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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    I think they are just giving out the wrong type of toys.






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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    I don't think it's the "nanny state" that is the problem but rather the millions of Americans who are unable to make the right choices for a myriad of reasons. The top few are, no time to cook because both parents are working so much, the food is tastey, it's easy to get, MARKETING WORKS.
    Its up to the parent to decide what their brat eats, not the government.


    So, I'd like all you cons to tell us how lazy these millions of Americans are, and don't forget to throw in that, if you can do the wise thing, anyone can, because we're all exactly a like...
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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Question: How long does it take for McDonald's fries to decompose?

    I have heard rumors that they are unable to decompose due to all moisture being drawn out in the cooking and lamp process.
    Hey, their fries are the only tasty thing on the menu!

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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Question: How long does it take for McDonald's fries to decompose?

    I have heard rumors that they are unable to decompose due to all moisture being drawn out in the cooking and lamp process.
    It's not a lack of moisture - it's the anaerobic environment (oxygen free) that's created in the frying process.
    However, for all the reading I've done on experiments - nothing goes well into several decades of testing on the issue.

    Unlike the fruitcake.

    Fruit cake is a good example - the content within the cake creates an ideal anaerobic environment and it's been proven that such a cake can stay edible for at least 130 years, proven by an actual taste test.
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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Agreed.

    I often just buy the damn toy and forgo the happy meal.
    In fact - most of the time my kids don't EAT the food because they're BUSY playing with the damn toy. Or, i might buy the meal and forgo the toy - it depends on why we're having to eat the crap (away from home and I can't cook is usually the only reason we ever get fast food)

    I'd also think it unconstitutional for the government to tell what a business can and cannot do as an incentive to purchase said item - why stop at the toy, then? why not take it to the games like McD's yearly Monopoly . .. which is just a ploy to sever people from their money. Or coupons and buy-one-get-one-free if it's anything other than fruits and veggies?
    Maybe what we need is a truth in advertising law, not the current, it's not really untrue, law that we have now.

    Come to think of it, I've never seen a sale on fruits and veggies but, for the last year now I've seen huge bins of "10 for $10" Rice-a-Roni and Chips and power drinks and Chips Ahoy cookies...

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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Unfortunately, there have been irresponsible parents since the dawn of time. I'd rather see a kid being fed MacDonalds crap than eating a bag of chips for dinner.

    The bottom line is that it's not the gov't's business to tell business that they cannot offer a toy with a meal. *Every* time I take my son out to eat somewhere, someone brings over a little box of crayons for him to keep. Is that going to go, too?
    Why isn't the governments business? We live in a democratic society, a representative republic, so we (the government) can decide anything that happens in the country. Of course, that's just theory since WE the PEOPLE don't actually have control of the government anymore.

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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Its up to the parent to decide what their brat eats, not the government.
    Unless it's a danger to society. Which obesity is.

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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    Unless it's a danger to society. Which obesity is.
    Someone being fat doesnt infringe on my rights, therefore isnt a danger to society. Its a danger to the person in question

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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    I'm looking at my bobble-headed Stitch with the moveable ears and the four articulated arms and wondering who the hell buys a Happy Meal for the food?

    I'm also wondering from what legal authority a mere county has to ban the marketing practice of bundling products together.

    Are hamburgers illegal?

    Nope.

    Are french fries illegal?

    Nope.

    Are soft-drinks and milk illegal?

    Nope.

    Are toys illegal?

    Nope, except certain battery-powered appliances can't be sold to children.

    So, since none of those objects are illegal on their own, on what grounds do the county supervisors base their ban on product bundling? I can't see this standing up in court.

    Also, would the law not be avoided if McDonald's SOLD the toys seperately, with a major discount if purchased in combination with a hamburger, small fries, and drink, say like down to two cents?

    McDonald's in 1999 sold Millenium glasses for a buck, with the purchase of a big mac. I bought the glasses, tossed the burgers. They're excellent glasses.

    I don't see in the Constitution any authority for elected bodies to assume the roll of nanny.
    Speaking of that, I am not sure how it is in the states right now but here in Mexico if you look at the receipt each item in the Happy Meal (Cajita Feliz) is charged for seperatly including the toy. I wonder if in that case McDonald's would be able to go around the rule.

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    Re: Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Its up to the parent to decide what their brat eats, not the government.
    Theoretically, yes.

    But another theory says that children are the property of the state, just like their parents. And if the state is going to pay for the health care of it's property, it has an obligation, like all good pet owners, to ensure it's property eats a healthy diet.

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