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Michael Savage: Don't trust feds on flu shot
World Net Daily ^ | 1-14-13 | Michael Savage

Posted on 01/14/2013 7:09:47 PM PST by dynachrome

Asking listeners to put aside his political orientation for a moment, talk-radio host Michael Savage questioned the federal government’s recommendation that citizens get a flu shot.

“Did Harry Reid take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama’s lovely family take a flu shot? Did Joe Biden take a flu shot?” Savage asked.

“Which of the mandarins took the flu shot?”

He explained that he was talking specifically about vaccines and was not advocating the avoidance of all pharmaceuticals.

Known for his many books on herbal medicines, Savage acknowledged he has benefited from “an awful lot of life-saving regular medicines.”

“The Flu vaccine?” he asked. “No, I wouldn’t take it.”

Savage noted “not everything your government tells you is true.”

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your choice. I got one last October.

*shrug*

1 posted on 01/14/2013 7:09:58 PM PST by dynachrome
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Thanks for the heads up, Spacebar.

Savage ping!


2 posted on 01/14/2013 7:11:52 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Never had a flu shot, never had the flu.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 7:12:07 PM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: dynachrome
“Did Harry Reid take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama’s lovely family take a flu shot? Did Joe Biden take a flu shot?” Savage asked.

Any evidence they didn't?

4 posted on 01/14/2013 7:13:43 PM PST by doc1019
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To: dynachrome

Our family always gets the flu shot, never had a single problem

Wish people like Savage would focus on real stuff, this anti-flu shot thing sounds like he’s veering off into conspiracy land.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 7:14:01 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: dynachrome
Flu vaccines are chemical cocktails. http://www.naturalnews.com/037323_flu_vaccines_junk_science_toxicity.html We use natural means, and so far, so good...
6 posted on 01/14/2013 7:18:17 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Longbow1969

I started getting them about 5 years ago after a pretty bad bout of the flu. Couldn’t remember the last time I had the flu before that.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 7:18:48 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Longbow1969

I took a flu once in 2004 and was ill for months afterwards. My 2 aunts took the shot and developed shingles 2 weeks later.

I’ll take my chances with the flu.


8 posted on 01/14/2013 7:19:39 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: dynachrome

I personally found that show boring but Mike chooses the topic. Sometimes you have to roll with the punches.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 7:19:45 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: dynachrome

4 coworkers took the flu shot and got so sick. I do not think the Flu shot is for everyone. Everyone’s body chemical is different. For some, their body can handle it but for some it just makes it worse.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 7:20:06 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: 9422WMR

The few years I have not had a flu shot, I suffered with the flu. Go figure. Hope your luck continues. ;-)


11 posted on 01/14/2013 7:20:30 PM PST by doc1019
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To: dynachrome

Gonna have to disagree with him this time...


12 posted on 01/14/2013 7:25:05 PM PST by BuddhistConservative
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To: CaptainK

Yeah, I guess it’s not for everyone. Me and my family have taken it for years and no issues, but it sounds like you’ve had a different experience.

I still don’t like Savages approach. Instead of a rational discussion of the flu shot, it sounds like he’s turning it into a conspiracy thing.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 7:25:14 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: CaptainK

you have 1 in 10 chance.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 7:26:46 PM PST by Morris70
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To: mlizzy

I agree. Have a close family member with PhD in both Pharmacology and Vet medicine. We don’t do vaccines.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 7:27:17 PM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: happyhomemaker
I agree. Have a close family member with PhD in both Pharmacology and Vet medicine. We don’t do vaccines.
Interesting... good guy/gal to have around...
16 posted on 01/14/2013 7:29:28 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Longbow1969

This is a real issue and am glad Savage covered it - this is bald-faced tyranny. I am forced to have this shot or lose my job (I work remotely from the hospital and don’t take care of patients). The shots don’t work well enough to be given this elevation to mandatory compliance. Believe it or not, Drug companies actually do lie about effectiveness and risks for the vaccines. The Joint Commission that accredits hospitals entered into an alliance with GlaxoSmithKline in 2009 for a “Flu Challenge” - the Goal was to increase employee compliance in getting the flu shot for hospital workers. I call that a conflict of interest because GSK makes millions and the Joint Commission probably gets paid big money by GSK for the advertising. If you could just get everyone to wash their hands, that would have a greater effect on the patient’s safety and costs nothing.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 7:29:47 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Do they force the patients to have the flu shot before they will treat them? They are the ones with the compromised immune systems.


18 posted on 01/14/2013 7:34:13 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: mlizzy

Yes we always had the conviction that God designed the body to fight infection but with the inside info on what is in the vaccines it was a very easy call to say no for our children. It is interesting to see all the hysteria about this latest flu vaccine when there is really no indication that it is a major killer. Sure people are running to the hospital but they are being whipped into a frenzy by the media.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 7:39:24 PM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: dynachrome
Did Barack Obama’s lovely family take a flu shot?

Good questions. Did he have the answer? What makes him think they didn't?

20 posted on 01/14/2013 7:40:39 PM PST by DManA
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To: dynachrome

I don’t think that a flu shot’s gonna hurt you but I heard the strain that’s killing people wasn’t one that is covered by this year’s vaccine.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 7:42:49 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

No one knows, of course. obozo is more secretive than any other president, IMHO.


22 posted on 01/14/2013 7:43:15 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Longbow1969

Never would get one-—ever.

They are filled with known toxins—check it out——you guys have no problems???? Ya-—right—our children have infertility problems, emotional problems, asthma problems, addiction and learning problems and much higher rates of autism (which was unknown in the 70’s even). UNLIKE BEFORE ALL THE VACCINES were poured into younger and younger kids in the 80’s-—and now even infants —just one day old. Should be a CRIME!

All countries receiving “vaccinations” have fertility problems. An accident?????
Ya, right———

There has been a conspiracy for One World Order since the Rothschild/Freemasons/illuminati took control of the Federal Reserve in America-—nothing is by accident.....neither is the GMO foods and the vaccinations. YOU trust international corporations and governments who are pushing Agenda 21?

They stated they wanted at least 3 billion less people on “their” world-—don’t think they “care” about you and yours. They don’t. I would be WARY of anything the government “promotes”-—they have an agenda, they are hard core Marxists and they are evil.


23 posted on 01/14/2013 7:44:15 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: happyhomemaker
when there is really no indication that it is a major killer.

Don't be so sure of that. A member of our community died last week. 50 year old mother. I don't know her total health picture but she seemed healthy enough. She died from flu shot complications is what we were told.

24 posted on 01/14/2013 7:45:15 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: dynachrome

I don’t get good results from, and do my best to avoid, certain types. Doctors and spiritualists top that list.

I’ll take my chances with flu, which I get only rarely, and treat with an extra helping of the remedies I take for life in general: soap and water, music, humor, chocolate, bed rest, reading, sunshine, prayer, and loved ones.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 7:51:17 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: 9422WMR
Never had a flu shot, never had the flu.

Likewise. I attribute that to God blessing my life. And to taking 5000ui of vitamin D3 per day.

I started doing that some years back and haven't been sick a day since (God bless, thank you Lord).

26 posted on 01/14/2013 7:53:45 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

I take the same dose and haven’t been sick for ages. I had a very, very mild flu a few years ago but no big deal. If only I could get it to lose this weight......


27 posted on 01/14/2013 7:58:46 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: dynachrome

Never had a Flu shot. The last time I could remember flu like symptoms, alcohol was part of the equation. Since I moderated my liquor dosage I’ve since experience no problems.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 8:02:13 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: upchuck

Ditto. I used to catch lots of sniffles, colds, flu. Then in 2006, I started to take vitamin D3. Haven’t had any respiratory illnesses since.

My Dad was a paramedic. He took some vaccinations, but never the flu vaccine. He wan’t no part of it.


29 posted on 01/14/2013 8:13:20 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: BipolarBob

Not yet, but it’s in all our futures


30 posted on 01/14/2013 8:14:31 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Longbow1969

Did you listen to the whole show?


31 posted on 01/14/2013 8:15:42 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: dynachrome

The shot is less than 60% effective according the the manufacturer.

Also, they first said that this shot was the correct strain for this year’s flu but later found out that it was not.


32 posted on 01/14/2013 8:19:00 PM PST by webstersII
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To: dynachrome
I was 9 years old the last time I had a vaccination. My hands, feet, face, mouth and lips swell and I had to have a tube down my throat to keep my airway open. Went into shock and woke up 3 days later. My daughter has the same problem so we don't do vaccinations.

I worked for years at a med school monitoring clinical trials for human and animal vaccine development. Based on what I saw there, I will never take another vaccine.

BTW, the onion thing does work.

33 posted on 01/14/2013 8:19:17 PM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: savagesusie

Amen, Sister!


34 posted on 01/14/2013 8:20:54 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: dynachrome
Savage noted “not everything your government tells you is true.”

LMBO!!
How about the government's Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms? Do they tell the truth, lol?

35 posted on 01/14/2013 8:27:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: greeneyes; peggybac

I first got interested in it after hearing a radio infomercial about a special D3 formulation the guy was selling. For nine prices, of course.

So I just bought some at Wal*Mart and started taking it every day. It’s very inexpensive. I don’t know why more people don’t take it.

To be honest, I’ve read articles both ways on D3. But I rely on my own experience. Which has been very positive.


36 posted on 01/14/2013 8:31:10 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: dynachrome

I haven’t had one ever, and I’m sure that is why I don’t get the flu.

Everyone that I know that gets the shots always seem to get the flu.
.


37 posted on 01/14/2013 8:37:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: savagesusie
I have a sneaky suspicion that allot of the infertility problems have a lot more to do with birth control pills and the massive chemical hormones assaulting a females body for twenty years BEFORE they decide to try for kids. They have a great tendency to piss chemicals into the drinking water supply. There they are consumed by many men.

As for autism, that could also be a major factor, specifically because it effects an inordinate amount of boys.

Also MANY more people are diagnosed with autism, MOST are very high on the scale. Most would have bean considered shy and a little strange twenty five years ago.

I am not much of a conspiracy person. Having scene the incompetence of large organizations for forty five years, I find it unlikely that the Worlds Brokest nation in history could get anything straight.

38 posted on 01/14/2013 8:40:17 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: savagesusie
I have a sneaky suspicion that allot of the infertility problems have a lot more to do with birth control pills and the massive chemical hormones assaulting a females body for twenty years BEFORE they decide to try for kids. They have a great tendency to piss chemicals into the drinking water supply. There they are consumed by many men.

As for autism, that could also be a major factor, specifically because it effects an inordinate amount of boys.

Also MANY more people are diagnosed with autism, MOST are very high on the scale. Most would have bean considered shy and a little strange twenty five years ago.

I am not much of a conspiracy person. Having scene the incompetence of large organizations for forty five years, I find it unlikely that the Worlds Brokest nation in history could get anything straight.

39 posted on 01/14/2013 8:40:29 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: DManA

>> “What makes him think they didn’t?” <<

.
Common sense!


40 posted on 01/14/2013 8:41:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Longbow1969

The US is conspiracy central.

Nothing is done “above board” here, ever.

They rely on shills like you to help them cool the marks.


41 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:01 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Have you notices Obama LOVES to use the phrase “common sense”?


42 posted on 01/14/2013 8:47:46 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

The flu is not killing people in any statistically significant numbers.

Walking city streets is statistically thousands of times more dangerous than getting the flu.


43 posted on 01/14/2013 8:54:32 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

I don’t understand your point. What are you saying?


44 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Not using toxic crap is common sense. I have no idea what your buddy takes.


45 posted on 01/14/2013 8:59:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: DManA

I’m saying that it is unlikely that the flu is having even a minutely measurable effect on general mortality.

A statistical non-event.


46 posted on 01/14/2013 9:02:16 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

What do you thing of vaccines in general?


47 posted on 01/14/2013 9:05:04 PM PST by DManA
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To: editor-surveyor

I’m just telling you when hear the term “common sense” duck because bull crap is coming your way.


48 posted on 01/14/2013 9:07:39 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Vaccines are significant contributors to childhood illnesses.

Their effect on adults is probably less significant.


49 posted on 01/14/2013 9:07:51 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: greeneyes

What’s the difference betwen D and D3?


50 posted on 01/14/2013 9:10:17 PM PST by Rusty0604
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