America’s insulin prices are the highest in the world – forcing patients to ration their medicine because they can’t afford it. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions from insulin sales. New legislation could help pave the way for states to rein in insulin costs – saving the lives of diabetics who can’t afford their vital medication. Your support now could change the way states address the rising cost of insulin.
Ten percent of the American population has diabetes. And yet, insulin, the medication needed for those with diabetes to stay alive, has skyrocketed to unaffordable levels over the last few years. Because of this, 25 percent of patients with diabetes are not using insulin as frequently as they should because the costs are too high.
“Self-rationing” of insulin can result in life-threatening conditions, such as blindness, kidney failure, loss of limbs, and even death. But sadly, this practice is becoming even more common as patients learn that insulin costs on average $500 a month this year.
Patients are choosing to skip the medicine they need to survive because of unaffordable costs. And nowhere in the world are insulin costs as high as they are in America.
Just three pharmaceutical companies manufacture insulin in the United States. These companies ardently fight against cheaper formulations, and recently, a recent class-action lawsuit against the three companies alleges that they artificially inflate their drug prices.
The United States has the highest prescription drug costs in the world. These overwhelming prices are forcing Coloradans to choose between taking the necessary medicine need, and putting food on the table. This is not just or humane, and needs to stop.
A bill in Colorado’s legislature, HB19-1216, would place the responsibility on carriers to pass along rebates to consumers. There would be a $100 cap on cost to consumers for each monthly supply of insulin drugs, which will provide immediate relief to families and consumers who are hurting.
Join us in urging our legislators to fight the incredibly high insulin costs by supporting HB19-1216, by giving support to patients who sorely need it!
31,487 American scientists have signed this petition,
including 9,029 with PhDs
This Cancer Act clause prevents any other forms of treatment or discussion thereof and prohibits any form of treatment except radiation. It also penalises anyone who speaks out about any other form of assistance with fines and prison sentences. This is barbaric, archaic, monopolistic and outdated.
Bayer is the leading manufacturer of neonicotinoid pesticides, the primary culprit in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Forty-two percent of the nation’s honeybee colonies died off between April 2014 and April 2015.TAKE ACTION! Tell Bayer to stop manufacturing bee-killing pesticides! http://orgcns.org/1UhGOHq
Right now former Monsanto super lobbyist Michael Taylor has crafted new food safety rules at the FDA that could drive tens of thousands of America’s small, local and organic family farmers out of business. That’s right, Michael Taylor, the former Monsanto lawyer who crafted the FDA’s 1992 policy that won’t allow GMO labeling in the U.S., is back at the FDA, this time appointed by the Obama administration as the new food safety czar.
Now Michael Taylor is responsible for writing rules that could kill the local food movement and drive thousands of America’s best family farmers out of business.
Even worse than having a former Monsanto lobbyist write these new food safety rules is the fact that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is bragging on their website about working with the FDA to craft these new regulations that could wipe out as much as 50 percent of small farmers’ profits with one-size-fits-all regulations.
Small and midsize family farmers shouldn’t be forced out of business because factory farms and giant corporations have created greater risks in our food supply. We need your help today, stand up for local food and family farmers! Every voice counts.
It’s been nearly two years since the first news stories revealed the scope of the NSA’s surveillance and bulk data collection activities.
People across the political spectrum agree: U.S. government surveillance needs reform. The question is how, and to what extent?
Earlier today, Google joined the other companies in the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, along with a diverse range of civil society groups and trade associations, in sending a letter to Congress that underscores the essential elements of any surveillance reform legislation.
On June 1, Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act — one of the legal authorities that the U.S. government relies upon to conduct mass surveillance of communications information — is set to expire. This is a critical opportunity to change the current laws with meaningful reforms that protect Internet users and hold the government accountable.
Google has a moral and legal responsibility to protect the privacy and security of our users’ data. At the same time, we want to do our part to help governments keep people safe. We have little doubt that Congress can protect both national security and privacy while taking a significant, concrete step toward restoring trust in the Internet.
Join us in asking Congress to enact real surveillance reform by reading the letter and adding your name:
Thanks for doing your part,
Whitehouse.gov caught freezing vaccine choice petition to prevent signatures from reaching 100,000 threshold
A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the prohibition of laws requiring mandatory vaccines has been throttled by the White House, buried from public view and finally frozen for over 36 hours to prevent the petition from achieving 100,000 signatures, Natural News can now reveal.
The petition, which was rapidly headed toward the 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a response from the White House, was frozen mid-day Friday and has remained stuck at 56,791 signatures for over 36 hours.
The petition is titled “PROHIBIT ANY LAWS MANDATING THE FORCE AND REQUIREMENT OF VACCINATIONS OF ANY KIND.” It can be found at this link.
The petition reads:
No human being should be FORCED to be vaccinated against their will and/or personal/religious beliefs. I petition against making vaccinations of any kind mandatory. This includes forcing children to be vaccinated to attend public schools, activities, and daycare centers. This also includes adults working in the public or private sector.
The petition still allows people to sign it, and it still sends a confirmation email that claims your signature counts. But the numbers on the petition website never change, no matter how many people sign it.
Petition signatures systematically ignored
As the following screen shot shows, the petition confirmation page claims, “Your signature has been verified and counted.”
But in reality, your signature doesn’t count at all, and the signatures number on the petition page stays frozen:
Throttled to a maximum of 100 per hour before being frozen
Before the petition was frozen by the White House to prevent it from reaching 100,000 signatures, it was throttled to allow a maximum of 100 signatures per hour.
Dr. Rima Laibow of the Natural Solutions Foundation has been monitoring the petition’s numbers for several days. “Counsel Ralph Fucetola, JD, and I were tracking the number of signatures for the petition on our Skype chat and I noted something rather strange: there were many hours when the number increasing on the petition was exactly, EXACTLY, 100,” she told Natural News.
“We realized that although it is really important in this debate to get to the 100,000 signature threshold on this petition, the system was gamed, making it harder than it should be. We knew that if we did not reach that number, the White House juggernaught would claim that only a tiny fraction of Americans were against Mandatory Adult Vaccines and would use that against us.”
“…the White House Petition Site programming is not recording signatures on a petition it disagrees with,” Dr. Laibow concludes in a breaking news warning published at her website.
WhiteHouse.gov buried the petition to try to hide it from the public
Even before the throttling and the freezing of the petition numbers, the White House went to great lengths to bury the petition and make sure it could not be easily found by the public.
Unlike other petitions which are easily found at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov, the petition opposing vaccine mandates was deliberately hidden from view and could only be accessed if someone knew the direct URL.
On YouTube, this is equivalent to setting a video to “unlisted” status to prevent the public from finding it.
To help people find the petition, Rima Laibow set up a new link that directs people to the correct petition URL:
A pattern of systematic deceit by vaccine pushers
This fraudulent attempt by the White House to suppress this petition and prevent it from reaching 100,000 signatures is part of an extraordinary pattern of lying and deceit on the part of today’s medical extremists who demand all people be injected with vaccines, even against their wishes and in blatant violation of the American Medical Association’s code of ethics.
The vaccine industry, we have all observed, is willing to do anything it takes to prevent the public from learning real facts about vaccines or even achieving success with an online petition that calls for the protection of medical choice for mothers and their children.
USA Today, the same publication that ran an article authored by a mentally deranged vaccine fanatic who called for the arrest and imprisonment of “anti-vaxxers,” recently conducted an online survey that asked Americans whether they support the arrest and imprisonment of people who rejected vaccines. The results of that survey reveal that 92% of Americans support vaccine choice and reject government coercion for forced vaccinations.
Jail parents who opt out: 2%
It’s a choice: 92%
Fine parents who opt out: 5%
Inform parents vs. jail: 2%
Only 2% support government coercion against parents who choose to avoid toxic vaccines. Public support for laws prohibiting forced vaccination policies is remarkably high; far higher than public support for President Obama himself.
So in an attempt to destroy the perception that the public strongly opposes the government coercion of medical choice (also called “medical fascism”), the White House has now gone to extraordinary lengths to suppress the online petition that calls for fundamental human rights and medical choice.
This pattern of deceit and coercion is far larger than the White House alone. It includes:
• The CDC’s deliberate burying of scientific data linking vaccines to autism (as confessed by the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson).
• The mainstream media’s blatantly one-sided media coverage of vaccines, where no scientific questions about vaccines are ever allowed to be aired, and any doctor who asks an intelligent question about vaccine ingredients, vaccine safety or vaccination schedules is verbally assaulted with the derogatory, intellectually-bigoted label of “ANTI-SCIENCE!”
• The ongoing delusion of “mercury denialism” where even the Associated Press publishes articles that falsely claim mercury has been “phased out” of all vaccines even though the CDC confirms mercury, MSG, formaldehyde and aluminum are still used in vaccines.
• The Disneyland measles hoax, where the CDC knows full well that the viral strain of measles found in MMR vaccines is different from the strain of measles that has spread among children. The genetics don’t match, which means the MMR vaccine would have done little or nothing to stop the outbreak in the first place.
• The complete suppression of true stories of vaccine-damaged children who have suffered severe neurological harm, painful skin disorders, comas and even death due to vaccines. See horrifying photos here of just some of the children who are being medically mutilated by the very same vaccines that government authorities tell us are “safe.”
• The widespread refusal of the FDA to acknowledge the truth that it does not test vaccines for safety or efficacy and instead relies entirely on Big Pharma’s own self-funded studies to “prove” vaccines work. But those studies have been faked, say the industry’s own scientists, who describe how animal antibodies were used to spike human blood samples in order to defraud the FDA and keep selling vaccines that do not work.
• The publication of a medical extremism article in USA Today which openly called for the government to arrest and imprison so-called “anti-vaxxers.” This article, like nearly all articles on vaccines that appear in the mainstream media, was written by a mentally ill vaccine fanatic with a bizarre desire to incarcerate informed vaccine skeptics who raise intelligent, rational questions about vaccine safety and immunization scheduling. USA Today has no problem giving a platform to mentally ill vaccine fanatics as long as they keep calling for more vaccines.
TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition and watch how your vote doesn’t count at the White House
Want to sign the WhiteHouse.gov petition and see the petition fraud for yourself?
Click here to sign the petition and notice how the number of signatures doesn’t budge even after you sign it.
Or, possibly, WhiteHouse.gov will reactivate the petition after being caught red-handed and exposed by this story, but they will still throttle the petition to make sure it never quite reaches the 100,000 threshold.
This petition fraud, of course, perfectly mirrors every fraudulent tactic of the vaccine industry which is utterly incapable of any behavior at all that resembles ethics or honesty. Every layer of the vaccine fraud now being perpetrated upon the American public is steeped in deceit, fabrication and fraud.
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Dr. Oz recently retracted statements he made saying that organic food was an expensive, ‘elitist,’ if not unnecessary lifestyle choice. Now he is circulating a petition to urge President Obama and the White House to step in as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contemplates approval of the toxic Enlist Duo herbicide, meant to be sprayed widely across America following the development of unstoppable superweeds from Monsanto’s RoundUp.
In Dr. Oz’s coverage, titled, “New GMO Pesticide Doctors are Warning About,” the prime time television personality who once graced the stage with Oprah warns that the new herbicide is linked to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s.
Enlist Duo is supposed to be the answer to Monsanto’s failed RoundUp herbicide, which has already poisoned livestock, bees, and other pollinators while causing super weeds (otherwise known as smart weeds) to grow across the American Midwest.
Enlist Duo is engineered by Dow. Dow and Monsanto were the two major contractors that created Agent Orange, used as an herbicide during the Vietnam era and linked to over 400,000 birth defects. In a recent whistle-blowing event, James R. Clary, a young Air Force officer and scientist during Vietnam said that the U.S. government knew that Agent Orange was toxic:
“Military scientists had known that herbicides shipped to Vietnam were contaminated with dioxin and had “the potential for damage” to human health. . . . However, because the material was to be used on the ‘enemy,’ none of us were overly concerned,” Clary wrote to then-Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D. “We never considered a scenario in which our own personnel would become contaminated with the herbicide.””
This begs the question – if the dioxins used in Agent Orange were known human killers during Vietnam, then why on earth would our government be considering allowing them to be used around its own citizens? Monsanto and Dow say that their previous herbicide, Agent Orange, was made to the strictest military specifications. What about Enlist Duo? Agent Orange has since been banned, but glyphosate and 2,4-D are now up for consideration?
Dioxins have already caused decades of damage – why is the EPA considering using them now? In the journal PLoS One, Washington State University researchers said:
“. . .exposed pregnant rats to low-levels of dioxin, the first generation offspring had more prostate disease and two types of ovarian disease than control groups. Kidney disease, precocious puberty and ovarian disease were more prevalent in the great-grandchildren with abnormalities in puberty being nearly eight times higher in the third generation females. Third generation male rats had 27 percent higher incidence of kidney disease with telltale modifications to gene expression in sperm in 50 regions of DNA as a result of their ancestors’ dioxin exposure.”
This means that your children are exposed to whatever you’re exposed to. What’s worse, this toxicity carries on for up to three generations!
Nothing more than an industrial waste product from herbicide creation and paper bleaching, dioxins bioaccumulate in the body. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) calls dioxins “persistent environmental pollutants (POPs)” and says that they are “highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.”
Dioxins are in RoundUp, and you can bet they are in Enlist Duo. They are lethal despite government whitewashing. As some have pointed out, ‘Prior knowledge’ is the very definition of a crime against humanity, and the U.S. government, Dow, and Monsanto have all committed this type of crime.
In his coverage, Dr. Oz explains that what he “is about to show you will challenge the chemical industry, the food industry, and the government.” He explains that:
“GMOs could be ushering in a pesticide arms race, and the health of your brain could be the casualty.”
Dr. Oz isn’t the only one sounding the alarm bells. More than half a million people have already written to the EPA to try to stop this decision – which could effectively contaminate what’s left of the natural world for decades to come, completely obliterating an organic food supply.
Among those who have protested the possible green-lighting of Enlist Duo are 35 prominent doctors and scientists who say that the ‘double herbicide mix’ should not be allowed.
About 70-80% of the foods you currently find on grocery store shelves already contain GMOs – and these GMO crops used to make food were grown by spraying herbicides like RoundUp, extensively. What will keep the other 20% of the food supply form being subject to this total Armageddon?
The chemicals in Agent Orange were used to defoliate the jungle in Vietnam. Is Enlist Duo not going to defoliate the entire farming infrastructure which feeds millions across America?
In 1969, Operation Ranch Hand (the military code name for herbicide spraying) had reached it’s peak with 29 planes spraying chemical defoliants such as Agent Orange in South Vietnam, but we now spray more than 185 million pounds of glyphosate chemicals across millions of acres of crops annually.
Vietnam Vets exposed to Agent Orange chemicals sought attention for medical concerns, but many of their VA doctors did not take notes or report their findings in an attempt to hush up the ranks about the damaging results of this toxic exposure. Many veterans have applied for compensation or medical help with renal cancers, neuropathy, tumors, and other ailments caused by Dow and Monsanto’s previous concoctions, but received nothing from our government, because this would be an admission of guilt.
Does the EPA, FDA, and US government want to hush us up now? I can only guess what the military code name is for this latest asinine plan to spray more chemicals all over us.
Cancer, infertility, birth defects – if this isn’t another war being waged, then I must be dreaming.
Author: Christina Sarich
In December of 2011, Natural News was the first news organization to report a major loophole in American emergency laws – the loophole gives public health authorities ambiguous discretion to forcefully separate parents and their children during emergencies, and then vaccinate the children: Loophole in Vaccine Law, by Greg Glaser (November 2011).
Fortunately today, two health freedom attorneys for the Pandemic Response Project (PReP) are working to close this loophole at the State level (starting in California) through a proposed new law called the Peaceful and Natural Dignity Act (PANDA). We are asking fellow health freedom supporters to watch our informative video and sign the petition at Change.org, to help us put the new proposed law before the California legislature for debate: Read and sign the health freedom petition.
In summary, the proposed PANDA law explicitly confirms the fundamental right of peaceful and non-incarcerated individuals and families to:
(a) Remain free of forced medical treatment during times of peace and emergency, and
(b) Self-quarantine on private property during times of emergency.
So PANDA would close two loopholes in California’s emergency response laws that threaten to: (1) quarantine and criminalize individuals for remaining un-medicated, and (2) strip families of custody rights for remaining un-medicated.
Apart from California, other States in the Union are also vulnerable to the same loopholes described above. Accordingly, the PReP attorneys hope to tailor a PANDA statute for each State.
Greg Glaser is a California attorney and one of the drafters of PANDA. Greg is also the founder of Civil Action Network, a wiki-style forum for peaceful activism and referenda.
Source: NaturalNews.com – Author:Greg Glaser
There are only two days left to post your comments to the FDA concerning the agency’s desire to place onerous new food safety regulations on small, local farmers (while allowing big agribusiness to conduct business as usual).
This is all about the “Food Safety Modernization Act” or FSMA. As Cornucopia states, “regulators and corporate agribusiness are using the FSMA to competitively crush the organic and local farming movements at the same time.”
As Cornucopia states, many in the industry believe the FDA is using FSMA as a regulatory weapon rather than a tool solely intended for public safety. This regulatory weapon is being used, they say, to drive small organic farmers out of business, thereby delivering greater market share and profitability to the agri-business giants that can afford to deal with all the burdensome regulations.
Cornucopia has issued a full action alert here.
The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance has also posted an action alert on this issue, stating:
The FDA wants to be able to revoke farmers’ and producers’ exemptions without respecting basic principles of fairness and due process… In essence, this means that any farmer or producer targeted by the FDA for revocation of its exemption will almost certainly go out of business.
Click here to read the Farm and Ranch Freedom alert which describes this issue in much greater detail.
Click here for full instructions and links on how to submit your own comments to the FDA.
You MUST submit your comments by Friday, November 15th. Furthermore, if you do not submit comments and you ever go to court with the FDA over food safety issues on your farm, the fact that you did not submit comments has been deemed by the courts to automatically mean you have waived your rights to disagree with the FDA’s rules!
Thus, if you are a farmer or food producer of any kind, submitting your comments is essential to protecting your future rights in any possible litigation involving the FDA.
The FDA has taken some positive actions lately, including banning trans fats and requiring dog food manufacturers to follow Good Manufacturing Practices, but this FSMA effort is overreaching, unduly burdensome and in some ways actually worsens food safety instead of improving it.
Source: Natural News – Author: Mike Adams, Health Ranger