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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: Can people in that category EVER give...

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Can people in that category EVER give blood after a certain number of years and negative HIV tests, or is that a "lifelong ban" kind of thing?
Just FWIW, HIV isn't the only bloodborne...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 253
Posted By mrzmeg
It's snowing on us for the second time in a...

It's snowing on us for the second time in a week...in Arkansas! We rarely get snow at all---and in *March*?! This is seriously almost unheard of; I don't think it's happened before in my lifetime.
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 923
Posted By mrzmeg
I was going to post about it being the customary...

I was going to post about it being the customary hand that Europeans wear their wedding ring on, as lalaland said.

DH and I ran off to Germany after we eloped and spent our first few months...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   03-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 744
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: Harry is third in line for the throne. ...

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Harry is third in line for the throne.
So, if, say, the Speaker of the House decided to shadow troops in Iraq to get a better idea of the state of the war, do you think the media would have...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-29-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 744
Posted By mrzmeg
For those of you who think the media blackout...

For those of you who think the media blackout shouldn't have happened --- what do you think about the media's previous agreement not to go after Chelsea Clinton? That was for her protection, just as...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-28-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 509
Posted By mrzmeg
When public health folks refer to the immune...

When public health folks refer to the immune compromised, they are referring to people with specific diseases, such as HIV. The young and old are included in the recommendation because, yes, their...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-28-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 509
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: It's a pretty big leap taking what I...

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It's a pretty big leap taking what I said about vaccines and changing it so I said vaccines cause all those.
You said that they wouldn't have weakend immune systems had they never been...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-28-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 509
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: Research is showing that MS, childhood...

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Research is showing that MS, childhood diabetes, and even certain cancers (among many other things) are being tied to vaccines. Do a little research, it may surprise you.
I actually am a...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-27-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 509
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: Their immune systems wouldn't be...

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Their immune systems wouldn't be weakened if they weren't vaccinated to start with.
Really? Vaccines cause HIV, MS, diabetes, cancers, and all other diseases that lead to weakened immune...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-24-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 282
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: The spin I've seen on the news is that...

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The spin I've seen on the news is that Gardisil will prevent throat cancer in boys. Throat cancer is very rare anyhow, I gather. But thinking about the link between genital warts and throat...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-24-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 282
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: to give a drug with potential side...

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to give a drug with potential side effects to a kid to immunize him against a disease he's at no risk of ever contracting.
To be fair, this would protect him against a disease---HPV, which...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-19-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By mrzmeg
You might have luck with zabasearch.com ...but...

You might have luck with zabasearch.com ...but great idea about the headstones!

If that doesn't work out, you could contact the dept. of transportation or county clerk for the place they last...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-17-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 180
Posted By mrzmeg
At my public Arts/Science Magnet HS, you chose...

At my public Arts/Science Magnet HS, you chose an art or science specialty, then could sub-specialize, though sub-specialties weren't officially reflected on your diploma or record.

I majored in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-16-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 352
Posted By mrzmeg
IMO, Ecco shoes are horribly...

IMO, Ecco shoes are horribly uncomfortable...Born and Crocs are both comfy, but Crocs moreso methinks. I'd go for #3 http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-14-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By mrzmeg
Blech. The backed down...

Blech. The backed down http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...1H00.DTL&tsp=1...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-13-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,189
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: They say they wanted to show their...

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They say they wanted to show their commitment to freedom of speech
Um...huh? Seems more like, "Nanny-nanny-boo-boo!" to me...http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-10-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 937
Posted By mrzmeg
My dh vetoed Ava for me. Hrmpf. We ended up...

My dh vetoed Ava for me. Hrmpf.

We ended up going with Eleanor http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif:

Others that we considered: Audra, Lydia, Iris, Ella...can't think...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-09-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By mrzmeg
Eh, I was very active in ROTC in high school...

Eh, I was very active in ROTC in high school (about 8 yrs ago) and I know of at least 10 people who were *blatantly* lied to by Navy and Army recruiters; our retired Marine instructor was the one...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,090
Posted By mrzmeg
Three Mile Island and Chernobyl are the reasons...

Three Mile Island and Chernobyl are the reasons why folks are so anti-nuclear. They really scared a lot of people.

Horrific accidents aside, people who live near coal powered plants are exposed...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 952
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: they did it in Wag the Dog Yup...

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they did it in Wag the Dog
Yup http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif. Every time I see them, I hope it's a tongue-in-cheek reference to the movie, lol.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By mrzmeg
Since I generally only buy, I like this idea ---...

Since I generally only buy, I like this idea --- my only two negs in 10 yrs have been retaliatory ones http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   02-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By mrzmeg
Quote: Berkeley, the famously liberal college...

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Berkeley, the famously liberal college town in California, has taken aim at Marine recruiters, saying they are "not welcome in our city."...
Forum: Religious Studies   02-04-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By mrzmeg
Mamaverdi, we're the other direction from...

Mamaverdi, we're the other direction from Dallas. Those are really good ideas, though I think similar things have fallen apart in the past...but I'll ask around. Thanks...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 690
Posted By mrzmeg
Ack! My top spot is my hometown! Quote: ...

Ack! My top spot is my hometown!
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Little Rock, Arkansas Where America Comes Together
And the second place is Fayetteville, also in Arkansas. I'm surprised, lol...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-03-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,013
Posted By mrzmeg
We have a shoe cabinet. It's a lot like this...

We have a shoe cabinet. It's a lot like this one, but the one we have is wider:
http://www.homedecoratorsoutlet.com/...e_Cabinet/530/...
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