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Forum: Personal Growth   Yesterday, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
Another thought is that I saw on Pinterest a...

Another thought is that I saw on Pinterest a tutorial for turning little plastic toys into Christmas tree ornaments. It doesn't address your concern about that damned Bratz Bus, (unless you want a...
Forum: Personal Growth   Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 739
Posted By Turquesa
I'm totally in BTDT mode with your concerns,...

I'm totally in BTDT mode with your concerns, Viola. IL's like this turn deaf ears to our pleas, and nothing we do or say is going to change that. I don't even think that mine are being...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Turquesa
Nope. We've been blessed. :thumb I...

Nope. We've been blessed. :thumb

I personally really like the family practice model of medicine because a doctor who treats a whole family gets special insight into each family member. But it...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Turquesa
I'm not sure if you're facing a family...

I'm not sure if you're facing a family doctor-vs.-ped issue or just a doctor issue. We had one family doctor's office similar to what you described, and another that was excellent in every way. :) ...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Turquesa
I'm too cheap NOT to use the library. :lol ...

I'm too cheap NOT to use the library. :lol

Ehrenreich has also been an outspoken critic of the whole race-for-the-cure scene and how conventional medicine handles breast cancer. Pink Ribbon,...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Turquesa
Slightly off-topic, but have you ever read this? ...

Slightly off-topic, but have you ever read this? I'm curious to read it. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/for-her-own-good-barbara-ehrenreich/1120041187?ean=9780385126519

I've read two of her...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
OK, so we started this thread debating the...

OK, so we started this thread debating the assumption that we should base our vaccine decisions on what the experts say because they know more than we do. But, as I've demonstrated, that approach is...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
I like the link, but it equivocates between...

I like the link, but it equivocates between "science" in the headline and "scientists" in the body of the article. Science is an academic discipline, and scientists are the bright but fallible...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
Not at all. I trust Dr. Tom Jefferson...

Not at all. I trust Dr. Tom Jefferson (http://www.epidemicanswers.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/influenza-policy-vs-evidence2.pdf) at the Cochrane Collaboration because his meta-analyses are...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
Fair enough. But here are some other medical...

Fair enough. But here are some other medical authorities (http://www.mothering.com/forum/443-i-m-not-vaccinating/1400598-those-pesky-anti-vax-experts.html) with more training, education, and...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
I disagree because this sets up a false dichotomy...

I disagree because this sets up a false dichotomy of having to trust Side A or Side B. I don't trust Dr. Mercola or Natural News to give me reliable advice about vaccinations, and I also don't trust...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Turquesa
Yea, Planned Parenthood's founder gets a bad rap...

Yea, Planned Parenthood's founder gets a bad rap for it, too. But connections to eugenics don't mean that birth control access is an out-and-out bad thing. (No, this is not the time to say, "But...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,707
Posted By Turquesa
If anyone is interested, let's give this one a...

If anyone is interested, let's give this one a bump and a nudge. It's worth revisiting.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
It's an excellent question and one that I've been...

It's an excellent question and one that I've been asking for years on MDC. The furthest I seem to get with the answers, however, is, "Sure, they're not perfect. I choose to trust them, anyway."
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
This kind of thinking actually falls prey to a...

This kind of thinking actually falls prey to a compound fallacy.

http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/appeal-to-authority.html

AND
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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 735
Posted By Turquesa
Just to avoid any finger pointing among our...

Just to avoid any finger pointing among our regulars, this person isn't a regular poster.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Turquesa
I don't agree with linking vaccinations to...

I don't agree with linking vaccinations to eugenics directly. But the take-away lesson from the eugenics factor is that if we open the legal floodgates, any leaders on the wrong side of ethics,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 735
Posted By Turquesa
One MDC member is over on a public Facebook page...

One MDC member is over on a public Facebook page claiming that SB277 does not take away the right to--are you ready for this?--"refuse to protect their child from disease." :eyesroll (Ask the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 735
Posted By Turquesa
I can understand politicians flubbing up and...

I can understand politicians flubbing up and misunderstanding a piece of legislation, especially if they later clarify and apologize. But Pan is inventing off-the-cuff and VERY imaginative stories. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
Your post raises an interesting question: How...

Your post raises an interesting question: How much of our vaccine decisions are really just a heart-over-head leap of faith? You mentioned trust and MamaBear0314 "believes in" science. Both are...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-29-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
Back to the OP, my story is nothing remarkable. ...

Back to the OP, my story is nothing remarkable. I stopped vaccinating after my first baby got a Hep B shot because I wanted to explore in more detail the strange, new vaccine schedule. I read The...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-29-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,157
Posted By Turquesa
MyFillingQuiver, I'm swooning over both the...

MyFillingQuiver, I'm swooning over both the precious babies AND their cloth diapers. I have a thing for cute cloth diapers. :grin:
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 735
Posted By Turquesa
This is ALMOST as good as the whopper he told...

This is ALMOST as good as the whopper he told about parents in Washington State having a special 1-800 hotline they could call if they couldn't find a pediatrician to sign their Bad Mommy Forms for...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-28-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Turquesa
Could any Pennsylvanians contribute? serenbat...

Could any Pennsylvanians contribute? serenbat mama24-7

I'm not on FB, but does this link to a closed group? https://www.facebook.com/groups/768138189944095/

Also, is there a public Facebook...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-28-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,284
Posted By Turquesa
My big fat issue with the whole thing is that he...

My big fat issue with the whole thing is that he knows about this thread hasn't retracted his post or made any corrections. :irked
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