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Lots of people drink responsibly and never get behind a wheel afterwards, so to insinuate that it's great this guy was killed because now he can't drive drunk when he was killed while WALKING seems both insensitive and a leap in logic.
On a related note, it makes me giggle that I got rated down. This is one of our Nation's many problems. What I said was a factual explanation based on statistics. But the 'masses' disapprove. People don't get to define what the truth is, thank goodness.
This is the problem. When you present things the way you have here, you sound like a swindler, you sound like you're trying to manipulate and take advantage of people instead of helping them. If you believe what you say, you need to actually educate yourself in a balanced way instead of relying on rhetoric and false promises and then being outraged when science won't buy it.
Now you are citing your personal experience, which is actually a valid thing to do. Initially you were extending your personal experience over the entire population of humanity. "Do this one thing that helped me and you will be cured." Which is ridiculous.
Also, according to Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, a disease is: an impairment of the normal state of the living animal or plant body or one of its parts that interrupts or modifies the performance of the vital functions, is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms, and is a response to environmental factors (as malnutrition, industrial hazards, or climate), to specific infective agents (as worms, bacteria, or viruses), to inherent defects of the organism (as genetic anomalies), or to combinations of these factors. Candida overgrowth in the body is, in fact, a disease.
Additionally, "the largest misdiagnosed non-disease in the world" ... how could that possibly be confirmed? If it's misdiagnosed, it is not properly identified. To know it has been misdiagnosed, it would have to later be PROPERLY diagnosed ... meaning that it's no longer misdiagnosed. Second, if it does what you say it does, it IS a disease, what IS a 'non-disease'? I work in statistics, and if you want to throw out statements like that, they need to 1) make sense, 2) actually have numbers and references.
People don't think in statistics. They like to make the exception the rule, and they like the underdog. They like to go up against the 'big bad medical establishment' and try something new and unsupported by the evidence. If it makes the person feel better, more power to them, but going around touting this methods like they 100% work and like the medical methods are hopeless in the complete absence of any solid and repeatable scientific evidence that shows that they work AND are at least as effective as the standard treatment is both ignorant and dangerous.
I am all for scientific investigation of alternative treatments, but not Shopping Channel Does Snake Oil 'Ra-ra' and propaganda laden BS. It is true that the scientific world is resistant to change. Sometimes someone with a brilliant idea is suppressed, yes. The people who discovered that ulcers are caused by a bacteria are an excellent example. Sometimes the scientific community fails to suppress someone who SHOULD have been suppressed, like Lancet publishing the worst 'scientific' article I've ever read by Wakefield and tipping off the vaccine=autism scare. And sometimes science suppresses someone because they are actually full of crap. That's a lot more common than brilliance or mistakes.
As a victim of bullying, I do wish it had been taken seriously. If this picture is just a link in a CHAIN of cruel behavior by students, then yes. Criminal prosecution is reasonable, but prosecution for bullying should look a lot different than prosecution for sexual exploitation. If it comes out that the picture was taken for sexual gratification of any party, OR if anyone is found to be using it for that purpose (particularly an adult) THEN it becomes a sex crime.
To be honest, I think that the reaction of this mother is actually really hurtful and insensitive to the plights of children who ARE exploited for sexual reasons. Not that any pain the boys in the photo are experiencing should be minimized, because bullying can have long lasting consequences, and make the already uncomfortable experience of being a teenager almost unbearable. But it is NOT the same as the experience of true sexual exploitation.
Now, if they find copies of this photo in the possession of teachers or other adults later? THEN let's haul out the child pornography charges.
As for the 'would it be different if it was the girl's shower room' ... that depends. Was the picture taken by a teenaged boy, or another of the girls? What was the INTENT of the picture? My guess is that if it's taken by a teenage boy, it's a little bit more than just "Ha ha, let's make these guys look dumb." If the picture is used for sexual reasons, then there is an actual crime, but I'm pretty sure that this photo was not taken as and has likely not been used as 'self-gratification' material. If that winds up to be the case? Then sure, prosecute the kids, because then it's become criminal behavior and not just a stupid prank by kids whose brains are not yet formed enough to be held responsible for thinking out the potential repercussions of their actions.