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Interviews with Jane Burgermeister posted here-
At the sham "hearing" put on by the CDC & HHS it was clear that the smallpox vaccine is incredibly dangerous and the worst possible scenario would be to start vaccinating large numbers of people- that would CREATE a huge health crisis- as bad, if not worse than a "bioterrorist attack."
As George Trinkaus says in his pamphlet "NBC SPINS 911" -
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson is urging all State legislatures to adopt the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act. HHS will tie passage of the Act to billions of dollars in federal funding: the usual method of bribery/coercion to get States to pass legislation that would otherwise never be considered.
In California on January 8, 2002, Assembly Member Richman introduced Bill 1763 Emergency Health Powers Act. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ This may serve the Bush Administration’s aims, but bodes ominously for democracy.
The Patriot Bill, the Anti-Terrorism Bill, the Homeland Security Act were not written in the wake of September 11,th but in anticipation of a terrorist attack in the US. A violent military response “guaranteed 100%” that the U.S. would be the subject of “future terrorist” attacks, the government and the media assured us. The anthrax scare proved the predictions true, but unfortunately for the hawks in the Pentagon, they were unable to place the blame on Iraq (which they dearly wished to attack). Elements within the military intellegence community were most likely responsible for the anthrax attacks on Democrats and the media.
The Center for Law and the Public Health was convened on Oct. 5th to draft legislation to respond to the bioterrorism threat. (The Center for Law and Public Health is run jointly by Georgetown University Law School and Johns Hopkins Medical School, and was founded under the auspices of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). CLPH was formed one month prior to the 2000 Presidential election.) A revised version was released on Dec. 21 containing more specific definitions of "public health emergency" as it pertains to bioterrorism and biologic agents, and includes language for those states that want to use the act for chemical, nuclear or natural disasters.
As the Administration rattles its nuclear saber, bombs innocent civilians, flagrantly violates International Law, shreds the Constitution, veils itself in secrecy, admits the existence of an underground shadow government to Congress, imprisons hundreds of innocent people because of their ethnic background, blocks real inquiries into 9-11, while using “that crime” to justify an endless war that enriches corporate elites, the military, the oil companies, drug traffickers, more revelations of its shady relationship with Enron, Bin Laden, (not to mention a rigged election in Florida) are emerging. Doubts surface about whose interests will be served by the Model Emergency Health Powers Act. While condemning and pursuing the Al Qaeda network where convenient, the National Post reported Friday that
Just who benefits the most from terrorist attacks? Civilians or the Military Industrial Complex and the Mulit-National Corporations so bent on dismantling on the democratic process and national sovereignty? And who would benefit the most if another “bioterrorist attack” occurred in the US? Why are the media and the US government trying to scare the US public and discourage Congressional investigations into 9-11 and Enron?
Microbiologists around the world have been dying under suspicious circumstances in the past several months. On November 12, 2001 DynCorp announced that its subsidiary, DynPort Vaccine, had been awarded a $322 million contract to develop, produce, test, and store FDA licensed vaccines for use by the Defense Department. DynCorp has been involved in criminal activities and its former chairman was until recently, Herbert Pug Winokur, who was the recent Chairman of the Enron Finance Committee. (Details on this subject can be found at Mike Ruppert’s website, in his article “A Career in Microbiology Can be Hazardous to Your Health” at http://www.copvcia.com/free/ww3/02_14_02_microbio.html
It is hypocritical to “Wage War on Terrorism” while one is funding, training, and engaging in Terrorist acts at home and abroad.
Mike Ruppert spoke about the Model Emergency Health Powers Act in San Francisco while presenting his research on “The Truth and Lies of 9-11.” Another “terrorist” attack would very conveniently allow the US to shove through this dreadful legislation in the same manner that The Patriot Bill slipped though- without public scrutiny. A few of us were concerned enough that we met, shared what we knew, and decided to hold a rally and visit our legislators.
We honestly chose to act quickly, because we were concerned that “a bio-terrorist attack” was planned for Easter, to be “blamed” on Iraq and escalate the war at home and abroad into “a holy war” (though in reality, the war would be more like the global elite against the vast majority of the world’s people- including their greatest threat- an informed American citizenry). Even if we were completely wrong in our analysis, it would do no harm to cast more light on the Emergency Health Powers Act...
In just a few days, we pulled together documents, sent out press releases, spread the word through the internet, scheduled meetings with our legislator’s staffs, and hoped that via word of mouth, people would join us at the Capitol steps. I did one radio interview and two television stations phoned to learn more about our “rally.”
Not surprisingly, public space is not as public as one “imagines it to be.” To hold a demonstration at the Capitol, one must obtain a permit at least two weeks in advance. We showed up anyway to claim the sidewalk (which actually is “public space”). We set up a large banner, signs, and a table within view of the West Entrance to the Capitol building. At precisely 10:00 am, I held a small, innocuous sign that said
and stood on the actual West steps to direct people to our table and the larger banner (which had the same message on one side) and on the other side-
Pastor Martin Niemoller
Of course, security came along and said that I couldn’t even hold a little sign and tried to get me to move back to the sidewalk. Amazing how hard the security forces work to make it hard for people to demonstrate or exercise First Amendment Rights, especially if one has any message which truly challenges the government.
We did pass out lots of flyers (and an 8 page overview of the issues) on the sidewalk. Kevin Danaher joined us briefly. We had some great conversations in between our lobbying efforts. A reporter from KPFA interviewed us, although the television stations didn’t show up. The questions close to our hearts were- “When will people wake up? When will the truth come out? When will we be able to hold elected officials to be accountable for the actions? When will we be able to rein in the unbridled greed of corporations and their servants? When will we be able to make the paradigm shift from a system that depends upon force, fear and greed to control the vast majority, to a system where trust, love, respect, generosity, wisdom, freedom flourish?”
We visited several offices, including the Chairman of the Health Committee (who is a representative of an activist from Bolinas who demanded a written response to the materials presented, our concerns and the Assemblyman’s position on Bill 1763.) Neither my senators’ nor assemblymans’ staff were aware of the bill (or on the committee), but I did what I could to raise the red flag and draw attention to our concerns... My Senator’s staff assured me that the bill probably wouldn’t pass, “because Democrats are in the majority.” My Assemblyman’s staff wasn’t very reassuring and did not want to hear any “conjecture, context, allusions to a larger picture. We’ll have a maximum of two minutes to address the particulars of the bill.” She wanted simply line and paragraph information which she could use. She did, however, share that she used to be an activist concerned with the same issues that we cared about and that she had chosen to do the work she did, because that is where she felt that she could be most effective. I felt we had an ally, even if we might be applying different strategies to the same problems.
I love the principles of “Open Space” which include the Zenlike idea that “whoever comes are the right people.” We might have been few in number, but we all deeply appreciated one another. We enjoyed connecting with one another, sharing information, as well as cookies, food, moral, physical support at the meetings We did raise the red flag with our representatives in a public manner, and gave them documents which substantiated our fears of an attack being staged to quickly force through the bill. While we will never know how powerful the ripple effect of our actions might be, we were very glad that we were there and made an effort to draw attention to a very serious issue which is beneath the radar screen for most people.
When I returned home, I received lots of messages from friends, and supporters, apologies from those who tried to make it, but couldn’t and suggestions to start a petition, and give ideas to other who cared and wanted to do something. Here are a few suggestions for activists:
Educate public officials; they need to hear the public perceptions, and not just the official/government/corporate point of view. Visit them, write them, fax them, phone them. If you don't know who they are- look them up in your local phone book.
Collecting signatures on petitions is a good way to open a conversation, begin to raise the issue in your community. I haven’t started an online petition, yet; the AAPS has a sign on letter/petition to Bush; someone could/should start another just for California legislators!
Organize! Support other people’s demonstrations, work, see how the issues are all tied together, form coalitions with other individuals and groups to amplify your message, nurture community, solidarity, respect the diversity and strength of the broadest possible coalitions.If you want to shoulder this effort, or join a concerned citizens e-mail group on this issue, email-me!!!
Don’t be scared! Find your strength in the love you feel for others and the world, and work to increase improve your relationships and connections with others.
Challenge the System
Inspire a Vision
Model the Way
Enable Others to Act
Encourage the Heart
The Honorable (first & last name)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Assembly Member (last name):
Please list (your name or your organization or business) in Opposition to Assembly Bill AB 1763.
[Attention letter writer: Use the above sentence. Listing specific points is optional. If you choose to give reasons, select one or more of the following points and change the wording some, or add your own.]
We are strongly opposed to AB 1763 for many reasons, including the following:
AB effectively 1763 forces physicians, dentists, nurses, paramedics, lab technicians, pharmacists,
and other professionals as well as public or private, for-profit or non-profit medical facilities into involuntary servitude during a declared state of public health emergency under threat of losing their license to practice in California (proposed Health and Safety Code Sections 130442 and 130520).
AB 1763 violates patient privacy by requiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists and others to report personally identifying information about patients before there is a declaration of a state of public emergency, and without the patient's written consent. It also requires pharmacists to report data on over-the-counter sales, and customer information that pharmacists are not required to obtain under current law (proposed Section 130380, 130382, & 130384).
AB 1763, contrary to the Nuremberg Code, calls for mandatory immunizations (or quarantine or isolation) without prior informed consent; without consideration of personal beliefs, prior medical conditions or contraindications; and without any provision to keep families together, including keeping children with their parents or legal guardians during quarantine or isolation.
AB 1763 gives the Governor inappropriate authority to declare a state of public health emergency without consulting anyone and without any accountability, not even to the Legislature, for 30 days.
AB 1763 inappropriately gives police powers over medical professionals, medical facilities, and ordinary citizens to the Department of Health Services, to local government agencies responsible for protecting the public's health, and to any person designated by them.
AB 1763 ignores the California Emergency Services Act and all other existing laws, including provisions in the Health and Safety Code, which are in place and have been proven effective to address potential and actual emergencies that could affect public health.
If you come up with better ideas/strategies- let me know!!! I think exposing US complicity in 9-11 will help turn this whole situation around; I think people would really rise up and organize when they realize how diametrically opposed “National Security Interests” are to the genuine health and well being of the American people, and the health and well being of people around the world. When we protested the war last September in Washington DC, our banner said:
One Air, One Water, One Hope-
Respect All Life
California's Emergency Health Powers Act, AB 1763, as introduced 1/8/02, follows the national model (MEHPA) fairly closely.
We would strongly prefer that this legislation (state Emergency Health Powers Acts) be defeated, especially in states like California, which already have laws, programs, and experienced agencies in place to deal with emergencies that could affect public health.
Some states, such as Texas, have prudently decided to review current law in order to identify whether anything needs to be changed. In most cases, passage of laws based on the MEHPA will be overreaching and intrusive, as well as duplicative and contradictory of current law. However, outright defeat could prove to be very difficult given some important factors such as:
The articles and the documents listed below provide vital background information.
AAPS (American Academy of Physicians and Surgeons) ANALYSIS
MODEL EMERGENCY HEALTH POWERS ACT (MEHPA) TURNS GOVERNORS INTO DICTATORS
This Act grants unprecedented and unchecked powers to the Governors of the 50 States.
REVISED DRAFT OF MODEL STATE EMERGENCY HEALTH POWERS ACT (DEC. 21) STILL A PRESCRIPTION FOR TYRANNY
The "new" Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (December 21 version) has apparently been modified to remove those provisions that attracted the most dissension....
This appears to be a disingenuous effort to mute criticism while making little substantial change in the proposal.
http://www.aapsonline.org/ [obtain by clicking on 1) Legislation; 2) Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA) - 12/10/2001]; 3) the specific document
AAPS December 2, 2001 Action Notice
To State, Local, and Specialty Medical Society Officers and Staff:
Under pressure from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, your state legislature will probably be considering the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA), which would give the Governor unprecedented, dictatorial powers in the event that he decided to declare a "public health emergency." http://www.aapsonline.org/legis/medsocemer.htm
States grapple with methods for dealing with bioterrorism The suspension of traditional American civil liberties, no matter how necessary or temporary, is a serious issue. So is the prospect, no matter how unlikely, of thousands of Americans suffering from a deadly epidemic. The reform of state public-health laws is under way. How well those reforms balance these two issues may one day affect our lives, health and freedoms in a profound way. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2002/01/14/healthwatch.DTL
Health bill endangers civil rights
Bush pushes plan to expand control in bioweapon attack
The administration wants all 50 states to adopt a law allowing public health authorities to take over hospitals, seize drug supplies, quarantine people exposed to infectious pathogens, draft doctors to treat them, force patients to be vaccinated, and order police to restrain residents from leaving contaminated areas.
The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. http://ohsr.od.nih.gov/nuremberg.php3
AAPS Resolution Concerning Mandatory Vaccinations
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
"BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That AAPS calls for a moratorium on vaccine mandates and for physicians to insist upon truly informed consent for the use of vaccines."
The Vaccine Reaction
Special report - Winter 2002
SMALLPOX AND FORCED VACCINATION:
WHAT EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW
In this time of great sadness, fear and confusion, Americans have a choice to make: either we defend the individual freedoms our forefathers fought and died to give us, or we sacrifice those freedoms and let the terrorists win. What we choose to do will define who we are as a nation for many years to come.
The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001 and the subsequent threats of biological warfare against US citizens have prompted calls by public health officials to prepare for mass vaccination campaigns for anthrax and smallpox. National vaccination programs targeting civilians, including children, are being proposed in model state legislation that would give public health officials the power to use the state militia to enforce vaccination during state-declared health emergencies. While it is critical for the US to have a sound, workable plan to respond to an act of bioterrorism, as well as enough safe and effective vaccines stockpiled for every American who wants to use them, there are legitimate concerns about a plan which forces citizens to use vaccines without their voluntary, informed consent.
Barbara Loe Fisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
January 25, 2002
Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343
BIOTERROR FUNDING PROVIDES BLUEPRINT TO BUILD A STRONG NEW PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
On Jan. 10, President Bush signed appropriations legislation providing $2.9 billion for HHS, a ten-fold increase in the department's funding for bioterrorism preparedness. As the lead federal agency in preparing for the bioterrorism threat, HHS will work closely with states, local government and the private sector to build the needed new public health infrastructure, and to accelerate research into likely bioterror diseases.
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has committed to providing funds rapidly, while ensuring full accountability for the new spending. He announced a first installment of more than $200 million in funding for state and local resources, to be made available by Jan. 31.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Friday, Jan. 25, 2002
Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343
FEDERAL FUNDS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE BEGINS TO FLOW TO STATES
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced today plans for the release of the first installment of more than $200 million in funds from the more than $1 billion in bioterrorism money designated for states to help prepare their public health infrastructures to respond in the event of a bioterrorism attack.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002
Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343
HHS ANNOUNCES $1.1 BILLION IN FUNDING TO STATES FOR BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today sent letters to governors detailing how much each state will receive of the $1.1 billion to help them strengthen their capacity to respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies resulting from terrorism. The money will allow states to begin planning and building the public health systems necessary to respond.
States will be permitted to begin immediately spending up to 20 percent of their allotments, so as to avoid delay in starting preparedness measures. The remaining 80 percent of the $1.1 billion in state funds will be released once complete plans have been received and approved. http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2002pres/20020131b.html
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
http://www.alec.org/ [The status of the Emergency Health Powers Act in each State is also available on this web site.]
ALEC Concerns about the MEHPA:
Strips individuals and families of their rights and liberties at the expense of government
Represents unnecessary and duplicative legislation given existing state natural disaster statutes
Provides a number of potential legal loopholes for trial lawyers to extort
Grants overly sweeping takings rights to the government
Fails to consider individual state needs
Consolidates broad power to Public Health Officials, most of whom are unelected
Erects barriers to states¹ ability to respond, slowing down response times
Utilizes vague language to define key concepts, including when an emergency can be declared
Grants additional, duplicative due process rights for quarantined persons
Allows public health authorities to ration drugs and other items, but does not specify the manner in which these items would be rationed
Ignores potential costs, both dollar and human.
For additional information please contact:
Sandy Bourne at (202) 466-3800 ext. 245 or
Jennifer King at (202) 466-3800 ext. 229
Selected Laws currently in the California Emergency Services Act
Except as noted, all sections below are from the California Government Code
California's laws (Codes and Regulations which implement the Codes) can be accessed at the following web sites:
The Governor is empowered to expend any appropriation for support of the California Emergency Services Act to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(a) The Governor may make, amend, and rescind orders and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The orders and regulations shall have the force and effect of law. Due consideration shall be given to the plans of the federal government in preparing the orders and regulations. The Governor shall cause widespread publicity and notice to be given to all such orders and regulations, or amendments or rescissions thereof.
(b) Orders and regulations, or amendments or rescissions thereof, issued during a state of war emergency or state of emergency shall be in writing and shall take effect immediately upon their issuance. Whenever the state of war emergency or state of emergency has been terminated, the orders and regulations shall be of no further force or effect.
(c) All orders and regulations relating to the use of funds pursuant to Article 16 (commencing with Section 8645) shall be prepared in advance of any commitment or expenditure of the funds. Other orders and regulations needed to carry out the provisions of this chapter shall, whenever practicable, be prepared in advance of a state of war emergency or state of emergency.
(d) All orders and regulations made in advance of a state of war emergency or state of emergency shall be in writing, shall be exempt from Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2, but shall be subject to the approval of the Emergency Council. As soon thereafter as possible they shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State and with the county clerk of each county.
During a state of war emergency or a state of emergency the Governor may suspend any regulatory statute, or statute prescribing the procedure for conduct of state business, or the orders, rules, or regulations of any state agency, including subdivision (d) of Section 1253 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, where the Governor determines and declares that strict compliance with any statute, order, rule, or regulation would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay the mitigation of the effects of the emergency.
[for reference: UIC §1253. An unemployed individual is eligible to receive unemployment
compensation benefits with respect to any week only if the director finds that:
(d) He has been unemployed for a waiting period of one week as defined in Section 1254, unless this waiting period has been waived pursuant to Section 8571 of the Government Code.]
GC 8572. In the exercise of the emergency powers hereby vested in him during a state of war emergency or state of emergency, the Governor is authorized to commandeer or utilize any private property or personnel deemed by him necessary in carrying out the responsibilities hereby vested in him as Chief Executive of the state and the state shall pay the reasonable value thereof. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the Governor is not authorized to commandeer any newspaper, newspaper wire service, or radio or television station, but may, during a state of war emergency or state of emergency, and if no other means of communication are available, utilize any news wire services, and the state shall pay the reasonable value of such use. In so utilizing any such facilities, the Governor shall interfere as little as possible with their use for the transmission of news.
The Governor shall assign all or part of his powers and duties under this chapter to the Office of Emergency Services. The Director of the Office of Emergency Services shall appoint pursuant to the State Civil Service Act such employees as are needed.
During a state of war emergency, a state of emergency, or a local emergency, the director shall coordinate the emergency activities of all state agencies in connection with such emergency, and every state agency and officer shall cooperate with the director in rendering all possible assistance in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.
In addition to the powers herein designated, the Governor may delegate any of the powers vested in him under this chapter to the Director of the Office of Emergency Services except the power to make, amend, and rescind orders and regulations, and the power to proclaim a state of emergency.
Art. 13. State of Emergency
The Governor is hereby empowered to proclaim a state of emergency in an area affected or likely to be affected thereby when:
During a state of emergency the Governor shall, to the extent he deems necessary, have complete authority over all agencies of the state government and the right to exercise within the area designated all police power vested in the state by the Constitution and laws of the State of California in order to effectuate the purposes of this chapter. In exercise thereof, he shall promulgate, issue, and enforce such orders and regulations as he deems necessary, in accordance with the provisions of Section 8567.
During a state of emergency the Governor may direct all agencies of the state government to utilize and employ state personnel, equipment, and facilities for the performance of any and all activities designed to prevent or alleviate actual and threatened damage due to the emergency; and he may direct such agencies to provide supplemental services and equipment to political subdivisions to restore any services which must be restored in order to provide for the health and safety of the citizens of the affected area. Any agency so directed by the Governor may expend any of the moneys which have been appropriated to it in performing such activities, irrespective of the particular purpose for which the money was appropriated.
The Governor shall proclaim the termination of a state of emergency at the earliest possible date that conditions warrant. All of the powers granted the Governor by this chapter with respect to a state of emergency shall terminate when the state of emergency has been terminated by proclamation of the Governor or by concurrent resolution of the Legislature declaring it at an end.
Circumstances describing an emergency referenced in GC 8625
Three conditions or degrees of emergency are established by this chapter:
Art. 17. Privileges and Immunities
The state or its political subdivisions shall not be liable for any claim based upon the exercise or performance, or the failure to exercise or perform, a discretionary function or duty on the part of a state or local agency or any employee of the state or its political subdivisions in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.
Any physician or surgeon (whether licensed in this state or any other state), hospital, pharmacist, nurse, or dentist who renders services during any state of war emergency, a state of emergency, or a local emergency at the express or implied request of any responsible state or local official or agency shall have no liability for any injury sustained by any person by reason of such services, regardless of how or under what circumstances or by what cause such injuries are sustained; provided, however, that the immunity herein granted shall not apply in the event of a willful act or omission.
No other state or its officers or employees rendering aid in this state pursuant to any interstate arrangement, agreement, or compact shall be liable on account of any act or omission in good faith on the part of such state or its officers or employees while so engaged, or on account of the maintenance or use of any equipment or supplies in connection with an emergency.
Excerpts from the California Health and Safety Code
The following references in the California Health and Safety Code are indicative of the fact that California laws currently deal with most of the same issues as the proposed new Emergency Health Powers Act, such as:
Section 120130 requires the establishment of a listing of reportable diseases, requires prompt reporting and allows isolation or quarantine for any case of contagious, infectious, or communicable disease.
Section 120135 allows the Department of Health Services to establish and maintain places of quarantine or isolation.
Section 120145 allows the Department of Health Services to quarantine, isolate, inspect, and disinfect persons, animals, houses, rooms, other property, etc.
Section 120150 allows the Department of Health Services to destroy such household goods, furnishings, materials, clothing, or animals.
Section 120190 requires each health officer to immediately report every case of a disease designated for immediate reporting by the department.
Section 120250 requires all physicians, nurses, clergymen, attendants, owners, proprietors, managers, employees, and persons living with, or visiting any sick person who is ill of any infectious, contagious, or communicable disease, to promptly report that fact.
Bush has picked Dr. Elias Zerhouni as the new director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Dr. Zerhouni was also on the board of Trustees of John Hopkins Healthcare 2000-2001 and, according to http://www.nomorefakenews.com , Zerhouni was a member of the Institute of Medicine, the group that whitewashed all the dangers of the anthrax vaccine. NIH's budget is slated to balloon from $13.5 billion (1998) to $27 billion (2003).NIH is now doing extensive work on "bioterrorism research."
The Center for Disease Control is considering changing its vaccination policy according to a March 29, 2002 article which appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/news/0302/0329smallpox.html. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the division of the National Institutes of Health that is preparing to conduct $1.5 billion of research into bioterrorism, stated in an article "An open and public dialogue on the advantages and disadvantages of universal voluntary vaccination . . . should be initiated before any attack occurs.”
Smallpox was eradicated in 1979. The virus is known to exist in only two places: a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and one in Russia. After eradication, the U.S. government retained 15.4 million doses of the vaccine.
The vaccine can cause severe reactions not only in those who get it, but in adults and especially children in close proximity to recipients. Experts fear the vaccine also could threaten people such as AIDS patients and transplant recipients, who are living with fragile immune systems.(See “U.S. Officials Want a Dose for Every Person in the Country by the End of 2002 “ at http://www.mercola.com/2001/oct/31/smallpox_vaccine.htm
NIH-funded researchers said that the vaccine can be diluted at least five times and still provide protection. That means the stockpile could protect 77 million people.
If an additional 70 million doses recently discovered by its manufacturer are bought by the government and diluted, there would be more than enough vaccine on the shelf to inoculate the entire U.S. population -- even before the delivery of an additional 155 million doses ordered by the Department of Health and Human Services to be manufactured by next year.
Alarm over the additional 70 million “discovered’ is understandable, looking at the history of the company that found them, Avantis, and their parent company- Bayer, formerly I.G. Farben (from http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/newsletter/issue6/nl6_bayer_hazzard.html )
In 1898 Bayer trademarked Heroin and in 1900 marketed it world-wide as a cough medicine.
In 1925 Bayer was one of the companies that merged to form IG Farben. During WWII IG Farben used forced labour in many of its factories. IG Farben subsidiary Degesch manufactured and sold Zyklon B, the poison gas used in the gas chambers. Bayer AG was one of 4 companies to be formed out of the assets of IG Farben in 1952.
Bayer has been implicated in the development of nerve agents including VX.
Bayer was one of the pharmaceutical companies who took the South African government to court for allowing the production of cheap generic versions of HIV drugs (I was arrested for the first time protesting this suit at Bayer’s Berkeley plant).
In the wake of the recent anthrax attacks, Bayer has raked in millions of dollars as the sole US manufacturer of Cipro, the antibiotic used to treat the disease. (Although Cipro is certainly not the only nor the best antibiotic available to treat anthrax.)
Earlier this year Bayer was forced to withdraw one of its leading pharmaceutical products - the anti cholesterol drug Baycol or Lipobay, which was linked to 31 deaths in the US.
In the early 1990's Bayer placed hundreds of UK patients at risk of potentially fatal infections by failing to disclose crucial safety information during a trial of the antibiotic Ciproxin. Up to 650 people underwent surgery using Ciproxin without doctors being informed that studies (as early as 1989) showed Ciproxin reacted badly with other drugs, seriously impairing its ability to kill bacteria.
In addition, according to http://www.tetrahedron.org/news/NR011112.html the smallpox vaccine's newly formed producers are Acambis (previously OraVax), partnered with Baxter and Aventis-created in 1999 by parent companies Hoechst and Rhone-Poulenc. All have jaded histories.
The "Big Three"-Bayer, Baxter, and Rhone-Poulenc are infamously known for having infected more than 7,000 American hemophiliacs with the AIDS virus during the early 1980s. They admitted foreknowledge in selling HIV-tainted blood clotting products and settled the class action case for $100,000 per claimant.
Bayer and Hoechst were formed following World War II from the "decartelization" of Germany's leading industrial organization and Nazi economic engine- I.G. Farben. The CIA immediately took over their vacated corporate headquarters which had curiously escaped allied bombings.
Historians explain that the Farben complex had been protected by officials of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company-half owner of the Farben cartel. Many believe that Rockefeller lawyer and Standard Oil business manager, Allen Dulles, the CIA's first director, military-command-protected Farben headquarters from allied bombings.
Soon after the CIA formed, Bayer and Hoechst were reorganized in 1951 under the direction of the Allied High Commission, largely influenced by U.S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy-a lawyer and banker from Philadelphia, with intimate ties to Rockefeller banking and oil interests.
Hermann Schmitz, president of Bayer A.G and I.G. Farben during WWII, who also largely directed the Deutsche Bank, "held as much stock in Standard Oil of New Jersey as did the Rockefellers," according to former CBS News war correspondent Paul Manning. Acknowledging CIA director Dulles for his information, Manning reported that on August 10, 1944, the Rockefeller-Farben partners moved their "flight capital" through affiliated German/French, American, British and Swiss banks "for the new Germany." This secured "the sophisticated distribution of national and corporate assets to safe havens" thoughout the world, and assured the continuation and further development of the "Neuordnung" (new order) for both the global petrochemical pharmaceutical industry and banking cartels.
From http://18.104.22.168/ :
The first Nuremberg tribunal in 1947 failed to punish the Organizers of the Holocaust.
The Second World War was not an accident of history, but a conquest war particularly of Eastern Europe organized by giant German corporations like IG Farben and others. Hitler was their political and military puppet. Telford Taylor, US-Chief Prosecutor at the 1947 Nuremberg War Tribunal against the managers of BAYER, BASF and HOECHST (IG Farben) stated:"These companies, not the lunatic Nazi fanatics, are the main war criminals. If the guilt of these criminals is not brought to daylight and if they are not punished, they will pose a much greater threat to the future peace of the world than Hitler if he were still alive."
These three companies were the 100% owners of IG Auschwitz, the largest industrial complex outside Germany. The concentration camp Auschwitz was nothing else than a forced labour camp for this company. Only 15 years after their conviction at the Nuremberg trials, these same companies were the architects of the next violation of human rights: the founding of the Codex Alimentarius commission in 1962. This awful phase of German history is inextricably bound up with one person: Fritz ter Meer, Board member of IG Farben from its foundation to its destruction, responsible for IG Auschwitz. During the Nuremberg trials Ter Meer testified that
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is determining what food may be produced and transported throughout the world. At the moment it is beginning to challenge the vitamin, herb and “alternative treatment” information which challenge the profits of the pharmaceutical industry.
Companies seem more interested in profits than the health and well being of people. When people and companies that specialize in warfare are given extraordinary powers to “treat” people during “emergencies.” One has to be concerned over the “stated and actual” purposes of the directing government.
Decades ago people were concerned over F.E.M.A. and the suspicious “concentration camps” built in the U.S. to harbour “dissidents. Under the new umbrella of “Homeland Defense” new laws are being created to provide for the “evacuation” of civilians to these “detention centers” in other states. Jim Rarey http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/Rarey032002/rarey032002.html explains how the new laws require other states to join into “compacts” however-
Oops! Enter Hillary Clinton.
Senator Clinton, on November 28, 2001, introduced a bill (S.1737) to provide for homeland security block grants. Section 12 states, "The consent of the Congress is hereby given to any two or more States to enter into agreements or compacts, not in conflict with any law of the United States, for cooperative effort and mutual assistance in support of homeland security planning and programs carried out under this Act as they pertain to interstate areas and to localities within such States, and to establish such agencies, joint or otherwise, as they may deem desirable for making such agreements and compacts effective."
Senator Clinton doesn't seem to be concerned about any conflict with the U.S. Constitution, only "laws of the United States." The cosponsors of the bill: Senators Dayton, Feinstein, Mikulkski, Stabenow, Durbin, Kerry and Schumer.
As of March 18 was still in the Judiciary Committee..
All kinds of unconstitutional laws are being rushed through the Congress and state legislatures in the name of fighting terrorism. However, it should be obvious that the advance planning in putting all these pieces together took place long before September 11 of last year.
“Addressing fears of vaccination, quarantine, and incarceration, Maddux-Gonzalez says, "The response to bioterrorism will be very specific to the infectious agent." Vaccinations and quarantines aren't always appropriate and, she says, "in some situations, we may be asking people to stay home."
“But for those who are seriously paranoid about the Emergency Health Powers Act, Howard Urnovitz, Ph.D., of Chronix Biomedical in Berkeley has an idea. "I am in Europe now," he writes, "trying to get citizenship here because of such nonsense."
The Assembly Health Services and Government Organization committees will consider AB 1763 in April.”
From a friend
I suspect that what went "disastrously wrong" with this CIA operation was that they bungled the setting-up of hard links between the anthrax and Iraq. But our black-budget boys are far from finished. I expect a major bioterror operation in a matter of weeks with convenient Iraqi fingerprints all over it. With a horrible US death toll that will justify nuking Baghdad (Alas, Babylon), profitable war in perpetuity, and martial law at home. To serve as a "smoking gun," our boys probably have lined up a few fervent Iraqi stooges that will be involved at the last stages of the operation. I wouldn't be surprised if the script calls for a chase and capture of the stooges to be covered by live TV news, given that we're a TV-oriented society.
A tricky part of such an operation - i.e., enlisting stooges of a desired nationality to be caught red-handed - is successfully hiding the CIA/German hand. This, I suspect, is what went wrong with the 1995 Oklahoma City operation - the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. Evidently they successfully enlisted a couple of Iraqi stooges, who were conveniently "seen with" Timothy McVeigh, so the bombing would play out as an "Iraqi terrorist" drama. So what went wrong? Why was it instead declared the work of lone, derranged, "domestic terrorist" McVeigh? My answer - too many people learned of the central role of Bundeswehr counterintelligence specialist Lt. Andreas Strassmeir. "Andy" had been hanging out in the area casing buildings for a few years. In 1992, three years before the Murrah bombing, he was stopped by the Oklahoma State Police on a minor traffic violation, and they found in his locked briefcase (the police were forced to break the lock) plans for making a fuel-fertilizer bomb (the kind used in the Murrah bombing) and papers relating to Strassmeir's negotiations to buy two Boeing 747's from Lufthansa Airlines. Even though the FBI wrote a report on this information after the Murrah bombing, unbelievably, Strassmeir was never questioned by the FBI. He was quickly, silently whisked out of the country.
Andreas Strassmeir was the son of German high politico
Guenter Strassmeir, who, along with George H. Bush,
played a central role in German reunification. [Did you know that the day chosen to bring down the Berlin
wall was a sacred Nazi holiday - Nov. 9, "Blutzeuge" (Day of Blood)?] Guenter was Chancellor Helmut Kohl's
Secretary of State, i.e., his right-hand man, and also a high official in the German CIA, the
Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). Kohl, before money scandals prompted his replacement, had
Regarding our government's next devastating attack on us, someone whose opinon I highly value suggested that the govt. may be planning it for Eastertime, as this would best feed the "Islam vs. Christianity" drama that the govt. is creating while denying it. Given these and similar grim realities, I suggest we stay tuned for the live TV chase/capture, and in the meantime investigate who's buying options on body bags.
Anthrax attacks 14/3/02 BBC News, Susan Watts
Anthrax attacks may have been CIA test gone wrong by John Innes
AN AMERICAN expert last night claimed last autumn’s anthrax attacks may have been the result of CIA research
which went disastrously wrong.
At the same time, health ministers of the G7 countries and Mexico met in London and agreed to carry out an international exercise to test reactions to a biological, chemical or radio-nuclear terrorist incident.
Barbara Rosenberg, the director of the Federation of American Scientists’ Chemical and Biological Weapons Program, raised the possibility that the CIA could have ordered a “field trial” on the possible effects of delivering anthrax through the mail and the contents could have been used by whoever was responsible for the anthrax attacks.
Dr Rosenberg told the BBC’s Newsnight: