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(Business Insider)   If you need another reason to avoid eating at Chili's, the company supports the National Autism Association and is donating 10% of all customer checks to the NAA on April 7th. The problem? NAA is notoriously anti-vaccination   (businessinsider.com ) divider line
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2014-04-06 08:43:37 AM  
Is there a legitimate Autism charity that isn't retarded?
 
2014-04-06 09:08:47 AM  

Ghastly: Is there a legitimate Autism charity that isn't retarded?


I worked with some actual researchers looking into genetic links to autism. They're out there. Hard to find though.

One came up with a pretty good way of diagnosing by uploading a video of you just playing with your child.
 
2014-04-06 09:56:08 AM  
Oops.
 
2014-04-06 10:02:54 AM  
Why can't people be against vaccinations because they save the lives of too many people? If someone is anti-vaccine oriented doesn't it make evolutionary sense for their children not to be protected so those genes don't continue?
 
2014-04-06 10:08:06 AM  
Idiotas.
 
2014-04-06 10:12:33 AM  

alaric3: Why can't people be against vaccinations because they save the lives of too many people? If someone is anti-vaccine oriented doesn't it make evolutionary sense for their children not to be protected so those genes don't continue?


assume the position.
 
2014-04-06 10:30:16 AM  
Tequila lime chicken gave me autism.
 
2014-04-06 10:35:26 AM  
Chili's has a fine country-fried steak.
 
2014-04-06 10:47:15 AM  
Let's fire the CEO of Chili's. That's how we roll these days.
 
2014-04-06 10:53:38 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Let's fire the CEO of Chili's. That's how we roll these days.


If you needed another reason for not buying Apple products, they force their labor into backbreaking work for little pay and cause suicides.
 
2014-04-06 11:08:08 AM  
So they serve Aspergers?
 
2014-04-06 11:14:29 AM  
Read the io9 blog about the 10% Chili's doo-whackery thing-a-ma-bob.  I had never heard of the NAA before and upon the goggles permission, went there.

There was no ANTI-VAXXXxXxOMG flashing at the top of the page but those evil bastards have enough subtle and not-so-subtle hints of the appearance of "open mindedness" to "why won't the gubmint just admit they definitely cause Autism dammit" going on ..... and I was a bit surprised.  Okay, shocked.  Shocked, I say.

Even some of the ads are dripping with fresh bullshiat.  Addition of a sunroom for the cellular healing properties of something this makes homeopathy jesus christ, I can't even produce a proper sentence in this post and spittle is flying out of my mouth BY THE BUCKETLOADS I think what the hell???

Me so sorry, my ignorance of how far this has gone is ignorant.  Heavy on the rant.

I've been sending ABC an email every day since Ms. McCarthy was planted onto the panel of The View asking them to remove their collective heads from their asses and I get an auto-reply thanking me for something, something, something.  No, you dumb bastards at ABC, I don't watch the show but maybe I should see who the sponsors are and do something from that angle.

Cue the Fred Thompson picture and quote from that movie, whatevs.
 
2014-04-06 12:24:45 PM  
Feh! Make a donation to the NAA and Joe's Crab Shack will give you a FREE Crab Steam Pot.
 
2014-04-06 12:25:52 PM  
You can't support/work for/establish any cause without pissing someone off.

STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!!! AAAUGH BOYCOTT *rage aneurysim*

/Pro-vaccine, pro-science, pro-equal rights for gays
//Brendan Eich was wronged. Yes, I said it.
 
2014-04-06 12:26:04 PM  
maybe i will stay home and have a hot dog instead

assets-s3.rollingstone.com

for the horde! eh, herd i mean
 
2014-04-06 12:30:03 PM  

alaric3: Why can't people be against vaccinations because they save the lives of too many people? If someone is anti-vaccine oriented doesn't it make evolutionary sense for their children not to be protected so those genes don't continue?


They will just keep cranking out more crotch fruit in the odds some will survive.
 
2014-04-06 12:30:48 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: You can't support/work for/establish any cause without pissing someone off.

STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!!! AAAUGH BOYCOTT *rage aneurysim*

/Pro-vaccine, pro-science, pro-equal rights for gays
//Brendan Eich was wronged. Yes, I said it.


It's more than "stop liking what I don't like" if money is being used to cause harm. The anti-vaccine nonsense is causing serious harm.
 
2014-04-06 12:31:29 PM  
Say what? I thought the NAA took the official position that there is no link between vaccines and autism. Has the radical anti-vaxxer wing taken over, or did I get them mixed up with another group?
 
2014-04-06 12:34:58 PM  
Yeah and they are pro cure instead of pro prevention.  I wouldn't want anything to rearrange my son's brain.  He has a good personality and is quite happy as he is.
 
2014-04-06 12:35:54 PM  
Finally a way to feel self righteous about NOT donating to charity. I like it. I'm not donating to the Red Cross, because they create tons of biohazard waste. I'm not donating to Doctors Without Borders, because they burn a lot of fossil fuels. I'm not donating to Susan G. Komen because it's a racket.
 
2014-04-06 12:37:28 PM  
There are too many people on this planet anyway. Let the anti-vac idiota do their thing.
 
2014-04-06 12:41:19 PM  
It's amazing how one discredited "study" can get so much traction.   Here we are 20 years later and people are still believing that BS.
 
2014-04-06 12:41:30 PM  

Splish: Finally a way to feel self righteous about NOT donating to charity. I like it. I'm not donating to the Red Cross, because they create tons of biohazard waste. I'm not donating to Doctors Without Borders, because they burn a lot of fossil fuels. I'm not donating to Susan G. Komen because it's a racket.


I don't give to the Wounded Warrior Project because prosthetic limbs are made from plastic and plastic comes from hydrocarbons exported by Saudi Arabia which uses those funds to support terrorism.
 
2014-04-06 12:43:01 PM  
I don't know what caused my son's autism. As an infant, he seemed normal. Then, as a toddler, he changed - less communicative, distant. Now, I just want my baby back, baby back, baby back...
 
2014-04-06 12:43:08 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: You can't support/work for/establish any cause without pissing someone off.

STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!!! AAAUGH BOYCOTT *rage aneurysim*

/Pro-vaccine, pro-science, pro-equal rights for gays
//Brendan Eich was wronged. Yes, I said it.


Tell it to the Board of Directors.
Maybe you could organize a boycott.
 
2014-04-06 12:44:12 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: I don't know what caused my son's autism. As an infant, he seemed normal. Then, as a toddler, he changed - less communicative, distant. Now, I just want my baby back, baby back, baby back...


You are an evil, evil person. I like that.
 
2014-04-06 12:44:52 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: //Brendan Eich was wronged. Yes, I said it.


So you believe that customers should not be allowed to choose what products they purchase/use? Maybe you think that once you use a product once you must continue using it forever no matter what the company does??

Because all that happened to Eich was that people chose to stop using a company's product when someone who financially supports hate what chosen to be the leader and public face of the company. He quit when he realized that his presence was going to cost the company money.

Were the customers not allowed to do this?
 
2014-04-06 12:45:27 PM  

psilocyberguy: Read the io9 blog about the 10% Chili's doo-whackery thing-a-ma-bob.  I had never heard of the NAA before and upon the goggles permission, went there.

There was no ANTI-VAXXXxXxOMG flashing at the top of the page but those evil bastards have enough subtle and not-so-subtle hints of the appearance of "open mindedness" to "why won't the gubmint just admit they definitely cause Autism dammit" going on ..... and I was a bit surprised.  Okay, shocked.  Shocked, I say.

Even some of the ads are dripping with fresh bullshiat.  Addition of a sunroom for the cellular healing properties of something this makes homeopathy jesus christ, I can't even produce a proper sentence in this post and spittle is flying out of my mouth BY THE BUCKETLOADS I think what the hell???

Me so sorry, my ignorance of how far this has gone is ignorant.  Heavy on the rant.

I've been sending ABC an email every day since Ms. McCarthy was planted onto the panel of The View asking them to remove their collective heads from their asses and I get an auto-reply thanking me for something, something, something.  No, you dumb bastards at ABC, I don't watch the show but maybe I should see who the sponsors are and do something from that angle.

Cue the Fred Thompson picture and quote from that movie, whatevs.


Which stimulant were you high on to write that?  My favourite is cocaine, but speed is always nice.
 
2014-04-06 12:46:41 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Splish: Finally a way to feel self righteous about NOT donating to charity. I like it. I'm not donating to the Red Cross, because they create tons of biohazard waste. I'm not donating to Doctors Without Borders, because they burn a lot of fossil fuels. I'm not donating to Susan G. Komen because it's a racket.

I don't give to the Wounded Warrior Project because prosthetic limbs are made from plastic and plastic comes from hydrocarbons exported by Saudi Arabia which uses those funds to support terrorism.


i don't contribute to PBS because fark PBS. besides, everyone on the newshour are known commie sympathizers. study it out
 
2014-04-06 12:46:58 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: I don't know what caused my son's autism. As an infant, he seemed normal. Then, as a toddler, he changed - less communicative, distant. Now, I just want my baby back, baby back, baby back...


You are a terrible person, and I like that.

Consider the money well spent.
 
2014-04-06 12:48:37 PM  

Katolu: The Pope of Manwich Village: I don't know what caused my son's autism. As an infant, he seemed normal. Then, as a toddler, he changed - less communicative, distant. Now, I just want my baby back, baby back, baby back...

You are an evil, evil person. I like that.


The second I hit "add comment" I slipped in the shower and cracked my head open. Very light headed and remorseful now.
 
2014-04-06 12:50:07 PM  
This is nothing but McCarthyism!
 
2014-04-06 12:55:26 PM  
Just lick an autistic kid and then you'll have a natural immunity to Austism.
 
2014-04-06 12:56:23 PM  

Farking Canuck: Fuggin Bizzy: //Brendan Eich was wronged. Yes, I said it.

So you believe that customers should not be allowed to choose what products they purchase/use? Maybe you think that once you use a product once you must continue using it forever no matter what the company does??

Because all that happened to Eich was that people chose to stop using a company's product when someone who financially supports hate what chosen to be the leader and public face of the company. He quit when he realized that his presence was going to cost the company money.

Were the customers not allowed to do this?


I don't disagree with a word of this.  But the problem is that you frame it as "should customers be allowed" rather than "should customers...."

Prop 8 was a bad idea.  Eich was an idiot for supporting it.  The world is better now that the tide has turned on that issue and I will look forward to celebrating the supreme court decision legalizing same-sex marriage everywhere.

But I don't look forward to living in a society where I have to pay a cost for expressing that opinion.
 
2014-04-06 12:56:41 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: I don't know what caused my son's autism. As an infant, he seemed normal. Then, as a toddler, he changed - less communicative, distant. Now, I just want my baby back, baby back, baby back...


www.religiouscriticism.com
 
2014-04-06 12:58:16 PM  

Ghastly: Is there a legitimate Autism charity that isn't retarded?


Crazy, isn't it?
 
2014-04-06 12:58:56 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Splish: Finally a way to feel self righteous about NOT donating to charity. I like it. I'm not donating to the Red Cross, because they create tons of biohazard waste. I'm not donating to Doctors Without Borders, because they burn a lot of fossil fuels. I'm not donating to Susan G. Komen because it's a racket.

I don't give to the Wounded Warrior Project because prosthetic limbs are made from plastic and plastic comes from hydrocarbons exported by Saudi Arabia which uses those funds to support terrorism.


Well, that and helping out contract killers above and beyond what they were contracted for isn't a moral decision; you're contributing to the killing of human beings for money. Even from the viewpoint of an amoral pragmatist who makes the morally dubious stretch to accepting murder for money as a necessary evil, it's not the mercenaries that failed that should be getting the extra help; you should be incentivising the mercenaries that do well. Instead of giving the extra money to some legless guy who obviously wasn't that good at his job, you should give it to all the other mercenaries that were good enough to avoid losing limbs, producing better performance from them as a result of incentive.


On the original point though, I wouldn't eat at Chili's even if they were supporting a charity that wasn't crazy-sauce. If you really feel like donating to charity just give the charity some money and eat at home. They get more money, you spend less money, and you eat better. Everyone wins. Except Chili's. All their low paid microwave operators might end up on the street.
 
2014-04-06 12:59:16 PM  
You know who else believes there may be a causal relation between Autism and Vaccinations?  The insert for vaccines, wait WTF.

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/04/fda-vaccine-insert-lists-autism- as .html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Activ istPost+%28Activist+Post%29
 
2014-04-06 12:59:46 PM  

Ghastly: Is there a legitimate Autism charity that isn't retarded autistic?


FTFY
 
2014-04-06 01:00:09 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The Pope of Manwich Village: I don't know what caused my son's autism. As an infant, he seemed normal. Then, as a toddler, he changed - less communicative, distant. Now, I just want my baby back, baby back, baby back...

You are a terrible person, and I like that.

Consider the money well spent.


[slurred] "thhanplgh ewth"

[tips blood soaked hat]
 
2014-04-06 01:00:22 PM  

Ghastly: Is there a legitimate Autism charity that isn't retarded?


The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network is pretty awesome.  http://autisticadvocacy.org/  For one, it's run by mostly autistic people and their goals are on the side of actually helping people with autism (like via increased access to education/therapy, combating misinformation, helping autistic people get jobs, providing support networks, etc).  "Nothing about us without us."

The Autistic Women's Network is also really good.  It's often harder for women to get diagnosed/support because the diagnosis criteria were primarily developed based on male patients, and it presents a bit differently in women (not to mention different cultural expectations of male vs female behavior skewing what is considered "normal").   http://autismwomensnetwork.org/

There are more out there, but these are the main two I can think of at the moment.

\Autistic person who is active in the self-advocacy movement
 
2014-04-06 01:00:36 PM  
Injecting ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum and thimerosal  can't be good for you.
 
2014-04-06 01:02:45 PM  

Gary-L: Just lick an autistic kid and then you'll have a natural immunity to Austism.


I thought making fun of autistic kids will make your kids autistic.
 
2014-04-06 01:08:21 PM  

Deep Contact: Injecting ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum and thimerosal  can't be good for you.


No, but an immunized population IS good for you.

/also, stop being an troll
 
2014-04-06 01:10:36 PM  

Splish: Finally a way to feel self righteous about NOT donating to charity. I like it. I'm not donating to the Red Cross, because they create tons of biohazard waste. I'm not donating to Doctors Without Borders, because they burn a lot of fossil fuels. I'm not donating to Susan G. Komen because it's a racket.


There are much better reasons to not contribute to the Red Cross.
 
2014-04-06 01:10:42 PM  

Deep Contact: Injecting ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum and thimerosal  can't be good for you.


...prove it.
 
2014-04-06 01:14:52 PM  

tuckeg: Splish: Finally a way to feel self righteous about NOT donating to charity. I like it. I'm not donating to the Red Cross, because they create tons of biohazard waste. I'm not donating to Doctors Without Borders, because they burn a lot of fossil fuels. I'm not donating to Susan G. Komen because it's a racket.

There are much better reasons to not contribute to the Red Cross.


Absolutely, but that's the only one I can feel self righteous about.  Otherwise, you get people arguing "But if even a nickel of that $50 you donated goes to saving a life, isn't it still a good thing?"  And I'm not sure that's far off from the actual ratio.
 
2014-04-06 01:18:49 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Deep Contact: Injecting ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum and thimerosal  can't be good for you.

...prove it.


.....prove that it is.
 
2014-04-06 01:19:00 PM  

Katolu: There are too many people on this planet anyway. Let the anti-vac idiota do their thing.


I would be in favor of that, except that: 1) stupid anti-vaxxxers aren't the ones who get sick, it's their innocent children; 2) it ALSO effects kids with immuno problems OR for whom the vaccines weren't effective (5-10%).  That's why herd immunity is so important.

Seriously, screw these people.  All I need to know is:
autism exists in places where the vaccines don't.
no child who was fine, suddenly got autism after getting their later shots, like at 5 years old.

Most people associate the shots with autism because they coincide with massive changes in the children, autism or not.  Around ages 1, 2, and 3, is when kids become different (baby to toddler, toddler to kid).  No wonder that's when you'd notice a difference.  Your baby doesn't do anything except eat and sleep.  Their sensory input is so different.  Then, they transition to toddler - coincidentally around when they get a set of shots - and autism would be more noticeable in a toddler.  They get another set of shots around the same time most kids transition out of being toddlers, when even mild forms of autism would be more noticeable.

It doesn't mean they're related.  There are other things that happen around the same time but I don't hear these people claiming changing from formula/breast milk to baby food is causing autism.  Or moving from a rear-facing car seat to forward facing.  Maybe it's size 3 Huggies that cause autism?  I'm just asking questions, people.
 
2014-04-06 01:22:38 PM  

Deep Contact: RoxtarRyan: Deep Contact: Injecting ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum and thimerosal  can't be good for you.

...prove it.

.....prove that it is.


Go home, troll.
 
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