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Name: Carol
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I joined DU following the election melt down that produced the second George the Lesser Term of Office. I am outraged by war, by out-sourcing of jobs, by Corporate control of both parties, and enheartened by my fellow citizens who are bravely part of "Occupy!"

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In light of the Torture (Redacted) reports - what Riverbend wrote:

For those of us who during the long and painful years of George The Younger's reign, turned to the young Iraqi woman's insightful weekly and sometimes daily reports on conditions inside her neighborhood, I post this here.

I recently discovered this last post of hers, and it answered a question about what she is thinking and doing and where she is living.

I feel very bad as I read her questions about WHEN will Dick and George and Condi and Rummy get their legal come uppance. Very bad indeed.


I keep hoping the head of North Korea slams the film "Birdman"

Excellent film, but the director's name is difficult to spell, and the movie could certainly use some promotion.

I plan on seeing both "The Interview" and "Birdman" as well as "Big Eyes," even if the latter two films never take a hit from North Koreans.

So does the President's announcement mean we can travel to Cuba?

And maybe get our medical needs fulfilled much more cheaply there than here?

If so, I give him a big round of applause.

I remember how happy the folks that Michael Moore took to Cuba ended up being with getting their prescriptions filled there for like .05 % of the cost the prescriptions would have cost here.

Thank You for your stepping forward with that


Mike Malloy had a discussion once on his radio show, back in the Geo Bush days.

He asked the listening audience to explain when they thought that a nation could be headed into a Holocaust situation.

And after taking calls for two to two and half hours, he ended the discussion with his rather tragic conclusion.

What was it? Basically Mike said that once a nation decides that it is okay to torture or kill just one individual without trying to have a trial or present actual evidence of that person being a terrorist, then everything else is a matter of degrees.

If it is okay to kill one school kid in Pakistan, then it is okay to kill them all.

And same goes for citizens here. Many of us are wondering when it will happen here: when an activity that leads to parts of a major city targeted for looting by agent provacateurs and homeland security and the activity is blamed on protesters, then we protesters and dissidents will be labeled "terrorists" and the wars waged against Muslims overseas will be happening here at home.

(Just last week, the protesters in Oakland Calif. outed two fellow "protesters" as agent provacateurs. The protesters were immediately proven to be right as one of the two men so accused took out a gun and arrested one of the protesters who were accusing him of being a Federal agent or police. And these two men had been all about "Go ahead! It's time now to smash things up and loot!" before they were outed.)

Whooping Cough's transmission is connected to the vaccine

Pertussis vaccine and transmission


Pertussis is considered an endemic disease, characterized by an epidemic every 2–5 years. This rate of exacerbations has not changed, even after the introduction of mass vaccination – a fact that indicates the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing the disease but not the transmission of the causative agent (B. pertussis) within the population [19].



The effects of whole-cell pertussis vaccine wane after 5 to 10 years, and infection in a vaccinated person causes nonspecific symptoms (3-7). Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants (3-11). The whole-cell vaccine for pertussis is protective only against clinical disease, not against infection (15-17). Therefore, even young, recently vaccinated children may serve as reservoirs and potential transmitters of infection.


Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
"Acellular pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model,"
The study concluded that infant baboons given Sanofi DTaP (Daptacel) vaccine at two, four, and six months of age were protected against developing outward clinical symptoms of pertussis after being exposed to B. pertussis at seven months of age, but they were still able colonize and transmit B. pertussis to other baboons.

The baboons that were vaccinated with whole cell pertussis (GlaxoSmithKline's Infanrix) also colonized B. pertussis upon exposure to B. pertussis, but they cleared the infection much faster than the acellular pertussis vaccinated baboons—in 18 days compared to 35 days.


To quote NVIC's Barbara Loe Fisher:

"In my opinion, this study in infant baboons suggests that pertussis vaccine-acquired immunity has been an illusion. Although the vaccines may protect against severe B. pertussis clinical symptoms of the disease—such as paroxysmal coughing—they do not prevent colonization of B. pertussis bacteria and transmission of the infection to others.

In this study at least, recovery from previous B. pertussis infection was more effective in preventing colonization with B.pertussis upon direct challenge than either whole cell DPT (Infanrix) or acellular DTaP (Daptacel) and that suggests transmission of the infection to others after exposure to B pertussis would also be less likely when there is a history of naturally acquired immunity."

My comment:
Fisher might be a little bit hard to folow, but what she is saying is that after a baboon has been infected with the WC anti bodies, the B. pertussis bacteria is then found in the lining of the throat. In a human being, the throat would perhaps be irritated and perhaps sore, but most significantly this person can then infect others with whooping cough.

Now, the researchers did not say that DTaP vaccine causes vaccine strain pertussis infection. B. pertussis vaccines (both whole cell DPT and acellular DTaP/Tdap) are inactivated vaccines and do not cause vaccine strain infection the way some attenuated live virus vaccines can—such as live oral polio (OPV) and varicella zoster (chickenpox) vaccines.

However, the lead author Tod Merkel did comment to the New York Times that when exposed to B. pertussis after recently getting vaccinated, you could be an asymptomatic carrier and infect others, saying:

"When you're newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population."

So people in No Calif are either delirious, or know something BIG abt Chem trails/geo-engineering

Here, at the very bottom of my commentrs, is the three hours of testimony from citizens in Northern California regarding the geo engineering that is going on.

Citizens in Shasta Calif area show up at Supervisor's board meeting. Really enthused crowd - so appreciative that these officials finally responded to us "tin foil hat people" and gave us this public forum.

I live in a very remote area. This county does not have a large airport, but a minor aiWe do not even have a four lane highway, except in a few short pasages near Lakeportrport where a private plane can take off and land.

So again, I live in a very isolated area of the world. There are indeed anywhere on a daily basis from 6 to 18 planes that would fly overhead my house on their way to go from LA to Seattle or Anchroage, or else San Francisco or Sacramento to thse same places. But really no other planes. (Sometimes a private plane that is carrying tourists or realtors doing photos.)

Yet on any day in the summer when I had free time, circa 2009 or 2010, I could walk two blocks over to the largest lake in Calif., sit on the banks of said lake and then watch a plane skim above the ridge of ClearLake the city, at approximate the height of 4,400 feet, then rise to at least 12,000 feet so (some times such a flight would end up so high it was hardly visible) and then the same flight would descend and skim above the shoulder of Konocti facing my house - a height again of 4,400 to 4,700 feet.

This was being done continually done again and again, summer days circa 2009 or 2010.

This was being done in a space of nine miles as that is the distance from that particular ridge in ClearLake the city, and then to shoulder of Mt Konocti.

On a daily basis, my spouse and I watch some of the multi plane patterns, wherein planes fly in the grid surrounding my neighborhood, often six to eight planes in pairs flying parallel to each other, and on occasion, one of the pair of planes will do a U turn!

Yes,we have been told this is commercial flights or military. But if commercial flights, then why are these numerous flights totally missing in the three or four days before Christmas, when a thinking person can assume that the skies are at their annual busiest season?

Here is the link:

I very much agree with the info in the NY Times article.

I saw one little film clip with a video explaining ADHD to Michael Moore, and he said after watching it, "Well, I certainly would have been diagnosed with this "illness" if that had been the situation when I was growing up."

In hunting and gthering societies little boys were always outside and basically running around all day long. To not have that constant activity happening, and instead being forced to sit at a desk for long hours seems nuts to me.

Skyrocketing numbers of children diagnosed with ADHD or ADD...

My comments, taken off another poster's Facebook comments going viral:

Did you know that public school officials have financial incentive to diagnose yr children with AHDH and ADD?

In 1991, eligilbility rules for federal education were changed to provide schools with $ 400 in annual grant money.

Four hundred dollars for each and every child diagnosed with these developmental difficulties!

As a result the number of ADHD and ADD cases have soared.

Today more than 7,000 children have been labelled and registered as permanenet patients (My comment - big win win for pharmaceutical industies)

Ten to twelve percent of all boys between the ages of 6 and 14 in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD.

And from a Time Magazine article that you can find at this link:


"records-based data suggests that ADHD rates among children may be somewhere between 7.5% and 9.5%, with boys at the higher end of the range, not 11%. In its previous round of analysis, CDC found that ADHD diagnoses rose by 22% between 2003 and ’07, based on the same telephone surveys of 76,000 families in the U.S., climbing by an average of 3% to 6% each year between 2000 and ’10. But the latest figures, which included responses collected between 2011 and ’12, show a far higher prevalence that hints at classrooms full of hyperactive and impulsive kids. “By definition, ADHD requires that symptoms have to have a significant effect on life,” says Barbaresi. “To say that a tenth of all children have a biologic condition that affects their life enough to call it a disorder just does not make sense.”

If that’s the case, then a significant proportion of these children may also be mistreated with medications that they don’t need. “This report and others raises questions about whether we may not be overdiagnosing ADHD and overusing medications,” says Thomas Power, director of the center for management of ADHD at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“Symptoms are not and should not be sufficient,” says Ruth Hughes, CEO of Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “The symptoms have to occur every day for a long period of time, and, more importantly, these symptoms have to lead to major disruption or impairment in at least two areas of a person’s life, such as at school or in relationships.”

Today is 59th Anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to sit

In the back of the bus.

Her arrest and the reaction of the African American community to it became the beginning of a historic bus boycott.

Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience
December 1, 1955
Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed. On the evening of December 1, 1955, Parks, an African American, was tired after a long day of work and decided to take a seat on the bus on her ride home. Because she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, she was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black people to relinquish seats to white people when the bus was full. (Blacks also had to sit at the back of the bus.) Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system. It also led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.


Here is a must see video if you are on the side of med cannabis patients -

I don't know how many here are living in areas where the state intitiative of Prop 215 is something you embrace.

But bit by bit, the planning commissions and county officials have snatched away the citizens' right to grow med cannabis inside our gardens.

Here in Lake County, the county officals put together Measure N, which was accepted by the voters, and then they unleashed the county sheriff. the sheriff went on to conduct many warrantless searches.

The rationale behind the "need" for Measure N was that there are cartel people using the hills and open forest areas of Lake County to grow. These people often destroy the environment, and are, of course, violent. In recent history, a couple from New England was hired by some cartel folks to watch over the grow site, and they were found murdered by their employer. (Often undocumented migrant workers are forced into this work, and when they are killed, no one knows where they were, and their bodies are never discovered, and their deths remain unknown.)

So since there are cartel people in the County, and plenty enough of the cartel forces abund that the police would have their hands full should they go after them, so why then is it that almost all of the SWAT-like raids have come down on mere individual citizens, who are growing modest amounts of marijuana? (Usually less than fourteen plants!)

Recently a federal judge sided with Lake County resident plaintiffs. In his statements, the judge indicated that the plantiffs have the right to sue Lake County for the damage done to their property. (including the loss of pet dogs, when SWAT-like police broke down gates and fences.) The lawsuits now total over $ 600,000, and this is the first group of plaintiffs - it is easy to fear that the monetary damage done to the County could be over five million dollars when everyone so injured by the sheriff and police take to the courts. (This is a small county and many legit services could be in trouble when these monetary judgements against the county go into effect.)

The judge also stated that the warrantless searches are not in keeping with either the US or state Constitution.

One of the five Lake County supervisors happens to be a Bail Bondsman! A few years ago, he himself was found to have over 4,000 plants growing on his property, but those plants were items he claims he knew nothing about. He was not even ticketed for this infraction of the law.

Oh, and unlike everyone else's plants, they were cut down but left on his property, for him to dispose of!

Watch a local activist, Terri Larson, denounce the County Supervisors and what has been going on here. She starts after the 14 or 15 minute mark, so feel free to scroll through to her:


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