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Is It Wrong For MacDonalds To Advertise Happy Meals

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by The Neo Nerd, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Shadow Wolf

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    It may be the government is filled with closet tokers who smoke up, and use McDonalds to satisfy their munchies. Such PSAs and laws may stem from the guilt they have for doing both.
    The sad thing is as crazy as our elected officials are, it wouldn't surprise me if that has been the case with some of our them.
     
  2. The Bright Beast

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    That's probably because they can tax happy meals/fast food, and you can't really tax the illegal drug dealers... just imagine it.. the collectors would probably get shot..
     
  3. T-Dawg

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    OF COURSE IT DOES. Do you honestly expect these sorts of people to raise their children themselves???? They won't say "NO" until we force them to.

    You and I both know that the mother mentioned in the OP is incompetent. We can't let someone like that raise children.
     
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    Forced sterilization seems in order.
     
  5. T-Dawg

    T-Dawg Self-appointed Lunatic

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    Indeed, but many of them have already had children. We need to not only sterilize them, but care for the children they've already produced before we got there.

    (Wait, were you being sarcastic? Because eugenics based on intelligence and maturity was actually one of my ideas...)
     
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    Neuter the kids too!

    (Wait, were you being sarcastic? Because eugenics based on intelligence and maturity was actually one of my ideas...)[/quote]
    Sarcastic...me?
     
  7. T-Dawg

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    That won't keep them alive and content though :no:...
     
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    It's an investment in the future....cleaning up the gene pool.
     
  9. T-Dawg

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    I suppose so. But how could we possibly justify this human-rights wise? Nothing whips up emotion like starving children...
     
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    Human rights? I thought we were dispensing with those, since we were talking about
    forced sterilization & government confiscation of children. The inferior have no rights.
     
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    We're doing that for the protection of the children. However, if we're not to take care of the children after we confiscate them, we can't say that we're doing it for the protection of the children anymore. We need the "think about the children!" line to prevent everyone from realizing I'm a raving lunatic... I need to last a whole 42 months, you know :yes:.
     
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    Out of the many dealers I have met, only one of them (who I didn't talk to after the first time I met him) would do such a thing. Now it should be noted I do not live in a big city were dealers often deal more than just pot and pills for some extra cash and there really is no need for such measures.
     
  14. Primordial Annihilator

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    We should start with humans then. :yes:
     
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    :facepalm: How many times do I have to ask the question? Would you rather a.) Have some sort of regulation on what can be marketed to kids, thus prohibit any nagging caused by such marketing or b.) Have that marketing unregulated, and the nations kids subject to billions of dollars worth of psychologist money, and that the off chance that YOUR kids might be subject to them (make sure to note that schools are great places to advertise to kids who must attend) and start nagging at your kid, forcing you to have to discipline your child (which I always imagined as a not fun situation, certainly wasn't for me as a child) and deal with nagging? Explain.


    I fail to see how wanting some regulation on what can be target towards children (because, you know... there are bad parents who will let their kids be exploited) equates to that they are not ready to 'do what it takes' or 'to be parents'. My point is, many parents are not aware of what targeted marketing or television can do to children, sometimes because their parents themselves did not know. Being a parent took place ten thousand years ago and parenting is based off hundreds and thousands of years of evolution; how is not being ready to constantly battled your kid's seduced mind nagging for consumer products equate to not being able to do what it takes to raise kids?
     
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    JUST DON'T ADVERTISE TO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD. Does this require some sort of government intervention?

    That should have been your question since that is all this issue pertains to, and I think the answer is yes.
     
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    And for the hopes of big business. ;)
     
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    I found a study a while back where kids who saw PSA announcements against marijuana were more likely to start smoking marijuana.
     
  19. Shadow Wolf

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    Doesn't surprise me. Kids need to look no further than Cheech and Chong, Poly Shore, Dave Chapelle, and many other movie stars and rock stars to piece together that what these PSAs tell them are lies.
     
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    Why not advertise? If parents don't want their kids to have it they should explain why. McDonalds in moderation eg. once every 2 weeks isn't harmful in conjunction with excercise. I had it once a week as a child and i never got fat or close to it.

    Why restrict businesses because some people are idiots and have no self control when it comes to food?
     
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