Book Review – ‘Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak’

Go Lean Commentary:

This accusation against the American Big Business eco-system, seems so egregious:

Sacrifice children on the altar of corporate profits.

According to the events on the HBO Television show Real Time with Bill Maher, on Friday April 24, 2015, it is hard not to be an Anti-Vaxxer. The ‘Real Time’ host sided with his guest, activists and author Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. Mr. Kennedy came on to talk about his new book (see Appendix A), and the link between vaccines and the dreaded disorder of Autism.

- Photo 1On the show, Maher conducted a sit-down interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who came on the program to promote the new book he edited ‘Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak’; as well as the full-page ad Kennedy recently ran in USA Today claiming that the drug Thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative used in vaccine medications, causes Autism.

This is a stance Kennedy, and others, has taken for quite some time. Back in 2005, Kennedy made an infamous appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for an “Autism” special. There, Kennedy preached his Anti-vaxx stance, claiming not only that vaccines cause Autism, but also that there’s a wide-ranging conspiracy to cover this fact up involving the government, academia, and Big Pharma. Stewart, who’d later rip Anti-vaxxers a new one in a February 2015 Daily Show rant, just nodded his head and said, “I appreciate you getting the word out.”

Kennedy went on to answer Maher’s questions by explaining what he believes are the “unanimous dangers of Thimerosal” and “the links between Thimerosal and an epidemic of neurological disorders that are now afflicting American children: ADD, ADHD, speech delay, language delay, hyperactivity disorder, ASD, and Autism, all of which began in 1989, the year they changed the vaccine schedule.”

Then, Kennedy made an interesting admission.

“I am very pro-vaccine,” he said. “I had all my kids vaccinated and want to see government policies promoting full-coverage vaccines. The only way to do that is to have safe vaccines, and to have a credible regulatory process with regulators with integrity, and we don’t have that today.”

Yes, Kennedy said he mainly takes issue with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which he says “controls the field” and is a “cesspool of corruption that’s been completely taken over by the vaccine industry.”


This latter point is where this commentary related to the plan to elevate Caribbean society. The book Go Lean…Caribbean (Page 157) declares that big American Pharmaceutical industry or Big Pharma may be more of an obstacle than a aid for effecting community well-being. They care more about profits than they do the well-being of the public.

Sacrifice children on the altar of corporate profits.

This charge relates the underlying theme that the profit motives of Big Pharma is indicative of American Crony-Capitalistic practices that have been cited in so many other blog / commentaries. See Appendix C of cited Crony-Capitalism conflicts in American society.

(The publishers of the Go Lean book are proponents of childhood vaccinations – Pro-Vaxxers).

The Go Lean book strategizes a roadmap for economic empowerment in the region, clearly relating that healthcare, and pharmaceutical acquisitions are important in the quest to make the Caribbean a better place to live, work and play. At the outset of the Go Lean book, in the Declaration of Interdependence (Page 11), these points are pronounced:

viii. Whereas the population size is too small to foster good negotiations for products and commodities from international vendors, the Federation must allow the unification of the region as one purchasing agent, thereby garnering better terms and discounts.

ix.   Whereas the realities of healthcare and an aging population cannot be ignored and cannot be afforded without some advanced mitigation, the Federation must arrange for health plans to consolidate premiums of both healthy and sickly people across the wider base of the entire Caribbean population. The mitigation should extend further to disease management, wellness, obesity and smoking cessation programs.

The Go Lean book serves as a roadmap for the implementation and introduction of the technocratic Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU). The CU‘s prime directives are identified with the following 3 statements:

  • Optimization of the economic engines in order to grow the regional economy to $800 Billion & create 2.2 million new jobs.
  • Establishment of a security apparatus to protect the resultant economic engines.
  • Improvement of Caribbean governance to support these engines.

Previous blog/commentaries addressed issues of capitalistic conflicts in American medical practices, compared to other countries, and the Caribbean. The following sample applies:

Judge to decide on Vaccination Amidst Autism Fears
Antibiotics Misuse Linked to Obesity in the US
CHOP Research: Climate Change May Bring More Kidney Stones
Big Pharma & Criminalization of American Business
New Research and New Hope in the Fight against Alzheimer’s Disease
Health-care fraud in America; criminals take $272 billion a year
New Cuban Cancer medication registered in 28 countries

The Caribbean Union Trade Federation has the prime directive of optimizing the economic, security and governing engines of the region. The Book Review and AutismOne VIDEO – in the Appendices below – depict that abuses have entered the quest for best practices in health management for the American public. We must do better in the Caribbean.

The Book Review and VIDEO below provide inside glimpses of the decision-making around Public Health drugs. Obviously, the innovators and developers of drugs have the right to glean the economic returns of their research. The Go Lean roadmap posits that more innovations will emerge in the region as a direct result of the CU prioritization on science, technology, engineering and medical (STEM) activities on Caribbean R&D campuses and educational institutions.

This is the manifestation and benefits of Research & Development (R&D). The roadmap describes this focus as a community ethos and promote R&D as valuable for the region. The following list details additional ethos, strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies to optimize the region’s health deliveries and R&D investments:

Community Ethos – Deferred Gratification Page 21
Community Ethos – Economic Systems Influence Individual Choices and Incentives Page 21
Community Ethos – The Consequences of Choices Lie in the Future Page 21
Community Ethos – Governing Principles – Return on Investments Page 24
Community Ethos – Governing Principles – Cooperatives Page 25
Community Ethos – Non-Government Organizations Page 25
Community Ethos – Ways to Impact Research & Development (R&D) Page 30
Community Ethos – 10 Ways to Promote Happiness Page 36
Community Ethos – Ways to Impact the Greater Good Page 37
Strategy – Integrate and unify region in a Single Market Page 45
Strategy – Agents of Change – Globalization Page 57
Tactical – Fostering a Technocracy Page 64
Tactical – Separation of Powers – Health Department Page 86
Tactical – Separation of Powers – Drug Administration Page 87
Implementation – Ways to Pay for Change Page 101
Implementation – Ways to Implement Self-Government Entities – R&D Campuses Page 105
Implementation – Ways to Deliver Page 109
Planning –  Ways to Improve Trade Page 128
Planning –  Ways to Make the Caribbean Better Page 131
Advocacy – Ways to Improve Healthcare Page 156
Advocacy – Ways to Better Manage the Social Contract Page 170
Advocacy – Ways Foster Cooperatives Page 176
Advocacy – Ways to Improve Emergency Management Page 196
Advocacy – Ways to Impact Foundations Page 219
Advocacy – Ways to Impact Persons with Disabilities Page 228
Appendix – Emergency Management – Medical Trauma Centers Page 336

The Go Lean roadmap does not purport to be an authority on medical or Public Health best practices. The economic-security-governance empowerment plan should not direct the course of direction for research and/or treatment. But something is wrong in the US, and other countries. 1 in every 160 child has been afflicted with Autism since 1989.

According to these anecdotes and reports, Big Pharma has clearly sacrificed our children on the altar of corporate profits. These companies cannot claim any adherence to any “better nature” in their practices. Their motive is malevolent!

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, released a song with the title: “They don’t really care about us”; see Appendix D VIDEO below; he very well could have been talking about Big Pharma. In a previous blog/commentary, the pharmaceutical industry was assailed over one cancer drug, Gleevec. The commentary clearly depicted the perils of Crony-Capitalism.

Crony-Capitalism is not for the Greater Good. It is not good economics, good security nor good governance. These activities must be monitored and mitigated.

No, “they don’t really care about us”. We must care and provide for ourselves. There must be better stewardship for society.

This is the calling for the CU Trade Federation, to do better. We can use this community ethos to impact the Greater Good. This is the heavy-lifting of the CU, to make the Caribbean a better place to live, work, heal and play. 🙂

Download the book Go Lean … Caribbean – now!


Appendix A – Book Review:  Thimerosal: Let The Science Speakby Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
(Source: Age of Autism – Online Community for Autism Advocacy – Posted 08-04-2014; Retrieved 05-15-2015

Book debut day is always exhilarating – even for a seasoned, best selling author like Robert Kennedy, Jr.. Please join us in wishing him well as he educates readers on the dangers of neurotoxic mercury. In an environment (pardon the pun) where so few advocates are willing to step and and speak out on behalf of vaccine safety, we commend and thank both Kennedy and his publisher, Skyhorse. There is not a bigger name in American environmental causes doing anything like this.

After you read the book, we invite you to leave a review at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and GoodReads.

Unfortunately, many people will negatively review the book never having cracked the spine – never having the read more than the book’s cover art on the computer…    Write the review that suits your reaction to the book. Copy it, and leave it at every book site you can find.

Many follow this conversation and subscribe to the comment feed for this post. Here are a sample:

1. Children damaged by vaccines is not about mercury. That is throwing people off scent. Each and every vaccine has the potential to maim and/or kill the recipient, from the first instant after injection by anaphylactic shock, to Sids, to brain tumors 60 years later, as Michele Carbone has shown…

I get sick reading people’s comments repeating the mind controlled offal about how vaccines have saved the lives of millions. That is an outright lie. The opposite is true. From day one mandated mass smallpox vaccinations have led to mass outbreaks of smallpox. The same goes for polio, especially in Africa.

Check the historical facts: The Jenner/Pasteur gospels are the basis of today’s vaccination programs, yet their premise is patently false, making the whole vaccination religion nothing but a house of cards.

In reality all vaccines are weapons of mass destruction. Just check the product inserts for their content. Introducing manipulated pathogens plus toxic chemicals and metals into the bloodstream never will lead to true health!

Source – Posted by: Desiree L. Rover, August 30, 2014


2. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has assembled two books: a private unpublished draft which, as he promised at AutismOne 2013, exposes the vaccine/autism cover-up. And this short, bowdlerized, oddly incoherent book, which does not.

In the published book, two bright spots shimmer. The first is Martha Herbert’s brilliant introduction, which places the vaccine safety debate in a broader context, arguing that we need “fresh approaches to health care, product development, energy, and ecosystems management.” The second is Chapter 2, written in a strong, confident narrative voice that pins mercury firmly to the rising prevalence of neuro-developmental disorders. The remaining chapters and 804 citations appear largely to be notes and debating points that support and expand upon Kennedy’s 2005 article, “Deadly Immunity,” published jointly by and Rolling Stone, where the key points are made more succinctly, and in my view more persuasively, but without as much supporting documentation.

For those who have followed the vaccine debate on Age of Autism and especially for those who attended Kennedy’s AutismOne 2013 presentation, there are five surprises in the published book. Four of them occur in the introductory material.

First, that “there is no definitive proof that vaccines or the mercury in them causes autism” (p. xvi). How much proof do you need to be “definitive?”

Second, that “the common claim of autism rates continuing to climb after Thimerosal’s phase-out from the routine childhood vaccination schedule … has not, as yet, been borne out” (p. xxvii). Will that statement ring true with special education teachers and professionals whose clinics are overflowing with vaccine-damaged kids?

Third, that removing Thimerosal from all medical products, including flu shots, will restore “faith in the vaccine regimen while maintaining or increasing vaccination rates” (p. xxix). If restoring faith in the vaccine regimen is indeed Kennedy’s goal, this book is two hundred pages too short and ten years too late.

Fourth, that “This book is aggressively pro-vaccine” (p. xi). I know what that is supposed to mean in this context, but the choice of words is surprising. Given the failures of mandated vaccines to protect our children — failures publicized in Age of Autism during the past year — how much more “aggressively pro-vaccine” do we need to be?

The fifth surprise—and for me this is a head spinner — is that in 1999, two key Pharma companies, Merck and SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) informed the CDC that they could supply enough Thimerosal-free versions of their products to “meet total vaccine demand.” The CDC declined. The unanswered question, worthy of a British whodunit, is this: Why? What beast at the heart of darkness is responsible for the greatest man-made medical catastrophe yet visited on humankind?

The draft chapters that were dismembered, replaced, eviscerated, or buried before Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak was published point to the answer. They cry out from the grave.

Mr. Kennedy, publish the draft.

Source – Posted by: Dan Burns, August 06, 2014


Appendix B VIDEO: AutismOne – How Mercury Triggered The Age Of Autism –

Published on May 25, 2013 – By Dan Olmsted, Mark Blaxill Motion Design By Natalie Palumbo. Special Thanks to Teresa Conrick


Appendix C – Models of American Crony-Capitalism

Big Defense Many theorists indicate that the “follow the money” approach reveals the Military Industrial Complex work to undermine peace, so as to increase defense spending for military equipment, systems and weapons.
Big Media Cable companies conspire to keep rates high; kill net neutrality; textbook publishers practice price gouging; Hollywood insists on big tax breaks/ subsidies for on-location shooting.
Big Oil While lobbying for continuous tax subsidies, the industry have colluded to artificially keep prices high and garner rocket profits ($38+ Billion every quarter).
Big Box Retail chains impoverish small merchants on Main Street with Antitrust-like tactics, thusly impacting community jobs. e-Commerce, an area of many future prospects, is the best hope of countering these bad business tactics.
Big Pharma Chemo-therapy cost $20,000+/month; and the War against Cancer is imperiled due to industry profit insistence.
Big Tobacco Cigarettes are not natural tobacco but rather latent with chemicals to spruce addiction. Caribbean cigars are all natural.
Big Agra Agribusiness concerns continue to exacerbate greenhouse gases, bully family farmers and crowd out the market; plus they fight common sense food labeling efforts.
Big Data Brokers for internet and demographic data clearly have no regards to privacy concerns. They open that doors for hackers and data breaches.
Big Banks Wall Street’s damage to housing and student loans are incontrovertible. Their only motive: more profits.
Big Weather Overblown hype of “Weather Forecasts” to dictate commercial transactions.
Big Real Estate Preserving MLS for Real Estate brokers only, forcing 6% commission rates, when the buyers and sellers can easily meet online without them.
Big Salt Despite the corrosiveness of salt on roads and the environment, it is the only tactic used to de-ice roads during the winter. Immediately after the weather warms, the roads must be re-constructed, thus ensuring a continuous economic cycle.
Big Energy The For-Profit utility companies always lobby against regulations to “clean-up” fossil-fuel (coal) power plants or block small “Green” start-ups from sending excess power to the National Grid. Their motive is to preserve their century-long monopoly and their profits.
Big Legal Even though it is evident that the promotion of Intellectual Property can help grow economies, the emergence of Patent Trolling parties (mostly lawyers) is squashing innovation. These ones are not focused on future   innovations, rather just litigation. They go out and buy patents, then look for anyone that may consume any concepts close to those patents, then sue for settlements, quick gains.
Big Cruise Cruise ships are the last bastion of segregation with descriptors like “modern-day-slavery” and “sweat-ships”. Working conditions are poor and wages are far below anyone’s standards of minimum. Many ship-domestic staff are “tip earners”, paid only about US$50 a month and expected to survive on the generosity of the passengers’ gratuity. The industry staff with personnel from Third World countries, exploiting those with desperate demands. Nowhere else in the modern world is this kind of job discrimination encouraged, accepted or tolerated.
Big Jails The private prison industry seem motivated more by profit than by public safety. They attempt to sue state governments when their occupancy levels go too low; a reduction in crime is bad for business.


Appendix D VIDEO: Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us –

Uploaded on Oct 2, 2009 – Music video by Michael Jackson performing They Don’t Care About Us. (C) 1996 MJJ Productions Inc.

Music: “They Don’t Care About Us” by Michael Jackson (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)


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