Miracle Mineral Solution investigated in UK and Europe thanks to one dedicated young skeptic

Miracle Mineral Solution, a quack product made from bleach and marketed to the gullible by the cynical, is under investigation in the UK and Europe, and is looking to be in serious trouble.

And the credit is,deservedly, going to a 15 year old welsh skeptic called Rhys Morgan.

Rhys's blog recently made it onto the Skepticator, so I was aware of him, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the developments with MMS and Rhys's age and level of involvement. Rhys is also active in 10:23 and is a credit to the skeptical movement in the UK.

I don't want to harp on about Rhys's age, but at the age of 15 I'd have been utterly incapable of the focus, level-headedness and dedication that Rhys has shown so far and continues to show

Congratulations, Rhys, for some excellent skeptical activism and a solid result.

Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) No longer a charity

Yes, that's right. Meryl Dorey's AVN is, as of the 20th October, no longer a charity.

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR), which regulates charities in NSW, has revoked their charitable licence, and not a moment too soon.

The OLGR release hasn't hit the web yet, but Meryl Dorey's response is here.

Note that Meryl has cherry-picked the OLGR finding to support her assertion that it's all based on the HCCC complaint. What, as I say, do items (b), (d) and (e) say?

Notice also that Meryl is using this opportunity to beg for more donations before the 20th. She's also lying about being the major reporter to ADRAC in the footer of the release, and lying about lobbying to stop compulsory vaccination - an illusory threat that exists only in Meryl's mind. And lying about death threats - she has still never produced one plausible piece of evidence for this claim, beyond a snippet of the internet meme "die in a fire". And of course, Meryl continues to urge forward her mouse-drawn "The HCCC is wrong" wagon, a wagon that's missing three wheels and throwing up tiny sparks of care from the concrete of Giveafuck Street as it careers, out of control, towards Obscurity Boulevard

This is a win for skepticism down under, and is due mainly to the efforts of the many fine people at Stop The AVN, to whom I raise a glass. Or three. CHEERS, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS.


UPDATE: official release here, explaining the A, C and F thing

MOAR UPDATE: Meryl makes her local paper

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