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Let The Kids Earn Their Doughnuts...PC Stupidness  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2004/08/25/s1c_skkrispy_0825.html


And again, from the "stupid political correctness" catagory.

Krispy Creme doughnuts is under fire because they are planning to offer a "doughnuts for grades" promotion where kids will get a free doughnut (Max 6) for each "A" they earn on their report cards.

Now they are under fire for "promoting an unhealty lifestyle" because of this promotion....


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Last I checked you could still be healthy and have an occasional doughnut. People really need more to worry about.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14140 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

This is one thing with the (more authoritarian) left, which really p*sses me off. Rhis constant urge to "educate" people for the better and trying to make them fit into a template of a perfect person. Sorry, I´m too individualistic. long live the anarchy!

Jan


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

I'm still waiting for their donut drink...


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

".. planning to offer a "doughnuts for grades" promotion where kids will get a free doughnut (Max 6) for each "A" they earn on their report cards."

Starting today, I'm going to spend even more time helping my 5 year old with his school work, as long as he brings the donut home to share...  Big grin


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Nothing wrong with a Krispy Kreme as a snack-once in a while.

Last year, the Kansas City Royals ran a promotion with Krispy Kreme. The didn't think the Royals would be that good, so they had a promotion for every game the Royals got a dozen hits, everyone in attendance would get a coupon for a dozen free donuts at a participating Krispy Kreme in greater Kansas City.

Well, the Royals were off by a year-they suck this year, but last year, they pounded the baseball all season, and the ended up giving out like 500,000 coupons for a dozen free KK's.  Laugh out loud

Now, that's going a bit too far. But this? God, PC is such a scourge.


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Good lord, how times have changed. I remember back when I was in Elementary School, Pizza Hut used to run a program where kids who read a certain number of books a month got a free one-topping personal pan pizza. Never heard ANY outcry over it. And we all know that a few doughnuts every report card is a lot healthier than a glob o'grease every month  Wink/being sarcastic Hell, I applaud Krispy Kreme, as I did Pizza Hut before them for trying to be a good member of the community by actually doing something to encourage performance in schools.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

This just takes the cake..err doughnut!  Pissed
There is a certainly a disturbing ascetic mentality that his too prevalent in our society and it's growing. It's found on both the left and right. The ascetics on the left makes a lot more noise and those are the ones I can't stand and they really need a foot planted firmly up there a$$!
Let the kids have there doughnuts!

These are the same people that like to pick on McDonalds for serving decent square meals at a bargain price. McDonalds being the benevolent company they are, buckles down to these fools pressure to maintain a good image.
I can't stand these self appointed experts that complain about our eating habits.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

I remember back when I was in Elementary School, Pizza Hut used to run a program where kids who read a certain number of books a month got a free one-topping personal pan pizza.

I remember that too! I think it was called "Book It" right?

Superfly,
Very true. Its always these idiots that ruin it for everyone. Take a look at an old post of mine where a school board banned schoolyard games which have physical contact (ie Tag, Dodgeball...)

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/619331/



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

You guys are looking at this the wrong way. This is a secret plot to even the playing field in the historical tradition of the short story of HARRISON BERGERON written by Kurt Vonnegut http://penguinppc.org/~hollis/personal/bergeron.shtml.

The government has decided that it's not fair that some kids are smart and get A's so to level the playing field they're going to make them fat. That way we'll end up with smart fat kids and dumb skinny kids.

 Big grin

PS - does anyone else hear that ringing?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Mdsh00:
That is insaine!  Wow!

Just who in the hell are these people?!?!?!


Please don't look at this a liberal/conservative issue. THese people are just nuts and have too much time on there hands.
What is there social life like when they aren't at work?



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1525 times:

Superfly,

Isn't it ridiculous? Back when I was in Elementary School, teachers used to take pride that their class was the best at Dodgeball, Nationball even more.

PC goes way too far with this 'blame others than yourself' crap.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1526 times:

I can see the health issue here, but it's only a once a year deal so where's the harm?

It's not like KK are trying to force doughnuts on the kids every day

There are a lot more worrying problems out there to tackle. Cola machines in schools is one that is a lot more harmful than an odd doughnut.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1522 times:

Mdsh00:
I am not even sure PC is to blame for this.
There are fringe group of people that try to push there agenda under the guise of political correctiveness. It really sets beck the more important PC issues.



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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1515 times:

All this rubbish about "bad foods", the only reason they want to ban them is because a few fat people are too lazy to get off their arse and do some exercise.
Its the minority verses the majority, I mean what about guys like me who want to get bigger (im not going to get bigger eating carrots am I.)
I mean everytime I go in a shop all I see is low fat this, low fat that, I mean its ridiculous, what if i want to eat pizza thats fatty, what if i want fatty chips..its beyond a joke it really is.
All because of a few lazy fat people, I mean I can spend hours trying to find someone whos "unfit or fat" around here (Near Manchester), and still not find anyone, so where the claims that the UK is unhealthy are coming from I dont know.
I say give us choice, if you want fatty foods, let the companies give it you without them being "taxed" for it, but if your fat DONT eat the foods or go to places like MaccyD's, and by your OWN stuff, and leave us "average" people alone to enjoy our meals.

[Edited 2004-08-27 19:35:29]

User currently offlineProsimtec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1513 times:

Well, I have a plan: Let the parents decide if they want their kids to get the doughnuts or not.
Kudos to Krispy Kreme (BTW, lets hope those words aren't on a spelling test) for at least making an attempt to set a goal for the kids.



User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1504 times:

I mean everytime I go in a shop all I see is low fat this, low fat that, I mean its ridiculous, what if i want to eat pizza thats fatty, what if i want fatty chips..its beyond a joke it really is.
All because of a few lazy fat people, I mean I can spend hours trying to find someone whos "unfit or fat" around here (Near Manchester), and still not find anyone, so where the claims that the UK is unhealthy are coming from I dont know.


Things are a bit different on this side of the Pond ... here in the United States, the current food craze is "low carb," with more and more food products* being offered in versions to fit the low carb diet, er, lifestyle. The fact that a low carb diet is often grossly high in fat, well, nobody seems to think about that.
Fad diets have a way of coming and going. I can remember the grapefruit craze of the mid-1980's, which called for consuming unordinately large amounts of grapefruit and grapefruit juice. The idea was that the grapefruit would somehow cancel out the calorie content of other foods, allowing one to pig out on sweets and junk food without weight gain, so long as you had your grapefruit. It didn't last long. Hopefully, the low carb di - I mean lifestyle - won't be around much longer.
The fact remains that far too many Americans are largely or wholly sedentary, and eat far too many calories each day. Exercise more, count your calories, and you can lose weight without resort to absurd fads. By the way, unlike the situation near Manchester, you can look around almost any place in the United States and find plenty of overweight and/or out of shape people without really trying.

* = including, believe it or not, dog food.





"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 1490 times:

There's nothing wrong with political correctness.

Until parents are put on trial for neglect and abuse when their ten year old is obese, maybe companies should be forced not to advertise to kids.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 1482 times:

777236ER:
This isn't political correctness.
This is a rare case of some so called educator making an un-educated argument.
It's just a treat!
A doughnut!

There is nothing wrong with eating doughnuts, fast food, candy etc..
The problem solely is cuts in extra curricular activities, cuts in sports, cuts in outdoor activities, video games and too much television.

Let them have there doughnuts!


[Edited 2004-08-27 20:30:16]


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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 1473 times:

Until parents are put on trial for neglect and abuse when their ten year old is obese, maybe companies should be forced not to advertise to kids.

I think there should be no trials at all. If the kid is fat from eating too much, then the problem rests solely on the parents. Companies are NOT responsible because in the end, it's the parent that gives their child the money to buy the fattening doughnut.

I do feel that more should be done to introduce health foods in schools, and definitely get rid of the liquid sugar (soda) machines, but sometimes people do get too carried away.

[Edited 2004-08-27 20:38:26]


"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 1470 times:

I think there should be no trials at all. If the kid is fat from eating too much, then the problem rests solely on the parents. Companies are NOT responsible because in the end, it's the parent that gives their child the money to buy the fattening doughnut.

Until PARENTS are put on trial. PARENTS.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 1468 times:

If more kids are fat, fewer kids will get picked on for being fat!  Laugh out loud  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

There are plenty of stylish clothes for fat people nowdays anyway.
You can be and in style now. Big grin



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Until PARENTS are put on trial. PARENTS.

Yes I read that. But I'm saying that it isnt worth it to put them on trial either because it's just a waste of our tax money.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

But I'm saying that it isnt worth it to put them on trial either because it's just a waste of our tax money.

Letting a kid get obese is neglect and abuse just as much as beating a kid up is.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

No need to take out soda machines or bring out lawsuits.
All the parents need to to buy there kids bicycles and make them ride to and from school. That's what I did when I was a kid.



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25 L-188 : Bicycle. Lucky guy. I had to walk in the horizontal rain of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, with the brown bears.
26 Post contains images Superfly : L-188: I didn't ride the bike on snowdays. Parents took turns hauling there kids and neighbors kids in there station wagons in the winter. None of tha
27 Post contains images EA CO AS : There's nothing wrong with political correctness. Nothing whatsoever? Not a single, solitary thing?
28 Post contains images MD-90 : This is a rare case of some so called educator making an un-educated argument. I think you meant the all-too-common case of a so-called "educator" mak
29 Post contains images Superfly : MD-90: That would be the Custom Cruiser.
30 MD-90 : When we were younger, we attended a Montessori school in the summer, because both of my parents worked. The proprietor, Mrs. Kay, drove a similiar wag
31 Post contains images Superfly : MD-90: Must have looked like this. The Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme wagons looked like this from 1978-1987 then went to the smaller front drive platform
32 Post contains links Schoenorama : The real issue here has got absolutely nothing to do with health. To find out what is really going on, one has to ask why Krispy Kreme has this genero
33 Superfly : Schoenorama: The problem is that the people complaining about Krispy Kreme is hiding behing "health" reasons. If what you are saying is true, why can'
34 MD-90 : Lego's struggling right now to compete with video games. It seems that the sets from the glory years of Lego (90's) don't sell so well nowadays. They'
35 L-188 : Parents took turns hauling there kids and neighbors kids in there station wagons in the winter that was what the back of pickup trucks where for, the
36 Dc10guy : Krispy Cream Doughnuts are full of FAT,Sugar, and when they're hot OMG are they good. When the "now frying" sign is on they pass out doughnuts for fre
37 Superfly : L-188: The few kids that were dropped off in Suburbans, Grand Wagoneers, Travelalls and Scouts lived on farms on the outskirts of town.
38 Post contains links Schoenorama : Superfly: I am aware of the fact that Krispy Kreme isn't the first company adopting this strategy. But the actual Krispy Kreme issue is a direct resul
39 PROSA : It's not necessarily a liberal/conservative thing, although people who push for this sort of thing tend to be liberal. It's a Yankee Puritan thing. Yo
40 JAGflyer : For everything there will be a group of smart-asses and rebels who have to make a problem out of it. Think about it. Example: Company builds a station
41 Superfly : Schoenorama: I agree with you on most issues and yes that Kidsay thing is disgusting. Krispy Kreme on the other is totally innocent. What you have poi
42 David b. : I love KK. They make Dunkin' Donuts taste like shit. Their coffee is wonderful.
43 Post contains images Superfly : David b.: Then you better make the honor roll this semester.
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