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(AZCentral)   If your son is allergic to nuts and your natural reaction is to pull him out of school and file a complaint with the civil-rights division of the U.S. Department of Education after a teacher ate a granola bar in the classroom, who's really the nut?   (azcentral.com ) divider line
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2013-04-29 01:24:38 AM  
♫ Sometimes you feel like a nut  ♪
 
2013-04-29 01:34:51 AM  
Smear all newborns with peanut butter. We'll make our people strong, like Spartans.
 
2013-04-29 01:41:59 AM  
I saw some show years ago where some lady was supposedly so allergic to cats she would be reduced to convulsions and near asphyxiation if she was within 300 yards of one.

They were interviewing her on an unrelated topic in a room, and the chair she sat on was enclosed at the bottom with a dark screen-like material.  Inside were 5 cats.

She was completely normal until an hour into the interview, and the interviewer revealed that the chair was filled with cats, and she immediately started screaming and flopping around like she was about to die.

Then, the interviewer opened the panel on the side of the chair, and inside were 5.......

Carnival dolls that vaguely resembled cats.

The woman was speechless.
 
2013-04-29 02:04:09 AM  
Deez nuts?
 
2013-04-29 02:22:54 AM  
If your child is going to die from something as mild as a peanut allery, maybe the problem isn't with him it's with you.

I'm sure you thought that having sex with your father while on a meth binge wouldn't have any consequences besides pregnancy, and that downing pints of tequila might wash the taste of shame out of your soul while you were giving birth, but it's probably best for the planet than none of you exist anymore.
 
2013-04-29 02:31:46 AM  
I can foresee a resurgence in the popularity of eugenics. I'm not sure I would exactly be against it.
 
2013-04-29 03:32:47 AM  
Adams Elementary gained some notoriety last month after the district had to retrain all its food-service staff on food storage because Adams cafeteria workers gave first-graders moldy sack lunches for a field trip.

"this...here*points*...is mold. This sandwich over here...see it has no mold. now back to work."
 
2013-04-29 06:31:08 AM  
When I was a kid, everyone I knew ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'd never even heard of nut allergies until fairly recently. Are kids' immune systems so screwy these days one little peanut can send them into fits of convulsions?
 
2013-04-29 06:34:21 AM  

ms_lara_croft: When I was a kid, everyone I knew ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'd never even heard of nut allergies until fairly recently. Are kids' immune systems so screwy these days one little peanut can send them into fits of convulsions?


No, but helicopter parents with too much entitlement and free time are new. When your mom had to actually do housework by hand, there were no nut allergies.
 
2013-04-29 07:07:45 AM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: ♫ Sometimes you feel like a nut  ♪


damn you! damn you all to hell!

/shakes tiny fist
 
2013-04-29 07:08:48 AM  
Mass psychogenic illness.  Nobody has an allergic reaction to the presence of peanuts/peanut products in the same room - unless they're told so and have been conditioned to respond hysterically.

Bans are stupid.  Unless the kid ingests peanut, he'll be okay.  Touching "peanut residue" will give him, at very worst, a rash.
 
2013-04-29 07:11:40 AM  
I'm guessing that teacher has had so many "one-on-one conferences" and "calls at home" and emails with the subject line "*VERY* CONCERNED!!!" with that helicopterer that the granola bar tasted better than filet mignon.
 
2013-04-29 07:12:01 AM  

markie_farkie: I saw some show years ago where some lady was supposedly so allergic to cats she would be reduced to convulsions and near asphyxiation if she was within 300 yards of one.


I have a similar allergy to horses. So you know what I do? I don't go near any damn horses. You don't see me going to the horse tracks then complaining about the horses.
 
2013-04-29 07:12:21 AM  

doglover: ms_lara_croft: When I was a kid, everyone I knew ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'd never even heard of nut allergies until fairly recently. Are kids' immune systems so screwy these days one little peanut can send them into fits of convulsions?

No, but helicopter parents with too much entitlement and free time are new. When your mom had to actually do housework by hand, there were no nut allergies.


British Medical Journal published about this a while ago

http://christakis.med.harvard.edu/pdf/publications/misc/023.pdf 

People are warned in media that their snowflake may be allergic, and they parents agree. And the less exposure at an early age, the more sensitive the child becomes later.

See also: Gluten
 
2013-04-29 07:13:05 AM  

ms_lara_croft: When I was a kid, everyone I knew ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'd never even heard of nut allergies until fairly recently. Are kids' immune systems so screwy these days one little peanut can send them into fits of convulsions?


Technically? Yes, it is possible. That said, it's incredibly rare for someone to have that level of allergy. Most of them aren't going to suffer any effects unless they actually eat the allergen, and even then it takes several minutes (at least) for anything to happen. Take the kid in the story, for example. He watched the teacher eat her candy bar and had no ill effects at all. At his age, he probably carries an Epipen and could save himself if things got bad enough.
 
2013-04-29 07:13:31 AM  
I have to ask this:

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act deal with nut allergies, as in "Before I accept your job offer, you have to make your offices nut free, or I will sue"?

Also, anyone actually test these kids? And I don't mean Dr. Jenny McCarthy of the Interwebs.
 
2013-04-29 07:16:27 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: I have to ask this:

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act deal with nut allergies, as in "Before I accept your job offer, you have to make your offices nut free, or I will sue"?

Also, anyone actually test these kids? And I don't mean Dr. Jenny McCarthy of the Interwebs.


it's the Skippy vaccines that are causing these allergies.
 
2013-04-29 07:17:03 AM  
The thing is, you can never assure 100% that the child will not be exposed to nuts. Even if you go 100% nut-free school, you can't guarantee that no kid has nut butter toast for breakfast at home and forgets to wash his hands. And you certainly can't tell an entire district what to eat in their own homes. The school is making reasonable accomodations. If this child is so allergic that a peanut butter crumb across the room is a problem for him, he shouldn't be in a building with large numbers of people.

A teacher screwed up, realized it, and then informed the appropriate people. The child had no reaction, so the parent wasn't informed. If he's going to react, it would have been immediate. I have no problem with this.
 
2013-04-29 07:18:39 AM  

doglover: Smear all newborns with peanut butter. We'll make our people strong, like Spartans.


Your jib, the cut of it appeals to me.
 
2013-04-29 07:20:48 AM  
Remember when no one gave a fark what the minority wanted?
 
2013-04-29 07:22:15 AM  
 
2013-04-29 07:22:54 AM  

doglover: Smear all newborns with peanut butter. We'll make our people strong, like Spartans.


Now I'm really worried.  That actually makes perfect sense to me...
 
2013-04-29 07:22:55 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: I have to ask this:

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act deal with nut allergies, as in "Before I accept your job offer, you have to make your offices nut free, or I will sue"?

Also, anyone actually test these kids? And I don't mean Dr. Jenny McCarthy of the Interwebs.


Before the ADA was amended in 2008, allergies were not considered disabilities.  Now there are.

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534354814

"In March 2011, John Muir Health settled an EEOC disability lawsuit in which it agreed to pay $340,000 to eight healthcare workers whose job offers had been withdrawn after the hospital determined they had life-threatening latex allergies. As part of that settlement, the organization agreed to revise its policies "to ensure safeguards against potential latex-related disability discrimination."

Also interesting:  accommodating conflicting allergy disabilities.


 Consider the employee who started bringing an "allergy-detection" dog to work after suffering a severe allergic reaction to paprika in a co-workers' chicken wings. The presence of the dog in the workplace then triggered an asthma attack in a third employee. So, the employer informed the employee with allergies that she could no longer bring the allergy-detection dog to work. The employee then files a complaint with the EEOC. Sound far-fetched? Well, this example is not hypothetical.

In this case, the employer may be able to deny the allergic employee the use of a service animal at work. Under EEOC guidelines, when an employee requests to use a service animal as an accommodation, the employer must consider whether the presence of a dog would pose an "undue hardship" on the employer or a "direct threat to the health or safety of your other employees or the public." Where an employee accommodation merely poses an inconvenience or an annoyance to his or her co-workers, the employer may have to grant the accommodation. Here, the dog posed a direct threat to the health of another employee, but more than that, this example illustrates the difficulty of accommodating employees' overlapping disabilities.
 
2013-04-29 07:27:21 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: OtherLittleGuy: I have to ask this:

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act deal with nut allergies, as in "Before I accept your job offer, you have to make your offices nut free, or I will sue"?

Also, anyone actually test these kids? And I don't mean Dr. Jenny McCarthy of the Interwebs.

Before the ADA was amended in 2008, allergies were not considered disabilities.  Now there are.

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534354814

"In March 2011, John Muir Health settled an EEOC disability lawsuit in which it agreed to pay $340,000 to eight healthcare workers whose job offers had been withdrawn after the hospital determined they had life-threatening latex allergies. As part of that settlement, the organization agreed to revise its policies "to ensure safeguards against potential latex-related disability discrimination."

Also interesting:  accommodating conflicting allergy disabilities.


 Consider the employee who started bringing an "allergy-detection" dog to work after suffering a severe allergic reaction to paprika in a co-workers' chicken wings. The presence of the dog in the workplace then triggered an asthma attack in a third employee. So, the employer informed the employee with allergies that she could no longer bring the allergy-detection dog to work. The employee then files a complaint with the EEOC. Sound far-fetched? Well, this example is not hypothetical.

In this case, the employer may be able to deny the allergic employee the use of a service animal at work. Under EEOC guidelines, when an employee requests to use a service animal as an accommodation, the employer must consider whether the presence of a dog would pose an "undue hardship" on the employer or a "direct threat to the health or safety of your other employees or the public." Where an employee accommodation merely poses an inconvenience or an annoyance to his or her co-workers, the employer may have to grant the accommodation. Here, the dog posed a direct threat to the health of another employee, but more than that, this example illustrates the difficulty of accommodating employees' overlapping disabilities.


OK, it's time to scrap this planet and start over.
 
2013-04-29 07:27:36 AM  
Keep your farkin' boy-in-the-plastic-bubble candidate the fark at home!

That is all

/get off my lawn too
 
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2013-04-29 07:27:55 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Deez nuts?


......are making me thirsty
 
2013-04-29 07:28:15 AM  
Is it possible to be allergic to people who have allergies?
 
2013-04-29 07:29:36 AM  
And another home schooled idiot is created by a whackadoo parent that passes on her illogical fears and misconceptions, further diluting the gene pool and the overall intelligence of the population.

Bravo helicopter parent, you've effectively doomed your crotchfruit to a "do you want fries with that" job. I'm guessing that his standard answer to any technical question will be "God did it" as well.
 
2013-04-29 07:31:05 AM  

Onkel Buck: Remember when no one gave a fark what the minority wanted?


Yes.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-04-29 07:35:52 AM  

LittleSmitty: And another home schooled idiot is created by a whackadoo parent that passes on her illogical fears and misconceptions, further diluting the gene pool and the overall intelligence of the population.

Bravo helicopter parent, you've effectively doomed your crotchfruit to a "do you want fries with that" job. I'm guessing that his standard answer to any technical question will be "God did it" as well.


Look this person is a complete moron, but where does it say they're religious?
 
2013-04-29 07:37:38 AM  
Are nut allergies the new autism?
 
2013-04-29 07:39:23 AM  

MightyPez: Onkel Buck: Remember when no one gave a fark what the minority wanted?

Yes.


s3.amazonaws.com


That's just reprehensible!
www.angryflower.com
 
2013-04-29 07:39:44 AM  

abhorrent1: Are nut allergies the new autism?


I don't know about that, but they are the way to force your will on everyone else in that class, possibly in that school.
 
2013-04-29 07:42:26 AM  

Captain Dan: Mass psychogenic illness.  Nobody has an allergic reaction to the presence of peanuts/peanut products in the same room - unless they're told so and have been conditioned to respond hysterically.

Bans are stupid.  Unless the kid ingests peanut, he'll be okay.  Touching "peanut residue" will give him, at very worst, a rash.


And, in fact, the kid didn't. He saw the teacher eating a snack with nuts. No reaction. Wouldn't it be interesting if there were some disorder that required the ingestion of nut oils at specific intervals to manage it? That would really be a clash of the titans.
 
2013-04-29 07:42:55 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Deez nuts?


Deez nuts have seen a lot of love ...
 
2013-04-29 07:45:13 AM  

markie_farkie: The woman was speechless.


You HAVE to find this show!  I HAVE to see this!  I LOVE shiat like that!!
 
2013-04-29 07:51:41 AM  

log_jammin: Adams Elementary gained some notoriety last month after the district had to retrain all its food-service staff on food storage because Adams cafeteria workers gave first-graders moldy sack lunches for a field trip.

"this...here*points*...is mold. This sandwich over here...see it has no mold. now back to work."


That's not goo enough - I mean, did they make them a week before? That's f-ed up
 
2013-04-29 07:52:45 AM  
Peanuts in the wild release a deadly toxin when startled. My father was killed in Nam after accidentally walking into a wild peanut nesting area.
 
2013-04-29 07:53:56 AM  
How about these nuts?

i4.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-29 07:55:07 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Does the Americans with Disabilities Act deal with nut allergies, as in "Before I accept your job offer, you have to make your offices nut free, or I will sue"?


Can we make the parents be nut free also?
 
2013-04-29 07:55:40 AM  

markie_farkie: I saw some show years ago where some lady was supposedly so allergic to cats she would be reduced to convulsions and near asphyxiation if she was within 300 yards of one.

They were interviewing her on an unrelated topic in a room, and the chair she sat on was enclosed at the bottom with a dark screen-like material.  Inside were 5 cats.

She was completely normal until an hour into the interview, and the interviewer revealed that the chair was filled with cats, and she immediately started screaming and flopping around like she was about to die.

Then, the interviewer opened the panel on the side of the chair, and inside were 5.......

Carnival dolls that vaguely resembled cats.

The woman was speechless.


So they didn't prove she wasn't allergic to cats.  They only proved that she had a phobia and they were dicks.
 
2013-04-29 07:55:45 AM  
My youngest son has a nut allergy that will kill him. We try to be pretty careful, but that's our job. We watch what he eats, not what others eat. Natural selection is a biatch sometimes.
/for all the Fark doctors that are Spartans with onion belts, stab your 6 month old with an epipen one time. It will change your outlook.
 
2013-04-29 07:57:00 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: LittleSmitty: And another home schooled idiot is created by a whackadoo parent that passes on her illogical fears and misconceptions, further diluting the gene pool and the overall intelligence of the population.

Bravo helicopter parent, you've effectively doomed your crotchfruit to a "do you want fries with that" job. I'm guessing that his standard answer to any technical question will be "God did it" as well.

Look this person is a complete moron, but where does it say they're religious?


It doesn't. My over the top sarcasm aside, I did preface that with "I'm guessing", as most of the home school proponents tend toward bible study as part of the home school curriculum here in Jesusland.
 
2013-04-29 07:58:07 AM  

LittleSmitty: Tat'dGreaser: LittleSmitty: And another home schooled idiot is created by a whackadoo parent that passes on her illogical fears and misconceptions, further diluting the gene pool and the overall intelligence of the population.

Bravo helicopter parent, you've effectively doomed your crotchfruit to a "do you want fries with that" job. I'm guessing that his standard answer to any technical question will be "God did it" as well.

Look this person is a complete moron, but where does it say they're religious?

It doesn't. My over the top sarcasm aside, I did preface that with "I'm guessing", as most of the home school proponents tend toward bible study as part of the home school curriculum here in Jesusland.


You must live in the south.

/also lives in the south
 
2013-04-29 07:58:33 AM  
buntz

markie_farkie:
The woman was speechless.

You HAVE to find this show! I HAVE to see this! I LOVE shiat like that!!


i716.photobucket.com

Now, off to look at Markie Post videos until Markie_Farkie delivers. Sorry work. This is the Internet speaking.
 
2013-04-29 07:59:46 AM  

pxlboy: LittleSmitty: Tat'dGreaser: LittleSmitty: And another home schooled idiot is created by a whackadoo parent that passes on her illogical fears and misconceptions, further diluting the gene pool and the overall intelligence of the population.

Bravo helicopter parent, you've effectively doomed your crotchfruit to a "do you want fries with that" job. I'm guessing that his standard answer to any technical question will be "God did it" as well.

Look this person is a complete moron, but where does it say they're religious?

It doesn't. My over the top sarcasm aside, I did preface that with "I'm guessing", as most of the home school proponents tend toward bible study as part of the home school curriculum here in Jesusland.

You must live in the south.

/also lives in the south


Born and raised in Alabama, living in Florida

/lateral move at best
 
2013-04-29 08:04:11 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: If your child is going to die from something as mild as a peanut allery, maybe the problem isn't with him it's with you.

I'm sure you thought that having sex with your father while on a meth binge wouldn't have any consequences besides pregnancy, and that downing pints of tequila might wash the taste of shame out of your soul while you were giving birth, but it's probably best for the planet than none of you exist anymore.


yikes.  and what were your parents doing when the part of the brain associated with understanding how biology works was developing?
 
2013-04-29 08:05:37 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: So they didn't prove she wasn't allergic to cats.  They only proved that she had a phobia and they were dicks.


My brother-in-law is very allergic to cats. But, unlike this twunt, he can tell if he's been exposed or not.
 
2013-04-29 08:07:16 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: That's just reprehensible!


Maybe they used cheap foreign labor (like a mexican) to make the sign and he intentionally wrote it to say "We Serve White is Only" because it sounds like Whities and the bigoted derpers were too stupid to see the improper punctuation.

See... you had to be subtle with your reverse racism back in the ole days. Otherwise it would read "We Serve Toothless Sister F*cking Honkies Only Because We Askeered of Juan's Big Brown Peenor Making Our Whore Wives Pooners Dribble With Delight".

Or something like that.
 
2013-04-29 08:12:05 AM  

ms_lara_croft: When I was a kid, everyone I knew ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'd never even heard of nut allergies until fairly recently. Are kids' immune systems so screwy these days one little peanut can send them into fits of convulsions?


not really.  it certainly seems that way to me too - but we're talking less than half a percent of the population.  as strong as the data gleaned from "when I was a kid" analysis might be, what's really on the rise is media-driven hysteria.

there have been some studies that show a small increase in food allergies in the US - but generally the severity remains constant.. we're talking less than 100 deaths in adults and children every year.

Of course - tell that to someone who has been affected...

There's a girl at my son's school with a terrible peanut allergy.  they have that place down like they did to ET's house - it's unreal...
 
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