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Someone should warn these poor bastards, what they are getting by hiring Margaret Coats as Registrar

August 10, 2011
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Someone should warn these poor bastards, what they are getting by hiring Margaret Coats as Registrar

Obviously she got a glowing reference from Peter  Dixon et al as they thought she had done a great job bringing the chiropractic profession to its knees now she is to turn her attention to Alexander technique, Aromatherapy, Bowen, Hypnotherapy,Massage,Naturopathy, reflexology, etc etc and do the same to them. Like Coats, Greg Price was...

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The tutors at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic have been ripping off their students and these are the chiropractors who are going to sort it out.

July 12, 2011
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The tutors at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic have been ripping off their students and these are the chiropractors who are going to sort it out.

A few months ago I got a call asking me to blog about a scandal that was unfolding at WIOC. A slush fund had been set up at Glamorgan as a perk to supplement the income of tutors. Presumably its tax free and its an incentive to work there by funding tutors BCA membership,...

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Can chiropractors learn from FIFA

June 1, 2011
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Can chiropractors learn from FIFA

Those of you following the recent FIFA revelations may have noticed the similarities with other regulatory bodies. Peter Dixon did not do very well in the 2007 elections in England. Yet was re- appointed Chairman of the council without anyone voting for him on the  new council. When the government decided to reform the...

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The flowers smell beautiful and its great to be alive.

May 19, 2011
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The flowers smell beautiful and its great to be alive.

At about two in the afternoon, on November 21, 1920, the players of Tipperary lined up for a team photograph before the match against Dublin. At the rear three good friends from the village of Grangemokler stand side by side, In the centre my grandfather Richard (Dick) Lanigan, to his left Gerry Shelly and ...

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The GOC tell skeptics to fuck off with their complaints. GCC send 700 to the PCC. The CHRE conclude both are doing an excellent job.

April 6, 2011
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The GOC tell skeptics to fuck off with their complaints. GCC send 700 to the PCC. The CHRE conclude both are doing an excellent job.

The CHRE have published their annual report on the health regulatory bodies they regulate. Below are the CHRE conclusions about the General Osteopathic Council way of regulating for 2010 and their entire report for the GCC. Skeptic complaints about GOC members did not get out of their Investigating committee because they could see they...

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Sorry Jack of Kent I just didn’t get your April fools day joke?

April 5, 2011
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Sorry Jack of Kent I just didn’t get your April fools day joke?

For many including myself the person who talked most sense regarding the BCA decision to sue the BCA was legal blogger Jack of Kent. He was a “master” of his subject so when he made a pronouncement on the skeptic movement on his blog that skeptics were just “another cult”, I had no reason...

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Amit Patel’s Freedom of Information request to the CHRE.

April 5, 2011
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Amit Patel’s Freedom of Information  request to the CHRE.

Just noticed this on the “comments” and it deserves a more prominent place. Many chiropractors think Coats demise will ring in a new dawn for chiropractic in the UK. The fact is Coats operated the way she did, because she thought it was good for the Chiropractic profession, Richard Rummary tried to point out...

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Coats Retires

March 31, 2011
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Coats Retires

How weird is that, I had just posted the blog post announcing I was passing chiropracticlive over to others and I get the message that Coats has retired, has she gone on gardening leave as her interim replacement has been announced? I bet they dont lock her office and ban her from the paper shredder....

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Why should anyone believe what Professor Edzard Ernst says, after he put his name to a BBC programme, he now describes as “deception”.

March 31, 2011
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Why should anyone believe what Professor Edzard Ernst says, after he put his name to a BBC programme, he now describes as “deception”.

Simon Singh was in Kingston on Monday night speaking to the Kingston Humanist Society. As all the skeptics I have challenged refuse to debate me in public, I thought I would go down and give a clinicians explanation of Evidence Based Medicine to a physics scientist. (more of that in my next blog post)...

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The Chiropractic profession needs to get its act together and establish a consensus view of chiropractic and promote spinal joint care.

March 22, 2011
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The Chiropractic profession needs to get its act together and establish a consensus view of chiropractic and promote spinal joint care.

MEDICAL experts have called on Canberra to shut down a university chiropractic clinic aimed at children amid claims the theories behind the practice are "no better than witchcraft" and using it on children is akin to child abuse. More than half a dozen experts, many of them professors with international reputations, have written to...

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