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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

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    not to change the subject, but I'm sure we all agree on the subject anyway, it's a stupid lawsuit.
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    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
    The institution of marriage has changed numerous times.

    I think 80-90% of Americans who oppose gay marriage do so on the grounds that it makes them feel "icky" inside.
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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?
    Nothing says I'm an unfit mother like suing McDonald's over happy meals

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    What a waste of judicial bandwidth.

    To those with fat kids, who are suing McDonald's, I say this: Get off your own fat and lazy asses and feed them yourselves. The Government is not your children's parents. YOU are. So start doing some damn parenting, and quit blaming the fact that your kids look like the Goodyear blimp on anything or anybody but yourselves. McDonald's didn't do that to them. YOU did. So take a little responsibility, for once in your lazy-assed, pathetic lives.

    I wonder how many parents with kids fatter than Santa Claus I just pissed off with this post?

    Article is here.
    Really? Really? Whose job is it to make sure that their kids don't eat unhealthy foods? Oh yeah, that's it, the parent

    Kids that buy Happy Meals are not doing so because of a toy, but rather because their parents take them there.
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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    I personally feel that this is a good example of predatory capitalism much like big tobacco introducing a product that is designed to create addiction leading to very bad health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. I mean the Chinese are getting fat now on Mickey Dees. The product is harmful and not sure what needs to be done because I love Ronald but...
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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I personally feel that this is a good example of predatory capitalism much like big tobacco introducing a product that is designed to create addiction leading to very bad health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. I mean the Chinese are getting fat now on Mickey Dees. The product is harmful and not sure what needs to be done because I love Ronald but...
    Gee...why just pick on Ronald? Oh yea, he gives toys with happy meals that force parents to buy them. Let's do away with happy meals and see if people get thin. Whoops I don't think that will happen. People are still eating at McDonalds, Whattaburger, Wendy's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, White castle, . We better shut down all burger joints. People will surely get skinny now. Whoops, they are still eating at KFC, Popeyes, Chick-filet, Golden Chick, Taco Bell, Pizza hut. Gosh, what to do what to do?
    Here's an idea, let people run their businesses as they see fit. Let people have the freedom to eat at them or not and let the free market decide.
    I am so sick of people acting like it's the governments job to treat American citizens like ignorant stupid dopes who must be coerced into behaviors they deem to be good for them.
    Doesn't anyone care about freedom and individual responsibilty anymore.
    Whaaaa!! my child is forcing me to buy a happy meal.
    Now that, is an unfit parent.
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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    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.
    Just intersting example of how capitalism works. That it leads to extreme promotion for unhealthy food that start of with kids. How much information and alternative gives the free market to healthy alternative?

    Also humans as animals are designed for surviving food shortage not dealing with extreme food surpluses. Of course humans are intilligent being. But still it can hard making healthy choices ecpecially sens the most food information people get is from companies what thant to sell junk food. Also you have an examples like diet coke, that have been promoted as a healthy alternative. While modern researsch show that diet coke increase the appertize and can make you gain weight.

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I personally feel that this is a good example of predatory capitalism much like big tobacco introducing a product that is designed to create addiction leading to very bad health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. I mean the Chinese are getting fat now on Mickey Dees. The product is harmful and not sure what needs to be done because I love Ronald but...
    Are you saying with this that people no longer have free will?

    Do you do everything a commercial tells you to?

    You choose what your children eat. A commercial can't make you do anything nor can your children.

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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Gee...why just pick on Ronald? Oh yea, he gives toys with happy meals that force parents to buy them. Let's do away with happy meals and see if people get thin. Whoops I don't think that will happen. People are still eating at McDonalds, Whattaburger, Wendy's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, White castle, . We better shut down all burger joints. People will surely get skinny now. Whoops, they are still eating at KFC, Popeyes, Chick-filet, Golden Chick, Taco Bell, Pizza hut. Gosh, what to do what to do?
    Here's an idea, let people run their businesses as they see fit. Let people have the freedom to eat at them or not and let the free market decide.
    I am so sick of people acting like it's the governments job to treat American citizens like ignorant stupid dopes who must be coerced into behaviors they deem to be good for them.
    Doesn't anyone care about freedom and individual responsibilty anymore.
    Whaaaa!! my child is forcing me to buy a happy meal.
    Now that, is an unfit parent.
    I agree, it all comes down to individual responsibility; however the product is harmful. Maybe a warning label to remind parents that too many weekly visits to these lard houses is going to lead to childhood obesity. Generation x-large needs help!
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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    I'm saying that these corporations target age groups that may develop serious health problems in the future by consuming their products. More awareness I think is needed, and sometimes yahoo does this with some good information about how many calories, fat and sodium are in the products we eat.
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    Re: McDonald's sued over Happy Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I'm saying that these corporations target age groups that may develop serious health problems in the future by consuming their products. More awareness I think is needed, and sometimes yahoo does this with some good information about how many calories, fat and sodium are in the products we eat.
    Don't be a party pooper. Happy meals are fun and so are the commercials.


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