The Masked Tulip

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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from Great Guy in This killer Pret Baguette   
    Absolutely make the food. I would also seriously question the sanity of flying overseas - presumably she is going to eat during the days and weeks overseas.
    A medic friend of mine says that whilst some people do have serious allergies from birth, that there is suspicion that trendy parents 'cause' allergies in their children by making their kids avoid certain foodstuffs at a young age.
    Whether this is to be seen as being trendy - "Tarquin cannot each X, Y and Z because he is special and hence we are special parents." -or is some SJW angst or just, simply, bad parenting is probably peculiar to each parent.
    If you fear peanuts when you have a toddler perhaps do not be surprised if your child later develops an intolerance to them.
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from Great Guy in This killer Pret Baguette   
    Absolutely make the food. I would also seriously question the sanity of flying overseas - presumably she is going to eat during the days and weeks overseas.
    A medic friend of mine says that whilst some people do have serious allergies from birth, that there is suspicion that trendy parents 'cause' allergies in their children by making their kids avoid certain foodstuffs at a young age.
    Whether this is to be seen as being trendy - "Tarquin cannot each X, Y and Z because he is special and hence we are special parents." -or is some SJW angst or just, simply, bad parenting is probably peculiar to each parent.
    If you fear peanuts when you have a toddler perhaps do not be surprised if your child later develops an intolerance to them.
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Migrant Crisis Architect Swedish PM Loses Vote of No Confidence, Will Step Down   
    They've already mobilised.
    Pound Bakery is their new Valhalla.
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from whocares in Test if you're spending too much time on the internet   
    I haven't time for this. Someone is whinging elsewhere online about the quality of Avocados in Waitrose.
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to spygirl in Migrant Crisis Architect Swedish PM Loses Vote of No Confidence, Will Step Down   
    Not sure how he manged it but he appears to have married his brother ,who idendifies as a woman on Tuesdays:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/25/swedish-pm-stefan-lofven-losing-confidence-vote#img-1
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from whocares in Test if you're spending too much time on the internet   
    I haven't time for this. Someone is whinging elsewhere online about the quality of Avocados in Waitrose.
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from wherebee in The Sweden is fucked thread   
    Swede PM just lost a vote of confidence. Has to step down.
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from One percent in The Germany is fucked thread   
    Very odd. The story has disappeared from some news sites.
    Either it was a fake news report or something else is going on. Perhaps the suicide bombing was not meant to happen today and someone got the dates mixed up?
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from whocares in Test if you're spending too much time on the internet   
    I haven't time for this. Someone is whinging elsewhere online about the quality of Avocados in Waitrose.
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from One percent in Test if you're spending too much time on the internet   
    I rarely eat bacon but a few days ago bought a packet and went through it in 2 days having sarnies. I admittedly put some salad on top to try and convince myself that I was doing good.
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from whocares in Test if you're spending too much time on the internet   
    I haven't time for this. Someone is whinging elsewhere online about the quality of Avocados in Waitrose.
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to One percent in Test if you're spending too much time on the internet   
    I quite like them but recently, they are either as hard as the knobs of hell and then rot without going soft or are soft and black when bought.  Not impressed at all at the moment.  I have decided on a bacon sarnie for my tea tonight.  bugger all that fruit and veg stuff  
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from gibbon in trans madness   
    Someone posted a photo online earlier of a US 4x4 parked in some parking space reserved for eco cars - it had a sticker on the back proclaiming 'I identify as a Pirus'.
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from eight in The Germany is fucked thread   
    In future German beer will be 100% pure water.
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to eight in The Germany is fucked thread   
    I was just surprised that the Germans are allowed purity laws for anything, with their previous.
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to Hopeful in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    I know a worker who cut their finger on a piece of paper at the photocopier and took themselves to A&E, and then a week off sick. Nobody except me seemd to bat an eyelid.
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to Austin Allegro in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Absolutely amazing. The narrow-mindedness of some corporate types is unbelievable. 
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to longtomsilver in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    I've worked in both the public sector (DWP) and the NHS (GP OOHs call taker to fit around child care) and can confirm both allowed sick days to cover for sick children. It seemed limitless at the DWP and restricted at the NHS to 4 days and for women only, as a male myself with main caring responsibilities I faced a *disciplinary for missing my last shift (suspended on full pay for two months, loveley jubilee) to look after my **then genuinely ill child (epilepsy(as it was compounded by the previous one... child care issues as my wife was stuck in America (2010 Icelandic ash-cloud))).
    *the women running the disciplinary meeting couldn't fathom a father being responsible for child care and when it became apparent I was being stitched up I lifted the HR managers notes and stormed out so they then phoned the police who sent a sgt round to my house requesting their property, I told him to stop wasting police resources and closed the door on him. Laughably the HR manager then went off sick with stress (I later found out).
    **thank the good lord my daughter no longer has epilepsy, not through medical intervention as the Kepra was poison but the miracles of self-healing more evident in young people. 
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to Frank Hovis in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    You have an amazingly direct approach to work issues Tom!
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from One percent in The Germany is fucked thread   
    Allah Snackbar!
    Hilarious. I love the episode when the... Oh, hang on...
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from One percent in The Germany is fucked thread   
    Very odd. The story has disappeared from some news sites.
    Either it was a fake news report or something else is going on. Perhaps the suicide bombing was not meant to happen today and someone got the dates mixed up?
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    The Masked Tulip got a reaction from One percent in This killer Pret Baguette   
    Wot? A commonsense one? Perhaps something like assuming that all food is dangerous unless proven otherwise if you have a child with a known severe allergy? Plonk a baguette on the table and see what the parent does?
    "Ah, but it has grilled Mediterranean veggies in sock drained olive oil with wild Sicilian horse musk topping."
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to One percent in This killer Pret Baguette   
    I’m sure that I read that the peanut allergy started because government advice was to not give young children peanuts. This was perfectly sensible and based on avoiding choking. Then, idiot parents decided that all peanuts were bad and so avoided giv8ng their child anything that contained peanut. Thus the rise in intolerance 
    there really should be a test before you are allowed to breed
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    The Masked Tulip reacted to Rare Bear in Islamification of Europe   
    Choudary to Get ‘Safe House’ and Benefits  After Prison