“Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within...”
Romans 12:2

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The Annual Flu jab sucker plan

Hilary Butler - Monday, April 05, 2010

“Demand for jabs puts squeeze on supply” squealed page 2 of the New Zealand Herald. And those of us who have collected these headlines for decades realise that there will be suckers out there who think the news is for real. Even if they know that this is the typical selling technique for all advertising. “Stocks limited” “One per person”. A few discrete enquiries, revealed a few baffled medical practice receptionists, who said that it was pretty much business as usual. The New Zealand Herald – if they keep clippings files, which I doubt – seemingly doesn't remember that just these sorts of headlines have been trotted out with monotonous regularity: 2000: “Early demand exhausts flu vaccine” and “100,000 more flu jabs on the way”; 2004: "Vaccine readied to ward off killer flu strain” 2005 “Bird Flu shots coming in winter” (Yeah, right...) “Crisis talks on flu vaccine” and so the headlines roll on. Continue Reading


Measles on Hysteria Street.

Hilary Butler - Friday, April 02, 2010

Yesterday, in the Far North, Dr Jonathan Jarman had high blood pressure because he feared that 28 cases of measles in the last two months, in pakeha homeschooling, alternative life stylers in Hokianga, could trigger measles cases and deaths left, right and centre. His advice to health workers was to bail up everyone unvaccinated, born after 1969, and shoot’em up with an MMR vaccine, and to rope in anyone who hadn’t had an MMR, and see to it that they were injected. Not in that kind of language, but given information passed on from Kerikeri, the hard word tactics have already started.  Continue Reading


The limitations of Gardasil safety trials

Hilary Butler - Monday, January 18, 2010

We've all heard how wonderfully safe Gardasil is. The many trials that were done, and blended into one. The literature brims with glowing recommendations, with only a few inconsiderate pesky naysayers getting in the way of the the vaccine publicity machine. Continue Reading


Dollars and Sense

Hilary Butler - Sunday, January 10, 2010

New uber expensive cancer drugs like Taxol, Tarceva (the price was increased because it worked better than expected) Avastin, (at a cost of $100,000 for a year in 2006) , and Herceptin (costing $NZ100.000 for a year in 2007), have one thing in common with Gardasil.  Continue Reading


Part Two Reporting the Reaction

Hilary Butler - Tuesday, January 05, 2010

There are two possible scenarios here. Your doctor reports the reaction, but as an afterthought, you ask for a copy of that report. Sitting there, reading it, you are staggered. This report sounds like a completely different reaction to the one your child suffered! After all, local reaction and pain at injection site, just doesn’t come anywhere near what you are seeing in front of your eyes.  Continue Reading


Part Three Carm and Jasmine Renata

Hilary Butler - Monday, January 04, 2010

In October 2009, Rhonda Renata emailed me about the death of her daughter Jasmine on 22nd September 2009. She had emailed John Key, Tony Ryall, and a few others and had got the usual fluff political responses from a dogma-ingrained system. From the time of Jasmine’s death, she had scoured the internet and found many cases of Gardasil recipients who had had similar stories to Jasmine. She wanted answers as to her daughter’s death, and wanted to know what to do next.  Continue Reading


Part One When your child has a vaccine reaction

Hilary Butler - Monday, January 04, 2010

How would you feel if your healthy child died, or had a serious reaction to Gardasil? What would you expect to happen in terms of your concerns, and your “need-to-know”? How would you go about finding closure? What are the obstacles along this way?  Continue Reading


The worst ever plonker award to date

Hilary Butler - Sunday, August 16, 2009

is awarded to Dr Nancy Minshaw of the University of Pittsburg, who demonstrated her astounding ability to mangle a message with the following piece of unmitigated unfactual female cranial gas removal: Continue Reading


More Swine flu porkies

Hilary Butler - Saturday, June 13, 2009

Is the whole of New Zealand gormless? No, but Dr Darren Hunt's face peers out from a box on page three of the Sunday Star Times today, telling us that the problem with swine flu is that no-one in the community has any immunity to it, therefore it will infect far more people than normal flu, and we can't have 20 - 50% of people sick with swine flu, as well as ordinary flu, can we? "That's why we have to slow it down."  Hang on a minute??!!!  Continue Reading


A rant

Hilary Butler - Thursday, June 04, 2009

Today, I spent a lot of time ranting to myself. I was going to rant to you. But then, I discovered that someone else had ranted, far better than I would have done, since my frothing messed the lenses of my glasses. So instead of reading me, read SteveContinue Reading