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Re: “A conversation with Pere Ubu

Wow, what poor questions

Posted by Regular Reader on 07/02/2016 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh activists and officials call on lawmakers to pass gun-reform measures

So proud of Congressman Doyle and Mayor Peduto for taking a stand on this. We need to fix this problem with guns....Australia did, and we can too!!

Posted by PhatManDee on 06/30/2016 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Activists call for coal reform at federal hearing in Pittsburgh

we'll fight the climate fight until the species goes extinct. just too much money in the fossil fuels industry now, to take a write-off, for the sake of creating an environmentally sustainable future :(

Posted by NOAM_CHY on 06/30/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh activists and officials call on lawmakers to pass gun-reform measures

The commies are running amok!!!

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Posted by Anvil78 on 06/29/2016 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Activists call for coal reform at federal hearing in Pittsburgh

sad that we still are fighting this fight.. Michelle Madoff began it in the 60s and maybe some day there will become an end to the need to protest against it.

Posted by Nettie Glickman on 06/29/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “What you need to know about Pittsburgh news this week

The law isn't always right just because it is the law. There were once many laws on the books (and some still there) that are morally questionable. Regardless of how this fine, upstanding man was able to get a job, he was. Regardless of how he was able to pay his rent, he was. He was also paying a ton of taxes- sales taxes, property taxes, etc. Are any of his children American citizens? If they are, don't they have a right to be supported by their parent instead of the state? Sending this gentleman back would mean instantly rendering his wife a single mother of three kids. Should all of them be deported? Even those that are American citizens? Or would you make his children wards of the state when they once had two loving parents? I think we need to have sympathy, compassion, the grace of the Lord, and look at each situation individually. He deserves a chance to beg for legal residency. He doesn't want to be here illegally, give the man a chance to redeem himself and save his family!! That is all he was trying to do in the first place- survive and provide for his family. He isn't a criminal, he is trapped by the system!

Posted by MsChrysie on 06/29/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

Funny, I spoke at this forum as well, but Ms. Murray didn't mention my comments at all. This is what I said:

This vaccine has been on the market just under 10 years. Yet there have already been 5,749 reports to “VAERS” (the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) of serious adverse events following this vaccine.

Since this reporting system is actually a voluntary one, we do know that many such reactions go unreported.

 Those 5,749 report do not refer to a sore arm. “Serious” refers to things like major neurological or autoimmune or allergic adverse reaction.

I did a search on VAERS and found the following reports of adverse events associated with HPV vaccines:

I found 1708 reports of convulsions associated with HPV vaccines and reports of 119 Seizures, which are apparently different from convulsions, as they are filed under a different code number.


There were also:

38 reports of tonic convulsions
19 reports of clonic convulsions
202 reports tonic clonic movements
27 reports encephalopathy
10 reports of encephalomyelitis
22 reports meningitis
10 reports of aseptic meningitis
and 172 reports of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which causes paralysis and can be fatal, as well as
261 reports of DEATH.

ALL associated with HPV vaccination.



I also learned that in the pre-licensure safety testing of HPV vaccines, out of 11,004 “placebos” used, only 594 MAY have been actually a saline placebo. It’s also been described as a “non-alum carrier solution.” The remaining 10,410 subjects were actually given as “placebo” an injection of
aluminum hydroxide sulfate, which is the vaccine ingredient whose function is to elicit a stronger immune response.



All reports of adverse events from the test vaccine were listed as “as compared to placebo.”



We’re also not told why nearly twice as many test subjects receiving the actual vaccine withdrew from the study before it was done, as compared to the “placebo” group.



I’d like to remind everyone here that HPV vaccine is not an “anti-cancer vaccine.” It’s a vaccine against VENEREAL WARTS. These venereal warts may be associated with cancer, but they have never been shown to CAUSE cancer.

Cervical cancer, according to the CDC, can take 20-50 years to develop. 95% of women who are infected by HPV clear it from their system with no further issues, and do not develop cancer.

So all we can say is that HPV is associated with cancer. If it caused cervical cancer, it would cause it in everyone. 



So let’s please approach the idea of requiring this vaccine with an abundance of caution, and wait until some REAL SCIENCE—using real placebos, and independent of the manufacturers.

While some of the speakers who spoke after I did, and after Dr. Lyons-Weiler and Ms. Rafferty, did indeed contradict our assertions, not one of them provided any proof that our arguments were in any way mistaken or incorrect.

I'd like to point out here that the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System is the ONLY reporting system we have. One of the doctors who spoke after me suggested that we dismiss it--and therefore ALL reports of severe adverse events following vaccination--because it's a voluntary reporting system.

Think about that.

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Posted by Alison Fujito on 06/27/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

The title of this article is misleading. The Board of Health is going to decide whether to recommend making HPV vaccination mandatory or not. There are over 100 types of HPV and current vaccines do not protect against all of those that can cause cancer. The common types have been shown to be replaced by the rare types, which are rare because they are more deadly.

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Posted by Jack Knight on 06/27/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18805844
CNS demyelination and quadrivalent HPV vaccination

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23902317
Human papilloma virus vaccine and primary ovarian failure: another facet of the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants

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Posted by greyone on 06/26/2016 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

And one last comment - There would have been a lot more people at this meeting opposing an HPV vaccine mandate if the meeting had been publicized in advance to the general public.

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Posted by Twyla on 06/26/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

There are also reports from England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Columbia, Israel, Italy, Australia, India, Canada, and more.

How can Dr. Liz Miller say, ""The HPV vaccine is frankly a no-brainer"??

Apparently Dr. Miller has not read the research as well as case reports showing a possible link with disabling conditions such as paralysis, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, cognitive disfunction, headaches, and more? And with serious autoimmune conditions including ovarian failure? And even 260 deaths reported?

How can this be a "no-brainer"? We don't even know whether cervical cancer will be prevented by this vaccine. Do we really want to expose young girls to the possibility of serious life changing adverse effects how, in the hope of avoiding cervical cancer in middle age?

As HPV researcher Diane Harper says in the article I linked to above, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable, treatable, and curable kinds of cancer if the precursor cells are found early with regular pap smears.

Parents must have a choice on whether their minor children receive this vaccine.

Dr. Miller should put her brain in gear and actually look at the many reports of very serious adverse reactions to HPV vaccines.

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Posted by Twyla on 06/26/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

On 26 May 2016, the Nordic Cochrane Institute wrote a letter of complaint to EMA (European Medicines Agency) regarding the handling of safety issues with HPV vaccines.

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Posted by greyone on 06/26/2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

In Denmark -

HPV Vaccines: A Danish Documentary
http://sanevax.org/hpv-vaccines-a-danish-documentary/

New HPV-vaccine adverse events in Denmark
http://hpv-vaccine-info.org/new-hpv-vaccine-adverse-events-denmark/

Danish news program with subtitles talks about the waiting list for treatment, and mentions that about 1 in 400 HPV vaccine recipients have experienced serious adverse reactions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZCAFjLasf0&feature=youtu.be

Dan Med J. 2015 Apr;62(4). pii: A5064.
Suspected side effects to the quadrivalent human papilloma vaccine.
RESULTS:
All patients had symptoms consistent with pronounced autonomic dysfunction including different degrees of orthostatic intolerance, severe non-migraine-like headache, excessive fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, gastrointestinal discomfort and widespread pain of a neuropathic character.
CONCLUSION:
We found consistency in the reported symptoms as well as between our findings and those described by others. Our findings neither confirm nor dismiss a causal link to the Q-HPV vaccine, but they suggest that further research is urgently warranted to clarify the pathophysiology behind the symptoms experienced in these patients and to evaluate the possibility and the nature of any causal link and hopefully establish targeted treatment options.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25872549

Orthostatic intolerance and postural tachycardia syndrome as suspected adverse effects of vaccination against human papilloma virus.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25882168

THE GARDASIL EXPERIENCE IN DENMARK: ONE FAMILY’S STORY
http://www.hormonesmatter.com/gardasil-experience-denmark-one-familys-story/

Posted by Twyla on 06/26/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

There have been reports from all over the world of adverse reactions, including in Japan:
“Cervix vaccine issues trigger health notice”
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/15/national/cervix-vaccine-issues-trigger-health-notice/#.Ub4PiBaxP8v

“Victims hit cervical cancer vaccines - Paralyzed teens, parents demand subsidized shots be eradicated”
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/08/24/national/victims-hit-cervical-cancer-vaccines/#.UhmkARaxP8t

Japan withdraws support of controversial HPV vaccine over safety concerns
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/japan-withdraws-support-of-controversial-hpv-vaccine-over-safety-concerns

New Japanese study about HPV-vaccine adverse effects
http://hpv-vaccine-info.org/new-japanese-study-hpv-vaccine-adverse-effects/

Peripheral sympathetic nerve dysfunction in adolescent Japanese girls following immunization with the human papillomavirus vaccine.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25274229

Posted by Twyla on 06/26/2016 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

The main reason for opposing this mandate is not fear of promiscuity but fear of adverse reactions. There have been a number of very serious adverse reactions reported in various countries. And, a key researcher has spoken out expressing doubts about whether the possible benefits of this vaccine outweigh the risks.

An Interview with Dr. Diane M. Harper, HPV Expert
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcia-g-yerman/an-interview-with-dr-dian_b_405472.html

GLOBAL CONCERNS ABOUT HPV VACCINES
http://sanevax.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/03.27.11-HPV-Vaccine-Fact-Sheet121.pdf

The Truth About Gardasil
http://truthaboutgardasil.org/

Judicial Watch reports on Gardasil adverse reactions
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/tag/gardasil/

Gardasil and Unexplained Deaths
http://www.gardasil-and-unexplained-deaths.com/

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Posted by Twyla on 06/26/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

https://truthkings.com/pediatricians-assoc…

there is endless information on this topic and the citizens that value their health as well as their freedom need to be seriously invested in learning and stopping the propaganda. ithis is outrageous and poisonous to our kids.

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Posted by Merily Duster Pompa on 06/26/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

Pittaburghsrrs beed to be outraged!! Anyone doing the research (just google thhr topic to see the damage from this vaccine (and others) and then DEMAND your freedom to choose what is best for your child. It doesn't protect against all the strains anyway..:so the entire effort is preposterous!!

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Posted by Merily Duster Pompa on 06/25/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil’s "Toruk" debuts in Pittsburgh

This was a amazing disaster. I am a huge fan of Cirque's earlier days. The acrobatics were on par of a high school gymnastics team...wait, high school was much better. Toruk was unpolished, un-synchronized and an embarrassment to the franchise. Tripping on kite strings, props, each other. The vastly empty seating was a testament that others already knew the show was sub-par. Obviously stealing ideas from Lion King stage production.
I would not be surprised at all if the creators behind Toruk were the same behind the traveling "How to Train Your Dragon" debacle.

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Posted by Brie Montgomery on 06/25/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

Of course. Why wouldn't they? They can't make a dollar if your kid don't holler. And besides, it ain't their kid anyhow.

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Posted by Darrell Smith on 06/24/2016 at 9:39 PM

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