Wednesday
Apr222015

Anti-vaccine campaigners obsession with rape.

Back in 2011 MerylDorey, then president of the Australian Vaccination Network made her now infamous Facebook post likening vaccination to rape.

After being repeatedly condemned by the media and society in general it would be expected that even the most moronic half-wit would have learned their lesson about making such absurd comparisons. However anti-vaccination campaigners it seems are not quite as intelligent as moronic half-wits because even after years of condemnation they are still making such comments.

Just a few hours ago the Australian Vaccination Network made the comparison again. Because some people never learn.

 However, unlike fours year ago the AVN is now coming under fire from within.

Even confirmed anti-vaxxers don't want anything to do with it.

With Facebook posts such as this the AVN is quickly alienating the few remaining friends it still has.

Wednesday
Apr152015

Anti-vaxxers co-ordinate Denial of Service Attack against Federal Government

If you've seen the news lately then you'll know that the Abbot government has recently announced plans to strip anti-vaxxers of welfare payments for refusing to vaccinate their childeren. 

Australian parents will lose thousands of dollars of childcare and welfare benefits if they refuse to vaccinate their kids.
The “no jab, no pay” plan, announced by the federal government today, has bipartisan support. Thousands of families could lose payments, with the government estimating about 39,000 children under seven have not received immunisation because their parents are vaccine objectors. But Social Service Minister Scott Morrison said it’s not fair for taxpayers to subsidise parents who choose not to immunise. -The Australian

Australian welfare payments have certain conditions that must be met before you can claim a hand out from the taxpayer. For example the Disability Support Pension is only available for people who have a disability. Student welfare payments, called AusStudy in Australia can only be claimed by people undertaking a "full-time study load" who do not earn money via paid employment. While people claiming the New Start job seekers allowance must be looking for work.

 

Other welfare payments such as The Family Tax Benefit part A and the Child Care Benefit. Also have requirements that need to be met before a person is eligible to claim the benefit. In this case it is a requirement to immunise your children to be eligible for payment. However there was a loophole that allowed parents who neglect to vaccinate their children to still claim welfare payments despite not meeting the eligibility requirements. However there was an exemption in place that allowed people to claim “Conscientious Objection” to vaccination that would allow them to claim welfare payments despite failing to meet the immunisation requirements.

 

For years, anti-vaxxers have claimed “Conscientious Objection” to life saving medicine in order to claim a welfare payment they do not meet the requirements for. This is welfare fraud, albeit a legal one. The government has now closed this loophole to prevent tax payers money being spent on people who wish to endanger the community.

 

Unsurprisingly the Australian Vaccination Network, an extremist anti-vaccination lobby group that is no stranger to committing criminal acts. Is now encouraging members to partake in a “Phone Jam” whereby they attempt to flood the phone lines of Social Services Minister, Scott Morrison.

 The idea was first posted on No Vaccines Australia with the stated intention of clogging up the phone lines.

However attempting to "Clog up the phone lines" is a crime in Australia as it is in effect a Denial of Service Attack.

477.3  Unauthorised impairment of electronic communication

             (1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

                     (a)  the person causes any unauthorised impairment of electronic communication to or from a computer; and

                     (b)  the person knows that the impairment is unauthorised; and

                     (c)  one or both of the following applies:

                              (i)  the electronic communication is sent to or from the computer by means of a carriage service;

                             (ii)  the electronic communication is sent to or from a Commonwealth computer.

 

Penalty:  10 years imprisonment.

-Criminal Code Act 1995, Part 10.7—Computer offences, Australia

For some reason anti-vaxxers,especially The Australian Vaccination Network like to think they are above the law and free to engage in harassment and abuse as they see fit. So far the Australian Vaccination Network has tried the following (and rapidly growing) list of tactics.


  • False DMCA reports.
  • False reporting of critics websites to anti-virus vendors.
  • Threatening Politicians.
  • Harassing, abusing, vilifying Grieving Families.
  • Impersonating critics websites (badly).
  • Spamming, email bombarding Members of Parliament.
  • Calling Doctors and Courts peadophiles.
  • Accused a mobile health service of kidnapping kids off the street.
  • Abusing Facebooks report feature to get critics banned.
  • Withholding Financial Reports from the department of Fair Trading.
  • Advocating the use of violence against critics.
  • Contacting Civil Rights groups and failing to spot the irony.
  • Promoting a fake church to dodge the law.
  • Lying to fair trading, and it's not even a very good lie.
  • Bullying Doctors.
  • Calling their critics terrorists.
  • Seeking Court orders to silence their critics.
  • Bomb Threats to venues if anti-vax talks are cancelled.
  • Compare Health advocates to Charlie Hebdo gunmen.
  • Ask for photos of dead childeren to be sent to the media.
  • Crimminal Vandalism of pro-vaccination billboards.
  • Registering other peoples business names.
  • Attempted Murder, by giving bogus health advice. (You find another name for it)
  • Anti-vaxxers claim to be persecuted like the Jews in the holocaust.
  • Phone Jamming Session.
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    This is only a small list of abhorrent or at the very least, questionable behaviour that I have documented on this site over the past 5 years. I know there is a significantly enormous amount of bad behaviour that I haven't written about yet. Mainly because I haven't had the time to write a whole encyclopedia.

    Sunday
    Mar222015

    Google Play should delete The Whole Pantry

    I spoke previously about how Belle Gibson used her story of cancer survival to raise money for charity though The Whole Pantry and how the money was never handed over. Following revelations that Ms Gibsons likely faked her cancer in order to garner support for her business, Apple has since deleted her "The Whole Panty" app from it's stores.

    Global tech company Apple appears to have buckled to mounting pressure to end its partnership with Melbourne social media entrepreneur Belle Gibson, with her top-rating app vanishing from its smartwatch and iPad promotions. 

    ...

    The Whole Pantry app has already been pulled from the Apple Store, and Ms Gibson's book deals have been scrapped by her Australian and international publishers. Customers who purchased the app and cookbook have also demanded refunds. -Sydney Morning Herald

    Her book by the same name was also canned by publishers in the United Kingdom.

    A blogger who gained a huge online following after saying she was beating brain cancer through “nutrition and holistic medicine” rather than conventional treatment has had her book withdrawn from publication after doubts were raised about her claims.

    Belle Gibson’s recipe book, The Whole Pantry, was due to be published in the UK by Penguin next month. But the publishing house yesterday revealed it had shelved publication after failing to receive “sufficient explanation” from the Australian author about doubts being cast on her story.

    -The Independent

    Publishing of The Whole Pantry has also stopped in Australia.

    Publisher Penguin Random House has stopped printing The Whole Pantry amid uncertainty around whether its author, Belle Gibson, had cancer.

    The success her book and smartphone application, which advocates natural therapies, has been largely credited for her high profile as a cancer survivor.

    "Despite our best endeavours, we have not received sufficient explanation from Ms Gibson, author of The Whole Pantry recipe book, in response to recent allegations," Penguin said in a statement.

    "As such, we have been left with no other option but to stop supplying the book in Australia.

    -ABC News

    The Whole Pantry is now only available in the Google Play store. Everyone else has stopped selling it due to the fraudulent business of it's author. The Whole Pantry is such an integral part of the charity scam that deleting it is the only ethical thing to do.

    Google's social media team are active on twitter and do respond to people. However they have not responded to my tweet regarding The Whole Pantry still being on sale. I will continue to push them through other avenues until I at least get a response.

    See also: The Whole Pantry Charity Fraud.

    Saturday
    Mar212015

    Anti-vaxxers continue their Facebook censorship campaign.

    Let's be clear about this. Censorship is the tool of the coward and so it comes as no surprise that anti-vaccination campaigners always attempt to suppress criticism rather than address it. Their most popular tactic is to abuse the Facebook reporting feature to get their critics kicked off Facebook.

    There is a group on Facebook called Anti Vax Wall of Shame (AVWOS) which mocks and ridicules the absurd claims of anti-vaxxers on Facebook in public groups. So rather than simply ignoring AVWOS, or better yet refrain from saying stupid things in public. The anti-vaxxers have decided to play their trump card; Facebook censorship.

    The plan is to bombard Facebook with complaints until Anti-vax Wall of Shame is removed. The anti-vaxxers have learned how to exploit Facebook's automated tools and have a well established history of using it to silence anyone they don't like. Of course if the plan doesn't work they have a conspiracy theory all lined up ready to go.

    When questioned by other members about freedom of speech they just repeat one of their favorite lies about critics.

    You're asking for proof from anti vaxxers? Good luck with that.

    I really hope this is true because it will certainly be a lot of fun. The last anti-vaxxer to accuse me of hacking was ordered by the court to pay my legal costs. It should come as no surprise that lunatic conspiracy theorists don't tend to fare so well in court.

    Anti-vaxxers also oppose the use of virus scanners. For the love of all viruses.

    Flooding Facebook with false complaints for the purpose of punishing your critics is harassment. This is a deliberate orchestrated campaign to have people banned from Facebook for daring to post screenshots that have been taken from a public group.

    This is not the first time anti-vaxxers have resorted to these tactics and probably won't be the last. It all started back in 2012. See: Why does Meryl Dorey fear free speech?

    Monday
    Mar162015

    The Whole Pantry Charity Fraud.

    Belle Gibson claims to have survived cancer and has used the story of her miraculous survival to raise money for charity by creating The Whole Pantry, an electronic cookbook full of recipes to promote a healthy lifestyle. However despite raising over $300,000 for charity Ms Belle has instead kept the money rather than handing it over.

    Melbourne businesswoman Belle Gibson, founder of food and health app The Whole Pantry, solicited donations from a loyal following of 200,000 people in the name of at least five charities that have no record of receiving money from her. -The Age

    When confronted by angry members of the public The Whole Pantry started spewing all sorts of pathetic excuses for the charity swindle. Their favorite being that their books are being brought up to date.

    The Whole Pantry also states on its Facebook page: "TWP, is a for-profit company, but has great, enthusiastic intentions of giving back as much as possible to the organisations and charities which the TWP team and community support, respect and are passionate about." This claim to be a non-profit company is quickly refuted with a search of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission records.

    The Whole Pantry is not a company, or any other type of legal entity. Instead it is the business name of Belle Gibson who runs The Whole Pantry as a sole trader. There is of course nothing wrong with this particular business model, but why lie and pretend to be a company when you are not. I can only speculate that this may be to take the heat off her co-conspirators who have referred to her as "Belle, our previous Managing Director,". Or it could be the fact that individuals face prison time, while a company only faces a $28,000 fine.

    Not only did Belle Gibson/The Whole Pantry fail to pass on the money she raised for charity but now there are doubts about her having ever had cancer. In fact she now seems to be covering up all claims of having ever had cancer.

    SOCIAL media entrepreneur Belle Gibson appears to be erasing her stories of terminal illness from the internet, as further evidence emerged yesterday casting doubt on her claims to have survived a terminal brain tumour for five years without treatment. Ms Gibson, who began an internationally successful “wellness” business on the back of her claims, failed yesterday to respond to a report in The Australian that revealed her history of unusual and contradictory claims of terminal illness. -Herald Sun
    Belle Gibson built her little business empire with story of her cancer survival and if she hadn't swiped the charity money chances are nobody would question her health claims. After all who's going to take the risk of falsely accusing a cancer patient, of anything.