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Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Turquesa
Yes. It's false. It is a legal and...

Yes. It's false. It is a legal and constitutional right in the U.S. People may believe that it should be a privilege. But it is compulsory in all 50 states, so it cannot be a "privilege."
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,640
Posted By Turquesa
From No On SB346: Another one bites the dust,...

From No On SB346: Another one bites the dust, baby! :clap:bellydance:jammin :joy
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Turquesa
He referred to catch-up protocols as "fine...

He referred to catch-up protocols as "fine print???" :huh I've heard it all, now! I'd like to see more education for doctors and nurses about catch-up schedules, maybe even CME workshops or...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Today, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Turquesa
I'm sorry. :(

I'm sorry. :(
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turquesa
Sorry. I've learned immense amounts from the...

Sorry. I've learned immense amounts from the back-and-forth in these threads, but I shouldn't assume that everyone else feels the same way. I've started a spin-off discussion on what makes a source...
Forum: Vaccinations   Today, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Turquesa
Spin-Off: Whom Do You Trust?

What do you consider trustworthy sources of vaccine information and why? To what extent do you trust them and to what extent to you exercise skepticism? What factors make a source trustworthy?
Forum: Personal Growth   Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By Turquesa
Another thought is that I saw on Pinterest a...

Another thought is that I saw on Pinterest a tutorial for turning little plastic toys into Christmas tree ornaments. It doesn't address your concern about that damned Bratz Bus, (unless you want a...
Forum: Personal Growth   Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By Turquesa
I'm totally in BTDT mode with your concerns,...

I'm totally in BTDT mode with your concerns, Viola. IL's like this turn deaf ears to our pleas, and nothing we do or say is going to change that. I don't even think that mine are being...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Turquesa
Nope. We've been blessed. :thumb I...

Nope. We've been blessed. :thumb

I personally really like the family practice model of medicine because a doctor who treats a whole family gets special insight into each family member. But it...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Turquesa
I'm not sure if you're facing a family...

I'm not sure if you're facing a family doctor-vs.-ped issue or just a doctor issue. We had one family doctor's office similar to what you described, and another that was excellent in every way. :) ...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Turquesa
I'm too cheap NOT to use the library. :lol ...

I'm too cheap NOT to use the library. :lol

Ehrenreich has also been an outspoken critic of the whole race-for-the-cure scene and how conventional medicine handles breast cancer. Pink Ribbon,...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Turquesa
Slightly off-topic, but have you ever read this? ...

Slightly off-topic, but have you ever read this? I'm curious to read it. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/for-her-own-good-barbara-ehrenreich/1120041187?ean=9780385126519

I've read two of her...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turquesa
OK, so we started this thread debating the...

OK, so we started this thread debating the assumption that we should base our vaccine decisions on what the experts say because they know more than we do. But, as I've demonstrated, that approach is...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turquesa
I like the link, but it equivocates between...

I like the link, but it equivocates between "science" in the headline and "scientists" in the body of the article. Science is an academic discipline, and scientists are the bright but fallible...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turquesa
Not at all. I trust Dr. Tom Jefferson...

Not at all. I trust Dr. Tom Jefferson (http://www.epidemicanswers.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/influenza-policy-vs-evidence2.pdf) at the Cochrane Collaboration because his meta-analyses are...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turquesa
Fair enough. But here are some other medical...

Fair enough. But here are some other medical authorities (http://www.mothering.com/forum/443-i-m-not-vaccinating/1400598-those-pesky-anti-vax-experts.html) with more training, education, and...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turquesa
I disagree because this sets up a false dichotomy...

I disagree because this sets up a false dichotomy of having to trust Side A or Side B. I don't trust Dr. Mercola or Natural News to give me reliable advice about vaccinations, and I also don't trust...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Turquesa
Yea, Planned Parenthood's founder gets a bad rap...

Yea, Planned Parenthood's founder gets a bad rap for it, too. But connections to eugenics don't mean that birth control access is an out-and-out bad thing. (No, this is not the time to say, "But...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,717
Posted By Turquesa
If anyone is interested, let's give this one a...

If anyone is interested, let's give this one a bump and a nudge. It's worth revisiting.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turquesa
It's an excellent question and one that I've been...

It's an excellent question and one that I've been asking for years on MDC. The furthest I seem to get with the answers, however, is, "Sure, they're not perfect. I choose to trust them, anyway."
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By Turquesa
This kind of thinking actually falls prey to a...

This kind of thinking actually falls prey to a compound fallacy.

http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/appeal-to-authority.html

AND
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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By Turquesa
Just to avoid any finger pointing among our...

Just to avoid any finger pointing among our regulars, this person isn't a regular poster.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Turquesa
I don't agree with linking vaccinations to...

I don't agree with linking vaccinations to eugenics directly. But the take-away lesson from the eugenics factor is that if we open the legal floodgates, any leaders on the wrong side of ethics,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By Turquesa
One MDC member is over on a public Facebook page...

One MDC member is over on a public Facebook page claiming that SB277 does not take away the right to--are you ready for this?--"refuse to protect their child from disease." :eyesroll (Ask the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By Turquesa
I can understand politicians flubbing up and...

I can understand politicians flubbing up and misunderstanding a piece of legislation, especially if they later clarify and apologize. But Pan is inventing off-the-cuff and VERY imaginative stories. ...
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