Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted Bet On Three-Legged Horse

In the race to solve the puzzle of autism, Blaxill and Olmsted are advising parents to bet on a horse named Honesty who only has three legs and is being ridden by Shaquille O'Neal. You have to take a long look at horses who seem to have such a small chance of winning and try to determine why the owner would put the animal in the race. Is there any possible scenario whereby such a horse could actually win? Sure, the lead horse could break his leg and the rest could all trip over him. Honesty would be so far behind that he could easily go around the pileup and be the only horse to make it to the finish line.

In the case of entrusting the fate of autistic children to the government, the same scenario could unfold whereby someone spikes the water glasses of the IACC with truth serum and the committee calls a press conference to announce the same facts that they told us ten years ago. Of course, this would have to be magical truth serum that stays in the body permanently so that the IACC would then move forward and tell everyone how to cure autism along with removing all of the mercury and aluminum from vaccines that cause the autism in the first place.

Since it should be obvious that both of the above scenarios are somewhat unlikely to occur, the reasonable gambler should be able to see that it would be a foolish wager to keep making this bet over and over, ad infinitum. The chances of cashing a ticket are not zero but it might be possible to win other bets instead of chasing this rainbow.

The autism research that we need is already done. It has been ongoing since 2001 and Blaxill and Olmsted must have stumbled on it somewhere along the line. We have the proof that thimerosal caused the autism as well as the proof that chelation cures it. The proof is just sitting there waiting for someone to put the facts together and publish it.

Instead of assuming leadership roles whereby Blaxill and Olmsted decide to advise us to bet on three-legged horses, it might be wiser for them to hold a brainstorming session and hear opinions from other handicappers who may have better ideas about how to cash a ticket. Their current theory of asking parents to bet on a corrupt government suddenly becoming honest has caused us all to tear up a lot of tickets. It's like betting on Powerball. You play the same number twice a week and if you live long enough for about fifty million draws, your number is bound to come up. The only problem is that the odds of you living that long aren't very good.

What if parents could tabulate the results of everyone we can find who has used chelation and publish the results? The Autism Research Institute has done a horrible job of this wherein they did not update their statistics for six or seven years. They only list results for 803 cases of which they claim 74% got better.

There are almost 400 DAN doctors in the USA. Could the ARI ask all of them to have their patients fill out a form that lists some key points to consider and which symptoms improved? If we could have 20 patients from each doctor return the forms, we'd have a sample of about 8,000. We also have other sources to draw from like the Autism Mercury group which has over 8,000 members as well as smaller groups. One would think we could generate 10,000 responses and publish the results. Then we wouldn't have to count on the government to do this study. As we saw in the study that they had proposed and subsequently cancelled, the government designed the study to fail by not using Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) so they proved they were only going to discredit chelation to begin with.

If ARI is too busy to handle this, I'll create a simple questionaire to cover the key points and tabulate it. Scientists would make it too complicated and screw it up anyhow. I'm sure someone would want a million dollars to do the study but I could have the whole thing organized and tabulated in a month. It's a lot simpler than analyzing the past performances of three hundred horses a day so, if anyone wants to do the study, let me know. I'll just take a break from playing horses and do it. All I'll need is for the DAN doc's to send an email to their patients asking them to fill out the form and send it to me.


Roger Kulp said...

Has a complete list of the IACC members ever been made public ? Given the fact we have a government of the corporations,by the corporations,and for the corporations,I would expect there are a lot more like Thomas Insel on the IACC.

I think if you ever did do such a survey,you would find that those DAN! doctors who had the most success,were those who used a wide assortment of treatments,customized for each patient.I would never trust a doctor who only pushed one form of treatment,or believed all autism had only one cause.

Foresam said...

In the grand scheme of things, I agree that many treatments should be investigated.
As far as jamming something down the government's throat that they can't ignore, a study on chelation alone proves that improvement in autism symptoms by solely removing the mercury and aluminum is proof that the mercury and aluminum caused the problem.
Of course, the government will try to stonewall accepting it if it does get done but we could probably generate enough publicity with it to cut the government's balls off.

Anonymous said...

I thought you might be interested in this story with the picture of the guy. He bares a striking resemblance to Ari Ne'eman

Foresam said...

Since Ne'eman is a serial abuser of autistic people, I suppose we can conclude that people who look like this are likely to become serial criminals of one sort or another.