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Labels Urged for Food That Can Choke
NY TIMES ^ | 5-25-10 | LAURIE TARKAN

Posted on 05/26/2010 11:02:06 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

On a July afternoon in 2006, Patrick Hale microwaved a bag of popcorn for his two young children and sat down with them to watch television. When he got up to change the channel, he heard a strange noise behind him, and turned to see his 23-month-old daughter, Allison, turning purple and unable to breathe.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: big; bloomturd; choke; food; gubermint; labels; ny; weiner
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the jokes just right themselves...
1 posted on 05/26/2010 11:02:07 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

and they write themselves,too.


2 posted on 05/26/2010 11:02:26 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

a label will solve everything. lol


3 posted on 05/26/2010 11:07:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GeronL

The can name it “Anthony Weiner Law”.


4 posted on 05/26/2010 11:08:08 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Life.....is dangerous.


5 posted on 05/26/2010 11:08:13 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Are You Ready?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

This is not a joke, it happend to me- sort of. The little pieces of kernal got trapped on the bakc of my tongue and caused of choaking sensation reaction. I was finally able to dislodge the particle. I though I was going to die. I don’t eat popcorn anymore because of it.


6 posted on 05/26/2010 11:08:17 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Soooo, what food could not choke?


7 posted on 05/26/2010 11:08:19 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

What the hell’s he doing giving a 23-month-old popcorn?!

This is a failure of parenting, not the fault of the manufacturers.

Every single day the MSM continues to mercilessly beat the dead horse that is personal responsibility.


8 posted on 05/26/2010 11:08:37 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Hey, this almost took out President Bush. Just think what a label could have done to keep him from choking on those pretzels!


9 posted on 05/26/2010 11:09:18 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“How did he die?”

“Choked on the food label.”


10 posted on 05/26/2010 11:10:00 AM PDT by jessduntno (If someone calls me a racist I tell them, "you're just saying that because I'm white.")
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To: WOBBLY BOB
All foods, except Jello, can choke you.

If any food is not Jello, it needs to have a "Not Jello" label so people know its not Jello.

11 posted on 05/26/2010 11:10:12 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

12 posted on 05/26/2010 11:10:23 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: ReneeLynn

13 posted on 05/26/2010 11:11:10 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: truthguy

Yes, it is a joke.
Because people don’t read labels.
It will solve nothing.


14 posted on 05/26/2010 11:11:31 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE (h)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
You can NEVER be too careful with your warnings!


15 posted on 05/26/2010 11:11:31 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: truthguy

I believe people can choke and even die from aspirating;however, you can aspirate on ANYTHING....a pill,a cheerio, a cracker,a nut,etc....ANYTHING...


16 posted on 05/26/2010 11:11:32 AM PDT by cherry
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To: WOBBLY BOB

are the labels going to be in spanish too?


17 posted on 05/26/2010 11:11:55 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: dead
All foods, except Jello, can choke you.

Dysphagia will make you choke on water...

18 posted on 05/26/2010 11:12:19 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: svcw
Soooo, what food could not choke?

In my experience, I find that hot dogs are foolproof.

19 posted on 05/26/2010 11:12:43 AM PDT by library user
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To: WOBBLY BOB
There is no problem that cannot be solve by passing a law.

None.

20 posted on 05/26/2010 11:12:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I can think of a certain congress critter who I wish would choke on a weiner!


21 posted on 05/26/2010 11:13:20 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The herd has to get thinned somehow.


22 posted on 05/26/2010 11:13:28 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: MollyKuehl

They’ll need a separate label for dysphagiacs.


23 posted on 05/26/2010 11:13:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rarestia

next thing you we’ll be told we can’t trim hedges with a push mower


24 posted on 05/26/2010 11:14:10 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Where do you put the label on a ham sandwich?


25 posted on 05/26/2010 11:14:49 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: SJSAMPLE

For at least 25 years we’ve had to endure people very rapidly reading the fine print at the end of radio ads. Those warnings have probably been heard by every radio listener thousands of times by now.

If you had to wager, how many times would you guess that rapid-fire fine-print and disclaimer recitation has saved people from their own stupidity? What is the cost/benefit of these aural warnings?


26 posted on 05/26/2010 11:15:53 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: WOBBLY BOB

...just heard on Limbaugh’s show that the Marine father was “certified in CPR” and proceeded to use “sharp blows to her back” to dislodge the popcorn.

First off, CPR is used on someone who is already unconscious. Second, anyone who’s ever heard of the Heimlich maneuver knows good and damn well that you don’t hit someone on the back to dislodge food.

Besides all of that, I’m tired of being told what to be cautious of. My anger peaked when they started printing cereal boxes in Spanish!


27 posted on 05/26/2010 11:16:58 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: MollyKuehl; Larry Lucido

Ping to 13!

Why was the father getting up to change the channel, btw? No remote? Poor kid.


28 posted on 05/26/2010 11:16:59 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: dead
They’ll need a separate label for dysphagiacs.

I am still awaiting on the "common sense" label.
29 posted on 05/26/2010 11:17:08 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

seems to me that anything that can be put in the mouth is going to be labeled then right..??... i guess we just aren’t as smart as our elected officials....i would have never known i could choke eating something...


30 posted on 05/26/2010 11:17:25 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Of course, the title doesn’t even fit the actual situation. The baby inhaled popcorn remnants.


31 posted on 05/26/2010 11:17:54 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’m 45 now and I can’t read that shit in the warnings anymore.

For the father of the child that died, I wonder if he read the popcorn bag for warnings before he gave it to her. If now, a warning wouldn’t have helped.


32 posted on 05/26/2010 11:19:39 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE (h)
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To: MNlurker
Where do you put the label on a ham sandwich?

That reminds of a "In a perfect world . . ." joke I heard. You know, like "In a perfect world chlorofluorocarbons would escape through the hole in the ozone layer." and "In a perfect world Yoko would have stepped in front of John." But the joke I heard about choking on a ham sandwich isn't funny, it's sick.

33 posted on 05/26/2010 11:20:29 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Being careful with what foods you gave your toddler used to be called “good parenting”. Why was he feeding her popcorn?


34 posted on 05/26/2010 11:20:33 AM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run. . . -Hank Jr.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
For at least 25 years we’ve had to endure people very rapidly reading the fine print at the end of radio ads

"May cause simultaneous projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea. Use as directed."



35 posted on 05/26/2010 11:23:20 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

We need “Smart” masks that count how many times we chew and won’t allow us to swallow until we’ve chewed 25 time.

Hmmm. Forget you read that. I’m going to get a patent on it.


36 posted on 05/26/2010 11:23:44 AM PDT by DManA
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To: dead

Actually you can choke on jello.

http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2008/03/grandmother_saved_from_choking.html


37 posted on 05/26/2010 11:26:30 AM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Don't give up any of your rights. They were purchased for you by blood!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

In California, virtually every building (store, office, shop, factory, whatever) has a Prop 65 label that says you will get cancer and die if you enter. Government stupidity knows no bounds.


38 posted on 05/26/2010 11:31:31 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: WOBBLY BOB; pandoraou812
Labels Urged for Food That Can Choke

"If you're stupid don't eat this."

39 posted on 05/26/2010 11:33:10 AM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: PanzerKardinal

LOL By Jim Six

Jimmy, have you ever eaten Jello?


40 posted on 05/26/2010 11:33:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I love how products I use every day have a label specifically for California:

"This product is know in the State of California to cause..."

I even found one of them inside a box of bullets, as if the lead hazard was the worst thing.

Truly, I wish everything in California did cause cancer.
41 posted on 05/26/2010 11:36:31 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE (h)
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To: library user
Small children can choke on hot dogs if they don't chew them properly.

I have to be very careful as I have had acid reflux for so many years that I choke easily on foods, especially hamburger and lettuce. I never eat popcorn for that reason.

42 posted on 05/26/2010 11:38:26 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: SJSAMPLE
"as if the lead hazard was the worst thing."They should warn of the dangers of high-velocity lead injections.
43 posted on 05/26/2010 11:38:52 AM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The Philadelphia Eagles will have to label their pre-game playoff meals.


44 posted on 05/26/2010 11:39:46 AM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Somewhere Mama Cass cries, “Great timing, ass-wipes!”.


45 posted on 05/26/2010 11:41:45 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
CORN KILLS!!!!
and
BEWARE THE BUILD-A-BURGERS!!!!

46 posted on 05/26/2010 11:48:50 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: svcw

Water can go down the wrong way.


47 posted on 05/26/2010 11:52:16 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: library user

Hot dogs: they are currently on the dangerous list.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-02-22-1Achoke22_ST_N.htm


48 posted on 05/26/2010 11:58:36 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bravo whiskey
are the labels going to be in spanish too?

That's racist!

They should be in at least French, German, Ter Sami, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Comanche, Malay, Dutch, Thai, Italian, Swedish, and Klingon.

49 posted on 05/26/2010 12:02:05 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
What about all the foods and drinks that contain the deadly Dihydrogen Monoxide?
50 posted on 05/26/2010 12:02:37 PM PDT by rfp1234
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