Monthly Archives: January 2012

My New Year’s Resolution

It’s a new year, so for many of us, that means New Year’s Resolutions. Yet according to studies, most people who have made them will have abandoned them by the end of February. Several articles I’ve read discuss ways to … Continue reading

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Facilitated Communication is Hokum

A former South African National now living in the United States has been awarded compensation to the equivalent of R15 million. Julian Wendrow and his wife Tali were arrested and charged when a Facilitator named Cynthia Scarsella holding their daughter’s … Continue reading

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India celebrates a year with no new polio cases

This is the second post to go up tonight. It is about some fantastic news. Today, India celebrated a year with no new reported Poliomyelitis cases. If no new cases are discovered in the next two years, polio will only … Continue reading

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A lawsuit and a Court Case

This is the first of two posts going up tonight. It involves a lawsuit and a Court Case. First, the lawsuit. Last year, Brian Deer had a series of articles published in the British Medical Journal about the activities of … Continue reading

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Films I saw in 2011

Over the past year, I’ve seen a number of films. Some good, some bad, but most middling. I’ve seen big studio films and independent releases; comedies, dramas, action films, sci-fi and family ones; cartoon, live action and mixed. Below are … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Repost – MMR and Autism: the end of the OAP?

(This was originally posted at on the 7th October 2010) In an earlier post, I wrote about the Omnibus Autism Proceedings before the Vaccine Court in the US. This consisted of families who believed that the MMR vaccine caused their children’s autism … Continue reading

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