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

Kerri Rivera’s Bizarre Participation On The CD Autism Facebook Page

Dear Internet,

There was an interesting post on the CD Autism Facebook page today.  A mom who isn’t seeing any results from following Kerri Rivera’s protocol tried reaching out to her via Facebook for some help.  Here is how it went:

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Simple enough,  right? Ms. Rivera even took the time to answer:

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However, despite this, the OP had still not heard back:

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(I have an idea on how she can move forward,  she could stop giving her kid chlorine dioxide, but she didn’t ask me.) Finally,  Ms. Rivera responded again.

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Wait,  what? “Did I respond yet”?! How does she not know?  Isn’t she Kerri Rivera? Or is she just someone pretending to be Kerri Rivera? And if it was in fact Ms. Rivera, how many emails about nonresponders does she get in one day that she can’t be certain whether or not she responded to this particular poster?

I decided to take a deeper look into Rivera’s responses and what I found was interesting.  Take this question,  for example:

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Apparently,  you can activate the MMS with citric acid or hydrochloric acid. This question is asking about the former,  rather than the latter. This seems pretty straight forward.  Surely,  the guru herself would know the answer to this, but you might be surprised. Rather than answer the question on her own,  she tags two of her admin, one of whom responds in her place.

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This, again, leaves me wondering if it really is Kerri Rivera responding,  or if one of her groupies have taken up the reins to better Kerri’s image.  Either way,  Ms. Rivera is not looking so good.

When someone asked about how many enemas could safely be done in one day,  she provided a total non-answer:

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Rather than give this mom a straight answer (because those cost money), she told some irrelevant story of a mom giving her child an enema on school grounds. Yikes.

Speaking of money,  Kerri Rivera won’t even confirm your consult until you’ve paid her, but wants you to believe it is the real doctors that are only after your wallet.

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By the way,  that new credential she’s flashing, “D.Hom” simply means she has a basic degree in homeopathy and it isn’t even a Masters Degree because those folks use M.Hom.

Another poster inquired about finding a clinic that supports CD/MMS and Ms. Rivera shared her keen insight there as well:

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Awesome.  Fortunately for her (horrifying for us) others were able to step up here:

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Here are some more examples of not-a-doctor Rivera’s “expert” opinions on things like:

Pica

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Spitting and drooling:

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The maximum amount of chlorine dioxide “double doses” one should give in a day:

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That last one should really scare the crap out of you, Internet. There is no maximum dose.  Just keep giving them the bleach until they quit doing whatever it is they were doing that made you think industrial bleach was your best option.

I was going to add a few more,  but I really think that last bit of insight is where we need to leave things for now.  Those of us that cringe when antivaxxers speak of the “dangerous” things in vaccines find ourselves repeating, over and over,  that it is the dose that makes the poison.  But,  even if we afford the bleach people that same courtesy,  it really wouldn’t matter.  As you can see,  there really is no specified dose nor overdose, and if that is the case,  how is one to know when they’ve given their child too much? I really don’t want to think about where that line might be.

Until Next Time,
#nomorebleach

PS – I know I already signed off, but as soon as I did, I found this gem:
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And the reply:
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Ummm, well, she can tell you, but only for $100 an hour.

7 Children Removed From Home After Search For MMS

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Dear Internet,

It is being reported that 7 children were removed from their parents in Arkansas, after it was reported that MMS was being used in the home.  On Monday,  January 12th, 2015, police served a warrant on the Stanley home.  According to the above article,  they were looking for MMS, one of the many trade names for the main ingredient in the making of Chlorine Dioxide.  There were bottles labeled MMS found in the home,  but Mr. Stanley insists that he was the only one that ever used it. Friends of the family have set up a Facebook account, supporting the return of the Stanley children, as well as a Gofundme account. It is unknown at this time if MMS played a role in the removal of the children,  but the fact that MMS was cited as the cause of the warrant means that agencies are finally taking this seriously and that is a great thing.  Whatever was really going on in that home,  I hope the children are truly getting the support they need.

Until Next Time,
#nomorebleach

Kerri Rivera’s Response To #163

Dear Internet,

Since I last wrote,  Ms. Rivera and her sister,  Ms. McDaniel have issued an apology to their followers regarding the publishing of a fake cure story.  As expected,  they tried to spin it to make themselves look like caring,  loving people being targeted by evil,  vicious liars. Take a look:

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This was posted from Ms. McDaniel’s page,  but Ms. Rivera popped in for a comment too:

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Ms. Rivera tries to make the point that they shared this information with everyone as soon as they learned it wasn’t true,  but that very statement is contradicted in the original post.  They didn’t come clean as soon as they found out.  They came clean after two blog posts were written about it and everyone that commented on the original cure story was privately messaged with the truth.  This wasn’t an altruistic mea culpa, this was damage control.  It is also important to note that they still aren’t being 100% honest regarding this issue. The CD Autism web page  still claims that there are 163 cured.

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So,  while they did change it back in the closed Facebook group,  to save face,  they feel that those checking out the site itself don’t warrant the same amount of truthfulness.

The comments section of their post was just as nauseating,  if not more so, than the original:

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That last comment makes an interesting point: “Lies and deceit have been used by the enemies of the truth since the beginning of the world.  That is all they have since truth only causes what is good to show more brightly.  Truth exposes evil,  so continue to do what is right for your families”. It is truly ironic, given the fact that these people just love to lie.

I have had one of them comment on a few of my pieces under the handles “Keith Hudson MD” and “Keith Short MD”. Interestingly enough,  both of these esteemed doctors use the same email address and have the same ip address:

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It’s also odd that Dr. Hudson leads with “I spent years in the marine biology research field” instead of “I’m a medical doctor”, which would have had more bearing on this conversation.  Of course, this way,  these two Keiths can make it appear as though they are doctors,  without ever really saying so. 

Then we have the curious case of Fiona O’Leary. Fiona is an advocate for neurodiversity.  She is also on the spectrum,  which gives her unique insight to all of this.  Some believe I am actually Fiona, but I’m not.  I’ve never even met her,  but I have had the pleasure of interacting with her online from time to time.  A few days ago,  a “Fiona O’Leary” commented on my Twitter feed. I was eager to see what she had to say but when I went to check out her page,  this is what I found:

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This is not the Fiona O’Leary I know.  This is someone from CD Autism trying to discredit Fiona through lies and deceit because,  as our friend from the last comment so kindly pointed out,  “it’s all they have. ” This person did get one thing right though, he or she is definitely a “filthy liar”. If you are interested in hearing from the real Fiona O’Leary, check this out:
http:// http://radio.upgradedape.com/uas-39-the-gift-of-autism-silicon-valleys-secret-weapon-with-fiona-oleary/ She’s great.

Finally,  Internet,  I wanted to leave you with one last thought from the comments section of Ms. Rivera’s ridiculous attempt at an apology. I excluded it from those above because it really has nothing to do with the fake recovery,  but did raise an interesting conflict of logic.

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Aside from the fact that the bleach people think that the anti-bleach people are trolls, let’s think about this: If autism is truly “Avoidable, Treatable, and Curable” as these people believe (because it is caused by vaccine induced pathogens) then how on earth could there be a screener for it,  like the test for downs? Downs is a disorder caused by genetics, right?  Surely they can’t think the same about autism, can they? But, that’s another topic for another day,  I suppose.  So with that,  I will be signing off. Thanks for being there,  internet.

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