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


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!


Hi, all. I'm an Alaskan very proud of our President today!! Just joined this group so

am not quite familiar, yet, with the discussions. However, the Alaska Dispatch News has a really great article about the Beaufort Sea, now 9.8 million acres protected by our President, and bowhead whales. I hope y'all enjoy it! Quite chilly here in the Interior today at 44 below - think warm thoughts for us!

Bowhead whale songs are complex and copied, new study shows
Yereth Rosen Alaska Dispatch News January 26, 2015

Inuit legend says Sedna, the beautiful but tragic goddess of the ocean, sings underwater to give detailed instructions to the whales and other sea animals.

Now scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea each spring.

The researchers documented 12 unique songs sung by at least 32 individual whales while swimming off Point Barrow. It is the greatest number of songs cataloged during the population’s spring migration, possibly a result of the growing population, says the study, a joint project of scientists from Bates College, the University of Washington, the North Slope Borough, Norway’s FRAM-High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment and Cornell University.


Environmentally a very sensitive Sea, and energy gets in there because Big Oil and all the Kochsuckers really want to drill, baby, drill. Pres. Obama just blocked that kick!

Glad to be here, friends. I hope this post is okay!

Not really a discussion, just wanted to share Heidi's photo with all of you

She's a great taker of photos here!

Her website is on the photo.

No negatives! My stepdaughter and her guy and my grandson came over yesterday.

My grandson isn't old enough to vote yet........... and is smarter than all of us old folks put together.

However, BOTH my daughter and her guy are registered and will be at the polls.

Sometimes being "political" helps make a difference.

I won't be on for quite a while, but will never forget any of you.~

Thank you for the wondeful times.

I can't afford insurance under ACA already, because of our "governor".

Now there's this?


State announces hefty individual insurance rate increases for 2015.

Since that one didn't work, maybe this one will: http://www.sitnews.us/0914News/090614/090614_health_insurance.html

Just checking in from Fairbanks - had a mild shaker a bit ago.

Guesstimates are 5.3 to 5.6 - I'd like to know all my Fairbanks area buddies are ok! We are, the cats are angry (of course) and the neighbor's almost-there shed just fell down........... sigh..... Pretty sure it was local, short and sharp with a lot of pre-and-post ringing.

Let us know if you're in trouble because of the quake; we'll try to help!

Mark David Chapman will remain in prison.

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