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2012-10-17 09:30:18 AM  
The solution to nut allergies is to give them nuts. Within one generation this gene will vanish. Stop fighting Mother Nature.
 
2012-10-17 09:30:38 AM  

tboucher: bullied? How about 'was stupid'. She apparently thought that burning the candle when she wasn't there was ok and blew it out when she came to class.

To me that says she's an idiot, not a 'bully'. I mean bully she'd have bought more surrounded hte kid with them or whatever. Just seems more of someone not realizing that it was that bad/being stupid vs. wanton distress.


Yeaaaaa....I'm gonna agree with this. Hell, I'm allergic to peanuts and tree nuts myself, but even I wouldn't consider this bullying, just stupidity/ignorance. Plus, I count myself lucky as I have to actually eat them to cause a reaction....or rub them all over my body.

/story for another day
 
2012-10-17 09:31:53 AM  
Mmmm...bed bath and beyond smell.
 
2012-10-17 09:32:14 AM  

katerbug72: Does the mother really make people call her Baldwin-Nguyen?


Of course! Who doesn't like it when it's Win-Nguyen?

/hopes everyone on this thread knows how to pronounce Nguyen.
//I didn't until I went to college.
 
2012-10-17 09:36:21 AM  

AbbeySomeone: TerminalEchoes: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.

Scented candles and room fresheners etc can trigger allergic reactions in many people.


Whatever they put in potpourri knocks me on my ass. That, and horses. it sucks. I can never be a cowboy.
 
2012-10-17 09:36:24 AM  

oryx: Is it standard practice for teachers to burn candles in class now? I went to school a long time ago, but the only thing that was lit in class was a bunsen burner.


When I went to school, it was standard practice not to breathe a word regarding the bell jar full of mercury the Earth Sciences teacher had in his closet.
 
2012-10-17 09:40:34 AM  
More like the student didn't like the teacher, saw the nut candle, then all of a sudden developed a "nut allergy" to get back at her.
 
2012-10-17 09:46:34 AM  
What is asinine about this is that candles are usually scented with artificial materials that are in no way chemically similar to the scent produced. Those really allergic to nuts (most people aren't; they are just told they are) are allergic to a protein in the meat of the nut, not the oil. If the girl was having the type of reaction the FA describes (an IgE reaction), the school nurse would be calling an ambulance, not treating her herself. So I'm calling bullshiat on the Daily Fail article. Sounds to me like mommy and daughter are trying to cash in.
 
2012-10-17 09:48:39 AM  

cantsleep: Jamieboy: And why are we such pussies when it comes to odors?

Jamieboy: They all give me headaches and I avoid scented products when at all possible. Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

I head assploded.


I also divided by zero reading that post
 
2012-10-17 09:50:24 AM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.



A couple brands of deodorant have an unscented version and are labelled as such. Shouldn't be hard to find at most drug/grocery stores. Usually you have to buy the men's version, but whatever. Pretty sure speed stick is one brand that has an unscented,Detergent is easy. Both sunlight and tide make a version labelled "FREE"(No dyes/perfumes). As for shampoo, I can't help you there. Maybe try a lemon? I occasionally use them for a hair conditioner.
 
2012-10-17 09:51:28 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: i'm actually gonna side with the teacher on this one. cause she looks like she's being gay for attention


You try entirely too hard to be edgy and offensive. I suppose that's why no-one responds to your mind-numbingly stupid posts, half of Fark must have you on ignore by now. You're like Sarah Silverman without the looks, star-farking career, and talent. And considering she has no talent what-so-ever, that puts you in a pretty pathetic place. Quit trying so hard and you might actually come off as funny some day. Maybe. Probaby not, though.

/cue overly sarcastic attempt at witty comeback...
 
2012-10-17 09:51:32 AM  

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


I doubt anybody is claiming the allergy is a fake, the issue usually is why should the other 95% of society have to bend to the will of people with an evolutionary problem.
 
2012-10-17 09:56:47 AM  

NephilimNexus: The solution to nut allergies is to give them nuts.


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2012-10-17 10:02:18 AM  

Warlordtrooper: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

I doubt anybody is claiming the allergy is a fake, the issue usually is why should the other 95% of society have to bend to the will of people with an evolutionary problem.


If the school was trying to tell everyone not to have peanut butter in their homes because of possible cross contamilnation, then I agree with you. However, it is not an imposition on anyone to ban scented candles in the classroom. Most of them stink horribly anyway.
 
2012-10-17 10:03:36 AM  

SkunkWerks: NephilimNexus: The solution to nut allergies is to give them nuts.

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2012-10-17 10:08:21 AM  

ComicBookGuy: I was at a con, once, and approached a table of people playing Talisman. One fellow remarked he knew I had peanuts on my because he was having an allergic reaction to them.

So, yeah, this is a bad thing. I can't imagine living without peanuts.


You had peanuts on your WHAT?
 
2012-10-17 10:12:19 AM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: \Having trouble understanding why the teacher ever thought she should burn a scented candle to begin with.


because kids / teenagers stink. That part isn't hard to understand.
 
2012-10-17 10:14:33 AM  
A girl named "Vi"? Is her brother called "emacs"?
 
2012-10-17 10:15:37 AM  

FenixStorm1: For all those who enjoy the smell of nut candles, I recommend Mandles

Link


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2012-10-17 10:23:31 AM  
My God, someone did something that annoys/harasses you = newspaper article?
 
2012-10-17 10:24:10 AM  

Warlordtrooper: why should the other 95% of society have to bend to the will of people with an evolutionary problem.


I'm gonna go with "compassion". That's usually the culprit.

That said, I'm pretty certain this case wasn't "bullying", and the circumstances of it make me seriously doubt the veracity of the "victims" here. Honestly, the mother is really stretching the bounds of credibility here in the first place by calling it bullying, and that makes further liberties taken with the truth a pretty bankable prospect.
 
2012-10-17 10:26:06 AM  
We really need to just let natural selection take care of people who have allergies to common food products.
 
2012-10-17 10:28:32 AM  

hoover1066: A girl named "Vi"? Is her brother called "emacs"?


Her stupid, useless brother, yes.
 
2012-10-17 10:50:42 AM  
The fact the candle had been burning means the room was contaminated with nut oil,

i.imgur.com 

What a room contaminated by nut oil may look like
 
2012-10-17 10:53:17 AM  
lastshredsofsanity.com
 
2012-10-17 10:53:47 AM  

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


Unless they're actually using nut in the candles, I'm calling BS on her allergy to that.
 
2012-10-17 10:55:30 AM  

FuturePastNow: We really need to just let natural selection take care of people who have allergies to common food products.


Cute.

100+ years ago, people frequently died from bad illnesses as well. And lack of running water and adequate waste facilities.And childbirth. My sister in law just had an emergency c section monday due to labor not progressing as the baby's head was turned. 100 years ago, it's unlikely either would have survived. 100 years ago, children often didn't live to adulthood.
 
2012-10-17 10:55:56 AM  

2CountyFairs: A big question I have is this: If the school nurse knew what the problem was the first time, and actually did ask the teacher to stop burning the candle, how did that same nurse NOT recognize the cause and do something about it one of the next seven times it happened?


Also why did the mom did react after the kid did 7 trips to the nurse? For that matter how did the teacher fail to notice her blow it out plan wasn't working given the kid kept having a reaction and leaving the class... It's failure all around here.
 
2012-10-17 10:58:11 AM  

ha-ha-guy: It's failure all around here.


Daily.
 
2012-10-17 10:58:59 AM  

mod3072: opiumpoopy: H31N0US: Isn't that against a fire code or something?

Only if there are flammables like paper or books in the vicinity...

Not necessarily. We had a few teachers who had scented candles in their rooms, and the fire marshal about had a coronary. They weren't near anything flammable, but he made us get rid of ALL candles before we could pass our inspection.



What gasoline-soaked schools did you people attend?
 
2012-10-17 11:00:21 AM  

octopied: FuturePastNow: We really need to just let natural selection take care of people who have allergies to common food products.

Cute.

100+ years ago, people frequently died from bad illnesses as well. And lack of running water and adequate waste facilities.And childbirth. My sister in law just had an emergency c section monday due to labor not progressing as the baby's head was turned. 100 years ago, it's unlikely either would have survived. 100 years ago, children often didn't live to adulthood.


In legitimate cases, when the Earth feels like it's being overpopulated, it has a way to shut that whole thing down...
 
2012-10-17 11:03:29 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

Unless they're actually using nut in the candles, I'm calling BS on her allergy to that.


The candles are made with nut oil.
 
2012-10-17 11:07:18 AM  

H31N0US: Isn't that against a fire code or something?


My initial thought too. You can't bring something as death defying as an Anacin onto school property but you can have open flames in the classroom?

Actually, I guess they have that in pretty much every science lab room (for the bunson burners and such)...but Spanish class? Really?
 
2012-10-17 11:07:43 AM  
Words that actually mean something nowadays:

discombobulate
racist
misogynist
classist
bully
 
2012-10-17 11:10:45 AM  

namegoeshere: The candles are made with nut oil.


If it did actually contain bona fide nut oil and not just somechemical that's meant to smell like it, the article doesn't say this.

In fact, the article says just about nothing about the candle itself, save that it was "scented" and that "[s]cented candles and air fresheners release chemicals that can cause breathing problems in some patient and even severe allergic reactions."

Beyond being vague, it's almost like they're admitting by the end of the article that they don't, in fact, have the faintest clue what was in the damn candle. Not that I count on a Daily Fail article to provide me with pertinent details, it would get in the way of the dozen or so vaguely relevant full-page pictures they have to work in there.
 
Ant
2012-10-17 11:11:24 AM  

give me doughnuts: We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.


Thanks for that analysis, Dr. Eugene Icks.

Yes, lets leave everyone at the mercy of natural selection. That's a good idea.
 
2012-10-17 11:14:32 AM  

Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?


Ive noticed that as well. We had one kid in the whole school that was allergic to everything. So he basically ate rice cakes. I was with my sister in law and she showed me a list of things that my niece cant bring to school. It seems like she is the only one not allergic to anything. Hell if you toss a bag of peanuts at an elementary school you could be labeled a terrorist
 
2012-10-17 11:17:58 AM  

tboucher: bullied? How about 'was stupid'. She apparently thought that burning the candle when she wasn't there was ok and blew it out when she came to class.

To me that says she's an idiot, not a 'bully'. I mean bully she'd have bought more surrounded hte kid with them or whatever. Just seems more of someone not realizing that it was that bad/being stupid vs. wanton distress.


Agreed. This is probably just weapons grade stupidity. Even if she didn't already know it would be an issue she should have realized it when the student kept going to the nurses office.

TerminalEchoes: gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.

She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.


Normally it's not that hard to avoid them. Most any scented candle will give me trouble but not the life-threatening kind. So long as I'm not forced to be around them it's basically a non-issue.

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.


I don't seem to have any problem with White Rain (get the plain stuff, they also have some that does stink) shampoo or conditioner. The one that's got me stumped these days is fabric softener. I can no longer find any unscented stuff. At least it's not essential.

The Face Of Oblivion: She failed the class and her mom looks like a sandblasted troll doll. Odds of the allergy being precious snowflake bullshiat are climbing by the minute...


If I were in a classroom with a nut candle I most certainly would fail the class.

onyxruby: Three chronic health problems were solved overnight with a single phone call. Knowingly exposing an allergic child to perfume is child abuse and she should go to prison.


Then why did you keep allowing your mother access to your child???

Spike Lee's Favorite Farker: But even if she is why should men have to pretend that we aren't interested. We are genetically wired to be interested in women once they are fully developed, regardless of their birth date. Plus in many states she is legal so long as she isn't your student.


Yup. There are social reasons to avoid young but developed women but that says nothing about whether they are sexually desirable. There's nothing perverted about the reaction we are wired for. It's only what you do about it that matters.

JackieRabbit: What is asinine about this is that candles are usually scented with artificial materials that are in no way chemically similar to the scent produced. Those really allergic to nuts (most people aren't; they are just told they are) are allergic to a protein in the meat of the nut, not the oil. If the girl was having the type of reaction the FA describes (an IgE reaction), the school nurse would be calling an ambulance, not treating her herself. So I'm calling bullshiat on the Daily Fail article. Sounds to me like mommy and daughter are trying to cash in.


It depends on the severity of the reaction. It doesn't sound like it was bad enough to need a trip to the ER. The nurse probably didn't even need to do anything, getting her out of the contaminated environment probably was enough.

octopied: A couple brands of deodorant have an unscented version and are labelled as such. Shouldn't be hard to find at most drug/grocery stores. Usually you have to buy the men's version, but whatever. Pretty sure speed stick is one brand that has an unscented,Detergent is easy. Both sunlight and tide make a version labelled "FREE"(No dyes/perfumes). As for shampoo, I can't help you there. Maybe try a lemon? I occasionally use them for a hair conditioner.


http://www.amazon.com/Speed-Mennen-Antiperspirant-Deodorant-Unscented / dp/B001ET76VM
http://www.armandhammer.com/fabric-care/laundry-detergent/Products/ar m -and-hammer-powder-laundry-detergent-perfume-and-dye-free.aspx
 
2012-10-17 11:23:50 AM  

Egalitarian: Mom, my nuts!

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\yeah I know it's a different point in the film, so sue me, I gotta get to work.


Came here to post this. Different image though, I didnt' want to bungle or bobble the Fingal dopple.

/anteater!
 
2012-10-17 11:30:31 AM  

Loren: Yup. There are social reasons to avoid young but developed women but that says nothing about whether they are sexually desirable. There's nothing perverted about the reaction we are wired for. It's only what you do about it that matters.


Blaming your ultimate reaction on "what we're all wired to do", is for instance a really horrible place to start.

In other news, she's unremarkable... at best, IMO.
 
2012-10-17 11:31:50 AM  
jeffowl: Well, I guess you have to ask if it was an allergy, or an allergy-allergy. I mean, in the case of legitimate allergy the body has a way of shutting down to prevent intake of more of the allergen.

It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare
 
2012-10-17 11:35:03 AM  

jeffowl: Well, I guess you have to ask if it was an allergy, or an allergy-allergy. I mean, in the case of legitimate allergy the body has a way of shutting down to prevent intake of more of the allergen.


Sounds legit. I've heard a sneeze is 1/7th of an orgasm.
 
2012-10-17 11:41:09 AM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.


Target has a big "Free" section, aka perfume-free and some other chemicals-free. Costco also makes unscented versions of everything Kirkland Signature. I started specially buying unscented everything years back when I was trying to figure out what it was I was allergic to (wasn't that, but I liked the lack of odor anyway). The only thing I use that's strongly scented now is cologne occasionally - might as well save it for when I really want to smell good. You're right that it is hard to find shampoos though, they only seem to come in "strongly scented" and "slightly scented," especially dandruff shampoos.
 
2012-10-17 11:43:03 AM  
I think mom's calling it bullying because that's the only way to get anyone to listen now.
 
2012-10-17 11:45:31 AM  

Loren: Then why did you keep allowing your mother access to your child???


I'm a man, getting full custody of a child in court is very difficult. She has a previous court record for threatening to kill her older child. CPS took her older child away from her twice. She has put my son in the hospital (4) or urgent care (1) times in the last year and a half through neglect. She has been hospitalized for mental health problems seven times. There are a number of other significant issues as well.

I've been fighting in court for the last year and a half to get full custody of my son. I have absolutely nothing against me other than being male. Being a man in family court is like being a black in the south in 1800's, you don't stand a chance in hell.
 
2012-10-17 11:50:39 AM  
How difficult would it have been for the teacher to NOT act like a douchebag?
 
2012-10-17 11:51:49 AM  
SkunkWerks 2012-10-17 06:18:20 AM

FTA: It was only when her concerned mother Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen confronted the teacher, that Swanson admitted that she had continued to light the candle all semester but had blown it out before Nguyen entered the classroom.

Sure sounds like "bullying" to me.

At first I was like, " RAAAAAGE you farking pussies and bullying. Just because you don't like something does not mean you are being bullied."

Definitely not just "insensitive" and/or "grossly negligent". Bullying is like, the totally trendy term for all sorts of confrontational type situations found in schools these days.  Then i was like," touche."
 
2012-10-17 11:51:57 AM  

SkunkWerks: Loren: Yup. There are social reasons to avoid young but developed women but that says nothing about whether they are sexually desirable. There's nothing perverted about the reaction we are wired for. It's only what you do about it that matters.

Blaming your ultimate reaction on "what we're all wired to do", is for instance a really horrible place to start.

In other news, she's unremarkable... at best, IMO.


Where did you see her anus?
 
2012-10-17 11:55:41 AM  
oh noes das terrerizms!
 
2012-10-17 12:07:06 PM  
We are wired as a species so that when we see a human exhibit such weakness and frailty we want to kill it and get it out of our gene pool. This is my theory to explain this thread.
 
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