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Google shutdown migration in progress. I'm off to:

robanybody@pluspora.com

and/or

robanybody@hub.toot.cat

See you there.
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It's about time the Supreme Court took action on this issue. It's all notable that many of the states using this as a means of revenue generation are "red" states, many of which are increasingly Randian in their approach to governance.

It's well past time that allowing practices that embody the doctrine that essentially asserts, "Fuck you, I've got mine" should be enforceable by law.


The Atlantic: The Supreme Court Resuscitates the Eighth Amendment.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/03/unanimous-supreme-court-decision-policing-profit/584506/?utm_medium=offsite&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=newsstand-ideas
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Ill just leave this here...

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Where the Line Is

“My child is at risk from being injured from a vaccine and your child is potentially at risk if my son catches something," she told The Post. "Whose child is more important? Where’s the line?”

The line is right where it has always been. Your ability to exercise your individual freedom ends at the point that said exercise demonstrably causes harm to others.

Were it the case that failing to immunize your child would place only one other at risk, as she phrased her statement, she might have an argument. However, failure to immunize your child not only risks your child (in itself, an indefensible position, and child abuse, as far as I am concerned), but also many others.

Her statement also minimizes the high risk of harm due to measles compared with the much, much smaller risk of an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

In short, she's talking out of her ass.

h/t to +Veronica Harwick
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Because idiocy knows no bounds

Make no mistake:

First, failure to vaccinate is child abuse.

Second, if someone I love, who could not be vaccinated, was infected and harmed because of some idiot's view that vaccination isn't necessary/good/whatever, I'd start looking to sue both that person and the state that allowed it. I'd also be looking for the possibility of pressing charges for manslaughter or other feasible legal approaches.

Third, any group claiming to be "pro-life" and supporting this viewpoint should be ridiculed, mocked, and, wherever possible sued, into oblivion. (But then, that's the same action that should be happening already with those groups, since their "pro-life" stance is a sham and a fraud by nearly any rational measure.)
Along with this legislation should be a promise that if when Arizona is hit by an epidemic that could easily have been prevented by a proper vaccination regimine, they will accept no assistance from the Federal government, regardless of how many Arizona children are at risk.

Let's see Arizona and its people put their money where state representative Rep. Nancy Barto's (R-Phoenix) mouth is.
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Fuck these people, and their fucking pseudo-Christianity. There's absolutely no defensible reason for the government assholes who stole these children, and are now trafficking in them, to not reunite them with their parents, whatever the cost.
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Failure to Immunize is Child Abuse

There should be no reason whatsoever for teens to be barred from taking charge of their own immunizations. It's not their fault if their parents are too fucking stupid to get them immunized. What needs to be a "thing" is either judges liberally stepping in and ruling for kids who want immunizations, or for legislation to be passed that removes the right to deny immunization to kids old enough to understand it.

There are probably few kids older than about 10 who are incapable of that understanding (and probably quite a bunch of them even younger than that).
Just so you know. This is a thing— disgusting, pathetic thing born of a clinically paranoid online dystopia— but nonetheless, a thing.
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