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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2014, 07:35 AM
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Views: 332
Posted By mamakay
I believe you are correct.

I believe you are correct.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By mamakay
Maybe this? ...

Maybe this?
http://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Curriculum-Basic-Skills-Grade/dp/1609963318
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By mamakay
We start when the public school kids go back to...

We start when the public school kids go back to class - a couple of weeks ago over here. We homeschool through the summer, too, but lightly compared to the intensity of the formal school year.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By mamakay
My older kid is almost 11, and my youngest 6...

My older kid is almost 11, and my youngest 6 (both homeschooled).

My older kid is fantastic about understanding social justice issues. Both out in the neighborhood and when playing games online,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mamakay
It's not online, but this is proving helpful over...

It's not online, but this is proving helpful over here:
http://smile.amazon.com/Spectrum-Math-Grade-Thomas-Richards/dp/0769636969/ref=smi_www_rcolv2_go_smi?_encoding=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By mamakay
Cute. You deleted your post in S&D. Very mature. ...

Cute. You deleted your post in S&D. Very mature.

We're not "customer service" regarding vaccines. Nobody here makes a penny off advice. If you have a question regarding science, take it to the...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Kathy, Orac is not exactly famous for his ability...

Kathy, Orac is not exactly famous for his ability to communicate complex ideas with concision. He needs an editor. lol.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
I'm still not seeing what's controversial, much...

I'm still not seeing what's controversial, much less scandalous, about that letter.

If anyone wants to enlighten me, it would be appreciated.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Nothing about Thompson, but the CDC just released...

Nothing about Thompson, but the CDC just released this:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Concerns/Autism/cdc2004pediatrics.html

I'm not seeing in the Hooker paper anything about a difference in...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
See, I can believe that Thompson is not only...

See, I can believe that Thompson is not only under lawyers orders, but might have signed contracts prohibiting him from publicly discussing the nature of any legal issues he might be dealing with on...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
How can it be ok of them to have released the...

How can it be ok of them to have released the snippets without context, not even one full minute of audio combined, but not just enough more to provide the context of the snippets?
It would make...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Excellent points, Deborah. I don't disagree. I'm...

Excellent points, Deborah. I don't disagree. I'm just encouraging caution until we get more facts. The CDC would love nothing more than the critics of their MO and policies to look foolish in the end.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
I don't trust the CDC *AT ALL* when it comes to...

I don't trust the CDC *AT ALL* when it comes to the vaccines they are charged with promoting. There are lots and lots of easy ways of demonstrating that they "mislead" to the point of gross, outright...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Can you elaborate?

Can you elaborate?
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 11:59 AM
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Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Rappoport's a complete weirdo who's also claiming...

Rappoport's a complete weirdo who's also claiming Thompson might be some "covert operator" agent framing Wakefield and Hooker.
...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Since Wakefield and Hooker already took on the...

Since Wakefield and Hooker already took on the responsibility of releasing Thompson's identity, along with snippets of audio that could possibly have been put in the video out of context, don't they...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
I really think the public deserves to hear the...

I really think the public deserves to hear the unedited audio that was snipped to make the video. If they think "we" deserve to hear the tidbits from the conversation that are juicy enough to edit...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Does this seem a tad premature to anyone else? ...

Does this seem a tad premature to anyone else?

https://twitter.com/DrWakefield/status/503564114497929217



At this point, we still can't even 100% rule out the possibility that this is a hoax...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,361
Posted By mamakay
Well, there's this: ...

Well, there's this:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-race-good-health/201303/autism-spectrum-disorders-racial-disparities-and-treatment


I don't really know what's going on with it all.
...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By mamakay
I think the test is skewed to make almost...

I think the test is skewed to make almost everyone seem "libertarian" on one economic side or the other. Then again, it might be accurate by European standards, where the word "libertarian" has a...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,361
Posted By mamakay
Agreed! There might not be a "real"...

Agreed!

There might not be a "real" increase, but if there is one, it might be large or it might be small. Who really knows? I don't think there's data to say for sure either way. And if there is...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,361
Posted By mamakay
Gotta quote this part, too, though:

Gotta quote this part, too, though:
Forum: Vaccinations   08-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,167
Posted By mamakay
For those saying 60-something % is better than...

For those saying 60-something % is better than nothing, that would be true for a disease like tetanus (not transmissible) or whooping cough (most dangerous in infants). The problem with mumps is...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-23-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,849
Posted By mamakay
Found the CDC suggested script about people in...

Found the CDC suggested script about people in the inner city, conspiracy theories, and vaccines:

http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/toolstemplates/entertainmented/tips/lowimmrates.html


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