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The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

-- Sun Tzu

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Are the possible side effects of anthrax and smallpox vaccines worth the risk for the military?

Yes46 %46 %46 % 46.77 % (29)
No30 %30 %30 % 30.65 % (19)
I do not know12 %12 %12 % 12.90 % (8)
I have no opinion6 %6 %6 % 6.45 % (4)
Other, please list in comments3 %3 %3 % 3.23 % (2)

Total votes: 62
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Re: Are the possible side effects of anthrax and smallpox va
by Anonymous
on Dec 20, 2003
The side effects not only affect the military member. There have been some documented cases where the person receiving the vaccine has actually infected a family member with the disease. This is an unacceptable risk.
However, I believe that if someone wants to take the vaccine it should be a choice and not a requirement.

Re: Are the possible side effects of anthrax and smallpox va
by Anonymous
on Dec 21, 2003

Kinda hard to say really, maybe Doc 24/7 will know more than the rest of us... thing is, the government has not always been real careful or honest about doing medical experiments on troopers in the past... so for that reason alone I'm a tad wary until proven otherwise. But, if it helps some of our folks, then great, hope so.


Re: Are the possible side effects of anthrax and smallpox va
by Gimpy
on Dec 22, 2003

I have been vaccinated for small pox numerous times. Never any problems. This anthrax stuff I'd have do some studying and make a logical decision. Anyway, I think the military should do a better study before they make any vaccination a requirement. Keith


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This Day in History
1720: Spain signs the Treaty of the Hague with the Quadruple Alliance ending a war that was begun in 1718.

1804: A force led by Lt. Stephen Decatur recaptures the American ship Philadelphia which was being held in Tripoli harbor.

1864: The Confederate submarine Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

1865: The soldiers from Union General William Tecumseh Shermans army ransack Columbia, South Carolina, and leave a charred city in their wake.

1870: Mississippi becomes the 9th state re-admitted to the U.S. after the Civil War.

1933: The League of Nations censures Japan in a worldwide broadcast.

1944: Operation Catchpole is launched as American troops devastate the Japanese defenders of Eniwetok and take control of the atoll in the northwestern part of the Marshall Islands.

1945: Gen. MacArthurs troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines.

1947: The U.S. Voice of America (VOA) begins its first radio broadcasts to the Soviet Union. The VOA effort was an important part of Americas propaganda campaign against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

1951: B-26s flew the first night bombing mission using SHORAN, a short-range navigation system employing an airborne radar device and two ground beacon stations for precision bombing.