Snowden, the CDC whistleblower: who owns information?

Snowden, CDC whistleblower: who owns information?

by Jon Rappoport

September 22, 2014

Let me start with this general statement: there are scientists and politicians who are trained like dogs to believe that corrections to the deepest crimes of government can be achieved through an orderly structure and process.

This belief is a form of mind control. It’s engraved in a place where so-called rational people still entertain a fairy tale about rescue and “everything working out properly, through channels.”

Among the many differences between Ed Snowden and William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, there is one striking similarity.

They’ve both taken government documents. In Snowden’s case, NSA material. In Thompson’s case, CDC vaccine-data.

Casual readers of the Thompson scandal don’t seem to realize that, beyond his public statement admitting gross fraud in a 2004 study falsely exonerating the MMR vaccine and its connection to autism, Thompson has sent out thousands of pages of CDC vaccine data to several people. And as yet, we don’t know what these pages contain.

(The study in question: DeStefano F, Bhasin TK, Thompson WW, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Boyle C. “Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan atlanta.” Pediatrics. 2004;3:259–266. The link to this study is here.)

It’s estimated that a paltry 2% of the cache Snowden walked off with has been released so far. Control of the material is in the hands of a small number of journalists.

Thompson has apparently sent his data to Brian Hooker, PhD, Andrew Wakefield (?), and Congressman Bill Posey.

In both the Snowden and the Thompson situations, there is a bottleneck on release of the information.

Re Thompson’s situation: it would seem that by blacking out names of vaccine recipients, all his data could be released without further attention.

Who owns the Thompson vaccine-data? The federal government? The CDC? Of course not. The feds can “own it” only by self-aggrandizing assertion and/or force. The people have a right to see it, read it, analyze it, understand it, use it, share it.

In Snowden’s case, journalists and media outlets are deciding, in concert with lawyers and government people, what to release.

In Thompson’s case, Hooker, Wakefield (?), Posey, and whoever else might have this cache of CDC data relating to vaccines are making the decisions about release. And Thompson is, too, of course.

This is absurd. Perhaps 100,000 pages of Thompson material, which every person has the right to see, are being held out of circulation.

On what basis? Well, the usual basis: in order to “keep the story alive,” small amounts should be dribbled out online now and then; the material should be analyzed and vetted by experts—in this case, independent experts—because “no one else can really understand it”; and the best place to put all this information is the Congressional Record—back into the hands of government, from whence it came.

These arguments don’t cut it. They don’t make sense. They violate a basic principle: vital government information belongs to the people.

The holders of the Thompson data need to understand this. Thompson’s passing of the data to them gives them no special right to oversight or control.

The pages of data weren’t Thompson’s to begin with. He didn’t own them. He had access to them. He took them. That’s all. He wasn’t transferring his personal property to other people.

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Presumably, Thompson’s cache points to evidence of vaccine harm and damage, evidence which has been concealed from the American people.

Past damage, present damage, future damage.

Hooker, Wakefield (?), Posey: why are you holding back the data? Why are you keeping it hidden? Under what delusion are you operating? How long are you going to keep this up?

Have you decided the data should be secreted until a Congressional hearing takes place? Are you willing to discuss the dubious wisdom of that strategy openly?

I am.

Releasing the CDC data doesn’t preclude a hearing, if that’s what you’re waiting for. If anything, it strengthens the case for a hearing—although I foresee no great effect from a day of wrangling testimony in a House Committee room.

Why do otherwise intelligent people keep falling for the solution of “a Congressional hearing?” There is no rainbow there, and no pot of gold. Don’t you get it? The CDC and its allies are powerful enough to rig a hearing. The federal government is never going to admit extreme liability in the area of vaccines. Never.

Face up to that. Accept it.

Am I the only one calling for a wholesale release of the Thompson vaccine-data?

Government scientists routinely believe they have some proprietary right to research data. They’re dead wrong. So why should a few people who now have the Thompson data assert the same proprietary right?

In my opinion, it’s because they continue to believe in some order and structure that can save the day. Their own order or the order of Congress.

There are hundreds of thousands of independent researchers around the world who can look at all the Thompson and analyze it and see what it means and says.

And there are laypeople and independent reporters who deserve a crack at it, too.

Unless this is some gigantic boondoggle and con, and the Thompson data aren’t very important at all.

Either way, we need to know. Now.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

7 comments on “Snowden, the CDC whistleblower: who owns information?

  1. BonnieJ says:

    The records need to be released! it’s criminal not to and the truth needs to be known. No cover up – there is no other acceptable way. Who’s with me?

  2. NWO Reporter says:

    It seems like all the data, from every study, should be put up online by the CDC for all to access at any time. Why not? Presumably it is already online on the CDC intranet — I doubt groups of researchers are all working from a notebook of hard-copy data — so the costs to make it available on the public Internet should not be that high. There would still be deception I’m sure, but at least it would be a start.

    I think there are probably two variations on a hidden agenda to conceal the risks of vaccines. The controllers at the top want to use vaccines for social control and profit, and their methods are not restricted by conscience, because they have none. They know the public would never use vaccines if they had an accurate picture of the risks.

    The people who serve the controllers, like Thompson, have the same agenda to conceal the risks, but believe, at least in the beginning, that the purpose is to protect the public. Like most people, they’ve never really questioned the meme that vaccines saved the world, with just a little unavoidable outlier fallout. They know from their training that a lot of people would avoid the risk, even a minimal risk, out of individual self-interest. So they collude to conceal the risks, believing they are part of a privileged class making better decisions for a less enlightened public who might selfishly reject their social responsibility to get vaccinated.

    In the course of their work, things likely come up that cause them to question the agenda. Sounds like that’s what happened with Thompson. He knew the risks he concealed back in 2004 were significant — he said so. He ignored it for years, burying it in some corner of his conscience, where a lot of other stuff is probably buried as well. The diffusion of responsibility makes it easier, since his coauthors and other researchers he works with are all doing the same.

    If Thompson is lucky, he’ll be “promoted” to a position in the CDC with zero responsibility or oversight. He may die a mysterious early death regardless — they couldn’t allow him to stay there for years, and then write a book about it once he retires. He’ll never get a good job with a pharmaceutical company because he can’t be trusted. He could surely make a reasonable living by coming clean now and writing about all his secrets. His life may still be in danger, but probably less so, and at least he could save his soul. He must believe he has one, or he wouldn’t have talked in the first place.

  3. Glenda says:

    Andrew Wakefield was a British Doctor who first highlighted the link between the MMR vaccine and Autism in 1998. You are American so you are halfway forgiven. Wikipedia refers to his research as fraudulent but a lot of people think otherwise.
    Have a look at an article and interview on Global Research the url is:-

    • wfdunlap says:

      Maybe I’m misunderstanding your point, but this article had nothing to do with the veracity of Wakefield’s study. There have been rumors that the data from Thompson’s research, data missing from the study listed at the top of this article, data that may show a link between the MMR vaccine and autism, was passed along to Wakefield recently. The author is admonishing Wakefield, among others, to release the data, rather than sit on it. This is a story that is only a few weeks old. I’m guessing you are not American and there’s been a rather effective media blackout on it, so you might be unfamiliar with the story, and by your comment I think you may be unfamiliar with Jon’s work too. He’s covered this story very well. You should check it out.

  4. Andy Boyle says:

    Would richard thompson’s lawyer be able to talk with you? I find it strange that he is still at the CDC. Could his leaked info be time bombs of truth that he set (like ed swonden), to protect himself in the event of his death?

  5. Allison says:

    I am a public health researcher. Before data are published, findings are routinely vetted by many stakeholders, edited, deliberated, and vetted, before going to press. Findings are diluted, and wordsmithed along the way. It is important to understand who these stakeholders are. Complete findings are never fully reported, for many reasons. Some findings are inconclusive, or even non sensical. Often it is these findings that never make it to press. What is important though, is critical inquiry of findings, and, follow up by juries of experts who also understand the publication process. Keep digging.

  6. Mark says:

    Half truths are lies. not reporting all findings in a study is an attempt to deceive.
    I’ve had Lyme disease for 10 years, diagnosed 2 yrs. So much bad information
    backed up by the CDC and their cronies for 40 yrs. Lyme disease foundations, and other experts keep telling the lies. Lyme disease, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, ALS,
    Gulf war syndrome, Autism, and Parkinsons. All are similar. All are caused by
    injecting fungus ( contaminants ) into the blood stream which causes immune
    suppression letting loose all the latent viruses ( Herpes, cocksackie, chlamydia.
    etc ). The reactivation of theses cause disease. Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete ( not a Bacteria). It sheds fungal like blebs that mess up the immune system and cause other problems. Many at the cdc are still covering up the
    failed Lyme vaccine Lymerix which used OspA ( outer surface protein A ) and gave people Chronic Lyme disease. Which I Have and these people say it doen’t exist. If you’d like to see how bad it is go to And
    if you want the technical. historical, and science behind the lies go to It will blow your mind! Meanwhile my mind and body rot.
    I don’t have a life. There are millions of us, and it’s now an epidemic. Insurance
    won’t cover, doctors tell me it’s in my head. Do you beleive me? no one else does.

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