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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
Or Orac, an oncologist? Or Tara Haelle, a...

Or Orac, an oncologist? Or Tara Haelle, a "science writer" with a Masters in Photojournalism? (http://http://www.tarahaelle.net/resume/)
Or Allison Hagood, a clinical psychologist who, in her...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
Yea, just to be clear, *I'm* the one who asked. ...

Yea, just to be clear, *I'm* the one who asked. Take a hit of me, if you'd like. :duck

Vaccines and GMOs are such highly scientific topics that I get a tad frustrated when we get bogged down in...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
As I said, if no one responds, that's fine. It's...

As I said, if no one responds, that's fine. It's just food for thought. Bon apetit. :eat
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 05:45 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Turquesa
There's an online clique of bloggers and...

There's an online clique of bloggers and self-ascribed "science writers" calling themselves "skeptics," but really they are skeptical only of whatever challenges their biases and prejudices. They...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 04:04 PM
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Views: 868
Posted By Turquesa
I'm bumping up this thread foremost because it...

I'm bumping up this thread foremost because it was a fascinating discussion, and I would enjoy revisiting it. If you don't have the time or inclination to respond, I'd encourage you at least to...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 12:05 PM
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Views: 385
Posted By Turquesa
I finally watched the video. It's a quick but...

I finally watched the video. It's a quick but very disturbing speech.

How on earth do they expect to build trust in vaccines when they behave with so much corruption. Oh. That's right. Who...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Turquesa
These replies are helpful. DH and I are now...

These replies are helpful. DH and I are now discussing which standards we'd be willing to lower and which compromises we'd be willing to make. For example, we may need to drop some expectations of...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,163
Posted By Turquesa
It sounds like she read some arguments that she...

It sounds like she read some arguments that she found compelling and wanted to broach them for discussion. You made sure to mention that they were "advocacy websites." Well, where pretty much...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,163
Posted By Turquesa
I'm not sure what you mean by this. By...

I'm not sure what you mean by this. By name-dropping, do you mean tagging? The Mothering forums have a tag feature so that people can know we are either addressing them or talking about them. I...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Turquesa
And I agree to this with some nuance. :wink ...

And I agree to this with some nuance. :wink Blind link-spamming is one thing. But there are instances, such as a Post 121 by samaxtics in the GMO thread, that make some detailed arguments and then...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Turquesa
Another thought is that these vaccine mandates...

Another thought is that these vaccine mandates are creating a slippery slope more toward the government sector raising our children for us.

When I went to enroll DD in public school a couple of...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Turquesa
One thing that we really need to put a stop to is...

One thing that we really need to put a stop to is the requirement of vaccines for illnesses that are NOT casually communicable in classrooms.

@Deborah...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,163
Posted By Turquesa
I'm not going to base my response to the Living...

I'm not going to base my response to the Living Whole thread because I was getting bogged down in it.

If people are asking broad questions to all forum participants, of course it's OK to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Turquesa
DD came out of the womb blue with a low AS. It's...

DD came out of the womb blue with a low AS. It's a blur what happened, but I know that the midwives resuscitated her successfully. I wish I could give you more details, but I pushed for I won't say...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,271
Posted By Turquesa
I'm obviously not Kathy, but I'd like to take a...

I'm obviously not Kathy, but I'd like to take a stab at this. :)

For clarity, I am replacing the word science with scientists. There's much equivocation between the two, but science is an...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,247
Posted By Turquesa
I'm glad to hear that. A commitment to go back...

I'm glad to hear that. A commitment to go back and pay people the courtesy of thoughtfully considering what they've posted is a good thing. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Turquesa
It's interesting what countries choose to cut...

It's interesting what countries choose to cut when it's budget-crunch time because we get perhaps an implicit indicator of which vaccines are considered the most superfluous. HPV, arguably the most...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Turquesa
It's nothing personal, but I don't think that...

It's nothing personal, but I don't think that we're allowed to have a candid conversation about this topic. It's an unfortunate MDC policy, but nobody is allowed to argue for the merits of mandatory...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 788
Posted By Turquesa
I keep promising myself to check out some raw...

I keep promising myself to check out some raw food recipes. It's a healthy way to get through the worst of summer!

7/29: A sauteed mixture of garlic, scallions, misc. spices, diced zucchini, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Turquesa
Hi Silvermoon! It seems like both of us...

Hi Silvermoon! It seems like both of us experienced a burn-out lull this last term, so I'm glad to see you back in this forum. :) When my oldest was in school, I really liked the year-round...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,729
Posted By Turquesa
Oh, just so we're clear, she didn't fall for it. ...

Oh, just so we're clear, she didn't fall for it. :lol

She got a hold of me in a panic, and we looked it up together.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,247
Posted By Turquesa
That's fair enough. Just realize that...

That's fair enough.

Just realize that where you have referred to "unfounded myths" and your "fundamental understanding" of science, a little more background reading may be necessary to qualify...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,247
Posted By Turquesa
I would still like to see more discussion of Post...

I would still like to see more discussion of Post 121 from samaxtics. Science is more interesting and relevant to me than scientists themselves.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Turquesa
I'm impressed with a lot of these arrangements! ...

I'm impressed with a lot of these arrangements! I don't feel ready to start in a week, though. We don't unschool, and I haven't even ordered our curriculum. But I might start with the District and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Turquesa
Living in a High-COL Area

We just moved to an area with a high cost of living. With the housing shortage, real estate and rental prices are soaring through the roof. We are a one-income family, and my going back to work with...
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