Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Animal sacrifice is alive and well on the streets of New York City thanks to SATANIC JEWS that feel they have a right to make the streets run red with blood for their sick, sadistic rituals. The Jewdicial system supports this madness as well as other forms of evil like blood sucking circumcision rituals by members of this same satanic cult.
When do we say enough folks? How long are we going to let these filthy Luciferian, devil-worshippers walk free in America?
JEWISH ANIMAL SACRIFICE ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK
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Monday, May 15, 2017
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The vaccinated were less likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with chickenpox and pertussis, but more likely to have been diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and NDD. After adjustment, vaccination, male gender, and preterm birth remained significantly associated with NDD. However, in a final adjusted model with interaction, vaccination but not preterm birth remained associated with NDD [neurodevelopmental disorders], while the interaction of preterm birth and vaccination was associated with a 6.6-fold increased odds of NDD (95% CI: 2.8, 15.5). In conclusion, vaccinated homeschool children were found to have a higher rate of allergies and NDD than unvaccinated homeschool children. While vaccination remained significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors, preterm birth coupled with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD.
Study on Health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6 to 12 year olds
Study on Health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6 to 12 year olds
Pilot comparative study on the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6- to 12- year old U.S. children
Anthony R Mawson
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
Brian D Ray
President, National Home Education Research Institute, PO Box 13939, Salem, OR 97309, USA
Azad R Bhuiyan
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
Former graduate student, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Public Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
Vaccinations have prevented millions of infectious illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths among U.S. children, yet the long-term health outcomes of the vaccination schedule remain uncertain. Studies have been recommended by the U.S. Institute of Medicine to address this question. This study aimed 1) to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated children on a broad range of health outcomes, and 2) to determine whether an association found between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), if any, remained significant after adjustment for other measured factors. A cross-sectional study of mothers of children educated at home was carried out in collaboration with homeschool organizations in four U.S. states: Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oregon. Mothers were asked to complete an anonymous online questionnaire on their 6- to 12-year-old biological children with respect to pregnancy-related factors, birth history, vaccinations, physician-diagnosed illnesses, medications used, and health services. NDD, a derived diagnostic measure, was defined as having one or more of the following three closely-related diagnoses: a learning disability, Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. A convenience sample of 666 children was obtained, of which 261 (39%) were unvaccinated. The vaccinated were less likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with chickenpox and pertussis, but more likely to have been diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and NDD. After adjustment, vaccination, male gender, and preterm birth remained significantly associated with NDD. However, in a final adjusted model with interaction, vaccination but not preterm birth remained associated with NDD [neurodevelopmental disorders], while the interaction of preterm birth and vaccination was associated with a 6.6-fold increased odds of NDD (95% CI: 2.8, 15.5). In conclusion, vaccinated homeschool children were found to have a higher rate of allergies and NDD than unvaccinated homeschool children. While vaccination remained significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors, preterm birth coupled with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD. Further research involving larger, independent samples and stronger research designs is needed to verify and understand these unexpected findings in order to optimize the impact of vaccines on children’s health.
acute diseases, chronic diseases, epidemiology, evaluation, health policy, immunization, neurodevelopmental disorders, vaccination
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder; AOM: Acute Otitis Media; CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CI: Confidence Interval; NDD: Neurodevelopmental Disorders; NHERI: National Home Education Research Institute; OR: Odds Ratio; PCV-7: Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine-7; VAERS: Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System.
Vaccines are among the greatest achievements of biomedical science and one of the most effective public health interventions of the 20th century . Among U.S. children born between 1995 and 2013, vaccination is estimated to have prevented 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 premature deaths, with overall cost savings of $1.38 trillion . About 95% of U.S. children of kindergarten age receive all of the recommended vaccines as a requirement for school and daycare attendance [3,4], aimed at preventing the occurrence and spread of targeted infectious diseases . Advances in biotechnology are contributing to the development of new vaccines for widespread use .
Under the currently recommended pediatric vaccination schedule , U.S. children receive up to 48 doses of vaccines for 14 diseases from birth to age six years, a figure that has steadily increased since the 1950s, most notably since the Vaccines for Children program was created in 1994. The Vaccines for Children program began with vaccines targeting nine diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b disease, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, and rubella. Between 1995 and 2013, new vaccines against five other diseases were added for children age 6 and under: varicella, hepatitis A, pneumococcal disease, influenza, and rotavirus vaccine.
Although short-term immunologic and safety testing is performed on vaccines prior to their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the long-term effects of individual vaccines and of the vaccination program itself remain unknown . Vaccines are acknowledged to carry risks of severe acute and chronic adverse effects, such as neurological complications and even death , but such risks are considered so rare that the vaccination program is believed to be safe and effective for virtually all children .
There are very few randomized trials on any existing vaccine recommended for children in terms of morbidity and mortality, in part because of ethical concerns involving withholding vaccines from children assigned to a control group. One exception, the high-titer measles vaccine, was withdrawn after several randomized trials in west Africa showed that it interacted with the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, resulting in a significant 33% increase in child mortality . Evidence of safety from observational studies includes a limited number of vaccines, e.g., the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, and hepatitis B vaccine, but none on the childhood vaccination program itself. Knowledge is limited even for vaccines with a long record of safety and protection against contagious diseases . The safe levels and long-term effects of vaccine ingredients such as adjuvants and preservatives are also unknown . Other concerns include the safety and cost-effectiveness of newer vaccines against diseases that are potentially lethal for individuals but have a lesser impact on population health, such as the group B meningococcus vaccine .
Knowledge of adverse events following vaccinations is largely based on voluntary reports to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) by physicians and parents. However, the rate of reporting of serious vaccine injuries is estimated to be <1% . These considerations led the former Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2005 to recommend the development of a five-year plan for vaccine safety research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [16,17]. In its 2011 and 2013 reviews of the adverse effects of vaccines, the Institute of Medicine concluded that few health problems are caused by or associated with vaccines, and found no evidence that the vaccination schedule was unsafe [18,19]. Another systematic review, commissioned by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to identify gaps in evidence on the safety of the childhood vaccination program, concluded that severe adverse events following vaccinations are extremely rare . The Institute of Medicine, however, noted that studies were needed: to compare the health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated children; to examine the long-term cumulative effects of vaccines; the timing of vaccination in relation to the age and condition of the child; the total load or number of vaccines given at one time; the effect of other vaccine ingredients in relation to health outcomes; and the mechanisms of vaccine-associated injury . A complicating factor in evaluating the vaccination program is that vaccines against infectious diseases have complex nonspecific effects on morbidity and mortality that extend beyond prevention of the targeted disease. The existence of such effects poses a challenge to the assumption that individual vaccines affect the immune system independently of each other and have no physiological effect other than protection against the targeted pathogen . The nonspecific effects of some vaccines appear to be beneficial, while in others they appear to increase morbidity and mortality [22,23]. For instance, both the measles and Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine reportedly reduce overall morbidity and mortality , whereas the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis  and hepatitis B vaccines  have the opposite effect. The mechanisms responsible for these nonspecific effects are unknown but may involve inter alia: interactions between vaccines and their ingredients, e.g., whether the vaccines are live or inactivated; the most recently administered vaccine; micronutrient supplements such as vitamin A; the sequence in which vaccines are given; and their possible combined and cumulative effects . A major current controversy is the question of whether vaccination plays a role in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), which broadly include learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The controversy has been fueled by the fact that the U.S. is experiencing what has been described as a “silent pandemic” of mostly subclinical developmental neurotoxicity, in which about 15% of children suffer from a learning disability, sensory deficits, and developmental delays [27,28]. In 1996 the estimated prevalence of ASD was 0.42%. By 2010 it had risen to 1.47% (1 in 68), with 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls affected . More recently, based on a CDC survey of parents in 2011–2014, 2.24% of children (1 in 45) were estimated to have ASD. Rates of other developmental disabilities, however, such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, and vision impairments, have declined or remained unchanged . Prevalence rates of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have also risen markedly in recent decades . Earlier increases in the prevalence of learning disability have been followed by declining rates in most states, possibly due to changes in diagnostic criteria . It is believed that much of the increase in NDD diagnoses in recent decades has been due to growing awareness of autism and more sensitive screening tools, and hence to greater numbers of children with milder symptoms of autism. But these factors do not account for all of the increase . The geographically widespread increase in ASD and ADHD suggests a role for an environmental factor to which virtually all children are exposed. Agricultural chemicals are a current focus of research [34-37]. A possible contributory role for vaccines in the rise in NDD diagnoses remains unknown because data on the health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated children are lacking. The need for such studies is suggested by the fact that the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid $3.2 billion in compensation for vaccine injury since its creation in 1986 . A study of claims compensated by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for vaccine-induced encephalopathy and seizure disorder found 83 claims that were acknowledged as being due to brain damage. In all cases it was noted by the Court of Federal Claims, or indicated in settlement agreements, that the children had autism or ASD . On the other hand, numerous epidemiological studies have found no association between receipt of selected vaccines (in particular the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine) and autism [10,40-45], and there is no accepted mechanism by which vaccines could induce autism . A major challenge in comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children has been to identify an accessible pool of unvaccinated children, since the vast majority of children in the U.S. are vaccinated. Children educated at home (“homeschool children”) are suitable for such studies as a higher proportion are unvaccinated compared to public school children . Homeschool families have an approximately equal median income to that of married-couple families nationwide, somewhat more years of formal education, and a higher average family size (just over three children) compared to the national average of just over two children [48-50]. Homeschooling families are slightly overrepresented in the south, about 23% are nonwhite, and the age distribution of homeschool children in grades K-12 is similar to that of children nationwide . About 3% of the school-age population was homeschooled in the 2011-2012 school year . The aims of this study were 1) to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated children on a broad range of health outcomes, including acute and chronic conditions, medication and health service utilization, and 2) to determine whether an association found between vaccination and NDDs, if any, remained significant after adjustment for other measured factors. Methods
To implement the study, a partnership was formed with the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI), an organization that has been involved in educational research on homeschooling for many years and has strong and extensive contacts with the homeschool community throughout the country (www.nheri.org). The study protocol was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Jackson State University.
The study was designed as a cross-sectional survey of homeschooling mothers on their vaccinated and unvaccinated biological children ages 6 to 12. As contact information on homeschool families was unavailable, there was no defined population or sampling frame from which a randomized study could be carried out, and from which response rates could be determined. However, the object of our pilot study was not to obtain a representative sample of homeschool children but a convenience sample of unvaccinated children of sufficient size to test for significant differences in outcomes between the groups.
We proceeded by selecting 4 states (Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon) for the survey (Stage 1). NHERI compiled a list of statewide and local homeschool organizations, totaling 84 in Florida, 18 in Louisiana, 12 in Mississippi and 17 in Oregon. Initial contacts were made in June 2012. NHERI contacted the leaders of each statewide organization by email to request their support. A second email was then sent, explaining the study purpose and background, which the leaders were asked to forward to their members (Stage 2). A link was provided to an online questionnaire in which no personally identifying information was requested. With funding limited to 12 months, we sought to obtain as many responses as possible, contacting families only indirectly through homeschool organizations. Biological mothers of children ages 6-12 years were asked to serve as respondents in order to standardize data collection and to include data on pregnancy-related factors and birth history that might relate to the children's current health. The age-range of 6 to 12 years was selected because most recommended vaccinations would have been received by then.
Recruitment and informed consent
Homeschool leaders were asked to sign Memoranda of Agreement on behalf of their organizations and to provide the number of member families. Non-responders were sent a second notice but few provided the requested information. However, follow-up calls to the leaders suggested that all had contacted their members about the study. Both the letter to families and the survey questions were stated in a neutral way with respect to vaccines. Our letter to parents began:
“Dear Parent, This study concerns a major current health question: namely, whether vaccination is linked in any way to children's long-term health. Vaccination is one of the greatest discoveries in medicine, yet little is known about its long-term impact. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of vaccination by comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children in terms of a number of major health outcomes …”
Respondents were asked to indicate their consent to participate, to provide their home state and zip code of residence, and to confirm that they had biological children 6 to 12 years of age. The communications company Qualtrics (http://qualtrics.com) hosted the survey website. The questionnaire included only closed-ended questions requiring yes or no responses, with the aim of improving both response and completion rates.
A number of homeschool mothers volunteered to assist NHERI promote the study to their wide circles of homeschool contacts. A number of nationwide organizations also agreed to promote the study in the designated states. The online survey remained open for three months in the summer of 2012. Financial incentives to complete the survey were neither available nor offered.
Definitions and measures
Vaccination status was classified as unvaccinated (i.e., no previous vaccinations), partially vaccinated (received some but not all recommended vaccinations) and fully vaccinated (received all recommended age-appropriate vaccines), as reported by mothers. These categories were developed on the premise that any long-term effects of vaccines would be more evident in fully-vaccinated than in partially-vaccinated children, and rare or absent in the unvaccinated. Mothers were asked to use their child’s vaccination records to indicate the recommended vaccines and doses their child had received. Dates of vaccinations were not requested in order not to overburden respondents and to reduce the likelihood of inaccurate reporting; nor was information requested on adverse events related to vaccines, as this was not our purpose. We also did not ask about dates of diagnoses because chronic illnesses are often gradual in onset and made long after the appearance of symptoms. Since most vaccinations are given before age 6, vaccination would be expected to precede the recognition and diagnosis of most chronic conditions.
Mothers were asked to indicate on a list of more than 40 acute and chronic illnesses all those for which her child or children had received a diagnosis by a physician. Other questions included the use of health services and procedures, dental check-ups, “sick visits” to physicians, medications used, insertion of ventilation ear tubes, number of days in the hospital, the extent of physical activity (number of hours the child engaged in “vigorous” activities on a typical weekday), number of siblings, family structure (mother and father living in the home, divorced or separated), family income and/or highest level of education of mother or father, and social interaction with children outside the home (i.e., amount of time spent in play or other contact with children outside the household). Questions specifically for the mother included pregnancy-related conditions and birth history, use of medications during pregnancy, and exposure to an adverse environment (defined as living within 1-2 miles of a furniture manufacturing factory, hazardous waste site, or lumber processing factory). NDD, a derived diagnostic category, was defined as having one or more of the following three closely related and overlapping diagnoses: a learning disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) .
Unadjusted bivariate analyses using chi-square tests were performed initially to test the null hypothesis of no association between vaccination status and health outcomes, i.e., physician-diagnosed acute and chronic illnesses, medications, and the use of health services. In most analyses, partially and fully vaccinated children were grouped together as the “vaccinated” group, with unvaccinated children as the control group. The second aim of the study was to determine whether any association found between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders remained significant after controlling for other measured factors. Descriptive statistics on all variables were computed to determine frequencies and percentages for categorical variables and means (± SD) for continuous variables. The strength of associations between vaccination status and health outcomes were tested using odds ratios (OR) and 95% Confidence Intervals (CI). Odds ratios describe the strength of the association between two categorical variables measured simultaneously and are appropriate measures of that relationship in a cross-sectional study . Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression analyses were carried out using SAS (Version 9.3) to determine the factors associated with NDDs.
Socio-Demographic characteristics of respondents
The information contained in 415 questionnaires provided data on 666 homeschool children. Table 1 shows the characteristics of the survey respondents. Mothers averaged about 40 years of age, were typically white, college graduates, with household incomes between $50,000 to $100,000, Christian, and married. The reasons for homeschooling for the majority of respondents (80-86%) were for a moral environment, better family relationships, or for more contact with their child or children.
The children as a group were similarly mostly white (88%), with a slight preponderance of females (52%), and averaged 9 years of age. With regard to vaccination status, 261 (39%) were unvaccinated, 208 (31%) were partially vaccinated, and 197 (30%) had received all of the recommended vaccinations. All statistical analyses are based on these numbers.
Vaccinated children (N=405), combining the partially and fully vaccinated, were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have had chickenpox (7.9% vs. 25.3%, p <0.001; Odds Ratio = 0.26, 95% Confidence Interval: 0.2, 0.4) and whooping cough (pertussis) (2.5% vs. 8.4%, p <0.001; OR 0.3, 95% CI: 0.1, 0.6), and less likely, but not significantly so, to have had rubella (0.3% vs. 1.9%, p = 0.04; OR 0.1, 95% CI: 0.01, 1.1). However, the vaccinated were significantly more likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with otitis media (19.8% vs. 5.8%, p <0.001; OR 3.8, 95% CI: 2.1, 6.6) and pneumonia (6.4% vs. 1.2%, p = 0.001; OR 5.9, 95% CI: 1.8, 19.7). No significant differences were seen with regard to hepatitis A or B, high fever in the past 6 months, measles, mumps, meningitis (viral or bacterial), influenza, or rotavirus (Table 2).
Vaccinated children were significantly more likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with the following: allergic rhinitis (10.4% vs. 0.4%, p <0.001; OR 30.1, 95% CI: 4.1, 219.3), other allergies (22.2% vs. 6.9%, p <0.001; OR 3.9, 95% CI: 2.3, 6.6), eczema/atopic dermatitis (9.5% vs. 3.6%, p = 0.035; OR 2.9, 95% CI: 1.4, 6.1), a learning disability (5.7% vs. 1.2%, p = 0.003; OR 5.2, 95% CI: 1.6, 17.4), ADHD (4.7% vs. 1.0%, p = 0.013; OR 4.2, 95% CI: 1.2, 14.5), ASD (4.7% vs. 1.0%, p = 0.013; OR 4.2, 95% CI: 1.2, 14.5), any neurodevelopmental disorder (i.e., learning disability, ADHD or ASD) (10.5% vs. 3.1%, p <0.001; OR 3.7, 95% CI: 1.7, 7.9) and any chronic illness (44.0% vs. 25.0%, p <0.001; OR 2.4, 95% CI: 1.7, 3.3). No significant differences were observed with regard to cancer, chronic fatigue, conduct disorder, Crohn’s disease, depression, Types 1 or 2 diabetes, encephalopathy, epilepsy, hearing loss, high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, seizures, Tourette’s syndrome, or services received under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Table 3). Table 3. Vaccination status and health outcomes – Chronic Conditions
Partial versus full vaccination
Partially vaccinated children had an intermediate position between the fully vaccinated and unvaccinated in regard to several but not all health outcomes. For instance, as shown in Table 4, the partially vaccinated had an intermediate (apparently detrimental) position in terms of allergic rhinitis, ADHD, eczema, and learning disability.
Table 4. Partial versus full vaccination and chronic health conditions
Gender differences in chronic illness
Among the vaccinated (combining partially and fully vaccinated children), boys were more likely than girls to be diagnosed with a chronic condition – significantly so in the case of allergic rhinitis (13.9% vs. 7.2%, p = 0.03; OR 2.1, 95% CI: 1.1, 4.1), ASD (7.7% vs. 1.9%, p = 0.006; OR 4.3, 95% CI: 1.4, 13.2), and any neurodevelopmental disorder (14.4% vs. 6.7%, p = 0.01; OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.2, 4.6) (Table 5).
Table 5. Chronic conditions and gender among vaccinated children
Use of medications and health services
The vaccinated (combining the partially and fully vaccinated) were significantly more likely than the unvaccinated to use medication for allergies (20.0% vs. 1.2%, p <0.001; OR 21.5, 95% CI: 6.7, 68.9), to have used antibiotics in the past 12 months (30.8% vs. 15.4%, p <0.001; OR 2.4, 95% CI: 1.6, 3.6), and to have used fever medications at least once (90.7% vs. 67.8%, p <0.001; OR 4.6, 95% CI: 3.0, 7.1). The vaccinated were also more likely to have seen a doctor for a routine checkup in the past 12 months (57.6% vs. 37.2%, p <0.001; OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.7, 3.2), visited a dentist during the past year (89.4% vs. 80.5%, p <0.001; OR 2.0, 95% CI: 1.3, 3.2), visited a doctor or clinic due to illness in the past year (36.0% vs. 16.0%, p <0.001; OR 3.0, 95% CI: 2.0, 4.4), been fitted with ventilation ear tubes (3.0% vs. 0.4%, p = 0.018; OR 8.0, 95% CI: 1.0, 66.1), and spent one or more nights in a hospital (19.8% vs. 12.3%, p = 0.012; OR 1.8, 95% CI: 1.1, 2.7) (Table 6). Table 6. Vaccination status, medication use and health services utilization
Factors associated with neurodevelopmental disorders
The second aim of the study focused on a specific health outcome and was designed to determine whether vaccination was associated with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) and, if so, whether the association remained significant after adjustment for other measured factors. As noted, because of the relatively small numbers of children with specific diagnoses, NDD was a derived variable combining children with a diagnosis of one or more of ASD, ADHD and a learning disability. The close association and overlap of these diagnoses in the study is shown in the figure above (Figure 1). The figure shows that the single largest group of diagnoses was learning disability (n=15) followed by ASD (n=9), and ADHD (n=9), with smaller numbers comprising combinations of the three diagnoses.
Figure 1. The overlap and distribution of physician-diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders, based on mothers’ reports.
Table 7 shows that the factors associated with NDD in unadjusted logistic regression analyses were: vaccination (OR 3.7, 95% CI: 1.7, 7.9); male gender (OR 2.1, 95% CI: 1.1, 3.8); adverse environment, defined as living within 1-2 miles of a furniture manufacturing factory, hazardous waste site, or lumber processing factory (OR 2.9, 95% CI: 1.1, 7.4); maternal use of antibiotics during pregnancy (OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.1, 4.8); and preterm birth (OR 4.9, 95% CI: 2.4, 10.3). Two factors that almost reached statistical significance were vaccination during pregnancy (OR 2.5, 95% CI: 1.0, 6.3) and three or more fetal ultrasounds (OR 3.2, 95% CI: 0.92, 11.5). Factors that were not associated with NDD in this study included mother’s education, household income, and religious affiliation; use of acetaminophen, alcohol, and antacids during pregnancy; gestational diabetes; preeclampsia; Rhogham shot during pregnancy; and breastfeeding (data not shown).
Table 7. Unadjusted analysis of potential risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders
*Numbers may not add to column totals due to missing or incomplete data.
**Note that Odds Ratios are the cross-product ratios of the entries in the 2-by-2 tables, and are an estimate of the relative incidence (or risk) of the outcome associated with the exposure factor.
After adjustment for all other significant factors, those that remained significantly associated with NDD were: vaccination (OR 3.1, 95% CI: 1.4, 6.8); male gender (OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.2, 4.3); and preterm birth (OR 5.0, 95% CI: 2.3, 11.1). The apparently strong association between both vaccination and preterm birth and NDD suggested the possibility of an interaction between these factors.
In a final adjusted model designed to test for this possibility, controlling for the interaction of preterm birth and vaccination, the following factors remained significantly associated with NDD: vaccination (OR 2.5, 95% CI: 1.1, 5.6), nonwhite race (OR 2.4, 95% CI: 1.1, 5.4), and male gender (OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.2, 4.4). Preterm birth itself, however, was not significantly associated with NDD, whereas the combination (interaction) of preterm birth and vaccination was associated with 6.6-fold increased odds of NDD (95% CI: 2.8, 15.5) (Table 8).
Table 8. Adjusted logistic regression analyses of risk factors and NDD*
*Number of observation read 666, number of observations used 629. NDD=47, Not NDD = 582
Following a recommendation of the Institute of Medicine  for studies comparing the health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated children, this study focused on homeschool children ages 6 to 12 years based on mothers’ anonymous reports of pregnancy-related conditions, birth histories, physician-diagnosed illnesses, medications and healthcare use. Respondents were mostly white, married, and college-educated, upper income women who had been contacted and invited to participate in the study by the leaders of their homeschool organizations. Data from the survey were also used to determine whether vaccination was associated specifically with NDDs, a derived diagnostic category combining children with the diagnoses of learning disability, ASD and/or ADHD.
With regard to acute and chronic conditions, vaccinated children were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have had chickenpox and pertussis but, contrary to expectation, were significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with otitis media, pneumonia, allergic rhinitis, eczema, and NDD. The vaccinated were also more likely to have used antibiotics, allergy and fever medications; to have been fitted with ventilation ear tubes; visited a doctor for a health issue in the previous year, and been hospitalized. The reason for hospitalization and the age of the child at the time were not determined, but the latter finding appears consistent with a study of 38,801 reports to the VAERS of infants who were hospitalized or had died after receiving vaccinations. The study reported a linear relationship between the number of vaccine doses administered at one time and the rate of hospitalization and death; moreover, the younger the infant at the time of vaccination, the higher was the rate of hospitalization and death . The hospitalization rate increased from 11% for 2 vaccine doses to 23.5% for 8 doses (r2 = 0.91), while the case fatality rate increased significantly from 3.6% for those receiving from 1-4 doses to 5.4 % for those receiving from 5-8 doses.
In support of the possibility that the number of vaccinations received could be implicated in risks of associated chronic illness, a comparison of unvaccinated, partially and fully vaccinated children in the present study showed that the partially vaccinated had increased but intermediate odds of chronic disease, between those of unvaccinated and fully vaccinated children, specifically for allergic rhinitis, ADHD, eczema, a learning disability, and NDD as a whole.
The national rates of ADHD and LD are comparable to those of the study. The U.S. rate of ADHD for ages 4-17 (twice the age range of children than the present study), is 11% . The study rate of ADHD for ages 6 to 12 is 3.3%, and 4.7% when only vaccinated children are included. The national LD rate is 5% , and the study data show a rate of LD of 3.9% for all groups, and 5.6% when only vaccinated children are included. However, the ASD prevalence of 2.24% from a CDC parent survey is lower than the study rate of 3.3%. Vaccinated males were significantly more likely than vaccinated females to have been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, and NDD. The percentage of vaccinated males with an NDD in this study (14.4%) is consistent with national findings based on parental responses to survey questions, indicating that 15% of U.S. children ages 3 to 17 years in the years 2006-2008 had an NDD . Boys are also more likely than girls to be diagnosed with an NDD, and ASD in particular .
Vaccination was strongly associated with both otitis media and pneumonia, which are among the most common complications of measles infection [56,57]. The odds of otitis media were almost four-fold higher among the vaccinated (OR 3.8, 95% CI: 2.1, 6.6) and the odds of myringotomy with tube placement were eight-fold higher than those of unvaccinated children (OR 8.0, 95% CI: 1.0, 66.1). Acute otitis media (AOM) is a very frequent childhood infection, accounting for up to 30 million physician visits each year in the U.S., and the most common reason for prescribing antibiotics for children [58,59]. The incidence of AOM peaks at ages 3 to 18 months and 80% of children have experienced at least one episode by 3 years of age. Rates of AOM have increased in recent decades . Worldwide, the incidence of AOM is 10.9%, with 709 million cases each year, 51% occurring in children under 5 years of age . Pediatric AOM is a significant concern in terms of healthcare utilization in the U.S., accounting for $2.88 billion in annual health care costs .
Numerous reports of AOM have been filed with VAERS. A search of VAERS for “Cases where age is under 1 and onset interval is 0 or 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 days and Symptom is otitis media”  revealed that 438,573 cases were reported between 1990 and 2011, often with fever and other signs and symptoms of inflammation and central nervous system involvement. One study  assessed the nasopharyngeal carriage of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, and M. catarrhalis during AOM in fully immunized, partly immunized children with 0 or 1 dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine-7 (PCV7), and “historical control” children from the pre-PCV-7 era, and found an increased frequency of M. catarrhalis colonization in the vaccinated group compared to the partly immunized and control groups (76% vs. 62% and 56%, respectively). A high rate of Moraxella catarrhalis colonization is associated with an increased risk of AOM .
Successful vaccination against pneumococcal infections can lead to replacement of the latter in the nasopharyngeal niche by nonvaccine pneumococcal serotypes and disease . Vaccination with PCV-7 has a marked effect on the complete microbiota composition of the upper respiratory tract in children, going beyond shifts in the distribution of pneumococcal serotypes and known potential pathogens and resulting in increased anaerobes, gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacterial species. PCV-7 administration also correlates highly with the emergence and expansion of oropharyngeal types of species. These observations have suggested that eradication of vaccine serotype pneumococci can be followed by colonization of other bacterial species in the vacant nasopharyngeal niche, leading to disequilibria of bacterial composition (dysbiosis) and increased risks of otitis media. Long-term monitoring has been recommended as essential for understanding the full implications of vaccination-induced changes in microbiota structure .
The second aim of the paper focused on a specific health outcome and sought to determine whether vaccination remained associated with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) after controlling for other measured factors. After adjustment, the factors that remained significantly associated with NDD were vaccination, nonwhite race, male gender, and preterm birth. The apparently strong association between both vaccination and preterm birth and NDD suggested the possibility of an interaction between these factors. This was shown in a final adjusted model with interaction (controlling for the interaction of preterm birth with vaccination). In this model, vaccination, nonwhite race and male gender remained associated with NDD, whereas preterm birth itself was no longer associated with NDD. However, preterm birth combined with vaccination was associated with a 6.6-fold increased odds of NDD.
In summary, vaccination, nonwhite race, and male gender were significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors. Preterm birth, although significantly associated with NDD in unadjusted and adjusted analyses, was no longer associated with NDD in the final model with interaction. However, preterm birth and vaccination combined was strongly associated with NDD in the final adjusted model with interaction, more than doubling the odds of NDD compared to vaccination alone. Preterm birth has long been known as a major factor for NDD [68,69], but since preterm infants are routinely vaccinated, the separate effects of preterm birth and vaccination have not been examined. The present study suggests that vaccination could be a contributing factor in the pathogenesis of NDD but also that preterm birth by itself may have a lesser or much reduced role in NDD (defined here as ASD, ADHD and/or a learning disability) than currently believed. The findings also suggest that vaccination coupled with preterm birth could increase the odds of NDD beyond that of vaccination alone.
We did not set out to test a specific hypothesis about the association between vaccination and health. The aim of the study was to determine whether the health outcomes of vaccinated children differed from those of unvaccinated homeschool children, given that vaccines have nonspecific effects on morbidity and mortality in addition to protecting against targeted pathogens . Comparisons were based on mothers’ reports of pregnancy-related factors, birth histories, vaccinations, physician-diagnosed illnesses, medications, and the use of health services. We tested the null hypothesis of no difference in outcomes using chi-square tests, and then used Odds Ratios and 96% Confidence Intervals to determine the strength and significance of the association.
If the effects of vaccination on health were limited to protection against the targeted pathogens, as is assumed to be the case , no difference in outcomes would be expected between the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups except for reduced rates of the targeted infectious diseases. However, in this homogeneous sample of 666 children there were striking differences in diverse health outcomes between the groups. The vaccinated were less likely to have had chickenpox or whooping cough, as expected, but more likely to have been diagnosed with pneumonia and ear infections as well as allergies and NDDs.
What credence can be given to the findings? This study was not intended to be based on a representative sample of homeschool children but on a convenience sample of sufficient size to test for significant differences in outcomes. Homeschoolers were targeted for the study because their vaccination completion rates are lower than those of children in the general population. In this respect our pilot survey was successful, since data were available on 261 unvaccinated children.
To eliminate opportunities for subjectivity or opinion in the data, only factual information was requested and the questions involved memorable events such as physician-diagnosed diseases in a child. With regard to minimizing potential bias in the information provided by mothers, all communications with the latter emphasized neutrality regarding vaccination and vaccine safety. To minimize recall bias, respondents were asked to use their child’s vaccination records. To enhance reliability, closed-ended questions were used and each set of questions had to be completed before proceeding to the next. To enhance validity, parents were asked to report only physician-diagnosed illnesses.
Mothers’ reports could not be validated by clinical records because the survey was designed to be anonymous. However, self-reports about significant events provide a valid proxy for official records when medical records and administrative data are unavailable . Had mothers been asked to provide copies of their children’s medical records it would no longer have been an anonymous study and would have resulted in few completed questionnaires. We were advised by homeschool leaders that recruitment efforts would have been unsuccessful had we insisted on obtaining the children’s medical records as a requirement for participating in the study.
A further potential limitation is under-ascertainment of disease in unvaccinated children. Could the unvaccinated have artificially reduced rates of illness because they are seen less often by physicians and would therefore have been less likely to be diagnosed with a disease? The vaccinated were indeed more likely to have seen a doctor for a routine checkup in the past 12 months (57.5% vs. 37.1%, p < 0.001; OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.7, 3.1). Such visits usually involve vaccinations, which non-vaccinating families would be expected to refuse. However, fewer visits to physicians would not necessarily mean that unvaccinated children are less likely to be seen by a physician if their condition warranted it. In fact, since unvaccinated children were more likely to be diagnosed with chickenpox and whooping cough, which would have involved a visit to the pediatrician, differences in health outcomes are unlikely to be due to under-ascertainment. Strengths of the study include the unique design of the study, involving homeschool mothers as respondents, and the relatively large sample of unvaccinated children, which made it possible to compare health outcomes across the spectrum of vaccination coverage. Recruitment of biological mothers as respondents also allowed us to test hypotheses about the role of pregnancy-related factors and birth history as well as vaccination in NDD and other specific conditions. In addition, this was a within-group study of a demographically homogeneous population of mainly white, higher-income and college-educated homeschooling families in which the children were all 6-12 years of age. Information was provided anonymously by biological mothers, obviously well-informed about their own children’s vaccination status and health, which likely increased the validity of the reports. Conclusions
Assessment of the long-term effects of the vaccination schedule on morbidity and mortality has been limited . In this pilot study of vaccinated and unvaccinated homeschool children, reduced odds of chickenpox and whooping cough were found among the vaccinated, as expected, but unexpectedly increased odds were found for many other physician-diagnosed conditions. Although the cross-sectional design of the study limits causal interpretation, the strength and consistency of the findings, the apparent “dose-response” relationship between vaccination status and several forms of chronic illness, and the significant association between vaccination and NDDs all support the possibility that some aspect of the current vaccination program could be contributing to risks of childhood morbidity. Vaccination also remained significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors, whereas preterm birth, long considered a major risk factor for NDD, was not associated with NDD after controlling for the interaction between preterm birth and vaccination. In addition, preterm birth coupled with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD above that of vaccination alone. Nevertheless, the study findings should be interpreted with caution. First, additional research is needed to replicate the findings in studies with larger samples and stronger research designs. Second, subject to replication, potentially detrimental factors associated with the vaccination schedule should be identified and addressed and underlying mechanisms better understood. Such studies are essential in order to optimize the impact of vaccination of children’s health.
The authors declare that they have no financial interests that had any bearing on any aspect of the conduct or conclusions of the study and the submitted manuscript.
AM designed the study, contributed to data analysis and interpretation, and drafted the paper. BR designed the study, contributed to data collection, and edited the paper. AB contributed to data analyses and edited the paper. BJ contributed to data analyses and editing. All authors read and approved the final version of the paper.
This study was supported by grants from Generation Rescue, Inc., and the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, charitable organizations that support research on children’s health and safety. The funders had no role or influence on the design and conduct of the research or the preparation of reports.
The authors thank all those who contributed critical comments, suggestions and financial support for the project. We also thank the collaborating homeschool organizations and especially the mothers who participated in the survey.
This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Jackson State University and completed prior to Dr. Mawson’s tenure-track appointment at Jackson State University.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Research done by Dr. Nils Bergman, father of kangaroo mother care, indicates that swaddled babies have high levels of cortisol in their bloodstream. This means they are in a state of high stress and are NOT sleeping. Instead, like the baby in this photo, the children are dissociating. Dissociation is similar to the "freeze" or "play dead" response that animals exhibit in the wild. It occurs in humans when trauma overloads the system (parasympathetic shock) and the spirit leaves the body because it is just too uncomfortable for the spirit to remain. So the body is left on automatic pilot with no soul at the helm. Breathing slows down, heart rate slows down, the body goes into a state of temporary paralysis.
Medical staff who teach parents to swaddle their baby to keep them quiet cannot be trusted. Parents should be encouraged to hold their babies, rock their babies, sing to their babies, nurture their babies, hold their babies skin-to-skin, and try to intuit why their babies are crying (BIRTH TRAUMA) and if necessary, help them heal. Instead, parents are being conditioned to dissociate too, and to not properly bond or care for their children.
Whatever the medical system says, I encourage you to do the opposite.
Excerpt (full article below):
"One core concern on the part of pediatricians, breastfeeding advocates, and others is that routine swaddling interferes with a mother’s intuitive response to her baby’s needs. “Crying is the baby’s language, his voice; it’s the only way he has to tell you he needs something,” stresses internationally-known breastfeeding advocate, pediatric nurse practitioner, and educator Kittie Franz. “Newborns are about need, not want. Before you use this tool (of swaddling), find out what he needs—don’t just shut him up.”
Dr. Fleiss goes even farther, suggesting that when an infant with unmet needs is swaddled and separated from his mother, the message he receives is: Give up. No one cares, no one is going to help you; solve it yourself.
“You can say swaddling works; it stops the baby from crying. But because something works doesn’t mean it’s a good thing to do,” Fleiss argues. “I tell parents not to swaddle, ever. When a baby is crying he’s saying where’s my mommy? He’s not saying wrap me up real tightly. He should be put to the breast, he should be talked to, sung to, held, loved...
In fact, many researchers and infant advocates now believe the apparent contentment of a swaddled baby may in fact be a sign of listlessness and shutting down, rather than of feeling comforted.”
The Question of Routine Swaddling
Remember the bumper sticker, “What Would Jesus Do?” Here’s a variation on that query: What would Jesus’ mommy do? We are told his mother wrapped her newborn in swaddling clothes. So if it’s good enough for baby Jesus…?
Yet simply because a practice has been widespread in various cultures and time periods doesn’t mean it is best for babies.
Likewise, even though routine swaddling may have popular authority on its side at the moment—through bestselling books, advertising, parent education organizations, and even the apparent evidence of first-hand experience—this does not in itself mean its benefits outweigh potential disadvantages in the light of current research and intuitive common sense.
The obvious and well-promoted benefits of swaddling, of course, are a calmer baby who fusses less and sleeps more. Parents are given a chance to rest, relieved of the stress of an “excessively crying” infant. The swaddled baby appears calm and content.
Other advantages often mentioned include preventing baby from scratching her face with her fingernails, and keeping her from startling herself awake with her own movements. In addition, proponents claim swaddling reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in babies placed on their backs to sleep, since with confined limbs they are less able to turn over into a prone position.
Why Even Question It?
For millions of new parents, the ubiquitous presence of pro-swaddling messages creates a reassuring sense of caring both for their baby’s needs and their own. For most, there seems no reason to question the practice. The idea that it elicits controversy may be surprising. Yet hidden behind this friendly face is a growing body of research from around the world that calls into question the benign, warm-and-cozy nature of routine swaddling of newborns and older infants.
It should be noted that the term swaddling means different things to different people. For some parents, loose wrapping with arms free is considered swaddling, while others use roomy sleep sacks that allow for movement within the bag. Here, however, we are referring to tight or constrictive wrapping using a swaddling blanket or cloth that holds the baby’s arms and legs straight. The blanket’s snugness is seen as providing a sense of comfort and security, and ensures the infant won’t pull it loose.
Wrapped in History
It was not only Jesus’ mother who wrapped her baby in swaddling clothes, which likely was cloth held in place by bandage-like strips of cloth wound around the infant. Some version of the practice of wrapping babies has taken place in many cultures worldwide and across time. Among the earliest evidence of swaddling, dating back several thousand years and perhaps originating in what is now central China, were various forms of the cradleboard.
As with American Indians and other later cultures, the cradleboard contained and protected babies during nomadic travels. Some current-day North American tribes continue to use cradleboards. In the Southwestern United States, for example, a Navajo mother may secure her baby in a cradleboard and prop it close to her while she works at her weaving loom.
Over the centuries, stated benefits of swaddling have included producing straight limbs and proper physical development, making babies stronger, preventing self-injury, allowing both parents to work in the fields, and providing babies with warmth and comfort. In 17th and 18th-century Europe the employment of swaddling by wet-nurses was often associated with neglect, with wet-nurses known to leave tightly wrapped babies unattended for hours.
Eighteenth-century philosopher Jean-Jacque Rousseau warned against some motivations for swaddling in his novel Emile: or, On Education: “A child unswaddled would need constant watching; well swaddled it is cast into a corner and its cries are ignored […]. It is claimed that infants left free would assume faulty positions and make movements, which might injure the proper development of their limbs.
“This is one of the vain rationalizations of our false wisdom which experience has never confirmed. Out of the multitude of children who grow up with the full use of their limbs among nations wiser than ourselves, you never find one who hurts himself or maims himself; their movements are too feeble to be dangerous, and when they assume an injurious position, pain warns them to change it.” 1
In 19th and 20th-century Europe, England, and America, sedatives such as paregoric (camphorated tincture of opium), alcohol, antihistamines, or children’s cold medicines were sometimes used instead of swaddling to calm and quiet fussy babies.
By the mid-20th century, American hospital maternity wards were turning to swaddling newborns as a means of relieving overwhelmed nurses when babies began being separated from their mothers and placed in the hospital nursery after birth.
Respected Los Angeles-based pediatrician Dr. Paul Fleiss invokes “disturbing mid-20th century photographs taken in factory-style maternity hospitals…(with) tightly swaddled newborn babies precision packed into orderly rows of sterile plastic bins. In these pictures, the babies are unmoving and still…like termite larvae in their egg cases.” Although many hospitals now embrace rooming-in, others continue to separate mother and infant and continue to rely on—and teach new parents—swaddling to quiet crying babies.
In recent years, routine swaddling by parents has grown increasingly popular, in large part as a result of the efforts of California-based pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp. Dr. Karp’s best selling book, The Happiest Baby on the Block, and related DVDs have reached millions of parents in search of an easy way to quiet a crying baby. Numerous online chat rooms and parenting sites also attest to the mother-to-mother spread of “success stories” involving swaddling. As emphasized in Dr. Karp’s writings and educational programs, one significant attraction of swaddling is that fathers, as well as mothers, can have hands-on involvement in quieting baby.
Crying for a Reason
With all this in mind and assuming that modern parents don’t leave wrapped babies unattended for hours on end, what could be the downside of swaddling?
One core concern on the part of pediatricians, breastfeeding advocates, and others is that routine swaddling interferes with a mother’s intuitive response to her baby’s needs. “Crying is the baby’s language, his voice; it’s the only way he has to tell you he needs something,” stresses internationally-known breastfeeding advocate, pediatric nurse practitioner, and educator Kittie Franz. “Newborns are about need, not want. Before you use this tool (of swaddling), find out what he needs—don’t just shut him up.”
Dr. Fleiss goes even farther, suggesting that when an infant with unmet needs is swaddled and separated from his mother, the message he receives is: Give up. No one cares, no one is going to help you; solve it yourself.
“You can say swaddling works; it stops the baby from crying. But because something works doesn’t mean it’s a good thing to do,” Fleiss argues. “I tell parents not to swaddle, ever. When a baby is crying he’s saying where’s my mommy? He’s not saying wrap me up real tightly. He should be put to the breast, he should be talked to, sung to, held, loved.”
Comforted, or Shut Down?
In fact, many researchers and infant advocates now believe the apparent contentment of a swaddled baby may in fact be a sign of listlessness and shutting down, rather than of feeling comforted. Franz tells of a new product introduced some years ago at a medical conference. Plugged into a crib, the device vibrated its springs while emitting “white noise.” Fussy babies were believed to be calmed by the rhythmic movement and sounds. But photographs of the babies’ faces told another story.
“In the before photos the eyes were open, hands fisted, there was tightness around the nose and mouth, and the babies were crying,” Franz says. In photos taken as babies experienced the crib device, the hands were still fisted, there was the same furrowed brow and tightness around the eyes and mouth—but the babies were silent. Franz has observed a similar response among swaddled babies. “The baby is staying quiet but is not relaxed or happy. That led me to conclude the baby is shutting down,” she says.
More Sleep, Less Nursing
Breastfeeding advocates note a related and worrying aspect of swaddling, especially during a baby’s first days and weeks. Newborns who are routinely swaddled have been found to feed less frequently, suckle less effectively, and have greater weight loss than those left unswaddled with access to the breast. 2
One reason is that swaddled babies awaken less frequently and less fully, often falling asleep again while feeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that breastfed newborns need to feed eight to twelve times every 24 hours. Swaddled babies, however, often feed no more than six or seven times in a 24-hour period. 3 This is related to the natural progression of sleep states in infants. As a baby begins moving through the sleep stages from deep to light, her eyes move a little under closed lids and her mouth moves. As she rises into even lighter sleep, her arms begin to wave, or “cycle.” 4, 5 This arm movement serves as a natural cue to help wake baby for her feeding. If the arms are bound by swaddling, the baby may sink back into a deep sleep and miss a feeding.
Some years ago Franz, while working as a pediatric nurse practitioner in Santa Monica, California, noticed that breastfed babies often lost as much as 10 percent of their birth weight in the first week when they were swaddled. This is a higher than normal weight loss that calls for supplemental feeding to avoid rapid escalation downward into dangerous dehydration.
Franz began telling the parents of these swaddled babies to keep their babies un-swaddled for 24 hours, and in most cases the infants quickly began regaining weight. “Babies need to feed around the clock and when they’re kept swaddled they sleep through their cues. They don’t wake up to feed,” she explains. She adds that she noticed that the mothers who stopped swaddling were happy with the weight gain, but the fathers tended to be not so sure they wanted their babies “so awake” all the time.
There are circumstances in which it may be appropriate to swaddle an infant as a temporary short-term intervention. One is the case of a baby—born to a drug-addicted mother, for example—whose central nervous system is immature, resulting in jitteriness or excessive erratic limb movement. Another is when an infant has too much muscle tone and her limbs remain stiffly extended or too tight. Both situations can negatively affect breastfeeding and swaddling can be helpful, Franz observes. However, she stresses that whenever she recommends swaddling it is always with room for the arms and legs to flex, rather than held straight at the baby’s sides.
Among the most commonly stated benefits of swaddling is the calming of babies who cry inconsolably from the pain and discomfort of colic. Yet a mother may not know whether her child has colic or is crying for other reasons, Franz notes. In such cases she recommends applying the “rule of threes”: If the infant is over three weeks and under three months old (the age range in which colic occurs), with bouts of crying for three hours a day, three times a week, he very well may be suffering from colic. But even a truly colicky baby may be helped more by being carried than by swaddling, since motion helps relieve colic symptoms by encouraging bowel movements and the passing of gas, Franz points out.
While swaddling would appear to be a good way to keep a newborn warm and cozy, especially in cool climates, research indicates skin-to-skin contact with mother is the best way to regulate an infant’s temperature. In a study of 176 mothers and babies conducted in a Russian hospital, a team of Swedish, Russian, and Canadian researchers found that swaddled newborns placed in the hospital nursery were colder—as measured by foot temperatures—and consumed less mother’s milk than those not swaddled. 6
Bundled babies not only miss out on their mother’s physical warmth and comfort in cool environments; in overly warm circumstances swaddled babies can become dangerously overheated, leading to brain damage or even death. This is especially crucial among ethnic or cultural groups with a traditional belief that mother and her newborn should be kept very warm, or in cases where families have recently moved from a cold to a hot climate, Franz notes. “If a baby is swaddled and his onesie is damp from sweat, then he is at great risk of over heating,” she says.
It is important to note that most studies on swaddling compare swaddled and un-swaddled babies who in both cases are separated from their mothers, rather than looking at babies in skin-to-skin contact with mother. When skin-to-skin contact is introduced into the equation, the purported advantages of swaddling dramatically diminish in comparison.
South African researcher Dr. Nils Bergman suggests that through skin-to-skin contact, mother helps her baby “regulate,” or find the optimal set-points for future control of physiological functions including temperature, heart rate, breathing, and hormone levels. This results in thermal and behavioral synchrony between mother and baby.7, 8, 21
Bergman also notes that newborns are able to “self-regulate” by reaching their arms out to cool themselves down. “Keeping temperature in homeostasis requires freedom of movement,” he believes.
Babies are natural wigglers. Flexing and extending arms and legs, wiggling fingers, and moving around to whatever degree they can is one way of refining muscular control and assisting in the development of the nervous system, observes Dr. Fleiss. “Humans need total freedom of movement, not only so that blood can properly circulate to all the extremities, but for critically important neurological reasons that science is just now beginning to document,” he maintains.
Others point to the fact that flexion is the baby’s natural position. In the womb, a fetus’s arms are flexed with hands at the mouth. Tight swaddling with straight limbs not only forces an infant into an unnatural position, it prevents her from the self-soothing that comes from putting her hands to her mouth.
As swaddling has grown in popularity, so has concern about the potential for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in tightly swaddled newborns. 9,10,11 Hip dysplasia is a deformation or misalignment of the hip joint, which can lead later in life to premature degenerative joint disease and chronic pain, including early arthritis of the hip. The often-congenital condition can be exacerbated in a baby’s first days and weeks by forcing the legs to remain in extension through tight swaddling. In a technical report released Nov. 1, 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against tight swaddling for this reason. The authors state: “This is particularly important, because some have advocated that the calming effects of swaddling are related to the “tightness” of the swaddling.”23
A more commonly noted risk is that of sudden infant death syndrome, which has been linked to babies sleeping prone (face down). In this sense, swaddling may offer some protection for young babies who are placed face up to sleep, since without the use of arms and legs they are unable to turn themselves over. However, in one study, some swaddled babies were able to turn themselves over onto a prone position by three months of age, suggesting that older swaddled babies may be at greater risk of SIDS even when placed supine, or face up, to sleep.12
In addition, an Australian case-control study found that among babies laid face down, those who were swaddled were at greater risk of SIDS than those (also face down) who were left un-swaddled.13 “These results suggest that if infants have to sleep in the prone position for a specific medical reason, they should be placed on a firm mattress and not swaddled,” the researchers conclude. (According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one medical reason for placing a baby prone to sleep is infant gastroesophageal reflux.) Franz reminds us that even when sleeping prone, babies reflexively use their hands to push against the mattress to be able to lift and turn their heads, which helps protect the airway.
Whether sleeping prone or supine, swaddled babies in life-threatening situations may be subject to an added level of danger because swaddling inhibits arousal, according to a 2007 review of the research in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 14 In addition, a too-high body temperature—resulting from swaddling in combination with an overly warm environment—is believed to be a possible contributory factor in SIDS.
Another potential health risk associated with tight swaddling is pneumonia and upper respiratory infections. One reason may be that a tightly wrapped chest restricts expansion of the lungs, which can increase susceptibility to infection. 15, 16
Officials Weigh In
While the American Academy of Pediatrics mentions swaddling as a possible aid in “prevention and management of pain and stress in the neonate,” 17 the AAP has no official policy on the practice. (Significant research suggests breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact is an effective analgesic and is preferable to swaddling in this function. 18 19 20) The American SIDS Institute discourages the use of routine swaddling because of its potential to increase the risk of SIDS, according to Executive Director Betty McEntire. McEntire cites the risk factors of overheating, turning over to face-down position while swaddled, or pulling swaddling fabric loose. “Unless a baby needs swaddling, why take the chance?” she asks.
Attachment Parenting International also has no official policy on swaddling. However, because of the API’s focus on helping parents become more sensitive to their baby’s cues, co-founder Barbara Nicholson expresses concern that routine swaddling can mean parents become less closely attuned to their infant’s needs.
What Baby Really Needs
Nicholson and others note that other tools for soothing a baby can work at least as well as swaddling and have additional benefits. For example, carrying baby in a fabric baby carrier provides a similar sense of comfort but with the added stimulation of the mother’s movement and closeness to her body and the rhythm of her heartbeat. “What I love about a baby carrier is that the baby is up seeing the world. Babies are very observant, and they really love that motion,” she says. Other excellent tools for calming a fussy baby include skin-to-skin contact and gentle infant massage. “We (at API) talk a lot about the importance of touch,” Nicholson says.
Studies show that separation from mother creates stress in young babies. When babies in a 2006 study were held by their mothers much of the time in the early weeks after birth, crying was found to be significantly less than among those not held. 22 Dr. Fleiss agrees. “The best way to prevent crying is to keep your baby in your arms and be attentive to his beautifully subtle and effective communication efforts,” he believes. “Yes, this is a lot of work. Caring for babies is the hardest work there is, but it is also the most rewarding,” he stresses. “I guarantee that you will look back upon the physical closeness you experienced with your child during his babyhood as the most meaningful and cherished moments of your entire life.”
Franz offers parents a simple way to sort out conflicting advice. “See which basket the advice fits into: the good-for-the-parent basket or the good-for-the-baby basket,” she suggests. “Remember: You’re not managing an inconvenience; you’re raising a human being.”
Gussie Fauntleroy is a Crestone, Colorado-based writer whose work has appeared in national magazines including Orion, Arts & Antiques, Southwest Art, American Craft and Native Peoples. She is the author of three books about visual artists, and has written on a variety of topics for local and regional publications.
1 Rosseau, Jean-Jacque. Emile: Or, On Education, 1762. Quotes and historical information in this section were taken by permission from a webinar, “Swaddling: A Historical, Cultural, and Lactational Perspective,” presented in February 2011 by Linda Smith, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Fellow with the American College of Childbirth Educators, and owner of Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre, Ltd. In Dayton, Ohio. See uslcaonline.org/edures.html and go to “webinars available on CD” to purchase the CD of Smith’s complete webinar.
2 Bystrova, K. Matthiesen, A.S. Widstrom, A.M., Ransjo-Arvidson, A.B., Vwlles-Nystrom, B., Vorontsov, I., et al. (2007) The effect of Russian Maternity Home routines on breastfeeding and neonatal weight loss with special reference to swaddling. Early Human Development, 83(1), 23-39.
3 Franco, P., Seret. N., Van Hees, J.N. Scaillet, S., Groswasser, J. & Kahn, A. (2005) Influence of swaddling on sleep and arousal characteristics of healthy infants. Pediatrics, 115 (5), 1307-1311.
4 Gerard CM, Harris KA, Thach BT. Spontaneous arousals in supine infants while swaddled and unswaddled during rapid eye movement and quiet sleep. Pediatrics, 2002 December;110(6):e70.
5 Richardson HL, Walker AM, Horne SC, (2010) Influence of swaddling experience on spontaneous arousal patterns and autonomic control in sleeping infants. The Journal of Paediatrics
6 Bystrova, Matthiesen, Widstrom, et al.
7 Bergman, NJ; Linley, LL; Fawcus, SR (2004) Randomized controlled trial of skin-to-skin contact from birth versus conventional incubator for physiological stabilization in 1200- to 2199-gram newborns. Acta Paediatrica, 93 (6), 779-785
8 Franco P, Scaillet S, Groswasser J, Kahn A. Increased cardiac autonomic responses to auditory challenges in swaddled infants. Sleep 2004 December 15;27(8):1527-32.
9 Mahan ST, Kasser JR (2008). Does swaddling influence developmental dysplasia of the hip? Pediatrics, 121 (1), 177–8
10 Sahin F, Akturk A, Beyazova U. et al (2004). Screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip: results of a 7-year follow-up study. Pediatrics International, 46(2):162
11 Mahan ST, Kasser JR (2008). Does swaddling influence developmental dysplasia of the hip? Pediatrics, 121 (1), 177–8
12 Beltman, M. (2000) Swaddling of infants: an old fashioned habit on its return [MSc degree paper], Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
13 Ponsonby, A.L., Dwyer, T., Gibbons, L.E., Cochrane, J.A., Wang, Y.G. (1993). Factors potentiating the risk of sudden infant death syndrome associated with the prone position. New England Journal of Medicine, 329(6), 377-
14 Kuis, Tom W.J. Schulpen and Monique P. L’Hoir, Bregje E. van Sleuwen, Adèle C. Engelberts, Magda M. Boere-Boonekamp, Wietse, Swaddling: A Systematic Review,Pediatrics 2007;120;e1097-e1106
15 Yurdakok K, Yavuz T, Taylor CE. (1990) Swaddling and acute respiratory infections. American Journal of Public Health, 80 :873 –875
16 Gerard CM, Harris KA, Thach BT (2002) Physiologic studies on swaddling: an ancient child care practice, which may promote the supine position for infant sleep. Journal of Pediatrics, 141:398–404
17 Committee on Fetus and Newborn, Committee on Drugs, Section on Anesthesiology, Section on Surgery and Canadian Paediatric Society, Fetus and Newborn Committee, Prevention and Management of Pain and Stress in the Neonate, Pediatrics
18 Shah, P. S., Aliwalas, L. I., & Shah, V. (2006). Breastfeeding or breast milk for procedural pain in neonates. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 3, CD004950.
19 Carbajal, R., Veerapen, S., Couderc, S., Jugie, M., & Ville, Y. (2003). Analgesic effect of breast feeding in term neonates: randomized controlled trial. BMJ, 326(7379), 13.
20 Gray, L., Miller, L. W., Philipp, B. L., & Blass, E. M. (2002). Breastfeeding is analgesic in healthy newborns. Pediatrics, 109(4), 590-593.
21 Christensson, K., Siles, C., Moreno, L., Belaustequi, A., De La Fuente, P., Lagercrantz, H., et al. (1992). Temperature, metabolic adaptation and crying in healthy full-term newborns cared for skin-to-skin or in a cot. Acta Paediatr, 81(6-7), 488-493.
22 St James-Roberts, I., Alvarez, M., Csipke, E., Abramsky, T., Goodwin, J., & Sorgenfrei, E. (2006). Infant crying and sleeping in London, Copenhagen and when parents adopt a “proximal” form of care. Pediatrics, 117(6), e1146-1155.
23 Rachel Y. Moon, MD, lead author with AAP task for on sudden infant death syndrome, 2010-2011. SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Expansion of Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment, Pediatrics,128(5) November 2011, 304-307
Sunday, May 7, 2017
In their desperate attempts to try to silence the massive numbers of people who are now exposing the Truth about them, Jews have taken to creating numerous false flag events, such as bomb threats and other forms of terrorism in the U.S. and elsewhere. They are doing this to try to get laws passed through the Jewdicial system to prevent "hate speech" and anything else that exposes the vile and despicable activities of their wicked cult by claiming that there is a rise in "anti-semitism" so something must be done. In Truth, Jews are the most anti-semitic people on Earth, as the relentless murder and incarceration of innocent Palestinians at the hands of the Jews can attest. These twisted psychopaths are literally getting away with murder, and notice how, despite engaging in the most despicable criminal activity, they repeatedly claim "insanity" and get away with it.
Below is a very important article on this topic, followed by numerous links (some with excerpts) from www.theuglytruth.wordpress.com who have been doing an excellent job of exposing the Jewish created false flags and the hideous creatures responsible for them.
UPSURGE IN “ANTI-SEMITISM” HAS DISTURBING JEWISH ORIGINS
The Anti-Defamation League has recently issued a report that claims a “disturbing 86% spike in domestic anti-Semitic incidents in the first quarter of 2017…” Its antidote is, of course, more of the ADL! The “startling rise,” ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt says, requires that his organization insert its programs into the public school systems in order to “stamp out this wave of hate.”
Blacks must be very careful, because the ADL has similarly imposed its “training programs” on American police forces. The ADL carts US law enforcement personnel over to Israel to learn how Israeli police keep Palestinians in a constant state of apartheid. And how has that ADL “law enforcement training” worked out for us? Based on nationwide data collected by the Guardian, Black Americans are more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to be killed by police. In 2016, police killed Blacks at a rate of 6.66 per 1 million people, compared to 2.9 per 1 million for whites. Thanks, ADL.
So a closer examination of the ADL’s latest and highly dubious claims about “an upsurge in ‘anti-Semitism’” is fully warranted. The ADL points to dozens of what it calls “anti-Semitic incidents,” but it should be emphatically noted that the incidents ARE NOT based on police reports—they are based on reports made to the ADL itself, on just the word of the alleged victim. The ADL numbers include alleged incidents of school “bullying,” “harassment,” and “vandalism”—whatever that means. Of course, ANY violation of ANYONE’s civil rights is to be taken seriously, but Jonathan Greenblatt’s private and UNOFFICIAL statistics are being relied upon to change laws and policies that affect the Black community, so they MUST be thoroughly parsed and rigorously questioned.
For instance, the ADL’s numbers include the recent spate of threats against the American Jewish community centers. But when those reports first surfaced in mid-January of 2017, even President Donald Trump voiced his doubts about the veracity of the Jewish claims in an unusual public statement:
Trump suggested that the attacks could reflect something other than anti-Semitism, saying that “the reverse can be true” and “someone’s doing it to make others look bad…”
The Anti-Defamation League was so alarmed at the President’s insinuation that it told Buzzfeed: “We are astonished by what the President reportedly said. It is incumbent upon the White House to immediately clarify these remarks.”
Turns out Trump was right and the ADL needed to “clarify its remarks.” Police arrested an Israeli Jew named Michael Kadar for making multiple violent threats against American Jewish centers. The USA TODAY headline said it all: “Jews shocked that suspect in Jewish center threats is one of their own.” Later, Kadar was charged with making more than 2,000 threats! The indictment said that the Jewish Israeli jihadist threatened a US senator and ordered drugs online to send to the senator’s house. He threatened to kidnap and kill the children of a CIA and Pentagon official. The indictment alleged that Kadar made a bomb threat against an El-Al flight to Israel that sparked fighter jets to be scrambled, and he threatened a Canadian airport, which required passengers to disembark in emergency slides and left six people injured. He is also accused of threatening a Virgin Air flight—a threat that resulted in the plane having to dump eight tons of fuel before landing—and threatening a plane being used by the NBA’s Boston Celtics.
Incredibly, this reign of terror was blamed on “autism and a brain tumor.”
They have yet to explain how reports of vandalism against Jewish cemeteries in the United States seem to have directly coincided with the threats made from Israel by the terrorist Michael Kadar, which suggests a deeper internationally coordinated false-flag conspiracy. The ADL seems to have dropped the investigation of these incidents, but continues to use the hoax statistics.
Joshua Goldberg: One-Man Terrorism Factory
Michael Kadar is not the only Jewish terrorist helping to generate the ADL’s alleged “wave of hate.” Another Jewish man named Joshua Goldberg was arrested for posting online bomb-making instructions while posing as an “ISIS jihadist.” Mr. Goldberg’s terroristic résumé as posted on his Wikipedia page is shocking:
Goldberg first received widespread media attention under his alleged Twitter handle “Australi Witness” following the Curtis Culwell Center attack, a terrorist attack on a Garland, Texas exhibit featuring images of Muhammad in May 2015, in which two assailants died in a shootout with police. Goldberg’s “Australi Witness” persona, had, posing as a Perth jihadist, called for an attack on, and posted maps of, the center where the exhibit was taking place, and praised the jihadist attackers in its aftermath, and was retweeted by one of the assailants before the attack. His trial was suspended after it emerged that he had previously been diagnosed with schizophrenia and anxiety disorder as part of a long history of mental illness, and he was found incompetent to stand trial pending efforts by doctors to return him to competence.
Notice that, just as with Kadar, the diagnosis is not Jewish terrorism—but mental illness.
There is yet more false-flag self-inflicted Jewish terrorism. CommonDreams.org website is a prominent voice in left-wing politics. It prides itself on being a major forum for dialogue and debate on many societal issues. But it noticed a strange phenomenon. The comments sections of its posted articles were aflame with unusually harsh anti-Semitic rhetoric by a number of posters with the names DeShawn Williams, Rashid, Aziz, Ahmed, and the monikers PowertodaPeople, SynagogueofSatan, among many, many others. They advanced every anti-Jewish conspiracy theory and even praised Naziism and Adolf Hitler. These “contributors” with Black- and Muslim-sounding names often debated each other on the pages of commondreams.org, stepping up the hateful rhetoric with each exchange. So distasteful were these postings that the regular readers stopped visiting and contributing to the website and its mission.
CommonDreams.org started to investigate and found that all of the posters and the postings—on both sides of the many, many Jew-hating exchanges—were coming from the same computer IP address and the same person: a Harvard-affiliated Jewish man whose stated motive for this flood of cyber-filth was to support Israel. Lance Tapley’s investigative report, “The Double Identity of an ‘Anti-Semitic’ Commenter Smearing a Progressive Website to Support Israel,” identifies this person as “a graduate student at the Midwestern campus,” who spent endless hours filling the “comments” sections of many websites, with anti-Jewish language and bigoted, violent, and murderous ideologies. Curiously, despite the volume and intensity of the pure hate expressed by this Jewish “grad student”—which he intended for readers to believe came from Blacks and Muslims—CommonDreams.org is actually protecting the man’s real identity, claiming “as a Jew…he could be put in danger by such a revelation.” Well, what about the Blacks and Muslims who are HIS targets, victims of his slanderous, hate-filled bile? And the “hate-crime”-crusading ADL has made no effort to identify, apprehend, or prosecute this Jewish man, who has single-handedly spread more “hate” than any other known source on the Internet.
But the ADL is not complaining—they just add this JEWISH-generated slime to their statistics and falsely claim Jews are victims. Similarly, when the Israeli Mossad pulled off the greatest act of false flag terrorism in history—the attacks of 9/11—they did not claim “mental illness.” They claimed victimhood and plunged the world into war against an innocent people. The media, a totally controlled and dutifully submissive mouthpiece for the ADL, aids and abets the ADL’s false flag agenda.
It is this faked and contrived “threat” that allows the ADL and its director Jonathan Greenblatt to falsely claim that “anti-Semitism” is rampant and on the rise, and that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam are at the root of it.
The ADL and its false flag mission is an insult to all Americans, who are being bullied into accepting the suppression of their rights and censorship of their discourse. Fortunately, more and more Americans are seeing through the schemes and are exposing the Synagogue of Satan, the REAL source of world hate and terrorism. Responsible Jewish leaders must stand up and put an end to this ADL false-flag strategy, because it’s hurting the Jewish community, diminishing their reputation and their position in the eyes of the world.
UPSURGE IN “ANTI-SEMITISM” HAS DISTURBING JEWISH ORIGINS
Jewish man accused of spray painting swastikas on his own home
Jewish Israeli teen arrested for phoning in JCC bomb threats
"Times of Israel
A Jewish Israeli teenager born in the US has been arrested on suspicion of issuing dozens of fake bomb threats against Jewish institutions in North America and elsewhere in recent months, police said on Thursday.
Police said the resident of the southern city of Ashkelon was the subject of a months-long undercover investigation by police’s Lahav 433 cyber unit and the FBI. It said in a statement that the motive behind the bomb threats was unclear. Police said he is 19 years old, but several Israeli media outlets reported him as 18.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the suspect allegedly placed dozens of threatening phone calls to public venues, synagogues and community buildings in the US, New Zealand and Australia. He also placed a threat to Delta Airlines, causing a flight in February 2015 to make an emergency landing.
“He’s the guy who was behind the JCC threats,” Rosenfeld said, referring to the dozens of anonymous threats phoned in to Jewish community centers in the US over the past two months.
Rosenfeld said the man used advanced technologies to mask the origin of his calls and communications to synagogues, community buildings and public venues. He said police searched his house Thursday morning and discovered antennas and satellite equipment.
“He didn’t use regular phone lines. He used different computer systems so he couldn’t be backtracked,” Rosenfeld said..."
Jewish Center Bomb Threat Suspect Is Arrested in Israel
"Some of the following goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway just as reminder when the subject comes up again for discussion.
1. The damage this does to the ability to carry out future false flag events on the part of Judea, Inc cannot be overstated. Now, as a result of the IMMENSE amount of coverage that the JMSM gave to these false flag bomb threats when they were taking place (and done entirely for the purpose of putting immense political pressure on Trump) it has been burned into the memories of every man, woman, and child in America, PERMANENTLY.
Now, the obvious question that needs to be asked/answered by the ‘Trump is owned by the Jews’ brigade is the following–
A. If Organized Jewish interests, who had a hand in all of this, were truly ‘supportive’ of Trump as certain ‘experts’ in this ‘movement’ have alleged now for far too long, why the need to go to such lengths in hurting him? If he were truly ‘their man’ as so many allege, there would be no reason to carry out an operation of this size and scope in getting him to cooperate. Obviously then, he was not seen as sufficiently ‘cooperative’ as some allege.
B. If indeed, as so many have been told now for far too long by far too many ‘experts’ in this ‘movement’ that Trump was/is ‘their man’, why would he allow his Justice Department/FBI to go forward with an operation as damaging as this to the same Jewish interests whom these ‘experts’ claim ‘own Trump’? And make no mistake about it–despite the fact that the FBI is allowing Israel to claim some of the credit, this was an FBI operation from the beginning, as there is NO WAY IN HELL that Israel would allow something like this to receive the light of day, given as damaging as it is to her ability to engage in false flag attacks in the future."
Jewish perp of bomb hoaxes was engaged in false flag terrorism for a period of ‘two or three years’
"‘2 or 3 years’, and Israel wasn’t able to find him until the FBI stepped in?
Israel knew all along but allowed this to move forward, because the perp was likely part of Mossad, hence the cover story that he had been declared ‘ineligible’ for military service in the IDF.
Trump has just put an armlock on Netanyahu in a major way, because now that this has made the news, Trump has an open road for revealing similar events that have taken place in the past and with an American public all-too-eager to hear about it.
Seems there may have been a prediction like this made a year or so back, to wit–
‘…The ‘celebrating Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey’ meme was/is just one of several ‘surprises’ that Trump is capable of pulling out of his black bag of political magic tricks. After all, how difficult would it be for him to begin other discussions–as LOUD and as controversial as the previous one–around events such as Israel’s attack on the USS LIBERTY, the Lavon Affair, the assassinations of 2 brothers named Kennedy, the bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, Jonathan Pollard, Monica Lewinsky, etc, etc, etc?…
…or, better yet, even for him to offer a retraction and an apology, something along the lines of–
‘I, Donald J. Trump, do hereby retract my original statement that there were ‘thousands of Muslims’ celebrating in Jersey City, New Jersey on the morning of 9/11. My staff, after looking into the matter and speaking with law enforcement officials who were involved directly with the events of that day, have learned that in fact it was not Muslims who were celebrating that day, but rather 5 Israeli intelligence officers who were then arrested, held for questioning for more than 2 months and then sent back to Israel, after which time they admitted on Israeli TV that they were sent to America to ‘document the event’. I sincerely apologise if my comments offended anyone in the Islamic community.’
And all can be assured that something along these lines was/is precisely what Trump was/is prepared to do, and that in some fashion–back door or otherwise–he is allowing the goombahs making up the organized Jewish power structure working against his candidacy know that this might be the next ‘surprise’ coming out of his black bag of political magic tricks if certain concessions favorable to him are not met…’"
Trump Was Right: Latest Arrests Prove Threats to Jewish Centers in US Were False Flags
How They Do It– ‘A Jew Made The JCC Bomb Threats? This Is What Heartbreak Feels Like’
Breakthrough in JCC bomb threat case said to come after Trump sent FBI to Israel
Trump ‘Pushed’ FBI to Nab Israeli-American Suspect in Bomb Threats on Jewish Centers
JCC bomb threat suspect said behind over 1,000 calls
How They Do It– Bomb Hoaxes Perpetrated by Israeli Jew were acts of anti-Shemitism
FLASHBACK – 1963: Five Jews Arrested for Painting Swastikas on Israel Consulate
Mother of Israeli who called in 1,000 bomb hoaxes and operated for several years without getting caught– ‘He’s autistic, doesn’t know what he’s doing’
"What can you do, except laugh out loud while shaking your head?
‘He doesn’t know what he’s doing’ she says, but he certainly knew enough to engage in this over 1,000 times and for a period of several years and not get caught, with the help of his father, of course. Just like it always is when they get caught– “I was not in my right mind when I did it’, which, in the case involving those who suffer from Jtosis, is at least partially correct.
Probably the most telling, the most ironic, and the most–what better word can we use here other than ‘unbelievable –was the following statement–
‘It doesn’t make sense. This is a kid who loves Judaism…’
OF COURSE HE DOES. THIS IS WHAT JUDAISM DOES. THIS IS WHAT JUDAISM REQUIRES OF ITS FOLLOWERS. BY WAY OF DECEPTION, WE SHALL MAKE WAR…"
Father of JCC Bomb Hoax Suspect to U.S. Jewry: ‘We Apologize From the Bottom of Our Hearts’
JCC bomb hoaxer made millions selling forged docs online
Jewish Community Center Gets $200,000 Grant After Bomb Threat Called in By a Jew
BY RICHARD EDMONDSON – "So let’s see…a Jewish Israeli calls in a bomb threat to a Jewish Community Center in Rochester, New York. Then the center gets a $200,000 state grant to beef up its security, presumably on the grounds that there is this dreadful danger from rising anti-Semitism. And the Jew who made the phone call is largely forgiven on the grounds that he has a “brain tumor.” It’s quite a racket, is it not? Maybe Norman Finkelstein should write a sequel to his book, The Holocaust Industry".
US files charges against Judaic terrorist accused of JCC bomb threats
US-Israel extradition battle looms in case of teen JCC bomb hoaxer
Israel refusing to extradite teen JCC bomb hoaxer to US
JCC bomb hoaxer charged with vast list of offenses, including threats to execute children, blow up planes
Also charged with using the dark web to deal drugs, run an online hacking and document forging service, buying and selling weapons online and possession of child pornography.
How They Do It– ‘Forgive us, we did not know. Forgive him, he does not understand’
"The parents of the JCC bomb hoaxer accused of a vast, relentless two-year campaign of vicious threats and internet crime do their best to explain the inexplicable
ed note–keep in mind that if the hoaxer had been anything other than a Jew, all the talk of his/her ‘mental’ condition would be completely irrelevant. The focus of the matter would be the terror he/she created, the amount of money and resources that had been expended and how he/she should be skinned alive before being doused with gasoline and set on fire as punishment for his/her crimes.
HOW-FREAKING-EVER, when it is a Jewish ‘yoot’ who has been revealed to be the culprit, why all the sudden a justifiably outraged word needs to alter its mood from anger to pity.
Furthermore, in the midst of describing his various mental incapacities, they very conveniently leave out of the discussion the level of skill and sophistication that this operation obviously entailed, which means that they are either LYING or else that he had ‘help’ from the outside.
Besides the obvious, which is that this shows just how utterly duplicitous and hypocritical is the Judaic mindset, it also reveals just how serious a threat to the continued operations of Judea, Inc this latest development is, not the least of which stems from the fact that the new president has signaled to Israel that all the old rules of allowing things like this to take place with no repercussions are gone, and that if he is willing to send a team of armed special agents from the FBI to Israel uninvited and unannounced to arrest this terrorist for events that were hoaxes where no American lives were lost, that he would be willing to go even further if something actually does go BOOM."
Times of Israel
One day when M was a little boy living with his parents in California, they visited a park in Los Gatos. M got on his bike at the top of a very steep hill and before his parents could stop him, he set off down the slope, pedaling furiously. “I’d say he was going 80 kilometers an hour,” his father, G, recalls.
Hurtling downwards, M rode directly into a pillar. By accident? “No,” says G. “Deliberately.”
The ground shook; everyone in the park looked up in shock. M was thrown off his bike and went flying through the air. “It’s a miracle he wasn’t killed,” says G.
Was he trying to kill himself? “No,” says G again. “You have to understand. He has no concept of danger. He didn’t even cry after that crash. This is not a normal child.”
“What a combination: a brain tumor and autism,” says M’s mother, S, in a tone of abject misery and despair.
I am sitting with G and S at a table in their living room in Ashkelon. Their apartment is small, neat and spotlessly clean. Spread out in front of us are some of M’s map drawings — “the only thing he ever drew is maps,” says S. There’s a pile of medical records and studies, including a diagnosis from Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital setting out M’s “specified pervasive development disorders.” A multi-frame with photographs of M over the years — a beautiful blond-haired little boy with what looks like a slightly larger than usual head. And an MRI of M’s brain showing what his parents say is a tumor at the foramen of Monro — the source, they believe, of all his misfortune.
But not just his misfortune.
For the past two years, from his little bedroom adjacent to where we are now sitting, M is alleged to have wreaked relentless international havoc. According to prosecutors in the United States and Israel, where a staggering array of charges have been filed against him in the past few days, M, now 18 years old, made not dozens or hundreds (as originally reported) but thousands of sinister calls from here, day after day, week after week, month after month, to schools, hospitals, shopping malls, law enforcement agencies. He warned that bombs had been planted, that he was about to carry out shootings, that children had been taken hostage and would be executed. He targeted institutions in the US, Canada, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Scandinavia. On a single day, December 16, 2016, he made more than 80 calls to schools in Australia and New Zealand.
He telephoned hoax threats to dozens of airlines and airports, prompting emergency landings and the scrambling of fighter jets. He dealt in drugs and weapons sales online, allegedly; ran a hacking and document forging service. He posted a price list for his intimidation services — customers could commission the threat of a “massacre at a private home” for $40, a call threatening a “school massacre” for $80, and a bomb threat against a plane for $500. He tried to extort a US senator, the charge sheet says. He threatened to kill the children of a former Pentagon official.
Focusing largely though not exclusively on Jewish institutions from the start of this year, he forced the evacuations of dozens of Jewish Community Centers and schools across America — anguishing US Jewry and prompting concerns that the election of US President Donald Trump had emboldened American right-wing extremists to unleash a campaign of intimidating anti-Semitism.
He used “camouflage” technologies to mask his voice and his location. When he was finally arrested on March 23, police said they found sophisticated antennas and satellite equipment.
One teenage boy. In his small bedroom in an Ashkelon apartment building. With his parents — parents who had struggled to raise and educate and protect him from day one — insisting they were entirely unaware of what was going on.
His mother can not bring herself to read the charge sheets. ‘I fall off my feet when I hear the new developments,’ she says
One teenage boy. A child variously described by G and S in the course of our two-hour conversation as not normal, as apathetic, obsessive, incapable of social interaction, an insomniac, a child who has no concept of humor, a child incapable of internalizing the consequences of his actions. “We are so, so, sorry,” they both say several times during the interview. And M? “People want him to apologize. They want him to say sorry,” says G. “He does not understand the concept.”
It just does not compute, does it? Such intellect and sophistication employed at the computer keyboard, to such appalling effect. By a teenager whom no educational institution was able to school. And, they reiterate, without the knowledge of parents who give every appearance of being decent, overwhelmed, beyond distraught. S can not even bring herself to read the charge sheets. “I fall off my feet when I hear the new developments,” she says.
“We barely sleep,” says G. “And when, briefly, I do, I have nightmares.”
Which is why, it seems, they consented to this interview — to try to explain the almost inexplicable.
Troubled from the very start
S and G don’t want to talk about the specifics of M’s criminal case; they do want to tell his life story, his dismal life story. They want people to understand that M, their boy M, the global headline-making alleged bomb hoaxer and high-tech internet criminal, cannot be considered responsible for his actions. He has a tumor. He has some kind of autism; the word Asperger’s is mentioned during the interview. They’re not doctors; they can’t definitively detail cause and effect. They don’t know if his illnesses are genetic, or stemmed from his father’s work with chemicals, or what. There’s a great deal they don’t know about how their son came to be the young man he is.
M — who cannot be named in Israel because of a court-imposed gag order — was born in Tel Aviv to Israeli dad G and US immigrant mom S.
G, who opened the door of their home to me with an expression simultaneously warm, wan and exhausted, is a materials engineer who has worked with chemicals for Israeli firms Tambor (paints, in Acre) and Kafrit (plastics, in Kibbutz Kfar Aza).
They moved to the US very soon after M was born — spending his early years in New Jersey and California. G had three operations in California to remove growths caused, he says, by his work. M is an only child, he vouchsafes immediately, “because I cannot have any more children.”
Are M’s medical issues related to G’s work and illnesses? He’s not sure.
‘I was always trying to make him laugh,’ says his father, sighing. ‘He never laughed. He has no jokes’
In New Jersey, they were told by a nurse that M had “an abnormally large skull… in the 90%-plus percentile,” says S. They didn’t know what to make of that information, she says. Now, of course, they believe that the tumor was there from the start, and that it blocked his development, causing cognitive and psychiatric disorders.
G and S look at each other often as they try to tell M’s story. S speaks slightly halting Hebrew; G’s English is weak. They interrupt each other now and again, but not unpleasantly. They just want me to hear all the details.
M, they say, understands both languages. But he’s always had difficulty formulating sentences. Communication was never easy. “I was always trying to make him laugh,” says G, sighing. “He never laughed. He has no jokes.”
They often speak of M in the past tense. They are, after all, describing a past life. It was never less than arduous for them, parenting this child. But now, well, “life will never be the same” doesn’t begin to cover it.
From his first days, they recall, M could not sleep. Relentlessly active, he would only rest when he collapsed from exhaustion.
And he was plainly a genius, a deeply troubled genius. At a year old, he was doing 100-piece jigsaw puzzles. At 3, S was teaching him anatomy. “He knew the names of all the bones,” says G. “I don’t mean arms and legs. I mean all the bones. The layers of the skin. He would be building towers of building blocks and looking at an anatomy book out of the corner of his eye.”
They sent him to kindergarten at age five. It didn’t work out. He wouldn’t interact. He wasn’t violent — he was never violent — but he was a disturbing presence, they were told. He didn’t make eye contact. He wasn’t like the other children.
He’d throw the ball backwards, over his head. He rode the bike down the hill into the pillar. Another day he chased after an ice cream truck. In the road. Amid the traffic. Unfazed and unaware. G and S tried to teach him about danger; there was no way to make him grasp what they were saying.
They came back to Israel and took M to first grade at a school here in Ashkelon. They stuck it out for eight months, with S sitting in class with him. He was dyslexic. He had handwriting problems. He couldn’t read out loud.
S, who has a master’s in biochemistry, saw no choice but to homeschool him. He loved geography and history. He could do algebra in his head. At 9, he could memorize 50 numbers written on a page after a quick glance. A photographic memory, then? “I think so,” says S.
He chased after an ice-cream truck. In the road. Amid the traffic. Unfazed and unaware
At one stage, says G, “he hid that he was a genius.” I think G means that M made an effort not to show his prowess. “But we would play a game on Google Earth where I would name a city, and he could give me its latitude.”
M was obsessed with collecting things. They show me plastic folders with bus tickets organized by date. We walk into that small bedroom of his — a microscope on his desk and an empty space where his confiscated laptop sat; kippot and a tallit bag on a small table alongside — and they show me his coin collection, nestled among school notebooks and textbooks.
“One day, he made me buy him thousands of marbles,” volunteers G. “We went store to store, buying marbles.” He shrugs, helpless. “I had to do it. It was crazy.”
Another time, he became convinced that their apartment had mice. G: “We sealed up every crack.” S: “We used silicone.” There were no mice.
At 11, M’s medical condition worsened. “He started to get seizures,” says G. “We were outside the first time it happened. He looked at us, startled, and he was bashing his teeth together, over and over. He had this sad look. Then got on his bike and rode out into the fields and disappeared.”
They searched for him that day for five hours. The neighbors joined the hunt. They called the police. A helicopter would have gone up, but it was getting dark. Then M reappeared and came home.
“From that day, he was different,” says S. “His personality changed. He’d ride his bike obsessively.”
G: “He had a puncture; he’d ride on the metal. He’d ride with his feet on the handlebars. He went crazy.”
He turned 13 and had a bar mitzvah at the Western Wall. Did he read from the Torah? They look at each other, uncertain. They think he read the blessings. “He wasn’t really there,” they say.
A neighbor complained about the obsessive bike-rider. A social worker came to the home. Her boss said he should be committed to a psychiatric facility.
S, outraged: “I said he has seizures. He needs neurological treatment.”
G: “We thought the fact that he was an only child, and that he’d not been interacting with other children, had affected his social skills. But we realized it was getting worse.”
They decided to seek medical advice and treatment in the US. “I took him to New Jersey, to S’s mom.”
They were able to get medical insurance, and they went to 15 doctors across the state, G says. M had vision issues — blurred sight, dizziness. “He had 3-D vision?” What? “He could see something below his skin on his cheek that was there but that nobody else could see,” says G. “He wouldn’t go out of the house because of it. He said it was ugly.”
One doctor said he had an eye condition called photophobia. “One of his eyelids would droop,” says G. “And he would get a swelling above the eyebrows.”
Finally, finally, he had an MRI, and the MRI showed the tumor. “There it is,” says S, pointing to the enlarged photograph on the table.
The last few months they thought he was a little better. They mistook the quiet in his bedroom for progress
Should they operate? Some doctors said it was too dangerous. One who would have done the surgery did not have a good reputation. G brought M back to Israel.
The doctors here cautioned against a rush to operate. They said they would track M’s condition. Meanwhile, G and S dealt with his diet — high in omega-3 fatty acids; no sugar or processed foods; plenty of vitamins. They’d be able to see more doctors after he turned 18, and could think again about surgery. G worked days; S worked overnight “in sales,” so that there was always someone at home with him.
When the time came for him to receive a draft summons for the IDF, G wrote a letter explaining his condition. “They didn’t take him… We got an exemption straightaway.” As for the reported Israeli police theory that some of M’s threatening activity was to take revenge on the military authorities for refusing to induct him, G is firmly dismissive: “Not doing the army? It didn’t register with him.”
G started learning about the brain, and says he “realized that the tumor was likely the root of everything, including the autistic symptoms.” S said she was “sure that after the surgery he’d be okay.” But for now, the doctors were saying no to operating. And of late, with the improved diet, they’d thought M was stabilizing.
“The last few months we thought he was a little better,” says S. They mistook the quiet in his bedroom for progress.
G: “He walked to the beach and back, one and a half kilometers, on his own — about 10 times. That was a big achievement. He’d started learning to drive. Of course, he passed the theory, and he’d had his first practical lessons.”
Then the police came.
Worried for his life
G headed downstairs to go to work at about 6 on the morning of March 23, and the cops were there. They came into the apartment, arrested G, arrested M and “took all his stuff,” G says. The Israeli indictment says M tried to grab one of the cops’ gun. “I wasn’t in his room; I didn’t see that,” G says.
G was jailed for eight days, held at Nitzan prison. “Not pleasant,” he says shortly, when I ask. He’s been released without limitations, but is still formally a suspect. “I know nothing,” he says. “But I’ll help in any way I can.” He’s been questioned by Israeli investigators and the FBI. “I cooperated fully, of course.”
Nothing? Nothing at all? All those horrible calls. For all those days, weeks, months, years. The antenna on the window sill. “I didn’t think anything of it… Remember, he never sleeps… We’re so, so sorry.”
S, shaking her head, putting her hands to her forehead in despair. “This is a sick child.”
G: “Not many parents have suffered more than we have.”
‘Every time the phone rings,’ says his mother, ‘I’m afraid they’re going to tell me something terrible has happened to him’
Again, they seem like normal people in a surreal and dreadful circumstance, tormented and worried, and hopelessly, utterly, out of their depth.
They worry, deeply, about their son, who is being held at the Hadarim detention center, mostly, they believe, in solitary confinement.
S: “He’s lost 30% of his body weight… He’s getting the wrong food… He’s not getting medical care.”
Has he undergone psychiatric tests since his arrest? A short test, G says, just a few minutes.
G: “His eyelid is falling again. I’m not sure he recognized me the last time I saw him.”
S: “Every time the phone rings, I’m afraid they’re going to tell me something terrible has happened to him.”
G: “We’re worried for his life.”
S has written some notes, points she wants to stress. First and foremost, the apology. The sorrow.
Also that nobody, heaven forbid, should think the calls to the Jewish institutions were motivated by anti-Semitism. G shows me a picture of his father, a scribe, writing a Torah scroll. It was M who would recite the Sabbath eve kiddush at home, and the havdalah prayers at Sabbath’s end. He would sometimes go to a study session at the synagogue nearby.
Next, they are in financial difficulty — what with medical and legal expenses. S is not working. Bank accounts have been frozen. “I’m asking people to come forward to donate,” she says.
G: “We have no money; we are wondering who can help us.”
Third, that they are as baffled and horrified as anyone by what their son has done. “Who does something like this,” S wails at one point.
G: “He’s arrested for very serious crimes. I wouldn’t want my worst enemies to go through this… My only relief is that nobody was badly hurt; this is terrible.”
And finally, again, that no matter how appallingly grave and vast the crimes, M is simply not aware of what he has done — or more, accurately, of the consequences and implications of what he has done. That their child does not communicate, does not function, in a normal fashion.
M’s father: ‘He’s not fit to stand trial. And he won’t’
S: “It’s obvious within two minutes that he’s autistic; you see it right away.” All the neighbors know, and they’re generally supportive, she says. “The authorities seem to think ‘crazy’ means someone [gibbering] and waving his hands, ‘La-la-la.’ They don’t want to accept that he’s got these issues. They don’t understand, or don’t want to understand.” Still, note G and S, at his last remand hearing, the judge moved the case to the jurisdiction of the youth courts — a helpful step, S believes.
Asked about the reported battle between the Israeli and American authorities about where he should be put on trial, they are adamant. “We live here,” says G. “He needs to be judged here.”
Judged, he stresses. Not tried. “He’s not fit to stand trial. And he won’t.”
S interjects: “There’s no question now that he has to have the surgery. Before, we worried about the risks. But now, there’s just no question.”
G looks heavenwards, lips pursed in despair. Is he thinking, “Too late,” or “What if”?
“We’ve never hurt anybody in our lives, he says. “This is just insane.”
“Who does something like this,” S had asked.
A terrible question, asked by a mother about her child, and unanswerable, even for her.