CDC's mission is to crush us? ... Think of it this way...you're a career scientist - like anyone you'd like to garner acolades, promotions and more money.....so you.... a) decide the crush the legitimacy of the very disorder you're working on - hoping your negative studies and mediocre research will propel you somehow to the top of the heap. That's how you're going to make you way? If that's what you think Reeves did - and you must since he was the leader of the group for over a decade - it sure didn't work for him when he got booted out of the program... b) you try to find an answer to a puzzling disorder that no yet has figured. You may be right, you may be wrong, you may be effective or ineffective but you're trying.. I think the second is a bit more tenable. The difference in interpretation, though, is huge...one is some sort of government conspiracy to hurt people with a disorder; the other involves researchers with different opinions each of which is convinced they are right... Everybody has their viewpoints....the viral researchers, the cardiovascular, hormone, etc. researchers...they all think they have a piece of the puzzle and maybe they all do. I don't think trying to wrap some sort of conspiracy over a very difficult scientific puzzle is accurate.. Reeves had a viewpoint and a way of doing things...that was not very successful......he's certainly not alone in that in our history. It's really, really too bad he was in charge of the biggest CFS program on the planet. I think we would have been much further along if somebody else was in there; I think he was a failed researcher...I can't think of any real breakthroughs on his watch - he produced a terrible Toolkit.....he couldn't get along with alot of people very well....but a conspiracy to destroy CFS.. not at all...for me its much more simple than that; he just wasn't up to the task.