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Leven Valera's Journal: Does America pay attention to anything but Iraq anymore? 1

Journal by Leven Valera


Recently, I've been stunned by the media coverage lately of Iraq and Trent Lott, while the vaccine court amendment to the Homeland Security act is going completely unnoticed.

From what I understand, one of the preservatives in the MMR vaccine, which is now required after 1979 for anyone seeking public education in the US, has been linked to causing brain damage/autism/mercury poisoning in young children. Rather than look into this further, somebody (and nobody quite seems to know who) sponsored an amendment to H.R. 5005, Homeland Security, expanding the protection of vaccine producers, and indemnifying them from any losses based on their vaccines. And the fall guy/gentleman who admits to adding the amendment, Bob Armey, goes home after this term.

Wasn't this a plotline in Deus Ex? Any comments?

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Does America pay attention to anything but Iraq anymore?

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  • by gmhowell (26755)
    We can only pay attention to one thing at a time. But, the 'link' between MMR preservatives and autism is not accurate. The statistics are not sound. The science is as junky as that for black lung disease, breast cancer/lupus, and... Shoot. Forgot the third. Studies have been done. But those who have kids with autism need someone to blame. Sadly, the answer is 'shit happens'.

"Nature is very un-American. Nature never hurries." -- William George Jordan