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    Snow days mean less food for many students

    I guess the Nanny State needs to go home with these people an live their lives for them, because they must be utterly incapable of even feeding their kids, right? The kiddos are missing out on their 'one nutritious meal' of the day (that's laughable, has anyone taken a look at those school lunches lately?) because of they are missing an extra day of school from the snow.

    I guess the parents count on the kids eating free lunch at school to keep them in beer money, is that it? Maybe Obama can start a program to keep free lunches going 7 days a week, eh?

    Snow days deprive many kids of food - Weather- msnbc.com

    TAKOMA PARK, Md. - As back-to-back snowstorms shuttered schools for the week across the mid-Atlantic states, parents fretted about lost learning time, administrators scheduled makeup days and teachers posted assignments online. But Marla Caplon worried about a more fundamental problem: How would students eat?

    The two snowstorms that pummeled the region, leaving more than 3 feet of snow in some areas, deprived tens of thousands of children from Virginia to Pennsylvania of the free or reduced-price school lunch that may be their only nutritious meal of the day. The nonprofits that try to meet the need when school is not in session also closed their doors for much of the week, leaving many families looking at bare cupboards. And many parents working hourly jobs were unable to earn any money during the week, as the snow forced businesses to close.

    Caplon is a food services supervisor for Montgomery County Public Schools, where about 43,000 children are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Some also get breakfast, dinner and bags of staple foods to take home for the weekend. The snow days meant children would get none of that until Tuesday, because schools are closed Monday for Presidents Day.

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    P.S. I thought today was the 15th, this article is dated the 13th, so I thought it was within 48 hrs, however I see I'm off by a day, perhaps a moderator can please move it.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I guess the Nanny State needs to go home with these people an live their lives for them, because they must be utterly incapable of even feeding their kids, right? The kiddos are missing out on their 'one nutritious meal' of the day (that's laughable, has anyone taken a look at those school lunches lately?) because of they are missing an extra day of school from the snow.

    I guess the parents count on the kids eating free lunch at school to keep them in beer money, is that it? Maybe Obama can start a program to keep free lunches going 7 days a week, eh?

    Snow days deprive many kids of food - Weather- msnbc.com
    You do know there are poor people in this country right? People who have to chose between $5 of gas to drive to work and $5 to buy something to eat for their kids?
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do know there are poor people in this country right? People who have to chose between $5 of gas to drive to work and $5 to buy something to eat for their kids?
    You know there's poor people in every country right? You know there's been poor people since people came into existence right?

    You know if a person has enough to own a car, they're required to insure it and if they don't have 5$ for gas, they can take a bus, train, or they can walk right? So if it's down to the last 5$ and there's no food of any kind anywhere, you know they can go to a homeless shelter or a Church and get food right? And children who don't have food get to be wards of the state and taken away from parents who cannot feed them, you know that right?



    How many bloated little naked children running around with flies on their eyes are there exactly today Hatuey? Got an accurate count do you? There's always a choice isn't there...this being one of the countries in the world where opporutinity still abounds for those willing to work for it. There's always an alternative and there's always a helping hand for those in real need through charity and the local community.

    People make mistakes, bad choices ... and they pay for those bad choices. It's not the state or the government's job to feed and clothe them. I can see a helping hand for a temporary amount of time when and if it's needed. Then the poor need to apply themselves and become a functioning part of society, not a leech living off it's host.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I guess the Nanny State needs to go home with these people an live their lives for them, because they must be utterly incapable of even feeding their kids, right?
    Truer words were never spoken.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    This is truly a shame that these kids aren't being fed at home. I would venture to say it's mainly due to the laziness and sheer lack of care on the parents side. It's probably due to the nanny nature of the welfare system that these parent's are not disciplined enough to feed their kids. I am not bashing people on welfare nor do I judge them or say all are like this. But we can't ignore the fact that some are simply lazy and mooch off the system. My family has been dirt poor before, we gave up things like TV and had one car, we rented out a cheap townhouse and never went out to eat. We learned to live within our means and we always had food because we budgeted properly. My dad used to work cleaning up project housing... He would tell me stories of how the people living there wouldn't open the door for them because they are asleep (at 2pm in the afternoon), he would say how disgusting and run down they let the place get, and that this was typical for almost every unit. The welfare system promotes laziness and that laziness in turn reaps destructive consequences.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do know there are poor people in this country right? People who have to chose between $5 of gas to drive to work and $5 to buy something to eat for their kids?
    So they stay home to feed their kids right?
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    How do they get fed in the summertime when there is no school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    How do they get fed in the summertime when there is no school?
    That lady drives around and delivers food to these children.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do know there are poor people in this country right? People who have to chose between $5 of gas to drive to work and $5 to buy something to eat for their kids?
    Maybe they should give up their iPods & iPhones. Maybe they should use their food stamps for ... hmmmmm...... I dunno ...... maybe food for the kids?
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