Do Vaccines Work? (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty, Ep.20)

According to the CDC vaccines have been found to infect people with polio, SV40 virus (cancer), permanent paralysis, narcolepsy, bowels folding in on themselves, and pig viruses. Nima and Dylan discuss the issue of vaccine safety.
Sources:

The Vaccine Book, Robert W Sears, MD, FAAP (https://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Book-Decision-Parenting-Library/dp/0316180521)

Vaccinegate: Initial results on Infanrix Hexa chemical composition (https://www.corvelva.it/speciali-corvelva/analisi/vaccingate-initial-results-on-infanrix-hexa-chemical-composition.html?fbclid=IwAR29D0RBkQX5EduO19DnqGl1oBab0847eXkgiITOxEKCijLdOPyC7B1JeY8)

Historical Vaccine Safety Concerns (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/concerns-history.html)

Contaminated haemophilia blood products (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contaminated_haemophilia_blood_products)

Blood, Money and AIDS: Hemophiliacs Are Split;Liability Cases Bogged Down in Disputes (https://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/11/business/blood-money-aids-hemophiliacs-are-split-liability-cases-bogged-down-disputes.html)

Effect of Human Papillomavirus 16/18 L1 Viruslike Particle Vaccine Among Young Women With Preexisting Infection (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/208418)

VRBPAC Background Document Gardasil™ HPV Quadrivalent Vaccine May 18, 2006 VRBPAC Meeting (http://fearlessparent.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HPV-vaccine-clinical-trials.pdf)

Supplemental:

What’s In A Flu Shot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWfCnjnShnM)

PBS Vaccine Propaganda for Children (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6S_1V8ibOc)

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Bernie Sanders’ 10 Point Manifesto (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty, Ep.18)

Nima & Dylan discuss Bernie Sanders’ 10 point plan.

Source:

Bernie Sanders Lays Out Bold 10-Point Plan for Democrats (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-lays-out-bold-10-point-plan-for-democrats/)

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2013 ObamaCare Sticker Shock: Premiums May Increase by up to 100 Percent

In Fixing US Health Care Once And For All – 5 Crucial Steps I wrote:

… without addressing the 5 steps I outlined above, all other efforts will be completely and absolutely futile. Without addressing the root of high health care costs, it does not matter whether we let government alone take care of health insurance, or whether we completely liberalize the health insurance market. Nothing would change substantially. We would still be paying high premiums that go into a pool that pays for overly expensive health care products and services. We would still be faced with an inherent shortage of health care goods and services.

Also in The Truth About Obamacare, Mandates, and Health Care in the US I wrote:

… under the Affordable Care Act health care will become less and less affordable to Americans. And it has. Premiums have gone up two-,three-fold, maybe even more for some. The inability to charge more for pre-existing conditions simply results in higher charges for everybody, regardless of condition, or in bankrupting insurers (a welcome excuse for the all out nationalization of health insurers at some point?). Meanwhile the root causes of rising health costs have not been addressed at all.

Now it’s time brace yourselves for ObamaCare’s Health-Insurance Sticker Shock:

Health-insurance premiums have been rising—and consumers will experience another series of price shocks later this year when some see their premiums skyrocket thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare.

The reason: The congressional Democrats who crafted the legislation ignored virtually every actuarial principle governing rational insurance pricing. Premiums will soon reflect that disregard—indeed, premiums are already reflecting it.

Central to ObamaCare are requirements that health insurers (1) accept everyone who applies (guaranteed issue), (2) cannot charge more based on serious medical conditions (modified community rating), and (3) include numerous coverage mandates that force insurance to pay for many often uncovered medical conditions.

Guaranteed issue incentivizes people to forgo buying a policy until they get sick and need coverage (and then drop the policy after they get well). While ObamaCare imposes a financial penalty—or is it a tax?—to discourage people from gaming the system, it is too low to be a real disincentive. The result will be insurance pools that are smaller and sicker, and therefore more expensive.

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Health insurers have been understandably reluctant to discuss the coming price hikes that are driven by the Affordable Care Act. Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, the country’s third-largest health insurer, broke the silence on Dec. 12. “We’re going to see some markets go up by as much as 100%,” he told the company’s annual investor conference in New York City.

To all those who cheered for ObamaCare: You reap what you sow.

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GMO Labeling Mandates

Dear Californian organic food enthusiasts:

I, too, prefer to know which food is genetically modified and which isn’t. So what I do to accomplish this objective is to inform myself via a medium commonly known as “the internet”.

I believe that if we give heavily armed people the power to restrict food supply if a producer didn’t receive their stamp of approval, then in the end you will not have the healthiest and most passionate food suppliers dominating the market, but those who spend the bulk of their time greasing politicians in Sacramento to attain oligopoly if not monopoly powers.

Isn’t the example of the FDA on the federal level proof enough that this is always the course things take?

As a matter of fact, did you know that the FDA actively restricts producers from highlighting the fact that their food is non-GMO?

The labeling matter is further complicated because the FDA has maintained a tough stance for food makers who don’t use genetically engineered ingredients and want to promote their products as an alternative. The agency allows manufacturers to label their products as not genetically engineered as long as those labels are accurate and do not imply that the products are therefore more healthful.

The agency warned the dairy industry in 1994 that it could not use “Hormone Free” labeling on milk from cows that are not given engineered hormones, because all milk contains some hormones.

It has sent a flurry of enforcement letters to food makers, including B&G Foods, which was told it could not use the phrase “GMO-free” on its Polaner All Fruit strawberry spread label because GMO refers to genetically modified organisms and strawberries are produce, not organisms.

It told the maker of Spectrum Canola Oil that it could not use a label that included a red circle with a line through it and the words “GMO,” saying the symbol suggested that there was something wrong with genetically engineered food.

Why is it that so few healthy food advocates and environmentalists ever throw all their support behind abolishing all those dumb-ass government programs that are at the root of the problems they claim to be concerned with? Why is it that most of them spend the bulk of their time to advocate slapping on more government regulations, more power to the state?

In my opinion it’s because deep down they’re not concerned about those problems, but rather about expanding state powers under the guise of supporting a popular cause, or just in general being part of a seemingly simple and quick solution to manage their own anxiety about a problem rather than the actual problem itself. “Give the guys with guns and prisons more powers and they’ll fix it somehow. DONE. NEXT.”

At least I haven’t recently seen many environmentalists advocate the abandonment of taxi cab regulations, of the forced funding of roads via taxation, of “free” (=tax-funded) water supply, or of the implicit subsidization of fossil fuels via troops in the middle east; all things that would actually attack the root causes the things they claim to be oh so concerned with.

No, all they can ever think of is to give the very people who are screwing up the environment most even more powers to supposedly fix what they’re breaking.

California Prop 37 is yet another manifestation of this mode of “thinking”.

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Low Carb Paleo Dieting

I started trying out the paleolithic way of eating out of curiosity because it immediately sounded appealing to me. The things to avoid were things that made me feel uncomfortably bloated after meals anyways, yet never really quite satisfied.

Avoiding noodles, rice, grains, and other high-carb items has helped me feel less filled yet more content in-between meals. On the other hand, there’s really not much I have to do without. In fact, I eat until I’m full and genuinely satisfied.

Why do I post this on EconomicsJunkie.com?

Well, I happen to believe that a balanced, healthy food intake is an important cornerstone to achieving economic independence, in particular in an environment where health care costs are rising so rapidly severely.

I also believe that one of the main reasons why we have gotten so accustomed to consuming carb heavy food, and lots of bad carbs at that, are government subsidies, tariffs, and special privileges granted to big farm conglomerates.

I don’t look at the paleo way of eating as a regimented diet, but rather a holistic approach to health eating and long term well being, and not at all a difficult, sacrificial or expensive one one at that!

For that reason, and also because I think it’s fun to cook and eat healthy, I intend to use FunPaleo.com – Fun & Simple Low Carb Eating to share simple recipes and tips about what I prepare and eat in my day to day life, in hopes that it’ll be of interest and help to others out there looking for dietary alternatives.

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