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by John Bleau
Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Quack goes Down:
Replies: 11
Views: 4434

My “wild speculation” serves to indicate that genetics need not be a cause for all cases of autism nor need all cases of autism be due to genetics. Same applies to mercury. Your questions: 1) Why is the concordance not 100% in identical twins? That it isn’t strongly suggests an environmental compone...
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Quack goes Down:
Replies: 11
Views: 4434

"...why if mercury is a cuase for autism, is it not so in all cases. And mercury has immediate side effects" I'll sketch a reply and might answer in more detail later. How people react varies - witness allergic reactions. Factors vary from person to person. Many of these factors can indeed be genet...
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Quack goes Down:
Replies: 11
Views: 4434

The burden of proof is manifestly not on those who claim causation. Simple correlation should be sufficient to remove a potentially dangerous product from the shelves, especially a recognized toxin. Remember that the tobacco industry's standard defence was that a causal relationship was not proved a...
by John Bleau
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Quack goes Down:
Replies: 11
Views: 4434

I don't see the pertinence of many of the questions. For example, the existence of a genetic predisposition does not preclude environmental factors as well. I don't have the stats, some of which are not open to the public yet should be, but apparently countries in Europe that banned mercury a long t...
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Quack goes Down:
Replies: 11
Views: 4434

Funny how jbuck doesn't call you Rain Man for initiating so many health care threads. I don't mind though; just pointing out his double standard. The comments by autismdiva are worthless, but the Wakefield case is worth following. Bear in mind that most studies nowadays involve conflict of interest,...
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: I am addicted to illegal coke from Mexico
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

I was a very big Coke drinker in the past. When New Coke had replaced old Coke, I told my brother, another big Coke drinker, what would happen - such an outcry by the diehards that it would be an endorsement by millions, and old Coke would have to be brought back in a blaze of glory. I thought that ...
by John Bleau
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Maggiore Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

BWV, I appreciate your effort here. The French-language link I provided does claim that an absolute lymphocyte count reflects on CD4 counts and is a valid surrogate marker (once removed, if I may say). However, I agree with Bennett that no side can comment much - much less categorically assert that ...
by John Bleau
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Maggiore Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

Teresa, your post is a useful one, but no, the whole thing is far from pointless. There are probably more long term non-progressors than there are patients taking anti-retrovirals, but Christine Maggiore Scovill is such a high-profile one that a sloppy diagnosis¹ is being used to discredit her. So i...
by John Bleau
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Maggiore Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

"the blood counting machine may have counted some nucleated red cells as lymphocytes. These may have been released from the bone marrow during resucitation- cardiac massage" - this is clutching at straws. I assume you're revising yourself, because you clearly said that the 10800 number is post-morte...
by John Bleau
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Maggiore Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

"the 10800 number is post-mortem paid for by Maggiore, which was done by a Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati who was not even an MD" - well, I don't mention Al-Bayati, but if you insist that the 10,800 number comes from him, I'd like proof. The text you cite does not provide it. It is obviously a very importa...
by John Bleau
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Maggiore Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

The sheer number of words and non-sequiturs does not hide the fact that EJ's high lymphocyte count, even if it did indicate viral infection, categorically means she did not have AIDS. It goes counter to the WHO definition by a long shot and she therefore did not have AIDS. Lymphocytes, being central...
by John Bleau
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Maggiore Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

jbuck changed his post, but it's still shallow. Do you think "John Bleau" is a cover?
by John Bleau
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Maggiore Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

Now, if BWV wonders why I'm so condescending, contrast my opening post with its pertinent information, with that of jbuck. Good god, jbuck, how on earth could that girl have been said to have "AIDS-related pneumonia"?
by John Bleau
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Maggiore Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

Maggiore Redux

Maggiore was called criminally stupid on these boards for "letting her daughter die of AIDS." From http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=3887&IssueNum=157 Maniotis said something that I have never heard noted before. “They did a lymphocyte count on Eliza Jane when she was admitted to the hospital...
by John Bleau
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: News from "The Worst Economy Since Herbert Hoover"
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

Hi GK,

Yeah, but I think I'll stay. BWV is offended by my "blanket statements," yet calls a grieving mother "criminally negligent" for her courageous stand against pharma pimps and media whores. Hmm... I think I'll dredge that one up...
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: News from "The Worst Economy Since Herbert Hoover"
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

BWV: I am not quantifying how far the benefits are offset by the debt, only that they are offset by a consideration that is too often left out of the sound bites. That consideration, however, is 800 bn in added debts per year, so it's not likely that the benefits are only 5% offset. Pegging a reason...
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: News from "The Worst Economy Since Herbert Hoover"
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

You read incorrectly and to pass on your inaccuracy, you omitted key words. Offset does not mean 90%, 100% or 110%, it includes those in the range. The fact is that the "tax cuts = increased revenue" crowd don't touch the trade deficit with a ten-foot pole in their sound bites, making the growth loo...
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: News from "The Worst Economy Since Herbert Hoover"
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

BWV, anything larger than a Chicken McNugget sound bite will make you gag. "tax cuts are offset by higher interest rates, inflation or foreign debt" - you dropped my use of the words benefits of: "the benefits of tax cuts..." A significant omission making your interpretation of my initial post 180º ...
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: News from "The Worst Economy Since Herbert Hoover"
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

No I don't. I say that the growth comes with a debt. In other words, I say exactly what it is that you think I'm denying.
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: News from "The Worst Economy Since Herbert Hoover"
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

I would suggest you do a logic diagram to show how it follows from my post that there is no such thing as investment and wealth creation.
by John Bleau
Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: News from "The Worst Economy Since Herbert Hoover"
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

In an interminable discussion on another board, I had to keep reminding my interlocutor that in a closed system, the benefits of tax cuts are offset by increased inflation and/or interest rates. In an open system, i.e., with foreign trade, they're offset by any one or more of increased inflation, in...
by John Bleau
Tue May 30, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: John Bleau, Are You Still On The Seven Seas?
Replies: 8
Views: 3455

Yeah, Montreal is a great city.

Corlyss, I may someday post stories, but whenever I get a break a new contract comes in.
by John Bleau
Tue May 30, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: First the English,now Canadians far healthier than Americans
Replies: 12
Views: 12949

In his memoirs, the great Soviet chess champion Mikhail Botvinnik described his friends' kibbitzing as he was, at the age of 12, beating World Champion José Raoul Capablanca in a simultaneous exhibition: "In spite of my friends' help, I managed to win the game." The sickliness of Americans is in spi...
by John Bleau
Mon May 29, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: John Bleau, Are You Still On The Seven Seas?
Replies: 8
Views: 3455

I've been back two weeks. In Quebec City, though, not Montreal, which is 150 miles SE from here. The trip was wonderful, with an amazing cast of characters. Where I had most fun was where we were in the worst trouble or the most tiring circumstances (blown onto shoals once, took six hours in tough w...
by John Bleau
Sun May 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Does God Believe in YOU?
Replies: 18
Views: 5278

Yes, meaning that everything owes its existence to a solipcist's tautology. No wonder there's zero total energy in the Universe...
by John Bleau
Sun May 28, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Has Anyone Heard of "Morgellons Disease"?
Replies: 33
Views: 9893

Princeton?? Ever since they started hiring disheveled hippies with relative problems, that place went downhill.
by John Bleau
Sat May 27, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Has Anyone Heard of "Morgellons Disease"?
Replies: 33
Views: 9893

"Restless leg syndrome is a real disorder (my sister has it)" - not had it? After all, ain't there medicine for it?? Well, there's a sucker born every minute. By the way, how did your flu vaccine work out?
by John Bleau
Sat May 27, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Has Anyone Heard of "Morgellons Disease"?
Replies: 33
Views: 9893

It just might take. During my trip I saw an ad for Restless Leg Syndrome medicine. An incredibly large percentage of American TV advertizing is for drugs. Marketing can play a big role in perceived need. I've been close enough to the snakeoil bastards to know very well how they operate.
by John Bleau
Fri May 26, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Science Confirms Why I'm So Smart!
Replies: 16
Views: 5485

Most "chocolate bars" are actually candy bars, mostly sugar with less than 5% chocolate content. I don't eat them. Even sweeteners are falling in quality, with cheap high fructose corn syrup replacing cane. This is often blamed for the obesity epidemic. Lindt, as Brendan mentioned, is very good. I a...
by John Bleau
Fri May 26, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Sheesh! Pedophile Too Short to be Imprisoned!
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

When they're that short they should get spankings.
by John Bleau
Tue May 16, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: HEALTH ALERT: Chez Corlyss May Be Plague Grounds
Replies: 7
Views: 2974

I knew for quite a while that squirrels in the west often carried bubonic plague, so the article is no surprise. Reading a little into the article: If one person in seven dies, then we have about 2½ persons dying out of the annual 18 stricken. This is a very small sample and for a larger population,...
by John Bleau
Sun May 14, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mentally Ill Troops Sent Into Combat?
Replies: 18
Views: 5012

"I can't imagine something more irresponsible than putting a soldier suffering from stress on (antidepressants), when you know these drugs can cause people to become suicidal and homicidal," said Vera Sharav But, of course, Tom Cruise is a nutcase for saying that Brooke Shields should be getting so...
by John Bleau
Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: In my town?
Replies: 13
Views: 2073

Ralph: apotemnophilia
You might also wish to look up "trepanning," which some people actually do to themselves deliberately.
by John Bleau
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Manliness
Replies: 11
Views: 2201

Some here will benefit from Hollywood lessons on manliness. You might want to stock up on Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra DVDs. Some might draw inspiration from Roseanne Barr's line, "anyone that thinks I'm not feminine enough can suck my dick." Republicans think that all that matters is the size o...
by John Bleau
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Latest on the "Worst Economy since Herbert Hoover"
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Foreign ownership of public debt has gone from about 17% in 1982 to about 32% at the beginning of the Bush era to over 50% now. Private savings are negative. Wage growth was negative compared to inflation last year. The housing bubble is showing signs of bursting. The US dollar is losing its luster ...
by John Bleau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Labor's war on Wal Mart hurts the Poor
Replies: 29
Views: 2754

Health care in the USA is headed toward 20% of GDP. Priorities will be quite a haggle.
by John Bleau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Memorable Threads - And Ralph, You're In it
Replies: 22
Views: 2481

Jack, I rarely participated in Evo-Cre threads. Memorable was the Singing Sopranos thread in which hilarious anecdotes about sopranos were traded. The territorial threads (Ionia, Unionia, Bachanalia) were breeding grounds for flame wars the likes of which we just don't see anymore. There was tremend...
by John Bleau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: There is no "epidemic of Autism"
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Obviously, BWV, jbuck's, Teresa's, Werner's and your inability to address the facts I had put up in the past is not a reflection on the pizzas and Corlysses and certain others of these boards. I'm not the only rational one here. But don't for an instant think that jbuck's post here (for example), wh...
by John Bleau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: There is no "epidemic of Autism"
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

That's better. If I have the time, I will address these points, but it may take a while, possibly as late as May, when I return home.
by John Bleau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: There is no "epidemic of Autism"
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

That's right Dennis, and I called that one on these very boards before it happened. These hits are lost on this board's unthinkers.
by John Bleau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: There is no "epidemic of Autism"
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

It isn't a matter of belief. That's your department. It's a matter of reasoning on available facts, something you, Teresa, jbuck and Werner have been rigorously avoiding. You just copy/pasted a long and deeply flawed article. A modicum of critical thinking on your part would have uncovered some glar...
by John Bleau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: There is no "epidemic of Autism"
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Ass coverage.
by John Bleau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ted Baylis Undergoes Heart Procedures
Replies: 76
Views: 10559

Hi Jack, good to (figuratively) see you too. I'm very sporadically on the Web these days, sailing around the Bahamas instead. Just a few days ago, we were headed from Nassau to the Allen's Keys, famed for their iguanas, in the Exumas, 28 nm SSE. The waters were so calm that the sailboat was like a s...
by John Bleau
Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A Disgusting, Truly Retrograde Italian Court Ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 2144

Yes, Ralph, but would you have been as outraged if, in Italy, a virgin had been raped and the rapist received a stiffer sentence because the victim was a virgin? You certainly expressed outrage in no uncertain terms in the matter at hand.
by John Bleau
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ted Baylis Undergoes Heart Procedures
Replies: 76
Views: 10559

Hi Ted, greetings from the Bahamas. Glad everything is well for you.
by John Bleau
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A Disgusting, Truly Retrograde Italian Court Ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 2144

I'm in Nassau right now, on the marina's wifi. Things going well here, Ralph, and I'm happy to see you as feisty as ever. Just a question: what if the reverse situation had occurred and the court handed out a stiffer sentence because a raped minor was a virgin? Would the general outcry be as strong ...
by John Bleau
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Liberal Paranoia
Replies: 76
Views: 11494

I don't equate Bush with Hitler any more than I equate his detractors with Chamberlain. The irrationality goes both ways.
by John Bleau
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: French anti-Americanism
Replies: 13
Views: 2161

I will post sources if necessary - i.e., if you're ignorant of the facts I laid out. I won't jump through hoops as a matter of protocol.
by John Bleau
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: French anti-Americanism
Replies: 13
Views: 2161

Oh dear, I'm again being confronted with an authority in another pithy answer from Corlyss. It ain't just the New York Times that puts out garbage. My assessment does not just consist in the three words you quoted: in the rest of my post I do "better than that."
by John Bleau
Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ralph: Update
Replies: 121
Views: 15847

And thanks Ted. Got your email.