I will never understand the inconsistency of Facebook. According to them, you can’t tell a person to go back to school and that they know nothing and understand less. I ask you, what is wrong with that criticism? Well they seem to think there’s something wrong with it and I’m suspended until June 15 – but that’s beside the point. The real issue here is that Courtney Hebberman, the target of the comment, is a precious little witch with a very thin skin. Very common amongst anti vaxxers.
This happened on a thread on Fiona Patten’s timeline. Now for those of you who don’t know, Fiona is the leader of the Australian Sex Party and at present a member of Victoria’s Legislative Council. The party responded to a request for support by the Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network and gave them a brilliant fire and brimstone response.
Fiona linked the letter from the AVsN website – published unedited as requested. And Hebberman was one of several anti vaxxers to rail up against her and the party. Now I can’t remember now what set me off to make the comment that I did that upset poor little Courtney (all together now; “Aw did diddums get a boo boo”) but here are some examples of her stupidity.
The idiot linked Tim Bolen’s website! As if he’s got his feet on the ground! Public health legislation is the other way around when it comes to the media. It reports on it! It’s doing it’s job for goodness sake! Murdoch doesn’t get one cent from the pharmaceutical companies except in advertising space – which they pay for like everyone else does! How is that unlawful?
Turnbull owns none, because he’s not allowed. I don’t know about Lucy but as long as there is no conflict of interest then there’s no problem.
Anne Watson had a crack at Hebberman demanding “scientific empirical evidence” opposing vaccines – and look at this drivel in reply!
There is so much wrong with this it’s unreal. Vaccines are NOT inherently risky! Children are not healthy if they aren’t protected from preventable diseases. There is no coercion. You can forgo your tax deductions if you like. Your choice. No biggie. So it’s not illegal. And what was that about HYPER stimulation? What rubbish! Aside from the fact that Hebberman – an Australian – doesn’t know what aluminium is! Notice she used the Yank spelling! Where are the compounds based in that? Nowhere because it’s an adjuvant!! And besides – as part of the entire compound of a vaccine it loses any toxic value it has! Whoever heard of ASIA?
Hebberman then put up a pic that was ridiculous, claiming that 12 studies showed a link between particular vaccines and Autism (aside from the MMR which I’ll get to in a moment). 12 studies and no links to said studies. Besides – there are many more studies that say the complete opposite! NO association! For crying out loud.
The reference to the MMR vaccine brought up the anti vaxxers favourite topic – William Thompson. For crying out loud, he was defamed by Brian Hooker! How many times do we have to say that??
The rest of Hebberman’s comments were pretty much the same shtick. And as of this morning I am delighted to say that it appears karma has struck. On the back of my suspension I reported as many of Hebberman’s posts as I could that I felt fitted the harassment category – and I got the message this morning that a previous refusal had been reversed and it looks like Hebberman has been kicked off Facebook! Well that account has been disabled anyway! Serves her right and I’d like to think I was the one responsible. Chances are though it may have been someone else reporting the same remark in a different way, but who cares?