Sandra Finley

Apr 222017
 

I used (quoted from)  Lessons 10, 8, and 2 (On Tyranny  Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century).

Scroll down to the high-lighted text.

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Hi Sandra,

Sacrosanct ideologies (vaccines; sexual victimization of young people by women isn’t a problem – – it’s only done by men; universities),  are so easy to disassemble, yet the mainstream followers can’t self-examine.  To quote Jordan Peterson, “It’s like living in the fantasy of a 13 year old girl.  There is no willingness to face one’s internal monsters, let alone enthusiasm.”

Ref … https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VJMCQ94t98k

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REPLY

A reply is risky,  I haven’t watched all of the video.   Just the first 16 minutes of 2 hours.  Nonetheless,

So far,  my responses.

From perspective of elected member of University of Saskatchewan Senate for the allowable 2 terms (6 years), completed a year ago.  And pointing out that I sought election because of my concerns over corporate takeover of many Universities, including the U of S.   It’s also an issue at the U of T.   Dr. Pederson will be familiar with the Dr. Nancy Oliveri / Apotex (Big Pharma) scandal, as example.

I understood Jordan Pederson to say that left-wing activists are pushing the University away from science and reasoned discourse.

I would like to offer another interpretation.  A corporatized university with corporate ethics pushes the University away from science and reasoned discourse:

  1. Jordan Pederson’s description of what happened to him at the hands of the U of T  Administration echoes what happened to me.   I received a letter from the University’s lawyer threatening that the University would bring the full force of the law against me if (blah, blah, blah).  It was a foolish way to deal with  (what?   a left-wing activist if you use stereotypes?).

What I challenged:  very serious conflicts-of-interest.   The Chair of the Board having more than a million dollars’ worth of shares in the nuke industry (Cameco) and not recusing herself when the Province was earmarking its contributions to the University for programs that benefited the nuke industry (issue of university autonomy).  All this at a time when Cameco shares (the shares of the Chair of the Board) were nose-diving because of Fukushima.  The Chair of the U Board has been on the Cameco Board since 1992.  Total compromise of University autonomy and the responsibility to uphold its autonomy.  While the President shouts “There is no conflict-of-interest.”

The University is accustomed to its influential, unassailable status  – –  a sacrosanct institution.   It now has a corporatized ethic.   And is the handmaid of corporations.   The students are a resource to be mined.

The U of T’s actions vis-à-vis Jordan Pederson  (not smart)  are understandable in the same light as the U of S’s actions vis-à-vis me  (not smart – the President acted as a tyrant):   the motivation and actions of the Administration are thoroughly corporate.   They  make total sense in that light.

Many of the people (me, for example) labeled as “Left-wing activists” have a role to play.   So do people like Jordan Pederson.

In my case, I replied to the lawyer that the mafia uses the threat of broken bones to intimidate and coerce.   Corporations use the threat of a lawsuit to break a person’s financially, the same tactic.    And now the University is using the same.   My communication included damning evidence.   All in all the University embarrassed itself.

What did they learn?   I didn’t go to the media,  they would not have written about it anyway.   But I do blog and have a network for sharing information.

They might have learned to be smarter in how they exercise their powers.   Which is worse than being stupid in how they exercise their powers.

2.   I hate to reduce things to “The 5 This or the 10 That”,  but there is a quick framework to draw on   – – RefOn Tyranny  Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, 2017, by Timothy Snyder.  (A little pocketbook that costs Cdn $11).      

 

    1. Lesson #10,  Believe in truth  is exemplified by Jordan Pederson.  He should be celebrated.  You submit to tyranny when you renounce the difference between what you want to hear and what is actually the case.   This renunciation of reality can feel natural and pleasant, but the result is your demise as an individual – and thus the collapse of any political system that depends upon individualism.  As observers of totalitarianism such as Victor Klemperer noticed, truth dies in four modes, all of which we (Americans) have just witnessed (President Trump,  altho Trump isn’t named).   The first mode is the open hostility to verifiable reality . . . The next mode (3rd) is . . . the open embrace of contradictions.    (to me, demonstrated in the U of T and the U of S examples).
    2. Lesson #8, Stand out.  . . .  Someone has to.  It is easy to follow along.  It can feel strange to do or say something different.  But without that unease, there is no freedom.  Remember Rosa Parks.  The moment you set an example, the spell of the status quo is broken, and others will follow.   As Jordan Pederson discovered.   After the Second World War, Europeans, Americans, and others created myths of righteous resistance to Hitler . . .  (which the historical record do not support).
    3. We tend to assume that institutions will automatically maintain themselves against even the most direct attacks.   (BIG mistake, as the history of the twentieth century demonstrates.)
    4. Lesson #2,  Defend institutions.  . . . Do not speak of “our institutions” unless you make them yours by acting on their behalf.  Institutions do not protect themselves.  They fall one after the other unless each is defended from the beginning.  So choose an institution you care about –  a court, a newspaper, a law, a labor union – and take its side.   I see Jordan Pederson’s actions as a defence of the University.   As were mine.  It is the role of citizens to do that.  Especially those who are in a position to do so.
    5. I wonder if Jordan Pederson would see himself as an actualizer of lessons, a contributor to the resistance against tyranny? – – which would make him an activist.  But those are the people for whom he appears to hold antagonism? 

 

For 15 years my concern and focus has been on the (un) health of democracy.  The University plays a large role – – responsible for the knowledge base of the society.   An absolutely critical component.   The reality is: They ARE falling one after the other.   Well documented on my blog.   Many good people inside the Universities are fighting hard against it.   Are they “left wing whatevers?”   

I think they are badly-needed resistance fighters in the current state of affairs.  

A few years ago I asked John Ralston Saul (philosopher), why it is that the last people to come to the aid of activists (in the context of boondoggle water projects) are the people who could help the most:  the learned professors from the University.  All we need is for them to speak up at a public meeting, for example?    

Ralston Saul’s reply, as I recall it, consisted mainly of the point that they have attained the status of respectability in the society.   They aren’t willing to jeopardize that status.  Activists are dismissed – – they are not respectable society.  

There are lots of university personnel who have a fair amount of fear (insecurity).   They have worked for and need their status, for protection.   And so they fall.  By my observation, imperfect as it is,  they are in the majority.  

The University as sacrosanct – – the open embrace of contradictions.  In reality, the staunch defenders of the status quo.  Little to do with the search for truth.  Increasingly the servants of the corporates, not the servants of the public good. 

Ha ha!  My rants, counted by number of words, outnumber yours by tenfold.

I’ll watch the remainder of the video soon, I hope.

Enough for now!

Apr 222017
 
UPDATE:   an important win on a campaign that many of us have contributed to.   Take some time to celebrate with OpenMedia.   Job well done!

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Big Telecom and their lobbyists are absolutely livid about our Net Neutrality victory.

Yesterday we wrote to you (Appended)  with exciting news that our movement had won rules to prevent telecom giants from manipulating data caps to make some apps and services more expensive than others. Since then our victory has been making headlines all over the world.

But today, telco shills and industry apologists have flocked to Twitter to express their outrage. They hate these rules. And if their outrage is any indication, they’ll do everything they can to undo our huge win.

April 20th:

This is absolutely wonderful, Sandra. We just won again!

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) just decided in favour of historic Net Neutrality rules that prevent Big Telecom from unfairly manipulating data caps to discriminate against certain apps and services.1

Over the past year, 55,000 of you spoke up to show the CRTC how data caps are used to distort demand, hurt customers, and tilt the playing field in Big Telecoms’ favour2,3 – and today your voices had quite the impact.

Telecom giants were fighting for new powers to make certain apps more expensive than others through a controversial practice called “zero-rating.”4,5,6 Luckily, today’s CRTC’s decision means all Canadians can be proud to have rules that will ensure our Internet can continue to promote free expression, innovation, and economic growth.

But our victory is not safe yet. Why? One chilling phrase: Big Telecom’s lawyers.

This is exactly the type of ruling that we can expect Big Telecom to challenge in the courts or on Parliament Hill. And that’s why we need donations from people like you right now. Can you donate to make sure OpenMedia is ready to hold onto this huge victory?

Giants like Bell have already challenged net neutrality and zero-rating in the courts.7 And – don’t forget – the federal government just opened Pandora’s Box on the open web with this year’s budget, which Big Telecom could exploit to undo today’s big win.8

Our movement has never had so many victories in such a short period. Which also means we’ve never had a bigger bullseye on us or our wins.

Thanks for everything you do,

Josh, on behalf of OpenMedia

P.S. Today’s decision from the CRTC will fundamentally determine the future of internet pricing and innovation in Canada. And, because of people like you, we will have a level playing field going forward. Thanks for all of you’ve done so far. And if you can, please donate to sustain our movement today.

Footnotes

[1] Your internet provider can’t pick which apps and services count against your data cap, says CRTC. Source: CBC News. [2] OpenMedia’s presentation at the CRTC hearings on differential pricing (a.k.a. zero-rating). Source: OpenMedia.

[3] See our End Data Caps campaign. Source: OpenMedia.

[4] What the heck is zero-rating and how does it undermine Net Neutrality? Source: OpenMedia.

[5] Guest Blog – Zero Rating: A wolf in sheep’s clothing. Source: OpenMedia.

[6] Why zero rating of internet usage must be banned. Source: Alphabeatic.

[7] Federal court dismisses Bell appeal in mobile television ruling. Source: The Globe and Mail.

[8] Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grabs. Source: Michael Geist.

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Apr 222017
 

Hi Lou,

As I mentioned, yesterday I sent an email to Schenkkan’s Agent to promote the idea that they get the play into community theatres.   The play needs to be seen by “People on the street”, and soon.

I will let you know what comes.

/Sandra

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-21-2017-1.4077902/building-the-wall-a-theatrical-response-to-the-age-of-donald-trump-1.4078072

Playwright Robert Schenkkan hopes his new play Building the Wall raises consciousness about Trump’s threat to America.

Read story transcript

Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan‘s new play paints a disturbing, dystopian future for the United States under Donald Trump.

Building the Wall, which is already one of the best-selling shows in the 27-year history of the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, was written in the space of a week in late October of last year.

 

In 2014, Robert Schenkkan’s play All the Way, starring Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon Johnson won the Tony Award for Best Play. (robertschenkkan.com)

“I was so outraged,” Schenkkan tells The Current’s Friday host Dave Seglins. “I was so concerned and the urgent need as an artist to respond to what I perceive to be an urgent crisis just took over.”

Schenkkan believes that playwrights have a responsibility in times of crisis. The Hillary-supporter thought the election would have turned out differently, yet he felt the U.S. had already crossed dangerous lines in the lead up to the election.

Robert Schenkkan

In 2014, Robert Schenkkan’s play All the Way, starring Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon Johnson won the Tony Award for Best Play. (robertschenkkan.com)

“I had been increasingly concerned about what I was hearing. It wasn’t just the language of the then-candidate Trump but it was also the way in which politicians, talking heads, correspondents, people who should know better were trying to downplay the seriousness of this,” Schenkkan says.

“They were constantly reassuring the American audience that well, he doesn’t really mean it, or hey it’s just words, or well don’t worry should in the unlikely event he becomes president, we will make sure nothing terrible happens.”

Building the Wall tells a cautionary tale through the characters of Rick, a white middle-class  prison warden, and Gloria, an African-American Professor. Rick becomes a prisoner himself for committing serious crimes involving prisoners at his private prison, and Gloria is tasked with understanding what led Rick to his present situation.The play tackles issues such as immigration, race and private prisons and the political choices that Schenkkan believes the U.S. will inevitably face in the next couple of years.

“Whenever a country has taken this unfortunate turn down a dark road, it has happened because individual citizens have yielded to the state of their own moral authority. The current President of the United States is not a Nazi, not remotely, he is not a even necessarily Republican or a Democrat — if anything he is an oligarch.” he explains.

“But he has definitely taken a page from the authoritarian playbook and he has done so very adroitly.”

 

Fountain Theatre - Building the Wall

Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall stars Judith Moreland who plays Gloria, an African-American professor, and Bo Foxworth as Rick, a white middle-class prison warden who becomes a prisoner. (Ed Krieger/Fountain Theatre )

Schenkkan believes the U.S is in the middle of a dire crisis.Trump’s rhetoric and authoritarian tendencies, according to Schenkkan, are a threat to fundamental American values such as the separation of powers and freedom of press.

“I don’t see the political crisis right now …  as a struggle between left or right, or liberal or progressive or Republican or Democrat. What we’re experiencing is an attack, a concerted attack on fundamental American values,” he suggests.

But Schenkkan also hopes that his play will ignite a genuine dialogue in the U.S. across the political spectrum. His character Rick, is a Trump supporter. Schenkkan wanted to make sure he wasn’t one-dimensional.

“It’s all too easy to dismiss people you disagree with as foolish, or not having a grasp of the facts or being prejudiced or bigoted or whatever. That’s not helpful,” he tells Seglins.

“It’s not actually true necessarily for everybody and it was very, very important for me in this play that the character of Rick not be a stereotype and not play into liberal or progressive stereotypes about what these people are like or what they want.”

Building the Wall will be produced in Ottawa by Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, playing November 30 – December 9 at The Gladstone Theatre.

Listen to the full segment at the top of this web post.

This segment was produced by The Current’s Howard Goldenthal.

 

Apr 202017
 

The café was playing this soundtrack.   A friend summarized:

It’s by Roger Waters, originally a Pink Floyd musician (Waters left in 1985 to do a solo career).   It’s about an alien culture that visits Earth after we’ve destroyed it.

And then the alien anthropologists  Admitted they were still perplexed

But on eliminating every other reason  For our sad demise

They logged the only explanation left  This species has amused itself to death . . . 

 

The song is also anti-war and about how we succumb.

I love Serendipity:  on this same day I read the little handbook (Cdn $11.00 plus tax),

On Tyranny 

Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, 2017, by Timothy Snyder

  • – – –    Lesson 13    – – –

Practice corporeal politics. 

Power wants your body softening in your chair and your emotions dissipating on the screen.  Get outside.  Put your body in unfamiliar places with unfamiliar people.  Make new friends and march with them.

Poetry that condenses language:

FULL LYRICS,  AMUSED TO DEATH    FOLLOWED BY EXPLANATION OF SOME REFERENCES

Doctor Doctor what is wrong with me

This supermarket life is getting long

What is the heart life of a colour TV

What is the shelf life of a teenage queen

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Ooh western woman

Ooh western girl

News hound sniffs the air

When Jessica Hahn goes down

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He latches on to that symbol

Of detachment

Attracted by the peeling away of feeling

The celebrity of the abused shell the belle

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Ooh western woman

Ooh western girl

And the children of Melrose

Strut their stuff

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Is absolute zero cold enough

And out in the valley warm and clean

The little ones sit by their TV screens

No thoughts to think

No tears to cry

All sucked dry

Down to the very last breath

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Bartender what is wrong with me

Why am I so out of breath

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The captain said excuse me ma’am

This species has amused itself to death               (Neil Postman‘s book Amusing Ourselves to Death)

Amused itself to death

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Amused itself to death

We watched the tragedy unfold

We did as we were told

We bought and sold

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It was the greatest show on earth

But then it was over

We ohhed and aahed

We drove our racing cars

We ate our last few jars of caviar

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And somewhere out there in the stars

A keen-eyed look-out

Spied a flickering light

Our last hurrah

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And when they found our shadows

Grouped around the TV sets

They ran down every lead

They repeated every test

They checked out all the data on their lists

And then the alien anthropologists

Admitted they were still perplexed

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But on eliminating every other reason

For our sad demise

They logged the only explanation left

This species has amused itself to death

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No tears to cry no feelings left

This species has amused itself to death

 INSERT:   the soundtrack continues . . . 

(Switch Channels)

[Alf Razzell:]   (INSERT:  see Paragragh 2 in the Explanations below)

“Years later, I saw Bill Hubbard’s name on the memorial to the missing at Aras[?]. And I…when I saw his name I was absolutely transfixed; it was as though he was now a human being instead of some sort of nightmarish memory of how I had to leave him, all those years ago.

And I felt relieved, and ever since then I’ve felt happier about it, because always before, whenever I thought of him, I said to myself, ‘Was there something else that I could have done?’

[Background: “I’d rather die, I’d rather die…”]

And that always sort of worried me. And having seen him, and his name in the register – as you know in the memorials there’s a little safe, there’s a register in there with every name – and seeing his name and his name on the memorial; it sort of lightened my…heart, if you like.”

(Woman) “When was it that you saw his name on the memorial?”

“Ah, when I was eighty-seven, that would be a year, ninete…eighty-four, nineteen eighty-four.”

 

With thanks to Wikipedia for explanations re Amused to Death

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amused_to_Death

. . .    The album’s artwork features a chimpanzee watching television in reference to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.[3] The image on the TV is a gigantic eyeball staring at the viewer.[3] According to Waters, the ape was “a symbol for anyone who’s been sitting with his mouth open in front of the network and cable news for the last 10 years.”[2] The album’s title was inspired by Neil Postman‘s book Amusing Ourselves to Death.[3] The album is organised loosely around the idea of an ape randomly switching channels on a television,[4] but explores numerous political and social themes, including critiques of the First Gulf War in “The Bravery of Being Out of Range” and “Perfect Sense”.

The first song, “The Ballad of Bill Hubbard”, features a sample of World War I veteran Alfred “Raz” Razzell, a member of the Royal Fusiliers (much like Waters’ father Eric Fletcher Waters had been in World War II) who describes his account of finding fellow soldier William “Bill” Hubbard, to whom the album is dedicated, severely wounded on the battlefield. After failed attempts to take him to safety, Razzell is forced to abandon him in no-man’s land. This sample is continued at the end of the title track, at the very end of the album, providing a more upbeat coda to the tragic story. The track also features the sound of several animals.[4] The second song, “What God Wants, Part I“, follows and contrasts the moving words of Razzell by opening with the TV being tuned instead into an excerpt that sounds like it’s taken from a vox pop of a child who says, “I don’t mind about the war. That’s one of the things I like to watch – if it’s a war going on. ‘Cos then I know if, um, our side’s winning, if our side’s losing…” he is then interrupted by the channel change and a burst of ape-chatter.

“Perfect Sense” is a two-part song about a world where live transmissions of wars are the main form of entertainment.[2] The first part of the song begins with a loud, unintelligible rant, and then a backwards message voiced by Waters: “Julia, however, in the light and visions of the issues of Stanley, we changed our minds. We have decided to include a backward message. Stanley, for you, and for all the other book burners.” The message climaxes with Waters yelling in the aggressive Scottish voice he used to depict the character of the teacher in The Wall. In the second part, famed sportscaster Marv Albert narrates a war as if it were a basketball game.

“The Bravery of Being Out of Range” includes a reference to a song written by Waters on Pink Floyd‘s 1977 album Animals, “Sheep” (not to mention the spiritual “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot[5]).  (In “Sheep“, Waters sings “I’ve looked over Jordan and I have seen / Things are not what they seem”; in “The Bravery of Being Out of Range”, he sings “I looked over Jordan and what did I see / I saw a U.S. Marine in a pile of debris”.)

“Late Home Tonight, Part I” recalls the 1986 US air strike against Libya from the perspective of two “ordinary wives” and a young American F-111 pilot.

At the beginning of “What God Wants, Part II”, Charles Fleischer (better known as the voice of Roger Rabbit) performs the greedy evangelist’s sermon. . . .

The song “Watching TV” (a duet with Don Henley) explores the influence of mass media on the Chinese protests for democracy in Tiananmen Square.

 

Apr 202017
 

I had heard about Bill C-87 in Ontario, but hoped it wasn't!

Forced injections (vaccinations) are not only an issue of

  • HEALTH  (safety of the vaccines, the number, the age at injection, the ingredients, the combined effects)
  • INFORMED CONSENT  (the information that should be provided is not)

They are

  • a HUMAN RIGHTS issue.

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COMMITTEE HEARINGS (re Vaccines, Ontario Bill C-87):

DEADLINE,  WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS:   5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017

Public hearings in Toronto:   April 12 and 26,  May 3 and 10   (Contact Clerk of the Committee by 12:00 noon on Friday, May 5 to register).

For Committee address, phone numbers, and a copy of the proposed legislation see

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

And,   more info on C-87.

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Read on.   If C-87 passes in Ontario,  it is coming to you.  Alberta already has some version of it,  see at very bottom of this posting, under heading “Update on provincial vaccine legislations“.

The movement in the U.S. against legislation that removes choice on whether, which, how many vaccinations, at what age, for your kids,  is growing by leaps and bounds.

The legislation in California is enacted:  if your kids aren’t vaccinated according to schedule they can’t go to school, not public or private.

Electronic, shared health records in the medical system, for every person, plus the ability to dictate the vaccine schedule  – – you have no say over what is injected into your children – – leaves me in disbelief.

It is a battle, not only for the U.S.   Get your boots on!

We need as much awareness, conversation and action on the Ontario legislation as possible, sufficient to stop it.

Many thanks to Vaccine Choice Canada   (VCC)  for their excellent work and the information package below excerpted from their newsletter.

Edda West, the head of VCC, was interviewed for The Truth About Vaccines, great to see the Canadian voice represented.   

Thanks to Janet M for helping distribute VCC’s info, who writes:  ” . . .  & a ton of good links on vaccines down at the bottom.”

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TEMPLATE

I sent this to 2 interested chiropractors, some First Nations in Ontario.  And many others.  Feel free to copy, edit, and paste.

 

Subject: ALERT: Vaccines – Ontario legislation to take away choice. Human rights issue.

 

Forced injections (vaccinations) are not only an issue of

  • HEALTH  (safety of the vaccines, the number, the age at injection, the ingredients, the combined effects)
  • INFORMED CONSENT  (the information that should be provided is not)

They are

  • a HUMAN RIGHTS issue.

Vaccine Choice Canada is creating awareness of Ontario legislation, Bill C-87.   It is a threat to all three.

Similar legislation is definitely in the works in other jurisdictions, and not only Canadian.

C-87 (Ontario)  has passed second reading. And is now in Committee.

Deadline, written submissions:   May 8, 5:00PM.

VCC needs help getting the information out.   Please share with your networks.

Awareness of what is at risk, and lobbying of Ontario’s legislature is very important.    C-87 will have to pass 3rd reading after the Committee Report.

Excerpt,  VCC newsletter,  re  Bill C-87,  see  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=18889.

I suggest sending the information to everyone, regardless of where they live.  Alberta passed some version of C-87 in November 2016.

Note: I am not VCC – –  However, I am informed and aware of the threats posed by the legislation.   I can help answer questions or direct people to more information.

Best wishes,

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Vaccine Choice Canada V-Bulletin   March/April 2017

EXCERPT:  

Vaccine Exemption Rights Threatened

As many of you already know, the Ontario government is in the process of amending the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) for the specific purpose of targeting non-vaccinating families and to narrow parents’ access to vaccine exemptions.

The amendment will also require medical personnel to submit children’s vaccine records to public health officials, a violation of medical privacy rights.

The ISPA amendment is listed as Schedule 1 of Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act 2016, an omnibus bill which also contains four other legislative amendments unrelated to vaccine exemptions.

As expected, the 2nd reading of Bill 87 (including “education session” amendments to the ISPA) has passed in the Ontario legislature 52 yes 44 no, and has now gone to a legislative committee that will hear submissions from the public.

Members of Vaccine Choice Canada plan on making both oral and written submissions voicing our opposition to the proposed changes to ISPA which we have articulated in our Summary of Concerns document.

These submissions will become part of the legislative and historic record of growing public alarm over government abuse of our informed consent rights and medical privacy laws.   Heather Fraser’s submission to the Committee on April 12, 2017 can be read here.

Since 1984, ISPA has provided parents in Ontario with the legal right to exempt their school age children from any or all vaccines for reasons of conscience or religion.

Once Bill 87 passes 3rd reading and the amendments to ISPA become law, no matter how well educated parents already are on the pros and cons of vaccination, they will be forced to complete an “immunization education session”, prior to being allowed to file a conscience or religious based vaccine exemption for their children.

At this point in time, no one knows the content of these “education sessions” or how they will be conducted or the kind of coercion parents will face.

The second aspect of the ISPA amendment that raises serious concerns is that doctors, nurses and other vaccine providers will be required to provide the medical officer of health (public health official) with the vaccine records of every child they have vaccinated.

Disclosure of patients’ medical records without the patient’s knowledge or consent is a serious breech of medical records privacy laws and must be contested.

In Ontario PHIPA, the  Personal Health Information Protection Act  is the legal instrument that protects people’s right to privacy of their medical records. As explained in this  summary document  patients have the right to “refuse or give consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal health information”, except in certain circumstances such as emergencies.

You have the right to make a voluntary and informed decision about medical treatments that carry a risk of injury or death. This includes vaccination. Your right to decide is protected by Canadian Medical Law and Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act, which uphold the right to Informed Consent.

The supreme law of the land is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which protects your right to “freedom of conscience and religion” and your right to “security of the person”.

Your body. Your health. Your Right!

Now is the time to speak up for our most basic human right – the right to say NO to unwanted medical treatments like vaccination.

Now is the time to take a stand to protect the right to make voluntary and informed vaccine choices for you and your children.

Now is the time to reject this overt move toward mandatory vaccination laws.

We urge you to make your voices heard!   We encourage you to present an oral or written submission to the legislative committee. Information on how to register to present your statement is provided at this link.

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A reminder to our subscribers – we post the top vaccine related news items from at home and abroad daily on our Facebook page. It is the best place to go for up to the minute breaking news at: www.facebook.com/VaccineChoiceCanada/

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The Truth About Vaccines – Free access to new 7-part documentary miniseries starts April 12 

Parent Gives National Post a History Lesson on Vaccines by Ted Kuntz

TVOntario: Science or Scientism?  by Ted Kuntz

Infant vaccine schedule endangers the immune system Paul Thomas MD discusses the problems with the CDC vaccine schedule

The Health Impact of Today’s Most Prevalent Environmental Toxin – Troubling Research Revealed at 12th Keele Conference on Aluminum by Celeste McGovern

Free Age of Aluminum e-book from CMSRI

Vaccine Papers – The science behind aluminum vaccine adjuvant toxicity: (excellent site – cutting edge analysis of published science)  (INSERT: the link works altho it shows as not.  17-04-20)

The Vaccine Safety Debate by Judy Wilyman

Did Chinese Scientists find Missing Link to Autism’s Missing Puzzle Pieces? by JB Handley

The MMR vaccine: why it’s sensible to worry about the way it has been regulated

How the anti-vaccine movement threatens us all

Mark Blaxil on Africa study re DPT increases mortality from other causes:  “all currently available evidence suggests that DTP vaccine may kill more children from other causes than it saves from diphtheria, tetanus or pertussis”

Laura Hayes: Parental Perspective on Improving Health & Reducing Costs

DPT vaccine associated with 212% increased infant mortality

Lesotho – severe measles vaccine reactions New vaccines still cause autism & the U.S. government know it

Metal Debris Found in Vaccine Supply

On Vaccines: the media is protecting us from ourselves and we should be thankful

Do you need a third mumps vaccine? Experts stuck on answer Merck has some explaining to do over its MMR Vaccine claims (from 2014)

The full story about Zostavax – The shingles vaccine Merck sued in Philly over shingles vaccine Mercury Facts from the World Mercury Project

Vaxxed Shown in a School EU Health Chief & 1700 cases of narcolepsy following H1N1 pandemic vaccine

Stop health authorities claiming that vaccines are safe Dr. Brownstein on Flu Vaccines (explains the statistical trick used to convince people)

Vitamin D protects from flu

Sharks Believe Double Dose Vaccinations in 2014 Will Keep Team Mumps Free

Devastated dog owners call for routine booster shots to be banned after pets die

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Excerpt from Vaccine Choice Canada Newsletter,  Jan-Feb 2017:

Update on provincial vaccine legislations

Ontario 

On December 8, 2016, the Ontario government re-introduced a legislative amendment to the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) which will “require parents to complete an immunization education session before filing a statement of conscience or religious belief”.  The amendment is now embedded in Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act which mostly relates to seniors health issues.  

Since it was first introduced last spring as Bill 198, members of Vaccine Choice Canada have worked hard to alert the public about this impending assault on our health freedoms and the right to refuse unwanted medical treatments.  The previous Bill 198 died along with other bills when the Wynne government ‘prorogued’ parliament early last fall.   

The ISPA amendment now resurrected is tucked into Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act which passed first reading on December 8.  Inserting the ISPA amendment into Bill 87 forces members of parliament who might vote against the ‘vaccine education session’ the province aims to impose on parents, would be conflicted and might feel they have to vote for Bill 87 because the majority of this legislation is about health issues unrelated to vaccines or children’s health.  

Our petition opposing the amendment garnered thousands of signatures and was presented to the Ontario legislature on three separate occasions. Many people met with their provincial members of parliament to voice their concerns about this restrictive legislation and to protest against the narrowing of our right to make voluntary and educated vaccine choices for our children. A foundational concern is that this bill violates the medical ethic of Informed Consent, and our Canadian Charter rights of freedom of conscience and religion.   

When the new session of the Ontario legislature convenes on February 21, Bill 87 will be pushed along to second reading, at which point we may have the opportunity to make a presentation opposing the amendment to a legislative committee. We must keep up the pressure on legislators….. 

Alberta 

An amendment to Alberta’s public health Act passed 3rd reading on Novermber 22, 2016.  The amendment gives public health officials more power to access children’s vaccination records, and will increase pressure on parents to comply with the provincial vaccine schedule.  This reply  (pdf) to VCC from Health Minister Sarah Hoffman also confirms that vaccination remains voluntary and that a form will be available for parents refusing vaccination for their child. We have not yet seen the form on the government website. 

“Student enrolment information will then be used by public health professionals, employed by AHS, to contact parents of students with missing immunization information to inform them that their child is missing immunization records, and to explain the benefits of immunization to parents with doubts or concerns. Parents will have to provide their child’s immunization records, complete any needed immunizations, get a letter from a doctor indicating a medical exemption, or sign a form indicating they decline immunization for their child. Immunization will remain voluntary.” 

Parents’ letter of concern to the Premiere of Alberta 

Alberta parents voice their concern about these new regulations. 

As of this writing, searches of the Alberta government website do not yield a link to a vaccine exemption form.  

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UPDATE #1 (Sandra speaking):

There is this update at the last link above:

Bill 28-Public Health Amendment Act received Royal Assent outside of house sitting and came into force on Nov.9, 2016, with exceptions, on Nov. 9, 2016.  PCE (Parents for Choice in Education) never received any response to questions asked below, from any member in the legislature, prior to the passing of this bill into law. 

UPDATE #2  (Sandra speaking):

April 18, 2017:   Ouch!   A trustee of the Edmonton School Board obtained unanimous support from the Board for action to make vaccinations more mandatory in Alberta than they already are.

Good news:  a petition

April 19 UPDATE:   Alberta Govt announces it is not supporting the Edmonton School Board position.   But read the article,  the discussion remains ill-informed.  And how I hate it when the leading proponents are PhD candidates.  From universities infiltrated by Big Pharma.

Alberta government not supporting mandatory vaccinations for students

Apr 192017
 

BELOW:    The Comments on “2017-04-14 Vaccines, Powerful combo: technology + people + information”.

They deserve a posting of their own.

Why are you spreading this crap?   – –  see  #2.

 

    1. Sent: April 14, 2017 2:47 PM
      To: Sandra Finley
      Subject: Re: Vaccines, Powerful combo: technology + people + information

      Thanks, will watch tonight. I notice Dr. Suzanne Humphries is in it. She’s great…she’s the first one I looked up on this subject a few years ago…she totally shaped my viewpoint on vaccinations…and by implication, many other issues in the current practice of medicine.

      To me this is like the nuclear issue in certain ways….

      I learned SO much about deceit and Big Science Agendas from being deeply involved in that nuclear stuff for 25 years… researching then learning about all the spin, almost-pseudo-science, lies of omission, exaggerations, media & politician manipulation, “nuke-speak”, and other bullshit…and the almost religious or cultish attitude of the pushers/alarmists. It was an amazing education for me – an education in worldliness.

    1. Sent: April 14, 2017 3:50 PM
      To: Sandra Finley
      Subject: Re: Vaccines, Powerful combo: technology + people + information

      Why are you spreading this crap? Do you want to go back a hundred years to the time when smallpox, polio, whooping cough, measles, rubella, diphtheria, mumps, etc., were rampant? I’m old enough to remember when whole communities lost children due to communicable diseases. I also knew people who were terribly scarred by smallpox. I lost good friends to TB, tetanus, and hepatitis. Your source of misinformation is not credible.

        • Sent: April 14, 2017 6:39 PM

          Hi,

          I was diagnosed with polio at age 3. Height of the 1952 epidemic. (INSERT: See below – – did I actually have poliomyelitis?)

          My kids were vaccinated in the early eighties.

          The world has changed in many ways since then.

          I have very serious questions about the number and kinds of vaccinations being given today.
          And the age at which they start the schedule.

          Unfortunately, as with other things, there is an enormous amount of money on the table.
          Especially if the vaccinations are purchased by the public purse.

          In the U.S. (the source of many of the problems) the pharmaceutical companies have a free pass.
          They cannot be sued if their vaccines do damage.
          There is a Vaccine Adverse Effects Compensation program, totally funded by citizens.
          A large percentage of the awards given are eaten up by lawyer fees.
          There are problems with that system.

          In spite of which, using the figures supplied by the program itself, (as I understand and it would be easy enough to confirm), more than $3 billion dollars have been paid out in compensation. Those cases involve healthy kids who get the scheduled vaccines one day and the next day they’re in severe distress and permanently damaged. There is no possibility of denial.

          I understand what’s happening in the same context as with the IBT Laboratory scandal in the U.S. in the 1980’s. It involved the chem companies, and pharma to a lesser extent. A journalist from Regina, SK was an important player in uncovering and exposing it. Until that time, if a chemical was licensed for use in the USA, it was automatically licensed in Canada.

          It was discovered that the chem companies (and others like pharma) were “purchasing” the science they needed to get their products registered. They used “independent” labs. But compromised the “science” with their money. Monsanto was involved.

          Canada established its own independent approval process (the PMRA) after the IBT scandal.

          However, using the example of Smartstax corn (2009), I wrote: By 2009 they have effectively removed the “independent” approval system in Canada. Smartstax was approved on the same day in Canada, as in the U.S. Which is to say that the “harmonization” of regulation that the industry has been working on, is now in place.

          This is not to divert attention from the vaccination issue. But only to say: beware the corporates. Citizens always have to be fighting against their corrupting influence.

          I have no problem if you, or anyone else, disagrees with my position on vaccinations. I have to go with what I understand. I listened to the taped information supplied by the CDC whistleblower, William Thompson. He was the statistician on the 5-member internal CDC Committee tasked with manipulation of the data set to show a different outcome on the link between thimerasol (mercury in the vaccine) and autism.

          To me, the information is overwhelming to say that there needs to be an investigation into the vaccinations, which if it happens, will help to clean out the corruption. And we can start anew.

          But rest assured, the next generation will have to do its own fight against the corrupting power of concentrated wealth. In the meantime, a lot of kids and families are suffering unconscionably because pharma is safely hidden behind the sacrosanct. It can’t be discussed.

          /Sandra

            • Sent: April 14, 2017 6:50 PM
              To: Sandra Finley

              There may be some corruption in the production and pricing of vaccines, but I do know that it is very much cheaper to pay for immunization than to pay for health care for the population if there is no immunization, to say nothing of the suffering and loss of life. Immunization is the most efficient form of disease prevention that we have, but of course to be maximally efficient it has to be universal.

                • Sent: April 14, 2017 7:08 PM

                  As with other things, researchers are changing our understanding of some things.

                  I received this input  (David,  #1 above)

                  I notice Dr. Suzanne Humphries is in it. She’s great…she’s the first one I looked up on this subject a few years ago…she totally shaped my viewpoint on vaccinations…and by implication, many other issues in the current practice of medicine.

                  To me this is like the nuclear issue in certain ways….

                  Humphries is joined by others in re-shaping the understanding.

                    • Sent: April 14, 2017 9:55 PM
                      To: Sandra Finley

                      RE:
                      > I notice Dr. Suzanne Humphries is in it. She’s great…she’s the first
                      > one I looked up on this subject a few years ago…she totally shaped my > viewpoint on vaccinations…and by implication, many other issues in the > current practice of medicine.

                      Dr Humphries does not appear to be a researcher. She is expressing opinions. I couldn’t find one piece of data to support her position.

    1. Sent: April 15, 2017 10:59 AM

      I’d like to put it to the test: the Truth About Vaccines reiterates that they want to answer any questions. I will submit the question of Humphries’ evidence to them to answer. Will get back to you when there’s feedback.

      (INSERT: the question – – was it poliomyelitis?)

      Back to the polio. I was diagnosed with it. I would have been a statistic among the cases that collectively met the criteria to apply “epidemic” status  for the 1952 outbreak of polio.  But in my adult life I have wondered whether I actually had polio. My Mother kept good records. I had a look at them some time ago when I was curious about whether the thimerasol (mercury) used in vaccinations might have been a factor.

      (INSERT: a symptom of mercury poisoning mis-identified as a symptom of poliomyelitis).

      I have not (yet!) followed thru on my intention to send hair from my first official haircut for heavy metal analysis, just as a matter of interest/curiosity.  That would reveal whether there is mercury in the hair sample or not.

      What the researchers are questioning is the historical record. Keeping in mind that different pharmaceutical companies manufacture their own vaccines, but for the same diseases. And within that, not all batches were/are uniform. I can obtain the citations for (I believe it’s factual and accepted): situations where the vaccine introduced the disease into a population.

      I just had a look at my early “immunization record”. The dates are recorded on the vaccine schedule. There is a hand-written entry by my Mother: Polio – May, June 20, Oct?

      On a different page, “Mother’s Notes”: On Nov 6, 1952 we took her into Dr. Kinnear in S’toon because she complained of pains in her right leg & he diagnosed it as polio. Had affected muscles in the right knee & she had a bit of a sidle in her walk. Skating seemed to be the answer in helping it. (I was taken to the skating rink almost daily, as I understand.)

      What the researchers are identifying is that there are toxins that can cause the same symptoms as the poliomyelitis virus. DDT is one of them. There are strong correlations between DDT use in agriculture and the onset of a disease epidemic.  I was raised in the vast farmlands of Saskatchewan.

      Simultaneously, the classification of what constituted the disease was changed.  There is the question of how the re-definition may or may not have changed the story of what was happening.

      Anyhow, there’s lots to ponder.

      Sandra

        • Sent: April 15, 2017 3:03 PM
          To: Sandra Finley

          Sandra,

          I’m not sure what you will do with the information you are seeking if and when you get it. I’d say that the odds for a happy life after use of the polio vaccine are a lot better than spending one’s life in an iron lung, as many did prior to the Salk vaccine coming on stream.

            • Sent: April 15, 2017 6:12 PM

              Katrina,

              The questions you raise are the same ones that others ask.
              Or, they just ask to be deleted from my distribution list!

              I hope you don’t mind: without identifying you by name, I documented our exchange in the “Comments” on the blog page.

              A copy of the 2 questions, as I submitted them to The Truth About Vaccines, is below (# 5 of the Comments in this exchange).

              RE: the Salk vaccine. This from the National institute of Health (U.S.):

              (The Salk vaccine) was not without tragedy –
              nearly 400,000 children had been inoculated with Cutter polio vaccine and 250 cases of atypical paralytic polio occurred
              . . . These incidents demonstrated the lack of oversight and safeguards . . .

              More about the “Cutter” vaccine below.

              So there was an outcry and there was more oversight.

              Then comes amnesia.

              And where are we today? . . . with several vaccines rolled into one, with many many more vaccines, and with additions to the vaccines that my common sense says “no” to.  Don’t you put that into me!  Let along into my children!

              . . . e.g. You know how little of a particular ingredient it can take to upset the body’s functioning? Well . .

              QUESTION: do you want to receive borax by direct injection? . . . It is used as an attenuator (used in the vaccine to weaken the virus – – the vaccine can’t contain the virus at full strength).

              I was kind of surprised (sceptical) that some vaccines contain borax, so I did my own research. I did not realize how potent it is. I recorded what I found:

              From the posting   fraud at the CDC   

              (Scroll down to How are vaccines made? Then down to ATTENUATION) 

              July 26, 2016
              Health Canada is advising Canadians to avoid using borax to make kids’ arts and crafts, such as homemade “slime,” over concerns that too much exposure to all forms of boric acid can cause “ developmental and reproductive health effects” in children and pregnant women
              .

              (See the posting – – there’s more.)

              Nice!  But failure to mention the direct injection of vaccines that contain borax.

              Same story as the mercury in vaccinations. A world-wide effort to ban products that contain mercury because even in miniscule amounts it is highly toxic.   BUT! Continue its use in some vaccines (absolutely it is still used in North America).   And who cares if the mercury-containing vaccines are used in 3rd world countries?

              Or, tell everyone to avoid fish because of their high mercury content – – when the main sources of mercury in humans is from dental amalgams (50% mercury) and from vaccinations that contain mercury (thimerasol).

              And so it goes.

              Best wishes Katrina.

              Appended:

              National Institute of Health, U.S. Excerpt
              https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2928990/

              C. Cutter and Wyeth Incidents
              Regretfully, the story of polio vaccine was not without tragedy. In April 1955, soon after mass polio vaccination began in the United States, reports trickled in to the Surgeon General concerning atypical cases of paralytic polio. Several paralytic polio cases were reported in California in patients who had received the polio vaccine about a week earlier but the paralysis only affected the arm or leg in which they received the injection. Each of these cases occurred in polio vaccine produced by Cutter pharmaceutical company.

              The Surgeon General immediately pulled all Cutter polio vaccine, but it was too late; nearly 400,000 children had been inoculated with Cutter polio vaccine and 250 cases of atypical paralytic polio occurred. There were also reports of the Wyeth pharmaceutical company polio vaccine causing paralysis and death in several children in the northeastern United States.19, 21

              It was soon discovered that some lots of Cutter and Wyeth polio vaccine were insufficiently inactivated with formalin leading to live polio virus in more than 100,000 doses. In fact, 16 lots of Cutter polio vaccine were retested and the first 6 lots produced were positive for live polio virus. These incidents demonstrated the lack of oversight and safeguards put into place before the vaccine was made so widely available. 12, 19, 21

    1. NOTE: the debate is focused on your right, versus the state right, to decide what will be injected into your body – – if, how much, when, how and what.

      It comes in the face of legislators in North America enacting legislation to take away your right to decide. Bill C-87 in Ontario has passed second reading.

      Thank goodness people like Vaccine Choice Canada are making submissions to the Committee of the Legislature. But they need help if the Legislation is to be stopped.

      We don’t see the contradictions: the legislation stands in contrast to legislation around reproductive rights. (We accept that we have a right over our own body  – – except when it’s big pharma/government and forced injections for which the science is badly flawed.)  There are potent issues around Charter Rights.

      The point is: vaccinations, what the pharmaceutical companies are doing, bona fide science, the historical record, an informed public, and so on – – these are not sacrosanct topics. Why can they not be discussed?

    1. FOLLOW-UP ON EXCHANGE WITH KATRINA:

      I submitted these 2 questions to The Truth About Vaccines. And will report back when the answers are received:

      1. Would you please provide a summary sheet with citations re Suzanne Humphries’ work. And include 2 or 3 researchers whose work is in the same field?

      (Debate on my blog with a woman whose views are usually similar to mine: She wrote “Why are you spreading this crap? …etc

      I defended with example of Humphries whose work is changing our understanding of historical record.

      She countered with: Dr Humphries does not appear to be a researcher. She is expressing opinions. I couldn’t find one piece of data to support her position.

      I replied that I would put the question to you. I am thinking you might have a link that addresses the “opinion” versus “fact” of the historical record? Thank-you.

       

      2. I was diagnosed with polio on Nov 6, 1952 at the age of 3, by a city doctor. In adulthood I have wondered about the accuracy of the diagnosis.

      I was raised in a rural agricultural community – – Canadian prairies, Saskatchewan.

      I have my immunization record (not black-and-white, I have a couple questions about it).

      I have hair from my first official haircut, March 2, 1953 (and earlier samples from haircuts given by my brother and me).

      Because of the thimerasol used in vaccines, I have long toyed with the idea of sending the hair for analysis (if thimerasol was a factor in the early fifties).

      However, after listening to Dr. Humphries perhaps the better question is: was DDT being used in the early fifties on these farmlands?

      What do you think? One, the other, or both lines of inquiry?  (Or neither!)

  1. Sent: April 18, 2017 10:47 AM

    (Personal info), so I haven’t read the article.

    Having said that I still believe that vaccines are necessary to young lives and old lives too.
    Take care.

Re the vaccines: the problem is with the corruption that has emerged, especially since the U.S. passed the legislation to exempt big pharma from any, and all, liability related to vaccines.

The other huge side of it is that the media gives minimal coverage, if any, for example, to the whistle-blower at the CDC. Or to things like what they are putting into the vaccines.

(The exchange above) covers some of the ground that gives me great pause on vaccines.   Start at  Why are you spreading this crap?

The thrust isn’t that vaccines should be totally eliminated. I don’t actually know the vaccine schedule in Canada, the info is American. But I do know that what they get in the U.S., they push in other countries. And the vaccines are the same.

Injecting newborns, right after birth with Hep B vaccine is nuts if their parents are known to be Hep B free (which most are). On top of which, newborns aren’t sexually active and they aren’t intravenous drug users.

Vaccinating boys against HPV to prevent cervical cancer doesn’t make sense – – they don’t have a cervix.

I remember when they introduced and promoted rotavirus vaccine. It was contaminated with a pig virus. How could that happen, and did it actually happen? I went on the manufacturer’s website. It happened – – acknowledged right on their website. No repercussions for them because of the law that says they can’t be sued. Anyhow – – the list goes on and on.

The vaccine schedule is mandatory (California); kids are not allowed to attend schools (public or private) if they aren’t vaccinated. Doesn’t matter how much you might know about the vaccine, or which vaccine, how many, at what age, and along with how many other vaccines – – if it’s on the schedule it is required.

It doesn’t matter if you can demonstrate that the amount of mercury, or aluminum, in just one of the vaccines is multiple times the allowable limit. Let alone what the levels are when you combine the amount of mercury or aluminum in the total combination of what they are administering.

The Ontario legislation is aimed at the same end as the California.  It is Orwellian, a characteristic of cruel and oppressive rule.

But enough. Except this: I don’t know what the comparison is in Canada. The amount of money received by the U.S. doctors’ (paediatricians) offices, for vaccinating their client list is, to me, staggering. They are on a quota system. They get the pay-out (from the insurance companies) if 63% of their kids are fully vaxxed, with the “Combo 10”. $400 per kid. The paediatrician interviewed has 13,000 clients. I just did the math. 63% is 8,190. He would get $400 for each one. $400 times 8,190 is $3,276,000.  I double-checked the numbers because that is unbelievable to me. This particular doctor’s office foregoes more than $3 million if they don’t give the “Combo 10” to 8,190 of his kids.

It is not the first time in history that medical treatments become pervasive whether or not they contribute to health. It’s according to how much money the procedure generates. Routine, fast procedures, assembly-line style generate gravy.

The public picks up all the bills. The vaccines are sold to local jurisdictions – – I was surprised to learn that the CDC itself owns numerous patents on the vaccines. They promote, stock, and sell vaccines themselves. But of course, the pharma corporations manufacture (and get paid for) the actual vaccine.

The American public also pays for the compensation paid to families who, first have to know about, then can afford a lawyer to go to the “Vaccine Court”, and finally who are able to win their case. More than $3 billion in damages have been paid out, which tells you something.  (And as I say, in the U.S., paid for by the public purse.)

/Sandra

PLEASE HELP:

Vaccine Choice Canada is coordinating a  campaign to stop Ontario Bill C-87  which has passed second reading and is currently in Committee – – open to citizen input.

California –  the call is for massive civil disobedience (the legislation is already enacted).

The Truth About Vaccines is well done and strategically sound.  Their excellent work is critical to forming a mass movement to stop forced .

Apr 142017
 

(I sent #2 to the Dean of Medicine, U of S, with a short introduction.    If I was them,  I would like someone to let me know about the information that has now entered the sphere of informed public debate.)

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  1. Ontario legislation says the State knows Better than you.

Bill C-87 has passed second reading.   If it passes Committee and 3rd reading,  it will be very difficult for citizens of Ontario to make the decision whether young family members get vaccinated or not, and with which vaccines.    Charter Rights go out the window.   Vaccine Choice Canada has supplied the info for action.  Please do what you can.    Thanks!

http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=18852 

 

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(2)    I watched Episode 2 of The Truth About Vaccines last night.  (Also watched Episode 1)

I would fail in my commitment to you and to our kids

if I did not take the time to send you the link to the series.  The information is solid and well presented.

I don’t know how it is possible to make informed decisions about a very serious topic if you DON’T have the info.

We are participating in something that could not have been done a short while ago.

The results are truly amazing:  powerful technology, empowered people, with powerful information.

/Sandra

 

From:   The Truth About Vaccines [mailto:info@thetruthaboutvaccines.com]

Subject:   Episode 2 is still playing – must see – (plus link for ep. 3)

Hey Sandra,

The feedback from our second episode in the series has been wonderful, thank you.

If you haven’t watched yet, you owe it to yourself to set aside an hour and a half and go watch it today.   . . .

Please watch it right here and share it with your family, every parent (experienced, new, or expecting) that you know.

They’re going to love you for it 🙂

I’ll see you there,

Ty Bollinger

P.S.    We’re here to help! We want to make sure that you have everything you need to make an informed decision and I want you to get all your questions answered.

On each episode page, there will be a section titled “Live Q&A With Ty & Charlene” where you can submit your top 2 questions about that specific episode (or topic) and at the end of the series, we’re going to hold a live video broadcast where we’ll answer all your top questions from each episode.

This way you’re guaranteed to get as much information as possible so that you have everything you need to make an informed decision 🙂

Here’s the page for Episode 2 again. Watch episode 2 here before 9pm tonight.

https://go2.thetruthaboutvaccines.com/docuseries/episode-2/

Apr 122017
 

NVIC’s Barbara Loe Fisher summarizes the history of broken vaccine injury compensation promises made to citizens by the U.S. Government and the need to repeal the liability shield given to vaccine-makers and providers. Learn more at www.NVIC.org

(Sandra speaking):

The Compensation Program  has paid out more than $3 billion dollars

  • funded totally by American citizens
  • the pharmaceutical companies have been granted legal immunity from prosecution
  • citizens who have received compensation must typically spend a significant amount of it on legal bills
  • large numbers of vaccine-injured persons do not know of the existence of the Program,  and
  • large numbers either can’t afford, or are unsuccessful in attempts to obtain compensation for vaccine-related injuries or death.

Barbara Loe Fisher provides an impassioned call for investigation and law reform.

If you aren’t familiar with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the U.S.,  this article from Dr. Mercola covers it well:    Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website

June 23, 2015
128,804 views  (as at April 12, 2017) 

 

Apr 122017
 
 Julian Assange:    WikiLeaks has the same mission as The Post and the Times

 Julian Assange. (Axel Schmidt/Reuters)

By Julian Assange April 11 at 7:26 PM

Julian Assange is the editor of WikiLeaks.  

 

On his last night in office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a powerful farewell speech to the nation — words so important that he’d spent a year and a half preparing them. “Ike” famously warned the nation to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

Much of Eisenhower’s speech could form part of the mission statement of WikiLeaks today. We publish truths regarding overreaches and abuses conducted in secret by the powerful. 

Our most recent disclosures describe the CIA’s multibillion-dollar cyberwarfare program, in which the agency created dangerous cyberweapons, targeted private companies’ consumer products and then lost control of its cyber-arsenal. Our source(s) said they hoped to initiate a principled public debate about the “security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.”

The truths we publish are inconvenient for those who seek to avoid one of the magnificent hallmarks of American life — public debate. Governments assert that WikiLeaks’ reporting harms security. Some claim that publishing facts about military and national security malfeasance is a greater problem than the malfeasance itself. Yet, as Eisenhower emphasized, “Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

Quite simply, our motive is identical to that claimed by the New York Times and The Post — to publish newsworthy content. Consistent with the U.S. Constitution, we publish material that we can confirm to be true irrespective of whether sources came by that truth legally or have the right to release it to the media. And we strive to mitigate legitimate concerns, for example by using redaction to protect the identities of at-risk intelligence agents. 

Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, defended publication of our “stolen” material last year: “I get the argument that the standards should be different if the stuff is stolen and that should influence the decision. But in the end, I think that we have an obligation to report what we can about important people and important events.” David Lauter, Washington bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times, made a similar argument: “My default position is democracy works best when voters have as much information as possible . . . And that information often comes from rival campaigns, from old enemies, from all sorts of people who have motives that you might look at and say, ‘that’s unsavory.’ ”  

The media has a long history of speaking truth to power with purloined or leaked material — Jack Anderson’s reporting on the CIA’s enlistment of the Mafia to kill Fidel Castro; the Providence Journal-Bulletin’s release of President Richard Nixon’s stolen tax returns; the New York Times’ publication of the stolen “Pentagon Papers”; and The Post’s tenacious reporting of Watergate leaks, to name a few. I hope historians place WikiLeaks’ publications in this pantheon. Yet there are widespread calls to prosecute me. 

President Thomas Jefferson had a modest proposal to improve the press: “Perhaps an editor might begin a reformation in some such way as this. Divide his paper into 4 chapters, heading the 1st, ‘Truths.’ 2nd, ‘Probabilities.’ 3rd, ‘Possibilities.’ 4th, ‘Lies.’ The first chapter would be very short, as it would contain little more than authentic papers, and information.” Jefferson’s concept of publishing “truths” using “authentic papers” presaged WikiLeaks. 

People who don’t like the tune often blame the piano player. Large public segments are agitated by the result of the U.S. presidential election, by public dissemination of the CIA’s dangerous incompetence or by evidence of dirty tricks undertaken by senior officials in a political party. But as Jefferson foresaw, “the agitation [a free press] produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure.”  

Vested interests deflect from the facts that WikiLeaks publishes by demonizing its brave staff and me. We are mischaracterized as America-hating servants to hostile foreign powers. But in fact I harbor an overwhelming admiration for both America and the idea of America. WikiLeaks’ sole interest is expressing constitutionally protected truths, which I remain convinced is the cornerstone of the United States’ remarkable liberty, success and greatness. 

I have given up years of my own liberty for the risks we have taken at WikiLeaks to bring truth to the public. I take some solace in this: Joseph Pulitzer, namesake of journalism’s award for excellence, was indicted in 1909 for publishing allegedly libelous information about President Theodore Roosevelt and the financier J.P. Morgan in the Panama Canal corruption scandal. It was the truth that set him free.

 

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http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org/

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges heard testimonies from victims, and will deliver a legal opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A distinct and parallel event, the People’s Assembly, was a gathering of social movements from all over the world that exchanged ideas and planned for the future we want.

The Tribunal and People’s Assembly took place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands. The legal opinion will be delivered on April 18th 2017 and livestreamed on this page (above URL).

(See also:   2016-12-09 Washington state sues Monsanto over PCB pollution)

The Monsanto Tribunal Report – Live Streaming
by Friends of the Earth Canada  and  CBAN

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Dear Sandra,

Friends of the Earth Canada and the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) invite you to a live streaming event of the final judgment of  The International Monsanto Tribunal:

April 18th, 2017 9:00am – 10:30am

25OneCommunity (251 Bank Street) Ottawa, Ontario

Reserve your seat here.

Snacks will be provided.

A panel of five esteemed legal experts including Canadian lawyer Steven Shrybman was brought together by civil society  groups to investigate and deliver a legal opinion on the actions of company Monsanto, to determine if the company can be held accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide.

Monsanto is the largest seed company in the world and a leader in the commercialization of genetically modified (GM) seeds. It has a history as a chemical company and, even now, is one of the world’s top six agrochemical companies.

Learn more: www.cban.ca/Monsanto

“The aim of the Tribunal is to give a legal opinion on the environmental and health damage caused by the multinational Monsanto. This will add to the international debate to include the crime of Ecocide into international criminal law,” says Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada.

The Tribunal heard the testimony of more than 20 plaintiffs from around the world during hearings October 15th and 16th 2016 in the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague. “The tribunal process has given us an important opportunity to hear testimony from farmers and affected communities around the world ,” says Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN).

CBAN also undertook its own investigation of the impacts of GMOs in Canada. Learn more: www.gmoinquiry.ca

The Tribunal employed as its legal guidelines: the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, adopted by the Council of the UN Human Rights June 2011; the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) giving it jurisdiction to try alleged perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression.

Join us in Ottawa for live streaming and discussion at 251 Bank Street from 9:00am – 10:30am.

Please book your seat due to limited space.

For background on GMOs in Canada, see: www.cban.ca We hope to see you there!

 

Beatrice Olivastri CEO Friends of the Earth Canada
John Bennett Senior Policy Advisor Friends of the Earth Canada