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Your Child Isn’t Vaccinated and You’re Proud?

Parents shouldn’t be proud their children aren’t vaccinated, they should be ashamed. Yes, your unvaccinated child is a danger. Not just to other unvaccinated children, but to vaccinated adults as well.

Most people don’t understand that vaccines are 90% – 99% effective in preventing disease and 100% effective against moderate to severe cases. An unvaccinated child has an 80% chance of contracting a preventable infectious disease and passing it on to other unvaccinated children, adults with compromised immune systems or even adults that were vaccinated as children, but over time, the protection has become less effective.

Think this is hyperbole?  Click below to view an interactive map of vaccine preventable outbreaks from The Council on Foreign Relations:
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Yes, diseases that once took so many lives and then, because of vaccines, had virtually been eradicated.

In 1988, the World Health Assembly unanimously agreed to eradicate polio worldwide. As a result of global polio eradication efforts, the number of cases reported globally has decreased from more than 350,000 cases in 1988 to 187 cases in 2012 (as of November 14, 2012). Only three countries remain endemic for polio in 2012: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. – World Health Organization

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So why wouldn’t a parent vaccinate their child against potentially deadly diseases? The most common reason they cite is their belief in a link between vaccines and Autism, particularly those containing Thimerosal and the measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

“Many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increased prevalence of autism. This research has paid particular attention to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing Thimerosal and the total number of vaccines administered during early childhood or any one doctor’s visit. These studies have not found a link between vaccines and autism. – autismspeaks.org”

Do you remember this?
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Or this?
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I don’t, and neither does any person in my generation. If you didn’t grow up in this era, be thankful for vaccines.

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Speaker Boehner, install a select committee on Benghazi now!

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Written by Allen West:

I’ve joined family members of the victims of the Benghazi terrorist attack and more than 70 fellow conservative and military leaders in sending a letter to House Speaker John Boehner demanding that he install a select committee to once and for all get the answers and the truth regarding the tragic events of September 11, 2012.

There is widespread support for a select committee to get to the bottom of disturbing questions surrounding the attack, as H.Res. 36 has 178 cosponsors. Yet Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor refuse to bring it to the House floor for a vote. You have to wonder, is there something they know that they prefer not come to light?

We can no longer accept silence, obfuscation and inaction on this subject.

You can read the letter here.   Please feel free to download and circulate it widely.
Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2014/01/speaker-boehner-install-select-committee-benghazi-now/#ohQWqyezBBqHESex.99

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Mark Levin: If You Lay One Hand On WWII Vets, I’ll Bring Half A Million People There!

wwIImemorial-300x218On his radio show last night Mark Levin tells Barack Obama that if his administration “lays one damned hand on one of those World War II Veterans at that memorial, I’ll bring half a million people to that memorial!” Levin said Americans from all over the country will “march on Washington against your tyranny.”

MARK LEVIN: I’m going to tell you folks something. I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration — you lay one damn hand on one of those World War II vets at that memorial, I’ll bring half a million people to that damn memorial! You got that?

I’m sitting here stewing thinking about this. Playing these damn games? You will ignite a movement in this country like you’ve never seen before. The biker patriot army, veterans from all over the country — every single war and battle in this country. Republican, Democrat, Independent, whatever.

I’ll be damned if one president, with his feet up on the desk in the Oval Office, with his smirk on his face, looking at his golf cart. I’ll be damned if this president or anybody else is going to shutdown that World War II memorial. Period.

These men are in their 80s and 90s. So let me repeat. You lay one hand on one of those men and arrest them for going to their memorial, which they fought for, which was not paid by you, damn it. It was paid by the American people.

We will come out of every town and city in this nation. We will come out of every county and both coasts, both borders, and we will march on Washington against your tyranny. You’ve been warned. You have been warned.

Oh, shut down the government. Shove it! Stop playing games with the American people. You know, we’re not all losers. We’re not all on the public dole. We’re not all enthralled with Obama and the cult of personality. We’re tired of being lectured to, we’re tired of being put down.

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Leonard Pitts Addresses 9/11 Terrorists (September 12, 2001)

I’ve reposted this article by Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts, year after year, since it first appeared in the Miami Herald on September 12, 2001. These are words we should never forget….

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It’s my job to have something to say. They pay me to provide words that help make sense of that which

troubles the American soul. But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes, the only thing I can find to say, the only words that seem to fit, must be addressed to the unknown author of this suffering.

 You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard.

What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward’s attack on our World Trade Center, our

Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn? Whatever it was, please know that you failed.

Did you want us to respect your cause? You just damned your cause.

Did you want to make us fear? You just steeled our resolve.

Did you want to tear us apart? You just brought us together.


Let me tell you about my people. We are a vast and quarrelsome

family, a family rent by racial, social, political and class division, but a family nonetheless.

We’re frivolous, yes, capable of expending tremendous emotional energy on pop cultural minutiae — a singer’s revealing dress, a ball team’s misfortune, a cartoon mouse.  

We’re wealthy, too, spoiled by the ready availability of trinkets and material goods, and maybe because of that, we walk through life with a certain sense of blithe entitlement. 

 We are fundamentally decent, though — peace-loving and compassionate. We struggle to know the right thing and to do it.
And we are, the overwhelming majority of us, people of faith, believers in a just and loving God.

Some people — you, perhaps — think that any or all of this makes us weak. You’re mistaken.
We are not weak. Indeed, we are strong in ways that cannot be measured by arsenals.

Yes, we’re in pain now. We are in mourning and we are in shock.

We’re still grappling with the unreality of the awful thing you did, still working to make ourselves understand that this isn’t a

special effect from some Hollywood blockbuster, isn’t the plot development from a Tom Clancy

novel. Both in terms of the awful scope of their ambition and the probable final death toll, your

attacks are likely to go down as the worst acts of terrorism in the history of the United States and,

probably, the history of the world. You’ve bloodied us as we have never been bloodied before.

But there’s a gulf of difference between making us bloody and making us fall. This is the lesson

Japan was taught to its bitter sorrow the last time anyone hit us this hard, the last time anyone

brought us such abrupt and monumental pain.

When roused, we are righteous in our outrage, terrible in our force.
When provoked by this level of barbarism, we will bear any suffering, pay any cost, go to any length, in the pursuit of justice.

 I tell you this without fear of contradiction. I know my people, as you, I think, do not. What I know reassures me.
It also causes me to tremble with dread of the future.

 In the days to come, there will be recrimination and accusation, fingers pointing to determine whose failure allowed this to happen

and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.

There will be heightened security, misguided talk of revoking basic freedoms.
We’ll go forward from this moment sobered, chastened, sad. But determined, too. Unimaginably determined.

You see, the steel in us is not always readily apparent. That aspect of our character is seldom

understood by people who don’t know us well. On this day, the family’s bickering is put on hold.

As Americans we will weep, as Americans we will mourn, and as Americans, we will rise in defense of all that we cherish.


So I ask again: What was it you hoped to teach us?
It occurs to me that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred. If that’s the case, consider the message received.

And take this message in exchange: You don’t know my people. You don’t know what we’re capable of.
You don’t know what you just started. But you’re about to learn.

Copyright 2001 the Miami Herald.

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The War On Words Continues – 50 Banned Words from NYC School’s Standardized Tests

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The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.

The fear is that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests.

The word “dinosaur” made the hit list because dinosaurs suggest evolution which creationists might not like. Halloween is targeted because it suggests paganism; a “birthday” might not be happy to all because it isn’t celebrated by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“They’re going to meet people from all walks of life and they’re going to have to learn to adjust.” One NYC parent stated.

Words that suggest wealth are excluded because they could make kids jealous. “Poverty” is also on the forbidden list. That’s something Sy Fliegal with the Center for Educational Innovation calls ridiculous. “The Petersons take a vacation for five days in their Mercedes … so what? You think our kids are going to be offended because they don’t have a Mercedes? You think our kids are going to say ‘I’m offended; how could they ask me a question about a Mercedes? I don’t have a Mercedes!’” “It’s all of life! I don’t know how they figure out what not to put on the list. Every aspect of life is on the list.” Fliegal said.

In a throwback to “Footloose,” the word “dancing” is also taboo. However, there is good news for kids that like “ballet”: The city made an exception for this form of dance.
Also banned are references to “divorce” and “disease,” because kids taking the tests may have relatives or parents who split from spouses or are ill.

Even some students think banning these words from periodic assessment tests is ridiculous.
“If you don’t celebrate one thing you might have a friend that does it. So I don’t see why people would find it offensive,” Curtis High School Sophomore Jamella Lewis told Diamond. Jamella has more common sense in her Sophomore mind than the NYC Board of Education – combined.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the DOE is simply giving guidance to the test developers.
“So we’re not an outlier in being politically correct. This is just making sure that test makers are sensitive in the development of their tests,” Walcott said Monday He also says, “New York City’s list is longer because its student body is so diverse.”

Let me get this straight. On one hand, the school system states that the list is so long because the NYC student body is so diverse, yet they want to do away with the very things that make the entire city -no, the entire country so diverse. Of course, now that makes so much more sense.

Now they’re not talking about just young children. These word bans would be at every level of standardized testing, including middle and high school.
Do they truly believe these kids live in a closet?

Wait until these overly sensitive kids grow up and out into the real world.. won’t they be in for a surprise. How about preparing kids for the real world, a world that does include swimming pools, meth heads, unemployment and birthdays?

What they’re effectively doing is raising a generation of emotionally crippled adults that won’t know how to cope with the harshness of reality – i.e. the real world.

Here is the complete list of words that are up for execution (whoops, can I say that?):

Abusephysical, sexual, emotional, or psychological (So much for questions on health)

Alcoholbeer and liquor, tobacco, or drugs (I wonder if the word hooch is acceptable?)

Birthday celebrations and birthdays  (Because no one was born on any particular day -ever. )

Bodily functions (Ahh.. the dreaded fart)

Cancer – and other diseases (Too scary. So much for health and science testing)

Catastrophes/disasters – tsunamis and hurricanes (It may give the kiddos that have never heard of them nightmares)

Celebrities (Ok, they got me there. I wouldn’t want to discuss most celebrities either. Now don’t get your feelings hurt, I did say MOST, not all.)

Children dealing with serious issues (Kids can only handle unicorns and rainbows)

Cigarettes – and other smoking paraphernalia (Because they may give you cancer and that’s another banned word)

Computers in the home – acceptable in a school or library setting (Little Suzie had to walk to the library to use the computer, because they don’t have one at home, just three Obama phones)

Crime (Never happens in NYC, so why even mention it?)

Death and disease (Might as well ban it. You can’t use cancer or crime)

Divorce (How dare the system make the kids with parents feel guilty about the kids with just a baby daddy?)

Evolution (We can’t let kids think there may be different points of view)

Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes (There can’t be haves and have nots – just ask any liberal)

Gambling involving money (Hey, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas -right?)

Halloween (Damn those Pagan rituals.. or maybe someone will get their feelings hurt when the Great Pumpkin doesn’t come to visit?)

Homelessness  (Those aren’t homeless people in NYC, they’re sidewalk warmers – is that more an acceptable term?)

Homes with swimming pools (See Above – the Have and the Have Nots)

Hunting ( I was sad when the hunter killed Bambi’s mom too, but I got over it)

Junk food ( I had 3 Oreos. Billy took 2.  How many fingers did Billy have left after I chased him down and caught him? )

In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge (What..Seriously? No mention of Obama Golf? Oh the humanity!)

Loss of employment (Interesting how welfare isn’t on the banned list)

Nuclear weapons ( Question 2: Who said, “We seek the total elimination one day of :: banned word:: from the face of the Earth.”
1. Ronald Reagan 2. Ahmadinejad  3. Kim Jong Un)

Occult topics -i.e. fortune-telling ( I guess the non-Gypsy kids wouldn’t get it)

Parapsychology ( I guess any mention of Ivy League Duke University’s Parapsychology Department is out of the question – literally)

Politics (and that’s where low information voters come from)

Pornography (On a school test? Who does that anyway?)

Poverty (Why give kids the silly idea that with an education and a good work ethic, they may be able to get themselves out of a lifetime of it? That would be just silly.)

Rap Music (Anyone remember The Sugar Hill Gang? I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop…)

Religion ( I don’t think I saw Atheism on the list. Imagine no religion… I wonder if you can.. )

Religious holidays and festivals -including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan (Is Festivus safe?)

Rock-and-Roll  (So you ban the word Rock and Roll, but not Justin Beiber?)

Running away (I wonder how that would go on a test – Johnny ran away from CPS 10 times. The police brought him back 2 times. How many times did Johnny escape?)

Sex (Storks bring babies and I’m not seeing abortion on the list of banned words)

Slavery (Riddle me this Batman – On a standardized test, how do you test knowledge of world history without mentioning slavery?)

Terrorism (They’re not terrorist, they’re freedom fighters!)

Television and video games (How about – Television and video games, turn them off and go outside)

Traumatic material – including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters
(I always found leftist particularly upsetting, yet they still exist)

Vermin – rats and roaches (Try living in NYC and not mention them. Good luck with that.)

Violence (Kumbya my Lord.. Kumbya…)

War and bloodshed (You’re kidding me – No questions about War for Oil?)

Weapons – guns, knives, etc. (Well so much for teaching the 2nd Amendment. I’m surprised the word Constitution isn’t banned -yet)

Witchcraft, sorcery, etc. (Sorry Harry Potter, no more Quidditch for you)

Oh please, they just want to promote an everyone is equal, utopian society where no one has more or less than anybody else, and if they do, it’s not fair. It’s good to share the wealth- you know spread it around. So let’s start indoctrinating the kids – get them while their young.

What do you think about the war on words? Let me know in the comments below 

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Prosecutors: Fort Hood mass murderer was on jihad

Undated photo of terrorist, Maj. Nidal Hasan

Undated photo of terrorist, Maj. Nidal Hasan

Why is motive not an element in this trial? What kind of murder trial doesn’t discuss motive? Is it not an element in the trial because it shows how much the Obama administration has been lying to the American people about this jihad attack? “Prosecutors: Hasan was on jihad,” by Sig Christenson for MySa.com, August 2 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

FORT HOOD — Prosecutors Friday likened Maj. Nidal Hasanto a suicide bomber, saying he carefully researched the issue of going on jihad before an attack that left 13 people dead and 32 wounded, all but two of them soldiers.

It was the first time the government has made the allegation or cited evidence that would support the claim that Hasan sought to martyr himself at the end of the massacre.

“We believe that just like a suicide bomber, Major Hasan had no intention of leaving 5/11 alive,” Col. Steve Henricks, one of three prosecutors, said, referring to the day of the attack.

An American born of Palestinian immigrants, Hasan has told a court here that he was the gunman in the Nov. 5, 2009 rampage, and that he hoped to stop U.S. soldiers from killing Taliban insurgents, their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and innocent Afghan women and children.

The day is often called “5/11” in the Fort Hood community.

Prosecutors have charged Hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder. He faces another 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the worst shooting of its kind at an American military installation.

Until now, the prosecution has avoided stating a motive, but on Friday asked the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, to allow them to present witnesses and evidence that would show Hasan not only studied jihad but argued for it while pursing a master’s degree, and that he claimed U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not justified.
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State Rep Monique Davis (D-Chicago) “It’s the police killing some of these kids”

 

State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago)

State Rep. Monique Davis
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An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago.

State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) was interviewed about Chicago crime Tuesday on WCHB-AM in Detroit.

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“I’m going to tell you what some suspicions have been, and people have whispered to me: they’re not sure that black people are shooting all of these children,”

“There’s some suspicion–and I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing–they suspect maybe the police are killing some of these kids.”

When WBBM asked Davis if she thinks it’s possible that police are killing children, she said, “I don’t know. I don’t know that they are, and I don’t know that they aren’t, since no one’s been arrested. We don’t know who’s doing it.”

Davis called a news conference at her South Side legislative office Friday to says that, while some of her constituents believe that, she does not, nor does she believes she owes anyone an apology.

“My community believes that,” she said. “Should I apologize for my community’s beliefs?”
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“There’s some suspicion–and I don’t want to spread this, but….” But you did,and under the guise of concern for your community- despicable.

In a July 19 press release, Davis attempted to smooth over hard feelings by praising the Chicago police for their efforts, but she stood by her statements on the Detroit radio program.

“I’m not a detective, I’m not an investigator,” Davis said. “I said my community, many people in my community, based upon their experiences and their knowledge, believe it is possible that some of these murders are committed by our finest. Now, we can’t say that doesn’t happen.”

So black youths are killing other black youths in record numbers. The gang culture absolutely has a “snitches get stitches” mentality,
and she’s surprised that no one’s fingered anyone else in these murders?
She doesn’t know or understand her own organic demographic but feels compelled to comment on it.

Monique Davis is part of the problem, and that problem is race baiting. We’ve seen a lot of pot stirring recently, from the not so Reverend like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and political activist AG Eric Holder. Davis is absurd, inflammatory and insulting.

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