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Have You Heard About Hillary?

olddoc4444 Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 9:20 AM
You would get my vote. And I would hope, one day, you could forgive me for doing so.
I am all about parental choice. But lets say myself and my family live in a community that is beset with a wave of ant-vaxxer sentiment. Lets say my kids get their MMR, but one of them does not become immune. Then lets say that a measles epidemic strikes the community, and my child contracts measles meningitis and has permanent cognitive deficits because of it. Ones that not only affect the child's quality of life but also result in excess medical and care expenses for the rest of the child's life. Now to charge those parents with a crime would be tough, being that the standard is "clear and convincing evidence" that those parent's actions caused harm to my child. But in civil court, the standard is "preponderence of evidence" Are the local anti-vaxxers going to pass the hat for damages? Think about it.
They are a risk to vaccinated kids because no vaccine protects 100% of recipients. There are antibody tests that can confirm immunity, but the cost, from a public health standpoint, is prohibitive. Herd immunity offers protection to those "non converters". Herd immunity will break down at some percentage of unvaccinated- exactly what percentage is up for debate, but it certainly breaks down at 15% unvaccinated.
Lois, alert the media,because this time I agree with you.
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The Spread of Rocky Mountain Jihad

olddoc4444 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 3:58 PM
Eric, if you want to see the "ship" hit the fan, let one single Catholic priest preach from the pulpit that his flock should suicide bomb, behead, force conversions, swindle, .... those who are not catholic. The hue and cry from members of that congregation, rank and file Catholics, the diocese, all the way up to the Pope himself would be deafening. This is the response we expect from peaceful muslims. What we get, with a few exceptions, is crickets....
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The Spread of Rocky Mountain Jihad

olddoc4444 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 3:48 PM
Fairly often? I assume you have some facts to support your assertion. What percentage of muslim organizations (mosques, political and advocacy groups, madrasas etc) have openly condemned ISIS?
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The Spread of Rocky Mountain Jihad

olddoc4444 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 3:44 PM
I think the uncomfortable kinship of liberals and jihadis stems from their mutual belief that one can deal with the other when the time comes.
Asan Iowan and an American, I am glad to hear this. I was beginning to wonder, as I see 3-4 times the ads from senate majority, Tom Steyer, planned parenthood etc against her than I see for her. They mostly present the same old saws-- Kochs own her, wants to let bosses decide birth control, yada yada yada... You know, attempting to gin up the low-information crowd.
I would consider it earth-shattering if Obama ever truly debated anyone (without Candy Crowley's help).
If you recall, W did not take the broom to many parts of the executive branch. Big mistake. Anyone appointed by a liberal, in my book, has the burden of proof with regard whether he will do what is right rather than what serves an agenda.
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