Trump calls Pelosi’s bluff, WSJ’s vaccine plea

Wednesday was a busy day on the blog with the give and take over the SOTU and then BuzzFeed came out late with news of 250 layoffs.

I suggested the President give the speech in front of the wall, but he came out Wednesday evening and said he would wait for the shutdown to end and give the speech in the House chamber.

While the wall optics would play to his base, the White House figures that the backdrop would take away from the import of the SOTU. However, I don’t think many leftists will give the President anymore impact despite locale.


Changing topics for this post.

The Wall Street Journal came out Thursday with a breathless story on measles outbreaks due to people opting out of vaccines.

While this fact is not mentioned in the article, today in the US babies by age of two years receive as many as 24 vaccine injections. Some may receive up to five shots during one visit to the doctor.

I have been really leery of vaccines since my young child was hospitalized for a week with no diagnosis at the end after getting MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine shots.

There is debate over the value of vaccines and its drawbacks.You and I can find that debate on the Internet, but I always use the axiom of follow the money.

My mind was changed when I discovered that if you have a child injured by a vaccine, then you need to file a claim with the Office of Special Masters of the US Court of Federal Claims, which is a secret, non-jury court in Washington DC. You cannot bring a civil suit to a public state or federal court near your home to seek redress.

So I believe if everything was on the up-and-up, why does a secret court adjudicate vaccine problems? Give us a suitable answer to that before blaming citizens for questioning big pharma.

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