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A hearing was held by the District of Columbia Council on June 26, 2019 on Bill B23-0171, Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2019

Here is the bill summary - "As introduced, this bill permits a minor of any age to consent to receive a vaccine where the vaccination is recommended by the United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. It also establishes that if a minor is able to comprehend the need for, the nature of, and any significant risks inherent in the medical care then informed consent is established."

What!  A minor of any age can consent to a vaccination.  This is an outrage.  What are the DC Council members thinking?  Of course, we should not be too surprised, as 12 year old girls can already get on abortion in Washington DC without parental consent!  DC residents, call and email your DC Council Members, in your Ward and at Large Councilmembers offices, to express your outrage:   https://dccouncil.us/councilmembers/.    You can watch the public hearing held on June 26, 2019 here:  http://dc.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=5105.

At 23:35 CM Mary Cheh opines about using this bill as an opportunity to "make sure we have the highest levels of vaccination possible".  Maybe Ms. Cheh should learn from West Virginia, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the nation due to its no school without vaccinations and no vaccination exemptions policy.  Unfortunately, West Vigentina ranks 43rd, with one being the best, in infant mortality.  Just maybe there is some connection to the refusal to provide any vaccine exemptions.

And make no mistake, this is not at all about children's health, but about taking away parents’ rights to decide what is best for their children.  Specifically, there is a desire to punish religious parents.  Check out 25:45 in the video.  The very first testimony is from is from Allison Gill, vice president for legal and policy at American Atheists.  That should raise eyebrows right away.  Why is the American Atheist society so big in pushing vaccines?  Ms. Gill says “American Atheists is a national organization set up to protect the wall of separation between religion and government".  Wrong.  The first amendment begins with “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. There is no wall of separation, which is a mischaracterization of words in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson.  Rather, it is Ms. Gill's organization that is infringing on the free practice of religious beliefs.  The first amendment is written to prevent the establishment of a state religion, and to allow the free exercise of religion.  Ms. Gill has it backwards.  The proposed mandates of this bill are prohibited by the first amendment.  They are also prohibited because parents are the primary caretakers of their children, not a coercive state.

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On August 15th, 2019, President Trump implicated big pharma in keeping drug prices high and not giving seniors a choice to choose lower prices.  Here is what the President said:

  Our ambitious campaign to reduce the price of prescription drugs has produced the largest decline in drug prices in 51 years. The only decline in 51 years. We have launched a historic initiative to require price transparency, empowering you to choose the lowest price for yourself and for your family. Believe it or not, you didn’t have the right to go in and price your drugs. Who could even believe this? I wonder if big pharma had something to do with that.   So we’re going to have transparency.


West Virginia is racked by the opioid crisis.  Drug companies told us that there would be no serious issues with opioids.  Here is a clip from an article found here:  https://www.addictions.com/opiate/the-role-of-pharmaceutical-companies-in-the-opioid-epidemic/

“Prior to the 1990s, the use of opioids as a pain treatment was reserved for the most severe forms of pain, such as cancer-related pain symptoms. Medical practitioners were well aware of the strong similarities between opioids and heroin in terms of their addictive properties and so only prescribed opioids as a last resort.

These practices changed in the 1990s in response to Purdue Pharma’s marketing campaign for its top-selling drug to date, OxyContin. OxyContin, a powerful opioid drug, was touted as a non-addictive drug suitable for treating most any type of pain symptom.

In 2010, Purdue Pharma generated $3.1 billion dollars off OxyContin sales alone. That being so, the company was eventually found guilty of misleading the public and ordered to pay penalties fines along the lines of $635 million dollars.

I appeared on the Silk and Antrim radio show on November 17, 2018.  My segment on Vaccine Chice starts at 15:48.  Thanks to Jane Silk for having me on the show.  Hopefully I can return to discuss this crucial topic more.

Listen to the Silk and Antrim show (right click this link to download the show and select "save link as" or "save video as"):

  

Connect to the Silk and Antrim show at the Main Street Radio Newtork.

 

Delaying sex makes for a more satisfying and stable relationship later on, new research finds, according to an article by Jeanna Bryner. Live Science Managing Editor

The research shows that couples who had sex the earliest had the worst relationships later..

“What seems to happen is that if couples become sexual too early, this very rewarding area of the relationship overwhelms good decision-making and keeps couples in a relationship that might not be the best for them in the long-run,” study researcher Dean Busby, of Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life, told Live Science.

The work by  Mr. Busby was published in the Journal of Family Psychology.

There are two ways of thinking about the timing of sex and relationship quality. Some say sex is essential in an early relationship since couples can see how good their sex is. Others say couples who delay or abstain from sex early in their relationships allow communication and other societal pressures to be the basis of their love relationship.

The research focused on the timing of conjugal relations. They studied 2,035 heterosexual individuals married for the first time. Participants reported when they first had sexual relations with their partners. They also were evaluated how well they expressed empathy and understood their partners.  The study questionnaire looked at relationship satisfaction and stability.

Study participants were put into three groups Those having  early sex, late sex, and waiting until marriage Relationships turned out better the longer a person waited to have sex, up until getting married. Those with who had sex before a month had the worst outcomes. Those who waited until marriage related relationship stability as 22 percent higher. relationship satisfaction as 20 percent higher, sexual quality as 15 percent better, and communication as 12 percent better.
View the full article here.  

 

Urban Life Training created an abstinence-centered curriculum, available at its website www.urbanliferaining.org. You can check it out there and help other teens and young adults by subscribing and using its materials.

The curriculum includes the complete STAR (Students Teaching Abstinence and Responsibility) Leadership Training program.  

The second week of the Star Leadership Training contains a sermonette by Pastor Hyung Jin Moon talking about absolute good sex. Good sex is sex God can approve of. It is not sex outside of marriage.

A slide presentation on protecting your future focuses on how one can achieve success honestly. Athletes can achieve success without using steroids.  The presentation talks about how one can achieve happiness that will last and how to experience true freedom. How to determine and achieve life goals is discussed, as well. The question “Are you ready to be a mother?” is looked at. An activity using masking tape to illustrate the reaching of a goal is prepared.

Pornography is shown, for some boys, to replace developing real relationships with real girls/women. In such a case it will be difficult to have a successful relationship with a future spouse. A review of 33 studies found that watching pornography, especially hardcore of violent porn, is linked to bullying among male college students. What can be done to stop bullying is discussed.

The consequences of STDs are shown. One example is a slide of Sheila Green, who was HIV infected through drug use.  Her son, Robert, who was six-years old at the time was born HIV infected.

One approach to the STD problem that you hear about is so called “safer sex,’ defined as the consistent proper use of a latex condom every time you have sex. How much protection do condoms provide during real sexual relations? One in five teen girls using condoms became pregnant within one year. A study in the journal from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health reported about 204 HIV-infected men and their female partners who were not infected at the beginning of the study. During the 17-month period, among those who abstained from sex, none became infected. However, there was a one in four HIV infection rate for those using a condom consistently.

If you want more information about this curriculum go to urbanlifetraining.org or contact Richard Urban at 202-544-5081.