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raven mad

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The Quest!

http://www.newsminer.com/opinion/editorials/the-yukon-quest-begins-extreme-cold-difficult-terrain-and-steep/article_b28ec3c6-aea4-11e4-b91c-ef56ffbaf8e2.html

As usual, California is ahead of the game - this time on mandatory vaccinations.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/04/california-vaccination-bill-repeal-personal-belief-exemption_n_6615490.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

(snip)
California Bill Would Make It Harder For Parents To Say No To Vaccines
The Huffington Post | By Lydia O'Connor


Two California lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday morning that would eliminate parents' ability to opt out of school-mandated vaccines because of personal beliefs.

The bill from state Sens. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), a pediatrician, and Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), an educator, comes amid the worst measles outbreak in 20 years with more than 100 cases recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The flare-up is anchored in California, where many affluent communities have dangerously low vaccination rates and around 13,000 current kindergarten students are not vaccinated, according to an analysis by the San Jose Mercury News.

(snip) If the bill is passed as filed, parents may only skip having their children vaccinated in cases where it is prevented by physical or medical conditions.

"Immunization of a person shall be required for admission to a school or institution ... unless the child has a physical condition or medical circumstances that contraindicate vaccination as prescribed in Section 120370," the measure reads.


It's bad enough endangering your own children; it's unconscionable endangering the children of others.

Happy Marmot Day, fellow Alaskans!

Heck with groundhogs, we ALWAYS have 6 more weeks of winter after February 2nd! Marmots rock!

http://www.newsminer.com/features/sundays/community_features/on-feb-alaskans-celebrate-marmot-day/article_aedd77f6-a9a2-11e4-a7d2-f71cd40d51ce.html
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