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(io9)   The bad news: You have a peanut allergy. The good news: ...because your parents are wealthy   (io9.com) divider line 19
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2012-11-09 08:59:52 PM
7 votes:
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2012-11-09 10:24:21 PM
4 votes:
Proof

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Rich parents, allergic to penis.

Oh, wait...
2012-11-09 08:43:34 PM
3 votes:
The two other pinheads in my department are both allergic to peanuts and had fairly upper middle class backgrounds. I'm allergic to nothing and grew up pretty poor. Anecdotal that.

I eat peanuts at my desk when I want to be left alone to get work done.
2012-11-10 05:47:07 AM
2 votes:

dangerdog666: Might be true:

My daughter goes to a pretty hoity toity Montessori school in the DC area when we are in the USA. There is a board there that lists all of the kids special needs and allergies etc. For one of the kids it has the note" "Has never had nuts".

Seriously.


I don't think it's fair to call out the wimp like that.
2012-11-09 08:46:16 PM
2 votes:
I know black people with peanut allergies......SO.........
2012-11-10 05:50:56 AM
1 votes:

GranoblasticMan: dangerdog666: Might be true:

My daughter goes to a pretty hoity toity Montessori school in the DC area when we are in the USA. There is a board there that lists all of the kids special needs and allergies etc. For one of the kids it has the note" "Has never had nuts".

Seriously.

I don't think it's fair to call out the wimp like that.


I felt the same...that is why I left out the neighborhood.

I guess they are so rich they just KNOW he must be deathly allergic to nuts.
2012-11-10 04:22:03 AM
1 votes:
Might be true:

My daughter goes to a pretty hoity toity Montessori school in the DC area when we are in the USA. There is a board there that lists all of the kids special needs and allergies etc. For one of the kids it has the note" "Has never had nuts".

Seriously.
2012-11-10 12:40:50 AM
1 votes:
Autism... some autoimmune diseases... caused by... ? No, I'm not talking about thimerosal. Of course now the herd immunity freaks will come out in droves to castigate me for being an ignorant scare-monger, if I'm not already being ignored by them. But doesn't it just make sense that something designed to increase immune system activity might actually increase immune system activity (in undesired ways)? I'm not suggesting we eliminate all vaccinations, but we could at least have state legislatures use a little restraint when they are approached by the extremely optimistic pharmaceutical lobbyists.

Not to mention the little known fact that refined peanut oil is used as an adjuvant in most vaccines. An ingredient which btw, manufacturers are not required to list. So at the moment you fire up an infants immune response you also inject peanut oil. Nice.
2012-11-09 10:13:16 PM
1 votes:

Yogimus: I enjoy dripping peanut oil into the dressings at salad bars.


I do my part, behind the lines, swabbing door handles of cop cars with DMSO mixed with LSD.
2012-11-09 10:03:46 PM
1 votes:
There is also a link between the number of toilets in the house and kids with colon and intestinal problems. It seems that kids who have their own toilets are not exposed to the germs left by other folks and as a result do not develop the natural immunities acquired in families where everybody shares one or two potties.

Sorry for the mental image but SCIENCE!
2012-11-09 09:47:15 PM
1 votes:
Its time has come

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2012-11-09 09:35:53 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Rich people problems


Laws of Natural Selection don't like the filthy rich.

Way to go Karma!
2012-11-09 09:22:03 PM
1 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: cptjeff: As a kid, I licked the cat, ate food off counters, played in dirt, climbed trees, scraped my knee, ate peanut butter with my fingers straight out of the jar, and did everything kids used to do until not all that long ago. My dad, a pediatrician, encouraged all this. Guess what? I grew up with a bulletproof immune system. I have no allergies, not even to poison ivy (I think I just got lucky on that one though).

I was the same way as a child and only had an allergy to sulfa drugs. Had my tonsils taken out as a 4 year old and have barely been sick since (28 years ago). I've had the flu once and it was gone in 24 hours. Strangely, I did get pneumonia once in undergrad but had it for three weeks before I was diagnosed and my only symptom was an occasional cough.

But out of nowhere, boom - when I was 21 I developed mild asthma and allergies to cats and pretty much every pollen. The immune system is really weird.


Hmm... I'm 23. Maybe I need to eat some dirt again to stave that one off.

\Don't think I'll lick the current family cat when I'm home for thanksgiving.
\\Dog would probably be fine with it though.
2012-11-09 09:04:36 PM
1 votes:
Well that wealth comes in handy when it comes time to sue a school district to make it a peanut free zone. Ya know, rather than send your snowflake to a private peanut free zone.
2012-11-09 08:58:09 PM
1 votes:
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2012-11-09 08:53:10 PM
1 votes:
my wife was dirt poor and is allergic to peanuts. Oh wait, shes black
2012-11-09 08:52:08 PM
1 votes:
We're lower middle class and our youngest had it....terrible outbreak after a PB&J. He's also in the 20% that outgrew it.

/We're normalcy busters.
2012-11-09 08:51:41 PM
1 votes:
Rich people problems
2012-11-09 08:46:35 PM
1 votes:
Not true...

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