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Earlier this year, Terry Gross, "Fresh Air" interviewed Dr. Dr. Anna Lembke on the American opioid addiction who authored--"Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, And Why It's So Hard To Stop." Lembke made this comment. LEMBKE: "Starting in the 1980s, doctors started to be told that opioids were effective treatment for chronic pain and that treating patients long term with opioids was evidence-based medicine. That was patently false, and that was propagated by what I call big medicine in cahoots with big pharma. " This is especially relevant now since Congress and the President signed that the 21st Century Cures Act which included $1 billion dollars over the next two years to fight what big medicine (think AMA here) in cahoots with big pharma created--opioid addiction. Taxpayers are paying the bill and many people are paying with their lives. Big medicine in cahoots with big pharma created a lost generation of chronically ill children from a reckless, bloated vaccination schedule. Families, taxpayers will be on the hook for billions of dollars and children have had their lives stolen. So we have the epidemic of autism, and the epidemic of opioid addiction crafted by big medicine and big pharma. I rest my case.
Don't do that again. It was awful!
John, I couldn't find an original source for the 5% of children have epilepsy.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2017 on Mommy, Where do Books Come From? at AGE OF AUTISM
No-vac Re the parental rights amendment. The key for me on that legislation will be in the all inclusive definition of "care" in Section 1. Care--the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.
Dude, Your comments were quite informative and a good read. For as many years as you covered, it read well and didn't ramble. As I was reading, I was thinking of a contemporary version, partly resembling Tom's journey in the Grapes of Wrath. That story set in injustices of the Great Depression. Your story (and that of Grace's) is set in the injustices of Age of Autism, where we and you have painfully learned people* can be insensitive arrogant jerks, schmucks, bullies, i.e. John Oliver who has proven to be all of the above and a NT. It is interesting that in the Age of Autism we now have a term for people off the spectrum called neurotypicals coined around 2004+/-. Not to get on a soap box, but if ASD has been around forever as the ill-informed like to claim, NT would have been minted decades ago. Dude, your obviously very smart! If you didn't have the sensory issues, would you find yourself pretty typical? Your journey and mentioning Peter Breggin again is 'typical' of so many who have learned the hard way the realities of psychotropic drugs, doctors and the medical industrial complex. It seems your experience could make you a great advocate for others. That might be something to investigate. Making a living at it, could be difficult, but the need is definitely there. Just my two cents, at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2017 on Autism and Arrests at AGE OF AUTISM
Anne you have assembled repeatedly these powerful indictments of our demise and every institution that should be in full battle-gear to address the cause appear to be paralyzed or in a stupor waiting for someone else to say--Wake the F*** Up and do something like ask the fundamental question, why. Bob Moffit, the NBC story on the Plunging Sperm Counts had this-- Dr.Shanna Swan, "It can't be genetic, its happening much to fast to be genetic changes, and so it has to be environmental. Autism (in about the same period of time) from 1-10,000 to 1-25 or 1-45 , its genetic based on research dollars looking for 'the gene'. Interesting that the video of Dr. Swan has her quote, but the transcript does not--just interesting.
Everyone that has posted is so spot on!!!!! On page 8 of this PDF http://action.psr.org/site/DocServer/chap1.pdf?docID=5123 is the bell curve shift of a 5-point change in IQ. In Harms Way talks about this;Harris Coulter wrote about this. It manifests itself in every aspect of our daily lives. Dan you mentioned, "both are challenged to think logically....", which I translate or boil down rightly or wrongly to 'common sense'.
John and Jackie--I hope your pen is mightier than the politics
Visitor--The opposition is on the left. It is where their arrogance and profound ignorance combine to produce overconfidence in their belief---typified in "I Love Science" slogans without any attempt to qualify or understand what their slogan means. Leah and David-- I don't know absolutely the age of all the members of Congress that voted to invade Iraq based on lies had the on-going horrific consequences in injuries and death, but whether its health care, vaccinations, gmos, or whose children, siblings or parents will be put in harms way, the same Congress is still voting on these matters. The Leahs, Davids, and Michaels don't matter to the industrial-complex forces that define the corporatocracy that currently define our country. One thing is for certain, we are in this battle for the long haul and soul of this country.
Hi Leah, that's in Florida isn't it? I bet you've heard that one before. I attended the 2000 Third International Conference on Vaccinations, sponsored by NVIC and held just across the Potomac from DC, as I recall. Besides Dr. Andrew Wakefield being honored, Congressman Dan Burton, R-from Indiana spoke. Of course he had skin in the game because of vaccination damage to his grandson. I was a democrat then. I remember asking NVIC's Kathi Williams, "Where are the Democrats", and Kathi responded, "There aren't any". Go figure. 2017, there still aren't any Democrats. Go figure, but thank God or Dan Olmstead or Kim, AOA and the Rebel Alliance. I stopped being a D some years ago, and been a Green when it made since and been Republican when I saw the need in an election. Next time I change voter registration I will officially declare party affiliation--Rebel Alliance-- which would likely encompass many who read AOA. I remember clearly when NPR became National Pharma Radio. I remember Dan's piece on NPR, "What Happened to My Beloved NPR?" No Leah, your boyfriend should not loose the health care he is receiving for cancer so the wealthy can acquire more wealth. I try to live simply so that others may simply live. Don't force me into the western medicine approach to health/health care or "the prevention aspects" embodied in the ACA or anything now that Congress is considering. Trust but verify, who said that, Ronald Reagan. I pretty much live by that.
Thanks to Bob Moffat to alerting me to this book a week or so ago. I have noted that there have been no book reviews or even a mention of the book from the left, at least that I can find. Brietbart had an excerpt and its clear the left just cannot handle the truth. National Pharma Radio had this the other day http://www.npr.org/2017/07/18/537844762/researchers-examine-when-people-are-more-susceptible-to-fake-news Its a study conducted by a marketing professor. There are multiple implications and applications that can be teased out. GREENE: Well, that's interesting. So there's a general laziness that can be a problem, but also this group factor comes in when you know someone else is there. You see them or you're on social media with them, you expect that they might do the fact checking. If you're alone, maybe you have to do it yourself. VEDANTAM: Precisely. Now, psychologists have sometimes talked about an effect known as the bystander effect where people in a group will sometimes hesitate to step forward and do something important because each person thinks someone else will step forward and do what's needed. But Johar found that was not the case here. People in groups simply seem to let their guard down.
@ Jenny "Unfortunately my grandson has problems swallowing pills..." Do you or anyone know if this is common "difficulty swallowing pills" in ASD or is it more common today than it was in previous decades? Thanks,
I took some liberty and edited Dimon's quote just a bit. “That’s not [genetics] folks. That’s a huge number,” Dimon said Tuesday in a conference call hosted by the round table. “There is something wrong.”
I missed this excellent article and Visitor addendums when it was first published in 2015 and the only way I knew about it was the "Visitor" link in the sidebar comments.
Puliyel's conclusion: As mentioned earlier there is nothing sacrosanct about the original Brighton Classification (http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/publications/AEFI_aide_memoire.pdf) but one has to evaluate the two schemes (Brighton vs CIOMS) from the point of view of patient safety to see which scheme would react to rare vaccine related adverse reaction signals early. “The causality scheme that insists on calling all reactions as ‘indeterminate’ or ‘inconsistent/coincidental’ just because they were not noticed in the original small clinical trials, undermines the very raison d'être of post marketing surveillance. Patient safety (meaning protecting patients) rather than vaccine safety (protecting vaccines) should be more important.” Yes the whole vaccination construct is consciously treated as 'sacrosanct'--to important to be interfered with--which means there are no true placebos, no follow ups, no justice, no scrutiny by independent knowledgeable unconflicted experts, etc. The vaccination construct is that vaccination injuries will be written off as any but vaccinations. As Bob Moffit says, "The Band Plays On.," and casualties pile up, treated as road kill and media conveniently insist that we look away.
@Martin Yes we are indeed fortunate to have John Stone. And....we are indeed fortunate to have Martin Walker--"Science is the New Politics" You are both champions. "The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. Alex Carey.1 As the result of the political situation and the frightful, not to say diabolical, triumphs of science, we are shaken by secret shudders and dark forebodings. C. G. Jung.2 Forget party MPs, vote science MPs Mark Henderson.3
I've come to the sad and cynical conclusion that the only thing that has has no adverse effects on this planet that man gets involved in is music, with the exception of hearing loss at Led Zeppilin concert's.* And that's all I got to say about that. *No I'm not beating up on Led Zepplin!
OFFIT: Vaccines are the best of two worlds. What they do is they induce roughly the same immune response that are induced by natural infection without having to pay the price of natural infection. Natural infection doesn't cause anaphylaxis.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2017 on Offit and His Critics: Part 1 at AGE OF AUTISM
Twilah's voice is desperately needed at the IACC. IACC has been a waste and Twilah should be chairing it.
Bob Moffit--Thanks for the tip on Sharyl Attkisson's new book : http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/28/excerpt-sharyl-attkissons-the-smear-how-shady-political-operatives-and-fake-news-control-what-you-see-what-you-think-and-how-you-vote/ When you read this excerpt you can substitute Andrew Wakefield's name or the names Jon Oliver and the rest of media smear. When you wrote Jon Stewart you really meant Jon Oliver...or not???
I'm always sober when I read AoA, but this is none-the-less...sobering. "Praise the lord and pass the ammunition." Vive la Revolution.
And John Oliver would say as a part of his rant, "although I don't live in Flint, I have driven to Flint, filled up jugs of Flint water and my premature baby will have all her formula mixed with 100% Flint water."
John Oliver just joined the really Shmucked Up list.
Anne Dachel's article today on autism's booming industry makes reference to this foundation https://www.chaseyurdreams.org/ which is built upon one mother's son (Chase Bailey) who is somewhere on the ASD spectrum. Without trying to sound judgemental Mary Bailey has built by appearances a "successful" business model built on Chase Bailey's particular autism. There couldn't be a better juxtaposition to the Jennifer Flintons of the autism worlds. Huffington Post allows the Mary Bailey's a spot because that's the autism for prime time mainstream America to see so we can live in our collective denial, not the Jennifer Flinton's because it challenges the narrative marketed by every institution telling us to not look at the human wreckage this swept-under-the-rug-broken-children epidemic is extracting. Yes the Chase Bailey autism looks good, they have a whole website dedicated to his future and those like him. For too many like Jennifer won't have a board of directors with a philanthropists at their beck and call. For the too many like Jennifer there is Age of Autism and thank God there is. Jennifer, don't give up!
Best news I've read in a long, long time.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2017 on Let's Kindle an Idea for Autism at AGE OF AUTISM