Lemme see if I can pull all this together. I once caught an std (we didn't have initials back then) from a girl I knew in an AP class (brilliant and beautiful) at Central High. Had I gone to MUS or CBHS, I might not have learned a valuable lesson for another year or two.
Now I used to have an IQ way above the norm, but did I avail myself of even a gas station condom. No. Three years later I was considered qualified to vote. And so here we are today.
Lighten up Francis. I don't know who peed in your cornflakes this morning, but it wasn't me.
If you want to get technical we can. A visual inspection of your intended partner would be the first step. Of course running a culture, of the swabbed areas, before engaging in relations, is also most informative. Then we have physical barrier protection to prevent disease both for males and females.
"Spare me the bullshit, will ya."
I understand you are not in need of more bullshit, you do seem to be full of it.
As to OTP, his point is valid because courts have ruled that at large only elections for boards/councils/whatever are unfairly discriminatory, as I said not always as there are other factors.
If I offended you by suggesting you could catch a disease from your spouse, that is your problem. It is true and not unusual.
I have no problem with monogamy, but have little sympathy for the cuckold.
Wow and I thought I'd just skip over another endless schools debate and then wham! From burning issues of the day to burning discharge. Now I don't even want to know how or why this thread evolved. Can this flyer community discourse or what?
Perhaps? What? It always depends on that. There is nothing you can do about that except be choosy, which means, well, what I said in the first place.
Spare me the bullshit, will ya.
The same could be said for the "at large" voting issue. Stating that oPt has a valid point is kinda like saying L. Ron Hubbard had a good point whe he recommended the use of a dictionary. It may be "valid", but people often confuse validity with "truth". Saying some position or argument is valid has no more meaning than saying someone has all the correct parts to make a shoe.
And here's your only Christmas gift
From the CDC 2011 report
In 2011, a total of 1,412,791 cases of Chlamydia trachomatis infection were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Table 1). This is the largest number of cases ever reported to CDC for any condition. This case count corresponds to a
rate of 457.6 cases per 100,000 population, an increase of 8.0% compared with the rate in 2010. Rates of reported chlamydial infections among women have been increasing annually since the late 1980s, when public programs for screening and treatment of women were first established to avert pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and related complications.
The continued increase in chlamydia case reports in 2011 most likely represents a continued increase in screening for this usually asymptomatic infection, expanded use of more sensitive tests, and more complete national reporting, but it also may reflect a
true increase in morbidity.
In 2011, the overall rate of chlamydial infection in the United States among women (648.9 cases per 100,000 females) was over two and a half times the rate among men (256.9 cases per 100,000 males), reflecting the large number of women screened for this
disease (Tables 4 and 5). However, with the increased availability of urine testing, men are increasingly being tested for chlamydial infection. During 2007–2011, the chlamydia rate in men increased 36.2%, compared with a 20.2% increase in women during this period. Rates also varied among different racial and ethnic minority populations. For example, in 2011, the chlamydia rate in blacks was over seven times the rate in whites.
Did you read that last sentence? Here I'll print it again.
Rates also varied among different racial and ethnic minority populations. For example, in 2011, the chlamydia rate in blacks was over seven times the rate in whites.
Here's the rest
The prevalence of infection was greater among young economically disadvantaged women aged 16–24 years who entered the National Job Training Program (NJTP) in 2011 in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The median state-specific prevalence was 10.3% (range: 4.1% to 18.7%) (Figure K). Among men entering the program in 2011 in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the median
state-specific chlamydia prevalence was 8.0% (range: 2.7% to 13.0%) (Figure L).
Among adolescent females aged 12–18 years entering selected juvenile corrections facilities, overall chlamydia positivity was 15.7%. Among adolescent males of the
same age entering selected juvenile corrections facilities, overall chlamydia positivity was 7.4% (Figure BB).
Check out where these epidemiologists are getting their data from!
In 2011, as in previous years, the South had the highest gonorrhea rate among the four regions of the country. (should we include a demographic map of what race lives where?) Never mind. It's in the report. In fact there's a very simplistic line graph on page 12 that shows the rates. With enough data, not only could you calculate the rate of increase (slope) that is vastly different, but you can calculate the disparity among the races in rates of incidence.
A few more little gems from the report:
In 2011, the gonorrhea rate in blacks was 17 times the rate in whites.
While rates in 2011 increased in all four regions, the rate in the South remained more than twice the rate in the West.
In 2011, the P&S syphilis rate among blacks was seven times the rate among whites
And by the way, the CDC gets its data from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - public health individuals!
OTP would argue with a lamp post. And lose.
Where do I start?
I spent three years memntoring a TFA fellow. This individual informed me that their background and education made said person a superior teacher, and that my assistance was neither needed nor desired. That was in July of year one. The tune was different by December of year one. To make a long story short, said TFA fellow announced that they would be returning to their East Coast alma mater to attend law school. Oh, said individual also is in the process of writing a book on the "adventures of urban teaching." When that was said I remembered the arm twisting that was applied to our school to take this TFA fellow. I know some would consider that an isolated incident/anecdote, but I'll just let it stand as a cautionary tale.
As for Superintendent Hopson and the entire TFA, Memphis Teacher Residency, and TVASS adventure, I'm aghast but not suprised. At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist I'll just say follow the money trail back to Nashville, New York City, and Washington, DC. The hard work that my parents generation of education professionals put in has been dismantled brick by brick by the "barbarians of profit/control." However, "this too shall pass." Then we'll all be back at square one, reinventing the wheel.
On another track, I witnessed an interesting presentation at that particular board meeting. During the public comments session numerous M-SCEA members spoke about the plight of teachers. They were all excellent, reasoned, and impassioned. However, the one that caught my attention was a very senior English teacher from Bartlett High School. As she spoke I realized that the divide and conquer strategy never fails. You might want to go the 88.5 FM web site and pull the session out of the archive. You'll see what I mean. Time to go to car pool duty.
"Meanwhile, I will still teach that the best way to avoid STD's is to keep your body parts to yourself, unless you are sharing them with a spouse."
Best? Perhaps, but that would also depend on who your spouse is sharing their body parts with.
You have a valid point on all at large voting. Will it carry the day? Questionable, there are other factors considered rather than just the results of an election.
I have the source for the stuff that you know nothing about. My daughter was the supervisor of labs for a large medical corporation. She is more than familiar with health studies and what they should include. The CDC, which she has worked with don't just put out raw numbers, but, they do attempt to break down those totals so that they know who and how to target them. Yes, the CDC is very meticulous on what is contained in a study.
All I said was one should take into consideration the group that is most affected and try to come up with a reason why; economics, social status, lack of education of the parents and the infected ones? These are just as important or more important than the raw numbers. How many infections are repeat infections because the partner(male) was not treated?
Eeyore, I don't go to movie theaters. I wait until a movie is available on the rental market or available on tv..
I know homer.
I have this vision in my head of OtP sitting in a theater full of black people, someone stands up an shouts "FIRE", then runs out. There's smoke, and OTp says: it's just a bigot!
Well, I'll argue against that. Every time. Everyone should leave. Run. As fast as you can. You too, oTp, and take your pants with you.
Someone has no idea how epistemology works. BWHAHAHAHAHA
The article was from the commercial appeal. The one fact that you are disputing most likely came from the Shelby County Department of Public Health - which does by the way collect ALL that data. Like I said you have no idea how epidemiology works. If you have a problem with the fact, you need to take it up with the CA or better yet the public health officials, say maybe at the local Shelby County office. No that's not good enough, maybe HHS - the US office. No obviously you should start with the officials at the World Health Organization since those are the individuals that set protocol for obtaining and analyzing public health data. That's it. Call them. All those highly respected doctors and post grads and phDs with multiple degrees in medicine, biostatistics, systems analysis, environmental science, industrial hygiene, behavioral science, psychology, nutrition, genetics, immunology, infectious disease, physiology, economics, human rights, environmental engineering, global health, population growth, and epidemiology could learn a thing or two from the omniscient one.
Did anyone read what I actually wrote? Anyone? Bueller?
How about the article I linked? Anyone?
Did the doctor in question do a study on stds by race, social status or education attainment? I think not or else it would have been mentioned. No one is trying to discredit anyone, hell, I believe her numbers, I just don't believe that the study is inclusive to put out a blanket statement.
It is just like the old SCS report card. At first glance I said, hell they are doing a fantastic job. I then looked at it separated by race and I was shocked.
No one is blasting the doctors credentials, but, she should have broken it down by race, income, social standing, educational attainment of the family, etc. Now, if she had done that, this conversation would not be taking place.
I think someone is worried that they won't be able to find some trim if the info gets out.
Except for the parts where they use thingamabobs like:
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You would do better to read this because it's easy to read (for some of us). The below is from: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/std/Docume…
Q2: Are there biological differences among different race/ethnic groups that explain disparities in STD rates?
Summary trainer note:
Race as a factor is less biological and more of a socially-determined classification based on phenotype that governs how someone experiences life in a race-conscious society . Little research that supports explanation of racial disparities in STD rates through biology or genetics has been done. The research that has been done shows some potential biological factors relating to differences in bacterial vaginosis (BV) and vaginal pH levels.
Further explanation and supporting data:
The findings from several studies provide tentative evidence of the existence of biological differences among racial/ethnic groups that could affect acquisition of STDs [25, 26]. One study found a modest but significant racial difference in vaginal pH, while another study found an association between higher vaginal pH and GC and CT infection. Although, in the first study, the association between pH and race/ethnicity disappeared after controlling for vaginal flora, the differences in flora and their impact on vaginal pH may affect rates of STD acquisition. An imbalance in vaginal pH can lead to other conditions, such as BV and yeast infections.
The results of several large prospective studies have shown that, even when other known risk factors are controlled for, racial differences persist for rates of BV . The graph below demonstrates that in the 2001 to 2004 NHANES, more than half (51.4 percent) of African American female participants had BV, compared to 23.2 percent among white females .
May be you should compare with Asians on CDC web site.
I'm no bigot. However, OTP is likely the typhoid Mary of the intellect.
The omniscient one is trying to discredit Dr. Lisa Klesges, a phD in epidemiology who is putting together a school of public health at UofM with credentials from UTHSC, work with Mayo Clinic and at St. Jude.
It is a wonder that there is any room in Shelby County for a single other person with a narcissistic ego that size.
That is the funny thing about data. When you look at it facially, it seems only one way, but, when you categorize it into socio-economical differences between subsets of totals, you get a different picture. You can't say that one group is having more sex than another which produces more certain types of stds, but, you can say that the use of condoms, good ones reduces the risk of certain stds, but, it does not necessarily mean that one group is having more sex than another. I would imagine if you grouped by economics and social status and education attainment of the parents, the figures would probably be around the same. This has been found to be true when it comes to a number of things, crime, drugs, education achievement, etc. Even culture plays a part. I would imagine that one would find a higher degree of stds in catholic Hispanics because if they follow the tenets of their faith, they don't believe in the use of contraception tools (condoms).
But you, in showing your bias, won't stop to think of any of that; all you know is that it is those blacks with the problem. It is like the old county school district. When looking at the report card for the district as a whole, it gets good marks, however, when you separate the students by race, then economics and education attainment of the parents, you see a totally different result. In other words, the old county district did a terrible job educating the lower economic black students. Go to the past TDOE Report Cards and look at the past years of the old SCS, it is right there in black and white.
Your posts show that you are a closet bigot, but, when anything bad surfaces about blacks, you come out of the closet swinging for the fences. It is quite obvious from your posts.
Education is a factor within the concept of SES. Therefore, to say "compare data based on educational and socioeconomic status" is non sequitur, which leads me to believe "Random" is a poor student from a poor teacher.
Even so, the data on the effects of SES on health is ambiguous, at best. Furthermore, there are chicken and egg problems when doing such things. For example, would more education, money, and status change such things, or is the reverse the case.
The best minds wanna know, so, when you and "Random" figure it out, Mr. otP, let us know.
Meanwhile, I will still teach that the best way to avoid STD's is to keep your body parts to yourself, unless you are sharing them with a spouse.
Oh Good God
Now he's an expert in public health. F#ck me. 1 in 92 vs 1 in 1000 is no big deal?!
JR - One more question.
How do you feel about TFA and Memphis Teacher Residency? Hobson admitted in the last school board meeting that TFA retention is 21% after the commitment of two years while traditional teaching programs retention is 71%. Hobson also admitted its not a sustainable model. Hobson defended spending $1.8M based on the fact that it's Gates money, not ours, and that the state claims the TFA teachers are more effective. That last part I take with a BIG grain of salt. I think TVAAS is crap. Both the suburban board members voted against the contract. According to the model, they are spending about $34K each on 50 teachers. So have they spent that much money training you? They damn sure better be 50 highly effective teachers.
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