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In November, 1985, MPP for Rainy River, Jack Pierce stood in the Ontario legislature before second reading of a bill he had introduced. His words are recorded in the Hansard (the official report of proceedings of Parliament):

My bill deals with the occurrences and documentation of severe side-effects which can result from the vaccination of infants and children. Some members may not be aware that the routine vaccination called DPT, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, given to almost every one of our children, can lead to convulsions, brain damage and even death.

Today, if an MPP dared to shine light on vaccine injury, he would be eviscerated by the media. Today, anyone who broaches the issue of vaccine safety has to contend with the likes of Carly Weeks. In her Feb. 2019 attack on the Total Health Show, Ms. Weeks singled out “anti-vaccine activists” who by telling others about vaccination risks spread “false information.” In her to-the-point article, she implies that only medical professionals are qualified to speak about vaccination. In other words: you will be vaccinated and have no right to voice an opinion about it.

If injured families had not spoken up in the 1980s, we would not have Pierce’s bill that became the Health Protection and Promotion Act (1990). This law requires vaccinators to inform vaccine recipients of possible adverse outcomes and of the obligation to report these events.

Pierce explained why he brought the bill:

As a member of the riding in which eight children are thought to have sufferedpermanent mental retardation and physical handicap as a result of this inoculation, Ifeel compelled to see that something is done about this nightmare.

I spoke with Jack Pierce, now in his 80s. He still lives in his old riding.  As an MPP in 1983, Pierce met with every member of parliament, one by one. He shared with each the need for a mandatory reporting of adverse reactions “so we can develop a complete and accurate picture of the benefits and risks of DPT.”

In 1985, MPPs could speak about vaccine injury without fear of reprisal from the media. Pierce continued:

While the diphtheria and tetanus components are mandatory and nonproblematic, the pertussis component, better known as whooping cough vaccine, has been responsible for severe reactions, including high fever, seizures, inflammation of the brain, permanent brain damage and sometimes death. Immunization against whooping cough is not mandatory. Parents have the right to refuse shots, and many are exercising this right.

… no one ever told him of the possibility of an adverse reaction to DPT

Pierce described the “heartbreaking stories of children who, despite the fact that they showed obvious adverse reactions to the pertussis vaccine, were given subsequent DPT shots.”

Patrick Rothwell of Burlington, Ontario, is six years old, blind, mentally retarded and speechless. His father said that no one ever told him of the possibility of an adverse reaction to DPT.

The Rothwell case is the lesson we failed to learn in Ontario.

In 1979, Patrick Rothwell received three doses of the whole cell DPT vaccine that caused him to regress. Patrick’s parents sued two doctors, the vaccine maker Connaught and the Crown alleging they had not been warned that the pertussis vaccine can cause brain damage.

Although 50 witnesses testified over 74 days at the 1988 trial their defeat was inevitable. The plaintiffs would never have been able to meet the burden of proof.

The presiding judge stated:

. . . the normal process of litigation is an utterly inappropriate procedure for dealing with claims of this nature. [Rothwell v. Raes (Ont. H.C.J.), 1988 CanLII 4636 (ON SC)]

In a review of the Rothwell case, the Manitoba Law Reform Commission agreed with the judge:

In practical terms, the tort process holds out very little promise for an efficient and fair remedy for those children who suffer vaccine-related injury and illness.

Pierce seemed to know that government needed to step in:

No one questions the need of a vaccine like DPT, but given the risks of paralysis, brain damage and death, the questions that might be addressed concern the levels of effort to find a safer drug and to make parents and doctors aware of the dangers and side-effects directly attributable to the vaccine. Where have the efforts been to make mandatory the reporting of adverse side-effects to the local medical officer of health?

Indeed.

At this point, after a trial and parliamentary debate with the passage of a law in 1990 to help reduce vaccine injuries, what interests kept the whole cell pertussis DPT vaccine in the schedule? Why were there still no warnings to parents of the risks?

… resulted in over 11,000 AEFI reports that described adverse reactions that included inconsolable screaming, head banging, seizures, anaphylaxis, paralysis and death. There was no follow-up on these children to determine long term injuries.

A familiar story.

In 1994, my son received three doses of the same Connaught DPT vaccine that Patrick Rothwell had received. Ours was mixed with two other vaccines. Use of this combination shot for 3 years resulted in over 11,000 AEFI reports that described adverse reactions that included inconsolable screaming, head banging, seizures, anaphylaxis, paralysis and death. There was no follow-up on these children to determine long term injuries.

Our story echoes those told by the Rainy River parents to Jack Pierce who then told the government. Like those parents, I had no real knowledge of vaccination when I took my son for his well baby visit and the nurse injected him. We were not warned of the documented risks before or after the procedure. Two laws intended to protect us were not observed: informed consent and Pierce’s health protection and promotion act.

An hour after vaccination, my two month old son began scream. He had never screamed before. I was terrified. And it continued for several hours. Through the night, I watched and listened. The next day, I called the GP who assured me that this was normal. I was persuaded by a medical professional to suppress my fears.

The second shot, two months later resulted in the same terrible reaction. And now, he had symptoms: rashes and he struggled to breathe through his nose.

His reaction to the third dose was violent.  He screamed and writhed in pain…

Nurses call this the neuro-scream, when the nervous system and brain are set on fire by the vaccine. And it changed him. The rhinitis and eczema that had developed I now know were red flags, precursors to life threatening allergies. He had his first anaphylactic reaction to peanut at 13 months. I have written extensively about the documented relationship between vaccination and allergy.

Meanwhile, the Ontario government continued to struggle with the issue of vaccine injury. In 1991, a bill was introduced by MPP Frankford, a physician, to compensate children and their families for vaccine-related injuries.

In the Hansard, MPP McLean agreed. The plan was “feasible” and “social conscience demands its enactment.”

The bill to compensate was quashed in 1991. Attempts to revive it have floundered in large measure on the altar of high cost. It is easier to download the costs to children and families. It is easier not to investigate, to deny injuries exist and ultimately block public access to AEFI reports if anyone tries to dig. (See note below.)

Fast forward to 2019.

The Canadian Medical Association has voted in favour of ending non-medical exemptions and making vaccination mandatory for Ontario children while at the same time voting against compensation for vaccine injuries.[9] As if on cue, the province amended its Immunization of School Pupils Act to withhold exemptions until a parent attends an education session designed to instill compliance. And anyone who tells parents of the documented risks, of the lack of consumer protections or speaks up on behalf of their own vaccine-injured children will be demonized as an “anti-vaxxer” who spreads “false information.”  In such a climate, it is not hyperbole to suggest that a law mandating the injection of children… will be followed by the same for adults.

And this dystopian reality — that Jack Pierce would have denounced — is something Ms. Weeks is paid to promote.

Note: We have an enormous deficit in information caused by a surveillance system that is passive, an under-reporting of adverse events and the fact that there is no follow-up on Adverse Events Following Immunization reports to determine long term injuries.  According to PHAC there were 115,837 AEFIs between 1987 and 2011 with 85% of them being children. If, as is generally recognized, this represents just 10% (some say it is 1%) of all adverse events, then we have upwards of one million events over 24 years about which we have no data.  In attempting to retrieve what information might be available to the public, I made an ATIP request in October 2016 for all AEFI reports (redacted) for the MMR II DIN#00466085 made by Merck Frosst Canada. This has still not been fulfilled. After lengthy email exchanges with various staffers at PHAC, I have had to conclude that either the records do not exist, they cannot access them or they are unwilling to send the redacted reports to me.

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Secret US aircraft or UFO? San Antonio woman films mysterious ‘craft’ flying over neighborhood

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The reported UFO sighting took place over Texas, with a woman arguing with her fiancé about its nature and insisting that the craft was not of this world.

A San Antonio woman has shared footage of a mysterious object seemingly hovering in the distance in her suburban residential neighbourhood.

“Ok what is it? It’s f***ing hovering,” the woman can be heard saying to her partner. “It’s helicopters,” the man responds. “That’s a UFO,” she responds. “Ok what is it, it’s hovering in the sky, and one of the lights disappeared,” she adds.

Indeed, near the beginning of the video, the top light over the craft appears to separate from the main craft and zoom upward toward space.

Speaking about her (moderately) close encounter, the woman explained that the incident took place on April 11 at about 9:15 pm, and said that the craft “stayed stationary,” with the lights seeming “to rotate slowly as it raised higher and higher and the lights went out one by one.”

The frightened woman added that she heard “no sound at all” during the two minutes she and her future hubby stood in awe watching the craft.

The sighting left people excited or freaked out, with popular UFOlogist YouTuber Tyler Glockner saying the triangular-shaped formation of the lights in the craft was “very common, with many people believing they are craft from out of this world, or sightings of the infamous TR-3B, or Black Manta,” an alleged surveillance aircraft being developed for the US Air Force so wrapped in secrecy that its existence has never been confirmed.

“The Black Manta is said to use anti-gravity technology that is, in turn, reverse-engineered from alien technology,” Glockner added.

Sceptics were out in force too, accusing of people of “jump[ing] to UFO theories too fast,” while others offering own theories about what the craft might be.

Believers stood their ground, insisting that this was indeed a UFO, or at least the secret US surveillance plane project mentioned above.

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A mysterious “ice circle” appears on a lake in China

The crop circles (strange patterns that appear mysteriously from the overnight in agricultural fields) have been causing confusion and controversy since time immemorial. It is true that circles are better known in the United Kingdom, but they have spread throughout the world in recent decades. The mystery has inspired innumerable books, blogs, researchers (nicknamed “cereólogos”) and even Hollywood movies. Despite having been studied for decades, the question remains: Who or what is doing them?

Many people believe that crop circles have been documented for centuries, even some scientists have their own opinion about it. In 2017, Dr. Horace Drew stated that the circles in the crops are real and contain hidden messages from aliens or time travelers. Dr. Drew, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech), also suggested that circles are a method that extraterrestrial beings use to try to communicate with the human race. Whether they are well-crafted deception or extraterrestrial messages, they usually appear in agricultural fields and the last place where we would expect to see one of these circles is in a frozen lake. Well, this is what has happened in China.

Mysterious ice circle

On April 12, a gigantic and mysterious figure appeared on the ice of Qinghai Lake. According to the photographer Qing Xiu, of the tourist company Qinghai Lake Tourism Group, he took the photographs at 11 o’clock in the morning of the same day, and the circle seemed to have approximately more than 100 square meters. So far no one has been able to explain its origin and it is also unclear how it appeared in Qinghai Lake.

Due to the spectacular nature of the images, the mysterious circle has caused a stir in Chinese social networks, where thousands of users have tried to offer an explanation for the geometric figure. The most skeptical say that the “circle in the ice” has been created by pranksters to attract attention. According to some, the strange form could only have been made from the air, for example, using a helicopter, although the inhabitants near the lake did not see any aircraft for weeks.There are also those who believe that the symbol is a logo related to a Chinese automobile company called AION, so there is a possibility that the circle is a marketing strategy. But experts in the field say that in this particular case there does not seem to be any imperfection, a basic detail to detect false circles. The aliens are perfectionists due to their advanced technology. Then the explanation would be that it is a message coming from civilizations of other worlds.Whether real or fake, Qinghai Lake is the largest lake in China and receives the waters of 23 rivers and streams, located 3,205 meters above sea level, in a depression of the Tibetan plateau. In addition, it is considered the second largest lake in Central Asia after the Issyk-Kul. In the West, it is known by Kokonor, because the lake was traditionally a border area between the Mongolian and Tibetan peoples. And like other places in the world, Qinghai Lake is surrounded by legends and mysteries.

china ice circle - A mysterious "ice circle" appears in a lake in China

It is said that in its waters lives a beast that supposedly resembles a dragon, with a snake head and iridescent scales. But apart from this mysterious creature, many have seen numerous sightings of strange lights coming and going from Qinghai Lake, which has led some ufologists to believe that the place can house an extraterrestrial submarine base.

What is your opinion about the mysterious circle in the ice? Is it fake or an extraterrestrial message?

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Halloween Which I Will Never Forget

Anomalien.com reader story…

Now this story is true. I swear it on my mother’s grave. I live in Montreal Quebec. Out here there are a lot of bizarre things but none so horrifying then what happened to me and my (ex-best friend). First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Mike and my pal’s name… Well, let’s just call him Steve. Anyways here is our story.

It was around Halloween time last year when I and Steve got the idea to throw our party in the coolest spot we could find. So we started looking. Unfortunately, we did not have much money and all the nicest spots cost an arm and a leg to rent so we decided to start looking at other options.

We ended up finding an abandoned factory on the st-Patrick street and although it is against the law we figured what they don’t find out we won’t tell them. So anyways for the next couple of weeks, we went to the dollar store and we bought: candles, decorations, party favors, snacks and whatnot.

We figured we should decorate the place at the last Minute to lower the chances of getting caught. On October 30th we went down there me and Steve thinking of the coming bash and wondering where to get a good boom box in here that would work on batteries all night.

Steve was pretty nervous about the fact that a girl he liked a lot was going to be there. Anyways as we proceeded with the decorating I was hit by the most disgusting smell ever.

It reminded me of a plastic container filled with three weeks old leftover boild broccoli I once found in my refrigerator, then Steve started freaking out, telling me that he felt like there was something tightening around his throat making it hard for him to breath or swallow.

At first, I thought he was kidding me but then I started to think it was serious because his face was turning red and his eyes were bulging out and you could really see the panic in them.
Now at this point we were on the third floor of this building so I grabbed Steve and pulled him towards the stairs so we could get down and out of there.

Let me tell you that I wasn’t feeling too good myself. I figured it was probably caused by the anxiety I felt for Steve, the stink in the air and the whole confusion of the moment but I felt like something was right in the back of us, when we reached the last flight of stairs only then, did I dare turn around and that’s when I saw it.

Ghost

It Was like a huge, thick, black shape. Very much like a shadow but much thicker and darker and I swear I could hear it laugh but the sound was very faint and distant, never the less. It chilled me to the bone and When I turned to Steve I could tell right away that he was seeing it too.

His face had turned white and he was staring at the thing with his mouth hanging open. We canceled the party and after that, I and Steve were never close the way we used to be.

Every time I tried to talk about What happened that day. He would get really mad at me and tell me to shut up about it until one day he just denied anything had happened at all and told me he did not want to see me anymore…

Mike

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