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Italy’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Like the U.S., Italy has a national vaccine injury compensation program to give some financial support to those people who are injured by compulsory and recommended vaccinations. The Italian infant plaintiff received three doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s Infanrix Hexa, a hexavalent vaccine administered in the first year of life. These doses occurred from March to October 2006. The vaccine is to protect children from polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, pertussis and Haemophilus influenza type B. In addition to these antigens, however, the vaccine then contained thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative, aluminum, an adjuvant, as well as other toxic ingredients. The child regressed into autism shortly after receiving the three doses.
When the parents presented their claim for compensation first to the Ministry of Health, as they were required to do, the Ministry rejected it. Therefore, the family sued the Ministry in a court of general jurisdiction, an option which does not exist in the same form in the U.S.
Court Decision: Mercury and Aluminum in vaccine caused autism
Based on expert medical testimony, the court concluded that the child more likely than not suffered autism and brain damage because of the neurotoxic mercury, aluminum and his particular susceptibility from a genetic mutation. The Court also noted that Infanrix Hexa contained thimerosal, now banned in Italy because of its neurotoxicity, “in concentrations greatly exceeding the maximum recommended levels for infants weighing only a few kilograms.”
Presiding Judge Nicola Di Leo considered another piece of damning evidence: a 1271-page confidential GlaxoSmithKline report (now available on the Internet). This industry document provided ample evidence of adverse events from the vaccine, including five known cases of autism resulting from the vaccine’s administration during its clinical trials (see table at page 626, excerpt below).
Italian Government, Not Vaccine Maker, Pays for Vaccine Damages
As in many other developed countries, government, not industry, compensates families in the event of vaccine injury. Thus GSK’s apparent lack of concern for the vaccine’s adverse effects is notable and perhaps not surprising.
In the final assessment, the report states that:
“[t]he benefit/risk profile of Infanrix hexa continues to be favourable,” despite GSK’s acknowledgement that the vaccine causes side effects including “anaemia haemolytic autoimmune,thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune thrombocytopenia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, haemolytic anemia, cyanosis, injection site nodule, abcess and injection site abscess, Kawasaki’s disease, important neurological events (including encephalitis and encephalopathy), Henoch-Schonlein purpura, petechiae, purpura, haematochezia, allergic reactions (including anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions),” and death (see page 9).
The Milan decision is sober, informed and well-reasoned. The Ministry of Health has stated that it has appealed the Court’s decision, but that appeal will likely take several years, and its outcome is uncertain.
Rimini: 2012 – Italian Court rules MMR vaccine caused autism
Two years earlier, on May 23, 2012, Judge Lucio Ardigo of an Italian court in Rimini presided over a similar judgment, finding that a different vaccine, the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine (MMR), had caused a child’s autism. As in the Milan case, the Ministry of Health’s compensation program had denied compensation to the family, yet after a presentation of medical evidence, a court granted compensation. There, too, the Italian press covered the story; the U.S. press did not.
In that case, a 15-month old boy received his MMR vaccine on March 26, 2004. He then immediately developed bowel and eating problems and received an autism diagnosis with cognitive delay within a year. The court found that the boy had “been damaged by irreversible complications due to vaccination (with trivalent MMR).” The decision flew in the face of the conventional mainstream medical wisdom that an MMR-autism link has been “debunked.”
Italian Court Decisions Break New Ground in Debate Over Vaccines and Autism
Both these Italian court decisions break new ground in the roiling debate over vaccines and autism. These courts, like all courts, are intended to function as impartial, unbiased decision makers.
Also go to GARDASIL: http://healthimpactnews.com/2015/gardasil-the-decision-we-will-always-regret/
November 2, 23012
The Global Foundation, a big end of town think tank, has urged farmers to triple production.
This group is either oblivious to the foreign buyout of Australian farms or believes our surviving farmers and livestock producers can somehow , with a little help from Merlin the Magician, wind up production to support the latest fad dubbed the the Asian Century.
The ALPs national food plan, according to the Foundations spokesman Steve Howard, was needed to shape the future development of agriculture, food processing and marketing to ensure Australia was in a position to feed the unfolding population and wealth explosion across Asia.
How the group proposes to facilitate such a huge expansion in farming and grazing is unknown, but it obviously has not taken into account the multitude of obstacles preventing such an outcome.
The group comprises members of some notable companies, academics and businessmen whose expertise does not necessarily lie in food production.
The foundations board is chaired by former Governor General Michael (take their guns) Jeffrey, an army officer who was first to congratulate former PM John Howard after he disarmed Australia.
Then there is billionaire Anthony Pratt of Visy Industries, Gerry Lawson of Sunrice, and of course Jock Lawrie of the hopeless NFF, Warwick White, managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil and Gary Helou, managing director of the Murray(no water) Goulburn Cooperative.
It would be a no-show without including John Durkan, manager of Coles.
These people think we can triple our production.
They have not taken into account the tumultuous events crippling farmers in the past decade or longer.
The farmers first and foremost enemy is the two party system, each of which competes against the other to place legislative strangleholds on food producers.
There is the convoluted maze of state and federal environmental laws and regulations, the predatory private banking system, which is poised to sell up hundreds of farming and grazing enterprises if and when the market is ready and the animal rights activists about to con the ABC with another welfare scam.
Then there is one of our biggest and closest markets, Indonesia, looking for every excuse it can find to ban Australian exports of live cattle and now frozen beef after PM Gillard and the intellectual pigmy, Joe Ludwig, the so-called primary industries Minister, insulted the Indonesian Government with the overnight ban of live cattle exports.
How can farmers even contemplate increasing production when they are price takers in deference to price makers.
Riverina horticulturalists are dozing out thousands of citrus trees while the laissez faire policies of the ALP and Liberals take out our producers in the name of free trade.
Yet farmers continue to support the Liberals and Nationals who on the one hand pay lip service to their constituency and wipe them out with the other.
Bob Katter has been called many things by his opposition but none has been more consistent about warning of the destructive effects of free trade.
There has to be a system developed whereby farmers can receive a fair farm gate price for their toils.
Bob has legislation in his sights and to date this is the only mechanism which will keep our producers from soon disappearing into oblivion.
November 2, 2012
TRUCKING firms in 2009 were still pouring money into a secretive Transport Workers Union slush fund almost two years after investigations found the fund lacked transparency and was riddled with audit problems.
Cairns News contacted Dairy Farmers this week for comment about its $500,000 contribution to the slush fund and if it was still active. Calls and emails have not been returned.
The union and its then state secretary, Tony Sheldon, were engulfed in controversy when the so-called training fund was first exposed. Union members had been unaware their employers, including Linfox, Dairy Farmers and Toll, had been secretly making payments to the union while it was also negotiating wage agreements. But since then little has changed.
In February 2008, Mr Sheldon released a review of the fund by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, which found the fund’s managing ”council” did not exist and that there was no documentation ”that addresses financial management processes”.
At the time, Mr Sheldon said ”we will correct that omission and move forward with a transparent and robust structure”.
But the new state secretary, Wayne Forno, has conceded the union had still not carried out the report’s recommendations, 18 months after they were issued.
”The union is implementing the recommendations of the Deloitte report which involves the fund ceasing operation,” he said. ”This will occur over time.”
In March, Mr Forno had announced the fund would be managed from July by a new company, the Transport, Education, Audit, Compliance and Health Organisation, run by five board members, two from the union, two representing transport industry employers and ”an independent chair”.
But company records show there are only three directors of the company – Mr Forno, the union’s Wollongong and South Coast sub-branch secretary, Richard Olsen, and a paid union officer, Nimrod Nyols.
Mr Forno also told the Herald the ”chair must be appointed and removed by unanimous decision of the board”. But the corporate records make it clear that ”the chair of directors shall be the person appointed from time to time by the union”.
”The union may determine the term of the office of the chair and may remove and replace the chair,” the document says.
Mr Forno said the full board was still being established.
”[The] industry and union representatives have been appointed and the transitional arrangements will end as soon as the relevant meeting to trigger the normal operation of the constitution occurs before the end of October.”
At the height of the controversy, former union officials alleged that transport firms which had declined to pay into the fund were bullied by officials. But the union always insisted the fund was legitimate, even after it was discovered that it had been used in part to bankroll the political campaigns of state Labor MPs.
Last year, the union mailed a summary of the fund’s 2007 accounts to members. But this year’s version of the same document provided no details on the fund. In the five years to 2005 up to $2 million was given to the fund.
Mr Forno said employer contributions would eventually be transferred to the new company. from SMH
LNP prevents councils and farmers from removing flying foxes
A vaccine to protect horses from one of Australia’s most lethal viruses will be available from today.
The vaccine has been developed to fight against hendra virus, the bat-borne disease that’s killed 81 horses and four humans since 1994.
The vaccine has been manufactured by Pfizer Animal Health and is available immediately, with priority given to risk areas such as Queensland and NSW.
Pfizer veterinarian Stephanie Armstrong says it’s exciting news for the equine industry.
“The vaccine has been manufactured specifically for administration into horses,” she said.
“The reason for that is because it’s been found as the most effective way to disrupt the transmission of the virus, which occurs from flying foxes and then into horses. It replicates in horses and then can be transferred to humans.
“So, by vaccinating horses, we’ve got a really effective way of breaking that transmission.”
The Australian Veterinary Association is recommending the hendra virus vaccination be considered for horses across the country. It will be up to local vets to decide the cost of doses of the vaccine.
Meanwhile the LNP government continues to pander to the fringe animal rights groups such as RSPCA, PETA and Animals Australia by not allowing local authorities or farmers to get rid of bats carrying the lethal Hendra virus.
Whilst there is provision for councils and farmers to apply for mitigation(kill) permits, few have been issued and the conditions so onerous that according to on one farmer,makes permits “not worth applying for…”
Source: ABC News
The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) has approved the development application for a mosque at Gungahlin in Canberra’s north.
A group calling themselves the Concerned Citizens of Canberra have been running a campaign opposing the planned mosque.
Flyers were distributed to nearby residents citing concerns about increased traffic and the social impact.
The pamphlet was referred to the Human Rights Commissioner Helen Watchirs but she found it did not breach anti-discrimination laws.
During the public comment period ACTPLA received 60 submissions, 20 of which supported the mosque, and today the chief planning executive David Papps has approved the application.
Mr Papps says the main issues considered during the approval process were about the impact on parking and traffic.
“I was satisfied on the evidence in front of me that the parking provided at the mosque and in the immediate area that is already available was more than adequate,” he said.
“I was also satisfied that there going to be no major traffic issues generated by the number of patrons at the mosque.”
In his report he says many of the concerns raised were irrelevant or unsubstantiated, and that there is a need for another mosque as the Canberra Muslim community is growing.
There is currently a mosque at Yarralumla in Canberra’s inner south.
Continue to a draft letter you may care to download and sent to your member to express your views on the expanding Islam machine in Australia ….
Graham Richardson claimed on Sky News this morning that Gillard had no prior knowledge of plans to assassinate Kevin Rudd. His claim is clumsily defensive and plain wrong, considering proof of Gillards staff having written her acceptance speech two weeks before Kevin was knifed.
The plot to kill Kev was blueprinted prior to his election in 2007, its just that Richo was well out of the loop.
His reputation relies on his ability to infiltrate Labor thinking.
But Richo is justifiably known as a traitor within Labor ranks and he is privy to nothing. He would be the last to know of Gillards treachery. Almost all of Caucus was unaware. Only a small group of conspirators knew and how the hell would the ex-communicated pariah Richardson have known?
Richos claim of inside knowledge amounts to nought but concocted bluster.
He survives on an antique reputation of being a one-time ALP headkicker but has more skeletons involving fraud and hookers in his own closet than Craig Thomson, Peter Slipper and Julia Gillard combined.
In 1994, as an ALP senator, he was forced to hand his resignation to Paul Keating over his involvement in the infamous Offset Alpine printing company insurance fraud. This was about the same time Gillard was being exposed over the AWU fraud.
Offset Alpine was originally purchased from Kerry Packer by Rene Rivkin. But Rivkin had no interest in printing. He, Richardson and others had far bigger plans for the struggling printing company
Its sole asset, a printing press, was valued at $3.5 million but the company was strangely insured with Richardsons friend, Rodney Adler, for $53.2 million.
Soon after in 1993, it was burned down on Xmas eve. Xmas eve was an ideal time to avoid suspicious authorities. Adlers FAI insurance company hurriedly paid out the $53.2 million and without question.
Once the stock Exchange became aware of the insurance policy the share price naturally rocketed. But the group including Richardson had already purchased shares at the old price.
Other investors, all friends of Richardson, included: Rene Rivkin, Packer executive Trevor Kennedy, FAI Insurance boss Rodney Adler, Sean Howard of OzEmail, former Labor leader and Governor-General Bill Hayden and television personality Ray Martin.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) commenced an investigation into the ownership of a 38% stake in the company which was secreted in Swiss bank accounts.
Richardsons mate Rene Rivkin denied any knowledge of the ownership of the stake, but in 2003 ASIC discovered that Rivkin himself, in partnership with Graham Richardson and Trevor Kennedy, had been using Swiss bank accounts to trade in the Offset Alpine shares.
Rivkin committed suicide in 2005, before the investigation was completed.
In January 2006 after a two year legal battle, ASIC gained access to the relevant Swiss banking records. In September the same year it was revealed that Richardson had almost $A1.5 million remaining in Swiss bank accounts and had failed to declare any of it to the Australian Tax Office.
In 2010 the historically incompetent ASIC, many say due to unseemly political pressure, discontinued its investigation.
The Offset Alpine fraud was strongly linked to the 1995 murder of model, Caroline Byrne. She was the girlfriend of Rivkin’s chauffeur, Gordon Wood. Wood was found guilty of her murder in 2008 as a result of pushing her over The Gap in Sydney. He was acquitted by the Court of Appeals in 2012.
Richardsons constant denials of Gillards treachery and her involvement in AWU fraud is somewhat understandable.
After all, fraud and illicit lasciviousness seem the norm for Labor… and Richo has survived worse than Gillard has, so it seems.
from Larry Pickering
With the police state ramping up worldwide, things are getting strange. Soon we will all be considered terrorists.
The following is a special report offered by Shepard Ambellas,
New UN White Paper Defines Internet Users as Potential Terrorists
By JG Vibes
October 27, 2012
This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which Banksters and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains.
The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector.
Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters.
Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior vice president Kevin Krim received news that his children were killed under very suspicious circumstances.
It seems that the murder happened first and then the page was removed later.
According to mainstream accounts the childrens nanny is responsible for the murders, allegedly stabbing both children.
However, those same mainstream news sources report the highly unlikely story that the nanny slit her own throat just after committing the homicides.
Police have released very little information and although a wider plot has not been officially implicated, it seems very possible that these murders are a show of force against the press organization for releasing such damning information about the most powerful people in the world.
Here is some more information about the lawsuit from the Wall Street Journal:
In the District Court lawsuit, Spire Law Group, LLP on behalf of home owner across the Country and New York taxpayers, as well as under other taxpayer recompense laws has expanded its mass tort action into federal court in Brooklyn, New York, seeking to halt all foreclosures nationwide pending the return of the $43 trillion ($43,000,000,000.00) by the Banksters and their co-conspirators, seeking an audit of the Fed and audits of all the bailout programs by an independent receiver such as Neil Barofsky, former Inspector General of the TARP program who has stated that none of the TARP money and other bailout money advanced from the Treasury has ever been repaid despite protestations to the contrary by the Defendants as well as similar protestations by President Obama and the Obama Administration both publicly on national television and more privately to the United States Congress.
Because the Obama Administration has failed to pursue any of the Banksters criminally, and indeed is actively borrowing monies for Mr. Obamas campaign from these same Banksters to finance its political aspirations, the national group of plaintiff home owners has been forced to now expand its lawsuit to include racketeering, money laundering and intentional violations of the Iranian Nations Sanctions and Embargo Act by the national banks included among the Bankster Defendants.
Some of the alleged conspirators are Attorney General Holder, Assistant Attorney General Tony West, the brother in law of Defendant California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Jon Corzine (former New Jersey Governor), Robert Rubin (former Treasury Secretary and Bankster), Timothy Geitner, Treasury Secretary, Vikram Pandit (recently resigned and disgraced Chairman of the Board of Citigroup), Valerie Jarrett (a Senior White House Advisor), Anita Dunn (a former communications director for the Obama Administration), Robert Bauer (husband of Anita Dunn and Chief Legal Counsel for the Obama Re-election Campaign), as well as the Banksters themselves, and their affiliates and conduits.
It is expected that all news on this subject will be removed from CNBC, and that other news organizations will be discouraged from covering such information.
However, screen shots of the original CNBC article were taken to verify the authenticity of this story.
Assassination and brute intimidation are common strategies for the ruling class to use on people who may threaten their agenda.
This is the second situation this week in which a high level executive was the victim of a suspicious attack that seemed very much like an assassination.
The Intel Hub just reported that Nicholas Mockford, a 60 year old British executive for the oil company ExxonMobil was shot dead in front of his wife in an assassination-style killing in Brussels.
We will be keeping a close eye on both of these stories and provide more details as they become available.
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Gillard/Swan mining tax another dud – miners too smart for them
Cecilia Jamasmie | October 25, 2012
Australias Federal Government has seen sunnier days as reports revealed Thursday it has not collected any revenue in the first three months of its much-debated Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT).
None of the large mining company operating in the country Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO), BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) and Xstrata (LON:XTA) are liable under the tax, which explains why the Ozzie government did not receive any revenue by Mondays payment deadline, according to The Australian (subs. required).
But Treasurer Wayne Swan is defending the levy and claims the real reason for the its slow start is the well-known China-driven cooling in the sector.
Swan told AFP nobody can deny the current “real crash in commodity prices, adding that only Canberra this week is scaling back estimated receipts for 2012/13 from $3.1 billion to $2 billion.
Since May, when the original budget forecasts were prepared, iron ore prices have fallen 35% and coal has not done any better, which has hit both mining and company tax takings, added Swan.
It was estimated then that BHP and Rio alone, the two largest miners listed in the Ozzie stock exchange, would provide between $1 billion and $1.5 billion in tax payments in 2012-13.
The countrys third-largest iron ore producer, Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) which launched a constitutional challenge to the tax in June has repeatedly said that it wont see a net surge in taxes in the early years of the regime. Whats more, it has suggested big miners in particular should be able to offset their liability against cash investment in their operations.
Australian Resources Minister Martin Ferguson, in turn, thinks it is a matter of time for the tax to work as he declared Thursday the onset of an era of low commodities prices does not spell the end of the country’s China-backed mining boom.
Meanwhile authorities Down Under seem to be pushing through a tax based on the hope that minerals prices and mining industry profits will continue to grow.
Michael Allan McCrae | October 22, 2012
Industrial and economic bellwether, Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT). threw cold water on the world’s economic recovery by lowering its sales growth outlook to a four-year low, while announcing its Q3 earnings results on Monday.
The company did have a good quarter. Sales and revenues were a little over $16.4 billion and profit in the quarter was $2.54 a share, making it the best quarter in the company’s history. Mining was also up 13% from last year. However this year’s revenue will be around $9 to $9.25 a share, down from an expected $9.41 a share. Next year’s revenue will be about the same as 2012’s revenue, plus or minus 5%.
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The Japanese corporation Itochu has bought Dole Australias entire farming operation for an undisclosed price.
Dole specializes in growing bananas for Australian markets and employs a large workforce, consisting mainly back packers and a few local Tablelands workers.
It also brought in Filipino workers on 457 visas.
The question now is how many local workers will keep their jobs and how many people will the Japanese company bring in?
Cairns News has been advised some 220 workers at another large farming enterprise, Howe Farming, have been told their jobs may not be secure, due to a sale of the holdings to the Chinese.
Whilst these farmers cannot be blamed for selling many people are steadfastly opposed to Chinese or Japanese corporations buying such valuable food-producing assets.
More information will be published as it comes to hand.