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September 28th, 2010 | Author:

Judicial Watch got the following from the FDA with another round of Freedom of Information requests:

The adverse reactions include 16 new deaths (including four suicides) between May 2009 and September 2010. The FDA also produced 789 “serious” reports, with 213 cases resulting in permanent disability and 25 resulting in a diagnosis of Guillain Barre Syndrome.

Adverse report excerpts include:

  • A nineteen year old girl with no medical history except occasional cases bronchitis received Gardasil and in 53 days, had “Headache, Nausea, dizziness, chilling, tiredness, shortness of breath, complained of chest plain, severe cramps.” She experienced an Acute Cardiac Arrhythmia. Attempts to resuscitate her resulted in a sternal fracture, but were unsuccessful and the patient died. — V. 356938
  • A thirteen year old girl was vaccinated on July 17th, 2009. Ten days later, she developed a fever and was treated. However, “the patient did not recover and was admitted to the hospital on [August 8th]…She developed dyspnoea and went into a coma…she expired [that day] at around 9:00 pm. The cause of death was determined as ‘death due to viral fever.’ … This event occurred after 23 days of receiving first dose of Gardasil. — V. 380081
  • Thirteen days after vaccination, a ten year old girl developed “progressive loss of strength in lower and upper extremities almost totally…Nerve conduction studies [showed Guillain Barre Syndrome].” Case was “considered to be immediately life-threatening.” — V. 339375

The FDA has approved Gardasil for girls and boys 9 – 26 years old.

The Center for Disease Control continues to recommend the vaccination.

My favorite, recommendation, though, comes from Merck who manufactures Gardasil and tried to make it mandatory, emphasis added:

Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL is not for women who are pregnant.

The side effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and fainting. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your health care professional may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get GARDASIL. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require evaluation or treatment by your health care professional.

Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL is right for you or your child.

This is because we all know that parents are idiots and should not be allowed to make decisions that affect the health of the state’s their children.

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May 26th, 2010 | Author:


A bill introduced this month in Congress would put the federal and state governments in the business of tracking how fat, or skinny, American children are.

States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis.

The Healthy Choices Act–introduced by Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee–would establish and fund a wide range of programs and regulations aimed at reducing obesity rates by such means as putting nutritional labels on the front of food products, subsidizing businesses that provide fresh fruits and vegetables, and collecting BMI measurements of patients and counseling those that are overweight or obese.

Section 101 of the bill amends the Public Health Services Act by stating that health care providers must record the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18.  “The provision relates to all children in states that accept grants under the bill,” a spokesperson for Rep. Kind told “However, it is important to note that no one is forced to come in for a doctor’s visit to get their BMI tested.  BMI will be taken at times when the child makes an otherwise scheduled doctor’s visit.”

BMI is calculated by taking one’s weight in pounds and height in inches, multiplying that number by one’s height in inches and then multiplying that number by 703. Any number over 24 is considered overweight, with higher numbers resulting in a diagnosis of obese (BMI = [weight / (height x height)] x 703).

To pay for implementing BMI data gathering, Sec. 102 of the bill states that the federal government will give grants to states that meet certain criteria, including having “the capacity to store basic demographic information (including date of birth, gender and geographic area of residence), height, weight, and immunization data for each resident of the state.”

The grants also will pay for personnel and equipment necessary to measure patients’ BMI.

The grants also require that if a child’s BMI is greater than the 95th percentile for the child’s age and gender, the state will provide “information on how to lower BMI and information on state and local obesity prevention programs.”

Read the rest here if you can stand it.  Me?  I’m gonna raid the fridge.

May 10th, 2010 | Author:

Only in New York could an ignorant assemblyman (Richard Brodsky) introduce a bill that could make killing people – without their consent – into law.   Citing the need for organ donors, Brodsky proposes that everyone is designated an organ donor unless they opt-out.

Disregarding the paperwork nightmare this would create; ignoring the fact that those who harvest organs would have a vested interest in not being able to find that “opt-out” paperwork; and not even considering how a child is supposed to “opt-out” of this nightmare; just the fact that the whole premise of “brain death” or “cardiac death” has been medically refuted by none other than the New England Journal of Medicine makes this bill ridiculous.

What does this mean to you and me?

It means that we someday might wind up like a “dead” man in France who, on the operating table as doctors prepared to remove his organs, suddenly came back to life.

It means that, if Brodsky’s bill becomes law, transplant teams will remove organs from live patients, committing legalized murder in the process.

If you trust those doctor’s a lot more than I do, by all means, sign up as an organ donor.

If you think Obama’s death squads won’t jump on this to decide who is more deserving of a healthy organ – the person to whom it belongs, or the person whose own is failing – by all means, sign up as an organ donor. A member of Obama’s staff, Cass Sunstein, has already written a book proposing this very thing on a national basis, stating that the real problem is getting a family’s consent.

And if you’re like me and you’re having a hard time wrapping your brain around this, take a look at Monty Python’s view of the situation.  I think they’ve got it about right.

April 14th, 2010 | Author:

Who says bloggers have no influence?  Follow this progression:

  1. Democrats ram Obamacare down our throats
  2. CEO’s of major corporations announce the costs of said Obamacare, as required by law
  3. Lead democrat Waxman has a hissy fit and calls said CEO’s, including Stephenson of AT&T, to appear at a committee hearing
  4. This blogger, akaGaGa, writes a letter of regret on behalf of Stephenson, explaining why he won’t can’t comply attend
  5. Waxman cancels the hearing.

If that’s not cause and effect, I don’t know what is.

April 06th, 2010 | Author:

There are categorically no such thing as ‘death panels’ in the health care reform, we were told repeatedly.  Sarah Palin was castigated for posting about this issue.

But there seems to be a little more openness about this issue now that the bill has been made into law.  Listen.