Should you be able to opt out of vaccinations?

Why would you? It protects your children and others they might meet. Vaccines are safe and effective. You can look at the data and see for yourself. This is what happened when the measles vaccination became available.


We know vaccines’ safety record from clinical trials before they were licensed, and from millions of doses administered after they were licensed. And we know there is no plausible biologic reason to believe vaccines would cause any serious long-term effects. Based on more than 50 years of experience with vaccines, we can say that the likelihood that a vaccine will cause unanticipated long-term problems is extremely low.

Because of age, health conditions, or other factors, some people should not get certain vaccines or should wait before getting them. Read the guidelines for each vaccine.

Iron Lung Ward, 1953
Polio used to be very common in the U.S. and caused severe illness in thousands of people each year before polio vaccine was introduced in 1955. Polio was eradicated in the Americas by 1994. Polio was officially eradicated in 36 Western Pacific countries, including China and Australia in 2000. Europe was declared polio-free in 2002. India  will be declared as a polio-free country this year. As of 2008, polio remains endemic in only three countries: Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. All a plane ride away. So inoculate!

If you are afraid to take a chance to save your child from polio measlesor measles fine. Just don’t bring your kid around mine. Home teach them. Don’t go to Disneyland (Maybe someone with build a theme park for the non-inoculated.). And prepare to take care of them when they get sick because in all likelihood, they will. Your choice affects my choice. Your freedom affects my freedom. That’s just not going to work.

VA Secretary, “I incorrectly stated that I had been in Special Forces.”

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military’s special forces.

McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month on “CBS Evening News.”

I really don’t think this is a big deal reading the story. Not like he listed Special Forces in his résumé or told the story many times. Actually I am more interested in the homeless veteran saying he was in SF.

Why does it seem many homeless people (and non-homeless as well) profess to being veterans that served in Force Recon or Special Forces. I do remember cooks, mechanics, truck drivers, clerks, etc. being in Vietnam but I have yet to meet one.

Did you know only about 9% of the homeless are veterans? 

And I just as well bring this up. If you meet or hear someone saying he can’t tell you what he did because his records are classified you just met or heard a liar.


Don’t call them Islamic terrorists or radical Islamics.

We need to provide jobs for would be jihadists. Oh, and we don’t use the word Islam in connection with the word terrorist or radical. It’s just not a good thing to do as you might offend someone or give the bad guys credibility.

Oh, and by the way they (Americans) are dumb.No, it is not FOX but CNN and Wolfe Blitzer talking to a State Department airhead, Marie Harf.

3-D printing reminds me I was born a long, long time ago.

I always thought a food replicator like on Star Trek would really be cool. I didn’t question how it worked. I just liked it.

It’s a New Year!

And I know how printers work. I think.

But printing food? There are some places you would be burned at the stake for being a witch if you “printed” a pizza.

Pizza – and it looks good.
A Veggie Burger





These come from Natural Machines in Barcelona. The printer (A Foodini) is a connected device, meaning it’s connected to the Internet. It has a built-in touch screen on the front that provides the user interface for printing food. Once the user chooses the recipe they want to print (from the on board touchscreen, or from a user’s tablet, laptop, etc.), Foodini will instruct what food to put in each capsule, and then printing can begin.

Foodini is the first real food 3D printer that prints a wide range of foods, both savory and sweet. It uses real food. Fresh food. That’s different than all other 3D printers. Foodini, was built to be a food appliance. Meaning, it’s made from food-grade/safe materials.

There are other food printers, but they focus on a small amount of printable ingredients . . . chocolate only or sugar only, for example. With the open capsule model, you aren’t limited to the number of ingredients used. This allows us to accommodate for a wide range of tastes.

The Foodini

Also unique is the physical design of the product. The machine is sleek, and most of the technical moving parts are cleverly hidden from view. People will be proud to have Foodini on a kitchen counter, both from the physical design as well as the functionality. This is very different from most 3D printers on the market. And with room for up to 5 food capsules, consumers don’t have to manually change out the food capsules for different ingredients when printing.

Guess we will have to get one. Right after the neighbors we are trying to keep up with get theirs.


The plot to keep America obese. The Girl Scouts are coming!

Yes, they are here again. Those sneaky thin busting, will power negating, have just one more, monsters ringing door bells and trapping people outside stores.

They’re baaaaaaccccckkk! Run!! They are everywhere! The Girl Scouts are coming! The Girl Scouts are coming!

With these to tempt, corrupt and capture you . . .

 Thin Mints®  Caramel deLites®
/ Samoas®
 Peanut Butter Patties®/ Tagalongs Shortbread / Trefoils
Do-si-dos®/ Peanut Butter Sandwich Cranberry Citrus Crisps  Lemonades  Rah-Rah Raisins
 Savannah Smiles®  Thanks-A-Lot®  Toffee-tastic  Trios

They even have a mobile app to help you find them just in case you miss the hordes of mothers running door to door with their daughters trying to add you to the list.

Quick. Turn the lights off and lower the blinds. Tell the mail and the newspaper to hold deliveries.Prepare to not come outside for at least ten days. Careful, they are devious.


It’s too late. I ordered three boxes.

They caught my wife who added two more.

We are so, so pathetically weak!

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