A study of 1.3 million kids revealed no link between vaccines and autism

You can read more at this link but here are the most relevant parts:

 

Five cohort studies involving 1,256,407 children and five case-control studies involving 9920 children were included in this analysis

 

Findings of this meta-analysis suggest that vaccinations are not associated with the development of autism or autism spectrum disorder.

 

There is no reason to be anti-vaccine other than being pro-disinformation.

 

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Crime rates have fallen 45% since 1990 but the incarceration rate has jumped 220%

That and some other disturbing statistics from the Harvard Gazette:

 

While crime rates have fallen 45 percent since 1990, the memo said that the incarceration rate is now at a “historically unprecedented level,” jumping 222 percent between 1980 and 2012.  An African-American man who never graduated from high school has a 70 percent likelihood of being imprisoned by his mid-30s; for similarly educated white men, the rate is about 15 percent. And the United States imprisons at a rate six times greater than most peer nations, including those of the European Union, Japan, Israel, and Mexico.

 

The for-profit prison industry has done irreparable damage to this country and shutting that down is the only way.  You can contact your local congressman or woman via this link.  It’s not much but it’s something and only takes a couple minutes.  If not this issue, then send an e-mail about your issue.

 

 

 

 

Henry Melton wants to stay in Chicago, hopes for new deal

Henry Melton, the best interior defensive lineman the Bears have had since Tommie Harris blew out his knee, has expressed his desire to stay in Chicago to play for the Bears now and in the future.

Henry Melton at the 2012 Pro Bowl with teammate Julius Peppers.  Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Henry Melton at the 2012 Pro Bowl with teammate Julius Peppers. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

“Yeah, I’d love to be here long-term.  I like the new coaching staff. It looks like we’re going to be getting back to where we need to be, which is on top, so I’d like to be here long-term. We’ll just see how it goes.”

Melton is also a class act:

“I’m not going to yell about it or anything like that.  I’m just going to come to work, and whatever happens is going to happen.”

Melton had 44 tackles and six sacks last season while only playing in 14 games.  He is the interior rusher the Bears defense has lacked for years and already one of the best in the NFL.

Also of note is that Devin Hester took no snaps with the offense.

“He’ll be spending time totally focused in on being the best returner in the NFL,” said Bears head coach Marc Trestman.

story courtesy of the Sun Times