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Comment: Re:Mandation of vaccines is not okay (Score 1) 608

by hondo77 (#49533033) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

Liberty is absolute or it isn't liberty.

Really? Libel, slander, inciting a riot, yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater, false advertising, yadda, yadda, yadda. You're aware these restrictions on your so-called absolute liberty are working out just fine, right? It's called the real world and you actually live in it.

Comment: Re:Who is full of shit? (Score 1) 341

by hondo77 (#49528649) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

I await your retraction of false allegations and apology for shitty research..

I'm sorry for you that your antivax agenda results in you doing shitty research.

Your first citation shows only severe reactions to chicken pox vaccine, none of them fatal, and no rate is given other than "very rare".

Your second citation also only refers to severe reactions. The word "fatal" is not on the entire page.

Go away, shill.

Comment: Re:Somewhere in the middle... (Score 5, Informative) 341

by hondo77 (#49523939) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

The mortality rate of the vaccine according to the CDC is 1 in 30,000. (The actual wording on the CDC site is that 2 out of 15,000 will have extremely severe reactions to the vaccine, and 1 of those will be fatal.

You are completely full of shit. From the CDC site:

  • Serious health problems after (Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccination are extremely rare. Only a few have been confirmed by lab testing as due to vaccine-strain VZV, including:
    • pneumonia,
    • hepatitis,
    • severe rash, and
    • shingles with meningitis.
  • Some children who had these serious health problems after vaccination had weakened immune systems before they were vaccinated, but they had not been diagnosed by a doctor at the time of vaccination.
  • Other serious health events after vaccination have been reported, such as thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), acute cerebellar ataxia (brain injury that leads to balance problems), and acute hemiparesis (paralysis on part the body). It is not known if these were caused by the vaccine. Lab testing was either not done or did not confirm if the health effects were caused by vaccine-strain virus.

I await your retraction before calling you out as a shill.

Comment: Re: He was an evil man (Score 1) 16

...and issuing a declaration that "freed the slaves" only in the areas of the South not under control of the Union Army (it did not free a single slave in the North, nor in the areas conquered by the Union Army) -- an act that caused widespread desertions by soldiers who were willing to fight to preserve the Union, but not to free slaves...

And what was so evil about this, jerkwad?

Comment: Re:It's win-win. (Score 1) 111

To me, and to many with a background in engineering, how something looks or whether it will make you stand out as a fashion icon is either irrelevant or unwelcome...

Which is why it is so funny to see nerds predict the failure of a fashion accessory, given that fashion is something they likely know nothing about.

Comment: Re:Price of politicizing science (Score 1) 416

by hondo77 (#49277639) Attached to: Politics Is Poisoning NASA's Ability To Do Science
Read again, dimwit. Put the mac & cheese down and pay attention this time. The President tasked the head of NASA with three things, muslim outreach being the top of those tasks. NOWHERE does it state that those tasks were NASA's top priorities. They were tasks, nothing more. Stop listening to Limbaugh and you might actually...oh, nevermind.

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