Summer Sunday

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Summer Sunday
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Sun, 07-07-2013 - 8:28am

1. Do you/so/spouse have to go back to work tomorrow? Frown

2. Sunday plans?

3. Sunscreen: None, 15/30, higher?

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 8:47am

No cigarette smokers in my house, Dad did smoke cigars every now and then.  There are a lot of threats nowadays that were non-existent in the olden days.  You have the right to your opinion but don't stand in the way of anybody that wants to worship the sun or smoke in front of their kids b/c you'd be in violation of human rights.  And you know what that means Obama supporter.

 


 


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 8:56am
Gosh, Jambles, you sure get mean when you are wrong! For the record, I worship God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; not the sun, and not the President. No one had advocated a law making it illegal to tan or to smoke in front of their kids in in enclosed places, so where you dug up that, I do not know.
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:19am

"or go to a tanning salon to get one." ----------- Isn't that mostly Jersey Shore type people?

Nope. Stereotype much? lol

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:23am

I had an abnormal mole removed from my arm and tested a few Summers ago, It was benign.  Melanoma is a deadly cancer, Yes.  Bury the myth, That cancer can happen to anybody, sun worshiper or not. 

Exactly. Everyone SHOULD be careful. My father (who was FULL Italian) spent his summer days, EVERY.DAY at the beach, NO SUNSCREEN, never had skin cancer. He had OTHER cancers, yes so sometimes you just can't protect yourself from everything in life Frown

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:26am

I would liken it to seat belt usage.  I never wore a seat belt as a child because my parents did not know the danger.  My kids have never riden in a car without a seat belt because we do know the danger.

I did not wear sun screen as a child because the danger was not known.  I and my kids do wear sun screen now because the danger is known.

Any one who does not wear a seat belt , purposely tans  or does  not use sun screen in 2013 is ingnoring well documented facts of the danger they are putting themselves in.  The fact that it was different 40 years ago does not mean it was right 40 years ago.  Knowledge is only power if you if you use that  knowledge.

Did you ever see the thing about kids from the 60's and 70's and the "dangers" that are today that no one ever thought of and we all lived? 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:28am

Jams, it is not a "myth" that sunburn causes melanoma. It is established fact. I really don't anyone who deliberately tans anymore. I thought most people had given up on that practice, due to the health concerns, how it ages the skin etc.

You don't go to your local pool, beach or such much, do you?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:30am
We all lived, of course. But many children in those years were killed in accidents that would be preventable today, or from diseases we know how to prevent today. People who throw our anecdotal evidence to refute statistical probabilities only show that they are ignorant of how statistics work.
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:32am

No cigarette smokers in my house, Dad did smoke cigars every now and then.  There are a lot of threats nowadays that were non-existent in the olden days.  You have the right to your opinion but don't stand in the way of anybody that wants to worship the sun or smoke in front of their kids b/c you'd be in violation of human rights.  And you know what that means Obama supporter.

I know someone who NEVER smoked who got throat cancer. My dad smoked for years and didn't die from lung or throat cancer. Does it happen? AB.SO.LUTELY. There is also 2nd hand smoke that people die from. 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:33am

We all lived, of course. But many children in those years were killed in accidents that would be preventable today, or from diseases we know how to prevent today. People who throw our anecdotal evidence to refute statistical probabilities only show that they are ignorant of how statistics work.

Yes, things DID happen then but today, people are more "crazy" about things that no one ever blinked an eye at and YES the majority of kids DID survive them.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:36am
My parents both smoked from a young age and only one died of lung cancer. Mom died of something else. I agree they are both equally dead now, but Daddy died a horrible death before his 60th birthday, and maybe if he hadn't smoked he'd have lived another decade, who knows. I feel bad all the time that he never got to meet my kids and vice versa. Lung cancer from smoking is a horrible and stupid way to die.

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