Interesting Information/Vaccines: The Flu Vaccine

Interesting Information/Vaccines:  April 30, 2015

 The Flu Vaccine

Here in America, we’re pretty much past the massive push to get the flu vaccine that starts each fall.

But in Australia, fall is just beginning.

Only, there is a history in Australia regarding the flu vaccine and its use in children under five.

Back in 2010, there was a major incident with Flumax:

And in 2013, a repeated problem as some young children were again vaccinated by docs who were, apparently, asleep at the wheel:

Now, in 2015, young children are, again, being targeted for the flu shot.

Only, you should know that ANY vaccine can be terribly dangerous to you or your children–even if the resulting outcome can be just called “a bad batch” of the drugs.   So, proceed with care…

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In America, we vaccinate very young children with the flu shot…

You should know that flu shots in America still contain mercury.  Thimersol is ethyl mercury, a more toxic mercury than the original mercury used in vaccines.  And you should know that there are hundreds of strains of flu running around the world, but only THREE in whatever vaccine you might opt to get.  So, flu shots are a crap shoot.  They’re also very, very, very profitable.

Formaldehyde, a known toxin, is included to kill the live flu viruses in the vaccine.  But, does it kill with certainly ALL the virus components?  And what’s it doing to YOU?

Me, I’m thinking my immune system is much better protection against flu than a vaccine full of mercury and other toxins which will compromise my immune system.

Here’s a little video discussing the flu vaccine.  It’s one of the outtakes from BOUGHT, the movie.

Bought Movie Bonus Short- The Flu Vaccine – Bought Movie.

Here’s a quote from the text:

In 2001, out of the 60,000 people that the CDC said died of Flu that year in the United States there were 18 confirmed deaths from Influenza. I mean that’s just a huge discrepancy. What they do is they pull all deaths in the winter that have anything to do with respiratory symptoms together and they all label them as Flu deaths whether they’ve even documented Flu or not. And so the CDC loves to promote the Flu vaccine because the CDC’s been very much in cahoots with the industry. This vaccine doesn’t work, it’s a waste of our money, it’s a waste of our time. Many people who’ve received the flu shot report getting the flu shortly after they’ve gotten the shot.

When the CDC, OUR GOVERNMENT–which is supposed to be protecting US–plays fast and loose with numbers like this example, you know that corruption is afoot.

Turkey Tracks: Play Day

Turkey Tracks:  April 39, 2015

Play Day


Last Tuesday was “play day”–with  Megan Bruns, who had a day off before starting a new job.

We headed south to Alewives Quilting (Damariscotta Mills) to see the new Cotton + Steel white collection and Megan was looking for fabric for pillows.

Here’s the collection minus the typewriter fabric, which already sold out.


Next we went to Aboca Beads in Damariscotta to make some earrings.  Here are mine:



It’s so fun to make earrings!

Lunch was at the River Grill in Damariscotta–they make the best mussels in the whole world.

Coffee for the road at the little bookstore across from the River Grill.

And a stop by Mainely Sewing to visit with Marge Hallowell on the way home.

It was a FUN play day!


Interesting Information/Vaccines: The Patriot Nurse

Interesting Information:  April 27, 2015

The Patriot Nurse

Apparently the Patriot Nurse has a huge blog following.

This video came through on Facebook, and I am happy to share it because The PN is talking about what underpins our democracy:  the rights of the individual.

I am a progressive who thinks, hopefully, and so many left-leaning folks these days are NOT THINKING when they support a mandated vaccine policy.  That move leads to state/medical/industry tyranny.

The binding together of industry and government in late capitalism will throw the rights of the individual right out of the window every single time.

Please pay attention to the Patriot Nurse.

▶ Vaccines: Medical Rape or Personal Choice? – YouTube.

Interesting Information/Vaccines: Garda$ell: Snake Oil With A Bite

Interesting Information:  April 27, 2015

“Garda$ell:  Snake Oil With a Bite”

The vaccine Gardasil is perhaps the biggest vaccine scandal of all:

Gardasil (HPV vaccine) has never been proven to prevent a single case of cervical cancer, but as the most profitable vaccine ever created it is increasingly being mandated despite having an atrocious safety record. 

Cervical cancer is comparatively rare.  HPV issues do not necessarily lead to cervical cancer.  And Pap Smears will still be necessary and will detect problems just fine.

YET, states are mandating Gardasil!!!

Don’t fall into this industry trap.  Don’t let Merck use this vaccine to augment falling profits from the Vioxx scandal, the loss of statin drugs, and bad reports on allergy/asthma drugs.

Be sure to scroll down to the EXCELLENT VIDEO unpacking of Merck’s PR campaign to sell this vaccine and of the ACTUAL SCIENCE by Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic (biochemist), who works with Dr. Chris Shaw:  “HPV Vaccine Safety and Efficacy Issues.”  The Merck PR campaign has lied about the efficacy and safety of Gardasil, and the corrupt FDA fast-tracked Gardasil.

Garda$ell: Snake Oil With A Bite | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry.

Interesting Information/Vaccines: Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines

Interesting Information/Vaccines:  April 26, 2015

Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines

Nurses are organizing against mandatory vaccines required in order to keep their jobs.

They have information showing their vaccinations do not impact patient health.

Here’s their web site:

About Us – Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines.

Here’s a quote from that web site:

Research and other publicly acquired information now shows why: hospital systems are REQUIRED to have a 90% or higher flu shot reception rate among their staff, or they lose up to 2% of their funding of Medicare/Medicaid ( While the government itself does not require mandatory vaccination policies, many hospital systems and healthcare organizations, are taking an “all or nothing” stance against their workers. You now face being fired and without a job if you refuse a flu vaccine. Or you get to wear a mask of shame and be humiliated and have your private medical information on display for the world to see. This is a human rights violation, is a violation of the Patient Bill of Rights, and can lead to major EEOC violations.


If you watched the Dr. Suzanne Humphries videos I put up this week, you’ll see the same thing with regard to her patients being given flu shots and other vaccines upon entering the hospital.  Recall that her patients were very sick kidney patients–or patients whose bodies did not need any other stresses.  But the hospital GOT MORE MONEY if all their patients were vaccinated.

Interesting Information: The Natural Effect – YouTube

Interesting Information:  April 26, 2015

The Natural Effect

Here’s a Sunday laugh for you.

Well, my kind of Sunday laugh I guess.

I’m assuming you already know that the term “natural” put on any food product is a huge joke.


The Natural Effect – YouTube.

Turkey Tracks: Rose Cooks For the Weekend

Turkey Tracks:  April 26, 2015

Rose Cooks For the Weekend

Stephen Pennoyer and Mark White moved the chicken coop to Rose Thomas’s La Dolce Vita Farm Saturday morning.





It took two trips (bless their souls), but the coop is so happy to be on flat ground once again.  (It’s made by Roots and Coops.)

And see the coop wheels all pumped up?  Stephen got some product you spray inside flat wheels that pumps them up AND coats the inside so that the tire STAYS pumped up.

I came over after I went to the dump–and after Stephen and Mark’s second run–to show Rose the ins and outs of the coop.

Rose bakes and cooks for Saturday morning, and her customer line was slowing down when I came:

Here’s her Facebook post for today–Il Forno (The Oven) at Dolce Vita Farm:

Good Morning Everyone! Today I am opening with fresh hot Bacon and Egg cups, Morning Glory muffins, Hot coffee from Green Tree and loads of fresh breads to include: Pain di mais (sourdough cornbread), Semolina, Whole wheat sourdough, Lt Wheat pecan/raisin, and regular cornbread with corn and bacon. There is also ricotta/cheese cakes with almond biscotti crusts and my fab Oatmeal everything cookie. Todays entree is Seafood Chowdha with shrimp, scallops and haddock.

Have a great day everyone!
Dolce Vita Farm and Bakery
488 Beach Road
Lincolnville, Maine

Oh my.  You should see Rose’s beautiful food:



Hot Bacon and Egg cups:







Ricotta cheese cake:



BIG Morning Glory muffins and very interesting corn cakes:





Here’s Rose with puppy Ivy–whose face looks like a Teddy Bear’s:



I got a cup of coffee and we walked about.

My chickens are still staying close to each other, and they still recognize my voice.  They also recognized their old coop:


Pumpkin is VERY happy at Rose’s:


I’ll be getting these at Rose’s now:


She’s going to use the coop first to pen Pumpkin with her three remaining Blue Wheaten hens and “Baby” her best broody hen to see if she can get more of this wonderful breed.

I went home with a bacon/egg cup, a quart of DELICIOUS chowder, and two of the corn cakes.

And I’ll be back next Saturday morning for sure.



Interesting Information/Vaccines: Measles and Measles Vaccines: 14 Things To Consider

Interesting Information/Vaccines:  April 23, 2015

Measles and Measles Vaccine:  14 Things to Consider

Roman Bystrianyk

Roman Bystrianyk researched and wrote DISSOLVING ILLUSIONS:  DISEASE, VACCINES, AND THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY with Suzanne Humphries, MD

Bystrianyk put together this fact sheet on measles and the measles vaccine, to include the history of both.

Maybe the most important fact of all is the following history:

1. Measles death rate had declined by almost 100% before the use of a measles vaccine

During the 1800s, measles was a notable cause of death. Epidemics occurred every few years causing a large influx of children into local hospital wards. In Glasgow, England From 1807-1812 measles accounted for 11% of all deaths. In the years from 1867-1872, 49% of children in a Paris orphanage who developed measles died. [2] Starting in the mid to late-1800s deaths from all infectious diseases, including measles, began to decline. By the 1930s in England and the United States the chance of dying from measles had dropped to 1-2 percent.

This paper contains some really good charts and graphs that clearly show that when Americans decided to “eradicate” measles, it had virtually already gone away–which is the prevailing pattern for diseases that come into being.

Now, today, ALL American children are expected to be put at risk for the measles shot and all the following boosters–since the shot does not work well in the first place.

This outcome and all the hysteria and politics going down right now are the work of the market, not health or safety.

The loss of civil rights to education and to control over one’s body is beyond astonishing–especially when based on such bad, bad “science” that was also done by…the market.

Do take some time to read this history.

Measles and Measles Vaccines: 14 Things To Consider | GreenMedInfo.

Turkey Tracks: “Octagons: Blue and Orange” Quilt

Turkey Tracks:  April 23, 2015

“Octagons:  Blue and Orange” Quilt

I’ve been working on a series of paper pieced color studies:  opposites on the color wheel–red/green, blue/orange, and purple/yellow.

These opposites really “pop” the two colors, don’t they?

Here’s the latest:  octagons separated by squares.

I saw a smaller version of paper pieced octagons with squares some time last year.  So I ordered the paper templates–not quite realizing that these patterns are measured by the size of each side, not the overall size of the octagon itself.

Then, LOL, I have to tell this on myself–it took me some time to realize that in essence this octagon is just a “snowball” block–only the separating squares are not part of the octagon itself–forming the square when each square block is pieced to the others.  Boy did I feel silly when the light bulb went off.


I used pearl cotton to quilt.  Orange in the middle and blues in the borders.



Then I went mad with buttons–but had so much fun.   (I like the geometric shapes that the quilting lines formed.)



Here’s a corner:


And here’s the first quilt in the series–to remind you–where I used Lucy Boston honeycomb templates.



Both quilts are hanging in or just outside my quilt room.


Interesting Information: Liver Detoxification: Starve or Nourish?

Interesting Information:  April 23, 2015

Liver Detoxification:  Starve or Nourish

Well, it’s spring, and our thoughts turn toward spring cleaning in all sorts of ways, including our bodies.

What about liver cleanses?

About this time of the year I start to hear people talking of juice cleanses and other ways they feel they need to detox their bodies from a winter of eating what they feel are heavier goods.

I’ve always believed that if we were eating nutrient dense foods–whatever the season–our bodies would be just fine because they’d be getting exactly what they need to function optimally.

This article by Tabitha Farrar, in the Weston A. Price Foundation’s journal Wise Traditions Fall 2014 discusses this whole issue of detoxing “cleanses.”


Liver Detoxification: Starve or Nourish? | Weston A Price.


Farrar is a health editor and writer, believer in eating nutrient-dense foods, and the author of the upcoming book LOVE FAT.  So, she is not a scientist or MD, but she does provide a “jumping off” place on this topic if you want to dig deeper.

First she notes the lack of medical literature to support claims that we need to detox.

Next, she explores how the liver actually works in our bodies–and comes to the conclusion that, for instance, the master cleanse promoted by Mike Olaski “might actually work to put stress on the liver and deprive it of nutrients, and consequently have the opposite effect of its purported claims.”

How?  She goes on to detail the pitfalls.  There are sidebars discussing other cleanses, including one devised by Dr. Oz.

She also notes that detoxification is an industry meant to sell you something.  So, beware.

Don’t confuse “cleansing” with “cleanliness.”

Remember that the liver is a filter.  Toxins don’t stay in the liver.  They are moved along.  And, hopefully, out.

But I am simplifying a more complex subject, which Farrar covers quite well.

Do read, as it’s always good to know how your body actually works.