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Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism

From http://www.HealthImpactNews.com:

Recent Italian Court Decisions on Vaccines and Autism

by Mary Holland J.D.
Age of Autism

On September 23, 2014, an Italian court in Milan award compensation to a boy for vaccine-induced autism. (See the Italian document here.) A childhood vaccine against six childhood diseases caused the boy’s permanent autism and brain damage.

While the Italian press has devoted considerable attention to this decision and its public health implications, the U.S. press has been silent.

Italy’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Like the U.S., Italy has a national vaccine injury compensation program to give some financial support to those people who are injured by compulsory and recommended vaccinations. The Italian infant plaintiff received three doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s Infanrix Hexa, a hexavalent vaccine administered in the first year of life. These doses occurred from March to October 2006. The vaccine is to protect children from polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, pertussis and Haemophilus influenza type B. In addition to these antigens, however, the vaccine then contained thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative, aluminum, an adjuvant, as well as other toxic ingredients. The child regressed into autism shortly after receiving the three doses.

When the parents presented their claim for compensation first to the Ministry of Health, as they were required to do, the Ministry rejected it. Therefore, the family sued the Ministry in a court of general jurisdiction, an option which does not exist in the same form in the U.S.

Court Decision: Mercury and Aluminum in Vaccine Caused Autism

Based on expert medical testimony, the court concluded that the child more likely than not suffered autism and brain damage because of the neurotoxic mercury, aluminum and his particular susceptibility from a genetic mutation. The Court also noted that Infanrix Hexa contained thimerosal, now banned in Italy because of its neurotoxicity, “in concentrations greatly exceeding the maximum recommended levels for infants weighing only a few kilograms.”

Presiding Judge Nicola Di Leo considered another piece of damning evidence: a 1271-page confidential GlaxoSmithKline report (now available on the Internet). This industry document provided ample evidence of adverse events from the vaccine, including five known cases of autism resulting from the vaccine’s administration during its clinical trials (see table at page 626, excerpt below).

Italian Government, Not Vaccine Maker, Pays for Vaccine Damages

As in many other developed countries, government, not industry, compensates families in the event of vaccine injury. Thus GSK’s apparent lack of concern for the vaccine’s adverse effects is notable and perhaps not surprising.

In the final assessment, the report states that:

“[t]he benefit/risk profile of Infanrix hexa continues to be favourable,” despite GSK’s acknowledgement that the vaccine causes side effects including “anaemia haemolytic autoimmune,thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune thrombocytopenia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, haemolytic anemia, cyanosis, injection site nodule, abcess and injection site abscess, Kawasaki’s disease, important neurological events (including encephalitis and encephalopathy), Henoch-Schonlein purpura, petechiae, purpura, haematochezia, allergic reactions (including anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions),” and death (see page 9).

The Milan decision is sober, informed and well-reasoned. The Ministry of Health has stated that it has appealed the Court’s decision, but that appeal will likely take several years, and its outcome is uncertain.

Rimini: 2012 – Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism

Two years earlier, on May 23, 2012, Judge Lucio Ardigo of an Italian court in Rimini presided over a similar judgment, finding that a different vaccine, the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine (MMR), had caused a child’s autism. As in the Milan case, the Ministry of Health’s compensation program had denied compensation to the family, yet after a presentation of medical evidence, a court granted compensation. There, too, the Italian press covered the story; the U.S. press did not.

In that case, a 15-month old boy received his MMR vaccine on March 26, 2004. He then immediately developed bowel and eating problems and received an autism diagnosis with cognitive delay within a year. The court found that the boy had “been damaged by irreversible complications due to vaccination (with trivalent MMR).” The decision flew in the face of the conventional mainstream medical wisdom that an MMR-autism link has been “debunked.”

Italian Court Decisions Break New Ground in Debate Over Vaccines and Autism

Both these Italian court decisions break new ground in the roiling debate over vaccines and autism. These courts, like all courts, are intended to function as impartial, unbiased decision makers.

The courts’ decisions are striking because they not only find a vaccine-autism causal link, but they also overrule the decisions of Italy’s Ministry of Health. And taken together, the court decisions found that both the MMR and a hexavalent thimerosal- and aluminum-containing vaccine can trigger autism.

Italian Court Rulings Contradict Special U.S. Vaccine Court

These court decisions flatly contradict the decisions from the so-called U.S. vaccine court, the Court of Federal Claim’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. There, from 2007 to 2010, in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, three decision makers, called Special Masters, found that vaccines did not cause autism in any of the six test cases, and one Special Master even went so far as to compare the theory of vaccine-induced autism to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

The Italian court decisions contrast starkly with these U.S. cases based on similar claims.

Read the full story at Age of Autism.

About the Author

Mary Holland is Research Scholar and Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at NYU Law School. She has published articles on vaccine law and policy, and is the co-editor of Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health and Our Children (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012).

The Average American

The average American spends five hours a day in front of the boob tube. They love their super heroes, their sports heroes, and their reality television stars. (They especially love their Kardashian sisters.) To the average American, a world of fantasy and illusion is preferable to real life.

The average American is obsessed with sex (possibly because they aren’t getting any), and obsessed with celebrities. Because their own lives are so petty and lacking in spiritual foundation, the average American worships fame and seeks to experience it vicariously through others.

The average American lives on a diet of fast food, junk food, processed food, and microwaved food. As a result, the average American is sick, sick, sick, addicted to numerous drugs and painkillers, and a virtual slave to the medical mafia.

The average American has one great fear: criticism. This fear of criticism is greater than their desire to succeed, their desire to know the truth, and even their desire to live. As a result, the average American is in firm acceptance of whatever authority figures or the mainstream media tells them. They accept wholeheartedly the “official story” of 9/11, Sandy Hook, Boston, and the biography of the man who calls himself Obama.

Because of this fear, the average American is gullible and easily swayed by advertising and the mainstream media. Any huckster, devoid of morality, can easily become a millionaire (or political leader) by exploiting this lack of critical thinking on the part of average Americans, and many have.

The average American prefers to have others tell them what to think and how to think, rather than think for themselves. The average American eats, dresses, and votes exactly how they are told. Their entire life, from birth to death, is programmed, controlled, and manipulated, and they don’t even know it.

The average American knows nothing about the Federal Reserve, how the Federal Reserve was created, or how the Fed prints fiat currency out of thin air. What’s worse, the average American has no interest in knowing. They’d rather watch television.

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The average American lives a life of hypocrisy and denial. They identify with Christianity, or, in ever increasing numbers, they claim to be “spiritual, but not religious,” and yet they support political leaders who promote abortion, racism, inequality, the shredding of the Constitution, the loss of freedom and individual rights, and even murder.

The average American becomes angry and defensive when their belief system is challenged. They want to be certain of what they know even if everything they know is wrong.

The average American is generally well educated in the performance of their job or career, but takes little pride in their work and has zero knowledge or interest in how or why their job or career could be harming others.

The average American makes life difficult for the non-average American. Because they comprise the vast majority of people in this country, the average American creates the reality that we all must live in. The average American is frightened by non-average Americans and they are complicit in their persecution.

The average American is racked with guilt. Deep down inside, they know their lifestyle and choices are wrong, not just for themselves, but for all their fellow Americans, but their great fear of criticism, and the responsibilities and complexities of life are just too much for them to deal with. As a result, they retreat from reality through alcohol, drugs, television, junk food, television, and compulsive shopping.

Some average Americans are so far removed from reality that they actually enjoy a world of blissful ignorance. They frolic through life, oblivious of the great harm that their lifestyle and voting choices cause to others. They believe everything the mainstream media tells them. Many of them live 50, 60, 70 years or more and never experience an ounce of reality. Hollywood and the new age/self-improvement industry are filled with these types. Throw a stick at Malibu and you’ll hit ten of them.

The average American is portrayed in advertising as giddy, confident, and fun-loving. Nothing could be further from the truth. Except for the blissful idiots mentioned above, the average American leads a frightened and desperate life. The hide it well, but deep down inside, they are miserable. They make perfect pawns for those who hate America and they are used accordingly to spread racism, multi-culturism, and leftism.

The average American is all around you: on television, on the street outside, and right outside your door.

Aren’t you glad you’re not the average American?

Mike

Healthy and Fit at Any Age

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Is time toxic? Must the human body inevitably decline?

I understand that God intends for all of us to one day pass over the veil and reap our Heavenly reward, however I find it hard to believe that He would create a defective product, designed to fall apart for no other reason than the passing of time. Perhaps the aging process is something we contribute to ourselves.

I’ve heard health and fitness described as a three-legged stool consisting of exercise, nutrition, and rest. If all three legs are sturdy, the stool remains strong. Remove or weaken one leg and the stool topples over. That’s a good analogy, but I would make it a four legged stool with the addition of our emotional/spiritual state.

In fact, you could make a good case that our emotional/spiritual state contributes more to health and fitness than the other three legs combined. Here are some examples I’ve observed:

I worked with a girl in her mid-20’s; very pretty with a wide-eyed curiosity about the world. She got married and I didn’t see her for two years. During that time she went through a devastating divorce. When I next saw her I was shocked at how much she’d aged. She looked 10-15 years older and all of her innocence about the world was gone.

Another girl I worked with, also in her mid-20’s, was extremely attractive, but she wore a perpetual scowl and was always angry, usually about men. She got pregnant and entered into a two-year-long custody battle with the child’s father. A year after that, she was pregnant again, by a different guy, and the same thing happened. Over a four year period, she aged a good 10-12 years. Her bitterness literally aged her.

On the male side, I had two friends, both young men in their thirties and early forties. Each went through a divorce and suddenly they both had gray hair. In two years they were both dead. Another young man I worked with was laid off after a dozen years on the job. Nobody else would hire him and he turned to drugs. He’s dead now, too.

Stress and negative emotions are crippling to the body. Jesus’s advice to forgive your neighbor is actually good for our immune system. So the first leg in our quest for health and fitness is to de-stress, avoid negative people and situations, and practice positive thinking. One of the best ways to do this is to turn to God. Prayer, reading the Bible, reading religious books and material, reading Joan’s biographies of the saints, all of these are beneficial to our health and appearance. And don’t forget humor. Laughter is one of the best stress-busters.

The second leg in the quest for health and fitness is exercise. I’ve been an avid weight-lifter since I was fourteen, but I’ve recently discovered that when the body has to balance an external weight it causes the spine to compress. I’ve found that better and safer results can be obtained through bodyweight exercises, such as push-ups, pull-ups, chin-ups, bodyweight squats, one-legged squats, isometrics, etc. Exercise is an individual thing, so find what works best for you, and adhere to the three “F’s”: Fast, Fun, and eFFective.

Our third leg, nutrition, is also an individual fit. Some people function best as vegetarians, some as carnivores, and others on a mixed diet. The one thing that almost all healthy people, whether meat eaters or vegetarians, have in common is an avoidance of junk food, processed food, and fast food. Next to extreme emotional states, I believe the one factor that causes people to age more than any other is consuming processed foods and drinks. You know what I’m talking about. Basically anything that comes in a wrapper, bag, can, or box. Cereal, soda, beer, cookies, candy, frozen food, fast food (which is all shipped frozen), potato chips, canned food, etc., etc., etc. The chemicals in these items wreak havoc on the skin and immune system.

The fourth leg, rest, seems like it should be the easiest, but in this day and age very few of us are able to get the recommended eight hours of sleep a night. Heck, most of us have trouble getting six hours. I know I do. If you’re in the same boat, do what you can to catch little naps or even just brief moments of quiet time. Listening to classical music is not a substitute for sleep, but it relaxes the body.

By adhering to the four legs of health and fitness — exercise, nutrition, rest, and a positive emotional/spiritual state — there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to maintain a strong, supple, and fully functioning body no matter what our age. Unless, of course, God sends us an illness. But that’s a subject for another time.

Breaking! ObamaCare Just Slammed By D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

BREAKING: Obamacare dealt massive setback by federal appeals court.

By Tom Howell Jr.    The Washington Times Updated: 11:26 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

In a decision that could blow a massive hold in President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the court held that people living in states that relied on the federal government to set up their insurance market exchanges cannot offer the subsidies considered critical to making coverage affordable.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the administration used an IRS rule to stretch the meaning of the Affordable Care Act, which said financial aid to to low- and middle-income people should only flow to exchanges “established by the State.” If that means only state-run exchanges, it would cut off subsidies to two-thirds of the nation.

The Obama administration is sure to appeal the circuit’s decision in the case, Halbig v. Sebelius, because the subsidies are a huge draw for Obamacare customers. Without that selling point, the reforms would effectively collapse under the weight of premiums that are no longer affordable.

Under the court’s ruling, only the 14 states and the District that have taken on the responsibility for their exchanges would be able to dole out premium tax credits to their resident.

~Steve~

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/22/obamacare-dealt-serious-setback/#ixzz38DLi9K6U

One More SCOTUS Ruling Today.

There’s a kick in the teeth to the unions.

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COURT: PUBLIC UNION CAN’T MAKE NONMEMBERS PAY FEES


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union’s costs of collective bargaining.

In a 5-4 split along ideological lines, the justices said the practice violates the First Amendment rights of nonmembers who disagree with the positions that unions take.

The ruling is a setback for labor unions that have bolstered their ranks and their bank accounts in Illinois and other states by signing up hundreds of thousands of in-home care workers. It could lead to an exodus of members who will have little incentive to pay dues if nonmembers don’t have to share the burden of union costs.

But the ruling was limited to “partial-public employees” and stopped short of overturning decades of practice that has generally allowed public sector unions of teachers, firefighters and other government workers to pass through their representation costs to nonmembers.

Writing for the court, Justice Samuel Alito said home care workers “are different from full-fledged public employees” because they work primarily for their disabled or elderly customers and do not have most of the rights and benefits of state employees. The ruling does not affect private sector workers.

The case involves about 26,000 Illinois workers who provide home care for disabled people and are paid with Medicaid funds administered by the state. In 2003, the state passed a measure deeming the workers state employees eligible for collective bargaining.

A majority of the workers then selected the Service Employees International Union to negotiate with the state to increase wages, improve health benefits and set up training programs. Those workers who chose not to join the union had to pay proportional “fair share” fees to cover collective bargaining and other administration costs.

Rest Of Story Here

~Steve~

Ding Dong The Witch Is Gone! Sebelius Resigns.

And the people rejoice.

And the people rejoice.

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HHS Secretary Sebelius resigning on heels of ObamaCare rollout

Folks It’s Twilight Zone Time. Yup, BamaCare just Got Worse.

 These people are the stupidest people on the planet bar none!!

Obama style.

Obama style.

Rush, rush, rush to sign you up. Now you can not sign up till next year. Say What?

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Latest ObamaCare surprise: Most won’t be able to buy health insurance until end of year.