OK, WTF is wrong with this country? No more peanuts?  

rm_LoyalCumpany 47M
2036 posts
6/3/2006 4:21 am

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OK, WTF is wrong with this country? No more peanuts?

Usually, I try to stay out of the political arena here. Why? Because I'm usually too engrossed with my inability to actually get laid to worry about such irrelevant issues such as society's inability to adapt.

But this is fuckin ridiculous.

Headline: "US Airways dropping peanuts"

A major airline is dropping peanuts from their in-flight snacks due to those who may be allergic to them complained. HOLY SHIT! Peanuts have gone the way of smoking!

Look, do you remember the warnings of smokers that said "You start with smoking, it won't stop?" Guess what. Smokers were right! HAH!

How many of you out there are allergic to peanuts? What's the percentage? From what I read, maybe 2% of the population has a food allergy (up to 6% on another website). So we'll go with 4% ((6+2)/2=4, for the mathematically challenged), just for argument's sake. Not exactly scientific, but good enough for this subject. And the food allergies are generic. Not even specific to peanuts!

What sort of society have we become when MAYBE 4% of the population can dictate terms for the rest of us? Any capitalist society should be based on fuckin CHOICE, not pressure from a minority.

Guess what? There are more smokers out there than people with allergies to foods. Around 10% or so still smoke. And what's the percentage chance you can have any harmful effects from second hand smoke? According to one anti-smoking website, 1 in 8 chance. That's 12.5% for the mathematically challenged.

So we're narrowing it down. We've eliminated smoking (12.5% chance of dying), now we're going for food allergens (2 to 6% chance, depending on the data) which may not even kill you, just make you uncomfortable. Like flying isn't fuckin uncomfortable anyway.

Next up, I say we get rid of pillows on airplanes. Hey, there's already a .001 chance you'll die in an airplane crash anyway! Why take the chance there will be deadly pillows flying around during turbulence!

For that matter, I hate Coke drinkers. They make me want to vomit. I'm sure I'm not the only one. I estimate there's a 33% chance I'll have an adverse effect from that red can. Get rid of those aluminum death soda containing objects!

Ooh, vodka. I get nauseous at the smell of it. Guarantee I'll puke if I get a good whiff of it. Almost 100% chance I'll spew on the poor slob in front of me if my fellow passenger opens a bottle of Smirnoff. How's that for fuckin percentages?

So as my way of expressing my belief in capitalism, I will not ask any airline to cease serving Coke or vodka. I just won't fly any airline that continues to serve those vile liquids.

Guess this means I'll be flying charter from now on. As long as they serve peanuts, pepsi, and rum.

This message comes from a slightly drunk, frustrated American. Any and all viewpoints are skewed by Marlboros, Bud Light, and Planters.



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papyrina 52F
21133 posts
6/3/2006 5:16 am

ban Gin it sticks and on the pillows make sure there made on naturel fibres for those who are alergic and i'm with you on the cola


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i'm here to stay


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:18 pm:
Should we just ban all caffeine and alcohol? It'd make for some boring flights....

bipolybabe 56F

6/3/2006 7:35 am

"Gimme a rum & Pepsi" doesn't have the same feel as "rum & Coke," even if you're from the Pepsi generation.

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rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:20 pm:
Hah! Coke flavored lube. That should just be banned for banning's sake.

rm_wetfingeraz 55F
3012 posts
6/3/2006 9:18 am

The really ironic part is that people are are allergic to peanuts KNOW that they're allergic to peanuts, and under most circumstances have enough intelligence not to eat them.


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:22 pm:
Or the intelligence to fly on an airline that doesn't offer peanuts on the flights.

TheRealThing655 49F
9558 posts
6/3/2006 9:33 am

Hah...the ol' peanut allergy.
I feel sorry for people who have a serious allergy to peanuts..but, you should see what it's like when you have kids.
This peanut thing is out of control. At preschools they tell you "no snacks with peanuts or peanut products".
For birthday treats in elementary, many tell you to bring something without nuts or nut ingredients. It's out of fucking control. When I was a kid, we ate PBJ's all the time. Peanut allergies were foreign to me. There seems to be this epidemic these days and I am curious as to how it all started.
Fucking snacks at the sports stuff my son belongs to cannot contain peanuts...it's insane. That basically leaves Rice Krispy treats, chips, and pure sugar things.
I hear you Loyal, and I hate Coke too Pepsi rules.


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:23 pm:
MMm... peanuts have 30 different proteins. Basically healthy stuff. Rice Krispy Treats? Go Go juice for the youngsters.

real36CgirlPA 39F

6/3/2006 10:04 am

Those whiners had better stay away from my local Dairy Queen! They already have a warning message on all cups, etc. that states there are peanuts present in the vicinity or something.
Peanut Buster parfaits kick ass!

I don't even drink soda unless I'm falling asleep at work, but I wish they'd quit sneaking those diet sweeteners into everything.


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:24 pm:
DQ will be next. Why shouldn't peanut allergy sufferers be able to enjoy their ice cream?

sexyariesgirl 58F

6/3/2006 10:36 am

They recently passed a smoking ban in our state......it just pisses me off that we smokers sat on our asses and let it happen! Our governor recently lost a lot of weight and is really gung-ho about a healthy lifestyle. I guess the next thing he will want the state legislature to pass is a bill regulating our caloric intake!!!!!!!! I just fuckin HATE having someone else's beliefs or wants crammed down my throat!!!!!!!! Sorry to rant on your blog darlin!

Power To FOK


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:25 pm:
Smokers are too winded to get out and vote. Plus, we've been driven into the fringes of society because we're bad people.

cuteNEway 42F

6/3/2006 5:46 pm

This all started with the wave of Polittically Correct in the fuckin 90's!! The 90's should be removed from our timeline and the history books altogether!!

Healthy...healthy means I'm not bedridden or miserable with a cold or virus. Period. "Eating healthy" to me is eating stuff that makes you happy and not bloated.

FUCK FAT FREE...
FUCK NO CARBS...
FUCK LOW CALORIE...but most important...

FUCK THIS NO PEANUT BULLSHIT! I'LL BRING MY OWN JUST TO PISS OFF THE PC ASSHOLES!

not that I travel often. nor am I a big peanut fan but you get my point tee hee


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:25 pm:
FUCKIN' AMEN!

rm_wetfingeraz 55F
3012 posts
6/3/2006 7:10 pm

Hey, Cute, bring the ones in the shell like you get at the ball game and leave the shells all over the floor and seats.


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:26 pm:
Pretty sure peanut shells are banned under the terrorism laws.

Iwakura16Eyes 38F

6/3/2006 10:26 pm

I happen to be one of those people with a very bad allergy to peanuts. My allergy includes airborne stimuli--airplanes are very enclosed. The oxygen is created and cycled through a filtration system. They'd never be able to get the airborne allergens away for someone like me. AND, my allergy is one that could kill me. The last time I had an issue with it I actually had to use my epi pen-- My throat had started to close up on me....

I have been on flights that serve lil bags of Chex mix or something... or pretzels... so it's not like they are taking yer in-flight snack away....

sorry to play devil's advocate, but yeah... *sighs*


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 6/3/2006 11:28 pm:
No, play devil's advocate. I'm not really bitching about the allergy sufferers themselves. But since there are already airlines out there that don't have peanuts on their flights, wouldn't you be flying those? Why does every airline have to do it> It's not like there are that many potential customers to lose.

cuteNEway 42F

6/3/2006 10:43 pm

wetfingeraz!!


rm_5Hawkeye6 62M

6/3/2006 11:32 pm

The reason all these little fucking whiners these days are allergic to everything is they didn't develop immune systems because their over-protective parents didn't allow them to be exposed to anything that could be potentially harmful to them! Things like dirt, germs, and second-hand smoke.

Then, every time they came down with the sniffles, their stupid parents forced their physicians to prescribe antibiotics for them instead of taking the chance of letting their frail little bodies beat the illnesses on their own.

So now, we have to alter our lifestyles to protect these weaklings from the results of their parents' stupidity! Sheesh!


real36CgirlPA 39F

6/4/2006 1:35 am

That's really going to cut the menu at DQ in half. I think they are doing their part with the disclaimer.

There are so many people allergic to so many things, I just have to wonder what will be next. Not that it's their fault, but it isn't fair to deprive everybody else either.


earthShiva 60M

6/4/2006 8:20 am

I always seem to get seated next to some 300 pound person whose flab hangs over my armrest. The idea of Mr. or Ms. Big going into anaphylactic shock, puffing up to 400 and further squeezing me against the window is something I can live without, so I'll not fight this battle with you.

How about we start a movement where we all claim we're allergic to farts? Maybe we can get the airlines to hand out mandatory buttplugs to anyone who looks flatulent. That could change the whole tone to "Fly the Friendly Skies!"


jadedbabe78 107F

6/4/2006 11:16 am

I don't think I have ever seen a peanut on a plane....I always get pretzels.

And fer fuck's sake....what's next? No one will be allowed to wear any type of clothing EXCEPT cotton? Cause gawd forbid you sit next to someone who has some sort of synthetic material on that makes you gag.


moongoddess11 51F

6/5/2006 12:24 am

... I heard they banned peanuts because they cost more then pretzles.. when they cut airfare, they cut peanuts. Maybe they just made up ther other story so they didnt sound so cheap?


rm_5Hawkeye6 62M

6/6/2006 4:41 pm

In response to sweetbabydee07: On the contrary, my fellow concerned parent (if, indeed, you are one), according to the state of the science that I'm aware of (if you know differently, please elaborate), my assertion is born out by fact. The only proven successful therapy for allergic reaction is exposure to the antigen so that the sufferer's body develops antibodies to it.

I have a personal testimonial to the effectiveness of that approach. That's how I was cured of a severe case of childhood allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

Food allergies aren't quite the same, I'll admit that, and the only known treatment is avoidance, but I will also submit that I am the father of an asthmatic child, one of my six, and I just don't expose him to harmful situations that would tend to aggravate his condition.

Similarly, I expect the parents of children who are hypersensitive to otherwise normal conditions to go to extreme measures to avoid them instead of imposing restrictions on the overwhelming majority of others, who are not so limited!

Asthma, though similar to allergies in the sense of the presented symptoms, is not similar in terms of causation. The fact is, not all that much is known about what causes asthma - at least not in terms of scientific consensus, i.e., no one agrees about its cause. All that can be done is medicate and limit.

So, I think that any parent of a child with a potentially deadly allergy to peanuts would be well advised to avoid public exposure of that child to peanuts. And, yes, I am profoundly offended by the arrogance of those parents in attempting to limit my freedom.


rm_skyeone2 65M/46F
7186 posts
6/9/2006 8:29 am

Loyal, I'm with you on this. Banning foods and beverages and god only knows what else is only just starting! Soon it will be anything with feathers as that has caused a few health problems as well! So we may as well ban pillows with feathers, and anyone wanting to wear a boa, god forbid they attempt to travel with others say on a plane or on a train! I too am a smoker, and there have been tidbits of info on how far that ban is going!

People are trying to ban parents from smoking in there homes, or cars. They want to charge and arrest people for smoking in a private home of vehicle when there are children present. It will never quit! If they want to ban absolutely everything that MAY cause a medical problem for others, why don't they completely ban noise for those that get migranes easily. Or how about fast food restaurants to people that have high colesterol, diabetes or numerous other medical problems? Then there are chemical sensitivites, I'm personally allergic to the smoke they spray in bars and clubs on the dance floor. When they do that, I have a hard time breathing. Does that mean that I should petition all bars and clubs to stop spraying that crap? No, I don't have that right! If I don't like it, or it bothers me, and I go to an establishment that uses it, I have no right to bitch about it. It becomes my own damned fault!

I have to take care of me, I have to look out for me, it's not up to anyone else to decide what I can or cannot handle! I just wish the rest of the world could see it the same way. If I want to smoke, I will, if I want to come into contact with lilacs (something else I'm allergic to) I will, and I'll suffer the consequenses, no one else! If we ban everything all people are sensitive to or allergic to, what will be left in this world? Not a damn thing, if you take all the people and all the allergies, you have more allergies then you have people! Go figure

Sorry for the long post, but I just had to rant on it as well! You may have opened the door, but it was my choice to go through it....lol

Skye


Blessed Be


SleekIcilyVarix 42M

6/22/2006 2:34 pm

While your nail clippers will be confiscated without hesitation, you can still smuggle as many peanuts as you care to carry on board, mix em with the pretzels they give you, and snack to your heart's content.
I prefer Pepsi products too, so on a plane I always wind up asking for juice, water, or I risk the coffee (which inevitably tastes like crap).


goodguysneedit2 57M

7/16/2006 9:48 am

Amen, Loyal!

I am so fucking sick of the whiners and socially dysfunctional gasbags being in charge. In case you haven't noticed, THEY ARE the ones who seek public offices and listen to all the gripes of the miniscule numbers of chronically-offended entitlement junkies who cannot live in the same world as the rest of us...why?..because those people running for office are of the same ilk.

I do know a guy, however, who has the peanut allergy. It's not so severe that he can't be near them, he simply shouldn't eat them. I DO NOT know of anyone who goes into anaphalactic shock as a result of being within 10 feet of a bag of peanuts. Do they exist? I wonder.

And if they DO honestly exist, do the problems of a select few individuals justify the need for an entire population to limit their dietary intake, and/or to alter their own lifestyles and desires, simply to accomodate the meager possibility of crossing the path of one of these unfortunate few?

The larger questions:

*IF you have a problem, at what point should it become an issue which limits the behavior of an entire society?

*Can a person be found liable and responsible for their own well-being anymore? Or is it up to the rest of the world?

It would seem the goals of our over-protective society would be that of efforts to insure that nary a single soul will ever have to face any kind of restriction, any type of discomfort, any sort of inconvenience, any possibility of disfortune, and...drum roll please...any type of insult to their sensitivities.

And...we have taken to the courts with efforts to insure such.

Effectively, our "All About Me" society, (a society of narcissism), has evolved into of battleground of self-entitlement, grandiosity, control-freakery, and desperate grabs for power by the loudest whiners, the biggest cheaters, the greediest, the least responsible, and the most emotionally imbalanced.

It has taken us where decency is inverted, reasoning denied, rationale detoured, mores and values undermined, and personal responsibility discharged.

There are now only victims. Everyone is a victim, because we have all become victims of victims.

Personal Responsibility?... Where did it go?
Personal Accountability?... Where did it go?

If you return to the founding basis of this country... you will find that both personal accountability and responsibility were the two guiding principles of not only Freedom, but also every law which was designed to create and uphold a free nation.

When you remove personal accountability and responsibility OUT of the guiding principles of individual behavior... all you have to do is turn on the news or search these very webpages to see the results.


GhostGirl79 39F
3770 posts
8/4/2007 9:02 pm

*standing up and applauding*

Don't talk to me about rules dear, wherever I stay I make the Goddamn rules


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