The needless suffering continues as cases of autism are neither prevented, properly treated or sufficiently supported, and some caregivers turn to the worst possible choice to allieviate their struggle. Murder-suicide.
"He said Robert didn’t know his own strength, and his mother was finding it increasingly difficult to take him outside. Watson, who is 5-foot-11 and weighs 240 pounds, said Robert was taller and outweighed him by about 30 pounds.
In early March, while riding with Angie in her pickup truck, Robert smashed his head through the rear window. He got worse in the following weeks. After another episode his mother took him to a hospital, where he was fed a steady stream of Ativan pills for two hours until he was sedated, the family said.
She and Robert were released, taking home about a month’s supply of Ativan — several hundred pills, according to the family. Robinson told her family she realized after the incident at the hospital that “she had lost Robert” and couldn’t care for him anymore.
Ron Watson said he and Angie Robinson went together to a Family Services office in late March, pleading for help. Robinson spoke with a social worker and asked for a long-term placement for Robert. According to the family, on or around April 2, she was informed a residential placement for Robert wasn’t possible."
Read the full story here: National Post
Fire the Deniers!
Written by The Canary Party
Saturday, 29 March 2014 18:42
CDC: 2.4% of American
12 Year Old Boys Have an Autism
President Obama: Fire the CDC and NIH Autism
Epidemic Deniers Immediately
Dear President Obama,
Fire the deniers! Fire the federal employees who deny the existence
of an autism epidemic.
An American child is diagnosed with Autism every 11 minutes – a rate
that continues to rise. President Obama, you need to remove the federal autism leadership
at NIH and the CDC. Until leadership at NIH and CDC realizes that it is impossible
to have a genetic epidemic in one generation, there will not be a proper emphasis
on environmental research and subsequent treatments.
Your Federal autism team is at best,
misleading you (and the country) and at worst, outright lying. Please consider appointing
a special prosecutor to investigate their malfeasance.
The undersigned Autism advocacy organizations request that you immediately send a clear message and fire the three federal employees
who have made a career of denying
the autism epidemic: CDC’s Dr. Marshalyn
Yeargin-‐Allsopp and Dr. Colleen Boyle as well as NIHM’s Dr. Thomas Insel.
In 1981, Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp joined the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC). The autism
rate then was 1 in 10,000. Under her watch,
the rate of autism
prevalence has gone from 1 in 10,000
to 1 in 68 -‐-‐-‐ increasing 1470%
while Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp has been counting. Despite this precipitous rise,
she can’t be sure if it’s a real increase. For the past twenty years the increase
has been attributed to changes in diagnostic definition and better case finding by the CDC despite the lack of data to confirm those comforting
suppositions. Even worse the CDC has never conducted, or ever even proposed doing, the basic epidemiology that could determine definitively the extent
of the increase. While Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp should
have been sounding
the alarm for the past 20 years, instead the best she can say is “a true increase
cannot be ruled out".1 Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp also counts the autism rate unbelievably slowly.
Using 21st century technology, the CDC can find tainted eggs, spinach or cantaloupes within a matter of hours or days. How is it acceptable for the autism
rate to be counted at age eight
with a four-‐year time lag to process
the data her agency
collects? It takes twelve
years for her to come up with a current
autism rate, which
is simply unacceptable. Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-‐Allsopp is not up to the job of supervising the autism count honestly. We demand that you fire or reassign
her to a position where she can do less harm.
1 Rice CE, et al., Evaluating Changes
in the Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum
http://www.publichealthreviews.eu/upload/pdf_files/12/00_Rice.pdf, at 12.
Dr. Colleen Boyle has been with the
CDC since 1984 and has been running the National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities
(NCBDD) since 2004. As is the case with Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp’s tenure, during Dr.
Boyle’s employment the autism rate has increased 1470%. In the 1980’s, Dr. Boyle
was a leader in the federal government’s effort to protect Monsanto and Dow Chemical
from potential culpability in the Agent Orange health crisis. Today, NCBDD is the
main government agency charged with denying the autism epidemic and Dr. Boyle is
a leader in the effort to protect the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
from potential culpability in the autism epidemic. She is paid by taxpayers, but
she appears to work repeatedly to protect corporations from accountability for adverse
health outcomes. She has held onto her job despite multiple appearances in front
of Congress where she made a fool of herself under aggressive questioning on autism.
We demand that you fire or reassign her to a position where she can do less
Dr. Thomas Insel has been at the National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 2002 when the autism rate was 1 in 500 -‐-‐-‐
the autism rate has increased 735% while he has been coordinating the autism gene
hunt. At this point, the genome has been mapped and there is no “autism gene”. Despite this fact, the federal government
and the committee he chairs, continues to disproportionately fund genetic research
vs. environmental research. Dr. Insel is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
We demand that you fire him as the leader
of the combating autism effort or reassign him to a position where he can do less
harm.This increase in Autism is not “diagnostic substitution”. Autism
in 2014 was not formerly
diagnosed as mental retardation. This is a lie designed
to deny and minimize the size of autism
epidemic. The increase in Autism is not “greater awareness”: PSAs to create
“awareness” are not necessary when there is a child with Autism on every block in this country.
Two percent of boys in the United
States are currently diagnosed on the Autism spectrum. Citing “greater awareness” to explain the increase in autism is designed to deny and minimize
the size of the autism
epidemic. Federal employees
who have exaggerated the role of autism awareness should be fired, or reassigned to a position
in the federal government where they will do less harm
President Obama – please Fire the Deniers as a first step towards being the first President to honestly address the ongoing Autism epidemic.
President Obama – when the CDC counts autism slowly and minimizes the scope of this epidemic, it has the real world effect of altering NIH research priorities. The catastrophic increase in autism diagnoses is a clear indication that NIH should
research over genetic research.
Albert Einstein defined insanity
as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Your Federal autism
team needs to be replaced
entirely in order to possibly
slow and hopefully
stop the autism epidemic.
Age of Autism
Autism Action Network
The Thinking Mom’s
On November 7th, 2013, members of the vaccine injury community held a briefing, sponsored by The Canary Party, for congressional staffers to present many of the problems in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in preparation for hearings in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
New Plan To Kill GMO Labeling Laws
Written by The Canary Party
Sunday, 12 January 2014 04:21
From Our friends at
the Organic Consumers Association:
Please take action NOW to
tell the FDA how you feel about allowing manufacturers to label genetically
modified-containing foods as "Natural"!
ASSOCIATION – TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK
The food industry is going door-to-door on Capitol Hill, seeking lawmakers willing to sponsor a bill to preempt state mandatory GMO labeling laws by substituting a weak federal “solution.”
The “solution” Big Food has in mind, revealed on Jan. 7 by POLITICO, would limit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) power to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It would also wipe out states’ rights to enact mandatory labeling laws, and would guarantee companies the right to use the word “natural” on products that contain GMOs.
Big Food’s plan also would likely try to appease consumers by including weak FDA guidance on voluntary labeling of GMOs—guidance that would exempt common ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, canola oil and others. And require little or no independent verification for claiming a product is GMO-free.
It’s not as though we didn’t see it coming.
Last week, after learning that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (Big Food’s lobbying group), had petitioned the FDA to allow food makers to use the word “natural” on GMO-contaminated foods, we predicted a treacherous road ahead for the anti-GMO movement in 2014.
In 2013, we warned about a letter to the FDA asking the agency to finalize its 2001 guidance on voluntary labeling of GMOs—a move we suggested then, and still believe, would preempt state and federal mandatory labeling of GMOs.
In a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, two former government officials floated the idea of a compromise that would include allowing specific amounts of GMOs, and/or exemptions for certain ingredients, such as high fructose corn syrup or canola oil, where processing has made it impossible to detect GMO ingredients. The authors also reiterated industry’s argument that if consumers want GMO-free, they can buy organic. In response, one scientist told the OCA:
“That is a smokescreen that allows the biotech industry to avoid taking responsibility for the harm caused by their patented, transgenic creations. Without mandatory GMO labeling, there is no way to understand public health impacts or conduct epidemiological research on diets containing GMOs.”
After decades of quietly profiting by contaminating food products with cheap, unsafe GMO-contaminated ingredients, the food industry sees those profits at risk. They’ve spent millions to defeat laws that are common in 60 other countries. Now, in an effort to undermine state laws, and subvert the democratic process, Big Food wants to cut a deal with Congress and the FDA. A deal that will provide no meaningful protection for consumers, and hand industry yet another free pass to poison and pollute.
Consumers have been clear. More than 90 percent of us want mandatory GMO labeling laws. No voluntary schemes. No watered-down regulations. No compromises. Please sign our petition to the FDA asking the agency to reject any federal law that is weaker than the state laws already passed in Maine and Connecticut, and proposed in Vermont and other states.
Read the Politico article
Read the GMA Draft Bill
The HPV Vaccine Controversy & Rosie Perez
Written by The Canary Party
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:44
Tune in on Wednesday, December 4th to the Katie Couric Show. Katie explores the controversy surrounding the HPV vaccine.
Although we can never be sure how much of the truth will break through the mainstream media blockade on vaccine damage, we do know that Katie interviewed Canary Party board member Emily Tarsell as well as HPV vaccine victim Lauren Mathis, her mother Rosemary Mathis, Norma Erickson and Dr. Diane Harper. Emily's daughter Christina was killed by the Gardasil vaccine, and her vaccine-induced death was confirmed by medical experts. Her case is still pending.
Please watch, and comment afterward. We continue to push forward, and hope that media outlets will finally tell the whole story about vaccines - not just the sales pitch.
Below is the link to find tv stations where the show will air by state.