Saturday, December 02, 2006

A-CHAMP Letter to Rep Joe Barton, Please Write

It seems to me that Rep Joe Barton has been appointed as the "fall guy" on the CAA bill. Republicans made themselves look good in attempts at re-election by passing this bill in the Senate 100 to 0. Now, Barton has blocked it and, while reconsidering it, has stripped out a lousy $45 million for research into vaccine ingredients.
Does anyone in their right mind think Sen Bill Frist would have let this bill pass the Senate if he hadn't pre-planned for Barton to take the rap for stopping it?
Please read what A-CHAMP has to say about this below and let Barton know that public opinion is against poisoning babies by sending him a letter.

38 Organizations Nationwide Send Letter to CongressDemanding Funding for Environmental& Vaccine Research - Read Letter Here
Send Your Letter Asking For Funding of Environmental Researchin the Combating Autism Act
Stop Congress from Stripping out Key Environmental Research Provisions Send a Message to Congress Demanding Honest Research and Designated Funding for Research of Environmental Factors and the Vaccine/Autism Link
Our sources in Congress tell us that meaningful provisions for funding environmental research have been stripped out of the Combating Autism Act by Energy and Commerce Chair Joe Barton, the Texas Congressman who chairs the House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee.

Following the Senate's refusal last summer to include provisions for the role of vaccines in autism in the bill, we now face the prospect that the two most pressing research issues involving the cause of autism – first thimerosal and vaccines, and now designated funding of research into environmental factors – will be excluded from this legislation. We need you to speak out to stop the Combating Autism Act from being "watered down" even more than it was in the Senate.

The Senate voted 100-0 in favor of a version of the bill that included the very same designation for research funding for environmental factors that Chairman Barton now wants to abandon. The Senate version authorized $45 million designated for special centers that would focus on environmenal research – this critical provision will be removed from the House version of the bill. We have no doubt that the House would easily approve a bill that includes the $45 million designation for funding of environmental research, if a bill including such a provision were allowed to go to the floor for an open and honest vote.

Some of our fellow parents who well understand the importance of research into environmental triggers in autism have tried their best to persuade Chairman Barton to include these key provisions for environmental research in the bill, but other forces appear to be at work against such measures, resulting in the removal of any funding of environmental research that has any teeth.
If enacted, the CAA will set the agenda for autism research for the next five years, yet Chairman Barton has only a few short weeks remaining as Chair of the Energy & Commerce Committee.
Now is the time to tell Chairman Barton, that removal of provisions for designated funding of environmental research from the Combating Autism Act is not acceptable.
Now is the time to tell your representative that they should speak for all their constituents who are affected by autism. Tell your representatives that they should not permit environmental research funding provisions to be stripped from the bill in negotiations between private parties and a lame duck committee chair. If Chairman Barton won't support the research necessary to fully explore the causes of autism perhaps his successor will. At this point, unless the bill provides for environmental research, we believe that it is worth waiting for the new Congressional leadership in 2007 to craft a better bill.We want fair negotiations that will produce a bill providing for complete, honest and funded research.
Tell Congress that all parents have a voice and that all children deserve their rightful place at the negotiating table. Send a message supporting real funding of environmental research in autism.
The message contained in this Alert is supported by NoMercury; Moms Against Mercury; Foundation for Mercury-Injured Children. Fair Autism Media, Generation Rescue, BEAT IOWA, CoMeD, Developmental Delay Resources, HEAL and many other organizations – click the link to our letter to see the entire list – Please contact A-CHAMP if your organization would like to support this message.
For some excellent commentary written by parents providing background and insight into how we got here, go toWade Rankin’s blog Injecting Sense, "What's In The Horse, or Politics As Usual" at :http://injectingsense.blogspot.com/2006/11/whats-in-horse-or-politics-as-usual.htmlLeslie Phillips’s piece, "The Fish Stinks From the Head Down" at: http://caawatch.org/fishstinksfromthehead.htmlTo listen to audio of Imus's commentary on the Combating Autism Act Click HEREor here: http://a-champ.org/caawatch/Imus.11.20.06.clip%203.mp3

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57 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not very confident that these 'email' lists / petitions carry much weight. Because they are in 'internet' form, I think it provides more opportunities to disregard and ignore them.
Cheers

Fore Sam said...

It's even easier to ignore if nobody sends them.

Jonsmum said...

I think I have a moral obligation to my son and other children who have or will continue be damaged by vaccines, to contribute my own personal message

Eddie said...

Oh my God. You are so full of yourself, Fore Sam. Pull your head in, dude.

Shocked said...

What on earth is this nonsense? You are the most self centred opinionated bully I have ever seen online! It might be for the best if you zip it.

Concerned said...

I would like to know what medical qualifications you have that permit you to make the claims at the head of this blog, sir.

Fore Sam said...

ND's; This is education, not bullying.

Jonsmum said...

Comments must be like busses.
There's none for ages, then three come along at once!

(That might just be an English Joke)

Fore Sam said...

My phone was out of service for the last 24 hours.

Jonsmum said...

Oh, so there's been a pressure cooker building up in the meantime.

Fore Sam said...

Yuh, I think it's good therapy for the ND's to have someone to yell at. They're not smart enough to help themselves yet.

Jonsmum said...

Concerned;

What "medical qualifications" do you need to "Demand Honest Research and Designated Funding for Research of Environmental factors and the Vaccine/Autism Link."?

To use a quote from an email I received today: "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing."

Concerned said...

Jonsmum;

What medical qualifications do you have in order to credibly claim that any research is dishonest?

shocked said...

ND's; This is education, not bullying.

You are a bully. The education you are claiming is a sham. This is all about you. Zip it!

Fore Sam said...

Sorry shocked; It would be inhumane of me to sit idly by and say nothing while mercury poisoned people harm themselves mentally and financially by defending the negligent companies who poisoned them. You will thank me when you learn to accept reason and help yourselves.

shocked said...

Oh I see. You are the saviour are you? True saviours think nothing of themselves and do not bully. You are the opposite of this and should not be heard.

Fore Sam said...

Shocked; One can not be bullied by the internet. You lack the intellectual ability to defend your deranged position. I simply point out your insanity. If you ever join reality and learn to help yourself, you'll thank me.

You should be celebrating the recovered kids, not berating those of us who help them to recover.

Jonsmum said...

Concerned;

"What medical qualifications do you have in order to credibly claim that any research is dishonest"

Have you read the Simpsonwood meeting transcripts?
You don't need any "medical qualifications" to see when you are being lied to.

Even research scientists themselves are not necessarily medically qualified in anything.

Joseph said...

Have you read the Simpsonwood meeting transcripts?

Have you, Jonsmum?

I'd recommend Skeptico's thorough analysis.

Jonsmum said...

"Have you, Jonsmum?"

Do you honestly doubt I have?
Why?

Fore Sam said...

Joseph; Skeptico is a horse's ass who thinks he can hand wave away the facts based on his say so. The facts are that getting rid of the mercury cures the kids. That proves the link. No more discussion needed.

Jonsmum said...

"I'd recommend Skeptico's thorough analysis."

I've already read it Joseph.
It was a while ago but I remember thinking: pfft!

Concerned said...

I am fully aware of the full transcript and have read it. So has Skeptico who I notice you have referred to. What he says is an accurate reflection on the transcripts. The selective quoting by the journalist he refers to is sensation mongering to say the least. The meeting clearly concluded that any link between vaccines and Autism was casual at best. This is proven by the fact that the Danish and Canadian governments altered their vaccines a number of years ago and yet the diagnosis rate of Autism in children continued unabated. Now I ask you, which competent medical organisation is verifying this theory as medically correct? To my knowledge, there is none. Therefore you are making your own decision based on information that has not be formally verified. So I repeat - what medical qualifications do you have?

Fore Sam said...

Concerned; How out to lunch are you? Some anonymous knucklehead called Skeptico carries no weight here. Is he explaining why the CDC hid the VSD data? Is he giving an alternate explanation of why chelation works? Has he found any 75 year old autistics?
You don't have a leg to stand on. Nobody needs medical qualifications to accept what we learned from DAN, ARI and Dr Cutler. Try your inane arguments in a grammar school.

Concerned said...

What you learnt from your own experience is not medically verified. Where is the medically verifiable evidence of the benefits of chelation? It does not exist. So unless you are a qualified medical practitioner you have no right to make such judgments. Your abusive response is an indication of the accuracy of the remarks made by Shocked.

Fore Sam said...

Concerned; Chelation is the standard treatment for mercury poisoning , and has been for over 60 years.

Jonsmum said...

Someone is making my skin crawl.

Fore Sam said...

Concerned and the pending psychologist both use "Learnt" instead of "Learned".

Jonsmum said...

Concerned;

What medical qualifications do you have?

Shocked said...

Name calling equals bullying. Whenever anyone asks reasonable questions you bully them. You call me "insane", "deranged" and lacking intelligence. And you treat others who disagree with you in the exact same manner. Is that all you can say? If so then you have nothing to say, so zip it!

Anonymous said...

"This is proven by the fact that the Danish and Canadian governments altered their vaccines a number of years ago and yet the diagnosis rate of Autism in children continued unabated".

We have a fool here looking to the Danish studies to back up his point... Someone wake me up when this moron leaves.

Fore Sam said...

Shocked, All of the ND's are insane. Sane people help their kids. I don't see any reason to be nice to these negligent child abusers.

Concerned said...

Jonsmum;

You made the claims that you have and I asked you first - what medical qualifications do you have?

Jonsmum said...

Concerned;

What colour underpants are you wearing?

Concerned said...

I see. You must be a politician because you are avoiding the question. And a very important one because you must know that if you answer truthfully you will lose any of the credibility you may have. I look forward to seeing the result of your run for public office, madam.

Shocked said...

Foresam, if you can't say anything nice, zip it! You have no reasonable reason not to.

Jonsmum said...

"I see. You must be a politician because you are avoiding the question. And a very important one because you must know that if you answer truthfully you will lose any of the credibility you may have. I look forward to seeing the result of your run for public office, madam."

I see you fancy yourself as Jeremy Paxman here.

You're determination to show I have no "credibility" is laughable and as relevant as the colour of your underpants.

The question of my credibility is not the issue here, and unlike some people, I don't advertise my qualifications, pending or not.

The credibility of the CDC and the FDA is the real question which you fail to distract from with your red herring.

"What "medical qualifications" do you need to "Demand Honest Research and Designated Funding for Research of Environmental factors and the Vaccine/Autism Link?"

You obviously don't have the nous to glean from my initial answer that I don't have any medical qualifications.

You're barking up the wrong tree.
The "very important" question is whether Joe Barton has the moral decency to respond to this earnest request.

Concerned said...

So you do not have any medical qualifications. That indicates in very simple terms that you are not qualified to make judgments on the decision making processes byt the CDC and the FDA - particularly relating to their credibility. You will leave yourself vulnerable to legal action if you continue what amounts to potentially a defamatory and slanderous line. You create your own lack of credibility in this way.

There are too many unqualified medical opinions floating around this blog.

Jonsmum said...

Concerned;

The CDC and the FDA aren't interested in my "judgements" or "credibility".
They don't give a shit about anyone but themselves.
The only thing I leave myself vulnerable to is naive comments from gullible people like you.

Fore Sam said...

Concerned;
In the interest of education, I think it's important to allow the neuroinsane to post their unqualified medical opinions so they can be set straight.

Concerned said...

You are not qualified to educate, sir. Therefore any sane person should pay no attention to what you say. You may talk about your own experience, but due to your lack of appropriate qualifications you have no right to draw what amounts to medical conclusions.

concerned said...

Jonsmum;

Oh I believe the CDC and the FDA will be extremely interested in someone referring to them as dishonest and accusing them of "cover ups". Especially someone who does not have the medical qualifications to back up the claims - like you. If they are greedy as you seem to be insinuating they may well find some sport in taking you for every penny you have. Then how will you pay for your son's treatment?

susanlord said...

You were right all along.
Jonsmum was taken into cusody this afternoon by an FBI agent representing the FDA.
I tried to warn her but she just wouldn't listen.

Anonymous said...

"Oh I believe the CDC and the FDA will be extremely interested in someone referring to them as dishonest and accusing them of "cover ups". Especially someone who does not have the medical qualifications to back up the claims - like you. If they are greedy as you seem to be insinuating they may well find some sport in taking you for every penny you have. Then how will you pay for your son's treatment?"


Are you that clueless?? ROFLMAO
Everyone had better watch out the CDC/FDA are coming after very blogger who says they're corrupt and dishonest... Exscuse me, but I just Laughed so hard I think I hurt myself!!
So how are things on planet dim?

Anonymous said...

Are you that clueless?? ROFLMAO
Everyone had better watch out the CDC/FDA are coming after very blogger who says they're corrupt and dishonest... Exscuse me, but I just Laughed so hard I think I hurt myself!!
So how are things on planet dim?


I laughed my butt off on that one too! Can you imagine? As if they don't have other things to worry about... thanks for the laugh!

Fore Sam said...

Concerned; 1st race at Aqueduct today, What's Your Point is 12 to 1 morning line and everything points to it winning. If I was bullying you, I wouldn't give you this information.

Concerned said...

Yes you would. You are obviously unaware of what a bully is. And that is a stark reflection on your intelligence quotient.

Fore Sam said...

Concerned; How do I bully you?

Concerned said...

Bullies are people who abuse, deride and otherwise discriminate against those who do not subscribe to the views and opinions of said bully. This is particularly so of bullies who do not have the where with all to admit their faults and hide behind others who just happen to subscribe to the same views as the bully - whether that view is true or false.

I have just described you, Fore Sam.

Fore Sam said...

Concerned; Where am I hiding? I allow every opinion or insult by your side except for the four letter, deranged rants.
My treatment of certain ND bloggers is purely self defense after their blind-sided attacks on me and many other parents.
Nitwits who tout the philosophy of the drug companies deserve all the abuse anyone wants to give them. That includes every neurodiverse nitwit who claims autism shouldnot be cured. That deranged mantrs is harmful to children and my abuse of said nitwits is nothing personal.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice that Kev is now turning his blog into a money making machine. I bet he makes about $20.00

Fore Sam said...

Anon;
I think we could sell more shirts with Neurodiversity circled with a diagonal line through it. Maybe we could print them up with pictures of Michelle Dawson x'd out.

Jonsmum said...

You could make millions if you marketed these shirts in Canada.
Quick get this idea patented before someone else gets there before you!

Fore Sam said...

Yuh, I'll bet that lawyer who won't post my comments would buy one.

Concerned said...

Sir, no matter what way you slice it, you are a bully. You are hiding behind people like Jonsmum and others on this blog. You are the leader of a gang of bullies.

Further, you insist that your claims are correct without any medical qualifications. Therefore you have no defense from reasonable statements to the contrary. I have not abused you. You will claim that I have and that will prove beyond any reasonable doubt that you are what I said you are. A bully.

The opinions you express are your own. You are completely unable to prove the claims against Senator Barton, amongst other unqualfied statements. And as you are a bully, you are in fact doing harm to the children you claim to be attempting to protect as your behaviour will only increase the fighting by those who believe your claims to be spurious and thereby delay any real progress no matter who is correct.

It may be in your best interests to shut off this blog.

Fore Sam said...

Concerned; The only medical qualification I need is observing my son improve. That, and the testimony of thousands of other parents should convince you to shut up and help your kid.

Concerned said...

You are incorrect, sir. You must have medical qualifications to make the statements that you have. Being a parent is not a medical qualification, and it is spurious to claim it so. And dangerous.