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US Supreme Court Case Could Change Process In Vaccine Lawsuits

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October 12, 2010: Lauren Cox / LiveScience.com via Yahoo News – October 12, 2010

The Supreme Court is set to hear the first arguments Tuesday in a vaccine injury case that pediatricians and medical malpractice lawyers worry will drastically change how patients sue vaccine manufacturers in this country. By law, families who want to sue for vaccine injuries must first go through a special “vaccine court” created by the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). The Supreme Court must now decide whether a family can sue without going through vaccine court, on the grounds there was a defect in the design of the vaccine.

Russell and Robalee Bruesewitz, the plaintiffs in Tuesday’s case, are not the first to try to sue outside of vaccine court, but their case may decide how the cases of hundreds of other families suing vaccine manufacturers proceed. Their daughter, Hannah Bruesewitz, was 6 months old in 1992 when she received her third scheduled dose of the whooping cough-tetanus-diphtheria (DTP) childhood vaccine. Soon after, doctors diagnosed her with a seizure disorder, developmental problems and encephalopathy, a condition that can lead to permanent brain damage according to a bulletin hosted by Cornell University Law School.

When the vaccine court ruled DTP vaccine did not cause Hannah’s medical conditions, the Bruesewitz family brought a civil case against vaccine-maker Wyeth on the grounds that their vaccine was defective by design. The vaccine court is officially known as the Office of Special Masters, and was established within the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Wyeth countered that the family had no right to sue outside vaccine court on grounds of a defect in vaccine design, and the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says if the Supreme Court reverses the decision, it will flood civil courts with expensive lawsuits that may put the nation’s supply of childhood vaccines at risk. “We very much wanted to make sure vaccine manufacturers are out of the line of lawsuits,” said Dr. O. Marion Burton, president of the AAP. “Otherwise, we end up with nobody producing vaccines, and nobody making new vaccines.”

However, vaccine injury lawyers say if the court finds in favor of Wyeth (now owned by Pfizer, Inc.), the decision will block crucial lawsuits that could reveal unknown risks of vaccines. “It would be a pretty narrow exception – it really narrows the scope of what you can bring out of the vaccine court,” said Jennifer Maglio, an attorney with Maglio Christopher Toale & Pitts, a Sarasota, FL firm that specializes in vaccine injury cases. Maglio said a ruling in favor of Wyeth would limit civil lawsuits to rare situations where the design of a vaccine was not in question. For example, cases in which the manufacturer allegedly mislabeled the vaccine, or contaminated it.

The Creation Of Vaccine Court

In the early 1980s, a high volume of vaccine injury cases with large settlements had pushed vaccine makers out of business. Only one manufacturer of DTP remained, and it threatened to stop production, according to a letter published in 2007 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In response, Congress created NCVIA and the new “vaccine court,” which had no jury, no-fault decisions and fewer requirements to prove injury than in civil court. Instead of relying on juries – and the wide range of rulings inherently possible with juries – the vaccine court turns to the official Vaccine Injury Table of known side effects from medical literature to decide if the vaccine caused the injury. The court may add or remove complications from the Vaccine Injury Table if emerging research reveals a condition is or is not connected to vaccines.

By the time Hannah Bruesewitz appeared before the vaccine court, her complications had been removed from the Vaccine Injury Table. “When it [DTP] went out in 1982, there was a one-hour documentary that made that [the Bruesewitz’] claim,” said Dr. Paul Offit, who is chief of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “It scared a lot of people, including doctors.” Offit said 10 years of research showed no link between DTP and conditions like the ones Hannah Bruesewitz experienced.

What A Change Would Mean

If the Supreme Court decides in favor of the Brueswitz’, families bringing lawsuits could sidestep the vaccine court. This means the cases would be decided by a jury, and would not be held to the standards set by the Vaccine Injury Table. “But you can imagine how sympathetic a jury would be, even if the medical literature said the opposite,” said Offit.

Offit pointed to the example of Bendectin, a morning sickness pill that was taken off the U.S. market after high-cost civil lawsuits alleged the drug caused birth defects. The drug is still used in Canada, and medical literature has not shown it to cause birth defects.

However, Maglio points to Vioxx as a counter example. Merck removed its popular pain reliever Vioxx from the market in 2004, because it was found to the increase risk of heart attacks. Maglio said civil lawsuits were crucial to uncovering the side effects. “It really wasn’t until people sued that all those studies were released,” Maglio said.

Maglio worries the same opportunity for the “discovery” of complications from new vaccines – such as Gardasil – will disappear if the court finds in favor of Wyeth. “Because of the way the vaccine court is set up, there is no time for ‘discovery,'” Maglio said.

The Dangers of Vaccines – Part 1

The Dangers of Vaccines – Part 2

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The “vaccine court” was set up to release vaccine makers from any and all liability, as well as provide “legal” cover to suppress damning, and/or release fraudulent, data concerning their vaccines at the expense of public health for profit and their eugenics depopulation agenda.

If the US Supreme Court rules in favor of Wyeth (Pfizer), it will be a clear indication that the law of this land is no longer in the hands of we the people and should send out a resounding message that vaccinations are not meant for anything other than profit and genocide and thus should be avoided at all costs! – SJH

Related:  Vaccine Damages Are No One’s Illusion – The Intel Hub.com

http://theintelhub.com/2010/10/12/vaccine-damages-are-no-one%E2%80%99s-illusion/

Link to original article below…

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101012/sc_livescience/supremecourtcasecouldchangevaccinelawsuits

Gold Continues Rise As Bankster “Currency War” Gains Momentum

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October 12, 2010: Kurt Nimmo / Infowars.com – October 11, 2010

Globalist loan sharks feign worry. Unemployment is so bad in the United States, the government is thinking about slapping tariffs on cheap Chinese slave labor products.

China is a lead player in the so-called currency war now underway. It has kept the value of its currency low in order to game the system and gain trade advantages.

China refuses to follow the rules and this concerns the loan shark boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Little Timmy Geithner, the latest Wall Street and Federal Reserve insider to run our Treasury.

“The United States believes that global rebalancing is not progressing as well as needed to avoid threats to the global economic recovery,” said Little Tim. “Our initial achievements are at risk of being undermined by the limited extent of progress toward more domestic demand-led growth in countries running external surpluses and by the extent of foreign exchange intervention as countries with undervalued currencies lean against appreciation.”

China’s authoritarian leadership does not take kindly to the IMF and Little Tim bossing it around. Zhou Xiaochuan, China’s central bank governor, told their counterparts in the United States that China has no intention of devaluing its currency. Beijing was committed to gradualism rather than “shock therapy” when it came to the revaluation of its currency, explained Xiaochuan.

On Monday, the beleaguered U.S. dollar hit a new 15-year low against the yen after meetings of the IMF and G7 finance ministers failed to put the brakes on the currency war now underway. The dollar weakened against a basket of currencies and fell as low as 81.37 yen, before recovering to 81.99. The dollar also traded near an eight-month low against the euro on speculation the Federal Reserve will buy government debt with more funny money.

Friday’s bad news on employment raised the specter of more quantitative easing — creating money out of thin air — and devastating inflation that inevitably occurs when the money supply is artificially expanded.

It was good news for gold. The precious metal climbed for a second day. Gold for immediate delivery rose $2.14, or 0.2 percent, to $1,348.88 an ounce while silver advanced 0.3 percent. Dundee Capital Markets said the primary catalysts for its continued bullish gold price outlook are “hyper monetary and fiscal reflation,” in other words central banksters creating money out of thin air.

People interested in protecting their wealth from the engineered ravages of the Federal Reserve and the central banksters are flocking to gold. “Most countries want a weaker currency and their attempts to get there are good for all kinds of real assets including gold,” Matthew Turner, an analyst at Mitsubishi Corp. in London, told Bloomberg. “Just talk of currency wars is going to prompt people to diversify away from paper assets.”

Strauss-Kahn said that “we face the risk of a lost generation” if employment does not turn around soon. “When you lose your job, your health is likely to be worse. When you lose your job, the education of your children is likely to be worse. When you lose your job, social stability is likely to be worse — which threatens democracy and even peace. So we shouldn’t fool ourselves. We are not out of the woods yet. And for the man in the street, a recovery without jobs doesn’t mean much,” said Strauss-Kahn.

In 2009, as storm trooper police were unleashed on G20 protesters in Pittsburgh, the IMF was anointed as the globalist central bank. The IMF issues its own funny money, known as SDRs, or Special Drawing Rights. The SDR is a synthetic currency originally created by the IMF to replace gold and silver in large international transactions. It was proposed that it be used as a substitute global reserve currency while the U.S. figures out how to pay international banksters and foreigners who hold U.S. debt.

During the G20, plans were announced for implementing the creation of a new global currency to replace the dollar’s role as the world reserve currency. Point 19 of the communiqué released by the G20 at the end of the Summit stated, “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity.”

“Ultimately, what this implies is that the future of the global political economy is one of increasing moves toward a global system of governance, or a world government, with a world central bank and global currency,” writes Andrew Gavin Marshall. The concerted push for world government will ultimately result in “a decline in democracy around the world, and thus, a rise in authoritarianism. What we are witnessing is the creation of a New World Order, composed of a totalitarian global government structure.”

Strauss-Kahn’s “lost generation” is not happenstance or the unfortunate result of the fumbling of clueless economic managers, as much of the corporate media would have us believe. It is part of the plan to crash national economies and foment social chaos of the sort the globalists will exploit in order to sell their agenda to a desperate public.

Henry Kissinger admitted as much… He said after the banksters are finished, the people will come crawling to them and plead to be enslaved.

CCTV: How “Currency War” Will Hurt World Economy

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

“The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1743-1826)  

Link to original article below…

http://www.infowars.com/gold-rises-as-bankster-currency-war-gains-momentum/

US Government Prepares To Seize All Private 401K Pension Funds?

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October 12, 2010: Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet.com – October 12, 2010

The government is preparing to seize the private 401(k) pensions of millions of Americans while enforcing an additional 5 per cent payroll tax as part of a new bailout program that will empower the Social Security Administration to redistribute pension funds in a frightening example of big government gone wild.

Public pension plans have been so aggressively looted already by the government that cities and counties face a $574 billion funding gap, according to a CNBC report.

That black hole is set to be filled by a new proposal that will “fairly” distribute taxpayer-funded pensions to everyone, by confiscating the private wealth of millions of Americans. Its proponents express staggering arrogance in thinking that they can just steal money people have worked for decades to accrue as if it’s their own.

Not only would the government confiscate 401(k) pensions, it would also impose a mandatory 5 per cent payroll tax payable by everyone, according to a hearing chaired last week by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

“This would, of course, be a sister government ponzi scheme working in tandem with Social Security, the primary purpose being to give big government politicians additional taxpayer funds to raid to pay for their out-of-control spending,” writes Connie Hair.

The hearing was a platform for advocates of Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (GRAs), a program authored by Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economic policy analysis at the New School for Social Research in New York. Back in November 2008, Ghilarducci testified to Congress that 401(k)s and IRAs should be confiscated and converted into universal Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (GRAs) managed by the Social Security Administration.

“You don’t hold hearings on something you don’t intend to do,” points out the Market Ticker blog. “I hate it when I’m right. I hate it even more when tens of millions of Americans are going to get reamed to pay for the crimes of the handful on Wall Street, and their crony enablers in Washington DC.”

The GRAs would be enforced by means of a mandatory savings tax equating to 5 per cent of an individual’s annual paycheck deposited to the GRA. Social Security and Medicare taxes would still be payable, employers would no longer would be able to write off their contributions and capital gains would be taxable year-on-year. In addition, workers could bequeath only half of their account balances to their heirs, unlike full balances from existing 401(k) and IRA accounts.

During a Seattle radio interview in October 2008, Ghilarducci explained the motive behind the plan, stating, “I’m just rearranging the tax breaks that are available now for 401(k)s and spreading – spreading the wealth” (emphasis mine).

However, as we painfully learned in the immediate aftermath of the original $700 million dollar bailout, which was originally sold on the basis that it would be used to pay off bad debt, governments that propose “spreading the wealth” under socialist-style financial reforms almost always collect the wealth under the pretext of being the saviors before greedily hoarding it all for themselves.

The GRA program is being pushed by the Economic Policy Institute, an organization housed on the third floor of the building occupied by the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress. The Center for American Progress is a think tank headed by Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff John D. Podesta, who was also head of Barack Obama’s presidential transition team after the 2008 election.

In preparing to seize private pensions, the United States is going the same way as Argentinean government, which in 2008 nationalized the country’s private pension plans, known as AFJPs, confiscating the wealth of millions. “We have no doubt that here the right to private property is being violated. Not just for us but for society and the world, this is a clear confiscation,” said opposition Radical Party’s Ernesto Sanz at the time.

How will Americans react to having not only their wealth but their nest egg for future generations brazenly confiscated by the government in one fell swoop? If this doesn’t prompt widespread rioting and civil disobedience in America on behalf of the besieged middle class then nothing will.

Don’t be under any illusions, if you don’t have a private pension and think this won’t affect you – think again. Once the pretext has been created that the state can simply confiscate privately earned wealth, they can then come after anything, your gold, your home, your kids and eventually your very freedom. Once the vampire of big government gets a taste for blood, the teeth will only sink in further, and America’s resemblance to third world tyrannies will rapidly accelerate.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Cash them in now before this government outright steals them! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-prepares-to-seize-private-pensions.html