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Australian children banned from blowing out candles on birthday cakes together—might spread germs
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:57 EST, 6 February 2013 | Richard Shears

Posted on 02/06/2013 3:30:36 PM PST by Olog-hai

Australian children are to be banned from blowing out candles together on birthday cakes—because they could be puffing germs onto one another. And in what is seen as an attempt to ‘bubble wrap’ children, youngsters attending birthday parties will be told to take along individual cup cakes on which to place single candles.

The extraordinary new guidelines from the country’s National Health and Medical Research Council has provoked an angry response from parents who say that the ‘nanny state’ is trying to take all the fun out of birthday parties. Even doctors say that the birthday rules are going to far—because children are also now expected to wash their hands before jumping into a sandpit to play with their friends.

Day care staff will also be instructed to wash toys, doorknobs floors and cushion covers every day to prevent the spread of germs …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: australia; fraud; govtabuse; liberalism; nannystate; pussystate
Daily Mail long title:
Australian children to be banned from blowing out candles on birthday cakes together because they might spread germs
The Land Down Under goes Germophobe (bacillophobe, properly, IIRC). This will prevent their children’s immune systems from developing, and make them more prone to illness.
1 posted on 02/06/2013 3:30:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I clicked on the article to make sure this wasn’t satire.

Absolute insanity.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 3:37:02 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: Olog-hai

Big Brother is a party pooper.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 3:40:32 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Olog-hai

Every time I read something like this I’m glad I’m at end of my life instead of just starting out.

The world has gone mad.

.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 3:41:27 PM PST by Mears
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To: Rebelbase

I guess the next step is the birthday candle police.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 3:43:05 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Olog-hai

Awe Geez Edith!


6 posted on 02/06/2013 3:44:22 PM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Olog-hai
you know it's coming...

7 posted on 02/06/2013 3:45:37 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Olog-hai

Great....so the kids will never fully develop their immune systems, and therefore when they grow up, they’ll constantly be sick.

The immune system is like a muscle, use it, or lose it.


8 posted on 02/06/2013 3:49:36 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Chode

but the same people will encourage those kids to have rampant sex....crazies


9 posted on 02/06/2013 3:49:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dfwgator

Don’t worry I am sure all the anal and oral sex they’ll be encouraged into will boost their immunities...

/sarcasm


10 posted on 02/06/2013 3:51:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Remind me how long we humans have been blowing out candles on birthday cakes? At this point, the Lord just needs to come back now. What is he waiting for?


11 posted on 02/06/2013 3:53:47 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Olog-hai

Remind me how long we humans have been blowing out candles on birthday cakes? At this point, the Lord just needs to come back now. What is He waiting for?


12 posted on 02/06/2013 3:53:58 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: GeronL
and filthy disease ridden queer sex at that...
13 posted on 02/06/2013 3:55:16 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Olog-hai
From England's shore to Aussiland coming soon to the US. Oh, wait ...it's arriving ....

I wonder if they'll have to register b'day parties and have the cake police show up to monitor the situation. Of course they're not following people around the cities seeing who's breathing on whom ....

14 posted on 02/06/2013 3:55:32 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Olog-hai
Future of birthday parties?
15 posted on 02/06/2013 3:56:55 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: cld51860

He’s probably saying to himself, “This is what I died for?”

Everyday - it’s something new on Free Repub...I get so depressed coming on here every morning and reading the tear lines...it’s one crazy story after another...it’s good to know of course...I’ve gone from a pot of coffee to a straight shots of espresso! It’s the only way I can deal with the insanity...


16 posted on 02/06/2013 4:00:27 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Olog-hai

Underdeveloped immune systems will be a scourge in the future. Today’s kids, city kids in particular, don’t have anywhere near the resistance to infection earlier generations have.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 4:06:47 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Chode; al baby

with plenty of BRD too


18 posted on 02/06/2013 4:16:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BCW
Everyday - it’s something new on Free Repub...I get so depressed coming on here every morning and reading the tear lines...it’s one crazy story after another...

I hear you. The sane World we once knew is disapearing fast.

19 posted on 02/06/2013 4:21:53 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: GeronL

and that could lead to brd


20 posted on 02/06/2013 4:25:53 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: GeronL

21 posted on 02/06/2013 4:28:10 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

They can give out the new Boy Scout badges in class!


22 posted on 02/06/2013 4:35:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BCW; All
"Everyday - it’s something new on Free Repub...I get so depressed coming on here every morning and reading the tear lines...it’s one crazy story after another...it’s good to know of course...I’ve gone from a pot of coffee to a straight shots of espresso! It’s the only way I can deal with the insanity..."

I know just how you feel...but I don't know what I'd do without FR. With that, allow this lowly noob to urge everyone to donate to the Freepathon. That bar needs to be moving faster.

23 posted on 02/06/2013 4:50:29 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: max americana

Don’t pick on the Aussies. At least they are still letting their children eat cake. Rather have the candle police than Mochelle’s food police.


24 posted on 02/06/2013 4:54:29 PM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: heylady

One leads to the other.


25 posted on 02/06/2013 4:57:12 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: heylady

One leads to the other.


26 posted on 02/06/2013 4:57:12 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Coming to the EU in 10…9…8…
27 posted on 02/07/2013 2:30:32 AM PST by cartan
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To: BCW

I hear you. It’s a real chore to keep informed. And then hear friends/family respond with blank stares when you mention Fast and Furious, Solyndra, the details of the Benghazi attack... Depressing.


28 posted on 02/07/2013 6:35:54 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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