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Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you for sharing. I think that this helps prove that the LAUSD can do better!
Wizzo April 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Good for you Carl!! Rather than just sit and fume about the problem you are looking to be part ofRead More the solution. I really do hope you win your campaign and applaud you for your efforts both secularly & at home.
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Thank you, Wizzo.
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Irene DeBlasio April 23, 2014 at 03:28 pm
@GeraldoCruz I know you are having trouble signing into Studio City Patch -- please alert support.Read More I have not been able to sign in either.
William Bauer April 23, 2014 at 06:16 pm
I will try this first before I comment further.
William Bauer April 23, 2014 at 06:41 pm
Dear Irene, It is amazing how we have advanced so much in many areas and retrogressed in others.Read More The developments from the Silicon Valley have made life easier for so many people. IE: Rapid communications; ability to work from home etc. It seems, however, that there are prices to be paid in other ways. People having to work such long hours or risk losing their position and not being able to enjoy the fruits of their labors is a modern form of slaveery. I worked in Sunnyvale for Lockheed Missile and Space back in the dark ages. I was disillusioned with Lockheed and put in an application with a fledgeling company called Hewlett-Packard. I waited for a long time for a reply and none came. I had already made arrangements to return to the East wh I got the telegram stating that I was accepted for employment. I had already made plans for leaving so I returned east and started a new career. (Fire Department) I'll never know how it would have turned out but with what I know now I may have gotten caught up in that lifestyle, although I believe that might have started more recently. I guess there is a reason for "unanswered prayers". Thank you for your timely post.
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Checks Facts April 21, 2014 at 09:32 pm
In June 2012, a local court in Rimini, Italy, ruled that the MMR vaccination had caused autism in aRead More 15-month-old boy. The court relied heavily on the discredited Lancet paper and largely ignored the scientific evidence presented to it. The decision is under appeal. The MMR vaccine controversy centered around the 1998 publication of a fraudulent research paper in the medical journal The Lancet that lent support to the subsequently discredited claim that colitis and autism spectrum disorders could be caused by the combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The media has been heavily criticized for its naïve reporting and for lending undue credibility to the architect of the fraud, Andrew Wakefield. Investigations by Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer revealed that Wakefield had multiple undeclared conflicts of interest, had manipulated evidence, and had broken other ethical codes. The Lancet paper was partially retracted in 2004 and fully retracted in 2010, and Wakefield was found guilty by the General Medical Council of serious professional misconduct in May 2010 and was struck off the Medical Register, meaning he could no longer practice as a doctor. In 2011, Deer provided further information on Wakefield's improper research practices to the British medical journal, BMJ, which in a signed editorial described the original paper as fraudulent. The scientific consensus is that no evidence links the vaccine to the development of autism, and that the vaccine's benefits greatly outweigh its risks.
Harry Chauncy April 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Thanks to Check Facts for portraying the situation more accurately. I personally find it appallingRead More that this misinformation is being so cavalierly disseminated by Ms. Hewitt. I would like to see her assume some legal liability for the unfortunate results of parents being discouraged from giving their children this proven vaccine due to this sensationalized, slanted and inaccurate advice. This hubris seems borderline criminal to me. Just one step removed from Pakistanis refusing polio vaccine because they believe it is a CIA plot.
John David April 23, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Tom Thumb, I'm the father of a 33 year old autistic man, and know many autistic adults. Like Carl,Read More I've not researched why "autism is on the rise". I think part of the reason is that many more professionals are aware of the disorder, more children and adults who might not have received adequate examinations or not seen by knowledgeable professionals might have fallen thru the cracks, or might have been diagnosed as intellectually impaired or other incorrect diagnosis. My son was seen by many doctors and professionals over many years in the 80s and 90s before he was diagnosed. We also knew of no other child like him until his senior year in high school. Since then, we've seen many, many more people like him. The condition itself may or may not be on the rise, but awareness, treatments and educational opportunities have certainly identified more autistic people and provided more help for them.
Tom Thumb April 23, 2014 at 06:34 pm
You're saying, with autism on the rise, and 2 of your 5 children having it, and with all yourRead More articles on all the Democrat talking points posted everywhere, that you haven't looked into it. And you want people to elect you to whatever position it is in a supervisory position at LAUSD. One ringy-dingy.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 07:11 pm
- Carl, by your logic, how does homophobia affect you ?
lisa shoshannah shaw April 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm
LOL@snow!
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 20, 2014 at 05:53 am
Thank, Snow...I think. I guess that's why my pizza is always cold before I get it home....
mimi April 20, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Hey Snow - I think you are giving us a snow job. Don't take that wrong- it's more interestingRead More that way.