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by Steven Rubin

June 29, 2014

A recent report about the 6-valent vaccine Infanrix claims that it is responsible for many deaths. The report claims that 73 infants died since the vaccine was introduced.

. It also claims that these deaths typically occurred within a few days after the vaccination. Is this true? Let's look at the VAERS data. Make a Graph of Year of Vaccination, considering cases where the vaccine Name is infanrix (in Section 3 of the search form), and the patient died (in Section 4). Not only does VAERS data support this report, it goes beyond their conclusions. It shows that there have been 323 deaths associated with Infanrix since its introduction, most of them during the period described in the report. The number of deaths associated with Infanrix reached a peak in the year 2001, when 55 deaths were reported. And keep in mind that VAERS underreporting is well-known, so there could be anywhere between 10 to 100 times more cases than appear here.

June 22, 2014

A 9-year-old boy in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas recently tried to do something good for his community, and the government shut him down.

Some time ago, young Spencer Collins opened up a free library in his front yard, for anyone in his neighborhood to use, and it was actually fairly popular. The "library" was really nothing more than a book case, but is was a great idea. The bookcase allowed people to leave a book and take a book, so neighbors could share books with one another for free. Unfortunately, some nosy neighbors didn't seem to like what Spencer was doing with his own family's property and they actually reported his library to the local government. The government responded by ordering the family to shut down their son's library, or face financial penalties.

June 18, 2014

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it Satan's handiwork. A California mom says she's broken down in tears. What could be so horrible? Grade school common-core math.

by Carlos Miller

June 18, 2014

After posting signs all over campus at Portland State University inviting students to attend a meeting sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, a group of left-leaning students tried to kick out a right-wing blogger.

They even called the cops, which as we know, can be unpredictable as far as their knowledge of the law goes, especially when one of the students accused him of "acting very aggressively." And another woman told the cop that there was "underage people" in the meeting as if that would make a difference. But fortunately, the Portland State University cop who did arrive, Sergeant Robert McCleary, did not have to be educated about the right to record a public meeting at a public university.

by Spencer’s Little Free Library

June 18, 2014

Somehow, the City of Leawood just couldn't see this library controversy coming.

The City of Leawood says it was utterly blindsided by the onslaught of public outrage after it forced a young boy to remove his Little Free Library from the curb in front of his house. No, really. City Administrator Scott Lambers said nobody saw it coming. Maybe Leawood's code enforcement crew could use a lesson in public relations?

June 17, 2014

I've come across this bizarre claim countless times, and I've been meaning to respond to it for a while now. Fortunately, this email from Tim afforded me that opportunity...

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by David Lee

June 17, 2014

A 12-year-old boy was handcuffed and arrested after he found a blade from a pencil sharpener at school, the former student claims in court.

Quentin Scott sued Albuquerque Public Schools; Brad Winters, APS chief of operations; Steve Tellez, APS chief of police; and C. Sigler, APS school resource officer, in Bernalillo County Court on June 12. Scott claims he found the blade at school in 2007. He says he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at the time and tried to sell the pencil sharpener blade to another student for a dollar. "The razor from a pencil sharpener is not a deadly weapon," the 11-page complaint states.

by Dr. Mercola

June 17, 2014

Dr. Poland, a vaccine researcher, takes the lead in publicly criticizing the vaccine's failure to prevent measles.

If you read the "official" vaccination guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you'll be told that vaccination is one of the best ways to protect your children (and yourself) against vaccine-preventable diseases. You'll also be informed that vaccines are the "safe, proven choice," with serious side effects occurring only very rarely. "Discomfort or tenderness at the injection site" is reported to be the primary "risk" of vaccines, while the CDC also states "nearly all children can be safely vaccinated" and "when vaccination rates drop in a community, it's not uncommon to have an outbreak." It's information that would send most parents right to their pediatrician for their child's next vaccination -- unless they had researched diseases and the vaccines independently. You see, the problem with the CDC's (and most other public health agencies') information is that it is highly biased and frequently misleading. It doesn't give you the whole story.

by Damon Root

June 16, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously today in favor of the conservative anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, allowing the group to proceed with a First Amendment challenge against an Ohio law criminalizing "false" political speech.

The case of Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus arose during the 2010 congressional elections when the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced its intention to oppose the reelection campaign of Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) by purchasing billboard and radio ads describing Driehaus' vote for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as tantamount to supporting "tax-payer funded abortion." In response, Driehaus filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission charging SBA List with seeking to spread political lies about him. Driehaus' lawyer also sent a letter to the billboard company, threatening a similar complaint. The company promptly refused to run the SBA List ads.

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

June 13, 2014

At least once a summer growing up, I went on a toilet-papering spree.

I was far from some sort of hooligan (at least not yet)-these were adult-sanctioned outings, generally undertaken by one group of aunts and cousins against another group of aunts and cousins. We would wait until after dark, creep on to our target's front lawn, and gleefully wrap rolls of paper around trees and bushes and mailboxes. The point is, my mom and relatives saw toilet papering for what it was: a harmless prank. Of course, we could also twirl our pencils menacingly in class and bring sunscreen on class field trips then. Those were different times. In these times, a harmless prank like toilet papering could get you a felony record, as one 15-year-old in Pittsburgh is finding out.

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