I love commentary on vaccines from people who only drag out the tried and true vaccines of yesteryear and not the numerous vaccines that have not been vetted in the regard that we don't REALLY know what consequences they have wrought over the long term. Do you have the facts and studies that show that autoimmune disorders are rampant? ADHD, autism, increase in depression, anxiety etc? All I know is that there are not sufficient studies to show that perhaps we have traded one thing for another. I'm not claiming to know if there IS a direct link, but could there be? So while you shame others by claiming they are "shirking" responsibility, maybe they are just critically thinking and waiting for those studies by the pharmaceutical companies to come out. Oh that's right, there won't be any, and the ones who have no obligation to you should a health concern, illness or even death occur, is not liable. They only stand to gain financially.
As for the religious exemption, there are some who believe all lives matter and that a few sacrificed lives that didn't choose to be killed, are now in a sense, continually mass produced "parts" for your "greater good". They never had a voice. So excuse some of us that value those souls and choose not to tamper with what God made and not make them a product to inject ourselves for our greater good.
In a generation of everything now, all actual science has flown out the window. I choose to wait to see what exactly the risks may be down the line.
it is only permissible, in the State of CT., to pass a motor vehicle on the right, when passed vehicle is making a left turn. This means, say on I-84, that if you pass a car, that is in the left lane, while travelling in the right lane, you are in violation. In the flagpole instance, if a crash occurs, you would be ticketed for failure to drive in the lane, because you crossed the white line. The line is there, in this instance, to designate travel lane/parking.
Scarlett Lewis was one of the parents who lost a child in the Sandy Hook School Shooting. Tragic doesn't begin to define it. In Jan 2015 Scarlett was one of 2 parents who sued our town and the BOE claiming that there was inadequate security at the school. In June 2016 They offered to settle for 5.5 million dollars!
In May2018 a judge dismissed the law suit. They appealed and in Oct 2019 they lost the appeal I have difficulty understanding her action to sue and at the same time promote 'choose love' It doesn't make sense. Where was the love for her town and neighbors that grieved with her, that supported her?
So glad to read this. I'm Jewish. My Dad taught me that when I heard an anti-semetic comment not to get mad but to educate - kindly and without anger. I think this applies in this and many situations. (Perhaps there are situations where it isn't safe to do so.) I miss my Dad and my Mom. My Mom taught us to understand the the black experience. She said, probably in the 70's, that if she were black she would be a militant black. I understood what she meant. Both my parent's intelligence, wisdom and kindness has been influenced the way I look at the world (or try to) and I am so grateful. So I want to take this opportunity to tell them that I miss them and love them and think of them so often. My Mom is been gone 7 years and my Dad 21 years. Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers. Influence your children well. As Stephen Sondheim says in his musical Into the Woods, "Children will listen". I'm glad I did.
This is beautifully written. To those who may read this and not understand or disagree, please take just a moment to self reflect. Have you ever heard racial comments and instead of speaking up, ignored what you heard? It is simple actions like speaking up against this behavior and letting the individual know that it is unacceptable that can make where you live safer for your BIPOC neighbors. Have you ever dubbed somebody suspicious because of the color of their skin? That is likely somebody’s baby boy.. beloved father.. as hardworking and respectable as they come. In your heart of hearts be honest with yourself, even if it is an uncomfortable feeling. We are only asking for kindness.. acceptance.. inclusion. There is no downside to this. Please open your hearts to know everyone, including you can make consistent, subtle changes that will have big results. Its not asking much, but it is everything to those who are only asking for peace, and a better, safer world for themselves and their families.