Preparing for Canary Party Endorsements
Written by The Canary Party   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 16:36

It is campaign season, and time for all Canary Party members to look for those candidates who will support our rights to make our own health choices, and support health policy that leads to better over all health outcomes.  

The Canary Party will begin to announce its endorsements for federal state and local elections this week, but we need your help to find those good candidates.  Have a legislator who stood up for your right to vaccinate as you choose?  Spoke out to get GMO's labled?  Protected you from a mandatory medical procedure?  Then get them (and their opponents) our survey and see if we can endorse them!

If we want things to change, we HAVE to change out those in our legislatures who are keeping the status quo in place.  

Download the questionnaire here, and send it to all of those running for office in your area.  We want to make sure our known friends get it so they can get the attention and support they need from our community, but we also want their opponents and other candidates to get it, both to find those whom support our causes that we may not know about, and to educate those candidates on The Canary Party and our issues.  Get to know those running for office by taking it into their office and delivering it in person.  Ask to follow up with them on any issues that they are not informed on.  Educate yourself on them and them on us!

Get their answers and your recommendations to us so that we can follow up and get attention on those that will fight for us.  Send the questionnaires to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A look at what we are asking of candidates:

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General Campaign Questionnaire

1.       Will you pledge to proactively address the crisis in children’s health by focusing national health policy on the environmental causes that have triggered the new childhood epidemics?

2.       In order to assure unbiased assessment of vaccine safety risks and that vaccine injuries and deaths, are fully investigated, will you pledge to support the creation of an independent agency to provide oversight of vaccine safety.

3.       Will you pledge to restore integrity to broadcast media by supporting the restoration of the pre-1997 disclosure requirements for direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising?

4.       Do you support the right of Americans to choose or reject which medical interventions that they and their children will undergo, and to be free from coercive measures to push them into unwanted medical interventions, including vaccination?

5.       Do you support the abolition of the so-called “Vaccine Court” and the return of liability for childhood vaccine injury and death to the general civil court system?

6.       Do you support the right of Americans to access the medical care providers that they choose, including alternative health care practitioners?

7.       Do you support the right of Americans to make their own dietary decisions, to eat the food they choose, and to have unfettered access to their nutritional choices including organic options, raw milk, and supplements?

8.       Do you support California GMO labeling initiative (Proposition 37) which assures the right of Californians to know if the food products they are buying contain GMOs?

9.       Do you support The Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act (H.R. 6342) that allows terminally ill patients access to drugs, treatments, and devices not yet approved by the FDA?

10.   Do you support The Parental Consent Act of 2011 (H.R. 2769) that prevents the federal funding of mandatory mental health screening programs?

11.   Do you agree with The Guiding Principles of The Canary Party, listed below?


In recent human history, mankind has created and witnessed unprecedented changes in the balance between nature and technology. With the advent of the industrial revolution, technological progress has led to profound improvements in human health and quality of life. Important benefits such as improved sanitation and clean water have combined to reduce human mortality and extend the lifespan. As we recognize these benefits, we also know that technology works best when it serves human needs and worst when it imposes new risks on human development, creating a greater distance between nature and man. Paradoxically, as we become more reliant on technology, we risk losing sight of the proper balance between the benefits and risks of progress, especially in those technologies that intervene most directly in human health.

 

In order to restore that balance, we must pursue a future based on a more natural vision of human health, happiness and development, one that focuses on wellness rather than disease. The definition of wellness that guides the healing professions should not be the absence of symptoms in the presence of medical intervention, but rather the pursuit of health without the need for drugs. Realizing this future will require a more natural approach to wellness, especially early in life, but also throughout the lifespan. To restore the proper balance of nature and technology, The Canary Party seeks to restore balance to our civil society.

 

We hold these Principles to be self-evident:

 

Awareness - That awareness of the new man-made epidemics is the first requirement for ending them.

 

Precaution - That when complexity clouds our understanding of health crises, our moral imperative is to first do no harm.

 

Safety - That the best measure of a safe environment is the total health and happiness of an individual human being.

 

Choice - That the individual’s right to choose or refuse medical interventions affecting them or their children must be defended.

 

Sovereignty - That true empowerment requires that the individual is accorded and assumes responsibility for their own health, happiness and nutrition.

 

Freedom - That full access to the healing professions and to truthful information is essential to liberty.

 

Justice - That when injuries occur as a consequence of institutional failure, the victims deserve justice.

 

Integrity - That the cause of justice is best served when our governing institutions are free from commercial interests.

 

Compassion - That a compassionate society has a duty to provide injured and otherwise disabled citizens with an opportunity for happiness and to treat them with dignity.

 

 


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Canary Party Sponsors Peter Schiff at the University of Minnesota
Written by The Canary Party   
Saturday, 22 September 2012 03:54

Friday, September 28, 2012
6:00pm until 9:00pm in CDT
University of Minnesota - Willey Hall
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/257528484349530/

Peter Schiff is one of the few investment advisors to have correctly called the current bear market before it began. Peter is strong voice of support for the Austrian School of economics

He has written numerous books including his latest The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country. 

Peter is Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. I have been a client of Peter’s firm since 2008 and am thrilled to have him here to speak.

Peter Schiff’s latest investment perspective and market insights. Though media commentators insist we are in a recovery, Peter strongly disagrees and has developed strategies with the aim of helping you safeguard your wealth from mounting risks, including: 

Sovereign Debt Default
Currency Wars
Government Takeovers
Artificial Asset Bubbles

Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=yakd8dcab&oeidk=a07e68ofi84b90f4bfa


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Action Alert! Federal Autism Committee is Corrupt!
Written by The Canary Party   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:34

Take Action: Fed IACC Autism committee is corrupt, Wastes money, Members oppose finding a cure
 
One click -  and the letter below is sent to your legislators.   Please take a few moments today to let your elected officials in Washington, DC know the ugly truth about the massive waste of taxpayer dollars by the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) that’s more interested in covering up the causes of autism than in finding them.
 
We saw for ourselves, firsthand what a farce the IACC has become. But unless we get messages to legislators IN LARGE NUMBERS, nothing will change in Washington.

Please click on the Take Action Link to the letter below to your two US Senators and your member of the House of Representatives.  Please share this message with friends and family and please post to Facebook and other social networks. The letter:
 
       On July 10, HHS Secretary Sebelius effectively turned the Combating Autism Act into the “Accepting Autism Act.”  In her speech to the autism community, she made no mention of prevention, recovery, cure or in any way ending autism.
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Autism Families Confront Insel and Sebelius at the IACC
Written by The Canary Party   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:51

Yesterday, the first meeting of the year was held by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, and autism families were there to confront Tom Insel and Kathleen Sebelius in person on their failures in the federal response to the autism epidemic.  Canary members held a silent protest when Kathleen Sebelius completed her remarks to the committee and several members spoke directly to Dr. Insel and the committee during public comments.







Mark Blaxill's written statement to the committee can be read on Age of Autism.








The full discussion on the problematic staffing of the IACC that Tom Insel referred to as IACC 3.0 can be found here:  

A Critical Review of the Performance of The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Meeting, by EBCALA


Coverage of the event:

The IACC (I Am Completely Clueless) Meets Again, By Dan Olmsted


The administrations response to our protest:

The Obama Administration Makes Contact After Last Week's AoA Article



Update:

Apparently people love the shirts and want them.  Here is what we have left:


My child's brain damage is government approved.   3 size XL, 4 L

4 members of our federal autism committee oppose autism recovery.    1 size L,   2 size XL

$25, email if you want one:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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Watch the IACC Meeting Where Parents Will Call Out the Federal Government Failures in Autism Treatment and Prevention
Written by The Canary Party   
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:16


The U.S. government has again failed at autism treatment and prevention, says a coalition of autism advocates representing tens of thousands of families.

“$1 billion has been wasted over six years, with nothing to show taxpayers but a doubled autism rate,” said Ginger Taylor of the Canary Party, a health advocacy group representing victims of man-made epidemics of chronic illness. “This public health disaster is devastating a generation of children, while government agencies and journalists have merely been ineffective, they have been obstructionists to the treatment and prevention of autism.”

Autism advocates will gather on Tuesday, July 10 starting at 8 a.m. in front of the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 408 L'Enfant Plaza SW in Washington, DC, to attend the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee which is holding the first meeting of its new members. Several advocates plan to offer their protest over failed government policy during public comment. Four IACC members have publicly stated they do not believe autism should be prevented or medically treated.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to make opening remarks.

The autism rate has increased to 1 in 88, though that figure is for 8-year-olds born in 2000.

In 2006 Congress passed the Combating Autism Act, giving the federal government almost a billion dollars to find ways to prevent and treat autism. Thomas Insel, head of the National Institute for Mental Health, was appointed to lead the IACC to coordinate that effort.

However, The Canary Party asserts that:

• Insel failed to produce a medical intervention or recommendation to treat or prevent autism.

• Insel stripped vaccine research out of the autism research agenda.

• Tens of thousands of reports of autistic children’s improvements and recoveries via biomedical intervention have gone uninvestigated.

Autism advocates have written a detailed critique of the failings of the IACC, its members and Tom Insel. “The authentic autism community had nominated many highly educated, well-respected researchers, doctors and advocates to be on the IACC committee,” said Melissa Christopher of the Canary Party. “The IACC as currently constituted is irrelevant, and has no right to waste taxpayer dollars and children’s lives while pretending to lead.”

The IACC has announced that public comments will start around 1 p.m. Eastern time, though the schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the committee. IACC meeting details are here:

http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/2012/full-committee-mtg-announcement-july10.shtml

Following the public comments to the IACC, autism advocates will then be holding a press conference to respond.

“Journalists should be asking Kathleen Sebelius where that $1 billion went, and who benefited from those diverted funds,” said Melissa Christopher of the Canary Party. “That money could have directly benefited so many struggling autism families who have lost income and suffer with financially devastating expenses."

"Without honest, productive government leadership very soon, the autism epidemic will sink this country.”

UPDATE:













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The Autism Community Protests the Federal Autism Committee on July 10th
Written by The Canary Party   
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:22

The IACC is failing the autism community. Join us in protest on July 10th!!

On Tuesday, July10th at 9am, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee will be holding the first meeting of the newly empaneled members.  The Autism community will be showing up to let them know that their actions have been wholly unsatisfactory.

in 2006, Congress passed the Combating Autism Act, giving the federal government almost a billion dollars to find ways to prevent and treat autism.  The head of NIMH, Thomas Insel, was appointed to lead the IACC in coordinating that effort. 

Six years and almost a billion dollars later, Insel has not only failed to produce even one medical intervention or recommendation to prevent or treat autism, the autism rate has DOUBLED on his watch.  Tens of thousands of reports of improvements and recoveries via biomedical intervention have been ignored and gone uninvestigated.  He broke federal committee rules to strip vaccine research out of the autism research agenda.  Every year the complaints of Insel's malfeasance have become louder and louder in the autism community.

His abuse of his position came to fruition this past April when he announced the new members of the IACC.  The authentic autism community that is seeking to bring an end to the autism epidemic had nominated well respected researchers, doctors and advocates with impressive histories and large followings, however Insel ignored every one of the nominations, and instead seated a panel consisting of purely political appointees, four of who publicly state that they do not believe that autism should be prevented or medically treated.

That was when we reached our breaking point.  A coalition of advocacy groups representing tens of thousands of families held a press conference and demanded that Insel be fired, that the current mockery of a an IACC panel be disbanded, and that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius meet with leaders of the coalition to chart a path forward to actually address the autism epidemic.

The only response that we received was what amounts to a form letter signed by NIH chief Francis Collins, that was clearly written by a staffer, and that did not address any of the points made to Secretary Sebelius.

We have had enough.

Join us for a demonstration of our concern over a public health disaster that is devastating a generation of children.

July 10th, 9:00am
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
408 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Map and Directions This link exits the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Web site and enters a non-government Web site.

We will be demonstrating our concern to the new committee and letting them know that that we believe that the IACC as currently constituted has lost its legitimacy and its right to lead during their public comments portion of the meeting mid day, followed by a gathering in front of the Department of Health and Human Services in the afternoon

We strongly encourage you to give your own public comments.  The procedure is as follows:
Notification of intent to present oral comments: July 3th by 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Submission of written/electronic statement for oral comments: July 5th by 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Submission of written comments: July 5th by 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Send notifications to:
Ms. Lina Perez
Office of Autism Research Coordination
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
6001 Executive Boulevard, NSC
Room 6182S
Rockville, Maryland 20892-9669
Phone:  (301) 443-6040
E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Details on the IACC meeting can be found here:
http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/2012/full-committee-mtg-announcement-july10.shtml

More details coming soon.

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