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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   Yesterday, 11:02 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
7/30: A smorgasborg of leftovers. 7/31: I threw...

7/30: A smorgasborg of leftovers.
7/31: I threw some frozen organic pizzas in the oven. I've earned this, dag nabbit! :lol

I think I *will* hit the library tomorrow! :)
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By Turquesa
When you study vaccines in nursing school, you'll...

When you study vaccines in nursing school, you'll inevitably hear from Paul Offit, a doctor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who has written a lot of books on the vaccine topic. In this...
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
I remember us all watching Schindler's List as...

I remember us all watching Schindler's List as high school seniors, but we were also 18. I worry that those younger kids who aren't traumatized will be desensitized, the opposite effect that we want...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
Posted By Turquesa
But it's oh-so worth it! I click with the...

But it's oh-so worth it! I click with the nursing philosophy and approach better than the medical-doctor philosophy. Hard to explain. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
Posted By Turquesa
Well I certainly think you'll make better headway...

Well I certainly think you'll make better headway as a provider in convincing parents to vaccinate. I was briefly a non-vaxxer but had a doctor who was really patient with me as I read up, asked...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By Turquesa
Actually, it is. It's called the burden of...

Actually, it is. It's called the burden of rejoinder, and rejoinder needs to be more substantive that, "I'm choosing not to believe it." But that doesn't interest me as much as the evidence to his...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By Turquesa
So Thompson would be having to make it all up and...

So Thompson would be having to make it all up and collaborate with the anti-vax-funded Posey. Both are lying about damning evidence getting shredded because . . . . why exactly? To bring down...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-30-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
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   07-30-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
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   07-30-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 966
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   07-30-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
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   07-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 966
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   07-30-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
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   07-30-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
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   07-30-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
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   07-30-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
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   07-30-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
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   07-30-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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   07-30-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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   07-30-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,063
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   07-29-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
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   07-29-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,305
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   07-29-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,296
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   07-29-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
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   07-29-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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...
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