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CDC admits millions of Americans given cancer virus via polio vaccine

On June 30, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 277, one of America’s strictest childhood vaccination requirements by eliminating parents’ ability to claim “personal belief” exemptions for their children at both private and public schools. (Read more here.)

Not content with mandating vaccines for every school child in California, the state government also means to require, for now, seven vaccines (including TDap, MMR, and Flu) for adults who have contact with school children. SB792 mandates the vaccines for all workers and volunteer parents at daycare facilities and preschools, including head start, early childhood centers, private school nurseries and after school programs, without personal belief exemptions. The required vaccines will be a condition of employment. (Read more here.)

Jerry Brown vaccine nazi

But it is not just personal beliefs of ethics (vaccines made from aborted fetal cells) and religion that motivate some Americans to eschew vaccination for themselves and their children. There are also legitimate health considerations — concerns that find new legitimacy in an admission by the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that for 8 years, from 1955 to 1963, more than 98 million Americans received polio vaccines that had been contaminated with a cancer-causing virus, Simian vacuolating virus 40 (SV40).

IWB reports for Investment Watch Blog, Aug. 31, 2015, that it is estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40-contaminated dose of the polio vaccine.

The CDC quickly took down the page, along with Google, containing its admission — but not before the page was cached and saved.

Below is the cached CDC page (I painted a red box around the admission). Click here for the link to the cached page for you to verify for yourself.

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Dr. Michele Carbone, Professor and former Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at University of Hawaii Cancer Center, has isolated fragments of the SV-40 virus in human bone cancers and in a lethal form of lung cancer called mesothelioma. He found SV-40 in 33% of the osteosarcoma bone cancers studied, in 40% of other bone cancers, and in 60% of the mesotheliomas lung cancers.

Dr. Carbone has also said that HIV/AIDS was spread by the hepatitis B vaccine produced by Merck & Co. during the early 1970s.

There is a movement for a referendum against SB 277 in California, which seeks to allow personal belief exemption from mandatory vaccines for school children. Go here for more information.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV


Girl denied inhaler during coughing fit, per school district policy

Liberal Logic: No notification of an inhaler that the girl took out of her own back pack? Bad. Free condoms and abortion pills without parental notification? Good.

homeschool (WEST JORDAN, Ut.) — A 9-year-old girl was denied her inhaler during a coughing fit at school in West Jordan because staff were not notified of the child’s prescription, Jordan School District officials said Monday.

Emma Gonzales obtained an inhaler over the weekend after a coughing fit landed her in the emergency room, KSTU reports. On Monday, the fourth grader was hit with another coughing spell in class at Columbia Elementary. When Emma took her inhaler out to use it, her teacher sent her to the office, where staff took the inhaler.

Emma said she started coughing so hard she threw up on her pants. “When I get into the coughing fit, I kind of hurtle up on the ground, can’t breathe and then I start to kind of feel a little nauseous,” Emma said.

District officials say the staff did everything right by taking the medication to make sure it was for that specific student. The inhaler doesn’t have Emma’s name on it and the school had not been notified that she was taking the medication.


Your Guardian Angel’s Day

Guardian Angel

Today is the feast day of our Guardian Angels!

A 2007 Harris poll found that 74% of U.S. adults believed in angels.

The word “angel,” in Greek is angelos, in Hebrew is malach, in Arabic is mala’ika– which all mean “messenger.”

Angels are incorporeal (bodiless) spiritual beings who act as intermediaries between God and humanity. Angels are defined by their function as message-bearers, although this function does not exhaust their activities. As spirits, they are believed to have been created by God to serve the supreme deity by fulfilling any and all tasks assigned to them.

St. Thomas Aquinas maintained that each Angel is unique, a species unto itself — a truly mind-boggling idea. That means each Angel is an individual, with his own personality and quirks. This may explain why some guardian angels are pro-active, while others are not.

Major philosophers — such as the great medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), René Descartes, John Locke, and most recently, the American philosopher Mortimer Adler — have put forth compelling reasoning for the existence of Angels. (For the conversion of Adler, a Jew, to the Catholic faith, see the moving account, “A Philosopher-Pagan Comes Home“.)

Scripture tells us there is a hierarchy of Angels — there are various gradations or “orders” of Angels. We know this because in Genesis 3:24, Isaiah 6:1-7, Ezekiel 1, 10, Romans 8:38, Ephesians 1:21, 3:10, 6:12, Colossians 1:16, 2:10, 2:15, allusions are made to “seraphim,” “cherubim,” “thrones,” “dominions,” “mights,” “powers,” and “principalities” in the “heavenly places.”

Aquinas and other theologians say ​there are nine orders of angels, but only the last five angelic orders (Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, Angels) minister to bodily creatures and, of them, only the last three minister to human beings. That, of course, suggests two angelic orders — those of Virtues and Powers — minister to nonhuman bodily creatures, including animals whom St. Bonaventure called “creatures without sin.” Isn’t that a happy thought? — that our pets also have angels?

  • Principalities are in charge of the whole of humanity — of nations or countries.
  • Archangels minister to nations — their leaders and those persons whom God tasks with special work to do on earth.
  • Angels, the last order, are God’s messengers and guardians of individual human beings.

How do we know each of us has a guardian angel?

Because Jesus tells us so!

“See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10)

According to St. Thomas Aquinas, a guardian angel is appointed by God’s loving providence to each human being from the moment of birth because “the dignity of human souls is great.”

Throughout the lives of “changeable and fallible” human beings, their guardian angels assist them toward goodness. Although the guardians never fail or forsake their human charges, they eschew interfering with divine providence or with our free will—to commit sin if we so choose, to endure trials and troubles, and to suffer punishment.

When I see a drunk or derelict sleeping on a bus bench or curled up in a street corner, I can’t help but wonder how very sad their guardian angels must be. Imagine what it must be like to be the guardian angel of a serial killer . . . .

St. Thomas also wrote that at the end of a human being’s earthly life, the guardian angel of the virtuous person will be replaced with an angelic companion because the guardian’s mission will have been successfully discharged. The wicked in Hell, however, “will have a fallen angel to punish him” for eternity. [Source: Msgr. Paul J. Glenn, A Tour of the Summa (Rockford, Illinois: Tan Books, 1978), p. 93.]

Just because we can’t see them doesn’t mean our guardian angels aren’t with us all the time. In fact, there are many stories of angelic encounters and assistance. See, for example:

You’ll find more angel stories on FOTM’s “Angels & Saints” page,

My days are so busy with blogging and house- and garden-work that the only time when my mind is at rest is when I’m taking my solitary walk in the hills. On one such walk, I talked to my guardian angel and humbly asked him to show me he’s there. Instantaneously, I felt his presence walking alongside me, to my right. I can’t tell you what he looks like (he is a bodiless spirit after all), but what I felt was his staggeringly-profound LOVE — a love that is unconditional and wholly unearned, the depths of which I’ve never experienced from a human.

Here’s a simple prayer to our guardian angels, by St. Bonaventure (1221-1274):

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom His Love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide. Amen.

Talk to your Guardian Angel!

He loves you very very much, more than you’ll ever know.

And thank your Guardian Angel today and every day — for watching over and protecting you, and for loving you in spite of ourselves. 


“Honor Killing”: Muslim father kills daughter caught shoplifting condoms

The real war on women.

Lareeb Khan/Daily Mail Photo

Lareeb Khan/Daily Mail Photo A Pakistani father in Germany has confessed to strangling his 19-year-old daughter to death. Asadullah Khan, 51, strangled his daughter, Lareeb Khan, after he learnt of her relationship with a boy he didn’t approve of, according to Daily Mail.

Confessing to the murder, a weeping Khan told court in Darmstadt, Germany he believed his daughter had brought ‘dishonour’ to the family by being in a relationship with a boy he did not approve of. He said he wanted Lareeb to have an arranged marriage as he and his wife had done.

The 51-year-old’s wife, Shazia, said her daughter had stayed away from the family home for several nights in a row and had stopped wearing her headscarf. Further, claiming she was unable to stop her husband from killing Lareeb, Shaziz said, “I couldn’t stop him.” “I have rheumatism and didn’t have the strength to fight him off. I wanted to scream, but I couldn’t,” the statement added.

Asadullah Khan/EPA Photo

Asadullah Khan/EPA Photo

‘Lareeb stayed away from the home for several nights in a row and stopped wearing the headscarf. One day we received a letter from the police saying she had been caught trying to steal condoms. ‘At this point it became clear that there was sexual contact. When I showed the letter to my husband he snapped.’

Khan and his wife Shazia, dressed their daughter in her clothes after killing her and her took her from their apartment to the car in a wheelchair. They then drove to an isolated embankment in Darmstadt; their home town, where they dumped the body.

The couple is on trial for the murder at the State Court in Darmstadt, and although Shazia claims she was an oppressed woman and was therefore unable to save her daughter, her statement contradicts that of her daughter Nida who said: ‘My Mama was not suppressed, she could do what she wanted. She used to hit me with a stick. We were never allowed to talk about her boyfriend. My father used to say my sister should be forcibly married in Pakistan.’

Nida, who was sent to her relatives on the night of the murder, gave evidence against both her parents, adding that her mother was as strict as her father and often hit her and her sister. Nida is now in therapy and does not want to see her parents.

Lareeb’s trial still continues.


Why You Should Be Terrified of the Rising Millennial and Gen Z Workforce

We’ve become a nation pajama boys.

pajamaboy When a college student needs counseling because he’s scored a B on a report card, or worse, calls the police because there’s a mouse roaming the apartment, we can kind of laugh about it. I mean, how ridiculous!

Those would be just good stories, except episodes like this are becoming more and more common. Peter Gray, PhD, a research professor at Boston College who studies how children learn and value play, writes about declining resilience in college students in Psychology Today. His thoughts are frightening for the workplace. If today’s college students lack resilience, what can we expect from tomorrow’s job applicants? You have to hire someone.

Dr. Gray quotes from the head of counseling at Boston College, who writes:

“I have done a considerable amount of reading and research in recent months on the topic of resilience in college students. Our students are no different from what is being reported across the country on the state of late adolescence/early adulthood. There has been an increase in diagnosable mental health problems, but there has also been a decrease in the ability of many young people to manage the everyday bumps in the road of life. Whether we want it or not, these students are bringing their struggles to their teachers and others on campus who deal with students on a day-to-day basis. The lack of resilience is interfering with the academic mission of the University and is thwarting the emotional and personal development of students. (Emphasis is mine.)”

Human Resource managers and people who manage entry-level employees have already seen this. Years ago, the head of R & D HR at a pharma company I worked for, joked with me about how hard it was to give an “average” performance appraisal rating to someone with a PhD from Harvard. He was joking, but we’re not laughing now. Consider the following:

If a college student needs counseling because of a bad grade, what happens when she receives negative feedback?

An employer may get a phone call from a parent, of course, but it’s easy enough to say, “I can’t discuss personnel issues with you,” and hang up. What about the employee who lacks resilience? Is this employee sobbing in the bathroom? Does this employee take any feedback as a sign of illegal discrimination?

You can say, of course, that it was simply well deserved negative feedback, but that doesn’t mean the employee can’t contact the EEOC or an employment attorney. Your case may be airtight, but it costs you money to defend it, and you may permanently damage the employee-manager relationship.


Where will you get your new ideas?

You can think of them, of course, but even Steve Jobs didn’t develop Apple products all by himself. One of the problems with young adults lacking resilience is that they do not take risks. Every time you present a new idea, you run the risk of getting shot down. This process is critical to success, but if your new employees panic at the thought of possible failure, you won’t get those new ideas.


How do you evaluate managers?

Good businesses need good managers, just like good universities need good professors. At the university, professors sometimes feel pressure to acquiesce to student demands because their job depends, at least in part, on student evaluation. Tough professors may be great teachers, but if delicate students can’t be challenged, the professor has a choice to either wimp out or face poor student evaluations.

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Is the same happening in business? A manager of exacting standards who requires quality work runs the risk of the special snowflakes running to HR and senior management at every turn.

How do you parent your children?

Are you doing your part to raise future adults, or are you focused on keeping your children happy? Do you jump at every request? Do you not trust your 7-year-old to use a knife? Do you yell at teachers who dare give a bad grade to your child? If so, you’re part of the problem.

Children don’t learn resilience by having mom and dad solving every problem. And if they don’t learn resilience in childhood, they won’t magically develop it as college students. If they don’t have it as college students? They will have to learn it the workplace. So, if you don’t want to impose that nightmare on future managers, at least fix it in your house.

Not every young person lacks resilience.

While colleges are seeing a rise in this behavior, it’s not at 100 percent. There are great people out there if you’re willing to find them. Take a look at candidates who have failed in the past. They’re the ones who have faced adversity, and that’s a great start on the road to success. That’s what you’re looking for in an employee. And if you hire someone who exudes perfection, be careful — that perfection could be the result of a whole herd of parents and teachers smoothing the pathway, and not the sign of a candidate who has learned to handle real challenges.

This doesn’t surprise me. Have you seen what’s happening in education and our culture?


Naked, blood-covered zombie terrorizes California drivers; tries to get in cars

There is something very wrong with America.

Yesterday morning, in a residential neighborhood near a school in Victorville, California, a naked man, covered with blood, wandered the streets and tried to get into moving cars. Drivers had to fight him to prevent him from getting in.

Victorville is a city with a population of about 122,000 in the southern Californian high desert.

Victorville zombie

CBS Los Angeles reports, Sept. 28, 2015, that the area along El Evado and Seneca roads in Victorville is usually filled with school buses, parents and students.

But on Monday morning, a naked man covered in blood was wandering the streets and getting into confrontations with some of the parents who had to repel him from their cars.

Witnesses say the man was difficult to comprehend and was yelling at times. Lydia Lopez said, “You couldn’t even make out what he was actually saying. He was just screaming, ‘Ahhh!’ And just constantly screaming.”

Lopez shot the video with her cellphone video which has now gone viral (see below). She had her three young children in the car with her. Lopez said, “It really did look like more of a like zombie. He was in a zombie state of mind in a way ’cause looking at his face, you can just tell. He just wasn’t there. It didn’t even look like he knew what he was doing.”

A bystander named “Sam” tried to help a woman who kept pushing the naked man away. Sam said, “He was out of his mind. He was like speaking in tongues. He was … didn’t feel no pain. I was stopping the school buses. I was telling them to turn around because there’s a bunch of kids on there and there’s a naked man.” At one point, Sam even kicked naked man to the ground. Zombie-dude then got back up and yelled at Sam. So Sam kicked zombie in the groin.

The horrifying ordeal lasted up to ten minutes before police arrived.

When officers did, they tried to subdue the man and get him to obey their commands. The man attempted to steal a patrol unit before additional deputies arrived and assisted in taking him into custody.

Authorities eventually arrested the suspect who they identified as 19-year-old David Anglin. Anglin is accused of being under the influence of drugs, carjacking, and breaking into a nearby apartment.

According to Daily Press, officials said Anglin broke into an apartment nearby shortly before he was spotted nude on Seneca Road.

Amanda Buchanan said that “Before he was seen walking around naked, he broke into my friend’s house. He was pounding on her windows until one broke — that’s why his hands were covered in blood.” Anglin entered the home and attacked Buchanan’s friend, a woman, who was able to fend him off before reporting the incident to authorities.

Buchanan said her friend “was covered in blood from the attack” and was transported to a local hospital for observation.

Update (Sept. 30):

David Anglin is actually Daniel Anglin, says his mother, Denise.

Denise says her 19-year-old son is “mentally” disabled with bipolar and schizophrenia, and was on methamphetamine during Monday’s incident. She says says Daniel is getting professional help, but sometimes doesn’t take his medication and turns to drugs. The teen was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including carjacking and burglary. He has been released from the hospital and is at an undisclosed location recovering. (CBS Los Angeles)


ISIS: Koran says it’s OK to rape non-Muslims, including children

You’ve all seen the news that, as they wreak destruction across Iraq and Syria, in addition to killing and beheading, Islamic State/ISIS savages are raping women and girls as young as 12.

But did you know the Koran says it’s perfectly okay for Muslims to rape non-Muslims? That’s what Islamic State says.

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Excerpts from Rukmini Callimachi’s “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” The New York Times, Aug. 13, 2015:

The systematic rape of women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority has become deeply enmeshed in the organization and the radical theology of the Islamic State in the year since the group announced it was reviving slavery as an institution. Interviews with 21 women and girls who recently escaped the Islamic State, as well as an examination of the group’s official communications, illuminate how the practice has been enshrined in the group’s core tenets. […]

A total of 5,270 Yazidis were abducted last year, and at least 3,144 are still being held, according to community leaders. To handle them, the Islamic State has developed a detailed bureaucracy of sex slavery, including sales contracts notarized by the ISIS-run Islamic courts. And the practice has become an established recruiting tool to lure men from deeply conservative Muslim societies, where casual sex is taboo and dating is forbidden.

A growing body of internal policy memos and theological discussions has established guidelines for slavery, including a lengthy how-to manual issued by the Islamic State Research and Fatwa Department just last month. Repeatedly, the ISIS leadership has emphasized a narrow and selective reading of the Quran and other religious rulings to not only justify violence, but also to elevate and celebrate each sexual assault as spiritually beneficial, even virtuous.

“Every time that he came to rape me, he would pray,” said F, a 15-year-old girl who was captured on the shoulder of Mount Sinjar one year ago and was sold to an Iraqi fighter in his 20s. Like some others interviewed by The New York Times, she wanted to be identified only by her first initial because of the shame associated with rape.

“He kept telling me this is ibadah,” she said, using a term from Islamic scripture meaning worship.

“He said that raping me is his prayer to God. I said to him, ‘What you’re doing to me is wrong, and it will not bring you closer to God.’ And he said, ‘No, it’s allowed. It’s halal,’ ” said the teenager, who escaped in April with the help of smugglers after being enslaved for nearly nine months.

The Islamic State’s formal introduction of systematic sexual slavery dates to Aug. 3, 2014, when its fighters invaded the villages on the southern flank of Mount Sinjar, a craggy massif of dun-colored rock in northern Iraq.

Its valleys and ravines are home to the Yazidis, a tiny religious minority who represent less than 1.5 percent of Iraq’s estimated population of 34 million. […]

Survivors say that men and women were separated within the first hour of their capture. Adolescent boys were told to lift up their shirts, and if they had armpit hair, they were directed to join their older brothers and fathers. In village after village, the men and older boys were driven or marched to nearby fields, where they were forced to lie down in the dirt and sprayed with automatic fire.

The women, girls and children, however, were hauled off in open-bed trucks.

“The offensive on the mountain was as much a sexual conquest as it was for territorial gain,” said Matthew Barber, a University of Chicago expert on the Yazidi minority. He was in Sinjar when the onslaught began last summer and helped create a foundation that provides psychological support for the escapees, who number more than 2,000, according to community activists. […]

[The women and girls captured by Islamic State] would be held in confinement, some for days, some for months. Then, inevitably, they were loaded into the same fleet of buses again before being sent in smaller groups to Syria or to other locations inside Iraq, where they were bought and sold for sex. […]

Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Detailed reports by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International reach the same conclusion about the organized nature of the sex trade. […]

For two months, F was held inside the Galaxy hall. Then one day, they came and began removing young women. Those who refused were dragged out by their hair, she said.

In the parking lot the same fleet of Hajj buses was waiting to take them to their next destination, said F. Along with 24 other girls and young women, the 15-year-old was driven to an army base in Iraq. It was there in the parking lot that she heard the word “sabayafor the first time.

“They laughed and jeered at us, saying ‘You are our sabaya.’ I didn’t know what that word meant,” she said. Later on, the local Islamic State leader explained it meant slave.

[…] the Islamic State cites specific verses or stories in the Quran or else in the Sunna, the traditions based on the sayings and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad, to justify their human trafficking, experts say.

Scholars of Islamic theology disagree, however, on the proper interpretation of these verses, and on the divisive question of whether Islam actually sanctions slavery. […]

Cole Bunzel, a scholar of Islamic theology at Princeton University, disagrees, pointing to the numerous references to the phrase “Those your right hand possesses” in the Quran, which for centuries has been interpreted to mean female slaves. He also points to the corpus of Islamic jurisprudence, which continues into the modern era and which he says includes detailed rules for the treatment of slaves.

There is a great deal of scripture that sanctions slavery,” said Mr. Bunzel, the author of a research paper published by the Brookings Institution on the ideology of the Islamic State. “You can argue that it is no longer relevant and has fallen into abeyance. ISIS would argue that these institutions need to be revived, because that is what the Prophet and his companions did.” […]