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  •  And you think they diagnose kids with (0+ / 0-)

    autism in those places? I'd first be more interested to see if those places even care to.

    •  I don't know if they call it the same thing (1+ / 0-)
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      do know that a few years back when I had regular access to CDC studies, an uptick in similar symptomology had appeared in some overseas urban concentrations. Also in shantytown-type places, though...

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:19:25 PM PST

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      •  I'm sure that wherever traffic pollution (1+ / 0-)
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        is most intense, you'd find the same results. But I'm VERY skeptical that kids are being responsibly diagnosed in China and Mexico concerning autism, especially poor kids.

      •  Regarding shantytowns (2+ / 0-)
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        I'm sure they're burning the types of things that cause this disease there too. Trash, heating, etc. Burning toxic materials and breathing them in. Then there are the construction materials they use to build their homes, often without proper regulations or in too much desperation to worry about toxicities. Too many fumes...

        •  Mold and moisture too. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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          chimpy, Mrs M

          Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

          by elfling on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 02:49:41 PM PST

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          •  And vaccines? (0+ / 0-)

            Good lord take your conspiracies elsewhere or show me some data that says "moisture" causes neurological problems.

            We've got enough fossil fuel industry douchebags trying to cloud this topic without you throwing "moisture" into the discussion flippantly.

            •  Wow. Whoa, there tigercub. (3+ / 0-)

              Why are you being so argumentative and, well, dickish, in your own diary?

              I know, evil american denialism...

              How do I know that? Because you say it about 85 times below this comment.

              If you truly cared about this issue as much as you insist that you do, I would suggest more honey, less vinegar.

              Personally, I suspect that you are laughing with your internet friends about how you've riled up the liberals over at dKos.


              •  Because the best argument made (0+ / 0-)

                in this diary by a denialist accused me of ignoring studies mentioned by other bloggers (studies that don't exist) in order to buttress their point.

                And that was the most intellectually valid comment I had to respond to.

                When you're dealing with such a low level, and not sucking ass to seem like a nice guy, anything pointing it out is going to sound "dickish" (ie elitist).

                They came into this with aggressive dishonesty, so I slammed them with aggressive honesty. Completely fair.

                Trust me. I'm not laughing as liberals help the fossil fuel industry damn a generation of poor kids to brain damage. Not laughing at how hopeless Americans are on this topic, including liberals.

    •  "... those places"? (0+ / 0-)


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