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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 06:41 AM
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Posted By tadamsmar
Yes, it's not based on a clear-cut right of...

Yes, it's not based on a clear-cut right of non-intervention by the government. It's a matter of weighing competing principles, striking a balance.
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 05:55 AM
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Posted By tadamsmar
There are a number of countries were vaccination...

There are a number of countries were vaccination is mandatory:

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/183/16/E1167

"Slovenia has one of the world’s most aggressive and comprehensive vaccination programs....
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 05:27 AM
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Views: 1,286
Posted By tadamsmar
The right to turn down a life saving blood...

The right to turn down a life saving blood transfusion for your child, for instance? You don't have that right in the US:
...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 01:03 PM
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Posted By tadamsmar
The question was not how common it is. The...

The question was not how common it is. The question is do you want the right to do this? By that I mean do you want everyone to have a inalienable right to do this? By "right" I mean a freedom...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   Yesterday, 11:18 AM
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Posted By tadamsmar
“Research has shown that the most effective way...

“Research has shown that the most effective way to reduce problem behavior in children is to strengthen desirable behavior through positive reinforcement rather than trying to weaken undesirable...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-19-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By tadamsmar
Here's the situation in Quebec: ...

Here's the situation in Quebec:


http://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/sujets/santepub/vaccination/index.php?operation-rougeole-2011-en

They require parents to provide proof of vaccination as preparation...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,286
Posted By tadamsmar
I'll give a tentative no. Can't think of a...

I'll give a tentative no. Can't think of a real-world example where it's necessary to promote the general welfare.

I guess you don't include cases where the government overules the parents...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,286
Posted By tadamsmar
The sort of regulation you want reminds me of the...

The sort of regulation you want reminds me of the situation in the US relative to radon in homes.

Congress does not allow the federal government to regulate radon in homes. The EPA is allowed to...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,286
Posted By tadamsmar
The laws of Canada are not hidden from people who...

The laws of Canada are not hidden from people who don't live in Canada.

I was making an observation about the narrow question of what powers a constitution grants. People can screw up when...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By tadamsmar
Canada has a eugenics program that was in force...

Canada has a eugenics program that was in force for more than 40 years without being ruled unconstitutional.

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

Granted, some suits were won,...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 08:05 AM
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Views: 1,286
Posted By tadamsmar
Kathy, I think there is a contradiction in your...

Kathy, I think there is a contradiction in your position.

You seem to believe in mandatory quarantines in certain situation, but you seem to be saying that governments should not have the power...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2014, 07:01 AM
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Views: 1,286
Posted By tadamsmar
What rights do non-vaxers want?

There are lots of post here about individual preferences, but I think the real issue is public policy.

Do you want to right for you kids to go to public school regardless of their vaccine status...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,677
Posted By tadamsmar
Might not bother to blame anyone, regardless of...

Might not bother to blame anyone, regardless of the facts.

Might not have the facts to warrant blaming anyone.

Even if I have the facts and inclination, blame would probably ultimately have no...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,677
Posted By tadamsmar
By just being fully vaccinated, I am satisficing...

By just being fully vaccinated, I am satisficing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satisficing). I don't have my own personal DYI program for attempting to achieve perfection or the best possible...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By tadamsmar
I don't think you could notice the results of...

I don't think you could notice the results of toxic stress since they appear way down the road. But you can notice that the pre-conditions for toxic stress are not there. According to that web...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By tadamsmar
My opinion is that this is tolerable stress, not...

My opinion is that this is tolerable stress, not toxic stress:

http://developingchild.harvard.edu/key_concepts/toxic_stress_response/

That's based on the stress model of Jack Shonkoff at...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 960
Posted By tadamsmar
Parents should be pushy when it comes to the...

Parents should be pushy when it comes to the safety of their babies.

The arrogance of nonvaxers is amazing!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-15-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By tadamsmar
Kids can handle two different sets of rules and...

Kids can handle two different sets of rules and expectations. And it's no that big a problem if she picked up some of the problem behaviors you described at her dad's, kids can learn to act...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-15-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By tadamsmar
Strangers and people outside the family will tend...

Strangers and people outside the family will tend to not comment on and pretend to ignore a misbehaving kid in front of their parents out of politeness. I know I am prone to do this. So misbehaving...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By tadamsmar
The OP contained more than one question. I...

The OP contained more than one question. I answered one of the other questions, rather than answer the question that you are pointing out. I am not ignoring the list, you were ignoring the fact...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By tadamsmar
Typically, it would be something about the...

Typically, it would be something about the pattern of interactions. She is getting some kind of positive feedback from some people. She has the Patterson coercion cycle going with others, I guess...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By tadamsmar
First and foremost, you want to "catch her being...

First and foremost, you want to "catch her being good" and reinforce that. Mainly use social reinforcement, positive attention: get close, touch, be enthusiastic almost to the point of bowling her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By tadamsmar
Get this book and use the methods in it: ...

Get this book and use the methods in it:

http://alankazdin.com/the-kazdin-method-for-parenting-the-defiant-child-with-no-pills-no-therapy-no-contest-of-wills/

Recommend that the parents do the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By tadamsmar
The title of the OP is the question "What...

The title of the OP is the question "What conditions are NOT caused by vaccines?"

So, Taximom5, in response to an OP, am I NOT suppose to discuss answers to the question posed in the title of an...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-14-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By tadamsmar
You say he is easily angered when he is rejected....

You say he is easily angered when he is rejected. So I assume it's a ongoing pattern. If it were me, and if it had been going on more than a week or two, I would assume what I have been doing to...
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