Just News – The Daily Sheeple – Former Facebook Exec: “Social Media Tearing Society Apart.”

The Daily Sheeple – Former Facebook Exec: “Social Media Tearing Society Apart.”
Is social media tearing society apart, or is it the failed policies and “Mockingbird” media that have brought this upon themselves?

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society
‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’
Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media.

Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO Social Capital, on Money as an Instrument of Change
During his View From The Top talk, Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, discussed how money is an instrument of change which should be used to make the world a better place. “Money drives the world for better or for worse. Money is going to be made and allocated – you have a moral imperative to get it and then use it to make a difference.“

Vaccine News – Measles Mortality Rates: The Efficacy and Safety of Vaccines. Role of The Medical Establishment

 

Doctors lied to us #vaxxed #truth #science #PrayBig

This senator just slammed the new health care bill’s tax breaks for Big Pharma.

Massive crowd in ROME, ITALY ~ These Moms have had enough of mandatory vaccination!

World mercury project

HEALTHY BABIES DO NOT JUST DIE!!
Did you know that that more than 5,000 babies die per year of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs)? SIDS is not a real syndrome, but a classification when the cause is unknown. But SIDS rates tend to spike within THREE days of vaccine visits. Plus, SIDS rates increase with the number of vaccines given to infants. And the US gives 26 — more than any other country.
In fact, the US has the highest vaccine schedule in the developed world AND the highest infant death rate…
NOT A COINCIDENCE!!
Vaccines contain toxic additives — including aluminum, latex, formaldehyde, MSG, animal and aborted fetal cells, antibiotics — that are doing damage to our children.
Neurological and autoimmune disorders are skyrocketing. Epilepsy, autism, food allergies, asthma, type-1 diabetes, leukemia, ADHD, speech delays, tics, high-pitched screaming, SIDS, lupus, MS…and most are listed as possible side effects of these toxic vaccine ingredients.
Doctors cannot be sued when they declare the shots were safe, most often without actually even knowing the toxic ingredients in the needle. And the Pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued for putting babies lives at risk because they are one of only two industries protected from lawsuits when vaccines cause serious side effects or death — due to the 1986 National Childhood Immunization Law that gives blanket federal protection from lawsuits.
It’s just the parents left with terrible guilt for trusting a system build to put PROFITS over people…and the deaths continue to rise.
Check out these studies and reports. Protect your baby, do NOT inject.

HighWire with Del Bigtree
HIV-like viruses in childhood #vaccines? Molecular Biologist and this week’s guest, Dr. Judy Mikovits explains. Then, billions spent on the ‘Zika scare’. This and so much more on the next #HighWire. Thursdays at 11am pst, at HighWire with Del Bigtree. @HighWireTalk ASK DEL ANYTHING: 323-524-2599

Studies Show that Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease
Should the Recently Vaccinated be Quarantined to Prevent Outbreaks?
WASHINGTON, D.C. –February 2, 2015

References:
1. Outbreak of Measles Among Persons With Prior Evidence of Immunity, New York City, 2011 http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/02/27/cid.ciu105
2. Detection of Measles Virus RNA in Urine Specimens from Vaccine Recipients http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7494055
3. Comparison of the Safety, Vaccine Virus Shedding and Immunogenicity of Influenza Virus Vaccine, Trivalent, Types A and B, Live Cold-Adapted, Administered to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Infected and Non-HIV Infected Adults http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/181/2/725.full
4. Sibling Transmission of Vaccine-Derived Rotavirus (RotaTeq) Associated with Rotavirus Gastroenteritis http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/125/2/e438
5. Polio vaccination may continue after wild virus fades http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2008/10/polio-vaccination-may-continue-after-wild-virus-fades
6. Engineering attenuated virus vaccines by controlling replication fidelity http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v14/n2/abs/nm1726.html
7. CASE OF VACCINE-ASSOCIATED MEASLES FIVE WEEKS POST-IMMUNISATION, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, OCTOBER 2013 http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20649
8. The Safety Profile of Varicella Vaccine: A 10-Year Review http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/197/Supplement_2/S165.full
9. Comparison of Shedding Characteristics of Seasonal Influenza Virus (Sub)Types and Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09; Germany, 2007–2011 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0051653
10. Epigenetics of Host–Pathogen Interactions: The Road Ahead and the Road Behind http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1003007
11. Animal Models for Influenza Virus Pathogenesis and Transmission http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3063653/
12. Acellular pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate mode http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3063653/
13. Study Finds Parents Can Pass Whooping Cough to Babies http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/health/03coug.html?_r=0
14. Immunized People Getting Whooping Cough http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/jun/12/immunized-people-getting-whooping-cough/
15. Vaccine Failure — Over 1000 Got Mumps in NY in Last Six Months http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/06/vaccine-failure–over-1000-get-mumps-in-ny-in-last-six-months.aspx
16. Impact of Repeated Vaccination on Vaccine Effectiveness Against Influenza A(H3N2) and B During 8 Seasons http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/29/cid.ciu680.full
17. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/18/flu-shot-increases-flu-illness.aspx
18 .http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056803.htm
19. http://vaccineimpact.com/2015/zero-u-s-measles-deaths-in-10-years-but-over-100-measles-vaccine-deaths-reported/

Study Shows Chicken Pox Vaccine Responsible for Triggering Nationwide Shingles Epidemic
February 8, 2013
Jonathan Benson
For the past several years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been actively promoting the shingles vaccine as the solution to what some experts say is a building shingles epidemic.
But a new study published in the German medical journal Der Hautarzt, or “The Dermatologist” in English, has revealed that the childhood vaccine for chicken pox, a common viral disease related to shingles, may actually be directly responsible for triggering this epidemic.
Also known clinically as varicella-zoster virus (VZV), chicken pox is a relatively mild form of herpes virus that typically manifests itself during the early childhood years. Nearly all children who develop the condition at a young age, in fact, never develop it again, and are also usually imparted with lifelong immunity to both VZV and its relative, herpes zoster, a more severe form of the disease commonly referred to as shingles.
According to the new study; however, getting vaccinated with the chicken pox vaccine, which first became commercially available in the U.S. back in 1995, could damage this natural immune cycle. Based on the available data, getting vaccinated for chicken pox may end up blocking the mechanisms the body uses to develop its own natural immunity to both chicken pox and shingles, causing much worse infection later on down the road.

Study – Herpes zoster after varicella-zoster vaccination
Abstract
A five-year-old girl, vaccinated against varicella-zoster virus (VZV) presented with clinical symptoms of herpes zoster in the 6th cervical dermatome. A VZV direct immune-fluorescence assay was negative three times but additional genotypical analysis showed a VZV strain genotype 2 (Oka vaccine strain). Therefore the diagnosis of a breakthrough varicella disease with the vaccine strain was established. An immunodeficiency was ruled out and the patient responded well to the initiated therapy. This case demonstrates that a negative VZV direct immunofluorescence assay does not exclude an infection with the vaccine strain.

Autopsy confirms Valley family’s suspicions that vaccine caused dog’s death
Monique Griego, KPNX 7:21 AM. MST June 15, 2017
The report found Milo’s cause of death was likely anaphylactic shock, triggered by a vaccine.
While it isn’t uncommon for pets to have an adverse reaction to a vaccine, most are minor. Anaphylaxis is one of the rarest and most severe types of reactions.
“Yes he suffered and he suffered bad,” said Jason, “and he shouldn’t have suffered like that, no dog or animal should ever suffer like this at all.”
12 News reached out to Banfield. Dr. Ari Zabell, a client advocate at Banfield Pet Hospital, sent this statement to 12 News regarding Milo’s death:
“At Banfield, we know how heartbreaking it can be to lose a member of the family. Although Milo had received these and other vaccines in the past without any adverse reaction, and such a response remains extremely rare, we were incredibly sad to learn an anaphylactic reaction to one of the vaccines was likely the cause of his passing. We immediately reported the incident to the vaccine manufacturers and will continue to remain in contact. Our hearts go out to Milo’s family during this difficult time.”
“We’re going to fight this to the end,” said Jason.
What happened to Milo is why the Baez family is now part of a growing group of pet owners taking aim at the traditional way pets are vaccinated.

Purdue Studies Show Vaccinated Dogs Can Develop Immune-Mediated Diseases
by TVR Staff
Published June 19, 2015
In an article published on the online magazine Dogs Naturally, Catherine O’Driscoll writes that research done at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine shows vaccines can lead to life-threatening immune-mediated diseases in dogs. O’Driscoll is founder of the nonprofit organization Canine Health Concern (CHC).
In studies conducted by Purdue, the vaccinated animals developed autoantibodies to many of their own cell structures, including fibronectin (involved in tissue repair), laminin (important to many cell activities), cardiolipin (a common finding with autoimmune disorders) and collagen (an important protein that provides underlying support to the body and soft tissues), as well as to their own DNA.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force has also looked into why approximately 160,000 cats in the United States develop terminal cancers at the vaccination site—an effect common enough that cats are generally vaccinated in the tail or a leg to allow for amputation if tumors develop. Vaccine-site cancers have similarly been reported for dogs and humans.
Modified live virus vaccines have an acknowledged association with a fast-acting, generally fatal disease known as autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA), and additional research has linked polyarthritis and amyloidosis to a combination vaccine given to dogs. Referring to a substantial body of research confirming that vaccines can cause significant brain and central nervous system damage in dogs, including encephalitis and brain inflammation and damage, O’Driscoll quotes a letter by Dr. Larry Glickman, who led the Purdue research group:
Our ongoing studies of dogs show that following routine vaccination, there is a significant rise in the level of antibodies dogs produce against their own tissues. Some of these antibodies have been shown to target the thyroid gland, connective tissue such as that found in the valves of the heart, red blood cells, DNA, etc…
Just as in the human population, some animals are not genetically able to withstand the vaccine challenge and are likely to suffer an adverse reaction to vaccination. In individuals with faulty B and T cell function, for example, the immune system may overreact and lead to allergies and other inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, pancreatitis, colitis or autoimmune diseases.

catch up from the bus #vaxxed #PrayBig

Stanford Scientist Claims Human Fetal DNA Fragments In Vaccines Cause Autism
06/01/2017
Dr. Theresa Deisher, a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University has put forth a theory that human DNA fragments in vaccines could be one of the causes of autism. Deischer is a well accomplished and respected scientist. She has over 19 years of commercial biotechnology history and her research has often led to clinical trials.
“It is possible that these contaminating fragments could be incorporated into a child’s genome and disrupt normal gene function, leading to autistic phenotypes.”
Being that she’s a well-respected and incredibly accomplished scientist, she’s been somewhat left alone regarding her research into vaccines, which was done several years ago. These days, your entire life can be sabotaged for even suggesting that vaccines cause autism. Most of the current studies regarding the matter are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. The justification of mass vaccine is, at its very core, a financial play by these mega-pharmaceutical corporations.
Most every peer reviewed study that shows any possibility of vaccines injuring people is abruptly covered up. Or, in the case of the CDC and a study showing bad effects on African Americans, just completely thrown out.

Why you might get the flu even if you’ve been vaccinated

ABC NewsSimon Royal · Jun 14, 2017
Let’s be honest. The man in this photo looks appalling: a middle-aged male suffering, all tucked up in his chair-bed ready to moan the day away.
A harsh description perhaps, but we can be certain the poor thing won’t take offence. Firstly, because the person in the picture is me.
And secondly because, “well you look appalling” is exactly what the doctor said as she shoved a swab up my nose to discover what on the inside was making the outside so disagreeable.
The answer came back the next morning: influenza A.
Not the much maligned man flu, but the real deal — which doesn’t discriminate on the basis of gender, race, class or, indeed, much else.
But how could I have the flu, when six weeks ago I’d had the flu shot and got a lollypop from the nurse for my trouble?

Merck CEO: Gardasil plus pipeline equals big things ahead for vaccines
by Eric Sagonowsky | Jun 12, 2017
Industry watchers are predicting GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi will post strong vaccines growth in the coming years, surpassing Merck in size along the way. But at a recent conference, Merck CEO Ken Frazier told investors not to underestimate his company’s presence in the field.
Speaking at the Sanford Bernstein Strategic Decision Conference, Frazier said Merck is “excited by our vaccine pipeline and I think that’s a really strong part of Merck’s business,” according to a Seeking Alpha transcript.
Frazier said many people “underestimate” Merck’s vaccine business, but he sees things differently. To reinforce the point, Frazier pointed to Gardasil’s recent sales strength and a new cancer vaccines partnership with Moderna Therapeutics as evidence of Merck’s promise in vaccines.
The unit does face challenges, even with top-selling Gardasil, thanks to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision to reduce the recommended dosing schedule. Competitors are coming for at least one of its other top products. But Frazier sees the Moderna deal, and other pipeline projects, paying off down the line.
Last summer, Merck linked up with Moderna on a personalized cancer vaccine partnership, paying $200 million up front to the Boston biotech for R&D work through proof of concept. If the program generates human proof-of-concept data, Merck has the option to make an additional undisclosed payment.
And if the work reaches that point, the pair would split costs and profits in a global collaboration. Last week, Frazier said it’s an arrangement that holds “great promise for us.”

Study – Aluminum hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor neuron degeneration
Abstract
Gulf War Syndrome is a multi-system disorder afflicting many veterans of Western armies in the 1990–1991 Gulf War. A number of those afflicted may show neurological deficits including various cognitive dysfunctions and motor neuron disease, the latter expression virtually indistinguishable from classical amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) except for the age of onset. This ALS “cluster” represents the second such ALS cluster described in the literature to date. Possible causes of GWS include several of the adjuvants in the anthrax vaccine and others. The most likely culprit appears to be aluminum hydroxide. In an initial series of experiments, we examined the potential toxicity of aluminum hydroxide in male, outbred CD-1 mice injected subcutaneously in two equivalent-to-human doses. After sacrifice, spinal cord and motor cortex samples were examined by immunohistochemistry. Aluminum-treated mice showed significantly increased apoptosis of motor neurons and increases in reactive astrocytes and microglial proliferation within the spinal cord and cortex. Morin stain detected the presence of aluminum in the cytoplasm of motor neurons with some neurons also testing positive for the presence of hyper-phosphorylated tau protein, a pathological hallmark of various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. A second series of experiments was conducted on mice injected with six doses of aluminum hydroxide. Behavioural analyses in these mice revealed significant impairments in a number of motor functions as well as diminished spatial memory capacity. The demonstrated neurotoxicity of aluminum hydroxide and its relative ubiquity as an adjuvant suggest that greater scrutiny by the scientific community is warranted.

The Impacts of Vaccines: Aluminum, Autoimmunity, Autism and Alzheimer’s
By Dr. Gary G. Kohls
Global Research, March 16, 2017
“I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine…has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers. — Dr. Bernard Dalbergue a former pharmaceutical industry physician with Gardasil manufacturer Merck, emphasis added.
“No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable…for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death.” – President Ronald Reagan, as he signed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, absolving drug companies from all medico-legal liability when vaccines kill or disable children
“The 271 vaccines in development span a wide array of diseases, and employ exciting new scientific strategies and technologies. These potential vaccines – all in human clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – include 137 for infectious diseases, 99 for cancer, 15 for allergies and 10 for neurological disorders.” — “Statement from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) – the pharmaceutical industry’s trade association and lobbying group.
The #1 talking point of Big Pharma, Big Vaccine, the CDC, the AMA and the American Academy of Pediatrics when they try to justify the use of the neurotoxin aluminum (and mercury) in their vaccines is this one:
“humans shouldn’t be afraid of the small amount of either aluminum or mercury that is or has been in many human and animal vaccines.”
They say, truthfully, that aluminum is the third most common element in the earth’s crust, behind oxygen and silicone. Oxygen makes up about 47% of the earth’s mass. Silicon is second at 28%, followed by aluminum at 8%. They also say that aluminum may be just as harmless as oxygen and silicone and that humans are also exposed to aluminum in oral antacids and underarm anti-perspirants and that those products haven’t yet been “conclusively” proven to have caused “statistically-significant” health problems. They fail, of course, to mention that the “studies” that prove aluminum’s safety (and efficacy) were designed, performed and paid-for by the very industries that benefit from the unregulated, unexamined and widespread use of injectable aluminum in America’s over-vaccination schedules.

Measles Mortality Rates: The Efficacy and Safety of Vaccines. Role of The Medical Establishment
By Dr. Gary G. Kohls and David Brownstein
Global Research, May 22, 2017
“During the last 10 years, there has been one death from measles, but that patient was an adult woman who was on immunosuppressive medications and had other serious health problems. (But between) 2000 and 2017, there were 156 deaths related to the MMR vaccine.” – David Brownstein, MD – Holistic Family Practitioner
“Up to 90% of the total decline in the death rate of children between 1860-1965 because of whooping cough, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and measles occurred before the introduction of immunisations and antibiotics.” – Archie Kalokerinos, MD
“According to the records of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, from 1911 to 1935 the four leading causes of childhood deaths from infectious diseases in the U.S.A. were diphtheria, pertussis, scarlet fever, and measles. However, by 1945 the combined death rates from these causes had declined by 95% before the implementation of mass vaccine programs.” – Harold Buttram, MD
Critical thinkers and knowledgeable readers who have no ulterior motivation to blindly promote current over-vaccination agendas will agree that the Somali parents who have witnessed the devastating epidemic of Autistic Spectrum Disorders decimate so many of their children since coming to Minnesota, made a wise choice in refusing MMR vaccinations.
The Somali community has seen an alarming incidence of ASD (currently 1 out of every 32 of their children are afflicted, the worst prevalence rate in any Minnesota demographic group, even exceeding the 1 out of 48 among the fully vaccinated white male children in Minnesota). Recall that concurrent with the alarming epidemic of ASD was a dramatic increase in live virus vaccines, mercury-containing vaccine and aluminum-containing vaccines. The incidence of ASD before 1986 (when the vaccine industry was exempted from liability for vaccine deaths or injuries) was 1 in every 10,000 Minnesotan children and the rate went to 1 out of 68 by the time the number of antigens injected routinely into Minnesotan children went from a dozen or so to upwards of 80!
Something more than coincidence is at work. As noted vaccine researcher Dr Christopher Shaw has stated:
“Parents refusing to vaccinate according to the recommended CDC schedule are supported by the science.”
Somali children never came down with autism in their native land. It was only after they became war refugees and emigrated to Minnesota and started accepting CDC- and Minnesota Department of Health-mandated MMR live virus-containing vaccinations (often combined with mercury-containing and aluminum-containing vaccinations) that the epidemic devastated the community.

Polio: Syria update, Democratic Republic of the Congo
by News Desk
June 14, 2017
Syria
In an update on the polio ( circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2–cVDPV2) outbreak in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports there is evidence of genetic linkage among three isolates of type-2 vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV2) isolated in the stool specimens of two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases with dates of onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May 2017, and the contact specimen of an AFP case collected on 17 April 2017.
Since the confirmation of the first VDPV2 during May 2017, AFP surveillance has been intensified in the Governorate, especially in the Al Mayadeen district. As of 6 June 2017, a total of 58 AFP cases have been reported from the Governorate this year. In addition to the two cases that have tested positive for VDPV2, a further 11 have tested negative for polioviruses, with the remaining samples being under process in the laboratories or being transported to the laboratories.
Although access for vaccination is compromised due to prevailing insecurity in Deir Al Zour, the Governorate has been partially reached by several vaccination campaigns against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases since the beginning of 2016. Most recently, two campaigns have been conducted in March and April 2017 using bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV). The most recent full trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) round was conducted in October 2015; while tOPV rounds conducted in the first four months of 2016 only reached part of the target population of the Deir Al Zour Governorate. It is pertinent to mention that Syrian Arab Republic introduced two doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in the routine infant immunization schedule in 2008. Syrian Arab Republic switched from tOPV to bOPV for routine immunization on 1 May 2016.

Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two separate circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2s (cVDPV2s) have been confirmed. The first cVDPV2 strain has been isolated from two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases from two districts in Haut-Lomami province, with onset of paralysis on 20 February and 8 March 2017. The second cVDPV2 strain has been isolated from Maniema province, from two AFP cases (with onset of paralysis on 18 April and 8 May 2017) and a healthy contact in the community.
Outbreak response plans are currently being finalized, consisting of strengthening surveillance, including active case searching for additional cases of AFP, and supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) with monovalent oral polio vaccine type 2 (mOPV2), in line with internationally-agreed outbreak response protocols.
WHO assesses the risk of further national spread of these strains to be high, and the risk of international spread to be medium.

15,000 people marched in Rome to protest new mandatory vaccine law
15,000 free-vaxxers marched in Rome under the hot summer sun to protest the new law that will increase mandatory vaccines from 4 to 12. They call themselves Free-Vaxxers to distinguish themselves from the No-Vaxxers, they want to stress that they are not anti vaccines, but they are pro-freedom; the freedom to choose if, when and how much to vaccinate their kids.
The Vaxxed team arrived in Italy for the movie premier of Vaxxed welcomed by the public and the local associations. The documentary immediately created a wave of consciousness in the public, a wave that the government has been trying to crush, first by censoring Vaxxed, and now by issuing the strictest mandatory vaccine law in Europe. Vaxxed has inspired people to come together to fight united for the right to choose to vaccinate their kids or not.
It was a true historic moment, for the very first time so many parents, doctors, politicians came together. So far this has been the largest march against mandatory vaccines in the world.

 

Fake News – Hospital CEO Wins Major Court Victory After Accusing CNN of False Reporting

Hospital CEO Wins Major Court Victory After Accusing CNN of False Reporting
by Rachel Stockman | 5:31 pm, February 15th, 2017
Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia. While Judge Orinda Evans didn’t all out declare that CNN was peddling in falsehoods, she did take aim at the network in an initial judgment in favor of a former hospital CEO who sued CNN accusing them of purposely skewing statistics to reflect poorly on a West Palm Beach hospital. Judge Evans didn’t mince words in her 18-page order allowing the case to move forward, and dismissing CNN’s attempt to get it thrown out of court.
Davide Carbone, former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN after they aired what he claims were a “series of false and defamatory news reports” regarding the infant mortality rate at the hospital. CNN’s report said the mortality rate was three times the national average. However, Mr. Carbone contends that CNN “intentionally”  manipulated statistics to bolster their report. He also claims that CNN purposely ignored information that would look favorable to the hospital in order to sensationalize the story.
“In our case, we contended that CNN essentially made up its own standard in order to conduct an ‘apples to oranges’ comparison to support its false assertion that St. Mary’s mortality rate was 3 times higher than the national average. Accordingly, the case against CNN certainly fits the description of media-created ‘Fake News.’” said Carbone’s attorney L. Lin Wood, in a statement to LawNewz.com.
Wood says that as a result of CNN’s story Carbone lost his job and it became extremely difficult for him to find new employment in the field of hospital administration.
“False and defamatory accusations against real people have serious consequences. Neither St. Mary’s or Mr. Carbone did anything to deserve being the objects of the heinous accusation that they harmed or put babies and young children at risk for profit,” Wood said.
On Wednesday, Federal District Judge Orinda Evans ruled that the case could move forward, even ruling that she found that CNN may have acted with “actual malice” with the report — a standard necessary to prove a defamation claim.
“The Court finds these allegations sufficient to establish that CNN was acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its report, i.e., with ‘actual malice,” the order reads. CNN had tried to get the case dismissed.
We’ve reach out to CNN for comment, and will update this story accordingly.
READ Judge’s Order here: https://www.scribd.com/document/339434896/Davide-M-Carbone-v-Cable-New-Network#from_embed

CEO Of Liechtenstein Bank Frick Murdered In Broad Daylight

CEO Of Liechtenstein Bank Frick Murdered In Broad Daylight

Over the weekend the world was gripped by the drama surrounding the mysterious murder-homicide of the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro and members of his family, and whether there is more foul play than meets the eye. However, that is nothing compared to what just happened in the tiny, and all too quiet Principality of Lichtenstein, where moments ago the CEO of local financial institution Bank Frick & Co. AG, Juergen Frick, was shot dead in the underground garage of the bank located in the city of Balzers.

Based on preliminary reports, the murder is the result of a disgruntled fund manager, Juergen Germann, who had previously been embroiled in a “bitter dispute” with the government and the bank. Bloomberg has more:

 
 

A 48-year-old man was shot dead in the underground garage of a financial institution in Balzers at 7:30 a.m. local time, the principality’s police said on its website. The suspect, Juergen Hermann, fled the scene in a Smart car with Liechtenstein number plates, according to police. Neither the victim nor the institution were identified in the statement.

 

The deceased was Juergen Frick, CEO of Bank Frick & Co. AG, Switzerland’s Radio 1 said in an e-mailed statement, citing employees of the bank. Calls to Bank Frick were answered by a voice-mail message saying the company is closed because of “a death.” It gave no further details.

 

Hermann is a fund manager who has been embroiled in a dispute with the Liechtenstein government and Bank Frick for many years, Switzerland’s Radio 1 said.

 

The Liechtenstein government and the country’s Financial Market Authority “illegally destroyed my investment company Hermann Finance and its funds, depriving me of my livelihood,” according to a website registered under the name Juergen Hermann of Hermann Finance AG.

 

He has filed lawsuits seeking recovery of 200 million Swiss francs ($225 million) from the government and 33 million francs from Bank Frick, according to the website. The lender “illegally enriched itself,” among other alleged crimes, it said.

 

A representative of Hermann’s lawyer declined to comment when reached by telephone. A call to Hermann Finance’s office was answered by an employee of a law firm who said his company isn’t related to Hermann Finance.

The narrative against the “publicly hostile” alleged shooter has already been flushed out.

 
 

Hermann has been “publicly hostile” to the country’s Financial Market Authority and some of its employees, forcing it to take security measures in consultation with the police, FMA spokesman Beat Krieger said in an e-mail today.

 

The escape vehicle was later found in the village of Ruggell, 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Balzers, police said.

 

“The area is being searched by police with dogs and helicopters,” the 120-member police force said. Zurich police are helping to document the crime scene, spokesman Mario Cortesi said.

Here is the update form the local police station:

 
 

On Monday morning, it came in Balzers a homicide, the suspect is currently volatile.

 

Against 07.30 clock in an underground garage of a financial institution is a homicide in which a 48-year-old man was shot occurred. When volatile suspects are Jürgen Hermann from the Moors. He is armed and dangerous, according to police reports, the investigation of the National Police is in full swing.

 

Notes on a possible whereabouts of the suspects are requested immediately to the police landing +423 / 236 71 11. Upon encountering the suspect, it is important to exercise extreme caution.

Below is the profile of the murdered CEO, still on the bank’s website:

 
 

As CEO Jürgen Frick is closely involved in all business activities of the bank with a special focus lying on client advisory, financing and financial product development. As well he supervises all real estate development projects of the Bank.

 

Jürgen is also Chairman of the Board at Crystal Fund Management AG, a subsidiary of Bank Frick & Co.

 

As for the bank itself:

 
 

Bank Frick is active in modern wealth management and provides a range of advisory services. As well it specializes in fund development and fund administration.

 

Our Bank entertains close ties to an efficient network of fiduciaries, insurers, tax experts, investment funds and law firms around the world.

 

We are completely independent. Our advice and our services cater exclusively to the individual needs and requirements of our clients.

 

Combinvest Establishment serves as holding for all bank shares. Family Frick is the majority stake holder.

 

After a successful career in international banking and fiduciary services, Kuno Frick senior founded in December 1998 Bank Frick & Co. AG. Due to his wide experience and excellent connections, Bank Frick proved an immediate success.

 

Since then, the bank’s assets under management have risen steadily. New business segments are continuously being added to the bank’s service portfolio, while existing ones are constantly being refined.

 

In autumn 2011, Bank Frick’s international presence was significantly enhanced with the opening of Bank Frick UK Branch in Mayfair, London.

Up until now it was mostly banker suicides. With the first open bank CEO murder, one wonders if there will be a change in the pattern.

Fugitive CEO Shows Hungary-Croatia Energy Battle

Fugitive CEO Shows Hungary-Croatia Energy Battle

After pushing to kick foreign energy companies out of Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban is getting a taste of his own medicine from neighboring Croatia.

The affair features a Hungarian chief executive officer who is wanted by Interpol and sheltered by his home country, a Croatian bribery probe that put a former prime minister in jail, a possible downgrade for Hungary’s largest refiner and a battle over control of a $7.2-billion Croatian energy company that one analyst calls a “gem.”           

“This is where things can get dirty,” Andreas Goldthau, an associate energy-policy professor at Central European University in Budapest, said by phone yesterday. “Hungary and Croatia will test the limits, given the prominence of the energy sector. The message is, don’t mess with our national champion.”

The dispute comes amid Orban’s effort to buy out foreign-owned energy companies after winning a two-thirds parliamentary majority in 2010. His goal is to extend government influence and lower utility prices before elections, part of a return to state control in some eastern European countries, according to Candole Partners, which specializes in regional energy. The losers may be foreign investors who were courted after the fall of the Iron Curtain more than two decades ago.

“Governments in central Europe increasingly want to control their national champions and use them as political instruments for various things, including keeping end prices low for consumers,” said Guy Burrow, a Bucharest-based partner at Candole Partners. “There’s definitely irony” for Hungary.