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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, ocean515.

    : There is an infuriating article on Yahoo today titled "Lunch Lady Fired After Refusing to Humiliate Students - It's not right!." Apparently in her school district, parents pay for their children's school lunches, and if they haven't kept up on payments - maybe they just don't have the money, or they forgot - the lunches are taken from the children when they reach the cash register, and thrown in the trash as a matter of school policy! The children affected are given a piece of cheese and a slice of bread in lieu of lunch. WTH? Is this what the bottom of the barrel looks like when there are no morals left - punishing children for something they had no control over? (She either paid for the lunches when she could, or just let them have them). This is bull****! She admits she broke a rule she didn't agree with, and she's not going to fight the firing, but is that a reason to fire her...for showing compassion and common sense? Give me a break! This is so disgusting to me that they are throwing food away to make a point, and as for the hungry children - meh! "Let them eat cake!" :
    Hi Polgara -

    I had caught the headline, but didn't read the content. This incident illustrates what I have been railing about. The road to decay and destruction is paved with good intentions. When the Progressive State becomes the parent, woe be it to those who don't heed it's demands. And as this worker learned, woe be it to those who dare step outside its lethal borders.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Hi Polgara -

    I had caught the headline, but didn't read the content. This incident illustrates what I have been railing about. The road to decay and destruction is paved with good intentions. When the Progressive State becomes the parent, woe be it to those who don't heed it's demands. And as this worker learned, woe be it to those who dare step outside its lethal borders.
    What are you talking about? They aren't FORCING kids to eat school provided lunches. Why they hysterics?
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    actually, i was looking for something to be pissed off about today. feeding kids breakfast in Baltimore sounds like a great thing to focus my rage on.
    Want to be even more pissed off? I bet this program is feeding millions of illegal immigrant children.

    Please try and control your rage now.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What are you talking about? They aren't FORCING kids to eat school provided lunches. Why they hysterics?
    If you are interested in a discussion, you might refrain from illustrating your obsession with the word "hysterical" and it's derivatives. You're beginning to look hysterical.

    You suggest they aren't forcing kids to eat lunches. I have never suggested that. On the other hand, the news is full of examples of schools not allowing kids to bring certain foods to eat for lunch. So who is forcing what on them?

    Back to the primary issue. When parents learn they no longer need to take responsibility for feeding their kids, what do you think happens?
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Want to be even more pissed off? I bet this program is feeding millions of illegal immigrant children.

    Please try and control your rage now.
    Immigrant children eat food? My oh my, what's this world coming to? Think that these kids forced their parents to come to America so that could eat food paid for by the US taxpayers?

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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    If you are interested in a discussion, you might refrain from illustrating your obsession with the word "hysterical" and it's derivatives. You're beginning to look hysterical.

    You suggest they aren't forcing kids to eat lunches. I have never suggested that. On the other hand, the news is full of examples of schools not allowing kids to bring certain foods to eat for lunch. So who is forcing what on them?

    Back to the primary issue. When parents learn they no longer need to take responsibility for feeding their kids, what do you think happens?
    You might want to stay away from using these over the top arguments about how "woe be" the person who doesn't heed the state. It's ridiculous is what it is. Just over-sensationalized propaganda. What happens if a parent "doesn't heed the state" here? What? Woe be them, yes? So what will happen if you pack your kids lunch or you feed them breakfast before going to school? Answer that.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You might want to stay away from using these over the top arguments about how "woe be" the person who doesn't heed the state. It's ridiculous is what it is. Just over-sensationalized propaganda. What happens if a parent "doesn't heed the state" here? What? Woe be them, yes? So what will happen if you pack your kids lunch or you feed them breakfast before going to school? Answer that.
    Perhaps you should catch up with the times so your opinion can come from a more informed place. The answer to your question is it would depend if the lunch they packed, or the breakfast they served, met the Progressive State directives.

    Colorado Mom: I Was 'Lunch Shamed' For Giving My Daughter Oreos

    An Aurora, Colorado mother named mother named Leeza Pearson packed Oreos as part of her daughter’s lunch and says she was subsequently “shamed” by school administrators. Apparently the teachers confiscated the cookies like they were heroin balloons and sent the child home with a stern note.

    According to ABC News, the message to Pearson read:


    “Dear Parents, it is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch. This is a public school setting and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable and a heavy snack from home, along with a milk. If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread to go along with it. Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone’s participation.”

    Food police confiscate 4-year old’s lunch, bill parents :: Northern Colorado Gazette


    A pre-school in North Carolina has created a stir around the country after it was reported that officials forced a child to eat a school lunch and billed the parent because her lunch brought from home did not meet school standards for nutrition.

    The incident happened at the West Hoke Elementary school in Raeford. According to the North Carolina Journal, the four year old student’s mother, who wants to remain anonymous, had prepared a lunch for her daughter consisting of a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, apple juice and potato chips.


    Now you may not like my accurate portrayal of "woe be", I really don't care. But when a parents decision on how to feed their child is met by the kind of crap depicted above, and in countless other articles I could post, it is indeed, woe be to the parents who fail to meet the Progressive State directives.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    Why can't the parents feed their own kids.? Oh yeah - they'd rather spend their money on drugs and lotto.
    That is not the only reason, but even when it is the situation the kid should not be punished by not getting fed. Hunger interferes with learning.

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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Perhaps you should catch up with the times so your opinion can come from a more informed place. The answer to your question is it would depend if the lunch they packed, or the breakfast they served, met the Progressive State directives.

    Colorado Mom: I Was 'Lunch Shamed' For Giving My Daughter Oreos

    An Aurora, Colorado mother named mother named Leeza Pearson packed Oreos as part of her daughter’s lunch and says she was subsequently “shamed” by school administrators. Apparently the teachers confiscated the cookies like they were heroin balloons and sent the child home with a stern note.

    According to ABC News, the message to Pearson read:


    “Dear Parents, it is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch. This is a public school setting and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable and a heavy snack from home, along with a milk. If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread to go along with it. Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone’s participation.”

    Food police confiscate 4-year old’s lunch, bill parents :: Northern Colorado Gazette


    A pre-school in North Carolina has created a stir around the country after it was reported that officials forced a child to eat a school lunch and billed the parent because her lunch brought from home did not meet school standards for nutrition.

    The incident happened at the West Hoke Elementary school in Raeford. According to the North Carolina Journal, the four year old student’s mother, who wants to remain anonymous, had prepared a lunch for her daughter consisting of a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, apple juice and potato chips.


    Now you may not like my accurate portrayal of "woe be", I really don't care. But when a parents decision on how to feed their child is met by the kind of crap depicted above, and in countless other articles I could post, it is indeed, woe be to the parents who fail to meet the Progressive State directives.
    "Food-shaming" wouldn't work on me. I was all about my kid's nutrition beginning with homemade baby food, but if they were still in school, I swear I'd pack nothing but soda and Twinkies and other crap.

    But back to the important topic, if children are going hungry, they need to be fed. States and communities need to make this a priority.

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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    This does not help america. It helps the kids and their parents who are getting more freebies, but it's all paid for by others. Just another transfer of money from working americans to deadbeats.
    Hungry children do not learn as well as well nourished kids. Letting kids go hungry perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

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