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Originally posted by vkey08
Originally posted by pyrael
reply to post by vkey08
The sad truth is that since I live in the "Peoples Socialist Republic Of New York", I watch and worry about what the other socialist Republics are doing. NY and Cali have been in a contest to see who can out tax and spend, who has more "for the children" laws, and who has more welfare for a very long time. Apparently, Mass. are trying to take away our eastern division title.
I'm just tired of the "oh it's not MY fault my kid did this... it's the advertising. They did it!" mentality. It's the same with cigarettes. I quit smoking 10 1/2 months ago, but not because Obama and the state increased taxes on them, because I wanted to quit. The freaking state taxes were supposed to go to education, guess what? Our after school programs were cut anyway! They spent almost all the revenue on those stupid NY Quits advertisements that they probably paid out the wazoo for just to tick us off a bit more. This is basically the same thing. But just remember, if it flys in CA, NY will make TV and radio commercials warning people of the "danger" and offering a "helpline" and will add a tax on it ill people stop buying it.
I just moved from NY to elsewhere, as I was leaving, Westchester County was trying to make Tylenol (acetaminophen) illegal without a prescription because it is possible to get liver damage from too much of it. So I know just what you're talking about, and it sickens me. Luckily Westchester (unlike the rest of NY) just had a change of administrations, and the new County Executive isn't as "government intrusion into your life is good" as the last person in that office.
What gets me the most about what New York does, is unlike California, they actually legislate things as being totally illegal, rather than just trying to educate and warn, thereby in essence making it a crime to want to eat, or get sick.
Originally posted by mumma in pyjamas
reply to post by vkey08
Grown adults should not be legislated out of everything, however, in the case of the happy meal children are being highly manipulated by the MD corp.
Its ever so easy to manipulate the psyche of a child.
I'm not sure i am even against the idea of the toy so much as , the toy COLLECTION.
so the child is not content with getting a one off treat with a one off toy, they want to collect the whole set.Hey and while your there every week,making sure to keep the collection complete for them why don't you, the parent grab a meal?Your there anyway, right?
The whole set up is to have the kids getting McDonald's once a week, a new week a new toy.
At the end of a month, that series is no longer available!And the kid has "missed out"
I am not sure if you remember the intense emotion of childhood, i can remember.
The first time i had McDonalds i was 5, but i had begged to go there for years, why?
The adds, the adds with the toys and the kids eating the burgers and having ever so much fun.It was not because i loved the delicious and nutritious food, i had never sampled it.It was because the MD corporation marketing machine had done it's job.Had i been the child of a less radical parent, i would have had my commercial whims caved in to.
Anyway, there are too many fat kids.A child does not have the capability to reason that they do not want to be a fat kid and therefore should not eat McDonald's.All this legislation does is reduce the appeal to children who are not adults and cannot make informed, objective decisions.