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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    This is just genius.

    Instead of a small meal with a toy, parents will just buy the full size combo and lambast the the kids if they don't clean their plates.
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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Technocratic View Post
    If people were rational, they wouldn't have such an obesity problem in the United States. Clearly, people are not really capable of handling the complete freedom to choose what to consume.

    In reality, people do not know what's best for themselves, quite often. THus, adults need their own nannie: the government.
    The obesity problem stems from the US federal government's welfare to farmers and the use of High Fructose Corn Syrup in everything prepackaged. HFCS is processed much like alcohol is by the body and it stores the excess as fat. HFCS is also well documented that it doesn't trigger the I'm full receptors in the brain which leads to overeating. Add in the fact that the manufacturers have increased the amount of sugar in all prepackaged foods in order to use up as much of the excess HFCS on the market. The problem was started by the federal government with its farmer welfare and the mandated diet set down by federal regulations. Keep in mind that the diet endorsed by the federal government is an unhealthy one that is the result of a flawed study.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    McDonalds should tell them where to go by closing up shop.
    Which would only please them more, I'm sure.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    You do know that "slippery slope" is a logical fallacy, right?
    Not to block out your sunshine, sir, but you do realize that the term can be used in other context, right?

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    A tricky precarious situation, especially one that leads gradually but inexorably to disaster
    ...and I tend to agree with the perspective. Once this process starts, where does it end?
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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Not to block out your sunshine, sir, but you do realize that the term can be used in other context, right?



    ...and I tend to agree with the perspective. Once this process starts, where does it end?
    Meh ... I agree, but grudgingly.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Oh, those wacky Californians, conditioning children at an early age that it's ok for the governement to tell you what to eat.
    Pipe down, it's a city ordinance. Those McFries are addictive enough, Jr. will still want them. So, McD's cuts their overhead.

    Meanwhile, back in the real america...


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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    The obesity problem stems from the US federal government's welfare to farmers and the use of High Fructose Corn Syrup in everything prepackaged. HFCS is processed much like alcohol is by the body and it stores the excess as fat. HFCS is also well documented that it doesn't trigger the I'm full receptors in the brain which leads to overeating. Add in the fact that the manufacturers have increased the amount of sugar in all prepackaged foods in order to use up as much of the excess HFCS on the market. The problem was started by the federal government with its farmer welfare and the mandated diet set down by federal regulations. Keep in mind that the diet endorsed by the federal government is an unhealthy one that is the result of a flawed study.
    Part of the problem. The remainder is the lack of ability of consumers to choose properly or control themselves. No one forces you to eat large portions or bad food.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Oh, those wacky Californians, conditioning children at an early age that it's OK for the government to tell you what to eat.
    As is the case of Bad Frog Beer so shall be this issue, here.

    You cannot try to take care of a "large problem" by just focusing on "one small aspect" - the Supreme court has set this precedent. If you want to tackle a public, widespread issue you MUST come down on EVER aspect of it - period.

    So - the legal and legitimate approach to such things would be to: attempt to ban the advertising of all products using child-friendly characters and representation - for all products - retail or fast food. Everything.

    Would that fly?
    Nope.

    It's just not going to happen.
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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Technocratic View Post
    Part of the problem. The remainder is the lack of ability of consumers to choose properly or control themselves. No one forces you to eat large portions or bad food.
    It's hard to choose properly when the federal food guidelines are wrong and unhealthy. As for the lack of control, that goes hand in hand with HFCS not sending the signal to the brain to stop eating because they're full. Without this signal, the body thinks that it's starving and they are compelled to eat and eat until they do get full.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Pipe down, it's a city ordinance. Those McFries are addictive enough, Jr. will still want them. So, McD's cuts their overhead.

    Meanwhile, back in the real america...

    Looking at how fat those little kids are I seriously doubt they walked down to McDonalds. The weight problem of those children is the fault of the parents not McDonalds.
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