Wednesday, February 11, 2015

As someone who can rage, I am impressed with this level of rage


Mary said...

Hahaha Thundercunt! New favourite word!

C.J. Smith said...

That one definitely brought a tear to my eye.

Squiggles said...

Impressive. At least I learnt a few new expressions.

Sandra Grant said...

Because you're not letting anyone comment on the measles post I still feel very compelled to say that even though I survived measles when I was 5 (I grew up in Jamaica), I was so sick that my parents had to borrow money from family, the church and strangers to fly me to Florida to a hospital there so I could get better treatment (I'm 37 now). Because of this, my parents went bankrupt trying to visit me, pay the bills and my medicine. My father and mother split up. When I was better I was sent to live with my aunt in Scarborough who then made me get a bunch of shots around the time I was eight. I have three kids now, all vaccinated. Two are gifted. One can sing, dance and play all kinds of instruments. None of my kids have autism and none of them got measles. I can understand if you don't publish this but I wanted you to read it. I understand parents are scared by the googlepedia but vaccines do work.

C.J. Smith said...

Hi Sandra
I published your comment only because you wrote it rationally and without emotion, or without looking for a fight.
If you follow my blog, you know my daughter is on the autism spectrum with disorders ranging from stimming, obsessive compulsion and delayed social skills. However, I decided to run with science and had Jayde and myself genetically tested since there are relatives in my family (including my sister) with mental disabilities. Both Jayde and I carry the gene Fragile X. It's only something that was discovered in 2009 and its studies are few and not much is really known. There are university groups who are trying to find the link between learning disabilities and Fragile X. I do not, and have never believed the MMR vaccine caused my daughter's autism.
But do I question what's in vaccines? Sure I do. But history has shown me they work. Life is about risk. If you drive, you run the risk of being killed by a drunk driver or texting driver. If you fly, the plane can crash. The world can't be lived in a bubble.
Thanks for writing.

Jilly said...

My son has Fragile X. He was diagnosed in 2013 (at age 7) after we had him genetically tested on the advice of our developmental pediatrician. Out of curiousity, my husband and I also got tested and I carry the gene but it's dormant.

Our son's SK teacher told us she suspected autism and even said, you know, vaccinations cause it. I believed her. I bought into the whole kool aid.

When my second son was born (2012) we didn't vaccinate him. He is displaying similar symptoms as his brother and once we realized what we were up against, we had him vaccinated last year.

I just wanted to share that. I understand why you wouldn't allow commenting but I think it's important to have the discussion. Just my 2 cents.

C.J. Smith said...

^ Yay! Science!

Hey, you did what you thought was right at the time. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Direct from a world leading vaccine researcher at the Mayo Clinc who flat out states anti-vaxxers are not the cause of the recent outbreaks.

He is pro vax for sure, but at least he is being honest.

C.J. Smith said...

^ Thanks for sharing this!

Tal Hartsfeld said...

They give 20-foot long receipts at drugstores like CVS as well. Even if you only buy one or two items.
Sometimes the receipts are long because they print out numerous "customer loyalty" coupons on the bottom.