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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Turquesa
Um, yes. You are overthinking things. The S/D...

Um, yes. You are overthinking things. The S/D forum should just be renamed Overthinkers Anonymous! :lol

No advice, just commiseration. Good luck with your decision!
Forum: Activism and News   07-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Turquesa
Keep in mind that GMOs have an impact on you even...

Keep in mind that GMOs have an impact on you even if you do not eat processed foods. Papaya, zucchini, and summer squash have all been engineered and sold to consumers. I expect more infiltration...
Forum: Learning at School   07-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By Turquesa
Un. Believable! I feel your outrage, OP. ...

Un. Believable! I feel your outrage, OP.

At DD's school, there's an awards ceremony at the end of each trimester. I didn't even know about the ceremony until DD got an award. The school sent a...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By Turquesa
Hey! You could do it just as easily! ...

Hey! You could do it just as easily!

http://www.mothering.com/forum/14-activism-news/1435058-genetically-engineered-food.html#post17845042

There. Was that hard? :wink

Anyone who...
Forum: Activism and News   07-21-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Turquesa
Genetically Engineered Food

I hope this is the right forum for this topic.

What is your view on genetically engineered, (a.k.a. genetically modified food)? Do you try to avoid it when you shop, or do you consider it a...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By Turquesa
I honestly get the sense that there are some who...

I honestly get the sense that there are some who favor GEOs and mock the anti-GEO camp because they feel like they *have* to but they really don't know much about the topic. It's like pro-GEO...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 890
Posted By Turquesa
http://www.examiner.com/article/immunized-kids-can...

http://www.examiner.com/article/immunized-kids-can-get-free-tickets-to-a-boise-hawks-game

I don't mind bribing my own kids. We already have an ice cream tradition after shots.

It's when...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,081
Posted By Turquesa
Ack! Take a deep breath. I thought I had already...

Ack! Take a deep breath. I thought I had already answered with the need for rigorous follow-up of post-natal outcomes. Clinical trials on pregnant women are already being performed...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,081
Posted By Turquesa
BEFORE the recommendations and requirements go...

BEFORE the recommendations and requirements go out. Not after, when women's bodies get objectified into the status of lab rats.

That's what we've been trying to hammer home in this thread.

I...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By Turquesa
Because food handling, preparation, and delivery...

Because food handling, preparation, and delivery can spread infectious illness as readily as holding an infant.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,648
Posted By Turquesa
Bah! I'm late up to bat, too. Stagnant this...

Bah! I'm late up to bat, too. Stagnant this week with no loss. I'll tweek my caloric intake a little. It's tricky to get the right number when I'm nursing.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By Turquesa
NM. Petty.

NM. Petty.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By Turquesa
Cocooning is a controversial practice, to be...

Cocooning is a controversial practice, to be sure. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/12/cocooning-doctors-divided-on-vaccine-strategy-to-protect-babies/250521/

I wouldn't factor any...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,081
Posted By Turquesa
I know. I like it when people pay me the...

I know. I like it when people pay me the courtesy of responding to my questions. I'm kind of evil that way. :Sheepish



When Fisher says that the recommendation for universal vaccination...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By Turquesa
You've never met a Voices for Vaccines Facebook...

You've never met a Voices for Vaccines Facebook post you didn't like, have you?

Yes, by all means, lump 21st century vaccine choice advocates in with the 19th-century masses who linked vaccines...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By Turquesa
Actually, this is objections confuses genetic...

Actually, this is objections confuses genetic modification, (e.g. cross-breeding and hybridization, centuries-old farming techniques to which virtually nobody objects) with genetic engineering,...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,118
Posted By Turquesa
The ethics are gray, as is this risk-benefit...

The ethics are gray, as is this risk-benefit factor. Where there are risks and benefits from which to choose, no, it should not be illegal. The parents need to have a say in which risks and...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,081
Posted By Turquesa
I'm not optimistic that you'll get responses, but...

I'm not optimistic that you'll get responses, but start a thread!
Forum: Vaccinations   07-14-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,081
Posted By Turquesa
I would greatly appreciate an answer to my...

I would greatly appreciate an answer to my question, if not from PSM, (to whom it was directed), then from someone else. Pretty please and thank you.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,081
Posted By Turquesa
U.S. and Canadian hospitals have mandatory flu...

U.S. and Canadian hospitals have mandatory flu shots without making exceptions for pregnant women. In U.S. hospitals, they're fired for refusing. Some states are looking into similar policies for...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-12-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,081
Posted By Turquesa
What specifically do you find objectionable about...

What specifically do you find objectionable about what NVIC says about pertussis vaccination during pregnancy?

...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Turquesa
Valuable Resource for Vax Geeks!

Do you remember all of the conversations we've had about differing schedules? Bookmark this bad boy!

http://vaccine-schedule.ecdc.europa.eu/Pages/Scheduler.aspx

Play around with it. You...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Turquesa
I'm Enjoying My Summer Vacation . . .

...from flu shot hype! But alas, I saw back-to-school supplies at a major box store yesterday. Back-to-school means back-to-fluvaxaganda!

Should we place bets on when the first articles start...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Turquesa
I should clarify that I'm applying these...

I should clarify that I'm applying these principles to doctors and lay people alike. (I can't envision a scenario of doctors forced to give vaccines against their beleifs). Compulsory circ/abortion...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-07-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Turquesa
Vaccines and Conscientious Objection

This is a tough topic, so I can ask for a thread lock if it gets too weird or offensive. Just stay away from debating abortion, (a big no-no on MDC), and we should be OK. :thumb

Most of you know...
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