Bill Gates – The Pathologically Lying Monopolist

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This 20-year old piece by Ralph Nader is more relevant now than ever. We should never forget the dishonesty, opportunism and self-serving motives of Bill Gates as he tries to stop the creation of a vaccine safety commission.

This has not been a great month for Microsoft. The monopolistically determined ruler of computer software, (the $40 billionaire, Bill Gates) must have known that his software bundling tactics, his predatory pricing forays, and his multiple intimidations of the companies he deals with would eventually invite responses. With Microsoft controlling about 90% of the operating systems market and comparable domination of spreadsheets, word processing and other software, the reluctant enforcers of our nation’s antitrust laws have awakened a bit.

On October 20th, the Justice Department filed a complaint in federal court to stop Microsoft from forcing manufacturers of personal computers (such as Compaq and Gateway) to include its Internet browser when they install Microsoft’s Windows 95 operating system.

The Department also wanted the court to declare parts of Microsoft’s non-disclosure agreements with companies to be a violation of a 1995 consent agreement with Microsoft. The Department asserts that such gag impositions prevent people from coming forward to report antitrust violations to their government.

A glimmer of who might be coming forward can be seen in the depositions that the Department took of a Gateway official, James Von Holle and Compaq software procurement official, Stephen Decker. Both testified that they wanted to offer the Netscape browser as an option on their computer but Microsoft made them back down due to its dominant position in operating systems.

Further investigations of Microsoft are underway by attorneys general in Texas, California, Massachusetts and a growing number of other states. Congressional hearings are being planned. The European antitrust authorities are active as well.

Also Sun Microsystems has filed a comprehensive suit against Microsoft alleging that the software giant violated various agreements regarding its use of Sun’s Java language which is compatible with all operating systems, thereby posing a major challenge to Bill Gates.

So far, none of these and other criticisms of Microsoft is altering Microsoft’s strategy to control desktop computing and the Internet all the way to electronic commerce such as banking, real estate listings, and travel reservations. Gates is pushing into cable TV, publishing and anything that has a toll gate upon which Microsoft can become the dominant gatekeeper. Upon hearing of Attorney General Janet Reno’s action, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President, Steve Ballmer exclaimed, “to heck with Janet Reno.”

It is important to note that computer software specialists and commentators with whom I have spoken are nearly unanimous in their view that Microsoft has not been an innovator. It has either duplicated other companies’ systems and applications or has bought out companies and roared into the market with multiple anticompetitive practices.

Fear of publically speaking out against Microsoft’s practices is rampant not just in the software industry but even in some publishing, travel and other circles we “have to deal with them”, said one executive.

Microsoft has so many ways to silence companies, even those they are selling to — not letting them in on the development committee changes in time, signaling to other companies to shun a ‘Microsoft-unfriendly firm,” raiding the technical talent with huge up-front bonuses or moving into their line of business propped up by billions in monopolistically achieved profits flowing in part from what the Justice Department called its monopoly in operating systems.

Microsoft’s profits are greater than companies with far larger revenues. It is a massive cash cow machine.

Our antitrust laws used to be enforced against companies with much smaller market shares. A ninety percent share would have brought a per se enforcement action in the Sixties or Seventies.

The struggle with Microsoft is one between its drive for a controlled information highway under its domination and an open information highway accessible by innovators and quality competitors.

In his book, The Road Ahead, Bill Gates argued for a dialogue over the future of the information highway. Accordingly, next month on November 13 and 14, Essential Information and I are sponsoring a conference in Washington, DC on Microsoft and its Global Strategy (http://www.appraising-microsoft.org/). Participating will be some corporate critics of the software Giant, academic analysts, commentators and, we hope, Bill Gates.

Thus far, Gates has not sent a No to our invitation. His reputation for boldness should not stop short of meeting his critics on a level playing field before a knowledgeable audience and the press corps.

Originally published on Nader.org

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How The UK’s Medical “Protection” Society Baited A Leading Autism-Vaccine Scientist into A Show Trial Attacking His Free Speech

Drs. Andrew and Carmel Wakefield outside UK’s General Medical Council the day of its “findings” against him, Zimbio

The UK’s General Medical Council (GMC) charged Dr. Andrew Wakefield with publishing critically on vaccination. So GMC needed to ensure he wouldn’t boycott its show trial for obviously attacking his free speech. That’s what the Medical “Protection” Society (MPS) was good for. The MPS is an organization that purports to defend doctors from malpractice allegations in Britain. MPS funded Dr. Wakefield’s “defense” against the General Medical Council, but it really wasn’t a “defense” at all.

His so-called defense should have never made him “defend” himself against the “crime” of publishing on the vaccine-autism link. Even worse, MPS even got him to falsely say he should have gotten ethical approval to take blood from his own children at his son’s birthday party. They subsequently enabled Dr. Wakefield to be punished for making a joke about it in America, never mind the First Amendment. Not surprisingly, inquiries to the lawyer MPS paid to “represent” Dr. Wakefield have gone unanswered.

After the GMC’s “findings” against him were made, MPS cut funding to his appeal in order to make them stick. Of course a major medical defense organization believes publishing critically about vaccination is wrong. After all, it has many other doctors to defend who poison children into autism with vaccinations everyday. So it had to “defend” Dr. Wakefield and then throw him under the bus to protect all of its Hippocratic Oath-violating “doctors.”

On a happier note, Autism Investigated will now share Dr. Wakefield’s hilarious birthday party blood joke for readers to laugh with. Thank you Dr. Wakefield for your humor and thank you YouTuber Anthony Cox for sharing!

(Contrary to BBC Fake News, no children fainted or threw up.)

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Vox is right: NATO is a vaccine…with horrible side-effects.

Credit: SETA

In an attack on President Trump, socialist website Vox favorably quoted a tweet saying, “NATO is the vaccine of American foreign policy.” Vox is so obsessed with defending the doomed vaccine program, the site even found a way to connect that to Russia. Just look at the subtitle:

Trump is an anti-vaxxer. He treats foreign policy with the same ignorance and misplaced confidence he brings to vaccine science.

Obviously and unfortunately, Trump is not an anti-vaxxer. He is right about Russia, however. Why should anyone even care?

Some Russians were just indicted, but they’ll never face trial in a U.S. court. Obama’s architect of the whole Russian interference story has lied to our elected representatives that millions of Americans weren’t being spied on when we were. The NSA whistleblower who exposed the intelligence chief for the liar that he is has sought asylum in…you guessed it, Russia! What a coincidence that Russia then gets blamed…

All that aside, the main reason Russia would have for meddling in American affairs is keeping American involvement out of Syria. Works for America. American involvement in Libya and Iraq ended in disaster. Those are the costly side-effects of NATO.

The deputy attorney general who handed down the indictments is the brother of the vaccine chief. Another coincidence…

More and more, the Russia Scare is revealing itself to be a ploy to keep President Trump from draining the swamp he promised he’d drain. Scaring everyone about Russia isn’t going to make America great. After all, that’s the idea.

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CNN Opposition Researcher Supports Vaccination Injury Cover-Up

Note that Autism Investigated does not refer to CNN as “journalists,” because they’re not that. They’re political operatives doing their corporate master’s bidding. Take Andrew Kaczynski, who threatened to dox a Reddit poster for superimposing the CNN logo on the face of WWE CEO Vince McMahon in a video of him getting body-slammed by Donald Trump. Before joining CNN, Kaczynski made a name for himself as an opposition researcher for BuzzFeed.

When news broke that the wife of the White House’s new communications director holds anti-vaccine views, Kaczynski pulled no punches.

CNN’s top opposition researcher is so determined to censor vaccine injury stories in social media, he’ll target someone’s wife. Kaczynski and CNN are truly an “enemy of the people” as the president so aptly called mainstream media. Anti-vaccinationists and vaccine skeptics should recognize Kaczynski, CNN and other mainstream news outlets for what they are.

If they want to talk to you, it’s for their benefit and not yours. Don’t give them the oxygen they desire.

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Mike Cernovich Attacked By Vaccine Trolls For Vaccination Safety Poll

Mike Cernovich, Today in Politics

Prominent journalist Mike Cernovich has come under fire for taking an opinion poll on vaccine safety. Despite already being under fire for his right-wing views and politically incorrect positions, his vaccine poll was his most controversial yet. And for a fellow who is no stranger to controversy like him, that is really saying something.

Indeed, there are trolls online who have financial incentive to defend vaccines, despite their denials. Fortunately, he does not seem any less interested in taking on the vaccine problem. If anything, the negative responses seem to have energized him.

It is a government agency that must be abolished.

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FDA Chief: Expert Witnesses of Vaccine Injury Shouldn’t Publish Papers

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is seen in this American Enterprise Institute photo released in Washington, DC, U.S., March 10, 2017. Courtesy The American Enterprise Institute/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. – RTS12CMQ

Despite claiming to have “empathy” for autism families, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has none. The FDA chief who gave false testimony to Congress about vaccines believes vaccine injury experts should be summarily censored. He also believes expert witnesses to vaccine injury should not be allowed to publish their findings.

In 2009, Gottlieb wrote that the vaccine-autism link should be summarily dismissed to protect vaccines:

Fears about autism have been a growing impediment to higher vaccination rates – and thus a growing public-health danger. 

In that same article, Gottlieb also supported the campaign to censor publications by expert witnesses to vaccine injury:

[Andrew Wakefield’s] original research on this issue was already controversial – 10 of the 13 authors retracted some of the findings in 2004, but Wakefield, its lead author, has not.

The “retraction” happened when the editor of The Lancet decided that expert witnesses to vaccine injury should not be allowed to publish on vaccines. That editor Richard Horton then bullied those 10 coauthors into signing a statement supporting combined measles-mumps-rubella vaccination. Gottlieb cites this “retraction” as evidence against the paper.

Now he has barred his senior staff from meeting with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other proponents of a vaccine safety commission.

Regardless, Scott Gottlieb should not be FDA chief because he should play no role in promoting products his agency regulates.

He is also one of the doctors who lies about vaccine dangers.

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Joel Harrison’s Selective Paranoia: Autism Investigated’s Editor Made Up MPH Degree, But Dr. Montanari’s Attacker Was Just “Some Nut Case”

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Joel Harrison, Every Child By Two

…but when I contacted George Washington U, they responded that they give out no information on students, not even confirming they actually received a degree from them. Seems a bit extreme? And the library has NO record of an MPH thesis by Jake or Jacob Crosby! -Joel Harrison, Dun! Dun! Dunnnnnnnn!!!

Joel Harrison is a pro-vaccine blogger for pharma front group Every Child By Two. He appeared on Autism Investigated repeatedly demanding to see the editor’s epidemiology thesis for his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The editor respectfully declined and gave his reasoning.

But as the featured quote makes clear, Harrison couldn’t let go. So he decided to call the editor’s alma mater to find out the truth! Those mercury-laced flu shots he gets every year apparently made him more intelligent.

His grudge against Autism Investigated seemingly stems from the one prior Autism Investigated post that actually mentioned him by name. Even though the post is from 2016, he’s still irked that Autism Investigated referred to one of his online rants as a rant. When it then became clear that he was using the thread to pump his own blogs with clickbait, Autism Investigated canned his comments.

He then returned after scientist Dr. Stefan Montanari was punched in the face for raising his voice against vaccinations. Harrison showed his paranoia is selective:

Did the person who punched him mention vaccines? Nope! Is there any mention that the assailant was a vaccine supporter? Nope! In law your claim and that of other antivaccinationists would be called: “facts not in evidence.” I guess for antivaccinationists it never entered their minds that he could have just been some nut case.  

Joel Harrion’s Selective Paranoia: A Summary

So the man punched Dr. Montanari in the face for speaking out after his talk on vaccines. The man also knew who Dr. Montanari’s wife was enough to then threaten her. Yet the assailant was just “some nut case.”

But Autism Investigated’s editor doesn’t actually have a master’s degree, and George Washington University is in on the cover-up. Makes sense.
"seems a little crazy"

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California Punishes Dr. Sears for Saving Child from Toxic Vaccinations

From Autism Investigated’s September 2016 post: Kimberly Kirchmeyer, Executive Director of the Medical Board of California who took it upon herself to make a complaint against Dr. Robert Sears for putting his patients before the state’s mandatory vaccination bill and not continuing to poison a child. She might as well be a Satanist who commits child murder.

Two years ago, California’s medical board targeted Dr. Robert Sears for not continuing to vaccinate a child suffering a serious reaction. Despite suffering intestinal and kidney shutdown along with brain inflammation, the board insisted on vaccinating anyway. It has now put him on probation for doing so, stopping short of revoking his license.

Medical boards in the US and UK have already gone after scientists just for publishing critically on vaccination. Insisting a doctor knowingly harm a child is new, however. The fact that Dr. Sears is allowed to keep his practice is no victory, because he will have his license revoked if he withholds vaccination from another injured child. All doctors in California are discouraged from doing the same, undoubtedly as a result of mandatory state vaccination law.

Assemblyman Travis Allen made state history by becoming the first gubernatorial candidate to oppose mandatory vaccination. He didn’t win the primary, but he’s not going away…

Anti-vaccinationists and vaccine choice advocates aren’t going away, either.

Update: Read Dr. Sear’s excellent letter on the issue.

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Carolyn Maloney, Retract Your Comment and Apologize to Autism Families

Congresswoman Maloney on Victory Night, Credit: Our Town Downtown

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney has just won the Democratic primary against her challenger. Autism Investigated told readers to tell her she deserves to lose her seat after her campaign said she “does not believe there is a link between vaccinations and autism.” The statement came as her opponent Suraj Patel reportedly out-raised her in campaign dollars. What she should do now is retract that statement and apologize to the autism community.

In fairness to Maloney, however, Suraj Patel is a real piece of work. He called Carolyn Maloney an “anti-vaxxer” as an insult, claiming she “attacks doctors and scientists.” In other wacky news, he said he wants to abolish US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Nothing stops the spread of vaccine-“preventable” diseases like open borders, apparently. The voters weren’t convinced, and he lost to her in a blowout.

Now it’s up to Carolyn Maloney to make things right and restate her commitment to vaccine safety. Whatever one thinks of her specific policy proposals, she knows about the vaccine problem:

Currently, the CDC has responsibility for both vaccine safety and promotion, which is an inherent conflict of interest increasingly garnering public criticism.

As a Congressional Democrat, she is in a unique position to turn her party around on vaccination. Autism Investigated wants to like her, wants to support her and wants to celebrate her re-election. Do the right thing, apologize and re-emphasize your commitment to solving the vaccine problem, Congresswoman Maloney!

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TOP ITALIAN SCIENTIST PUNCHED IN THE FACE BY VACCINE MAFIA

Dr. Stefano Montanari, PandoraTV

Dr. Stefano Montanari was punched in the face by a vaccine thug while talking to parents of vaccine-injured children. Previously, Dr. Montanari and his wife Dr. Antonietta Gatti did research finding that vaccines are contaminated by micro-and-nanoparticles. Their laboratory was already raided and their materials have been seized. He writes in a desperate letter to the United States below:

While I was cordially talking with these people, suddenly, for no apparent reason, a gentleman came up behind me shouting “Don’t dare raise your voice!” I turned my head and, in a fraction of a second, unexpectedly, he hit me with a violent punch between my ear and my cheekbone. For a moment I lost my senses and I was supported by those around me, while the character was moving away, crossing my wife who, meanwhile, was coming out on the sidewalk. To her, that gentleman shouted a death threat.

What Dr. Montanari describes is coming to America. Scientists here have been targeted for their research on vaccinations. A doctor has received a death threat from someone who said he plans to massacre anti-vaccinationists, and the FBI blamed her. It’s only a matter of time until what happened to Dr. Montanari starts happening in America.

Other disturbing issues in the letter are signs that the government will renege on its promise to overturn mandatory vaccination law. The Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini made statements supporting Dr. Montanari, only to face a full-out assault by the fake news media and political elite. God bless Minister Salvini for putting Italians first!

Read the full letter by Dr. Montanari at Age of Autism. 

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