Tag: california

  1. EDIT: Controversy over mandatory HPV vaccination in the state of California.

    13 February 2007

    A bill recently introduced to the California legislature would require all female children to be vaccinated for HPV (human papilloma virus, which causes some forms of cervical cancer and genital warts). Parents, however, are outraged by this bill because the vaccine would protect against a virus that is technically a sexually transmitted disease. Some are going so far as to say that it encourages teenage sex and promiscuity.

    I hate to tell them (well, no, I don't, but allow me the figure of speech) but women are not exposed to HPV solely through sex; it is not uncommon for rape …

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  2. The Robert Anton Wilson memorial has been figured out!

    23 January 2007

    The Robert Anton Wilson memorial service will be held at the Cocoanut Grove on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California on Sunday, 18 February 2007 between 1300 and 1800 PST/PDT. It sounds like they've got a real shindig planned, too: They're going to cast his ashes into the Pacific Ocean at the Cove, show video footage, get together to geek out, eat, drink, make full use of the open mic, and generally give one of the most interesting, if not awesome people of the 20th century a fine send-off.

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