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Posted on: Fri, 08/17/2007 - 11:22pm
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Just curious, did anyone find a direct email for Susan Filan? Which email address did you all use to send your letters. I ended up sending mine to a general mailbox at MSNBC last week.
Also, there were some blogs about her when I googled her name. Apparently she rubbed a lot of people the wrong way with her early assessment of the Duke Lacrosse player incident. Apparently the same attitude and annoying body language when she analyzed that situation early on.
Maybe we should start writing to CNN, Fox and other news channels and ask them to take a more responsible angle.
[This message has been edited by saknjmom (edited August 18, 2007).]

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2007 - 5:59am
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]I should clarify that I believe he meant that the collective FA community would not benefit if FAAN commented publically on her statements . . . He doesn't think that pursuing her statements would benefit 'the cause' (my words), and could actually harm the cause. I'm not sure I agree with that, but I understand it. It seems FAAN tries very hard to remain keep a neutral persona, tries very hard to work with the food industry (large companies, like Campbell's and McDonalds).[/b]
Do they get any funding from McDonalds?

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2007 - 11:38am
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MOST PEOPLE ARE CLUELESS when it comes to allergies. Unless they are directly affected themselves or witness a reaction. It really needs to be in their face. Even an Attorney can be clueless.

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2007 - 4:53pm
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gvmom, to answer your one ?, since Sabrina Shannon was Canadian, Anaphylaxis Canada would be the organization that could say something with regard to her death. I know that her Mother now works very closely with Anaphylaxis Canada. Also, Allergic Living Magazine. Or, AAIA (Allergy, Asthma Information Association I think).
So, I don't know, if FAAN cannot/will not give a response at this time, perhaps a Canadian counterpart could, especially since, as I originally said, Sabrina was Canadian and the law referred to, Sabrina's Law, was enacted in Ontario (and other laws similar to Sabrina's Law are trying to be passed in other provinces now - I just read about a group in B.C. trying to get the same law).
Just a thought.
I can't watch the clip right now.
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Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 2:10am
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Okay, please bear with me as I might need more caffeine.
I read this thread last night and, of course, it referred to the McDonald's lawsuit.
Then, I read the thread regarding the McDonald's lawsuit.
In the thread regarding the McDonald's lawsuit, the general consensus, from members posting is that the lawsuit is questionable at best. Comments have been made regarding the young man's sexuality, etc.
So, is the anger/upset toward the MSNBC discussion of the lawsuit SEPARATE from the feelings about the actual lawsuit - that the MSNBC report is giving out false information or incorrect information regarding milk allergy?
It's simply that the two threads don't match up for me and I don't understand.
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Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 2:28am
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Quote:Originally posted by Momcat:
[b]I think it's because some of us gave money to FAAN and would like to see some return on that investment.
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Can't help but notice as a community we often voice the complaint against FAAN that we feel it is unethical for them to cater to industries that fund them. It seems like a double standard.

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 2:53am
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Quote:Originally posted by The #l Mouser!:
[b] Can't help but notice as a community we often voice the complaint against FAAN that we feel it is unethical for them to cater to industries that fund them. It seems like a double standard.
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I think the point people are trying to make is that it is a conflict of interest for FAAN to accept money from any source that does not support FAAN's stated goal of advocating for those with food allergies.
Cathy

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 4:50am
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The McDonalds/MSNBC connection is that the lawsuit itself seems questionable but the reporting my MSNBC is outrageous.
Ann

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 5:49am
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ambreitner, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] So, separate. I appreciate you wading through my confusion and answering me.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 9:40am
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FAAN is possibly our "good cop" - playing nicey-nice to the peanut industry, schools, saying "false sense of security" about bans, wimpy, etc.
We just need a tougher organization to be bad cop, now...I'd give money to THEM.

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