Democrat Wants to Ban Candles

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    A Democratic lawmaker in Nevada has introduced a bill that would outlaw air fresheners and candles in public places. But some critics said the proposed law goes too far – and would even prohibit priests from using candles in Mass.

    Democratic Assembly Paul Aizley, from Las Vegas, presented his bill Monday. It would set restrictions on pesticides, fragrances, and candles to accommodate people with “chemical sensitivities.”


    Democrat Wants to Ban Candles - Nanny State - Fox Nation
     
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    i think it is ridiculous...

    someone with allergic/ sensitivity to the smells/chemicals can leave.
     
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    Fucking morons. We elect fucking morons. Why do we keep doing that?
     
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    Jesus Christ--can we just ban everything that affects our senses and totally do away with our ability to recognize reality ?
     
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    We are creating a society of whiny weaklings. Proponents of this law "claim" scents give them migraines and effect their allergies.


    Another article...

    This Stinks: Nev. Bill Would Ban Air Fresheners, Candles

    This Stinks: Nev. Bill Would Ban Air Fresheners, Candles | The Blaze
     
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    Air "fresheners" are truly nasty things. If the general public was aware of the chemicals in these, the sales would plummet and they would be gone.

    Which, they need to be gone, but not via more legislation and more nanny.
     
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    These are the same people who voted for Harry Reid. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    Take an odor====any odor===why is it that if a few people out of 100 don't like it, it gets banned ? We're succumbing to our weakest links. We will be a society that is unable to tolerate anything.
     
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    Uh, no. Just . . . . NO.
     
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    Lol...

    It's misleading since thanks to insurance issues, most *public places* can't burn candles anyway. State offices cannot have anything burning in them at any time, and workers can only plug in certain things that must be approved. In bigger offices (especially SPD) workers are told not to wear scent, or at least to wear only very subdued scent.

    Here's the deal...I have a client who is disabled. She was exposed to toxins as a professional diver (don't ask me exactly what she did, I don't know if she retrieved stuff or did underwater construction stuff) and the result is she became wildly sensitive to everything chemical, PARTICULARLY scent. To the point where she can't go anywhere because she reacts to deodorant, soaps in the aisle of the stores, cleaners, disinfectants, you name it. She starts coughing, her tissues swell, her joints hurt, it's not just a little sneezing or a headache.

    Here's the kicker..she applied for disability based on this; she can no longer dive (her range of motion is also affected, and her breathing is compromised when she comes into contact with chemicals, so diving isn't a good idea. And there are always chemicals in water, at least anywhere she'd be working). A condition of her disability application being processed was that she go see some sort of doctor or allergy specialist for a diagnosis...but the ALLERGY specialist wouldn't require his employees to swear off scent and deodorant for one day so she could come in. It's crazy! Just one day, c'mon, these are the people you are supposed to be helping!

    And while she is a little crazy, I imagine (aren't we all) her distress is real and acute. She's not lazy, she's not stupid. She's never been in my office because she can't come into the building; she reacts to the stuff that's always in there. Again, the cleaners, air fresheners, perfumes. When she comes to the office, I run stuff out to her in her rig.

    Anyway. I'm not for making candles illegal, that's stupid, but it can be a real issue to people. Just sayin.
     

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