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Forum: Unschooling   Today, 10:15 AM
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Posted By kathymuggle
I am subbing. I still have a bunch of posts to...

I am subbing. I still have a bunch of posts to catch up on (love the thoughtfulness of posts on this forum!).

I am going to say that I have somewhat made peace with the fact I am a lousy...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By kathymuggle
Well, yes. I didn't love mainstream media...

Well, yes.

I didn't love mainstream media before this - but the distrust has grown since this debacle.

I am going to admit that in the past and when I did not know very much about a subject, I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Today, 06:40 AM
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Views: 200
Posted By kathymuggle
That was difficult to watch :crying: Taxi, I...

That was difficult to watch :crying:

Taxi, I liked one of the comment, then realised it was yours.

It said this.

"Look at yourself, ****** Really look at yourself. You're mocking 179...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By kathymuggle
To sum up thus far… What do we know about...

To sum up thus far…

What do we know about Gorski/orac?

1. He might not be a credible source as there might be too much conflict of interest for him to write objectively about vaccines.

2....
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,315
Posted By kathymuggle
Nice find! I didn't know what type of...

Nice find!

I didn't know what type of newspaper Newsday was, so I turned to wiki and found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsday

Newsday is an American daily newspaper that primarily...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:44 PM
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Posted By kathymuggle
As statements go, it was very LAME.

As statements go, it was very LAME.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:41 PM
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Views: 1,357
Posted By kathymuggle
Me too. The thing is - vaccines like chicken...

Me too.

The thing is - vaccines like chicken pox (chicken pox has a 1/100 000 fatality rate in healthy children) are not a need as far as I am concerned.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:54 AM
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Views: 408
Posted By kathymuggle
-wrong thread.

-wrong thread.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:41 AM
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Views: 408
Posted By kathymuggle
It is - good catch. As an aside, did you see...

It is - good catch.

As an aside, did you see Skeptical OB's follow-up piece to her Gorski rant? Gorski poetry!!

"Dr. Gorski has expended literally thousands of words on me, but I don’t think...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By kathymuggle
Who is orac?

Thanks to mizram for pointing me in this direction in a previous post.

Who is Orac?

David Gorski


Why should I care?

He is one of the main "skeptic" writers. He writes about vaccines...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By kathymuggle
Here is the bummer: we will probably never know...

Here is the bummer: we will probably never know for certain what is up.

There is no test for vaccine reactions - so unless they can prove this is a bad lot (are they even looking?) or find an...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,357
Posted By kathymuggle
Bingo. I am cautious in my use of...

Bingo.

I am cautious in my use of pharmaceuticals - and this applies to vaccines.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,357
Posted By kathymuggle
Hmmm…it does not worry me, per se. I expect...

Hmmm…it does not worry me, per se. I expect pro-vaxxers to worry about it - so Tea arguing that 1/4 is not relevent seemed a bit odd:

"She clearly thought the statistics that 1 in 4 are not...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,315
Posted By kathymuggle
I remember that!

I remember that!
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By kathymuggle
Hmmm.. I don't make up quotes. The panel said...

Hmmm.. I don't make up quotes. The panel said it was rigourous, not I. Moreover, it has been reproduced several times.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,315
Posted By kathymuggle
True. In the above letter, he said "we...

True.

In the above letter, he said "we omitted data"

In another paragraph he said reasonable scientists can and do disagree on the interpretation of information. He even used the present...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,315
Posted By kathymuggle
There are numerous studies showing scientists...

There are numerous studies showing scientists regularly alter results to suit their hypothesis. Are they all unreasonable? Want me to find a link?

I urge everyone to read the letter from Bill...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By kathymuggle
I am wonderring if you read the question and...

I am wonderring if you read the question and answer link you posted from the CDC.

This is what they said about tics:

"There had been a previous study that had – two previous studies that had –...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,357
Posted By kathymuggle
Appeal to authority…fallacy. ...

Appeal to authority…fallacy.
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Appeal_to_authority.html

Doctors do not have to live with consequences of my decisions; thus they may advise but...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By kathymuggle
And you don't cherry pick:rotflmao? I don't...

And you don't cherry pick:rotflmao?

I don't think it is biologically plausable for vaccines with thimerosal to increase IQ. That is not how mercury works on children. I suspect it is a...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,357
Posted By kathymuggle
ooooohhhh…we agree! Can we bury the...

ooooohhhh…we agree!

Can we bury the "scientist consensus" thing, then?
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,315
Posted By kathymuggle
We disagree on the interpretation of his...

We disagree on the interpretation of his comments. I think my interpretation has more merit, based on his words, but to each their own.

You wrote: "Indeed, Dr. Thompson says very clearly in his...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,315
Posted By kathymuggle
Let's look at Thompson's quote: “I regret...

Let's look at Thompson's quote:

“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By kathymuggle
I am in blue. Well, that does not...

I am in blue.




Well, that does not seem to be what he is saying now.

I am going to go out on a limb, and say that Dr. Thompson has been involved in numerous studies over the years. These...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-30-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By kathymuggle
Well, to be fair, not all flu shots in the USA...

Well, to be fair, not all flu shots in the USA have thimerosal in them...just most of them. You do need to specifically ask for a thim. free shot when pregnant - which always struck me as...
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