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    McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    A watchdog group says giving away toys with Happy Meals contributes to childhood obesity and threatens to sue. McDonald's cites healthful menu choices.

    McDonald's faces lawsuit over Happy Meals - latimes.com
    Holy fatman eating to much leads to obesity not friggen toys.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Holy fatman eating to much leads to obesity not friggen toys.
    There is a case to be made, that the toys and especially advertising encourages children to eat this bad food. Quite frankly I don't know why they do... I took a bite of my baby sisters happy meal burger a few months ago and it tasted of nothingness.

    At the end of the day it is ultimately the responsibility of the parent, and so this case will and in some ways probably should fall flat on its face.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    There is a case to be made, that the toys and especially advertising encourages children to eat this bad food. Quite frankly I don't know why they do... I took a bite of my baby sisters happy meal burger a few months ago and it tasted of nothingness.

    At the end of the day it is ultimately the responsibility of the parent, and so this case will and in some ways probably should fall flat on its face.
    Well there are a lot of things that influence children, but as your last statement says, it is the responsibility of the parent.

    I agree this lawsuit should fail and quickly.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Hopefully the judge throws this case out the window. If little Timmy and Little Suzy are fat ****s, its not because of McDonalds or Burger King. It is solely the fault of the parents. Parents buy the food their kids eat and parents drive their kids to different places and parents can tell their kids to play the hell outside instead of sitting on their ass playing video games. Little Timmy and Little Suzie do not have cars and jobs. So they can not drive down to a McDonald and stuff their faces full. Even if they do get an allowance and their parents let them wander the neighborhood on foot or on bicycle I do not think we have to worry about these kids becoming obese seeing how they will burn those calories probably before they even get to a McDonalds. Its calories in verses calories out, so you can get fat eating healthing food too. McDonalds doesn't give their food away for free and even if they did it is still the choice of the individual. These food police Nazis needs to quit trying to control what people eat, **** them.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    What McDonald's puts in its meals is none of the government's damn business, unless it is poison..... Oops, I shouldn't have said that. Now I have given the government a reason to make it its business. LOL.

    Seriously, though, this is none of the government's damn business.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    The toys likely cause kids to have a preference for McDonalds, over other available food choices. As far as im concerned, it is OK to give out the toys, but the advertising should be limited. ie. We should not see TV adds saying things like ''Kids, tell your parents to take you to McDonalds, and receive toys from us''. Advertising for things like this should be during adult viewing hours, so parents can make the choices, before introducing them to their kids.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post

    Seriously, though, this is none of the government's damn business.
    It is starting to become a national problem, here in Germany. There are so many overweight kids, with bad teeth. It is almost impossible to keep ones kids exposure to junk food opportunities, at reasonable levels, without the added pressure of advertising from places like McDonalds.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Not only do the parents have control over what their children eat, they also have control over what their children watch. So if they're that worried about the advertising influencing their children to get them to buy Happy Meals, then maybe the parents should learn how to do 2 things. a) SAY NO b) turn the darn TV off See? It's really easy to not have to get a Happy Meal for your child if you are worried about them eating too much fast food. Plus, by turning the TV off to avoid commercials for Happy Meals, you have the added benefit that the kids will probably get bored and go outside and play.
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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    There is nothing wrong with a kid eating McDonalds now and then.

    Take a look at the parents of fat kids. Yep, they tend to be fat, too. Look at their cars. Usually haven't been washed in six months, and littered with fast-food bags in the back seat. You look at these folks, and there are bad decisions just dripping from them.

    The whole family's eating too much McDonalds, not just the kids.

    Gimme a break.

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    Re: McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    There is nothing wrong with a kid eating McDonalds now and then.

    Take a look at the parents of fat kids. Yep, they tend to be fat, too. Look at their cars. Usually haven't been washed in six months, and littered with fast-food bags in the back seat. You look at these folks, and there are bad decisions just dripping from them.

    The whole family's eating too much McDonalds, not just the kids.

    Gimme a break.
    The phrase... "Everything in moderation" Doesn't ring true with everyone lol. But I know exactly what you're talking about.

    I remember when I was in the states a few years back, and you'd come across an entire family, that would be the size of busses, and in a way it's scary, that EVERY SINGLE one of em, would be massive, inhumanly so.

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