Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sorry if I bother some people,,, well, not THAT sorry *smirk*
I've just been in a pissy mood lately because I'm still stuck in Nebraska and Fremont schools are not good, they've put Russ in a mentally handicapped class/program 'cause he won't sit still. On Friday they put him in a "time out room" which looks like solitary confiment in jail. Really mad at that.What are they preparing him for anyway. He just doesn't like to sit in one place all day, like me.
Nothing wrong with that. This bothers me 'cause he's smarter than the teachers at some things, he picks up real-life things REAL quick.
Seeya for now.
Wolfdancer n Mudpuppy
November 16, 2007
An old proverb recently came to mind, causing me Google the phrase, “give a man a fish.” It’s a Chinese proverb, but it is not a Communist Chinese proverb:
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
The reason I’m so sure it’s not a Communist Chinese proverb is that one of the major tenets of a socialist/communist society is to strongly discourage independent thinking and self-sufficiency. Schools in Communist China are not designed to produce well-educated, independent-thinking and self-reliant citizens. Guess what? America’s public schools aren’t designed for that purpose either.
About 150 years ago, nearly 80% of Americans were self-employed. Today that figure is about 10%. About 150 years ago, over 85% of Americans were educated at home or in one-room, church-affiliated, community schoolhouses, and America’s literacy rate was over 95%. Today, 85% of American children are “schooled” [as opposed to educated] in public schools, and barely 60% of Americans can be called literate. Do you see a pattern here?
Go back to give a man a fish and think about it. If you give a hungry man a fish but don’t teach him how to catch a fish, he’ll be hungry tomorrow and probably come back to the source of free fish. Make him dependent on you as the source for free meals, and he’ll be indebted – enslaved – to you. It sounds simple, but it’s more complicated than that.
The devils who are giving away allegorical fish but discouraging/preventing most Americans from learning to fish are the ones I referred to as Principals of Newspeak in a previous article, The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Education. Some folks thought this English teacher was using the wrong homonym, so I thought I’d better explain why I deliberately used a play on words to describe the principal malefactors who’ve been using George Orwell’s Principles of Newspeak to dumb down and control Americans. If you’d like a scholarly explanation, read Dean Gotcher’s paper, The Dialectic and Praxis: Diaprax and the End of the Ages. My less-than-scholarly explanation follows:
- Academia. Our knowledge is the sum of our experiences, which includes our experiences in the classroom [book knowledge] and life itself. If academia can limit our experiences, they can limit our knowledge. Public schools were thus designed to control academic [and biblical] knowledge. I don’t have space for a thorough history here, so I’ll refer you to the best source on the history of public education, former New York public school Teacher of the Year, John Taylor Gatto’s The Underground History of American Education. If you must, cut to the chase and go to Chapter Eight’s subchapter, entitled “German Mind Science.” From kindergarten to grad school, American academia doesn’t even try to educate a generation of free-thinking, independent Americans. That’s why our colleges have become cesspools of liberal ideology and anti-Christian, anti-American nutcases.
- Big Business. Americans used to educate their children with middle class work ethics and moral values, a tradition that continued, at least at first, when compulsory public schooling began. Teachers then were primarily from middle class, Christian families. But the very, very rich [i.e., Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, Peabody, Ford, Vanderbilt and others] felt threatened by the growing middle class. Carnegie and Rockefeller were so concerned, they bought control of local schools from their perspective states. Schools were “purchased” via land grant incentives and money for textbooks [dumbed down textbooks] and teacher colleges, etc. Eventually, their control of schools was passed on to the federal government, which they also owned. Again, I refer you to John Gatto’s book, Charlotte Iserbyt’s the deliberate dumbing down of america, David Kupelian’s The Marketing of Evil or David Rivera’s paper, Final Warning: A History of the New World Order. If you think it’s not all about money, your independent thinking skills have been seriously hampered. See Academia.
- Entertainment Industry. Americans used to read profusely – newspapers, novels, and especially the Bible. Reading, family meals and worship services were our primary entertainment. Not anymore. A whole industry has evolved to stop us from musing by amusing us. Like our schools, they feed our emotions and starve our minds.o We get their selective “headline” news from an electronic box. For many Americans, sports are the very center of their lives, but they’re not playing a sport and thereby getting the benefit of physical exercise. Even hunting and fishing have become spectator sports! [Every Saturday I watch some vegan throw back perfectly good fish.]
o Although very few people waste their money on them, movies about sodomite cowboys get rave reviews and awards. Television gets better results. Most TV programming consists of vulgar sit-coms, unrealistic reality shows and dumb detective dramas – nothing for the mind.
o Comedy is especially effective in promoting the homosexual agenda. Gay and lesbian actors and talk show hosts have hours of air time to brainwash Americans into accepting their perverted lifestyle because Bible-ignorant Americans no longer know that the God their parents believed in and obeyed considers homosexuality an abomination. With the same rhetorical skills I talked about in a previous article, It’s Just an Act, entertainers manipulate the masses into seeing the world their way, even to the point of convincing them to give up politically incorrect albeit constitutional rights.
- Government Courts & Bureaucracies. Supreme Court decisions in 1962, 1963 and 1980 didn’t take god [lower case] out of public schools. Religion – Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and especially Humanism – are still quite welcome. It’s Christ and Christianity they don’t want. For over 60 years, our courts have been stacked with anti-Christian liberals and neo-con internationalists who disregard the Constitution and legislate from the bench. These un-elected tyrants are re-writing the Constitution and will soon outlaw the Bible, but history-ignorant Americans don’t realize it. Rights never granted to the federal government have been stolen from the states and citizens [i.e., freedom of religion, freedom of speech, private gun ownership, education, etc.], and rights never mentioned in the Constitution have become law [i.e., right to commit murder in a doctor’s office or sodomy in public]. To enforce these judicial laws, a myriad of bureaucracies were created [i.e., AFT, CDC, EPA, CPSC, FDA, FEMA, IRS, OSHA, VA, Homeland Security, Department of Education, etc.]. To understand how the courts and bureaucracies work hand-in-hand to control us, I suggest an article by Virginia Birt Baker called Public Schools, Home Schools, and Private Schools. Without a third political party that’s totally dedicated to restoring our Constitutional [hint, hint] Republic, it really doesn’t matter who holds the most seats in Congress or who lives in the White House. This country is ruled by the unelected.
- News Media. It’s the news media that explains to the ignorant masses what is is. They decide what is newsworthy and what is not, covering only those stories that support their pro-abortion, homomaniac agenda and ignoring those stories that might hurt their cause or reveal the debauchery of their comrades (i.e., gay pride parades in which nude men and women openly perform perverted sex acts in public or chant “we want your children” as they pound on the doors of a church). Whether it’s a TV or radio news network, newspaper or magazine, the news media as a whole has the notorious reputation of pre-selecting, pasteurizing and propagating their own warped version of the truth, thus fulfilling the role of George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth.
- Religious [as opposed to Christian] Organizations, Balaamites & Mega-Churches. Go back to the fish proverb and instead of fish, think in terms of bread. The Israelites were made to wander in the desert for 40 years. God fed them bread from heaven or manna, enough food for a day. He was teaching them to depend solely on Him for food but not just food, for as He told them in Deut. 8:3, “…man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord…” Please note that modern bibles, all based on 4th century manuscripts from Gnostic headquarters, Alexandria, Egypt, record Jesus, the Bread of Life, quoting only half this verse in Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4. Why? Someone doesn’t want you to understand the full meaning of the verse. We should depend on God and God alone. Big Brother now tells us to depend on him, that he’ll take care of us from the cradle to the grave. With an almost religious fervor, we’re told to show our unquestioned patriotism to Big Brother. This fervor is not only supported by the liberal mega-churches and pseudo-Christian organizations [i.e., NCC, WCC] but by many evangelical and fundamentalist churches. Like that Old Testament prophet for profit, church leaders are selling us out to the god [lower case] of this world. Each year seminaries turn out thousands of Balaamite preachers who know more theology than Bible and teach [not preach] feel-good messages that invite all [except Bible-believers] to join their universal church. Are you a member? Please review Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s recent articles, American Pastors: Preachers of Truth or Promoters of Tyranny or The Church in Apostasy, or get a copy of any of the following books: The Late Great Evangelical Church, The Coming Destruction of the Baptist People, One Book Stands Alone, Things That Are Different Are Not The Same and New Age Bible Versions.
- Subversive Organizations. These are the demons who support the devils above, sometimes overtly but usually subversively. Here are just a few:o ACLU. The anti-Christian liberals union exists for the sole purpose of legally opposing your freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof.
o CFR. The council on foreign relations was organized by international elitists who created the UN with the sole purpose of subverting U.S. sovereignty with treaties beneficial to socialist/communist and third world countries.
o NEA/AFT. The teachers’ unions have one purpose – maintain control of public schools and the minds of your children. Education is not part of their agenda.
o PP. This group’s planned infanticide ensures the abortion industry suffers no financial losses by claiming the earth, which is capable of sustaining a human population of over 50 billion, cannot sustain its current population of six billion.
Notice I haven’t used the word conspiracy in this article. These principals don’t have to conspire with each other. They all work for the same superintendent, whom the Bible calls by many names. I call him Big Brother.
Maybe as writer/activist Barbara Peterson suggests, it’s time we took lessons from that old fisherman, Henry David Thoreau. If only Americans would stand up for what we say we believe as Thoreau did in 1849. I heard a story of how he was jailed once for protesting the institution of slavery [like the institutions abortion and public schools]. A friend visited him at the jailhouse window and asked him what he was doing “in there.” Henry’s reply was, “On the contrary, what are you doing out there?”
If you’re content receiving free fish, please stay outside. But if you prefer freedom, and you’re really opposed to slavery, join the fray.
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R.C. Murray is a disabled veteran and former public school teacher. He left a good job as a technical writer for a satellite manufacturer in order to teach high school English, only to immediately be told he could not expect, much less require his students to read their literature assignments. After four years of fighting The System and having a stroke then a mini-stroke, he decided he was safer in the airborne infantry and returned to being a technical writer for a military contractor.
He has also dedicated the rest of his life to exhorting parents about what’s really going on in their local public school, the one they think is a good school. R.C. Murray is the author of two books, Golden Knights: History of the U.S. Army Parachute Team and most recently, Legally STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn’t have to read.
By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
November 19, 2007
On November 14, 2007 the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate voted for HR 1429, Head Start reauthorization. In the House version, there was a good parental consent provision. However, when the final conference report was adopted, it was the Senate version that was included. Unfortunately, this version only requires written parental consent "before administration of any non-emergency intrusive physical examination of a child...." Obviously, this is a green light for any non-emergency intrusive "mental" examination of a child. Parents across this nation should be alarmed about this action by Congress. Regrettably, President Bush is expected to sign this legislation which deliberately omits parental consent for mental health screening of young children.
In previous parts of this series, I have mentioned how fluoride in our water affects mental health. Research by Prof. Roger Masters of Dartmouth University has shown a relationship between silicofluorides in water supplies and a higher rate of crime and violent behavior. This is because silicofluorides increase the uptake and absorption of lead from the environment, and lead alters brain chemistry causing loss of self-control. Hydrofluorosalicic acid (which, unlike sodium fluoride, has never been tested for health safety in water supplies) is used in 90% of our government-supplied drinking water. Eliminating this (because the benefit of fluoride is only topical anyway) would reduce crime and violence in the U.S., saving our health and a tremendous amount of money, too.
Also in previous parts of this series, I have related that mercury in vaccines has adversely affected people's mental health. This isn't hard to understand, as mercury is a neurotoxin. In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Public Health Service actually requested that all mercury-containing thimerosal be removed from vaccines. Despite this, on September 26, 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected a petition to add new restrictions to thimerosal, even though there's a growing body of evidence suggesting a connection between mercury and autism. In fact, if you listed the symptoms for mercury poisoning and autism, they are strikingly similar. Today, most doses of flu vaccine still contain thimerosal.
Today, 1 in 166 children have been diagnosed as having autism compared to 1 in 10,000 just a few decades ago. Actually, one shouldn't be surprised, because young children today receive multiple shots at the same time, so that the total level of mercury they receive is greater than public health officials just a few years ago said was safe !
Not only is the increase in autism alarming, but according to Dr. Mark Geier and David Geier, in 6 people develop neurological disorders today. Just this past June 26, a survey commissioned by Generation Rescue compared vaccinated and unvaccinated children in 9 counties in Oregon and California. Among more than 9000 boys age 4-17, the survey found vaccinated boys 155% more likely to have neurological disorders compared to those not vaccinated. Vaccinated boys were also 224% more likely to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and the vaccinated boys were 61% more likely to have autism.
To obtain a copy of the Geiers' DVD on the subject, call 863-420-6373. Near the first of the DVD, a revealing investigative report by Steve Wilson of Detroit's Channel 7 is presented. He even includes reference to doctors at a private meeting saying they wouldn't want their children receiving vaccines with thimerosal, but they were not going to tell this to the public.
Jack Doubleday, director of Natural Woman, Natural Man, Inc., as of August 1 began offering $90,000 (with a $5000 increase per month) to any medical doctor or pharmaceutical CEO who will drink a mixture (body-weight calibrated dose) of standard vaccine additives. The mixture would include thimerosal, ethylene glycol (antifreeze), phenol (a disinfectant dye), aluminum, formaldehyde (a preservative and disinfectant dye), etc.
In previous parts of this series, I also have referred to problems with Columbia University's TeenScreen mental health survey, including its high number of "false positives" generated. Early this year, National Public Radio aired a report about a TeenScreen project carried out by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) which determined almost 50% of those surveyed were deemed to require psychiatric "interventions" of some kind. NAMI receives millions of dollars from drug companies.
Growing numbers of youth are being diagnosed as having mental health problems and in need of psychotropic drugs or antidepressants. A January 2006 Brandeis University study found that psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens increased 250% from 1994 to 2001.
Likewise, many pregnant women increasingly are being diagnosed as needing antidepressants. From 1999 to 2003, antidepressant use during pregnancy increased from 5.7% to 13.4%. The media has reported that antidepressants are perfectly safe, despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conducted a study that found the risk of several severe birth defects doubled or nearly tripled among babies whose mothers took SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants during the first trimester of pregnancy.
In terms of education, after babies are born, increasing numbers of children are being placed in daycare learning environments. However, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) has followed the development of 1300 children since 1991, and its recent study results concluded that the longer above 10 hours a week a child spent in group care, the more likely it is that teachers report behavioral problems once the youngsters start school.
And once the children start school, in many places they begin K-12 "comprehensive sex education" with obvious results. Even FAMILY PLANNING PERSPECTIVES, which is affiliated with Planned Parenthood, in its July/August 1986 issue acknowledged in research by Marsiglio and Mott that there is an association between taking sex education and starting intercourse at ages 15 and 16. Why have public schools done this? It's to further "The Sexual Revolution," which also is the title of a book by Wilhelm Reich (1929 original title SEXUALITY IN THE CULTURE WAR). Reich was a disciple of the insane Otto Gross, who believed the family and religion must be destroyed.
Expressing an attitude similar to Reich's, John Dewey ("The Father of Progressive Education"), in THE NEW REPUBLIC (December 5, 1928) had written in glowing terms how the Bolsheviks were undermining the church and family. The idea was to promote sex (fornication) to undermine Biblical moral absolutes which, in turn, would undermine the authority of the church and parents. John Dewey (who would be named honorary president by the National Education Association in 1932), in the same year as Reich's book first appeared, authored INDIVIDUALISM, OLD AND NEW (1929), in which he declared: "We are in for some kind of Socialism."
And regarding social control, if Sen. Hillary Clinton is elected president, we are sure to see "HillaryCare" socialized medicine tried again. Of course, with government controlling our medical care, this will be an easy way to monitor us. On August 14, 2007, GOVERNMENT HEALTH IT reported that "The CIA-backed venture capital firm In-Q-Tel is investing money in a company that sells software used for managing electronic health records." The software creates a "master patient index" that could be used by the CIA. This would be instead of assigning a unique health identifier to everyone, because most Americans would be alarmed about that and object to it.
Another means of tracking people is the implantation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in them. A little over a year ago, VeriChip approached the U.S. Government and recommended implanting RFID chips in military personnel. Concerning nonmilitary citizens, tracking of people's purchases is being promoted simply as "convenient." NEWSWEEK on July 17, 2006 published "Shopping: Give Them a Hand," which reported that 2.5 million subscribers have signed up to use "Pay By Touch" biometric technology available in grocery stores in 44 states. Stacey Minton, a "Coast to Coast" shopper refused to sign up, saying "We'll all have bar codes on the back of our necks in 10 years." But Pay By Touch spokeswoman Shannon Riordan forecast that "convenience wins in the end."
The American people have been so conditioned that they will allow government to do almost anything to them without protest, even eliminating Constitutional rights. In Judge Andrew Napolitano's A NATION OF SHEEP (October 30, 2007), he explains how the Bush administration with Congress' acquiescence now allows FBI agents to write their own search warrants without judicial approval. Judge Napolitano reminds us that one reason for the American Revolution was that British troops were here writing their own search warrants. He also reminds us that the Patriot Act now says it's a felony to tell anyone, even one's spouse or lawyer, if you have received one of these FBI-written search warrants. Judge Napolitano says this is worse than the Soviet Union where, if the KGB broke down your door at night, you could at least legally challenge what they did! Yet, the American people blithely and addictively continue watching inane sitcoms and soap operas filled with sinful/immoral behavior, while our Constitutional rights are being trashed.
This is how the power elite gradually conditions the people to accept its monitoring and eventual control of them. We must pray to God for His guidance and help in resisting and thwarting their devious machinations before it's too late.
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Dennis Laurence Cuddy, historian and political analyst, received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (major in American History, minor in political science). Dr. Cuddy has taught at the university level, has been a political and economic risk analyst for an international consulting firm, and has been a Senior Associate with the U.S. Department of Education.
Cuddy has also testified before members of Congress on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Cuddy has authored or edited twenty books and booklets, and has written hundreds of articles appearing in newspapers around the nation, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows in various parts of the country, such as ABC Radio in New York City, and he has also been a guest on the national television programs USA Today and CBS's Nightwatch.
By Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
November 19, 2007
Parents in the United States may be handcuffed and marched into the slammer if they don't have their kids vaccinated at their local schools -- at least that's how officials in Maryland are dealing with noncompliance.
A new law that took effect last year requires students in the fifth through 10th grade to be vaccinated against Chicken Pox and Hepatitis B. Parents of students who refuse to show up or fail to comply with this latest mandate are threatened with fines up to $50 per day and 10 days in the county jail.
In October 2007, close to 2,600 students in Prince George's County, Maryland, and an additional 900 students in Baltimore, were prevented from attending school because they had not received immunizations required by Maryland's health department.
"Students are being kept out of school because they are lacking the immunizations they need to help keep them healthy so they won't miss school and get behind academically due to preventable illnesses," complains Lois Capps, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses.
However, many parents and education policy wonks see Maryland's response to the immunization problem extreme and an infringement on parents' rights to make decisions about the upbringing of their children, including making healthcare decisions for minors under their care.
As a result of strict enforcement of the immunization regulations, some students have missed as much as a month and a half of school because they haven't gotten the required vaccinations for Chickenpox and Hepatitis B.
Maryland's education hierarchy has decided to get tough and take those parents it labels "negligent" to court. "Free clinics, free shots, door-to-door visits, and countless letters. Still more than 2,300 Prince George's county students don't have their required immunizations," claims one proponent of forced immunization.
On Saturday, more than 1600 students and their parents have been ordered to appear in circuit court for the children to be immunized. Healthcare staff will be on hand to provide the vaccinations to the students with their parents present.
"This is yet another example of government bureaucrats infringing on the rights of American parents," said conservative strategist Mike Baker.
"The parents' right to choose what vaccinations their children have or don't have, not some bureaucrat in a state's capital," said Baker.
The first mandates were put in place in early 1900s, after the Supreme Court ruled, through Jacobson vs. Massachusetts, that the states have the right to make vaccinations a requirement for school attendance. States also have the right to use police power to enforce for health reasons if the State deemed it necessary.
Most school requirements were passed in the 1960s-1970s as part of a national effort to eliminate measles. The force behind the enactment of vaccine requirements was the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation, a Washington DC-based charity concerned with mental retardation. The president of the Foundation was Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy and its executive vice president was Eunice Kennedy Shriver. In January, 1968, the Kennedy Foundation sent letters, signed by Mrs. Shriver, to governors in numerous states, encouraging them to enact laws requiring measles vaccination prior to entering school. Interestingly, a Kennedy Foundation consultant, Dr. James Bowes, also worked for Pitman-Moore, the first manufacturer of the measles vaccine. In 1968, most states had marginally enforced school requirements. But with the push of the Kennedy's , requirements were in place and enforced in all 50 states by 1981. That translates into giving 56 doses of 16 different vaccines by the time children are 10 years of age. (REFERENCE: "State of Immunity: The Politics of Vaccination in the 20th Century," by James Colgrove. pg 176-7.)
Pre-teens and teens need several additional vaccines to be protected from potential disease. Then during the next 20 years, the number of recommended vaccines could triple. Yet, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control found that only 60.1 percent of 13 - 17 year olds are up to date on the Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis vaccinations.
Many concerned parents feel that judges, school officials and the health department administrators are nothing more than agents for big pharmaceutical companies.
School administrators, judges and healthcare officials feel they are protecting the children with mandatory vaccinations but Lorraine Tillman, a mother of two believes "if the school and county health officials are really concerned for the child's well being, why are they giving birth control pills to girls as young as 11, which encourages more promiscuity that leads to abortion not to mention hundreds of sexually transmitted diseases. Sex outside the institution of marriage, that leads to abortion and creates unwanted children is a lot more dangerous than not having a vaccination," said Tillman.
As these Maryland students prepare to return to school, their parents made sure they were equipped with all the school supplies -- books, backpacks, pens and paper -- needed for a successful school year. Their parents probably shopped for these essentials at stores over the weekend or at night.
"Unfortunately they didn't have the same flexibility and convenience with getting their children immunized as they did with getting their back-to-school supplies because vaccinations aren't always available during the convenient night-time back-to-school shopping sales," said Jane Martin, school teacher from a township in northern New Jersey.
"They [the administrators] have us teaching sex education, handing out condoms, contraceptives for girls as young as 11 without parental consent, providing a lunch program, and other non-education activities. Now we're supposed to provide healthcare treatment in our schools," complains Martin, who holds two Masters degrees in Education.
Martin and other teachers believe forced vaccinations are a prime example of government intrusion in the lives of American families, but they fear voicing their reservations would result in loss of their jobs.
"The push for vaccinations is completely out of control. Mandates and requirements are passed by uninformed and under-educated State legislators who are sold a bill of goods by smiling pharmaceutical lobbyists pedaling their poisons," warned respected physician and lecturer Dr. Sherri Tenpenny during a telephone interview with NewsWithViews.com.
"Parents do not have an opportunity to vote on the necessity of mandates; they are shoved down their throats. They pay taxes to get their children into schools. Then they are required to inject their children with substances that could maim or kill them in order to be in compliance," she warned.
Dr. Tenpenny believes the vaccines that are being required in Prince George's County -- chickenpox, a totally benign disease and hepatitis B, a disease of drug-using homosexual adults -- are not necessary for the health of these children.
"Do parents know what is in these vaccines? The chickenpox vaccine is made from aborted fetal cells and contains sucrose, hydrolyzed gelatin, salt, MSG (0.5 mg), sodium phosphate dibasic, potassium phosphate monobasic, potassium chloride, trace EDTA, neomycin and serum from cows. The hepatitis B vaccines contains aluminum and yeast," she added.
During her interview with NewsWithView.com, Dr. Tenpenny said she believes that the parents of these children need to band together and revolt.
"Protest, march in the street, pay the fine and spend the time in jail on principle alone. When will this stop? When will we wake up and JUST SAY NO to mandatory injections?" she rhetorically asked.
"Those shots that are forced on the children contain addatives and preservatives that could have harmful side effects. Who's going to pay for the doctor visits, hospital stays, or years of pain and suffering that those shots could cause? Not the schools, the judges, the county health officials, nor the vaccine manufacturers, because they are all immune from prosecution. The truth is, the parents and the effected child will, that's who," said Lorraine Tillman, a mother with two children.
NewsWithViews.com attempted to interview the Prince George's County Executive, Jack B. Johnson. We provided him with Dr. Tenpenny's allegations and comments, but Mr. Johnson did not respond to NWV's questions.
Some parents are wondering if the name "Prince George's County" is still owned by the British crown and the children are their subjects, and the judges are the crown's enforcers.
When certain officials were asked who's going to foot the bill for any side effects, they would not comment on record. But off the record, on the assurance they would remain anonymous, officials admitted that parents are paying the price. What the officials fail to tell parents is that they can opt-out for several reasons. One being on religious grounds.
Frustrated with the system, parents are removing their children from the public schools in record numbers around the country and home schooling them, rather than taking chances of endangering their children.
To voice your opinion contact Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson at (301) 952-4131 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1, Mental Health, Education and Social Control, Part 36
2, Prediction Now a Reality: Moms and Dads Banned in California Schools
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
By Jon Christian Ryter
November 14, 2007
China, which is feeling the sharp bite of product recalls from US vendors, is striking back at the merchant princes of America in the manner they warned the US State and Treasury Departments they might in October. They are once again threatening to dump the dollar. As they signaled their intent to follow through on what they call their "nuclear option" a week ago, the dollar plummeted like a stone swan with an anchor around its neck. And gold rose like an eagle soaring on an upward draft. Gold hit $830.70 with the news on Nov. 7, and hit $837.40 on Wednesday. Once again, the bellwether works.
In October, when one product recall after another was announced by America's premiere toy giants, and Congress began talking tough about new laws that will force foreign manufacturers to meet US product standards before their goods can enter this country, two Chinese officials warned the United States that if America attempts to force its costly manufacturing standards on China that the People's Republic of China would be forced to exercise what they called their "nuclear option"—dumping its $1.33 trillion in foreign reserves and collapsing the dollar.
When he first voiced the threat in October, Xia Bin at the cabinet level Development Research Center in Beijing said that China's foreign reserves would be used as a bargaining chip to exercise leverage over the Bush Administration and the Fed bankers who need a stable dollar to complete their globalist aspirations of creating a seamlessly consolidated world economy. After leveling the threat, Xia added, "Of course, China doesn't want any undesirable phenomenon in the global financial order."
He Fan, a Party official in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences reiterated that Beijing had the power to collapse the US dollar if it wanted to. "China has accumulated a large sum of US dollars," he said. "Such a big sum, of which a considerable portion—$800-plus billion—is in US Treasury bonds, contributes a great deal to maintaining the position of the dollar as a reserve currency. Russia, Switzerland, and several other countries have reduce their dollar holdings."
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton—who is as indebted to Beijing as George W. Bush is to David Rockefeller—has called for restrictive legislation against China to prevent the United States from being held as an economic hostage to China. (Of course, Hillary taking money from a foreign country is a violation of federal law; and taking money from America's most deadly enemy is treason. It must be stressed that Hillary claims all of the money that has been shown to have come from Beijing bundlers and not honest fund raisers, Hillary has disavowed and made a grandiose show of dumping to suggest she had no idea it was foreign money. But the unanswered question is—how much of Hillary's war chest came from illegal sources? As yet, no one has identified the bundler as a Beijing bagman.) China now controls 44% of America's foreign debt. (Over the last couple of years Russia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and our other allies around the world stopped buying our debt bond issues. China stepped up to the plate and bought when everyone else was selling. Almost single-handedly China has kept the dollar solvent in order to protect their balance of trade.) Beijing's threat to dump debt bonds was as much a threat to the tough talk from Sen. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as it was to the Bush Administration to keep the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury in check.
Beijing knows that fully exercising their economic nuclear option will trigger a dollar crash. It will then trigger a major recession—just before a national election. Bush, of course, will get the blame—but so will a couple of talk-tough members of Bush's cabinet like the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Product Safety Commission chairwoman Nancy Nord and whose tough talk took the rhetoric against China center stage and launched a congressional campaign to enact the laws needed to force China to police the quality control of their manufacturing or find a new market for their wares.
Nord and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Trade Commission demanded the recall of inferior Chinese products in October. China decided to raise the specter of declaring economic warfare on the United States by dumping debt bonds if Nord did not back off. China was convinced that the Federal Reserve and the New York Stock Exchange would pressure Bush to force the FTC and the CPSC to back off.
China's verbal threats against the dollar helped push the Dow off the financial precipice. The Dow dropped 350 points. The dollar nose-dived as well, falling to $1.50 against the Euro—which was also its lowest level against the Canadian dollar in 57 years. Xu Jian, the vice-director of the Chinese central bank issued a statement saying, "The world's currency structure has changed. The dollar is losing its status as the world's currency." Affirming the plan to dump US dollars, Cheng Siwei, vice chairman of China's National People's Congress, said "...We will favor stronger currencies over weaker ones, and will readjust accordingly." He Fan said that "...China is unlikely to follow suit as long as the yuan's exchange rate is table against the dollar." He Fan noted that China will be forced to sell dollars only if the yuan appreciates in value too much.
China, however, can't dump dollars without damaging its own economy since a strong yuan puts Chinese exporters at a distinct disadvantage in the world market. Domenico Lombardi, president of the Oxford Institute on Economic Policy said there's "...no doubt that in the medium to long run [China] will diversify their currency assets. It's likely that people are overreacting to the latest comments. We need to wait a little bit before we make a firm judgment on what it means." Pundits like Lombardi are convinced the drop has nothing to with China's financial saber-rattling. Lombardi believes the drop occurred because the Fed cut interest rate. While it weakens the dollar, it also makes American-made goods more attractive on the world market.
The reality is the lower dollar is the result of two things:  China's dumping US debt bonds (and concern in the Treasury who is going to buy the debt bond issues in the future) and  the rising price of crude oil. Dean Maki, chief economist at Barclay's Capital noted that core consumer import prices are rising at the fastest rate in over a decade. Maki noted that the decline in the dollar will serve only to accelerate the rapidly declining economy, triggering a recession.
A group of Senators pushed for passage of a new bill similar to S.295 which was originally introduced last year by Senators Chuck Schumer [D-NY] and Lindsay Graham [R-SC]. S.295 would have imposed a 27.5% tariff on Chinese imports if China did not revalue the yuan. That bill died. The new measure will impose an across-the-board 20% tariff on every "made in China" product imported into the United States—even those manufactured by America's premiere manufacturers who have moved their factories to China to capitalize on slave labor. The Senate said this bill, which has strong bipartisan support in both Houses of Congress, is virtually veto-proof.
China is willing to gamble on this high stakes poker game, believing that not only do they hold the winning hand in this economic version of Texas Hold'em, but that they also control how the hand is played worldwide in this fragile house of cards. China knows if Congress exercised its own "nuclear option"—something China can't afford—that President George W. Bush would veto it. The White House's argument would be that in 2006 exports to China exceeded imports from China. (However, since Bill Clinton gave China "most favored nation's status," the United Stales has imported $6 in Chinese made goods for every $1 of US made goods exported to China.) The only reason we exported more to China in 2006 is because of the weakened dollar. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned Congress that such sanctions would undermine America's position and could trigger a global protectionist war. When it was suggested to him that the US was going to lose its status as the world's reserve currency, Paulson noted that "...A strong dollar is in our nation's interest," adding that the world's markets are the best judge of currency values. Paulson said the dollar has been the world's reserve currency since World War II. "I put the US economy up against any in the world in terms of competitiveness." he said, "...that's a fact."
While a cheap dollar increases American exports, a weak dollar spurs inflation. In this case, the weakened dollar is more the result of the rise in the price of oil than it is from China's tough talk. However, while the United States can ill afford to allow China to bully it to overlook safety standards, it can't afford to levy a tariff against Chinese goods as long as China is the primary buyer of US treasury notes and debt bonds. That poses a financial dilemma for the United Stales since at the moment, China is not only the only major nation buying our debt, but it also holds the world's largest reserve of US debt bonds and treasury notes. Saudi Arabia—theoretically our closest Mideast ally—dumped the dollar in favor of the Euro as did Russia. Europe is now decrying the dollar slide—and blaming the United States, calling the slide a "brutal currency shift." The run-up will slow the economic growth of the European Union and will increase US exports to Europe as well as Asia.
If the US government officially retaliates against China by imposing a 20% tariff on all imports, expecting that the move to force China to abide by the standards mandated by the FTC, the CPSC and the USDA, they will be sadly disappointed. China will start the global domino affect by dumping close to a trillion dollars in US treasury notes and debt bond.
Chinese officials have made it clear to US reporters that they are not signaling an intent to dump US dollars in favor of the Euro, they are merely pointing out that option is being considered—if necessary. They added that since China has pegged the yuan to the dollar, if the dollar becomes too weak,. they will be forced to move from the dollar to the Euro. China's dollar saber-rattling since 2001 has helped boost the value the Euro by 2/3 against the dollar.
The truth is that the US Treasury is between the proverbial rock-and-a-hard-place when it comes to China. China can't exercise their nuclear option without doing extreme damage to their own balance of trade—their credit card to buy weapons around the world.. Nor can the United States afford to engage in an economic war with China which would cause Beijing to stop buying our debt bonds since that would impact the liquidity of the US Treasury.
United States consumers, however, aren't bound by the treaties that govern nations—at least, not yet. We have a right to buy what we want to buy, and an obligation to leave on the store shelves items not made here that we choose not to purchase because it will ultimately rob us of our jobs. For the sake of our standard of living, the consumers in the US have an imperative need to stop buying goods made in China—or, for that matter, American branded goods made anywhere in the world except the United States of America. Even with the exodus of many of America's premier employers since the co-presidency of Bill and Hillary Clinton engineered the NAFTA jobs drain in 1993 and sent millions of American jobs—and the factories which provided those jobs—to Mexico, China and Indonesia, the United States still remains the world's most important consumer nation.
As we sit and bemoan the loss of those middle class manufacturing jobs, what remains of the US job force is still being "downsized" by an unchecked influx of illegal aliens who will work for a fraction of what the US worker is paid, we still hold enough economic clout today to reverse the impact of NAFTA and the exportation of the US economy to the human capital rich nations of the third world. When those manufacturers—who exported our livelihood—want to sell the American branded products they are now making in China and sending them back to the United States through NAFTA's swinging doors in Mexico, they must place those products on the store shelves in the United States to turn a profit. If we refuse to buy those products, and leave them on the store shelves at Walmart, Kmart, Target, Kohls, JCPenney, Sears or Dave's Discounts or on the showroom floors of Chevrolet, Ford or Chrysler, then not only will we protect what jobs remain in America, we will force America's merchant princes to bring those exported jobs back to America. If we are going to save America, we need to begin with the American branded goods that built America. If it's an American brand name, before we buy it, that product had been have a label that says Made in America. If we don't draw a line in the sand today, we will fund not only our economic destruction but our physical demise because the nuclear missiles that come at us from the Mideast and the Far East will all say "Made In China." Our national motto from today forward must be, "if its not made here, its not sold here."
© 2007 Jon C. Ryter - All Rights Reserved
[Read "Whatever Happened to America?"]
Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.
Today, Jon is an advertising executive with the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
By Steven Yates
November 10, 2007
Last month California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a legislative package effectively banning the phrases ‘mom and dad’ and ‘husband and wife’ from the state’s government schools as discriminatory against homosexuals. The same measures would allow boys to use girls’ restrooms and vice versa. Critics are charging that this will enable California schools to finish their journey towards becoming full-fledged indoctrination centers for those promoting a homosexual-bisexual-transgender lifestyle.
SB777, a major component of the package Schwarzenegger signed, bans anything that could be interpreted as negative or discriminatory against homosexuality or any other alternative “lifestyle” choices. Another part of this package was AB394, which targets teachers and parents for indoctrination through “anti-harassment” training. There are, of course, no special protections from harassment written into these bills for, e.g., Christian students.
Ripple effects are already being felt. Analysts have noted, for example, that California is the largest market in the country for many textbook publishers. The latter will likely not spend the money it would take to produce separate editions for other states. Thus where California goes, the rest of the nation will be dragged, kicking and screaming if necessary.
This is political correctness running straight off the cliff. In my book Civil Wrongs, published back in 1994, I argued that if political correctness was not stopped, it would very soon embrace homosexuals. This would place it on direct collision course with Christianity not just in academia but in the workplace where it had already gained a solid foothold via radical feminism and the “hostile workplace environment” that grew out of the Clarence Thomas / Anita Hill hearings. Leftist affirmative action provisions for homosexuals were already being introduced in ultraliberal states such as Massachusetts.
More specifically, I argued in Civil Wrongs that leftist affirmative action programs had resulted in reverse discrimination against white men, and that political correctness had become one of the hard left’s most effective counterassaults against legitimate criticism of programs that offered favors to some at the expense of others. It worked through mind control—by enabling opponents of leftist programs to be demonized. I argued that if political correctness was not exposed for what it was and ended, it would embrace more and more groups nationally, including homosexuals, until it became one of the dominant features of this society. Opposition to the political agendas of these groups would be criminalized little by little, in the form of “hate crimes” legislation.
I hate to say it, but you were warned, especially since schools at all levels have been the primary testing grounds for all manner of social experimentation.
There remains, however, a way out, and Christians in particular need to pay attention to it before it is too late. The way out is to abandon government schools. Under present circumstances, thinking Christians are more justified than ever in the belief that government schools have become repositories of indoctrination into evil. They need to remove their children from these schools pronto, and either homeschool them or send them to private Christian schools.
During my Civil Wrongs period I, too, was locked into a box where I believed government schools could be “reformed.” Then I became acquainted with Rev. E. Ray Moore who was just setting up Exodus Mandate, which calls on Christians to leave government schools. Rev. Moore’s book Let My Children Go! Why Parents Must Remove Their Children From Public Schools Now goes further. This meticulously researched book compares the history of public education in America with what the Founding Fathers wrote in this country’s founding documents. Rev. Moore shows there is no evidence that the latter ever intended education to be a government responsibility.
Government schools as such didn’t really begin until the 1840s, when Horace Mann visited Prussia and returned with the “Prussian model.” This model was alien to our founding traditions. According to the latter, following British philosophers such as Locke, children do not belong to the state. Prussia, following German collectivists such as Hegel, reversed this. Mann promoted an Americanized version of the Prussian model. Government schools caught on slowly but eventually became ubiquitous and then mandatory. The word kindergarden is derived from Prussian. It means, roughly, “child garden”—growing children, like vegetables, as in a garden.
Regrettably, in the late 1800s, few sensed danger. Initially, there didn’t seem to be any.
Then, in 1902, John D. Rockefeller created the General Education Board. Its initial publications contained chilling statements like “In our dreams we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions fade from their minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a responsive and rural folk.”
This was a recipe for social control, and when the Rockefeller Foundation began to bankroll John Dewey’s Progressive Education movement a couple of decades later, the use of government schools as laboratories of social engineering proceeded apace—delayed, perhaps, only by the second world war. We can see the results all around us—a significant percentage of public school graduates cannot read or write well enough to fill out a job application. They cannot make change without machines or do simple arithmetic without calculators. They cannot get Thomas Jefferson in the right century much less describe any features of his thought. They cannot walk up to a world map and find, e.g., Iraq (or even the U.S. and find, say, Louisiana).
Is it any wonder foreigners are cleaning our clocks in areas like science and engineering?
One of the key missions of government schools in modern times has been to disrupt the values children inherit from their parents. This has been admitted openly. Benjamin Bloom, a giant among modern education philosophers and inventor of the ‘cognitive’ vs. ‘affective’ domains dichotomy, once said, “a large part of what we call ‘good teaching’ is the teacher’s ability to attain affective objectives [attitudes, values, beliefs] through challenging the students' fixed beliefs …”
There has been little evidence that the remaining part involves real education in any recognizable form. Here are the exact words of two 1990s School-To-Work educrats, David Hornbeck and Laren Resnick respectively: “[E]ducated employees have higher turnover rates, lower job satisfaction, and poorer promotion records than less educated employees.” “Most employees under this model need not be educated. It is far more important that they be reliable, steady, and willing to follow directions.” With the dominance of this kind of thinking, it is small wonder we have college students who cannot write a coherent paragraph!
With the primary unstated mission of government schools being social engineering—for political correctness and corporate-globalist economics—should we be surprised that homosexuality and other alternative “lifestyles” are now being openly promoted in them, that criticisms are being labeled as “hate speech,” and that commonplace phrases such as “mom and dad” or “husband and wife” are banned by a state legislature in a bill signed by a celebrity governor?
The underlying philosophy of government schools has been hostile right from the start to fundamental American values of limited government and freedom of the individual from dominance by state and corporate interests. This hostility, as we noted, was invisible for a long time. The schools seemed to be doing a good job. Today it is out of the closet. Government schools, absent any instruction in decent values, are now dangerous. They are breeding grounds not just for politically correct indoctrination but for gang activity, drug abuse, and even sexual abuse of children by teachers. WorldNetDaily has a published roster of no less than 114 cases of female teachers who have been either convicted or credibly accused of sexual assaults on students!. This may be just the tip of the iceberg! An Associated Press investigation suggests that there may be more than 2,500 cases of sexual abuse of students by teachers!
There is no evidence these problems can be “fixed” from within by conservative “reforms.” They are now part of the fabric of public education itself. The only solution—especially for Christian parents—is to get their children out.
Rev. Moore, of Exodus Mandate mentioned above, recently told me, “The difference of opinion between those supporting Exodus Mandate and conservative public school reform will soon reach a critical moment. In the past, this has been a debate among friends on how to proceed, but no longer, with the growth of homosexualism in the public schools. The conservative public school reformers and their Christian Right allies who advocate little children being ‘salt and light’ in public schools will deny us a chance for victory by not joining efforts to set up a K-12 Christian or home school system.”
He explained further, “These same conservative reformers have failed to make any gains over the humanist left in the last 30-40 years of public school reform. The conservatives have lost all the major battles and will continue to lose because they follow an unbiblical strategy.” Rev. Moore believes Christians have a biblical mandate to take charge of the education of children, based on passages such as Deuteronomy 6: 1-9, Proverbs 22:6, Psalms 78:5, Ephesians 6:4, Joel 1:2-3, and elsewhere. “The way to victory,” he said, “is now for Christian families and churches to set up a whole new K-12 Christian education system. This will save our Christian children and give other families hope for their children, too. This is the way of revival in our nation.”
He warned, “The rise of homosexualism in the public schools will continue to grow and finally engulf the entire system. It is inevitable now. Applying Romans 1:24, 26, and 28 to the institution of public schools that have officially and legally denied God as Creator and Lawgiver, we can see that God Himself is ‘handing them over’ to moral corruption. To now try to reform such an institution is to fight against God, too! Currently there are over 4,000 GLSEN clubs in public middle and high schools in the U.S. Many are in Bible Belt states. This problem is not just in California but has already reached the Southern states, too.”
Rev. Moore concluded, “We can now safely say that Christian families who leave their children in such morally harmful places are not responsible parents.” Pastors, too, have a moral obligation. “Pastors who fail to warn their flocks and [do not] help set up K-12 Christian education in their churches are not being faithful shepherds.”
His is a harsh-sounding verdict, but it may be the most defensible one. Nor is he alone. Randy Thomasson, of Campaign for Children and Families, told WorldNetDaily, “We're calling upon every California parent to pull their child out of California's public school system.” He added, “The so-called 'public schools' are no longer a safe emotional environment for children. Under the new law, schoolchildren as young as kindergarten will be sexually indoctrinated and introduced to homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality, over the protests of parents, teachers and even school districts.”
“There will be no exemptions to this indoctrination,” he also observed. “Private schools and homeschool will be the only sanctuary left for parents in California who love their children and want to protect their sexual innocence.”
Where California goes, the rest of the nation shall eventually follow.
The time has come to abandon government schools while doing so is still legal. There are organizations in every state devoted to providing information, curricula, etc., for home schooling parents. If evangelical Christians in America were to abandon government schools, removing their children not by the thousands but by the tens and then hundreds of thousands, state-sponsored education would implode, along with its political agendas. New forms of education would already have appeared. They would answer to We The People, not they the social engineers. Children could learn the history of the rise of Christian and Constitutionally-grounded freedoms in the English-speaking world, as well as how to use the latest technology.
This kind of solution should not be thought of as limited to evangelical Christians. Presumably there are people who cannot accept Christianity but still want their children to be able to understand something of this country’s founding principles. Presumably even an atheist wants his children to be literate, able to do simple arithmetic, think as individuals instead of as group members, and perhaps question those with money and power. I doubt that the globalist corporate-governmental elites really care two iotas about homosexuality. As with abortion, they see it as a means to an end: global population control.
Do parents, Christian or not, want their children to be more than cogwheels in the brave new world of a homosexual-friendly global corporatocracy? Do we, perchance, not want a homosexual-friendly global corporatocracy in our future? What must we do to avoid one? Removing our children from social engineering indoctrination centers might be one very good place to start.
© 2007 Steven Yates - All Rights Reserved
Steven Yates earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1987 at the University of Georgia and has taught the subject at a number of colleges and universities around the Southeast. He currently teaches philosophy at the University of South Carolina Upstate and Greenville Technical College, and also does a little e-commerce involving real free trade. He is on the South Carolina Board of The Citizens Committee to Stop the FTAA.
He is the author of Civil Wrongs: What Went Wrong With Affirmative Action (1994), Worldviews: Christian Theism Versus Modern Materialism (2005), around two dozen philosophical articles and reviews in refereed journals and anthologies, and over a hundred articles on the World Wide Web. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where he writes a weekly column for the Times Examiner and is at work on a book length version of his popular series to be entitled The Real Matrix (hopefully!) to be completed this summer.
Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND and
November 13, 2007
“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” --Arthur Schopenhauer
We are in the midst of a catastrophe. As of February 2007, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has admitted that there are at least 1.5 million children with autism in the U.S. affecting one in every 150 children and one out of 90 boys. Even these figures are probably too low and may not take into account the other categories being created to describe our increasingly challenged children. Pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger’s disorder are two other autism spectrum disorders that describe children with variants of autism. The incidence of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is one in ten children. As the saying goes, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that something is seriously wrong.
Government health experts claims autism is an incurable disease offering anticonvulsant and psychotropic drugs to control behavior and a behavior modification therapy called “applied behavior analysis (ABA).” They dismiss all other means of helping these children as “unproven.” Meanwhile thousands of children are back to full functionality by treating the damage caused by mercury toxicity using natural health therapies.
Our government’s slow and even deceptive response to this catastrophe is a major part of the problem parents of autistic children face. The CDC does not publicize the fact that in the 1970s only one in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism, however, in the 1980s, this figure rose to one in every 2,500. Nor does it mention that the massive escalation of cases started in the 1990s coincided with the addition of several new vaccines to the compulsory childhood vaccination lists. Currently, every American child is expected to have 36 shots by the time they are six years old.
The sudden 11-fold increase in neurobehavioral disorders of all kinds pointed to vaccines and most importantly, the mercury component (thimerosal) as the main culprit. The drug industry lobbied for laws that now protect them from liability should these government-mandated vaccines damage or kill any of the children required to take them. To aid victims of vaccination a special government-run fund was set up in but a Vaccine Court decided to disallow autism claims as there was no “scientific proof” that vaccines caused autism.
With increasing demands of parents of autistic children, in the summer of 2007, the court was forced to conduct special hearings to determine, not by science, but by reasonable legal probability whether or not there is a plausible link between vaccines and autism. If a link is established, the trust fund initiated in 1986 to pay claims could provide financial relief for families with autistic children. However, the annual cost of treating an autistic child ranges from $50,000 to $200,000. If the Vaccine Court decides there is no link, the parents of 1.5 million kids must fend for themselves. Even if claims are allowed, there are not enough funds to cover all damaged children.
There are several good articles about the CDC’s attempts to suppress information it has about the dangers of vaccines. The most comprehensive one is Deadly Immunity by Robert F. Kenney, Jr.,
Kenneth Stoller, MD, FAAP and Anne McElroy Dachel in their reports speculate that because mercury products (mercury amalgams and vaccines) are connected with the fossel-fuel industry they are protected by government.
The ferocity of the battle is seen in press reports from both sides of the debate including the government itself. In September 26, 2007, a CDC study entitled, “CDC Study Finds Kids’ Mental Acuity Not Hurt by Mercury,” was quickly followed on October 1, 2007, by a press release titled “Mercury (Thimerosal) in Vaccines: FDA and CDC 'Guilty' of Misconduct, Says Senate Report.” issued by Senator Enzi, Ranking Member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
Thanks to massive pressure from hundreds of thousands of parents and Congressional leaders like Dan Burton, whose own grandchild has autism, Congress in 2007 finally passed legislation to fund autism research. However, this has not satisfied all parents. Their fear is that most of this money will be poured into genetic research and behavioral research and not address “the environmental causes of autism” i.e., mercury and vaccines. Sidestepping the environmental aspects of autism would serve to protect the vaccine manufacturing industry as well as the validity of the national policy on compulsory vaccinations.
It is important to note that autism first appeared in the 1930s, around the same time thimerosal, a mercury component, started to be put into vaccines. Not many cases were reported back then and the dozens of vaccines children now receive, had not been developed. In the 1956, Dr. Bernard Rimland, a Ph.D. in experimental psychology and research design welcomed his son, Mark, into the world of autism. In that era, the medical community, under the leadership of psychiatrist, Bruno Bettleheim, believed autism was a psychological disorder caused by unloving mothers. The treatment was psychotherapy for both mother and child. Dr. Rimland did not agree. By 1964, Dr. Rimland, wrote Infantile Autism describing eight years or research and personal observation of his son with scientific evidence that autism is biochemical in nature and not caused by unloving mothers.
Finding no support from the medical scientific community, Dr. Rimland founded the Autism Society of America. Its members were and still are parents of children with autism, many of whom are health professionals. He encouraged them to become the primary experts formalizing their work by creating the Autism Research Institute, which has now has the largest database in the world on the issues of autism. The Institute collects data from parents on what works to help their children providing comprehensive surveys on results of dozens of therapies. DAN! (Defeat Autism Now) conferences occur annually where researchers and parents present information on successful therapies.
The DAN! approach also includes applied behavior analysis aka ABA (a behavior modification program which Rimland pushed for 20 years before it was accepted by the medical establishment), dietary supplements (which are still not accepted by the medical establishment including the psychiatric community), special diets to eliminate casein (found in dairy products) and gluten (found in wheat products) and a mercury detox.
Evidence of success with DAN! protocols has recently been featured on both Oprah and Larry King Live by two Hollywood authors and actresses who are mothers of recovered children. These wonderful and committed mothers effectively use their experience and notoriety to bring hope to hundreds of thousands of parents who have not heard that autism is treatable. One of the duo is Holly Robinson Peete, who, along with her husband, Roland Peete of NFL football fame, founded Hollyrod Foundation to help raise money and spread the word about autism. The other mom is Jenny McCarthy, who has just released a book about her experiences with bringing her son Evan back from autism . The book, entitled, Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism, was featured on the cover of People in the October 1, 2007, issue. She is spokeswoman for an organization called Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), which provides detailed information on what parents can do to help their children recover.
During their interview on Larry King Live, Jenny pointed out that while vaccines might not be the sole cause of autism, she believes they are a trigger, much like obesity is a trigger for diabetes. She also pointed out that her son had candida, a yeast infection, and as soon as this was cleaned up with an antifungal diet and an antifungal drug, Max started speaking complete sentences and his social development was back on track. Jenny said Evan’s experience is common among kids with autism.
The DAN doctor who Jenny credits with diagnosing Evan’s candida overgrowth is pediatrician, Dr. Jerry Kartzinel. He was also on the Larry King show and said, “this isn’t in the books”, meaning the treatment of yeast in autism. Dr. Kartzinel has a special interest in autism because his own child became autistic after an MMR vaccination. His wife’s directive to him was pretty explicit. She said, “you broke him, you go out and fix him.” He quickly realized that there was nothing in the pediatric medical literature to describe the cascade of problems that develop in an autistic child. This lack of information led him to the DAN group and he is now considered a top expert in the field.
When you allow yourself to go beyond the behavioral model of autism you will find research showing that one pivotal metabolic insult to an infant who develops autism is damage to a specific kinase enzyme. In a vulnerable segment of the population, perhaps 10%, a particular gene sequence can be damaged by heavy metals (mercury in children’s vaccines or flu shots and dental amalgams in the elderly), antibiotics, alcohol, and acetaminophin. This vulnerable gene sequence is found in people who have autism and Alzheimer’s; it is the template for creating the kinase enzyme P13. Some researchers refer to this gene sequence as the Alzheimer’s gene, which is damaged early in these children by of overwhelming metabolic insults.
Why is kinase P13 so important? The body requires kinase P13 for many tasks, one of which is to help break down gluten (a wheat, rye, oats, and barley protein) and casein (a milk protein). This same enzyme allows the methylation (or biochemical modification) of certain B vitamins. Without proper methylation of B12 into methylcobalamin and folic acid into folinic acid, hundreds of functions are impaired. For example, if you don’t have methylcobolamine, your liver can’t make glutathione (a powerful antioxidant). Without glutathione the body is not able to detoxify heavy metals. The vicious cycle is complete. The heavy metal that causes the gene damage in the first place is not excreted as it should be and continues to accumulate and cause more damage. So intricate are these pathways that giving children the wrong kind of folic acid or B12 can make matters worse; consequently autism therapy must be overseen by knowledgeable parents and practitioners.
The therapies used to successfully treat autism are similar to ones used for Alzheimer’s patients who suffer mercury and aluminum toxicity and people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hormone imbalance, allergies, yeast overgrowth, viral infections, nutritional deficiencies, and heavy metal toxicity, because autistic children suffer from all of the above.
Treatment must begin with diet. Casein and gluten are eliminated because they are not digested or absorbed properly in a kinase P13-damaged body. When not completely digested casein and gluten produce brain-disrupting hallucinogens or brain depressants. In my telephone consulting practice, I tell parents that a proper diet for autism is not just a matter of giving your child healthy food, it’s more important to eliminate foods that are poisoning them. Sugar is another important food restriction. Sugar feeds yeast in the intestinal tract, which is often stimulated by overuse of antibiotics to deal with chronic infections that plague autistic children. Yeast produces up to 180 different toxins that cause or aggravate rashes, brain irritation, hypothyroidism, and IBS. In many autistic children the MMR vaccine with live measles virus has produced an ongoing intestinal infection.
Therapeutic supplements are added to the diet as needed. For measles infection and yeast overgrowth natural antibiotics can be used. Methylcobalamine (B12) and folinic acid are given instead of the more common cyanocobalamine or folic acid. Hyperbaric oxygen helps revive damaged and starving brain and nervous system tissues. Urinary porphyrin testing helps determine the mercury and lead burden in a child and IV chelation with glutathione, phosphytidyl choline or calcium EDTA helps reduce the load. I recommend food based organic vitamins and angstrom-sized minerals for superior absorption of missing nutrients. Homeopathy is used to treat minor ailments in children so they aren’t exposed to unnecessary medication. Practiced by an experienced homeopath, homeopathy has the potential to heal autism and ADHD. Judyth Reichenber-Ullman has written several books about the treatment of ADHD and autism with homeopathy. Impossible Cure – The Promise of Homeopathy written by Amy Lansky, PhD, a former NASA computer researcher describes how the writer’s son, Max, recovered from autism using homeopathy.
To those of us in the thick of the effort to treat autism, it’s a modern day battlefield and no single practitioner and no single therapy holds all the answers. The management of autism requires exquisite chorography between practitioners of diverse disciplines and the use of all manner of non-toxic products.
The job is difficult and expensive but the rewards are great. In one family I work with, we began with simple dietary exclusion of sugar, gluten, and dairy. Within days the 2-year old’s siblings exclaimed “Justin is back. Where was he?” Pulled back from gluten and casein-induced brain depression that kept him in a fog of withdrawal and apathy, Justin was, indeed, back among the living. In another family I worked with, magnesium and a simple homeopathic remedy were all that Allen needed to begin detoxifying and healing.
For me, the most heartbreaking part of working with families with autistic children is that modern science and modern medicine do not acknowledge the need for nutritional intervention. Long-standing criticism in our culture of people following healthy diets being called ‘health nuts’ and self-help being labeled ‘unscientific’ has kept most people in the dark about the necessity to take care of themselves and their children. Such criticism has likely been promoted by the drug industry and processed food industry and has served them well economically but has led to a population struggling with chronic disease.
I encourage the parents I work with to think of themselves as scientists who use safe therapies and through a process of trial and error, they can “scientifically prove” in their own clinical trial (with their child) what works and what doesn’t work for them. In our local parents group, whose members have given themselves full permission to look to all corners of the healing arts industry, I am constantly learning new things. Most important to realize is that each of us is different, and each child has its own set of issues that need to be addressed on an individual basis. Pediatricians, however well meaning, are trained to follow a standardized treatment plan and usually have no means of individualizing care the way a mother would or the way a natural health practitioner always does.
Hopefully this brief overview alerts you to the epidemic of autism and in the same breath assures you that there are viable treatments for this so-called incurable condition. Browse the links that Elissa has provided to further your research and please leave no stone unturned to help the next generation overcome autism.
Resource list for article.
ORGANIZATIONS –These sites offer videos of many children who have been restored to normal function as well as considerable help for parents and families.
ARI Summary of Biomedical Treatments for Autism
Laboratoire Phillipe Auguste – Testing available to doctors and direct to the public for health issues including autism.
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential – offers courses and other support to teach parents about the field of child brain development so that parents can use that knowledge to help their brain-damaged child toward wellness.
Larry King Live
Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism By Jenny McCarthy. Blow by blow story of how the author’s son was healed.
Impossible Cure – The Promise of Homeopathy by Amy L. Lansky, PhD. Author’s son was cured by homeopathy. Book covers details of his treatment as well as many other aspects of homeopathy useful to know.
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman - books about how to treat Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD and other related maladies with homeopathy.
Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy – by David Kirby.
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – three books covering health issues autistic children suffer. The Yeast Connection, IBS Syndrome and Magnesium Miracle and several soon-to-be published E Books on mercury, sugar, as well as a health encyclopedia of naturopathic interventions to use instead of medications for common health problems.
DNA Is Not Destiny – The new science of epigenetics rewrites the rules of disease, heredity, and identity – by Ethen Watters. Discover Magazine November 2006. by Ethan Watters
Autism: It’s Not Just in the Head: – The devastating derangements of autism show up in the gut and in the immune system. That unexpected discovery is sparking new treatments that target the body in addition the brain - by Jill Neimark. Discover Magazine. February 2007.
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Dr. Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor, naturopath, and nutritionist. She is a recognized authority in conventional and alternative medicine and author of a dozen books on health and healing. Dr. Dean offers private telephone wellness consultations through her website.
Elissa Meininger is co-founder of Health Freedom Action Network, a grassroots political action group, as well as a health freedom political analyst who can be heard on the natural health radio show SuperHealth, broadcast twice weekly on Fox Sports Radio 1340 AM in Oklahoma City and on the internet.