DISAPPOINTED TO DEATH: The Long, Slow Suicide of Dan Olmsted (RIP)

When news hit of Dan’s death two years ago, it was a shock to everyone. Autism Investigated was no exception. The words “heart attack” and “stroke” came to mind, certainly never suicide. Autism Investigated dedicated a week-long tribute to Dan Olmsted, and then the cause of death became news: “overdose.” He wasn’t an addict, and he was one of the last people to make a fatal mistake when it came to medication. What happened was his realization that despite holding the title of AgeofAutism.com editor, he had no editorial independence and never did.

The tragic story of Dan’s death really begins in 2013, the year of Autism Investigated’s beginning. The 2012 congressional autism hearing was hijacked by a sponsor/editor of the site who even coauthored all of Dan’s books. He killed the story of the hijacking on his own blog. After the article about the fiasco ran elsewhere, Dan wrote a short post smearing the piece:

It’s bad journalism, glaringly unsourced and without giving the “targets” an opportunity to give their version of events. I stand by the choices I’ve made in dealing with this unfortunate situation, and will be following up in the near future.

Instead of following up, he ran a statement by the sponsoring organization behind the congressional hijacking. Only after that did he agree to publish a follow-up piece by the author of the original story. As reader outrage at the congressional fiasco mounted in the post’s comments, Dan closed the thread without consent of the author. “Go in peace for all mankind,” he derisively ordered his own readers.

The author of the piece voiced opposition to the site’s censorship of comments, before getting banned from ever contributing anything to the website again. Subsequently, another site was founded. That site is Autism Investigated.

But despite how heavily controlled the discussion became on Age of Autism, Dan could not ignore Autism Investigated’s reporting. When Autism Investigated broke the news of the 2013 congressional hearing cancellation, Dan appeared in the comments just to deny that a related post that suddenly disappeared from his site wasn’t taken down deliberately. He was so angry that he then wrote a post calling Autism Investigated “web conspiracist.” He also did not take well to being reminded of the fact that the 2012 congressional hearing hijacking involved the same key players as the 2013 cancellation. When reminded of their sponsorship behind his site, he dismissively said, “I confess! Shoot me now.”

“Shoot me now.” In just a few years, those words would take on a whole new meaning.

A year after the cancellation, the congressional committee that hosted the 2012 hearing and cancelled the 2013 one would have a new chair in Jason Chaffetz. And about a year after Chaffetz’s new chairmanship began, Dan Olmsted made clear he was not a fan of congressional inaction:

You’d think [Congressman] Cummings, after saying “something’s wrong with this picture” of multiple vaccines and a soaring autism rate, would take the logical next step and demand Thompson himself be called as a witness. (Even if Chaffetz said no, the public stink would be progress).

And yet in January 2017 – during the transition period – Congressman Chaffetz finally committed to hold a hearing on vaccine safety issues. The idea was shot down by Dan Olmsted’s books coauthor and site sponsor/co-editor who had played the instrumental role in the congressional failures of yesteryears: Mark Blaxill.

One would think the autism community would learn its lesson about involving someone like him. Yet wealthy vaccine crime apologist JB Handley insisted on guaranteeing Blaxill’s involvement in congressional outreach.

Days after the proposed hearing was shot down and the draft of his final book with Blaxill was completed, Dan Olmsted took his own life. Autism Investigated wouldn’t find out about how he died for another month. Three days before his suicide and on the day of the inauguration, he wrote in a final message to Autism Investigated:

I join you in wishing trump well. My progressive affinities have moderated lately and I am optimistic, as I have to say you were before the election

Knowing what may eventually happen, Dan Olmsted decided to die optimistic.

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New York Mafioso Mayor Bill de Blasio Declares Campaign for President

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference declaring a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn in response to a measles outbreak, requiring unvaccinated people living in the affected areas to get the vaccine or face fines, in the Orthodox Jewish community of the Williamsburg neighborhood, in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has jumped into the presidential race. Two weeks ago, he said, “Anti-vaxxers are part of an insidious, well-funded campaign to take advantage of parents who just want to take care of their kids. We won’t let them hurt our families.”

De Blasio then linked to an op-ed in USA Today stuffed with the usual lies the vaccine people spout.

Mafioso Mayor de Blasio now wants the entire country to submit to his “leadership” that’s been a disaster for New York City. Fortunately, New Yorkers already hate him.

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“Trace Amounts” Leaves a Trace: Oregon Kills 2nd Exemption-Killing Bill

Eric Gladen, take a bow. Your documentary is still remembered in the hallowed halls of Oregon’s statehouse.

Autism Investigated saw Trace Amounts four years ago just after the first vaccine exemption-killing bill was killed in the Oregon legislature as a result of its screening. Watching the film made it immediately clear how it caused the death of the bill. Autism Investigated posed the following question in its review of the film at the time:

What if the most effective argument is simply shining a light on the corruption within federal agencies responsible for immunization policies states mandate and on the greater greed – not the greater good – behind the “trace amounts” of one particularly toxic vaccine ingredient?

The systematic corruption behind the toxicity of vaccines is what this documentary argues. That’s what killed an exemption-killer in 2015, and that is just what has killed another exemption-killer in 2019. Unfortunately, state legislatures now considering mandates for the first time didn’t have the benefit of already seeing Trace Amounts. Just as Oregon has killed another exemption-killing bill, Washington has just killed its vaccine exemptions and Maine’s Senate has just passed an exemption-killer.

As more state vaccine exemptions come under threat, the story of Oregon should be a lesson to us all. Killing vaccine exemption-killers doesn’t happen by promoting the poison you’re trying to stop the mandating of or by preserving the government program covering up the poisoning. It certainly won’t happen by calling crooked politicians who whitewash the vaccine-autism cover-up as “genuine in getting to an answer” or by telling advocates “you are out of your fucking mind” for wanting the corrupt vaccine program to die. It happens by speaking the truth about the poison vaccines are and about the lies the vaccine people tell us. That’s what Eric Gladen’s Trace Amounts documentary does and that’s what we should all be doing.

Well done, Eric!

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Gardiner Harris is Now a Pharmaceutical Public Relations Agent

According to ex-New York Times’ disgraced vaccine propagandist Gardiner Harris on LinkedIn, he is now “Director of Communications” for Foresite Capital:

Bringing my 25 years of experience at the highest levels of journalism to the venture capital industry, where I am charged with raising the visibility of this premier healthcare-focused investment firm.

Its investments include vaccines, including the development of one that is being led by GlaxoSmithKline’s former vaccine chief. Nine years ago, Autism Investigated’s editor complained to The New York Times about Gardiner Harris’ conflict of interest and abusive conduct. Then-public editor Clark Hoyt responded at the time:

You charged that Gardiner Harris has a conflict of interest in covering the issue because his brother works for a company that includes pharmaceutical firms among its customers. His brother works for a company that sells genetic testing equipment to academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies. Gardiner Harris said he does not know if any of the customers are makers of vaccines but assumes some are. I find your notion that this constitutes a conflict of interest to be too much of a stretch. The brother is not himself involved in vaccine production or sales. The connection you are trying to make is too tenuous to be credible.

Now Gardiner Harris is running PR for those who invest in vaccine production and sales. Harris’ reporting was cited in fellow vaccine propagandist Arthur Allen’s 2005  flip-flop in favor of the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal. Allen wrote a major 2002 piece in The New York Times Magazine that featured early concerns about the toxin. He blocked Autism Investigated on Twitter after being reminded that the journalist his wife made him emulate is now a pharma PR agent.

The pharma PR firms are hiring Pee-Wee Allen.

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NATO Troll and Teenage PR Prop Team Up to Push Internet Censorship

Group selfie including troll Jessikka Aro and prop Ethan Lindenberger, Credit: Oscar Soria

Vaccine mandates are a very serious threat, but an even bigger threat than threats to state vaccine exemptions are threats to public conversation about vaccination. That threat is worldwide and is supported by some strange alliances.

A “journalist” with the state-owned Finnish Broadcasting Company named Jessikka Aro has teamed up with teenage vaccine propaganda prop Ethan Lindenberger. They united under the banner of a global activist group called Avaaz, which operates under a weird mix of politically progressive and militarily interventionist agendas. They have now petitioned major tech companies to censor conversations about certain issues on social media, citing “harassment.”

Jessikka Aro is known for her work exposing “Russian trolls” who allegedly create fake social media accounts. They presumably work out of Saint Petersburg, a city that was devastated by a horrific siege laid by Finland and Nazi Germany. Of course, GlaxoSmithKline uses trolls too. The fact that trolls are used to push agendas on the internet is nothing groundbreaking.

The difference is that the “Russian troll” narrative serves the agenda of those who want to deny the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election. The architect of that lie is James Clapper, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence who Edward Snowden previously blew the whistle on for lying to Congress about mass surveillance of Americans. Snowden now lives in Moscow where he has sought asylum. No wonder Clapper hates Russia.

The troll narrative also serves an agenda behind the denial of the 2016 election results: expansion of the Cold War-era NATO alliance and military intervention around the world. Avaaz notably supported NATO intervention in Libya as well as mass unrest in Syria; we all know how that ended…

Interestingly, Jessikka Aro’s “work” to expose Russian trolls began in 2014 just months after Finland signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with NATO. The memorandum was signed just after Russia and NATO broke relations. Since then, major political parties in Finland’s government have adopted platforms of support for the country’s membership of NATO. Yet polls show Finlanders overwhelmingly oppose NATO entry, and why wouldn’t they? Who wants a buildup of Russian troops on your country’s border, especially given Finland’s history of war with Russia?

Though the Finnish public does not support NATO membership, powerful Finnish political parties that govern Aro’s employer do. Finnish entry into NATO would triple the length of Russia’s border with NATO countries, bringing all NATO countries into greater confrontation with Russia including the United States. Ethan Lindenberger is now a propaganda prop for more than one agenda detrimental to American interests.

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REVENGE OF LARGE MARGE TALBOT: Dividing Robert Kennedy’s Family

From “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”: “Be sure tell ’em Large Marge sent cha!”

David Talbot is the founder of Salon.com, which published Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s landmark article Deadly Immunity. When the site pulled Kennedy’s article, Talbot rightfully slammed the move as editorial cowardice and caving to pharma pressure. Talbot is also the brother and brother-in-law of longtime pro-vaccine media power couple: Margaret Talbot of The New Yorker and Arthur Allen of POLITICO. Now Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s brother, sister and niece just published a screed in POLITICO Magazine attacking his criticism of vaccines. What a coincidence…

Allen began spreading vaccine propaganda in direct response to Kennedy’s Deadly Immunity, a 2005 article about the government’s cover-up of injury from the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal. It was published in both Salon.com and Rolling Stone, although Salon.com would delete it years later. Allen’s wife Margaret Talbot meanwhile was a senior fellow of the New America think tank, funded by Gates, Soros and the pharmaceutical industry. She could not have been thrilled that the website her brother founded published Kennedy’s piece. According to one journalist who visited her and Allen’s house to interview him and was promptly kicked out by her to do the interview elsewhere, “She wears the pants in that relationship.”

She must’ve gotten some flak when her brother’s website published Kennedy’s article. As her own husband admitted when he flip-flopped, he had previously written about thimerosal with some honesty:

As the writer who first told the thimerosal story in depth in the New York Times Magazine two and a half years ago, I have been astonished to see how badly it has been handled since.

He didn’t write that sentence.

Hey Pee-Wee Allen, be sure tell ’em Large Marge sent cha! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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HHS Secretary Stumbles on President Trump’s Past Vaccine Skepticism

Donald Trump and Dr. Andrew Wakefield in 2016

Following President Trump’s recent vaccine-pushing remarks, his HHS Secretary Alex Azar has been desperately trying to downplay the significance of Trump’s vaccine skepticism during the 2016 election. According to Breitbart, Secretary Azar told the media:

“As you know, some years ago there was a debate about this issue that was partly fueled by data that has since been discredited.”

Undoubtedly, Azar was referring to the work of Dr. Andrew Wakefield. He met with Donald Trump during the election cycle.

Curiously, according to paraphrasing by Arthur Allen of POLITICO:

Azar said Trump’s statements during the 2016 campaign linking vaccination to autism were based on a “debate about this issue but it’s been settled.” 

So Azar’s way out is to say that there was still a debate in 2016, even though it was partly based on Dr. Wakefield’s “discredited” work. That doesn’t work when Donald Trump actually met with Dr. Wakefield during the 2016 election cycle specifically to discuss the autism-vaccine link. Both President Trump and Secretary Azar would not respond to Autism Investigated’s inquiries on Twitter.

That is because they both know the truth of what happened. The president has backed down from his campaign promises about doing something to address toxic vaccinations. Meanwhile, his 2020 opponents in the Democratic Party have doubled down on their support for them.

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BACKING DOWN: President Trump says, “They have to get their shots.”

Well this election cycle didn’t last long for Autism Investigated. Yesterday, the Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden officially declared his candidacy. As vice president, Biden called on children to get an HPV vaccine with their MMR vaccine. Today, President Trump has called on people to “get their shots.” Asked about measles, he said, “this is really going around now.”

In 2016, Autism Investigated endorsed Donald Trump for president. At the time, both his primary opponents and both Democrat candidates were bought by the vaccine industry. One of those candidates is again running for the Democratic nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders. There is no one in the very wide field of Democratic candidates who express any skepticism of vaccines. Even President Trump’s only 2020 primary challenger was the running mate of a third party candidate in 2016 who endorsed vaccine mandates.

Without absolving President Trump of responsibility for his own remarks, the issue was mishandled from the very beginning. Despite repeated efforts by Autism Investigated to get infiltrator Mark Blaxill away from any involvement with Congress due to his 2012 hearing hijacking and instrumental role in the 2013 hearing collapse, he was part of congressional discussions during the transition period anyway. He played a key role in shooting down a proposal by then-Congressman Jason Chaffetz to hold a hearing on vaccine safety issues. Days later, Blaxill’s books coauthor and Ageofautism.com editor Dan Olmsted committed suicide. Blaxill also met with Donald Trump twice.

It wasn’t all Blaxill though, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. showed a blatant double-standard between President Trump and his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. Under Obama, Kennedy delayed release of his book on the mercury-based preservative thimerosal for a year and then released a hacked version for another year before finally publishing it in full. Only after Autism Investigated leaked the full manuscript did he do the latter. Just one year into Trump’s presidency by contrast, Kennedy decided it was a good idea to bash him to a pro-vaccine paper. Just one month ago, Kennedy also called President Trump the “worst president ever” at a press conference at Yale.

Kennedy has also refused serious efforts at reaching out to the Trump Administration. Last year, Kennedy shot down a letter Autism Investigated proposed for him to send to the NIH director with President Trump copied. Days later, Kennedy launched a campaign premised on a discredited doctor’s false representation of himself as a government whistleblower. Lately, Kennedy has been ignoring the government’s cover-up of vaccine injury in favor of asking for “placebo-controlled trials.” Of course, his uncle created the vaccine program.

Then there is the fact that the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who appointed the special counsel is the brother of CDC’s vaccine director Nancy Messonnier. She lied to Congress about vaccine risks with Dr. Anthony Fauci last February. Just last week, Rosenstein joined the current attorney general at a press conference to announce the release of the special counsel’s now-completed report. Rosenstein was reportedly part of a decision not to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice.

Regardless of the reasons that led up to this point, Trump has made a clear departure from what he said two years ago. In 2017, he promised “I’m not gonna back down” from addressing problems with vaccines. In 2019, it’s now clear he has.

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CREEPY JOE BIDEN: All Children Should Get HPV Vaccine With MMR!

Biden with Senate Majority Leader’s granddaughters, Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP/Corbis

It’s happened, former Vice President Joe Biden has released his third and highly anticipated presidential campaign announcement. His declaration makes him the automatic frontrunner to the Democratic nomination given that he has consistently dominated primary polling despite never officially being a candidate, but now it’s official. Joe Biden will be running to defeat President Trump in the 2020 election, but unlike President Trump, Biden has never entertained the idea of safety issues with vaccines. On the contrary, he wants all children to get the dangerous HPV vaccine with the already dangerous MMR vaccine!

In fairness, there is a legitimate reason for Biden to be so vocal about cancer. His son tragically died of brain cancer at the age of 46, although there is not even a prospect for a brain cancer vaccine among all the potential vaccines in the pipelines. But given Joe Biden’s problem with boundaries among women and girls, it almost makes sense that he would be so in favor of aggressively vaccinating against an STD in children.

So Autism Investigated has a compromise proposal: only children around Joe Biden should get the HPV vaccine.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Wants to Preserve Uncle JFK’s Vaccine Program

The Vaccination Assistance Act was signed into law by President Kennedy in 1962. The ratification caused the creation of the CDC’s National Immunization Program and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Robert F. Kennedy Jr. appeared in a video in 2015 where at the beginning he stated that he wants “policies that encourage full vaccination for all Americans.”

What President Kennedy signed into law and what Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wants is exactly why America is now in this mess. Vaccine programs should not exist. They are deadly, government vaccine companies with regulatory powers. Talk about scary!

It’s only natural therefore to expect the government to assume liability for vaccine injuries as would eventually happen in the US and UK. Then when every state adopted vaccine mandates under Jimmy Carter, vaccine injuries exploded out of control. President Reagan inherited that mess, along with many other messes of the Carter presidency.

Reagan couldn’t repeal the Vaccination Assistance Act signed into law 25 years earlier because of the Democratic Party’s control of the House of Representatives through his presidency. So he signed into law the National Vaccine Injury Act sponsored by Democrat Congressman Henry Waxman. Had Carter not been voted out of office, he would have signed Waxman’s law at the beginning of his second presidential term.

Now Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is trying to distract from history by spreading lies about minutia like the number of reports HHS was supposed to provide Congress after the law passed. He surrounds himself with idiots, opportunists, and vaccine crime apologists. Now hear him say he wants to preserve the vaccine program that poisoned your children.

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