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Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracies

From the irony department:

About half of the grown U.S. population believes in at least one medical conspiracy theory, according to a study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Why some choose to believe obviously wrong information

For the study, University of Chicago researchers analyzed answers from 1,351 adults who responded to a survey on six popular medical conspiracy theories. The participants were asked if they had heard of and if they agreed or disagreed with theories such as:

  • Childhood vaccinations cause psychological conditions like autism;
  • Federal regulators are suppressing Americans’ access to natural cures;
  • The CIA infected a number of African Americans with the HIV virus; and
  • Federal regulators know cell phones cause cancer, but have done nothing about it.

About 49% said they agreed with at least one of the theories. Three times as many people said they believed the theory that federal regulators are preventing people from gaining access to natural cures than the theory that the CIA infected people with HIV.

According to lead author Eric Oliver, many people may believe in medical conspiracy theories because they are easier to believe than science in many situations.

“Science in general—medicine in particular—is complicated and cognitively challenging because you have to carry around a lot of uncertainty,” Oliver says, adding, “To talk about epidemiology and probability theories is difficult to understand as opposed to ‘if you put this substance in your body, it’s going to be bad.'”

In addition, researchers found that people who believe in conspiracy theories are more likely to use alternative medicines, such as herbal supplements. Oliver added that physicians should use the statistics to identify patients that may be less likely to follow traditional medicine regimens, such as taking prescription drugs. …

Actually it wasn’t the CIA that infected millions of africans with HIV, it was the world health organization.  Who needs shadowy conspiracies when everything is done out in the open and published by the SF Chronicle ( ) and the UK royal society of medicine?  ( )

BTW: autism is not a psychological condition.   It’s an autoimmune disorder closely tied to a lack of glutathione in children’s blood which make them susceptible to oxidative stressors like aluminum and mercury in vaccines.  ( )  On the other hand, irrational trust in financially conflicted cartels like the american medical establishment is in fact a seriously debilitating psychological condition which often leads to brain damage, childhood trauma, post traumatic stress, depression, drug addiction and early death ( )

Fearless Parent Radio: Vaccines During Pregnancy

The CDC website has information on Vaccines for Pregnant Women and Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women. Here, pregnant women and clinicians are told:

  • Vaccines can keep mama and “her growing family” healthy.
  • Specific vaccines that are needed are based on age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous vaccination.
  • Get up to-date with vaccines before getting pregnant
  • Some vaccines cannot be given during pregnancy (i.e., rubella).
  • Some vaccines should be given during pregnancy: pertussis, hepatitis B, flu.
  • It is safe for a woman to receive vaccines right after giving birth, even while she is breastfeeding.

Together, these pages raise more questions than they answer. Kelly Brogan raises a collective, manicured eyebrow on behalf of many dubious women and digs into the research with these probing questions:

  • Where’s the science showing safety and efficacy for both mom and fetus?
  • If vaccination should vary based on age and lifestyle, then where’s this discussion and the underlying evidence base?
  • What do we know about maternal-fetal immunology?
  • Which vaccines are Category C pharmaceutical drugs and what does this mean?
  • Can we speak very specifically about the reasons women cannot get some vaccines while pregnant? Is it just the live virus vaccines?
  • What are the adverse events that have been documented following vaccination while pregnant?
  • What’s the down low on flu shots? Efficacy, statistics, mist vs injections, and lessons from the 1917 epidemic and recent swine flu campaigns? How does the CDC justify its recent decision to recommend live virus flu shots to 2 year olds when so many pregnant women have toddlers at home? (Live attenuated rubella virus is excreted from nose and throat 7 to 28 days after vaccination. – MMR II package insert, p. 5)
  • Why is the mercury-based preservative thimerosal still in the flu shot, recommended to virtually everyone, including babies and pregnant women?
  • What’s cocooning and do you buy it?
  • What adverse events have been reported following vaccination of pregnant women?
  • Is there a better way for women to boost the immune system during pregnancy?

This discussion is for girls and women of reproductive age, the people who love them, and parents and guardians of young children. …

Obama’s Defense Sec. Nominee Another Neocon Functionary

The nomination of Ashton Carter as US Secretary of Defense if approved will accelerate ‘horrific’ US foreign policy, a commentator tells Press TV.

“Transitioning this person to the Republican party if and when the Obama presidency ends in two years will be extremely detrimental to the world and will further the horrific activity that the American foreign policy is inflicting upon the world,” Scott Rickard, a former American intelligence linguist from Orlando said in an interview with Press TV on Friday.

“I believe we will see tremendous acceleration of military industrial complex activity, I don’t think that the brakes will be put on at all with this gentleman,” Rickard added.

He described Carter as a powerful military industrial complex executive with strong ties to the nuclear arms industry who had called for a pre-emptive nuclear strike against North Korea several years ago. …

Hungary Sheds Bankers’ Shackles

Hungary is making history of the first order.

Not since the 1930s in Germany has a major European country dared to escape from the clutches of the Rothschild-controlled international banking cartels. This is stupendous news that should encourage nationalist patriots worldwide to increase the fight for freedom from financial tyranny.

Already in 2011, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán promised to serve justice on his socialist predecessors, who sold the nation’s people into unending debt slavery under the lash of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the terrorist state of Israel. Those earlier administrations were riddled with Israelis in high places, to the fury of the masses, who finally elected Orbán’s Fidesz party in response.

According to a report on the German-language website “National Journal,” Orbán has now moved to unseat the usurers from their throne. The popular, nationalistic prime minister told the IMF that Hungary neither wants nor needs further “assistance” from that proxy of the Rothschild-owned Federal Reserve Bank. No longer will Hungarians be forced to pay usurious interest to private, unaccountable central bankers.

Instead, the Hungarian government has assumed sovereignty over its own currency and now issues money debt free, as it is needed. The results have been nothing short of remarkable. The nation’s economy, formerly staggering under deep indebtedness, has recovered rapidly and by means not seen since National Socialist Germany.

The Hungarian Economic Ministry announced that it has, thanks to a “disciplined budget policy,” repaid on August 12, 2013, the remaining €2.2B owed to the IMF—well before the March 2014 due date. Orbán declared: “Hungary enjoys the trust of investors,” by which is not meant the IMF, the Fed or any other tentacle of the Rothschild financial empire. Rather, he was referring to investors who produce something in Hungary for Hungarians and cause true economic growth. This is not the “paper prosperity” of plutocratic pirates, but the sort of production that actually employs people and improves their lives.

With Hungary now free from the shackles of servitude to debt slavers, it is no wonder that the president of the Hungarian central bank, operated by the government for the public welfare and not private enrichment, has demanded that the IMF close its offices in that ancient European land. In addition, the state attorney general, echoing Iceland’s efforts, has brought charges against the last three previous prime ministers because of the criminal amount of debt into which they plunged the nation.

The only step remaining, which would completely destroy the power of the banksters in Hungary, is for that country to implement a barter system for foreign exchange, as existed in Germany under the National Socialists and exists today in the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, or BRICS, international economic coalition. And if the United States would follow the lead of Hungary, Americans could be freed from the usurers’ tyranny and likewise hope for a return to peaceful prosperity.

Wall Street Demands Derivatives Deregulation, Taxpayer Backing In Government Shutdown Bill

Wall Street lobbyists are trying to secure taxpayer backing for many derivatives trades as part of budget talks to avert a government shutdown.

According to multiple Democratic sources, banks are pushing hard to include the controversial provision in funding legislation that would keep the government operating after Dec. 11. Top negotiators in the House are taking the derivatives provision seriously, and may include it in the final bill, the sources said.

The bank perks are not a traditional budget item. They would allow financial institutions to trade certain financial derivatives from subsidiaries that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. — potentially putting taxpayers on the hook for losses caused by the risky contracts. Big Wall Street banks had typically traded derivatives from these FDIC-backed units, but the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law required them to move many of the transactions to other subsidiaries that are not insured by taxpayers. …

Russ Baker Interview on Bush/CIA Connections to JFK Assassination

One question about JFK’s assassination that’s never gotten enough attention: former President George H.W. Bush’s connection to it.

That’s the topic of WhoWhatWhy Founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker’s discussion with popular KGO radio host Pat Thurston, taped on the 51st anniversary of the assassination. And the facts are all the more relevant, now that plans may be afoot for a third President Bush.

For more in-depth insight into the Bush-JFK connection and the assassination itself, please take a look at the following reading list. It starts with the first of 10 excerpts from Russ’ best-selling book Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty YearsAfter that is a collection of our independent investigations and coverage of one of America’s most enduring mysteries: the JFK hit.

Audio of this amazing interview is here:

Relevant footnotes:

GHW Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 1

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 2: Skull and Bones Forever

Bush and The JFK Hit, Part 3: Where was Poppy November 22, 1963?

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 4: Barbara’s Hair-Raising Day

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 5: The Mysterious Mr. de Mohrenschildt

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 6: The Cold War Comes to Dallas

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 7: Empire Strikes Back

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 8: Prepping a Patsy?

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 9: Planning a Nightmare on Elm Street

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 10: After Camelot


The Hidden Government Group Linking JFK, Watergate, Iran-Contra and 9/11

The Deaths of JFK, RFK—and the Silence of the Lambs

JFK-RFK-MLK??? The Questions Remain

JFK Umbrella Man—More Doubts

JFK: The Never-Ending Wait for Answers

Is the Government Holding Back Crucial Documents?

TVWHO: Obama Admin Bottles JFK Assassination Records

The JFK Factor: Bill O’Reilly on the Assassination, Then and Now

Dallas Diminishes JFK, His Legacy, And Those Who Care About Democracy

Letters to Jackie, But What About Jack? How to Avoid the Heart of the JFK Assassination

A Closer Look at the Secret Service

Secret Service Vet With Very Strange JFK Story

Must-Watch Video: JFK Motorcade and Odd Secret Service Behavior

The NY Times’ Ostrich Act on JFK Assassination Getting Old

Carlyle Group’s Latest Acquisition: the JFK Library (!)

Battle over Dealey Plaza Presence on 11/22/13