Notable January 14 birthdays:

Dave Grohl ( 1969 - ), American musician ( Nirvana, Foo Fighters ), producer: "Once you find that inspiration, you shouldn't be afraid to follow it...There's a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married...You will only be great at things you love to do. Don't pursue a career in something you hate to do...No one is, and that is your power."

LL Cool J ( James Todd Smith, Ladies Love Cool James, 1968 - ), American rapper, actor, producer: "Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals...When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the calmest. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on...You have to always continue to strive no matter how hard things get, no matter how troubled you feel. No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win." reports news from the 99%. You do the research.

PAUL TURNER: Pharma is a trillion-dollar industry that hires brilliant marketing teams. It’s estimated that around 75% of sponsorship money for networks and news comes from the pharmaceutical industry.

Too many have been well shielded from learning the true history and the true risks versus benefits of vaccines. We need to keep in mind the "truth" goes to the highest bidder and this is especially evident over the last few years. In order to actually research the truth, you need to be an old hand at it or you need help. Many have been conditioned to reject our help.

A lot of our perceptions about vaccines are due to Public Relations campaigns and not unbiased scientific studies. Keep in mind that advertising works, which is why companies spend so much money on it. Big Pharma has way deep pockets and spends more on marketing tactics (propaganda) to convince us we need their products than they spend on research. And they are embedded in the agencies which were supposed to protect us.

It isn't easy getting past the literally hundreds of hours of pharmaceutical programming most have been subjected to. We have been taught to block out basic truths concerning the harms that go with using pharmaceuticals, so it can be frustrating trying to get through the cognitive dissonance.  Pablo Turner