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The White House stated on Tuesday that President Bush would veto the FY 2008 HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Bill because of the cost and "objectionable provisions" such as a measure to ban the use of childhood flu vaccines that contain thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, a press release from Autism advocacy group Safe Minds on the PRNewswire-USNewswire states.
Bush is calling for an amendment that would remove the children's safety provision from the bill.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Since the mercury is used as a preservative it is not a necessary part of the vaccine, only making it more marketable and much more profitable.
Drug lobbyists at work here
In response to this claim, the CDC launched a series of studies which, they said, made it clear that thimerosal could not possibly be to blame for the huge growth in autism cases. This might have laid the whole issue to rest if it weren't for the fact that the hearings surrounding the thimerosal issue were held in secret -- and individual researchers continued to raise concerns about the preservative's impact. Meanwhile, a recent book by David Kirby called "Evidence of Harm" laid out what certainly has all the earmarks of a conspiracy within the federal health system. According to Kennedy in an article in "Rolling Stone" magazine, " our public-health authorities knowingly allowed the pharmaceutical industry to poison an entire generation of American children."
Originally posted by resistor
I think there's more to this than just big pharma profits. I believe it's part of a larger plan to dumb down the populace to make us easier to control.
Promote the use of evidence-based interventions for individuals at higher risk for ASD and other developmental disabilities as early as practicable.
Mercury Falling: Homeland Security Act inoculates drug makers against autism lawsuits.
"When President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act in the White House on Monday...three thousand miles away, Portland lawyer Mike Williams of the law firm Williams Dailey O'Leary Craine & Love rolled his eyes.
Williams represents hundreds of families who are suing pharmaceutical companies--in particular, Eli Lilly--over a mercury-based preservative [thimersol] used in some childhood vaccines. The families contend that the preservative triggered neurological damage in their children, who have been diagnosed with autism.
Last week, Williams was stunned to learn that an unknown lawmaker had slipped a last-minute rider into the Homeland Security Act, shutting down the lawsuits in the name of the war on terrorism."
"...Congressional sources say the Republican leadership must have OKed the rider. Eli Lilly, which made $1.6 million of political contributions in the last election cycle, has strong ties to the Bush administration. Bush's budget director, Mitch Daniels, formerly worked at Lilly; the company's CEO, Sidney Taurel, sits on the Presidential Homeland Security Council; and the president's father, George Bush, sat on Eli Lilly's board of directors."
PUBLIC HEALTH -- THE VACCINE COVERUP: According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist, "a mercury-based preservative in [a number of common childhood] vaccines -- thimerosal -- appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children." Instead of trying to protect the public, "high-level officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, the top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization in Geneva, and representatives of every major vaccine manufacturer, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur" convened a secret meeting "discussing how to cover up the damaging data." Later, "the CDC paid the Institute of Medicine to conduct a new study to whitewash the risks of thimerosal, ordering researchers to 'rule out' the chemical's link to autism." The drug companies also got help from "Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has received $873,000 in contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, has been working to immunize vaccine makers from liability in 4,200 lawsuits that have been filed by the parents of injured children." Read the full investigative report by Robert F. Kennedy.
Originally posted by uberarcanist
Tyranny22, you don't make it clear HOW this has a link with eugenics...
In more recent times the Combating Autism Act, ratified unanimously by the United States Senate and signed by president George W. Bush, is an example of modern eugenic legislation. The bill contains provisions to support the development of a prenatal diagnosis of autism, which could lead to a reduction in the birth rate of autistic children.
The Combating Autism Act was opposed by many in the autism rights movement, some of whom view its provisions aimed at eliminating autism as one more step toward genocide or eugenics directed at autistic people. Such advocates believe that autism should be accommodated, not combated. A declaration of war upon autism is considered a declaration of war upon autistics by many in the autistic community.