June 30, 2013

Tim Bolen Wants to Make Us (or maybe just me) Feel Like We Are Being "Boiled in Oil."

(Also, I am responsible for the autism epidemic... so sorry guys... my bad.)

So I don't blog much any more.  Doing more serious and boring work... but taking the weekend off to share with my readers my exchange with a man named Tim Bolen.

If you have never heard of him, skip this post.  It is just stupid drama and tangential to anything important for our kids.  I am just putting this out there so people in our community see what a creep he is and don't fall for his BS.

Long story short, this is a guy who is basically a PR type guy in the Health Freedom movement (The entirety of which, excluding Bolen, have been wonderful to us and supportive of us), who, from what I can put together, sees the vaccine injury community as a cash cow and is trying to "take over" our movement.  (His own words.)  Which is hilarious, as no one in our movement actually wants to be in our movement, or do any of this fighting, we just want the poisoning, abuse, neglect and deaths of our kids to stop, and the epidemic to end, so we actually CAN'T stop fighting.  (God knows we have all tried, and it only lasts a few months at best before we get dragged back into the battle.)

So long story short, he starts writing hit pieces like six eight months ago on "Autism Leadership," mostly SafeMinds and that warped into Canary Party, and the stuff he writes is just bizarre, barely based in fact, and never actually go anywhere.  Lots of innuendo, no real point.  He wrote a really stupid one Friday, and I finally lost it and posted this on FB, then Age of Autism ran it.

He is also using one of my photos on his page with out permission, so I sent him an email to ask him to remove it.  Then another.  The following email exchanged ensued.

Posting so you can see what a kind hearted, reasonable guy he is... and how hard he is working to support families with vaccine injury and autism in our fight to stop the epidemic and heal our kids.

From: Ginger Taylor [mailto:GingerTaylor@CanaryParty.org]
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 9:42 AM
To: Tim Bolen
Cc: Mark Blaxill
Subject: Please remove my picture

Mr Bolen,
This is my second notice to you.  You are using my photograph of Larsen and Issa with out my permission.  Remove it from your web site.
You are a bad faith player, and I do not want any of my work associated with you in any way.
Ginger Taylor, MS
The Canary Party

Subject: RE: Please remove my picture
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:04:49 -0700
From: Tim Bolen <jurimed2@yahoo.com>
To: 'Ginger Taylor' <GingerTaylor@CanaryParty.org>

Consult an attorney.  Since I am writing about you and yours my use is called “Fair Use.”  And , I am certainly not intimidated by a “Ken and Barbie” hanger-on.
You can absolutely count on the fact that your work will be associated with mine – very clearly, and widely distributed.
I am looking for MORE photos to use explaining the autism situation as it really is.  You people convict yourselves.
Really Ginger, the Canary Party gave Darrrell Issa $40,000 so each of you could have your picture taken with him trying to convince the Autism Community that YOU had some value in the discussion?  I am sure you are aware, as I am, that Darrell Issa’s committee did ABSOLUTLEY NO FOLLOW UP after last November’s meeting?
I am having a problem finding the Canary Party’s IRS 990s.  Where can I find them?
YOU are responsible for your actions.
Oh, and it would be a very good idea if you consulted an attorney about that little piece on me you put on FaceBook.  I may let the first one go, because I think you are a simple, emotional,  misguided, dupe, trying to fins a way to assuage your guilt - but a second time…
Hold yourself responsible for Autism.  I don’t know how you sleep at night.  Alcohol?
Tim Bolen

Please note that The Canary Party is a PAC, not a non profit, so we don't file 990s.

It should be very easy for you to sue me.  My husband and I have about $800 to our name.  Could not even afford a retainer for a lawyer.  So you would probably get the like 5 grand in equity we have in our house, and our ten year old Honda Pilot.
And we could probably find an apartment for $500 dollars a month here in Maine to raise our disabled child in.  But of course you bleeding us for a judgement for calling you out on the horrible things you are doing to families like ours would end any financing we had to actually treat, or even provide supplements for, my vaccine injured boy.
But yes... I fully believe that you are so evil that you would not only merely steal my intellectual property, slander me and my friends, sabotage the progress we have made struggling for a decade in the political system and do your best to ruin reputations and relationships... as you have already done all that... I believe you when you say you will sue me for telling the truth about you and your actions, and literally en my child's treatment.
YES Tim... I believe that you are that guy!  You are that evil.
And you would be happy to do it all, to tear down ALL of the orgs that we have spent a decade building, even to replace them with NOTHING as you have done NOTHING for our community, just to win because, you "absolutely love war."  And apparently war with the most vulnerable.
Sadly for me, I have not been given much of a choice in the matter.  My commission in life has been to call out liars who hurt the weak and the disabled.  Even if it means be being broke, scorned and even murdered.
So feel free to punch a poor autism mom in the face and take what little she has that she can help her child with.    Because you are that guy.

Ginger Taylor, MS
(Should Bolen take our home because I published this piece, I will be posting a sign up sheet where you, the reader, can offer my family a guest room at your house for a week or a month at a time.  We also have a tent and can sleep in your yard in warmer climes or in summer.)
Fortunately you wrote that piece as the Executive Director of the Canary Party…  and now, of course, after Dan Olmstead, who also, like you, for all practical purposes, is an employee of “Ken and Barbie…” re-published your piece, the dynamic has changed.
Life can be fun.
But, what makes you think I’m going to sue you, and yours?  My newsletter is a hundred times the size of Age of Autism…
Go ahead and list the “some progress” you claim to have made, please.  I’m right here waiting.  You people simply glom on to the “flavor of the month.”  No plan, no thinking, no analysis – but EVERY opportunity to have your picture taken.
I’m right, aren’t I?  Autism Leadership really is a “Ken and Barbie” romance drama, isn’t it?
Tim Bolen
Please note Bolen's persistent and creepy interest in the sex life of our very attractive President, who is young enough to be his daughter.

To: Tim Bolen
Subject: Re: Please remove my picture
You don't seem to have grasped the point of my note.  You write:
"Life can be fun."
It is fun for you to attack families of disabled children.  Even when they are telling the truth.
It is "fun" for you and you "absolutely love" it.
You have done zero to help us, and are having "fun" attacking and threatening law suits.  That is the kind of awful man you are.
Get my point?  Don't you think that this whole PR campaign for the Geiers might be something you want to rethink for the sake of ACTUAL autism families with ACTUAL sick and disabled kids... and, I don't know... for the sake of not being evil?
Ginger Taylor, MS

I simply can not get by the expenditure of $40,000 to have your picture taken with Darrell Issa – for that’s all you got out of it.  And you claim to be so poor…
I, Tim Bolen, am very much thinking of Autism families – but your “Ken and Barbie” operation stinks.
Want me off of your back?  Show me a breakdown plan, with an operating schedule, to solve the problem.   I find it hard to believe that there is no one within the Autism Leadership that does not know how to do a situational analysis.
The first step to solve a problem is to define it – and I am defining it.  ALL of your leadership groups together could only draw 1,500 people to AutismOne.  Your group is incompetent and you have no credibility.  Wake up.  You are problem number one.
Until I see a plan then get the fuck out of the way.  Because I definitely know how to do this.
And, stop whining.

Tim Bolen
"Get the fuck out of the way?"  Are you kidding?!  My lifelong dream!  I get to stop fighting this horrible fight, wipe off the blood, bandage my wounds and go pick out colleges for Chandler!  Glory to God in the Highest!  Tim Bolen has solved the autism epidemic!

Can't wait for him to step in and fix it so I have nothing to do any more!
To: Tim Bolen
Subject: Re: Please remove my picture
"I simply can not get by the expenditure of $40,000 to have your picture taken with Darrell Issa"
Please understand where I am coming from...
Again... you are a bad faith player.  You are phony.  You have done nothing for our kids.  You get paid to talk.
If you believe you have the means to fix the vaccine injury epidemic in this country THEN BY ALL MEANS... FUCKING FIX IT!  Because you have not done jack.
I would be THRILLED to retire from the vaccine battle that has sucked up a decade of my life.  You started claiming you and 'your people' could fix this six months ago... and yet you have not fixed it.  So either you can fix it, and you just aren't, which makes you an asshole who doesn't care about kids, or you can't fix it, and you are just bashing parents for no reason, which makes you an asshole.
Kids getting brain damage every day you sit by and fail to implement this amazing master plan you have up your sleeve but keep failing to execute.
If you are the magician that you claim you are, then how in the world can us lazy, ineffective, drunk, incompetent, non-credible, dupes POSSIBLY be getting in your way??
Looking forward to watching you fix the vaccine problem with your super powers.  Please let us know when you have brought the evil doers to justice and healed our children.
Ginger Taylor, MS

To: 'Ginger Taylor' <GingerTaylor@CanaryParty.org>
CC: 'Dan Olmsted' <olmsted.dan@gmail.com>, 'Kim Stagliano' <krstagliano@charter.net>, 'Katie Weisman' <dweisman@att.net>, 'Mark Blaxill' <mblaxill@comcast.net>, 'Jennifer Larson' <jlarson@vibrant.com>, 'Patti Carroll' <pcarroll8@msn.com>

Three points:

(1)   You seem to have deleted your earlier audience from this email string, so I am adding them back.  I wouldn’t want them to miss anything.

(2)   Situational Analysis is actually very simple.  It is simply a process.  But, for the Autism Leadership community there doesn’t seem to be any interest in actually solving problems – only showing up for an audience, whether in photos, or in person, to PRETEND that something is being done.  As one of the Autism Leaders I respect says to me “Ask any autism organization out there, “how do you plan to end the epidemic?” and no one will give you a straight answer, because they don’t have a plan. They are pursuing dead-end goals using outdated strategies. “
(3)   You all keep acting like Superman is going to fly in and save the day.  Wake the fuck up.  Superman is a comic strip.  This is real life.
(4)   Over the next several months you are going to think you are being boiled in oil – I have that much material – and it all comes from those you have stepped on, shit on, fucked with, marginalized, and laughed at.  And, it is going to make really good reading.  Plus I have REALLY GOOD investigators and researchers.  And, a very large audience.
(5)   I intend to hound all of you, continuously, until you start acting like adults.  I hold YOU responsible for the autism problem now.  Quit fucking around and fix the Autism problem.
(6)   You certainly do NOT have the support in your own community you think you do.

Tim Bolen
Sadly Bolen's plan is still a secret.  Perhaps we should pay him money for his plan?  I wonder how he plans to unveil his plan?

Also... on a serious note, If anyone reading this feels like they have been "stepped on, shit on, fucked with, marginalized or laughed at" by me, please let me know, because... well I think you all know how I feel about our community, and the idea that any earnest person would be hurt by something I did... I hate that.  Please get in touch privately if you feel like I have something to apologize to you for.
I hardly know how to respond... except to say that I think you are a crazy person.
We are a broke and broken volunteer army.  We are self financed.  We are all spending our own time and money.  If we suck at it, as you seem to think we do, then you should definitely tried to get us... fired?  Wait... no one employs us.  Oh... you should try to get our financing yanked... wait... we pay for all our own expenses.

You are writing hit pieces on volunteers, Bolen!
Newsflash... WE ALL HATE OUR FUCKING JOBS!!!  None of us do this by choice!  We do it because no one else is doing it and it has to be done!  Our kids are sick and dying!  No one is helping us.  YOU ARE NOT FUCKING HELPING US!

I repeat myself... you and "your team" whomever that is, want to take over and end this then God Bless You!  Do it!  Make me obsolete!  FUCKING DO IT ALREADY!  Why in the world are you wasting precious time and resources going after a bunch of losers like us when you could win the war for us!
I cannot wait to NOT have this responsibility on my shoulders any more!  No more fielding phone calls from parents trying to figure out what the hell just happened to their child... no more late nights reading research... no more funerals of my friends children to attend.

Quit crowing about what a hero you are, and be a fucking hero!  But thus far you have shown up for nothing, done no work, offered no help!

But we should stop doing... what exactly?  Cause I am not really clear on what you want us to stop doing, since you think that we should not be doing anything.

So we should NOT have brought Issa to AO?  Not put together testimony for MN?  I, all by my lonesome... was fighting for and against legislation in Maine.  But I guess I should NOT have been doing that here because you and your team were... doing it...  I am not sure.  Should we not be trying to get more hearings in the OGR?

Please let me know what you want us to stop doing that is getting in your way of saving the world.  Because if you got this, then I can go back to my career and buy a second car and pay of my school loans.  That would be sweet.
Ginger Taylor, MS
That was the last email in that thread.

But as a bonus!

So part of what he started doing late last year was make up an email list he called the "Autism Leadership Council" which presumably included the leaders of our various groups, CP, GR, AO, NAA, EBCALA... don't know exactly, because he BLIND COPIES the list and uses it to troll everyone.  He sends out these emails basically baiting people into saying mean things about each other, but no one can respond to the group only to him.  They are usually followed by people in our community randomly forwarding the emails to one another with comments like, "Who is this guy?", "Crazy." and "WTF?"

I got these emails for a while and I didn't know for like two months what the "Autism Leadership Council" was.  I thought there was some new group I had not heard of.

So yesterday he sent out this one:

Subject: The expose has just begun...
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 08:49:26 -0700
From: Autism Leadership Council <jurimed2@earthlink.net>
To: Ginger@AdventuresInAutism.com

Autism Leadership Council
I want to thank all of you that commented on the recent shake-up of the
existing Autism leadership – or, as I point out – the lack of Autism
This expose has just begun.  Be assured that I, or my people, have checked
out every situation that all of you told me about.  The pattern that many
of you described is just as you described – I’m sorry to say.
No wonder Autism is still right here with us.
In conversations with many of you I have brought up a concern I have.  It
is time, I think, to talk about this more openly.  It is the simple fact
that there are only two answers available to the question "Why isn’t the
Autism Community successful in any of its efforts?"  The two possible
answers are (1) The current Autism leadership is venal and stupid, or (2)
They are a true Fifth Column.
So, let’s talk about that.
I have spent hours and hours listening to many of you describe how time
after time, over the years,  momentum to accomplish something begins,
builds, and then gets co-opted and nullified by almost always, the same
group of people.  I find it hard to believe that time after time, year
after year, “venal and stupid” wins.  After all “venal and stupid” is venal
and stupid.  Venal and stupid doesn’t consistently win.
I have a shocking series of Autism situation stories coming up. Stuff that
only some of you know, and horrible stuff none of you already know, but
should have been informed about.
Although my newsletter is primarily directed at what’s called "The North
American Health Freedom Movement" I have developed a serious Autism
readership – so, my words are going to have a direct effect .  And, about
As you know, I have kept all of your comments private, and acted on them
privately, without revealing the source.  That policy continues.  Send
comments, and questions, to jurimed2@earthlink.net.
Yes, it is my intention to make change.  I already see that happening. And,
I absolutely love war.
Tim Bolen
Still trying to figure out what the "recent shake-up of the existing Autism leadership" is that he was referring to.
This particular email was followed by a couple of "WTF?" notes flying around... as apparently he is trying to save half the people on his list from the other half of the people on his list?  All these people, of course, who have been working together and fighting together for like ten plus years.

So ... already having lost patience with his trolling, I sent the following:

From: Ginger Taylor [mailto:ginger@adventuresinautism.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:00 PM
To: Autism Leadership Council
Subject: Re: The expose has just begun...

Take me off this stupid email list.
I am tired of your blind copy trolling on your made up "Autism Leadership Council"... or whatever the hell this is supposed to be.
Ginger Taylor
And he responded by again, calling me a drunk.  He knows me so well.

Subject: RE: The expose has just begun...
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:50:13 -0700
From: tim bolen <jurimed2@earthlink.net>
To: 'Ginger Taylor' <ginger@adventuresinautism.com>

You were off my list fifteen minutes after I figured out you were “Ken and Barbie’s” suitcase carrier.
Oh, you mean the “email list.”  Sure, I can do that.
I’m betting you are a Sauvignon Blanc consumer right?  Or maybe a Rosé?  Half gallon bottle a day, and no more than four bucks a bottle?
It won’t be YOU, then, that comes up with a plan.  Will it?
Tim Bolen
So there you have it.  This is the guy that is going to unseat me and my fellow broke ass, fried volunteers from our glorious and powerful positions of... staying up all night and reading research and testimony and writing books and articles and news letters and trying to remember the relevant points of finding standard deviation, and pounding hallways and briefing parents over the kitchen table and ranting on the internet... you know... all that super sexy stuff that us advocates get to do.

Getting fired from fighting against the Vaccine Lobby is like getting fired from your volunteer job in the coal mine or the fox hole.  The only thing you're gonna miss is your buddies.

So just give Dobby the fucking sock already!

God bless him... can't wait for him to take over this work already and end the autism epidemic!  Then I can get back to drinking full time!!  Now where's my box of wine!

Addendum:  Heard from as associate of the Geiers who says, "The Geiers and Tim Bolen are not working together and have not been working together for quite some time."  Very good to hear.

Update July 6th:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Information for your retraction
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:14:08 -0400
From: Ginger Taylor <GingerTaylor@CanaryParty.org>
To: Tim Bolen <jurimed2@yahoo.com>
CC: Mark Blaxill, Jennifer Larson , Patti Carroll , Katie Weisman, Dan Olmsted, Kim Stagliano, Barry Segal, Diane Miller, Jerri Johnson
Mr. Bolen,
We have posted the information and video on the MN hearings, along with further information on what people can do to try to prevent the expansion of the vaccine schedule in that state. 
The effort to fight the expansion was organized by Canary Party Executive Director, Patti Carroll (she began working on this last November) and we are thrilled that so many individuals and organizations stepped up and took part. 
I am forwarding this information to you so that you have what you need to print a retraction of your last piece on what you have described as "Autism Leadership," in which you falsely characterized us as "organizationally constipated" and erroneously claimed that, "They simply cannot, and will not, form up."  Please note that our action alert on the matter brought over one hundred people out to challenge the changes, four times what was needed to trigger an administrative hearing before a Judge.  We are in the process of compiling the dozens of pieces of testimony that were submitted, but that will take some more time.
If you are interested in helping, rather than hamstringing or harming, efforts to roll back the epidemic of vaccine injury in this country, it might be a helpful choice to run this information in its entirety so that your readers can join in the effort in MN.  It is my understanding that when presented with a similar opportunity to tell your readers about the attack on the vaccine exemptions in your home state of California during the last legislative session, rather than help spread the word on the fight that Canary Party members were putting up against the bill, you called one of our activists leading the fight and told her to be happy that the bill was not worse... and declined to tell your readers that their rights to forgo vaccines with out coercion in CA was under attack.
I respectfully request that you let your readers know about the efforts of the Canary Party in MN, and the wonderful coordination that we had with our sister organizations, and correct the record so your readers are not left with the false impression that CP had no role in the hearings, and that Ms. Miller's organization was the only one that showed up to offer input on the vaccine expansion.
Also.. please correct the very strange accusation that the Canary Party did not say the word "vaccine" at hearings about the "vaccine program," as it is both inaccurate and nonsensical.  (Video of our ED, Patti Carroll's testimony on the "vaccine" schedule and Pharma/MNMDH's malfeasance and conflicts on this issue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5jFrfyuYHg
Ginger Taylor, MS
The Canary Party