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Comment: Re:why start after the fact? (Score 1) 219 219

Of course he should. It is people like you that encourage police abuse of power that keeps them behaving so badly. There is no reason that a cop needs to be armed to take a piss. The rest of us take a piss without weapons every day. We eat dinner without weapons too.

Comment: Re:Good Cops (Score 1) 219 219

The fact that a CHP officer stopped and gave you a ride does not mean that he didn't shake down a drug dealer for his take an hour earlier. I'm not saying that your anecdote cop did commit such a crime, but given the number of bad cops we know exist, and how few of those cops get arrested, the odds are that your 'good' cop is at the very least an accomplice to crimes committed by other cops.

Comment: Re:why start after the fact? (Score 0) 219 219

Yep, if the cop is armed with any weapon that would allow for a "in the line of duty" to be used as a defense, a camera should be recording. If the cop needs a non-recorded break, they all of his weapons should be secured in a way that he does not have access to them until the cameras are recording again.

Comment: Re:why start after the fact? (Score 1) 219 219

Even easier than that, The battery only needs to be a simple slide in unit. If the battery lasts 2 hours, and the car has a charger with a second, third, or even forth battery ready to go, the cops don't even need to add the extra weight of all the batteries.

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 0) 1051 1051

This is exactly the kind of MD convinces people not to immunize their children. Claiming that anything that is labeled as a "vaccine" is inherently good is dogma beyond sanity. He then claims that most people who died from chickenpox had no known conditions that put them at a higher risk. This is gross incompetence. It has been well known for hundreds of years that being an adult is a health condition know to put you at higher risk. That is why while only 5% of the infections are in adults, 50% of the deaths are in adults. (Yes, it was 50-50, not 10-90, point still stands)

Sure, the the rate of infection has gone down, but the vaccine has already shown to only give temporary protection. That is why they now recommend a booster. We don't know how long that booster will last. This leaves many people sitting as time bombs to catch it as adults with a medical condition that dramatically increases.

You then try to claim that the chicken pox vaccine, or the flu vaccines are "comparable" to the polio vaccine? Again, this is why people lose trust in you. They know that they are not comparable, and you lose credibility, and your response is to start name calling. You are personally responsible for convincing people not to vaccinate their children. When kids die of Measles, it is on your hands.

As for doctors doing things that would harm their children, your kitchen is all that needs to be shown to know that you will happily put your child at far more risk for your personal convenience than anyone who would skip the chicken pox vaccine.

Again, you are the one who is convincing people to skip the Measles, Polio, Mumps, and Rubella vaccines. You tell bad lies, and then when it is pointed out, you start calling people names. Do you really find that people take your medical advice when they hear you calling people "moron"? Not likely. The death of children from MMR vaccine preventable diseases is on your hands.

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 1) 1051 1051

- by providing an alternative vaccination schedule for those who worry about the regular one, e.g. by permitting individual M,M,R vaccinations as opposed to one big cocktail (right now people can't, even if they're willing to foot the bill for it).

The fact that this is not already done should throw a red flag up for any sane person. If making sure that as many people as possible are getting the three vaccines for the benefit of society as a whole, there is no ethical excuse for leaving people vaccinated because you don't want to give them the vaccines separately.

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 0) 1051 1051

As a pediatrician, how do you rationalize recommending the chicken pox vaccine? As an MD and a "scientist", you surely know that vaccines are a class of medicine, not a single medicine. So, saying anything positive of negative about the outcome of vaccines can only be used to discuss whether the basic concept is sound. It cannot dictate whether all vaccines are good or bad.

You have surely seen the statistics on chicken pox. It has a mortality rate of ~100-120 people a year. 10-12 of those are children for the entire US. So, from your list of dangerous things, chicken pox shouldn't even show up on the radar. As a pediatrician, you surely have also seen that the chicken pox vaccine has failed to give permanent immunity, and you are surely aware that the risk to adults from chicken pox is 10x that of children.

So, as a medical doctor, how do you rationalize increasing a person's risk of mortality by 10x? How do you continue to push the agenda that all vaccines are created equal? How do you rationalize having a kitchen in your home and cooking home cooked meals for your children when you are surely aware that that 3x as many people burn to death in their kitchen every year than died of chicken pox pre-vaccine? And home cooked meal deaths are 100% preventable.

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 2) 1051 1051

Which is why the philosophical exemption should not be removed. We have moved away from science based decisions concerning vaccines and moved into indoctrination. The chicken pox vaccine is a perfect example. The data shows that it is likely to increase the long term threat to the population, yet it is on the list of 'required' vaccines. If parents couldn't bail out of vaccines, you can bet that the business of vaccination would go to a whole new level, and we will have some truly dangerous drugs being injected into our children.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262 1262

From the transcripts:

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

It does require that you are able to follow more than three sentences when someone is trying to make a point. Her call to "deemphasize" testosterone was not some random suggestion that she was making without thought, she was quite clear that it was "deeply harmful and limiting".

So, yes. the statement is absolutely true. No matter how much you would like to sweep it under the rug. You should read the transcript before you claim it does not say something.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262 1262

From the transcripts:

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262 1262

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

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