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  1. Thread: About kids....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendy View Post I'm...

    Quote Originally Posted by wendy View Post
    I'm always right- because I'm a scientist and I freely change my opinions as the facts roll in. 7 billion people. 9000 babies born per hour. I don't think...
  2. Yeah, I check my blood pressure annually at those...

    Yeah, I check my blood pressure annually at those little machines they have in pharmacies. So far so good. Not sure why we need to involve doctors- if you manage to survive to age 18, you need 3 Pap...
  3. Thread: About kids....

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    I'm always right- because I'm a scientist and I...

    I'm always right- because I'm a scientist and I freely change my opinions as the facts roll in. 7 billion people. 9000 babies born per hour. I don't think people's happy notions about whether or not...
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    well, I did that once- offered to drive, pay for...

    well, I did that once- offered to drive, pay for it, etc., and yeah, the kid ruined the lives of lots of people and had a horrible life himself (this was 17 years ago and he's now in juvie for...
  5. Thread: About kids....

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    no, absolutely not. Fifty years ago that was the...

    no, absolutely not. Fifty years ago that was the case, but today people have to refrain from reproducing altogether, not just cut back a bit. If people had cut back a bit 50 years ago, we'd be in the...
  6. you do realize that the AMA, and the USPSTF, has...

    you do realize that the AMA, and the USPSTF, has been recommending AGAINST annual physicals since oh, the the 1970s? They don't improve health and they actually decrease patient health....
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    Check out where the seafood comes from, then...

    Check out where the seafood comes from, then you'll go back to your humanely-harvested meat.
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    actually the most effective birth control is the...

    actually the most effective birth control is the vasectomy. Why aren't they free and handed out like candy? Snip and you're done. No more "daddy won't pay" problems.
    There's no reason why birth...
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    well, listen to what your body is saying- it is...

    well, listen to what your body is saying- it is screaming out that it needs a day or two of crashing and doing nothing productive. Possibly up to a week of nothing if you are really drained. This is...
  10. Thread: About kids....

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    why is it offensive? I'm sorry you aren't willing...

    why is it offensive? I'm sorry you aren't willing to accept the fact that the biggest problem in our world today is too many people. Because everyone thought, well, just one or two kids for me, to...
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    no, OTC means it's reasonably safe for most...

    no, OTC means it's reasonably safe for most people and the instructions are easy to understand. BC is easy to understand- take daily- and the risks are far less than many other OTC medicines. It's...
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    Or looking for years..........["quote} yup....

    Or looking for years..........["quote}

    yup. Know someone who hasn't even managed to get a job interview for over two years, not sure why, she seems reasonably normal. Another person has been laid...
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    um, what universe do you live in? Most of the...

    um, what universe do you live in? Most of the people I know who have bought houses are trying really hard to get rid of them. They are a money-pit. They aren't an investment at all. Maybe if you...
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    yeah, I don't bring my dogs to the barn because...

    yeah, I don't bring my dogs to the barn because it's utterly inappropriate for both dogs and horses. I've watched the dogs that boarders bring to the barn and the owners are delusional if they think...
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    Natural deaths are usually nasty and unpleasant...

    Natural deaths are usually nasty and unpleasant for all concerned. I want to be humanely euthanized when my time comes. If society can do the right thing for hamsters and cats, why make people...
  16. I don't know. I never used health care before,...

    I don't know. I never used health care before, and don't intend to now since I can't afford the deductible. I'm one of these people who did some complicated calculations about risk/benefit and chose...
  17. Thread: About kids....

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    Think about money, too. So few prospective...

    Think about money, too. So few prospective parents do. Raising a child is estimated to cost around $200,000 nowadays. That's like buying a house, except it's harder to sell later on. So if you don't...
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    Oh, and back to the Why don't poor people just...

    Oh, and back to the Why don't poor people just grow vegetables? I just spent the afternoon out putting in our root vegetable crop. We buy zero onions, potatoes, carrots and the like for a tiny...
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    actually, the scientists and doctors have been...

    actually, the scientists and doctors have been trying to get BC pills moved to OTC status for years, and they keep getting blocked by the anti-abortionists and crazy religious folks. BC pills are...
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    free, readily accessible birth control and...

    free, readily accessible birth control and readily-accessible abortions would be a lot more effective. Why reward people for actually making really stupid life decisions like having a child they...
  21. Thread: About kids....

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    If you don't actively want one, just say No. The...

    If you don't actively want one, just say No. The world really doesn't need any more humans in it.
    As for your DH wanting one, well, tell him that if he gets pregnant, gives birth, and stays home...
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    because it's a better living than government...

    because it's a better living than government handouts? In my area, you can't get squat from the government unless you make less than $12,000 (one person); even a minimum wage job will put you up at...
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    Depends on if you are capable of keeping an...

    Depends on if you are capable of keeping an intact bitch from accidental breeding. If you aren't, spay early. If you can, wait until at least age three, or if you can find someone to perform an...
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    Clicker training is a wonderful technique for...

    Clicker training is a wonderful technique for teaching any animal anything. It is not the be-all and end-all of training, but there is no better method ever invented for a) teaching a dog a new...
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    why are some of you so opposed to helping people...

    why are some of you so opposed to helping people who need help? Don't you donate to charities for this very purpose? People don't become poor on purpose. Most end up there through sheer chance.
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