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“What's it to ya?”

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#42
Jan 31, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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I have no problem with this. But they weren't just asking for a stroller, but many "big ticket" items. You might have to up your $20 donation.
O...M...G!!! So like what $50?$100?

Cheapskate.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

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#43
Jan 31, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Wow, are you so hung up on the fact that you have a soul sucking job that pays squat that you begrudge someone who actually worked and finished their education and has a better-than-you income a gift? Really? Jealous much?
No, no, and no.

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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

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#44
Jan 31, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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O...M...G!!! So like what $50?$100?
Cheapskate.
Hey, maybe you can afford to give a five hundred dollar gift to someone who makes that in 4 minutes, but I can't. Call me a cheapskate, they're lucky they got a card!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

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#45
Feb 1, 2013
 
Is it ok for a vegtabletarian to eat cloned foods? No mother to speak of.
PEllen

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#46
Feb 1, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Is it ok for a vegtabletarian to eat cloned foods? No mother to speak of.
Ha!

I have heard it described as not eating anything with a face. The person got real aggravated when I brought up oysters, but you get the point.

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#47
Feb 1, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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Ha!
I have heard it described as not eating anything with a face. The person got real aggravated when I brought up oysters, but you get the point.
I dated a vegetarian that said he doesn't eat anything that poops.:)
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#48
Feb 1, 2013
 
Sgt__Smith wrote:
<quoted text>She's gluten-free. If it is because she has an allergy anywhere near as severe as a friend of mine has, then a plate of pasta certainly could kill her.
And she couldn't just ask for the vegetarian meal and pick out the stuff that she can eat. If there is pasta on the plate, she can't eat anything there.
I've been to several events with this friend, and he doesn't make an issue of it, just asks the caterer to fix a plate of whatever sides are safe for him to eat, and nobody has ever had a problem with that. Might have something to do with not wanting their catering company linked to anyone's death or something like that. It's hard to pick up any referrals when you kill any of the guests.
Wow - I can honestly say I have never heard of someone dying from eating pasta. While I believe a lot of people feel better and are healthier when they don't have glutens, can pasta REALLY kill a person???
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I dated a vegetarian that said he doesn't eat anything that poops.:)
I saw a cartoon with a deer pooping on some grass and it said "my food poops on your food"

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Feb 1, 2013
 
Stina wrote:
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I saw a cartoon with a deer pooping on some grass and it said "my food poops on your food"
that is awesome. I shared that with Nick.

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Feb 1, 2013
 
Stina wrote:
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Wow - I can honestly say I have never heard of someone dying from eating pasta. While I believe a lot of people feel better and are healthier when they don't have glutens, can pasta REALLY kill a person???
In my Washington Post forum, several peopel said the same thing: Celiac disease is that serious -- and that some people have it so bad, even food that merely touched pasta will have enough gluten on it that it will make them very sick.

I can't even imagine.

A recent article I read said that the likely culprit is the highly engineered grain foods we've created -- they are much more complex fibers than what we were eating in the past, and not everybody can adapt to process them fully.
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#52
Feb 1, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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In my Washington Post forum, several peopel said the same thing: Celiac disease is that serious -- and that some people have it so bad, even food that merely touched pasta will have enough gluten on it that it will make them very sick.
I can't even imagine.
A recent article I read said that the likely culprit is the highly engineered grain foods we've created -- they are much more complex fibers than what we were eating in the past, and not everybody can adapt to process them fully.
That's very interesting. I never heard of that. I would imagine it's still fairly rare, though. But who would have thought?!

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Feb 1, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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In my Washington Post forum, several peopel said the same thing: Celiac disease is that serious -- and that some people have it so bad, even food that merely touched pasta will have enough gluten on it that it will make them very sick.
I can't even imagine.
A recent article I read said that the likely culprit is the highly engineered grain foods we've created -- they are much more complex fibers than what we were eating in the past, and not everybody can adapt to process them fully.
Yup. My friend's case is that severe. He is very careful about what he eats and carries an epi-pen with him at all times, and has had to use it more than once - usually due to somebody thinking they are "helping" him by lying about what is in a dish, in order to prove that it's "all in his head".
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#54
Feb 1, 2013
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/magazine/th...

Try this article from the NY Times on diet as it affects something like an auto immune disease including celiac .
It closely mirrors teh diet I have been on for a month. I don't have the sensitivities(I think) and as a normal person I can tell the difference.

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#55
Feb 1, 2013
 
A good friend of mine had a problem with reoccurring yeast infections, so she tried a gluten-free diet and it took a year, but the yeast infections were gone.

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