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(Globe and Mail)   Not sure what is worse, being a kid with nut allergies or having a mother who is demanding that the city cut down all the oak trees around the school because acorns are nuts   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 50
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2012-11-14 12:09:56 AM
10 votes:
This woman is what's wrong with the world.
2012-11-14 02:57:34 AM
5 votes:
Acorns aren't even nuts. Oaks are a totally diff family from the tree nuts. This woman however is indeed nuts.
2012-11-14 01:20:01 AM
5 votes:

doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.


Agreed. Any other species and we'd give the runt of the litter away or shoot it. You know why nobody had peanut or milk allergies 300 years ago? Because modern science didn't have the luxury of trying to save them. Evolution and survival of the fittest is trying to work and we're stifling it.
2012-11-14 02:21:49 AM
4 votes:
As someone with severe allergies I have these things to say -

Take the child from the mother and sterilize her immediately.

doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.


This.

It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home if you know what I mean and I think that you do.
2012-11-14 06:12:54 AM
3 votes:
My wife is a school psychologist. This sort of story about a crazed parent does not surprise me in the least. A great new label for special education should be "Parent Impaired."
2012-11-14 03:44:12 AM
3 votes:

middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.


Oh we do realize it, we just don't care.

If you have a deficiency to an everyday item billions take for granted, it is up to you to change your behavior, not the billions in response to your issue. Society shouldn't cater to the special needs of a few individuals. If nuts are bothering her child, stay away from the nuts. If thats an issue, then homeschool the child. If the deficiency is so great that a small quantity may kill them, well your living on borrowed time because at some point, there will be an encounter with the substance that will end ithings regardless of how careful you are.
2012-11-14 03:41:29 AM
3 votes:

Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.


We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.
2012-11-14 02:57:20 AM
3 votes:
According to Jared Diamond, acorns are edible and but for the quirk of nature that requires the oak tree be raised for years before it bears fruit it would be a common food today.

Also, I think I saw Bear Grylls eat some once.
2012-11-14 08:09:28 AM
2 votes:

AbbeySomeone: Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.

We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.


I thought you had to ingest milk products to have a lactose intolerance reaction.
2012-11-14 07:36:59 AM
2 votes:
The mere sight of acorns could trigger anxiety in an allergic child, she said, while the nuts themselves could be used by other students "to bully and torment children."

STOP GIVING THEM IDEAS

politicalmadness.org
2012-11-14 07:21:43 AM
2 votes:
Dear Lady,

No.

With friendly regards,
Everyone
2012-11-14 07:12:04 AM
2 votes:

durbnpoisn: All trees create some sort of seed. They are not all peanuts. They aren't really even that closely related. Hell, peanuts grow under ground.

With any luck, someone with some sense will shut this woman up and educate her that acorns are a completely different type of seed, and completely harmless. And then she can tell her child that so the other kids won't mess with him. That seems like a more reasonable solution.


That's the best part of all this "nut" allergy nonsense. Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes.

Link
2012-11-14 07:05:24 AM
2 votes:
Five dollars says her kid doesn't even have nut allergies.
2012-11-14 06:49:36 AM
2 votes:

Jamrock: This is the logical extent of the liberal utopia.


Really? Because this is pretty damn similar to "My kid's school school teaches something that I don't want him to learn, so I demand it be banned for ALL the kids!", which conservatives are known to do.

/teh crazy comes from across the spectrum.
2012-11-14 06:19:43 AM
2 votes:
FTFA
The mere sight of acorns could trigger anxiety in an allergic child, she said, while the nuts themselves could be used by other students "to bully and torment children."

Step 1: Educate precious snowflakes that acorns cause no harm.
Step 2: Teach precious snowflakes how to deal with obvious bullies.
Step 3: Sit back and enjoy your precious snowflakes growing into well adjusted, mature adults.

I swear parenting has gone the way of stonemasonry and coopery; an ancient art that no one remembers how to do.
2012-11-14 04:02:35 AM
2 votes:

StopLurkListen: remove the tannic acid.


And once you do that, you use the left over water, which now contains tannic acid, to tan hides.
2012-11-14 03:51:42 AM
2 votes:
Wait, if the kid is allergic to nuts, how does he avoid contact with his own mother?

I'm calling bullshiat.
2012-11-14 03:37:51 AM
2 votes:

middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.


But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.
2012-11-14 03:26:36 AM
2 votes:
Jesus F-ing Christ. We need a plague.
2012-11-14 03:16:50 AM
2 votes:

StopLurkListen: AverageAmericanGuy: According to Jared Diamond, acorns are edible and but for the quirk of nature that requires the oak tree be raised for years before it bears fruit it would be a common food today.

Acorns were a staple of native American diet. You have to shell & grind the acorns then soak them in water to remove the tannic acid.


yup, acorns can be ground fine, soaked and strained several times until the water coming out of the mush becomes clear, then you dry it and use it like any other flour to bake with, its not bad, just a hella lot of work and if you mess it up it tastes like crap and can make you sick.
2012-11-14 03:10:48 AM
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: According to Jared Diamond, acorns are edible and but for the quirk of nature that requires the oak tree be raised for years before it bears fruit it would be a common food today.


Acorns were a staple of native American diet. You have to shell & grind the acorns then soak them in water to remove the tannic acid.
2012-11-14 12:27:55 AM
2 votes:
Sounds like
*puts on sunglasses*
I'm allergic to you, mom
*dies*
2012-11-14 12:10:07 AM
2 votes:
I think "nuts" is perfect for this mother
2012-11-14 09:45:19 AM
1 votes:

BizarreMan: AbbeySomeone: Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.

We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.


I thought you had to ingest milk products to have a lactose intolerance reaction.



You do. There's a reason this guy was the back-up gelato scooper.

/allergic to cats, cows and chickens - figured that out at age 7 on a 2-week-long summer camp on a farm!
2012-11-14 08:33:34 AM
1 votes:

MayoBoy: said Maria Asper, a pediatric allergist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children

Does that mean that Toronto has a Hospital for Well Children?


There aren't enough children who fall down wells to warrant a separate hospital. So they just go to the hospital for sick children after they're rescued.
2012-11-14 08:08:21 AM
1 votes:

dready zim: Move. Just move.


my thoughts exactly, we like our trees WAY more than you
2012-11-14 08:04:02 AM
1 votes:

doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.


I could not agree more.
2012-11-14 07:43:31 AM
1 votes:
Poor kid, it would suck to be allergic to your own mother.
2012-11-14 06:45:57 AM
1 votes:
All trees create some sort of seed. They are not all peanuts. They aren't really even that closely related. Hell, peanuts grow under ground.

With any luck, someone with some sense will shut this woman up and educate her that acorns are a completely different type of seed, and completely harmless. And then she can tell her child that so the other kids won't mess with him. That seems like a more reasonable solution.
2012-11-14 06:30:50 AM
1 votes:
As someone who is allergic to tree nuts, biatch is crazy. I cannot eat almonds or hazelnuts. Oak trees have NEVER caused a problem. She needs to properly educate herself on what actually causes a reaction. I miss pistachios.
2012-11-14 06:15:25 AM
1 votes:
Oh look, another little snowflake article

/when exactly did nut products become more dangerous than guns?
//guns don't kill people... I kill people... With guns
2012-11-14 05:04:35 AM
1 votes:

libranoelrose: And these are oaks.

We need to factor this into the caring equation.

I'm not real good at math, but I would warrant an oak with a 50 foot tall trunk could make a mast and a lot of dog furniture.


It also probably has a branch or two strong enough to hold the rope to hang this biatch.
2012-11-14 05:02:38 AM
1 votes:
And these are oaks.

We need to factor this into the caring equation.

I'm not real good at math, but I would warrant an oak with a 50 foot tall trunk could make a mast and a lot of dog furniture.
2012-11-14 04:58:16 AM
1 votes:
The tree has been there a lot longer than you have been alive, Lady.

Get over it.
2012-11-14 04:37:08 AM
1 votes:
Move. Just move.
2012-11-14 04:36:54 AM
1 votes:

give me doughnuts: In my vision of the proper ironic conclusion to all this (because God is indeed an Ironist) I see this coont winning her "Death to the Oaks!" campaign. She takes her offspring down to see the felling (because the are TV cameras there, and she wants ALL of her 15 minutes), and as she is blathering on about herp and derp, her little snookems is crushed to a bloody paste under a falling oak tree.

The universe itself would shout "JUSTICE!"


Real justice would be mommy getting splatted all over the sidewalk, not her kid. Having such a nut job of a mother is punishment enough.
2012-11-14 04:21:44 AM
1 votes:
I posted this in a similar thread.

There are plenty of places they can live that don't have nut trees.
a. Antartica
b. Gobi desert
c. Sealab
d. Conifer forest
e. Mega city like inner LA
f. Clear cut forests
g. Northern tundra
h. Easter island
2012-11-14 04:20:36 AM
1 votes:

Mock26: WhyteRaven74: StopLurkListen: remove the tannic acid.

And once you do that, you use the left over water, which now contains tannic acid, to tan hides.

Just use the brain. Not only is it excellent for tanning but most animals have enough brain matter to tan their own hide. It is like a free tanning gift when you kill an animal!


Each critter has just enough brains to preserve its own hide
2012-11-14 04:10:18 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: StopLurkListen: remove the tannic acid.

And once you do that, you use the left over water, which now contains tannic acid, to tan hides.


Just use the brain. Not only is it excellent for tanning but most animals have enough brain matter to tan their own hide. It is like a free tanning gift when you kill an animal!
2012-11-14 03:45:36 AM
1 votes:
Think of the children squirrels!
2012-11-14 03:45:17 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: UsikFark: AbbeySomeone: It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home

You think the husband's withholding sex and now she's gone crazy? Or do you think this single mother of one needs a partner wielding one of these:

[samstreasures.com image 337x275]

That needs to be modified.


The original image was resized by myself from 675x530, so yeah...

skepticon.org
2012-11-14 03:39:13 AM
1 votes:
I just love hysterical parents. Darwin is trying to work his magic, and this twat is fighting it.
2012-11-14 03:33:56 AM
1 votes:
That's like getting rid of all the cows cause your snowflake is allergic to milk.

Nut punch the tree and you get poked in the sugar tits with a sewing needle crazy lady.
2012-11-14 03:32:56 AM
1 votes:
Well, if she was worried about kids bullying her kid with acorns, this publicity will surely prevent it.
2012-11-14 03:23:43 AM
1 votes:
I inhale Krema natural peanut butter by the jar. Go through maybe three jars or more in a week. I'll bet I could just take a stroll through a random elementary school, and with just my presence, weed out the genetic weaklings.

www.pri.org
2012-11-14 03:06:30 AM
1 votes:
Wow, not an American. I'm shocked.
2012-11-14 03:02:09 AM
1 votes:
I bet she feels everyone is persecuting her.
2012-11-14 02:33:28 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: As someone with severe allergies I have these things to say -

Take the child from the mother and sterilize her immediately.

doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.

This.

It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home if you know what I mean and I think that you do.


Newsletter/ etc. I think that there should be a weeping angel facepalm pshop contest for beings such as this. Kill all the trees ? The needs of the one do not outweigh the needs of the many. And I am willing to bet that we are talking about at least a dozen squirrels and who knows how many birds ?
plus- did anyone mention yet that the whole thing is stupid and this lady should have a psych eval ?
2012-11-14 12:54:23 AM
1 votes:
Just put your genetic dead-end in a bubble, lady. After you have your tubes tied and your kid neutered, of course.
2012-11-14 12:31:10 AM
1 votes:
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