Tag Archives: Uc Berkeley

AI Needs YOUR Help Tracking Down Lancet Father 11, Richard Demirjian

Letter from father to Brian Deer and Dan Olmsted, 2011 – BMJ Deceived Lancet Parent Into Attacking Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Citation 5

His name is Richard Demirjian. His alma mater is UC Berkeley, and he is an engineer. His wife’s name is Aida, and they apparently donated a large sum of money to found an autism charity in the early nineties. Autism Investigated has reached out to the charity, but there’s no obvious way to get through to him directly.

So Autism Investigated is reaching out to you the reader. We need help tracking down Mr. Demirjian and confronting him with the fact that he’s been misled by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). If you have any information about his whereabouts and/or contact information, feel free to post in the comments below.

It is not enough to out Mr. Demirjian, we need him to publicly take back what he is quoted as claiming in the BMJ. That has partially happened, but not fully happened. So we want BMJ’s sole parent witness to denounce the journal and take back what he said about Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Demirjian owes it to the entire autism community and to himself.

He and his wife did apparently commit $60,000 to found the California non-profit, Behavioral Intervention for AutismAutism Investigated has reached out to this group to hopefully get through to Mr. Demirjian. Any further help though would be greatly appreciated.

Deplorable Autist Confronts Dave Rubin’s Free Speech Panel on Vaccine Safety Censorship

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At an event discussing free speech on campus, the editor of Autism Investigated confronted a panel moderated by The Rubin Report host Dave Rubin on the topic of vaccine safety. The discussion was very informative and enlightening, but all three panelists were clearly uncomfortable discussing the topic mentioned before them.

Express Yourself or Suppress Yourself? Free Speech on Campus. UT Objectivism Society – Panelists: David Rubin, Steve Simpson, Faisal Saeed al Mutar – 04/18/17 at 1900 – Edgar A Smith Auditorium

Event sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute

Full video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/102277417

PANELISTS:

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar — Founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement and Ideas Beyond Borders

Dave Rubin (moderator) — Creator and host of “The Rubin Report”

Steve Simpson — Editor of “Defending Free Speech” and director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute 

From the event description:

College used to be grounded in the inviolate principle that each of us should confront new ideas, speak our minds, and learn. Has that time passed?

This year alone we have seen a riot at U.C. Berkeley and violence at Middlebury college over controversial speakers.

Instead of “express yourself,” a new view seems to be taking hold: “Suppress yourself—or I’ll do it for you.”

What is happening to free speech on campus?

On Tuesday, April 18, join the Ayn Rand Institute, the University of Texas-Austin Objectivism Society, Young Conservatives of Texas, and our distinguished panelists for a special discussion focused on this question. 

EAS at the Blanton Museum of Art, Auditorium 200 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

 

Autistic Obama Appointee Ari Ne’eman Plugs Violent, Far-Left Terror Group Antifa

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Autistic presidential appointee Ari Ne’eman has given a plug to New York City Antifa on Twitter. Antifa (or “anti-fascist”) is a gang of masked extremists. They violently assault Trump supporters all over the country. Antifa shows up at events featuring speakers they don’t like and then “shuts them down” with mob violence. They justify doing so by claiming they are “shutting down fascism,” considering Trump a fascist. Ne’eman agrees.

The Evil Election 

Antifa succeeded in shutting down gay writer Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley. They attacked his fans and rioted out of control. Just recently, an Antifa member was arrested for the brutal assault of a Trump supporter with a bike lock at a free speech rally. None of these events were criticized by him. Yet he slammed the free and fair election of Trump.

If Trump’s election is “so profoundly evil and mendacious”, how evil and mendacious is it to Ne’eman to put on masks and attack people with opinions different from your own? Given that he just plugged Antifa on the premise of condemning terror, not so much.

My Final Exchange with Dan Olmsted: Leaving Progressivism

It is with great sadness that Autism Investigated relays the announcement that Dan Olmsted – Age of Autism’s founding editor – has passed away. While I have had my differences with him and the Age of Autism site, I will be forever grateful to him for his friendship, advice and platform for my views. I’ve always respected him as a journalist and have never forgotten the excellent work he has done over the years, and I just had a very friendly exchange with him on the day of the inauguration. I will never stop missing him, and I offered my sincere condolences to the entire Age of Autism team. Autism Investigated devoted the entire last week to posts honoring Dan Olmsted, which ended with a proper obituary. Since then, Age of Autism has given Autism Investigated permission to post its final exchange with Dan Olmsted. It is now published here in full. May we all honor Dan’s life by ending the autism epidemic to make America great again! – Jake Crosby, MPH
Hello Dan,
 
How are you doing?
 
I’m writing you because the title of Anne’s post is: “Senators on key panel reject Donald Trump’s skepticism about vaccines” [Senators Reject Trump’s Vaccine Panel], even though there is no indication any of them did directly except perhaps Al Franken. She was probably confused by the wording of the title: Senators on key panel reject Trump’s skepticism about vaccineBut that “key panel” is the Senate HELP committee they serve on; the members were not asked to weigh in on Kennedy’s panel – only on their overall opinions of vaccine safety. It doesn’t mean they outright reject Kennedy’s panel. STAT News didn’t provide their exact questions, so we really have no idea what they asked the Senators or if they even mentioned Trump.
Obviously it’s your blog to do whatever you want with, but at this sensitive time I would say it’s best to correct that. 
 
Happy new year and president.
 
Jake
 
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: Senators Didn’t Reject Kennedy Panel Idea
From: Dan Olmsted 
Date: Fri, January 20, 2017 9:46 pm
To: info@autisminvestigated.com
Cc: amdachel@msn.com

Thanks for writing Jake we will check it out and let you know
 
I join you in wishing trump well. My progressive affinities have moderated lately and I am optimistic, as I have to say you were before the election
 
Best
 
Dan
 ——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: Senators Didn’t Reject Kennedy Panel Idea
From: <info@autisminvestigated.com>
Date: Mon, January 23, 2017 12:30 pm
To: “Dan Olmsted” 

My pleasure, Dan. Good post on Trump, btw. I don’t know if you saw my Newt Gingrich post, but he now supports RFK’s commission!
I’ll admit, I was much more optimistic about Trump being a good president if he won than I was about whether or not he’d win in the first place! So glad he did! 
And please dump the SJWs; they’re crazy, and you always struck me as a classical liberal guy anyway.
Best,
Jake 

Little did I know at the time that he would never get my final email to him. The following week, SJWs would burn Berkeley to cancel a talk by another gay journalist who had grown fed up with his community’s politics. Whether our opponents are wearing black ski masks or white lab coats, the best we can do to honor Dan’s life is to never shy from saying what needs to be said. It’s what Dan would want.