“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89945 Aug 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, i just don't recall many kids having so many allergies, when we were young...Hell, i drank outta the gardenhose til i was 12...lol...And your right about moneybelts...I actually took $1800 on a trip to Asia, all folded up and completely hidden.....
High school cafeteria had the normal foods, slabs of meat, mashed potatoes and gravy and milk, white and chocolate. That's it. No soda, juices or water. Don't remember anyone dropping from allergies. My favorite for 4 years was a baloney and potato chip sandwich on white bread. Still is. Our city water was from underground and was almost brown from minerals. I'm healthy... so far.

Since: Oct 12

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#89946 Aug 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Jeebus, now kids aren't even allowed to have a pb&j sandwich??
Is this the world you want, people?
I doubt we have any control over how society, medicine and nutrition all interact...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#89947 Aug 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Jeebus, now kids aren't even allowed to have a pb&j sandwich??
Is this the world you want, people?
my son's syarting his second year in public school and i give him a pb sandwich every day. Never been a problem. O'm guessing it never will be until a kid with a severe allergy enrolls

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#89948 Aug 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Jeebus, now kids aren't even allowed to have a pb&j sandwich??
Is this the world you want, people?
Clearly you've never loved someone with a deadly food allergy.

Since: Jan 10

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#89949 Aug 22, 2013
I used to think it was crazy that kids couldn't take pb&j to school because some other kid had an allergy.

But I also used to think "dry" weddings were crazy and I'd never have a dry wedding myself. Then someone in a forum I posted at before you guys existed ;) phrased it more as a "What if you have a relative you love very much and are close to, and he can't be around alcohol because of where he is in his struggle with sobriety? Do you serve alcohol and not have your favorite uncle there?"

At which point I decided I would be open to having a dry wedding reception due to those kinds of circumstances.

It's about caring about other people and putting their essential needs ahead of my fleeting wants.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89950 Aug 22, 2013
It is, my whiskers would have chafed your pretty boy skin.
Din Chara wrote:
<quoted text>The way you obsess about me it is a good thing I did not let you kiss me.
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89951 Aug 22, 2013
I am sympathetic when it comes to people with severe food allergies, but I think the odds of it being THAT severe that someone 20 feet away is eating 1 oz of PB in a sandwich and it affects them (and yes, I know it does happen) are slim - practically like winning the lotto. I don't think it's fair for 200 people to have to change their lives because someone MIGHT have a food allergy. I do have an issue with that. And most people (even kids) with food allergies know what to do when there is a reaction. I have a friend with a severe tree nut allergy. She taught me early on where her pen is and how to use it, too.

And I don't ever remember, in all the years I was in school, anyone EVER having a reacting on the cafeteria. And, more recently, it has never happened at my kid's school and she is in her 6th year there. The kids just aren't allowed to share food.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#89953 Aug 22, 2013
Din Chara wrote:
<quoted text>WTF?!! Some people are deathly allergic to any nut product. Just being in the same room with a PB&J sandwich can KILL them. A Utah boy and a California girl have died just this year from severe nut allergic reaction.
Two examples. Out of three hundred million people? Allergies THAT severe are extremely rare. Not common enough for the rest of the world to alter their eating habits.

And one word: Darwinism.

Since: Jan 10

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#89955 Aug 22, 2013
StinaRocks wrote:
I am sympathetic when it comes to people with severe food allergies, but I think the odds of it being THAT severe that someone 20 feet away is eating 1 oz of PB in a sandwich and it affects them (and yes, I know it does happen) are slim - practically like winning the lotto. I don't think it's fair for 200 people to have to change their lives because someone MIGHT have a food allergy. I do have an issue with that. And most people (even kids) with food allergies know what to do when there is a reaction. I have a friend with a severe tree nut allergy. She taught me early on where her pen is and how to use it, too.
And I don't ever remember, in all the years I was in school, anyone EVER having a reacting on the cafeteria. And, more recently, it has never happened at my kid's school and she is in her 6th year there. The kids just aren't allowed to share food.
I agree that kids shouldn't have to do anything different based on a "maybe." I meant that the accommodations should start when a kid with a severe allergy actually enrolls.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89956 Aug 22, 2013
Computer, political and conspiracy folk.

I am not generally paranoid. But

The NASDAQ shut down this afternoon due to a computer error.
Last week Google was offline for 5-7 minutes
WaPo was hacked at about the same time

NYTimes is reporting it and Fox doesn't mention it at all.

What's going on?
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89957 Aug 22, 2013
Din Chara wrote:
<quoted text>We've come a long way. We even have laws that say we MUST buckle up in case we MIGHT have an accident. You tell me WTF is the difference with being cautious and using food safety around allergy sufferers?
Banning something that has a lightning strike chance of hurting someone is far more than cautious. Now, don't ge tme wrong, if there were definitely a kid with a severe allergy at school, for instance, I'd be on board with that. But a blanket rule for an off chance of something happening?
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89958 Aug 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I agree that kids shouldn't have to do anything different based on a "maybe." I meant that the accommodations should start when a kid with a severe allergy actually enrolls.
That, to me, makes sense. I have NO problem with that!

Since: Feb 10

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#89959 Aug 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree that kids shouldn't have to do anything different based on a "maybe." I meant that the accommodations should start when a kid with a severe allergy actually enrolls.
I think I've mentioned my cousin before, with tons of self-diagnosed issues for both herself and her son. Well, now he is starting kindergarten and she is having lots of problems with the school because they are refusing to make special accommodations (like banning everyone from bringing PB sandwiches) without something from the kid's doctor. PB is a fairly cheap, nutritious choice for lunch and it could possibly make an impact on people's budgets if they are forced to find a replacement. I'm fine with that if it is legit, but don't see why others should have to make changes like that just to satisfy her constant need for attention.

Since: Jan 10

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#89960 Aug 22, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Computer, political and conspiracy folk.
I am not generally paranoid. But
The NASDAQ shut down this afternoon due to a computer error.
Last week Google was offline for 5-7 minutes
WaPo was hacked at about the same time
NYTimes is reporting it and Fox doesn't mention it at all.
What's going on?
Lean Cuisine's website also got hacked. Someone hacked and raided a few people's "delicious rewards" points.;)~(true story! I belong to their program)

Since: Jan 10

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#89961 Aug 22, 2013
StinaRocks wrote:
<quoted text>
Banning something that has a lightning strike chance of hurting someone is far more than cautious. Now, don't ge tme wrong, if there were definitely a kid with a severe allergy at school, for instance, I'd be on board with that. But a blanket rule for an off chance of something happening?
ITA.

Since: Jan 10

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#89962 Aug 22, 2013
itser wrote:
<quoted text>I think I've mentioned my cousin before, with tons of self-diagnosed issues for both herself and her son. Well, now he is starting kindergarten and she is having lots of problems with the school because they are refusing to make special accommodations (like banning everyone from bringing PB sandwiches) without something from the kid's doctor. PB is a fairly cheap, nutritious choice for lunch and it could possibly make an impact on people's budgets if they are forced to find a replacement. I'm fine with that if it is legit, but don't see why others should have to make changes like that just to satisfy her constant need for attention.
Good for the school for standing up to her!

Since: Jan 10

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#89963 Aug 22, 2013
OMFG. I just got this email:

So it’s the longest story ever but one of the guys we got a bid from for the backyard (patio, reshaping, sidewalk, etc.) apparently just showed up at our house with his crew yesterday and destroyed our backyard, including the sidewalk and everything! We haven’t talked to the guy in like three weeks and the last time we did we told him that we would keep him posted on our plans, that we weren’t sure we were even going to do it at all (or with him). our yard is destroyed. We came home to two bobcats and I almost fell over. It is so sad. No more grass back there, no more anything. Ugh. It was a night of dave and I taking turn being angry and then being a cheerleader. Haha. anyway, dave is home today dealing with “frank.”

***

I told her to sue his sorry a$$ for every penny they can get, then hire someone else to fix the mess he made.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#89964 Aug 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Two examples. Out of three hundred million people? Allergies THAT severe are extremely rare. Not common enough for the rest of the world to alter their eating habits.
And one word: Darwinism.
I have two words for you: F*ck you

It is my child and husband you are speaking about and I don't think taking a few simple precautions is too much to ask.

Since: Jan 10

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#89970 Aug 22, 2013
Din Chara wrote:
<quoted text>You are a moron, too. You just don't get it. You must be the reason it is written on every meat package that it's a good idea to wash your hands after meat handling. Yet I bet you are the one that does not wash after you maul meat.
You obviously have reading comprehension issues. I'm so sorry. Your mom must be really proud of you being able to use the internet with your intellectual disabilities.

I think it's STUPID to tell an entire school they can't have pb&j sandwiches in their lunches because a kid MIGHT be allergic. Now, if there's a kid in school who has a serious allergy that is so bad, he can't be in the same room with a pb&J sandwich, then fine, make a rule.

But until then, no school has any business banning them just to be "safe." It's on the parents of the allergic kid to make the school aware.

Now go away. YOu're not wanted here if you're just going to be such an idiot.

Since: Jan 10

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#89971 Aug 22, 2013
And no more quoting squishy mama's posts, Din Dickhead. She's way too good for you to sully with your dog jizz breath.

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