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  1. Minnesota fourth graders from the article? Not like anything has been going on up there over the last couple years that forth graders may be hearing about
  2. And you don’t think that 4-8 year old black kids aren’t hearing that? The statement from the brother is mitigated on the next page by statements from both the mother and the father. We don’t solve problems by pretending they don’t exist. Although I guess for most white people it’s not a problem for them so whatever?
  3. Yes. Kindle iOS app. You can also read kindle in a desktop browser.
  4. I just did. Thought it was great. It’s a difficult topic. Not talking about it is not really an option.
  5. If you can handle the “f” word here is a comedians take on an issue that would be covered under the umbrella of CRT:
  6. So it’s the duration of time that’s important to you? Because the scripture is very ambiguous. So if the guidance to wear masks lasted 90 years then you’d put them on equal footing? From this exmo’s perspective, you are just as much a cafeteria Mormon as they are. FWIW.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2_Beta_variant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2_Gamma_variant
  8. Except I wasn’t referring to the “urging” people to get vaccinated. I was talking about urging people to follow the “wise” and “thoughtful”government leaders and medical experts (you know the same people instituting mask mandates). So on the one hand the first presidency is describing government attempts to control the pandemic as “wise” and “thoughtful” and on the other hand we have SMAC describing the same actions (as far as I can tell - that’s why I’m asking) as being driven by “political purposes and public control”.
  9. How to you mesh “political purposes and public control” with the first presidency describing the same actions as “wise” and “thoughtful”?
  10. And did you catch the “We can win this war if everyone will follow the wise and thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders.”
  11. But they have instituted seat belt laws, speeding laws, anti dui laws, insurance laws and so forth. So yes?
  12. What I feel you need to address is the collision of rights here. Do I have a right not to be harmed by you* in a public space? *generic “you” here
  13. The post has an edit that was dated well before this post, so I’m not sure if there is a problem with board software or something? But yeah I linked to an article describing limited medical exemptions for things like you posted.
  14. It gets really hard to quantify that I guess. Also see my edit, they do allow limited medical exemptions
  15. Perhaps against a non-fda approved vaccine like Covid , but California and four other states have had a no-exemption policy for years. Edit: It appears they do allow limited medical exemptions (just no personal/religious exemptions): https://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-ln-california-legislature-expected-to-pass-tough-vaccination-law-20150628-story.html
  16. California allows no exemptions (religious or otherwise). If you want to use public schools you vaccinate.
  17. First appreciate your thoughtful reply. I haven't proposed a rationale, but there does seem to be a tension between the two for me. As for limiting principles? Good question, but in all cases - mask wearing, vaccines and abortion, you are impinging on the rights of one individual to protect the health/life (and rights) of another individual. So anything at all seems a bit of a stretch.
  18. But doesn’t that perceived inconsistency cut both ways? Unless those protestors are pro choice?
  19. Appreciate the thoughtful post. One clarification, doesn’t this break down when many abortion restrictions amount to requiring medical procedures at the governments behest? Like requiring showing a woman a vaginal ultrasound?
  20. Is there a tension between being against government vaccine and mask mandates, while favoring abortion restrictions (or vice versa)? In what ways are there similarities and in what wats are they different? Requiring masks and vaccines protects others (particularly the most vulnerable in society) from dying - either directly through disease spread, or indirectly through hospital crowding, degradation of care. Is there a significant difference?
  21. For you and others, how does this advice compare to the admonition to have no more than one pair of earrings or not to get tattoos?
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