Friday, March 4, 2011

Bruesewitz v. Wyeth Press Conference

Bruesewitz v. Wyeth Press Conference

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NJ Governor Chris Christie and Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Immunization.


February 17, 2011

The religious exemption to mandatory vaccination is at extreme risk in New Jersey. Keep reading to understand how this affects all Americans.

Today, the General Assembly is voting on Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR)157 that seeks for the state to determine the criteria under which a parent will be permitted to obtain a religious exemption to mandatory vaccination for day care and school admission.

A Concurrent Resolution is adopted by both houses (the Senate and Assembly) to express policy or opinions of the Legislature... Requires no action by the Governor.


If you agree, we ask that you take the following time-sensitive actions immediately:

  1. All Americans should call NJ Governor Chris Christie now at 609-292-6000 and tell him you oppose ACR157. He is taking a tally of calls and they are not asking for names. If you are questioned, you can say that Governor Christie has been vocal in his support of parental vaccination choice. You wish to understand the position of his health commissioner, and how they would propose to determine what consitutes a valid religious exemption.

  2. New Jerseyans should call Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver at 973-395-1166 (1724 fax). She has the power to pull the resolution. She can also tell us which constituent requested this resolution. Was it a pharmaceutical company?

  3. New Jerseyans should call their assemblypeople and tell them to vote NO to ACR157.

While you are on the calls, please also express your support for A2450, the Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Immunization. Our bill was moving in the Assembly and was supposed to be posted for a vote in the Education Committee on February 10. It was pulled by "General Assembly leadership" with no warning, and no reason. It was later explained to us that "it didn't look good" to be voting on this bill because it sent a "mixed message."

A Slippery Slope

New Jersey today, your state tomorrow? Forty-eight states have the religious exemption. Some, such as New York, are "witch hunt" states that permit "sincerity trials" to determine whether you are legitimately entitled to claim an exemption. Very few parents are able to homeschool their children. Many say they will leave the state before they are forced to vaccinate their children against their wishes, as a condition of public school admission. When you consider what is at stake, please take a few minutes to make several phone calls. A strong pushback in one state will send a strong message to state governments across the country that citizens will staunchly defend their First Amendment rights and their parental rights.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Curebies vs Neurodiversity

Curebies vs NDs: Division witnessed in the Autism Community

I have read posts on here similar to this one. I have also recently witnessed attacks on Twitter, both against those for neurodiversity and against those for cure. By both sides.

One tweet I read said "If u hate autism then u hate ur son." *sigh*

Do I hate my son if I hate it when he spits at me?

Do I hate my son if I hate it when he hits me?

Do I hate my son if I hate it when he punches holes in the wall?

Do I hate my son if he spills milk and cries and screams for TWO HOURS because he spilled milk because I hate the feeling it produces in my head when he does so?

Do I hate my son because I hate it when he refuses to wear a perfectly good pair of sneakers that I just bought?

Do I hate my son because I hate having to cook the same meal, again and again?

Do I hate my son because I hate the fact that he doesn't have *any* friends?

No. The answer to all of these are NO. I can, however, hate the cause of all these things, which is autism.

However, I know there are those and I mostly agree with, that will say autism is a part of him. Therefore if you hate autism you hate him. Autism is not necessarily a part of us. It is the reason we are the way we are. Would I hate a person who has exhibited poor behavior? No. I'd hate the bad behavior.



Monday, November 16, 2009

Autism Wars: Bernadine Healy vs. Nancy Snyderman

The Contenders:

Bernadine Patricia Healy (b. August 4, 1944) is a Harvard and Johns Hopkins educated physician and cardiologist and a former head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has been a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, professor and dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health at the Ohio State University, and served as president of the American Red Cross. Currently she is health editor and columnist for U.S. News & World Report. She has become a well-known commentator in the media on health issues. {More at Wikipedia: Bernadine Healy}

Nancy L. Snyderman, MD, (b. 1952 St. Louis, Missouri) is an American physician and broadcast journalist. Dr. Snyderman is currently the chief medical editor for NBC News, and frequently appears on NBC's Today Show in various medicine-related features. Snyderman is on the staff of the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department at the University of Pennsylvania. She hosts Dr. Nancy airing weekdays 12-1 p.m. ET. on MSNBC. {More at Wikipedia: Nancy Snyderman}

Video vs Video: While the Dr. Snyderman video presented here relates to the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine, it pretty much sums up her views of vaccines in general. She is forever telling us basically that the scientists have all the answers, quit questioning it, vaccines are safe and not related to autism, so shut the f*@% up and get the vaccines. It seems that she must have missed the discussion on "informed consent" in medical school.

Bernadine Healy:

Nancy Snyderman:

Key Quotes:

Bernadine Healy:
  • "The nature of medicine is having humility."
  • "It's not necessarily humble to say 'We have all the answers. Don't ask any questions, just do what I say."
Nancy Snyderman:
  • "Listen to our government agencies. These guys are telling the truth. Just get your damn vaccine"