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Mandatory Vaccinations?

Your curmudgeon weighs in on the unfortunately misguided and misunderstood vaccination debate.  I’ll add links later.

Part 1 – To vaccinate or not

There’s a growing backlash against anti vaxxers, those people who oppose vaccinations and who don’t vaccinate themselves or their kids. This backlash is fueled by an incident at Disney world California which resulted in hundreds experiencing Measles, some seriously. Understandable. However, as an article in the Toronto Star illustrates, the anti-vaxxers have a point – officials and arrogant doctors, school counselors and others run roughshod over people with genuine problems, exerting pressure and the darkness of ignorant answers in equal measure. It looks like vulnerable people are going to be thrown under the bus if recent initiatives in California go through and spread. CBC Cross Country Checkup today examines the issue and if my bet is right about CBC modus operendi, they will talk about measles and avoid Guardasil issue, since they are on the side of Big Pharma and the globalists. Edit: A caller brought it up.

This is unfortunate, doubly so because the debate is driven by ignorance on all sides. The pro vaccine side, officials, industry, big money are guilty of self serving pronouncements that ignore facts I am about to disclose. The anti vaxxers, being unaware of these facts, flounder in a sea of conflicting information and anectotes. Too bad. This can be resolved to everyone’s benefit except big money.

The fact I refer to, the proof that something is rotten in Denmark, is that different jurisdictions have different regimes for vaccinations. I and my kids are lucky residents of Ontario. I don’t recall any of us receiving more than about a half dozen vaccinations, maybe a dozen. I understand however that in many or most US jurisdictions, vaccines are given individually instead of being combined as in Ontario, resulting in a minor receiving two or three DOZEN shots. Think about that. Each of these shots contain adjuvants, stabilizers, preservatives, biocides which contains mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and other ingredients that a few people in the population are sensitive to that are causing the problems as opposed to the vaccine itself. Jeeesh.

Big Pharma uses this confusion by being able to quote Canadian studies showing that vaccines are safe. Anti vaxxers on either side of the border react to the more numerous American horror stories, even though Canadians should logically not worry as much as Americans. Without being clear on the effects of differing regimes, confusion abounds.

Since politics is involved, partisans ignore this subtle difference, to the detriment of those who ARE sensitive, like those unfortunate kids in the article. With the dramatic rise in allergies, ADHD, autoimmune problems, it is clear that what we are doing to the world, the environment, to our food and water are affecting a portion of the population and their ability to withstand vaccinations.

It is also clear that such problems are being used for political purposes, such as by libertarians who gripe about *any* government intrusion into individual choice. Individualism run amok, aided and abetted by tea party movements and corporate entities (think Koch) who benefit from, and lobby for less government.

Our partisan political discourse also feeds this black-white faux debate. Nuance is impossible to obtain when governments get on a bandwagon. The skulduggery behind the scenes in Canada when Gardasil was introduced is mindboggling. Big Pharma knows all the tricks to get their product approved…. and paid for.

The US situation is understandable when one realizes that every procedure earns revenue (read profit) so the incentive is for more needles, rather than safety. In Canada, with the single payer model, there is strong incentive to save costs by combining doses, with safety as an added benefit, intended or not.

I have no grief against vaccination *provided* the issue of allergic reactions is considered beforehand. Public officials, seemingly afraid that any qualification they add to the message will cause mistrust and confusion, are themselves causing mistrust by mocking concerned citizens. Rex Murphy played right along with his Doctor guest. Stop it. And drop your arrogant and Darwinian attitude to the sensitive among us. We have other strengths. We don’t need to be culled from the population.

Instead, develop alternatives, tests and protocols to address sensitivities. Oh but that would cost money and slow the system down.

Having said that, I think many people who express concern may in fact just be selfish because of inconvenience, squeamishness or arrogant libertarianism.  If the Star story is any indication, the actual rate of harm is 1 in many thousands (about 60 out of ‘hundreds of thousands’).  Contraindications for vaccination include cancer treatment, immunocompromised, truly allergic to a vaccine or part of a vaccine (i.e., anaphylaxis to egg).  Such people can only be protected by herd vaccinations.  Therefore its not reasonable for millions to avoid their duty to the ‘herd’.   I cannot support such hypochondriacs.  Go get vaccinated against the major killers of the past – polio, measles, smallpox, etc. Populations can tolerate a few unprotected individuals, (herd effect) those with genuine sensitivities, who then have a responsibility to avoid travel and other risky behavior.

Lets all be sensible and solve this unnecessary dilemma.

Part 2- the Backstory
Some anti vaxxers have a darker concern. Various blogs and conspiracy theories accuse Big Pharma and their globalist buddies of deliberate malfeasance for nefarious purposes, most notably, the reduction of human populations in accordance with United Nation’s Agenda 21. Given all the malfeasance going on such as the subprime debacle, rating agency fraud, revolving doors, corporate takeover of politics, false flag wars (WMD, etc), who can blame them. This is unfortunate since vaccinations have a long and honorable history of preventing scourges of polio, smallpox etc. Noble intentions have been invaded by Big Pharma and the profit machine. A few examples:

  • Military experiments that administered LSD and other drugs to students, inmates, etc.
  • Spread of live infections, inadvertently or deliberately
  • Silence on spread of hormones (from birth control, plastic microballoons, fluoride etc into the environment
  • Official stonewalling on the dangers of vaccinations as described earlier
  • Failure of US authorities to adopt best (and most economical ) practices as described above
  • Hounding of doctors opposed to any official practice (fluoridation, vaccination, approved drugs).
  • Unwillingness to clarify jurisdictional differences as explained above)
  • Industry domination of the GMO debate incl skewed science.  Note this example of ad-hominem attack painting such people as kooks.

So called skeptic/ skeptoid sites that purport to be unbiased observers but who are mostly populated by academics and other purveyors of orthodoxy. The only field that still holds robust debate is the decidedly non scientific field of economics but otherwise, the track to the holy grail of tenure is paved with orthodoxy. Having once inhabited the conventional world, I know how difficult it is to break out of. My fluoridation investigation and the 2008 meltdown cured that, but inhabiting the world where truth is uncertain is not easy.

There is no way this curmudgeon has the wherwithall to untangle many of the items listed and indeed, it is probably not necessary. What is necessary is for voters to become less naive about their choices, especially now that the middle class is being eviscerated, and to gravitate to candidates outside the entrenched system, the parties of the status quo, as Greece has recently done. Big Pharma, Big Medicine, Big Government must be put in their place. The truth must be told. As I have said before, the fastest way to achieve this is to destroy Big Media (MSM) through the simple expedient of cancelling your subscriptions. You’ll save money and your intellectual independence too. See you on the other side

Your vaccinated curmudgeon.

Sexuality, Women, Pedestrians

Women and pedestrians- vulnerable.

Everybody understands the pedestrian bit. There are common sense rules.

Don’t walk into traffic or jaywalk in dark clothing at night. Walk against the traffic, keep an eye/ear out for wayward cars, etc.

People break these rules all the time. Sometimes they pay with their lives. Most are sad but not sympathetic.

Somehow women are different.

Feminists and NGOs have persuaded their gullible sisters that they can break common sense rules with impunity. That they can ignore bad men. Society must fix men.

Well sure.

Bad men  should be punished according to the law, no question.

But until God descends and society becomes perfect, women, especially teens should obey time honored rules.

Don’t go out alone after dark. Don’t jog alone in bushy/lonely places. (see #4) Don’t dress provocatively unless you’re ready for the result – often desirable, but sometimes not (see #5). Beware frat parties. Don’t accept candy from drivers. Don’t become intoxicated at public events without backup. Don’t lose sight of your drink and nowadays don’t even drink from an open container. Plus all the rules about protected sex, etc. How many rules did Amanda Todd break? Why? Just a kid’s bad luck? Or more?

Let feminists scream from their safe studios about blaming victims – its the lone individual that gets raped, bears the child or dies.

Girls 16 years old have no idea what they’re doing, especially in a raving crowd. They get pulled into things. Why? The moment, peer pressure and invincibility of course, but also because they have been persuaded by society, the media, teachers and … aghast.. even parents, that they have RIGHTS.  Well, like pedestrians, sure.

Obey rules older than society itself or pay the consequences -without my sympathy. I’m not afraid to censure inappropriate behaviour. What was Rinelle Harper thinking? Was she not taught? Out after midnight? Two strange boys? …Left for dead.

Does this mean that police should ignore the rape? Or the men? No. Like I said, men and drivers cannot do wrong just because some women and pedestrians are idiots. But maybe, given the pervasive messages from media and feminists, some new penalties are in order.

It is against the law to leave your keys dangling in the car. Why is it not against the law to dress provocatively in inappropriate places? Why do these girls object to school dress codes? We have laws against prostitutes offering their services in public places. But is there no such thing as a slut anymore? Did humans change? Some gals like promiscuous sex, and they’re welcome to it. Just if she gets hurt when breaking unwritten rules, well.. she deserves blame. Society can and should charge men, but that hardly helps the woman. Or pedestrians.

Erasing the concept of slut was a mistake. It was only erased in politically correct minds, not in the minds of many males. Until society becomes perfect, it is still a useful label for frustrated parents to warn about. Society once used such warnings to encourage obedience. That obedience was a social good since it served to protect virginity. Don’t be a slut and expect sympathy, except from comfortable bleeding hearts. And you may not get the best police attitude/ processing either. They are only human – albeit a bad cop always should be penalized (but never seems to be).

Perhaps its time though to curtail the proclamations of feminists in the media. Just fire them, especially from public broadcasters like CBC, NPR, etc. They are a menace to society. Society should, and eventually must, reassert those age old unwritten rules for the protection of the most valuable members of our society – young girls. Until labs, cows or men are engineered to give birth, females are the only practical vehicle capable of bearing and properly rearing the next generation. We men are a dime a dozen.  We squander ourselves regularly in wars and dangerous sports. It is females that must be cherished – and protected – for the good of themselves AND society. Much as their strength is to be encouraged, they are not invincible. Any more than pedestrians.

There is a similar argument to be made about sexual practices. The logic is the same. Society’s age old unwritten rules both stood the test of time and provided a social good. Those who couldn’t toe the line often paid the price, both healthwise and mentalwise. And often their children. Modernity and medicine seem to have upended those rules but it seems that nature may have the last laugh. Excessive sexuality and ‘unnatural’ practices are prone to both health and demographic consequences. Cancer of the throat from oral sex. And in special irony, erectile dysfunction from excessive porn! And demographics. Conservative and or religious couples are having more children so it is logical to think that conservatives, especially those from the third world will ultimately swamp our licentious but wilting society. Europe first!

Who started this?

Is it just modernity? Or is there a hidden agenda? Conspiracy theory you say? Is Agenda 21 a conspiracy? Have you heard of this UN proposal – to rid the world of much of humanity. Are the Georgia Guidestones a figment? I didn’t put these monstrosities there but someone did -at great expense. Given that the media is corporate controlled nowadays, given that corporations have interlocking directorships, given Freemason history and involvement in the highest reaches of power, given the abilities of modern technology and globalist structures to pull all this together, it seems very likely to me that feminism and sexual liberation is a trick, a pleasurable trick but a trick nonetheless. Tricking society to abandon its roots, traditions, religions and precautions, so it will march willingly to its future of servitude that stems from student loans, materialism, free money, entitlements antithetical to independence. Loans necessitated by the very institutions that were supposed to safeguard human knowledge but instead became centers of politically correct, sexually exciting, corporate homogenizing, climate scam brainwashing.

Lets call them on it. Lets wake up and stop them in their tracks before its too late. Vote out the status quo by voting for anybody but mainstream parties. Stop feeding the beast by cancelling all big media subscriptions and buying your stuff as locally as possible, rather than from giant corporations. End the hedgemony of universities. Stop listening to feminist nonsense. Get a grip.

Obey unwritten rules, or pay the price.

Just some friendly advice from your cranky curmudgeon

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Extra refs

Survey: Should schools enforce dress codes? Wednesday, December 3, 2014

There was an interesting exchange between CBC’s politically correct moderator about a third of this recording.

When a party turns dangerous Friday November 21, 2014