October 28th, 2010

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How the Media Gets Away with Lying about Vaccines

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/28/how-the-media-gets-away-with-lying-about-vaccine-information.aspx

Interesting piece here by a vaccine educator and activist who was called a liar by someone inside the vaccine industry. She says suing for libel is not for the faint of heart. Bottom line is that we have the right of informed consent before partaking of any healthcare option, including vaccines. The problem is that most people's consent is given without being fully informed. This happens for both reasons: the patients do not invest what it takes to be informed, and the medical industry mostly just parrots what they're told by pharmaceutical companies. The vaccine industry will do anything in its power to prevent us from become better informed if it might cause us to not choose the vaccine. This is called marketing, but it gets a lot uglier than that.
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Considering how Corrupt Congress Continues to be

It's no surprise that the few honorable and independent thinkers who remain there are facing challenges funded by the corporations who seek to control our entire "democracy". Russ Feingold is one such honorable man, he's a Senator from Wisconsin, and he doesn't bow down to the party: he does what he thinks is right. And I have a tendency to respect his decisions. According to Hightower he's facing a tough re-election race because the corporate powers that be have harnessed the Tea Party confusios to mount a supposedly grassroots campaign against him. Oh what a tangled web..... If only there was a true and trusted leader in the Tea Party ranks, to help the frightened masses avoid making mistakes. But alas, if Sarah Palin is their "darling" then this attempt at revolution has already been derailed. Still, we can do whatever it is that helps keep reasonable men like Feingold in the Senate. Bug your friends from Wisconsin. We need Feingold. Badly.