The CIHR is pre-loaded with $10-15 million of taxpayers' money, which the 'MS' Society is first in line to acquire. That is THE reason the committee were hand-picked to advise the CIHR on CCSVI.
The advisory group are predominantly people already in control of lots of MS Society projects, all following other lines of inquiry. But they really want that $10 M CDN. And they also want to discredit the theory of CCSVI. They have a VESTED interest in this recommendation to the CIHR. One would almost think they were chosen because that is the answer that was required of them.
In that context it is clear that that is why the actual recommendations are hackneyed overused phrases like "NOT A SHRED". (They seem to be very interested in shreds, shreddies, and shredding.) It is because they knew ahead of time the answer they were going to give, no deliberation required, and no need to spend any time thinking up new and better worded explanations. Spending this money was a done deal, and was not going to be going to any national-level studies.
(Meantime, the American NIH is taking the lead and doing a large study on Liberation.)
The MS society had only $200,000 per year for studies (which are calculated to discredit CCSVI theory). But for large studies well we do have some more money we were saving:
Application Process and Deadlines
The MS Society of Canada 2011/2012 Annual Research Grants Competitions are now OPEN.
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Collaborative Multi-Centre Grants
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada invites interested researchers to apply to the 2010 Collaborative Grant competition.This research funding program supports large, innovative, multi-centre collaborative studies that will lead to major advances in the field of multiple sclerosis. The MSSRF collaborative grant competition will provide a maximum of $1.5 million a year per project for up to three years. This is open to research which will lead to major advances in our understanding of the causes of, and potential treatments, for MS — such as new drug therapies, CCSVI, and myelin repair strategies. The MSSRF is still funding research in genetic susceptibility to MS, pediatric MS, and stem cell therapies.
Collaborative Multi-Centre Grants -To be considered for this grant first submit a letter of intent. Read MSSRF MULTI-CENTRE, COLLABORATIVE GRANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. (Letter of Intent deadline is July 26, 2010 at 23:59 EDT)
So if all goes according to plan, we will fund our own 'CCSVI' studies, and spend our big money on autoimmune 'research', and then the government will give us the $10M, which we have decided is not what what we want to spend on national Liberation trials. The Americans are going to do that, so we don't have to. We have already decided, we want to spend that extra taxpayer funding on our "seven studies", which are actually shared between the two countries. So the Canadian taxpayer will fund the American research. It all makes perfect sense.
All this makes the recommendations of our consulting committee a requirement. And proves the adage that a consultant is someone to whom you give the answer, and then they give it back to you.
The MS 'Society' are out of control, and do NOT represent the interests of persons with CCSVI. CCSVI is unrelated to 'MS' which does not exist anyway The persons whose friends and relatives are giving them money SHOULD STOP. NOW. This fraud and robbery of the sick and dying, and their loved ones, and their employees, who are wasting their lives with a group who has no intention of helping, MUST STOP. NOW. This robbery of the Canadian taxpayer MUST STOP. NOW. This is not a joke. People are dying while the rich bastards play games with their money and train the next generation of scientists to do the same. This MUST STOP.
The joke is over. There is no humour left. Sorry for shouting, but STOP the 'MS' Society. NOW.