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Old 02-18-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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this forum ain't renowned for intellectual capacity.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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Sorry I can't meet your standards. not nice at all
Truly - it happens all the time. That is why I put emoticons! That is the problem with forums, chat, etc . . . no voice intonation or facial expressions to go along with the comments.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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Let's see. We already give kids free lunch and free breakfasts . . . so the only people left to bring a lunch are those with working parents making enough money to disqualify them from free lunches.

Why are we paying inspectors to see what is being brought to school in a lunch box? And why on earth should the federal and/or state government have a thing to say about what a child is eating at home or at school, unless a charge of abuse is taking place?

I do not understand this at all.

Seems to me this is a strategy to discourage anyone from sending food to school. Weird, cause tax dollars are paying for those "free" lunches and the inspectors. Why would the government encourage more tax burden? Oh, yeah . . . you get more kids on the program, you can justify more gubment employees to oversee the program. And you extend oversight into schools the more federal dollars the school takes in.

Now I get it.

Before you know it, we will be required to have our grocery purchases reviewed, to make sure we are all buying nutritious food at home, b/c of childhood obesity. Maybe the gubment will just nationalize all grocery stores and then we will only be allowed to buy certain items in prescribed quantities, to cut down on obesity and the cost of healthcare for all the diseases which can result from obesity.

PS Some kids don't drink milk at lunch cause it upsets their stomachs, even if they are not officially "lactose intolerant." What should it matter. For all the "inspectors" know, mom is giving that child a multi-vitamin or some calcium or feeding him/her other high in calcium foods at home.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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You can be the parent or let the government be your child's parent.
Be the parent and be involved.

This story is so beyond ridiculous since everyone knows that mechanically separated, formed, and deep fried chicken bits are so much healthier than a turkey and cheese sandwich....
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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I've got a great way to use these "gubment" inspectors.

Let them inspect all homes that receive tax dollars for food/rent supplements.

All supplements are cut off immediately for any of the following findings:

1. More than one cell phone or wireless device in the home.
2. Any alcoholic beverages in the home.
3. Any automobile newer than 10 years old or payments of 100 per month.
4. Any TV attached to more than basic cable.
5. Any clothing (including footwear) with a designer label that can't be supported by a Goodwill receipt.
6. Anyone living in the home that is considered able bodied but hasn't held a job in the past 6 months. (That's right, get out there and take a job that pays minimum wage.)

Feel free to add 7....8....9.... etc.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I've got a great way to use these "gubment" inspectors.

Let them inspect all homes that receive tax dollars for food/rent supplements.

All supplements are cut off immediately for any of the following findings:

1. More than one cell phone or wireless device in the home.
2. Any alcoholic beverages in the home.
3. Any automobile newer than 10 years old or payments of 100 per month.
4. Any TV attached to more than basic cable.
5. Any clothing (including footwear) with a designer label that can't be supported by a Goodwill receipt.
6. Anyone living in the home that is considered able bodied but hasn't held a job in the past 6 months. (That's right, get out there and take a job that pays minimum wage.)

Feel free to add 7....8....9.... etc.

I fully support this idea.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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Everything we buy at the grocery is already being recorded. What do you think those discount card things are for? The stores could give those discounts without the silly cards.

Want some interesting reading? Research monsanto, what a cess pool that company is and what they are doing to the food supply. THEN research employees of monsanto and what positions they hold in our gubment. It should tick you off.



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Let's see. We already give kids free lunch and free breakfasts . . . so the only people left to bring a lunch are those with working parents making enough money to disqualify them from free lunches.

Why are we paying inspectors to see what is being brought to school in a lunch box? And why on earth should the federal and/or state government have a thing to say about what a child is eating at home or at school, unless a charge of abuse is taking place?

I do not understand this at all.

Seems to me this is a strategy to discourage anyone from sending food to school. Weird, cause tax dollars are paying for those "free" lunches and the inspectors. Why would the government encourage more tax burden? Oh, yeah . . . you get more kids on the program, you can justify more gubment employees to oversee the program. And you extend oversight into schools the more federal dollars the school takes in.

Now I get it.

Before you know it, we will be required to have our grocery purchases reviewed, to make sure we are all buying nutritious food at home, b/c of childhood obesity. Maybe the gubment will just nationalize all grocery stores and then we will only be allowed to buy certain items in prescribed quantities, to cut down on obesity and the cost of healthcare for all the diseases which can result from obesity.

PS Some kids don't drink milk at lunch cause it upsets their stomachs, even if they are not officially "lactose intolerant." What should it matter. For all the "inspectors" know, mom is giving that child a multi-vitamin or some calcium or feeding him/her other high in calcium foods at home.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Everything we buy at the grocery is already being recorded. What do you think those discount card things are for? The stores could give those discounts without the silly cards.

Want some interesting reading? Research monsanto, what a cess pool that company is and what they are doing to the food supply. THEN research employees of monsanto and what positions they hold in our gubment. It should tick you off.
It is scary, the monitoring and the modifying of our food. I heard some doctors on the Diane Rehm show Thursday morning talking about gluten sensitivities. They said gluten sensitive Americans who traveled to Europe were able to freely eat pastas and breads, because the grains over there haven't been frankensteined. So gross.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Good grief, mountain meet molehill...I highly doubt most schools have an intimidating lunch box czar but are more concerned with kids not getting enough to eat...please, will the gubment paranoia ever end? Sure, there are some overzealous "barney fifes" but good grief, now here comes the implications to schools having soup Nazis and socialism...yawn.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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It is scary, the monitoring and the modifying of our food. I heard some doctors on the Diane Rehm show Thursday morning talking about gluten sensitivities. They said gluten sensitive Americans who traveled to Europe were able to freely eat pastas and breads, because the grains over there haven't been frankensteined. So gross.

I agree...I have been doing more reading on GMO and the like, it is very concerning. Monsanto is from the pits of hell.

I know you work hard on food selection, do you grow your own when you can?
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