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Comment: Re:Agreed but there is a point (Score 1) 338

by rhazz (#49530397) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism
If you go to a walk-in clinic and just get whatever doctor is on staff, they probably will not ask you about your detailed history unless it pertains to whatever issue you are visiting them for. A walk-in doctor is their to help with your immediate problems, it's your family doctor that should be concerned with your long term health. And yes many doctors push the flu vaccine, it brings the clinic the money AND it's good for you and the community (it IS possible for both of those to be true). If you have a family doctor who you are registered with, and they have never asked for your immunization history, that strikes me as being rather lazy. However, and this may be shocking, you can be the one to bring it up.

Comment: Re:You think 7 vaccines is a lot? (Score 1) 338

by rhazz (#49530139) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

The Monsanto executive that claimed that vaccines are so safe you could get 10,000 vaccinations in a day. Yet he never accepted bets from a few people to get just 100 or 1000 in a day.

So some guy who is not a doctor, not an expert on vaccines, and not a scientist, says something about vaccines that I can only assume was a gross exaggeration (and obviously untrue), therefore vaccines are bad?

Comment: Re:WikiLeaks are fuckers (Score 2) 143

by rhazz (#49493263) Attached to: Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents

The problem with that is that editing hurts credibility. How do I know that Wikileaks haven't removed even more incriminating information?

Editing wouldn't hurt credibility if they had a specific policy for redacting unrelated private addresses. Even without redactions how do you know they haven't removed entire documents? How do you know they didn't modify them from the original source? They likely publish everything because it reduces their burden and risk. They probably don't have the resources to sift through the materials, and they don't want to have to store the unredacted originals because they would now be a target for those who want more information.

Comment: Re:What's good for the goose... (Score 1) 653

by rhazz (#49423721) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

Yet in the US social progress needs to come IMMEDIATELY, as soon as someone stamps their precious little foot?

Except the law at the heart of the controversy is the opposite of social progress. A huge portion of the country has taken a step forward while Indiana is taking a step backward. It leaves a much larger moral divide than if Indiana was just trying to keep the status quo.

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