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Liz
3rd generation Californian woman with wide-ranging interests.
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Update: As of noon PDT, Monday September 22, State Farm has dropped the ad. Phil Supple, State Farm’s director of public affairs, told PRWeek that the company’s advertising is intended to inform and entertain, but Schneider’s ad had the opposite... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at I Speak of Dreams
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International Talk Like a Pirate Day See if pirates ruled the world, we'd only need one letter. See all the images for "If Pirates Ruled the World" at Worth 1000 It wouldn't take long to learn how to type, either.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at I Speak of Dreams
Via For Harriet on Facebook On September 15, 1963 a bomb exploded before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama–a church with a predominantly black congregation that served as a meeting place for civil rights... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
Here are the summaries of the statistician's findings on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two papers, which evaluated the same dataset. A summary is here. My Verdict on the DeStefano Study The criticism that the study discarded data... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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That's the empathy for human suffering in the anti-vaccine movement. A person (I have concealed the person's name and twitter handle) started off by tweeting: #vaccinesNOVA #CDCwhistleblower #cdcfraud @PBS 1950 Total US Deaths from measles 468. 2014 1 in 68... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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The very shortest version: no, "fetal DNA in vaccines" isn't present; even it were, it would not be a likely cause of autism. Note, September 19 2014: I have continued to add to critiques as they have been published The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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(Image source http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/09/remembering_september_11th.html image description: photocollage of people killed in the 9/11/01 attacks) Thirteen years ago yesterday I was walking around downtown Manhattan with my darling niece, looking for back to school schwag of various sorts. Then I got on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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This just in: William W. Thompson Ph.D, Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of A Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism (click to enlarge; text below) http://www.morganverkamp.com/ Source: http://www.morganverkamp.com/august-27-2014-press-release-statement-of-william-w-thompson-ph-d-regarding-the-2004-article-examining-the-possibility-of-a-relationship-between-mmr-vaccine-and-autism/ Public statement by William Thompson, Ph. D. The Autism Action... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Previously, I went over the broader issues around Brian Hooker's recent paper, mentioning Hooker and Wakefield's accusations against Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD in passing. Now, I want to put those accusations right up front. Dr. Yeargin-Allsop is a senior researcher at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Update Monday August 25, 2014: CDC has issued a statement on the 2004 Destefano paper: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Concerns/Autism/cdc2004pediatrics.html Update Wednesday August 27, 2014, 11 am PDT: The Hooker paper has been "removed from the public domain" http://www.translationalneurodegeneration.com/content/3/1/16/abstract "CDC Whistleblower"on autism: for beginners.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
I was pretty much used up by the time the Voices of the Year part of the program came on, but A'Driane Nieves' essay, as she read it, rendered me speechless. Now you can hear and watch her too. Important... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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The cleverly-named National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) appears to be an official, authoritative organization on vaccine safety. In reality, NVIC is a nonprofit whose only purpose is to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about the safety and efficacy of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
I almost forgot -- Thanks Walgreens for helping kids be safe from measles & polio!
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"Childhood vaccines shouldn’t be a luxury. Every child, no matter where he lives or what her circumstance, deserves a chance at a healthy future." This is why I am a vaccine advocate, and why I am participating in #blogust.
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And I pledge to do my best to help you get to the 500 goal -- that'd be awesome.
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"But my initial reaction still shocked me. I never would have guessed I’d feel such a jolt of separation." -- that surprised me, too, the first time my daughter left for more than a few days.
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To date, the West African outbreak has killed over 700 people. Setting for caring for those ill with Ebola in Africa: Image Source http://i.cbc.ca/1.2721972.1406670605!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/image.jpg Setting for caring for those ill with Ebola in North America Image source http://cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Peace/2014/Ebola/ebola-quarantine-AP.jpg Here is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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image source http://www.businessinsider.com/r-mob-attacks-ebola-treatment-centre-in-guinea-suspected-cases-reach-mali-2014-04 I'm reading a lot of worry and handwringing about the two American health-care workers, infected with Ebola hemorrhagic fever Ebola HF, being transported from Liberia to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Calm down, y'all, and think.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Conversation with Actor and Activist Kerry Washington and Demetria Lucas. Ms. Washington is delightful and a very talented actress, and Ms. Lucas is sparkling, but their conversation was not the highlight of the session for me. Morra Aarons-Mele's talk was.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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The panelists, Jen Lee Reeves, Shannon Rosa, and Kristina Chew. Before we launch into the 2014 summary, some history is in order. Special Needs bloggers haven't always been represented at BlogHer. #BlogHer14: Back Story on Special Needs at BlogHer, 2005-2008... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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BLOGHER12 (New York) There was a “Healthminder Day” the Thursday before the main conference with breakout sessions aimed at mothers of children with special needs. Blogging about Your Special Needs Child The more we share, the less isolated we feel.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Image Source: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2011/08/thinking-persons-guide-to-autism-at.html Left to right, Shannon, Aurelia, Robert, Julia BlogHer11 was a big deal for special-needs bloggers. Julia Roberts (Support for Special Needs) lobbied hard for a big special-needs presence at BlogHer, and got great support from the BlogHer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Previous Special Needs Mini Cons/ Birds of a Feather etc. BLOGHER09 (Chicago) There was a breakout session, “PatientBloggers – You Are Not Your Disease, You Just Blog About It Every Day”. AmyT at DiabetesMine: http://www.diabetesmine.com/2009/07/patient-bloggers-at-blogher-09.html Kerri Morrone Sparling at SixUntilMe:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Image: The first special needs parenting panel at BlogHer in 2008 I should have done this before going to the conference. Some of the folk at the #Blogher14 Special Needs MiniCon might have benefited from the back story. Previous Special... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams
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Image Source: Lori Ann LaRocco's Blog Elisa Camahort Page, Jory des Jardins, and Lisa Stone each delived a focused point Elisa: We do this to get results -- as you define it. (@ElisaC) Jory: Mobile is not a trend, mobile... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at I Speak of Dreams