armstrong v. United States, 182 U.S. 243 (1901), among others. The central question in all of these cases was whether full U.S. Constitutional rights were extended to citizens of U.S. Territories acquired by the Treaty that ended the Spanish – American war.

The Supreme Court ultimately decided that the rights were not extended automatically, but were based on considerations, like the official status of the territory as either incorporated or unincorporated. In other words, the issues were far different from those in the Reid case, and Justice Black pointed out in that case that: “neither the cases nor their reasoning should be given any further expansion. The concept that the Bill of Rights and other constitutional protections against arbitrary government are inoperant when they become inconvenient or when expediency dictates otherwise is a very dangerous doctrine and if allowed to flourish would destroy the benefit of a written Constitution and undermine the basis of our government”.

It is clear that the Justices in the Reid case were not in favor of further limitations of Constitutional rights, even when the citizens were outside of the U.S., and certainly not because of an international treaty. It is also clear that they were saying that no treaty, even if signed by the President, and ratified by the Senate, can take precedence over the Constitution. This decision has stood for 45 years, and there appears to be no compelling reason for it to be changed.

Article VI of the Constitution only provides that treaties can be considered equal to U.S. statutes and laws when considered by the Court. However, they cannot be used to alter the U.S. Constitution, or to deny Constitutional rights to American citizens, or to the American states. Therefore, even if the U.N. Small Arms Treaty is finalized, signed by the President, and ratified by the U. S. Senate, it would not take away the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms under the provisions of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.

 

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In the wake of the Senate defeat of a measure to expand background checks on gun purchases, an AP/GfK survey shows that, contrary to Obama’s insistence that 90 percent of Americans favor tightened gun laws, there is a healthy — and increasing — resistance to the president’s gun control plan, which includes a universal background check, a provision Second Amendment advocates warn will ultimately lead to a national registry of gun owners.

While 49 percent of those polled in the survey said they think gun laws should be tightened up, the Associated Press noted that those numbers are down from 58 percent in January — just a month after the tragic Newtown, Connecticut, shootings, when the president and congressional Democrats were capitalizing on the emotions of the moment. Over the past three months, even as the White House has trotted out Newtown parents and others impacted by violence committed with guns as props in its gun control strategy, Americans have begun reconsidering the implications of increased federal gun regulations. The AP poll noted that a total of 52 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama’s gun control efforts.

Overall, a total of 38 percent of those surveyed said they think America’s gun laws should not be altered in any way. Second Amendment advocates note that the number strongly contradicts Obama’s road-stroke declarations of universal approval for his gun control package. “By now, it’s well known that 90 percent of the American people support universal background checks that make it harder for a dangerous person to buy a gun,” said Obama following the Senate defeat. He insisted that “we’re talking about convicted felons, people convicted of domestic violence, people with a severe mental illness” who would be denied guns through the check. “Ninety percent of Americans support that idea,” he declared.

The poll numbers indicate otherwise, and, as John Lott, an economist and author of More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws, has noted, there is a good reason that Obama and other advocates of background checks never cite statistics to show such laws reduce gun crime: There is no such evidence. While a few criminals may be prevented from accessing a firearm, Lott noted that a “2004 National Academy of Sciences panel concluded that the Brady background checks [the present federal law in place] didn’t reduce any type of violent crime. Nor have later studies found a beneficial effect.”

The poll suggests that more Americans are realizing that measures, including background checks, represent another step down the slippery slope toward total federal gun control. As noted previously in The New American, the recently enacted NY SAFE Act gun law has confiscation provisions that can arguably be traced back to the federal Department of Homeland Security. Likewise, the Missouri Highway Patrol has admitted that it gave a list of 185,000 state conceal-carry license holders to the federal department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Warned Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), “Once you get these lists out there, once you have a gun dealer keeping lists … eventually somebody’s going to ask for it.” Background checks represent a major opportunity for government entities to add to its growing list of private citizens with guns.

One of the biggest concerns of Second Amendment advocates is the likelihood that incremental gun control measures — which the defeated amendment represented — will lead ultimately to a national gun registry, a database listing every gun owner in America. Prior to the vote Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) said that a universal background check, such as the one Obama is aggressively pushing, “would allow the federal government to surveil law-abiding citizens who exercise their constitutional rights.” He noted that one of the provisions he expected to see pop up “would allow the Attorney General of the United States to promulgate regulations that could lead to a national registry system for guns — something my constituents in Utah are very concerned about, and understandably so.”

Lee added what an increasing number of Americans are beginning to realize, that “the federal government has no business monitoring when or how often you go to church, what books and newspapers you read, who you vote for, your health conditions, what you eat for breakfast, and the details of your private life.” That includes, he said, the monitoring of the “lawful exercise of your rights protected by the Second Amendment and other provisions of the Bill of Rights.”

 

See original here: http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/15151-ap-poll-shows-healthy-opposition-to-obama-gun-control-scheme

TLB Preface:This article was originally published in 2009 (some stats have been updated) but tells a story that is timeless. Nothing has changed in the aspect of vaccine tyranny and if anything, most has gotten worse! This is a perspective you must read …

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I started reading a lot of books on the subject of pregnancy and childbirth. During that time, we decided to do homebirth. Our Bradley instructor and my midwife suggested we wait till our baby was at least 6 months old to vaccinate, to give their immune system some time to develop. That was about all I had learned about it.

When Cody was 3 days old, we took him to the pediatrician for a well check up. They wanted to give him the Hepatitis B shot. I questioned the nurse and asked if he really needed that at just 3 days old. She explained that Hepatitis is contacted through sexual contact or sharing needles. I was pretty sure he would not be getting into either of those at 3 days old. She then said he could get it from restaurants, day cares, or anywhere and it was very dangerous and he needed to be vaccinated for his protection. I was kind of leary, but let them do it. (By the way, by the time I had my third child, my doctor was no longer giving this shot at birth. The nurse actually told me that giving a vaccination to a 1 day old newborn was dangerous to the baby’s health so they don’t do it anymore – they give it later. Thank you for testing that out on my child.)

At his two month check up, he also received shots. I was still not sure about it, but they again talked me into it, using their scare tactics and giving you that look and tone of, “Oh, honey. You’re so young and naive. You don’t know what’s best for your baby…we do.”

By his next check up, I had decided to look on the Internet to get more information on vaccines and their safety. In my gut, something just didn’t feel right. (This is your God-given mommy instinct. Listen to it!) One other big reason I had questions about vaccine safety was because of a woman at my Dad’s company. This is the sweetest woman you will ever meet. She has a 30-year old son with severe autism who is living in an institution. Her son was developing fairly normally with just a few oddities, but nothing alarming. One day when he was 5, he woke up one morning and he had lost most of his speech and has never been the same since. She was told he had autism. I asked her if she thought it was from the vaccines, and she said she did think that had something to do with it because he did get the MMR vaccine around that time. I had another friend who had just told me that her co-worker had two sons with autism and she thought it was from the vaccines. This was in the year 2000, when rumor had just started to spread about the MMR vaccine possibly causing autism. I didn’t have to spend much time contemplating this one. It just seemed like common sense to me. I knew too many people or had heard of too many people with kids with autism, and I knew not ONE child with polio, measles, mumps, or rubella. Even if a child did come down with the things they vaccinate for like chicken pox or the flu, what’s the likelihood that they would die from those or develop a serious, life altering disorder like autism? The people that die from these rare diseases today die because they live in third world countries where they don’t have the access or money to get to a doctor for treatment and they aren’t able to practice good hygiene because of severe poverty.

Polio has almost been irradicated. The last case of polio was in 1993, in Peru, and the man who got it, caught it through someone who had received the polio vaccine. Children in the U.S. today are not at risk for polio anymore so why continue vaccinating them when the risk of autism is much higher (like 1 in 50!)? It just seemed to me that my kids had a greater chance of developing autism or of having a bad reaction to a vaccine than they did of acquiring one of these diseases they vaccinate for. If they did happen to get one of these diseases, the chances of them having serious or life threatening affects from them were slim.

So I began to research. I came across the Illinois Vaccine Awareness Coalition (IVAC) web site – www.vaccineawareness.org.

They had some very helpful information to help me make my decision to no longer vaccinate. The stats alone were astonishing. These stats came straight from the CDC (Center for Disease Control), but they’re not stats your doctor is going to share with you. They show how many deaths have been reported from each individual vaccine – some more than others. They list how many severe reactions have been reported from each, etc. The IVAC web site states that these numbers are likely MUCH higher in actuality because many reactions are not reported by the doctors, and still many more have reactions or fatalities and don’t realize they were vaccine related.

I couldn’t believe how high the numbers were and how little I had heard of it in the news. If all these kids are having reactions and even deaths, why haven’t we heard about it? Why aren’t we being warned when we question the safety of these vaccines in our doctor’s office? (I’ve heard they may be working on making this a requirement finally). When I finally did tell my doctor we were no longer going to vaccinate, I got to listen to a speech about why vaccines are necessary and how they basically thought I was crazy for not giving them, and how they don’t cause autism. I told her all the research I had done on vaccines, and how I didn’t feel they were safe. They then gave me a ONE page flyer trying to convince me otherwise, that basically said, “Vaccines are safe and necessary.” No stats. No mention of serious side effects. No mention of the number of kids who have died from these vaccinations. No mention of the number of kids who have been diagnosed with autism after receiving vaccinations. No mention of where these vaccines come from and how they are made. No mention that they contain deadly toxins like mercury and aluminum. If a glass vile of a vaccine is accidentally dropped in a doctor’s office, it is considered hazardous material and must be carefully disposed of, yet we inject it into our newborns? Do the doctor’s merely not know any of this information? I honestly don’t know, but if by chance they don’t know, I think it’s time they educate themselves for the sake of their patients, and to get their information from sources other than the American Academy of Pediatrics or the pharmacies who are making billions of dollars making these vaccines.

So where do vaccines come from?

Many of the vaccines are made by growing a live virus such as measles in a living organism. They can use aborted fetuses (this can be a major issue for Christians against abortion), cows (some of these could have had mad cow disease), or monkeys and apes (who could have various diseases as well including HIV/AIDS). I saw on the news a couple of years ago that they had linked a large group of people who were now in their 50′s all coming down with the same rare disease that had only been seen in a group of monkeys. This group of monkeys was the same group that was used to make a polio vaccine that this age group had received when they were younger. So, it took them how many years to discover that this vaccine that thousands of kids received was tainted? How long will it take them to figure out the very vaccines we are giving our children today are causing problems (such as autism, ADHD, childhood diabetes, seizure disorders, severe food and environmental allergies, asthma)? In order for a vaccine to recieve FDA approval, they only have to watch for negative side effects for the first 20 days. 20 days! They are not required to do any studies to watch for long term effects. Isn’t it the FDA’s job to protect us? Don’t count on it. It’s your job as a parent to protect your child and no one else’s. The government looks out for the best interest of the country as a whole, not the individual, and most decisions are money driven. What’s good for the whole is not always what’s best for the individual.

Take vaccine injury lawsuits for example. They put a cap on how much you can sue Big Pharma for vaccine injury related deaths – $250,000. On certain vaccines, they recently blocked any lawsuits from being filed. Why? Because they knew there would be lawsuits, and that if they allowed them, the pharmacy that made them would go bankrupt and the government would have no company left to make the vaccines that they need for military personnel and to protect the country from biological warfare. That doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling about vaccines or the government’s job of protecting us. Ever seen those signs at your doctor’s office about a shortage in tetanus or flu shots. Why is their a shortage? Because there are only one or two pharmaceutical companies left who will make the vaccine. The others stopped making them because they were no longer profitable because of all the lawsuits and probably their high cost of insurance to make them. I’m sure the government backed the last company left who are making them.

Think vaccines no longer contain mercury? Think again.

The flu vaccines still contain mercury. As for the other vaccines, the pharmaceutical companies merely received a suggestion from the government to stop adding thimersol (mercury) to the vaccines, but it was not mandated, and some still do contain mercury. You can check with your doctor on the ones they have in their office, but I would not take their word for it. Ask to look on the vile yourself if you choose to vaccinate.

So what if the mercury is not in the vaccine you choose to give your child? It’s OK then right? Wrong. They still use aluminum to preserve the vaccines, which is just as toxic as mercury, but word hasn’t gotten out on that one yet. Aluminum combined with mercury is extremely toxic, and one vaccine may contain mercury and one aluminum, and the two shots are often given on the same day. Some studies have shown that aluminum is just as toxic as mercury. We’ve all heard that aluminum has been shown to cause Alzheimer’s Disease.

It didn’t take me long to come to the conclusion that I was never going to give my son another vaccination. I would highly recommend if you have young children or are thinking about having children, that you educate yourself before getting to the doctor’s office or before your baby is born. Do NOT go into the office saying, oh I’m not sure. I think I’ll “discuss” it with my doctor. You will not get a biased answer and I believe they are required to tell you that vaccines are safe, whether they believe it or not. Dentists can lose their license if they tell a patient that the mercury in amalgam fillings are not safe, even if they believe they are not. So much for freedom of speech in America.

If you do choose to vaccinate, you need to take the proper precautions. These are just off the top of my head. The best precaution of course is not to vaccinate at all.

Do not give your child vaccinations if they are sick. The viruses and toxins in the vaccines, on top of the virus or bacteria they are trying to fight off, will be WAY too much for their immune system to handle. If your child is sick all the time, this should be a clue to you. Stop vaccinating.

Do not give your child Tylenol either before or after the vaccinations. I had never heard this before recently. Tylenol lowers glutathione levels in the body. Glutathione is necessary to help the body remove toxins (such as live viruses and mercury). If the body cannot remove the toxins from the body, they can cause devastating effects. One of the many causes of autism is toxin overload. Glutathione gel is one of the treatments for autism.

Do not give vaccinations if there is a history of autism in the family, or especially if there is a history of developmental delay in the immediate family. Some kids are born with mitochondrial dysfunction or immune system dysfunction, sometimes passed on to the child from the mother. If you add vaccinations to the mix, you too often get autism. Many vaccines are given so early in a child’s life, that it’s hard to determine whether they were born that way, or if it was caused by the vaccinations themselves. If you notice your child is not meeting developmental markers or is not talking age appropriately, stop vaccinating.

If your child has had seizures, stop vaccinating. Many of the moms with kids with autism have kids with seizure disorders as well. One mom told me she looked back at her child’s health records, and all of his febrile (fever induced) seizures took place within one week of his vaccinations. Vaccines CAN cause seizure disorders to develop in children. I’ve read and have been told by my doctor that children usually outgrow seizures by about 5-6 years old. Hmmm. That’s just about the same time when they stop giving a bunch of vaccinations. And many moms report seizures starting when the child is several months old – around the same time when they are bombarded with vaccines. If your child has seizures, note when they occured in relation to when they recieved their vaccines.

Ask for the MMR vaccine to be given as three separate shots instead of one and don’t give them all on the same day. This vaccine is notorious for attributing to autism.

If your child misses some vaccines when they are younger, do not give “catch up” shots for Kindergarten. Read about the Hannah Poling case. This is what her family did. She was a neurotypical child. When she was 5, she was given 9 shots in one day in order to catch her up for missed shots so she could enter Kindergarten. She got very sick over the next few months, developed a severe seizure disorder, and within a few months, developed severe autism. Her parents sued and won! This is one of the few cases of vaccine injury that has won in court. There are 65 other similar cases in the Supreme Court today awaiting trial. The reason this is so important is because they were able to prove that before her shots, she was completely normal, had full speech, no behavioral issues, no seizures. After the shots, she changed. (This is what parents of kids with autism have been screaming for years. If you have a baby who has been vaccinated since at least 2 months old or from the day of birth, it is almost impossible to prove that they weren’t born with autism. However, so many parents have said that after their 18 month MMR vaccination, their child became a completely different child, lost the speech they had, lost interest in things, and sunk into their own little world, never to come back.) They tested Hannah and discovered she had mitochondrial dysfunction which when they added the vaccines, it triggered autism. This is often the case. A child usually has some kind of issue going on to begin with and when you add vaccines, you completely aggravate the issue, causing them to spiral into autism. It is difficult to tell as a newborn if your child has any issues yet, but there are some tests you can do, and researchers should look into that aspect before suggesting that every child should be vaccinated. Not every child can handle the onslaught of junk that is being injected into them. That is why it is important that if you already have a child with issues, you do not vaccinate your other children. There can be a genetic predisposition there that you don’t want to take any chances with. There are many cases of autism, where the parents decided not to vaccinate their next child at all, and that turns out to be their only child without issues. Go figure.

Help your child’s body fight off the viruses that were injected into them by supporting their immune system. Give them Vitamin C, plenty of rest, lots of water to flush out the toxins, epsom salt baths, glutathione gel, etc. Treat them like you would if they were sick. Their immune system just got dealt a huge blow and they will be trying to fend off the invaders (the viruses and the toxins like mercury and aluminum), whether they appear sick or not. How would you feel if you came down with measles, mumps, rubella, polio, and hepatitis all in the same day? Oh, and throw in the most dangerous substance on earth, mercury. Now imagine you are just 10-20 pounds.

Before you vaccinate, educate! Educate yourself on vaccines and their safety before you get to the doctor’s office or before your first child is born. A good book is “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations” by Dr. Stephanie Cave. I haven’t read this book, but I’ve heard it’s good. Dr. Mayer Eisenstein also wrote a book entitled “Don’t Vaccinate! Before You Educate.” I’ve read parts of it and it is informative.

Pray that your child does not have a negative life altering reaction to the vaccines.

Pray to God before you vaccinate and ask Him for guidance on your decision and ask him to show you any reason why you should not vaccinate.

One more reason why we don’t vaccinate and why I have little fear for my children catching one of these diseases: faith in God. God is in control of everything first and foremost. I’m not against doctors and medicine completely. There is a time and a place for man-made medicine. But, I believe that God gave us all that we need to prevent, treat, and heal our bodies through food, herbs, and everything else on this earth. I don’t believe he would put us here without the means to properly take care of ourselves. That would just be cruel, and God is a loving God. Many of the times that we need modern medicine is because we have failed to properly care for our bodies, and for the earth for that matter. Sometimes we can do all that we can personally, but the earth is so polluted, we are still bombarded with toxins. If we took care of our children’s health and maintained proper hygeine, I don’t believe our kids would be at risk for these diseases. I have faith that God will protect my children from these diseases because we have chosen to honor God in our decision to not vaccinate. We do not choose to willingly inject into our children something that we KNOW is harmful. We are responsible before God for their well being and safety and we believe we are protecting them from some very harmful toxic substances.

These diseases were already on the decline when vaccines were introduced. Why? Because of hygiene and better living conditions, not because of the vaccines themselves. Doctors used to never wash their hands in between seeing patients. Some doctors worked on dead bodies, then walked over to a delivery room and delivered a baby. The woman would contract an infection and die. That is why only the poor delivered their babies in hospitals. They were afraid of getting infections. They had no idea that if the doctor would just wash his hands, they could prevent the spread of infections and prevent deaths. How simple, yet the man who first suggested this was laughed at and considered a fool in his time. Some discount the idea that vaccines could cause so many issues and so many cases of autism, but I believe it is only a matter of time before they realize all these moms and DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) doctors were right. But this will be at the expense of too many innocent children and families.

But, think about vaccines. In order to try to stop the spread of a disease, we are going to intentionally inject our BABIES with the disease, so that their bodies will create an immunity to it and they won’t catch the disease. First of all, that so called “immunity” only lasts for so long (which is why kids get more than one dose of a vaccine), and it is not 100% effective for preventing the disease. The flu vaccine is an example. Dr. Mercola wrote a book on it called The Flu Hoax. Rarely does the flu vaccine prevent you from getting the flu, or even a “lesser degree” of it. There are tons of strains of flu and they never know which is going to be going around the next year when they make them. They guess! The flu vaccines also contain mercury.

How Would My Children Go to School Without Shots?

Mine do. The laws vary by state. In California, a parent just needs to sign a waver that they don’t want to vaccinate. How nice. We live in Illinois. Here, you must write a letter to your child’s school claiming religious exemption or you can get your doctor to sign a note saying that it would be a health risk to vaccinate your child. If you have a child already with autism, I believe you can get your doctor to sign one if they will, but it’s easier to write a religious exemption letter. In Illinois, you must be specific in using certain words like “spiritual” or “higher power” at least 3 times, and other phrases. It’s kind of ludicrous. I got an example off of IVAC’s web site. Below is the letter we have used at about 5 different schools – public and private. No one has questioned it. I have been told that if a case of one of these infectious diseases goes around, they may require our child to stay home for a time. They think that because our child isn’t vaccinated, they will catch the disease and spread it to others. This makes no sense to me, because it’s most likely that whoever has the disease WAS vaccinated, so why did they get it? They believe that we would be putting other kids at risk, but if all the rest of the kids are vaccinated and if vaccines are effective, why should they be at risk at all? Religious Exemption Letter

To Whom It May Concern: As parents, based on our personal religious beliefs, we object to the following vaccinations, including but not limited to, Dtap/DPT, HepB, Hib, Tetanus (TB), MMR, Polio, and Varicella (Chicken Pox), for our child, ___________.

Our child’s body is the temple of God. Our family’s personal religious beliefs prohibit the injection of foreign substances into our bodies. To inject into our child any substance which would alter the state into which he was born would be to criticize our Lord and question His divine omnipotence. Our faith will not allow us to question our Lord and God, nor to challenge His divine power. I Corithians 6: 19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? …Therefore honor God with your body.” II Corinthians 7:1, “…let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

Our objection is based on our lifelong, deeply-held spiritual beliefs based on scripture. The vaccination of our child violates laws put forth within us by a higher force at the time of conception.

Our personal religious beliefs include our obedience to God’s law, the Holy Bible, and we believe that we are responsible before God for the life and safety of our child, created by God. Respectfully, Your name

One thing that I was surprised to find when we started the GFCF diet was how many parents of kids with autism believe that vaccines were a huge contributing factor to their child’s development of autism. I would say it’s close to 100% of the people on the GFCF forum and close to 100% of the parents attending Autism One conferences where Jenny McCarthy speaks.

My daughter was never vaccinated, but I believe if she was, she would have severe autism. She also has a severe egg allergy. Some vaccines are made from eggs. If she were vaccinated, she could have had a severe allergic reaction. If my son Dylan was vaccinated, I can’t imagine how much worse his seizures could have been, and he may have suffered seizures much earlier than 12 months old, when he may not have been so lucky to survive them.

Some people in the spotlight like Jenny McCarthy will say they are not anti-vaccines. I’m not afraid to admit it – I’m anti-vaccines! And I will shout it from the mountain tops. I don’t think there is a way to “Green” our vaccines. Without using potent toxins like mercury and aluminum to preserve these vaccines, they are no good. I don’t believe they know of any other way to preserve them. I also think that the reason some of the people in the spotlight say they are not anti-vaccine is so that people don’t discount them completely. Jenny says in her book that if she ever had another child, she would not vaccinate it. She did stop vaccinating her son, Evan when she started biomed. She’s also under attack from big pharmacy companies and others who make literally billions of dollars off vaccines and don’t like her speaking out against vaccines. She now has a body guard.

Vaccines may cause 70% of all cases of autism. Here’s a staggering statistic of a recent poll: Of those parents who have recovered their children from autism, 99% stopped vaccinating after beginning biomed treatment. Of those kids that were not responding to biomedical treatment, 79% of them were still vaccinating. This shows a strong link between vaccines and autism. In Amish communities where they don’t vaccinate, there is almost no autism. In the U.S. population, about 1 in 50 children has some form of autism. What’s the stats for children with Hepatitis – like 1 in a million, if that? You do the math. I’ll take my chances with those instead and trust God.

I could probably go on forever! There is so much information out there on the safety (or non-safety) of vaccines. I didn’t research it intently because we just chose not to vaccinate from the little I did read, but I have read a lot since from other moms and in books related to autism. There’s also even more info out there today than there was in 2000. You owe it to your children to at least research it before you decide to vaccinate. Don’t get your information from your doctor either! Your doctor will not give you the facts and it requires longer than 2 minutes in your doctor’s office to gather all the information about vaccinations. How long did it take you to read this post? And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

See original here: http://www.allnaturalmomof4.com/2009/06/why-we-dont-vaccinate.html

By: Ken LaRive, The Liberty Beacon contributor:

“The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.” ― Albert Einstein

What the left hand is doing…

Last week some Christians protested about the Whitehouse’s unwavering plans to force all insurance companies to cover, at no charge, all contraceptives, abortion inducing drugs, and sterilization, that is at the very soul of Obama Care. Catholic schools and hospitals, and faith-based pregnancy centers are being forced to offer the coverage. Our religious liberties, as given in our 1st Amendment, should be protected, so Obama is attempting to go around this by mandating insurance companies to “accommodate”  these institutions to offer free contraception so that religious institutions don’t have to.  Christians will now pay for contraception, just as they are forced to pay for abortions, with their tax dollars. Sleight of hand, a grand illusion, masterfully performed, and evil to the bone.

In his myopic and self-serving mandates, both religious and individual liberty will be trampled in a one size fits all health care package, as explained by a speech given by The Heritage Foundation, where Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) spoke explained his opposition to this latest Obamacare mandate, this Monday. In an interview with Heritage, Blunt called the move a “genuine assault on First Amendment freedoms” and that this “accommodation” as nothing more than an “accounting gimmick.”

“This is not about cost. It’s about the Constitution,” Mr.Blunt said. “And if you can decide this no longer offends me because I don’t have to pay for it, I guess your concern is financial all the time and not faith-based.”

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

The Heritage Foundation… “Unfortunately, the president’s disregard for the First Amendment is not his first assault on the Constitution. Earlier this year, President Obama cast aside our government’s fundamental separation of powers when he made four unconstitutional appointments without bothering to seek the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate, as the Constitution requires. Yesterday, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), who was among the first to warn about the consequences of the president’s unilateral action, spoke at Heritage about the ramifications of those appointments. In an exclusive interview, he explained that today, more than a month after the illegal appointments, a new director is running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members of the National Labor Relations Board are conducting business — all in blatant violation of the Constitution.” “He’s reading the Constitution in a way that’s manifestly wrong,” Lee explained. “It’s contrary to the text. It’s contrary to tradition and practice, and it’s contrary to logic.” “This is not a partisan issue for me. I would be equally outraged if this were a Republican president doing this same thing,” Lee added. “Once this gains some momentum, this practice could be very destructive to the Senate’s prerogative of advice and consent. This is a power that doesn’t belong to the president. It belongs to the people of the United States of America.” Notes on Liberty and deception… President Obama, of course, offers justifications for his actions. In the case of the illegal appointments, he says that he simply “can’t wait” for the Congress to act. In the case of the Obamacare contraception mandate, he insists he is acting in the best interest of the American people, while offering a “fair” accommodation to religious institutions. The trouble is that the president is measuring himself against his own subjective standard while disregarding the objective limitations on his power. In a government where there are no practical limits on executive overreach, there are likewise no limits on the government’s ability to impose its will on the people. With the president’s trampling of religious liberties, the country is getting its first taste of the consequences of Obama’s unmitigated power grab. And if this power remains unchecked, there are certainly more consequences to come. “One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” ― Ron Paul


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