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From Sandy Hook to Malpractice?

Doctors use dead children and manipulated research to promote civilian disarmament.

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Howard Nemerov

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December 13, 2013 - 4:11 pm
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As we approach the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, it has become clear that civilian disarmament proponents use 20 dead children to promote their disarmament agenda. Missing from the dialogue are many truths they intentionally circumvented.

Government mandates that taxpayers support government-run schools, but exempts itself from responsibility should your children die while in school custody: The Supreme Court rules repeatedly, via cases like DeShaney v. Winnebago and Castle Rock v. Gonzales, that government agencies have no duty to protect your children.

Taxpayers also fund tuition for Obama’s — and other government employees’ — children at Sidwell School, which employs 15 Special Police Officers and other security personnel to provide armed defense against the terror that resulted in Sandy Hook Elementary School being razed and replaced, costing taxpayers another $50M.

These discrepancies don’t stop doctors from promoting their disarmament agenda. In May 2013 — two weeks after the Senate failed to advance gun control legislation promoted as the result of Sandy Hook — the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) sent “more than 100 pediatricians to Capitol Hill” to lobby Congress to pass restrictive gun laws, citing various research as proof that “where there are more guns in the United States, there are more people dying.” What follows is an example of “research” supporting their agenda.

Publishing in the medical journal “Pediatrics,” researchers surveyed “assault-injured youth” seeking emergency care in Flint, Michigan. Their objective was to explore why “firearm violence is a leading cause of death among youth” and their conclusion was “assault-injured youth had high rates of firearm possession.”

Media immediately promoted this as a general truth. For example, U.S. News led with: “Nearly one in four young people who come to an emergency room with an assault injury owns a gun.” USA Today wrote: “Gun violence is a leading cause of death among young people in the USA, and with it comes notably high rates of gun possession.”

But by not fact-checking, media failed to act as a disseminator of truth and government watchdog, instead becoming a promoter of government policy, and socially engineering public opinion to support that policy.

Confusing definition of “youth”

The researchers promoted a misleading definition of “youth” in order to imply that children are at grave risk. They referred to “child” or “children” five times in their paper. Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines the word “childhood” as “the time from birth to puberty.” OED defines “puberty” as“the period during which adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction, distinguished by the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics.” There seems to be general agreement that puberty concludes by age 15, so true children are ages 0-14.

They included the term “adolescent” 14 times. Psychology Today says adolescence is “the teenage years between 13 and 19.” Even though they surveyed subjects aged 14-24, the average age was 19.8, so many of their subjects were adults, not adolescents or children.

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Doctors make plenty of mistakes, and those mistakes kill plenty of people each year. And some doctors kill people deliberately, simply because it is social policy to allow them to do so.

Doctors should concentrate on cleaning up their own profession before telling the rest of us that defending ourselves is the wrong thing to do.
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"But by not fact-checking" is a feature, not a bug. The media are propagandists, they are pushing the same agenda. Have they fact-checked global warming claims? Have they fact-checked Obama's lies? Have they fact-checked thousands pages of ACA?
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These are the same "doctors" who manufacture diagnoses of ADHD and other "behavioral" disorders and then fill up kids with Ritalin or anti-depressants to "calm" them down.... The same "medications" that have been linked to violence and suicidal behaviors in some patients. There IS a relationship that exists between the over medication with some drugs and mass shootings. This is a dirty little secret that the medical profession does not wish to discuss.
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The start of this essay states that the government pays the tuition for President Obama's children to attend Sidwell Friends School. I can find evidence the government pays for security at the school (due to extra risk) but nothing saying that the government pays tuition. I suppose you could say the government pays the children's tuition because it pays President Obama, in which case it pays the tuition of the children of any number of officials of both political parties.
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Presidents have expense accounts. Officially, it's $50k/year, but his travel expense account is supposed to be $100k, and we know how well that's being accounted for. Yes, we pay for him and he pays for the kids, best case scenario. And yes, we pay for other government officials to send their kids to the school with all the armed security. I said that early in the report. Expenses for armed police is part of the school budget most likely, and figures into the cost of tuition.

The takeaway is best case scenario, we pay for them to afford expensive schools with armed security, while they expect us to send kids to unsecured schools where violent attacks happen from time to time. When we talk about increasing armed security at our schools, they throw up all sorts of hurdles to price us out of that option, yet they'll still give themselves raises or expense accounts to insure their kids are safe, all on our dime. Nice.
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Please don't equate a pack of whiny pediatricians with doctors as a whole. They are by their nature inclined to socialist views. I don't know whence the hoary chestnut of "It's for the children" arose, but it's a pretty good bet pediatricians were behind it. You see, since their patients are by definition innocents, there can never be any judgement attached to their conditions; unlike adults who are routinely disparaged by many of their doctors and peers for lifestyle sins like smoking, drinking and obesity, with all their attendant medical conditions. This sets the pediatricians up for a "champion" complex, and this complex overrides rationality when it comes to lifestyle sins of their young adult "children." Hence they see 20 year old gangbangers as victims on par with a 6 year old who develops lymphoma through no fault of his own.

These are the same people who are behind asking your child if daddy has any guns at home. And they are entitled by law to do it behind closed doors without your attendance. And this will become a standard question when Obamacare takes full force. They're the same people who say your 13 year old daughter can make her own decisions about contraception without your knowledge or consent. And that has the force of law too.

Are you surprised that this dreck would show up in their mainstream journal Pediatrics?

And this "study?" GIGO. Garbage in, garbage out.
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This recalls an unpleasant phrase from the darkest days of Reconstruction: "Waving the Bloody Shirt." Worse than that, they're using a little bloody dress.
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The phrase comes from the Mexican War, AFAIK. And I mean it predates the Civil War without question--I'm not sure if it dates from as late as the Mexican War or not.
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from the book "Let's Talk Turkey: The Stories behind America's Favorite Expressions" Copyright 2008, Rosemarie Ostler. The expression may date from the Scottish battle of Glenfruin in 1603. Members of the clan MacGregor ambushed members of the clan Colquhoun, killing over one hundred men. When King James VI reviewed the slaughter, the Colquhoun widows rode past him, one at a time, and waved their husbands' bloody shirts, pleading for vengeance.
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There have been other papers that were flawed...."Joe Camel", "College girls regarding oral sex as NOT sex" ( published in Journal of the AMA during the Clinton impeachment process )....got the editor fired.... )'(
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Just out of curiousity, what is that thing you've got at the end of your posts?

And overall, agreed, and it shouldn't be a surprise, as many intellectuals have a habit of falling for what should be obvious lies (just look at how The Deputy managed to turn the intellectuals against Pope Pius XII overnight).
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This is more sociology than medicine..............and was funded partly by a federal agency.

I have not researched the authors research, but to get the money, they have to like your work.....if it doesn't fit what they want to see, you don't get the money. )'(
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I worked as a lab assistant in college. AgriChem corporations funded the research I was on. We didn't promote organic farming, if you know what I mean. Don't bite the hand that feeds you...

But you're right. This is social engineering. They promoted it as medical research in order to support their disarmament agenda. Their core research was excellent. The survey data is thorough. But because of their bias, they had to turn sampling error into "evidence" that we should promote the failed agenda of civilian disarmament.
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Doctors make plenty of mistakes, and those mistakes kill plenty of people each year. And some doctors kill people deliberately, simply because it is social policy to allow them to do so.

Doctors should concentrate on cleaning up their own profession before telling the rest of us that defending ourselves is the wrong thing to do.
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Exactly right. Bad medicine has killed more people than licensed gun toters ever will, and every doctor knows it.
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"...no man, or set of men, are entitled to any exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges from the community."--Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776

Physicians are just people, with the same flaws of character that anyone else has, and they will protect and try to advance any privileged position they have by use of the status their credentials give them, just like any bureaucrat. This is the psychological basis for Public Choice Economics, and it is as true as the sky is blue.
The reason that physicians have supracitizen status in determining policy is that this status was afforded them a hundred years ago by the American Public in the form of their elected officials when physicians were given a monopoly in health care via licensing. The licensing regime was set in place in Europe and the USA almost simultaneously. All of Western Civilization made the same error at the same time.
If you want to be rid of the scourge of organized medicine in setting public policy for it's own profit, on it's own terms, and interfering with every other aspect of your life right down to what vitamins you are allowed to use, you had better get comfortable with the idea of abolishing licensing.
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Demographics says it all Detroit,Oakland,Camden whats the ethnic breakdown of the subjects must be those Amish kids again. They take the most violent subgroup in the country Africans and use that as base line to guilt trip the rest of us into believing guns are the problem
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"But by not fact-checking" is a feature, not a bug. The media are propagandists, they are pushing the same agenda. Have they fact-checked global warming claims? Have they fact-checked Obama's lies? Have they fact-checked thousands pages of ACA?
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