Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Paladin, Apr 28, 2010.
Happy Meal toys could be banned in Santa Clara County - latimes.com
Wow, that sucks.
While I'm sure we all have some nostalgia for the things, and they can be very collectable, it'll be one less trick up Ronald's sleeve for luring children into his gingerbread house.
pointless and it can only hurt the fast food restaurants in that county as people who want kids meals with toys will just go to a McDonalds or what ever out side the county.
Im all for kids staying fit but this smacks of parents wanting their parenting done for them.
When toys are outlawed, only outlaws will have toys...
Personally I've always been against California's laws that force people to be healthier, cigarettes are still legal but if you choose to eat fast food, there must be regulations. It's a choice, and especially with this, don't punish the kid because of the parent's choice in raising their child.
I don't know what to say on this. You can't blame one specific party. Everyone has a part done in this travesty.
That's...dumb. But it is California, so I can't see why I should be surprised. They're Governor is Mistah Freeze for crying out loud.
I'm sorry to hear about this especially since it's in my county. This can only lead to unintended consequences. If this supervisor wants to effect change he should start by forming a group of concerned citizens and, I don't know, try asking McDonald's to provide healthier options. Only if they were reticent to change should you pursue legislation. Never mind that parents could always buy the toy separately...
Sigh. Banning things doesn't work. Time and time again history shows us that more laws =/= better society. Yeah, it's minor, it's just a happy meal toy. But once governments start banning things it snowballs and winds up like Australia, or the UK in a couple of years time.
Best quote from one of the responses of this news article.
"Rumor has it that the government is going to ban living cause it leads to death."
If this happens everywhere, glad it's not my childhood. How lame.
Hey lady. Let me tell you about a magic word my mother used all the time when I was a kid. It's really effective!
Ready? Here it goes:
"Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pinky?
"Well, I think so Brain, but if they called them 'Sad Meals,' none of the kids would buy them."
Banning the toys doesn't do shit! You don't want your kid to be fat? Don't buy him or her the fucking Happy Meal to begin with! Yeah, these things are a great treat once in a while. I swear more than half of the people in civilized countries around the world have the IQ equal to half their age...
Humans, as we all well know, have almost no capacity whatsoever to deny or even curtail any urges they might have without banning or making things illegal.
Why, in this day and age, humans are so bloated and sessile, that none of them are capable of eating anything the least bit unhealthy, even on rare occasions, without lapsing into a coma. Parents, likewise, are wholly unable to refuse the every whim of their children.
I'm sorry, can't go on about this, I need to have a healthy breakfast since I'm hitting the gym later before watching a friend play hockey tonight. Staying in good condition takes actual effort, a tiny bit of discipline, and restraint and all, and we all know how impossible that is for anyone.
Damn, banning Happy Meal toys? That's just... wrong.
If you read the article, the proposal isn't about banning the toys, but about setting healthy criteria that must be met before a toy can be included with a meal.
If properly implemented, such a measure would incentivise restaurants to create those healthier options, and the toy will then provide the encouragement for kids to eat right.
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