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originally posted by: Helious
originally posted by: WeAre0ne
I am surprised some of you don't cry about giving kids a first name and last name (ID) that they grow up with the rest of their lives. God forbid a school tracks your kid by their first and last name.
Inflammatory statements and pointless comparisons. You don't seem to grasp why some people wouldn't want their children to have to submit biometric data so their diets are tracked because you are a percentage of the population who figures you have nothing to hide so whats the big deal and you know what, thats fine, for you.
Others, those who have closely studied history and the oppression and tyranny that has risen up in nations once "free" understand the cumilitive effect that things like this have on one's overall freedom, personal liberty and privacy. You will find that at some point, your passive attitude will subside as the government crosses your own personal line in the sand with some new future policy and by the time you care, it will almost certainly be too late to do anything about it.
originally posted by: queenofsheba
There's always the other alternative of sending your kid to school with a cold lunch from home. My kids refused to eat the school's "hot" lunches because they said it was disgusting so I took them shopping and let them pick out things they liked and it was not a big deal at all. It wasn't easier than paying for the school's food but hey, it's what they wanted.
I would be so opposed to having my child getting fingerprinted for that purpose and apparently I'm not alone if it hasn't passed in the States; at least I've never heard of it and don't tell me it's "different" than a school I.D. which is simply a number. A fingerprint is like a tattoo, an identifying feature that will tag you for life.
originally posted by: 2ndthought
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
really...far out...home schooling is looking better and better everyday
You're not yet??
I'm sorry if that sounds flippant, but I hear words to that effect way to much to take seriously anymore. If you think it's sounding better and better, you should have already started homeschooling. And then not have the need to make the comment.
originally posted by: JohnPhoenix
a reply to: neoholographic
Well Op, you talked about the food but didn't mention the elephant in the room.
Why allow a school system to have on file copies of all the kids fingerprints? There is ripe opportunity here for identity theft and or misuse of the prints. How about the cops? The school gonna hand out prints to the cops so they can better determine if a kid is a suspect?
I hope you guys over there are fighting this. In America, we would not stand for this crap.