Vaccine Skeptics. For the Record

It may seem to those who do not question the vaccine paradigm, that those of us who do, are a somehow homogeneous group. That we can be lumped together in some easy-to-dismiss category.

Not so.

We’re as different from one another, on an individual basis, as any other grouping of human beings you’re liable to come across.

We are:

  • Believers in the chemtrail / geoengineering phenomenon, & non-believers

  • Climate “skeptics” (human-induced-climate-change-deniers), & non-skeptics

  • Female & male (& whatever other sexual or gender orientations may exist)

  • Highly educated & not (& from every conceivable job/professional category from soup to nuts, as it were, including MDs & PhD scientists)

  • Left-leaning, right-leaning, & everywhere in between, politically-speaking

  • People who are homophobic, Islamophobic, racist – & those of us appalled by such attitudes

  • “Pro-life” & pro-choice (on the abortion issue)

  • Religious (even fundamentalist) … & those with no religious faith at all

  • Every conceivable skin colour & every culture, i.e., we come from all races, cultures & nations

Just as not all my environmental activist friends/colleagues share all my views on abortion/near-term extinction/politics/religion/vaccines, not all my vaccine skeptic friends & I are on the same page with respect to all of our views & beliefs.

So. Just sayin’.

For the record.

Janet


p.s. what we do share in common is a growing concern about vaccine injury to people of all ages, & a desire to protect us all from avoidable vaccine harm. And, also for heaven’s sake, to put the brakes on the autism epidemic, which has reached shocking proportions. 1/36!

p.p.s. many of us also believe we must be willing to #QuestionEverything

p.p.p.s. I might add that the term “anti-vaxxer” is thrown around a good deal these days. It fails to take into account that many of the so-called “anti-vaxxers” are actually EX-vaxxers. That is, they had their children (or themselves) vaccinated, they (or their child/ren) was or were injured (or died), & now they have educated themselves about vaccine contents & safety. Watch a short (2-minute) YouTube here on the ex-vaxxer phenomenon (it’s on Facebook).

p.p.p.p.s. The book The Four Agreements – one of my all-time favourites for its enduring wisdom/practical advice – counsels us to not make assumptions.

It’s very good advice.

Vaccines: Just the Science, thanks!

Folks who are kneejerk supporters of vaccines seem to mistakenly assume that all the science that exists on the issue comes out in favour of vaccine safety & efficacy.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

But listen: I don’t want you to take my word for it. Check into this for yourself!

These links can help you establish for yourself that what you have been told, what you have always heard about vaccines, is likely a long way from the whole story.

If you actually want to know the truth about vaccine science, do some digging!


** You can find some outstanding quotations about science here

& plenty about vaccines (including many from MDs) here

& plenty about truth here

Here is the whole graphic of the iceberg, btw. Sometimes, what is “obvious” is actually only a small piece of the puzzle, hmmm?

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Giving Thanks

<Oct. 30/18>

Wow!

What a stunner of a day!! 🙂🙂🙂

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Canadian Thanksgiving is behind us, the U.S. one lies ahead.

This morning on my walk, on this stunner of a day, I mused on how thankful I am to my father for two simply huge gifts he bequeathed to his (4) children.

The first was utterly inadvertent.

The man was soooo obsessed with money, his life became a classic “dog with pork chop” story:

A dog is standing at the side of a river with a pork chop in his mouth. He looks into the water & sees there a dog with a pork chop in its mouth.

(Of course, it is only the dog’s own reflection he is seeing, but he mistakes it for another dog.)

He badly wants that other dog’s pork chop, so he drops his own in order to grab the other dog’s. In doing so, of course, he loses his own.

At the start, he had a pork chop. Soon, he has nothing at all.

My father lusted for money so much, so long, so relentlessly, it’s clear the concept of “enough” was simply not part of his psyche. Not part of his wheelhouse, as they say.

The lesson this taught me & my siblings was, “Don’t go down that path!” It taught us to not be obsessed by greed & the more-more-more disease.

What a gift! 🙂🙂🙂

Huge.

The 2nd biggie:

From television’s earliest days (early to mid-1950s?), Dad declared war on advertising. He hated TV ads with an unbelievably fierce passion.

He hated them so much, he built what he called a “blab-off” (using directions or a kit from the Mechanics Illustrated magazine, apparently), & insisted vehemently on its use. We didn’t watch TV much (there were rules about that, & that’s another story – & another thing I am grateful to my father for, come to think of it!), & when we did? If Dad was around? No. Ads. (Remember, this was decades before VCRs & DVDs & mute buttons & remotes, or any of that.)

Dad’s deep disdain for advertising, clearly lodged very deeply in me – another life-long gift for which I remain ever-grateful.

So hey,

Thanks, George!

Janet

p.s. & yes, there was plenty of pretty over-the-top dysfunctional stuff that went on in my childhood. All that had its impacts, too, of course. But these big gifts? Like I said, huge…

p.p.s. deliberately cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” can sure make a difference to your life! Lots of postings & quotes about gratitude here.