I have written a series of articles on who and what the “skeptics” (pseudo-skeptics) actually are. The articles are not flattering, for there is nothing good about the skeptic organization. Hence, there is nothing good about individual skeptics.
Nothing at all. They are all about “hate.”
The best example of the reality of the skeptics is the one explained in my The “Skeptics” Are An Organized “Hate Group”… article about their October 2012 campaign to stop the Australian Vaccination Network and its leader Meryl Dorey. You can read the whole article by clicking on the article title (in red) above. See an excerpt, below, of my article, on what they did:
“The rape, mutilation and death threats against Meryl Dorey, President of the Australian Vaccination Network. (AVN) make a very clear statement about the reality of the international “skeptic” organization. The activities of Australian Skeptics, with their Stop the AVN subsidiary attacks, took the lid of off their formally secret plans.
Tracing the Die in a Fire” and “Just burn” phone calls back to top Australian skeptic leader, shoe salesman Daniel Rafaelle, the Stop the AVN head’s home telephone, brought everything out into the open. Remember, the Australian Skeptics, at their own “Amazing meeting” in 2010, gave Rafaelle their Top Award for his activities against Meryl Dorey and the AVN.
Nice people, huh?
The Skeptics evolved from an earlier group calling itself the “Quackbusters” who were almost completely destroyed by elements of the North American Health Freedom Movement.
There are quite a few articles below – all in reverse chronological order.
Few People Ever Expected The “Anti-Vaxxer” Movement to Get This Big, This Powerful, This Connected, This Influential…
But it did, and for good reason…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
When you turn on the nightly news every night this last week you see something VERY unusual. You see the reactions of the globalists/socialists to the simple fact that they have lost control of the social dialogue in America and in Western Civilization.. So they are resorting to looting and destruction of America’s cities, in an attempt to get attention and re-assert their old power through fear.
And, it is NOT working.
Instead, we, as a society, are gearing up to subject them, and their funding and organizing sources, to mass arrest and incarceration using the 1807 Insurrection Act.
America’s conservatives have awakened.
I have been saying to my friends for quite a while now:
“It is NOT the liberals in this country who are the problem. It is WE – the conservatives.
Why? Because WE, the conservatives, are the adults in this conversation. WE are the ones that let the liberals get away with this crap all this time while we sat here in our complacency playing with our expensive adult toys.
WE, the conservatives, know how to act. We know what has to be done. We know who has to be bitch-slapped into proper behavior. What are we all waiting for?
When dealing with the liberal progressives it is like dealing with your own teenagers. There comes a time when you have to take away the car keys.”
It has become VERY obvious that the “Anti-Vaxxer” Movement has adopted this paradigm in their processing of their efforts to destroy the evil vaccine (drug) industry.
Despite Well Funded Constant Assaults By Big Pharma, And Their Sleazy Minions, The Worldwide “Anti-Vax” Movement Gets Smarter, Tougher, And Stronger – And Far More Knowledgeable, And Sophisticated, EVERY Day...
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
There are ONLY three viewpoints about the Vaccine Programs on Planet Earth…
(1) The huge, and ever growing, “Anti-Vax” Movement – is made up of people who think about things and make up their minds about issues based on facts and reality. They are people who have done their homework. They are people who look their Pediatrician, or their politician, in the eye and say “YOU are beginning to piss me off, buster…” They sound, and act, like angry Americans.
(2) The “Pro-Vax” Mercenaries – Those who’s very financial existence depends upon them promoting the great vaccine lie: like Pediatricians, “Public Health” workers, and “Astro-Turf” organizations.
These are people that connect themselves to the “Progressive” wing of the Democratic Party. They are very often government employees who have no morality what-so-ever. They are almost never family members. Few, if any, have children of their own. Secular Humanism will be their guidance mechanism. Several of their leaders have recently been connected to child pornography. Some of those are people who get government, or Big Pharma Grants, to argue the pro-vax position.
(3) The biggest group – Normal, non-involved people who mistakenly believe that their government, their “Public Health,” and their scientific/academic community have their best interests at heart.
These are the people who, almost suddenly, become part of the “Anti-Vax” Community after their beloved child gets a nine vaccine combo from their white-coated-Mercedes-driving Pediatrician. Their beloved child turns into a screaming, high-fevered, clearly suffering, defenseless little one who will, from that pediatric moment on, need constant 24 hour-per-day care.
It is a simple situation…
It is the classic battle between Good and Evil.
What Has Changed To Make The “Anti-Vax” Movement So Powerful?
“At least 70 pharmaceutical drugs are on the market after passing clinical trials based on fraudulent data provided by a California doctor,” said Kurt Eichenwald, an investigative reporter for The New York Times…
“Senior executive Allen Roses, of GlaxoSmithKline, is quoted in a national newspaper as stating that more than 90% of drugs only work in 30-50% of people.”
Medicine, impersonating science…
…has co-opted the word “proof” to provide comfort to the gullible; and in so doing it has tarnished the reputations of science as well as of medicine.
When the medical profession pretends that there is such a thing as scientific proof, labeling their remedies as “proven” and decrying unproven alternatives, it seems unaware that in physical science there are only guesses, hypotheses, theories and few laws. Only repeatable experiments determine truth.
To the degree that medicine relies on carefully conducted experiments and collects data without preconceived notions, which can be duplicated and criticized by other scientists, it follows generally accepted scientific principles. Conclusions may be drawn, but to imply that there are “proven” methods for controlling disease, is to lie.
When Medical Proof Meets Reality…
The problem with a medical system based upon “proof” is that, over time, people discover that unproven remedies work and so-called proven remedies may not.
The common cold is a good example. Millions have discovered that there is a simple “cure” for the common cold, before the virus takes hold. The public may not be able to verify for themselves whether or not medical “science” is right about the likes of heart disease and cancer, but thanks to Linus Pauling, many have discovered that it is easy to stop the cold virus in its tracks.
The public is becoming increasingly aware…
…that something is rotten in the state of medicine. Generally, doctors are well educated in the arts that do not directly compete with prescription drugs, e.g., diagnosis, surgery and trauma treatment. Regrettably, doctors receive little or no training in non-prescription substances, which are ignored by medical authorities as “unproven.” When proven remedies fail, and unproven remedies easily succeed, the reputation of all scientists is unfairly harmed.
Linus Pauling is the prime example of a scientist whose reputation has been unfairly impugned. The void in medical school surrounding the therapeutic uses of nutrients, especially vitamin C, is conspicuous and can hardly be accidental. The result is that medical doctors are losing their good reputations and fewer patients are tolerating this nutrition-ignorance. In 1998, the AMA revealed that Americans made more visits (above 100 million more) to alternative practitioners than regular doctors.
Most people, and almost all medical doctors, still believe that prescription drugs are based in good science, and that pharmaceutical companies offer them in good faith. The truth, however, is not difficult to uncover. Many top selling prescription drugs are useless; some even cause the disease for which they are prescribed.
Big Pharma Funded “Professional Divisives” (The Skeptics) Have Infiltrated the Anti-Vax FaceBook Groups…
They Are Deciding What Can Be Seen and/or Not Seen…
And It Ain’t Pretty…
Opinion By “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Big Pharma spends, perhaps, hundreds of millions of dollars trying to silence its critics, and that process works to some extent. Part of that money is spent to finance the “skeptics” hate-group, the flotsam and jetsam, of the internet.
However, in 2015, despite their best efforts, the enactment of a “Mandatory Childhood Vaccine” program by California legislation (SB277) created a major backlash, taking the “Anti-Vax Movement” from a few thousand people to tens of millions of VERY ANGRY activists world-wide.
And Big Pharma has not yet recovered from that backlash – but they are working on it.
Although Big Pharma controls Main Stream Media (MSM) completely, that avenue does them little or no good, as Hillary Clinton says: “people get their news from the internet.”
How It Is Being Done – The Globalist’s Counter Moves……
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Big Pharma, a substantial player in the globalist’s “Destroy America Project”was in literal shock when the world-wide reaction to Mandatory Vaccines (California’s SB277) happened.
Literally overnight the Anti-Vax world grew from several thousand to multi-millions of SERIOUSLY angry people out to destroy vaccine programs, and shut down the companies and government agencies that promoted those “Made-in-China” death pus capsules.
Pharma Boardroom meeting members, I bet, had a look on their faces similar to CNN Reporters on Election Night 2016. They simply couldn’t accept what had happened. The “Make Childhood Vaccines Mandatory” program had blown up in Big Pharma’s face.
And the mechanism to get it done – to back big Pharma into a corner they had NEVER been in before happened on Social Media.
So, The Globalists Spent a Few Billion Bucks and TOOK OVER Social Media. We Have Lost Access To It And Most People Do Not Even Know That…
The Congressional Hearings that MOST people DID NOT WATCH tell the whole story…
But I, Tim Bolen, watched them and I will explain what happened.
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
The Anti-Vaxxer movement is so strong, so powerful, and so large, in North America that not one thing, nor combination of things, the Big Pharma thunder-funded pro-vax machine does to counter them works any more.
The best example of that is Paul Offit MD. His sneering, condescending, arrogance in public, regarding vaccination issues has become a form of street theater – comic relief. People wait for the NEXT stupid thing he’s going to say, his NEXT claim to expertise in something he heard about just yesterday. He’s getting mocked openly everywhere he goes.
So, why, do you think, does Big Pharma keep sending him out? Because he is the best they’ve got.
Seriously – where’s Offit’s backup? Do you think, for even a minute, Big Pharma would send out into the public forum “Orac the Nipple Ripper” Detroit’s Cancer Breast Surgeon David Gorski?
Laugh even louder…
Gorski is like an overly-used wind-up toy. Set him off (and that is EASY to do) and he’ll write 16,751 spittle-words overnight on his blog “sort-of” on the subject. God help any woman scheduled for breast cancer surgery the following morning. I hope the hospital has a prohibition against the use of chain saws in the Operating Room.
Don’t laugh at that…
What would be funny, VERY funny, is if we could convince “Orac” to have “just one more” double-double cappuccino before he went up on a public stage in front of video cameras we had access to.
We’d have MONTHS of laughter on the internet forums…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
The really interesting thing about the world-wide “skeptic”operation is that they try, desperately, to justify horrific actions against those they HATE – actions unacceptable to normal people.
We saw all that happen in Australia with the attack on the Australian Vaccination network’s Meryl Dorey where they threatened her, trying to get her to stop talking about vaccine dangers, using a number of violent approaches including phone calls in the middle of the night to her children telling them they were about to die by fire.
Then, after we look carefully at what happened to Meryl, we are going to look at the attack on Dr Suzanne Humphries MD…
Lets look at that Australian “Skeptic” attack for a moment…
Are We Sick of The Threats, Lies and Misdirection?
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
The photo at the top of this article is indeed worth a thousand words, for it explains a lot about WHO, and WHAT, attacked “Vaxxed” producer Del BigTree.
Let’s explore that WHO, and WHAT. Yes, the attack was easily repulsed THIS TIME, and yes, there will be a reckoning. For it is time for a reckoning.
For as long as I can remember there has been a version of the current “Skeptic” organization operating in North America. Each time they appear, so to speak, they have been beaten, and shoved back into the septic tank with the lid closed tightly, right where they belong.
The earlier version of the current “Skeptic” organization was called the “Quackbusters.” They were led by Stephen Barrett of the infamous quackwatch.com scenario. It took a while to crush him and them, but, in fact, crush them we did – lawsuits, traps, media campaigns, you-name-it-we-did-it operations designed to rid the North American health care world of a cockroach infestation.
What is consistent in the “Skeptic” and the “Quackbuster” worlds is the “quality” of the people that run them.
In my earlier article on the attack I showed you another important photograph, reprinted just below. It shows some VERY important things about “skeptic leadership.” Let’s look at it again:
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
The North American Anti-Vaccination movement is huge – growing larger by the minute – and unstoppable.
But to Big Pharma that fact hasn’t sunk in just yet, and they still send their minions, like the “skeptics,” into the fray attempting to disrupt us. It is all working against them. Big Pharma is getting battered, and “the handwriting is on the wall…”
The Anti-Vaccination movement is everywhere. You can’t turn in any direction and not find our efforts, and effects. I could write ten pages of words right here, and still not even OUTLINE the number of anti-vax warrior groups out here working, right this minute.
One of the more obvious groups is the “Vaxxed” Team. They are virtually EVERYWHERE. And, their message is pervasive.
We also know that when we talk about “Medical Boards,” we’re really talking about the stalking horses for pharma. These are where the great battles are truly fought, among relatively small groups of people, having an enormous impact on the rest of us. The good things are killed in the dark, away from the prying eyes of the public.
From the work I did covering the Autism Omnibus Hearings, and my later work detailed in the book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, it’s clear that if the CDC whistle-blower, Dr. William Thompson had just a little more courage, or if Dr. Frank De Stefano or the head of the CDC at that time, Dr. Julie Gerberding were really interested in public health, we would be living in a completely different world with much more hope for our children.
That’s why the recent news that Dr. Mark Geier, one of the truly courageous people involved in the Autism Omnibus Hearing who was unfairly sidelined, had won a $2.5 million dollar suit against the Maryland Board of Physicians, is so deeply satisfying.
As reported in The Washington Post, ““But the regulators who stripped Geier’s credentials are now in the hot seat, ordered to each personally pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages by a judge who says the board abused its power in an attempt to humiliate the doctor and his family.” (“Regulators Who Targeted Anti-Vaccine Doctor May Pay Million for Humiliating Him,” By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post, February 3, 2018)
That’s really got to annoy the “skeptics,” or the pharma-mafia cheiftans like Dr. Paul Offit or Tony Faucci. They never liked lawyers to begin with, which is why people like them spear-headed the removal of lawyers from vaccine liability with the passage of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.
But justice is slowly finding its way back. Just ask all those sexually harassing Congressmen who are suddenly deciding not to run for re-election because they want to “spend more time with their families.” If you believe that explanation I’ve got a story to tell you about the Easter Bunny laying candy eggs.
How hard did the judge slap the Maryland Board of Physicians?
“But Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin sided with the Geiers, awarding them $2.5 million in damages. He called the order a significant breach of medical privacy and accused the board and its staff of failing to preserve emails related to the case and pleading ignorance about the order on the witness stand.”
“If their testimony were to be believed, which the court does not, it is the worst case of collective amnesia in the history of the Maryland government and on par with the collective memory failure on display at the Watergate hearings,” Rubin wrote in a December opinion.
“He ordered 14 board appointees, the board’s lead attorney and the lead investigator on the Geier case to pay half of the damages out of their own pockets, between $10,000 and $200,000 apiece, depending on their net worth.”
Or, Are The “Skeptics” Manipulating Easily Tricked FaceBook Algorithms and Staff?
It Is Time We Did Something…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Everyone I know is complaining about FaceBook. It simply is NOT the same FaceBook we all knew and loved. It is NOT friendly any more. It is like living next to a bad neighbor that always, and in every way, finds fault.
The Anti-Vaxxer Community is HUGE, and it is spread all across Social Media. It makes up a very large portion of FaceBook society. There are so many separate groups discussing details of the dangers of vaccines, and the policies therein, it is mind-boggling.
So, why, we have to ask, would FaceBook be so dumb as to mess with that situation? Good question. But, they do.
Or do they?
Is FaceBook, itself, being manipulated?
Very possibly. We do know, for instance, that Wikipedia’s Health Care offering is a total loss – that it is COMPLETELY controlled by the ten-million-dollar-per-year-in-funding “skeptic” bag-of-losers menagerie. So, why wouldn’t they make a try for control of FaceBook?
Confidential sources tell me that, in fact, the “skeptics” ARE in the process of attempting to control FaceBook – and their “Plan of Action,” manipulating the FaceBook algorithm,has been described to me. I am told that those same “skeptics” have acquired the services of two HIGH LEVEL FaceBook engineers to help them with their nefarious plans. I have been shown proof of that. Anti-Vaxxers are paying attention.
Manipulating the FaceBook algorithm…
Yes, we all know there is a “liberal bent” to those working in Social Media. We also know that liberals, as a unit, DO NOT believe in the US First Amendment. They believe that Free Speech ONLY applies to them, used in a setting that ONLY THEY approve of – and to them that First amendment NEVER applies to anyone that disagrees with them. Look at Berkeley – the so-called “Liberal Bastion of Free Speech.”
Project Veritas, recently, released a blockbuster video DOCUMENTING the bragging of Twitter employees detailing the exact mechanisms they use to block Conservative messaging on Twitter – also claiming that FaceBook and Google were far better at blocking those Conservatives.
You will find Social Media engineers at Twitter bragging about how they control online content. As Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe says of Twitter in the video…
“Its culture behind closed doors is one of blatant censorship, systematic bias, and political targeting. While many suspected this was the case, today we present the proof, out of their own Twitter mouths…”
This video clearly shows how “Insiders”at a Social Media can manipulate the system according to their own bias…
But, can “Outsiders” Manipulate the FaceBook algorithm?
There are training sessions on how to do exactly that…
It’s not the differences with your allies which should worry you, but the DESTRUCTION your common enemy has planned for everybody who is even remotely on your side.
With the establishment on Thursday of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights, Trump has laid the groundwork to smash every single vaccine mandate as well as turn BIG PHARMA into little pharma.
Don’t think this new division of Conscience and Religious Freedom at HHS is a big deal?
THINK AGAIN. It gives many different groups a BIG TENT under which to fight. I think it is time that Christians and Libertarians, and people of other religious faiths realize that we have a COMMON INTEREST in fighting against a FASCIST HEALTH ESTABLISHMENT.
Yes, we should protect Catholic nuns who don’t want to buy an insurance plan that provides for birth control. And we should protect nurses who don’t want to take part in abortions. And we should protect those who do not want vaccines with aborted human tissue injected into their children, Muslims and Orthodox Jews who do not want vaccines with pig products, vegans who do not want vaccines made with ANY animal products, or the conscientious parent who does their own research and comes to the conclusion that ALL VACCINES ARE A REALLY BAD IDEA.
Is it clear by this time I believe all of you are capable of coming to your own conclusions about vaccines? I have my own opinion and I am happy to share, but I will not impose my will upon any other person.
It is with a heavy heart I must challenge Bill Nye, “the Science Guy”once one of my idols, to a debate regarding his dangerous views on genetically modified foods (GMOs) and vaccines. I fear Nye has trespassed against the gods of science and the souls of Aristotle, Galileo, and Darwin cry out from their graves for me to rescue him from his error.
This is what I have on the wall of my science classroom:
Science means I will be faithful to the cause of free inquiry, and will accept truth where I find it, no matter how relentlessly it may tear out the roots of prejudice and superstition. I will not be blinded by the new or spectacular, condemning the old and tried, simply because it is old and tried. I will not distort or weigh evidence to support a favored theory, suspending judgment for more nearly adequate evidence. This I pledge as an ideal of Science.
Now when I look at Nye’s views on GMOs it seems as if he simply gets overwhelmed with the new and spectacular, rather than thinking through the wisdom of the effort.
In explaining why he changed his view on GMOs, here’s an example of his thinking from a July 13, 2015 Business Insider article. “He explained that what changed his mind was a fateful visit to the lab [a Monsanto lab] where scientists do the actual gene modification. There, he watched them scan the entire genetic sequence of the crops they wanted to modify. The process he saw, was startlingly precise, far more than it had been 20 years ago.”
The process may be precise, Bill, but you still have no idea what effect it will have on living organisms.
I draw your attention to research published in the journal, Environmental Science Europe in 2014 on genetically modified corn and the pesticide Round-Up, on toxicity in rats. This research was viciously attacked by Monsanto, especially since it represented a financial risk to their company’s efforts.
“Biochemical analyses confirmed very significant chronic kidney deficiencies, for all treatments and both sexes; 76% of the altered parameters were kidney-related. In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5 to 5.5 times higher. Marked and severe neuropathies were also generally 1.3 to 2.3 times greater. In females, all treatment groups showed a two-to-threefold increase in mortality and deaths were earlier. This difference was also evident in three male groups fed with GM maize.”
The takeaway is that feeding rats genetically modified corn, which is then treated with the pesticide Round-Up, is causing kidney problems, liver issues, neuropathies (nerve death), and decreased life span. Yes, it’s cool that you can splice genes into organisms that could not have done so before, but maybe there’s a reason nature doesn’t do it on her own.
And maybe this is just from my legal training, Bill, but maybe you shouldn’t be so trusting of research which is funded by the people trying to sell you the product?
I also struggle with Nye’s flawed reasoning when it comes to vaccines. I found an article entitled “5 Things Bill Nye Has to Say to Anti-Vaxxers,” from The Record, May 8, 2017.
On Friday, October 13, 2017, I sat in a movie theater in San Francisco and watched Miranda Bailey’s remarkable new documentary about Dr. Andrew Wakefield, entitled, “The Pathological Optimist.”
I viewed the film with a conflicting mix of emotions…
As an advocate on the vaccine issue for the past fifteen years it has become clear to me that the powers that be do not want this subject to be debated by the public, even if that simply means twelve average citizens sitting in a jury box.
The global vaccine market is projected to reach near fifty billion dollars a year by 2022 and there is NO meaningful oversight. The game is going too well for the pharmaceutical industry and their supporters for any real questions to be asked.
They have paid off our politicians, bribed the media, neutered our legal system, and through some kind of dark magic have kept the public at large from asking the very simple question of why we have the sickest generation of kids in history.
In short, I consider any attempt to use the legal system for justice on this issue to be a fool’s errand. And yet at the same time I want to believe that some attempt at getting the truth through our legal system will eventually succeed.
As I watched Dr. Wakefield try time and time again to get his case heard…
First when his co-author, Dr. John Walker-Smith (with whom he was convicted) was exonerated, and second, in a defamation action against the British Medical Journal and hack writer, Brian Deer, I knew well in advance what the final disappointing result would be.
The case in front of the British Medical Council was impossible to bring because Wakefield’s legal insurance would not pay for the cost of the appeal, even though they had done so for Dr. John Walker-Smith.
The defamation case was dismissed on the grounds that the state of Texas did not have jurisdiction. That mean not a single piece of evidence was ever heard in either of the cases. Why am I not surprised?
However, like Andrew Wakefield, I am also a pathological optimist. I know that someday in the future this battle will be a distant memory, and I will be one of those old men who tell the young stories of those who fought and triumphed. The war for the future of humanity will be won.
I am the world’s #1 anti-vaxxer. Seriously, I deserve the title. Who else has come up with an idea for a FIVE YEAR MORATORIUM ON CHILDHOOD VACCINES as well as a plan for the COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF PHARMA CONTROL OF MEDIA?
Who else has been as relentless in promoting the idea that one of the MAIN REASONS FOR THE FAILURE of our movement, has been the HIGH PROFILE PARENTS OF VACCINE-INJURED CHILDREN who REMAIN SILENT?
I will NOT be quiet…
I know that makes some people angry, but I want our community to ROAR LIKE LIONS, rather than COWER LIKE MICE. It’s just the future of the human race at stake.
It’s also your eternal soul you have to worry about when you die one day and face God and He asks what YOU DID TO STOP THE SLAUGHTER AND MAIMING OF THE INNOCENTS.
Who else has been as diligent in documenting the corruption of the very soul of science as shown in my books, PLAGUE and INOCULATED? If you have any question about why our species is barreling toward extinction, then you need to read these books.
Oskar Schindler saved about 1,200 Jews from the Nazis in World War II and Steven Spielberg made an Academy Award winning film about him.
My ambitions are much greater.
My five year moratorium on childhood vaccines (especially with the changes I’ve suggested to be implemented in those five years) mean that CONSERVATIVELY I WILL BE SAVING 250,000 CHILDREN FROM AUTISM AND 15,000 BABIES FROM SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME.
I really do have to stress that this is a CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE. The true effects are likely to be MUCH GREATER.
When you look at the numbers for the numbers of children diagnosed with autism you get a lot of variation in the numbers. 50,000 a year is a conservative estimate. It’s likely to be much higher.
That’s not counting all the kids with ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and all of the other associated learning problems I believe should be laid at the feet of vaccines.
It’s estimated that the cost of raising a child with autism is about three million dollars, a good deal of it paid for by the government, insurance, or borne by the families. Let’s look at just the lost opportunity costs. 250,000 kids and each one costing $3,000,000, that’s a savings of $750 BILLION DOLLARS.
“Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is said to be deep in discussions to lead the sprawling agency, according to sources who requested anonymity to discuss confidential details. They stressed the negotiations were not finalized and that several administrative hurdles remained before an official announcement is made.
Fitzgerald would succeed Dr. Anne Schuchat, who became the CDC’s acting director in January 2017 after Dr. Tom Frieden resigned. The role is one of the most prominent in public health and in metro Atlanta: The CDC has thousands of employees and several campuses across the city.
Trained as an obstetrician-gynecologist, Fitzgerald has served as the commissioner of Georgia’s public health department since her 2011 appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal and oversees a range of health programs, including the state’s emergency medical response and infectious disease and immunization initiatives.
Fitzgerald did not respond to requests for comment.
Big Pharma’s“Skeptic”zealots fell all over themselves in glee, screaming across the internet how pro-vaccine Fitzgerald is/was…
Yup, on the Georgia Health Department website it sure appears that way.
But, as usual, the “skeptics” didn’t do their homework…
“Throughout their professional relationship, Lipkin made clear that he expected Plaintiff to be his largely-silent and always subservient partner, forced to work almost exclusively on his projects and to give him undue credit for her own work, to the detriment of her own professional growth, stature in their shared field, and productivity.”
That’s why my approach was always to ask questions, listen to the answers, and act as if I totally got what they were saying. You’ve probably seen the same act on pretty much every cop show.
But what I was REALLY doing was seeing how they answered the questions.
You see, among lawyers, the LOGICAL presumption is that if you catch them lying about ONE THING, you’re probably going to catch them LYING about a LOT of other things.
If you catch them acting ABNORMAL OR CORRUPTLY in one circumstance, you have a window into how they’re likely to act in similar circumstances.
On the night of September 19, 2013 I spent time with Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at a small cocktail party in Manhattan.
I knew who they were and they knew who I was. I had HOPED that there was the possibility of making movement in answering important questions about chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and autism.
In light of Mady Hornig’s lawsuit against Ian Lipkin and Columbia University, it is interesting to review my visit with the two of them.
I have ALWAYS believed that if my enemies want to end this war, I will be happy to go the extra mile for peace and truth. Some of my fellow autism activists thought it was a fool’s errand. But I always like to get an up-close look at my enemy. Sometimes I will discover I have misjudged them. Other times I will realize that there is no way we can be allies and that there is only ONE Way all of this will end.
I give you the account of my night with Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig as detailed in my book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism.
“I must confess that I was nervous as I dressed in my New York hotel room for what was billed as a “Cocktail Reception to Celebrate the Work of The Center for Infection and Immunity Featuring W, Ian Lipkin, M.D., Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health – Hosted by Emanuel Stern at the SoHo Grand Hotel, 310 West Broadway, New York City.” I couldn’t help but feel like some barbarian tribal leader, summoned by Caesar to Rome for an audience. I dressed in black and when I looked at myself in the mirror thought I looked a little like Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi, surrendering myself to Darth Vader to be taken to the Death Star. I mean, isn’t that what heroes are supposed to do? Venture into the very lair of the enemy? Luke at the Death Star? Frodo and Sam at Mount Doom?
I took a cab to the SoHo Grand Hotel, entered the lobby, got directions to where the event was being held, and made my way to the location. I opened the doors, expecting to see some grand ballroom, but instead saw a cramped little space with six to seven tables, a buffet and drink table set up at the back with folders on the work of the center, along with some cute little blue plastic circular hand sanitizers emblazoned with the crest of the Center for Infection and Immunity as well as a line drawing of a microscope, and a podium with microphone at the front for the speakers. There were maybe thirty people in the room. I’d seen bigger crowds at a PTA meeting. “This is the grand citadel of science?” I thought to myself.
Looking around the room I quickly identified Mady Hornig. She is an attractive woman, with a lean, angular face, surrounded by ringlets of dark hair. I made my way over to her and introduced myself.
She smiled broadly, cocked her head a little to the side, and extended a hand. “Kent! It’s so nice to finally meet you!”
“Really?” I asked, with a laugh. “It’s nice to meet me?”
“Yes. Why not?”
“Well, I’ve written articles which have criticized some of your research.”
“Were they mean? Or rude?”
“I don’t think so. I didn’t make it personal.”
“Then we don’t have a problem.”
“Okay, Mady, I’ve got a question I wanted to ask you for years.”
I paused for a moment and she gave me a look which seemed to say, “Proceed.”
“I consider your article, ‘The Neurotoxic Effects of Thimerosal are Mouse Strain Dependent’ to be one of the most important papers in autism. But you published that in 2004 and now it’s 2013. Why no other papers?”
She rolled her eyes and said, “You don’t know?”
She proceeded to tell me that after the publication of her paper, a blogger named Autism Diva had published many articles criticizing her work, referring to it as the “Rain Mouse” experiments[i] and it had caused her a great deal of difficulty with the Columbia administration. “I felt like I was under probation for like five years after that paper came out.”
“Did this Autism Diva person have any academic credentials that would make the administration sit up and take notice?” I asked.