Oregon Redistricting Causes Legislative Strife: Dr. Bud Pierce Favors Independent Commission Moving Forward

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It appears, over the last few weeks, that our process for drawing new political maps is broken. The process has been taken hostage by partisan opportunists who seek to game the system in their favor.”

— Dr. Bud Pierce, Oncologist and Candidate for Oregon Governor

SALEM, OR, USA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Democratic Governor Kate Brown signed redistricting bills into law this week, officially approving congressional and legislative maps drawn along partisan lines. Republicans said the maps were not faithful to the legal guidelines governing redistricting and only further seeks to benefit the party currently in control.

Dr. Bud Pierce, Republican candidate for Oregon Governor, expressed disappointment over how House Speaker Tina Kotek (D) handled this process. Kotek broke a deal she had made with Republicans and made it so the new maps would give her party permanent power for at least another decade.

The Oregonian reported that in their analysis, the plan "would likely give Democrats a good chance of maintaining their supermajority in the House and expanding it in the Senate while giving more current state representatives and senators a good chance to win reelection."

"The way the majority party 'gerrymandered' the districts is absolutely wrong. Our politics are polarized, and a major reason is non-competitive districts," said Pierce. "If our process here in Oregon remains in the hands of legislators, we will continue to end up with nonsensical maps. That's why having an independent commission is so important to this process," said Dr. Pierce.

He added, "It appears, over the last few weeks, that our process for drawing new political maps is broken. The process has been taken hostage by partisan opportunists who seek to game the system in their favor."

If elected, Dr. Pierce pledged to create and support an independent commission, similar to Washington State, explicitly tasked with drawing fair maps to meet Oregon's needs.

About Bud Pierce: Bud Pierce, M.D, Ph.D. is a business owner and senior partner of Oregon Oncology Specialists, one of the last physician-owned practices on the West Coast. He announced his candidacy for governor on the Republican ticket in April 2021. Approved photos and biography can be found at www.BudPierce.org/newsroom. To arrange an interview with Dr. Pierce, email news@budpierce.org.

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Congressional Men’s Health Caucus Hold Briefing on Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer: The Patient Experience

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Briefing Highlights the Experience of Patients Living with Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Men’s Health Network (MHN) joined with HealthyWomen, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, APHA Men’s Health Caucus, Fans for The Cure, and the American Urological Association to educate viewers on the experience of patients living with prostate cancer and breast cancer and to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month through a briefing in collaboration with the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus and the Prostate Cancer Task Force.

The briefing was held online via Zoom, and featured prominent speakers including Congressional Men’s Caucus Chair Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) who struck comparisons between breast cancer and prostate cancer both in statistical data and in reported patient experience. He also emphasized the importance of screenings.

“Prostate and breast cancers are two of the most deadly diseases, but they can be treated effectively if they are detected early,” said Payne. “As Chairman of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, I hosted this briefing to increase awareness of these cancers, increase screenings, and save lives. We need to do everything we can to promote regular prostate and breast cancer screenings for all Americans.”

Armin Brott, MBA, founder of MrDad.com and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, welcomed the crowd to the briefing telling participants “A few years ago I was interviewing both Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer survivors and was struck by the similarities in their stories.”

The distinguished panelists spoke about their own experiences with cancer, the importance of advocacy, and the science behind screening for and treating cancer.

The panelists were:

• William L. Dahut, M.D., National Cancer Institute (NCI), CCR Scientific Director for Clinical Research

• Reginold “Hollywood” Thompson, Hell Lovers Motorcycle Club, and Men’s Health Network

• Pat Sheffler, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer

• Missy Peters, Breast Cancer Portrait Project and HealthyWomen

• Armin Brott, MBA, MrDad.com, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist (“Healthy Men” and “Ask Mr. Dad”).

Reginold “Hollywood” Thompson spoke about his own experience with prostate cancer, advocating for prostate cancer awareness, and the importance of a positive support system.

“I’m the type of guy who goes to the doctor all the time,” Thompson said on the subject of his first diagnosis. “My prostate was the size of an 80 year old man’s; I was in my 50’s at the time.”

Missy Peters discussed her own experience being diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-30s and shared the stories of some of the young women she interviewed for the Breast Cancer Portrait Project. She also discussed the importance of advocacy and education about Breast Cancer.

“How did I slip through the cracks? Why did it take 11 months to be diagnosed?” Peters asked. “Women should know the signs [of breast cancer], but who is teaching us breast awareness?”

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to the men currently battling this disease and to encouraging education about prostate cancer with an emphasis on appropriate screening to ensure early detection and diagnosis (which greatly improve prognoses). MHN will continue to work to shine the spotlight on this important issue through briefings and educational programs such as this one.

"A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every two minutes in America,” said Jamie Bearse, ZERO President & CEO. “To beat the disease, those men rely on the support of their loved ones, health care providers, and communities. At ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, we're proud to join our partners today in spreading the word about the importance of diagnosing prostate cancer early and helping patients get started on their personalized treatment pathways."

Improvements in research and therapy, combined with knowledge and awareness of prostate cancer and encouraging prostate cancer screening, are the most effective tools we have to ensure better outcomes for our loved ones. Proceedings of the briefing will be available soon on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/mhnmedia

For more information, please visit:
http://www.ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth.com
http://www.GetItChecked.com
https://www.YouAndProstateCancer.com/en-pc/home
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/prostatecancerfacts.pdf
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/prostate-cancer-proclamation-president.pdf
https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/breast-cancer/glossary
https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/PCORI-Prostate-Cancer-clinician.pdf
https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/PCORI-Prostate-Cancer-patient.pdf
http://MaleBreastCancerResourceCenter.com

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MHN is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.

Men’s Health Network is the sponsor of Men’s Health Month (June) and Wear Blue Day. MHN maintains the http://www.TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com and http://www.ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth.com websites.

For information on MHN's programs and activities, visit them at MensHealthNetwork.org, on Twitter (@MensHlthNetwork), and on Facebook (facebook.com/menshealthnetwork), or call 202-543-6461 ext. 101.

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(Video) Iran: Raisi’s Presidency Signals Imminent Escalation in Many Fields

June 16, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

June 17, 2021 - Iranian people are ripping posters of Ebrahim Raisi, the leading candidate for the regime’s sham presidential election.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Iranian people are ripping posters of Ebrahim Raisi, the leading candidate for the regime’s sham presidential election.

June 17, 2021 - The recent boycott of the regime’s election farce showed Iranian people would continue their efforts to achieve their goal of regime change.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): The recent boycott of the regime’s election farce showed Iranian people would continue their efforts to achieve their goal of regime change.

June 21, 2021 - Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.

June 21, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisis record oppression of women.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisis record oppression of women.

June 21, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

June 23, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

June 7, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei's choice to be the nexet president

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s choice to be the nexet president

UN should arrange international prosecution of Khamenei, Raisi, and other regime leaders for committing four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide.”

Raisi’s presidential run was shadowed by numerous public demonstrations decrying him as the 'henchman of 1988,' and in June that turnout among eligible voters had likely been under ten percent.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Since taking office on August 5, the Iranian regime’s new President Ebrahim Raisi has gathered a group of terrorists and criminals whose background should be cause for equivalent concern among the Iranian people and the democratic nations of the world.

The overall make-up of his administration reflects a commitment to belligerent foreign policy strategies, as well as the open endorsement of some of Tehran’s worst malign activities over the past 42 years.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described Raisi’s cabinet as “the embodiment of four decades of mullahs’ religious dictatorship and terrorism, whose primary mission is to confront the people’s uprising, and to plunder the national wealth, step up terrorism and warmongering, and expand the unpatriotic nuclear and ballistic missiles programs.”

This is precisely the sort of identity expected to take shape after Raisi’s June “selection.” Raisi was appointed by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who had appointed Raisi as head of the judiciary in 2019. Khamenei chose Raisi as his regime’s next president to consolidate power within the regime.
That strategy was also on display during the sham parliamentary elections in February 2020.

Both the sham parliamentary and the presidential elections saw historically low voter turnout as the public engaged in a boycott.
Raisi’s presidential run was shadowed by numerous public demonstrations decrying him as the “henchman of 1988,” and in June that turnout among eligible voters had likely been under ten percent.

This boycott raised the international profile of Raisi’s past human rights abuses and other malign activities.
The Iranian Resistance has continued activities to mobilize the international community in this regard ever since by holding rallies in multiple cities just this week as a counterpoint to Raisi’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

In a speech delivered remotely to a conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Mrs.Rajavi said, “We urge the United States, the European Union, and its member states to refer the dossier of human rights violations in Iran to the UN Security Council. Such a measure will enable the UN to arrange for the international prosecution of Khamenei, Raisi, and other regime leaders for committing four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide.”

Accompanying speeches highlighted the prospective central focus of such an investigation by sharing details of Iran’s 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners –in which Raisi played a leading role as one of four officials on the Tehran “death commission.” That body systematically interrogated detainees in Evin and Gohardasht prisons and imposed capital sentences on anyone who expressed support for the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

It was this background that spawned most of the protests against Raisi’s presidential candidacy, although many Iranians also emphasized his similarly leading role in the crackdown on a nationwide uprising in November 2019, which led to the shooting deaths of 1,500 peaceful protesters and the systematic torture of countless others.

By compounding the legacy of the 1988 massacre, that crackdown clearly demonstrated that Tehran remained committed to the violent suppression of dissent and that such tactics would only become more entrenched once Raisi made the transition from head of the judiciary to head of its executive branch.

Western powers should have been keenly aware of the dangers posed by Raisi’s “selection,” and should adopt an assertive turn in their Iran policies. Instead, the European Union dispatched a delegation to take part in Raisi’s inauguration on August 5, thereby affording him a degree of legitimacy on the international stage that the Iranian people had denied him at home. This inspired Iranian authorities with a renewed sense of impunity, especially in matters related to human rights, which in turn may have influenced Raisi’s decision to appoint advisors who embody “dictatorship and terrorism.”

Those figures include numerous officers in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including several who have played major roles in the proliferation of the regime’s terrorist proxies and malign foreign objectives. At least one member of Raisi’s administration, Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi, is subject to an Interpol arrest warrant for his involvement in a deadly bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994. Raisi’s Vice President for Economic Affairs, Mohsen Rezaei, has also been implicated in that same bombing, as well as various other incidents including the assassination of expatriate dissidents in Berlin’s Mykonos restaurant in 1997.

The regime’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian defended the latest attempted Iranian terror attack on a European target in 2018 when he condemned Western democracies for giving a home to members of the (PMOI/MEK) around the time that a high-ranking diplomat-terrorist and three co-conspirators were caught attempting to infiltrate an international rally of NCRI supporters with an explosive device. Had the plot not been thwarted, it would have most likely killed hundreds if not thousands of attendees, including prominent American and European lawmakers who took part to endorse the Iranian Resistance push for regime change.

The regime change is the only genuine solution to any of the problems currently emanating from the religious fascism ruling Iran. Raisi’s appointment alone is a clear signal that the regime has no interest in reckoning with its own past actions, even when those actions can credibly be described as genocide and crimes against humanity. Quite to the contrary, the regime has successively rewarded a number of perpetrators of the 1988 massacre, with Raisi being only the most recent, albeit arguably the most significant example.

The international community should know that Raisi’s presidency will oversee further escalation of the regime’s crackdown on dissent. And in case this is not enough incentive to impose more serious pressures on the regime, the international community should also note that an increase in human rights abuses is sure to go hand-in-hand with an increase in terrorist activity, foreign belligerence, and all the malign activities that define the careers of Raisi and his ilk.

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SBE United Launches Safe Space 1st Certification

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Small Business Organization Promotes Universal Standards for Safe Space Management Certification

It is not just about businesses, it is about anyone managing space, places and relationships, safe space above all else.”

— Steve Anderson – President SBE United

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Since the announcement of a global pandemic in March of 2020, the world will never be the same. With the new reality of mandated masks, lockdowns, social distancing and uncertainty, small businesses along with the rest of the world have struggled in ways no one could have ever imagined. Everything from the way people interacted, to the way people think, how way business was conducted.

With the desire to help small businesses, Edward Henry established a non-profit organization named SmALL Business is Essential United (SBE United). With the mission of helping small businesses get the support protection and resources needed to withstand unprecedented times, the goal was to develop Universal Safe Business Practices providing businesses with a framework for effective space management. Henry admits that this business has not been easy and of making mistakes early on regarding branding. Presenting this concept to the public under the Social Distance and Compliance framework was poorly received, and although it was recognized by many as being important, it lacked the mass support needed to bring everyone together for the greater good of business continuity. With the reassessment in branding, SBE United introduces a new framework called Safe Space 1st with its official launch on November 25th 2021. Our current Partnership with Ontario Tech Institute of Technology through their Capstone Initiative, makes the future of placing Safe Space 1st possible.

Safe Space 1st commits to putting the safety of businesses, employees, and consumers above business. Defining corporate social responsibility, this framework gives small businesses the opportunity to set the highest level of standards for corporate social responsibility. SBE United has made this program free to register and ensures business safety by offering certifications in three levels; promised, confirmed and verified. The required vigilance to uphold Safe Space Management Standards is based on regional requirements as well as The Safe Space Advisory System posted on SBE United’s website Sbeunited.org.

With all proceeds going toward supporting small businesses throughout North America, SBE United’s Safe Space Shop will be launching in the month of October. Organizations and companies will be able to order floor stickers, signs, and other safe management supplies, as well as branded materials with the safe space logo matching the colors of organizations registering.

To support businesses further, starting November 25th,2021 in Oshawa Ontario, SBE United will be hosting a series of small business summits/ conferences and will be visiting 50 cities throughout North America over the next two years. The goal is to promote SmALL Business Unity, the importance of business continuity, Safe Space 1st, and to recruit champions within the community and volunteers.

Everything SBE United is doing is a massive undertaking and requires effort from everyone that cares about promoting unity and safe space to protect business. If people understand the confines of the spaces they wish to visit, people will feel safe. This is a cause that goes beyond the pandemic and is about more than just business, it is about anyone managing space and health for everyone.

Now, more than ever, we need to be about where we are going as opposed to going back to where we were before. Times have changed. Pandemic Preparedness and Safe Space Management must become the priority for business sustainability, continuity, thriving communities and healthy economies in the future. Regardless of vaccine adoption, mask mandates and regional politics, it is time for business owners to step up and take ownership of their spaces and economic sustainability.

Safe Space 1st Certification filed with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (Canadian Intellectual Property Office) Application number: 2027145 filed May 5, 2020 under original application Social Distance Compliance, amended to Safe Space 1st on September 3, 2021.

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Worldwide Climate Crusade- To Get the U.N. To Act in Time-The Billion Man March Oct. 2nd 7 PM.

One in four species at risk.

One in four species at risk.

Worldwide Climate Crusade- To Get the U.N. To Act in Time-The Billion Man March Oct. 2nd 7 PM.

This generation that will be in much greater danger, due to 2.5 times more Crop Failures, Droughts, Floods and Tropical Cyclones. Send a very strong message to the U.N. Act Now ! billionmanmarch.com”

— C.S Goldsmith

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U. N.’s Conference on Climate Change meets in Scotland on Nov. 2nd, the twenty first such meeting since Kyoto accord, in 1997, and still, they have no definitive plan in place to deal with dangerous climate change in any time frame that would make a difference.

The Billion Man March is planned for Oct 2nd, one month ahead of the U.N. meeting. (billionmanmarch.com) People from around the world will go outside in their neighborhoods and shine phone lights, flashlights and candles into the night sky and send a collective message to the world’s leaders; enough talk, it’s now time to act decisively to mitigate the worst-case scenario of runaway global warming.

C.S Goldsmith, Author of “Uninhabitable a case for caution”, says we are much further along in the climate change pipeline than most people realize, or anyone is willing to tell them. We are currently at 469 PPM Co2 “equivalent” in the atmosphere, if you add in the other 6 greenhouse gasses. Scientists have unanimously agreed that beyond 450 PPM we substantially increase our risk of triggering the remaining nine tipping points. Tipping just one of the four major tipping points would change the world as we know it, from our bountiful friend to our adversarial foe.

We have already locked in 2 degrees Celsius or a 3.6 degrees warmer world. At 6 degrees, rice, corn and wheat will not germinate, putting billions of people at risk. We could reach that temperature by 2040 or even sooner.

15% to 37 % of the world’s species are projected to go extinct by 2050 and we ourselves could be at risk of extinction by 2070. If global temperatures continue to rise to above 8 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit, that would be outside of human being’s threshold to survive. Global Warming is an invisible, slow moving, existential threat to mankind. Left unchecked it will slowly, but surely dismantle the natural world that we depend on and have thrived in for the last 10,000 years. Our generation will live to see cascading catastrophes that could overwhelm our government’s ability to respond to them. Civilization could begin to crumble by 2050. That’s just 28 short years from now.

The Billion Man March is at 7 PM on Oct 2nd. is for everyone on Earth who cares about our fragile planet’s future, already way over stressed, overpopulated and increasingly more polluted every year. They will shine their collective beacons of hope into the sky along with their neighbors and draw a line in the sand that states beyond this point, we shall go no further. in fact, we will pivot and make a paradigm shift in the way we choose to live on this planet. We all know that no matter what legislation is enacted, it is ultimately up to us, Earth’s global citizens, to solve this problem or succumb to it. Governments will ultimately bend to the will of the fossil fuel industry that they are still subsidizing to the tune of 5.6 billion per year and will simply do much too little, way too late.

After 35 years of discussions on Climate Change, we now know better. That less is more. We must protect nature instead of subsidizing large international companies and their billionaire’s owner’s by buying their products and supporting their relentless destruction of nature, just for a quarterly profit. We must let our leaders and their U.N representatives know that they must “ACT NOW”. If they continue with business as usual, they must be prepared to accept the World Bank’s estimate of a 158 trillion dollars in losses from climate change consequences, the estimated loss of over 3 billion lives and the extinction of 15% to 37% of all the species on earth. The purpose of the Billion Man March on Oct 2nd is to Let them all know, “EXTINCTION MATTERS”!

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Fred's Internet Island Completes Latest Updates For Greater Visibility

Fred's Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly!

Fred’s Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly!

Fred's Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly!

Fred’s Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly!

Fred's Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly!

Fred’s Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly!

An online resource providing quick access for multiple subjects. News, weather, information, entertainment, travel, music, television, radio, careers, and more.

Fred's Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly!”

— William Fred Pinnix

FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fred's Internet Island is a new web site set up as a niche' portal. It brings together a variety of sources on select subjects. This one page contains what people need in a concise, easy to read format. Simplified for ease of access and fast load times, this resource makes a good bookmark for future reference.

Topics include current events, social media, meteorology, employment, shopping and research. These are laid out in a table format that overlays a static background making it easy to read. Colors and graphics remain minimal to reduce distractions so the reader can focus on the content. Within each heading one will find a variety of options to peruse at their leisure. Links to sites of interest fall below the title of their respective sub-heading.

Filling a narrow market, this is the perfect bookmark as a go to source putting multiple favorites all in one place. Making it the opening start page for one's browser seems quite logical. Fred's Internet Island contains what's needed in a quick to load and easy to read format.

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Health Freedom Groups Sue Governor Brown and Oregon Health Authority

Doctors from across the medical industry have banded together with Health Freedom Defense Fund to fight and stand against government overreach regarding health.

The right to bodily autonomy is the most sacred of human rights and no government official has the power or authority to force an unwanted, unneeded, medical intervention on any person, period.”

— HFDF president Leslie Manookian

SANDPOINT, ID, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Doctors for Freedom and Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF) together with several other named parties sued Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority seeking judicial review of the validity of orders mandating experimental, unproven and dangerous COVID-19 shots. (Case No: Free Oregon, Inc. v. Oregon Health Authority (A176977))

Doctors from across the medical industry have banded together with Health Freedom Defense Fund to fight and stand against extreme governmental overreach forced upon our communities through mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. Both groups steadfastly believe the power to freely choose a medical treatment rests solely with the individual.

In addition, both the US Code of Federal Regulations and international treaties such as the Nuremberg Code and the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights recognize that the ethical practice of medicine requires voluntary informed consent.

“The right to bodily autonomy is the most sacred of human rights,” said Health Freedom Defense Fund president Leslie Manookian, “and no government official has the power or authority to force an unwanted, unneeded, medical intervention on any person, period. That some government officials believe it is their right should concern every American.”

Because of Governor Brown’s abuse of emergency powers our patients, medical support staff, and even doctors ourselves are being coerced into taking a risky medication. Taking the COVID-19 vaccine amounts to undergoing a medical procedure with unknown long-term effects.

This overreach violates our constitutional rights as Americans and as Oregonians — rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — and unjustly tramples the basic human right of bodily autonomy.

“In an attempt to coerce universal COVID-19 vaccination, the governor of Oregon is holding hostage our businesses, our professional licenses, in short, our livelihoods — forcing us to choose between complying with a medical treatment or losing our jobs and our ability to provide for our families,” said a spokesperson for Doctors for Freedom

As doctors we have taken an oath to solemnly serve and protect our patients — above all, to do no harm. The individuals in Doctors for Freedom are taking a stand against Governor Brown’s negligent and immoral abuse of power:
• We will not allow the government to override the rights of our patients, our employees, and or ourselves to make individual medical choices.
• We will not allow the government of Oregon to take advantage of the trust we have from individuals in our local communities by making us — as business owners and doctors — enforce this unconstitutional assault on individual freedom.

Our ability to care for and humbly serve our communities is made possible by the trust of the people who seek care at our practices. We will not allow the government of Oregon, or any other entity, to abuse that trust. It is our duty to stand between those who attempt to coerce our patients and staff. It is our duty to protect the rights of those whom we serve.

We, as doctors and leaders of our communities, demand that Governor Brown revoke the mandatory vaccination order and cease and desist the State’s interference in the medical choices of our patients and staff.

Doctors for Freedom is a group of Oregon medical providers that stand for and have taken an oath to protect the people’s individual medical autonomy in the communities we serve.

Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF) seeks to rectify health injustice through education, advocacy and legal challenges to unjust mandates, laws and policies. To read the case documents, read here.

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Health Freedom Defense Fund Sues Hailey AGAIN Over Mask Mandate

No government official has the right to deprive citizens of the right to breathe.”

— Leslie Manookian, HFDF President

SANDPOINT, ID, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF) has once again sued the City of Hailey, Idaho for violating federal law by mandating masks. September 13, 2021, the Hailey city council voted unanimously to re-institute another unlawful mask mandate upon its citizens. HFDF responded by suing Mayor Martha Burke and the City of Hailey on September 26, 2021. (Case No. 1:21-cv-389) While many cities and locales have mandated masks in the US, these mandates violate federal law.

In the US, most masks have been issued under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and the terms of the EUA granted by FDA clearly state that the product must not be: “labeled in such a manner that would misrepresent the product’s intended use; for example, the labeling must not state or imply that the product is intended for antimicrobial or antiviral protection or related uses or is for use such as infection prevention or reduction”.

Thus, the FDA recognizes masks do nothing to stop the spread of viruses or infectious agents.

Not only does FDA acknowledge masks do not prevent the spread of the virus, the terms of the EUA also require that those using the products be given the right to accept or refuse use of the product. See Link.

Health Freedom Defense Fund and its members have opposed Hailey’s unlawful mask mandates since the first mandate was implemented in July of 2020. Throughout 2021, HFDF sent the city demands to repeal their mask order informing them legal action would come and finally after no action was taken, HFDF sued Mayor Martha Burke and the City of Hailey in May 2021.

The same day the lawsuit was filed, Hailey Mayor Martha Burke issued a new health order removing Hailey’s mask mandate which was followed on May 10th, with a vote by the city council to rescind the mask mandate. Council President Kaz Thea and councilman Sam Linnet voted against repealing and Mayor Martha Burke cast the deciding vote in favor.

The City has twenty days to respond to the filing.

Not only are mask mandates illegal, they are highly unethical. HFDF president Leslie Manookian says, “No government official has the right to deprive citizens of the right to breathe.”

As a factual matter, the Mask Mandate is a human experiment forced on the citizens and Masks Have No Benefit in Reducing or Preventing Infection From SARS-CoV-2. The FDA has determined that the efficacy of face coverings for reducing or preventing infection from SARS-CoV-2 has not been established, and that it would be misleading to state that they are effective in preventing or reducing such infection.
In the EUA authorizing general emergency use of face masks, the FDA stated that it would “would misrepresent the product’s intended use” to state that it “is for use such as infection prevention or reduction”.

Similarly, in its Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (Revised), the FDA stated in three instances that face masks are not intended to reduce or prevent infection:
The product is not intended for any use that would create an undue risk in light of the public health emergency, for example the labeling does not include uses for antimicrobial or antiviral protection or related uses or uses for infection prevention or reduction or related uses and does not include particulate filtration claims. Id. at 7, repeated twice on page 8.

These references and many more representing the unlawful, unethical and detrimental effects of mask mandates are all documented in the lawsuit against Hailey which may be read here.

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No Exit Plan: More Research Urgently Needed For Safe Withdrawal And Recovery From Psychiatric Drugs

Patients should be warned about the risk of withdrawal symptoms before being prescribed antidepressants. Discontinuing the drugs should be done under a physician’s supervision.

More than 15 million Americans have taken antidepressants for at least five years, increasing their risk of severe withdrawal symptoms if they decide to quit taking the drugs.

CCHR continues to advocate for the full disclosure of the risks of serious side effects and withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants so that patients can make fully informed decisions about taking or discontinuing the drugs.

Millions of Americans are prescribed psychiatric drugs, but with no best practices established for discontinuing the drugs, withdrawal symptoms can be severe.

With extended use, [antidepressants] can be notoriously difficult to quit because they can produce a state of physical dependence.”

— Mireille Rizkalla, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Midwestern University

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — While Congress and government agencies are giving much attention to making treatment more widely available for opioid and methamphetamine addiction, little attention is being paid to the struggle with serious physical and mental withdrawal symptoms many Americans face when attempting to discontinue and recover from taking psychiatric drugs.

Clinical trials on psychotropic drugs have focused on the study subjects taking the drugs, but scant research has been conducted on how to quit taking them.

Researched procedures that become a standard for treatment, known as “best practices,” still have not been established for withdrawing from these mind-altering drugs, though the drugs have been prescribed by psychiatrists and other physicians for decades.

There is urgency to this problem. Consider just antidepressants. In 2020, some 45 million Americans – roughly one in seven – were taking antidepressants, and more of them are taking the drugs longer.

“More than 15 million Americans have taken antidepressants for at least five years, a rate that has almost more than tripled since 2000, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data,” reported Benedict Carey in a 2019 New York Times article on antidepressant withdrawal.

Those who decide to stop because of the drugs’ adverse effects or lack of results will find themselves without a reliable exit strategy and facing the risk of possibly lengthy and severe physical and mental symptoms – even when under the care of a physician. The longer antidepressants were taken and the higher the dose, the more severe and prolonged the withdrawal symptoms are likely to be.

Researchers James Davies, Ph.D., co-founder of the U.K.-based Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, and John Read, Ph.D., a professor of clinical psychology at the University of East London, who conducted an analysis of 23 earlier peer-reviewed studies, found that “more than half (56 percent) of people who attempt to come off antidepressants experience withdrawal effects,” with nearly half (46 percent) of those experiencing them describing the effects as severe. The study, published in Addictive Behaviors in 2019, also found it is not uncommon for withdrawal symptoms to last up to several months.

Even tapering over a longer period of time does not ensure that no withdrawal symptoms will be experienced. Researchers from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine found what many users have discovered: “Gradual tapering of an SSRI does not completely prevent antidepressant discontinuation syndrome.”

The study, published in March 2020 in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, explained that “with extended use, [antidepressants] can be notoriously difficult to quit because they can produce a state of physical dependence.” Lead author Mireille Rizkalla, Ph.D., added, “these are mind-altering drugs and were never intended as a permanent solution.”

Acknowledging that procedures for safely discontinuing antidepressants are still not available, Rizkalla wrote: “Tapering regimens have not been validated in systematic studies; therefore, recommendations are based on anecdotal opinion as an art more than a science.”

In a major turnaround, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (U.K.) in 2019 admitted for the first time that coming off antidepressants can cause symptoms that are severe and long-lasting and that patients should be warned of this risk before being prescribed the drugs.

An extensive list of antidepressant withdrawal symptoms are now posted on the psychiatric organization’s website:

• dizziness (this is usually mild, but can be so bad that you can’t stand up without help)
• anxiety which comes and goes, sometimes in intense 'surges'
• difficulty in getting to sleep and vivid or frightening dreams
• low mood, feeling unable to be interested in or enjoy things
• a sense of being physically unwell
• rapidly changing moods
• anger
• sleeplessness
• tiredness
• loss of co-ordination
• headache
• the feeling of an electric shock in your arms, legs, or head (those are sometimes called ‘zaps’ and turning your head to the side can make them worse)
• a feeling that things are not real (‘derealization’), or a feeling that you have ‘cotton wool in your head’
• difficulty in concentrating
• suicidal thoughts
• queasiness
• a feeling of inner restlessness and inability to stay still (akathisia)

These withdrawal symptoms can be misdiagnosed as a relapse of the patient’s “mental illness,” resulting in the patient going back on the antidepressant, prescribed a different antidepressant, or given an increased dose – all harmful to a patient who is actually only experiencing the symptoms due to quitting the drug.

This was at the heart of the conclusion of the Davies and Read study: “We recommend that U.K. and U.S.A. guidelines on antidepressant withdrawal be urgently updated as they are clearly at variance with the evidence on the incidence, severity and duration of antidepressant withdrawal, and are probably leading to the widespread misdiagnosing of withdrawal, the consequent lengthening of antidepressant use, much unnecessary antidepressant prescribing and higher rates of antidepressant prescriptions overall. We also recommend that prescribers fully inform patients about the possibility of withdrawal effects.”

Antidepressants may provide a temporary escape from problems, worries, or unpleasant emotions for some patients, but they come with the very real risk of severe side effects and withdrawal symptoms for all patients taking the drugs.

As Ronald Dworkin, M.D., Ph.D., one of many physicians critical of the over-prescribing of antidepressants, said: "Doctors are now medicating unhappiness. Too many people take drugs when they really need to be making changes in their lives."

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) continues to make consumers aware of the dangers of psychiatric drugs and to advocate for the full disclosure of the risks of serious side effects and withdrawal symptoms from these powerful, mind-altering drugs, so that patients can make fully informed decisions about taking or discontinuing the drugs. CCHR also continues to press government mental health and drug agencies to issue further warnings about the risks of these drugs.

CCHR has long recommended that individuals experiencing depression should get a complete physical exam with lab tests to detect any underlying physical conditions that could be causing the mental symptoms that might otherwise be diagnosed as a “mental disorder.”

WARNING: Anyone wishing to discontinue or change the dose of an antidepressant or other psychiatric drug is cautioned to do so only under the supervision of a physician because of potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by members of the Church of Scientology and the late psychiatrist and humanitarian Thomas Szasz, M.D., recognized by many academics as modern psychiatry’s most authoritative critic, to eradicate abuses and restore human rights and dignity to the field of mental health. Since then, CCHR has helped obtain more than 180 laws that protect mental health patients.

The CCHR National Affairs Office in Washington, DC, has advocated for mental health rights at the state and federal level. The CCHR traveling exhibit, which has toured 441 major cities worldwide and educated over 800,000 people on the history of abusive psychiatric practices up to the present time, has been displayed in Washington, DC, at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Caucus and other locations.

Anne Goedeke
Citizens Commission on Human Rights, National Affairs Office
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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World strives to combat the rising statistics of deaths by opioids laced with fentanyl

The Truth About Drugs Education Package contains practical tools to educate young people about substance abuse.

DEA issues first alert in six years about fake prescription pills containing fentanyl which lead to overdose deaths

We all know that the solution to drug abuse is not a one-size-fits-all. We need to work together as a community.”

— Thalia Ghiglia, Foundation for a Drug-Free World

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — This week, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a public safety alert warning Americans of the dangerous increase of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. The DEA warned that the United States is seeing a crisis of overdose deaths from fentanyl and is warning the public about this unprecedented danger.

Substance abuse continues to rise across the United States taking its toll in the tens of thousands each year on youth and adults alike. A new report shows drug overdose deaths soared by close to 30% from 2019 to 2020, reaching a high of 93,000 with the illegal opioid fentanyl being the primary driver.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be 50-100 times more powerful than morphine. Just 150 micrograms carries a significant risk of death. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal, depending on a person’s body size. One kilogram of fentanyl has the potential to kill 500,000 people. A kilogram is roughly 2.2 pounds.

Just this week Colorado reported that fentanyl deaths have surged, reaching an average of two fatalities per day and 64 deaths per month. For comparison, in 2018 the average number of fentanyl deaths per month in Colorado was nine. In Fairfax County, Virginia, a report surfaced this last week stating that six young adults were found unconscious in an apartment from cocaine overdoses believed to be from a batch of fentanyl-laced cocaine circulating in the region. This report came on the heels of another from Long Island, New York, in August 2021, stating that six people died from ingesting cocaine laced with fentanyl.

A California father lost his college-age daughter in 2019 when she ingested what she thought was an oxycodone pill. It turned out that this was laced with a lethal dosage of fentanyl. She died at her home two days before Christmas at her home. Her father said in an interview that his daughter, "along with hundreds of thousands of other kids and young adults, was fatally poisoned.” He added, “Fentanyl has changed everything. This isn’t marijuana they are dealing. They’re dealing death.”

Struggling to reverse the trend of overdoses and drug abuse, the Mayor of Washington, DC, rolled out a new public education campaign initiative this past June to combat opioid, alcohol and other drug abuses in the city.

Thalia Ghiglia, faith liaison for the Foundation for a Drug Free World (DFW) in Washington, DC, said, “We’re definitely seeing a fentanyl problem here in our city and surrounding states, just like in the rest of the country. Some people don’t know their drug of choice has had fentanyl added to it. Some don’t think they will be the one to go and others seek it out for its high. The most tragic are the kids who think they are taking an Oxy, Xanax or Adderall pill and it turns out to be fentanyl. And just like that, they’re gone.”

“A lot of these deaths are reported on television news, so some are hearing the message, but getting the information of just how deadly fentanyl has become to young people requires a different approach.

“We all know that the solution to drug abuse is not a one-size-fits-all.

“We need to work together as a community. Many feel it’s not their concern or it’s an ‘over there’ problem and it is somebody else’s responsibility. But, in truth, the solution starts in our own homes, with our own children, having meaningful conversations, getting ourselves educated and then making sure our youth are educated as well as others. We should notice what is happening in our communities and do something about it. This way we can reach everybody,” Ms. Ghiglia continued.

Ms. Ghiglia, who has been working with the Foundation for a Drug-Free World since 2007, has spent the last year liaising with prevention advocates, city agencies and others, bringing the truth about drugs to various populations. DFW’s niche is to bring vital drug information to people in a simple clear way through its drug education booklets, public service announcements and as its award winning documentary film on 14 different drugs.

Working with other agencies and organizations in the city, Ms. Ghiglia has been giving drug education lectures virtually to school-age youth, parents, seniors and adults during the pandemic months, with the goal of bringing more understanding about the dangers of various drugs, especially to at-risk neighborhoods.

DFW get its Truth About Drugs message out through its booklets, videos and its award-winning documentary. It is doing its part in the battle against the influx of drugs to save lives and bring the message of hope and help to those in need. We need to reach people with this message before they become addicted.

People need to be reached with the Truth About Drugs before they become addicted. There is only one way this can be done, and that is a full-community effort, shoulder to shoulder, supporting city officials and having them, in turn, support the efforts of those working directly in the city’s hot spots. The message needs to be brought early on, often, and with true information to combat the lies of those who are profiting from drug dissemination.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation sponsored by the Church of Scientology and Scientologists all over the world that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

Through a worldwide network of volunteers, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World has gotten 50 million drug prevention booklets distributed. Tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 180 countries and the Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on more than 500 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructiveness of drugs so individuals can make their own informed decision not to use them.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World offers all its educational materials for free. Materials can be ordered at www.drugfreeworld.org. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is an international organization with materials in 22 languages.

References:
#1. DEA alert: https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2021/09/27/dea-issues-public-safety-alert
#2. Drug overdose deaths soar: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/14/drug-overdoses-pandemic-2020/
#3. Fentanyl seizures: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/fentanyl-seizures-u-s-southern-border-rise-dramatically-n1272676
#4. Fentanyl deaths surge in Colorado: https://www.denverpost.com/2021/09/26/fentanyl-deaths-colorado/
#5. Six overdoses in Fairfax County Virginia: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/6-overdose-in-fairfax-county-police-warn-of-potentially-deadly-batch-of-drugs/2808892//
#6. Six die in Long Island: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/31/nyregion/fentanyl-cocaine.html/
#7. CA father loses daughter: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/fentanyl-seizures-u-s-southern-border-rise-dramatically-n1272676
#8. Washington, DC, Mayor’s new releases new anti-drug program: https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/dc-leaders-roll-out-my-recovery-dc-campaign-to-fight-drug-abuse/65-bb206658-e94b-499c-842e-b89ca055e4c6/

Thalia Ghiglia
Drug-Free World
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