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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, spending a gazillion dollars to buy chicken-pot-pies rather than pizza and to build green lunchrooms, gets people in an uproar.
    Maybe Ms Obama should force McDonalds to install salad bars.
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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    I love me some McDonalds now and again. I've had some memorable times sitting with my kids in the germ-infested jungle-gym room and plowing down a Big Mac, fries and a coke.

    But those times occur once or twice a month, after a SOCCER game or a BASKETBALL game. As such, there's nothing wrong with eating McDonalds.

    But once or twice a day, every day? Yes, even metabolism-friendly-aged kids will get fat. Especially, if there's no activity to offset it.

    Good gawd, and this could even be considered by a courtroom?

    Stupid.

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe Ms Obama should force McDonalds to install salad bars.
    So you find government influence on private businesses more acceptable than government influence on public schools. Got it.
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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    The lawsuite is of couse silly. But the question of unhealthy food is not. That unhealthy food is extremly coustly both for the society and the individuale. That yes people have free wills, but it's interest what is promoted in society. Unhealthy food have heavy promotion with toys, advertisment, cheap prices and availability. While how much promotion is on healthy food? Can you kid meet a happy clown, get a free toy, good tasty food in a restuarant with healthy food. Do you see a lot of comercial on television about health food?

    That yes free will, parent responsibility and all that it's still intersting is see how most of the information and incentitive kids and adults get about food is for unhealthy food. That yes parents can try to go against the flow of advertisment for bad food. But all parents maybee don't want their kid to be the only one not to go to the mcdonald birth day parties. Also then the kid is old enough to buy his own food, who will he listen to his boring parents and teacher or all the cool ads for unhealthy foods?

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    The lawsuite is of couse silly. But the question of unhealthy food is not. That unhealthy food is extremly coustly both for the society and the individuale. That yes people have free wills, but it's interest what is promoted in society. Unhealthy food have heavy promotion with toys, advertisment, cheap prices and availability. While how much promotion is on healthy food? Can you kid meet a happy clown, get a free toy, good tasty food in a restuarant with healthy food. Do you see a lot of comercial on television about health food?

    That yes free will, parent responsibility and all that it's still intersting is see how most of the information and incentitive kids and adults get about food is for unhealthy food. That yes parents can try to go against the flow of advertisment for bad food. But all parents maybee don't want their kid to be the only one not to go to the mcdonald birth day parties. Also then the kid is old enough to buy his own food, who will he listen to his boring parents and teacher or all the cool ads for unhealthy foods?
    Feel free to go for it in that market. It's called capitalism.

    Economics isn't the reason these parents feed their kids McDonalds 5+ times per week. It's because they're too lazy to cook, they like junk food, and they don't give a crap about nutrition, appearance, or their health all that much. Pure and simple.

    Which happens to be their right to do so. And it's my right to criticize them for it. Government and courts need to stay out.

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Anybody that voluntarily joins this class action law suit is saying "Look at me, I have no control over my kids, HELP ME"

    Who would do that?

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Not that I support any of this crap.

    But isn't it amazing how people don't want the government to intervene in a genuinely horrific health problem for their nation, but they do want the government to step in and prevent gays from marrying in order to "Defend Marriage and prevent damage to America's social fabric" which is bull**** of course because a gay man would never harm fabric

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Anybody that voluntarily joins this class action law suit is saying "Look at me, I have no control over my kids, HELP ME"

    Who would do that?
    Greedy ambulance chasing scumbag lawyers being the main culprit. Then greedy idiots would join in.The reason I say idiots is because the more people those greedy ambulance chasers are representing the less money you are going to get. Its like the game of bingo, if two people win a bingo then that prize is split between those two people. So if the prize is a 100 bucks then they get 50 dollars a piece.If four people win then its 25 dollars a piece. But with class action lawsuits the lawyers will first get their cut/fee and then what ever left is divided amongst the idiots in the class action lawsuit. This is why there should laws that mandate that awards in class action lawsuits be equally divided amongst the clients and lawyers.
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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Not that I support any of this crap.

    But isn't it amazing how people don't want the government to intervene in a genuinely horrific health problem for their nation, but they do want the government to step in and prevent gays from marrying in order to "Defend Marriage and prevent damage to America's social fabric" which is bull**** of course because a gay man would never harm fabric
    Quite amazing isn't it.

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Not that I support any of this crap.

    But isn't it amazing how people don't want the government to intervene in a genuinely horrific health problem for their nation, but they do want the government to step in and prevent gays from marrying in order to "Defend Marriage and prevent damage to America's social fabric" which is bull**** of course because a gay man would never harm fabric
    not to change the subject, but I'm sure we all agree on the subject anyway, it's a stupid lawsuit.
    but I cant help but respond to the gay marriage thing.
    I dont think the 90% of the American people who oppose gay "marriage" are as concerned about moral fabric as they are about changing the institution of marriage as it has been defined forever.

    89% of the 90% are ok with civil unions

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