Entries in Anti-Vaccination Network (93)

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.

    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?

    Friday
    Feb272015

    US Anti-vaxxers praise the murder of Polio workers.

    Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan's restive southwest on Wednesday, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt an immunisation drive, officials said.

    The incident happened on the eastern outskirts of Quetta, the capital of oil and gas rich Baluchistan province. -News.net

     Anti-vaxxers have reacted to this news of murder with delight and celebration. On a Facebook group called Vaccine Resistance Movement. 

    Henry Carling of South Bend, Indiana writes: Sad but think how many children were saved. No worse than bombing an abortion clinic.

     

     Lou Ine writes: too bad bill gates wasn’t there

     

    Michael Kohloff of Riverside, California writes: I can’t really fault them. Self Defense.

     

    Haven DeLay writes: Can you blame these people in India for being angry? I think not. Bill should make a visit to India. Bet they would just love to see him there. I just have no sympathy for child poisoners.

     

    Rose Love from Reno, Nevada writes: Epic Karma!! If someone came in and killed, sterilized or paralyzed 47,500 of my children and friends and families children I might be tempted to do the same.

    Murder is Epic?

    Could the anti-vaccination movement become any more unhinged? My prediction; yes.

    Friday
    Feb132015

    Anti-vaxxer silences The Spudd

    A favorite tactic of miscreants seeking to silence their critics is to threaten a lawsuit in the hope that the website owner will cave into the threat and remove the criticism from the internet.

    TheSpudd.com a satire site that pokes fun at alternative health cranks has become the latest victim of this tactic.

    Yes folks for the first time, and presumably not the last, The Spudd has been threatened with libel action about a recent post. The post has since been taken down and we will not be divulging any details about the person responsible. -The Spudd

    Unfortunately the Spudd did cave into the threat and the material that the anti-vaxxer wanted removed is now gone. In my opinion handing the anti-vaxxer an easy victory like this only encourages them to continue the activity against their critics. Not only has the requested content been removed but the decision not to name the anti-vaxxer means there can be no Streisand Effect either.