It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Obama Steals Cookie from Child!

page: 7
<< 4  5  6    8  9 >>

log in


posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 06:29 AM
a reply to: kaylaluv

ah homeschooling is quite an interesting undertaking. i did that with all 3 of my kids. my youngest had a severe case of dyslexia. i gave her the phonics program 3 times and it didn't help at all. then my sis told me about a break thru doctors were having with different colored sunglasses. so we tried that, but it was hard to pin down which color helped her the most. then i recalled a game where the game info was constantly being given in different colors and it required interaction with others who were also typing in different colors, depending on what they were doing. so i had her play that game. within a few months, she could read, spell, and so on. she now has a better vocabulary than my non dyslexic sons and is a voracious writer.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 06:44 AM
a reply to: undo

That's what I love about the idea of homeschooling - that you can customize it to the individual child and how they learn best. You obviously can't customize in public school - not practical as there are too many students in a class. It's a "one size fits all" process. There are too many statistics that show the success of homeschooling. Most home schooled kids far outrank their public schooled counterparts.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 06:49 AM
a reply to: [post=18323682]WeAreAWAKE[/pos

Screw a moral and ethical duty of care, eh? It's political correctness gone MAD!

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 08:42 AM
a reply to: kaylaluv

We outsmart ourselves with some of our systems, like school, and I am all in favor of any out from both the regimented conditioning program they run and the ineffective curricula.

Aside from making it impossible for workers to be machine-like while serving their masters, what would be wrong with requiring children to learn by following their parents around every second that they are out of the house?

It's worked historically. Kids want to do whatever they see the grown ups do, so they pay attention and they learn. Why do you think your 4 year old is so awesome at computers? Does anyone think that he got a chip implant that you didn't because they knew about computers when he was born?

The caveman kid who watches dad sneak up and stab a deer in the heart with a stick wants to do it too and learns to hunt by watching and doing. Cavemen didn't have hunting certification programs at the junior college to make up for 18 years spent being quiet and staying out of the way. The only being quiet and staying out of the way they had to do was the kind that saves you from getting hit for messing up something important. And it got people by for long enough to turn into us, even though they knew and had almost nothing starting out.

The modern kid who watches dad run heavy equipment wants to learn how to do that (he also wants to have "dinosaur fights" between different pieces of equipment, and may also spit a mouth full of water all over the livingroom and claim to be a water truck... speaking from personal experience here)

If the kid sees teacher sit behind a desk all day looking bored and forcing others to read Beowulf aloud before eventually giving up and just playing "The 13th Warrior" for the class instead is gonna wanna sit around and watch TV all day. (again, personal experience, 11th grade honors english in a California public school).

And this doesn't just apply to job skills- it applies to every practical area of life. Let the kid be there asking questions one on one everytime the adult actually uses any form of knowledge and trying to impress them with a better idea and you'll end up with a kid at least as smart as the parent.

It also applies to pink cookies. Eventually little johnny is going to wonder either why dad is so strong or why dad has a hard time speaking after a flight of stairs, and learn an actual lesson about fitness and nutrition that you can't get from your gym teacher or lunch lady.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 09:31 AM
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE
I don't see a problem most of the Americans are fat.. So maybe it's not a bad idea to remove cookies from a kids lunch!??

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:18 PM
i dont see the issue. they lost a pink cookie? big deal

also, i live in elyria and i have yet to hear 1 person complain about this?
non issue imo

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:44 PM
a reply to: The Vagabond

yes, but if the parent is giving the child the dollar for the cookie, that means the parent approved the purchase of the cookie...this reinforces the authority of the parent.....the child asks, and the parent either approves, and hands over the dollar, or disapproves, and doesn't.....

bottom line, having the government be able to come in and say "ya' know what? we don't think you should be able to eat that anymore, so we're going to make it illegal", only reinforces the government's authority over everyone.....and accepting it, creates an entire generation, that is far more predisposed to accept government authority, in essence, breeding more sheep.....

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:56 PM

originally posted by: HauntWok
a reply to: Daedalus

Then again, you have the CHOICE to either home school your child, or private school them.

Again, pink cookies, good lord!

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: HauntWok

While i agree that the worry over pink cookies is kind of silly.....

....i have to take exception to the suggestion that homeschooling is a viable option. My first issue is, schools are primarily supported via local taxes (property taxes). Even if you aren't a landowner, you are paying those taxes via higher costs of goods. Everyone in the community is paying for the schools both in the property taxes they pay, and the cost of goods markups to pay commercial property tax.

So as a resident of my county, I am already paying for my kids to go to school. I won't get a tax break, and I won't get a rebate. Ill just have to continue paying for the local school (that my kids don't attend) AND paying for all the homeschooling stuff (that is mostly a curricula designed to meet federal guidelines....which is the problem with public schools to begin with).

It seems that recommending homeschooling is disingenuous at best.

Wok.....i agree with the ape, as far as his point on homeschooling goes.....

i'll expand upon the cookie though.

see, it's not the cookie itself....i mean, partially it is, but it's just ONE MORE thing that must be sacrificed on the's not so much the cookie, as the principle of the thing.....the the federal government has no constitutional authority in this matter...and yet they passed a law, they had no business passing, which allows them to meddle in local affairs, and dictate to people what can and cannot be consumed..

and they count on people having the attitude of "oh, it's just a silly cookie, what's the big deal?", because it makes it easier for them to incrementally do things.....chip away at things a little bit at a time, depending on people's apathy, and faux common sense to carry their agenda to the next level....

i'm concerned about the cookie today, i'm even MORE concerned about what it might be tommorrow...
edit on 8-23-2014 by Daedalus because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 01:01 PM
That sick S.O.B.

The worlds most powerful political icon...Stealing candy...From a baby!?

That sick S.O.B.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 01:16 PM

originally posted by: Daedalus

bottom line, having the government be able to come in and say "ya' know what? we don't think you should be able to eat that anymore, so we're going to make it illegal", only reinforces the government's authority over everyone.....and accepting it, creates an entire generation, that is far more predisposed to accept government authority, in essence, breeding more sheep.....

I don't think it's illegal. It's more like "if you want us to keep funding your school, you'll take the crap out of your lunch menu." I'm sure if the school would have changed to being a private school and stopped taking any government funding, they could have had all the pink cookies they wanted. No big bad mean government telling them they couldn't.

Did you ever think that some parents may have actually wanted the cookie taken off the menu? At my daughter's elementary school, they sold ice cream bars during lunch. The school had cards (like credit cards) that held a balance for each kid to buy lunches with. They would send me an email when the balance got down to a certain point - about once every 3 months - and I had to put more money into it. Anyway, my daughter kept using the card to buy the ice cream. I told her not to, but she'd do it anyway, stupidly thinking I wouldn't figure it out. It was just too tempting for a third grader (I guess she just didn't want to accept my authority). I know other kids were doing the same thing, because some of the parents complained, and they ended up taking the ice cream bars away. I'm sure that ticked off the parents who didn't mind the ice cream bars, but too bad - their kids can get ice cream at home.

As much as you may think you are, you are not entitled to pink cookies in a public school. You are entitled to adequate curricula and adequate nutrition offered during the lunch break, and you are entitled to having your kids in a safe, protected place.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 01:39 PM
I know shape shifting Presidents and his evil minions true blue forms.

Keeping and smoking all the pot, and eating all the cookies.

Sick S.O.B.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 01:49 PM
Wow..this is funny even for the Obama haters.

Accusing him of someone else's idiocy. They may have come of with some rules or suggestions for lunch's, but isn't it the responsibility of the school admin/board on how they carry it out?

You say we blame Bush for everything then you yourself turn around and blame Obama for stupid crap like this.

Where is the personal responsibility, you always cry about, letting the school off the hook.

edit on 23-8-2014 by Onslaught2996 because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 02:09 PM
a reply to: Daedalus

A dollar is not consent. My parents gave me five bucks for lunch in highschool. I spent 2 on soda and chips and saved 15 a week. My parents bought me the slim shady LP and a six pack of wine coolers to loosen up a preachers daughter with, and they didn't know, much less consent.

Big Fat Furry Texan has shared horror stories of children being upsold junkfood to the point that their lunch accounts ran empty mid month and their children ended up on a bread and cheese pity ration, then the school accuses the parent of acting irresponsibly.

The school should not be conducting commerce with unsupervised minors. It should be providing uniform education and uniform proper care and nothing else.

The schools know this, which is why every predictable thing from sex ed to movies requires a permission slip. But those principles vanish when there's money in it.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 03:02 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

It's a choice, an option, there is a lot of options in order to fix this non issue, (but god, let this be an issue in the next presidential election please!) send your kids to school with lunch, take them out to lunch, hire Gordon Ramsey to cook for them five days a week, private school, home school, etc.

Lots of choices.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 03:07 PM
Seeing as how most kids are pushing 200 pounds by middle school, I'm glad the government is taking action to reduce the number of calories that kids consume during lunch.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 03:19 PM
a reply to: Onslaught2996

He signed it He signed it

Through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by the First Lady and signed by President Obama, USDA made the first major changes in school meals in 15 years, which will help us raise a healthier generation of children.

The new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. These responsible reforms do what’s right for children’s health in a way that’s achievable in schools across the Nation.

I wonder if the sugar is GMO-sugarbeet compliant ?

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 03:29 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

I don't think anyone doubted this happened, they are just arguing that it's stupid to get upset about.

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Phase One of the plan for World Wide Dominance has come to fruition.

(twirls moustaches in a sinister socialistic manner)

Now for Phase Two......Only Red Apples allowed in the school.

And then...

Phase Three .....Only Left Bending Bananas in the Cafeteria!!!


(holds cloak over face with forearm and stalks from the room)

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 04:01 PM

originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
I'm so fed up (no pun intended) with the government sticking their noses in people's personal business. Is this what we WANT from government? Do we want them to decide what we can and can't eat? Do we have to sit there and have some jackass spoon feed us what THEY decide is appropriate like some freakin' baby? Government shouldn't have ANY say over what we do, or what we allow our children to do as long as it is legal. not freedom.

Some how, yes, we BEG for government intervention because we're too... ignorant, lazy, selfish. All of us. That's why the world is in the situation it is in.

Garbage in, garbage out.

edit on 23-8-2014 by thirdcoast because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 04:12 PM
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE

If its a state school then I say there is no problem. USA has a obesity problem. If the state wants to put restrictions on a state school then so be it.

If it was a private school I would see the issue.

edit on 23-8-2014 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)

new topics

<< 4  5  6    8  9 >>

log in