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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
August Frugal Victories

Well, this isn't quite like the no-spend challenge because you don't have to post about every day, but at least come and lurk. :)

When you do post, share everything you did on a given day that's...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,911
Posted By Turquesa
Public health laws themselves are quite...

Public health laws themselves are quite arbitrary. In the U.S., there's coercive vaccination. But really, the government invasion of everybody's muscle tissue and immune systems isn't any less...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   Yesterday, 06:00 PM
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Views: 2,911
Posted By Turquesa
It looks like the post uses her as an argument...

It looks like the post uses her as an argument crutch, if not an all-out copyright infringement. Maybe edit it to give her credit: "As Dorit pointed out in the link that I shared . . ."
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-27-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Turquesa
(Forced) Vax (Compliance) Advocacy is advertising...

(Forced) Vax (Compliance) Advocacy is advertising it on their Facebook page and encouraging its astroturf army to show up. For some weird reason, however, their FB page isn't showing up in my search...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-27-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Turquesa
Virginia! Another Attempt at Coercive Vaccination

In a state that already has a teeny tiny exemption rate (http://www.cdc.gov/mmWr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a2.htm), the forced vaxxers are pushing forward again trying to remove religious exemptions. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-27-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Turquesa
It bears repeating: It's not a black and white...

It bears repeating: It's not a black and white issue, is it?

Perusing that database reminded me of the difficulty in reporting German measles (rubella). It can be so mild and asymptomatic as to...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-27-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,911
Posted By Turquesa
Just when I thought that SB277 represented the...

Just when I thought that SB277 represented the zenith of pro-compliance fanaticism, along come two pediatricians arguing that it doesn't go far enough.
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Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-26-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,911
Posted By Turquesa
Just as I predicted, we're seeing administrative...

Just as I predicted, we're seeing administrative harassment of homeschooling families in California. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,474
Posted By Turquesa
I'm not accusing you of nefarious motives, Tea. ...

I'm not accusing you of nefarious motives, Tea. I'm just wondering how far from our mission we're straying every time a thread pops us reporting on a cat fight.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-25-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,474
Posted By Turquesa
It's fine with me if you don't want to answer,...

It's fine with me if you don't want to answer, but while we're on the topic of forum guidelines . . .



I'm not suggesting anything petty like a thread removal, and I haven't flagged anything. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-25-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,563
Posted By Turquesa
Well, you're framing the issue around "which"...

Well, you're framing the issue around "which" vaccines when it largely comes down to which and when.

I don't know why I can't dig this up on a search, but years ago, there was a poll for the...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-25-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Turquesa
I really, really think they are. Look at...

I really, really think they are.

Look at how it's framed in this media headline. ...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-24-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Turquesa
Pediatric Responses to Delayed Vaccination

This is likely my least favorite source of vaccine information. It's not only hyperbolic and dumbed down, but the grammar in the title is even wrong. ...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-24-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,911
Posted By Turquesa
A great analysis from an attorney, one who is...

A great analysis from an attorney, one who is actually licensed to practice :)
http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/07/battle-for-california-stopping-the-pharma-juggernaut.html
Forum: Vaccinations   07-23-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,474
Posted By Turquesa
MyLittleTiger addressed your first paragraph...

MyLittleTiger addressed your first paragraph well, i.e. that the letter does not explicitly indicate representation of Bigtree and Tomney, so I'll move on to your second.

This is the first time...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-22-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,911
Posted By Turquesa
Uh, thanks, but that sidesteps my concerns. ...

Uh, thanks, but that sidesteps my concerns. State legislators assuaged their opposition with reassurance that medical exemptions would come solely at physicians' discretion, and that principle was...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,474
Posted By Turquesa
Nice try, but the burden-of-proof ball remains in...

Nice try, but the burden-of-proof ball remains in your court. You're claiming that Wakefield and Bigtree are involved, and nobody has to prove the negative that they're not.

Anti-defamation laws...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By Turquesa
If you're feeling uninspired or otherwise not...

If you're feeling uninspired or otherwise not inclined to prove yourself, you can cross our the first-person phrases, (e.g. "I understand that" or "I agree"), and replace them with, "My health care...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Turquesa
To answer the OP, I haven't read this entire...

To answer the OP, I haven't read this entire article, but the link contains a chart of herd immunity rates for different diseases. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/herd-immunity.html

To hear 95%...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By Turquesa
I'm one of the few PITAs who actually reads long...

I'm one of the few PITAs who actually reads long contracts at banks and car dealers and challenges certain provisions. :Sheepish My signature does not go on anything that I do not understand, do...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-21-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,911
Posted By Turquesa
@teacozy...

@teacozy (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=229379) were the doctors prescribing ADHD medications first guaranteed in Congressional hearings and by legal statute that they could exercise...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-17-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,911
Posted By Turquesa
Please link me to a health department that...

Please link me to a health department that monitors the prescription activity of personally identifiable, individual physicians in order to prevent ADHD prescription abuse.
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-14-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Turquesa
Here's what stood out for me. When...

Here's what stood out for me.



When Washington was trying to strip exemption rights, only one grassroots forced-vaxxer with a very noisy presence on Facebook showed up to testify. In Oregon,...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-14-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Turquesa
"No Religions are against Vaccines"

I was reading about a lawsuit being filed in Michigan. (https://www.thomasmore.org/news/michigans-systematic-inquisition-parents-religious-objection-vaccines-leads-federal-lawsuit-thomas-law-center/)...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   07-12-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Turquesa
When NYC pulled this little stunt, they got shut...

When NYC pulled this little stunt, they got shut down by the courts under the rationale that this decision was to be left to the state. If this passes, it will be interesting to see how it pans out...
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