Hilary Butler - Sunday, June 04, 2017
And my choice, Lance O’Sullivan.
On 4th June, 2017, you appeared on Maori TV .
You said words to the effect of, “If a person chooses not to vaccinate and gets that disease and it results in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of treatment, as a member of society, I don’t want to have to pay for that.”
So Lance, please answer these questions:
If some of...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, January 22, 2017
The Onion, which calls itself “America’s finest news source”, filled space with another vitriol variant on Mike Pence today. “What Hilary? You don’t like satire? It’s just words Hilary. Humour makes the world go around didn’t you know?”
What I know is that death and life are in the power of words, and those who love words, w...
Hilary Butler - Monday, August 20, 2012
Recently, my husband took himself down for the mandatory two-yearly doctor’s appointment which certifies octogenarians as being roadworthy.
For a few days before hand there was a bit of muttering, but finally he succumbed to the system’s dictates, stuck his nose in the air, jogged down the road, and presenting his suntanned celery-stalks of legs and white mop of wisdom at ...
Hilary Butler - Monday, September 12, 2011
Sitting back watching the medical and political system defending Gardasil is quite amusing. First, the usual bloggers who fall under the “anti the anti-vaccine people” catagory, take uneducated speculative ranting swipes (and I’m not providing URLs because their ignorance is worse than their insolence), and then, as usual, the media doesn’t understand the signi...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, May 01, 2011
The Guardian today, produced a scrappy piece of journalism here, under the heading "Herbal remedies banned as EU rule takes effect." Whatever the actualities of what herbals will survive, and what is banned, is a much deeper issue. The voices of the skeptical comments supporting only big pharma, fall into two categories. The intolerant, who wouldn't know a fact if they saw one,...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, March 19, 2011
Do you, like some other kiwis I know, roll up and get your five yearly "pneumonia shot"? You did know, of course, that it was useless, right? Of course not. I mean, if that was the case, your doctor wouldn't have given it to you, right? You did know that the Cochrane Collaboration, medical doyen of evidence based medicine, has stated that the polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine is useless since...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, February 08, 2011
This post is specifically for parents who believe their children have been damaged by Gardasil, and is an attempt to put in the public arena, information which has been conveyed privately, until now. This is information you need to know if your child is damaged, or had died after Gardasil.
If your child has died.
Current autopsy protocols in New Zealand are totally inadequate.
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Open Letter to the Hon Minister of Health, Tony Ryall, Dear Mr Ryall, We realise that health policy is determined by your advisors, but we believe that it's time for you to independently do some research on Pubmed, Google Scholar and apply some commonsense to the escalating industry entrenchment around the expensive testing for and treatment of rheumatic fever. What most conce...
Hilary Butler - Friday, November 26, 2010
On November 16th, 2010, Vaccine published an article titled “Public vaccination programmes against hepatitis B in The Netherlands: Assessing whether a targeted or a universal approach is appropriate”. This long, convoluted self-justifying article gives an extensive review on the Hepatitis B situation in the Netherlands; what is known; what is not; and the statistical ...
Hilary Butler - Monday, November 08, 2010
Today was yet another embarrassing day for the "love a quick fix" medical system. The Sunday Independant in the UK revealed that secret documents marked "closed until 2014", showed that in 1982, the Medical Research Council was warned that benzodiazepines, which were marketted as "completely harmless", could cause brain shrinkage, and brain damage. The Department of Health, ver...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, October 31, 2010
In the Sunday Star Times today, Judge David McNaughton delivered a swift message to Starship doctors about predictive and substandard medical care, and the presumption of guilt without good cause. The Judge found Famaile Lino not guilty of abusing his six month old child after Starship jumped to conclusions, and robustly defended their own preconceived mindsets. The L...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, October 28, 2010
"Surprise: Scientists discover that inflammation helps to heal wounds". Interesting headline, huh? Remind you of anything? Like "Fever helps the body successfully fight disease, and using drugs to reduce fever, gives the infection the advantage." ?? So why did the medical mantra of treating sprains with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), become so popula...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, October 23, 2010
Warning. Having an opinion is dangerous. Have you noticed the plethora of "needed" (choke) rules, regulations and safety requirements which stalk anyone who might want to do something adventurous? Take for instance a group who sets up a children's adventure camp. They analyse any possible problems, and try to cover every eventuality. Parents sign their kid...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, October 02, 2010
(By Peter Butler) Especially when it's been spent dealing with issues and systems governed by engrained mindsets, and heavily influenced by huge vested interests more interested in profits, than making available all of the facts ...without restriction; or providing customized care to unique individuals, rather than trying to fit everyone into their "one-size-fits-all" moulds.
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
When I wrote our home education curriculum it incorporated what I consider an essential foundation stone. A lifestyle must surely include the integration of every aspect of daily living. You cannot put different issues into little boxes with an appropriate label, and then apply differing standards and values to their implementation. To do so will produce inconsistencies, double standards and hy...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Professor Hemila quite rightly asks sciblogs why they blethered on about mice and cancer instead of actually DOING a literature review on vitamin C and Pneumonia.... Did Sciblogs... actually put their brains into gear? Professor Hemila's Finnish website is the BEST place on internet to find early and more recent published medical information...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, June 13, 2010
As someone who spent some years working in restaurants, I laughed when I read a recent article about how bad New Zealanders are when it comes to complaining about the quality of food in a restaurant. The article talked about how people would whinge in private, complain to their mates, or not go back to the restaurant, but rarely did they have the guts to go to the restaurant and explain what th...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, June 10, 2010
London Time’s headline shrieks: “Leading scientist accuses doctors of increasing fear of vaccines” When are scientists going to understand that they don’t know everything, and the world doesn’t revolve around their myopic thought patterns? Why is the primary aim of scientists to make everyone conform to their own thinking. Why do they assume that, “For ...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, June 06, 2010
Why doesn't the World Health Organisation stop making fools of themselves? As reported in the Washington Post two European reports have been very critical of the WHO's handling of the swine flu pandemic. WHO's reply? "The idea that we declared a pandemic when there wasn't a pandemic is both historically inaccurate and downright irresponsible," said WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl in a telephon...