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Forum: Vaccinations   08-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,165
Posted By Turquesa
In most cases, it's not illegal for private...

In most cases, it's not illegal for private businesses to refuse to serve clients. That's not to say that what these doctors are doing isn't profoundly stupid from their own standpoint because...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,651
Posted By Turquesa
Here's something interesting I found on FDA...

Here's something interesting I found on FDA recalls. http://www.medicinenet.com/product_recalls_home_page/article.htm



The bolding is my own. Based on these descriptions, should Gardasil...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,651
Posted By Turquesa
Are you willing to accept as a hypothesis that...

Are you willing to accept as a hypothesis that this vaccine may be to blame for her death?

Would you support efforts to follow Japan's lead and suspend recommending this vaccine until we know for...
Forum: Activism and News   08-08-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Turquesa
There really does come a time to ditch the...

There really does come a time to ditch the Interwebs and hit the library or bookstore. The right books from varying biases can give you more breadth and depth on this topic. I thought that this...
Forum: Activism and News   08-08-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Turquesa
So it looks like Neil de Grasse Tyson has weighed...

So it looks like Neil de Grasse Tyson has weighed in on this one.
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/neil-degrasse-tyson-gmo-video-freakout-response

(Ugh! Mother Jones! It used to...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-08-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Turquesa
I actually tend to exercise healthy skepticism...

I actually tend to exercise healthy skepticism when I hear of a reaction. I don't assume it was vaccine-induced, nor to I deny that a vaccine-induced reaction is a very real possibility.

Then a...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-03-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Turquesa
A Crisis in Confidence?

I’m not a fan of this common argument from vaccine skeptics: “If vaccines work so well, why are you afraid of the unvaccinated?” Pro-vaxxers rightly counter that they don’t always work, so everyone...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-03-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,432
Posted By Turquesa
Do you have a link?

Do you have a link?
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Turquesa
Um, yes. You are overthinking things. The S/D...

Um, yes. You are overthinking things. The S/D forum should just be renamed Overthinkers Anonymous! :lol

No advice, just commiseration. Good luck with your decision!
Forum: Activism and News   07-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Turquesa
Keep in mind that GMOs have an impact on you even...

Keep in mind that GMOs have an impact on you even if you do not eat processed foods. Papaya, zucchini, and summer squash have all been engineered and sold to consumers. I expect more infiltration...
Forum: Learning at School   07-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By Turquesa
Un. Believable! I feel your outrage, OP. ...

Un. Believable! I feel your outrage, OP.

At DD's school, there's an awards ceremony at the end of each trimester. I didn't even know about the ceremony until DD got an award. The school sent a...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By Turquesa
Hey! You could do it just as easily! ...

Hey! You could do it just as easily!

http://www.mothering.com/forum/14-activism-news/1435058-genetically-engineered-food.html#post17845042

There. Was that hard? :wink

Anyone who...
Forum: Activism and News   07-21-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Turquesa
Genetically Engineered Food

I hope this is the right forum for this topic.

What is your view on genetically engineered, (a.k.a. genetically modified food)? Do you try to avoid it when you shop, or do you consider it a...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By Turquesa
I honestly get the sense that there are some who...

I honestly get the sense that there are some who favor GEOs and mock the anti-GEO camp because they feel like they *have* to but they really don't know much about the topic. It's like pro-GEO...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Turquesa
http://www.examiner.com/article/immunized-kids-can...

http://www.examiner.com/article/immunized-kids-can-get-free-tickets-to-a-boise-hawks-game

I don't mind bribing my own kids. We already have an ice cream tradition after shots.

It's when...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,388
Posted By Turquesa
Ack! Take a deep breath. I thought I had already...

Ack! Take a deep breath. I thought I had already answered with the need for rigorous follow-up of post-natal outcomes. Clinical trials on pregnant women are already being performed...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,388
Posted By Turquesa
BEFORE the recommendations and requirements go...

BEFORE the recommendations and requirements go out. Not after, when women's bodies get objectified into the status of lab rats.

That's what we've been trying to hammer home in this thread.

I...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,125
Posted By Turquesa
Because food handling, preparation, and delivery...

Because food handling, preparation, and delivery can spread infectious illness as readily as holding an infant.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,239
Posted By Turquesa
Bah! I'm late up to bat, too. Stagnant this...

Bah! I'm late up to bat, too. Stagnant this week with no loss. I'll tweek my caloric intake a little. It's tricky to get the right number when I'm nursing.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By Turquesa
NM. Petty.

NM. Petty.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,125
Posted By Turquesa
Cocooning is a controversial practice, to be...

Cocooning is a controversial practice, to be sure. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/12/cocooning-doctors-divided-on-vaccine-strategy-to-protect-babies/250521/

I wouldn't factor any...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,388
Posted By Turquesa
I know. I like it when people pay me the...

I know. I like it when people pay me the courtesy of responding to my questions. I'm kind of evil that way. :Sheepish



When Fisher says that the recommendation for universal vaccination...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By Turquesa
You've never met a Voices for Vaccines Facebook...

You've never met a Voices for Vaccines Facebook post you didn't like, have you?

Yes, by all means, lump 21st century vaccine choice advocates in with the 19th-century masses who linked vaccines...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By Turquesa
Actually, this is objections confuses genetic...

Actually, this is objections confuses genetic modification, (e.g. cross-breeding and hybridization, centuries-old farming techniques to which virtually nobody objects) with genetic engineering,...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,262
Posted By Turquesa
The ethics are gray, as is this risk-benefit...

The ethics are gray, as is this risk-benefit factor. Where there are risks and benefits from which to choose, no, it should not be illegal. The parents need to have a say in which risks and...
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