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Old 04-29-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Are you kidding me?!?!


Toys banned in some California fast food restaurants - CNN.com
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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We have made a world safe for fools, and are overrun with them.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Yes, seriously. "THEY" want to ensure that YOU raise your children in a HEALTHY manner. "THEY" believe that toys in a kid's meal encourage children to eat unhealthy foods, and YOU aren't smart enough or don't have the intestinal fortitude to "just say no".
Since "THEY" do not have the intestinal fortitude to outlaw "kids meals", "THEY" choose to outlaw the toys.
I wonder if the law will also apply to place mats and crayons? If "THEY" think about it, and figure it brings about "childhood obesity", you can bet it will!
Can a mandatory excercise regimen be far behind?
Remember, "IT IS FOR THE CHILDREN" or possibly, "IT IS FOR THE GOOD OF SOCIETY".
One or the other (or both) of those makes it all right!
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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I'm for it. Put the toys in the healthy meals. A lifetime of fast food french fries only makes a lifetime shorter.

heart disease, diabetes, stroke.. It's not a maybe, it's a when.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Next they'll outlaw playrooms with slides and climbing structures.

Funny how California and Texas often try to regulate people's lives via opposite ends of the political spectrum.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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funny thing is, my kids haven't cared about a happy meal toy since they were 4 or 5... and they NEVER have cared about a cereal prize. When I was a kid, the cereal prize was better than ice cream. Kids today are given so many "trinkets" that they don't care about any of them.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Just sell the toy and leave the fatty food out
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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The Food Fascists are at it again. "THEY CAN HAVE MY MCDONALDS LEGO ACTION FIGURE WHEN THEY PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!! AARRHHHAAAAA!!
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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I get the point of this law, however if the parents didn't buy these foods, or bought in moderation, for the kids in the first place this wouldn't be an issue. I too think the toys should be in the meals that come with milk and apple slices.

I work in a day care. I had a parent of a chubby 2yo tell me upon enrollment, that they didn't want her to drink juice because it is empty calories and it was contributing to her being heavy. Meanwhile, EVERY week the child would come in with one or two new mcdonalds toys.
hmmm...
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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from your link: "But the decision, which affects about a dozen fast food restaurants in unincorporated areas of Silicon Valley"

so basically, meh.

I'm glad my kids are not fans of that crap they try to pass off as food.
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