Sandra Finley

Nov 282017
 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/11/28/medical-exemptions-for-vaccination.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20171128Z1_C&et_cid=DM167919&et_rid=134619887

The following is a back-up copy of the article.  Recommend, go to the URL for active footnotes and video support.

Story at-a-glance

Medical vaccine exemptions in California have tripled since 2015 when the state’s personal belief exemption was removed from mandatory vaccination laws for children to attend school

The parents of more than 10 percent of children enrolled at 58 California schools in the fall of 2016 obtained a medical exemption for their children to attend school without having received every federally recommended dose of every state-mandated vaccine

A recent Los Angeles Times article accused some California doctors of helping parents avoid giving their children vaccinations by writing medical exemptions for children who do not need them — a practice that the newspaper alleged “could endanger their communities”

The editorial, written by the LA Times editorial board, called for punitive measures to flush out and sanction doctors who write medical vaccine exemptions, for which the editors said only 3 percent of children “should reasonably qualify”

Evidence strongly suggests the resurgence of whooping cough is due to vaccinated people becoming asymptomatic carriers spreading the disease. The pertussis bacteria have also mutated and no longer match strains included in the vaccine

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By Dr. Mercola

 

Anti-Vaxxers Have Found a Way Around California’s Strict New Immunization Law. They Need to Be Stopped.” This hostile and derogatory headline was published in the Los Angeles Times November 8.   The “loophole” they’re referring to is the use of medical vaccine exemptions written by physicians.

 

According to this editorial, no more than 3 percent of children “should reasonably” qualify for a medical exemption to avoid vaccination, yet parents of more than 10 percent of school-aged children enrolled at 58 California schools in the fall of 2016 had obtained a medical exemption written by a physician, allowing their children to attend school without every dose of every state-mandated vaccine.

 

“The new law — SB 2772 — pushed up the statewide immunization numbers to a safe level overall. But dozens of schools have reported suspiciously high numbers of medical exemptions that, if left unchecked, could endanger their communities,” the LA Times editorial board writes.

 

Medical Exemptions in California Have Tripled Since the Personal Belief Exemption Was Eliminated in 2015

 

On June 29, 2015, California enacted SB 277, which eliminated the legal right for parents to file a personal belief exemption to vaccination for religious and conscientious beliefs so their unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children can attend school. Now, school-aged children in California must get nearly three dozen doses of 10 federally recommended and state-mandated vaccines or forgo their right to be educated in a public or private school.

 

The alternative is for parents to homeschool their children — an option that is simply impossible for many single parents or families in which both parents work. The article goes on to state:

 

    “[T]he numbers of medical exemptions statewide didn’t just rise after SB 277 took effect, they tripled, with a few schools reporting exemptions from as many as a quarter of their students. Given what health experts say about the expected rate of medical exemptions, that’s just not credible. Are there some physicians who are, for either ideological or financial reasons, helping parents avoid vaccinating their healthy kids?”

 

California Doctors in the Crosshairs

The authors note there have been “examples of a few doctors’ offices that advertise medical exemption evaluations for a fee,” and that these doctors are providing medical exemptions for health conditions that are not included in the narrow list of contraindications to vaccination defined by federal health officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).3

 

By and large, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which develops CDC vaccine policy guidelines, limits medical exemptions to severe allergic reactions to previous vaccinations and rare severe immunodeficiencies.

 

According to the LA Times, some children have received medical exemptions for autoimmune disorders, such as eczema, asthma and diabetes, which federal health officials do not consider a vaccine contraindication. Under current law school officials must accept a medical vaccine exemption form signed by a licensed physician.

 

“The only real enforcement mechanism against doctors circumventing the vaccination requirement is through the Medical Board of California,” the LA Times noted, meaning the only way under current law that the state can limit medical exemptions is for the state medical board to hunt down and punish doctors who think for themselves and stray beyond the CDC’s narrow contraindication guidelines if they believe a child’s health will be endangered by vaccination.

 

“It would be better to discourage doctors from helping parents to game the system in the first place. That could be accomplished by some level of secondary review and approval …

 

At the very least, county health departments could ask to review anonymized medical exemption forms to look for suspicious patterns in the cited medical conditions or in the doctors signing the forms. Failing a better response from the Medical Board, public exposure may serve as an effective antidote to abuse of the medical exemption rule,” the LA Times writes.

 

The Case of Dr. Sears

Pediatrician Dr. Robert Sears has been in the state medical board’s crosshairs since 2016, when the executive director of the California medical board accused him of “gross negligence” in the care and treatment of a pediatric patient who received a medical exemption for two “unusual and severe vaccine reactions,” which Sears determined would place the child “at risk of further harm,” were the child to receive further vaccinations.4

 

Sears has also been a vocal opponent of the current federally recommended childhood vaccination schedule, which advises doctors to give 69 doses of 16 vaccines, which is three times as many vaccinations as children received three decades ago.

 

His 2007 book, “The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child,” included an alternate schedule that gave fewer vaccines on one day and spread the vaccination process out over a longer period of time, which many proponents of mandatory vaccination laws blame as being a major cause of parent’s doubts about vaccine safety and a rise in the numbers of vaccine exemptions for school children.

 

The California medical board will review Dr. Sears’ case sometime next May and make a decision about whether or not he will be sanctioned. What the editorial board of the LA Times is suggesting is for the California medical board to go after more doctors who, like Sears, are giving medical exemptions that do not strictly conform to narrow CDC contraindication guidelines.

 

This approach completely fails to respect a doctor’s professional expertise (and conscience) when making a judgment about whether or not vaccination will harm a child’s health. It’s worth noting that ACIPs vaccine contraindication guidelines for medical exemptions excludes 99.9 percent of children, and leaves virtually no room for individualized considerations.

 

As noted by Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), in the video above, an unprecedented number of children are born healthy, get vaccinated and are never healthy again. Yet the LA Times is pushing for a group think, mob mentality aimed at health professionals and parents who are trying to protect children from vaccine injury and death by putting safety before unnecessary risk.

There’s No Way to Predict Who Will Be the Proverbial ‘Sacrificial Lamb’

The one-size-fits-all approach to vaccinations is dangerous in the extreme. Scientists have clearly demonstrated that some people are more susceptible to vaccine damage than others but, because the individual circumstances that raise vaccine risks are so multivaried, there’s no way to accurately predict who will be harmed and who will not. Reports published by physician committees at the Institute of Medicine confirm that vaccines can injure and kill people, and that:

 

Very little is known about how vaccines or microbes act at the cellular and molecular level in the human body 5,6,7

The Institute of Medicine confirms that an unknown number of us have certain genetic, biological and environmental susceptibilities that make us more vulnerable to being harmed by vaccines, but doctors cannot accurately predict who we are8,9

Clinical trials of experimental vaccines are too small to detect serious reactions before they are licensed10,11

The U.S. recommended child vaccine schedule through age 6 has not been adequately studied to rule out an association with allergies, autoimmunity, learning and behavior disorders, seizures, autism and other brain and immune dysfunction12

 

As noted by Fisher in a previous article:

 

    “Vaccination must remain a choice because it is a medical intervention performed on the body of a healthy person that carries a risk of injury or death13,14 … We do not all respond the same way to pharmaceutical products like vaccines, so vaccine risks are not being borne equally by everyone in society.

    Why should the lives of those vulnerable to vaccine complications be valued any less than those vulnerable to complications of infections? And why should people not be free to choose to stay healthy in ways that pose far fewer risks?

 

The Immoral and Unethical Foundation of Americas Public Health Law

You’ve probably heard that mandatory vaccinations are “for the greater good” of society. That’s exactly what the LA Times editorial board is saying as well. What many do not realize is that this “greater good” argument is based in utilitarianism — a philosophy created by Jeremy Bentham, a 19th century British attorney and social reformer15,16  who mocked the U.S. Constitution for affirming the natural rights protected in the First Amendment.

 

Utilitarianism judges the rightness or wrongness of an action by how it affects the majority. According to Bentham, an action is only moral or ethical if it results in the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. During the Doctors’ Trial at Nuremberg after World War II, doctors who performed horrific scientific experiments on prisoners invoked the utilitarian defense, claiming it was moral to sacrifice the health and lives of some individuals to advance scientific knowledge that could save the lives of many others.17,18

 

In other words, this philosophy proclaims that it’s alright to kill your child if it saves two or three others. This philosophy might be useful on the battle field or in crisis situations where you absolutely cannot save everyone, but should not be the basis of public health law.

 

The utilitarian defense was rejected as immoral and unethical in Nuremberg, and the first principle of the Nuremberg Code that grew out of those legal proceedings is that “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.”19 Alas, the U.S. never addressed its philosophy to medical risk-taking and never strayed from its utilitarian roots.

 

This is why we now have states where healthy, bright children are refused an education unless their parents are willing to play a dangerous game of Russian Roulette with their child’s life “for the greater good.”

 

Whooping Cough Resurgence Blamed on Vaccinated Infection Carriers

The case for mandatory vaccinations without exception also fall flat when you consider the scientific evidence showing that the re-emergence of many infectious diseases is in fact rooted in the vaccination program itself, and has nothing to do with people’s decision to not vaccinate.

 

This certainly appears to be the case with whooping cough. As noted by Science Daily in 2015,20 “The dramatic resurgence of whooping cough is due, in large part, to vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms.” That was the conclusion of a study published in BMC Medicine,21 which concluded that:

 

“[A]symptomatic transmission is the most parsimonious explanation for many of the observations surrounding the resurgence of B. pertussis in the U.S. and U.K. These results have important implications for B. pertussis vaccination policy and present a complicated scenario for achieving herd immunity and B. pertussis eradication.”

 

This study also concluded that the practice of cocooning — where family members are vaccinated to protect newborns — does not work, “because even if you get the acellular vaccine you can still become infected and can still transmit.”22 Despite such findings — and this is not the only study showing vaccinated individuals can transmit disease — the unvaccinated are routinely singled out as scapegoats when outbreaks occur.

Pertussis Has Out-Evolved the Vaccine

Last year, Tod Merkel, principal investigator at the Laboratory of Respiratory and Special Pathogens, Office of Vaccines Research and Review at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), also confirmed that “it’s not unvaccinated individuals that are driving the [pertussis] infection,”23 which in 2012 had ballooned to 50,000 reported cases24 from 1,000 cases in 1976.25

 

Yet, 2014 and 2015 saw a significant decline in reported cases, dropping to 32,971 and 20,762 respectively. These dramatic up-and-down swings are independent of vaccination rates, which have remained relatively stable at 95 percent for school-aged children, and 80 percent for booster shots.26,27

 

Merkel’s research also suggests asymptomatic carriage in the vaccinated population “explains the increased disease incidence in the U.S.” Commenting on his findings, he notes, “We think the vaccine, although it’s preventing disease in the individuals who are vaccinated, is not preventing them from becoming infected, carrying and transmitting the bacteria.”

 

Fisher’s fully referenced article, “Pertussis Microbe Outsmarts the Vaccines as Experts Argue About Why,”28 published last year, reveals that researchers have in fact known for decades that both whole cell pertussis vaccine and acellular pertussis vaccines fail to prevent infection and transmission of infection that can then be spread by vaccinated asymptomatic carriers.29

 

The B. pertussis organism actually began evolving to evade whole cell pertussis vaccine soon after the combination DPT vaccine was introduced in 1949, developing new strains that produce more pertussis toxin to suppress the human immune system and cause more serious disease. Today, the pertussis strains included in the vaccine no longer match the pertussis strains causing the disease. This is yet another reason why whooping cough infection has risen.

 

All of this has been scientifically verified, yet pertussis outbreaks are still met with disbelief. In January 2016, whooping cough broke out in a Florida preschool, where it continued to spread among students, staff and family members for five months. The high vaccination rate at the school did not prevent that sustained outbreak, which makes sense once you accept the fact that the vaccine no longer works as advertised.

 

According to Medscape, only five out of the 117 pupils had not received the complete series of three doses of DTP vaccine.30 In this case, the children’s recent vaccination histories worsened the situation because doctors were reluctant to test for and diagnose pertussis when the child was fully vaccinated.

 

This hesitation and assumption that the vaccine would offer protection against infection and transmission — which, again, has been disproven for decades — allowed the spread of the infection by asymptomatic carriers to continue.

 

Mumps Outbreak Caused by Faulty Vaccine

In related news, it looks like the mumps outbreak that began in August at Syracuse University is also the result of a flawed vaccine.31 As of November 13, there were 41 confirmed cases of mumps among students. All had received the recommended two doses of the mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) vaccine.

 

In 2010, whistleblowers sued Merck, the maker of the only mumps vaccine licensed for use in the U.S., accusing the company of falsifying data to inflate the perceived effectiveness of the vaccine. According to the legal complaint, the two whistleblowers, who worked for Merck, were pressured by management to participate in the fraud, and were threatened with arrest if they filed a complaint with the FDA.

 

That lawsuit is still pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The court is scheduled to decide whether the case will go to trial sometime next year. The whistleblowers blame the re-emergence of mumps on declining vaccine efficacy. Yet, despite that very real possibility, mandatory vaccination proponents such as Dr. Paul Offit suggest the best way to address the mumps vaccine failure problem is simply to require a third dose of MMR vaccine before students enter college.32

The ‘Public Health Risk’ Fallacy

 

In this lecture, immunologist Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D., author of “Vaccine Illusion: How Vaccination Compromises Our Natural Immunity and What We Can Do to Regain Our Health,” explains how vaccines damage your immune function, which can result in any number of adverse health effects.

 

In May 2015, just before California law SB 277 was enacted, she published an open letter to legislators,33 specifying a number of reasons why discrimination against unvaccinated children is unwarranted, as they pose no public health risk. She wrote, in part:

 

“It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide.

 

You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines — and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children — is not consistent with such a statement.

 

I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases.”

 

Obukhanych’s list includes inactivated poliovirus vaccine, tetanus, diphtheria toxoid vaccine (contained in the DTaP vaccine), acellular pertussis, H. influenza and hepatitis B vaccine. She also points out the “measles paradox,” which is that “as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons.”34

 

“In summary, a person who is not vaccinated with IPV, DTaP, HepB and Hib vaccines due to reasons of conscience poses no extra danger to the public than a person who is. No discrimination is warranted,” she notes. She also points out that serious adverse events are in fact far more common than publicly admitted, with 1 in 168 children requiring emergency room admittance following their 1-year wellness check when vaccines are given, according to Canadian research.

 

One in 730 children ends up in the emergency room after their 18-month vaccination appointment. Some conscientious doctors are aware of these kinds of risks, and are willing to work with parents who have concerns about their child’s well-being by writing medical exemptions. Is this really a crime that should be punished by the removal of their license to practice medicine?

 

Mandatory vaccinations place many children at unnecessary risk, oftentimes for very little if any benefit. To remove informed consent protections from vaccine laws by eliminating all personal belief vaccine exemptions and severely restricting medical exemptions by thwarting doctors from doing what they believe is in the best interest of their patients, is an inhumane, draconian measure based on utilitarianism — an unethical philosophy upon which public health law should not be based.

 

Protect Your Right to Informed Consent and Defend Vaccine Exemptions

With all the uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, it’s critical to protect your right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone in America stand up and fight to protect and expand vaccine informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws. The best way to do this is to get personally involved with your state legislators and educating the leaders in your community.

THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.

National vaccine policy recommendations are made at the federal level but vaccine laws are made at the state level. It is at the state level where your action to protect your vaccine choice rights can have the greatest impact.

It is critical for EVERYONE to get involved now in standing up for the legal right to make voluntary vaccine choices in America because those choices are being threatened by lobbyists representing drug companies, medical trade associations, and public health officials, who are trying to persuade legislators to strip all vaccine exemptions from public health laws.

Signing up for NVIC’s free Advocacy Portal at www.NVICAdvocacy.org gives you immediate, easy access to your own state legislators on your smart phone or computer so you can make your voice heard. You will be kept up-to-date on the latest state bills threatening your vaccine choice rights and get practical, useful information to help you become an effective vaccine choice advocate in your own community.

Also, when national vaccine issues come up, you will have the up-to-date information and call to action items you need at your fingertips. So please, as your first step, sign up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal.

Share Your Story With the Media and People You Know

If you or a family member has suffered a serious vaccine reaction, injury, or death, please talk about it. If we don’t share information and experiences with one another, everybody feels alone and afraid to speak up. Write a letter to the editor if you have a different perspective on a vaccine story that appears in your local newspaper. Make a call in to a radio talk show that is only presenting one side of the vaccine story.

I must be frank with you; you have to be brave because you might be strongly criticized for daring to talk about the “other side” of the vaccine story. Be prepared for it and have the courage to not back down. Only by sharing our perspective and what we know to be true about vaccination, will the public conversation about vaccination open up so people are not afraid to talk about it.

We cannot allow the drug companies and medical trade associations funded by drug companies or public health officials promoting forced use of a growing list of vaccines to dominate the conversation about vaccination.

The vaccine injured cannot be swept under the carpet and treated like nothing more than “statistically acceptable collateral damage” of national one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination policies that put way too many people at risk for injury and death. We shouldn’t be treating people like guinea pigs instead of human beings.

Internet Resources Where You Can Learn More

I encourage you to visit the website of the non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), at www.NVIC.org:

  • NVIC Memorial for Vaccine Victims: View descriptions and photos of children and adults, who have suffered vaccine reactions, injuries, and deaths. If you or your child experiences an adverse vaccine event, please consider posting and sharing your story here.
  • If You Vaccinate, Ask 8 Questions: Learn how to recognize vaccine reaction symptoms and prevent vaccine injuries.
  • Vaccine Freedom Wall: View or post descriptions of harassment and sanctions by doctors, employers, and school and health officials for making independent vaccine choices.
  • Vaccine Failure Wall: View or post descriptions about vaccines that have failed to work and protect the vaccinated from disease.
Connect With Your Doctor or Find a New One That Will Listen and Care

If your pediatrician or doctor refuses to provide medical care to you or your child unless you agree to get vaccines you don’t want, I strongly encourage you to have the courage to find another doctor. Harassment, intimidation, and refusal of medical care is becoming the modus operandi of the medical establishment in an effort to stop the change in attitude of many parents about vaccinations after they become truly educated about health and vaccination. However, there is hope.

At least 15 percent of young doctors recently polled admit that they’re starting to adopt a more individualized approach to vaccinations in direct response to the vaccine safety concerns of parents.

It is good news that there is a growing number of smart young doctors, who prefer to work as partners with parents in making personalized vaccine decisions for children, including delaying vaccinations or giving children fewer vaccines on the same day or continuing to provide medical care for those families, who decline use of one or more vaccines.

So take the time to locate a doctor, who treats you with compassion and respect, and is willing to work with you to do what is right for your child.

 

Nov 262017
 

I go bananas.

Yes, we are right (even SMART!) to do something about the kind and amount of personal information being assembled by corporations (Google and Facebook, for example).

And oh God!  it is good to be aware of the massive files and surveillance done by the Communist Government in East Germany.  The Stasi is said to have built one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies the world has known.

The Stasi – that’s recent history – – the Berlin Wall only came down in November 1989,  28 years ago.  Not long enough to forget.

All good – – but we Canadians are in that picture you painted of Google, and of the Stasi . . . or forgot;  maybe we are invisible.

Consider:   The Stasi was formed within 4 years of the end of WW2.  And the Nazis had used the same tool as the Stasi:  detailed files on citizens.   The Nazis, and carefully disguised subsidiaries of IBM, had developed mechanized census data bases well before the war started in 1939.   They operated in a number of European countries besides Germany.

(The story of the Nazi-IBM collaboration is meticulously documented in “IBM and the Holocaust”, by Edwin Black.)

Anyhow, the Stasi did not build their surveillance machinery from scratch.  The practices were a continuation.  In 1953 the East Germans made a mighty attempt to overthrow the regime, but Soviet troops entered the fray to maintain the Communist government.  The police state was the norm in the east of Germany from the 1930’s (Nazi) until  January 1990 when the Stasi was dismantled – – that’s for well over 60 years.   Repeat:  that is recent history, too recent to be forgotten.

 

Where are Canadians in this picture of the privacy rights of the individual citizen, rights that are missing in a police state?

Canadians learned all the good history.  We were gifted with a Charter of Rights and  Freedom, with a Charter Right to Privacy of Personal Information.   In the picture I think we defecate upon it.

Not only do we acquiesce while our own Government builds, and keeps building, the files of data on us individual citizens (through censuses, and  through on-going Government surveys).   We are aware of, and participate in, the information-gathering by Google and Facebook.

Further, we know that the U.S. has constructed multi-billion dollar surveillance capability in Nevada.  Seldom discussed is the number one surveillance specialist in the world, Lockheed Martin Corporation, that does contract work for the NSA, and did contract work for StatsCan.  We know of the American’s international surveillance through the leaks by people like Edward Snowden.   We know the Five Eye collaboration on census data bases, which includes Canada, under the project management of Lockheed Martin.

Drive me bananas – – talk about the surveillance state of the Stasi, of Google’s capture of private information, and say not a word about what OUR OWN GOVERNMENT is doing.   Our Governments have the ability to bring charges against us.  Corporations do not have the same authority over us.

In summary, Canadians have a Charter Right to Privacy of Personal Information because detailed information on individual citizens is a tool of a police state.  People in the eastern part of Germany were terrorized under the Nazis.  It did not change under the Communists.

Canadians received wisdom, a Charter Right, from the more than 60-year experience of people in East Germany.  It seems we cannot learn from that history.  There should be no cooperation with Government programmes that build detailed information files on citizens.  We lose the Charter Right if we do not exercise it.

 

No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it.

― Stephen King, Firestarter

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Nov 252017
 

(contains names of researchers on mercury)

https://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/december2004/141204notvitaminm.htm

by Dr. Wm. Deagle MD

 

Dr. Murray Vimy DDS, Ph.D. Dental Pathology & Toxicology asked me to calculate the total body burden of mercury in patients based on inhaled vapors of mercury produced by chewing gum on the facets of mercury silver amalgams. The equipment we utilized was a part per million mercury vapor meter and a micro-voltmeter to measure the voltages across amalgam filling with two “mercury-silver” or three “gold” crowns etc. anywhere else in the mouth. Differential oxidation of the metals creates a relative potential difference and thus a voltage. As well the tooth amalgam interface acted as a piezoelectric battery that would generate more voltage under the compression of chewing. We easily demonstrated increased amalgam voltages and many parts per million mercury vapors after chewing for 10 to 15 minutes standard chewing gum. Dr. Vimy had read the groundbreaking work of a German Dentist and Inorganic Materials Chemist during WWII. His research proved the toxicity of mercury in living systems and questioned the use in the common Dental Amalgams that had been invented more than a century before in France. This report fell on deaf ears, due to the rise of the Nazi German Reich, even though he had trained many leading British and American Dentists on Dental Metallurgy, and they had respected his work in the thirties before the war. It was our goal to establish that mercury vapor was released in toxic level by chewing. Murray asked me to calculate the expected body burden based on dispersion equations and prior research. My study of the toxicology of mercury brought me to the calculation equations from many studies including the WHO in Geneva. When we plugged out expected vapor concentrations and body mass into the equations, we quickly became alarmed that they exceeded internationally recognized limits for mercury toxicity.

As you may or may know, when a doctor had an old style mercury blood pressure manometer break, the resulting cleanup required men in space-sealed separate Scott air-pack suits with micro-vacuum devices for picking up the ‘quicksilver’ liquid metallic mercury. Forty years ago classroom science instructors played with this material, and student often had it on their desks, as I did in grade two in our private school. Obviously the toxicity of mercury was not common knowledge in the mid-sixties.

Dr. Murray Vimy went on to complete his masters and doctorate in Dental Toxicology and Pathology. Many dentists in the US, Canada and other nations have met terrible opposition from their licensing authorities, and many lost their licenses for removal of amalgams. Things have turned around in the last decade, notably at the University of Calgary, where I did my first research with Dr. Vimy and their medical department has demonstrated neurotoxic effects on the nerve tubulin protein assembly as the growth cone end of developing nerves. Mercury bind to the tubulin preventing it from snapping together end to end, leaving the end of the nerve unable to grow, with degeneration and nerve death resulting. This process prevents new nerve connections and the developing brain is most sensitive to these changes.

A video clip is available on Alex Jones website and I have attached the links in the latter part of attached references to the U of Calgary pathology video-presentation with graphics and electron microscopy of the effects of mercury on developing neurons.
http://movies.common.ucalgary.ca/mercury.

The GTP binding of mercury is just one of the terrible things that happens. It floods neurons and the supporting glia or ‘glue’ cells around neurons that nourish nerve cells with free radicals, excess Calcium and induces brain cell programmed death called ‘apoptosis’. It depletes the Glutathione in nerves, which removes the peroxinitryl radical, the most dangerous radical and the probable source of brain damage in Alzheimer’s brain cell death and neurofibillary tangles and amyloid deposits that gum up nerve cell function.

There are several forms of mercury from inorganic mercury vapor resulting from tooth amalgam surface production, after chewing. Many dentists still give these amalgams, and should become informed that combined with other sources such as vaccinations, transoceanic microparticle dust from North Africa, and the Far East, and ground water and food contamination, the developing nervous system is particular vulnerable. Substitute materials should be used as the new ceramic materials are more cosmetically pleasing and do not have mercury or other heavy metal toxins in their structure. No dentist in America, Canada or the Western world should use mercury or be disciplined for removal of this environmental hazard that has for centuries been placed in our unsuspecting mouths.

The vaccine form of mercury is ethyl mercury salicylate, and is even more toxic and removed slower from the body than methyl mercury. With the number of vaccinations now eighteen to twenty plus, children before school entry have had a total load of mercury that by itself exceeds the total accepted by all major bodies, including the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics. An astute pediatrician in the mid-90s did some calculations on the amount of ethyl mercury in the multiplying vaccinations and was alarmed by the totals she arrived at exceeding toxic limits. With calls in the 90s by the FDA to check for heavy metal toxicity in all medicines, the vaccinations were under scrutiny. As you can see from the spectrum of abstracts in the reference section, Dental Schools here and overseas, vaccine manufacturers, and doctors regulatory and educations bodies have tried to stem the tide of vaccination refusals by parents concerned with the autism and neurodegenerative links with mercury. Dr. Ball of the FDA called for the removal from all vaccinations. Has this happened? No, they are tapering. Strange way to taper, when many of the vaccinations, including the MMR and flu, as well as many of the hepatitis vaccinations are laced with higher concentrations that a decade ago. Current stocks and timetables for removal of all mercury from vaccinations has met stubborn persistence of the addition of Aluminum based preservatives, with some mercury in some vaccinations. Only a few have totally eliminated mercury from single dose vaccinations such as the hepatitis vaccination.

The research at the University of Calgary is conclusive. Mercury is not Vitamin M. It prevents the nerve growth cone from advancing leaving nerve ending stripped and degenerating, and causes nerve cell death or apoptosis. This is a travesty in this day and age of advanced dental pathology, neurotoxicology and Immunotoxicology. My colleague Dr. Ari Vojdani has proven with Federal Certified testing that mercury causes anti-nerve protein antibodies, and makes your immune system attach your brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. He was the director of Immunology Research at UCLA for years and now runs the top immunology clinical lab in America, ImmunoSciences of Beverly Hills, Calif. . The mountain of evidence now cannot be disputed.

Lets not just stop with vaccinations and dental exposure. What about food, water, and air. Dr. Shinn Ph.D., USGS, US Geological Survey scientist presented in October 2001 satellite photos to our American Academy of Environmental Medicine, showing African dust spreading microparticulates across the South Atlantic jet stream to North America and from Asia to the North Western US. There are estimated to be upward of 100 million tons per month striking the Gulf of Mexico and dumping over Southern States and South Eastern seaboard states. These contain fungi such as Aspergillus that is destroying the coral reefs, but also bacteria, and more importantly mercury and toxic pesticides not allowed in American farming. The particles contain 1,000 to 10,000 times the toxic limits by weight as American soils, and are readily carried into our lungs to disperse methyl mercury and inorganic mercury that is toxic to our nervous and immune systems.

Let me repeat “Mercury” is everywhere. Lets get the toxin out of all vaccinations NOW! Lets test challenge test levels as we do for lead in our children in our cities. You must challenge the body with chelators sometimes for days to have the mercury displaced into stool or urine. Otherwise it is so toxic the body will remove it and sequester it to protect our immune and nerve biochemistry from toxic free radicals and death. There is no more discussion on the science of mercury toxicity. It is over. Anyone who says otherwise is a quack and a medical sociopath or political criminal.

Dr. William Shaw heads up Great Plains Laboratory in Lenexa, Kansas. He was the director of the University of Washington Inborn Errors of Metabolism research team for years, and had done many years of research on laboratory diagnosis of the metallothionine protein and organic acid changes from mercury inducing autism. These patterns are easily identified and his laboratory findings are highly recommended for initial testing besides neuropsychological evaluation with a professional in autism. Periodic stool testing for mercury and other heavy metals with oral or intravenous chelating is done at Doctors Data in Chicago or other toxicology Labs such as the Federally certified Accu Chem Labs in Dallas, Tx. This is a ‘molecular holocaust’, and make no mistake, if it is not delt with the rising incidence of neurodevelopment disorders from 1 in 25,000 more than a decade ago to 1 in several hundred of autism alone is frightening to the informed.

Summary:

Mercury is not Vitamin M.
Vaccinations should not have ethyl mercury salicylate, PERIOD.
Mercury damages developing human and animal brains, and we can see the retraction of developing nerve growth cones, and the brain cell death that results.

The environment sources of mercury include amalgams, food, air and water. Jets stream dust is a national disaster, and must be delt with on international levels. Our children breathe in garbage burned in the third world.

Drink filtered water, especially for children.

Test for heavy metal toxicity early and push for regular screening as many states do for Lead testing to prevent IQ damage, and neurobehavioral disorders.

Dr. D. Says “If we do not heed my warnings, investing in Alzheimer’s units and prisons.”

God Help Us from this “molecular holocaust”.

Nov 252017
 

 

Canadians defeated nuclear reactors in Alberta, then in Saskatchewan, in this new century.  Economic arguments easily won the day – citizens were horrified when they understood how much they would be paying for a kilowatt of electricity.  And you pay forever (radioactive waste is still unresolved after more than half a century).

Some people in the nuclear industry get rich on fat salaries, but it ain’t you.

I am grateful it’s not me in California, when I read the Diablo Canyon situation.  Reactors sitting on a fault line – – sound familiar?     It’s easy for me to help a little – – myself at the same time. . . .  Awareness is the best insurance that “the judge’s” direction will be followed.  All we have to do is circulate the article.   Otherwise we get another Fukishima;  radioactive particles don’t stop at the 49th parallel.  They even cross oceans.

I wish to sound a chorus of gratitude to the amazing mobilizations of people (a small number, really)  on the Canadian Prairies

who prevented more nuclear reactors from being constructed in Canada. 

There are Canadians who don’t know how fortunate they are!

Read on . . .  Diablo Canyon

 

 

 

Diablo Canyon power plant in California. (Wikimedia Commons)

WITH THANKS TO HARVEY WASSERMAN

A proposal by a California administrative law judge has given safe energy advocates new hope that two Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors will be shut before an earthquake on the San Andreas fault turns them to rubble, potentially threatening millions of people.

The huge reactors—California’s last—sit on a bluff above the Pacific, west of San Luis Obispo, among a dozen earthquake faults. They operate just 45 miles from the San Andreas. That’s half the distance from the fault that destroyed four reactors in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011. Diablo’s wind-blown emissions could irradiate the Los Angeles megalopolis in less than six hours if an earthquake destroyed the plant.

The death toll could be in the millions, the property damage in the trillions of dollars. The owner of the plant, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), would not be legally liable.

Last year, a deal to shut down Diablo’s two reactors in 2024 and 2025 was struck by the state, PG&E, surrounding communities and some environmental groups. Diablo’s federal licenses expire in those years, and PG&E agreed not to seek renewals. The power, it said, could be replaced with wind turbines and solar panels.

But the $1.7 billion in rate hikes stipulated in the deal still must be approved by California’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC). A proposed decision by administrative law Judge Peter Allen would limit them to less than $200 million.

The PUC must now factor Allen’s decision into how much it allows PG&E to charge. If it honors Allen’s opinion, the company must then decide whether it will continue to operate the reactors, which increasingly look like money losers.

The company’s standing is not exactly sterling. Massive fires that swept through Northern California in October killed at least 43 people, turning some 5,700 structures and whole forests, rural communities and parts of Santa Rosa into smoldering ash (the Trump administration has just omitted from its latest budget any federal aid to the region).

The San Jose Mercury News has speculated that PG&E may have been responsible for the conflagration by failing to maintain power lines that were blown over in a windstorm. Local fire departments were already complaining that trees and underbrush were being sparked by poles and wires PG&E had failed to maintain, though maintenance is required by law.

PG&E now faces a firestorm of lawsuits that could soar well into the billions. Criminal prosecution is also possible.

In 2010, a fire killed eight people and torched an upscale San Bruno neighborhood. The cause was badly maintained gas lines—for which PG&E had been cited repeatedly. Fines exceeded $1.4 billion, but criminal prosecution remains unresolved.

Other costly lapses have plagued PG&E through the years. Some involve Diablo itself, which opened in the mid-1980s amid America’s biggest “No Nukes” civil disobedience campaign, involving thousands of arrests.

Linda Seeley of San Luis Obispo’s Mothers for Peace says the company faces impossible hurdles in dealing with its thousands of tons of radioactive waste. In addition, she notes, “Many very expensive components in the two reactors must be replaced far before the proposed 2024-5 shutdown dates. Our concern is that PG&E may try to sneak through without paying to maintain the reactors even at basic safety levels.”

Michael Peck, a former Nuclear Regulatory Commission in-house inspector at Diablo, has warned that the reactors cannot survive a major earthquake and should close immediately. He has since been transferred to Chattanooga, Tenn.

“Diablo may no longer be profitable,” Seeley has said on my “California Solartopia” show on radio station KPFK. “The cost of wind and solar has dropped so fast it may not pay PG&E to run those plants anymore, even without doing the basic maintenance.”

Because much of Diablo’s aging workforce is retiring or looking elsewhere for job security, PG&E wants subsidies to retain skilled staff to run the place. Judge Allen specifically rejected much of the rate hike designed to meet that crisis.

California’s State Lands Commission is being sued by the World Business Academy, a Santa Barbara think tank, over key leases granted in the 1970s. The commission granted PG&E a waiver on conducting legally required environmental impact statements (gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom was among those who voted in favor). Should the business academy win its suit, or should the PUC honor Allen’s decision, and PG&E alter its timetable, those leases might be revisited. Without them, Diablo would almost certainly be forced to shut.

Challenges have also been raised over approval by the California Coastal Commission of Diablo’s cooling system.

Seeley and other activists have asked the public to pressure the PUC, state agencies and politicians like Newsom to shut Diablo sooner rather than later.

“Until they can specify the exact date and time the San Andreas and those other faults will go off,” Seeley said in a recent phone interview, “nobody should feel safe.”

 

Harvey Wasserman’s “Solartopia!” is at www.solartopia.org. He hosts prn.fm’s “Green Power & Wellness Show,” and KPFK-Pacifica’s “California Solartopia.”

Nov 232017
 

Earlier, we shared information on the link between mercury and Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia.

I want to

  • add  a short video with Boyd Haley (#1 below);
  • remind myself about #2, another informative video.
  • add a 2-minute CBC News report on the actions of Dr. Murray Vimy (Calgary researcher retired, World Health Organization consultant, etc.).
  • And before I forget about it,  post a record of the 1998 class action lawsuit attempt against mercury fillings.  8,000 Canadians signed up.

 

  1.   (6 minutes, 45 seconds): Boyd Haley PhD publishes studies linking mercury and Alzheimer’s disease

In the youtube, Boyd Haley mentions the “Calgary researchers” with whom he worked.   Who are they? . . .    Dr.  Murray Vimy (see #3) and Dr. Fritz Lorscheider.

2.    (11 minutes)  2010-01-20  Mercury: Excellent Video “Poison in the Mouth”. Includes Dr. Lars Friberg.

3.    (2 minutes)  2011-08-18   CBC News re Dr. Murray Vimy, Health Canada panel on the safety of mercury fillings.     More on Dr. Vimy at  The attempted class action lawsuit against mercury fillings, 1998, Canada. )

4.    This book came up on a google search to find the researchers in Calgary:   Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health

By Randi Fredricks.   (Page 397)    (AD = Alzheimer’s Disease)  (The numbers are footnote numbers – active links are in the original)
Mercury and Alzheimer’s
Higher mercury concentrations have been detected in brain regions and blood of patients with AD.  (206, 207)   Moreover, scientists have determined that trace amounts of mercury can cause the type of nerve damage found in AD.  (208)   The level of mercury exposure used in tests has been well below those detected in many people with mercury/silver amalgam dental fillings. 
Researchers at the University of Calgary observed that exposure to mercury caused the formation of neurofibrillar tangles,  one of the diagnostic markers for AD. 
(INSERT:  I think that is what the two videos (#1 and #2 above) are saying, too)
Other research has shown that mercury can cause formation of another AD marker, amyloid plaques.   the researchers included a DVD presentation with their report, showing the effects of mercury on the brain.  . . .  etc
In 2012 I made one unsuccessful attempt to contact the lead researcher quoted in an article about the amyloid plaques,  Karen Duff, with a fundamental question re the amyloid plaques – – –  see
Nov 232017
 

This woman, Susan, from Vancouver is my age.  She was diagnosed with MS many years ago.   Life is difficult for her.  She is knowledgeable, and determined;  she pitched in on the 1998 class action lawsuit attempt over mercury in dental amalgams (I had not heard about the lawsuit).  She wants to help out again, now, on days when the MS doesn’t have the upper hand.

She found material on my blog re mercury and got in touch.

What Susan knows should not be lost.   Here it is.

 

EMAIL EXCHANGE, edited for brevity.

Sent:  August 15, 2016
Subject: Re: Getting rid of mercury

Hi again Sandra,

I thought I should tell you about the book lent to patients at the mercury-free dentist office here in Burnaby.  The book is about 1/4 inch thick, called “Your Toxic Teeth” by Dr. Murray Vimy, D.M.D.  He had been a dentist in Calgary and observed the bad effects of amalgam fillings, did much mercury research with humans as well as sheep and noticed particularly that mercury carries on to the unborn feotus in the mother’s womb causing the unborn child/lamb to be mercury poisoned before birth.  Check out his website – it’s got all sorts of interesting things on it. . . .

(INSERT:   I have not found Dr. Vimy’s website, but have posted articles that tell of his work.  Put “Vimy” into the “Search” at top right of my blog, to find them.)

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Sent: August 16, 2016
Subject: Re: Getting rid of mercury

Hi again Sandra,

I actually have a diet I got from an old naturopath in 1976, the first year we lived in Vancouver  . . .   I went to a couple of medical doctors with 0 result and after my Mom made some inquiries, had an appointment with an old naturopath, Dr. Fred Loffler.   He was actually a legend and always had an answer (that worked) for every question I asked.  He stopped practicing probably In the ’90’s but I got help from him about my kids – on his advice I didn’t get them vaccinated and never regretted that decision.  I think the recipe for autism is mercury-poisoned mother gives birth to baby and has baby vaccinated and voila – baby turns out autistic.  Dr. Loffler advised us to feed the dogs as we fed ourselves and we had the healthiest dogs and paid 0 vet bills.

I continue to eat according to Dr. Loffler’s diet as it always worked for me.  According to him, all you have to do is stay on it 80% of the time and you will be healthy.  We have Fridays as our pizza, pop and ice cream nights but try to eat properly during the rest of the week and things have been not bad except for the mercury poisoning of course that doesn’t go away.

The law firm I emailed to last week phoned today and stated that she would speak with her co-workers as to joining a class action lawsuit or whatever and will get back to me later in the week.  That sounds like a good thing as I have no other thoughts on how to proceed.  A class action lawsuit will send a definite message to our mercury-loving government officials who don’t care if we live or die that they should have never allowed amalgam fillings to be installed in peoples’ teeth!!!!! when they absolutely knew better.

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Sent: August 16, 2016

Subject:  RE: Getting rid of mercury

Hey Susan,

I didn’t recall that what I call “the smoking tooth video” is the work of Vimy.   Grant reminded me:

Dr. Murray Vimy was one of the first people I discovered 6 years ago when I was so ill with mercury poisoning. I tried to get my sister in Calgary
(INSERT:  a doctor)  to contact him on my behalf but she would not.  He produced the famous smoking tooth video.

How is this lady (INSERT:  Susan) doing with her amalgam removal & detox? I have another friend who fairly recently removed her amalgam & changed her diet radically like me (age 45).  All the numb spots on her body (was doctoring for it & very worried) are gone!   . . .

I was happy to read from you that you have nobility  (INSERT:  Freudian slip:  I meant to say mobility)

I still have to go out for my daily walk.  I have been going to a Chinese therapeutic massage lady to get me back to normal, whatever that is, and she recommends walking every day (which I have always done in the past).

You will notice that Grant inquired about how you are doing.   If it might be helpful,  I can ask him to send you his dietary recommendations.   It is a long road to getting all the mercury out of its storage places in the body.   It is helpful to know the experience of others.

Grant and his wife Gail have both used blood tests for mercury to help assess where they’re at.   They know what’s high, what’s low,  and the limitations of the blood readings.  Gail had had terrible migraines in her pre-removal days.   Removal brought the reading down, as expected.   The migraines stopped which was a personality-changing time for her.  Still some headaches.   I talked with Grant a couple weeks ago.   Gail’s headaches had increased.   She had another blood test.   The mercury reading was at 14, quite high and way above what it had been brought down to in the previous years.   Their understanding is that her body had stabilized after the removal of the amalgams.   But, as in the literature,  she is now in a stage where there is another dumping of mercury.   She expects to go through this and come out the other side being further cleansed, so to speak.

I think if you understand the cycles, it helps you not to give up.   Mind you,  you did chelation.   Grant and Gail did not.  Some of the literature recommends against it because it can mobilize a lot of mercury in the body all at once.  The large load can do damage.  That school of thought recommends to let your body do it, at its own pace, but with support.

Anyhow – – more on that another day, should you wish,  and better to come from someone else, not me.

 

. . .   The thing I want to talk with them about is motivated by you:   we should have an understanding (strategy) that is spelt out.  So we are pulling together in the same direction and know WHY we’re doing it a chosen way.   Not that we all need to do the same thing.  Grant focuses on helping individual people, when and as he can.    I am pretty well tied-up in other activist matters.   But have an email network and blog; I occasionally send out more information re the mercury issue.   And take actions here and there as opportunities present themselves.

A question I think we need to answer:   should a class action lawsuit be recommended?   What happened to the initiative in Alberta?    Is the liability issue, for the Government Health Depts and for the Dental Industry so huge that liability will never be acknowledged?    At one point I think we (or was it “I”?!)  decided that the route that would bear actual results would be:

  •  Sharing the information to create an informed body of people (critical mass).
  • Simultaneously using the UN Treaty on Mercury to bring pressure on the dental colleges to stop the insertion of MORE mercury fillings.
  • Conversations with the institutions that certify Dental Hygienists to emphasize the health risks to these women
  •  Which leaves individual older dentists who refuse to change their ways, as the culprits.
  • Dental Colleges (some or all?) run clinics in which dental students develop their craft.  People who can’tafford to pay dentists qualify as “the patients”.   A young female friend who is a law student went for a filling last year.   She didn’t know about mercury fillings. That’s what they filled her tooth with.   (The College has received information about the UN Treaty, etc..  Information makes no difference.  They dismiss it as crazy people who don’t know the science.)   A fellow who came to the Mercury Jamboree is First Nations.  The Clinic at the Dental College serves many First Nations people.  They all get mercury fillings.

Anyhow – – that is more than enough to work on!   We need to be persistent and patient.   But there are limits to my patience.

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Sent:   August 16, 2016
Subject: Re: Getting rid of mercury

Hi Sandra,

This is a P.S. to my earlier email.  I think Dr. Vimy retired several years ago but of course is still active in anti-mercury pursuits.

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Sent:  Tuesday, August 16, 2016

To: Susan

Subject:  RE: Getting rid of mercury

Did you see:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HavLXo_0Xpk ?

CBC, 2011.  Vimy – – well-spoken

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From: Sandra
Sent: August 16, 2016
To: Dave
Cc: Grant
Subject: Question re Mercury fillings

Hi Dave,

Maybe just “yes” or “no” reply  – – no rush.

Why I called:

QUESTION (perennial):   is there information that should be shared, would be helpful, in event that law suit over mercury fillings is pursued?

(I don’t want to pre-judge the likelihood that a suit would ever be launched in Canada;  it’s come up again.)

 

Has anything changed?   Is the liability issue, for the Government Health Depts and for the Dental Industry so huge that liability will never be acknowledged?      (Is that what we decided before?)

A woman Susan my age from Calgary & now Vancouver  who has MS is incensed about the mercury fillings and vaccinations.  Has done a lot of research.

She talked with a Vanc Law Firm:

The law firm I emailed to last week phoned today and stated that she would speak with her co-workers as to joining a class action lawsuit or whatever and will get back to me later in the week.  That sounds like a good thing as I have no other thoughts on how to proceed.  A class action lawsuit will send a definite message to our mercury-loving government officials who don’t care if we live or die that they should have never allowed amalgam fillings to be installed in peoples’ teeth!!!!! when they absolutely knew better.     Susan

She is conversant with Vimy’s work.  Among other things:

I think Dr. Vimy retired several years ago but of course is still active in anti-mercury pursuits.

Do you know Vimy and his status?

The latest I found on him is 2011:   CBC, he’s well-spoken.  Short, good interview.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HavLXo_0Xpk

On-line contact phone numbers are no longer in service.

I like to support and encourage, as much as possible, anyone like Susan who is fired up.  She will help to create awareness among the women in the Law Firm, even if a lawsuit is not pursued.

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Sent: August 17, 2016

From:  Susan
Subject: Re: Getting rid of mercury

Thanks Sandra for the video.  I did see it years ago.  It got a lot of exposure with 60 Minutes, etc. but all the flak died off.  I guess we’ll have to get it happening again.  We’re got a mission!

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Sent:  August 18, 2016

Subject:  RE: Getting rid of mercury

Yes – – “all the flak died off”.   It happens over and over again through the decades.

And yes  “We’ve got a mission!”

With good news!    Dave sent an update on their part of the mission.    They are still hard at it.  I’ll ask him for permission to post and circulate the update he sent.

I had asked him if he knows anything about Vimy’s current status – – I couldn’t find anything more current online than the 2011 video.  His reply:

I talked to Murray Vimy briefly at an IAOMT meeting about 2 or three years ago….. he isn’t doing too much now.

Sometimes people need time out to recharge and re-assess.   Doesn’t mean that they won’t have some contribution to make, big or small,  at some future date.  Maybe Vimy has passed the baton on mercury fillings to others, but maybe not entirely.   (I don’t like to lose track of ANY allies, especially who have the background and presence that Vimy has.   There might be a time when they should receive their kudos for their efforts, hard work and contributions, or make another brief appearance.

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Sent: August 18, 2016
Subject: Re: Getting rid of mercury

Hi again Sandra,

I got an email from the law firm I emailed to last week and they have declined the case.  It’s massive when you go up against the Feds and they may have other cases that would make it tough to act on this case.  No worries as that’s just one law firm.  She did give me the number of the Law Society to choose another law firm.  Maybe I’ll stick just with you guys at least for the time being.

When I was at the mercury-free dentist’s office last week and told him I wanted to be involved in a class action law suit against amalgams, he referred me to the www.IAOMT website so I briefly checked it out and went on the internet to find the law firm that I emailed with.

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Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Subject: Dave’s input posted. Also quoted you. Please review.

 

Hi Susan,

Dave ok’d posting of his input.   I think you (and potentially the lawyers in terms of making a decision re lawsuit)  will find it helpful.

Click on   2016-08-18 Update, research on Mercury fillings (aka Dental amalgam or “silver” fillings – ha!)

You will see a link to  Letter I sent to Health Insurance Companies in 2012- – they have a financial interest in seeing that Claims come down.   Most responded quite well to my overture.   They are the kind of people that will work hard behind the scenes to help drive the change because of the  $$$  it’s costing them.  But they won’t want to be quoted in the newspapers or by us.  I just give them the info and leave it to them.

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Sent: August 19, 2016

Subject: Re: Dave’s input posted. Also quoted you. Please review.

Hi again Sandra,

The law firm phoned yesterday and turned the matter down.  It would be really BIG, HUGE to sue the Government of Canada although lots of law firms do but this amalgam thing is like “sacred ground” as it’s been a secret for so long and would cause shock waves in every area.  The law firm did give me the phone number for the Law Society to get numbers of other law firms who may be interested in taking the case.  I haven’t started that process yet as I’ve been an Olympic junkie and was happy to see the Canadian ladies’ soccer team whip Brazil ladies.

Good for Dave that he’s being “visible”.  I don’t know what blogging is all about as I am a mercury brain bozo but that may be the way to proceed.  I spun my wheels for many years writing letters to the Federal Government like we were taught to do in Grade 5 if we wanted something changed that was within their powers.  I’m sure the Harper government which didn’t do anything for anybody that they didn’t have to, had many a good laugh over the letters.  I actually wrote the letters to our MP, Peter Julian, who isn’t our MP anymore but I know he presented them in the House of Commons but with no support, it died a natural death.   I even sent Prime Minister Harper, the Health Minister at the time (whoever it was), and Peter Julian copies of Dr. Vimy’s book, Your Toxic Teeth, in the event they hadn’t read it.  It only cost a couple of bucks because anything you send your MP goes postage free.  (INSERT:   no, mailing BOOKS is not covered.  They go into some sinkhole, somewhere;  they are not delivered to the MPs.  As was discovered by a gentleman who bought $8,000 worth of “Beyond Banksters“.  MPs fudged their way through it.  They did not say to him, “No, we did not receive.  Books do not get delivered.”)    I got the odd letter by return for my correspondence giving the same old response the Federal Government had been churning out for all these years.  That was a total waste of time.

My girlfriend in Edmonton is dying of cancer.  I sent my other girlfriend in Edmonton a copy of Dr. Vimy’s book, Your Toxic Teeth, years ago but I guess they figured that it only applied to me as I know they didn’t do anything about their amalgam fillings.  To my knowledge, the only people that paid any attention to the book were our former pastors at the Salvation Army whose oldest daughter was diagnosed with Chrone’s disease.  That was probably because they also consulted a nutritionist at about the same time as I lent them the book who absolutely knew about the toxicity of amalgam fillings as mercury really does a number on the digestive system.

Enough for now,

Susan

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Sent: August 19, 2016

To:‘Susan  Cc: Grant

Subject:  Getting rid of mercury Should lawsuit be pursued?

Thanks for the update, Susan.   (Vanc law firm declined the case).

Re  Maybe I’ll stick just with you guys at least for the time being.

That would be fine, of course!

Re   Class Action Lawsuit

Yes, in your words  –  It’s massive when you go up against the Feds.

But it might not be them that would be the target.  Could be dental associations, or other.  The selection of WHO would be a strategic decision.

Just in case  you want to explore it further:

The Merchant Law Firm in Regina is well-known across Canada for doing class actions.   I phoned them, just to see whether they might be an option to explore.  You have to be very careful, I think.   They end up with a LOT of money from the class action suits.  Enough that Tony Merchant is among those who use “offshore banking”  (or maybe he is a wise investor?!).   He is notorious,  some people dislike him intensely, because they don’t like that he makes a lot of money from the class actions.  This statement from the Law Firm about itself is worthwhile considering.  They are
very good at what they do,  and they take cases that other lawyers (like the one you consulted) won’t touch:

Merchant Law Group LLP and Tony Merchant, Q.C. are well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding

Winners/HomeSense, Various Cellular Phone Fees, BCE Dividends, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), Maple Leaf,  Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases.

Tony Merchant, Q.C. is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian  jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)

(toll-free 1-877-359-7777).  While talking with the receptionist, I saw this page on their website – –   you can submit a class-action request from it:     http://www.merchantlaw.com/class-actions

That might be a worthwhile step,  just to get more info to help make a decision.

I was surprised – – there’s a whack of class action suits listed.  Probably a lot of them going nowhere?

I clicked on just one of them, to see what kind of info was there.  It’s where I found the above quote about the firm. I didn’t take time to see if any of the lawsuits are against the amalgam industry, or dental organizations.

The departing word of the receptionist was:   if there is no reply to an on-line submission within a couple weeks,  phone them  (toll-free 1-877-359-7777).  She seemed to prefer:  just talk directly
with one of their lawyers.

You need to know:  I can help in little ways like the preceding.  I can help spread the word, using my networks.   But the available time I have to do more than that is limited.   Just maintaining the blog and working on selected issues more intensely from time-to-time, as opportunities present themselves,  is all I can handle.

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Sent: August 19, 2016
To: Sandra
Subject: Re: Getting rid of amalgam

Hi again,

I know about Tony Merchant and I was in contact with him years ago.  He had just finished litigating the aboriginal claims and made millions of dollars in fees.  Yes, probably all those fees are in offshore accounts.  He wasn’t interested in taking the case at that time but may have different ideas now.  He may be legally barred from taking the case because it has so much damage that will come to Canada.

I think the Fed Government is the proper target as they are the ones who have allowed amalgam fillings in the first place in 1996 admitting that there was a “tiny” amount of mercury in the fillings that didn’t affect the majority of Canadians.  They admitted there was  a “small percentage of the population” who were allergic (I think that’s the way they described it) and then there was a class action lawsuit in 1998 which had 8,000 plaintiffs that likely the Feds paid off and told them to go away quietly.  I honestly don’t know what happened to them.  It might be a good thing to check it out.  We’ll have to keep digging!

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Sent: August 20, 2016
Subject: Re:Getting rid of mercury.   Should lawsuit be pursued?

Hi Sandra,

I just had a good idea.  If you were able to get a hold of one of the 8,000 people who were involved in the class action lawsuit in 1998, why not try to get many of them (I know some would have died of the deadly mercury and old age) and try to get rid of mercury by petition.  I think Norway got rid of it by petition and I think MP Peter Julian offered that method to me years ago and it was useless to me then because I could probably only come up with a handful of people by myself.  What do you think?  That would probably also be cost effective.

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Sent:  August 20, 2016

Subject:  RE:  Getting rid of mercury Should lawsuit be pursued?

I really like your idea, Susan.

Kathryn Corbeil might be interested in trying to track down Wayne Obie, the fellow who spear-headed the 1998 Lawsuit.   See if he might have the list of 8,000.

It’s a question I’d like to put to the lawyer, if were to come up empty-handed on Obie – – any chance he might have an old file with the names?

(INSERT:  the story of Wayne Obie’s fight in Ontario over mercury amalgams is a truly tragic one.  Through phone conversations with Susan who helped out in his small rented office along with others, and through attempted inquiries to see if the file of 8,000 names Wayne Obie assembled, of people who were badly damaged by mercury fillings, could be found,  I heard the story.)

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Subject: Re: Giving amalgam fillings the BOOT

SENT:  Aug 22. 2016

Hi again Sandra,

That could be a great idea.  I was thinking that we might be able to get this thing done through our M.P.’s, but maybe not since my MP is NDP, Kennedy Stewart.   They changed the electoral boundaries a few years ago otherwise we would still have Peter Julian who was somewhat up to speed on getting rid of amalgam fillings/mercury.  I haven’t been in contact with Kennedy Stewart as yet but he may only be an email away.   I’ll get right on that.

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Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016

To:‘Susan

Subject: RE: Giving amalgam fillings the BOOT

I emailed the 1998 Class Action Lawyer, Himelfarb, and Kathryn Corbeil this morning re possibility of finding names from 1998 lawsuit attempt.

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Sent: 24 Aug 2016
Subject: Re: Giving amalgam fillings the BOOT

Hi again Sandra,

I emailed our MP on Monday and also called him on the phone yesterday but have heard nothing back .  You’d think this was summer holidays or something!  Who is your MP?  We might be
able get something going with the 2 MPs.  I sure hope something comes of this as many people have died of that garbage since I first found out the “dirty little secret” 10 years ago.  This is a dirty job but somebody’s godda do it!

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Sent: January 13, 2017
Subject: Re Mercury: Have you been watching the Vaccination series, relationship to disease, Autism etc ??

 

Thanks Sandra for the link to the video.

Were you not able to get the list of names of the original 8,000 Plaintiffs in the original class action lawsuit?  That was probably a hard request to fill with privacy concerns and all.  I look forward to future anti-mercury dealings in whatever form.

Nice talking to you again.  I’ll make sure we stay in touch.

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Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017

To:  Susan

Subject: RE: RE Mercury: Have you been watching the Vaccination series, relationship to disease, Autism etc ??

 

No – the list of 8,000 names was a “no go”, unfortunately, but to be expected, as you note Susan.

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Sent: January 23, 2017
Subject: Re: RE Mercury: Have you been watching the Vaccination series, relationship to disease, Autism etc ??

 

Hi Sandra,

I wonder how we together could best do a number on Health Canada about amalgam fillings.  I have loaned Dr. Vimy’s book, Your Toxic Teeth, out to many people and I tell everyone I can that my condition of being a cripple is from my former amalgam fillings which were removed 10 years ago.  What legal ways of protest are there? I did notify my MP that I wanted to start a class action lawsuit by petition when I thought it might be possible.  I sure wish it could be.

What’s your thoughts?

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Nov 212017
 

Click on the FULL PART ONE below.

Recommend:   don’t watch all four parts at once.   Take time to digest.

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ASIDE:   You may want to read the bit about  “How are vaccines made?”  in the posting at  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=18218.

It begins:

THAT IS THE QUESTION I HAVE LONG WONDERED ABOUT:

How could vaccine enough for a million babies ALL get contaminated with a pig virus?   I thought maybe the story was a hoax, so went to the manufacturer’s website.   They had posted a response.  The story is not a hoax . . .

Also in the posting,  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is mentioned.   It’s a very good book, true story.  I read it because a Book Club chose it.   It is not directly about vaccines.   But an understanding of THE PROCESS through which Henrietta becomes immortal is transferable;  I think I understand parts of what Dr. Humphries explains – – better  – – because of what I learned from Rebecca Skloot’s book about Henrietta Lacks.

 

Now, over to Dr. Humphries:

Nov 212017
 
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Restoring Public Control of Public Goods:
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Conference October 2017

On October 5-7, researchers, policy makers, and activists gathered for a conference on “Restoring Public Control of Public Goods”, sponsored by GDAE and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF). The meeting began with a sharing of information about the nature and extent of government “deconstruction” and privatization. Participants generated ideas for policies and public messaging around the shared goal of reversing the momentum toward privatization and restoring government’s ability to put public interest before private profit.

Learn more about the conference and the Public Economy Project.

Rep. John Sarbanes gave a keynote on “democracy reform” and his efforts to rein in the indiscriminate outsourcing of government services to the private sector and to ensure that core government services are performed by public employees who take an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution.
Dr. Michael A. Bernstein, Provost of Stony Brook University, discussed “Mainstream Economic Reasoning and the ‘Demonization’ of Government.” He argued that economic orthodoxy misleads students and mischaracterizes the manner in which markets actually operate. He stressed the importance of challenging prevailing paradigms, methodologies, and approaches to public policy issues.
June Sekera, GDAE Research Fellow, summarized the history of contracting federal government functions to private corporations, which has created a “crisis of public control”. She argued that “government-for-the-people” has been undermined by market advocates, and replaced with “government-for-private-profit-making.”
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Scott Amey, J.D., General Counsel at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), spoke about his research on outsourcing government functions, which found that “billions of dollars are wasted on hiring contractors.” The POGO study “Bad Business” found that contractors, on average, cost taxpayers almost twice what it would cost government workers to do the same job.
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Shar Habibi, Research and Policy Director at In The Public Interest, presented findings from a study revealing that much of the public supports “privatization” in concept, but that when people understand how the public loses control, their support decreases.
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Outsourced Government – The Quiet Revolution: Examining the Extent of Government-by-Corporate-Contractor, June Sekera, Global Development and Environment Institute, September 2017

Freedom of Information Act (In)Applicability to Government Contractors, June Sekera, Global Development and Environment Institute, September 2017

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Nov 172017
 

The Fifth Estate told Canadians to send in their questions about the Paradise Papers.   They will answer the questions on this week’s show.

 

I based my first question on

KPMG takes 15% of the money that they help clients to divert from Revenue Canada  

into offshore tax havens.

 

2017-11-12 Re PARADISE PAPERS, sent to CBC Fifth Estate (Offshore Tax Havens; Panama Papers)

 

It is important to tune in to the Fifth Estate TV show.   Every viewer is counted.   (I don’t know if there will be podcast.)

The message we send if we don’t tune in:  we do not care about the corruption.

It’s a small and easy thing:   more of us watching the footage and gnashing our teeth creates nervousness among the lords.

If we TUNE OUT because of disgust, or because it’s “too much”,  if we do nothing, we can’t expect anything to happen.

We are not victims.  . . .  we are the dragons, had forgotten it, but always knew . . “

 

NOTE:  Canadians for Tax Fairness  created an on-line letter that is easy for you to send to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and to your MP.  The link to it is near the bottom of the above posting,  look for the word “RELATED” . . .

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re Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses in trade deals

I’ve been keeping an eye out for mainstream news coverage about the ISDS clauses in the trade deals (TPP11 and NAFTA) – – the clauses that create a higher level of law than our own national, provincial and municipal laws.  If laws passed by our Legislators are deemed to interfere with the potential profits of foreign corporations,  we citizens pay millions upon millions of dollars to the claimants, through tribunals that are not even public.

I paid particular attention recently, after reading Andrew Coyne’s political commentary on Trudeau in the Far East for TPP11 negotiations.  Coyne’s analysis made not one mention of ISDS.   And yet,  the number of people around the world who have been protesting and petitioning their Governments about ISDS is over a million.

It is incomprehensible and very troubling that Canadian mainstream media is silent on the matter of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses in trade deals.

 

Who knows?  Maybe, in the case of Andrew Coyne, it’s related to his attendance at Bilderberg, Bilderberg 2015: 5 Canadians On Guest List, Including Andrew Coyne.   Click on http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/13/bilderberg-2015-guest-list-invited_n_7576766.html ,  or,  I posted a back-up copy of the text on my blog, at http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=20006.

 

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MANY THANKS TO ELAINE, if you want to learn more about the TRADE DEALS:

https://canadians.org/trade  ]

 

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WITH THANKS TO HART, petition to stop dumping of  2.3 million litres of a highly toxic pesticide into the Ocean.  Dec 1 deadline for signing:

https://actions.sumofus.org/a/minister-heyman-say-no-to-cermaq-s-pesticide-permit?sp_ref=353945747.99.184462.f.591827.2&source=fb

In just two weeks BC will decide the fate of the waters of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Industrial salmon farming giant Cermaq, has put in an application to use 2.3 million litres of a highly toxic pesticide off the coast of Vancouver Island to treat farmed salmon for sea lice.  

Farmed salmon are plagued by sea lice because of unhealthy and overcrowded conditions. Corporations like Cermaq are using ever more extreme methods to control the sea lice, threatening the marine environment and the livelihoods of communities who depend on it. 

Environment Minister George Heyman has the power to stop the application and protect Clayoquot Sound from Cermaq’s greedy practices. He needs to hear from us before December 1, when he is expected to decide on Cermaq’s permit.  

 

Over and out!

Sandra