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(Fox 59)   Mom accused of feeding child hydrochloric acid, chlorine in attempt to cure autism, says a Tide pod chaser will neutralize everything   ( fox59.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Chlorine, miracle mineral solution, recent police report, Mother, Behavioral Center, Director Kelly Goudreau, founder Sherry Quinn, Applied Behavioral Center  
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2018-02-13 09:29:33 AM  
45 votes:
The people who peddle this nonsense need a dose of their own medicine.
2018-02-13 10:05:34 AM  
26 votes:
Talking to my wife, who skims quite a few Mommy Boards, ideas like this are "becoming a thing."

In the Information Age. When all of the collected scientific and medical works of recorded history are available at our fingertips. This is a thing.
2018-02-13 10:15:25 AM  
15 votes:
Just tell your wife to go into a sealed room and premix the two chemicals for convenience.

Take your kid to the movies and out for ice cream and by time you get home the situation will have resolved itself.
2018-02-13 10:01:40 AM  
15 votes:
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2018-02-13 10:04:19 AM  
14 votes:
The man says his wife told him she read about the mixture online in a Facebook group.

Facebook, your trusted source for medical advice.
2018-02-13 10:16:26 AM  
13 votes:
Some women really, really, really, really shouldn't have children.
2018-02-13 09:54:39 AM  
8 votes:
Beats putting in the years of actual work it takes to raise an autistic child in a neurotypical world, I guess.
2018-02-13 11:30:29 AM  
7 votes:
Oh for fuxake!

If you're afraid of having an autistic or non-neurotypical kid, don't have any farking children!
If you're afraid of having a gay/lesbian kid, don't have any farking children!
If you're afraid of having a downs/developmentally delayed kid, don't have any farking children!
If you're afraid of having a trans kid, don't have any farking children!

Basically, if you're so worried about how you'd handle your progeny not fitting with the definition of what society considers "normal" that you'll turn to some unproven, radical process in order to "fix" them, DON'T HAVE ANY FARKING CHILDREN!

...you farking numpties!
2018-02-13 10:08:59 AM  
7 votes:

Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!


Death cures all ills.
2018-02-13 09:54:39 AM  
7 votes:
THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!
2018-02-13 11:24:15 AM  
6 votes:
As the parent of an autistic child.  I recommend we give her habanero enemas to cure her ignorance.
2018-02-13 10:45:34 AM  
6 votes:
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2018-02-13 10:17:18 AM  
6 votes:

BigNumber12: Talking to my wife, who skims quite a few Mommy Boards, ideas like this are "becoming a thing."

In the Information Age. When all of the collected scientific and medical works of recorded history are available at our fingertips. This is a thing.


None of those scientific or medical works offer a cure for autism, or even a clear and unambiguous cause. Desperate parents will cling to a comforting (to them) lie over the mountains of uncomfortable truth.

It isn't just parents that do that of course, and that's a bigger problem for our species than autism will ever be.
2018-02-13 09:47:10 AM  
6 votes:

EvilEgg: Did it work?


You can't have an autistic child if you don't have a child.

*Hurk*
2018-02-13 10:52:06 AM  
5 votes:
Proof that some people (dumb people, to be clear, not any particular ethnicity or nationality) should be discouraged from reproducing. Not forcibly via sterilization, but just ... discouraged.

"Hey, parenthood, like everything else, isn't for everybody. If you think drinking bleach is OK, just don't have kids. Stick with pets."

Also, how about -- instead of acting like nothing can be done about it -- we start actually prosecuting people for disseminating harmful shiat like this, both products and the marketing. Telling people to poison their kids to cure autism isn't a First Amendment issue. It's enabling child abuse. It should be pursued and prosecuted as a crime.
2018-02-13 10:48:32 AM  
5 votes:
Behavioral Center Clinical Director Kelly Goudreau added that it's natural for parents to want to find a cure for their child's autism and it's common for them to look towards "home remedies." However, she adds that it's important to remember that there is no "cure" for autism, and that any treatment that is administered should be one that is backed by research and scientific evidence.

There's your problem.  Once we decided Jenny McCarthy was a reliable source for Autism and its causes, we threw research and scientific evidence out the window.
2018-02-13 10:41:32 AM  
5 votes:

Snarfangel: Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!

But I would laugh and laugh if they come up with a vaccine for it.


I don't think you could vaccinate for it, but I honestly believe that early childhood and prenatal vaccines may actually decrease the complications and severity of autism.  Childhood disease is really hard on brain development, and we already know that schizophrenia has both a genetic and an environmental component, basically you have the gene that makes you vulnerable to schizophrenia, and then your mother has a sever fever during pregnancy which causes the brain to develop wrong.  You need both those things together, and I would not be surprised if autism works much the same way.
2018-02-13 10:33:46 AM  
5 votes:
FTMFA: miracle mineral solution...

...checks FB for MMS.

Finds results...

Closes FB...throws laptop out window, stomps on it, throws it into traffic, waits for truck to annihilate it into tiny pieces..

WTF
2018-02-13 10:19:06 AM  
5 votes:
Are these parents who are trying to kill their "defective" kid that they don't want to take care off and just going "UH ITS A CURE, SEE" when they get caught?

And even if the parents are only misguided idiots who shouldnt be trusted with children, what about the people peddling these witch doctor cures? Someone up this chain has to be intentionally giving this info out knowing that'll push idiots into poisoning/killing their children and that it has nothing to do with autism.

What the hell happened to harmless quack cures like sleeping with your feet in plastic bags of lemon oil or just drinking a shiat ton of orange juice? Who the hell sees the stuff they use to kill the green goo that would grow in their pool as good for ingestion?
2018-02-13 10:18:27 AM  
5 votes:

BigNumber12: Talking to my wife, who skims quite a few Mommy Boards, ideas like this are "becoming a thing."

In the Information Age. When all of the collected scientific and medical works of recorded history are available at our fingertips. This is a thing.


I have a crazy cousin that reads and believes most of these things, too.  Luckily, she hasn't fed her children acid yet, but she was making them eat a teaspoon of sage each morning for its "medicinal properties".  She read about it on Pinterest.
2018-02-13 12:07:10 PM  
4 votes:

Alebak: And even if the parents are only misguided idiots who shouldnt be trusted with children, what about the people peddling these witch doctor cures? Someone up this chain has to be intentionally giving this info out knowing that'll push idiots into poisoning/killing their children and that it has nothing to do with autism.


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2018-02-13 10:19:40 AM  
4 votes:

BigNumber12: Talking to my wife, who skims quite a few Mommy Boards, ideas like this are "becoming a thing."

In the Information Age. When all of the collected scientific and medical works of recorded history are available at our fingertips. This is a thing.


Because it 'feels good' and doesn't have any big incomprehensible words in it.
2018-02-13 11:09:16 AM  
3 votes:

Snarfangel: Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!

But I would laugh and laugh if they come up with a vaccine for it.


The entire anti-vax movement would immediately divide by zero.   It would be glorious.
2018-02-13 10:35:20 AM  
3 votes:

Smoking GNU: bighairyguy: People with autism can go on to lead productive lives:
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Productive?


He's producing plenty of results, just not ones that most of us like.
2018-02-13 10:34:03 AM  
3 votes:

GalFriday: BonerMcGivens: Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!

Wrong.  Cures for autism include:
1) Counting boxes of toothpicks.
2) Driving in the driveway on Sundays.
3) Blackjack hustling.
4) Judge Wapner.

You forgot underwear from K-Mart


K-Mart sucks.
2018-02-13 10:24:43 AM  
3 votes:

browneye: Some women really, really, really, really shouldn't have children.


Especially those over 40 who have been on anti-depressants for the last 10+ years.
2018-02-13 10:23:53 AM  
3 votes:
People with autism can go on to lead productive lives:
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2018-02-13 10:10:04 AM  
3 votes:
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2018-02-13 10:04:19 AM  
3 votes:

Snarfangel: Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!

But I would laugh and laugh if they come up with a vaccine for it.


That would be ironic, yes.
2018-02-13 12:14:40 PM  
2 votes:

Natalie Portmanteau: Satan's Bunny Slippers: khonshu: little vials of essential oils

Oh lawd, I have a "more than an acquaintance/less than an everyday friend" that, while she's amiable enough, swears by those silly oils.  "Rub peppermint on your stomach for upset, lavender on your feet for leg cramps" etc.  They're harmless, but I don't buy any from her.

Essential oils have their uses. Not generally medicinal, though, I got swimmers itch on my arms from one of those crazy mud races once and tea tree oil stopped the itch immediately and helped it clear up faster (than the internet said it would.)


Oh I know, I guess I was more all inclusive than I should have been. Tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, camphor, all have verified external uses.  Just not the oils that the "healthy essential oils" people are shilling for everything.  Argan oil is a wonderful treatment if you've fried your hair in saltwater/pool/sun.
2018-02-13 12:01:28 PM  
2 votes:

Snarfangel: Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!

But I would laugh and laugh if they come up with a vaccine for it.


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2018-02-13 11:14:45 AM  
2 votes:

Vlad_the_Inaner: Hydrochloric acid in a human stomach...
What's next? People feeding thier kids sodium chloride?

Probably not a fun ride on the way down though.
2018-02-13 10:53:22 AM  
2 votes:

bighairyguy: People with autism can go on to lead productive lives:
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What I always find most disturbing about that clip is watching the people in the back busting a gut at the "joke".

'Merica!
2018-02-13 10:31:45 AM  
2 votes:
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2018-02-13 10:30:49 AM  
2 votes:

GalFriday: BigNumber12: Talking to my wife, who skims quite a few Mommy Boards, ideas like this are "becoming a thing."

In the Information Age. When all of the collected scientific and medical works of recorded history are available at our fingertips. This is a thing.

I have a crazy cousin that reads and believes most of these things, too.  Luckily, she hasn't fed her children acid yet, but she was making them eat a teaspoon of sage each morning for its "medicinal properties".  She read about it on Pinterest.


And to clarify, my wife doesn't buy into any of that stuff, at all, thank God. She has a great education and grounding in science that frequently dealt with the problem of 'pseudoscience,' with its methods and appeals and dangers, so she spots the red flags of nonsense readily.

But yeah. We worked hard for our kids. An adoption and an IVF. So people like this, who seem to reproduce in such a carefree and prolific manner, only to abuse the kids in myriad ways, makes her furious nearly beyond words. And having one fervent anti-vaxxer in our lives, in a relationship that we can't simply discard, is soul-crushing to her to have to deal with.
2018-02-13 10:16:35 AM  
2 votes:

BonerMcGivens: Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!

Wrong.  Cures for autism include:
1) Counting boxes of toothpicks.
2) Driving in the driveway on Sundays.
3) Blackjack hustling.
4) Judge Wapner.


You forgot underwear from K-Mart
2018-02-13 10:05:09 AM  
2 votes:

Resident Muslim: "However, health officials, including the FDA, have warned the product is little more than bleach."
So why did they take the child away?

/recently had an interesting chat with a conspiracy-theory type who swore on the multitude benefits of drops of "edible-grade" hydrogen-peroxide in water


There are no health benefits to drinking hydrogen peroxide but properly diluted it probably won't hurt you either.
2018-02-13 10:00:32 AM  
2 votes:

Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!


Not yet, anyway.
2018-02-13 09:55:35 AM  
2 votes:

Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!


But I would laugh and laugh if they come up with a vaccine for it.
2018-02-13 09:26:54 PM  
1 vote:

mephox: You can't have an autistic child if you don't have a child.


It is amazing how creative pro-lifers can be when it comes to post-birth abortions.
2018-02-13 06:36:17 PM  
1 vote:
Some parents of kids with autism are desperate enough to try something like this because they're overwhelmed and undersupported.  Some of them just don't have the critical thinking skills to see through scams like Miracle Mineral Supplement.  Other things may be going on.  Raising some autistic children is an exhausting 24 hour a day job.  I'd be looking for a miracle, too, after missing sleep all week just trying to keep the kid safe.

/parent of two with autism
//one has a degree in astrophysics
///the other is a talented artist
2018-02-13 03:08:27 PM  
1 vote:

bighairyguy: People with autism can go on to lead productive lives:
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If he is autistic, I am ashamed to be included in a group that man-child is in.

Some of us actually do lead productive, quiet lives.
2018-02-13 02:47:47 PM  
1 vote:
A couple weeks ago or so we had an article on this exact same thing, but it was focused on the Facebook group itself. Now it's someone who read it and actually did it.

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/28/despera​t​e-parents-trying-cure-autism-giving-ch​ildren-bleach-7266567/?

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2018-02-13 02:00:48 PM  
1 vote:
Baloo Uriza:

Is Kmart still a thing?

there are a few still open.  we have one here in ABQ.
2018-02-13 12:37:04 PM  
1 vote:

Victoly: Smoking GNU: bighairyguy: People with autism can go on to lead productive lives:
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Productive?

Right? At least Rain Man could make money at a casino


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2018-02-13 12:10:20 PM  
1 vote:

Smoking GNU: bighairyguy: People with autism can go on to lead productive lives:
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Productive?


Right? At least Rain Man could make money at a casino
2018-02-13 12:02:01 PM  
1 vote:

Nesher: Did she think he was a swimming pool?


That would be shocking
2018-02-13 11:20:53 AM  
1 vote:

solve4x: Irony.  The one with the mental problem is the mom not the kid. Thank god the dad isn't retarded.


Preemptively, yes, I consider an adult who is gullible enough to believe anything they read online that starts with 'Miracle cure..' or 'This one crazy trick..' or 'doctors don't want you to know this one trick..' to have a mental disorder.
2018-02-13 11:19:41 AM  
1 vote:
At least all the Apple Cider Vinegar nutjobs are drinking something harmless (except to the teeth).
2018-02-13 11:07:26 AM  
1 vote:
Hydrochloric acid in a human stomach...

What's next? People feeding thier kids sodium chloride?
2018-02-13 10:49:56 AM  
1 vote:

BigNumber12: Talking to my wife, who skims quite a few Mommy Boards, ideas like this are "becoming a thing."

In the Information Age. When all of the collected scientific and medical works of recorded history are available at our fingertips. This is a thing.


The Facebook is more reliable than Web Md, I tell y'all what.
2018-02-13 10:49:53 AM  
1 vote:

Resident Muslim: "However, health officials, including the FDA, have warned the product is little more than bleach."
So why did they take the child away?

/recently had an interesting chat with a conspiracy-theory type who swore on the multitude benefits of drops of "edible-grade" hydrogen-peroxide in water


Don't get him started on colloidial silver....
2018-02-13 10:17:49 AM  
1 vote:
Two crazy idiots have a child and it turns out it's also a crazy idiot, must be the vaccines.
2018-02-13 10:04:49 AM  
1 vote:

JohnAnnArbor: Smoking GNU: THERE IS NO farkING CURE FOR AUTISM YOU BLITHERING IDJITS!

Not yet, anyway.


A reasonable point.
2018-02-13 09:57:30 AM  
1 vote:
Repeat or second abusive idiot

/Dnrtfa
2018-02-13 09:08:09 AM  
1 vote:
Did it work?
 
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