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pjmedia.com

by Phyllis Chesler

November 10, 2011

Conservatives just need to come to grips with the fact that it's always going to be a Mitt Romney-type who leads the ticket.

Conservatives are fired up. Thanks to the Tea Party and Obama's general left-wing bungling, we're mad and ready to go for the throat on government spending. So who does Intrade show as having a 70% chance of winning the Republican nomination for president? Mitt "Social Security is just fine" Romney. The left is always shrieking that the Republicans are going to nominate some right-wing nut for the presidency; if only that were true. The Republican base's perfect candidate would be someone who emerged from his bomb shelter toting a shotgun with the sole purpose of dismantling government.

The Age (AU)

by Margaret Cook

May 16, 2005

Early last century, the only way that Victoria's impoverished children could get a secondary education was to gain a scholarship to a private school.

"Working-class and lower middle-class parents demanded a secondary system be established," says Adrian Jones, the chairman of the History Council of Victoria.

The Sydney Morning Herald (AU)

by Steven Wells

March 17, 2006

Cheerleading is a sport in crisis. Actually, in crises. There's a debate as to whether it's a sport at all, writes Steven Wells. There's a row about how appropriate it is to have schoolgirls in short skirts perform dirty-dancing moves.

And then there's the fact that for the past five years America has been ripped apart by a maelstrom of cheerleader sex, substance abuse and violence. In Iowa, a 15-year-old cheerleader was arrested for allegedly writing "Columbine-style" threats to blow up her school. In Boston, members of a high-school cheerleading squad produced "a homemade lesbian porno video".

gianelloni.wordpress.com

by Gianelloni

September 13, 2013

CNN: U.S. measles cases in 2013 may be most in 17 years...and wait for it..."people who refuse to vaccinate their children are behind the increasing number of outbreaks, health officials say"

Of course! It is ALWAYS the unvaccinated. And the answer is always MORE vaccines. Scientists believe that measles can be eradicated by vaccinating 80% -100% of the population. Theoretically, such "herd" immunity will interrupt measles transmission and end epidemics. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that "immunization coverage of 2 year olds of 80% may be sufficient to prevent sustained measles outbreaks in urban communities". This is what is referred to as "herd immunity". Ok, so are you following? We need about 80% of people (children) to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity and prevent outbreaks. Just yesterday (published September 12, 2013) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said childhood immunization levels are near or above national targets. Let me repeat: CHILDHOOD immunization levels are near or ABOVE National targets.

CNS News

by Ken Thomas

April 6, 2012

President Barack Obama is embracing an unlikely group of political icons as he tries to paint Mitt Romney as extreme: He's praising Republican presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan.

The Democratic president typically offers up GOP leaders of the past as evidence of how both parties can work together in Washington to pursue big ideas and rebuild the economy. With Election Day seven months away, Obama hopes to persuade voters that he, like his Republican predecessors, is a reasonable moderate. At the same time, he's casting Romney as a candidate who would embrace too-conservative policies out of step with most Americans and with their own party in years past.

by Michelle Malkin

May 6, 2010

A group of California students who dared to wear the American flag on Cinco de Mayo learned a hard lesson about the corruption of citizenship and sovereignty this week.

They were sent home for their show of U.S. patriotism. Because while flying the colors of reconquista is perfectly acceptable, flying Old Glory is practically a hate crime. Some Mexican-American students KTVU spoke with said they thought wearing red, white and blue on Cinco de Mayo was disrespectful.

gaia-health.com

by Heidi Stevenson

November 27, 2012

The lesson of these outbreaks is that the modern medical paradigm is deeply flawed. Now, those it claims to have protected are victims.

Incidents of whooping cough have been growing more and more common since the mid-nineties, according to a report in the American Journal of Nursing(1) Those most likely to be infected are infants. However, there has been an increasing trend to the disease in adolescents and adults. Further complicating the picture is that there are two kinds of bacteria that cause whooping cough: Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis. Only one, B. pertussis has an associated vaccine. Is vaccination for B. pertussis causing these whooping cough outbreaks by providing a breeding ground for its cousin, B. parapertussis?

pbs.org

by Jason Kane

August 22, 2012

Whooping cough. Those are among the last words Jennifer Crocker expected to be on her mind during a recent visit to the doctor. But she hasn't been able to shake all the sound bites she's heard lately on the local news.

"I didn't even think about any of this before," Crocker said, immediately before receiving the pertussis booster in early August. "Not until talking with my sister, who is about to have a baby." The confusion is much the same almost anywhere you go in the United States, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. When whooping cough is present in a community, people learn the basics of how to protect themselves and others. When it fades, they forget.

gaia-health.com

by Heidi Stevenson

October 31, 2012

The CDC and NIH keep pushing the pertussis vaccine, in spite of info that it's causing the new whooping cough epidemic that is 10 times more deadly than the old whooping cough.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would prefer that you remain unaware of a couple of highly significant facts about the whooping cough resurgence. It is most likely caused by the pertussis vaccine andit's ten times more deadly than the original variety. To top it all off, they are blaming the unvaccinated for the new more lethal strain of whooping cough, and they are pushing people ever harder to be vaccinated with the same vaccine that's almost certainly responsible for it!

KSL (UT)

by Kim Johnson

March 2, 2006

Dr. Dagmar Vitek: "It lasts forever. It lasts for months and it's very contagious. They spread it very easily, person to person very quickly." Utah has a pertussis problem.

Health officials are concerned because it's not getting better, it's getting worse. The incidence of Pertussis, or whooping cough, in Utah is three and half times the national average. Doctor Vitek says, so far this year, 81 cases of whooping cough have been reported in Salt Lake County. The victims are mostly Jr. High and High schoolers who typically cough a lot, but don't get that sick.

      

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