Teejkay Teejkay: There seems to be an over-arching theme to all your posts that involve the CAA of a constant whining and complaining. It seems like all you know how to do is bitch and moan about how the CAA did this, or why didn't the CAA do that... You, nor I, have any idea what was included in WPI's research application -- 44 independent reviewers obviously thought it lacked something. Who knows what their application was about? Just because WPI "discovered" XMRV in October does not mean that their "discovery" deserved recognition. What logic are you using when you make statements like: Were you involved in the decision making process? Do you know SPECIFICALLY how many RFA's were submitted by WPI, and for what? Why do you feel it's necessary that the CAA fund WPI's research? WPI should not have ANY problems generating money for research with the Whittemore family being worth nearly $2 BILLION. If they wanted, they could build a center of excellence -- as opposed to the current hole in the ground in the desert that is the WPI. Shit, if my parents were worth $2 Billion, I most likely would not be sick right now. I'm sure they would spend every dollar in an effort to get me healthy. I would like to think that no amount is too much as it relates your child. And you, nor I, knew the content of the requests for grants, including any from WPI. Maybe their application wasn't done correctly. Maybe WPI's application lacked something specific, and so on. Everyone has jumped on the XMRV bandwagon, and we don't even know yet its role in CFS (if any), or treatments for it. So your logic is that the CAA should automatically fund WPI because of their XMRV "discovery". Also, the CAA should have funded WPI in 2008 before news about XMRV came out in October 2009. Is this your logic? Instead of constantly questioning or complaining about the CAA not funding WPI, why not do the same to the Whittemore family, with their $2 Billion fortune? Why not demand that WPI fund more research, and then help them get it? There are so many more positive things one could do to help make progress against CFS/ME. Again, your incessant bitching about anything the CAA does or does not do is old and lame. If you aren't happy with something in your life, work to change it, instead of posting unrelenting drivel about the CAA. If you are so concerned about their perceived ineffectiveness in a specific area, maybe you should stop bitching about it, and focus your efforts and energy on working to fill in the perceived "gaps". Instead of whining all over the ME/CFS forums, get and remain proactive in your struggle with CFS. Write and/or call your elected officials. Become an advocate for others. I could go on and on, but you get my point.