QSLS Politics

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CG on Swine Flu Vaccination

In response to:
"Two days left to vote!!! Will you take a Vaccine to fight the Swine Flu???"on the Charles Leblanc blog
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Magos wrote: Does anyone know the source of this ingredient list?

All I find are blogs linked to other sites without any links to the primary source. Unless I can verify the ingredient list from something linking to the primary source then I have no idea what is credible.
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Dan F said...

I found some interesting tidbits going over the package inserts for one of the swine-flu vaccines approved by the FDA (http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM182401.pdf)

1. They have zero evidence that it or a similar vaccine work to prevent the flu "There have been no controlled clinical studies demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with AFLURIA"

2. "Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is added as a preservative; each 0.5 mL dose contains 24.5 mcg of mercury"

3. It is being tested for adverse reactions against a placebo also containing mercury.

4. The drug maker's list of possible adverse reactions totally belies the soothing propaganda we've seen about this (unnecessary) vaccine in the media. I guess they've got their asses covered if it turns out disastrously:

- "Serious allergic reactions, including anaphylactic shock, have been observed during postmarketing surveillance in individuals receiving AFLURIA.
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- The following adverse reactions also include those identified during postapproval use of AFLURIA outside the US since 1985.

Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Transient thrombocytopenia

Immune system disorders
Allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock and serum sickness

Nervous system disorders: Neuralgia, paresthesia, and convulsions; encephalopathy, neuritis or neuropathy, transverse myelitis, and GBS

Vascular disorders: Vasculitis with transient renal involvement

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Pruritus, urticaria, and rash

General disorders and administration site conditions: Influenza-like illness (e.g., pyrexia, chills, headache, malaise, myalgia), injection-site inflammation (e.g., pain, erythema, swelling, warmth), and induration
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Neurological disorders temporally associated with influenza vaccination, such as encephalopathy, optic neuritis/neuropathy, partial facial paralysis, and brachial plexus neuropathy, have been reported.

Microscopic polyangiitis (vasculitis) has been reported temporally associated with influenza vaccination.
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There are no data to assess the concomitant administration of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine with other vaccines.
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Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or AFLURIA. It is also not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity.
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Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated in children. Safety and effectiveness in the pediatric population have not been established.
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Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or for impairment of fertility."
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Yeah - that all sounds real safe for a vaccine against a virus that is by all accounts far less deadly than the common flu.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kleptocracy 101 and Bermudan Puppets

In response to:
Democracy 101 - First Topic!
Kelly Lamrock
September 21st, 2009

FIRST DISCUSSION TOPIC: BUDGET PRIORITIES
Tax Cuts vs. Social Spending
The biggest challenge in any budget is making sure that people see their priorities are reflected when they look at a budget’s priorities. This isn’t always easy, because there is no one priority everyone agrees upon.
Full Article
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Dan F said...

"Is it more important to reduce taxes, or ask people to pay for social spending?"

How about asking the biggest company in the picture province to pitch in?

At least don't fold to every demand the Bermudans make and splash out the public financing - mill upgrades, liquor stores put in their dilapidated buildings, constant advertising in their propaganda rags - if they're not going to be contributing anything*.

At least don't make it so obvious or ridiculous when favored companies are given the taxpayer's hard-earned money (loan guarantees to build bridges to nowhere, bank / golf-course bailouts) - and whatever you do, don't vote yourselves massive pension hikes during the middle of a giant flood when the legislature cameras are out...

* Other than secret financing and backing during elections and political constant interference after the vote.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bermudan train station turns into liquor store

In response to:
Historic N.B. train station gets new lease on life as a liquor store
Anonymous - The Canadian Press
September 18th, 2009

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government says Fredericton's York Street train station will become a liquor store, ending years of controversy about the future of the building.

The vacant and run-down structure was placed on the Heritage Canada Foundation's list of the 10 most threatened heritage sites in the country in 2006.
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The building sits on land owned by J.D. Irving Ltd., and its exterior will be restored by the company.
Full Article
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Daniel Fitzgerald, Nijmegen wrote:

Way to go Irving, foist another one of your 'liabilities' onto the taxpayer.

Selling the railway ties for years in your propaganda rags, no coverage of the rapidly disintegrating historical monument - making untold millions on gassing up the truckers who took over the freight.

Now in order to not let the former crack-den / fire-trap fall to the ground, we've got to move our most profitable industry under your control?

That Nieuwe Braunschweiggers will cheer as the biggest public menace finally clears up its mess (on our dollar, in effect) is a tribute to the continued success of big-buck, corporate-controlled media.

It's pretty impressive how these Bermudans continue to get away with it.