Governors in the Castration Business

Categories: Politics, Science
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For the chemical castration of abnormal youths.
Governors should stay the hell out of the autism wars.

Their intrusion leads to naught but embarrassment and the enfranchisement of questionable characters. Example: In 2009, Charlie Crist appointed anti-vax chiropractor Dr. Gary Kompothecras to his Autism Task Force. After his appointment, Kompothecras -- not incidentally, a man whose uncanny ability to raise funds for politicians has earned him the moniker "the rain maker" -- attempted to strong-arm the Florida Department of Health into turning over state medical records to the execrable father-son team of quack autism experts, Mark and David Geier. (My partner and I broke the news of this embarrassing episode for the Miami New Times.) Crist, who was not elected for his scientific acumen, did the public a profound disservice by lending these gents the credibility implied by his office.

How profound? The Geiers are the leading proponents of what's called the "Lupron Protocol" -- the purported science behind which is explicated here -- which involves dosing autistic kids with large amounts of the chemical castration agent called Lupron. They get away with this by diagnosing autism as "precocious puberty." Even when used on children who actually do suffer from precocious puberty, the drug can occasionally cause permanent sterility. For those children who do not suffer from precocious puberty, the permanent effects are likely more severe -- especially since the Geiers prescribe the drug in extremely high doses.

The Geiers are from Maryland, and the elder Geier -- Dr. Mark -- just had his medical license suspended in that state. His son David is on more solid ground, for he has no medical license to lose. He is not a doctor.

And yet Maryland's governor, Martin O'Malley, has appointed "Dr." David Geier to his own Autism Task Force as a "diagnostician." David Geier is obviously aware of this appointment -- he brags about it on his own website -- but he doesn't seem to have done anything to correct O'Malley's mistake.

By the way: The Geiers still run a clinic in Tamarac, on North University Drive. This clinic is headed by Dr. David Clayman, whose medical license is still valid.

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MaintainTheConstitution
MaintainTheConstitution

Perhaps those doctors should have used medical marijuana in their treatment protocol.  http://medicalmarijuanacouncil...  has much interesting information regarding marijuana and its medical uses.  Many parents are using it to treat autism and reporting better results than with the synthetic options they are given.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Hello all. I have a real busy day. I have two very important meetings before lunch and a conf call at 4:30pm. I also have to pack for a trip. If you can't tell already, I am very important. Sorry, but I have to go now. I will provide updates when I can. Chao.

Woah now!
Woah now!

Bob you and your readers need to read up on autism. Parents put salt peter in their food to keep them from whipping it out and masterbating in class or well anywhere. The hormones of an autistic child rage at a certain age just like a child without autism. A 16 year old autist boy with no impulse control can hurt somebody. Parents are worried about thier autistic children and what will happen to them if the parents die. And how do you suppose an autistic person will provide for their children (or brood) should they procreate? Unreal Bob. Do some research.

Gefiltefish
Gefiltefish

"The Geiers are from Maryland, and the elder Geier -- Dr. Mark -- just had his medical license suspended in that state. His son David is on more solid ground, for he has no medical license to lose. He is not a doctor."

unfucking believable. You can't make this shit up. Don't we have laws to protect us from this shit. Why arent lawyers all over this in a class action?

Shining_light
Shining_light

They give lurpon to try to decrease the testosterone that mercury binds to, and for parents that have children that will be like infants till they die, reproduction is the last of their concerts you fucking moron.

SoFlaSkeptic
SoFlaSkeptic

Who needs lawyers? Hey, Parkland Man ... get right on that, will you douchebag?

Woah now!
Woah now!

The only way you can mainstream an autistic child is to castrate them. Otherwise they will be groping the cashiers and that will open up a whole new ballgame. They'll be unemployable under any rights they have to work.

MoveOn
MoveOn

Before you Bob Norman junkies foaming at the mouth let me help bring you down from your addiction simply by suggesting that "this crap" is called news. Beyond that it's well written inside news of significance. You took your last toke of Norman. It was always his plan to sensationalize himself up to TV. You've known all along that Bob fancies himslef a bella figura and now he's arrived. He will do his best to become the next Rick Sanchez and my bet is he will do just that. So get use to it. The articel was well wirtten, relevant, well sourced and reported.

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