The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Psychology Today Opinion piece regarding the IOM release

Discussion in 'Institute of Medicine (IOM) Government Contract' started by Kati, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    This is not pretty. This is a hate piece.

    And it gets worse from there... Here is the link if you dare.
     
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  2. Min

    Min Guest

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    It is surprising that such an unscientific, hate filled rant was permitted in the publication.
     
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    halcyon Senior Member

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    Was it supposed to be funny? Because all I could do was laugh the whole way through. What a pompous dinosaur. I especially enjoyed the not so subtle sexist jabs he threw in. Classy stuff.
     
  4. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    The article is so bad it actually does us a favor. The comments to it are rather funny. The author has written a book on CFS as psychosomatic disorder.
     
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  5. Bob

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    I'm glad he hates the report so passionately. If he hates it that much, the committee must have done something right with their report! And you know what happened to dinosaurs in the end? They lived in an environment in which they thrived, and when the environment changed, they died out. First signs of extinction?
     
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  6. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

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    I'm dropping a note to their editors suggesting they pull this piece. People like this need to be knocked off their podium.
     
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  7. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    I agree with Bob, if they psych lobby hates the IOM report, it must be good for us.
     
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  8. Valentijn

    Valentijn WE ARE KINA

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    I added my comment. So far, all of the comments are very good.
     
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  9. Bob

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    Gosh, I'm only half way through and I'm speechless. It's full of utter venom, malice and spite. Not to mention the factual inaccuracies and slander running all the way through it.

    I don't think they should pull this article. We need it in the public domain as evidence of what we have to put up with. It's unusual for this sort of thing to be said in full public view. Can anyone grab a copy of it before it's taken down?
     
  10. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Wow!
     
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  11. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    I agree
     
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  12. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    That was a great response, Valentijn! Thank you!
     
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    This guy has to be a troll. I've never seen such blatant BS printed about nearly anything. It reads like the comment section on Youtube.
     
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    user9876 Senior Member

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    moderated with many others
    I tried to add a comment but got blocked by their spam filter.
     
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    Wow it really brings home how bad the report could so easily have been if they had consulted people like that, and they wouldn't have been hard to find or in short supply.
     
  16. Bob

    Bob

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    I'm sure that this article will eventually get pulled, because it is so candid and gives too much exposure the points of view of a certain lobby group.
    So I've made a PDF copy for our records. See attached PDF file.
     

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  17. wdb

    wdb Senior Member

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    I don't think he's a troll I think he is just being unusually open and frank about what he really think rather than publicly pretending to be your friend.
     
  18. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

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    They've published another piece that at least makes an attempt to cover the actual report.
     
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  19. Roy S

    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

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    Edward Shorter writing about the Flat Earth Society and A Clockwork Orange. That has to be the epitome of something.
     
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