Reminder: Conscientious Objection permitted in New South Wales until the end of this year

As most of you will already know, the New South Wales parliament recently passed legislation abolishing the right to conscientiously object to vaccination for the purpose of enrolment in early education services in that state. The law takes effect on 01 January 2018.

However, as the law applies only to those enrolments on or after that date, and not existing enrolments, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children may still be enrolled up until 31 December 2017, even if the placement does not commence until 2018.

So, if you were considering enrolling your child in an early education service next year, please ensure the enrolment is finalised before the end of this year.

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Not just marijuana: The FDA has always denied the existence of therapeutic benefits associated with ALL plants

FDA: Plants are no medicine

(NaturalNews) Those who support the nationwide legalization of marijuana for therapeutic use, were disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent failure to reclassify marijuana’s status from that of a Schedule I drug to another more appropriate classification.Since 23 states have now legalized marijuana for medical use, and since numerous studies have confirmed its value as medicine and have proven that it is safe, it seemed the logical next step to begin relaxing the laws at the federal level.

Is marijuana really more dangerous than meth or PCP?

After all, Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act are defined as those having “high potential for abuse; no currently accepted medical use; [and] lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.”

Aside from marijuana, schedule I drugs include heroin and other drugs that can be considered dangerous. But to anyone with any semblance of an open mind, marijuana should not fall into this category – especially considering that Schedule II substances (which are legally considered less dangerous than Schedule I drugs), include methamphetamine, cocaine and PCP.

Could any sane person argue that marijuana is somehow more dangerous than meth, cocaine or PCP?

The truth is that the FDA does not operate on principles that could be considered sane. In fact, the agency’s long history of outlawing natural plant-based therapeutic substancesclearly indicates that its chief mission is to protect the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry.

For example, the FDA’s handling of one such plant-based medicinal substance – pyridoxamine – reveals the extent to which the agency is willing to stoop to protect the interests of drug manufacturers.

In 2005, the pharmaceutical company Biostratum, Inc., found out that pyridoxamine – the active ingredient of one of its new drugs – was already available as a natural supplement and had been on the market for decades.

Fearing the loss of profits, Biostratum approached the FDA asking the agency to declare supplements containing pyridoxamine as being “adulterated” – a move that would effectively prevent anyone other than Biostratum from selling the substance.


Defective sewage waste infrastructure blamed for rise in superbugs

Superbugs just for you!

(NaturalNews) Last summer, beaches and waterways were closed after St. Petersburg dumped millions of gallons of a mixture of storm water and untreated sewage into Tampa Bay and Clam Bayou. Swimming, fishing and even playing in the water were subsequently banned, and residents were warned to avoid any type of contact with surface water.The fecal bacteria within this water was deemed dangerous enough to force the closures, but now there is something even more dire to worry about in the area’s waters…

While the world debates global warming, solar physicist warns of coming Ice Age

A new ice age

(NaturalNews) While a significant number of people and world leaders are concerned about global warming, a renowned solar physicist has come up with a theory that is entirely contradictory.Professor Valentina Zharkova, a solar physicist at the UK’s Northumbria University, claims that the earth is in fact not warming up, but cooling down. She has been conducting extensive research on sunspots – ominously cooler regions of the sun’s surface characterized by intense magnetic activity –…