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KENTUCKYREDBONE
04-06-2011, 10:41 PM
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/04/06/nyc-councilman-leroy-comrie-proposes-bill-banning-happy-meals/

rockdawg21
04-07-2011, 02:42 AM
While I won't let my kids (when I have them) eat at McD's (I'll probably condition them with slaps to the head when they want to eat there :laugh:), that is just another jackass trying to push his socialist agenda and he can **** off.

Neezar
04-07-2011, 11:52 AM
While I won't let my kids (when I have them) eat at McD's (I'll probably condition them with slaps to the head when they want to eat there :laugh:), that is just another jackass trying to push his socialist agenda and he can **** off.

Umm, get back to me on that, would cha?



All parents say that before they have kids. :laugh:

Dethbob
04-07-2011, 01:54 PM
All parents say that before they have kids. :laugh:

I can’t remember who, but someone said “I used to have lots of theories and no kids, now I have kids and no theories”.

County Mike
04-07-2011, 02:11 PM
I don't think they should be able to ban any food (unless it's an endangered species or something like that).

However, I wouldn't have a problem with an additional tax on fast food. People who consistently eat unhealthy food tend to rack up more medical costs. Let the tax help cover those costs instead of putting the burden on taxpayers who may not eat that crap.

Dethbob
04-07-2011, 02:26 PM
an endangered species or something like that

That sounds delicious!

County Mike
04-07-2011, 03:03 PM
That sounds delicious!

Dude! Spotted Owl is friggin' awesome!

Dethbob
04-07-2011, 03:10 PM
Dude! Spotted Owl is friggin' awesome!

Mmm, Eagle McNuggets!

Spiritwalker
04-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Umm, get back to me on that, would cha?



All parents say that before they have kids. :laugh:


I have 2.. they know that McDs, BK, Wendy's, Hardees.. is crap food... they do know that food like that does not do any good... in the short term or long run..

We have had fast food.. honestly.. probably less than 30 times in my kids life time.

The times that we have been to BK, McDs.. is normally as a rare gift.. and even then they know "It's not good for you to do this all the time.. but on the rare occasion.. sure." Like when my son's basketball team made it to the final round of their playoffs.. BK that day.. (mainly cause we were taking 3 of his team members with us)....but when my daughters team did similiar.. "Where do you want to go eat??" She said she wanted to have sushi!!!

BamaGrits84
04-07-2011, 03:54 PM
Thank goodness it is not around my area. My kids might actually try to harm this man.

rockdawg21
04-07-2011, 04:18 PM
Umm, get back to me on that, would cha?



All parents say that before they have kids. :laugh:
All that needs to be done is to educate them on why I won't let them eat there except on rare occasions. By the time they see their classmates obese at a young age, they will be thankful and understand. Spiritwalker has the right idea.

Spiritwalker
04-07-2011, 04:27 PM
All that needs to be done is to educate them on why I won't let them eat there except on rare occasions. By the time they see their classmates obese at a young age, they will be thankful and understand. Spiritwalker has the right idea.

obese at a young at is right...

I see kids come into the dojo all the time.. to sign up..

Mom and dad say.. "he just too wild..we need something to calm him down"..

I look at the 75-80 pound 5 year old... with ketchup on his lips and a can of coke in one hand.. and a DS in the other... and it all becomes so clear...

I weigh 170-175 .. and there is a 11 year old that just started taking class... he weights 170 and is almost 18 inches shorter than me... no attention span.. can't keep still.. and I asked him last week.. (actually the whole class).. "What's your favorite food??".... I heard hamburgers.. pizza.. and the like... he was the only one that said McDs.

Chris F
04-07-2011, 07:07 PM
If one really wanted to get technical anything that is not 100% natural in its raw state is healthy. Just about everything in a supermarket is pumped full of toxins and such. So they should also ban all non organic food choices because one has just as much of a chance of getting cancer eating steroid infested beef or pesticide soaked veggies from your local supermarket than McD's. So let the hypocrisy abound about this. Hating fast food is pointless unless you are a farmer and eat your own stuff or eat 100% organic. Doing anything less is hypocritical. So mister council man whats on your plate?

Twinsmama
04-07-2011, 07:21 PM
My kids don't eat fast food very often. i do a lot more than them. (usually i run in a pizza shop and pick up a slice so i consider that fast food) yes i'm a hypocrit:laugh: i teach them right and want them to be better than me. however i do not want someone telling me what i can and can not buy to eat. i'm all for mike's idea of high tax on fast food and any chips/junk food/ sodas. i think i'd shrivel up and die if i didn't have soda and it would probably make me quit if it were more expensive. i wonder if the little skinny stick people like my mom that tries to gain weight would be mad though.:laugh:

rockdawg21
04-07-2011, 07:29 PM
If one really wanted to get technical anything that is not 100% natural in its raw state is healthy. Just about everything in a supermarket is pumped full of toxins and such. So they should also ban all non organic food choices because one has just as much of a chance of getting cancer eating steroid infested beef or pesticide soaked veggies from your local supermarket than McD's. So let the hypocrisy abound about this. Hating fast food is pointless unless you are a farmer and eat your own stuff or eat 100% organic. Doing anything less is hypocritical. So mister council man whats on your plate?
Studies have shown repeatedly that there are no more nutrients in organic foods than non-organic foods. It actually goes both ways. For example, in a British study finalized in 2009:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-1203015/Organic-food-nutritional-health-benefits-reveals-food-watchdog.html
The work clearly showed organically and conventionally-produced foods to be comparable in their nutritional intake, including in vitamin C, calcium, iron and fatty acids.

It did find conventionally-produced fruit and veg had more nitrogen, while their organic counterparts had more phosphorus.

A similar pattern was found when comparing meat, eggs and dairy products. But the researchers said the differences were small and unimportant.

Dr Alan Dangour, a public health nutritionist and leading researcher, said: 'The shift in demand among consumers from conventionally to organically produced foodstuffs appears to have arisen at least in part from a belief that organically produced foodstuffs are healthier and have a superior nutrient profile.

A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally-produced crops and livestock but these are unlikely to be of any public health significance.

'Our review indicates that there is currently no evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the basis of nutritional superiority.'

Pesticides, herbicides, etc. as containing "toxins" is still theory rather than fact. I'm not going to get into a debate on this, but if the idea of eating organic makes you feel better, then that's a good thing. Just didn't know if you've cited any studies regarding the subject.

Miss Foxy
04-07-2011, 07:36 PM
As I tell my kids... "Don't panic, it's organic!!"

BamaGrits84
04-07-2011, 09:39 PM
I look at the 75-80 pound 5 year old... with ketchup on his lips and a can of coke in one hand.. and a DS in the other... and it all becomes so clear...


Wow I didn't realize you knew my kids. J/J.

One thing I hate is that so many of us with kids find ourselves so busy that fast food becomes our go to. It got so bad with us even my kids complained. So I'm working on figuring ways to prep as much as I can so when we spend most of evenings at ball stopping for fast food is no easier than warming up something I've cooked before hand or serving a good meal from the crockpot. (Roast cooked for 14 hours is much better than burgers). It really doesn't take much more effort to just fix a fast, but good for you meal as it does to wait in drive thru.

And video games - I hate them! Why do I continue to buy them? Because I'm crazy I guess!

rockdawg21
04-07-2011, 09:43 PM
Wow I didn't realize you knew my kids. J/J.

One thing I hate is that so many of us with kids find ourselves so busy that fast food becomes our go to. It got so bad with us even my kids complained. So I'm working on figuring ways to prep as much as I can so when we spend most of evenings at ball stopping for fast food is no easier than warming up something I've cooked before hand or serving a good meal from the crockpot. (Roast cooked for 14 hours is much better than burgers). It really doesn't take much more effort to just fix a fast, but good for you meal as it does to wait in drive thru.

And video games - I hate them! Why do I continue to buy them? Because I'm crazy I guess!
I differ on the account of video games. When I grew up, we had Nintendo, but we also go out of the house to jump on the trampoline, ride bikes, play basketball, hide and go seek in the woods, etc. Perhaps that has something to do with growing up in the country vs. the city or it's a whole cultural thing, but video games were always a part of my generation growing up.

BamaGrits84
04-07-2011, 09:51 PM
I differ on the account of video games. When I grew up, we had Nintendo, but we also go out of the house to jump on the trampoline, ride bikes, play basketball, hide and go seek in the woods, etc. Perhaps that has something to do with growing up in the country vs. the city or it's a whole cultural thing, but video games were always a part of my generation growing up.

I hate them because my kids act like it is the only source of entertainment at home. We have a Wii and Playstation and they each have a DS. I don't mind them playing for maybe 30 minutes in the evening but you have to force them to put them away on the weekends. Thankfully sports takes up most of their time in the evening so there is not time for video games. They take turns having 20 or 30 minutes of computer or Wii time before bed on weekdays but on Saturday between ball games and Sunday after church it is all they want to do.

KENTUCKYREDBONE
04-07-2011, 10:32 PM
I am convinced that lack of physical activity is at least as much to blame as fast food! But my main point is I believe the Government has any business trying to ban food!

rockdawg21
04-07-2011, 10:45 PM
I am convinced that lack of physical activity is at least as much to blame as fast food! But my main point is I believe the Government has any business trying to ban food!
If anything, they should ban certain ingredients, such as when cocaine was no longer allowed to be put in Coca Cola. High fructose corn syrup would be a good example since it's nothing but junk calories that causes unnecessary insulin spiking. If people saw that stuff in its' normal state, it'd probably freak people out. The constant spiking of the insulin hormone is what I believe is causing the mass cases of diabetes today. Just like we know testosterone doping can cause a complete shutdown of testosterone hormones, it's only logical the same happens with insulin.

http://www.healthtechmall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/high-fructose-corn-syrup.jpg

flo
04-07-2011, 11:09 PM
Umm, get back to me on that, would cha?



All parents say that before they have kids. :laugh:

I can’t remember who, but someone said “I used to have lots of theories and no kids, now I have kids and no theories”.
Both posts +10!

DonnaMaria
04-08-2011, 12:13 AM
Both posts +10!\


I agree!!!! Hysterical!!!!!:laugh:

I can also remember back when I wanted to have at least 4 kids. :laugh:That was before I had one! I quickly reconsidered once I had my first and decided to stop there! :laugh:

God "gifted" me with my second. Suprise!!!!

Neezar
04-08-2011, 12:01 PM
I have 2.. they know that McDs, BK, Wendy's, Hardees.. is crap food... they do know that food like that does not do any good... in the short term or long run..

We have had fast food.. honestly.. probably less than 30 times in my kids life time.

The times that we have been to BK, McDs.. is normally as a rare gift.. and even then they know "It's not good for you to do this all the time.. but on the rare occasion.. sure." Like when my son's basketball team made it to the final round of their playoffs.. BK that day.. (mainly cause we were taking 3 of his team members with us)....but when my daughters team did similiar.. "Where do you want to go eat??" She said she wanted to have sushi!!!

So going to McDs is a rare gift? Interesting choice of words. I wonder if your childeren consider it a gift?


On a side note: I was not allowed fast food very often growing up so when I moved out it seemed like I lived off fast food for a while. And I must say it was wonderful! :w00t: lol

Spiritwalker
04-08-2011, 12:23 PM
So going to McDs is a rare gift? Interesting choice of words. I wonder if your childeren consider it a gift?

well.. when ever the kids have a belt test... (4-5) months...(sometimes after a big win in b-ball and soccer) we let them choose where we go to late lunch/early dinner .. and we alternate who gets to choose.. and my kids will bater with each other.. it's really funny to watch that..

Sometimes it's chik-filet..McDs (I prefer BK myself), but more often than not is a Chinese Buffet, or a Golden Corral (another buffet place)... every now and again.. it's a Japanese or Colombian restraunt we love.. it's there choice.. and if they choose fast food twice me and the wife normally say.. "we did 'fast food' last time.." and they just choose again..

They know we do not eat junk food very often.. so maybe it's more of a 'one off'.. than a gift...


On a side note: I was not allowed fast food very often growing up so when I moved out it seemed like I lived off fast food for a while. And I must say it was wonderful! :w00t: lol

yep... I was right there with you...

Dethbob
04-08-2011, 02:46 PM
So going to McDs is a rare gift? Interesting choice of words. I wonder if your childeren consider it a gift?

Mine certainly do! Last time I got happy meals, a few months ago, my second oldest screamed ‘It’s Christmas!!!’ and they all started running around the house screaming.

I think if we had fast food more often they would get bored of it, and sick, but having it once in a while is a real treat.

There are also times, like a family emergency or some other upheaval, when making a sit-down diner isn’t possible and being able to go grab a happy meal lets Mom and Dad carry the anxiety and let the kids be kids.

Of course, I would not expect any smug politician to understand any of this; they are too busy deciding what’s best for me.

Dethbob
04-08-2011, 08:36 PM
On the rare occasion we get McD’s for the kids they FREAK, it’s like Christmas

Last time I got happy meals, a few months ago, my second oldest screamed ‘It’s Christmas!!!’ and they all started running around the house screaming.

So, apparently I’m a McDonald’s Corporation shill, which is weird because I rarely go there.

Chris F
04-09-2011, 02:16 AM
Studies have shown repeatedly that there are no more nutrients in organic foods than non-organic foods. It actually goes both ways. For example, in a British study finalized in 2009:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-1203015/Organic-food-nutritional-health-benefits-reveals-food-watchdog.html


Pesticides, herbicides, etc. as containing "toxins" is still theory rather than fact. I'm not going to get into a debate on this, but if the idea of eating organic makes you feel better, then that's a good thing. Just didn't know if you've cited any studies regarding the subject.

Yeah the food has the same value but a lot less of the chemicals that they used in commercial farming. If you would like to site sources of America farms showing it is indeed a myth I would love to see them. I do not eat organic can't afford to. But when I had cancer they showed me a lot of info published by some groups not affiliated with the Gov and the gov. I have a real hard time thinking anyone can think food grown with out chemicals is not better for you than the other.

rockdawg21
04-09-2011, 02:18 PM
Yeah the food has the same value but a lot less of the chemicals that they used in commercial farming. If you would like to site sources of America farms showing it is indeed a myth I would love to see them. I do not eat organic can't afford to. But when I had cancer they showed me a lot of info published by some groups not affiliated with the Gov and the gov. I have a real hard time thinking anyone can think food grown with out chemicals is not better for you than the other.
I'd like to see that info that was shared with you. Was it by special-interest groups?

It's always funny to hear the way people use "chemicals" as if it's a bad thing. I had somebody the other day in the mall trying to sell me an "all natural acne product that doesn't consist of chemicals". I asked her if one of the ingredients was water, she said, "yes." I said, "Well, water is a chemical." She wasn't ready for that. :laugh: I understand what you're saying though, but we've been loading our bodies full of chemicals for thousands of years and life expectancy has still continued to rise.

BTW, congrats on beating your cancer!