Attack on Mark and David Geier...
Opinion by Consumer Advocate
May 21st, 2011
An attorney friend of mine, Bob
Reeves, a mainstay in the mercury in health care
wars, called me last April 28th, 2011 and asked me
to look into some strange occurrences regarding
Geier MD and his son David Geier. As everyone
knows, the Geiers are severe critics of the fact
that Thimerosal (mercury - deadly toxic to humans)
has NOT, despite false claims and misrepresentations
from the vaccine industry, been removed from
Bob asked me, as a Crisis
Management Consultant, to analyze the situation and
give him, and the Geiers, my Opinion and make some
Recommendations. This, below, is the Public
Version. The Private Version is much grittier.
are these Geier guys?
In short, they are the nemesis
of the world-wide vaccine industry.
(1) Last January 27th,
28th, 29th, 2011 the Geiers, along with their
colleague Lisa Sykes attended, by invitation as an
official NGO, the
Environment Programme -
Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally
binding instrument on Mercury (INC2).
There, they officially presented, to the shocked
international delegates, convincing evidence that
mercury in vaccines, HAS NOT actually been removed, and
represents a serious threat to the people of Planet
Earth. The Geiers have since been invited to
present again at the next conference in Nairobi,
Kenya, in October, 2011.
(2) The Geiers have been
a mainstay in the State legislative actions banning
Thimerosal in vaccines across the US, and the world.
More than half of the States are involved in
Thimerosal ban legislation. Already, New York,
Delaware, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, California, and
Washington state have legislated those bans.
(3) The Geiers, through
their non-profit corporation CoMeD recently sued the
FDA for, as attorney Bob Reeves say "The failure
of the FDA to follow their own regulations and
require testing for the safety of vaccines."
Press Releases - the Geiers, through their
organizations, have issued Press Releases
documenting mercury in vaccine issues. There
are five of them. You can read them by
clicking on each one:
peer reviewed studies, over a hundred,
cover a broad range of
Thimerosal caused issues including two extremely
shocking revelations: (a) Thimerosal in
vaccines is 300 times more toxic to the human brain
than the bacteria in the vaccines it is designed to
destroy, (b) there is a Thimerosal substitute
that is twenty times more destructive to bacteria
and it has NO affect on the human brain. You
can find many of these published papers
Mark Geier MD testifies in Vaccine Court on behalf
of brain damaged children.
Both Geiers testified to the
IOM on the
problems of Thimerosal in vaccines.
Both Geiers have been active attempting to force the
US Center for Disease Control (CDC) to make vaccine
adverse reaction data available to the public.
The CDC will NOT let anyone see that data. Do
you wonder why?
David Geier was appointed by the Governor of
Maryland to the
Maryland Commission on Autism, and as such, has
significantly effected the quality of treatment
recommendations offered to Autistic children in the
State of Maryland.
Mark and David Geier, because of their research into
the question "Why do boys get Autism at a rate
higher than girls," found that Thimerosal
interacts with testosterone, increasing it in
children, causing "precocious puberty."
They then found that the use of the drug Lupron
reduces those effects, and significantly reduces
incidents of violence, and acting-out, in Autistic
children, sometimes almost removing Autistic
The Geiers set up, with every health insurance
company in the US, pre-approved protocols, using
Labcorp testing, for the use of Lupron, and the
payment for that testing and that drug, directly to
the lab and pharmacies on a case-by-case basis.
The Geiers, because of their
activities, are a MAJOR thorn in the side of the
On April 27th, 2011, Mark Geier MD got a
post-office delivered letter telling him
that a secret hearing had been held by
the Maryland Board of Physicians, and
they had decided in that secret meeting
(no records kept) that, suddenly, he was
"a danger to the public," and
that "because of that his license was
being immediately suspended."
A further, one hour, hearing was
scheduled for May 11th, 2011 where
neither Mark Geier MD, nor his attorney,
would be able to examine any of the
State's so-called witnesses (the State
refuses to release the names), nor would
they be allowed to produce any
witnesses, nor testimony, of their own.
More, at no time before either of the
hearings, would the Maryland Board
of Physicians tell Mark Geier MD what he
was supposedly accused of.
The Maryland Board did, of course,
release the information to the media,
including the usual quackbuster nutbags,
with one major new edition not well
known to the North American Health
Movement - one I will tell you about
Of course, one of my first questions was
"Hasn't the State of Maryland ever
heard of Due Process?" The
answer, after a few weeks of
investigation is "Yes, of course they
have, but they are intentionally
In short, the State of Maryland Board
of Physicians has no case, what-so-ever,
against the Geiers, and certainly
without any doubt, there was no reason
for any immediate suspension, nor a
suspension of any kind, of Mark Geier's
license to practice medicine. The
charges that David Geier has been
practicing medicine without a license
are not well founded
There is an organized scam going on
here. This is an attempt to
discredit the Geiers in a way similar to
what was done to Andrew Wakefield MD in
Britain. There are clear
violations of "due process."
So, what really
As you can imagine, the Geiers have some
critics (understatement of the year). Of course,
Stephen Barrett has done an extra-nasty piece on
them. Which means, that Barretts
Parrots did the same. But Barrett, for
once, is not the key character in this
story, although some of Barrett's
hangers-on make an appearance.
There is one major player, and a whole
host of interesting supporting roles.
So let's get to the story.
On August 14th, 2006 a woman named Lisa
Randall filed a long, complicated, Board
Complaint (attached) against Mark Geier MD, using, as the basis for her
complaint, a series of articles about
the Geiers written by another woman
named Kathleen Seidel.
Lisa Randall is the mouthpiece for
the multi-million dollar funded vaccine
Vaccine Safety Working Group.
Kathleen Seidel is one strange bird
- an apparently unemployed librarian(?)
with no visible income, she claims on
her blog/website that brain damage "is a
gift" and that physicians, or parents,
who claim otherwise, should be punished
(play the Twilight Zone music here).
She is, to me, a whack-job
cyberstalker, who fits right in with
the pseudo-skeptics I describe below. The Geiers
made the mistake of NOT legally reining
her in a long time ago.
A second complaint was filed in 2006 by a doctor
who had referred a patient to Mark Geier
MD. This doctor didn't like the
course of the treatment, but the
patient's parents were completely happy
then, and now.
A third complaint was, I think, filed by
a "plant." A woman brought her
child into the clinic for evaluation in
2005. She was sent, with her
child, to the lab. She never
went. Three years later (2008)
she's back in the office, claiming she
wants to restart. Mark Geier MD
ordered an ultrasound on the child,
which a technician performed. Once
again, the woman and her child were sent
to the lab for tests. She went
there but would only allow one of the
tests. She was never heard from
again until her name was identified on
the third complaint.
These were the only legitimately filed
complaints. The first was filed in 2006,
the last in 2008. There are no others on
file, and no others were ever presented
to Mark Geier MD. But, no one
knows how many under-the-table
complaints were filed. I suspect,
however, that there were a steady stream
- all filed, or instigated, by vaccine
On the basis of these three complaints
the Maryland Board of Physicians
subpoenaed a copy of EVERY lab report
ever ordered by Mark Geier's Maryland
clinic, including those ordered by other
physicians in the practice. From
those the board gleaned a very
comprehensive list of Geier's patients,
all of which, it seems, they called,
fishing for any unhappy patients.
They found none. In fact, they
found the opposite.
In five years of investigation no
charges were ever filed. The Board
representatives made it clear that the
so-called charges were spurious, and
that no action would be taken. And
there were no new complaints - at least
On January 12, 2011
Scharfstein took over as the head
of the Maryland Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene. The employees of
the Maryland Board of Physicians are all
completely under his authority.
Scharfstein is openly, and publicly, a
proponent of mercury in vaccines.
He has, in the past, gone out of his way
to act on behalf of vaccine
manufacturers. His earlier actions
show that he, personally, considers the
Geiers to be Public-Enemy-Number-One.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy
of Pediatrics, a group completely
financed by the vaccine industry.
Scharfstein, who you will remember, was
the number two person at the FDA, just
under Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs.
The Scharfstein SCANDAL is still being
talked about. Rumors float around
suggesting that Scharfstein was, in
fact, ejected from his FDA post for
repeatedly bungling his assignment, and
embarrassing President Obama.
Attorney Charlie Brown, the head of the
National Counsel Consumers for Dental
"A reputable publication has once
again recognized that FDA’s bungling of
the mercury amalgam rule is subverting
President Obama’s promised reforms of
the way Washington does business. The
President has expressed concern that "[e]xposure
to mercury leads to serious
developmental problems in children as
well as problems affecting vision, motor
skills, blood pressure, and fertility in
adults." The President also said, “More
than five million women of childbearing
age have high levels of toxic mercury in
their blood and approximately 630,000
newborns are born every year at risk.
The EPA estimates that every year, more
than one in six children could be at
risk for developmental disorders because
of mercury exposure in the mother’s
womb.” However, the two persons he
appointed to run FDA, Margaret Hamburg
and Joshua Sharfstein, give carte
blanche to the amalgam industry to sell
mercury fillings with no consumer
disclosures or warnings -- even to
market it under the deceptive term
An article entitled “Obama Losing at
FDA, Too” published in November 4’s FDA
Webview concludes that the President’s
FDA is “losing for the… failure to
deliver on its promises.” The amalgam
rule, “based on defective science,”
shows “the Obama team’s grip on the
bureaucracy below … is simply too weak.”
According to FDA Webview’s respected
editor Jim Dickinson, the amalgam rule
could defeat “Commissioner Margaret
Hamburg’s No. 1 priority: restoring
public trust in FDA.” The article in
particular criticizes Deputy
Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein for
refusing to stop the rule from going
into effect, and for buck-passing the
decision down to the agency’s “most
dysfunctional center,” the Center for
Devices, and specifically to its leading
amalgam propagandist, dentist Susan
Runner. As a result of such actions,
“confidence in the Obama ‘change’ agenda
is vanishing broadly.”
Scharfstein, it has been noted, was
known for his avoidance of scrutiny by
Congress. Brown says of this:
"FDA, too, is defying the President’s
promise to bring transparency to
government decisions. Last week, along
with Freya Koss of the Pennsylvania
Coalition for Mercury-Free Dentistry and
Carol Ward, vice-president of Dental
Amalgam Mercury Solutions (DAMS), I
appeared at a hearing of FDA’s
transparency task force. Ironically, it
was chaired by the evasive Sharfstein
who recently ducked out of a scheduled
meeting with Congresswoman Diane
More, one simple fact supports the
rumors of Scharfstein's forced exit from
FDA. He was completely, and
diametrically opposed to his boss
Margaret Hamburg's philosophy on mercury
in amalgam fillings, and in vaccines.
Quoting Charlie Brown again about
"To your great credit, you were an
activist New York City Health
Commissioner. You were visibly
condemnatory of mercury, calling any
form of mercury exposure “highly
poisonous to the brain and kidneys”
(news release, June 18, 1991). Your
views accord with all science on the
subject – and with the regulations and
policies adopted by all FDA Centers
(except the Center for Devices), which
(1) ban mercury in farm animals and
pets, (2) warn against its consumption
in fish, and (3) prohibit its use in
topical applications and drugs for
Hamburg had appointed Scharfstein to
FDA Transparency Commission. Hamburg
"Providing information to the public
in a user-friendly and timely manner is
critically important to the work of the
agency and its credibility with the
public. I have formed a Transparency
Task Force, chaired by Principal Deputy
Commissioner Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, to
provide me with recommendations about
how to make FDA and its processes more
transparent to the public."
As you can see from the text above,
Scharfstein was, in fact, AVOIDING
transparency. The fox had been put
in charge of the hen house.
So, how DOES the number two guy at the
FDA end up in ,what in comparison to his
former position, is a backwater,
- as Secretary of the Maryland
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene?
The answer provides only two logical
choices: (1) After Scharfstein's
ejection(?) at FDA he found a MUCH lower
level job in reach of his residence, or
(2) Scharfstein's vaccine masters(?)
ordered him to go after the job so as to
be in a position to attack the Geiers
(their worst nightmare).
A series of nothing Board Complaints
against Mark Geier MD went nowhere for
three to five years. Then in late
February of 2011, about six weeks after
Scharfstein took office, a secret
meeting was held in the offices of the
Maryland Board of Physicians, where,
supposedly, a decision was made "by
the Board," to declare an emergency
over Mark Geier MD's medical license.
I say "supposedly" because there
does not appear to be any record of such
a meeting. Could it be that the
so-called meeting was just a staff
meeting where Scharfstein, or his
delegate, just gave that staff of the
Maryland Board of Physicians their
about the players in this game...
On one side you
have the Geiers, and the massive Autism
movement demanding solution to their
problems - a group of parents who
followed the rules, took their child to
the Pediatrician they trusted who
vaccinated the child, and watched their
child's mental functions disappear -
only to be told by that same
pediatrician "it wasn't the
On the other side
you have the vaccine industry
teetering on the edge of collapse,
looking, desperately, for a way to keep
the profits flowing. They may make
a lot of money, but their costs and
overhead are massive. Can you, for
instance, imagine what it costs, just in
the US, to lobby 50 State legislatures
constantly? Then there is the
massive numbers of lobbyists they need
to employ just for the Federal Congress.
More, flying all those Pediatricians to
conferences in Hawaii, Paris, etc. isn't
cheap. Then there all those
ex-cheerleaders (called Detail Men) they
need to keep trained to arrange birthday
parties for doctor's children. Of
course, even though their manufacturing
costs are low, they still have to pay to
have those vaccines made in those,
un-inspected by the FDA (or anyone),
putrid hovels in China and the third
important for this story, there are the
vaccine industry kiss-ups.
Those that. perhaps, owe their very
careers to the drug/vaccine industry.
I will list them:
(1) Of course,
Scharfstein. His employment
history, shown on the Maryland web page,
is nothing but a series of relationships
with the vaccine moguls. For
instance, look at these jobs - ALL
"Primary Care Pediatric Resident and
Pediatrician, Latino Clinic, Boston
Medical Center, 1996-2001. Primary Care
Pediatric Resident, Dimock Street
Community Health Center, 1997-99.
Co-founder and Co-director, Docs4Kids
Project, 1997-99. Part-time fellow,
Massachusetts Department of Public
Health, 1999-2000. Researcher and
writer, World Health Organization, 2000.
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics,
2001-. Fast track physician, Emergency
Department, Children's National Medical
Center, 2002-05. Adjuvant staff, Mount
Washington Pediatric Hospital, 2002-05.
Board of Directors, Docsfortots,
2003-05; Reach out and Read, 2005.
Member, Board on Population Health and
Public Health Practice, Institute of
Lisa Randall is the mouthpiece for
the multi-million dollar funded vaccine
Vaccine Safety Working Group.
Need I say more? It is obvious how
she fits into this story. You can
find her commenting on Kathleen Seidel's
Kathleen Seidel. I cringe when
I see how much damage this one has done
- and I never noticed her, for she
focuses almost exclusively on the
cyberstalking them though the
internet. It is obvious how she
fits into this story.
(4) The Skeptics (pseudo-skeptics).
As individuals they fall into two
groups: The leadership, which
sometimes reveals their real identities,
and the followers, who virtually never
do. All of them maintain multiple
internet identities with which to carry
on conversations, backing themselves up,
as it were, in arguments with opponents.
Although not the brightest people in the
world, someone has trained them in
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
techniques, and they currently control
Wikipedia health care articles.
In a section below I will show you how
they fit into the attack against the
Geiers. But, let's look at the
specific pseudo-skeptic players against
Steven Novella MD - head of the New
England Skeptics. A personal
friend of James Randi, who calls himself
the "Amazing Randi."
Novella's sub-group organizes the SEO
plot (called Google-Bombing), pushing
their own articles, including Kathleen
Seidel's, to the first page of the
"Novella has been on my radar for a while as I put
together the pieces of who the 2011 quackbuster team
really are. I graph how they operate. He fits,
easily, into the usual
pattern of fake resume, crap career, and, like
a molten hatred for those in the health professions
who, through their own education and abilities,
accomplish positive things and get deserved credit
Novella claims to be a neurology professor at Yale
University, and throws the name "Yale" around like
he was throwing seed to the morning chickens - but,
to me, that is an outright fabrication. Novella,
evidence shows, works for a medical center that
"rents" the name "Yale" from the University, who
then, assuming the monthly payments are up to date,
gets to claim that all their staff doctors are, in
fact, professors at Yale (insert bad smell here)."
The reality of Novella, easily found, is that he
testifies for insurance companies, and that seems to
be the extent of his practice."
David Gorski MD, who bills himself as "Orac"
on Usenet Discussion Groups, and "MastCell"
on Wikipedia, and his own blog "Respectful
Insolence." Read the
"Orac the Nipple Ripper" article to get a better
feel for Gorski. Gorski is a co-conspirator
with Novella and others to push Seidel's articles
about the Geiers to the first pages of search
The rest of the
pseudo-skeptics - the people, with "fake
names" who populate the "comments"
section of Novella, Gorski, Seidel, and other's
blogs, using the opportunity to call the Geiers
"sociopaths, child murderers, dead babies
everywhere, etc." all of which is, and was,
defame the Geiers.
"Defamation is an
act of communication that causes someone to be
shamed, ridiculed, held in contempt, lowered in the
estimation of the community, or to lose employment
status or earnings or otherwise suffer a damaged
efforts of the Skeptics, including Kathleen Seidel,
are by definition, using
defamation as a tool against the Geiers.
The Courts have held that anyone who has editorial
control over comments, and does nothing to control
defamation, is just as liable as the author of the
words. To me, Seidel's, and the other's, blog
comments are a cesspool of defamatory comments
designed to bring harm, including acts of violence,
to the Geiers.
For years the usual quackbusters whined
about the Geiers' activities - but their
efforts went nowhere. The Geiers
just went on producing excellent work.
Even the formal board complaints did
Then the Geiers got invited to speak at
the United Nations conference on mercury
I described above. There, at that
conference, were the top scientific
advisors to 150 nations of the world.
After the Geiers spoke all hell broke
loose for the vaccine industry.
Whole countries are talking about
banning Thimerosal vaccines, and those
same countries found out they were lied
to. More, the vaccine industry could see
the handwriting on the wall over
vaccines since the US State Department
team at the conference declared, at the
conference, that the US would lead the
way in the removal of mercury.
Then Joshua Scharfstein came on the
scene and, suddenly, Mark Geier MD
becomes "a danger to the public."
I don't believe in coincidence.
Then, of course, comes the media
campaign - headed by the usual suspects
in the "Skeptic" organization.
Which brings us to today...
The Geiers' legal team is alive and
well. They have made demands for
information and are pointing out that
the State must do certain things
immediately. This week the State
MUST deliver all information including
the names of their so-called expert
reviewers. Then the fun will
Recommendations to the Geiers and their
I'm not telling you any of that.
You're just going to have to guess -
and, of course, keep reading my
newsletter articles to see what's about
As I pointed out to some Geier
supporters "The Japanese bombed Pearl
Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Look
what happened to them."
Stay tuned. There is more coming.
Tim Bolen - Consumer
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