Smithsonian Magazine Reports about U.S. Gov’t Swine Flu Vaccine That Injured Thousands in 1976 – Activist Post

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07-08-20 09:15:00,

By B.N. Frank

Since the 1980s, one U.S. government agency has paid over $4B to Americans who have been injured by vaccines. Wow, right?! CBS 60 Minutes produced a segment about one government campaign for a 1976 Swine Flu vaccine which harmed thousands of Americans who then sued for damages:

CBS ” 60 MINUTES” documentary on the swine flu epidemic of 1976 in the U.S. It went on air only once and was never shown again. Watch this video documentary and listen to testimony of people who caught Gullian-Barre paralysis because of the swine flu vaccine. They sued the US government for damages. 500 cases of Gullian-Barre paralysis, including 25 deaths—not due to the swine flu itself, but as a direct result of the vaccine. At the time President Gerald Ford, on advice from the CDC, called for vaccination of the ENTIRE population of the United States.

In 2017, Smithsonian Magazine published an article about the 1976 Swine Flu vaccine. Some might find it especially interesting that the aggressive campaign to quickly vaccinate the majority of Americans coincided with a presidential election.

From Smithsonian Magazine:

The Long Shadow of the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine ‘Fiasco’

Some, but not all, of the hesitance to embrace vaccines can be traced back to this event more than 40 years ago

By Kat Eschner

smithsonianmag.com
February 6, 2017

In the spring of 1976, it looked like that year’s flu was the real thing. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t, and rushed response led to a medical debacle that hasn’t gone away.

“Some of the American public’s hesitance to embrace vaccines — the flu vaccine in particular — can be attributed to the long-lasting effects of a failed 1976 campaign to mass-vaccinate the public against a strain of the swine flu virus,” writes Rebecca Kreston for Discover. “This government-led campaign was widely viewed as a debacle and put an irreparable dent in future public health initiative, as well as negatively influenced the public’s perception of both the flu and the flu shot in this country.”

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Flu-like symptoms and illnesses are also very common with Microwave Sickness,

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TIME Magazine Reports How 5G Will Increase Our Already High Levels of E-Waste and Why This Isn’t Green

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11-06-19 02:49:00,

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has reported before about how digital, electronic, and wireless technology has created an already huge and increasing environmental E-Waste problem due to short life-spans and planned obsolesce.  Unfortunately, some self-proclaimed environmentalists continue to turn a blind eye to this (see 1, 2, 3) and still promote problematic technology as “green” despite E-Waste and other ways it is harmful biologically and environmentally (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

A recent article from Time Magazine confirms the seriousness of E-Waste worldwide and emphasizes how 5G will make this MUCH WORSE:

“That stream (of E-Waste) is expected to turn into a torrent as the world upgrades to 5G, the next big step in wireless technology.”

“…50 million tons of e-waste generated globally last year–a number that stands to skyrocket as consumers replace their old devices with the newest 5G-ready gadgets money can buy.”

“But less than a quarter of all U.S. electronic waste is recycled….The rest is incinerated or ends up in landfills. That’s bad news, as e-waste can contain harmful materials like mercury and beryllium that pose environmental risks.”

“…technology companies are speeding the pace of obsolescence….”

“Our products today don’t last as long as they used to, and it’s a strategy by manufacturers to force us into shorter and shorter upgrade cycles…”

Activist Post has reported on the many ways that 5G is awful as well as its increasing worldwide opposition.

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New York Magazine – Interviewed by Felipe Ossa: “Yanis Varoufakis Has Some Ideas About How to Save the Future”

New York Magazine – Interviewed by Felipe Ossa: “Yanis Varoufakis Has Some Ideas About How to Save the Future”

28-05-18 01:31:00,

Much of the world was introduced to Yanis Varoufakis in early 2015, when, as Greece’s bold new finance minister (he rode a Yamaha to work and tabloids touted his sex appeal), he led negotiations with the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund to restructure the country’s crushing load of government debt. To many, he was a leftist hero standing up to the heartless eurocrats in Brussels. But then the eurocrats won. After failing to reach an agreement — Varoufakis viewed the terms of the austerity measures as overly punitive and counterproductive — he resigned in a July 2015 blog post in which he vowed to “wear the creditors’ loathing with pride” and quit the governing Syriza Party.
Varoufakis, 57, has since become a vocal critic of politics in the European Union and a torch bearer for progressive ideas across the continent.
This March he launched a new party in Greece — where the conservative media continue attacking him as a narcissist and relentless self-promoter — MeRA 25, which aims to restructure Greece’s debt yet again and reverse some austerity measures. The country, he says, is turning into a desert of human capital, as the young emigrate to flee an E.U.-imposed “debt bondage.”
The U.S. edition of Varoufakis’s book, Speaking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works — and How it Fails, was just released. It sets out to demystify some of the major economic issues of our time for readers of all kinds, including 14-year-olds.
I spoke to Varoufakis over the phone last week. The interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and length.

So, in what ways does capitalism work and in what ways has it failed?

Capitalism has liberated us. It has generated incredible new technologies and wealth — I love the idea of a robot doing all the chores. But at the very same time, out of the same kind of proverbial production line, it has generated the most spectacular horror and depravity. It’s remarkably contradictory.

Speaking of robots: Your daughter is 14. What sort of jobs do you think will be available for her generation?

My greatest worry about my daughter is that increasingly her generation is being divided into two lumps,

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