Several different groups in the Los Angeles area are mobilizing to join forces Saturday in Anaheim at the site of the Democratic Convention to show their dismay for the passage of SB277 through the California Senate yesterday.
Groups are all following these guidelines, which activist Marisa Davis Clark says are as follows:
LOCATION: We will gather at south side of the Fountain on the Grand Plaza in the Palm Court area at the Main Entrance to the Center. This area has been reserved for us specifically and we are working with the Police and the Convention Center Security to ensure the safety of us – and most importantly our children. As an additional information and safety measure, we will have designated people available to answer questions, and assist in any way.
PARKING: *I was just informed that the parking garage in under construction. So be prepared for some parking difficulties. Carpool if you can, and be prepared to walk. There may be some extra parking at Disney. Most convention parking is off West Street (Car Park 4,5,6 –see sight map) which is between and Katella and Orangewood –the west end of the convention building. There is a parking lot where many of the trucks dock and there is a parking structure. Cost: $15 – $30
FOOD: There is a Starbucks and Pizza Hut inside the Marriott (where we will be gathering in front of) as well as a number of other restaurants around the area. There is food inside the convention center – cost and quality are questionable. There are often food trucks set up nearby for large events as well. There are also no restrictions on bringing food in with you.
Press will be there 11 to 12. Some parents will be gathering as early as 9 a.m. There will be security for the demonstrator’s protection. But because it is a public space be prepared to bring signs and other soft toys that are moveable. Demonstrators will be wearing red shirts, and if you have red clothing you would like to swap bring it in a plastic garbage bag.
More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/788653927897559/.
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SEE YOU IN ANAHEIM……..
Dept. of Treasury Spikes Big Gains From Flu & Disneyland Campaigns
The U.S. Government is realizing an increase in profits on monies collected in the name of individuals with vaccine injuries — increases of $40m that correlate directly with heightened flu season and measles campaigns in the media, the MSJ has learned.
In analyzing balance sheets from monthly reports generated by the U.S. Department of Treasury (the governing agency in charge of investing and managing the Vaccine Injury Trust Fund, or VITF) — a direct correlation can be seen between when PR campaigns were launched and a significant increase in vax tax revenue.
For example, during the month of March as the Disneyland campaign began to hit a fevered pitch in America, assets for the Vaccine Injury Trust Fund (VITF) which now total $4.6 billion, reached revenues of $12m in one month — up from $117,000 in revenues from the month prior (Feb., as word of the measles campaign was starting to spread).
The same effect occurred in November of last year (flu season campaign), when vax tax revenues for VITF spiked to $31 million in one month up from the miniscule $2,800 in revenues from the month prior (Oct., a non-campaign month).
Such erratic behavior involving such large sums of money invite speculation the U.S. Government is colluding with vaccine manufacturers to create fear-driven, pro-vaccine heightened awareness campaigns — events that stimulate the general public to vaccinate, thereby increasing vaccine sales and adding more cash to the VITF which the government can then turn around and invest. Moreover, critics point out how the excessively high balance in the fund ($4.6 billion as of March), sits earning interest instead of being used to help distressed families as it was intended. Vaccines are taxed at a rate of $.75 per vaccine, or $2.25 for a triple-shot like the MMR, which was promoted as the vaccine of choice to combat the Disneyland campaign.
Despite designation of the NVIF as a vehicle to help provide relief to vaccine-injured families, many who suffer the loss or injury of a loved one from vaccines opt out of the process altogether — often the result of intimidation of working with the Government’s aggressive attorneys which are paid for out of the NVIF, or because of the excessive lag time in processing claims, which often extends the life of their pain and suffering for up to 10 years.
In addition to the correlation between pro-vaccine PR campaigns and spiked revenues, the MSJ has also learned that top vaccine manufacturers and some of the government agencies that monitor and regulate them are all working side by side with the same world-wide public relations agency — Ogilvy & Mather. By living under the same PR umbrella, organizations like Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pfizer, and Schering-Plough as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health, FEMA, Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can enjoy economies of scale and shared messaging, all operating out of O & M’s Washington, D.C. office. In fact, the HRSA’s website which has information about NVIC can be seen right next to a sidebar which features an info graphic about the safety of … the measles vaccines.
Increased revenues aren’t the only result of these lucrative pro-fear campaigns (vaccine revenues globally increased to $12 billion a year in 2005, $48 billion a year in 2015, and are expected to increase to $52 by 2016): within weeks of the launch of the Disneyland campaign, 110 bills rolled out in 35 states on cue, seeking to snuff out all personal belief and religious exemptions to mandated vaccines — a well-orchestrated event that took its cue from the fear-driven hysteria that traded on the demonization and marginalization of unvaccinated children, and at the same time ensures increased revenues from vaccine sales for generations to come — including vaccines not yet on the market. Passage of such legislation will bump revenues even higher, at a time when parents question the validity of injecting children with up to 24 doses of vaccines by the age of 18 months.
Moreover, because the players are trading on the pain and suffering of both vaccine-injured and the unvaccinated, they are stirring up controversy amongst parents in an environment where public confidence in both the vaccine program and big government is at an all-time low.
Speculation about conflict of interest issues ignited, when in 2009 CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding resigned from the CDC to walk across the street and become head of the vaccine division for the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Merck.
In December, on the heels of the $31 million vax tax spike from November alone, and just as Dumbo was about to give Merck a nice Christmas bonus, Gerberding was promoted by Merck to Executive Vice President for Strategic Communications for Global Public Policy and Population Health — the perfect job title for a seasoned executive about to assist in the orchestration and ushering in of 110 bills in 35 states.
Furthermore, sixty days after Gerberding’s promotion, another former CDC executive and Gerberding associate joined the vaccine arena. The National Association for County & City Health Organizations (NACCHO), an organization that looks/sounds & feels like a federal conglomerate for public health offices around the United States, but in actuality is a pro-vaccine public-policy-pushing organization that is funded directly by vaccine manufacturers, was turned over to Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck who is now NACCHO’s Executive Director. Not only are Gerberding and Hasbrouck both alumnus from the same university (UC Berkeley), but both were employed by the CDC for 11 years at exactly the same time (Gerberding from 1998 – 2009), (Hasbrouck 1998 – 2009).
NACCHO is just one of many big-pharma-sponsored organizations designed to pressure the public into forced vaccinations. Another, Sacramento lobbying firm DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler, has been directly advising California Senators Ben Allen and Richard Pan on the Senate floor during crucial moments in SB277 — legislation seeking to remove children from public school if their parents feel a need to delay, postpone or opt out of vaccines for health, religious or other concerns. DBH&K boasts the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as one of their clients.
Because noted environmental litigator Robert Kennedy Jr. made an appearance in Sacramento several weeks ago, his voice has been added to a debate that new and first-time parents have been wrestling with for years: do I risk vaccine injury with my newborn, or risk catching a childhood disease? Reports of highly vaccinated populations experiencing break-through infection have sprung up around the world, inspiring parents to reconsider the artificial stimulation of temporary vaccine immunity versus managing the health of their child naturally, which avoids the complications and risks of injuries sometimes associated with vaccinations and instead provides natural, lifelong immunity.
Despite an overall media blackout due to fear of loss of advertising revenue from big pharma by traditional media outlets, parents are taking to social media to share their stories, one of the more poignant being the #hearthiswell campaign on youtube, which features 1100+ heartbreaking videos of parents who tell of lifelong challenges with their vaccine-injured children — a place they would gladly trade for 10 days to 2 weeks of a childhood sickness.
Today, the Judiciary Committee in the California Senate will bow to the agenda of Big Pharma by passing a bill that strips parents of their medical rights, despite thousands who are protesting the mandated use of questionably medical products in children, furthering a political agenda which is infecting United States policy faster than measles at Disneyland.
And politicians who are bought and paid for by Big Pharma are leading the charge — supported by organizations that are facades mascarading as legitimate public agencies when in reality, they are organizations that are run by and funded completely by Big Pharma directly.
It’s public policy at its worst: hijacking the needs of the people to further a financial agenda that will cause many more to be injured and stressed by forcing families to choose between their child’s safety and health or face economic hardship by requiring one parent to stay at home and home school at a time when the middle class has never been under more duress.
Driven completely by special interests, lobbyists, drug makers and a collusive media, after decades of strategic policy manipulation, posturing, erosion of boundaries between government and Big Pharma, the United States as a whole is poised to force parents to inject children with toxic materials for generations to come or be denied a public education, since 110 bills have rolled out with the exact same agenda in 35 states. Medical tyranny is invading our nation.
It all started in 1986 with a little girl by the name of Hannah Bruesewitz (Bruesewitz v. Wyeth). Hannah received the DTap vaccine and soon after went into extreme seizures and never recovered. She, like so many children in the 1980s known as the thimerisol generation, was exposed to a vaccine product that was manufactured by a pharmaceutical industry that was using thimerisol (or mercury) as an adjuvant — despite the fact that it is a known neurotoxin and heavy metal.
Hannah wasn’t the first child to be injured by a vaccine — in fact, there were so many cases of vaccine injury emerging in the United States in 1986 that by the time Hannah received her day in court, the U.S. Congress decided to put a stop to it.
If you’re thinking they passed a law prohibiting thimerisol in vaccines, sorry. Wrong answer.
Instead, they made a motion to protect Big Pharma from any more lawsuits, and they did so by setting up a separate court so that Americans can no longer sue for vaccine damages. And instead of taking out the thimerisol, they kept it in, and in some cases exchanged it for aluminum — another neurotoxic heavy metal.
The result? Vaccine revenue has increased 300% from $12 billion in 2005 to an estimated $48 billion this year (2015). So what’s $3 billion and counting paid to citizens of the United States for a bunch of sick, dead or injured kids since 1986?
Score: Big Pharma 1, Children of the World 0.
As difficult as it is to see the photo on the left, we’d like you to meet Ian Gromowski. Ian lived 47 days and then he died without ever leaving the hospital. He had a severe reaction to several drugs, yet despite his compromised health he was given a Hep B vaccine 8 days later — remember Hepatitis B is transmitted through shared needles and unprotected sex. Why do we give this to children at all, much less a child that is already facing health challenges in the first few days of life? Like measles at Disneyland, the sense of urgency around Ian and a Hep B vaccine was a over emphasized.
You should Ian’s story, because pediatric vaccines is exactly what Big Pharma is banking on to increase its revenue even further in the next five years, by 10%. Big Pharma, via the NIH, puts out all sorts of propaganda to try to discredit Ian’s story. After all, lots of money can go lots of places.
Let’s move on.
In the late 1990s, the Federal Communications Commission deregulated advertising allowing Big Pharma to advertise direct-to-consumers (“ask your doctor”). At a time when traditional media outlets were being replaced by the internet in order to feed a voracious 24/7 news cycle, Big Pharma was able to throw around enough big money in advertising revenue to intimidate traditional media from providing unbiased coverage of vaccine injury. This practice continues today. And despite the fact that multiple vaccines are being pulled in other countries and the vaccine makers are being sued by those same nations for vaccine damage, the news goes uncovered here in America, except for the very alternative health press — Spain, France, India and Japan alone are currently suing for damages from Merck’s controversial Gardasil vaccine.
This hostile climate for vaccine manufacturers is a boon to PR agencies and spin masters like Big Pharma’s PR agency Ogilvy and Mather, which now boasts offices in Washington, D.C., and has a division devoted to ‘social change’ and policy. They create content that plugs into pseudonym fronts trumped-up to sound like federal agencies but instead are storefronts for Big Pharma’s political agenda — all designed to boost sales while simultaneously squelching any doubt in the mind of parents that vaccines are unsafe.
The result? Aggressive, skewed and heavily biased propaganda is now being accepted in the United States as responsible journalism. Peripheral health corporations — the hand-maidens to Big Pharma — have participated in this effort, trumping up hype to discredit parents questioning the system at every turn.
One of the worst examples is an article published in Healthline in 2014. In a story entitled “Anti-Vaccination Movement Causes a Deadly Year in the U.S.” reporter Brian Krans posted a story comparing Californian soccer moms who choose to not to vaccinate to the Taliban. Krans’s misleading headline doesn’t live up to its claim, and makes no mention of any deaths in the U.S. that year as a result of unvaccinated children (because there weren’t any), choosing instead to make a leap from 101 cases of polio in Pakistan as being an ‘epidemic,’ even though it represented only .00004% of Pakistan’s 250,000 children in 2014. (Had Krans been a responsible journalist, he would have reported the truth, which is because polio is transmitted from fecal matter entering the body via the mouth, living in a war zone with no running water or sanitation clearly would contribute directly to outbreak more so than non-vaccination — especially since it has been a matter of public record since 1979 from Jonas Salk himself when he testified before Congress that the polio vaccine itself contributes more to spreading the disease than anything else.)
Krans’ publication, Healthline? Owned in part by … Kaiser Permanente, a massive healthcare conglomerate that benefits from the sale and use of vaccines.
Score: Big Pharma 2, Children of the World 0.
According to Kaiser Permanente’s wikipedia page, the company ran clinical trials from June 1990 to October 1991, along with the Los Angeles County Department of Health, Johns Hopkins University and the CDC, injecting “1500 mostly black and Latino babies with an Edmonton strain of Measles vaccine.” Additional trials were conducted in Haiti and Africa, but were discontinued due to increased mortality, inadequate consent and unlicensed use of the vaccine on these children. The CDC had “concerns over U.S. government department ethics, and occasioned an apology by the CDC who ascribed it to an administrative oversight.”
This news is of considerable interest, since Dr. William Thompson — a senior scientist at the CDC — recently confessed that he and his co-workers intentionally omitted statistically significant data in a 2004 study published in the journal Pediatrics that demonstrated that “African-American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were 336% more likely to suffer an autistic response” (DeStefano F, Bhasin TK, Thompson WW, et al. “Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta.” Pediatrics 2004 Feb; 113(2): 259-66).
Thompson’s study was verified independently by Dr. Brian Hooker in August of 2014, who published almost the exact results in Translational Neurodegeneration (Hooker BS. “Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African-American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data.” Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 Aug 8; 3: 16).
The result? 110 bills introduced in 35 states that will mandate the injection of vaccines or deny children access to education. On that list? The MMR.
Big Pharma 3, Children of the World 0.
The Director of the CDC during Dr. Thompson’s tenure was Dr. Julie Gerberding. In a letter dated February of 2004, Dr. Thompson expressed concern about the integrity of scientists at the National Immunization Program, in light of an upcoming presentation in front of the Institutes of Medicine around autism and vaccines.
The result? In 2009, Dr. Gerberding did nothing to assist Thompson, and instead left the CDC in 2009 and became head of Merck’s vaccines division. In December of last year, just as measles was being included in the Disneyland parade, Dr. Gerberding was promoted to Merck’s Executive Vice President for Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health.
Big Pharma 4, Children of the World 0.
Legislation is being forged on the tip of Big Pharma’s sword, and they’re doing it in the name of social change (notice how Merck stands out on that list of government agencies? That’s because they are funding a lot of those agencies activities and are now considered as credible on the subject of social change — interchangeable as the NIH, the CDC, Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs and FEMA).
Moreover, they’ve been throwing a lot of money everywhere from politicians to schools and universities, to community organizations, to health care workers to doctors to anybody that will take it — all contributing to the continued illusion that Merck has the world’s best interest at heart.
The most covert of activities has reared its ugly head in the form of an organization known as the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
NACCHO is described as “2700 local health departments across the United States” — a definition that at first blush appears to be an umbrella organization for the public health departments in the United States. Their self-described vision is “health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services.”
The inference is very much on purpose — they want you to think they are a federal organization, and that their function is to serve as a governing body for all the local health departments. They even have a directory of all the local health departments in the United States on their website.
There’s only one problem: NACCHO accepts membership dues from health departments that only accounted for $2.6 million in 2014. Yet it received $23 million in 2014 in contributions and grants. Where do they get their funding and what exactly are they doing with it?
First, let’s take a look at their leadership.
Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, who was promoted to Executive Director of NACCHO in February of this year, is an old buddy of Dr. Gerberdings from Merck (remember her? the former head of the CDC who went directly from the CDC to running Merck’s vaccine program?).
In December, just as measles was cozying up to Dumbo, Dr. Gerberding is promoted to Merck’s Executive Vice President for Strategic Communications for Global Public Policy and Population Health. Read that carefully: VP for STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS for GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY and PUBLIC HEALTH. That means she’s in charge of master strategy for policy and public health. Do you think vaccines are at the top of her list?
She certainly is seeding the field.
Sixty days after Dr. Gerberding is promoted to Merck’s head global policy maker, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck — one of Gerberding’s buddies from the CDC — is promoted to Executive Director of NACCHO. Not only are Gerberding and Hasbrouck both alumnus from the same school (UC Berkeley), but in fact they were both employed by the CDC for 11 years at exactly the same time. (Gerberding from 1998 – 2009), (Hausbrouck 1998 – 2009).
Do you think Dr. Gerberding had a say in Dr. Hasbrouck’s appointment? Is it a coincidence that during the period between Gerberding’s promotion and Hasbrouk’s appointment the trumped-up measles noise was unfolding, resulting in 110 bills rolling out on cue in 35 states?
Deadline for introducing new bills has limits. In California, it’s February. So this well-rehearsed symphony was tuning up right on cue.
Let’s get back to the money.
Here is a list of every organization NACCHO receives money from. Remember: NACCHO’s income from membership falls way short of its budget needs, which means it is set up by design to be funded by outside resources. Let’s take a look at these contributors, and see what we see:
1. Center for Advancement of Health: gets money from Bill and Melinda Gates, which turns around and funds NACCHO.
3. Alliance for Community Health Plans: several board members from Kaiser Permanente including the Permanente Trust, which then turns around and funds NACCHO.
4. Health Together.org: a barely-there website — more of a four-page brochure that could’ve been thrown together in 20 minutes by any high school student with the latest post from May 2014? Yet they somehow give money to an organization that receives $25 million annually? Hmmm.
5. American Academy of Pediatrics: after being redirected in circles on this website, we finally found the corporate sponsor page which includes vaccine manufacturer and Merck partner Sanofi Pasteur, Merck, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Boeringher Ingleheim and more.
6. American Association of Health Plans: of which, our friends at Kaiser Permanente are of course members. KP pays for membership, and AAHP pays NACCHO, and health plans directly reimburse physicians based on vaccination rates. The higher the patient population, the higher the percentage of reimbursement which is why so many physicians are dropping patients with children who delay or opt out.
7. American Public Health Association: donates an entire page to vaccines, using fear by comparing a lightning strike as being more likely than a vaccine reaction.
9. Association of Maternal & Child Healthplans: Even though this link was dead on the NACCHO funder’s page, we googled it and found something shocking: an entire program funded by Merck called Merck for Mothers. This is a global front for worldwide vaccines and includes India, which is currently suing Merck over Gardasil (you won’t find that on their website). Their sponsors are numerous including… Bill & Melinda Gates.
10. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Sounds official, right? Look at their sponsors. Their sponsors gives ASTHO money, and ASTHO gives money to NACCHO. Are you seeing the pattern?
11. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: That’s where our friends Dr. Gerberding and Dr. Hasbrouk met, remember? NACCHO lists two CDC divisions as sponsors: the National Center for Environmental Health and the … wait for it … National Immunization Program.
Let’s start with NCEH. The NCEH states it is “working to prevent illness, disability, and death from interactions between people and the environment.” Hmmm. Wonder how Erin Brokovitch and Robert Kennedy Jr. think they’re doing, because they’ve both made great careers off of cleaning NCEHs’ unaddressed environmental messes.
Now for the juicy CDC division that sponsors NACCHO, the National Immunization Program. This is the massive nerve center of policy, influence, funding and agenda setting which, in Feb. 0f this year, research and market analysts are predicting is now so effective due to the squeezing of parental rights, that the vaccine market alone which is already in the billions annually will increase 10+% in the next five years for all these manufacturers. The main reason? “According to the report, the primary driving factor is the inclusion of pediatric vaccines in the national immunization schedule of many countries. This helps increase the consumption of vaccines in the market, thereby boosting growth.”
See? Politics and corporate policy can be very lucrative bedfellows. The folks running Big Pharma figured this out a long time ago, and they are counting on you staying silent, playing Russian roulette with your children while the U.S. Government continues to pay out $3 billion and counting in vaccine injuries.
Meanwhile, NACCHO is crying foul that President Obama has only approved the CDC for $561 million in the U.S. fiscal budget for 2016 instead of the $611 million from last year, for the Section 317 immunization program which disperses vaccines far and wide in the U.S. NACCHO is asking the U.S. Government for $650 million dollars to push vaccines on your community — citing the recent “disease outbreak” of measles as being “epidemic.”
Score: Big Pharma 5, Children of the World 0.
So we’ve made it through the first 12 or so funding partners for NACCHO, but there are 34 more on the list. We will continue to investigate and will post additional findings.
In the meantime, if you don’t live in California, and if you don’t have small children, you probably don’t even know this legislative onslaught is happening. But it is.
And it’s coming to your town sooner than you think.
It’s time to #wake up.
ATTENTION CALIFORNIANS: WE ARE ON THE MOVE to create ONE VOICE!
Because WE are POWER IN NUMBERS! If you are a registered voter DO IT NOW!
It’s super easy and takes 10 minutes.
WE NEED TO SEND A CLEAR SIGNAL to LEGISLATORS THAT THE CHILDREN OF CALIFORNIA DO NOT BELONG TO THE STATE!
STEP 1: Get a youtube account. It’s free, just go to youtube.com.
STEP2: Video record yourself on your smartphone saying your NAME, CITY, REGISTERED VOTER if you are (or will be by election time) and I STRONGLY OPPOSE SB277. Already have a google or gmail account and are uploading from your desktop? SKIP TO DEETS BELOW.
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MAKE SURE to use THESE TWO hashtags — #PowerInNumbers #NoOnSB277 — otherwise I can’t see your video.
Power in numbers is BOSS.
Let’s do this!!!!
FROM A COMPUTER:
-Email your video to yourself. Open the email, save the video to your desktop.
– In a new tab in your browser go to youtube.com.
– In the upper right-hand corner, click on upload. A new window will open. IF YOU HAVE A GMAIL ACCOUNT AND ARE NOT LOGGED INTO IT then it will ask you to log in. If you are logged in, it will take you right to the next step.
– There will be a giant gray arrow with the words “select “files” in the middle of the screen. Make sure the “Public” option is selected in the dropdown menu below the gray arrow, then click on the gray arrow.
– A browser window to your computer files will open. Browse through the menu until you find the video clip.
– Select the file, click open.
– Your file will automatically start to upload and process. This will take only about 90 seconds.
– While it is uploading, look in the center of the screen under ‘Basic Info.’ You will see three boxes:
1. The first box has the original file name that you are uploading. You may change this to #PowerInNumbers #NoOnSB277.
2. Copy and paste both of the hashtags you just typed in the next two boxes which are ‘Description’ and ‘Tags.’
3. Then Click on the blue ‘publish’ button in the upper right hand corner.
Go to youtube.com, and in the search bar paste your two hashtags and click the magnifying glass. When the search results come up, make sure you see your video. Give it time to finish processing first to make sure. If you see your video, you’re done!
Now go record your spouse/mom/dad/neighbor/friend — anyone who is old enough to vote who/or is about to be a REGISTERED VOTER.
I am utilizing a feature in youtube that allows me to collect them all into one basket which will prevent trolls from hijacking this campaign, so we will be STRONG and POWER IN NUMBERS!!!
Thanks for your help. It’s much easier than it sounds.
SPREAD THE WORD!! And if you’re really having problems email the video to me and I will post it: email@example.com.
Dear Karen de Sá, San Jose Mercury News:
The world woke up this morning to the truth: SB 277 passed the California Senate’s Education Committee. But interestingly enough, what’s been played out in the California senate you described verbatim almost five years ago. In your article — which it took five years for us to finally wake up to — you describe exactly what we are seeing displayed before our very eyes, with one of the most controversial bills to hit the senate floor in Sacramento in 15 years.
You see, we had no idea when all this madness started last month it that would result in us catching two Senators — blatantly, on live camera, on public record, in front of all the world to see — doing exactly what you described to a tee in 2010: executing one of the most important public policies in California’s recent history by being completely beholden to special interest lobbyists. In this case, you will see Sens. Pan and Allen consult with two lobbyists live on senate tv during the SB 277 hearing last Wednesday, at the height of the hearing, when it was time to decide on a vote.
Thriiive.com founder and #CDCWhistleblower Dana Marie has documented the hearing footage here, start at 6:05 to begin at the call to vote.
It’s soul crushing Karen, to actually witness exactly what you described in person. I guess I’ve been an asleep-at-the-wheel democrat, Because it brings to life exactly what you described in your article five years ago: that lawmakers we elect are merely puppets, operating solely at the discretion of special interests and lobbyists. And it makes me afraid of what other bills have been manipulated through our system during the past five years since you wrote the script.
Maybe I’m moving too fast. Let me backtrack for a second…
Back in March, we were just a group of moms objecting to big corporations sticking their noses into our business, trying to tell us Moms how to take care of our kids. But from its inception, SB 277 had a really bad stench: how could our elected officials be pushing legislation that would mandate our children be injected with a medical product that is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, or deny their right to a public education? Especially when that same company is under indictment by Spain and other countries who are suing them for faulty products that are making them billions of dollars? Is that policy in the best interest of the people of California?
I know about 10,000+ and counting parents in California who don’t think so.
When SB 277 started to hit a fever pitch in March, social media lit up like a wildfire, and within days moms groups began to share information. Parents struggled to try to understand how — at such an all-time low in the confidence America has around its vaccine program — such irrational legislation could even be considered?
The people in Washington, Oregon, Colorado and North Carolina wasted no time shutting phase one of this legislation down. So how, in the liberal bastion of California, is this crazy legislature being allowed to unfold?
Don’t get me wrong — it’s not just a vaccine issue. For parents, it’s a legal rights issue. It’s a parental rights issue. Believe me, as I’ve learned recently, when it comes to legal rights, the last place anyone should want to be is in between a mother and child.
But, I digress.
Many of the members of the Senate Health committee who voted last week have received campaign funds directly from big pharma — some as recently as last summer. Despite efforts to link these contributions to the 1974 California Political Campaign Reform Act, parents soon began to realize the message had a puppet master and it was much bigger than they thought.
And it gets worse.
See the two people in the photo? Take a good look. Democracy in action, 2015.
What you see here may be allowed, but what you see here is a disgrace.
This is a still shot of video taken at the Senate Education Committee, and the two individuals are both lobbyists that work in healthcare, Jodi Hicks on the left of Sacramento lobbyist firm DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler; Janus Nelson, Chief Lobbyist from the California Medical Association. Both organizations are known to be pro-vaccine, Jodi Hick’s other client when she’s not babysitting Pan and Allen is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
They are the people Senators Allen and Pan went to directly as soon as they were asked by Chairman Liu if they wanted to ‘postpone the vote, because if you take a vote today this bill will die.’
The Senators proceeded to seek counsel immediately from these two lobbyists, even though Jodi Hicks testified at the Education Committee Hearing last week that she represents the Family Physician Political Action Committee.
Another funny thing? When we looked up the Family Physician Political Action Committee, we found their website, and guess who else we found smiling right back at us from the home page?
Why it’s Sen. Richard Pan right there above the C in PAC! The sponsor of SB 277 and poster boy for how to be a patsy for big pharma. What a small world!
There’s only one thing: when you search Sen. Pan’s contributions at followthemoney.org, there’s no entry for the Family Physician PAC. Isn’t that strange? That a politician like Richard Pan who has received TONS of legal PAC money would be on the home page of a political action committee (PAC) and NOT have a record of receiving campaign funds from them?
Karen, in homage to that brilliant piece you published in the July 11, 2010 edition of the Mercury News… please watch the video. Let fearless mom Dana Marie who has reported tirelessly on this issue to the point of vocal exhaustion, take you on a journey starting at 6:05, where you will watch the demise of the democratic system before your very eyes.
And the two lobbyists in question? They show their mugs at 11:32, — again, on the Senate Education Committee Hearing video that is public record.
Here is another report on Lobbyistgate.
Standing right there, in plain sight, in front of the People of the Great State of California, making our senators look like complete fools, in front of 700+ parents who came to Sacrament to oppose this bill.
This morning, at 9 a.m., these same lobbyists succeeded by passing SB 277 7-2.
Is this what happens when special interests take over? Is apathy killing democracy? Did the near-death of newspapers create the perfect environment for big business to run our country?
You are the perfect person to tell this story, Karen. The truth needs to be told.
Dear Senator Allen,
Thanks so much for your editorial piece in the Sac Bee from the other day. And thank you so much for bringing forth SB 277. By initiating this bill, the long, misunderstood, complex, polarizing issue of vaccine safety is coming to light, and it is long overdue. Without your legislation and your leadership, much of this information would still be in the shadows. I, for one, will be eternally grateful to you for that fact alone. Because now we can have The Discussion.
First off, I’d like to say how deeply sorry I am Senator Allen, that your father had to live through and suffer the effects polio. I am certainly no polio expert, but I do know thanks to the advent of modern medicine, indoor plumbing and clean water, fortunately we haven’t seen a case of “wild” (i.e., natural) polio acquired in the United States since 1979 (vaccineinformation.org).
I don’t know anyone who has had to live through polio so I could never imagine what it has been like to live in your dad’s shoes. I am certain his struggle made a huge impact on you as a child growing up. And I am also certain, as you have stated on record, it has been a big influencer for you around this legislation.
However, Ben — may I call you Ben, since we are having The Discussion? — it seems you’ve been sold a bit of bill of goods here (dare I say revisionist history?).
You see, inspired by conflicting reports in the media of vaccine effectiveness/ineffectiveness/lawsuits/corruption and forced mandates, I decided to take a look further into the history of polio myself, and what I found is very interesting.
If your father had received the polio vaccine in 1955 when it was introduced, there’s a good chance he could have contracted the very same disease he was trying to avoid. That’s because the incidents of polio actually increased substantially after the introduction of mass vaccination programs, resulting in a 50% increase in cases from 1957-’58 and 80% from 1958-’59.
According to the U.S. Government Department of Records, Dr. Bernard Greenberg, head of the Department of Biostatistics of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, testified to that fact in 1962 during US Congressional Hearings. He also testified that statistics “were manipulated to give the impression of the effectiveness of the Salk vaccine.” (Source: Intensive Immunization Programs, Hearings before the Committee on Interstate & Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, 87th Congress, 2nd Session on H.R. 10541, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1962; pp. 96-97)
In 1976, Dr. Jonas Salk himself, creator of the dead-virus polio vaccine used in the 1950s, testified before congress that the live-virus vaccine he helped pioneer (the same one used in the United States between early 1960 & 2000) was the “principal if not sole cause” of all reported polio cases in the U.S. since 1961 (Washington Post, September 24, 1976).
Because the polio virus remains in the throat for one to two weeks and in the feces for up to two months (an effect we now call shedding), vaccine recipients and those around them are at risk, and can potentially spread the disease, as long as fecal excretion of the virus continues (American Academy of Pediatrics, Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases: 1986 (Elk Grove Village, Illinois: AAP):284–5).
In 1992, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an admission that the live-virus vaccine had become the dominant cause of polio in the United States, and in fact, according to CDC figures, every case of polio in the U.S. since 1979 was caused by the oral polio vaccine (Strebel PM., et al. Epidemiology of poliomyletis in U.S. one decade after the last reported case of indigenous wild virus associated disease, Clinical Infectious Diseases CDC, February 1992:568 79).
Pretty incredible, huh?
It’s gets even more interesting when you look at what happened five years’ prior to the introduction of Salk’s vaccine at the University of Pittsburgh.
In 1950, five years’ before Salk presented the world with the polio vaccine, William Hammon — also at the University of Pittsburgh — purified the gamma globulin component of the blood plasma of polio survivors using a natural concept called Passive Immunity. In a large clinical trial, Hammon proved that he could successfully reduce the severity of polio by about 80% in patients who had contracted polio, by using the naturally occurring antibodies in polio survivors.
Immune globulin was easy to source in 1950 because polio had been around since 1894. As a result the population as a whole had developed antibodies and polio, in fact, was on the decline.
The Passive Immunity immune globulin market today is an industry that’s expected to reach $11 billion by 2021. Hammon was on the right track. Maybe, if his protocol were followed through your father would have been spared polio, since — as we’ve just learned — vaccines are directly responsible for spreading the virus.
All I know is, since we’re having The Discussion, I’ve got to ask: are you sure SB 277 is the right agenda at the right time? Is it the right move to be choosing to force the children of California to be injecting their bodies with controversial products that are currently facing lawsuits and questionable efficacy? Especially when the largest manufacturer of vaccines, Merck, is under indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice for falsifying data that may prove they also do NOT have our best interest in mind? Is it possible that maybe, just maybe, a better approach would be to look at the truth of the history of vaccines and find a way to make them better? TO NOT be beholden to Big Pharma like all the other politicians? We love that you don’t take money from them, and we want to see you continue to be a rising star in the Democratic party.
We know Dr. Pan is drinking the cool-aide because we know Merck starts courting students when they are in medical school. He has to buy their baloney because he’s a part of their cover-up.
But you Ben, we want to be in The Discussion with you for years to come. We know you have our backs, we just want to work together so that we can both learn the truth as we go, and not alienate each other.
After all, we’re just getting started.
The political climate in America is heating up — not just because we’re entering a presidential election cycle — but because there’s a perfect storm brewing that is providing corporate access to our political system like never before.
For Californians, it has shown up in the form of Sen. Richard Pan.
Pan, D-Sacramento, is a pediatrician. He has been the driving force behind all major vaccine legislation in California for the past five years. As a state assemblyman, he launched and helped pass AB 2109, legislation signed into law that directly caused a 6% increase in vaccinations statewide from 2010 to 2014 (89% to 94.7%).
Now, a state senator, Pan is pushing SB 277. And all along the way he promised his constituents he would preserve parental choice. He lied.
Pan’s SB 277 — a bill written specifically to deny parent’s rights to access public schools if they opt out of vaccinations — closes the loophole Big Pharma has tried to close for years. By using policy, pharmaceutical companies are attempting to seed their profits nationwide, forcing those who delay or opt out for religious or personal beliefs to be denied a public school education.
It’s already happened in Mississippi and West Virginia. And it’s happening to the tune of 110 bills in 35 states that have been rolled out on cue during the past 90 days following a trumped-up measles apocalypse-that-was-not at Disneyland in December 2014 (134 cases, nobody died, .000003% of California’s population).
If Pan passes SB 277, Californians would all be required, according to the CDC schedule, to take 35 injections by the age of 6 in order to attend public school. And, despite the most basic notion of conflict of interest, Sen. Pan’s taken money all along the way from the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Merck, as far back as the beginning of his political career in 2010.
And he has company.
Sen. Holly Mitchell, co-author of SB 277, accepted contributions — according to Merck’s website — as recently as last July when she was elected in a special election. In doing so, she may be guilty of violating the 1974 California Political Campaign reform act, which reads:
“… no gift or gifts aggregating two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more in value provided to, received by, or promised to the public official within 12 months prior to the time when the decision is made.”
Mitchell voted on SB 277 last week, which would make her in violation since SB 277 would bring financial gain to Merck who gave her money within 12 months of the vote.
Mitchell has been receiving direct funding from Merck as far back as 2010, as have other members of the State Senate Health Committee (see chart below) including Sen. Andy Vidak. Vidak also received direct funds from Merck as recently as 2014. Vidak was set to vote on the bill Wednesday as a member of the Education Committee, but because it was tabled he will vote privately next week. Voting on this bill could also put him inside the restricted 12-month period (click here to see the campaign donations).
Education Committee Chairman Carol Liu expressed a desire for religious exemption to be an option in California, after witnessing droves of parents of vaccine injured children show up at Wednesday’s hearing (click on the above link and start at 48:30 to hear). There were also educators, health professionals and constituents that came forward to let their voices be heard in opposition to the proposed legislation. Liu gave Pan one week to re-tool and return for a private vote next week.
But the larger question remains: How did we get here in the first place?
In 1986 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.” The ruling allowed Big Pharma to be exempt from any responsibility of injury, and instead the Government set up a separate ‘court’ that pays Big Pharma’s bill for those who are either have a vaccine injured child or have a child who died as a result of vaccines. To date, the government-sponsored Vaccine Injury Fund has paid out $3 billion in settlement costs to families. Result? No Courts. You can’t sue a vaccine manufacturer if you are injured.
The next puzzle piece fell into place in the late ’90s. when the FCC deregulated its advertising policy allowing for pharmaceutical companies to market drugs direct-to-consumers (DTC marketing). That’s when the ‘ask your doctor’ commercials started showing up on television, which allows companies like Merck to market their drugs directly to children. Merck did exactly that with their controversial Gardasil vaccine, launching a fear campaign on VH1 that targeted teenage girls directly to get them to go to their parents and ask to get the shots. It worked.
It is also what has enabled Big Pharma to own the media, who in the age of the internet, are fighting for every advertising dollar they can get to stay alive. According to Robert Kennedy, Jr., Big Pharma is responsible for up to 70% of the advertising revenue on network television in non-election years and, as a result, major networks refuse to air the story. Result? No media.
So our courts are bought, our media is bought. What’s left?
Routine campaign practices: In 2014, Merck Pharmaceuticals spent $1 million plus on political donations made directly to candidates running for office across the United States. Those contributions follow a pattern of typically small, $1,000, $2,500, etc., mainly because they are direct and on the record.
But if you dig a little deeper, it turns out the indirect contributions are where things start to get more interesting. The real money is shuffled from hand-to-hand via third-party groups called political action committees (PACs).
For example, Merck gives $15k to the PAC Biotech Industrial Organization; the Biotech Industrial Organization turns around and gives $10k to the Democratic Governor’s Association. The Democratic Party is the largest contributor to Sen. Pan’s campaigns (followthemoney.org). PACs like, PhRMA (Amgen, Merck, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Abbvie Inc.) regularly fund politician’s campaigns (see $54,000 & $6,000 contributions by PhRMA to California politicians in the chart above), but they do it in ways you and I might never suspect. Result? No politicians.
PhRMA hired 757 lobbyists in 15 years.
Merck gives ten times that and more in national grants at medical schools and universities, thereby sprinkling the money like a bread-crumb trail to up-and-coming doctors and researchers making sure they are bought before they even get out of medical school.
It gets worse.
Merck is the exclusive maker and manufacturer of 10 vaccines currently on the CDC schedule, the most controversial being Gardasil and the MMR. (Gardasil is facing formal criminal complaints from Spain filed in August of last year. The story has yet to make headlines amongst major media outlets in the United States at the time of this post.)
Merck’s MMR vaccine is the subject of a Department of Justice investigation, as Merck is being accused of falsifying data with the MMR in order to meet the 95% efficacy rate which is the benchmark required by the FDA to maintain its monopoly on patent. It also could indicate vaccine failure and be the reason for recent outbreaks among vaccinated individuals (the story only appears in mainstream media on Huff Post Canada). Moreover, former virologist-turned-whistleblower Dr. Bill Thompson recently confessed that he and his co-workers intentionally omitted statistically significant data in a 2004 study published in the journal Pediatrics that demonstrated that “African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were 336% more likely to suffer an autistic response” (DeStefano F, Bhasin TK, Thompson WW, et al. “Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta.” Pediatrics 2004 Feb; 113(2): 259-66).
Cut to the heavily trumped-up Disneyland measles outbreak which appeared at the happiest place on earth just a few months after the #CDCWhistleblower story came forward. According to the California Department of Public Health the all clear will sound April 17.
So, is Sen. Pan acting in the best interest of Californians by pushing policy to mandate the injections of Merck’s products into our bodies at a time when the safety and efficacy of the company’s products is in serious question? Or is Pan putting the agenda of his campaign financiers first? Are our politicians gone? Is your politician on Merck’s payroll? More important, do you care if ‘biostitutes’ are making decisions that affect your children?
No courts. No media. No politicians. So all that’s left is the parents. It’s up to us. If you are concerned and want to say enough is enough, contact your state representatives and let your voice be heard. And feel free to leave your comments below and follow The Mom Street Journal for more updates.