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    a major

    BUMMER!
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    Wow! no kidding!
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

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    It's bad, of course. But

    before we all panic, it's worth noting:

    * It's only one study.

    * Throat cancer is a very small percentage

    of all cancers, even though the vast majority of Americans engage in oral sex.

    * Most exposures to HPV are

    handled by the immune system, and infection never occurs.

    * For the same reason, most cases of HPV go away by

    themselves.

    * The most serious known strains of HPV -- the ones that are known to cause cancer -- are easily

    avoided; through taking the new vaccine, intended to be given to children before they become sexually active. This

    is good.

    * HPV caused cervical cancer claims 4000 women's lives every year; or at least that's what I read

    recently. Throat cancer is looking to be caused twenty times more often by HPV than by smoking, and affects both

    sexes. Yet religious conservatives have fought against the vaccine, on the grounds that it makes sex less dangerous,

    and therefore interferes with (useless) abstinence only "education programs". Morons.

    This wouldn't be a bad

    thing to write your representative about.
    DrSmellThis (creator of P H E R O S)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSmellThis View Post
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    HPV caused cervical cancer claims 4000 women's lives every year; or at least that's what I read recently. Throat

    cancer is looking to be caused twenty times more often by HPV than by smoking, and affects both sexes. Yet religious

    conservatives have fought against the vaccine, on the grounds that it makes sex less dangerous, and therefore

    interferes with (useless) abstinence only "education programs". Morons.

    This wouldn't be a bad thing to write

    your representative about.
    Good points, Doc. I'd say religious fruitcakes but otherwise agree.
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    Religious fruitcakes it is,

    then.
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    You'd be better to know about

    this than me but I'll share it. A few days ago several of us were talking. Remember that we are down here in the

    bible belt. One guy presented the argument that excessively strong religious beliefs are a form of mental

    illness-hysteria. I won't say I bought the whole argument but he made a pretty good argument. Remember that none of

    us are psychologists. Basically it was four old geeks sitting under a tree drinking beer and babbling at each other.

    He later extended the argument to include almost any belief system the involves irrationally following any system or

    group performing anti-social acts. Take things like the eco-terrorists, Jones Town, the Nazi party and so many

    others as examples.

    Again, more a fun argument than anything else.
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

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    Shopper X wrote:Its

    wrong only if its also wrong to sit in front of the TV watching The Biggest Loser while eating ice cream out of the

    carton. Which may have happened to me once or twice in the past.

    i was just going to post something like this

    lol - i am ALWAY watching biggest loser while chowing down on the biggest meal possible. i feel so evil

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