Sunday, December 27, 2009
Robert Jones is correct: Codex remains a real threat to wholesome foods; high-potency nutrition. However, the original desire of some Codex supporters to see it fully implemented by the end of this year is not coming to pass.
Mr. Singer, the first commenter on the thread, on the other hand is peddling disinformation of the most vicious sort about Dr Rima E Laibow MD and her hero-husband, Gen Stubblebine.
The Codex Globalist Plan is way behind "schedule." That's because the world-wide health freedom movement has successfully "pushed back" and the globalist agenda is in disarray -- in little ways and in big ways; examples: fluoride was not added to the list of "allowed" ingredients in baby formula because the health-conscious developing nations stood up and objected. Another example, the "daily reference value" for nutrients, set woefully low, is subject to the Codex Two Step legal procedure countries can use to avoid Codex restrictions.
We are proud to have played a role in the fact that global implementation has been delayed through our tireless dissemination of accurate information to the developing nations of the world assisting them in departing from the Codex standards and guidelines through the implementation of the Codex Two Step Process (for more information, download the Codex eBook, http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=205) and watch "The Codex Two Step Video", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QNg3MD6BxM.
The Natural Solutions Foundation is the only health freedom organization in the world which spent the time, energy and resources necessary to first find a solution to the Codex menace and then take it directly to the governments of the developing world.
We are leaders in every aspect of health freedom and continue to forge new ground.
For example, knowing that natural food production techniques were rapidly being lost and food production industrialized, a la Codex, we created the Valley of the Moon Eco Demonstration Project in Panama to reclaim the production of food using advanced technologies and ancient ones.
The result? A REAL Green Revolution in the making, through the global education of farmers and non-farmers alike.
Please visit www.NaturalSolutionsFoundation.org for more information on this leading edge, innovative health freedom project.
Or visit www.FoodFreedomeJournal.org to learn how to grow your own vegetables in a tiny space. Anywhere. Anytime. As long as the law still allows.
There is no significant area of Health Freedom where the Natural Solutions is not the leader and innovator for analysis and solutions.
I am honored to be a co-trustee of www.HealthFreedomUSA.org with Gen Stubblebine and Dr Laibow. We've invited health freedom advocates to join us on January 2 and 3, both in person and online, for the 2010 Health Freedom War Council.
Event media release: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=4308
Now on to Mr. Singer: http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=163472.
He regurgitates the usual insubstantial rumors and innuendo. Nothing of substance. Then there's the appeal to authority... and all the usual big lie techniques.
The attacks on Dr Laibow and Gen Stubblebine originate from a multiply-hospitalized schizophrenic... but you can read more about that sorry story and our specific replies to the not-so-specific attacks here: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=1694
It's all smoke and mirrors and disinformation and it always surfaces whenever we're engaging in another initiative that will impact Health Freedom... like our planned War Council will!
The usual gossip about the good Doctor and the General are B.S. -- nothing more. The same can be said about the attack on our friend and colleague Linn Cohen, a true hero of health and food freedom.
And anyone who believes Mr. Singer's disinformation is likely either really stupid or a conscious supporter of the Bigs -- Big Pharma, Big Finance, Big Agra, Big Oil, Big Govt... and no friend of ours or of health freedom!
Our Accomplishments: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=195
Ralph Fucetola JD
Natural Solutions Trustee
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Monday, December 14, 2009
The New Year means new opportunities for Health and Freedom!
Due to comments in Dr. Laibow's extraordinary 2005 video, Nutricide*, people are asking us if "Codex will be effective in the US this month, December 2009?"
It remains true that Codex continues on its merry way... but always delayed by our Push Back!
Those who think they rule the world have many plans to control our lives; not all of them succeed. So far the original intent of Codex to be fully in place with regard to nutrients by the end of this year is clearly delayed... by years, and we hope forever!
FDA continues to pursue its policy of HARMonizing our freedoms to Codex's restrictions, as it announced its policy to "harmonize with international regulations even when not finalized..." in the Federal Register in October 1995.
Congress even added a clause to the pending, fake "Food Safety" bill requiring FDA to make harmonization recommendations to Congress. But, reading "between the lines" of Senator Harkin's comments about our Push Back suggests there is continued resistance in Congress to forced HARMonization.
See the update section here: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=4014
Dr. Laibow's latest report on the Codex Meeting she attended last month:
From this video report, you can see that Codex is now moving to establish "daily reference values" for all nutrients in international trade, supposedly to make sure that different food labels can be compared. It is, however, a very slippery slope from "reference value" to "maximum permitted levels..." And the levels Codex wants to impose, as Dr. Laibow explains, are too low to even avoid vitamin deficiency diseases, let alone, promote optimal health!
We continue to pursue our policy of Push Back, because we know Push Back Works!
See our Natural Solutions accomplishment page for many examples!
So the Codex original deadline of December 31, 2009 is delayed, indefinitely, so long as we continue to Push Back!
2010 Health Freedom USA War Council
And we're holding our 2010 Health Freedom USA War Council both live and online on January 2 and 3, 2010 to continue our Push Back efforts.
Details here: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=4183
Please join us in developing ever more powerful Push Back!
Ralph Fucetola JD
Natural Solutions Trustee
* Over a half million people have seen Nutricide read about it here:
Or see it here:
Monday, December 7, 2009
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HOLIDAY MONEY BOMB! Keep Health Freedom Strong - Make Your Tax Deductible Donation Now! http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=189
TAKE ACTION NOW! DO NOT ALLOW THE ENTIRE US FOOD SUPPLY TO BE CONTROLLED BY MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS, TURNING FOOD INTO "NON FOOD SUBSTITUTES"! Click Here Once For Every Member of Your Family: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=4014
Update: December 17, 2009 - Great News from the SD State Capitol Today!
The Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Bill Even, has withdrawn the whole proposal for new rules on Raw milk. http://www.state.sd.us/doa/das/RMR%20Ltr%20Dec%202009.pdf
Dr. Laibow on Non Food "Food"
On Processed "Food"
On Regulating Real Food Out of Existence
Non Food "Food" - A Taste of Things - and Diseases - to Come
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) says,
"A balanced diet is best way to safeguard health and to prevent disease rather than relying on nutrition supplementation". http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/content/view/print/269921
The ADA also says that they, and they alone, should be the only people legally permitted to tell anyone anything at all about nutrition. Ever. No Doctors, Nurses, Nutritionists, Biochemists, only Dietitians. You know, the people who are responsible for the ghastly diets of cheap non-foods in nursing homes, hospitals and other places where if you are sick, the food makes you sicker and if you are not sick, you soon will be if you hang around there long enough.
Here is my question to the ADA: "How, pray tell, are we to have a balanced diet when our food is being increasingly replaced by non-food substitutes filled with chemicals, flavors that never saw a real food item and deadly, damaged oils? Just how does that happen? And how does it happen when our food is grown in soil so demineralized that there is nothing for the plant to make nourishment out of for you? When the foods that we are offered by the industrialized food supply contains non-food substitutes like the 6 mentioned in the following article? Where is the balanced diet supposed to come from when 90% of our food has been manufactured from genetically modified sources, meat is being grown in cloning tanks and the amount of poison in food production is so great that beekeepers in Europe are actually calling, at their own economic peril, for bee products to be banned from human consumption because they are now so toxic that they cannot be safely eaten?
The articles below are noteworthy because they are a taste of things to come, literally, if the Food Fascism bill, S. 510, now before the Senate, which will drive small, organic and clean farming operations out of business nationwide, is allowed to pass. It will not only mean that the corrupt, dysfunctional and dangerous FDA will be given far more authority to abuse than it has now [including the power to declare marshal law (!)] but also that the entire food supply will be industrialized. What does that mean? It means that whatever is cheapest will be marketed and sold to you as if it were food. And it means real food, such as safe raw milk, will be demonized and outlawed, as the second article below suggests is happening right now!
The World Health Organization and Food and Agricultural Organization's Joint Special Report, Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Disease, www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/publications/trs916/en/ makes it clear that under nutrition (including high calorie under nutrition, a form of slow starvation) is the primary cause of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. These 5 diseases are the primary causes of morbidity and mortality in the US and the rest of the developing world. They are also the principle money makers for the Illness Care Industry, at the head of which, of course, you will not be surprised to find Big Pharma.
Oh, yes, the Pharmaceutical companies are also chemical companies. They make the dangerous chemicals which are permitted in our food by Codex, the US EPA and their global counterparts. AND, of course, they make the drugs which the sell when your under nutrition and your toxic state damage your immune system so badly that there is nothing left with which to fight off these chronic, disabling and, frequently, ultimately lethal, diseases.
So the passage of S. 510 means, ultimately, non-food substitutes like the ones below in favor of food, real food. You are already eating GMO corn which has been turned into flavors, starches, amino acids and a host of other "food" products. You are already eating fats which have been treated in such a way that they become toxic since hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats are both immune suppressive and neurotoxic.
You are already eating food which is being irradiated. And damaged at every processing step. Isn't it time that We, the People, required that our government define food as a nutritive substance whose immediate last identity was recognizable food? We think it is.
How will you stay abreast of the latest developments in this food fight? Make sure that you are signed up for our free, secure and highly informative Health Freedom Action eAlerts here: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=309&key=34853401. ¥our data is safe with us. We promise. Your food future is, however, not safe with either the US Congress, the FDA, EPA or the USDA.
Food Freedom means, among many other things, never having to be sorry for what you are eating!
And don't forget, Knowledge is Power - www.FoodFreedomeJournal.org
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
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The 6 Weirdest, Scariest Processed Foods
By Brad Reed
AlterNet. - December 6, 2009.
Once upon a time, some brave scientists had a noble dream of ridding our food of the plague of nutrients.
Today, at the start of the 21st century, the miracle of food processing has brought that dream closer to reality than ever before. From vitamin-free "blueberry bits" to spray-can cheese to avocado-free guacamole, food scientists have worked tirelessly to bring us new and exciting foods that contain as little nutrition as possible. Even apparently "healthy" foods such as soups have been ingeniously overloaded with so much salt you feel as if you’re eating French fries.
In this article, we’ll provide a handy guide to six uniquely unnatural processed foods that will hopefully serve as a blueprint for humanity’s eventual triumph over the tyrannical fist of Mother Nature.
1. Spray-Can 'Easy Cheese'
Dipping a butter knife into a tub of cheese spread and putting it on a cracker takes a lot of time and effort. Thankfully for all of us, the wizards at Kraft have developed a product that ensures we’ll never again run the risk of hurting our wrists trying to spread processed cheese. Kraft’s Easy Cheese cans combine the soulless tastelessness of its cheese products with the convenience and simplicity of whipped cream cans.
The most interesting aspect of Easy Cheese is its remarkable consistency. Normally, cheese comes in a solid state when kept at room temperature and only becomes liquid when melted at high temperatures. Easy Cheese, on the other hand, has a Goldilocks-like "not too solid, not too viscous" quality that makes it easy to spread on food without having it drip on your clothing.
According to an exposé in Wired magazine, Easy Cheese achieves this amazing texture by containing lots of unhealthy crap, such as the stain-removing chemical trisodium phosphate and a healthy dose of canola oil that keeps the cheese from solidifying. Oh, and they also load Easy Cheese with about twice the amount of salt you'd normally find in natural cheddar cheese.
But the best ingredient in Easy Cheese is calcium phosphate, which is used as a calcium supplement. "But wait," you say. "Why does a cheese product need calcium added artificially?" Well, as Wired speculates, the sodium phosphate could actually negate the calcium in the natural cheese. Thus, Kraft had to put in an additive that would make up for the calcium that's taken away through food processing. Genius!
2. Oreo Cookie Death Filling
It’s rare to encounter a food that makes you say, "If only this were as healthy as frosting!" And yet, the filling in Oreo cookies manages to accomplish just that.
You see, typical frosting is made mostly from butter, milk, sugar and vanilla extract. No one will ever accuse it of being good for you, but at least you're eating fairly natural fats. Oreo stuffing, on the other hand, is basically sugar-flavored Crisco. Seriously, that’s what you’re consuming when you eat an Oreo.
Oreos' death filling is so bad it even inspired an ill-fated lawsuit in California a few years back that tried to stop the sale of Oreos to children. While the suit was eventually dropped, it did introduce trans fats to the public consciousness and helped spearhead the campaign to make food companies indicate on their labels whether their products contained any trans fats, so it wasn’t a total waste.
That said, I think the best way to stop people from eating Oreos wouldn’t be to ban them outright but to force Kraft to rebrand them to reflect their actual ingredients. So let’s say you mandate that Kraft label its cookies "Criscoroes" and have the package depict a kid gorging himself in a tub of vegetable shortening. Yum!
3. Condensed Soups
Ah, soup. It’s the food mom used to feed us when we were sick. Every child has fond memories of being nursed back to health by sipping at the warm, nutritious broth of chicken noodle soup. Of course, mom probably didn’t realize at the time that she was setting you up for a future of high blood pressure and kidney failure. Because if she fed you condensed soup from a can, she was loading your young body up with insanely high amounts of sodium.
How insanely high, you ask? Well, consider that a mere half-cup of Campbell’s Vegetable Soup contains a heart-stopping 890 mg of sodium, or roughly 37 percent of your daily recommended sodium intake. But wait, there’s more! The typical Campbell’s soup can contains one-and-a-half cups of soup, meaning that one can of soup contains more than 90 percent of your daily recommended sodium intake.
To be fair to Campbell’s, it does have a "Healthy Request" brand of soup that contains roughly half the salt of Campbell's other soups. Still, one of soup’s supposed key virtues is that it isn’t a cheeseburger. In other words, when you buy a bowl of soup you shouldn’t have to "request" a healthy version of it.
Spam was really a major miracle of food science, as it solved a mystery that humanity had been trying for centuries to figure out: namely, how to make meat-flavored Jell-O. Developed in the 1930s, Spam is derived primarily from pork shoulder meat (seriously) and combined with water, sugar, sodium nitrate (of course) and copious amounts of salt. The result is a meat-like goo that derives 80 percent of its calories from fat and that delivers a whopping 790 mg of sodium per two-ounce serving.
Spam first hit the big-time during World War II when its highly preserved state made it the ideal food to feed to our protein-needy soldiers fighting over in Europe. Now there's a fine tribute to our fighting boys! Thanks for risking your butts against the Nazis, fellas, now here’s a mound of pork slime! When you think about it, it’s remarkable that more of our troops didn’t defect to the German army, which assuredly would have offered them generous helpings of bratwurst, knockwurst and schweineschnitzel in exchange for changing sides. The fact that Americans bravely suffered through Spam prior to fighting the Battle of the Bulge adds yet another heroic chapter to the Greatest Generation’s legacy.
5. Artificially Flavored Blueberry Bits
Frozen waffles are fairly non-nutritious. Indeed, the only real way to get any sort of vitamins in your waffles each morning is to buy blueberry waffles that contain….
But, hang on! It turns out those aren’t blueberries at all! They’re more like…well, just what are they? An apt description would be "purple globs of sugary goo," but they’re actually called "artificially flavored blueberry bits." Their ingredients include sugar, dextrose, soybean oil, soy protein, salt, citric acid, cellulose gum, artificial flavor, malic acid, Red 40 Lake, Blue 2 Lake and…that’s it. Notice anything missing? Oh yeah: blueberries!
For a long time, companies such as Aunt Jemima parent Pinnacle Foods were able to get away with implying that these little unfruity lumps were actual blueberries, as the box for Aunt Jemima’s blueberry waffles had pictures of actual blueberries strewn across it. But the threat of a lawsuit from Center for Science in the Public Interest made Pinnacle decide to tell people that their waffles didn’t contain any actual blueberries.
What makes the development of fake blueberries so exciting is the number of possibilities it opens up for other fake fruits. Picture artificial strawberry strips, made mostly of bacon and high-fructose corn syrup. Or perhaps artificial melon mounds made of solidified vegetable oil and dextrose monohydrate. Or the coup de grace, artificial artificial blueberry bits, made with NutraSweet and artificial soy protein. Not one natural ingredient, baby!
Kraft’s Avocado-Free Guacamole
This right here may be the pinnacle of processed food magic. Kraft has managed to make a food product without an actual main ingredient, akin to tomato-free tomato sauce or potato-free baked potato. Yes, there are no avocados in Kraft’s guacamole. Then what is it made of, you ask? How about some modified food starch, coconut and soybean oils, corn syrup, food coloring…in other words, you’re eating green-colored oil.
As with a lot of phony processed foods, the avocado-free guacamole compelled somebody to sue the product’s manufacturer for false advertising. In this case, California resident Brenda Lifsey got upset because she thought Kraft’s guacamole "didn’t taste avocadoey." She then looked at the ingredients, and lo and behold, "there was almost no avocado in it."
Kraft’s response to Lifsey’s lawsuit was a masterwork of poor corporate spin, as a company spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times, "We think customers understand that it isn't made from avocado." Well actually, no. Customers tend to buy guacamole with the understanding that it will be made from, oh, I don’t know, avocados. This is akin to a Viagra spokesperson saying, "We think customers understand that our pills won’t really give them erections."
For the record, Kraft is no longer selling congealed green oil as "guacamole" but rather as "guacamole-flavored dip." It’s an improvement, I suppose, though I think somebody should file a suit against Kraft that prevents the company from ever again describing its products as "foods."*
* Stay tuned Mouse Warriors! One of our 2010 projects is to show the FTC that calling this stuff "food" is false and misleading advertising! They ought to call it something like "edible non-food substitutes..." and we'll have a Citizens Petition about this for everyone to support in the New Year!
And this article from our intrepid Food Freedom Reporter, LC (December 7, 2009)
Raw Milk - Regulated Out of Existence
Do you seek out natural, wholesome foods, free of GMO ingredients, etc.? Do you treasure raw milk for its wonderful, healthful qualities as an ingredient in your favorite holiday treats? It is becoming increasingly difficult to find good food and drink... Why? Because of the policies of the state and Federal governments.
It's happening in South Dakota, Missouri, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin, for sure, where there have been recent efforts to shut down dairy and/or raw milk sales. That's, of course, in addition to fully destroying dairy farming inside the corporate system, and now the dairy giants pushing to get rid of independent dairy farmers by putting regulations in S 510 to demand pasteurization of raw milk.
We need to keep track of all these assaults (I am sure there are more) and lay out the whole picture so aware, conscious eaters can Push Back and resist the industrialization of our food supply!
Here is a most egregious example of the assault on Food Freedom.
South Dakota Department of Agriculture proposed rules for raw milk dairy farmers is the prelude to S 510 and reveals how it will work. Raise the food safety standard beyond what anyone could afford, apply onerous rules that impinge even on customers, and drive farmers off their land and out of farming.
Paraphrased from http://www.ftcldf.org/news/news-08Nov2009-5.html
The proposed South Dakota Department of Agriculture rules are barriers-to-entry regulations that will create a defacto ban on the sale of raw milk. They would take away rights given by the legislature by imposing expensive requirements that those dairies wanting to sell raw milk would not be able to afford. The standards required for a permit would include a mechanical bottling machine (handcapping would be prohibited) and a separate facility for bottling; for Grade A licensed dairies a building separate from the milk parlor would be required for bottling. One licensed Grade A dairy farmer currently selling raw milk estimated that if the proposed rules became law, he would have to spend a minimum of $76,000 to be in compliance after figuring the cost of a separate building for bottling, a storage tank for the bottling facility, pumps to move the milk from the parlor to the bottling facility, a mechanical bottling machine and the installation costs.
In addition to equipment and construction requirements, raw milk producers would have to test twice yearly for bovine tuberculosis (TB) and brucellosis; no other State requires testing more than once a year, and the standard for coliform South Dakota has set has proven difficult for California raw milk licensed dairies to meet. Raw milk producers would also be required to maintain customer lists to SDDA upon request. Moreover, “[t]he list must be continually updated and include the data for at least 60 days. This customer list shall include customer names, addresses, phone numbers and quantities of raw milk sold for human consumption.”
The purpose of the proposed rule is not to ensure that safe raw milk is sold; it is an attempt to ensure that no raw milk is sold legally. The proposed rules need to be stopped.
The corporations and ag departments under the USDA urged dairy farmers to expand, got them into debt, and then dropped the prices paid to them (with no protection), until those people are destroyed. They have sold herds and many have committed suicide. Now the same forces are going after the raw milk dairy farmers, the people who stayed small, and did well by just doing business with local people who wanted their product. Yet the corporations and the agencies they control, are doing all they can to get rid of them, too.
Is this how to bring back the US economy?
What the Department of Agriculture in South Dakota is doing is unjust, destroys good jobs during a terrible time in our economy, and threatens local food supplies for communities already hurting. It is the last thing any state should be doing to its own food industry and its citizens.
As to the safety of raw milk, Yale has shown the friendly bacteria found in raw milk (but not in pasteurized milk ) is protective against type 1 diabetes and raw milk used to used by the Mayo clinic to treat diseases (without having passed a single "food safety" standard that South Dakota is promoting).. P. Hall comments:
Raw milk kills E. coli & Listeria when it is produced from cattle grazing on pasture and living in healthy conditions as opposed to those grain fed and living in inhumane stocks. If animal control laws for inhumane treatment were applied to the dairy industry most milk producers would go to jail. It is the inhumane treatment and filthy conditions that allow pathogens to exist. Just common sense. Otherwise how could mankind have subsisted for all eternity on raw milk? And we have.
For dairy farmers, damned if you do, damned if you don't
Milk and the "not about food safety" bills
Beware homemade pie and a glass of milk
Raw milk dairy farmers should be a cause celebre in this country (all local farmers should be) - the people who know how to survive in hard times and can provide food to their neighbors. They are the last people who should be lost.
During a lousy economy, who gets rid of the only functioning part of the dairy industry and of jobs, especially jobs that provide food to people who want it? What is really driving this? The WTO interests appear to be doing to food what the international bankers did to our economy, destroying it here to take global control of it. They are using hygiene in the same false way in Europe and getting rid of farmers intentionally. They want the land. They want CAFOs. They want to be rid of farmers.
The WTO appears to be planning to outsource dairy production to India and China (shipping back milk powder that is then reconstituted) so they can do whatever they want with prices here since we would be solely dependent on foreign milk (and eventually other food). Corporate milk would be even more a "processed" food and thus there would be even more corporate middlemen involved as well as more and more contamination.
South Dakota needs to hear that the whole country stands with them in absolutely protecting their local farmers from such destructive and corrupt regulations. The Department of Agriculture needs to hear that the country sees that their regulations (and S 510) serve only the World Trade Organization, not are not in the interest of people, local communities, states, food security, ... and especially NOT food safety.
Contact the Office of the Governor of South Dakota here: http://www.state.sd.us/governor/main/Contact.htm
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Link to the 11/18/09 HELP Committee “mark-up meeting” –
HELP Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin confirmed (about minute 58.5) that Codex Alimentarius (the so-called World Food Code) does not trump the Dietary Supplement Health and Safety Education Act of 1994 (the law that allows the USA to have the most potent nutrients and most vibrant nutrient market in the world) “DSHEA … governs the law here, not Codex standards…”
Chairmen Harkin further stated: the provision in bill that requires FDA to “make recommendations including whether and how to harmonize with Codex does not signal any intent to move in a different direction on DSHEA…”
We are waiting to read the “marked-up bill” to find out if it will in fact protect family farms and organic agriculture. The version of the bill that I reviewed had weaker protections than even the House-passed version.
Only time will tell the value of the Senator’s soothing words about DSHEA.
More about the fake Food Safety Bill here:
And about the version that passed the House in July:
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Then the State quickly made our case moot by suspending the mandate! After the Federal Court Judge in Washington DC told us to come back again with new plaintiffs [fn #1] we went to the only other State that appears to have a state-wide flu vaccine mandate, which requires all toddlers (aged 6 months to 5 years) to have an annual flu vaccine.
We reached out to our Health Freedom Action eAlert "Mouse Warriors" and thirteen families volunteered to join Dr. Laibow, Dr. Null and the Foundations. So I thought I'd share some of the comments these good folks made when they told us they were in...
We object the mandatory use of vaccines which we consider harmful to our child’s health. This is just a handout to big Pharma at the expense of our health. Use of squaline and mercury is unacceptable as well as the adverse reactions the vaccines will most assuredly cause.
I object to being forced to give my child flu vaccines. My child's body is growing and I will not consciously put anything in that small body that is a know toxin. I do not want injected in my child - Formaldehyde, Aluminum, and Mercury. There is no guarantee for the flu vaccine's safety and efficacy and they are uninsurable. I believe there are safe, natural, non-toxic alternatives to keeping my child healthy or help the body heal.
We find these vaccines to be dangerous, especially the H1N1 vaccine; they are not tested and they cannot cover the full spectrum of viruses available anyway. We prefer to give the right nutrition to our children and their immune system will know how to handle any sort of viral infections. We are very concerned with this limitation of choices by making the vaccines mandatory.
I object to further vaccinating my son with any vaccines. The ingredients in vaccines are dangerous and among them are known neurotoxins. Mercury has NOT been removed - and where it has been removed or reduced, aluminum has been added, which is just as dangerous. Vaccines have not been adequately tested by unbiased sources. There has never been a vaccinated versus unvaccinated study. Many of the ingredients in each vaccine have never been studied. I feel that our children's immune systems need to develop and acquire immunity naturally. NJ has not taken our children's health and the rising % of autism into account as they carelessly continue to add vaccines to the schedule.
I object to the annual flu vaccine for a variety of reasons. The vaccine should always remain the chose of the parents. The ingredients in the vaccines are unacceptable to us. We feel our children being healthy with strong immune systems are far better that injecting a poorly studied vaccine.
Based on research we do not believe that immunizations offer the protection that they tout, but rather put our child's health at great risk because of the ingredients, additives and preservatives included in the vaccines. We have found no research to show that a vaccinated population fares any better than an unvaccinated population, and in many cases fares worse. We choose to eat natural, organic foods and monitor our and our child's health carefully in consultation with our physicians.
First, I believe that all parents should be entitled to make informed choices about the health of their children - including what, if anything, is injected into their veins -- and am appalled that the State of NJ would even consider (to be the only state in the union) to mandate such a vaccine for such young children - not giving parents the right to choose. Secondly, I do not believe the flu shot to be effective. It is usually formulated at least 18 months before the flu season based on an educated 'guess' about which strain will be active that year, so often it is not the same strain. Thirdly, most flu vaccines are still preserved with mercury-based Thimerosol which I do not believe should be injected into anyone's veins or even come in contact with.
And finally, this note from Dr. Laibow:
"Isn't it curious that NJ has both the nation's highest autism rate and the most mandated childhood vaccines? Any health care researcher, scientist or physician who isn't beholden to the government or the drug companies (or the universities that rely on them for funding) finds this very suggestive of a causal relationship."
[fn #1] - See Lawyers' YouTube Report: http://vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com/2009/11/federal-court-tells-us-to-come-back.html
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I was in Washington 11/05/09 for the Federal court hearing on standing for the Stop the Shot case, along with Dr. Paul G. King, Leslie Fourton, Esq. (Dr. Gary Null's lawyer) and Jim Turner, Esq. (Foundation for Health Choice attorney).
Judge Reggie Walton did not allow the case to remain in the Federal court at this time. He said that once NY suspended the mandate there was no longer a "case or controversy" under the Federal constitution.
He urged us to participate in the administrative process started by NY to make the mandates permanent and told us we could come back to court if new mandates are enacted.
Further, he did not let us amend the complaint to include the NJ plaintiffs (NJ remains the only state with a flu vaccine mandate, for children under 5) and told us to re-file those claims as a separate case. We are working on that right now... "Round Two" coming up!
We are looking for NJ parents of kids under 5 who are willing to become plaintiffs in the case. Please contact me at email@example.com with "NJ Parent" in subject line if you can help.
Here is also an action item NJ parents can use to communicate their willingness to join the case as plaintiffs:
More about "Round One" NY Health Care Workers Case:
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Voice of Global Health Freedom™
Update: Celebrate with a Money Bomb!
PUSH BACK WORKS!
Secretary of HHS Sebelius, one of the defendants in our "Stop the Shot" Federal litigation, was on cable news this morning, announcing that "the sky is falling down" so-called "Swine Flu" pandemic is peaking this week, and the rushed-to-market, un-safety tested, uninsurable vaccines will not be widely available in time to "prevent" the pandemic.
What pandemic? Nothing happening here, folks. Even counting all respiratory illness as "Swine Flu" still doesn't make a pandemic!
So the $6.4 billion tax dollars (see: http://www.reuters.com/article/Washington09/idUSTRE59I5IR20091019) including $484 million for the dangerous toxic "oil and water" adjuvant (squalene) has gotten us exactly... nothing!
The government has purchased the drug companies' entire stock of "Swine Flu" vaccines, a great bail-out for Big Pharma, and the public gets nothing in return. It could have been worse. Without your Push Back, the media-created pandemic could have caused real panic, mass forced vaccination and martial law.
None of that is going to happen now... but, don't worry, they'll be back with a "new generation" of DNA based immune-system poisons and the fight over who will control your health choices will continue!
This abrupt reversal is, we believe, a direct result of our law suit and of our raised voices speaking forceful truth to power: NO Forced Vaccinations. NO Medical Fascism. NO untested vaccines!
Our law suite forced the FDA into a corner where this pandemic cancellation was their only possible maneuver. We will pursue this law suit with vigor because we can use it to challenge the entire vaccine approval process.
Last night we learned that FDA was purchasing an UNAPPROVED vaccine made by GSK, which is adjuvanted with squalene. This drug is not, according to the FDA's own site, an approved vaccine. Ths must stop. Our law suit will go forward to stop this illegal madness. We need your continued support for the law suit and for the net roots power that we have generated - and must keep generating.
We will continue to pursue our Stop the Shot litigation since this case gives us the opportunity to challenge all of the dangerous myths about vaccination. We do need your help to continue the case; we need to raise funds: for lawyers, to bring our experts to Washington for the hearing we expect to have in a few weeks; to continue fighting the good fight.
We ARE the Voice of Health Freedom (TM) and you are our greatest ally and asset. Now, take this message of triumph and help us turn it into not just a temporary victory, but a permanant one.
Of course this reprieve does not stop the other issues that we face, like the current administration's drive (just like the last administration; don't matter which party's in power) to force "HARMonization" of our health choice freedoms with international restrictions. Or like the GMO issue (congratulations to Greenpeace for protesting GMO corn in Mexico this week).
We urge everyone to continue to use our Action Items to send clear messages to decision makers! That's how Push Back works!
Take each Action Item once for each person in your family and forward to everyone you know:
* Demand CDC Recommend Vaccine Exemptions: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1571
* Say NO! to Pharma Serfdom: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1545
* Say No to Forced Vaccines/Incarceration: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27275
* Prevent Food Fascism: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26714
* End FDA & FTC Gag Rules on Health Information: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27732
Donate here: Health Freedom Defense Fund
And thank you, thank you all for what you have already done and for what you are going to do in the future.
We are a powerful team.
Yours in health and Freedom,
Ralph Fucetola JD
Natural Solutions Counsel and Trustee
Saturday, October 3, 2009
10.09.09 Update - Challenge to FDA "Swine Flu" 2009-H1N1-A Vaccine Licenses filed in US District Court in Washington, DC [Docket: 1:09-cv-01924]. Gary Null PhD and Rima Laibow MD lead NY healthcare workers alleging harm from Federal government unlawful vaccine approvals, as a result of New York State's first-in-the-nation flu vaccine mandate. See: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=3617 Further, the State-level challenge to the NY regulation has an injunction hearing scheduled for October 14th. See: http://wcbstv.com/topstories/mandatory.h1n1.vaccine.2.1240506.html
Americans are not going to take it any more. Most healthcare workers, including doctors, refuse to take voluntary vaccines.
I've spent some time on the phone with both Tim Vawter (pro se plaintiff in New Jersey) and Carmen Reynolds (the retired Air Force officer, pro se plaintiff challenging Florida's draconian forced treatment law) privately discussing the legal requirements for injunctive relief. As one trained in the law, I applaud the efforts of pro-se litigants to assert their rights in court. [In the past couple days, Plaintiff Vawter's injunction application was denied and Col. Reynolds' action survived its first court appearance.]
On behalf of Natural Solutions Foundation, I'm also actively communicating with a group of patriot lawyers around the country seeking ways to help people pursue legal actions to Stop the Shot.
Several strong actions are being planned in NY state on behalf of the healthcare workers by lawyers who represent vaccine injured people and people seeking to assert vaccination exemptions. Another group is about to file on the federal level. I can't reveal all the details, since we want to maintain something of the element of surprise in these cases..... so stay tuned.
Let us just say that even though the Federal Appeals Court in DC decided last Tuesday that the soldier-plaintiffs from the 2003 forced anthrax vaccine cases do not have "standing" to complain about the squalene contaminated anthrax vaccine, we believe we will be able to get the attention of the courts in the civilian cases being filed.
And what if the courts determine that no one is allowed redress from these dangerous, uninsurable drugs? Where is our redress then? As I said, stay tuned.
One more thing while I ramble:
"The World Health Organization, the UN agency (ir-) responsible for declaring a Phase 6 “PANDEMIC” global alert over what it calls H1N1 Influenza A or Swine Flu, whose chief Dr Margaret Chan has repeatedly warned that while Swine Flu to date had been rather mild, that the emergency declaration was necessary because it “could mutate” aggressively into a deadly pandemic killing millions, now admits well into the flu season in the Northern Hemisphere that H1N1 has apparently not mutated."
So New York's "emergency" flu vaccine mandates are based on no emergency; the HHS's April 25th declaration of "emergency" with its language exculpating all government officials from the harm that may occur is based on no emergency; the imminent Emergency Use Authorization that will permit the use of "adjuvants" (immune system toxins) that have never been permitted in drugs in the United States, because the government's own scientists will not sign off on them, will be based on no emergency.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
New York healthcare workers and health freedom civil rights advocates are planning a rally at the State Capitol in Albany NY on Tuesday, September 29th to protest the new regulations mandating that all healthcare workers with patient contact receive all CDC "recommended" flu vaccines... including the just licensed, un-safety tested "Swine Flu" 2009-H1N1-A.
If you are a New Yorker, please go to:
Dr. Gary Null and others have a meeting scheduled with the State Department of Health for 10:30 AM that day, so we need mass public support... and the word is that large numbers of healthcare workers and their supporters will be there!
The Department asked us to let them know what we wanted to discuss. This is what I wrote to them:
I understand that the State Department of Health would like to know the concerns of the delegation scheduled to meet the Deputy Secretary of Health next Tuesday.
I've spoken with the healthcare workers and health freedom advocates involved and believe I can provide an initial expression of those concerns. I am writing as a trustee of one of the involved groups, the Natural Solutions Foundation, and exempt non-governmental organization (NGO). The medical adviser and trustee of the Foundation is a New York licensed physician who would be mandated to receive the vaccines if she were to see patients in a New York hospital. Another doctor, who will be at the Tuesday meeting, is a licensed dietitian and nutritionist in New York, subject to the same risks. Our primary concern is that the regulations mandating the flu vaccines do not comport with medical ethics or fundamental principles of law and justice.
The practice in NY has always been that the annual flu vaccine is voluntary. To change a long-standing practice upon which people rely by regulation, rather than direct legislation, is suspect at best. When the change puts people at known risk for serious adverse reactions, the government bears a serious burden that seems to be ignored here. We decry the lack of transparency and public hearings.
We are particularly concerned that the exemption section is insufficient to protect significant civil rights. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees' religious beliefs. The regulations fail to address this and we want the Department of Health to make it clear that the religious exemption is not being abrogated.
By "religious" we mean to include all sincerely held conscientious objections to vaccination that hold in an individual's belief system the same place that specific church teachings may hold in the beliefs of a member of such church. Discriminating against people based on non-church conscientious objections has never been permitted by the courts.
Additionally by providing that the mandate shall apply to all flu vaccines "recommended" by the CDC, the un-safety tested "Swine Flu" vaccines that were licensed by the FDA last week will also be mandatory. This regulatory provision surrenders the state's obligations to a federal agency and is beyond the authority of the Department.
Our message we would like the Deputy Secretary to take to the Governor is that the public outcry against this mandate is such that the Governor needs to rethink his position and needs to meet with and accommodate the sincerely held objections of the healthcare workers.
In 1905 the Supreme Court, prior to the era of Federal preemption of vaccine licensing and recommending, deferred to the states in decisions about vaccine mandates. This was the case of Jacobson v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905).
But that court clearly understood that there was a point beyond which no government could go in exercising the police power to mandate vaccinations. It held:
"We are not to be understood as holding that the … judiciary would not be competent to interfere and protect the health and life of the individual … "All laws," this court has said, "should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression or absurd consequence. … we are not inclined to hold that the statute establishes the absolute rule that an adult must be vaccinated if it be apparent or can be shown with reasonable certainty that he is not at the time a fit subject of vaccination or that vaccination, by reason of his then condition, would seriously impair his health or probably cause his death."
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Rep deGette asked about adjuvants and the Secretary said "no adjuvants are currently anticipated" to which she added, "the scientists don't want to head down that path."*
[By the way, the quotes and notes are from our Eyes in DC, Maury Silverman. Maury attends hours of government hearings and plies the Halls of Congress for health and freedom.]
According to his notes, Sebelius said, "5 facilities are currently to be licensed" and "FDA has approved vaccine applications." This announcement was made about 2 PM today.
Secretary Sebelius also opined, "The influenza is going to be unpredictable..."
Rep Markey of Massachusetts questioned "Swine Flu" vaccines safety compared to the 1976 "Swine Flu" vaccine. Sebelius said the government gathered the experts from 1976 to consult and is not concerned about safety questions.
[Note: the position of the Secretary is consistent with comments by FDA figures, for example:
“Norman Baylor, PhD, director of FDA's Office of Vaccines Research and Review, explained the FDA's probable decision to go ahead with the simplified approval process, rather than a lengthy new drug application process. "We have decades of experience with H1N1, that's why we feel we can do this with a strain-change," said Dr. Baylor.” http://www.medpagetoday.com/ProductAlert/DevicesandVaccines/15230
The only time the government previously approved a "Swine Flu" vaccination was during the 1976 fiasco, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands maimed for life, all for a pandemic that never happened. That's the government's experience that gives rise to their claim not to need comprehensive safety testing.]
Contnuing, the HHS Secretary outlined a central distribution system of the vaccines from the 5 approved facilities to 90,000 predetermined sites. The distibution system will be run by a single contractor. The Agency has allocated $1.44 billion allocated to the States to operate the vaccine program. She further claimed there will be enough vaccine to all who "need it" and people should consult their physicians.
This vaccine has the dubious distinction of being approved for what the government has claimed was a "novel" flu virus under a "change of strain" review that is never used for novel diseases. Thus the FDA has violated the requirement of Title 21 of the US Code that new drugs must be show, with significant scientific agreement, to be both safe and effective, with the benefits outweighing the risks. Without comprehensive safety testing, how can that standard be met?
See the Citizens Petition which sought to stop approval of the vaccines and which will now form the basis of a Court appeal to reverse their licensing.
* Note: While we don’t particularly trust the Secretary’s intent to avoid adjuvants and know that the US purchased nearly a half billion dollars worth of squalene, according to an HHS press release of July 13, 2009, we do agree, this time, with their scientists! Push Back Works!
Friday, September 11, 2009
My Summer Reading: Hyper-Inflation in Wiemar Germany
Mises Daily by Ralph Fucetola | Posted on 9/2/2009
Earlier this year, in a flea market, I found an interesting book: Exchange, Prices and Production in Hyper-Inflation: Germany, 1920 – 1923, by Frank D. Graham (Princeton University Press, 1930)... Read the rest of the article at: http://mises.org/story/3661
Friday, September 4, 2009
Natural Solutions Foundation
Funding the “Stop the Shot” TRO
As we’ve announced elsewhere — http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=3429 — FDA accepted our Citizens Petition to stay any approval of the “Swine Flu” H1N1 vaccine, but then rejected it as an “emergency” — so we are preparing to go to Federal Court for the redress of grievances we cannot get from the Agency.
I’ve just responded to an email I received criticizing the efforts of various pro-se people to go to court to try to stop any threatened forced vaccinations. I’d thought I’d share that response with you all, asking you to join our Natural Solutions “Going to the Sixes” law suit funding campaign… more about that later…
Thank you for your comments. I think that T… and others who are pursuing legal remedies are to be congratulated for their efforts. “Push-back” works! Just a couple days ago CNN announced that the federal authorities were scaling back their vaccine purchases due to growing public opposition* to the “Swine Flu” vaccine — and the President announced that all vaccines will be voluntary. We don’t believe that, and cite the bill pending in Massachusetts that would criminalize vaccine resistance.
However, we’ve been taking another tack on the issue of stopping the uninsurable, untested, unproven “Swine Flu” vaccine. Led by Gary Null PhD, Dr. Koren and Dr Laibow, we filed a Citizens Petition under 21 CFR 10.30 and 35 seeking an emergency stay from FDA of the vaccine approval process. After review by FDA’s chief counsel, the agency finally filed the petition… and decided not to treat it as an emergency… so we’ve exhausted our administrative remedies and are getting ready to go to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in DC for a TRO against approval of the vaccine. [TRO = Temporary Restraining Order; the first step in getting a permanent Injunction against the vaccine approval without safety testing.]
No approval; no jabs. The “mandatory” vaccination issue doesn’t even come up.
We’ve prepared a 22 document package for our DC lawyers to bring to court, and it is nearly ready.
What we need to do now is raise the funds necessary to fund this case.
If you want to donate for this purpose, we’ve set up our “Taking it to the Sixes” donation program: just use our regular donation page, but end your donation with a “6″ – $16, $56, $106 etc… and we’ll put that money aside for this case.
Gary Null is raising funds for the case; Dr. Koren’s Foundation for Health Choices is doing so, and so are we, through:
"Just remember to make your donation in an amount that ends in “6″ (hence, “Taking it to the Sixes”) and you’ll be supporting the case; so donate: $6 or $16 or $56 or $106 or $1,006 or $10,006 or....."
Of all the proposed legal actions against the vaccine, our action may have the best chance of success.
We’ve started correctly by “exhausting our administrative remedies” — we’ve gone to the federal authorities since their approval of the vaccine is a prerequisite for any mandates — and we’ve focused on the main issue: federal law requires that only “safe and effective” drugs (including vaccines) be approved by FDA where the “benefits” outweigh the “risks.”
However, in this matter, FDA threatens to approve the vaccines without adequate or any safety testing (current tests are dosage tests only of version of the vaccine without all the adjuvants… without the squalene adjuvant which has never been approved for use in a drug in the US). How can the FDA certify that the vaccines are “safe and effective” or that the benefits outweigh the risks without safety testing of the vaccines with all the proposed adjuvants?
In 2004 a similar issue came up with regard to the “emergency” anthrax vaccine that included unapproved squalene that was forced on the military. The Federal Judge handling that case stopped involuntary use of the untested vaccine. Over 60,000 soldiers were hospitalized for adverse reactions before it was stopped and many consider that vaccine the prime cause of Gulf War Syndrome. The 1976 “:Swine Flu” vaccine was a disaster; the squalene-contaminated anthrax vaccine was a nightmare. This madness must end here. And we need your help to make that possible.
So, we have the right procedure and strong law backing us; now all we need is continued public support to fund the case…
Ralph Fucetola, JD
Natural Solutions Foundation Trustee
The Vitamin Lawyer.com Consultancy
All Rights Reserved . . .
PS – as soon as the papers are finalized, we will be publishing the Petition for Review and supporting documents at http://www.healthfreedomusa.org
—— Original Message ——
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Subject: RE: Injunctions filed to stop flu vaccinations?
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Monday, August 31, 2009
Natural Solutions Foundation
"After holding emergency petition from doctors & health freedom groups for nearly 2 weeks, FDA today issued docket number... Petition demands no "Swine Flu" H1N1 Vaccine approval without safety testing..."
Washington, August 31, 2009 - Prominent natural health personality Gary Null PhD, joined by renowned doctors such as Rima E. Laibow MD and Tedd Koren DC, along with NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) including Natural Solutions Foundation, Foundation for Health Choice and the Institute for Health Research, submitted an emergency Citizens Petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 17, 2009. Because the public health issues are so serious, the Petition demands an immediate Stay of any government approval of the "Swine Flu" H1N1 Vaccine without safety testing.
The Petitioners further demanded strict warnings regarding the potential dangers of this uninsurable, untested and unproven vaccine which contains dangerous adjuvants such as Mercury, Aluminum and Sqaulene, a substance whose toxicity when injected is well known and which has never before been approved for use in the United States. Injected squalene, in fact, has been denied clinical tests in the US because the FDA reviewers felt that it was too toxic even for testing as part of a vaccine.
After sitting on the emergency Petition for nearly two weeks, FDA today issued a docket number, accepting the filing both under 21 CFR 10.30 (Citizen Petition) and 21 CFR 10.35 (Stay of Action). The Docket Number is FDA-2009-P-0418.
Citizens' Petitions are grounded in the First Amendment Right to Petition the government for redress of grievances. The Administrative Procedures Act and various agency regulations provide formats for Citizen Petitions and many Agency regulatory actions are initiated as a result of such petitions.
Several legal actions have been brought in Federal Court in various states by concerned citizens over the past few weeks, seeking to enjoin forced vaccinations with the untested H1N1 pandemic vaccines. Last week one federal judge denied a bid for a temporary restraining order, but giving the plaintiffs two weeks to submit further evidence of potential harm. Other pending legal actions are awaiting hearings.
These other actions, while meritorious, have serious legal flaws which the current Citizens Petition avoids, increasing its chance of success. Taking the initial step of engaging the Agency through a Citizens Petition instead of immediately seeking judicial intervention, as the Petitioners here have done, meets the requirement of Federal Law that Petitioners must "exhaust administrative remedies" before seeking relief in Court. While accepting the filing under the "Stay of Action" regulation, the FDA has indicated that it will not treat the application as an "emergency" which permits the agency to take 180 days to respond, well beyond the targeted time frame for the implementation of widespread vaccination with the untested vaccine, either through compulsory or voluntary vaccination. The Petition asks that no vaccine be approved without adequate safety testing. On July 23, 2009, FDA announced its intent to approve pandemic H1N1 vaccine in the absence of any safety testing. Current tests are for dosage response and employ vaccines which lack squalene and other adjuvants, or immune irritants such as aluminum.
Maj. Gen. Albert N. Stubblebine (US Army, Ret.), President of Natural Solutions Foundation remarked, "The FDA just does not get it! Delaying public hearings and failing to take into consideration the considerable dangers of the untested pandemic vaccine shots is simply not acceptable. This is neither an example of "transparent government", nor "change in which we can believe". The Courts will have to determine if the FDA has the authority to act in this manner."
The Citizens Petition will be posted at the government's www.Regulations.gov web site within the next few days. In the meantime, a copy has been posted at www.HealthFreedomUSA.org/?p=3314
Ralph Fucetola JD, Counsel to the Natural Solutions Foundation and primary author of the Petition amplified General Stubblebine's comments:
"For over one hundred years, since the case of Jacobson v Commonwealth, the Federal Courts have been available to challenge inappropriate FDA approval of dangerous drugs, including vaccines. We are confident that Federal judicial authority will tell the FDA that it cannot approve the vaccines without safety testing. No drug can be approved unless there is significant scientific agreement that the benefits outweigh the foreseeable risks. Without safety testing there can be no rational risk/benefit analysis.
"Remember the 1976 ‘Swine Flu' vaccine fiasco and the near unleashing of a world-wide Avian Flu pandemic earlier this year by a drug company vaccine ‘accident.' Unleashing an untested vaccine on the world is tantamount to engaging in a terrorist act that will result in just the pandemic the authorities claim they want to avoid.
"I know there are Federal Judges with the courage to stop this headlong rush to disaster. Unlike the FDA with its drug-company-employee revolving door policy, the Federal Courts are not afraid to confront failures of the Agency to adhere to the law. We will know in a few days if the Courts will ‘Stay the Shot' since, in the words of the Supreme Court in the 1905 Jacobson case, ‘...if it be apparent or can be shown with reasonable certainty that ... vaccination... would seriously impair ...health or probably cause ...death.' the Courts will act."
Dr. Rima E. Laibow, MD, the Natural Solutions Foundation's Medical Director emphasized the seriousness of the dangers from the H1N1 vaccines:
"Never before has squalene been approved for use in a drug in the United States. But once before, when it was allowed in certain military vaccines, more than 60,000 soldiers were hospitalized because of being injected with it in a condition widely known as "Gulf War Syndrome". A Federal Court, in 2004, forbade its involuntary use by United States troops (Doe v Rumsfeld, Civil Action No. 03-707 USDC for District of Columbia).
"This new vaccine has, literally, 1,000,000 times more squalene than that experimental military vaccine, known as "Vaccine A" had. The attempt to rush this dangerous vaccine into the bodies of the public without safety testing is a violation of US law, regulation and medial ethics and must be condemned."
The Foundation and its allies promise further action to "Stop the Shot!" They urge all concerned persons to go to the following web page to register their support for the Citizens Petition: http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org/?p=3312
Donations to support this action may be made at:
Natural Solutions Vaccine Portal:
Monday, August 17, 2009
We've been following the LaneLabs case involving FTC and can now report a significant victory for Dietary Supplement claims and advertising. The agency's determinations are just a "difference of opinion" and the company is allowed to express its substantiated opinions about its products.
Here is the report, summarized from Nutraingredients-USA.com
"A US District Court has ruled against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and in favor of a supplements firm, in a landmark case that found FTC’s criticism of the company’s advertising was simply a “difference of opinion”.
"FTC had filed a motion against New Jersey-based LaneLabs in 2007, alleging that it was making unsubstantiated claims for its calcium and male fertility supplement products.
The agency, which works together with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor product advertising, had claimed that LaneLabs violated an earlier consent decree by making unsubstantiated claims for AdvaCal and Fertil Male. FTC recommended a fine of $24m.
However, Judge Dennis Cavanaugh of the US District Court of New Jersey last week denied the motion, on the grounds that LaneLabs had “clearly offered support and substantiation for the claims regarding their products”.
“This is not a case of a company making claims out of thin air,” stated the opinion.
"The court highlighted the fact that LaneLabs had hired a compliance officer and had also sought expert advice to interpret the scientific evidence it used to back its claims.
“LaneLabs found a product and obtained scientific evidence that the product is efficacious. LaneLabs then consulted experts who opined that the research supporting the product and the product itself were good,” it said....
"In its complaint, FTC stated that these claims were “unsubstantiated”, and that the results of scientific trials had been “misrepresented”.
“The Defendants’ unsubstantiated claims constitute contempt and have resulted in injury to consumers,” stated the FTC complaint...
"During the hearing for the case, held in April this year, FTC and LaneLabs had each presented two expert witnesses, who were physicians, researchers or professors of medicine...
“In considering the testimony offered by all of the experts the difference between FTC’s experts and the Defendants’ experts came down to a difference of opinion – not necessarily matters of right and wrong,” said the court...
"Significantly, neither of FTC’s experts said the products in question were not effective or constituted a health risk to the public. In addition, the court said FTC had provided no evidence that consumers had complained or were harmed by the use of the supplements.
"The court added that LaneLabs undertook “significant efforts” and “all reasonable steps” to be compliant with the Consent Orders.
“In this Court’s opinion, to tell Defendants that their efforts were not good enough years after not advising them of any compliance issues is disingenuous and is highly relevant to the inquiry into whether Defendants should have done something different in the first instance,” it sated...
According to Jonathan W Emord of Virginia-based law firm, Emord & Associates, the case is a “rare and signal victory”.
“This case recognizes largely for the first time that FTC’s discretion has limits and may not overcome good faith, science-backed efforts at compliance simply based on the whim or caprice of the agency’s enforcers,” he said."
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The blogisphere is abuzz with rumors and intentions to seek judicial redress against the threat of an un-insurable, untested, unproven, mandated "swine flu" vaccine. Natural Solutions Foundation is sponsoring, with other Health Freedom advocates, a formal Citizens Petition to Stop the Shot, to exhaust administrative remedies, a legal prerequisite for any successful litigation.
One well-respected natural news outlet, for example, early yesterday reported that an injunction had been issued in a federal case here in NJ, and then, a couple hours later, had to retract that story.
Pro-se litigants in several states are filing law suits. The NJ suit is by a pro-se activist who has had several successful suits. His case is the one that was misreported. The injunction has not yet been issued. We have been discussing his approach with him and he is seeking court protection since he fears being harmed by mandatory vaccines.
Meanwhile, several groups of lawyers are also seeking to litigate these issues. Yesterday I was on a conference call with a couple of them and we hope to move ahead as funding becomes available. Natural Solutions Foundation expects to be a plaintiff in any such suit.
Some of the sites that discuss these issues (I haven't reviewed them all in detail) include:
Format for lawsuit: http://www.medicalveritas.com/man1925_1936.pdf
Pro-se Litigation: http://www.safetylawsuits.com
Self-Shielding White Paper: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2752
FTC Petition demanding an end to all vaccine advertisements as not truthful and misleading: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=507
If I were representing plaintiffs in an injunction case regarding the threat of a mandated vaccine for a declared pandemic emergency, here is what I might say to the judge:
I urge the Court to issue the Preliminary Injunction or Temporary Restraining Order immediately as exhausting administrative remedies will take so long as to make it impractical to seek redress through FTC, CDC and FDA, since the government promises to approve the "swine flu" vaccine without safety testing within the next few days. We are in
immanent peril of irreparable harm.
"Getting swine flu vaccine by September means skipping all but the most preliminary clinical tests of vaccine safety and effectiveness." http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20090717/swine-flu-vaccine-fast-track
The vaccine will include dangerous substances such as mercury and squaline.There has never been any FDA approval of the use of squaline in any vaccine. When it was used in the "experimental" Anthrax vaccine given to US soldiers during the first Gulf War, there were thousands of hospitalizations for adverse reactions. http://www.gulfwarvets.com/issues.htm
Your Honor is authorized by case law, including a US Supreme Court case to intervene when vaccines threaten the life and health of people, as this vaccine will do. Stated the Court: "the judiciary [is] competent to interfere and protect the health and life of the individual concerned."
Jacobson v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905)
“It is easy, for instance, to suppose the case of an adult who is embraced by the mere words of the act, but yet to subject whom to vaccination in a particular condition of his health or body, would be cruel and inhuman in the last degree. We are not to be understood as holding that the statute was intended to be applied to such a case, or, if it was so intended, that the judiciary would not be competent to interfere and protect the health and life of the individual concerned. “All laws,” this court has said, “should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression or absurd consequence. It will always, therefore, be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language which would avoid results of that character. The reason of the law in such cases should prevail over its letter.” United States v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 482; Lau Ow Bew v. United States, 144 U.S. 47, 58. Until otherwise informed by the highest court of Massachusetts we are not inclined to hold that the statute establishes the absolute rule that an adult must be vaccinated if it be apparent or can be shown with reasonable certainty that he is not at the time a fit subject of vaccination or that vaccination, by reason of his then condition, would seriously impair his health or probably cause his death.”
Federal law effectively mandates vaccination in the event of a declared pandemic emergency, such as was declared on April 26, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/world/27flu.html
This is apparent from the following sample of regulations:
* Executive Order 13375 permits federal isolation and quarantine of individuals to prevent transmission of numerous diseases including “influenza that can cause a pandemic”. Under this April 1, 2005 EO signed by George W. Bush, and the following regulations, anyone violating a quarantine order can be punished by a $250,000 fine and a one year prison term while organizations may be punished by a $500,000 fine….” http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13375 , 42CFR70_71-1.pdf p.3
* Under §§361-368 of the Public Health Services Act (42-USC 264-271), the government can “make and enforce regulations as are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission or spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the United States and from one State or possession into another….especially when combined with vaccination….” 42CFR70_71-1.pdf p.3
* Section 70.9 of the Public Health Services Act (42-USC 264-271) allows the government to establish vaccination clinics and charge a user fee for that vaccination [unless you are a Medicare B recipient] introducing “…health strategies such as vaccination.” Records must be carefully kept although “the Director may waive or modify these requirements in the event of a public health emergency.” 42CFR70_71-1.pdf p.3
* “Persons subject to provisional quarantine may be offered medical treatment, prophylaxis, or vaccination as the Director deems necessary to prevent the transmission or spread of disease. Medical treatment prophylaxis, or vaccination will typically occur in a hospital setting but may occur in other settings as the Director deems necessary… on a voluntary basis… provided that persons who refuse remain subject to quarantine until the period of incubation and communicability have passed.” 42CFR70_71-1.pdf p.13, 14
* “The length of quarantine shall not exceed the period of incubation and communicability” which for influenza is given as “1-4 days following exposure” and another “5-14 days following onset of illness”. 42CFR70_71-1.pdf p.14
NOTE: An American citizen can be held in “provisional quarantine” indefinitely although the quarantine itself is not to exceed the period of incubation and communicability of the disease. Imagine, for a moment, that you are in a FEMA detention center and someone else develops a cold, cough or fever. You ALL could then be held in provisional detention for another period, and another and another…. since:
* The person in quarantine “may refuse examination, medical monitoring, medical treatment, prophilaxis or vaccination, but that if they choose to do so they remain subject to quarantine“ [Emphasis added] 42CFR70_71-1.pdf p.15
A "voluntary" vaccine enforced by indefinite detention is not voluntary. A "voluntary" vaccine enforced by refusal to let people continue to work, travel or go to school is not voluntary. Conditioning access to public services, the right to travel, and other normal activities of civilized life with submission to an un-insurable, untested vaccine for which the providers bear no legal liability violates basic standards of due process and the rule of law. An injunction must be issued.
We urge the Courts to issue Preliminary Injunctions (TRO) immediately. We are in imminent peril of irreparable harm.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Natural Solutions Foundation
The Voice of Global Health Freedom™
Three for Liberty Campaign
Three Action Items; Three Weeks to Save Health Freedom
Action Items at: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=3209
Action eAlert at: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=3230
Direct Links to the Action Items:
1. The House of "Representatives" passes draconian (sic) food safety bill... now its the Senate's turn to hear from us!
2. And mass forced vaccination comes closer... Demand your Right to Self-Shield!
Take Action here: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27275
3. BUT... Dr. Ron Paul offers a prescription to Congress: two new bills, HR 3394 and 3395 - regulate the regulators and promote Free Health Speech!
Take Action here: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27732
Note: the first two Action Items have been revised. If you submitted them before, along with one for each member of your family or household, we urge you to do so again since, once revised, they count as new items. These actions could save your life, assuming we all act together to speak the power of our collective truth to legislative power.
Are you the one? Are you the one person who makes the difference? Are you the one person who alerts your neighbors like Paul Revere and defeats the forces threatening our lives, our liberty and our sacred honor?
If you are, then you are mounted up and ready to ride - only this time, it's a freedom mouse that will carry your message to your neighbors and to the heavens because we need both your neighbors and the support of the Universe to make sure that our cause, our just cause, survives.
We are talking about literal survival here: if our food is poisoned we will not survive. If our bodies are poisoned, we will not survive. Health Freedom is Our First Freedom!
In three weeks, if we don't act NOW, the evil (sic) Food Safety bill will pass the Senate; vaccines will be mandated and Dr. Paul's important bills will not move forward. On the other hand, if we act NOW, our Push Back will make all the difference!
"Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society." - Thomas Jefferson
Natural Solutions Trustees:
Maj. Gen. Bert Stubblebine (USA ret.) - President
Dr. Rima E. Laibow, MD - Medical Director
Ralph Fucetola JD - Counsel
Saturday, August 1, 2009
You can support these bills here:
Here is the Life Extension Foundation's description of the bills:
HR 3395: The Health Freedom Act. This bill removes FDA’s power of prior restraint over all nutrient-disease relationship claims. Under the bill, the FDA may not prohibit any statement concerning a nutrient affecting a disease (including treatment effects) from being made in the market and may only act against a statement once made if it possesses clear and convincing evidence that the statement is false. Presently the FDA blocks an enormous quantity of truthful information concerning the effects of nutrients and foods on disease from reaching consumers. That barrier is removed by the Health Freedom Act, but the Act preserves the power of the government to prosecute those who communicate falsehood. The essential purpose of the First Amendment is to disarm the federal government of the power to impose a prior restraint on speech. The FDA has imposed a prior restraint for decades to the health detriment of the public. Passage of the Health Freedom Act will restore constitutional governance by reasserting the supremacy of the First Amendment over the Food and Drug Administration.
HR 3394: The Health Information Protection Act. This bill prevents the Federal Trade Commission from taking action against any advertiser that communicates a health benefit for a product unless the FTC first establishes based on clear and convincing evidence that the statement made is false and that its communication causes harm to the public. Presently, the FTC reverses the Fifth Amendment burden of proof on the government when it charges advertisers with deceptive advertising and then demands that they prove their speech true based on contemporaneously held documentation or be deemed to have advertised deceptively. The Fifth Amendment requires that FTC bear the burden of proving advertising deceptive. It may not constitutionally shift the burden to the advertiser to prove its statements not deceptive. The First Amendment requires that FTC not act against speech unless the speech is probably false. It may not constitutionally accuse a party of false advertising yet lack proof that the advertising is false and condemn advertising based on an absence of documentation concerning the truth of the statement rather than the presence of evidence establishing the falsity of the statement.
These bills go to the heart of the issue of valid health claims for nutrient products: how do companies substantiate the claims they are making. Essentially the bills apply Constitutional principles to the making of claims, which are a type of speech, and are therefore protected from excessive bureaurcratic burden.
In this context it is useful to see what then Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wrote for the Supreme Court majority in the leading health claim free speech case, Thompson v. Western States Medical Center - 01-344, decided on April 29, 2002 - 535 U.S. 357 -
"If the First Amendment means anything, it means that regulating speech must be a last - not first - resort."
"We have previously rejected the notion that the Government has an interest in preventing the dissemination of truthful commercial information in order to prevent members of the public from making bad decisions with the information."
"Even if the Government did argue that it had an interest in preventing misleading advertisements, this interest could be satisfied by the far less restrictive alternative of requiring each ...to be labeled with a warning that the [product] had not undergone FDA testing and that its risks were unknown."
The basic rule, announced by the case, to determine constitutionally permitted government restrictions on Commercial Speech (speech that makes or is about an offer for a transaction) is a Two Prong Test: the first prong is to ask two questions: (1) is the speech in question about unlawful activity and (2) is the speech misleading. If "no" to both, the speech is entitled to protection unless the Government can carry its burden and prove (1) the governmental interest involved is "substantial", (2) the regulation must "directly advance" the governmental interest and (3) the regulation of Commercial Speech cannot be "more extensive than is necessary to serve that interest" (quoting Central Hudson v Public Service, 447 US 557, at 566).
Dr. Paul' s bills make it clear that the government has the burden of proof if it seeks to restrict what marketers say about their health related products. In this way, his bills preserve the Constitutional protections for Commercial Speech.
You can support these bills here:
And a final thought: “Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.” –Thomas Jefferson