Don't Like Being Criticized...
the first time in their history they
have banded together to do something...
Opinion by Consumer Advocate
Monday, July 8th, 2013
And it was to tell me, Tim Bolen, how
angry they are with me. Blah,
Well, it's a start. Maybe next
they'll buy a book on planning, or
something. Then maybe one or two might
even read that book. Maybe not.
You can't be sure with these people.
Unless there's a photo or a TV
Then they will be RIGHT THERE.
It took FIVE articles about how useless
they were to finally get them to react.
It was like trying to get a teenager off
the couch to go mow the lawn. And boy
did they get angry - emailing me,
writing articles for FaceBook, and Age
of Autism about how evil Tim Bolen is.
It was a Pity Party of the first order.
Self pity pouring out like candy out of
a broken piñata.
But, nowhere in their diatribe was even
the beginnings of a plan to solve the
Autism problem. Not even a
mention. They especially never
mentioned what I am about to reveal at
the bottom of this article.
But it was a great opportunity for me to
get in their faces via those emails.
Their anger POURED out, and when you
read their missives, the
self-centeredness, the me-me-me focus,
comes at you like a train in a tunnel.
What is really interesting is that the
bird-brained Canary Party, after being
invited to participate in the Health
Freedom Congress (at my
recommendation and invitation - and I
rue the day I did that), saw how large,
vibrant, friendly, and organized Health
Freedom people were, and changed their
Canary Party description from "Autism"
to "Health Freedom" - just like that.
Wasn't that special?
More, the Canary Party, which is hiding
their tax records from me, claims to be
a PAC, rather than a non-profit 501(C)4.
There are none of the required filings
anywhere I could find - and I know where
to look. They got invited, this
last session of the Health Freedom Congress, as
all of the delegates were, to pick a
workshop to attend - and they picked the
"mandatory vaccine workshop," a subject
none of them, I think had ever heard of
before. There they met with a
group of groups of State Health Freedom
leaders, and for the very first time, I
suspect, learned how to do to something
other than pose for a photo.
Here, is where it gets hilarious...
Four, or maybe five, Health Freedom
Movement groups were banding together to
go after mandatory vaccine issues in
EVERY State, with their first State
Minnesota. That's the article I
wrote last week. That position
paper Diane Miller wrote fits every
State. The Canary Party (SNORT)
wrote an article for Age of Autism, that
claims that THEY did all the work, and
that Diane Miller, and her group(s), had
only a very minor role.
I'm surprised that Jennifer Larson
(Barbie) didn't give Minnesota Governor
Mark Dayton $40,000 to have his picture
taken with the Canary Party - although
there's still time.
I feel like I have had a success.
Of course, a limited success.
I got Autism Leadership to think about
something other than the question
"What dress I am going to wear when I
have my photo taken with a Governor or a Congressman?"
So, let's get to the meat of this
This is the sixth article in a series focusing on the fact that Autism
is a social issue that could have been,
and should have been, solved a long time
ago. And, as you can tell, I'm
pointing my finger right at those that
claim the title "Autism Leadership."
Today's issue is simple. Autism
Leadership knows how to fix one of the
major Autism issues. They have
known about the solution for quite some
time and have chosen, for whatever their
reasons, to keep this information from
I break Autism down into only two
problems: (1) What's causing
it, and what do we do about that?
and (2) How do we fix the children
and the parents.
I keep saying "We already have the
answers to these problems, so what are
we waiting for?"
What all of us should find strange is
that not once has Autism Leadership
asked me to explain my statement "We
already have the answers to these
problems, so what are we waiting for?"
Why? Keep reading - you'll
figure it out, very soon.
More, there is no effort, what-so-ever,
to introduce a discussion into the
Autism Community on "what are
our problems and how do
we fix them?"
And, that makes me VERY suspicious.
VERY suspicious. To me there are
only two choices: (1) Are
these people venal and stupid, or (2) as
I keep asking, is this a fifth column
operation? Neither answer is
A little over a year ago I hosted a
panel discussion at the Chicago Health
Freedom Expo. On the panel were
both Andy Wakefield and Mark Geier.
I surprised these two with three
questions I didn't tell them would be
asked. All three questions were
terribly important and their answers
showed the true quality of these two men
and their value to society.
The first question, of course, was
"What is causing Autism, and what do we
do about it?" The second was
"How do we fix the children and the
Mark and Andy looked at each other,
nodded, and off they went. It was
an "Oh, my God" moment. You
could have heard a pin drop in the
audience. These two brilliant,
caring, men played off each other,
filling in on each other's points.
They never stopped, and what they had to
say summed up the situation far better
than I could ever write. I didn't
take notes. I just watched and
listened, just as enthralled as the
audience. For Mark and Andy are a
tremendous resource to the Autism
community. Together, they were a
moment in time.
Let me say that again - Together, they
were a moment in time.
But, pay attention to the fact that this
panel was at a the MUCH larger Health Freedom Expo
(14,000 at Long Beach, 14,000 at Chicago
= 28,000 total as opposed to less than
1,500 attendees at AutismOne) so
the audience was NOT primarily Autism
interests. No one in an Autism
Leadership position ever asks
The Age of Autism blog NEVER talks
about major Autism issues. NEVER.
Just about every article they do is, at
second tier, dancing, as it were, around
the perimeter of the issues, but never
actually touching on one.
They've never done even one article on
Mark and David Geier, pillars of the
Autism community. Not one.
So, for sure Mark Blaxill would never
allow Dan Olmstead to interview Mark and
Andy, together, about how to solve the
Autism problem. Mark Blaxill
provides the money for Dan Olmstead's
paycheck. And, from what I can
see, if Mark Blaxill doesn't achieve
Center Stage, every time, on every
occasion, the discussion gets blocked.
Blaxill can tell Dan Olmstead how many
breaths he can take per minute.
now that I've raised your blood
Take a deep breath. Here it comes.
We all know that the bio-medical
approach significantly mitigates the
problems of Autism. But, as Jenny
McCarthy points out, that bio-medical
approach costs about $85,000 per year,
per child. She took off her
clothes for Playboy magazine for that
However, how many Autism mommies out
there can do THAT? Many, to their
credit, would do just that, if it would
help their child. But REALLY?
That's not going to happen.
Both Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) and
Generation Rescue raise money for
children to get those bio-medical
treatments. I applaud them.
But, together they raise about 1.2
million per year. Fundraising is
very hard in this economy.
Here is the bad news. After
expenses, let's say that they have
$850,000 left to pay for bio-medical
treatments. That's ten children.
And, there are four million
Four million Autistic children.
Leadership is very well aware there is a
In July 2009 something extremely
important happened in the Autism
Community. An Autism clinic,
called CARE Clinics was raided in
Austin, Texas by Federal Agents. It was
a major assault, coordinated by Stephen
Barrett's Quackwatch operation. Barrett,
his paymasters, and minions expended
massive energy on this attack.
Because the issues at hand threatened
the vaccine industry more than ever
before. What the clinic was doing
was so threatening to the vaccine
construction, that to them, CARE Clinics
had to be shut down at any cost. I
will explain why. Below is what I
said in my May, 2010 article
Assault on Autistic Children and their
"Everybody knows that I am a Crisis
Management Consultant in the health care
industry. I get called into the cases
where the quackbuster misinformation
group is operating. Not so long ago, I
was hired to look at a situation in
Austin, Texas where a clinic was
attacked by goofbag
Stephen Barrett on several fronts -
a Texas Medical Board complaint was
filed against the doctor (Jesus Caquias
MD), all of the health insurance
companies stopped paying the clinic for
their services, and the FBI raided the
clinic last July 2009, claiming in the
warrant that they were investigating the
clinic for "Insurance Fraud," and
"Health Fraud" violations."
Kazuko Grace Curtain, the Owner of CARE
Clinics, and Jim Shaw, the Chief
Executive struggled to pay even my
retainer and expenses to get started on
this case. That's what happens
when Stephen Barrett convinces Health
Insurance companies to NOT pay a
provider - you run out of money quickly.
The rent still needs to be paid,
employees want paychecks, the IRS wants
To me, though, it's just war.
Another battle to win. So, I
started making phone calls to see what
assets CARE Clinics could count on, and
how they could be used to reverse this
situation. Of course, the Health
Freedom world, when I called said
"sure, what do you need." The
Autism Leadership world, however, was an
entirely different story - they
literally shunned CARE Clinics, and
actively promoted what Stephen Barrett
and the Skeptics had to say about them.
They STILL DO.
So, as you can see my impression of what
Autism Leadership is REALLY all about
has been forming for quite some time.
My wife makes me clean up my language
before I talk about them on the phone. I
could teach mule skinners new phrases.
But, let's go on with a comparison of
the two groups (Health Freedom and
Autism Leadership) and how they handle
problems. I have already given you
the sum total of Autism Leadership's
operation. There is NOTHING more
than what I have described.
NOTHING. The question:
"Are these people (1) venal and stupid,
or (2) is this a fifth column
operation?" is truly one I DO
NOT have the answer for.
But in the Health Freedom world it was
an entirely different story. When
I called Peter McCarty and Rhadia Gleiss,
the two that head up the 55,000 member
Texas Health Care Coalition, their
response was "Let's have lunch TODAY."
Houston, Texas Steve Hotze MD's group,
successfully using a steamroller
approach on the Texas Medical Board,
said "let's get together on this."
attorney Rick Jaffe, then working
out of Houston, Texas (but now in
Sacramento, CA), jumped in his hot-rod
twin engine Aerostar and dropped
into the Austin private airport,
immediately, where we all met in the
Attorney Ron Armstrong, of Brownsville,
Texas came in as Jesus Caquias MD's
legal counsel, and after reading the
Texas Medical Board's Stephen Barrett
generated Complaints against Caquias,
said, in a deep south Texas accent "bul-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-lshit."
Stephen Barrie ND, the originator of the
famous Great Smokies Labs, now Genova,
came in and took the electronic
laboratory test results of 2,000 of CARE
Clinics' patients and organized them in
a database program into "Before, during,
and after treatment" categories - and
the results were astounding.
Al Augustine and Jeff Levin, attorneys
for Doctor's Data, decided to take issue
with Barrett over his efforts to try to
get Doctor's Data federally indicted as
co-conspirators, with CARE Clinics - and
took Barrett, and his minions, and
cronies to Federal Court.
the war was on...
And, as everyone in the Health Freedom
world already knows, Stephen Barrett got
his ass handed to him. Again.
Of course it is doubtful whether or not
Autism Leadership even knows who Stephen
Barrett actually is, or what his
relationship to Autism might be.
For, for sure, no one has EVER seen
anything written about Barrett in Age of
And, I'm not sure if Autism Leadership
even knows where Texas might be.
before we get to the Bottom Line...
Now I want all of
reading this (to
something more to be
angry at me about)
to sit down, take
the gum out of your
mouth, leave your
purse on the floor
so you don't fiddle
with your makeup
(there's no photo
and read the
material just below,
For it is about YOUR
children, and how to
fix them. And,
all of this below,
has already been
arranged FOR YOU, by
the Health Freedom
more is in the works
- but you are not
going to be told
about it yet,
because as sure as
God made little
green apples, you'd
find a way to fuck
And here's the
Rick Jaffe's Aerostar has a top speed of
306 mph, and a cruising speed of 242 mph
and that's way too slow for him for his
mind runs at light speed. Some
clients, when they first meet him, are
intimidated, because he's VERY THERE.
It took Rick only a very short time to
take the wind out of Stephen Barrett and
company's sails with the Federal
Prosecutor over the bogus "Insurance
Fraud" and "Health Fraud" claims.
I wrote about this, in detail, in an
article called "In Texas (2) - Feds Spit On
Barrett's Claims About Austin's CARE Clinics...
In short, the Feds decided that CARE
Clinics' billing of insurance for Autism
patients was completely legal.
Let me say that again - the Feds
decided that CARE Clinics' billing of
insurance for Autism patients was
(2) Brownsville, Texas attorney Ron
Armstrong tore through the Texas Medical
Board's accusations against his client
Jesus Caquias MD. He beat up the
Board so bad that the laughter hasn't
stopped. The Administrative Law
Judges, two of them were assigned, found
totally in favor of Caquias declaring
his bio-medical treatment approach the
"Standard of Care." You can read
the details at:
Interrupt This Broadcast..."
Total Victory in Texas - Austin Autism
Care Clinics' Jesus Caquias MD Totally
Do you need me to repeat that?
"Standard of Care."
(3) Stephen Barrie ND presented
his official findings of his
retrospective study of 2,000 of CARE
Clinics' patients, at an Autism
conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
put on by Jo Antonelli, on May 8th, 2010
- over three years ago. Here's the
results from a retrospective data analysis of a very large ASD
clinical database is showing confirming information that indeed
children with ASD have elevated levels of several toxic
chemicals that have been documented to be neurotoxic and that
these same children have genetic variations that interfere with
the proper detoxification of these chemicals. With over 2,000
patients in the database, this may be one of the largest studies
to show that environmental factors and associated genetic
components may be contributing to the causation of ASD.
analysis of the database will evaluate hundreds of other
physiological components as well as clinical data relating to
the correction of specific biochemical pathway abnormalities
with condition improvement.”
And, who, exactly is Steve Barrie?
was in clinical practice during the mid 1980’s at the Great
Smokies Medical Center, specializing in integrative medicine and
clinical ecology. He was the founder and former CEO/Chairman of
Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory (now Genova Diagnostics), an
international clinical reference laboratory for physicians,
which he started in 1986 to advance natural medicine and the
scientific research of integrative medicine around the world.
Dr. Barrie developed many of the present day laboratory tests
used for understanding the causes of ASD.
He has been a
pioneer in promoting the concepts of preventive medicine and
early intervention as the most rational and cost effective
healthcare model, and has been a speaker in numerous worldwide
forums presenting the scientific basis for Functional Medicine
and sharing new ways to uncover the causes of common diseases.
He founded one of the first health Internet sites – HealthyLiving.com in
2000. Dr. Barrie is also a NY Times best-selling author of
several health books including “7 Day Detox Miracle”, “Energize
Your Life” and numerous scientific articles, which have appeared
in major medical journals including The Lancet, Agents and
Actions and Medical Hypothesis.
Dr. Barrie also
pioneered the concept of “home” and “direct to consumer”
laboratory testing and developed the first commercially viable
SNP Genomic testing profiles for common diseases; was co-founder
of Nutritionals, the country’s leading developer and provider of
supplements and tools for brain health.
(4) Doctor's Data and their
attorneys are, in the vernacular,
showing Stephen Barrett,
"how the cow ate the cabbage," in
the wonderfully proceeding
"Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett"
federal court case.
it all mean?
It means, simply, that those four
million Autistic children don't have to
wait for TACA or Generation Rescue to
raise money. For while Autism
Leadership was getting
falling-down-drunk at Karaoke night, the
North American Health Freedom Movement
was arranging the answer. Just
like we always do.
I explained this situation to my new
friend Barrie Segal, of the Segal
Foundation. Barrie asked me
immediately "why haven't you involved
Autism Leadership" in this?" I
looked at Barrie for a moment and said:
"We are both businessmen here.
Would you involve a toxic,
dysfunctional, group like that in a
Barrie said: "good point..."
Bottom Bottom Line...
Within the Autism world there really are
some serious players doing good work.
They are just not, or do not appear to
be, in power. They don't look for
photo opportunities. And they
don't buy their way into Congressional
A good many of them tell me things under
protection of confidentiality. I
One of my clients, perhaps, the largest,
and, in my mind, most effective of the
cutting-edge health care organizations,
has offered to train thousands of health
professionals in the techniques to
reverse not only Autism, but ALL of the
neurological disorders described as "one
in six children" by Bobbie Kennedy
Junior. More, they can provide
training on how to get either the
patient re-imbursed, or the doctor paid
directly, using an independent billing
service that specializes in this kind of
I have already taken Andy Wakefield,
Mark and David Geier, attorney Bob
Reeves, and Health Freedom radio guru
Robert Scott Bell to a meeting with my
client to discuss how to go about doing
Real Autism leaders - are you
interested? There are no photo
opportunities here. Just answers.
Right now is as good a time as any to
Tim Bolen - Consumer