Our guests on The Monitor this week are Steven Jones and Emily Tarsell
Steven Jones is an American physicist. For most of his career, Jones was known mainly for his work on muon-catalyzed fusion. In the fall of 2006, amid controversy surrounding his work on the collapse of the World Trade Center (which Jones believes was destroyed by controlled demolition during the September 11 attacks), he was relieved of his teaching duties and placed on paid leave from Brigham Young University. He retired on October 20, 2006 with the status of Professor Emeritus. He joins The Monitor this week to talk about 9/11, ten years later…and his recent work on alternative energy research.
Emily Tarsell‘s daughter Christina Richelle Tarsell died 18 days after her third shot of Gardasil, the drug in question for the HPV virus. Tarsell has been active on the issue since then.
“My daughter is one of about 100 deaths to date. There have been a much higher number of reports of auto-immune irregularities from the vaccine. Gardasil got fast track approval even though cervical cancer is not a huge problem in the U.S. because of the prevalence of pap smears here. To this day, there’s no proven benefit of Gardasil.” See Emily Tarsell’s testimony here: http://thefightback.org/2011/01/is-d-c-s-hpv-vaccine-mandate-a-mistake
Rick Perry again said he should have consulted the state legislature before ordering all Texas pre-teen girls to be vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical cancer, unless their parents refused. ‘I am always going to err on the side of life,’ he said.
“Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a tea party favorite who has fallen back in recent polls, swung in forcefully. ‘Is it about life or was it about millions of dollars and potentially billions for a drug company’ whose lobbyist was a former top Perry aide, she asked.
“Perry said the drug maker, Merck, gave his campaign $5,000 of the roughly $30 million he raised. ‘If you’re saying that I can be bought for $5,000, I’m offended,’ Perry said.
“The Minnesota congresswoman shot back, ‘Well, I’m offended for all the little girls and the parents that didn’t have a choice.'”
Full video of the CNN/Tea Party Express event: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2011/09/13/acosta-gop-debate-wrap.cnn?iref=allsearch