I've changed. I was always tolerant but susceptible to bullying. I have far more self-confidence now than ever before and even more backbone- I do not put up with bullies, regardless of the who's the target.View Thread
I most certainly should be repealed! Our economy is still in the dumps. With the jobless rate still out of control, Obama should make sure people are working and can afford the insurance he is imposing.View Thread
I agree that social media had played a major role- it's caused a vicious circle. With YouTube (shooting a child's laptop?! Really?!) and television (starting with Jerry Springer) glorifying bad behavior, it is being taken from backstage to the lime light so you are more aware of what's going on- just like societal violence- so it seems more prevalent.
Now that you're more aware of it, thus seeming more common, people are free to think of this as the norm rather than the exception. Even adults can be influenced by example. They act out and get themselves on the web or TV so they can influence others to behave poorly. And the snowball builds.View Thread
Americans are such prudes! We tend to be offended by the most inane things. Perversion, not just beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. If you look at a woman breast feeding her child and find it sexually obscene, then maybe you should re-evaluate your morals.
If I happen to find flowers sexually appealing, does that mean no one should have gardens? No. It means that I should look into therapy to find from where this fetish of nature arises.View Thread
I don't think a doctor should be able to "fire" a patient if they opt not to have their child immunized for a couple different reasons.
It is a doctor's job to treat patients to the best of their ability, as stated by 3point14. If a parent or patient doesn't have immunizations done, that's their prerogative. It's still the physicians' jobs to treat patients. If I opt not to have my son receive a flu shot, why would a doctor not treat him if he came down with an ear infection? It would be like a mechanic refusing to replace a burned out fuse because you chose not to change the oil- is it not his job to keep your car running to the best of his ability?
What about children who refuse to get shots? Quite a while ago, I told Dr Moser about my son's refusing his flu shot. The only way I was able to get him to take the shot is to get a placebo shot to show it doesn't hurt (I had already received my flu shot). What if I refused to receive a placebo inoculation? Or hadn't thought of the idea?View Thread
I think her cooking gives her the perfect platform and makes her the ideal person to act as Spokesperson, as long as she takes full advantage of the opportunity given her. I have one word for you - REFORM.
Think in these terms... who are you going to listen to with greater intent? A squeeky clean librarian who hasn't seen a dark cloud in her life trying to speak of the ills of drugs, trying to warn of the traps that could that could lead you to the gutter? Or the rehabilitated junkie who has pulled himself from the gutter?
I know I am more prone to listen to the voice of experience. Now, let's see if Paula Deen can pull herself from the gutter of fatty, cholesterol-laden comfort foods.View Thread
This is a tough call. I feel that yes, the obese should be charged more. There is a difference between overweight and obese and the former shouldn't as should the latter. I understand that there are certain circumstances that are out of a person's control that cause them to be obese, but there are a lot of people who don't have those circumstances.
Obesity does tax our health system and cause rises in costs. Shire, you say that you're obese but healthy. I don't question that but the risk is still there. Much like an auto accident will increase my car insurance premiums because I show to be a higher risk- just because I had one accident doesn't mean I'm a demolition derby driver - but I am a higher risk.
I do agree with Dr. Moser, though. Support should be offered to those that are obese and, therefore, charged more. With the higher funds raised with increased rates, they should be required to direct them to nutritionists or other therapeutic means.
As far as Dr. Moser said about charging more for smokers, I agree that they (or should I say "we" since I'm one) should be charged more as well. I wouldn't like it, but smoking is my choice so I would be ultimately choosing to pay the higher premiums. Just like those that chose to pull up a chair to the buffet table would be choosing to pay the higher premiums.View Thread