Saturday, 28 July 2012

AoA commenters as mental as JABS regulars

Oh, this is priceless. In the comments to Age Of Autism "Editorial" is this gem from a deranged wingnut who goes by the name of "ioneskye":

"Testing" on babies and animals is EVIL. The Federal Mafia Syndicates (CDC, NIH, FBI, CIA, AAP, AMA, APA, WHO, US army, navy, marines, ETC.) are members of the Illuminati whose objective is to enslave the world in a satanic plot to have a one world government. Save your children and stop vaccinating. Save your time and money and stop asking these government agencies for help.

It turns out ioneskye runs a blog where he reveals the details of this satanic plot. Seems to me to be a bit of a shit plot if the main players are incapable of pushing him under a bus in order to stop him revealing all their secrets.

What a fucking cock. This is the intellectual level of readership at AoA.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

I've clearly missed this. Repeatedly.

Teresa Conrick has posted a bunch of arse trying to demonstrate that because new things are discovered in science all the time, that shows that her pet hypothesis, that vaccines cause autism, is bound to be correct. She goes on to list and misrepresent a few unrelated studies that no more support her idea than simply posting a big picture of a baboon's arse would. However, I'm wondering why she's bothering, when she clearly has even more earth-shattering information to impart!

There is no escaping the ever increasing research coming out weekly, showing solid science connections behind environmental and vaccine injury causing autism.

Is there?? I've not bloody well seen it. So why on earth isn't Age of Autism publicising this research instead of "six degrees" style attacks on Paul Offit and pleas from Kent Heckenlively for readers to pray for an unnamed scientist at an unnamed institution who is being falsely accused of an undisclosed crime, by undisclosed science bullies? (That one was fairly quickly removed from the site - maybe Heckenlively's stepping too far off Planet Reality even for AoA, which is saying something)

Come on Teresa, show us the weekly solid science - and by that I don't mean the vague abstracts of unrelated gubbins that usually passes for science at AoA, I mean real science, actually studying a link between vaccines and autism, by reputable researchers (so no mates of Wakefield, Krigsman or the Geiers), and you can advance your case.

However, I suspect your weekly science has about as much grounding in reality as the stories in the fortnightly "In The Night Garden" magazine* - hence your vague hand waving and flannelling.

* - Although I've seen some of them on the telly, so they must be true. One up on Conrick's made up shite.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Credible vaccine info sites

Not really my usual style, but a link to the World Health Organisation - Vaccine safety web sites meeting credibility and content good information practices criteria - a list of credible vaccine information sites.

Notice there's no JABS, Age Of Autism, Living Wisdom / AVN...

The criteria for inclusion in the list are here.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Age of Autism - you owe me a new irony meter...

…as you appear to have blown up my last one with this rather splendid little snippet:

As the back to school vaccination push continues, we'd like to remind readers that common childhood diseases that you can now delay and/or make worse later in life courtesy of pediatric vaccination were considered benign even as far back as the dark ages of the 1990s. Fear and self-doubt sells. It sells mouthwash: "Do YOU have halitosis?" Feminine hygiene spray: "Do you sometimes feel less than 'fresh?'" And hair coloring: "Dad, it's time to start dating again, don't you think you should color your hair?"

Let's just read a bit of that again…

Fear and self-doubt sells.

BANG! - there goes another one.

Yes. That's your entire modus operandi, isn't it? Spread unfounded fear and doubt about the safety of vaccines, promote quack therapies, take the advertising money for those therapies, and laugh all the way to the bank while children get sick and die from vaccine preventable diseases - because of you.

Yes - in your case, fear and doubt certainly sell. You bastards.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Thanks, Meryl.

Well, thanks to the lovely Meryl Dorey's kind support by mentioning me on the AVN's Facebook page, views of JABS Loonies… have gone up massively. Thanks Meryl! ;-)

Her support has also brought in a few right wingnuts into the comments section, so once I've had a chance to read through them all, I'll be putting a little post together devoted to my new favourite liars and morons.