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Congressman's office in possession of 100,000 CDC whistleblower documents?

Congressman Bill Posey's office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a "very large number" of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

According to Congressman Posey's spokesman, George Cecala, "I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time." Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman's staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.

As we have reported, a statement released on August 27th by Dr. Thompson in response to media coverage is that he and co-authors from a 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics did in fact omit important information from a study on the link between vaccines and autism. Below is an excerpt from Thompson's statement.
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Early onset dementia on the rise in the U.K.: Estimates suggest more than 42,000 cases

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More than twice as many cases of early dementia as was thought among those aged between 30 and 65
More than twice as many people in the UK have dementia before the age of 65 than was previously thought, new figures show.

A report due to be published this week says that 42,000 people are now estimated to be suffering early onset dementia, including thousands of cases among those in their 40s, and more than 700 cases among those in their 30s.

The new statistics also show the condition is slightly more common among men than women.

Experts said doctors too often missed symptoms of dementia in younger people, assuming they were too young to be suffering from the condition. They said services and society needed to do more to help those coming to terms with a diagnosis of dementia.

Comment: See:

Study: Alzheimer's deaths much more common than realized
Ketogenic diet reduces symptoms of Alzheimer's

Ambulance

WHO: Thousands of new Ebola cases expected in Liberia

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A Liberian woman stands as health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia
Thousands of new Ebola cases are expected this month in Liberia, where the deadly disease is spreading exponentially and has already killed over 1,000 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

"Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially," the WHO said in a statement on Monday."Many thousands of new cases are expected in Liberia over the coming 3 weeks."

The United Nations agency said that conventional methods to control the outbreak of the virus "are not having an adequate impact in Liberia."

Out of all the nations hit by the disease, the West African country has the highest number of reported Ebola cases and deaths.

"The case-fatality rate, at 58 percent, is also among the highest," the WHO said. As of September 8, over 1,000 people have died out of nearly 2,000 cases.
Alarm Clock

Sierra Leone to impose three-day quarantine in effort to contain Ebola outbreak

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As African governments struggle to contain the ongoing Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone has announced it will enforce a three-day quarantine across the country to "deal with Ebola once and for all" as one government official put it.

Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, a presidential adviser on the country's Ebola task force, told The Guardian that the planned quarantine, between Sept. 19 and Sept. 21, will allow health workers to isolate new cases of the disease and keep it from spreading.

During those three days, 7,000 teams of health workers will go door to door to find people who are suffering from the disease but have not reported it to authorities. Spokesman for the Sierra Leone government, Abdulai Bayraytay, said the quarantine will be enforced by the military and police.

"It's clear that we have pockets of resistance, in terms of denial," Bayraytay told The New York Times. "People are still harboring loved ones at home."

He added that neighbors are calling local authorities and giving away information about people rumored to have contracted the disease.

"That gave us the clear indication that people are still harboring patients," he said.

But some health organizations, like Doctors Without Borders, say that enforced quarantines and lockdowns will only drive those reluctant to report illnesses even deeper into hiding. Quarantines, some argue, are too punitive in nature and don't work in encouraging people to seek help.

"It has been our experience that lockdowns and quarantines do not help control Ebola, as they end up driving people underground and jeopardizing the trust between people and health providers," Doctors Without Borders said in a statement over the weekend.
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Why the high rates of porn addiction in the christian community?

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For the faithful, porn addiction isn't about how much porn is watched - it's about how guilty they feel when they do it.

Standing out boldly against a bright yellow background, the tall red capital letters hover above the highway shouting their promise of sexual stimulation to oncoming motorists: ADULT VIDEO! But as turned-on drivers downshift toward the X-rated invite, they can't avoid seeing another sign. On it, the familiar face of a bearded, long haired man looks down with gentle, disapproving eyes. Alongside the portrait, another set of capital letters warns that "Jesus Is Watching You."

Catholic leaders in San Juan County, New Mexico installed that billboard as a shame-inducing admonition to porn shop patrons - you may be able to hide your "sinful" behavior from other people, but not from God!

Comment: Additional information about porn addiction, watch the 6 part series in the link below
This presentation is not an argument against pornography. It was created for anyone who has a porn addiction, or wants to understand pornography addiction.

Science teacher Gary Wilson explains the evolutionary forces behind porn's appeal, how the brain changes in response to super-normal stimulation, what makes today's porn different from static porn of the past, and what you need to know to regain your sense of direction if you're hooked on porn.


Top Secret

The most evil medical experiments conducted in history

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Evil scares us. Arguably our best horror stories, the ones that give us nightmares, are about evil people doing evil things - especially evil experiments. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells is a classic that comes to mind. In modern cinema, movies like The Human Centipede continue that gruesome tradition. But these are fictional. The truth is that we need only look at recent human history to find real, live, utterly repugnant evil. Worse yet, it is evil perpetrated by doctors.

Here are 10 of the most evil experiments ever performed on human beings - black and other people of color, women, prisoners, children and gay people have been the predominant victims.
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How to protect your brain from stress


Most graphically represented cross-sections of the brain do not include the all-important Vagus Nerve leading down from it, unfortunately. For more on this read the comment at the end of the article.
Last time we covered some of the functional and structural changes that take place in your brain when you're chronically stressed.


Comment: From the author's prior article she states:
Stress affects the size and thickness of a few different regions of your brain - the one we'll focus on here is the amygdala, an almond-shaped structure located deep within your brain. During acute stressors, the amygdala helps orchestrate the brain's rapid fight or flight response (3). This response can be adaptive in some settings, but repeated, excessive, or prolonged stress responses are thought to place people at risk for stress-related diseases (4,5). The amygdala has been shown to be a key player in mental and emotional health, with abnormal amygdala function identified in depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, phobias, and panic disorders (6 - 8). Higher levels of perceived stress in a large sample of community adults have been associated with increased size of the amygdala (9). Moreover, some recent work suggests that reductions in perceived stress are associated with reduced amygdala density (10).

Under stress, specific functional neural changes have been observed in amygdala to prefrontal cortex (a higher order "thinking" area) circuitry, with the amygdala activating stress pathways that result in impaired prefrontal functions such as attention and working memory (3). Essentially, stress is changing how different brain regions "talk" to each other. This occurs even when your brain is at rest - it is reflected in baseline patterns of brain activity, where changes in neural functional connectivity have been shown between the amygdala and frontal brain regions in people with stress-related disorders (11 - 13).

While it's important to know what these changes are, most people are understandably more interested in what they can do to combat some of these negative effects.

There's a two-part answer to this question: you can (a) reduce your stress levels, (b) try to reverse the negative effects of stress, or ideally, (c) - a combination of both. There are a number of stress-reduction techniques that neuroscientists have studied, including guided relaxation and breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation, biofeedback, and physical activity. I'd like to divide these into two categories: what can be thought of as "direct brain training" (mindfulness, guided imagery, attention training, etc.), and physiological training methods that have downstream effects on your brain (e.g. exercise, biofeedback). Let's start with the former:

Comment: Another way to foster mindfulness and counteract the harmful effects of stress on the brain (and the rest of your body for that matter) is to learn and practice the techniques explained in the Éiriú Eolas Stress Control, Healing and Rejuvenation Program. In particular, one will learn about the tenth cranial nerve or Vagus Nerve and how it's stimulation, through an easy technique called pipe-breathing, can induce the production of pro-social hormones like oxytocin, reduce bodily inflammation, and increase cognitive function.

You can see the video presentation of Éiriú Eolas here.

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Why you should love your homeopath

Why should you love your homeopath? There are lots of reasons from love to money, and more. For your health.

Lots of people who swear by homeopathic medicines, but a small group thinks they should be banned. In the book Think Like a Freak, authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner tell us that the three hardest words in the English language are "I don't know." These three words are the reason for arguments against homeopathy.

We know homeopathic medicines work. We don't know why. We don't know how. We often fear what we don't understand. Fear can lead to anger and accusations when we simply don't know. Homeopathy is a bit like acupuncture and prayer. They don't seem logical, but we know they work sometimes. We don't understand.

Comment: The following articles present interesting information about Why Skeptics Love to Hate Homeopathy:
So why do the skeptics love to hate homeopathy? Perhaps because it is one of the most threatening alternative modalities - financially, philosophically, and therapeutically. Actually, homeopathy has been a threat to allopathy ever since the 1800s, when German physician Samuel Hahnemann developed the homeopathic system.

Founder of Homeopathy

Hahnemann, a respected doctor and chemist who helped to pioneer the importance of hygiene as well as homeopathy, was forced to move frequently during his life because the local German apothecaries objected to the fact that he created his own medicines rather than use theirs. A fierce battle was also waged against homeopathy in the United States during the 1800s, where homeopathy had achieved a strong presence by 1840. In fact, in 1847, the American Medical Association (AMA) was formed specifically to fight the battle against homeopathy.

Most homeopaths of the 1800s were former allopaths who had abandoned their brethren because they found Hahnemann's system to be more successful in battling cholera, typhus, yellow fever, diptheria, influenza, and other epidemics of the 1800s. In retaliation, the preamble to the AMA's charter forbade its members to associate with homeopaths or to use their medicines, and many doctors were expelled for failing to comply.

But does homeopathy really pose such a threat to conventional medicine today? To see how the little David of homeopathy could take down the Goliath of Big Pharma, we need to take a closer look at what homeopathy is all about.


Monkey Wrench

The CDC & Vaccine safety: The fox guarding the henhouse

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It's been quite a while since I've had the urge to blog. Throughout the years when I was writing regularly, even when very angry, I always had a positive feeling that awareness was growing and answers would be found. However, I've lost that feeling in a growing realization of just how corrupt the people we need to save us actually are. I haven't wanted to write from a place of negativity, because God knows there's already enough bad news, but the recent CDC whistleblower scandal, dismissed by the mainstream media, has given me twitchy fingers again.

As far as I can tell from the various sources on the internet, Brian Hooker, PhD, an engineer, autism dad and board member of an organization called Focus Autism, after years of trying to exercise his Freedom of Information Act rights, managed to obtain the original data set for a study published by the CDC in 2004: Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta by DeStefano et al, 5 authors including one William Thompson. Apparently, late last year, Thompson contacted Hooker and in a series of conversations confessed privately to fraudulent manipulation of data to cover-up a 340% increase in autism in African American males who were given the MMR vaccine on time compared to those vaccinated later. However, the decision was made to use only children with a valid birth certificate, thus eliminating enough black children to dilute the increase to below statistical significance. Some email by Thompson expressing his concerns at the time have also come to light. All of this is very well covered on the Age Of Autism website.
Syringe

CDC's billion-dollar scheme to sell vaccines

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If someone told you...

a public relations agency promoting the benefits of refined sugar was also doing scientific studies on the effects of sugar...

you'd laugh.

You'd naturally know the studies were worthless. You'd understand the "researchers" were slanting data, cooking data, burying data - whatever was necessary to support their prime directive: hype sugar as a wonderful product.

These "scientists" would never say, "Well, we found that refined sugar is quite unhealthy."

This is precisely the state of affairs at the Centers for Disease Control. The agency is, first and foremost, a PR machine. It promotes products. For example: vaccines.
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