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(io9)   So it turns out that organic food may be the cause of the recent rise in autism   (io9.com) divider line 114
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2014-01-05 10:06:11 PM

Enemabag Jones: PsiChick
Enemabag Jones: How about science, the increase in mental healthcare and more educated professionals in teaching. Lets add the pharmaceutical industry possibly redefining some margins.
The pharmaceutical industry actually really can't do jack about autism, so they have no finger in the pie. Autism medicine would be really farking awesome, but we don't have it. The first three are correct, though.
/I'd probably never have been diagnosed if there weren't competent people in my area.

It would have been nice to have that a long time ago, but I am a little older and things have changed regarding what is quirky and what is a medical condition. I am still very happy not to grow up after 9/11 and Columbine in the US.


Well, in my case I was considered 'a little quirky', but I rather like being able to see people's facial expressions, even if I had to learn it the long way around and still miss five out of ten. So sometimes diagnosing borderline cases is a good thing. :p
 
2014-01-05 10:25:46 PM

Noxious1: Before chemical fertilizers took over the agriculture industry in the mid-twentieth century, organic food was known by a different name: FOOD!


The chemicals found in manure are the same ones found in "chemical fertilizer." Don't be so scientifically illiterate.
 
2014-01-05 10:37:56 PM
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2014-01-05 11:17:32 PM
Or. autism may be the cause of the recent rise in organic food sales.
 
2014-01-06 01:26:00 AM

stuffy: Or. autism may be the cause of the recent rise in organic food sales.


Given the amount of woo, pseudoscience and bullshiat centered around autism? I'd buy that.

/autistic
//and no, vaccines didn't do it
 
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2014-01-06 01:40:41 AM

autofire372: stuffy: Or. autism may be the cause of the recent rise in organic food sales.

Given the amount of woo, pseudoscience and bullshiat centered around autism? I'd buy that.

/autistic
//and no, vaccines didn't do it


How does your autism manifest? I've met one man who could not differentiate how inflection in speech changed the meanings of words from the literal to the figurative or to sarcasm, and he also had trouble with parody and sarcasm in print. Another guy has trouble in social situations and has been taught a routine that he uses when meeting existing acquaintances that is just formal enough to be acceptable in a business setting but is informal enough that it's not completely crazy with old friends seen every couple of weeks.
 
2014-01-06 01:46:43 AM
My parents have organic soap that is "chemical free", yet it has Potassium Hydroxide specifically listed. Have you seen what KHO can do?
 
2014-01-06 01:59:49 AM

No Such Agency: Yes it is suspicious isn't it.  Vaccine makers know their vaccines cause side effects, including sometimes FATAL side effects and brain damage.  They know it so much a system (VARES) has been set up to report adverse reactions.  But has anyone ever actually heard of vaccines being changed because someone reported a reaction?  Nope.  Not a single ingredient is changed.  The report databses simply allow the vaccine companies to monitor parents who don't support vaccination.  Suffice to say I don't think they are monitoring them for benevolent reasons.


Actually, VAERS was set up to act as an entry point to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Court, as well as to track vaccine adverse events. It's been pointed out repeatedly that it does a shiatTY job at the later, as many submissions are completely irrelevant to the person being vaccinated, or are written from a litigious perspective by a lawyer, rather than a scientific or medical case perspective.

Also, Thiomersol was removed in 2002 after a recommendation by the AAP to do so and avoid this whole debacle altogether. Strangely enough, cases of autism continued to rise.

TL;DR: You don't know what you're talking about.
 
2014-01-06 02:25:57 AM

listernine: I heard sticking your dick in Jenny McCarthy makes you lose any ability to be funny.


I'm not buying your excuse.
 
2014-01-06 06:39:11 AM
I think they got it all wrong.  It's just that being stupid is getting deliberately mislabeled as autism because no one wants to offend all the precious snowflakes out there, and stupid people just happen to be the target demographics for Whole Foods.  So there is a connection, just not the way you'd think.
 
2014-01-06 09:12:55 AM
With a daughter that is severely autistic... I am always amused by these threads and the people that believe that they know something, when they really are so clueless that their own behavior makes them appear to be mentally deficient.

I see lot's of people that want their kids to have "something" to explain the behavior, but these are the parents that barely take parenting seriously and leave their kids to their own devices...

And then I see those that have watched a show with "special" kids, or know a friend that has a cousin that has a neighbor with an autistic child, and now they are experts.

And then there are farkers....which make these two type of people look smart.
 
2014-01-06 10:50:36 AM

imfallen_angel: With a daughter that is severely autistic... I am always amused by these threads and the people that believe that they know something, when they really are so clueless that their own behavior makes them appear to be mentally deficient.

I see lot's of people that want their kids to have "something" to explain the behavior, but these are the parents that barely take parenting seriously and leave their kids to their own devices...

And then I see those that have watched a show with "special" kids, or know a friend that has a cousin that has a neighbor with an autistic child, and now they are experts.

And then there are farkers....which make these two type of people look smart.



Cuz some Farkers believe anything they hear.
 
2014-01-06 12:27:57 PM

stuffy: Or. autism may be the cause of the recent rise in organic food sales.


No, I go with subby's line. The problem is feeding the FLK instead of thinning the herd.


FLK, medspeak for funny looking kid
/harsh
 
2014-01-06 12:29:31 PM

Tobin_Lam: My parents have organic soap that is "chemical free", yet it has Potassium Hydroxide specifically listed. Have you seen what KHO can do?


H2O is organic and it melts the world.
 
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