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#90106 Aug 23, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Just today, the girls' bff (who had to move to Ohio last year) had to use her epi-pen because the class before hers in the lunchroom had a messy someone who slopped their pb&j on the table and it was not wiped up. This is the type of thing that severe allergy sufferers experience every day. This girl is not a snowflake, she is a 3rd grader whose parents worry every day that this will be the day they get "the call." I guess I just feel that little kids should just be able to go to school and not have to worry that they may die there.
And each episode is worse/more dangerous than the previous one.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90108 Aug 23, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Just today, the girls' bff (who had to move to Ohio last year) had to use her epi-pen because the class before hers in the lunchroom had a messy someone who slopped their pb&j on the table and it was not wiped up.
Well, that's what epi-pens are for.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90109 Aug 23, 2013
Just discovered a Yahoo web tv serie, The Flip Side. Funny as hell.

http://screen.yahoo.com/flip-side-high-school...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90110 Aug 24, 2013
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90111 Aug 24, 2013
The rest of the world shouldn't have to worry about killing someone for doing normal things.
Perhaps the cafeteria should wipe tables down better.
This will be a lifelong challenge for this girl; best to teach skills rather than expect the world to accomodate you, as it won't.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#90112 Aug 24, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
The rest of the world shouldn't have to worry about killing someone for doing normal things.
Perhaps the cafeteria should wipe tables down better.
This will be a lifelong challenge for this girl; best to teach skills rather than expect the world to accomodate you, as it won't.
No. People are not responsible for themselves. Everyone must conform to the lowest common denominator. If even one kid can't eat a peanut, NO ONE should be allowed to.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90113 Aug 24, 2013
Sub lingual desensitization, 2013 article.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/an-a...

Severe food allergy desensitization, March 2013 NY Times article

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/ca...

This on is more labor intensive than the sub-lingual drops.

The point is that for the people with truly severe food allergies there are strategies and treatments available.

I am sympathetic to Squishy's situation; my youngest has environmentally triggered (mild) asthma, but I tend to fall more on Cheluzal's side of things. The world shouldn't have to accommodate everyone's needs.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90114 Aug 24, 2013
Any history buffs( or older peeps) wanna help me out?

I read about a movie theater that won't play Oprah's new movie cause Jane Fonda is on it and they still hate her from back on the 60's. I understand she was outspoken against the vietnam war, but this pervasive grudge against her indicates she was more than just anti-war. What exactly did she do that sets her apart from any other celebrity of the day? I really have no idea.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#90115 Aug 24, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Any history buffs( or older peeps) wanna help me out?
I read about a movie theater that won't play Oprah's new movie cause Jane Fonda is on it and they still hate her from back on the 60's. I understand she was outspoken against the vietnam war, but this pervasive grudge against her indicates she was more than just anti-war. What exactly did she do that sets her apart from any other celebrity of the day? I really have no idea.
She traveled to Hanoi during the war. Sat on an anti-aircraft tank and used her celebrity for propaganda FOR the NVA and against US aggression. Vets HATE her.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#90116 Aug 24, 2013
There's more. That's just the cliff notes.http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Jane_Fonda#.22Hanoi_Jane. 22_controversy

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Since: Mar 09

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#90117 Aug 24, 2013
Tonka, google Hanoi Jane...you will get more info than you will ever want to know.

I briefly flirted with using this as the subject for my research paper in that class I took about the war. My teacher, a Vietnam vet had VERY definite opinions and I figured I would be safer (my grade would) with a different topic so I went with My Lai. Even so he wasn't happy with my take on it (against the massacre...duh) but still gave me an A...not sure I would have passed if I'd done Jane Fonda.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#90118 Aug 24, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Any history buffs( or older peeps) wanna help me out?
I read about a movie theater that won't play Oprah's new movie cause Jane Fonda is on it and they still hate her from back on the 60's. I understand she was outspoken against the vietnam war, but this pervasive grudge against her indicates she was more than just anti-war. What exactly did she do that sets her apart from any other celebrity of the day? I really have no idea.
She stood with the Viet Kong and denounced America's actions. Much like the traitors Sean Penn and Dennis Rodman.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90119 Aug 24, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
There's more. That's just the cliff notes.http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Jane_Fonda#.22Hanoi_Jane. 22_controversy
Thanks.

I'd love to have been a fly on he wall to see this.

In 2005, Michael A. Smith, a U.S. Navy veteran, was arrested for disorderly conduct in Kansas City, Missouri, after he spat chewing tobacco in Fonda's face during a book-signing event for her autobiography, My Life So Far. He told reporters that he "consider[ed] it a debt of honor" and further stated "she spit in our faces for 37 years. It was absolutely worth it. There are a lot of veterans who would love to do what I did.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90120 Aug 24, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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She stood with the Viet Kong and denounced America's actions. Much like the traitors Sean Penn and Dennis Rodman.
Sean Penn and Dennis Rodman are not vilified to the extent that Fonda is. Additionally, lots of people denounced our governments actions over the past decade and I'd be hard pressed to find anyone who inspires as much hatred as Jane Fonda.
Crunchy Bacon

Hoffman Estates, IL

#90121 Aug 24, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Sub lingual desensitization, 2013 article.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/an-a...
Severe food allergy desensitization, March 2013 NY Times article
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/ca...
This on is more labor intensive than the sub-lingual drops.
The point is that for the people with truly severe food allergies there are strategies and treatments available.
I am sympathetic to Squishy's situation; my youngest has environmentally triggered (mild) asthma, but I tend to fall more on Cheluzal's side of things. The world shouldn't have to accommodate everyone's needs.
There are 300 million people in this country. Three million kids have these allergies. If they die tomorrow they won't be missed. My kids don't have these problems- maybe you guessed that? Not MY problem that other peoples kids do.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#90122 Aug 24, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Sean Penn and Dennis Rodman are not vilified to the extent that Fonda is. Additionally, lots of people denounced our governments actions over the past decade and I'd be hard pressed to find anyone who inspires as much hatred as Jane Fonda.
Definitely. I think that her traveling to Hanoi was what did it.

LOTS and LOTS of people (especially by '72) were against what had been happening. The thing is, most people don't seem to get the fact that Hanoi was using her and she was too young, niece, and idealistic to realize that she was their (willing) dupe.

I think she really believed that she was doing a noble thing, but being an actress, not a poli sci/history major, she had no freaking clue about the US history with Vietnam (it started in '45) or politics, or governments, or anything else. She was a show business, Beverly Hills/Swiss boarding schools educated, kid that came of age at that time and became part of the movement that was happening for people in her age cohort. FTR the US *supported* Ho Chi Minh in the beginning.

It wasn't until France gave in (after Dien Bien Phu) and the area was so destabilized that the powers that be felt we needed to step in to keep the USSR at bay. It was most definitely a proxy war because of the geopolitical end economic value of Indochina.

Oh hell...looks like I was paying attention to that class after all. <sigh>

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Since: Mar 09

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#90123 Aug 24, 2013
*niece=naive

dam you autocorrect!!!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90124 Aug 24, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Any history buffs( or older peeps) wanna help me out?
I read about a movie theater that won't play Oprah's new movie cause Jane Fonda is on it and they still hate her from back on the 60's. I understand she was outspoken against the vietnam war, but this pervasive grudge against her indicates she was more than just anti-war. What exactly did she do that sets her apart from any other celebrity of the day? I really have no idea.
She actively supported the North Vietnamese. She was called Hanoi Jane as I recall.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90125 Aug 24, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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She stood with the Viet Kong and denounced America's actions. Much like the traitors Sean Penn and Dennis Rodman.
Dennis Rodman?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90126 Aug 24, 2013
I should have read Mimi's posts first.

The enmity left from Vietnam still lingers in things like this.

It is my opinion that Bill Clinton's problems stemmed in part because he was seen as a hippie draft dodger who got out of serving using 4S ( student deferments)

JFK has a lot to answer for. He got us in there.

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