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Posts by exDemMom

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  • Donald Trump challenges Hillary to release detailed medical records

    08/28/2016 9:04:11 PM PDT · 49 of 83
    exDemMom to Bon mots

    I wonder, what is that under the green coat? You can see something on her upper back, chest, and shoulders.

    She is doddering like someone ten or more years older than she is.

    Whenever I’ve seen someone doddering like that, they usually do not survive much longer.

    But—you know—the speculations about her health are just products of a vast right wing conspiracy.

  • Ten Things To Remember: Anti-Racist Strategies For White Student Radicals

    08/28/2016 8:45:38 PM PDT · 5 of 25
    exDemMom to GuavaCheesePuff

    Um, yeah. This kid needs a job, and maybe he(?) won’t be quite so obsessed with looking for racism.

    It’s amazing, when you work a meaningful job, just how little time you have to work yourself up into a frenzy over all those little things that send leftists into tizzies.

  • Op-Ed What's missing when you hike the California backcountry? People of color

    08/28/2016 11:12:59 AM PDT · 11 of 125
    exDemMom to PROCON

    So, we’re supposed to force non-whites (and whites of other-than-Christian religions) to go out and experience the great outdoors now?

  • Caption this picture of Hillary

    08/28/2016 10:57:10 AM PDT · 63 of 63
    exDemMom to nickedknack
    maybe even an anti-seizure vest

    I do not know about that--others have suggested that she is wearing a defibrillator vest. However, if you have seen the gif where she is shuffling across a street, starts to cough, someone off screen bats her hand down, and a man directs her to walk in a different direction, there is clearly something under her jacket.

  • Ann Coulter told to 'kill yourself' at Comedy Central Rob Lowe roast

    08/28/2016 9:52:03 AM PDT · 6 of 51
    exDemMom to Boomer

    It’s just another example among many of liberals, as always, demonstrating how they corner the market on empathy and compassion.

  • Caption this picture of Hillary

    08/28/2016 9:49:13 AM PDT · 61 of 63
    exDemMom to nickedknack

    An ugly jacket and quilted pants?

    Judging by Cher’s filmy shirt, it was not a cold day.

    What is with Hillary’s utter lack of fashion sense, anyway?

  • Family of Sarah Root Speaks with Donald Trump in Des Moines 8/27/16 ( very powerful! )

    08/28/2016 8:36:23 AM PDT · 2 of 6
    exDemMom to GilGil

    I didn’t see this mother, but I saw another one whose teenage son was brutally beaten to death by an illegal who was taking revenge for the talk of deporting illegals.

    No, I do not think that all illegals are murdering scum. But there is no reason to keep the floodgates open, either. Plus, we need to exercise the death penalty on a more consistent basis. Mexico has thrown a fit in the past when we subjected a Mexican citizen to the death penalty—maybe if a few more illegal murderers were executed, the Mexican government would be a little more proactive in preventing their criminals from crossing our border. (Or maybe not... maybe this is the Mexican government’s way of getting rid of these criminals for good while still getting kudos for its anti-death penalty stance.)

  • Proof That Angry White Males Have Every Right to be Angry

    08/28/2016 7:54:20 AM PDT · 5 of 15
    exDemMom to Kaslin

    I think it is not so much that the white middle class is being targeted for destruction. It is more that progress towards destruction of the middle class has been so much more successful with minorities, as in preventing certain minorities from ever reaching middle class status.

    The white middle class is the last holdout against socialist totalitarianism (which looks remarkably like feudalism, with a wide divide between the elite class and everyone else).

  • Community disorganizers literally destroying our veterans(American legion?)

    08/28/2016 7:28:09 AM PDT · 4 of 11
    exDemMom to rktman

    I don’t think VFW is connected to American Legion.

    While on vacation this spring, I happened to meet a couple of American Legion regional leaders who were travelling to a convention. They urged me to join. Later, in our town’s Fourth of July parade, there were some bikers with American Legion jackets. I told my husband that my goal now is to retire and join an American Legion motorcycle gang.

    I will look more carefully at the organization before I join, though. Their decision to invite Hillary to speak at a meeting is a definite red flag. (I wonder how much did they “donate” to her “foundation” in order to hear her screech?)

  • Corn: The Environmental Impact Statement

    08/28/2016 6:32:23 AM PDT · 11 of 18
    exDemMom to NOBO2012
    Despite their purported advantages, biofuels — created from crops such as corn or soybeans — cause more emissions of climate change-causing carbon dioxide than gasoline, according to the study from U-M Energy Institute research professor John DeCicco.

    I wonder if this professor remembered to subtract the amount of CO2 used by the corn plant to grow when he did his calculations.

    In the entire "anthropogenic global warming" scam, there seems to be no acknowledgement that every single carbon atom contained within the body of every organism on earth originates as atmospheric CO2. Without that carbon dioxide, life on earth ends.

    Given the suicidal/life-hating mindset of the left, I cannot disregard that the end goal of the leaders of "global warming" hysteria *is* to eliminate all life.

  • ‘Hillary’s Pickle’ trends as her pickle jar stunt backfires

    08/28/2016 6:24:35 AM PDT · 99 of 99
    exDemMom to dp0622
    And I find it HARD to open those things without running them under hot water sometimes.

    I run them under hot water, and sometimes tap the jar lid on the counter to loosen up the seal. If that doesn't work, I apply leverage using jar grippers that I use for home canning.

    The show staff could have worked behind the scenes do all of those jar-opening tricks ahead of time, then turned the lid just enough to get it turning without breaking the seal. Probably, behind the scenes, there were a lot of pickle jars that the show staff had tried to prepare ahead of time that they accidentally broke the seal on, before they finally got one to the perfect point of loosened, not broken.

  • Those KKK Republicans

    08/28/2016 5:54:41 AM PDT · 30 of 30
    exDemMom to Robert DeLong
    Much like the NeverTrump crowd believes that 4 or 8 years from now the dynamics in this country will remain unchanged and that the vast majority will be hungry for a conservative, after a Hillary Presidency.

    Indeed. If 8 years of economic and societal destruction of the Obama regime doesn't leave a majority hankering to vote for a conservative, 4 years of Hillary's economy and society destroying policies isn't going to do it.

  • African American Trump Supporter Got Standing Ovation After Speaking On The Black Community Must See

    08/27/2016 7:38:22 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    exDemMom to lafroste
    How are these maniacs organized so fast

    I've heard that many of the comments on public forums are actually bots, and a disproportionate number of those bots post leftist drivel.

    One study found that a majority of those posting on places like Hillary's twitter are actually bots. A larger proportion of real people post on Trump social media sites.

    So when you see the mean, hateful leftist comments, two possibilities are very likely: either they are bots, or they are real people paid to post hate.

  • If Muammar Quaddifi had donated to the Clintons he would be alive today...

    08/27/2016 6:34:23 AM PDT · 8 of 11
    exDemMom to Bulwinkle

    Until this moment, I had not thought of Muhammar Khaddafi as another victim of Arkancide. But now that you mention it, it makes sense.

  • Exclusive — Ret. Lt. Gen. Flynn: Terror-Linked Nations ‘Cutting Deals’ with Mexican Cartels

    08/27/2016 6:31:02 AM PDT · 6 of 17
    exDemMom to The_Republic_Of_Maine
    How does anyone, even a pencil pusher, get to O9 without knowing some snipers he can count on?

    How would a non-infantry officer know snipers?

  • Those KKK Republicans

    08/27/2016 6:28:25 AM PDT · 9 of 30
    exDemMom to rktman
    My college-age niece is typical of millennials when she tells me freedom of religion is of no importance, that people must be forced to think correctly about gays.

    The author should ask her niece if she would like to be forced to "think correctly" about the proper role of women from the Muslim perspective. Or about any other opinion with which she vehemently disagrees.

    I think that many young people take freedom so much for granted that they imagine that in the totalitarian "utopia" they wish for, they would have the same freedoms they have now. It is literally impossible for them to picture what life without freedom would be like.

  • A Swing And A Miss: How Triggered Hillary Screwed Up Her Chance To Take On The Alt-Right

    08/27/2016 6:19:06 AM PDT · 16 of 62
    exDemMom to Yashcheritsiy
    There’s not really any such thing as the Alt-Right!

    A FReeper told me that Alt-Right refers to the right-pointing cursor key on your keyboard.

    That key combination does the same thing as the forward arrow on the browser. So "Alt-Right" means we are forward thinkers!

  • Switched at birth by federally-run hospital: Manitoba men raised by the wrong parents

    08/27/2016 5:59:55 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    exDemMom to onona

    Thinking back to when my son was born in 1983—the hospital staff was so careful to avoid mixing him up with any other baby. They put matching wrist/ankle bands on us before leaving the delivery room. Whenever they would bring him to my room, they would ask if I could identify him as my baby, and physically check the matching wrist/ankle bands.

    Since the only other baby in the hospital at that time was a girl, I’m pretty sure I would have recognized a mix-up even without the matching wrist/ankle bands.

  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/27/2016 5:54:56 AM PDT · 41 of 41
    exDemMom to MarchonDC09122009
    Once again, you are selecting the wrong venue for spreading anti-vax propaganda and lies.

    Remember what I said before, about how finding a statistical correlation between two events means nothing? That is true for both of these articles that you dug up.

    Let me remind you: due to the nature of statistical analysis, one out of twenty statistically significant correlations is completely spurious. That is, it is not a real relationship between the two compared factors, but is purely a result of random chance.

    The article where the authors describe doing logistic regression and finding a correlation between neonate hepB vaccination and autism diagnosis no doubts reflects the only "positive" result that they got from doing several logistic regressions between a number of different variables. Due to the nature of random distribution, they were going to find a statistical correlation eventually, all they had to do was keep testing different situations. "Let's regress MMR vaccine administration at age 1 year... nothing. Okay, let's regress polio vaccination at age 2 months... nothing. Okay. let's regress hepB vaccination at birth... nothing."

    And so forth, changing the variables until they finally found a statistical association when they limited the regression by gender, within a 5 year period. The thing is, they would have found an association eventually, they just had to find the "right" combination of variables. And it means *nothing.* They found an artifact of random distribution, that is all.

    And if you have any doubts, just look for follow-on articles. Had they found a real result, there would be follow-on studies to explore the topic further--for instance, to establish a mechanism (that is, how administering a hepB vaccine, but only to a male neonate, causes an increased susceptibility to autism). But there has not been a single study since then to establish that the correlation described in that isolated paper is anything but spurious.

    The same kind of analysis applies to the supposed connection between use of polio vaccine containing SV40 and later cancers. If you look at the types of cancers that article claims are associated with use of the polio vaccine, they are extremely rare cancers. What this means statistically is that the numbers are so low that any analysis of them is unreliable. For example, if you want to establish that a coin is equally likely to fall on either side, but you only toss the coin three times, a mathematical analysis of your hypothesis is impossible. On top of that, the nature of random distribution makes finding a statistical correlation inevitable when you compare several different variables and keep changing the groups being compared.

    As I said before, statistical analysis is not a method to establish a scientific result, although it can, in some cases, reveal a potential area of research. When real scientists design and conduct research, they use statistics to validate their scientific results. And they disregard experimental results when the statistics don't support them. Conversely, authors who publish papers using statistical analysis without any experimental data to support their claims are almost never trained research scientists.

    Let me remind you: in order for A to cause B, there must be a clear mechanism involved. Although many authors have looked for and found statistical correlations between SV40 (or the SV40 contaminated polio vaccines) and cancers, their findings are inconsistent and no one has established any plausible mechanism by which SV40 could cause cancer. If there were a real association between SV40 and cancer, then group A looking at data set A would find a correlation, and group B looking at data set B (identical in composition to data set A, but completely different sample set) would also find a correlation, and group C looking at data set C would also find one, etc. And group H would start exploring mechanisms and probably find one, since multiple independent analyses with the same result suggest that the correlation is based on a physical process. But the lack of consistent correlations between SV40 and any cancer indicates that any correlations found so far are spurious.

    Oh, BTW, I will not apologize for debunking anti-vax propaganda. There is absolutely no reason to regret saving children's lives. The leaders of the anti-vax movement want more children to die--they are motivated by the radical leftist desire to rid the earth of human beings. Why on earth should I help them in that cause?

  • Confrontations reveal Obama’s nuclear deal having little effect on Iran’s behavior

    08/27/2016 4:40:59 AM PDT · 12 of 16
    exDemMom to Mr. Mojo

    Did anyone seriously think that giving in to belligerents would make them less belligerent?

    Obama validated and rewarded their behavior. What other outcome could there be?

  • KFC Sunscreen Makes You Smell Like Fried Chicken

    08/27/2016 4:37:20 AM PDT · 16 of 21
    exDemMom to berdie
    If I used such a product, my kitty would hone her nefarious plan to knock me off and eat me for breakfast.

    I have similar thoughts. With my cats, I would not make it out of the house alive wearing that stuff. Plus, using it outdoors would draw every animal in the neighborhood.

  • Top Dem. Pollster: Trump Can Win Election if He Has ‘One Sane Month’

    08/27/2016 4:04:49 AM PDT · 29 of 45
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    “I say that as a Democratic pollster,” Hart said, adding that though voters think Trump is “crazy” and “off the board,” if “he had a sane month, which is probably impossible, he would get a full listen from these voters. They still want change and they’re unhappy with what’s going on.”(continued)

    The media has been pounding constantly on Trump's imaginary instability. They have to make him look more unstable than Hillary--which is actually very difficult, considering Hillary's record. All Trump has to do is draw people's attention to the contrasts: Trump built hotels in the Middle East, while Hillary created power vacuums that led to the ascendancy of Isis. Clearly, there is nothing remotely "unstable" about building a hotel.

  • After Bel Mooney revealed how her dog came to her after death:Can dead pets really come back. .

    08/26/2016 6:29:26 PM PDT · 7 of 62
    exDemMom to fella

    I’m afraid I’m too much of a rational thinker to think that seeing our dead pets is anything other than wishful thinking.

    When our little cat Munchy died suddenly after a short illness, I saw her in every dark corner. It was only my mind trying to supply the missing object that I so desperately wanted to see. But she was gone. Eventually, I stopped seeing her everywhere.

    The cats (bunnies, chickens, parakeets) who have gone before me are all waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. They are not here.

  • Wanted: Fish Food That Isn’t Fish

    08/26/2016 5:02:13 PM PDT · 4 of 36
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet

    Sounds interesting.

    I can see a few PhDs in store for students who are willing to spend a few years developing nutritional diets for fish.

    However, I think the ideal diets would make use of the by-products from the fishing industry—waste not, want not, as I was taught.

  • Hillary's Coughing and the Debates

    08/26/2016 9:52:58 AM PDT · 81 of 85
    exDemMom to Heart of Georgia

    One can feel sympathy for a person’s infirmities while still judging them unfit to perform a specific job.

    The challenge is to get people to question whether she is capable of doing the job. Get them to consider what happens when the president has to rapidly make a tough decision that can affect millions of people, when the president doesn’t even have enough information to truly understand the situation. That produces an extreme amount of stress. Someone who is prone to seizing when subjected to stress is not someone who can do that job.

    Or (the tl;dr version), to paraphrase Hillary, what happens when that phone call comes at 3 am?

  • The Truth about Hillary's 'Alt-Right' Speech

    08/26/2016 8:55:51 AM PDT · 12 of 42
    exDemMom to jetson

    Seriously. There is no “RIGHT” key on the keyboard.

  • Trump And The American Dream

    08/26/2016 5:22:47 AM PDT · 14 of 18
    exDemMom to Pietro
    Let me remind Freepers that the National Review advised those of us living in fly-over country to abandon our towns like modern day Okies from the Grapes of Wrath and go "where the jobs are".

    So, National Review wants everyone to go to places like China, where all the manufacturing jobs that used to be in the US are? I don't think it will work--I doubt that China has a very liberal immigration policy.

  • Hillary's Coughing and the Debates

    08/26/2016 5:18:36 AM PDT · 74 of 85
    exDemMom to Heart of Georgia
    Then when she needs a rescue from having to answer a question...here comes the coughing fit that by now everyone is familiar with, and accepts as real and not a ploy for avoidance.

    Then all anyone has to do is observe that the stress of having to think on her feet sends her into a coughing fit. And then raise the question of whether it is a good idea to have a president who becomes physically debilitated every time a stressful situation comes up.

  • Hillary's Coughing and the Debates

    08/25/2016 6:21:13 PM PDT · 28 of 85
    exDemMom to Kaslin
    the stress of standing before 100 million or so Americans watching her live should make the chances of her descending into minutes of coughing, gagging, and hacking while the world watches very real.

    With any luck, the stress will cause her to have another seizure on live television.

  • Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Attacking ‘Millions of Decent Americans’ with Racism Charge

    08/25/2016 2:34:13 PM PDT · 17 of 19
    exDemMom to littleharbour
    I’ve been very impressed with how Trump’s team is ready to respond to every attack from Team Clinton even, as this article shows, pre-emptively.

    Honestly, it does not take much to be pre-emptive. The Democrats have been using the same playbook for years.

    Your point is well-taken, though. Trump may not share my views on every issue, but he is a tough fighter who doesn't go belly-up the second the Democrats twist his words or lie about him.

    If only more Republicans were like him. The country wouldn't be in such deep trouble.

  • Media Anti-Trump Frenzy Will Backfire

    08/25/2016 7:38:05 AM PDT · 15 of 54
    exDemMom to rktman
    Are there really enough people paying attention to make a difference? I used to think so but after the last (p)residential (s)election I'm not so sure.

    Remember, the last couple of elections, we had absolutely horrible presidential candidates. And there are still too many conservatives who absolutely refuse to vote for someone who is not a "pure" conservative (whatever that is).

  • Media's mission: Coronate vilest candidate ever

    08/25/2016 7:24:35 AM PDT · 13 of 27
    exDemMom to CaptainAmiigaf
    I’ve (a lot of others, too) have come to realize that the OOP (Office of Propaganda) has been, by the hour hammering on the “scary” things Donald Trump will surely do if elected.

    What Disturbs me is that the Director of Propaganda has ordered that NO TIME AT ALL is to be spent on critiquing the things that Hillary Clinton has ACTUALLY DONE.

    The goal of the press is not really to hide what Hillary has done or her incompetence, but to try to make Trump look worse in comparison.

  • Media's mission: Coronate vilest candidate ever

    08/25/2016 7:18:29 AM PDT · 11 of 27
    exDemMom to Dr. Sivana
    (She also thinks the way we spell jewelry is silly.)

    (There is another way to spell "jewelry"?)

  • Is Hunting Ritual too Extreme?

    08/25/2016 7:10:26 AM PDT · 28 of 63
    exDemMom to w1n1

    I would never allow my child to do that. There are way too many diseases that he/she could catch.

    There are very tasty ways to cook heart.

  • Is Hunting Ritual too Extreme?

    08/25/2016 7:08:23 AM PDT · 27 of 63
    exDemMom to dila813
    It hurts the deer, killing the unborn doesn’t

    You have a point there. An infinite number of unborn children can be brutally murdered without ever, once, causing any discomfort to deer.

    To people who hate humanity, stuff like that matters.

  • What Is The Alt Right?

    08/25/2016 7:04:27 AM PDT · 79 of 117
    exDemMom to dowcaet
    Are they gonna super glue the bottom of her shoes to keep her upright or will this be a sit-down speech?

    For some reason, I am thinking of the stands they used in Victorian times to prop up dead bodies for photographs. This is probably because I saw a picture where someone was standing on either side of Hillary, seemingly holding her up.

  • What Is The Alt Right?

    08/25/2016 5:52:22 AM PDT · 52 of 117
    exDemMom to yuleeyahoo

    That is a great list of characteristics of the Alt-Right.

    It fits quite well with my conservative/libertarian world view!

  • What Is The Alt Right?

    08/25/2016 5:45:26 AM PDT · 50 of 117
    exDemMom to servo1969

    It sounds like a bunch of hokum to me. It is yet another hit piece against conservatives, nothing more.

  • Does your supermarket own part of your income? [TARIFFS ARE DUMB]

    08/25/2016 5:43:12 AM PDT · 49 of 90
    exDemMom to expat_panama

    I could not read the entire column, it is nonsensical.

    For one thing, trade is not just about the consumer buying stuff. Trade policy is about the larger picture.

    I can use a grocer example, also.

    Suppose your friendly local grocer sells from an inventory that consists of local goods. So the money you spend there is plowed right back into the local economy. You are supporting your local farmers, schools, restaurants, etc., because the money that grocer earns from selling local goes into local people’s pockets. The local economy depends on the activity of local people.

    Now suppose that local people are getting bored with local carrots, apples, and peaches. They want variety. So the farmers and grocers get together and form a trade cooperative, and begin trading a portion of the local carrot, apple, and peach crop for oranges, bananas, and rice that are grown somewhere else. People now have more variety, and, even though there is trade, it is equitable on both sides, and the local economy stays healthy.

    Next, suppose that the grocer discovers that he can stock his market with carrots, apples, and peaches grown overseas (cheaply with slave labor), and that, even with the cost of shipping, they cost 10% of what it used to cost to stock from local sources. Now the local farmers no longer compete with each other, but with cheap foreign farmers. They cannot stay in business trying to undercut the cheap foreign produce, because they have houses to maintain, clothes to buy, etc. So the source of local wealth—the production of local goods—disappears, and the economy tanks. Sure, everything is cheaper, but no one can afford it.

    Tariffs are all about charging the foreign sources a fee for selling in the local market so that they cannot grossly undercut the local producers and put them out of business. Tariffs help to make trade equitable on both sides.

    On the large scale, a country that produces nothing cannot trade forever, because there is no domestically produced wealth to give its money value.

    How long do our politicians think the US economy can survive, when so many people are put out of work by unfair trade practices that cause manufacturers to go out of business? Conversely, how long until the foreign countries undercutting our local markets figure out that if the US is not a producing country, its money is basically just paper?

  • Debunking the ‘Born This Way’ Myth

    08/24/2016 5:01:10 PM PDT · 45 of 51
    exDemMom to miss marmelstein
    it’s beyond my scope to read fake words like cis and trans

    In real science, these are real words, and they have a couple of different, but related, meanings. They can refer to a DNA element that acts on another DNA element within the same DNA molecule (cis-acting) or on a different DNA molecule (trans acting). Or they can refer to whether two side groups of a molecule are on the same side (cis) or on opposite sides (trans) of the molecule's core.

  • Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

    08/24/2016 4:05:35 AM PDT · 14 of 36
    exDemMom to alloysteel
    as all the charges of “racism, homophobia, bigotry, sexism and just generally bad buy

    Donald Trump is not for sale! That is another reason Dems and Rinos are so afraid of him.

    (Yes, I know, that was a typo.)

  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/24/2016 4:01:39 AM PDT · 37 of 41
    exDemMom to TheNext
    You hurt children.

    Really? Do you have evidence that would stand up in a court of law that I have ever harmed a child? Do not go around accusing people of crimes when you have no evidence that said crimes took place.

    You “know” facts to be true in areas of unknowable uncertainty. Vaccines will never be a certain science. Ever. It is innate.

    I do not think even you understand what you are trying to say. I'm not going to try to interpret it.

    The doctor had his license revoked. The effect is if you research vaccines, then one’s life will be destroyed. Instead, your license should be pulled for an arrogance harmful to children.

    Wakefield was not trying to research vaccines. He subjected a few children to dangerous invasive medical procedures. He was not using an approved research protocol. He never consulted an ethics board prior to that "research." The dangerous procedures he inflicted on those children had nothing to do with the testing of vaccine safety, and no child participating in a real vaccine safety trial would ever be subjected to such abusive treatment. His license to practice medicine was pulled for very good cause. I don't know about you, but there is no way I would trust a psychopathic "doctor" who is willing to perform unapproved unethical and dangerous experiments on *my* children.

    Fallacy of Authority. I know PhD medical researchers. They could not organise a thought outside of biology. They are whack job liberals sucking on Govt OPM.

    Yeah, right. It is a favorite tactic of those trying to argue against science to fall back on claims of logical fallacies when they cannot actually refute any facts. When a bona fide expert makes a statement based on his/her knowledge and experience within their field of expertise, he or she is not, in fact, committing a logical fallacy. Your claim of knowing PhD medical researchers is irrelevant--just because I know veterinarians does not make me an expert in animal health. And your claim that Ph.D. researchers are clueless outside of biology has a rather false ring to it. Stupid people are not accepted into PhD programs. It is also an assumption that most people who work for government are liberal. I have not done a study to determine the breakdown of liberal vs. conservative in government, but I do see plenty of other conservatives every day when I come to work at my government job.

    You “feel” for the children. So others should harm their children over your feelings. The problem with science is you are not allowed a single error. And you just had your fallacy.

    There is nothing wrong with being motivated by a strong feeling that children should not suffer and die from preventable diseases. And your statement that "science is... not allowed a single error" only shows how profoundly you do not understand the scientific method. Humans are fallible--hence, the effort to incorporate very robust systems of checks and balances into the scientific method. Also, I have no clue what "fallacy" you are going on about--so I must conclude that the "fallacy" is the standard fall-back position of those who cannot refute an argument based on facts.

    And since you cannot present any facts to refute the assertion that vaccines save lives, I think there is not much reason to spend more time on this.

    Do not take that last statement as an invitation to flood this thread with anti-vax nonsense. Because I feel very strongly that anti-vaxxers are a direct threat to children, I will continue to refute anti-vax propaganda.

  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/24/2016 3:24:51 AM PDT · 36 of 41
    exDemMom to MarchonDC09122009
    RE: “I feel very strongly”
    And that dear freeper lady along with pharma-medi religious dogma that makes you emotionally incapable and tone deaf to consider failability of your field. Doubling vaccine dosages in infants since 1983 just “may” be the cause of quadrupling autism in male toddlers.

    People enter my field because they feel strongly about human health--not because they are emotionally driven nitwits who couldn't logically think their way out of a cardboard box.

    In order for something to cause something else, there has to be a clear mechanism. For example, measles causes brain damage because viruses enter brain cells. The infected brain cells no longer function as brain cells and the immune system kills them. The more brain cells that are destroyed in this manner, the more severely the brain is damaged. That is a mechanism. On the other hand, dead viruses injected into an arm muscle are nowhere near the brain, are incapable of entering cells, and are completely destroyed within a few days. There is no mechanism to tie them to any brain function. Imagining that vaccines are somehow capable of causing autism is like imagining that filling your car tires with air is somehow going to cause the air intake filter to become dirty.

    I’m sure many a “medical researchers” who “felt” they knew a lot about microbiology & biochemistry sure had a hard time coping with fact that their pharma-medi god deliberately rushed deadly medications to market and obfuscated inconvenient negative results, sacrificing payients on the altar of profits.

    This statement shows that you clearly have no clue about the medical research world or the regulatory process. First of all, researchers don't "feel" they know a lot about microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, etc. They know their expertise, and they are very cognizant of the limits of their knowledge. Being a biochemist, I have a very good understanding of how the biomolecules that make up living organisms function, and how their functions are disrupted by pathogens. On the other hand, if you asked me about kidney function, I would have to consult the medical literature before giving you an answer.

    The process to bring a drug from discovery stage to regulatory approval is very long and drawn out. Unlike in your fantasy world where it seems you imagine that each time a chemist mixes up a new compound, he then rushes off to the FDA to get permission to make it into pills and sell it, in the real world, chemists mix up hundreds of compounds that are then painstakingly screened before the most promising among them is selected for further testing. This discovery process takes years. Once the most promising drug candidates are selected, they undergo several more years of testing--first, on cells, then on animals, and only then on humans in phase 1 trials. Fewer than 1% of all prototype drugs (including vaccines) make it past phase 1 trials. In the rare cases where a drug prototype does not get nixed, the journey from discovery to regulatory approval can theoretically take ten years--but only if all the stars line up. In reality, the process takes 15 or 20 years (or more). Furthermore, a drug cannot be used in a specific group of people unless it has been tested in that group. So, for example, if a vaccine is tested in adults between ages 18 and 65, it can only be administered to that group, and not to anyone who is not within that age range. In addition, most countries have a requirement that drugs have to be tested on their own citizens before they will license those drugs for sale in their countries.

    Anti-vax fearmongers like Barbara Loe Fisher and her ilk do not want people to be educated about the processes of FDA regulation, medical research, how drugs and vaccines work, etc. etc. Once again, try to apply some logical thought here. The anti-vax movement is a leftist idea. Radical leftists love for people to die--their ideal world does not contain humans. And they are trying to scare you into not protecting your children against diseases that are responsible for countless millions of deaths throughout history. Why on earth do you feel that they have your children's best interests at heart?

  • (Vanity) You Are Old, Mrs. Clinton

    08/24/2016 2:35:33 AM PDT · 25 of 44
    exDemMom to cherry

    Watching her, I am reminded of the behavior of some older relatives I have had, usually not long before their deaths.

    We have an 18 year old cat. She is getting quite frail. She can no longer jump from the floor to the bed, so we put a little staircase next to the bed so she can climb up. My husband got upset when I compared the cat to Hillary, since they share some health characteristics. Not that the cat understands, but I did apologize to her.

    Given the occasional video of Hillary looking unhealthy, and the fact that she is hiding from public view—it is reasonable to think that casting a vote for her is really voting for her VP candidate (whoever he is).

  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/23/2016 6:56:08 PM PDT · 27 of 41
    exDemMom to MarchonDC09122009
    The fact that Injecting a child Directly Into the Blood stream with Aluminum, preservatives, adjuvant and particles of viruses Has a Far More Severe Impact on an infant’s immunological and neurological system than the bacteria and viruses that child would normally ingest through typical oral and nasal contact.

    First, vaccines are not injected directly into the blood. Most of them are injected into muscle, but some of them can be injected into the skin. Some vaccines can be administered orally or nasally.

    Second, dead viruses or fragments of virus or bacterial proteins do NOT have a more severe impact on a child's immune system than living pathogens. Living bacteria literally eat flesh, regardless of whether they are called "flesh-eating" or not. If a child does not have an adequate and appropriate immune response to bacteria, that child can become seriously ill and even die. Active viruses literally enter cells and take them over, forcing them to make more virus particles while preventing them from performing their natural functions. Once again, if a child does not have an adequate and appropriate immune response to viruses, that child can become seriously ill and even die. Some bacterial or viral infections can leave a child permanently damaged. Ever see pictures of polio victims?

    I fail to see how the real risk of serious illness and potentially death is somehow more dangerous than an injection into muscle of dead viruses or bacteria, which are completely broken down into their component amino acids, lipids, and sugars by the body within days.

    These days, people take for granted the freedom from disease that vaccines have given us. And since they have never seen massive numbers of children dying from infectious disease, or the kids permanently crippled from diseases like polio, or kids born with birth defects because of diseases like rubella--because they have never seen these horrors which were so common as little as 100 years ago--anti vaxxers always find people gullible enough to believe their lies.

    The claim that the MMR vaccine causes autism was a complete fabrication by a shady "doctor" who was looking to make money dishonestly. First, he wanted to make money by selling a measles vaccine in which he had a financial interest. People don't want to give their kids three separate shots when one will do; thus, there is little market for a measles-only vaccine. Also, he was partnered with a lawyer. Together, they planned to sue vaccine manufacturers--the fraudulent article purporting to show a link between MMR vaccine and autism would have been published proof of the "expert testimony" the "doctor" would have provided on behalf of the lawyer's lawsuits. The Lancet made a mistake publishing that article. It was retracted years ago, and the dishonest "doctor" had his license to practice pulled.

    The reason for the supposed increase in autism has nothing to do with any real increase in the number of cases, but in diagnosis and in changed definitions. In the past, most autistic kids were considered mentally retarded. But now they are more precisely diagnosed, so that the number of mentally retarded children has dropped and of autistic children has increased. In addition, researchers are beginning to uncover the real causes of autism. Characteristics of autism indicate that it has a strong genetic component. There also seems to be some indication that mothers who have high fevers during pregnancy have a greater chance of having an autistic child. I look forward to the day when all of the causes of autism are finally understood. That is the day when anti-vaxxers will have to find another way to hoodwink people.

    Think about it. Vaccines are responsible for saving more lives than any other medical invention in history. Anti-vaxxers--those who push anti-vax kookery, like Barbara Loe Fisher--know this perfectly well. Yet they go around trying to convince people to be more afraid of vaccinating their children than they are of having their children die from preventable diseases. That is, the anti-vaxxers want children to die. Why do you even listen to them?

    FYI, I am a medical researcher, and I happen to know a LOT about vaccines and infectious disease. Don't bother trying to snow me with anti-vax propaganda. Others have tried, and gotten nowhere. I feel very strongly about protecting children's health, so of all the medical nonsense out there, this is the one I routinely choose to debunk.

  • 1,500 Inner-Tube Rafters Enter Canada Illegally

    08/23/2016 5:58:05 PM PDT · 2 of 26
    exDemMom to ameribbean expat

    Hmm, the Canadians deported them immediately. There is a lesson there somewhere.

  • Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School...

    08/23/2016 5:57:06 PM PDT · 14 of 48
    exDemMom to HiTech RedNeck

    It is a long lasting effort to eliminate any intrinsic value that people place on human life.

    In socialism, individuals are nothing. Only society has value, and humans only have value if they contribute to society in a tangible way. If they are too young or too old to contribute, they have no value.

  • (Vanity) You Are Old, Mrs. Clinton

    08/23/2016 5:47:15 PM PDT · 5 of 44
    exDemMom to Bon mots

    Interesting gif. She is shuffling and looks confused.

    Yet, while she hides from public view, her campaign insists that she is in perfect health and that any speculation about her health is a big conspiracy. Mhm.

  • No, Starbucks isn't cheating customers by adding ice to drinks

    08/23/2016 5:04:42 PM PDT · 7 of 33
    exDemMom to SMGFan; BigSkyFreeper; Jonty30

    I don’t like ice in most drinks. I drink hot drinks warm, and cold drinks at room temperature.

  • No, Starbucks isn't cheating customers by adding ice to drinks

    08/23/2016 4:51:06 PM PDT · 2 of 33
    exDemMom to SMGFan

    You can specify no ice.