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Old 11-18-2012, 01:01 AM   #121
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Mother is a nut for wanting all of the oak trees cut down because her damn kid is allergic to tree nuts- even though he may not necessarily have an allergy to acorns.

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:39 AM   #122
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Mom is an idiot- for not taking a minute to research her child's allergy, but demanding a fix for a non-existent problem.

Q:If someone is allergic to tree nuts and leaves, would it be possible for a reaction to occur from physically touching or cross-contamination from a oak leaf or acorn? Is there literature on this subject?
A:Thank you for your recent inquiry.

Both acorns and chestnuts are a member of the plant family called Fagaceae. This family is different from those of tree nuts (almond, walnut, hickory, pecan, cashew). The substances that produce allergy in acorns and chestnuts are therefore different than those that produce allergy to the other tree nuts. To my knowledge, there is no risk of a patient with nut allergy having a reaction to contact with acorns or with leaves of any sort. I could not find any evidence for such risk on an Internet search.

The only allergy reaction to acorns that I am aware of occurs in areas of the world where they are eaten, and occurs to the ingestion of the acorn. In this instance the allergy is separate from nut allergy.

Should you wish to read about this in a little more detail, there is an excellent and concise summary written by Lynn Christie, M.S.R.D. for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. It is available free of charge online. You can "Google" a search using Ms. Christie's name, or the website is: http://www.schoolhealthservicesny.com/uploads/Acorns%20Pinecones.pdf. Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.

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Also worth noting is that almonds and cashews are not nuts, they are drupes like peaches, apricots, olives, etc.. Not sure about almond allergies as related to tree nut allergies.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:33 AM   #124
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Mother is a nut for wanting all of the oak trees cut down because her damn kid is allergic to tree nuts- even though he may not necessarily have an allergy to acorns.
Oh, hahaha. I must have a short attention span. I'm thinking, "Who's Mom?" I lost tract of the story we were commenting on.
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I hear they are working on a cure for the short attention spa- Oh look! A squirrel!

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I hear they are working on a cure for the short attention spa- Oh look! A squirrel!
WHERE????

*runs off to find squirrel*
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*runs off to find squirrel*
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Well, that answers, "What will I make for dinner tonight."
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Default Oops! Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members

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Living in fear of "replying all" to your company-wide emails? Hey, it could be worse. ABC News reports:
In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference. He publicly CC'd the names of everyone on his mailing list.
The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid's email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.
"Taliban have included all 4 of my email addresses on the leaked distribution list," tweeted journalist Mustafa Kazemi, a prolific Kabul-based tweeter with more than 9,500 followers. "Quite reassuring to my safety."
The list, made up of more than 400 recipients, consists mostly of journalists, but also includes an address appearing to belong to a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an ... Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan warlord whose outlawed group Hezb-i-Islami is believed to be behind several attacks against coalition troops.
Where's AOL's old "unsend" button when you need it? On the other hand, perhaps this is an opportunity to establish a listserv for Afghan peace talks?
Did he also request Read Receipts?

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/16/taliban_accidentally_ccs_everybody_on_its_mailing_ list
http://abcnews.go.com/International/taliban-accidentally-reveal-identities-mailing-list-members/story?id=17737950#.UKkLeIYVJ0Q
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