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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By sassyfirechick
Yep, Skinner coined operant conditioning and the...

Yep, Skinner coined operant conditioning and the use of reinforcers. A random schedule of reinforcement would fall in line with a slot machine - which is part of what makes them so addicting :thumb ...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By sassyfirechick
Here's an overview on the NY exemptions, they are...

Here's an overview on the NY exemptions, they are very hard to get from what I hear:
http://www.vaclib.org/exempt/newyork.htm
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By sassyfirechick
If you brows the INV threads there's more...

If you brows the INV threads there's more specific info, but basically NY reserves the right to deny any and all exemptions, including medical if that particular area is over a certain allowable...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By sassyfirechick
Ok was on my phone before so limited in my reply!...

Ok was on my phone before so limited in my reply! How familiar are you with CT in general? Taxes are pretty outrageous especially if you compare them to places down south. I've had many friends and...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By sassyfirechick
If you are at all non vax or choose an alternate...

If you are at all non vax or choose an alternate vax schedule avoid New York like the plague. I'm up north in Connecticut, so far from Fairfield County but there are a lot of alternate options in...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-28-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By sassyfirechick
Pay for Performace

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/upshot/the-problem-with-pay-for-performance-in-medicine.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By sassyfirechick
the great thing about breastfeeding is that you...

the great thing about breastfeeding is that you yourself don't actually have to come in contact with contagion just your lo. when she initiates breastfeeding that contact will then trigger your body...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By sassyfirechick
I agree with Kathy. My views may lean towards...

I agree with Kathy. My views may lean towards not vaxxing, but we did start off delayed and I believe my children will be educated enough to help in making vaccine decisions at that point and once...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-25-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By sassyfirechick
My Journey Leaving The Vaccination Movement ...

My Journey Leaving The Vaccination Movement

Cutting and pasting some info in here from another post I did about our experiences with leaving the vaccine movement.

I was a pre-vet major, very...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By sassyfirechick
Good for you planning ahead! I started off with...

Good for you planning ahead! I started off with the intention of doing select/delayed, but became overwhelmed and rather than breaking it down shot by shot like deborah suggested, I was looking at...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By sassyfirechick
It's just plain ridiculous. I had re-posted an...

It's just plain ridiculous. I had re-posted an article from someone on my FB, Contaminated vaccines I believe, a blog post, but a decent read...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,035
Posted By sassyfirechick
Fine I'll play nice and re-write (which would...

Fine I'll play nice and re-write (which would have been easier if I'd just been asked to edit in the first place...):

Oh I duuno, the same rights as anyone else, to not be labeled with a scarlet...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By sassyfirechick
The report you get at the end of a visit and what...

The report you get at the end of a visit and what they record in their system is very different because we got the in-office "reports" as well and I've done it with my animals when switching vets and...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By sassyfirechick
I'll join in! My DD's records were severely...

I'll join in! My DD's records were severely skewed from what I originally thought they would read. We were with the practice until she was 13mos before the harassing by office staff, and blatant...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By sassyfirechick
Alot of his behaviors sound like he's just a bit...

Alot of his behaviors sound like he's just a bit frustrated that he can't quite communicate. The fact that he's watching and aware of everything is a good sign and kids like that will just wake up...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,127
Posted By sassyfirechick
Definitely not the standard here - when DD did...

Definitely not the standard here - when DD did get vaxxed it was at the end of the visit and we were rushed out the door, they even take your co=pay and sched next visit before you even see the doc....
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,127
Posted By sassyfirechick
http://foxct.com/2014/07/18/hartford-hospital-vacc...

http://foxct.com/2014/07/18/hartford-hospital-vaccines

Thought I'd update with a recent error (close to home for me!). Most shocking is that it goes back for a period of almost 2 years! On my...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By sassyfirechick
By the time they have a fever they may have...

By the time they have a fever they may have already been contagious for up to 2 weeks (maybe more in the case of some disease like pertussis) so excluding them for 2 days at the onset of fever really...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By sassyfirechick
:thumb Seriously, way to start the brainwashing...

:thumb Seriously, way to start the brainwashing early - hey kids suck it up, be a soldier (aka be a man) - uh sexist much? Blindly follow orders, never question anything you are told....there is so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By sassyfirechick
That's a pretty normal reaction for a toddler to...

That's a pretty normal reaction for a toddler to have. I'm the primary "caregiver" in our house - I only work p/t and DH is full time, 2 jobs, one of which keeps him away for 24 hours every 4th day...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By sassyfirechick
Holy rude! And if front your kids no less. But...

Holy rude! And if front your kids no less. But at least you handled it well and it will be a good example for them of how to handle similar comments in the future. We're gluten/dairy/soy free for...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By sassyfirechick
Nice try there Tea but my exact quote was ...

Nice try there Tea but my exact quote was ....notice I even used caps on there because I'm still not 100% sure that I would go that route in the first place. Second, I said I would do so at a time...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By sassyfirechick
How does chosing to expose your own child...

How does chosing to expose your own child suddenly become a legal issue with a baby who gets exposed? Where is this connection that I am missing??? IF I chose to expose my own DD I'd do at a time...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,171
Posted By sassyfirechick
Where exactly do you see or propose these...

Where exactly do you see or propose these outbreaks to occur in the millions? I'm no math whiz but 5300 out of 16 million is an incredibly small fraction of a percentage....0.033125% to be exact. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,720
Posted By sassyfirechick
YES!! Very Important for people to watch these...

YES!! Very Important for people to watch these things!!


:yeah This complete blind faith irks me.....to be so adamant that vaccines are the way to go but to not want to know if they even work. ...
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