Illinois Gives Kerri Rivera Her Walking Papers

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Dear Internet,
In an exciting turn of events, the State of Illinois has forced Kerri Rivera in an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance prohibiting her from making claims about the efficacy of chlorine dioxide, as well as participating in any sales or consultations within the State. This comes on the heels of a story about Rivera by NBC Chicago discrediting Rivera and the use of chlorine dioxide to treat autism or anything else. Hopefully in the near future, the rest of the nation will follow suit. 
Until Next Time,
No More Bleach

Where In The World Is Kerri Rivera?

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**Update**
Ms. Rivera has put her site back up. I suppose she had to do something to keep her people from thinking she had abandoned them. It must be hard to choose between losing your freedom or losing your fandom.

Dear Internet,
There has been an interesting turn of events where the bleach people are concerned. I’m not sure if you’ve been following the story, but Daniel Smith, the guy that was being prosecuted by the FDA for selling MMS, has been convicted and he currently faces up to 37 years in prison.  We were hoping that would happen, but we didn’t expect what happened next.

Today we discovered that when you go to www.cdautism.org, you are greeted with this glorious message:

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And when checking sites like http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com you see  this:

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Word around crazy town is that Kerri is “taking a break”, but does that require shutting down all of your websites and your email address? That’s what it appears Ms. Rivera has done. Check it out:

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The gentleman referred to as “Michael” is their attorney. Interesting, huh?

Could her “much needed break” have anything to do with the fact that the courts have now set the precedent that distributing MMS as a “cure” for anything warrants prison time? Or that Ms. Rivera disappeared shortly after stepping foot on American soil? Is Kerri Rivera hiding to save herself? What do you think, Internet?

Until Next Time,
No More Bleach

You Can Help Put A Stop To Chlorine Dioxide Usage As A “Cure” For Autism.

Dear Internet,

I know it has been a while since our last correspondence,  but hopefully you’re doing well. Since I first began writing to you,  the number one request I have received is to provide you with a way to help.  First,  let me say how incredibly awesome it is that you want to help and second,  thank you!  This is why I take the time to do this.  The more people that we have fighting against the use of chlorine dioxide as an autism cure,  the sooner we can help these poor,  abused children. 

So,  Internet,  something you can do that would require very little effort, but would have tremendous impact should we succeed, would be to let Amazon know how you feel about them giving Kerri Rivera a platform upon which she can peddle her poison. Take a minute to sign our petition,  requesting that Amazon remove her book. Then,  head on over to Amazon and leave a review letting people know how you feel about the book. Also,  If you feel that some reviews are more helpful than others,  let them know that as well.  Then,  if  you really want to help,  share the petition with others. Please understand,  I would never ask you to do something that would be dishonest or against your personal moral code,  so only provide feedback that you truly believe and wish to provide. 

While we are on the subject of Amazon reviews,  I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the more eyebrow raising ones left by the bleach people.  It is easy to look at a product with 3.9 stars and think it must be an okay product,  but when you take a closer look,  you began to realize that something is quite amiss.

Before we even get into the individual reviews,  let’s take a look at the overall numbers. 

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Am I the only one that thinks it’s odd that the reviews are either Five Star reviews or One Star reviews? Sure,  there are the six outliers,  but for the most part,  everyone thinks this book is perfect. Hmm. Of course,  that could be because the bleach people are starting to feel the pressure of the negative reviews and have sent word back to the hive that help was needed. 

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I am fully aware of my own hypocrisy, but I’m OK with it.  What I really want to point out here,  is that the line about honesty is in lower case,  while the rest of it is in Caps lock. Randy here actually took the time to turn it off before adding the line about being honest.  That shouldn’t be surprising though; we have seen Randy’s antics before.  Do remember Dr. Keith Hudson? Same guy.  This is how he describes those of us that take the time to speak out against this practice:

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Let that sink in for second. Do you find it as entertaining as I do? Maybe not,  but I always get a little giddy when someone insults the intelligence of another by way of a paragraph that would make a 4th grade English teacher feel like a failure.  It gets better, though.  You see, Internet,  Randy is the one that let me into CD Autism in the first place.  So obviously,  I’m at least smarter than he is. Perhaps someone in the hive should rethink using him as the group’s new member screener.

Moving on to the Amazon reviews,  here is my personal favorite:

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It’s probably safe to assume that Autism Mom is a “former” science major because actual science was far too difficult for her.  So difficult, in fact,  that she couldn’t properly lie about the  experiment she obviously fabricated.  Hey,  Autism Mom, bleach is a base. If you got “highly acidic” numbers after adding an extremely basic chemical,  you might want to have your water checked.

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The next one contains a pretty common belief amongst the CD Autism crowd:

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I have said it before and I will say it again,  I do this because I truly believe these people are abusing their children and it needs to end.  I am in no way affiliated with any aspect of “Big Pharma” and I don’t get paid a dime for this.  At all. I would also like to point out that I have read the book and I have spent nearly 6 months within your walls and it all still seems bat crap crazy to me.

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That one ^^ was a response to a negative comment.  I can’t be certain of course,  but troll hunter sounds a lot like my buddy Randy with his utterly contradictory comment.  I mean,  if the author of the original post really was a “paid troll” wouldn’t that mean they already had a job? 

Kerri Rivera loves blaming negative press on the elusive “Pharma Troll” as well.

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But,  as we already know,  the only people counting on lies to help them make a profit are Ms. Rivera and her hand of merry bleachers.

Perhaps the most ridiculous argument used by the bleach people is that CD is not bleach.

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It’s ridiculous because,  as we have already established, it is a bleach. What it’s not, is “household bleach”. It is not Clorox and I have never claimed it as such.  That said,  the fact that it isn’t Clorox doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous.

With that,  Internet,  I’m going to leave you to do as your conscience dictates.  If you want to sign the petition,  please do.  If you want to let Amazon know what you think,  please do that as well.  However,  if you don’t,  that’s ok too. I’m not here to tell you what to do.

Until next time,
#nomorebleach

Check Out CD Autism For Yourself

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Dear Internet,

The bleach people are running scared.  They have decided to close up shop on Facebook and move their abuse to what they believe is a “safer” location. Click here to see it for yourself. All you need to join is a valid email address. It is so much easier to join than the Facebook page, since you can use an anonymous email address. Once you click the link to validate your email,  you’re in. Check it out.

  So,  one might wonder why they are moving but that shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. They are scared.  Plain and simple.  With the Stanley Family losing their children over MMS, among other things,  and several of them being reported to CPS, they have decided to move to a location where they can use fake names.  They even have a thread over there that gives advice on how to deal with CPS because, believe me,  they are being investigated.

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They are being lulled into a sense of security by their admin:

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But unfortunately for them,  all they have done was made it easier for people to access and see for themselves how awful this is. They are even being told that the forum can’t be subpoenaed,  which is laughable.

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Their members are right to be concerned.  The site’s server is located in the Netherlands

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…and while they do have some strict laws concerning user privacy,  the members of CD Autism might be interested in this information:

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The Supreme Court of the Netherlands decided that in cases where refusal to reveal a users identity might “unlawful or harmful towards a third party”, papal information can be disclosed. Given what they are posting over there, I would say this is pretty harmful.

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So check it out,  Internet.  Sign up,  look around,  and if you feel so inclined,  let them know how you feel about the bleaching of autistic individuals.  Just know that if you do decide to comment, it will never actually clear the moderation,  since the board is heavily censored. However, it would keep the mods busy.

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I wonder how many negative posts or posts that paint CD in a negative light they deny.

Until Next Time,
#nomorebleach

Is it bleach and is it safe?

Dear Internet,

I just don’t understand why people insist on clinging to arguments that have become completely ridiculous.  The bleach people are mad that I keep calling their beloved Chlorine Dioxide, bleach, but what else do you call it? In all reality,  I’m not chemist.  I’m also not here to convince the bleach people that they are wrong. The truth is,  I’m here to present the other side of the coin,  so that you,  Internet, can decide for yourself.  I will say that I know it isn’t the same thing as the household bleach that we use for laundry,  but does that then make it “not bleach”? I don’t think so,  do you?

The CDC has an Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and here is what is says about Chlorine Dioxide:

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So,  I see where it is called a “hazardous gas” and it also says it is “used as a bleach.” But yes,  it does go on to say that it is used to purify water,  so let’s see if we can’t figure that part out.

Further down,  it says:

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The maximum is .8mg/L, but what does that mean?  Well,  let’s ask the EPA what their opinion is on the matter.

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This says that the maximum residual level should be at 800ppb. However, as you recall,  Ms. Rivera says that you need CD to be at 3000ppm. Which is bigger,  a ppm or a ppb? Fortunately,  I found a site that allows us to convert the ppb to ppm, so let’s do it.

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Holy cow! 800ppb (the maximum allowed in drinking water) is equal to .8ppm?! So, the limit recommend by Kerri Rivera is roughly 3000 times the amount recommended by the EPA? Well, that explains the whole “safe to drink” issue. It is safe,  at levels much, much less than what is being prescribed by the bleach people. This comment regarding the safety of CD, made by one of Ms. Rivera’s moderators was amusing in the fact that it pretty much sums up the scientific background of these people,  but also terrifying because it pretty much sums up the scientific background of these people.

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Is “it goes boom” the technical answer?

Now,  I’m sure that the EPA and the CDC won’t be enough evidence for the bleach people,  so here are a couple more. Yeah, the first one is wikipedia, but the CD movement likes to quote Jim Humble on the science of CD and he is the one that invented this latest form of quackery and woo, so wikipedia is looking pretty good right now. I already cited the CDC.

http:// http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorine_dioxide

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http:// http://www.lenntech.com/processes/disinfection/chemical/disinfectants-chlorine-dioxide.htm

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So, there you have it, Internet. I will gladly acknowledge to the bleach people that CD is not the same thing as household bleach.  It is not the same thing as Clorox. As for the rest of it,  you tell me.  CD – Bleach, Bleaching Agent, chemical used in bleaching, none of the above? Safe at Ms. Rivera’s levels? You know where I stand. Feel free to decide for yourselves.

Until next time,
#nomorebleach