Friday, December 28, 2007

"No Forced Vaccination" Yahoo!Group formed

Natural Solutions Foundation has established an open Yahoo!Group forum for the compulsory vaccination issue, to provide health and freedom advocates with a place to exchange information, coordinate activities and mutually respond to issues as they come up. We did this in response to the November mass forced vaccination incident in Maryland and the December flu vaccine for toddlers mandate in New Jersey.

For example, the most recent posting on the forum is entitled, "Autism Correlated with Mercury" -- you can join the forum at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/no-forced-vaccination

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Was "Pharma Exec" Vaccine Expose' a Hoax... or Satire?

Dr. Laibow and I have continued trying to confirm the alleged pharmaceutical company executive who anonymously posted a whistle-blower type expose on the Internet, alleging that a certain company intentionally put mercury in its flu vaccination as the only "active" ingredient. See my previous blog of December 16, 2007.

We originally mentioned this piece because it urges people to go to our web site, www.healthfreedomusa.org - although we had no prior knowledge of the posting and certainly had not given permission to use the URL. We were alerted to the posting by a contact from a Natural Solutions Foundation supporter -- the way we learn about many matters. The piece was not originally posted on any web site we control.

Dr. Laibow questioned the science behind the notion that mercury could have any curative value. [Though we note that at one time mercury preparations appear to have been used in the standard medicine of the day to "treat" infections.] I questioned whether there was enough information in the posting to determine that a company insider had written the post.

A number of Natural Solutions Foundation's "mouse warriors" were concerned too. As always we can rely on our health and freedom supporters to look deeper. They did.

Here is what we've found:

1. WHO does not directly list the company mentioned in the anonymous posting as a flu producer, though, given pharmaceutical industry cross-ownership of entities and patents, we are not sure. Will anyone out there find out if that company owns any flu patents? That research can be done through www.uspto.gov

The WHO list is at:
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/manulist/en/index.html

2. It appears that company is involved with the following vaccines:

GARDASIL®
[Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant]
ZOSTAVAX®
(Zoster Vaccine Live)
RotaTeq®
(Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Pentavalent)
ProQuad®
[Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Oka/Merck) Virus Vaccine Live]
COMVAX®
[Haemophilus b Conjugate (Meningococcal Protein Conjugate) and
Hepatitis B (Recombinant) Vaccine]
M-M-R®II
(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live)
PedvaxHIB®
[Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Meningococcal Protein Conjugate)]
PNEUMOVAX® 23
(Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent)
RECOMBIVAX HB®
[Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)]
VAQTA®
(Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated)
VARIVAX®
[Varicella Virus Vaccine Live (Oka/"M")]


Well that's it. What does this all mean? Maybe we were snookered.

But consider the piece as satire: it worked because there was nothing there that was beyond the realm of possibility. In general, the public does believe the pharmaceutical industry is capable of almost any outrage. This hoax, if that is what it was, just tells us what many of us suspect to be true.

And with the recent Dr. Hilleman interview [if this wasn't hoaxed too!] that seems to show the same company testing vaccines known to contain contaminants, what would shock us as too far-out to be true?

Here is where you can find this fascinating piece:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=327_1195303011

We are also concerned that there may have been more behind the hoax than just satire. By using the Foundation URL, there may have been an intent to harm NSF and its positive actions for health and freedom. The powerful movement against compulsory vaccination being spearheaded by our efforts may be the real target of the posting. If so, we take it as confirmation we are having an impact.

"Mouse warriors!" Keep on searching the Internet... let us know what's out there.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Expose’ by Pharmaceutical Company Whistle-Blower?

The following explosive information has been posted anonymously on the internet at: http://www.freewebs.com/merckflu/

We cannot confirm all of the shocking details and note that the factual information may not be specific enough to indicate that a company insider wrote it. The general claims regarding the dangers of vaccination are widely believed by health and freedom advocates. We have removed any identified commercial references and replaced same with “M”. The Natural Solutions Foundation and its trustees had no prior knowledge of this posting and were neither asked for permission to mention our URL, nor gave such permission. We do not know who posted it.

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"THE TRUTH ABOUT “M” FLU VACCINES

"Hi!

"I’m a former “M’ executive with knowledge that will get me “accidentally” killed if anybody ever discovers who I really am. So, I am lying when I tell you my name is Steve. But everything else I tell you is true!

"The active ingredient in all flu vaccines manufactured by “M” is mercury. No other ingredient in any “M” flu vaccine has any effect on influenza in any way. Only mercury has any effect on the flu. What mercury does is kill nerve cells. The brain is basically nerve cells, fat and water. So is the spinal cord. So are all the ganglia in the human body. All mercury does is kill nerve cells...."

To read the rest of the alleged expose' --

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?p=476


Would scientists at a major pharmaceutical company allow millions of people to be injected with a vaccine that contained dangerous, cancer causing, contaminants? The following historic interview with Dr. Maurice Hilleman, taped before he died in 2005, suggests this may have actually happened. Dr. Hilleman was considered one of the 20th Century's major pro-vaccination physicians.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=327_1195303011

Friday, December 14, 2007

"Health" Commissioner Orders Toddlers Dosed with Mercury Laced Flu Vaccines in NJ

A further example of institutionalized child abuse in NJ

Acting with unexpected rapidity, in the face of what his office admits were
many contacts from the public objecting, and without hearing the opposition,
retiring "Health" Commissioner Jacobs approved dosing NJ children with mercury
laced flu vaccines, targeting toddlers who are especially vulnerable to adverse reactions due to vaccine components such as mercury and other contaminants.

This act of callous disregard for public opinion occurs at the a dominant NJ
Pharma company recalls over one million vaccine doses for contamination.
Vaccinations are an uninsurable medical procedure which have caused over two
billion dollars in Vaccine Injury Compensation Program damages to children
harmed by this alleged "safe" procedure.

"The Commissioner's action is expected to tested through litigation on behalf
of the threatened children.

"The Commissioner's press release states in part:

"For Release: December 14, 2007
Fred M. Jacobs, MD, JD - Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Marilyn Riley - (609) 984-7160

"DHSS Commissioner Jacobs Approves Amended Immunization Regulations

"New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs M.D., J.D.,
today approved amendments to the State’s immunization rules, which will
require four additional immunizations for children beginning in September
2008...

"The Public Health Council, by vote at its December 10 public meeting,
recommended to the Commissioner the approval of the adoption of the amendment
and new rules related to Immunization of Pupils in Schools. The rules will be
filed with the Office of Administrative Law for publication...

"The administrative rules will require children attending licensed child care
centers and preschools to receive annual influenza vaccinations and a
pneumoccocal vaccine beginning in September 2008...

"Also, children born after January 1, 1997 and enrolled in grade six or
transferring into a New Jersey school from another state or country will be
required to receive a booster dose of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
vaccine as well as one dose of meningococcal vaccine..."

A growing number of physicians and health researchers are questioning the
conventional wisdom of early, multiple vaccinations and have accused the
pharmaceutical industry of promoting mandatory vaccination for the high
profits generated by this uninsurable risk to the health of children. They
complain that the modern epidemic of autism, asthma and learning disabilities
may be linked to untested multiple vaccine mandated by political appointees
such as the outgoing "Health" Commissioner.

The co-sponsor of a bill pending before the NJ Assembly that would permit
conscientious objection to mandated vaccines, reacting earlier this week to
the pending Commissioner action, stated, according to the Star Ledger,

"'I'm gravely concerned about what's happening here...,' said Assemblywoman
Charlotte Vandervalk (R-Bergen), a sponsor of a bill (A165) that would allow
parents to opt out of the vaccine mandates by filing a "conscientious
exemption" form with the local health department.

'With New Jersey reporting the highest incidence of autism and a cause yet to
be identified, we don't know what will happen,' she said. 'What happened to
our freedom?'"


State press release:

http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/dhss/njnewsline/view_article.pl?id=3133

The direct link to Take Action is:

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?c

December 17, 2007 update:

This from the Office of Administrative Law today - the final Rule is expected to be published on January 7, 2008. Since the original proposed rule was published on December 18, 2006 [38 NJR 5284(a)] and finalized by the Commissioner within the one year period permitted by law, the January publishing will be the final step in the process. After that, parents who object to the new mandate will have to seek redress in the courts.

Comments filed with FDA on AERs

Filed 7:15 PM - Comment Number: 215742

Natural Solutions Foundation
www.healthfreedomusa.org

December 14, 2007

To: Food and Drug Administration
Docket No. 2007D-0388

“Draft Guidance for Industry: Questions
and Answers Regarding Adverse Event
Reporting…”

We recommend that all [dietary supplement] AERs include clear indications of any and all prescription and over the counter drugs being used by the person involved. We believe that often supposed “adverse reactions” to nutrients are actually drug – nutrient interactions or nutrient depletions caused by drugs, wherein normal structure and function are changed to the detriment of the person.

The Foundation joins in Maury Silverman’s comments below, including urging that all drugs be labeled to indicate the nutrient depletions they cause, so that truthful AERs can be filed.

For the Natural Solutions Foundation
Ralph Fucetola JD, Trustee
http://vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com

Mr. Silverman’s Comments

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php/?p=475

THANK YOU MAURY!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hope for NJ Kids: Health Freedom Hero Charlotte Vandervalk

Following up on my previous blog about the new NJ "mandate" requiring mercury laced flu vaccines for toddlers, there appears to be at least one legislator who understands.

Quoted from the Star Ledger:

""I'm gravely concerned about what's happening here today," said Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk (R-Bergen), a sponsor of a bill (A165) that would allow parents to opt out of the vaccine mandates by filing a "conscientious exemption" form with the local health department.

"With New Jersey reporting the highest incidence of autism and a cause yet to be identified, we don't know what will happen," she said. "What happened to our freedom?""

It's my hope that lots of Jersians and others concerned with this issue will send strong messages of support for Assembly member Vandervalk's strong, principled stands against the "clout" of Big Pharma.

You can send a message to your own legislators about forced vaccination:
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=21835

You can also send a message to the NJ commissioner of health here:
http://www.nj.gov/health/feedback.shtml

Please choose "General Feedback" from the "Program" field and please be polite...

You can read more about this issue at:
http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?p=473

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jersey Tops Maryland in Forced Vaccination Stupidity

NJ just became the first state to mandate mercury poisoning of toddlers. We said (see prior blog) the Maryland mass forced vaccination atrocity of 11/17/07 was a "shot across the bow" warning us of further attacks by armed and dangerous governments run amok.

The flu vaccine will now be mandatory for preschoolers, to make sure NJ moms can work instead of taking care of sick toddlers, like moms should... Now NJ has its own WMD -- 80% of all flu vaccines still contain mercury! All toddlers must be protected from this assault!

Yes, one NJ "public health" official actually praised this violence by claiming it would reduce the time moms stayed off the job... so they can afford to "live" in NJ. Hey, that's worth a few thousand more asthmatic or autistic kids. Right. Not.

See article here:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/91356.php

But, you say, there are vaccination exemptions. Yes, some states still have religious exemptions. And a couple states even have a philosophical or conscientious exemption. Medical exemptions are sometimes available, where there was a reaction to a prior vaccination; even the CDC says that's a "contraindication"

However, the AMA (I suppose that stands for American Mercury Association) states, "the AMA (1) encourages state medical associations to seek removal of such exemptions in statutes requiring mandatory immunizations; (2) encourages physicians and state and local medical associations to work with public health officials to inform religious groups and others who object to immunizations of the benefits of vaccinations..." Like learning disabilities, asthma, autism, death...

Please immediately go the the Natural Solutions web site, www.healthfreedomusa.org and Take Action to demand that Congress and the state legislatures adopt exemption laws, as the Tiburon Declaration says, "strongest possible legal protections to ensure health care freedom of choice, including the universal right to vaccination exemptions."

The direct link to Take Action is:

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=21835

There is no time left to protect our children from this assault and legalized medical malpractice.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Health Freedom You Tube Channel

Natural Solutions Foundation has set up a YouTube Channel and posted an important Codex and Compulsory Vaccination update there.

Click here for the Channel: http://www.youtube.com/NaturalSolutions

Here for the update, Health Freedom News Reports
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4IM2P0JgpM

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

OPPOSITION TO FORCED VACCINATION GROWS - Other threats still looming...


GRASSROOTS RESPONSES CONTINUE

1. AAPS BACKS FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has condemned the Maryland compulsory mass vaccinations of November 17, 2007.*

An AAPS media release states, “'This power play obliterates informed consent and parental rights,' said Kathryn Serkes, director of policy for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), one of the few national physician groups that refuse corporate funding from pharmaceutical companies...

“'This campaign of intimidation to brutally enforce blanket vaccine mandates by government agencies and the school district gives no consideration for the rights of the parents or the individual medical condition of the child,' said Serkes...

"Children should be carefully screened, medical records taken and decisions made carefully – not in an ad hoc assembly-line clinic in a county courtroom and under the brutal watch of law enforcement. This is a man-made disaster ready to waiting to detonate. Children could receive a dangerous cocktail of several vaccines without proper examinations. 'The procedure is reckless and subjects children to the risk of severe reactions. Physicians would not be allowed to treat children in this way, without individual histories and physical exams – or informed consent,' said Jane M. Orient, M.D., AAPS Executive Director."

Demand that your national and state legislators act now to protect you and your family!

2. TIBURON DECLARATION GAINS MORE SIGNATORIES

In another development in the growing story of grassroots / netroots reaction to the forced drugging threat, several hundred NGO civil society groupings and individuals have signed on to the Tiburon Declaration against compulsory vaccination. Natural Solutions Foundation will be posting the signatories on its Tiburon Declaration web page at: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?p=460

3. LIBERTY COALITION

At its regular meeting on Capitol Hill earlier today, the Liberty Coalition added compulsory vaccination to the issues it is monitoring. This organization, linking dozens of netroots / grassroots advocate groups, has become a strong voice for freedom in Washington. Its member groups are now expected to focus attention on health freedom along with the other freedom issues the group supports. http://www.libertycoalition.net/

4. FROHMAN REPORTS - Common Interest Blog

"Laws need to be changed to support Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM). Ohio is passing a health freedom bill as long as practioners avoid prohibited activities. Wisconsin, on the other hand, has passed a Rule prohibiting nutritional sales by chiropractors. Tennessee has the worst law in the nation, allowing secret medical board meeting and decisions. Only 5 states have health freedom, and no states protect doctors/practitioners. A federal fix would be only as good as the environment in the state..."

So there we have it; continued attacks on health and freedom are generating increased responses from advocates and citizens. Will these issues be addressed in the presidential election -- by any candidate other than Dr. Paul? We shall see.

* http://www.aapsonline.org/press/nr-11-16-07.php

Monday, December 3, 2007

The flu shot may still contain mercury...

From the Organic Consumers Association, this flu season alert -

"Health Tip of the week: most flu vaccines contain mercury

"Flu season is right around the corner. Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that almost everyone, including pregnant women, get flu vaccinations, few of the 130 million people receiving this vaccination each year realize that most flu shots contain harmful dosages of mercury. About 80% of all flu shots distributed in the United States contain a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal. According to health officials, people getting flu-shots need to request a thimerosal-free vaccination. These vaccines cost roughly $4 more to manufacture and distribute."

Learn more: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_8370.cfm

For further information on vaccination: Dr. Libow's article entitled: The Syringe of Death,
http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/docs/Syringe_of_death.pdf

Also Dr. Laibow's article "Forced Vaccination" on last month's mass compulsory vaccination at Maryland's Prince George's County Courthouse.
http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?p=461

And to get on the eAlert list to receive timely information on steps you can take to protect your family from forced vaccinations, please go to http://www.healthfreedomusa.org and join the elist there.

Please also take a look at the blog entry below on The Tiburon Statement opposing all forced vaccination.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Tiburon Statement:
NO FORCED VACCINATIONS!

08/19/09 Update: Citizens Petition to Stop the Shot, with Action Item:
http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=3312

Your Right to Self-Shield instead of taking the jab; with preparedness links:
http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2752

Follow this issue on http://www.twitter.com/healthfreedomus
Hashtags: #selfshield #pandemic #noforcedvax #vaccine #healthfreedom

Join the No Forced Vaccination Forum:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/no-forced-vaccination/join

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Original Posting:

A group of Health and Freedom advocates met over Thanksgiving Weekend in emergency strategic session, at Tiburon, California and by electronic means; see my blog of November 24, 2007.

It was clear to those present that the most pressing public issue at this moment is the use of the police power to restrict and control people's health choices. This was tragically demonstrated on November 17 at the Prince George's County Courthouse when 1600 parents were threatened with jail and fines if they failed to vaccinate, or in some cases, re-vaccinate, their children when either the school had lost their records or the parents did not (or chose not to) have them vaccinated. The sad spectacle of children inoculated at the point of a gun was observed by our legislative consultant who also reported on this miscarriage of the rule of law. The spectacle of police with weapons and dogs prepares us, perhaps, for further such outrages on an even greater scale, in the event of an alleged biological weapon or supposed pandemic incident.

We reviewed the Declaration of Helsinki forbidding involuntary medical experimentation and treatment - http://www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm and considered the recently adopted laws mandating psychiatric testing and drugging of children and laws mandating mass vaccination, we issued the following statement:

Tiburon Statement
Convening for Health Freedom of Choice
Protecting our Children from Forced Vaccination

Health and Freedom leaders and advocates, meeting in an emergency strategic session at Tiburon, California and electronically, declare -

We collectively call upon Congress and State Legislatures to take immediate steps to restore and guarantee freedom of choice in vaccination and health care and to protect our children and us against forced treatments.

The moral imperative embodied in the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki forbids involuntary medical treatment or experimentation in the absence of fully informed, voluntary consent.

We have a right to legal protection against mandatory inoculations of our children, such as those which occurred on November 17, 2007 in Prince George’s County Court House, enforced by police.

Taxpayers have paid nearly $2 billion to compensate families for the death or disability of their children due to vaccination.

We, the undersigned, call upon the Congress of the United States and legislators of each State to adopt the strongest possible legal protections to ensure health care freedom of choice, including the universal right to vaccination exemptions.

Issued Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25, 2007

Signed (with affiliations for identification purposes only),

Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III (US Army Ret. - www.globalhealthfreedom.org )

James Turner, Esq. (Foundation for Health Choice – www.foundationforhealthchoice.com )

Rima E. Laibow, MD (Natural Solutions Foundation – www.healthfreedomusa.org )

Ralph Fucetola JD (Institute for Health Research – www.inhere.org)

Mary Beth Brangan (Ecological Options Network – www.eon3.net)

Stephanie Sutton (Phisciences – www.phisciences.com )

Dr. Patrick Flanagan (Phisciences – www.phisciences.com )

Sali Randel (Holistic News Network – www.holisticnewsnetwork.com )

We invite other health and freedom conscious people to add their names to the Statement; please email your name, organization, link to dr.laibow@gmail.com with "TIBURON" in the subject line.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Tiburon Health & Freedom Strategy Session

I'm blogging from a meeting of health and freedom activists at a beautiful center overlooking San Francisco Bay. The question of the day is, how to help hundreds of thousands of health freedom activists self-organize with sufficient resources to make a difference in public policy.

We're working toward the idea of a Global Declaration of Health and Freedom.

Talking about those creative activists we each know who ought to be open to the importance of defending health freedom, "auditing" what resources the various groups represented bring 'to the table.'

Natural Solutions Foundation - www.healthfreedomusa.org - Medical Director Rima E. Laibow, MD pointed out that NSF is becoming the "netroots" (that's the Internet Grassroots...) of the movement, with an Alexa ranking in the top 30,000 US web sites.

Our understanding of "health freedom" is being expanded, starting with the rubric, "No health without freedom... little freedom without health." Freedom is indivisible. To be free in one's health choices requires that one be free in the political and economic sense. The fundamental issue is Food, states one participant.

Now the discussion moves to defining who (what people and institutions) are central to the attacks on health and freedom. One opinion, the economic forces that are degrading food and heath are corporate interests that benefit in the short run from the degradation of the food supply. Some of those degradations are: eroding organic standards; failing to label GM (genetically modified) and irradiated foods; allowing higher levels of toxins in foods. This process is propelled, offers one activist, by Codex Alimentarius (the World Food Code) that is itself the product of a process that started in the old Austrio-Hungarian Empire where the restrictive Napoleonic Code was applied to the food trade in the empire. After WWII certain rehabilitated Nazi-linked pharmaceutical executives pursued the creation of Codex. Says this participant, the goal is to reduce world population by degrading the nutritional component of food, producing large, diseased populations that will "need" pharmaceutical intervention. She sees a move to "neo-feudalism" and a "post consumer" economy.

Another astute observer, president of a health consumers group, suggests that Big Pharma (linked to Big Oil and Big Agra) without any overt genocidal intent, just driven by perceived economic benefit, leads to the current restrictive regulatory environment.

Despite these repressive forces, "Everything is breaking apart... that's why we can have an impact..." What is needed, said one former military officer, is a strategic vision.

This is point in history where "modern" is breaking down. Some people are moving to a pre-industrial, neo-feudal lifestyle of low impact while others are moving toward a trans-industrial society depending on advanced technologies of transcend current limitations.

Another opines that such philosophizing fails to bring the issues to the level of clarity that most people will be able to understand. She describes explaining the Codex problem to a group of well-healed SantaFeians recently, and how none of them had heard of the World Food Code before, but did see the risk when it was presented to them.

States another, we are at a turning point and the information we have is like "shock therapy" -- the problems are so dense, our challenge is to find the "most brilliant" attack strategy (another says, "defense...")

The question arises: how to break though public apathy. We talked about "hot button issues" and the lessons of the direct mail industry. Fear and anger results in a 3 to 5% public response. This bypasses nine tenths of the populace. What does "love and hope" do instead? The example is the response that certain positive-thinking mega churches are having. Another example is the sustainability movement.

Forced drugging, including involuntary vaccination, is clearly a "hot button" issue.

We are, one says, looking for the fulcrum. Basic human need is for both autonomy and and connectedness. All the issues that concern us are on this autonomy /connectedness range.

Empowering people to be healthy and free is the fulcrum to leverage the system.

Even a more fundamental concern, says another, is aggregating the interests of the individual does not necessarily result in the common interest. The one on one relationship, as for example, the doctor / patient relationship, is not the model for social change.

Some consensus on the need to find the next issue to which the public can relate, with focus on the point where maximum change can occur. Find the weakness and exploit it.

Another view of fundamentals, one how to precipitate results (using chemistry as the example) - (1) increase the active ingredient, (2) decrease the solvent or (3) cool it.* How to we apply this analogy to the health and freedom movement.

Active ingredient - trustworthy information
Decrease solvent - people who don't know (the field in which the ingredient resides)
Cool it - solidify the information in the proper size mass; allow time to precipitate.

This precipitates action.

* An example of "cooling it" was how the Organic Foods law was adopted. At the strategic moment, the groups pulled back (did not push for a vote in the relevant committee) and as a result it wasn't stopped in committee, but got to the House floor without approval; it was then approved by a majority. Another version, "go in the side door..."

Campaign for publicity to drive people to the growing web sites. Branding as the Health and Freedom Netroots. Media advocacy campaign. Example: Campaign for Better Health - www.citizens.org

During a break we just looked at a satirical piece about the flu vaccine and its toxic components:

http://www.cbc.ca/airfarce/vidplayer/AF_single_player.html?/season13/051202m&playerType=wmp

which sums, with great humor, the issues we've been discussing.

The consensus is that Opt-Out for all forced drugging, including vaccination. The events last week in Maryland (see blog below) shows the importance of freedom for health. This is the issue that can educate many people. We need to offer them meaningful options to Opt-Out for Health Freedom.

Lunch break... Later we'll be video taping questions for the presidential candidates, to submit through YouTube.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Forced vaccination... more health fascism

Good job Charlie! http://www.commoninterest.info/

Natural Solutions Foundation's Washington representative, Charlie Frohman, was at the scene of the mass forced vaccination of children in Maryland yesterday. He movingly describes the violation of basic human rights, and of the Declaration of Helsinki on Medical Experimentation*, by the local judge,

"...what I heard about what happened inside the CourtRoom scared me. We nonParents were prohibited from entry, and we heard the lines of moms with their kids to get shots was like a “cattle call,” with waiver offerings only barely mentioned or on display."

And "...when the Alex Jones noon Radio show interviewed Prince George’s State Attorney Glenn Ivey. Mr. Ivey claimed that parents were not being forced to immunize their kids; rather, to attend school they needed to make a choice between immunization or election of a waiver for either religious or medical contraindication reasons. He also said he did not immunize his own kids! I got a chance to interview the Prosecutor, and he reaffirmed that all that was needed was a choice that parents needed to make."

Get that: the Prosecutor knew his rights... but apparently neither he nor the Court made those rights clear to the parents.

And so it goes... with the choice becoming clearer, day by day: Health Freedom or Health Fascism!

To take action: www.globalhealthfreedom.org

One mother emailed me: "My concern is what Maryland is doing to those parents that do not want their children vaccinated. I have a step-grandson who almost died after having his shots. When his mother had our grandson, she refused to give him shots. He is 21 and has been very healthy. My daughter has two boys, 8 & 9. She refused to have them vaccinated. When chicken pox came to their school, the children who had been vaccinated got the chicken pox and my two grandsons, who had not been vaccinated, did not contact the chicken pox. The Amish do not vaccinate. Autism is not heard of in their colonies. So many parents with autistic children say, "They were fine until they got their shots." All those shots do is break down the immune system. What is happening to our country in the so called "health" regime that we can't take care of our own bodies???"

And another comment, this one from an ethical physician:

"...the purpose of vaccines is not to inoculate everyone, but inoculate enough in a given population to inhibit the spread of a highly contagious infectious disease. I suppose of 2/3 of individuals in a population which contacts each other frequently would receive a vaccine, the purpose of the practice would be achieved. Vaccines are not to protect each individual: unless they want it. It is a "public health" effort which is designed to inhibit the rapid movement of an infectious disease through a community. If we wanted to do that really well, we wouldn't allow foreigners who come from locals with endemic diseases like TB, rheumatic fever, AIDS, etcetera, ad nauseum into our country. To mandate inoculations is simply wrong by principle. Naturally, if some county officials, county commissioners no doubt, voted to do that when they were advised by some physician who was a paid member of the bureaucracy him or herself, indicates another episode of the disease of our country: bureaucrats have too much power..." - Lance Christiansen, D.O.

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* Yes, Charlie, vaccination is experimental medicine... never fully tested in the combinations forced on young children. See the Declaration of Helsinki: http://www.wma.net/e/policy/pdf/17c.pdf

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Victory for health freedom in the EU

As the saying goes, "Foods are not drugs..."

http://www.nutraingredients.com/news/ng.asp?n=81424-european-botanical-forum-garlic-harmonisation-supplements

Says the European Court of Justice -

"Regarding the concept of a medicinal product by function, the Court stated that garlic capsules do not contain any substance other than natural garlic and have no additional effects, either positive or negative, compared to those derived from the consumption of garlic in its natural state. In contrast, a medicinal product must have the function of preventing or treating disease. Beneficial effects for health in general are not sufficient."

This rational and just decision, recognizing, as it does, that foods can have health benefits without that fact categorizing the food as a "medicine," is a major step toward more open and freer healthcare in Europe.

Congratulations to the Court of Justice!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Notes Skyped from Codex by Dr. Laibow

The Codex Committee on Nutritional Foods, etc. is meeting in Germany. Dr. Rima Laibow and Gen. Stubblebine are attending on behalf of Natural Solutions Foundation. While she was "in the balcony" (see my blog entry of 11/11/07: "Codex: Empty room, empty minds..."] we were chatting on Skype. Here is the flavor of being at a Codex meeting... my comments in brackets.

IADSA [International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations - http://www.iadsa.org/ ] is speaking about the Health Claims provision in the CCNFSDU [a Codex committee]. They want human study requirements to be removed. They want to give more weight to epidemiological studies and the substantiation of health claims should be carried out on a case by case basis with equal weight for all types of evidence. They do not think that human studies should have more weight than observational studies or than epidemiological studies.

There is a coffee break now: Dr. Grossklaus [committee chair] is saying that there is a hierarchy of evidence: the most valid scientific data, considering the totality of evidence, but essential factors are not just the quality of the animals or in vitro test but you cannot weaken the hierarchy and say that human tests are not the most important. "That is something that we cannot say!"

Dr. Rima comments: This position violates basic principles of the Declaration of Helsinki on human experimentation. At the same time, the Codex process is trying to turn nutrients into drugs by using the same sort of "Risk Analysis" pseudo science for health claims even though drugs are not part of the human experience since the beginning of evolution and foods and food components are. They want to apply drug system tests to foods but allow "novel nutrients" produced by [genetically modified] GM plants into the food supply and only do assessments of their safety (i.e., dangers) "WHEN APPROPRIATE!" [NSF believes is is always "appropriate" - necessary - to substantiate the safety of new chemical species when offered for sale to the public.]

Here is the introduction Australia just gave to the Proposed Draft Establishment and Application of Risk Analysis [RA] to nutrients:

AUSTRALIA: We have been involved in a series of papers as early as 1998 and it is with much pleasure that we have been able to bring the procedures to this point where we are starting the next step procedure. We note that the working principle for RA to be conducted in Codex was adopted in 2003 and is part of the working manual. In 2006 WHO consultation for developing upper levels of intake was a critical piece of information. We have been able to develop a series of RA principles that draw on those documents. We note that Codex itself has specifically mentioned RA in the 2008-2013 strategic plan so the time is right.

The principles will be considered at step 3 this year, step 5 next year and finalized at step 8 in 2009. This is a document for Codex, not governments*. It will eventually be published in the procedural manual. The document does follow the working principles but also sets out that it is dealing with nutritional risk analysis and it differentiates that from traditional food safety RA, introduces the term "and related substances." [Euphomism for "genetically modified?] We note that there are strong links with the biotech document and the principles that we are developing, its reliance on the principles of bio-availability and its strong use of “nutritional benefits” [this means GM prodcts can make health claims... but natural nutrients... NOT! See: Dr. Laibow's blog on this subject, http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?p=443 ].

We are looking at nutrients as substances of primary interest. We have picked up the idea of RA being either qualitative or quantitative. Opportunities to apply a fully quantitative systm of RA are fairly rare and perhaps the opportunity here is to use more qualiftative RA approach. We have introduced the term risk/risk analysis (ex, Hg and fish where there are risks in both options).

Definitions have been adapted from those published in the Codex procedural manual and additional definitions have been inserted from WHO and FAO documents or expert consultations. The principles of RA have risk assessment, risk management and risk communication systems. There has been additional attention given to risk management and risk communication. We have developed principles for nutritional risk assessment, hazard identification.

There was an attempt to look at processes that are in process in other places to see if we could proceed to risk characterization at the international level.

There is a special session re: risk assessor because our committee is not in the position of other committees with long standing sources of advice. WHO and FAO are the primary sources of information but other sources can also play that role. The principles, having been developed ahead of any experience, should be reviewed at suitable internals taking into account other experiences in the Codex context.

[So there we have it, Risk Analysis, which puts all nutrients at risk, thereby greatly impacting Health Freedom, is based on principles "developed ahead of any experience..." Right, and that's what they call "scientific!" So it goes... If you want to stay completely up to date with Codex and the like, please go to http://www.globalhealthfreedom.org and sign up for the eAlert list!]

Ralph Fucetola JD

Note: * - this admission, that Codex standards bind Codex, not governments, is tactic admission that our NSF Codex 2 Two legal approach to protecting countries from Codex restrictions is valid. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QNg3MD6BxM

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Codex: empty room; empty minds...


My friends and Natural Solutions Foundation co-trustees, Gen. Bert Stubblebine and Dr. Rima Laibow have been in Germany for the past few days, attending another Codex meeting... this one, with potential (and as it turns out, actual) harm to our health freedoms. Please check my blog entry of November 9, 2007 for some of the preliminaries.


Dr. Laibow has been blogging on the NSF web site, http://www.globalhealthfreedom.org/ about the odd happenings at this Codex meeting. One particular incident seems to me to be very telling indeed.


After decades of "open meetings" where public observers, including NGO (nongovernment organization) observers like NSF, had open access to the meeting hall and delegates, recently NSF has found the delegates increasingly isolated from the public.


Here is what Rima has to say about this... and remember the photo above as you read her note:


"At the last Codex meeting, for which we had pre-registered, we found ourselves confronted by armed guards who did everything they could to keep General Stubblebine and me away from the Delegates at the meeting using intimidation, threat and other weird ways of behaving when you consider that these are meetings open to everyone. So we did NOT pre-register for this meeting in order to see what would happen if we used this strategy. Well, what happened was really interesting. First of all, there are no armed guards in evidence, which is quite a nice touch, to be sure.

Second, when we came up to the registration table When we walked in this morning (NOT having pre-registered) to see if we would be sequestered from the Delegates if we arrived without pre-registering for the meeting. What happened was that Mr. Georg Mueller, the head of the CCNFSDU German Secretariat, saw that we were setting up our computers in the meeting room and insisted (politely, but insisting, none the less) that we not sit in the room on the main floor where the meeting was being held because it was too full and was, indeed, fully booked. Take a look at a picture of the “full room” DURING THE MEETING: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/images/1-7-2008%204-21-27%20PM_0001.JPG"

Now isn't that just plain silly... if it weren't so so sad.

So what did Codex accomplish? I understand Dr. Rima is about to send out another eAlert on bizarre happenings at the meeting. So, go to www.globalhealthfreedom.org and join the eAlert list to find out!

More at:

Blog Day 2 - http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php/?p=440

Blg Day 1 - http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php/?p=439.


But you'll need to join the eAlert list to get the next installment...

Friday, November 9, 2007

On their way to a Codex meeting... and What is Codex?

On their way to Codex...

If you are on the Natural Solutions Foundation eAlert list you received an alert early this morning (I think I sent it out about 2 AM…) about my foundation co-trustees, Dr. Laibow and Gen. Stubblebine, on their way to the Codex meeting in Germany. More about that meeting below. If you want to stay current on health freedom issues, you really need to sign up to the eAlert list - please go to: http://www.globalhealthfreedom.org and sign up today! Better, tell
everyone on your elist to do the same. This list of several hundred thousand purveyors and consumers of natural products and remedies is having a powerful impact in Washington and internationally. Imagine the impact if the list were One Million Health Freedom Warriors… ready to click their mousse for your right to sell and use high potency products. At the end of this posting, I've posted a brief discussion of exactly what is Codex.

Codex about to meet on health claims

"By: Alex McNally - Nov. 9, 2007 - Codex members are due to sit down and vote on a series of far reaching rules governing nutrient compounds in foods - and crucially discuss whether health claims should be based only on clinical studies. Although Codex is not a regulatory body, its decisions are used as a benchmark of discussion should trade disputes arise in the future, and while Codex does not have the same force of law as an EU directive or national legislation, it is used as a reference point for countries that are looking at revising or creating legislation.

"In Europe, the EU has already unveiled its own health claims regulation - which says claims about foods should be supported by science - and has caused uncertainty for the industry since coming into force in July. The Codex meeting… will vote upon whether scientific evidence should be based solely on clinical studies. This suggestion has come under fire from trade groups who say this would be 'unfeasible'..."

nutraingredients.com/news/ng.asp?n=81247&m=1NIEN09&c=jegwylrviswtnqa

Here's what Dr. Rima asked me to tell the NSF eAlert list:

"We're on the road again; just finished three health freedom rallies in the West where we taped more footage for the new DVDs. We're on our way to New York where we'll be taping with Gary Null... and then we're off to another Codex meeting in Europe, representing your interests there.

In this Health Freedom eAlert: [1] What is Codex? - [2] New DVD - [3] Presidential Score Card - [4] Health Freedom Movement Coming Together - [5] Magnetizing Health...

Some of our email correspondents have asked us to give them a brief overview of Codex, suitable to copy and paste and send to your contacts... and one of the things we do that others may not do, is we listen to you and do our best to respond to your emails..."

WHAT IS CODEX?

The modern history of Codex began under the prompting of certain mostly German businessmen (some more or less straight from Allied internment camps) who became active in international post-war pharmaceutical consolidation and regulation. In the early '60s the WHO and FAO jointly established Codex Alimentarius as a UN agency. The Codex Alimentarius Commission and its various committees and working groups oversee a series of Standards defining various items in the food trade and Guidelines relating to the processes of the trade.

The Codex Statute puts food safety on an equal par with promoting world food trade. Codex, unfortunately has become the playground of various large commercial interests and the governments with which they cooperate, thereby allowing the degradation of organic standards, increased allowed levels of toxicity, un-labeled irradiation and use of genetically modified ingredients. But even worse, the Codex VMG - Vitamin and Mineral Guideline - treats natural dietary ingredients more akin to drugs or industrial chemicals than the foods substances that they are, subjecting nutrients and natural remedies to an impossible standard for making simple nourishing health benefit claims.

Natural Solutions Foundation has identified the Problem: Codex and its web of influences. We have generated the Reaction: hundreds of thousands of voting consumers contacting the FDA or Congress through our web site, demanding their rights. And we offer the Solution: the Natural Solutions Program, including our Codex 2 Step - how countries can opt out. There is more information about this at www.globalhealthfreedom.org

To make the Decade of Nutrition that we proclaimed last year effective what we need most is the financial support to continue to get to DC to educate Congress and Codex meetings. Are you aware Rima and Bert encouraged a bit of a revolt at a Codex meeting about a year ago? A group of developing countries stopped the US/EU dominated group from adding fluoride as a permitted ingredient in healthy baby formula. We also need to raise funds every month. These funds are needed to keep our Democracy-in-Action account current since we rely on their excellent system to run our Action Campaigns and coordinate support. Trips to Codex meetings and Washington cost money and though we are frugal with your money, we are not rich enough to pay for these necessary expenses ourselves. To make this effort happen we need as many people as possible to sign up for regular monthly support payments. This auto-support system allows us to plan based on resources and will allow us to achieve better economies of planning. We've proven our ability to impact international and national policy. So now we have to ask, "How much can you help us?"

YOU CAN GO HERE TO DONATE
http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=189


Monday, November 5, 2007

FDA wants comments on new food labeling...

BREAKING NEWS!


Dietary Supplement/Food Labeling Electronic Newsletter


On November 2, 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in the Federal Register, DocketNo. 2006N-0168, titled Food Labeling: Revision of Reference Values and Mandatory Nutrients.


The ANPRM requests comment on what new reference values the agency should use to calculate the percent daily value (DV) in the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels and what factors the agency should consider in establishing such new reference values.


In addition, FDA requests comments on whether it should require that certain nutrients be added or removed from the Nutrition Facts and Supplemental Facts labels. On November 8, 1990, the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990was signed into law amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act). In response to the NLEA, FDA, in 1993, issued several rules to modify how nutrition information is presented on food labels. When the agency issued those rules to modify the nutrition label information, it considered the diet and health information that was current at that time.


New information has since become available on nutrient values that the agency believes may impact what nutrients it should consider requiring to be listed on the food label and what nutrient values it should use as a basis for the DVs on the food label.


Interested persons can submit written or electronic comments by January31, 2008 as per the instructions provided in Docket No. 2006N-0168.


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Well, gosh, I do have a few suggestions for revised food labeling... like honest labeling that lets people know if nutritional value is being negated by dishonest labeling about such issues as real organic ingredients, lack of genetically modified ingredients, and no irradiation -- all of which impact nourishment value!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Dr. Ron Paul Answers Questions about Health Freedom

Natural Solutions Foundation's members have sent over 80,000 messages to all current candidates for President of the United States. Here is the first response.

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November 3, 2004

Here are the questions we asked of each Presidential candidate on our Health Freedom Scorecard. To date, only Dr. Ron Paul (R-TX) has provided his answers to those questions.

We urge all candidates for the office of President of the United States take the time and effort necessary to consider, and answer,

HFUSA: The FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Final Rule Do you support the FDA cGMP Final Rule for dietary supplements, issued on June 22, 2007, requiring the batch testing of all food dietary supplements although- Supplements have an enviable safety record- The FDA’s own economic analysis of the impact of the cGMP shows that it will drive a significant number of small and medium size manufacturers out of business?

Dr. Paul: I oppose all federal regulations that burden dietary supplement manufacturers. There is no need for the federal government to impose “Good Manufacturing Practices” on the dietary supplement industry. In addition, the federal government lacks constitutional authority to create standards for the supplement industry.

HFUSA: The FDA draft Guidance on Health Claim substantiation A. Are your aware of the FDA draft guidance on Health Claim substantiation, issued this summer, which mandates an unreasonably high “Significant Scientific Agreement” standard instead of the FTC “competent and reliable scientific evidence”, as proposed in HR 2117, The Health Freedom Protection Act?

Dr. Paul: I oppose the CAM Regulation draft guidelines and submitted comments to the FDA in opposition to the CAM regulations.


HFUSA: Do you support HR2117 {Health Freedom Protection Act]?

Dr. Paul: I introduced HR 2117, and oppose all FDA actions that in any way infringe on the First Amendment rights of consumers to learn about the health benefits of dietary supplements.


HFUSA: Protection of Dietary Supplements Do you support continuing strong protection for Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) products?

Dr. Paul: I support DSHEA.


HFUSA: Bio-Identical Hormones Do you support the right of men and women to use supplemental Bio-identical Hormones such as DHEA and progesterone to support normal function during change of life and premature aging in preference to less effective, dangerous and more expensive prescription drugs if they prefer bio-identical hormones?

Dr. Paul: The federal government has no constitutional authority to stop Americans from using bio-identical hormones.

HFUSA: Compounding Pharmacies Do you support the right of Compounding Pharmacists and licensed physicians to continue to provide compounded medications, on a doctor’s prescription, for special needs and choices of individuals, communicating their availability to the public, as permitted by the landmark Supreme Court case of Thompson vs. Western States Medical Centers?

Dr. Paul: The federal government has no constitutional authority to restrict the operations of compounding pharmacies.

HFUSA: A. Trilateral Cooperation Charter/North American Union/Security and Prosperity Partnership A. Do you support the “North American Union” and its companion “Security and Prosperity Partnership” which were created without Congressional debate and approval?

Dr. Paul: A. I am the leading Congressional opponent of the North American Union and the Security and Prosperity Partnership.

HFUSA: B. Do you support FDA’s policy of “harmonization” of regulations with those of Mexico and Canada through the North American Union and the already-operating Trilateral Cooperation Charter which fuses the national health departments of all three countries into a single entity without Congressional oversight or authorization of any entity?

Dr. Paul: B. I oppose all efforts to harmonize American law with the law of other countries and I have taken the lead in working to mobilize congressional opposition to the Trilateral Cooperation Charter.

HFUSA: C. Do you support such executive agreements without Congressional debate and approval?

Dr. Paul: C. No; I do not support allowing the President to erode our freedom and threaten our sovereignty by executive agreement.

HFUSA: D. If elected, do you pledge to use the power of the Executive Branch of Government to overturn or reverse the North American Union, Security and Prosperity Partnership and the Trilateral Cooperation Charter?

Dr. Paul: D. As President, I will withdraw the United States from the North American Union, the Security and Prosperity Partnership, and the Trilateral Cooperation Charter.

HFUSA: HARMonization of FDA regulations with international and foreign agencies and entities A. Do you support FDA?s policy of ?harmonization? of regulations with those of the European Union, under executive agreement?

Dr. Paul: A. I oppose harmonization. Centralization of power and control breeds oppression.

HFUSA:B. Do you support FDA?\'s policy of 'HARMonization'.? of regulations with the standards and guidelines of the Codex Alimentarius when those texts are created through the US efforts on behalf of industrialized food supply constituents and degrade and render toxic the US and global food supplies?

Dr. Paul: B. I am the leading Congressional opponent of CODEX.

HFUSA: C. If elected, what steps do you pledge to take to end these HARMonization activities of the FDA, USDA, FTC and EPA?

Dr. Paul: C. I will seek to stop US participation in the Codex process and make it clear to the UN and the WTO that my administration will not change one comma in American law to make the bureaucrats at Codex happy.

HFUSA: Anti-HARMonization Statute Do you support strict enforcement of the Anti-Harmonization Statute, 19 USC 3512, which prohibits such harmonization with respect to the US food supply and those foods known as Dietary Supplements?

Dr. Paul: I was instrumental in drafting the anti-harmonization statute, so, yes; I supported strict enforcement of it.

HFUSA: FDA HARMonization with international standards A. Are you aware and do you support the FDA’s announced policy of “harmonization” with International Standards, even where those standards are not finalized: “In a notice published in the Federal Register of October 11, 1995 (60 FR 53078), FDA articulated its policy regarding the development and use of standards with respect to the harmonization of various national and international regulatory requirements and guidelines? - http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/fr970707.html ?

Dr. Paul: A. As stated before, I am strongly opposed to harmonization.

HFUSA:B If elected, what steps do you pledge to take to reign in such HARMonization and return the US to regulatory sovereignty?

Dr. Paul: B. please see my previous answers.

HFUSA: World Trade Organization and similar international bodies A. Do you support harmonizing America’s legal structure and freedoms to international restrictions through participation in bodies such as the World Trade Organization?

Dr. Paul: A. No; I oppose harmonizing American laws with those of foreign countries to satisfy the WTO or any other international regime.

HFUSA: B. Do you support withdrawing from the World Trade Organization?.

Dr. Paul: B. Yes; as a Congressman, I took advantage of the clause in the WTO enabling legislation that allows any member of Congress to introduce legislation withdrawing the United States from the WTO. In fact, by twice introducing WTO withdrawal legislation, I twice forced Congress to vote on withdrawing the United States from the WTO.

HFUSA: C. Do you support withdrawing from the United Nations?

Dr. Paul: C. Yes; I have introduced legislation to withdraw from the UN (HR 1146).

HFUSA: Divesting the FDA of food regulatory authority A. Since nutrient and natural health products are regulated as Food in accordance with US law, do you support a division of the FDA into two separate agencies, one focusing on Foods (including dietary supplements and all natural or non-pharmaceutical health products) and the other finally focusing on protecting the safety of the public with regard to dangerous drugs and invasive medical devices?

Dr. Paul: A. No; I favor reducing the power of the FDA, not “rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic” by dividing the FDA bureaucracy.

HFUSA: B. Do you support the FDA’s approval of genetically modified foods in the absence of any safety testing, requiring only a patent before the genetically modified food can be admixed with the food supply?

Dr. Paul: B. Consumers should have the right to choose whether or not to use genetically modified food without having the FDA deny them that choice.

HFUSA: C. Do you support the FDA’s position that since the FDA has declared genetically modified foods equivalent to natural ones in the absence of any testing to demonstrate that to be the case and its stated understanding that the public would reject genetically modified foods if they knew what they were buying and eating, that it would be false and misleading if genetically modified foods were identified as such so their labeling is prohibited?

Dr. Paul: C. Consumers have every right to demand that genetically-modified food be labeled as such.

HFUSA: Compulsory medical treatment A. Do you support the use of the State’s powers to compel compulsory mental health or other screening, forced drugging or other medical treatment under any circumstances?

Dr. Paul: A. No; I oppose compulsory medical treatment.

HFUSA: B. Do you support removing children from parental custody when parents refuse to use medication for alleged “mental health problems” in their children?

Dr. Paul: B. The federal government has no authority to remove children from their parents’ custody because those parents have refused to medicate their children according to federal edicts.

HFUSA: C. Do you support removing children from parental custody when parents refuse to use medication for the allopathic (pharmaceutical) treatment of life threatening diseases such as cancer?

Dr. Paul: C. The federal government has no constitutional authority to remove a child from a parent’s custody because of that parent’s refusal to seek state-ordered medical treatments for their child.

HFUSA: D. Do you support the forced use of pharmaceutical or other medical treatment in adults under any circumstances?

Dr. Paul: D. I have a difficult time imaging a scenario where I would support forcing medical treatment on someone against their will, especially in my capacity as a federal elected official.

HFUSA: E. Do you support the right of parents or adult persons to chose natural medical treatments over pharmaceutical ones if they desire?

Dr. Paul: E. Of course; I support the right of adults to choose natural medical treatments. I have consistently cosponsored legislation in Congress to protect this right.

HFUSA: Mandatory screening A. Do you support mandatory mental health or other health screening?

Dr. Paul: A. I am the leading Congressional opponent of Mandatory Mental Health Screening.

HFUSA: B. Do you support the use of Federal funds for such screening?

Dr. Paul: B. I have introduced the Parental Consent Act (HR 2387), which forbids federal funds for mandatory mental health screening of children without parental consent. I oppose any use of funds for mandatory mental health screening.

HFUSA: C. Do you support the use of Federal funds to pay for forced drugging of children or adults?

Dr. Paul: C. Yes, I oppose the use of federal funds to pay for forced medicating of children (or adults).

HFUSA: Natural Health Options Do you support the use of Federal funds for natural medical and health therapy services and treatments on a par with pharmaceutical and other allopathic treatments, at the discretion of the patient?

Dr. Paul: As long as the federal government is financing health care, it should allow the beneficiaries to choose to use their federal funds for alternative treatments.

HFUSA: Vaccination A. Do you oppose mandatory vaccination under all circumstances?

Dr. Paul: A. It is difficult for me to imagine a scenario where I could support forced vaccinations, especially in my capacity as a federal elected official.

HFUSA: B. Do you support continuing the pharmaceutical industry’s exemption from legal responsibility for injuries caused by vaccinations?

Dr. Paul: B. No, I do not believe the pharmaceutical industry should be protected from paying compensation to those harmed by their vaccines.

HFUSA: C. Do you support continuing the pharmaceutical industry’s exemption from legal responsibility for injuries caused by drugs approved for any indication?

Dr. Paul: C. No, the pharmaceutical industry should not be protected from being held accountable to those injured by their products.

HFUSA: . Reproductive Autonomy A. Do you support a woman’s right to control her reproductive life without interference from the Federal government?

Dr. Paul: A. As a physician, I oppose abortion. I believe this should be dealt with by state and local governments; it is not a federal issue.

HFUSA: B. If elected, what will you pledge to do to protect the reproductive autonomy of women?

Dr. Paul: [No Answer provided]

HFUSA: Freedom Plank How soon can the American public expect a formal Health Freedom Plank in your campaign platform?

Dr. Paul: There is further information on my position on health freedom on my website at http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/health-freedom/ .

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Organic is better…

This just in from the Times of London -

“THE biggest study into organic food has found that it is more nutritious than ordinary produce and may help to lengthen people's lives. The evidence from the £12m four-year project will end years of debate and is likely to overturn government advice that eating organic food is no more than a lifestyle choice... The study found that organic fruit and vegetables contained as much as 40% more antioxidants, which scientists believe can cut the risk of cancer and heart disease, Britain’s biggest killers. They also had higher levels of beneficial minerals such as iron and zinc...”

www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article2753446.ece

Sunday, October 28, 2007

FREEDOM AT THE TIPPING POINT

I wanted to share this important educational message from Dr. Laibow -

The key point: "The US Constitution does not mention health freedom. Our right to natural health care and our own decisions in our health path rests in other Constitutional freedoms. "

URGENT HEALTH FREEDOM ALERT
PLEASE FORWARD AS WIDELY AS YOU CAN

FREEDOM AT THE TIPPING POINT:
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS CAN BE RESTORED IF YOU ACT NOW

Action Step: Go to

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=19684

to tell Congress that secret tribunals, torture and the power to hold people forever without charges or legal representation are not the America you want to live in, and certainly not the America the Constitution gives us. Urge Congress to support the Restoration of Habeas Corpus Act of 2007, S. 185 and the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007, HR 3835.

The US Constitution does not mention health freedom. Our right to natural health care and our own decisions in our health path rests in other Constitutional freedoms. Tragically, those freedoms have been eroded by the White House and by a Congress which has, all too frequently, forgotten its Oath of Office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. S. 185, if passed, will restore your right of Habeas Corpus and cancel the secret Military Commissions recently put in place which can try people in secret - secrecy so great, in fact, that the charges facing you - if any - and the evidence against you -if any - are secret from you. If S. 185 and/or HR 3835 are passed, people could no longer be held indefinitely with secret charges leveled against them (or no charges at all), secret evidence (or no evidence at all), no legal representation and no right to tell anyone where they are.

HR. 3835, the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007, introduced by Ron Paul (R-TX) goes even further and restores Habeas Corpus, cancels these secret military tribunals, forbids torture, kidnapping, rendition of people to foreign countries for torture and detention, protects journalists who are doing their jobs from charges of espionage and, in general, restores many of the basic Constitutional rights which have been ripped away from us by legislation, Signing Statements, Executive Orders and Homeland Security Directives.

These freedoms must be in place or the very concept of health freedoms becomes meaningless. I urge you, if health freedom is important to you, to take action immediately AND make sure that you send this email Health Freedom Alert to every person on your list and urge them to do the same.

A Quick and Heart-Felt Thank You

Health Freedom information follows this section but I wanted to thank the folks who are helping us keep your freedoms alive.

If you are among the Natural Solutions Foundation supporters who responded to my request for financial support, especially recurring donations

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=189

and tax deductible donations to help fund the DVD

https://secure.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/healthfreedomusa/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=2835
now in progress, "Murder by the Numbers: the Codex Agenda", you have my sincere and genuine thanks. We still have hundreds of thousands of people, however, who have not yet stepped up to the plate. Tax deductible donations to the Foundation can be as little as $10 per month (more is very welcome, of course) while donations to fund the DVD in amounts of $100 or more will be acknowledged in the film itself.

This IS your battle: your health (and other) freedoms are at risk. Please take a moment and set up your recurring donation right now. We are here to safeguard those freedoms, but we need your on-going support.

Health Freedom At Risk:
Compulsory Drugging of Children I


Action Step: Go to http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=18970 t o urge Congress to support the Child Medication Safety Act, S. 891 to protect kids and their parents from school-driven health fascism.

EPIDEMIC OF FORCED DRUGGING STRIKES!

Under the guise of "Public Health" and "Mental Health", our children are being exposed to highly profitable, but dangerous, and potentially lethal, medication against parents wishes. In this series we will take a look at a number the ways in which forced drugging of children is either already taking place or is in the works. Using deceptive and incorrect "information", unvalidated and unscientific "screening" tools created by the drug companies and the increasingly invasive police power of the state to over ride parental rights, children are exposed to iatrogenic -doctor induced- mis treatment, removal from their homes to dangerous and abusive foster care and the emotional trauma of these abuses. These violations of our health freedoms and of the future of our country -since we are damaging huge numbers of our young people - must stop. And it is up to us to stop it.

Vaccinations, with all their well-documented dangers, psychoactive medication, with its fearsome brain and behavioral damage, forced chemotherapy come to mind.


PHONY SCREENING, FANTASY DIAGNOSES, REAL DAMAGE

In this email we will talk about the phony "screening" of children and adolescents like "Teen Screen" is a huge industry and a major health hazard since they frequently result in unwarranted, knee jerk diagnoses of children and, in the vast majority of cases, in a prescription for dangerous psychiatric drugs.

Fact: Teen Screen has no scientific validity and is a marketing ploy to sell dangerous drugs which may cause irreversible harm to children and teen agers to a new market: healthy children.


Fact: Teen Screen has never been shown to reduce suicidality in children while anti depressants and anti psychotic drugs are well documented to increase the risk of suicidal thoughts, attempts and successful suicides. In fact, these drugs often carry "Black Box" warnings to alert consumers to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in people taking them.

Here is what PsychSearch.net has to say about Teen Screen: TeenScreen is a very controversial so-called "diagnostic psychiatric service", aka suicide survey; done on children who are then referred to psychiatric treatment. The evidence suggests that the objective of the psychiatrists who designed TeenScreen is to place children so selected on psychotropic drugs.

"It's just a way to put more people on prescription drugs," said Marcia Angell, a medical ethics lecturer at Harvard Medical School and author of "The Truth About Drug Companies". She said such programs will boost the sale of antidepressants even after the FDA in September ordered a "black box" label warning that the pills might spur suicidal thoughts or actions in minors. (The New York Post, December 5, 2004)

TeenScreen is based on the thoroughly discredited "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual".

How Teen Screen Works

TeenScreen lures kids as young as 9 years old into taking the suicide survey by offering them free movie passes, food coupons, "I completed TeenScreen" stress balls, pizza parties and candy bars - if they consent to the procedure.

One tactic TeenScreen officials use is to sell the child on the suicide survey first and after they have the child's agreement, they later contact parents.

TeenScreen Project Coordinator, Kathleen Cigich, was quoted as saying: "We found early on, though, that sending out letters directly to parents is prohibitively time consuming and gets a low response rate. We thought, why not go to students themselves and offer a $5 video store coupon to anyone who brings back a parental consent form within a two-day turnaround period. It works. Our response rate is extremely high."


Passive Consent: No Parents Need Respond


TeenScreen also utilizes a "passive consent form" which requires no written parental approval. The passive consent form is sent home to parents and if they DON'T return it TeenScreen considers that the parents approve. TeenScreen officials favor passive consent because they say it boost their chances of screening kids to 95% as opposed to the written parental consent technique. What if the child forgets to bring the consent form home? What happens if the parent is too busy to refuse in writing? They've consented in the eyes of TeenScreen personnel.

IMPLANTING IDEAS


Next, the child is given a paper and pencil test over about 10 minutes with highly suggestive and meaningless questions like :

Has there been a time when nothing was fun for you and you just weren't interested in anything?
Has there been a time when you felt you couldn't do anything well or that you weren't as good-looking or as smart as other people?
How often did your parents get annoyed or upset with you because of the way you were feeling or acting?
Have you often felt very nervous when you've had to do things in front of people?
Have you often worried a lot before you were going to play a sport or game or do some other activity?
Have you tried to kill yourself in the last year?
Are you still thinking of killing yourself?
Have you thought seriously about killing yourself?
Have you often thought about killing yourself??
Have you ever tried to kill yourself?
Normal children answering honestly will endorse at least one of the first 5 questions. That is enough to get them "diagnosed" with one supposed mental health disorder or another.

Check, Check, Check, Have We Got a Diagnosis for You!

The child then sees a mental health adviser and a check list is administered to confirm the "diagnosis" and earn the child a referral. Click (http://www.psychsearch.net/teenscreen_screening_information_form.pdf) to see the mental health check list used to assign a diagnosis. Next, it's off to a psychiatrist and then the real tragedy begins. Up until now, it was merely a matter of violating parental rights, persuading children they are ill when they may just be normal children, taking time away from legitimate school activities, inserting intrusive and potentially dangerous ideas into impressionable kids and damaging the self-image and ego of the child (perhaps permanently). Once a psychiatrist gets involved, however, things get very, very dangerous.

When Parental Judgement Becomes Medical Neglect


Many states in the US have given themselves the authority to compel parents to medicate their children even if they do not believe the child should be taking meds OR RISK LOSS OF PARENTAL CUSTODY. The child will be either medicated by the parents (often under Court order) or taken away from the family and placed in foster care. Children in foster care are, sadly, all too frequently abusively medicated, sexually and physically molested/abused and emotionally damaged, sometimes to horrifying degrees. I know. I was the Child Psychiatrist for the Westchester County Department dealing with children in foster care for about a decade and am well aware of the abysmal conditions children in other states experience as well.
I n some states, the drugging craze has gone so far that school personnel are permitted to refuse to allow children into school if they are not medicated with potent, and dangerous, psychiatric drugs.

Good Bills to Protect Kids from Bad Public Policy

Two bills now before Congress will prevent this kind of abuse and prevent the use of Federal funds for mental health screening such as Teen Screen. S. 891, the "Child Medication Safety Act" was introduced into the Senate by Senators Inhoff and Coburn on March 15, 2007. Here is the heart of the Act with the main phrases underlined:

SEC. 2. REQUIRED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

(a) In General- As a condition of receiving funds under any program or activity administered by the Secretary of Education, not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, each State shall develop and implement policies and procedures prohibiting school personnel from requiring a child to obtain a prescription for substances covered by section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) or a psychotropic drug as a condition of attending school or receiving services.


(b) Rule of Construction- Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to create a Federal prohibition against teachers and other school personnel consulting or sharing classroom-based observations with parents or guardians regarding a student's academic performance or behavior in the classroom or school, or regarding the need for evaluation for special education or related services under section 612(a)(3) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)).

(c) Prohibition of Payment of Funds- No Federal education funds may be paid to any local educational agency or other instrument of government that uses the refusal of a parent or legal guardian to provide a substance covered by section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) or a psychotropic drug for such individual's child of a charge of child abuse, child neglect, education neglect, or medical neglect until the agency or instrument demonstrates that it is no longer using such refusal as a basis of a child abuse, child neglect, education neglect, or medical neglect charge.

Let Your Congressman/woman Know You Support This Sensible Law


Constitutional Rights, Parental Rights, Civil Rights, Normal Childhood Developmental Phases and Stages and good old fashioned Common Sense make it clear that this bill is badly needed. Government funds should not fund medical fascism and Senators Inhoff and Coburn are to be commended for their willingness to defy the market needs of Big Pharma and support the parental rights and developmental stages of parents and children. Click to send a letter to Congress telling them that health freedom, not health fascism, is important to you.

Thanks for your activism!

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director
Natural Solutions Foundation

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Health Freedom Message from Dr. Ron Paul

Just received this message -

" From: "Ron Paul 2008" <mail@ronpaul2008.com>
To: <ralph.fucetola@usa.net>
Subject: Health freedom Allow Subject
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October 22, 2007

Discover what Ron Paul has done as a congressman. Imagine what he will do as president.

When health freedom advocates need a congressman to fight against attempts to restrict access to dietary supplements, they turn to Dr. Ron Paul. Dr. Paul is the leader in Washington who is not afraid to fight the powerful special interests that want to limit access to dietary supplements.

When Dr. Paul learned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was trying to censor truthful health claims by supplement manufacturers, he introduced the Health Freedom Protection Act (H.R. 2117).

"The Health Freedom Protection Act will force the FDA to at last comply with the commands of Congress, the First Amendment, and the American people by codifying the First Amendment standards adopted by the federal courts. Specifically, the Health Freedom Protection Act stops the FDA from censoring truthful claims about the curative, mitigate, or preventative effects of dietary supplements, and adopts the federal court's suggested use of disclaimers as an alternative to censorship. The Health Freedom Protection Act also stops the FDA from prohibiting the distribution of scientific articles and publications regarding the role of nutrients in protecting against disease," Dr. Paul explained.

Our health freedom is also threatened by attempts to "harmonize" American laws with those of other countries, thus forcing Americans to live under European-style restrictions of dietary supplements. Dr. Paul worked to add language to the 1997 FDA Modernization Act forbidding the FDA from harmonizing our rules with those of any other nation.

The primary instrument of "harmonization" is the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a group of international bureaucrats who are developing "health care standards" for the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. The FDA is an enthusiastic participant in the Codex process.

When Dr. Paul learned the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) contained language that might facilitate the imposition of Codex's restrictive standards on American consumers, he informed his congressional colleagues of this danger with a series of letters. In addition, Dr. Paul sponsored several briefings on the issue.

More recently, Dr. Paul has shown how the FDA is working with its counterparts in Canada and Mexico on a Trilateral Cooperation charter that could "harmonize" regulation of dietary supplements among the three countries. Dr. Paul led a congressional inquiry into the Trilateral Cooperation, forcing the FDA to go on record about its involvement in the Trilateral charter.

As a congressman for 10 terms, Dr. Ron Paul has fought to protect your health freedom. Imagine what he will do as president.

Donate today: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ "

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Health Freedom Rally in Dallas TX

A Skype Chat exchange from earlier this evening; you can find out more about the Health Freedom Rallies at www.globalhealthfreedom.org -

[6:53:57 PM] Rima E. Laibow, MD says: We are in the Dallas Health Freedom Rally
[6:58:38 PM] Ralph Fucetola says: Awesome! Send me a report from the rally as it is happening and I'll blog it!
[6:58:58 PM] Rima E. Laibow, MD says: You got it
[7:00:02 PM] Rima E. Laibow, MD says: Gerneral Stubblebine is addressing the group who have come to the Dallas Health Freedom Rally. I have just introduced the complex issues of Health Freedom and the way that Codex is impacting our health freedom.
[7:00:06 PM] Rima E. Laibow, MD says: Audience is spell bound.
[7:00:34 PM] Rima E. Laibow, MD says: Just finisdhed a Radio Interview with Marylee Smith for www.Holistic-Helper.com.
[7:00:58 PM] Rima E. Laibow, MD says: Rally being filmed by EONS3 for full length documentary.
[7:02:00 PM] Ralph Fucetola says: Great!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dr. Ron Paul on Healthcare

Here is a report I found on the Internet about a recent speech given by Dr. Paul -

Ron Paul, M.D. Speaks on Health Care
The Dartmouth Review
Sunday, October 14, 2007
By A. S. Erickson

On September 29th Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ron Paul, the only candidate who is a doctor, spoke to students of Dartmouth Medical School about his health care platform.

A palpable air of anticipation filled the room prior to Paul taking the lectern. The students in the room, predominately liberal, were actually excited to hear what this Republican had to say about health care. I’ve seen talking heads assign Paul's popularity on college campuses to his stance on the Iraq War (decidedly non-interventionist), but in the auditorium students weren't talking about foreign policy. Instead, praise for Paul abounded based on his honesty and integrity. Students knew that he said what he actually believed, and, if elected, he would act on what he has promised.

Paul began his remarks by telling students that, "the medical system is going well except for a few groups: the patients, the doctors, the hospitals, the labs, and the politicians. Everybody else is happy."

Paul weaved commentary on the current health care situation into a short autobiographical speech. He spoke of getting drafted for the Vietnam War in 1962, fresh out of Duke Medical School. He commented that working for the Army wasn't so bad as his pay went from $195 per month in residency to $700. While in the military he moonlighted three nights a month at the local hospital.“The amazing thing was it was the city hospital and there was no government; there [was] very little insurance and nobody was turned away whether they were illegal or legal, and nobody, nobody was quizzed. If you didn't have the money, you didn't pay, and people came in, and it wasn't that bad. People didn't lay on the side walks. You're more likely to hear stories today of people being neglected in emergency rooms and dying on stretchers because we have managed care.” Paul often came back to this point in referencing the health problems of today.

He is certain that the problems with today's health care stem from too much government involvement, not too little. “"This whole idea that we need centralized economic planning in anything is a fallacy, and it's a temptation to say, 'Yes, we can't have central economic planning for electronics, televisions, and cell phones because we want efficiency of delivery service, but medicine is different.'"

A major problem with today's society, according to Paul, is the confusion of 'needs' and 'rights': "We have rights to our lives and liberty and we have a right to pursue our happiness and we should have the right to keep the fruits of our labor. We have a moral obligation to help our fellow man." That doesn't mean, however, that we have a right to affordable health care.

Paul noted that because of all these governmental programs, "charity work doesn't seem to exist anymore; yet there was a time when there was substantial charity work. We've gotten this way because the government put us this way."

Accordingly Paul warned strongly against socialized medicine, which he feels is just around the corner, i.e. the current push for universal health care. One aspect of medicine that disappears with increased government tinkering is "the doctor patient relationship. That's about dead in this country, and that to me is the most important thing in medicine."
The more the government gets involved, Paul explained, the farther we get away from that ideal. Paul was also highly critical of current insurance schemes, claiming that the only things that should be insured are surgeries and other high cost possibilities. Instead of insurance for things like a check-up, Paul favored a medical savings account. "We should allow every individual to take a $3,000 tax credit, and they can put that away and use it to go and pay for their doctor visits. We as a people have really lost confidence in freedom."

He noted that this misplaced confidence made no sense, sighting cell phones as an area where, because of freedom, costs have gone down, and availability has gone up. On the other side of the spectrum is the Katrina/Rita disaster, which was spearheaded by the government.

Perhaps surprisingly for a doctor, Paul encourages more competition in the field of medicine.

Noting that many alternative methods of care have sprouted up in recent years, Paul said the competition would be in the best interest of the patients. The only thing he cautioned against was fraud, i.e. registered nurses putting M.D. behind their names. Once more coming back to his core principle Paul stated, "Politically, I believe in freedom of choice."

When Paul's time at Dartmouth Medical School came to a close, the students responded by giving him a standing ovation. His message was simple: "Under the Constitution, government shouldn't be in medicine.