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Courts Say Drugs not Threat & Vaccine Dangers! Dec 16/13 Print E-mail
Monday, 16 December 2013 15:42

Courts Say Drugs not Threat & Vaccine Dangers! Dec 16/13

It is time to start arresting all corrupt judges, police, corporate, government and lawyers on the planet! Tami

Supreme Court rules Drug Companies exempt from Lawsuits

July 7, 2013. Washington. In case readers missed it with all the coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the Supreme Court’s rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act, the US Supreme Court also made a ruling on lawsuits against drug companies for fraud, mislabeling, side effects and accidental death. From now on, 80 percent of all drugs are exempt from legal liability.

Drug companies failed to warn patients that toxic epidermal necrolysis was a side effect. But the Supreme Court ruled they're still not liable for damages.

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In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court struck down a lower court’s ruling and award for the victim of a pharmaceutical drug’s adverse reaction. According to the victim and the state courts, the drug caused a flesh-eating side effect that left the patient permanently disfigured over most of her body. The adverse reaction was hidden by the drug maker and later forced to be included on all warning labels. But the highest court in the land ruled that the victim had no legal grounds to sue the corporation because its drugs are exempt from lawsuits.

Karen Bartlett vs. Mutual Pharmaceutical Company

In 2004, Karen Bartlett was prescribed the generic anti-inflammatory drug Sulindac, manufactured by Mutual Pharmaceutical, for her sore shoulder. Three weeks after taking the drug, Bartlett began suffering from a disease called, ‘toxic epidermal necrolysis’. The condition is extremely painful and causes the victim’s skin to peel off, exposing raw flesh in the same manner as a third degree burn victim.

Karen Bartlett sued Mutual Pharma in New Hampshire state court, arguing that the drug company included no warning about the possible side effect. A court agreed and awarded her $21 million. The FDA went on to force both Mutual, as well as the original drug manufacturer Merck & Co., to include the side effect on the two drugs’ warning labels going forward.

Now, nine years after the tragedy began, the US Supreme Court overturned the state court’s verdict and award. Justices cited the fact that all generic drugs and their manufacturers, some 80% of all drugs consumed in the United States, are exempt from liability for side effects, mislabeling or virtually any other negative reactions caused by their drugs. In short, the Court ruled that the FDA has ultimate authority over pharmaceuticals in the US. And if the FDA says a drug is safe, that takes precedent over actual facts, real victims and any and all adverse reactions.

Court ruling

The Court’s ruling a week ago on behalf of generic drug makers is actually a continuation of a ruling made by the same Court in 2011. At that time, the Justices ruled that the original inventors and manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs, also known as ‘name brand’ drugs, are the only ones that can be sued for mislabeling, fraud or adverse drug reactions and side effects. If the generic versions of the drugs are made from the exact same formula and labeled with the exact same warnings as their brand name counterparts, the generics and their manufacturers were not liable.

The Court ruled, “Because it is impossible for Mutual and other similarly situated manufacturers to comply with both state and federal law, New Hampshire's warning-based design-defect cause of action is pre-empted with respect to FDA-approved drugs sold in interstate commerce."

And that ruling flies in the face of both common sense and justice. And as Karen Bartlett can now attest, it leaves 240 million Americans unprotected from the deadly and torturous side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. As a reminder, the number one cause of preventable or accidental death in the US is pharmaceutical drugs.

Critics react

Immediately upon the Supreme Court’s ruling, both drug manufacturers and Wall Street investors were celebrating. As one financial analyst pointed out, drug company profits should skyrocket going forward. Not only do the pharmaceutical companies no longer have to worry about safety or side effects, they are exempt from the multi-million dollar court-imposed settlements awarded to victims of their drugs.

One industry critic was quoted by Reuters after the verdict. "Today's court decision provides a disincentive for generic makers of drugs to monitor safety of their products and to make sure that they have a surveillance system in place to detect adverse events that pose a threat to patients," Michael Carome, director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group told the news outlet.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was quick to react to the ruling by writing a stern letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, "A consumer should not have her rights foreclosed simply because she takes the generic version of a prescription drug.”

But an attorney for the drug companies, Jay P. Lefkowitz, took the opposing position saying, “It makes much more sense to rely on the judgments of the scientific and medical experts at the FDA, who look at drug issues for the nation at large, than those of a single state court jury that only has in front of it the terribly unfortunate circumstances of an adverse drug reaction."

In other words, if the FDA says something is safe, it doesn’t matter if that decision is wrong or the result of lies, fraud or deception on the part of the world’s pharmaceutical companies. And there’s no way to sue the FDA for being wrong and costing millions of unsuspecting Americans their lives. That result leaves 240 million Americans unprotected from an industry responsible for more preventable deaths in the US than any other cause.

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Doctors slam Big Pharma for Price Gouging Cancer Patients

Big Pharma getting rich on US Defense Budget

List of 45 Mass Murders and Pharma Drugs they were on

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Courts quietly confirm MMR Vaccine causes Autism

July 27, 2013. Austin. After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been difficult, until nowS

Dr. Andrew Wakefield and family at a recent demonstration. Image courtesy of the Vaccine Resistance Movement.

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*(Update: 8/6/13) Scroll down for a post-article, reader-submitted rebuttal of the claims and findings made by the individuals and organizations quoted within this article. Passionate reader comments have been pouring in over the past week, both in support of and opposition to the sentiments expressed below. In the interest of bringing our readers all sides of every story, scroll down to view the reader-submitted comment that seemed to echo and sum up the comments of dozens of other readers. For the record, reader emails were 3 to 1 in support of the article. But Whiteout Press isn't here to support or oppose vaccines. We're here to bring readers the news that's blacked-out, covered-up and censored. We're passionate and sincere in that effort, something our subscribers are appreciative of. In the spirit of that goal, we hope the inclusion of the reader comment at the end of this article proves to be a small token of evidence that our motives are in fact sincere. - Whiteout Press.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield

At the center of the fifteen-year controversy is Dr. Andrew Wakefield of Austin, Texas. It was Dr. Wakefield that first publicized the link between stomach disorders and autism, and taking the findings one step further, the link between stomach disorders, autism and the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

For that discovery way back in 1996, and a subsequent research paper published by the doctor in 1998, Andrew Wakefield has found himself the victim of a world-wide smear campaign by drug corporations, governments and media companies. And while Dr. Wakefield has been persecuted and prosecuted to the extent of being unable to legally practice medicine because of his discovery, he has instead become a best-selling author, the founder of the Strategic Autism Initiative, and the Director of the Autism Media Channel.

But in recent months, courts, governments and vaccine manufacturers have quietly conceded the fact that the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine most likely does cause autism and stomach diseases. Pharmaceutical companies have even gone so far as to pay out massive monetary awards, totaling in the millions, to the victims in an attempt to compensate them for damages and to buy their silence.

Grassroots outcry

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Italian & Thailand Police Join Protestors! Dec 16/13 Print E-mail
Monday, 16 December 2013 15:41

Italian & Thailand Police Join Protestors! Dec 16/13

The demonstrators are an eclectic amalgamation of Italians, from truckers to students. The origin of the protests stems from the ‘Pitchfork Movement’, which began as a group of Sicilian farmers pushing for government reforms but grew into a nationwide revolt against banks, the Italian tax collection agency Equitalia, the European Union, and the Socialist-backed minority government, which is moving to privatize higher education.

“Many share the protesters’ anger and at one point police officers in Turin took off their helmets, in a show of solidarity,” reports Euronews.

“We farmers are on the streets to say ‘Enough!’ to the state, the government, the unions. We just can’t manage anymore,” Giorgio Bissoli, spokesman for the Azione Rurale protest group in the Veneto region told Canale 5 television, adding, “Our main priority is that they all have to go!”

Discontent over fuel prices, globalization and the European Union’s draconian austerity measures are also expected to lead to a huge anti-EU backlash in next year’s European parliamentary elections.

According to a flyer being handed out by the protesters, they represent, “the unemployed, casual workers, pensioners, workers in every sector, students, mothers and fathers,” who see it as their duty “to throw out the criminals who hold power.”

The movement doesn’t appear to have any partisan political identity and represents a populist uprising against policies that have devastated Italy’s economy.

Italian youth unemployment is over 40 per cent as the country remains embroiled in a deep recession. A staggering 134 retail outlets in Italy are closed every day and business failures are up 10 per cent since last year alone.

Police removing their riot gear and joining with protesters is slowly turning into a refreshing social trend. Last week, Thai police who were ordered to harass demonstrators chose instead to lay down their shields and helmets.

On a historical scale, police joining in solidarity with demonstrators is often a pre-cursor to massive social change, such as before the fall of the Berlin Wall or the removal of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

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Police in Thailand Lay Down Weapons and Join with Protestors


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By: Amanda Froelich,

True Activist.

Earlier this week in Thailand, a shocking turn of events took place. Ordered to harass and block protestors , policemen instead yielded to the peaceful riot by laying down their barricades and helmets as a sign of solidarity

The gathering protestors explained that their goal is to destroy the political machine of former Prime Minister Thakskin Shinawatra, who is accused of widespread corruption and abuse of power. The present Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is Thakskin’s sister and is seen as a puppet of her brother. In a move to topple the Shinawatra government, protestors planned on storming the Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau. This act was devised and led by protest leader, Suthep Thaugsuban.

But what police did instead surprised many. Their lowering of arms and joining with protestors marks a turning point in the protests and a potential shift in power.

The following video shares the triumphant merging of both sides.

It an inspirational act for law enforcement workers to take initiative and stand up for what is right. Who knows what changes could take place if other countries followed suit.

Sources:

Political Blind Spot

YouTube: CNN

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Benjamin Fulford Global Report Dec 13/13 Print E-mail
Friday, 13 December 2013 15:50

Benjamin Fulford Global Report Dec 13/13

High level negotiations over starting the new financial system and restoring the Republic of the United States of America are proceeding smoothly but there are still a few cockroaches to deal with first.

A hint about how negotiations are progressing came out last week in the form of a Freemason handshake between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Here is the picture as shown on the official web page of the office of the Prime Minister:

http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/96_abe/actions/201311/20kennedy_e.html

For reference, see here some pictures of freemason handshakes:

http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/housechu/handshak.htm#.UqKrtuKzJSA

According to MI5 and books about Freemasonry, the particular handshake shown in the photo is likely to be something known as the Tubal-cain (two balled cane). The handshake has a multilayered meaning but in this case the message it seems to be conveying is likely to be in the phrase usually associated with this handshake:

The Mason must “follow in the footsteps of his forefather, Tubal-Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plowshare.”

http://www.macquirelatory.com/rituals%20of%20freemasonry.htm

Also, according to MI5 the handshake as shown puts the Prime Minister in the ascendancy over Kennedy. There is also a sexual connotation in the two-balled cane meaning.

Furthermore, this handshake is associated with the Pagan god Vulcan. Vulcan is associated with Thunder, Lightning and Fire. In ancient times, tributes to Vulcan included human sacrifices.

Pastor Paolo Izumi, who runs the Tachikawa Church and who helped shelter a member of the Japanese self-defense forces who unwittingly participated in the March 11, 2011 nuclear and tsunami terror attack against Japan alerted this writer to the handshake and noted Japanese national TV broadcasts made a point of zooming in on it.

So, the likely interpretation to this is that the US government is showing itself to be under Asian influence as the passive partner but that it is strong and ready to sacrifice human lives if necessary.

The publication of this photograph follows a week of intensive negotiations in Asia by US Vice President Biden and a visit to China by UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

A CIA source in Asia says Biden returned home from China empty-handed after begging for money. However, the official Chinese Xinhua news agency reported a whole series of deals involving the oil industry and oil extracting technology. In other words, the US government was only able to get money for keeping itself going in exchange for handing over much of its oil business. China also got promises of more US high tech and more opportunities for Chinese companies to operate inside the US.

The main sticking point is that China wants the US to start arresting the people who were behind plans to kill billions of people, notably the Neocon authors of the Project for a New American Century.

Here is what Nelson Mandela, the great man who passed away last week, had to say about the US:

“If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings,” Mandela said.

http://rt.com/news/mandela-sharp-quotes-media-860/

This quote came in reaction to the Iraq invasion by George Bush Jr. who has announced he will go to Mandela’s funeral. Perhaps Bush is hoping for a Mandela inspired peace and reconciliation process instead of the death penalty he deserves. It may be too late for that.

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Fight Canadian Fascism Dec 11/13 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 22:53

Fight Canadian Fascism Dec 11/13

Dear Tami,

When we look back, 2013 could be remembered as a turning point for our country. Opposition to this government’s democratic abuses has now become so widespread that it can no longer be ignored, and the stage is set for people-powered movements to build the support necessary for real changes.[1-2]

You’re getting this email because you’re one of over 330,000 people across Canada who have joined the Leadnow.ca community by taking action to defend our democracy and build an open, fair and responsible country.

It’s been a busy year! Today we’re writing to share some of the key campaign highlights from 2013.

Thanks for being a part of this.

With hope and respect,

Jamie, Emma, Matthew, Tess, Julia, Jolan, Amara, Cam, and the whole Leadnow.ca team


Leadnow campaign highlights from 2013:

Stopping the ratification of the Canada-China FIPA

Together, we‘ve built sustained, Canada-wide opposition to the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Act, an international investors’ deal that would allow China’s massive companies to sue Canadian governments in secret tribunals if we make decisions that put Canadian interests ahead of corporate profits.

This reckless and binding agreement was expected to pass in virtual secret 14 months ago, but thanks to massive grassroots opposition the deal still hasn’t passed, and it’s become deeply divisive among Conservative MPs. Together, thousands of us chipped in to crowd-fund the Hupacasath First Nation using their constitutionally protected legal rights to fight FIPA in the courts. The case is still ongoing.

Heading into 2014, let’s keep building grassroots opposition and supporting the Hupacasath’s legal injunction.

Defending our democracy

Time and again, we’ve seen this government operate in secrecy so it can advance an unpopular agenda without suffering the political consequences. This year you shone a spotlight on this government’s actions, and raised the political costs.

Thousands of us spoke out to save the Parliamentary Budget Office, free the CBC from political control, and demand accountability in the PMO-Senate expense scandal.

You’ve helped create widespread public opposition to this government’s abuses of our democracy. Now the RCMP are directly investigating the Prime Minister’s Office, and a Conservative backbencher has just launched a reform bill that could limit the overwhelming power of Canadian Prime Ministers.

Heading into 2014, let’s keep raising the political cost for abuses of our democracy. Together, we can build support for concrete reforms to undo the damage that’s been done and make future governments more open and transparent.

Supporting a growing movement to stop pipelines, build a new relationship with First Nations and start creating an economy that’s built to last

This government has attacked environmental charities, spent millions of taxpayer dollars to push pipelines over local opposition, and used Omnibus Budget Bills to hide a gutting of decades of environmental protections.

The Leadnow community has consistently ranked climate change as one of our top priorities. This year, thousands of us stood together with people on the front lines of dirty energy expansion, supporting the First Nations-led Tar Sands Healing Walk, and demanded the RCMP respect peaceful protests against shale gas fracking in Elsipogtog.

In November, hundreds of volunteers worked together with the Leadnow community and dozens of environmental, First Nations and community groups to organize the Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities national day of action. The day of action brought thousands of people together in 140 communities. The day of action inspired thousands to connect the dots between this government’s dirty energy agenda and runaway climate change, and helped lay a foundation for people to work together as never before.

Heading into 2014, let’s keep building this national movement in the new year with a focus on reaching out in our communities, supporting people on the front-lines, and finding solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face.

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Scientists Threatened by Canadian Government! Dec 7/13 Print E-mail
Friday, 06 December 2013 23:10

Scientists Threatened by Canadian Government! Dec 7/13

24% of federal scientists have been forced to exclude or alter technical information in federal government documents for non-scientific reasons.

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Hundreds of federal scientists said in a survey that they had been asked to exclude or alter technical information in government documents for non-scientific reasons, and thousands said they had been prevented from responding to the media or the public.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which commissioned the survey from Environics Research “to gauge the scale and impact of ‘muzzling’ and political interference among federal scientists,” released the results Monday at a news conference. PIPSC represents 60,000 public servants across the country, including 20,000 scientists, in federal departments and agencies, including scientists involved in food and consumer product safety and environmental monitoring.

In all, the union sent invitations to participate in the survey to 15,398 federal scientists in June. A total of 4,069 responded.

Twenty four per cent of respondents said they “sometimes” or “often” were asked to exclude or alter technical information in federal government documents for non-scientific reasons. Most often, the request came from their direct supervisors, followed by business or industry, other government departments, politically appointed staff and public interest advocates.

The survey asked scientists whether they agreed with a number of statements about their ability to speak freely. It found:

37 per cent agreed that they had been prevented by public relations or management from responding to a question from the public or the media about their area of expertise in the past five years.

14 per cent agreed that they could speak freely and without constraints to the media about work they published in peer-reviewed journals.

10 per cent said they were allowed to speak freely and without constraints about the work they do at their department or agency.

In addition:

50 per cent of respondents said they were aware of “cases where the health and safety of Canadians” (or environmental sustainability) have been compromised because of political interference with their scientific work.

71 agreed that “our ability to develop policy law and programs that are based on scientific evidence and facts has been compromised by political interference,” although a greater number (81 per cent) thought underfunding compromised those abilities.

48 per cent said they were aware of cases where their department or agency “has suppressed or declined to release information, and where this led to incomplete, inaccurate or misleading impressions.”

74 per cent of respondents thought the sharing of government science findings with the Canadian public has become too restricted.

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Bill C 428 Canadian Treason! Dec 7/13 Print E-mail
Friday, 06 December 2013 23:07

Bill C 428 Canadian Treason! Dec 7/13

Folks this is a perfect example of why I have suggested that immigrants not be allowed in our government unless their parents have been born in Canada. It is time to support federal efforts to increase Canada ( or Canadians) First efforts started by Shelley Anne Clark in Ontario. I would like to point out that the dark have always programmed Canadians to support everyone outside our country instead of each other to create the divisiveness that cannot unify against them. This is how powerful we are. The more we clean up our own backyard first and empower our own people and group matrix the less influence the dark have over us and the more we can empower our global family. Tami

Bill C 428

If this bill passes into law, this country is heading into the toilet. How in good conscience could any Canadian politician vote for such a bill?

Subject: Fw: Second reading ----- Bill C-428 OAS Pension

Importance: High


Please read to the bottom at least to the yellow highlighted area just so you get the jist if we do not call out MLA’s etc this Bill will be passed due to it is at the second reading.

This bill had first reading in the house  on June 18, 2009. It was seconded by Bob Rae!  MP Ms Ruby Dhalla who introduced the bill  represents the riding of Brampton whose population is mainly East Indian (i.e., Muslim).  Right now you have to have lived in Canada for 10 years in order to qualify for Old Age Security.  She wants the time reduced to 3 years. Thousands could come to Canada when they are 62 years old never having worked or contributed to this country's tax system etc. and qualify for full Old Age Security benefits. 10 years minimum is reasonable - 3 is not!


Okay everyone you must read to the very bottom of this e-mail.....PLEASE.......

Bill C-428 OAS Pension


PLEASE READ AND SEND IT ON !!!!! Bill C-428 OAS Pension


Didn't realize this bill was up for second reading.

Please forward this email

FROM:  The Hon. Diane Finley P.C.M.P., Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development

I am pleased to respond to your electronic message which was forwarded to me by the Office of the Prime Minister the Right Honourable Stephen Harper regarding private member's Bill C-428.

As you know Bill C-428 proposes to amend the Old Age Security Act to
reduce the residence requirement for entitlement to a monthly pension from ten years to three years. This private member's bill was introduced in the House of Commons by M.P. Ruby Dhallaa</x> Liberal Opposition Member.

As the Minister responsible I have been very clear that when this Bill
comes forward we will strongly oppose it.

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is paid to seniors in recognition of
the contribution that they have made to Canadian society the economy and their community. The OAS program is non-contributory and is based solely on age and residence in  Canada after the age of 18. The ten-year residence rule is consistent with many other countries that have residence or contribution requirements associated with their national pensions to ensure that benefits are given in proportion to years of residence or affiliation with their pension programs. With this in mind it is felt that the current ten-year residence requirement represents a balance between a reasonable contribution to Canadian society and the right to receive a lifelong pension.

It is estimated that reducing the ten-year eligibility requirement to
three years would cost over $700 million annually in additional OAS and
Guaranteed Income Supplement benefits. Given that the OAS program is funded entirely from general tax revenues this would be costly and place an additional burden on the Canadian taxpayer.

Yours sincerely
The Hon. Diane Finley
P.C.M.P.
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
Don't quit yet .......................

Bill #C-428 [THANKS TO RUBY DHALLA AND BOB RAE]

Only if you disagree with this Bill ... Pass this message along.
This bill should not have seen the light of day ... And yet it will receive
second reading at the next sitting of parliament.

Please read the bill and make your own decision. If you disagree with the bill send this to everyone over the age of 50 in your address book ... Or those who may be turning 50 in a few years.


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