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2013-09-06 03:17:07 AM  

Kittypie070: [Force chokes you know who really really thoroughly]


That was very uncomfortable and I demand an apology from your lawyer this instant.  The irony is that you tried to choke me, and yet, those little kids will never choke on school food, because they are poor and cannot afford it.  But alas, such is the life of the liberal: Poor and smelly to the end.
 
2013-09-06 05:24:19 AM  
We can't let these poor starving kids miss a meal.

bodygeeks.com
 
2013-09-06 05:24:59 AM  
Hungry kids don't pay attention and don't retain the information they do hear.  They also have more discipline problems.  For god's sake, feed children while they're at school. I don't care who their parents are or how much they make.  They're basically in the care of the community while they're at school and a community should make sure all of its children are fed.  It is a really simple and inexpensive (in the long run) to make your community's children into better, happier people. Geez fark, what is wrong with people?
 
2013-09-06 05:25:52 AM  

zamboni: Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentator... and if by Fox News commentator you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News commentator.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-06 05:28:40 AM  

Weaver95: proficient in at least 4 weapons forms, one form of unarmed combat, and know two different languages.  not to mention be able to track down food, kill it, and eat it with noting more than a number 2 pencil, a couple paper clips and a single rubber band.  THAT'S the REPUBLICAN way!


I mean, my dad is not a Republican, but he is just plain crazy. When I was six I spoke two languages and could skin and clean nearly any form of edible wildlife found in Arizona, was a fairly good shot and could survive in the desert for weeks on different forms of cactus.

But that was just because he was scared of Armageddon. He probably didn't even know my school served lunch.
 
2013-09-06 05:31:47 AM  

gadian: Hungry kids don't pay attention and don't retain the information they do hear.  They also have more discipline problems.  For god's sake, feed children while they're at school. I don't care who their parents are or how much they make.  They're basically in the care of the community while they're at school and a community should make sure all of its children are fed.  It is a really simple and inexpensive (in the long run) to make your community's children into better, happier people. Geez fark, what is wrong with people?


I agree with you but most parents these days also think breakfast is a juice box and a bag of chips.

I was fed bacon, eggs, toast and grits, juice and milk every morning.  Missing lunch would not have been a big deal.  Would have been one less dump I had to take on a nasty school crapper.
 
2013-09-06 05:32:32 AM  

zamboni: Sorry, I meant to say correspondent as the last part of my response he definitely is not a correspondent. I apologize profusely for my mistake.


Help me out here...

zamboni: Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentatorcorrespondent... and if by Fox News commentator correspondent you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News commentator correspondent.

You're saying that this is what you meant to type?
 
2013-09-06 05:40:33 AM  

theflatline: I agree with you but most parents these days also think breakfast is a juice box and a bag of chips.

I was fed bacon, eggs, toast and grits, juice and milk every morning. Missing lunch would not have been a big deal. Would have been one less dump I had to take on a nasty school crapper.


You actually used school toilets?  Ewww.  I held it regardless of the fiber content of my morning meals.  I do agree that a lot of parents aren't properly feeding their kids, that's why breakfast and lunch should be available for all kids if the kid wants it.  Have a heavy breakfast? No problem skipping lunch. Dad too drunk to remember to buy groceries this week?  Eat something, dammit.

  Some districts have even had great success sending home a sack dinner for students as well.  If you know your district's students have woefully inadequate parents, you make the sacrifices you have to in order to help the kid realize that life doesn't have to stay the way it is now and that people DO care about the success of that child.
 
xcv
2013-09-06 05:41:01 AM  

Lsherm: Oh, the article that describes the school's reasoning.

So what it boils down to is this:

1)  Kids who don't qualify for a free lunch program have lunch cards that carry a balance to pay for lunch.
2)  Parents (not poor) are lazy about refilling the balance to make sure there's money to pay for lunch.
3)  If a (not poor) kid doesn't have money for the lunch, in previous years they would give them a free lunch out of the budget meant for poor kids.

So they handed out $50,000 worth of food to kids not because they were too poor to pay for their lunch, but because their parents neglected to fill their lunch cards.

This sounds like what my school did when I was growing up, but on a much, much grander scale.  If it gets to the point of abuse, then I can see attempting to stop what is essentially fraud (through no fault of the kid).  But this isn't the right way to do it.  Do what my school did and keep track of how far in the hole your child gets, and then either insist on payback or just take it out of the card the next time it gets filled up.

Seems to me they could solve this easily by just adjusting the debit card system to allow for a negative balance up to a certain point.


If I use up the money on my prepaid train pass, it automatically refills $30 from my bank account or credit card. Let's me be lazy and not worry about being stranded.

Adopting a similar system for school meal cards nationwide would keep schools paid, parents shiatty and kids irresponsible but fed so they can learn the test.
 
2013-09-06 05:43:28 AM  
To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem -- Dr LaMont Cole, Professor of Ecology, Cornell University
 
2013-09-06 05:43:54 AM  

Lsherm: So they handed out $50,000 worth of food to kids not because they were too poor to pay for their lunch, but because their parents neglected to fill their lunch cards.


How in the FARK did that happen? It didn't occur to anyone to withhold grade cards? Was their cut-rate software program unable to deal with negative balances? Are the school employees totally incompetent? Is this just a blatant lie?

Seriously, I could see a tiny percentage of kids ending the year with a negative balance, then they transferred out or graduated without paying. But $50k worth? No farking way.
 
2013-09-06 05:45:10 AM  
The sooner you teach a hungry kid that his dad is a loser, the better the kid will be when he grows up.
 
2013-09-06 05:45:25 AM  

TopoGigo: Lsherm: So they handed out $50,000 worth of food to kids not because they were too poor to pay for their lunch, but because their parents neglected to fill their lunch cards.

How in the FARK did that happen? It didn't occur to anyone to withhold grade cards? Was their cut-rate software program unable to deal with negative balances? Are the school employees totally incompetent? Is this just a blatant lie?

Seriously, I could see a tiny percentage of kids ending the year with a negative balance, then they transferred out or graduated without paying. But $50k worth? No farking way.


It's government math. It was probably like 10 kids.
 
2013-09-06 05:46:07 AM  

untaken_name: We can't let these poor starving kids miss a meal.

[bodygeeks.com image 500x335]


ok.. I admit it.. I chuckled...
 
2013-09-06 05:50:32 AM  

thamike: zamboni: Sorry, I meant to say correspondent as the last part of my response he definitely is not a correspondent. I apologize profusely for my mistake.

Help me out here...

zamboni: Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentatorcorrespondent... and if by Fox News commentator correspondent you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News commentator correspondent.

You're saying that this is what you meant to type?


"Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentator... and if by Fox News commentator you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News correspondent. "
 
2013-09-06 05:58:13 AM  
suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teach

Oh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.
 
2013-09-06 06:00:15 AM  
blogs.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-09-06 06:02:59 AM  
Only in the USA can we have a serious discussion about the idea of feeding kids.

We are truly a nation of psychopaths and narcissists.

We see commercials for people in Africa needing food, so we send money.
We see USA kids starving and want to punish their parents.

Idon'twanttoliveonthisplanet.jpg
 
2013-09-06 06:04:57 AM  

dangelder: thamike: zamboni: Sorry, I meant to say correspondent as the last part of my response he definitely is not a correspondent. I apologize profusely for my mistake.

Help me out here...

zamboni: Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentatorcorrespondent... and if by Fox News commentator correspondent you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News commentator correspondent.

You're saying that this is what you meant to type?

"Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentator... and if by Fox News commentator you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News correspondent. "


Wrong login?
 
2013-09-06 06:05:24 AM  

abhorrent1: suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teach

Oh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.


Many poor kids don't eat much at home because their parents can't afford groceries. So shut your stupid hole.
 
2013-09-06 06:06:57 AM  
Starving all the kids is a teaching moment.

-M. Obama
 
2013-09-06 06:07:09 AM  

abhorrent1: suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teach

Oh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.


Yes one meal to a developing body and mind, but you knew that.

Everyone feels hungry at times. Hunger is the body's signal that it needs food. Once we've eaten enough food to satisfy our bodies' needs, hunger goes away until our stomachs are empty again. Malnutrition is not the same thing as hunger, although they often go together. People who are chronically malnourished lack the nutrients needed for proper health and development. Someone can be malnourished for a long or short period of time, and the condition may be mild or severe. People who are malnourished are more likely to get sick and, in severe cases, might even die.

According to the UN World Food Programme, 925 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. That's more than the entire population of the United States, Canada, and the European Union.

Chronic hunger and malnutrition can cause significant health problems. People who go hungry all the time are likely to be underweight, weighing significantly less than an average person of their size. If malnourished as a child, their growth may also be stunted, making them much shorter than average. In developing countries, 1 out of 4 children younger than age 5 are underweight.


One of the most important reasons that skipping meals is unhealthy is due to the affect this has on your blood sugar. When you eat a meal, your body breaks up the food. Some of this food is stored as fat, while other parts of it enter your bloodstream as sugar, and work to provide you with energy throughout the day. When you skip a meal, your blood sugar drops dramatically. This not only can make you feel sluggish and tired, but it can also wreck havoc with insulin in your body. If you chronically skip meals, you can be setting yourself up for the development of diabetes later in life.


http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/3-re as ons-skipping-meals-is-unhealthy.html
http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/feeding/hunger.html

You are either a troll or an asshole. Take your pick.
 
2013-09-06 06:07:53 AM  
they're right. a kid will learn just how much Republicans do not care about them once they're born.
 
2013-09-06 06:08:00 AM  
By the way, he is a Fox News correspondent.  He considers himself a Fox news correspondent, and they consider him a Fox News correspondent, so then yeah, I guess he's a Fox News correspondent.
 
2013-09-06 06:10:04 AM  

The Muthaship: Starving all the kids is a teaching moment.

-M. Obama


do you really think anyone is stupid enough to believe that lie?
 
2013-09-06 06:10:34 AM  

Abacus9: abhorrent1: suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teach

Oh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.

Many poor kids don't eat much at home because their parents can't afford groceries. So shut your stupid hole.


We should all give $5/month to feed the kids that parent can't or won't.

/Should put this on FarkUs where it belongs
 
2013-09-06 06:11:14 AM  

Hobodeluxe: The Muthaship: Starving all the kids is a teaching moment.

-M. Obama

do you really think anyone is stupid enough to believe that lie?


I have 3 kids in school.

So yes.
 
2013-09-06 06:12:26 AM  

abhorrent1: suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teach

Oh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.


yeah but super rich assholes need more tax cuts and offshore loopholes right?
 
2013-09-06 06:12:48 AM  
People, these aren't the kids who can't afford to eat. These are the kids with absent-minded parents. I am kind of ok with this. I would want it to be the second or third offense before a kid is starved for the afternoon though. Give the kid some toast or some shiat.

I'm sure the guy is advocating hard-line action because some douche was gaming the system and having his kid was rack up bills for weeks for a check he was going to walk out on. There are reasons the world turns cruel. Namely, cruel dicks.
 
2013-09-06 06:13:26 AM  

The Muthaship: Hobodeluxe: The Muthaship: Starving all the kids is a teaching moment.

-M. Obama

do you really think anyone is stupid enough to believe that lie?

I have 3 kids in school.

So yes.


so your kids are stupid enough to believe Michelle Obama said that?
 
2013-09-06 06:16:18 AM  

Hobodeluxe: so your kids are stupid enough to believe Michelle Obama said that?


Yes.  They believe she said that exact quote.  And that she implemented her new lunch plan to make children easier to skin and make new purses out of due to their rapid weight loss, you pedantic twit.
 
2013-09-06 06:20:22 AM  

The Muthaship: Hobodeluxe: so your kids are stupid enough to believe Michelle Obama said that?

Yes.  They believe she said that exact quote.  And that she implemented her new lunch plan to make children easier to skin and make new purses out of due to their rapid weight loss, you pedantic twit.


Too snippy, you should have gone with "no, I've met the teachers"
 
2013-09-06 06:22:52 AM  
A better teaching point would be to post the names of the parents that abused, cheated and stole from the taxpayer funded free lunch program.
 
2013-09-06 06:23:07 AM  

abhorrent1: suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teach

Oh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.


Hungry kids don't listen to the lessons.
 
2013-09-06 06:25:24 AM  

Alphax: abhorrent1: suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teach

Oh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.

Hungry kids don't listen to the lessons.


No, but the irate parents coming in will...

/patiently waiting for a lynch mob
 
2013-09-06 06:25:53 AM  

NewportBarGuy: That f*cking show is the dumbest f*cking thing on television right now.

Honestly, that's saying something.

Fox & Crazy Homeless People We've Invited Over From the Shelter! Tomorrow at 7am.


That could actually be entertaining...

/i am picturing crazy cat lady from the Simpsons
 
2013-09-06 06:27:54 AM  

HawgWild: doglover: I_Am_Weasel: There is something desperately wrong with a school system that has not taught a 6 year old how to take responsibility for him/herself.

Even the Spartans waited till 7.

And where are they today, huh?

Exactly ...


East Lansing.
 
2013-09-06 06:28:11 AM  

SkinnyHead: Parents are responsible for feeding their children.  If the parents won't feed their children -- if they wont even fill out the forms necessary to get them charity lunch programs -- they should be in jail.


And your taxed raised to house and feed those parents then, I assume.
 
2013-09-06 06:30:38 AM  

Launch Code: A better teaching point would be to post the names of the parents that abused, cheated and stole from the taxpayer funded free lunch program.


that would be the republicans who are constantly voting to cut it's funding
 
2013-09-06 06:32:40 AM  

CheatCommando: SkinnyHead: Parents are responsible for feeding their children.  If the parents won't feed their children -- if they wont even fill out the forms necessary to get them charity lunch programs -- they should be in jail.

And your taxed raised to house and feed those parents then, I assume.


hey at least a friend of the governor will have some slave wage labor to work on his govt subsidized farm.
 
2013-09-06 06:33:39 AM  
There's absolutely no reason to deny a kid food... If the parents didn't fill their lunch account, you feed the kid and then take the amount off the account the next time money is deposited in the account. At the end of the year, if there's an outstanding balance, you send the parent a bill.
 
2013-09-06 06:35:20 AM  

Weaver95: I_Am_Weasel: There is something desperately wrong with a school system that has not taught a 6 year old how to take responsibility for him/herself.

yeah!  6 year olds should be proficient in at least 4 weapons forms, one form of unarmed combat, and know two different languages.  not to mention be able to track down food, kill it, and eat it with noting more than a number 2 pencil, a couple paper clips and a single rubber band.  THAT'S the REPUBLICAN way!


When my kids where six...
Weapons yes, they knew how to use a knife , and we just started shooting the 22 magnum.
Unarmed combat: kick to the nuts or knee ,
Languages: English, hillbilly and Russian
And... He pulled the trigger on his first deer, I held the rifle. He watched me gut the animal and made snide comments about the deer not having the guts to do that again...

/suck it yuppies
 
2013-09-06 06:37:37 AM  

The Muthaship: Hobodeluxe: The Muthaship: Starving all the kids is a teaching moment.

-M. Obama

do you really think anyone is stupid enough to believe that lie?

I have 3 kids in school.

So yes.


And I bet each of them is smarter than you. Better liars too, probably.
 
2013-09-06 06:38:08 AM  

ajgeek: I've forced my kids to skip a meal. Actually I wouldn't feed them anything else when they refused to eat what was put in front of them, then fed them the same meal for breakfast the next morning. One of them made it 24 hours before deciding that it was time to eat what was given to him.

/That one is a handful on every front. Literally tore down the ceiling in his bedroom.


My mom pulled stunt once. I said it smelled weird and refused to eat. I sat there for three hours till everyone else started getting sick. She walked to the table and grabbed the plate, dumped it, and told me to go to bed. I managed to wait till i got to my room to start laughing.
 
2013-09-06 06:38:56 AM  

zamboni: CheetahOlivetti: zamboni: Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentator... and if by Fox News commentator you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News commentator.

Other than the fact that Fox News invited him to comment, he's in no way a Fox News commentator.

Sorry, I meant to say correspondent as the last part of my response he definitely is not a correspondent. I apologize profusely for my mistake.

They also invited a lady on there which gave the other viewpoint of the whole thing. I guess that part got left out because it didn't fit the narrative.


I'm glad you're apologizing so profusely. Otherwise, an Obama supporter could get all butthurt and we can't have that around here.
 
2013-09-06 06:39:11 AM  

wildlifer: Weaver95: I_Am_Weasel: There is something desperately wrong with a school system that has not taught a 6 year old how to take responsibility for him/herself.

yeah!  6 year olds should be proficient in at least 4 weapons forms, one form of unarmed combat, and know two different languages.  not to mention be able to track down food, kill it, and eat it with noting more than a number 2 pencil, a couple paper clips and a single rubber band.  THAT'S the REPUBLICAN way!

When my kids where six...
Weapons yes, they knew how to use a knife , and we just started shooting the 22 magnum.
Unarmed combat: kick to the nuts or knee ,
Languages: English, hillbilly and Russian
And... He pulled the trigger on his first deer, I held the rifle. He watched me gut the animal and made snide comments about the deer not having the guts to do that again...

/suck it yuppies


lol right.
 
2013-09-06 06:40:47 AM  
Rarely is the question asked, "is are children paying for lunch?"
 
2013-09-06 06:43:02 AM  

Abacus9: And I bet each of them is smarter than you. Better liars too, probably.


You're at least half right.

So, red letter day I guess....
 
2013-09-06 06:43:12 AM  

doyner: Rarely is the question asked, "is are children paying for lunch?"


This is the right question.

If a company has be go to a meeting that is going to be all day they provide food. They know that we need it to focus.

Why not just budget in the feeding of children. They are our future, and we should take care of them. It is not their fault they might have been born to shiatty parents.
 
2013-09-06 06:46:45 AM  
Good luck trying to teach hungry people anything that doesn't involve them getting food.
 
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