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Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 12:44pm
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Quote:Originally posted by DebO:
[b]Hi Momma Bear
I meant I did not want to send the thread off tangent since I know you have started other threads about classifying PA as a disability or not and how it compares with other conditions and that is a separate issue ...
now, of course, I have veered off topic anyway!
take care
deb[/b]
Feel free to ask any question. As I still am confused concerning your statement. I veer easily. Habit even. Although I multitask exceptionally well (or so I have been told), I but do have a soft spot for [i]focusing intently[/i].
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Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 12:50pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]Seems I've handed off the batton. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]
I find that some battons I can only hand off to similiarly prepared persons. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b](Remind me that I need to buy you a lap top so that I can reach you at all times... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
[i]Litterally speaking [/i]that is.... I already realize we communicate telepathically [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )[/b]
telepathically or phonetically?
Literally speaking. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 1:01pm
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] telepathically or phonetically?
Literally speaking. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
[/b]
I'm not sure what you guys are talking about. You must be using some Jedi mind tricks. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 1:10pm
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Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 1:13pm
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b] I'm not sure what you guys are talking about. You must be using some Jedi mind tricks. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img][/b]
Must be a [i]American[/i] thing. Specifically, [i]midwest[/i]. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 1:20pm
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]
Must be a [i]American[/i] thing. Specifically, [i]midwest[/i]. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img][/b]
Midwest? Oh, I thought it was a galaxy far far away thing. hmm.. Must have put too much merlot on my frozen waffles tonight.
Well, when I am more awake tomorrow I'll re-read the above postings and try again [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 1:25pm
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Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 11:58pm
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I haven't had time to read all of yesterdays and todays post, so forgive me if my spinning head isn't making sense here, but I have to add this before I forget it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
We seem to agree that a peanut doesn't equal a gun. (In a blank-free sort of way). Gun is enforcable by law, peanut isn't.
A peanut also doesn't equal baggy pants. (Again, in a blank-free sort of way). One does no harm if it is not enforced.
But, what about a snowball?????
It is [b]not[/b] against the law to throw a snowball at *nothing*. But yet, most schools will [i]enforce[/i] the snow-ball-free [i]law[/i] that they choose to have on school property.
Snowball probably won't case death, but it [b]can[/b] cause serious injury.
[i]Am I allowed on the Canadian team? Can we be The Tim Horton Honeys?[/i]
[This message has been edited by AnnaMarie (edited May 09, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 05/09/2003 - 12:18am
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AnnaMarie:
Are the parents supplying the snowballs?
Do snowballs come in lunches?
Is the act of "throwing a snowball" more or less clearly defined? (even by the layperson?)
Is a "snowball" more or less clearly defined? (even by the layperson?)
What does one wish to accomplish if one throws a snowball at another individual? At "nothing"?
Just a few questions that initially come to mind.
Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form.

Posted on: Fri, 05/09/2003 - 12:28am
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AnnaMarie,
I'm so glad you are still in here!
I approach the whole discussion from a different angle:
[b]Do our children have the "right" to a "gun-free" and "drug-free" school? [/b]
Yes, to some extent. The government (U.S.A.)has developed very specific laws to protect citizens, and our schools are duty-bound to comply. This is what I see in the gun/drug-free policy statements.
[b]Do our children have the "right" to a peanut-free classroom/school? [/b]
No. Unlike some of our Canadian friends, we do have have this as a "right".
[b] Then what "rights" do our children w/ PA have? [/b]
They have rights provided by the Americans w/ Disabilities Act (ADA), specifically section 504, that states that they have the right to "reasonable accommodation".
They also have the protections provided by health care practioners (i.e. the "rights" --so to speak-- afforded them by having a licensed full-time RN who is employed by the school). MommaBear has posted extensive links about what a school RN is duty-bound to provide our children with health needs. These duties are weighty.
And I'm sure that there are other "rights" too. But these are are the 2 that I *personally* leveraged to get (in essence) a "peanut free" environment at school.
[This message has been edited by Gail W (edited May 09, 2003).]

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