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16-year-old Lakeside Academy student dead after being restrained by staff – mlive.com

Staff restrained the teenager after he threw a sandwich, police said. Source: 16-year-old Lakeside Academy student dead after being restrained by staff – mlive.com

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Five myths about vaccines – Anchorage Daily News

No, they’re not cash cows for the pharmaceutical industry.   The anti-vaccine community often claims that vaccines are incredibly lucrative. In 2019, anti-vaccination activist Del Bigtree released a video entitled “Vaccines: Big Pharma’s Cash Cow” full of ominous music that pointed out how vaccine profits increased by 1,100 percent in the past 20 years. Children’s Health Defense, an […]

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COLUMN: The world according to Trump | Columnists | wcfcourier.com

Ignorance is often bliss and possibly incurable, according to the Dunning-Kruger Effect. In the Journal of Personal and Social Psychology in 1999, Cornell University professors David Dunning and Justin Kruger wrote, “Unskilled and Unaware of it: How difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments.” After testing participants on logic, grammar and humor […]

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MMS, or how to cure autism with bleach. Brought to you by AutismOne | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa May 2012

There are so many strange theories about autism which come and go that one doesn’t have the time to read up on all of them. Such is the case with MMS, which I now know stands for Miracle Mineral Solution. Recently the chatter on some of the yahoo groups I subscribe to increased with discussions of […]

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Autistics Against ABA – Cerebration of Kat

Today (2nd May 2020), I was asked to write about ABA, providing evidence as to why it should not be promoted. While I’m willing to do this, particularly because I haven’t actually written a post specifically on ABA before (I mean, let’s be honest, I’d be adding to the hundreds already out there), this does not […]

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Autism Speaks Promotes Article That Claims An Autistic Teen Beat Autism And Is Now A ‘Typical’ High School Senior | Circa April 2009

e-Speaks: Autism Genes Discovered; Environmental Innovator Award Recipient Publishes New Data; Autism Speaks Visits the Middle East Autism Speaks e-Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Apr 30, 2009, 11:18 PM to me e-Speaks || May 1, 2009Autism Genes Implicated in Early Neural Development Discovered Two recently published studies – the results of collaborative efforts of researchers from more than a dozen institutions, and led by Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., […]

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Autism Speaks Wants Donations To Build The “Autism Crisis Awareness” | Circa April 2009

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day–One person can make a world of difference Autism Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Wed, Apr 1, 2009, 2:54 PM to me   April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). Dear Genevieve, This Thursday, April 2, countries around the globe willcommemorate World Autism Awareness Day. It’s a time toshine a light on autism, to awaken public understanding ofthe crisis, and to accelerate […]