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    How to start 6 yr old son in martial arts - where to begin?

    I know of two places here (small town) that are having week-long summer 'camps' for children. I started two of my daughters (ages 9 and 6) this week. I think it's a good chance for them to have a feel for what martial arts are about. Also, if you're worried that your son might not like it due...
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    Stoopit neighbor , stoopit dog

    We have a Border Collie that was a stray (we live out in the country so animals tend to wander up from the road at times). We typically call animal control, but he was so friendly (and he seems to smile all the time) that we kept him. My oldest daughter (the one with autism) is a runner and he's...
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    I can feel S.A.D. creeping up...

    I wanted to post back with an update. I did follow Carol's suggestion and had her Vit D levels checked (I went ahead and made an appointment with our pediatrician). She is apparently very low on Vit D (the nurse didn't give me the numbers, just said she was very low). They didn't prescribe...
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    New to the Forum!! Greetings!

    Welcome to MT :)
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    Another New Guy

    Hi JackJack, welcome to MartialTalk. :) My mother and step-father have a sailboat and spend quite a bit of time sailing, though their trips are not far away. I'd say a week is about the longest they have ever been gone. I wish you peace in your journeys - I've always found that respect and...
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    can anyone tell me how to combat police brutality

    Eggg, Tez is right. I've seen you post on other boards and I know you are able to post without acting poorly. I have tried to help you on this board and I know that Tez has done the same. You are coming close to a point where we cannot help you, not because we don't want to, but because we...
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    can anyone tell me how to combat police brutality

    I've known Eggg prior to his coming to this board. He's not a troll. :)
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    can anyone tell me how to combat police brutality

    Hi Eggg! Is there something that you have seen that has you worried about police brutality? Even if it's only something that you have seen on the news, if you can link it here, maybe we can all look at it and see where you are coming from. The law enforcement that I've worked with before...
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    Autism scare a hoax

    I think you are correct. Currently there appear to be two forms of autism (though the differences are not discussed often). There are children who seem to have been autistic from birth - classic autism. And there are children who developed to a point and then regressed - still autism, but more...
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    Autism scare a hoax

    I don't think anyone is stating that vaccine reactions should be overlooked. Nor is anyone saying that vaccine reactions do not occur. Most (if not all) parents are given a sheet to sign that they are aware of potential reactions, including death and that they should report reactions. I...
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    Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson

    [/B] Just as a point of interest, when your argument dissolves to accusing me of needing mental help, you start losing credibility. :) I'm not blindly lashing out because you don't agree with me. Nor do you anger me. I can dislike your comments without being angry and 'lashing out'. [/B]...
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    Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson

    You're right I didn't like your comments. I don't think for a minute that you want to mass murder those with mental illness or disabilities so calm down. :) That comment is based on a historical perspective. I'm a state trained advocate for those with disabilities (including mental illness)...
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    Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson

    Actually, the discussion turned to how those with mental illness should not be lumped in the same category as criminals. Chances are good that the mentally ill frequently walk on your property. You may not recognize them because they are delivery people, mail carriers, repairmen, etc...
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    Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson

    This basically sums it up. Ballen, I'm sorry for your loss. I don't think Flea is advocating that those diagnosed with mental illness and considered dangerous roam the streets waving pistols. I believe the point is that anyone can commit a crime. To lump all those with mental illness into the...
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    I can feel S.A.D. creeping up...

    Thanks. She goes to the hospital for specialty labwork (liver function and such) twice a year. I'll ask they include that the next time we go (Feb/March). :) Crushing, sorry, I forgot to reply to your question last night (bad weather and poor internet). I believe there is a reverse SAD. These...
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