Posts Tagged ‘injury’

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Professional Slaves

 by Lawrence Ware

The most insightful scene about sports and race in an American film is found in something that’s not technically a sports movie.

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained is a film about slavery disguised as a spaghetti western. When we come across the scene in question, Django is a former slave in the Antebellum South looking for his wife. It’s a little over half way through the film. Jamie Foxx’s Django is playing the role of an expert in Mandingo fighting to gain the trust of the man who has his wife — Calvin Candy played by Leonardo DiCaprio. When we meet Candy, he is leisurely enjoying a fight while smoking a cigar. At the end of the fight, the loser is killed, and the winner is sent off with a beer in his hands. He shuffles away with a smile on his face because he pleased his master and has been, in his eyes, properly compensated for risking his life.

This is without question the most insightful scene in an American film about the role of black men in sports. Indeed exploitation is not exclusive to black athletes (white and brown athletes are often financially exploited — especially when coming from an impoverished background), butDjango Unchained brilliantly comments upon the marginalization black male athletes have suffered in America.

Still don’t see it? Let me break it down.

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We hear a lot of hyperbolic, smug propaganda whenever anyone brings up vaccines. The people usually have no knowledge of the actual facts (nor do they care to know).

Tens of thousands of teen girls suffer serious illnesses after HPV cervical cancer jab
Brain-Damaged UK Victims of Swine Flu Vaccine to Get £60 Million Compensation

I also recently posted that the US government is colluding (as usual) by eliminating vaccine lawsuit data from its reports. Our system is one of bribery-as-usual, and it is corrupt from top to bottom.

In such an environment step the pseudo-intellectuals, armed with the latest NPR spin, confident that if they pretend they are siding with “the scientists” then they don’t actually have to know anything about the issue. Such mindless, ridiculous pretense should be mocked and derided.

I haven’t even touched upon the glaring corruption of scientific publications by industry.

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Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website
Recent Rise in Vaccine Victims’ Court Decisions and Concessions Not Reflected in Revised Government Chart

In March, the federal government removed the latest vaccine injury court statistics—more than a year’s worth of data—from one of its publicly reported charts. It was an abrupt departure from the normal practice of updating the figures monthly.

Wiping the latest data means the “adjudication” chart on a government website no longer reflects the recent, sharp rise in court victories for plaintiffs who claimed their children were seriously injured or killed by one or more vaccines.

Since January of 2014, twice as many victims have won court decisions than the previous eight years combined. In these court decisions, a judge ruled the evidence showed vaccines “more likely than not” caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

Also on the rise is the number of vaccine injury cases the government has “conceded”: up 55% in a little over one year.