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post #81 of 86

Marnica - You are correct. I overreacted to a misunderstanding and I should have left off the first sentence in my reply. Taxi - I apologize for the personal attack.

 

Here is what confuses me - Why is it not enough to say that "as long as the jury is out", meaning that we still do not know if vaccines cause XYZ, "then I am not vaccinating"? I think that it is perfectly valid to take the stand of "there are some interesting correlations between vaccines and X so at this point I prefer not to vaccinate and would like to wait for further study". I understand being a skeptic but I don't understand citing publications as evidence when in fact the publication makes no such conclusion.   

post #82 of 86
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Originally Posted by Ratchet View Post

Ooh is this poor form? Can I infect this thread with a meme?


Because, really, I think many of us do or want to live like this but I feel VPDs are too risky to do it.

And because right now I am at a hotel for a conference, without DD, sitting in a wasteful tub of hit water, binging on mothering.com on my electronic devise, having eaten a burger that i dont know the source of, and justifying it all as luxurious, thoughtful and therapeutic. Although I will say that none of this was paid for by Big Pharma, at least.

 

Yes it is in poor form to use memes. Please don't. I have removed your post that did so. It is also not a wise thing to quote it, which reposts what was offensive. I have removed the post that did that as well. 

post #83 of 86
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Yes it is in poor form to use memes. Please don't. I have removed your post that did so. It is also not a wise thing to quote it, which reposts what was offensive. I have removed the post that did that as well. 

 



At any time? I was going to contribute some more memes to the meme-off thread, but should we not be having that discussion? Ratchet directed the meme at me, and I didn't find it at all offensive, for whatever it's worth.
post #84 of 86

Because of the offensiveness of the memes we've seen posted in the past that created considerable animosity between different groups of vaccinating/non-vaccinating parents, and because levels of offense run the gamut, it is much easier for us in moderating to say no to memes. If you truly feel a meme is informative and beneficial and not at al taking a stab at a group of people, send it to me, AdinaL or one of the mods for review and we'll let you know if it is okay to post.

post #85 of 86

As for the discussion, state your opinion or the opinion of interest and discuss it. This is the debate forum so topics of discussion that touch on the different beliefs regarding vaccinations are certainly fine. But respect and upholding a comfortable atmosphere so that everyone will feel welcome to post and share their opinion should still be upheld. Things can be discussed objectively without making jokes,  sarcastic humor, or belittling (which memes often do).

post #86 of 86

This happened to be on TV here this week. Not just vaccines that generate the COI discussion of course:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3881441.htm

 

(transcript of the show)

 

Probably more interesting was the censorship debate surrounding airing the episode. 

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