May 27, 2014 at 11:41:05
“Lisa, I do think that they way we give the doses in the US, multiple doses, all at once almost at birth, could be a problem. Europe does it much differently and doesn't have any issues with disease outbreaks and I think have a lower autism rate. I always felt that giving an infant 3 different vaccines could be a little much for that tiny immune system. Here my wife avoided any and all toxins for 9 months and then WHAM! they get a ton of live viruses. Felt wrong at the time.....”
worthanickel on May 27, 2014 at 12:11:30
“There is absolutely no link between Autism and vaccines. There are links between the age of the mother at conception, gestational diabetes and some indicators of genetics playing a big role in the prevalence of autism. Further, currently many individuals with other developmental delays are diagnosed with autism- this is referred to as diagnostic substitution- the diagnosis of autism comes with better services than the diagnosis of "mental retardation".
So the administration of multiple doses of vaccine could be a problem, but not a problem that causes autism. And as a teacher of severely disabled students, I can tell you that I have had a number of students who suffered from childhood illnesses that were preventable through vaccines (they were born in Mexico). These children went from being healthy toddlers to severely physically and developmentally damaged because they didn't have access to the vaccines we routinely give our children. I can't imagine how their parents suffered in watching their children go through a devastating illness to survive but to be changed forever- in a wheelchair, non-verbal, and completely reliant on others for care for their entire lives.
There is a reason we vaccinate our children. We are trying to protect them and ourselves from potentially devastating circumstances that can and often did occur prior to the development of vaccines.”
May 27, 2014 at 11:37:24
“Just my opinion. I don't want to get in a big thing here. I know that's what happens when people take a giant Centrum, etc. However, there is a thing called "theraputic dose" which would require several smaller more bioavailable doses, not just one giant load of B12 or D3 all at once. There is good evidence that there are key vitamins and minerals that your body needs that are impossible to get except through supplementation. Again, very good evidence that only through supplementation can one get optimal health, since you would necessarily have deficiencies without it. Vegans have some of the worst blood work of anyone, because the veggies alone (and lack of key amino acids, etc. found only in animal protein) don't cut it.”
franklinsko on May 27, 2014 at 16:02:46
“That's kind of my complaint - "impossible to get except through supplementation". The body would never have evolved to depend on it if it wasn't available. Unless a former source of a particular vitamin was present during evolution and is suddenly unavailable now, we don't need it for optimal health.”
May 21, 2014 at 09:05:06
“This study seems to link up somewhat to a new study by Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Bruce Ames about the link to Vitamin D deficiency (along with Tryptophan and Omega 3s) and Autism. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226110836.htm Those "scientists" who published that nonsense about multivitamins being useless should have their white coats taken away. Vitamins are critical to optimal health.”
DarcieRN on May 25, 2014 at 00:10:18
“They are useless. They're also unregulated, and may actually contain anything and everything, not having to even have what is listed on the label.
If one has a deficiency of a specific mineral or vitamin, however, as evidenced through evaluation and testing, individual supplements are needed. ConsumerLab.com, the independent lab that reports on the actual quality and contents of unregulated supplements, is helpful when one needs to supplement.”
franklinsko on May 23, 2014 at 13:29:07
“You have mixed messages here. Vitamins are critical to optimal health, yes. Eat your vegetables and move on with your life.
Multivitamins are not critical. Again, just eat your vegetables.
Certain specific vitamins in supplement form can help to address deficiencies, There's no evidence that the rest of them do anything but pass straight through the body.”
beebopinNH on May 22, 2014 at 07:34:01
“Peter, the Vit D deficiency is true. I have a real life case. and Multivits ARE useless - there is NO "one fits all" in vits - everyone needs a diff amount of diff vits. The child I know takes 10000 UIs of Vit D a day and is amazingly better after 2 weeks of starting.”
Walrus Man on May 21, 2014 at 15:15:03
“Not an avitaminosis.”
mogrammy on May 21, 2014 at 12:22:54
“It is linked to many deficiencies because the post vaccine toxins disrupt the immune system, cause bacteria and viruses to keep growing and increasing and crosses the blood brain barrier.”
“I thought Obama was supposed to be a "trojan horse" to turn us all into Shariah law loving Muslims. Turns out Obama took the deal from the Corporations that FDR turned down in 1933 to pretend to be a Democrat, but rule as a Plutocrat loving Republican. Where's General Smedley Butler when you need him?!”
“Wait, so gay people come from .... who now? Not heterosexuals? So I should thank. Wait. WHAT!!? Ahhhh, this makes no sense. And I'm pretty sure she is wearing clothes of more than one fabric. I must gather some stones and plan my trip to Michigan.”
“Steve is right about all of this. We do know what will happen, because many countries have decriminalized drugs and lo and behold, drug use by teens has decreased. A 2002 study by Harvard economics professor Jeffrey Miron concluded that the "evidence provides no indication that decriminalization leads to a measurable increase in marijuana use." In the 14 years since Portugal decriminalized the possession of all drugs -- not just marijuana -- fewer teens are using illegal drugs, and substance abuse has been cut in half. I think the idea that one can point to weed as THE link to suicide is not accurate. It's like saying weed is THE gateway drug, instead of cigarettes or cough syrup. You can't pick out one substance, unless you have an agenda. It is often the case that those with depression use drugs and alcohol to self medicate. This is a good article for you: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-tracy/marijuana-decriminalizati_b_4804835.html Peace.”
Bradley Wise on Apr 23, 2014 at 23:38:42
“The info on suicide is sound and was done by people competent in controlling for other variables. I've seen the numbers from Portugal and other places, and not sure we can count on the US enjoying the same results. That being said, if I could somehow see into the hypothetical future and know legalization in the US would guarantee reductions in drug use, I'd be the first to support it. I'm curious, why do you think this isn't a more focal point for the legalization movement? Why do pro-pot people waste time polluting the debate with lies like "the drug war is the new jim crow" when they evidently have this positive and, unlike many of their other arguments, accurate point to make?”
“Let me get this straight. Republicans/conservatives/Teapartiers are angry with Obama for passing the health care plan that the most right wing Republican "think" tank came up and passed first under a Republican Governor named Romney. Remember him? Market-based, not government run, all those good things. AND, those same folks rail against the economy presided over by this President while the financial sector has record profits (higher than under W) and corporations pay the least amount of taxes in history. Sheldon Adelson's fortune has gone up 10 fold, the Koch's have doubled their net worth, etc. But Obama is still a Socialist who has ruined the economy? If anyone should be upset with this Republican in Democrat's clothing it should be the 99% who have gotten the shaft under this so-called radical left-wing President. If Obama were a white (yeah, I said it) Republican, Fox would put him on their logo and they would be knocking down the Reagan library (who couldn't even get elected as a Republican now) to build the Obama Freedom Jesus Palace. I'm so confused. Progressives like me hate Obama and my fascist tea party counterparts hate him for the very same reasons. Ahhhhhhhhhh! What's happening?”
Mark Hirsh on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:57:38
“You are right, - the right's hatred of Obama is without a rational basis.”
“Agree and disagree. First, they weren't hungry, lead makes the paint sweet.... Yes, getting the paint out of gas was a huge step forward and long overdue and fought tooth and nail by the oil companies. AND. Lead paint in homes is still poisoning over 300,000 children in the US per year, especially in older cities where building quality is low. The cost: $43 billion (CDC estimate) You don't have to eat the paint to be affected as lead dust is just as toxic and prevalent in many communities because of residential areas being built over old smelters and manufacturing sites that used high quantities of lead. There is no safe lead level for children. The reduction in IQ, increase in violent behavior, etc. adds HUGE costs to our society. The problem is that we just can't see it. If lead toxicity in children was a disease that we could easily see, it would be an epidemic that we would all rally around, like measles or polio. Canadian manufacturers stopped selling lead paint in 1991 (ahead of law). Way behind France, Belgium and Austria who outlawed it in 1903. National Lead Company (USA) admitted lead was a poison in 1920. And the point: Stop selling lead paint where humans come in contact with it, especially children!”
“Ah, Libertarianism at its finest. Don't need no stinking regulations. Don't need no government enforcing environmental laws. The marketplace will protect us all. Except that it doesn't no and never has. Can we also charge ConAgra, Sherwin WIlliams and whoever else for the hundreds of billions of dollars our society has to spend on housing violent prisoners (lead has a direct correlation to violent behavior), remedial education and general brain damage caused by lead paint. Europe got lead paint outlawed in the 1920s, it took the US until 1978 and we are still paying for it in older cites across our country. $1.1 billion was what those companies made on selling their poison in one year. And it is still coming into our country. (Free trade is GREAT!) So I guess our laws aren't much better than the libertarian utopia, is it? Oh jeez, where's my Ron Paul sticker?”
Jtt on Mar 26, 2014 at 16:12:07
“That isn't really what Libertarianism is.”
June25 on Mar 26, 2014 at 11:20:18
“And Canada waited untill 2005.The truth is the lead in our fuel was a 100 times worse in regards to the fact that everybody breathes it in.As to paint in the old days the indoors of homes were painted with a thick paint that was cheap and often actually eaten by hungry children.The same simply doesn't hold true with todays children or paint.”
“Hmmm, I think the use of the past tense and the term "allegedly", means that these crimes occurred in the past and were not proven. Oh, I see, they were just preventing a future attack from happening. Well then, carry on. Seems like a whole lot of people better be watching their backs (literally) if that were the case. Pete, my brother, you know it was wrong what these cops did, right? Here's how you can tell. Put your best friend in the role of the guy who got shot. Now?”
Peter Mercuri on Mar 24, 2014 at 16:55:14
“In 2009 he got into a fight outside a homeless shelter in downtown Albuquerque and cut a man in the face with a box cutter.
In 2010 staffers at the downtown library called police and said Boyd was a frequent visitor that was scaring people at the library. They said he told people he is God. When police tried to arrest him, he punched an officer in the face, breaking her nose.
Police found a knife and razor blade in his waistband during the 2010 incident.”
Peter Mercuri on Mar 24, 2014 at 16:48:16
“The cops had to do something. They could have hit him with taser, mace, bean bag and then, assuming he survives those acts of violence, there would still be the same throngs of people demanding justice for the police brutality.
He should have done what they told him to do. The fact that he was armed and argued with them for 3 hours is an indication that he was a danger to himself and others.”
“I agree with some others. This is just bad business practice. You don't fire an exemplary employee and then bring negative attention to your company. Their policy of drug testing without cause for a non-safety related position is just plain stupid. And, something must be done to rectify this gap between a legal, medical practice based on state laws, that is at the same time a federal offense. Just another example of how we are so totally crazy. Oh and just for fun, the co-founder of Dish (net worth $12.5 billion) received $117,000+ in livestock subsidies (YOUR/MY tax dollars) from 2002-2008. Thank goodness!”
Snapshot21 on Mar 24, 2014 at 19:21:20
“It amazes me that in a company this large, no one has stopped and said, "Look at how the tides are turning. We are going to be on the wrong side of history here, and very soon. Let's do the smart, forward-thinking thing... and oh, yeah, keep a good employee, and one whose condition would make him incredibly sympathetic if we persecute him and will bring us nothing but bad PR."”
Broken Spell on Mar 24, 2014 at 18:33:39
“The company... fired... a quadriplegic.... Never mind the MJ aspect. The company is dead to me forever, just on that alone.”
“Different "view", but not different facts. Unless you found the weapons of mass destruction that were, "north, west, east and south of Tikrit" and that Saddam Hussein was in cahoots with al-Queda and that the war would "pay for itself" and only cost $1.7 billion and that we would be greeted as liberators and that this would usher in democracy throughout the middle east and eliminate Iranian influence in the region. And if you did, you probably also found Noah's Ark and the Leprechans' pot 'o gold. Cheers!”
“Here's a question. If corporations are "people my friend", then why do the corporation-people pay so little in taxes? None of the top 25 corporation-people paid anywhere near 25% of their US earning in taxes. Most, paid nothing. Nothing. What's worse is that many got tax breaks that meant you and I (yes, you super patriot) paid the biggest most profitable corporations (oil, gas, airlines, car makers) OUR tax money for their corporate profits. The corporate-people's share of taxes to the federal government used to be 25%, now it's down to 12%. You make up the difference. And you keep voting against your own interests by electing the corporate-people's representatives in government to take even more of your money for their private yachts, corporate jets and exceedingly low wages. Yeah, and Obama-haters, corporate profits are at an all time high and corporate taxes at an all time low. So that socialist thing, unless it applies only to the 2% of the population is not really a thing.”
arch M on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:02:54
“It is 'impossible' to tax a corporation. The business MUST pass the cost along to someone. That someone is the consumer - EVERY TIME. You will pay the cost EVERY TIME in higher cost of goods and services. If a corporation or business does not pass along the cost to the consumer it would be forced to operate at a loss and would soon cease to exist and would cost the employees at every level their jobs! This is as inviolable as gravity. The ONLY thing accomplished when your politician increases taxes is to pull the wool over the eyes of sheeple like you who cheer when you have been fooled into thinking you have punished the rich and benefited anyone else. Reality - there is no such thing as a free lunch!”
“Hey Anonymous, check this guys porn habits. I guarantee that you will find some truly twisted stuff. And, like others, I agree we need to take away tax exempt status for all religious organizations. Let's start with this one. How about it IRS?”
“This is terrible. THIS is why Mr. Duncan was prosecuted: A federal prison in Mendota has started housing inmates, providing a much-needed economic boon in job opportunities and more customers for local businesses, the city's mayor said Friday. Prison officials have reached out to residents with job information, an encouraging sign for Mendota, a small west-side farming community that has an unemployment rate of about 40%, Mayor Robert Silva said...
In America, the best jobs are in the Prison Industrial Complex. This must be the Republican job creation strategy they've been talking about! Kudos!”
“It's not a news report. It's a personal letter from someone who is going to prison and believes that it is an unjust prosecution. And the letter did say that he was technically in violation of federal law, even though he worked for a legal business in the State of Cali. He is being prosecuted under Federal law. What else do you need to know? The point is, as a society, is this the way we want to spend limited resources? I expect that the trial must have cost the defendants from $30k to $200k each. The state and feds spent tens of thousands more to prosecute and each year of his (and the others) incarceration will cost $35k-$50k each. So, is it fair, is it just, is it smart?”
“Can we please, please stop calling this right wing extremism "conservatism" of any kind. It is just right-wing religious extremism. Nothing Conservative about it. It is no different than what the Taliban (their acolyte and the Saudis who fund them, wants to institute across the Muslim world. Just because these maniacs are christians, the media (all the media) cannot bring themselves to label them for what they are. Extremist zealots, who need to be called out, marginalized and kept as far from public policy as is humanly possible. The only religious freedom they want is the freedom to crucify anyone who doesn't believe in their twisted interpretation of the bible.”
jtrews on Mar 1, 2014 at 11:36:15
“the evangelicals, the reconstructionists and dominionists are all part of the far right, they are the religious wing of the far right. These people are certainly like the MB or Taliban, they want a theocracy.
However they are completely conservative. Conservatism is at its roots about retaining traditional social structures...................so through history:
How could it not be conservative to fight to continue the economic system of slavery
or to promote Jim Crow to maintain the primacy of whites in society
or to oppose with violence the civil rights movement
or to oppose gay's coming out of the closet and into society
or to oppose a change to what is seen as traditional marriage
conservatism and its cousin "reactionary" are the very heart of modern GOP conservatism.
The modern TP even proclaims the two tenets of Civil war conservative Dems, those being states rights and a fear of an over reaching federal gov't.”
“you might want to turn the color knob up on your world. Black and white are not the only choice. Neither is the false choice you've posited above. How about neither and call it a day? In fact, the drone strikes are making it more likely we'll have to act in the future because we made so many new enemies with really good reasons to hate us. Hint: It's not our freedom. (It's our killing of innocents.)”
“unemployment? Really? Never heard of it. If that were true our leaders would be talking about it. I think you mean that the biggest problems are gays getting married, high taxes on the richest 1%, Obamacare, not enough Jesus. I don't recall hearing much else.”