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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
I appreciate that. I was frustrated by the...

I appreciate that.

I was frustrated by the lack of pro-vaccine voices in the anti-SB277 camp. I know that they're out there, but they were hush-hush. A Facebook comment here and an op-ed there...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Turquesa
A failure to read and demonstrate in-depth...

A failure to read and demonstrate in-depth understanding of science and data has gotten you in trouble in the past. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Turquesa
Something interesting I find with the...

Something interesting I find with the pro-vax-but-not-pro-mandatory-vax camp is that in my experience, they're only anti-mandate in that passive, lip-service sort of way.

Rarely, if ever, do...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 108
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Posted By Turquesa
If it's who I think, she runs an entire hate page...

If it's who I think, she runs an entire hate page on Facebook. It was actually banned for its hate speech for awhile but reinstated.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-26-2015, 06:28 PM
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Views: 230
Posted By Turquesa
Share Your Yearly Schedule

I homeschooled alongside the public school schedule this year simply because so many kids live and play in our area, and I thought it might be hard for my LOs to focus!

But I honestly don't like...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,408
Posted By Turquesa
teacozy, I almost feel bad that you went to all...

teacozy, I almost feel bad that you went to all of that trouble to cite so many industry trade groups because the reality is that there is no scientific consensus on GMO safety. ...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-26-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 737
Posted By Turquesa
Sorry. I've been away again. Living on cafeteria...

Sorry. I've been away again. Living on cafeteria food. :horror

Last week, I followed through on my plan to make a yummy white gazpacho with cucumbers. I turned some CSA eggplant into baba...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,408
Posted By Turquesa
I'm sure you can provide evidence of this...

I'm sure you can provide evidence of this consensus, right?
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,108
Posted By Turquesa
In order to discuss scientific consensus, it...

In order to discuss scientific consensus, it would be helpful to agree on A) a statement on which the consensus is based and B) what defines an "expert" on vaccines.

What about this statement:...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-23-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,108
Posted By Turquesa
You'll get a more detailed response when I can...

You'll get a more detailed response when I can get back online.

It seems like every time a pro-vaxxer ends up at a loss for words, they fall back on, "Yea? Well . . . scientific consensus. So...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-23-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,622
Posted By Turquesa
See? That wasn't hard. Linking to the fallacies...

See? That wasn't hard. Linking to the fallacies seems a little vague when clarifying one's position is all that is necessary. I'll edit my post.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-23-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,622
Posted By Turquesa
Then kindly spell out for us how it's...

Then kindly spell out for us how it's misrepresented. I will be away from the interwebs for a couple of days, however, so nobody gets to misinterpret my non-response.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,622
Posted By Turquesa
I was having trouble understanding something and...

I was having trouble understanding something and was wondering if someone here could break it down for me. Should child cognition be treated with a semiotic, sociohistoric Vygotskian approach...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-23-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,408
Posted By Turquesa
How can you be uninterested in the topic, admit...

How can you be uninterested in the topic, admit to not looking at it in depth, and yet claim to be pro-GMO? If I haven't explored an issue in depth, I don't claim a position on it.

Any one of...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-23-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,408
Posted By Turquesa
Before we get zapped for getting bogged down in...

Before we get zapped for getting bogged down in the GMO discussion in a vaccine forum, I'll point out to the mods that many vaccines *contain* GMOs, so this discussion is important to pursue. I look...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,408
Posted By Turquesa
Beliefs on Vaccines and GMOs

Talk of GMOs gets dropped in these threads, and I was just curious how everybody's views on GMOs line up with their views on vaccines.

"Pro-GMO" means that you either think GMOs are wonderful...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-21-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 737
Posted By Turquesa
Yea, I'm going to start searching for raw food...

Yea, I'm going to start searching for raw food recipes if it keeps up. Gazpacho, here we come.

We ended up doing the pattypan, though. Thank you, A/C! :lol
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,968
Posted By Turquesa
California is corrupt. ...

California is corrupt.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/us/california-democrats-await-fallout-after-3-are-caught-up-in-scandals.html
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By Turquesa
Out of curiosity, can you opt out of the...

Out of curiosity, can you opt out of the Australian registry?

I cannot in my state. I'm looking for a way to get booster shots for one of my kids without ending up on the registry. It's a pain...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-21-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 737
Posted By Turquesa
7/19: Leftovers 7/20: Very improvised but good....

7/19: Leftovers
7/20: Very improvised but good. Sauteed mushrooms, pine nuts, and lima beans in pesto, steamed CSA broccoli, and new potatoes from CSA baked in olive oil, fresh rosemary, salt, and...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,968
Posted By Turquesa
Selfish parents. :irked What's the herd...

Selfish parents. :irked What's the herd immunity threshold for cooties, anyway?
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,058
Posted By Turquesa
Whatev. :shrug People can say anything...

Whatev. :shrug

People can say anything they want. What matters is their study methodology and research content.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,841
Posted By Turquesa
This is re-purposed bovine waste. Cochrane...

This is re-purposed bovine waste.

Cochrane Collaboration and CIDRAP vs. the plethora of positive flu shot studies. Discuss.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,058
Posted By Turquesa
Nobody is arguing for the right to go to school...

Nobody is arguing for the right to go to school with measles. :duh

MDC really needs to lift the ban on discussing the merits of mandatory vaccination. It would facilitate discussion if people...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,058
Posted By Turquesa
You're the only one who mentioned Hooker. ...

You're the only one who mentioned Hooker.

If the safety data was so stellar for African-American boys, why did Thompson and his cohorts deliberately commit this act of research fraud?
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