Oct. 19th, 2007

acroyear: (grumblecat)
Anybody who is exempting their kids from vaccines because of "religious" reasons (when they're not "christian scientists") or thinks it might give their kids autism is completely UNinformed.

Oh, I am furious with the Today Show today for giving some ranting mother with no proof at all from any doctor or scientist the last word that she thinks her kids got "sick" from vaccines with out a counter-point.  Yet another case of bad science reporting where actually presenting the evidence that there is NO documentable connection between vaccines and child development problems will take so much time that the news would rather just leave it on the sensationalism and let FACTS fall by the wayside.  Not the least when she let slip on the air that one of the conditions is genetic, meaning there is nothing in the world that could have "given" it to the kid, not least a shot with dead measle bugs in it.

Many childhood diseases, often ones that are genetic, show symptoms around age 4-6.  Most children get the bulk of their final vaccinations (if not done as infants) around age 4-6.  This is called coincidence, not causality.

Really, TodayShow, you just made things a whole lot worse for doctors out there.
acroyear: (not myself)
Kooza! is finishing up its premiere run in Toronto (after the proper debut in Montreal, of course) and is headed to the West Coast, following the typical track that Corteo followed.  It will be in San Francisco Nov/Dec, San Jose for 2 weeks in Feb, then Hartford, CT for half of April.  If it keeps taking the month to take-down, move, and set-up, then it will be in Philadelphia sometime in late May and early June.

I'll keep an eye out, 'cause I'm thinking "road trip"!

It is then headed for Chicago and Boston, so there's still the possibility of a DC run in November, in step with when Corteo hit us.
acroyear: (ponder this)
Robert Fripp's Diary:
One of the lessons of (early) childhood is that we can’t do everything that we want to do;
one of the lessons of (later) childhood is that everything we do has consequences;

one of the lessons of early adulthood is that we are held accountable for our actions;

one of the lessons of growing maturity is, we can do whatever we will - if we are able to deal with the repercussions of our behaviour.

That is, we can do whatever we like, if we can pick up the tab; and picking up the tab depends upon us recognizing, acknowledging & accepting that what we do has consequences, for self & community.

The necessary is possible;
The optional is expensive;
The unnecessary is unlikely.

An attribute of mature adulthood is that we are able to act in accordance with social norms, regardless of our personal feelings towards those norms.

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