rude comments being made

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 10:51am
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pI might be totally off, but Im wondering if these rude people who are posting their comments could be the DJ's from that radio staion who so many people emailed about their rude comments. only a thought/p

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 12:30pm
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You guys think it's fun to terrorize the good people here. You like to write insulting comments to hurt people. You got to eat those delicious peanuts in public. They are just so good that you can't wait till you get home. Doesn't matter if others get sick. Can't be on an airplane for 2hours without having that bag of tasty salty nuts. Peanut allergy is one of the most common and the most severe of food allergys. People that eat peanuts in public are cruel and insensitive to those around them. Like smoking, peanuts should be banned in public as well as anything else that's hazardus to the public. Support the public peanut ban.

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 12:58pm
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Yes. And while we're at it, since there are people with severe allergic reactions to dog fur, let's ban dogs. And cats. Oh, and you know those severe, life threatening asthma attacks brought on by pollution? Let's ban cars, too.
No one would be saying a thing if this board wasn't so horribly hypocritical. Want to ask manufacturers to make sure to label peanut-contaminated food? Fine. Want to make sure to inconvenience hundreds of pre-schoolers and their families because your child can't handle peanuts? Sorry, you've crossed the line.
Most of us 'normals' have no problem with being educated on the subject, but, please, don't tell an entire school district what to serve, especially when there are vegetarians who badly need nuts in their diet, when ONE child in the entire region is allergic to them.
By the way, very few of the posts so far have been abusive in the slightest way, shape, or form, except for disagreeing with the predominant view of this board.

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 1:03pm
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sorry, but you were abusive first.

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 1:12pm
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I'm not related to the DJ's, although I did hear about it in a tangential way and thought it was probably out of line.
I have a nut allergy too. I'm allergic to nuts who demand the world cater to them.
Food allergies kill about 100 people a year.
[url="http://www.aaaai.org/media/resources/media_kit/allergy_statistics.stm"]http://www.aaaai.org/media/resources/media_kit/allergy_statistics.stm[/url]
You can't expect a nation of 300 million to bow to the needs of a tiny sliver of the population.

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 1:15pm
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You are entitled to your opinions, as everyone else here is. I just want to know why you are being so mean about it? Did something happen to you to cause this sudden rage?

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 1:18pm
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The Snickers Bar...all I can say is that taking care of my sweet baby boys health is worth more to me than all the mean things in the world you can say. I will work to the end of time to educate all the people that I can about peanut safety. I can say that I hope for your sake you never have a child w/ a peanut allergy because you would regret every word that you wrote here. It is easy to cast stones when you haven't walked in someones shoes. If any child or person had any time of life-threathening reaction to any item, I would hesitate for a second to educate myself to protect them.

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 1:49pm
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Hey Snickers. I don't know too many classrooms that allow dogs in them. Those vegetarian kids you seem so worried about can eat nuts at home. They don't need to eat them in school and their dog should stay home as well. Peanuts is the devil's food.

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 3:46pm
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Quote:Originally posted by The Snickers Bar:
[B]No one would be saying a thing if this board wasn't so horribly hypocritical. Want to ask manufacturers to make sure to label peanut-contaminated food? Fine. Want to make sure to inconvenience hundreds of pre-schoolers and their families because your child can't handle peanuts? Sorry, you've crossed the line.
Most of us 'normals' have no problem with being educated on the subject, but, please, don't tell an entire school district what to serve, especially when there are vegetarians who badly need nuts in their diet, when ONE child in the entire region is allergic to them.
Actually, the two most common protein sources for vegetarians are soy and a meat substitute called seitan, which is made from wheat gluten. Try looking at the vegetarian sections of a grocery store sometime. I don't see "peanut dogs" or "walnut bacon".
As for the preschool issue, nuts shouldn't even be introduced to children until age 3. It's a choking hazard.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (4) and Joey (2)
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Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 4:03pm
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{Quote}"no problem with being educated on the subject"
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Great! We encounter many who are not well educated on peanut allergy (this is understandable, especially if they are not allergic, or not responsible for someone, such as a child, who is).
Email or call on the phone and we can discuss the many aspects of peanut allergy.
You have touched on many topics that may appear simple, yet are very complex.
Stay Safe,
[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 9:29pm
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"don't tell an entire school district what to serve, especially when there are vegetarians who badly need nuts in their diet, when ONE child in the entire region is allergic to them."
Last time I checked, people can't choose to have peanut allergic children; however, people have beliefs which lead them to choose to be vegetarian. Big difference.
"Food allergies kill about 100 people a year" That's a completely meaningless statistic to me if one of those 100 is my daughter. We're just trying to protect our kids, for Pete's sake (who is Pete, anyway?).
I can understand people feeling irritated that their children have to change their diet to accomodate a PA child in their classroom. What I don't understand is why these people are posting on these message boards, instead of taking up the issue with the parents of the PA child, the staff of the school, and the school district. Making nasty comments about children doesn't get us anywhere.
Beth
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