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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    Well, it is still better, if kids are not constantly bombarded with junk food and advertising.

    Yes, they can go out and play, and while they are playing they will receive junk food gifts on a daily basis in the playground. Everybody gives kids candy. Even the shop staff hand it out, when parents take their kids to the supermarket, restaruant staff hand it out...

    And, yes I know already that there are lots of parents who consider themselves to be perfect, and claim to not feel any pressure from advertising and society, and that they will have all the perfect solutions to share about how the other less perfect parents can make themselves and their own kids perfect too. And, just because I feel like having a childish moment, I say ''Liar Liar, pants on fire'', to those parents.
    I manage my children just fine, limit their TV time and have no problems saying "no."
    That's why we are the (alleged) adults and they are the children.

    It's part of the job.
    You accept it, when you agree that you want to continue the pregnancy.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Which is the fault of the parents, not McDonalds.
    That is way to simplistic a way to consider it. Parents and children live within a society. Parents dont want their kids to feel different to the other kids, or left out, because this is traumatic for kids. So, it is a good thing if not everything is available to the kids in general, to avoid the situation where some of them have it, and others not.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I manage my children just fine, limit their TV time and have no problems saying "no."
    That's why we are the (alleged) adults and they are the children.

    It's part of the job.
    You accept it, when you agree that you want to continue the pregnancy.
    Sigh! Self righteous parents are bloody awful. As well as that, they are self proclaimed good parents, rather than being good parents, based on a standard applied to parents in general.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    Sigh! Self righteous parents are bloody awful. As well as that, they are self proclaimed good parents, rather than being good parents, based on a standard applied to parents in general.
    For goodness sake, you're supposed to be the adult.
    Do we really need to .gov to step in because some people can't act like adults?

    You made a claim, that was false, equating proper child management with perfection.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    That is way to simplistic a way to consider it. Parents and children live within a society. Parents dont want their kids to feel different to the other kids, or left out, because this is traumatic for kids. So, it is a good thing if not everything is available to the kids in general, to avoid the situation where some of them have it, and others not.
    i rarely got fast food when i was a kid, but surprisingly, i'm not traumatised.
    Barring medical conditions, the only reason kids are fat is 'cause parents don't feed them properly.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i rarely got fast food when i was a kid, but surprisingly, i'm not traumatised.
    Barring medical conditions, the only reason kids are fat is 'cause parents don't feed them properly.
    Seriously, I rarely let my children drink soda or any kind of soft drink.
    Saying no isn't hard when you do it from the beginning.

    My oldest son is about to be 9, he's had, maybe, 10 full soft drinks in his life.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    For goodness sake, you're supposed to be the adult.
    Do we really need to .gov to step in because some people can't act like adults?
    Depends. Are we talking "some people" like a scarce handful of genetic wastes, or "some people" like the parents of 1 in 3 children? Some people are always going to be lazier and stupider than the rest, and it's okay to sit back and watch them fail, but when the problem is as widespread and as serious as childhood obesity has become, we need the State to intervene and impose some kind of sensible order upon the situation. Some people are only responsible when there's someone watching them.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Depends. Are we talking "some people" like a scarce handful of genetic wastes, or "some people" like the parents of 1 in 3 children? Some people are always going to be lazier and stupider than the rest, and it's okay to sit back and watch them fail, but when the problem is as widespread and as serious as childhood obesity has become, we need the State to intervene and impose some kind of sensible order upon the situation. Some people are only responsible when there's someone watching them.
    banning toys with fast food meals isn't going to stop lazy parenting, if parents are going to buy fast food for their kids, they'll buy it, toys or not.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    It is not McDonald's fault that people get fat.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Crap like this makes me want to hate the society we live in far more than waterboarding.

    Ugg, stop being so god damn litigious

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