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(Fox News)   School bans sunblock, resulting in child getting bad sunburn. They better aloe it now   (foxnews.com) divider line 79
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2014-06-08 08:04:02 PM
WTF?  Fear of children eating sunscreen or having allergic reactions to it?  Okay, maybe it's a possibility, but really?  And insisting that kids sunscreen up before leaving the house?  What happens when it needs to be re-applied?
 
2014-06-08 08:53:05 PM
FTFA: "We don't want students sharing sunscreen," Chancellor told the station. "If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen it can be quite serious."

So you see, risk-averse bureaucrats and lawyers, there is a point where even maximizing the avoidance of responsibility becomes counterproductive.
 
2014-06-08 09:44:06 PM
Thank god paste was hypo-allergenic back in the day

/although it apparently caused brain damage in those destined to be school administrators
 
2014-06-08 10:19:35 PM
Next up: school bans shade
 
2014-06-08 10:19:55 PM
In their mad rush to avoid lawsuits, they cause a situation where they can be sued.

Ladies and gentlemen, that is irony.
 
2014-06-08 10:21:15 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Thank god paste was hypo-allergenic back in the day

/although it apparently caused brain damage in those destined to be school administrators


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2014-06-08 10:25:20 PM
So no vaccines and no sunblock, for their health of course.
 
2014-06-08 10:26:21 PM
Next up, no drinking water, you might choke. Or lunch for that matter.
 
2014-06-08 10:27:35 PM
I didn't read the article because I don't click on Fox News links but is there a racial aspect of this?  Like that if one kid has fair skin and the kid next to them doesn't that it's a secret plot to make America a darker shade than it is now so that the Democrats can win elections when all of the little white kids get skin cancer?

Just curious...if they haven't it's only a matter of time.
 
2014-06-08 10:27:56 PM
White people's problems
 
2014-06-08 10:28:19 PM
Y'know, school's just too dangerous. Let's just ban kids in schools.
 
2014-06-08 10:28:43 PM

IlGreven: In their mad rush to avoid lawsuits, they cause a situation where they can be sued.

Ladies and gentlemen, that is irony.


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2014-06-08 10:29:01 PM

This About That: FTFA: "We don't want students sharing sunscreen," Chancellor told the station. "If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen it can be quite serious."

So you see, risk-averse bureaucrats and lawyers, there is a point where even maximizing the avoidance of responsibility becomes counterproductive.


I blame the sue-happy society that we've kind of become. Kid gets hurt doing something in school, parents sue the school for millions and just mess things up. Now caution has overridden common sense.

Coming up next, school bans water and food to avoid risk of choking.
 
2014-06-08 10:29:54 PM

BizarreMan: WTF?  Fear of children eating sunscreen or having allergic reactions to it?  Okay, maybe it's a possibility, but really?  And insisting that kids sunscreen up before leaving the house?  What happens when it needs to be re-applied?


It could be zebra cum in that stuff. They just don't know!
 
2014-06-08 10:30:31 PM
"According to KCTV 5, Chancellor said parents who know their children may be outdoors should send them to school fully covered in sunscreen."

Yes, because covering your kid with sunscreen at 8:00am will protect them from the sun at noon (or later).
Even my 5-year-old know that he would have to reapply it at some point.
 
2014-06-08 10:32:52 PM

zarker: Next up, no drinking water, you might choke. Or lunch for that matter.


I'm going to sue you or ban you from schools from now on for beating me to the punch and giving me distress.
 
2014-06-08 10:39:11 PM
The North East Independent School District has the restriction because it considers sunscreen toxic, and fears kids will eat it
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"We don't want students sharing sunscreen," Chancellor told the station. "If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen it can be quite serious."

I hope this signals the tipping point when, in a few short years, most Texans will inevitably succumb to missing warning labels.
 
2014-06-08 10:39:34 PM
The district treats sunscreen as a medicine

Aaaand there's your problem.
 
2014-06-08 10:42:55 PM

This About That: FTFA: "We don't want students sharing sunscreen," Chancellor told the station. "If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen it can be quite serious."

So you see, risk-averse bureaucrats and lawyers, there is a point where even maximizing the avoidance of responsibility becomes counterproductive.


So, they'll be long gone when the kid gets skin cancer and the school is financially liable.
 
2014-06-08 10:43:36 PM

WizardofToast: zarker: Next up, no drinking water, you might choke. Or lunch for that matter.

I'm going to sue you or ban you from schools from now on for beating me to the punch and giving me distress.


Not if I sue you first for plagiarism!
 
2014-06-08 10:52:13 PM

WizardofToast: This About That: FTFA: "We don't want students sharing sunscreen," Chancellor told the station. "If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen it can be quite serious."

So you see, risk-averse bureaucrats and lawyers, there is a point where even maximizing the avoidance of responsibility becomes counterproductive.

I blame the sue-happy society that we've kind of become. Kid gets hurt doing something in school, parents sue the school for millions and just mess things up. Now caution has overridden common sense.

Coming up next, school bans water and food to avoid risk of choking.


Tell you what we do to keep the kids safe when they are at school. Keep them in a tiny cage with a feeding tube down their throats. No need for recess now means more classroom time and the cage keeps them safe from all bodily harm. It will probably save a fortune in lawsuits alone.
 
2014-06-08 10:53:14 PM
How bad of a sunburn can a kid get in one day, she wondered, and then recalled that parents don't allow their precious snowflakes out in the sunlight anymore in case they melt.
 
2014-06-08 10:53:34 PM
Most sunscreen is made with soy.  Soy is peanut's cousin--both are legumes.    Sunscreen can cause problems for a lot of people who have no clue they have a soy issue.

That said, this is a dumb policy.
 
2014-06-08 10:54:15 PM
I'm so glad that I don't go to school today...some of these things were getting ridiculous when I was a student but the things I hear nowadays from people who have kids just boggle my mind regarding both the policies of the schools and then some of the things they say which leads me to understand why the schools always err on the side of not getting sued over some stupid crap.

Regarding this situation, it seems like the solution should be for the parents to find out if their kid is allergic to sunscreen and for the kids to learn that sunscreen isn't meant to be applied to the eyes.  I understand that it burns when you sweat and it gets in there but that is preferable to the kids getting cancer because they spent an hour outside in midday sun every day without sunscreen.

Generally speaking, this is just one more story that proves to me that the youth of today are being deprived of the opportunity of being a kid...like getting sunscreen in your eyes, getting sunburned, not having parents or teachers looking over your shoulder all of the time and learning valuable lessons about life on your own instead of learning them as an adult.
 
2014-06-08 11:03:05 PM
This is a plot to cull the Gingers from educated society.
 
2014-06-08 11:08:27 PM
Texas NEEDS its own fark tag.  The place is rapidly becoming battier than Florida.
 
2014-06-08 11:09:17 PM

LograyX: This is a plot to cull the Gingers from educated society.


+1
 
2014-06-08 11:13:54 PM

ArcadianRefugee: The district treats sunscreen as a medicine

Aaaand there's your problem.


Sometime after LBJ our balls retracted into out body never to be seen since.
 
2014-06-08 11:20:59 PM

LograyX: This is a plot to cull the Gingers from educated society.


I wondered about this but from my experience gingers tend to react when provoked...partially out of self-preservation instinct and partially because from the gingers I know they are all a little crazy and the ones that aren't a little crazy are really crazy.
 
2014-06-08 11:23:59 PM
If their excuse is that someone may be allergic to the sunscreen, they might as well just shut down the school. Theses days there are people allergic to everything including the air in their lungs and the water in their bodies.
 
2014-06-08 11:24:00 PM

Gyrfalcon: How bad of a sunburn can a kid get in one day, she wondered, and then recalled that parents don't allow their precious snowflakes out in the sunlight anymore in case they melt.


Okay you stand out all day, 8 hours, in direct sunlight, down south, with no sunscreen then tough guy.
 
2014-06-08 11:24:15 PM

Gyrfalcon: How bad of a sunburn can a kid get in one day, she wondered, and then recalled that parents don't allow their precious snowflakes out in the sunlight anymore in case they melt.


I got many bad sunburns in my childhood (admittedly, I usually wouldn't apply sunscreen even if my mother gave it to me to keep at hand because I hated the smell and gooey texture it always has.) If you live in the southwestern US but have that pale, porcelain complexion that ancestors from Northern Europe developed in order to avoid rickets -- well, it's a bad combination.

My mother, whose skin tone I inherited, tells me a story about when she was a teen in Los Angeles. She went to the beach every day all summer and got a very strong tan -- sharp tan lines and everything. First day back at school she was changing for gym, and another girl in the locker room asked her "Wow -- didn't you go to the beach at all this summer? You're so pale!"
 
2014-06-08 11:26:01 PM
More racist policy. Shocked, I say.
 
2014-06-08 11:27:26 PM

WizardofToast: This About That: FTFA: "We don't want students sharing sunscreen," Chancellor told the station. "If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen it can be quite serious."

So you see, risk-averse bureaucrats and lawyers, there is a point where even maximizing the avoidance of responsibility becomes counterproductive.

I blame the sue-happy society that we've kind of become. Kid gets hurt doing something in school, parents sue the school for millions and just mess things up. Now caution has overridden common sense.

Coming up next, school bans water and food to avoid risk of choking.


Exactly. What people forget when they read stupid decisions like this is that the flip-side of this is people going insane when perfectly normal things happen to kids.

There are two kinds of parents in the world. Parents who teach their kids to do things for themselves and those who don't. When kids who can't do anything for themselves go to school around kids who do, they try to imitate them and end up doing stupid things like rubbing sunscreen in their eyes and having to go to the ER (because telling them to sit there with their eyes closed until it stops hurting after they've been flushed- really all you can do is really going to result in a lawsuit). Overprotective parent then blames the circumstances, not the fact that they trained their kid to be dependent and then insists that the policy be changed- or do you monsters  want more children going to the emergency room?
 
2014-06-08 11:28:40 PM

Rhypskallion: Most sunscreen is made with soy.  Soy is peanut's cousin--both are legumes.    Sunscreen can cause problems for a lot of people who have no clue they have a soy issue.

That said, this is a dumb policy.


Most? Cite for that? None of the bottles this cracker ass cracker have any soy. Maybe some of those hippy "sun screens" but not the spray on, destroy the atmosphere, synthetical chemical, 50+ I need.

Granted, it stings if you get it in your eyes. And Ill blame the old moobs on the parabens, but soy?
 
2014-06-08 11:31:47 PM

IlGreven: In their mad rush to avoid lawsuits, they cause a situation where they can be sued.

Ladies and gentlemen, that is irony.


Oh my stars, it's just like that movie Paycheck!
 
2014-06-08 11:33:42 PM

thatboyoverthere: Gyrfalcon: How bad of a sunburn can a kid get in one day, she wondered, and then recalled that parents don't allow their precious snowflakes out in the sunlight anymore in case they melt.

Okay you stand out all day, 8 hours, in direct sunlight, down south, with no sunscreen then tough guy.


...at a school? What kind of school did your parents send you to?!?
 
2014-06-08 11:37:36 PM

doglover: Y'know, school's just too dangerous. Let's just ban kids in schools.


Let's just ban children altogether. There are far too many of them running around as it is.
 
2014-06-08 11:43:32 PM
The stupid, it burns.
 
2014-06-08 11:47:57 PM

Gyrfalcon: thatboyoverthere: Gyrfalcon: How bad of a sunburn can a kid get in one day, she wondered, and then recalled that parents don't allow their precious snowflakes out in the sunlight anymore in case they melt.

Okay you stand out all day, 8 hours, in direct sunlight, down south, with no sunscreen then tough guy.

...at a school? What kind of school did your parents send you to?!?


RTFA. They were on a field trip.
 
2014-06-08 11:52:45 PM
I blame the sue-happy society that we've kind of become. Kid gets hurt doing something in school, parents sue the school for millions and just mess things up. Now caution has overridden common sense.

Coming up next, school bans water and food to avoid risk of choking.


nope...you can also thank insurance companies who more than likely told the district that banning the stuff would get them a reduced rate or something.

insurance companies have had more sway in destroying this nation and our rights than the NSA, CIA, and the major airlines all combined.
 
2014-06-08 11:55:42 PM
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2014-06-08 11:56:24 PM
The North East Independent School District has the restriction because it considers sunscreen toxic, and fears kids will eat it,

That is quite possibly the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
 
2014-06-08 11:56:28 PM
When I was a very pale kid in the 80s our third grade class walked across town to the public library on a bizarre kind of field trip. I got a decent sunburn.

The next day at recess I was being punished for something or other and the teacher made me stand next to her in direct sunlight for the entire recess period. No hat, sunscreen, or shade.

The blisters resembled cauliflower ear. And cauliflower nose. I don't remember what my parents said to the teacher, but I was given the first of several lessons from my dad on Why You Don't Listen to Adults.
 
2014-06-08 11:57:49 PM

orangehat: I didn't read the article because I don't click on Fox News links but is there a racial aspect of this?  Like that if one kid has fair skin and the kid next to them doesn't that it's a secret plot to make America a darker shade than it is now so that the Democrats can win elections when all of the little white kids get skin cancer?


Nah, the kids can just wear sombreros for protection.
 
2014-06-08 11:57:50 PM

Koodz: When I was a very pale kid in the 80s our third grade class walked across town to the public library on a bizarre kind of field trip. I got a decent sunburn.

The next day at recess I was being punished for something or other and the teacher made me stand next to her in direct sunlight for the entire recess period. No hat, sunscreen, or shade.

The blisters resembled cauliflower ear. And cauliflower nose. I don't remember what my parents said to the teacher, but I was given the first of several lessons from my dad on Why You Don't Listen to Adults.


A very important lesson.
 
2014-06-08 11:57:56 PM
"Zero tolerance is great. It has never been easier to get rid of someone you don't like. Just plant a tiny knife on them (such as in their backpack), then leave a note for the teacher that says that student is planning to stab the teacher. Police get called, student searched, immediately suspended and then expelled because "no threat to the lives of the teachers can go unacknowledged", zero investigation, repeat as necessary."
 
2014-06-08 11:58:52 PM

This About That: FTFA: "We don't want students sharing sunscreen," Chancellor told the station. "If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen it can be quite serious."

So you see, risk-averse bureaucrats and lawyers, there is a point where even maximizing the avoidance of responsibility becomes counterproductive.


Yup, this is it.
 
2014-06-09 12:04:00 AM

Gyrfalcon: How bad of a sunburn can a kid get in one day, she wondered, and then recalled that parents don't allow their precious snowflakes out in the sunlight anymore in case they melt.


fark off, ive got a sunburn from walking home from work yesterday westward for 15 minutes at 3pm, and it was overcast... my face, my forearms and a nice V on my chest through my t shirt from where my chefs coat was unbuttoned to.


I just cant farking go outside, damn irish genes.
 
2014-06-09 12:04:34 AM

Snarfangel: orangehat: I didn't read the article because I don't click on Fox News links but is there a racial aspect of this?  Like that if one kid has fair skin and the kid next to them doesn't that it's a secret plot to make America a darker shade than it is now so that the Democrats can win elections when all of the little white kids get skin cancer?

Nah, the kids can just wear sombreros for protection.


5 bucks says the school bans hats of all types on school grounds, even during recess.  Because hats could possibly have something to do with gang activity.
 
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