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    McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    by Zachary Shahan

    We know that fast food is bad for us. It's filled with excessive calories, sodium and fat. It's "meals" are often based largely on meat, which is very damaging to the environment as well as our health.

    Yet, we seem to think it's completely alright to use toys and other kid-oriented incentives to entice children to eat fast food and get them hooked on the habit early. McDonald's, alone, spends hundreds of millions a year on toy promotions.... And it rakes in $40-50 billion a year from kids 12 and under, plus another $670 billion on "family" purchases.

    Well, apparently some folks in San Francisco have decided that this is completely inappropriate and predatory marketing.

    Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted 3-0 in favor of an ordinance (PDF) to limit toy giveaways in children's meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat.

    McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco? | Reuters





    Another example of certain folks thinking they know better than you. Statism and tyranny.
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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    But I'd bet their cool with replacing it with a joint with Ronald McDonald's face on it.

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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    No Erod, they wouldn't actually put a rolled up joint into the happymeal - that's too much of a "processed" type thing. They'll give away a little "maryjane" kit, complete with a small biodegradable seed starter container, a pack of 4 assorted hybrid pot seeds, a sealed bag of miracle-gro seed starter soil, a little direction booklet, and a $3 off coupon for King Pin rolling machine and some Bob Marley rolling papers from rollingpaperswarehouse.com. Perfect for show and tell California style.

    Now that's what I call a "happy" meal.
    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: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    If that's tyranny, then sign me up.

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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Another example of certain folks thinking they know better than you. Statism and tyranny.
    it bothers me when we are in agreement ...

    no doubt a sizable portion of our nation needs to eat a more nutricious diet
    but this is another indicator of the nanny state gone mad
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it bothers me when we are in agreement ...

    no doubt a sizable portion of our nation needs to eat a more nutricious diet
    but this is another indicator of the nanny state gone mad



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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    No Erod, they wouldn't actually put a rolled up joint into the happymeal - that's too much of a "processed" type thing. They'll give away a little "maryjane" kit, complete with a small biodegradable seed starter container, a pack of 4 assorted hybrid pot seeds, a sealed bag of miracle-gro seed starter soil, a little direction booklet, and a $3 off coupon for King Pin rolling machine and some Bob Marley rolling papers from rollingpaperswarehouse.com. Perfect for show and tell California style.

    Now that's what I call a "happy" meal.
    if only they would make this the senior special
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Wow. Pizza Hut must have one hell of a lobbyist in San Fransisco.

    Interesting that a city in a state that almost legalized marijuana is trying to control how people eat. You want incentive to eat fast food? Talk about munchies.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    If that's tyranny, then sign me up.
    Taking away liberty and freedom is something you support? OK then...

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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Wah no toy in my happy meal! This is worse than when Stalin stole our cabbages.

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