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Old 10-07-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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I'm a big fan of individual liberties. If you want to smoke crack, knock yourself out -- don't expect it to be included in your school cafeteria lunch though. Get it from mom and dad.

I am all for taking it a step further and abolishing the public education system. I think we have enough stupid people these days, we don't need tax money wasted on providing it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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All American should kids should have the freedom to triple their weight every year if they so desire.
Absolutely. They should be free to pursue happiness at the bottom of every Ben and Jerry's ice cream tub. And hey, if they end up as shut ins who can't get out of bed in their early 20s, so be it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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Obviously alot of the parents are not like you. Let's let Mcdonalds and Burger King decide whats best for the kids.


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Apparently some haven't gotten the message we sent in the 2010 elections, guess we need to reload for 2012.

A lot of folks are tired of being lectured. Go ahead and offer string beans, beets, cauliflower along with french fries and onion rings. I have no problem with that at all, let the kids choose.

I'll raise my kids though, don't need any assist from you or the "health nutz".
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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The Food Police are still at it.

"French fries may soon be bullied out of school cafeterias if the government gets its way...'Itís going to cost us over $50 million,' said Dennis Barrett, director of food services for Los Angeles Unified District, a school system that serves more than 700,000 meals every weekday."


USDA | Potatoes | School Lunches | Childhood Obesity | The Daily Caller

First they came for your trans fats, then they came for your salt, then they came for your sodas...
And this right here is the bottom line. They feed the kids french fries because they are cheap. They've no interest in whether or not the food is nutritious only that it costs less than something else.

Personally, I don't care one way or the other.
We've gone from flavor of the month to outrage of the day.
Whatever.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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I am all for taking it a step further and abolishing the public education system. I think we have enough stupid people these days, we don't need tax money wasted on providing it.
What's your problem with public education? They teach too much science and not enough Sunday School claptrap?
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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What's your problem with public education? They teach too much science and not enough Sunday School claptrap?
Science? lol

You are lucky to get them to read.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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The Food Police are still at it.

"French fries may soon be bullied out of school cafeterias if the government gets its way...'Itís going to cost us over $50 million,' said Dennis Barrett, director of food services for Los Angeles Unified District, a school system that serves more than 700,000 meals every weekday."


USDA | Potatoes | School Lunches | Childhood Obesity | The Daily Caller

First they came for your trans fats, then they came for your salt, then they came for your sodas...
The Food Police? Are these kids locked in the school? No. Are they forbidden from bringing whatever they want from home? No. What are you whining about here.

Can you tea bagger types try putting away the emotion and actually think sometimes? The schools should put what they want in there. If parents don't like it, there are these things called lunch bags....
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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French fries are not food.

Whoever came up with the idea in the first place of serving trash instead of food to children as part of their lunch should have any and all job responsibility. You might as well take a stick of butter, roll it in salt and then chow down on it. <burp>

If mommy and daddy want to feed porky junior deep fried mac'n'cheese with a side of french fries for dinner that is their right. And if mommy and daddy want to send porky junior to school with a lunchbag filled with a fluffernutter and a Snickers for dessert, after getting chocolate covered donuts for breakfast that is fine too. But using children as garbage cans in the public schools and feeding them trash paid for with public funds is NOT right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLgmk323H6k

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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What's your problem with public education? They teach too much science and not enough Sunday School claptrap?
Kids need more Bible stories and all the Freedom fries they can eat.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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I'm not a proponent of the government getting too heavy-handed in what we can eat, but as for the "who cares" piece: before those fat kids die at a statistically higher rate, they will be disproportionately expensive consumers of health care. Those costs will be subsidized by basically all health care consumers, including the skinny ones who made smarter personal choices and statistically were less burdensome on the health care infrastructure.

So if we're all for people paying their own way and don't like socialist concepts...then why do healthy eaters have to pay for the french fry eaters personal choices? Just a devil's advocate perspective...
Because you then embark on a the slippery slope. We have made tobacco indulgences evil and now are doing the same to junk food. What is next? Booze, scuba diving, donut shops, rock climbing, surfing in shark infested waters?

I agree with the premise that govt should not promote it vis a vis school cafeterias, which you could view as a monopoly of sorts. But other than that, they should back off. Their are plenty of food choices outside of the school campus. Junk food then becomes a choice. And we can make our own choices.
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