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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 07:40 AM
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Posted By Turquesa
I have wonderful memories of Saskatoon. It's...

I have wonderful memories of Saskatoon. It's probably my favorite Canadian city that I've visited, and not just because its name is so fun to pronounce. :D

Let's return to the article penned by...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   Today, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Turquesa
Well, Godwin's Law be damned, Germany has a...

Well, Godwin's Law be damned, Germany has a pretty sordid history of encouraging children to work against their parents. It would be unwise of its government to re-enact this practice. German...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Turquesa
There's a clip floating around the Internet with...

There's a clip floating around the Internet with Paul Offit declaring that due to the null hypothesis, you can never definitively declare that vaccines don't cause autism. But you have to get ready...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Turquesa
You occasionally get as riled up and even as...

You occasionally get as riled up and even as sarcastic as I do, but you come nowhere close to the mean-spirited vitriol that I see elsewhere. I appreciate your contributions here.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Turquesa
:laugh LOL! Congratulations, Canada! :thumb

:laugh LOL! Congratulations, Canada! :thumb
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   Yesterday, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
German Government Wants Kindergartners to Snitch On Their Parents

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/german-kindergartens-parents-skip-vaccine-advice-47656337




Homeschooling is illegal there, too, AFAIK. Do German children "belong" to their parents?
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:18 AM
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Views: 156
Posted By Turquesa
Morally Vindicated Rudeness

I was reading an article linked in another thread. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/anti-vaccination-moms-judged-harshly-university-of-b-c-study-finds

I encountered comment such as these. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,221
Posted By Turquesa
Deborah that study is an excellent find and...

Deborah that study is an excellent find and perfect contribution to this thread. I tried to comment on the article, but it turns out that you need a Facebook account. Here's what I tried to post:
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,068
Posted By Turquesa
Sure, but is it that black and white? Terrible...

Sure, but is it that black and white? Terrible things have been done to children under the guise of the State stepping in as their Savior. California needs to clean up its act before taking on a...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-25-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,327
Posted By Turquesa
Gee, thanks. :rolleyes It's been awhile since...

Gee, thanks. :rolleyes It's been awhile since I've clicked on that exclamation point icon.



Credibility refers to objective or subjective components. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credibility)...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-25-2017, 09:08 AM
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Views: 1,327
Posted By Turquesa
I realize that. So it's about...

I realize that.




So it's about credibility? Credibility, i.e. believability and honesty, is a question of character, which takes us back to the issue of Ad Hominem. If somebody brings up...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-25-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,327
Posted By Turquesa
You are committing a fallacy of relevance,...

You are committing a fallacy of relevance, although you're right that it's not ad hominem. (The list does seem equivalent to attacking a person's character, though).

You are not addressing the...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-25-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,327
Posted By Turquesa
We'll agree to disagree. No credible doctor...

We'll agree to disagree. No credible doctor should make that kind of blooper and require public correction for it. He should have known all along that polio is a virus. :duh

BTW, if you're in...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   05-25-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By Turquesa
To confirm my suspicions, it looks like the order...

To confirm my suspicions, it looks like the order to communicate a "pro-vaccine" position did come from On High:...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-25-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,327
Posted By Turquesa
This is what they're prescribing for autism??

This is what they're prescribing for autism??
Forum: Vaccinations   05-25-2017, 07:31 AM
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Views: 1,327
Posted By Turquesa
I haven't been to an allopathic doctor since an...

I haven't been to an allopathic doctor since an asthma attack four years ago. Even then, she was from another country and held some unorthodox, even heretical ideas that don't sit well with the...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-24-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,327
Posted By Turquesa
The whole idea of this Black List comes from the...

The whole idea of this Black List comes from the McCarthyist playbook.
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   05-24-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,068
Posted By Turquesa
I remember years ago doing advocacy work and...

I remember years ago doing advocacy work and being advised, "If the press asks you questions, don't answer them. Just respond with these talking points..." Fortunately, I didn't have to deal with...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-24-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,327
Posted By Turquesa
I was half-tempted to join in on the muckraking...

I was half-tempted to join in on the muckraking with my own list. (Michael Gannon: President of the Australian Medical Association and vaccine coercionist who espouses pseudo-scientific beliefs...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-23-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Turquesa
That would be Art Caplan. ...

That would be Art Caplan. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/revoke-the-license-of-any-doctor-who-opposes-vaccination/2015/02/06/11a05e50-ad7f-11e4-9c91-e9d2f9fde644_story.html




"I'm...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-23-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Turquesa
It is helpful for Caplan to delineate how...

It is helpful for Caplan to delineate how "presumptivity," (ftr, that word is jargon), works so that parents watching this video can be better prepared for the manipulation tactics that they may face...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-23-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Turquesa
samaxtics, it's shortly before the point that I...

samaxtics, it's shortly before the point that I referenced. Go to 23:00.
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   05-21-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,068
Posted By Turquesa
Selective outrage strikes again.

Selective outrage strikes again.
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   05-21-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Turquesa
I suppose you've heard the news about iron-fist...

I suppose you've heard the news about iron-fist Italy by now. :crying: https://www.rt.com/news/389007-italy-law-vaccination-mandatory/

Hey, there's a measles outbreak. Saaaaaaaaaaaaay, I know! ...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By Turquesa
But according to the definition that you yourself...

But according to the definition that you yourself provided, the figure of speech must be exaggerated to qualify as hyperbole. So what exactly is "hanging offense" exaggerating? If she's not calling...
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