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(Gawker)   "We noticed that the homemade lunch you prepared for your child consisting of roast beef, potatoes, carrots, oranges and milk did not include a grain. So we gave him a pack of Ritz crackers and fined you $10"   (gawker.com) divider line 173
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2013-11-18 04:27:04 PM
Why is it that smart people let extremists hijack good intentions?
 
2013-11-18 04:33:56 PM
Arguing over how to imagine an imaginary god.
 
2013-11-18 04:34:31 PM

Barfmaker: Arguing over how to imagine an imaginary god.


Oh poop, wrong thread.
 
2013-11-18 04:34:44 PM
They're lucky he wasn't allergic to coming in the crackers.
 
2013-11-18 04:42:10 PM

ManateeGag: They're lucky he wasn't allergic to coming in the crackers.


Man, that's one of the more vile typos ever on Fark.
 
2013-11-18 04:54:22 PM

exick: ManateeGag: They're lucky he wasn't allergic to coming in the crackers.

Man, that's one of the more vile typos ever on Fark.


Yeah, but at least it's damn funny.
 
2013-11-18 04:57:54 PM

cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists morons hijack good intentions?


Apparently they gave this job to someone who has never made a side dish, and is unaware that potatoes commonly substitute for grain, not vegetables.
 
2013-11-18 05:07:41 PM

Xcott: cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists morons hijack good intentions?

Apparently they gave this job to someone who has never made a side dish, and is unaware that potatoes commonly substitute for grain, not vegetables.


Canada's Food Guide says it's a vegetable.  Therefore, the school says it's a vegetable.  They don't pay people to think - they pay them to sell overpriced packets of junk food.  I am SO glad I don't have kids.  Cthulhu knows what they'd make of the leftovers I'd send.
 
2013-11-18 05:13:09 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Xcott: cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists morons hijack good intentions?

Apparently they gave this job to someone who has never made a side dish, and is unaware that potatoes commonly substitute for grain, not vegetables.

Canada's Food Guide says it's a vegetable.  Therefore, the school says it's a vegetable.  They don't pay people to think - they pay them to sell overpriced packets of junk food.  I am SO glad I don't have kids.  Cthulhu knows what they'd make of the leftovers I'd send.


Bureaucracy run amok

One would think that providing a little wiggle room would be common sense.
 
2013-11-18 05:15:00 PM

Barfmaker: Barfmaker: Arguing over how to imagine an imaginary god.

Oh poop, wrong thread.


No, not really.
 
2013-11-18 05:15:27 PM

ManateeGag: They're lucky he wasn't allergic to coming in the crackers.


CJ thread?
 
2013-11-18 05:15:57 PM

cman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Xcott: cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists morons hijack good intentions?

Apparently they gave this job to someone who has never made a side dish, and is unaware that potatoes commonly substitute for grain, not vegetables.

Canada's Food Guide says it's a vegetable.  Therefore, the school says it's a vegetable.  They don't pay people to think - they pay them to sell overpriced packets of junk food.  I am SO glad I don't have kids.  Cthulhu knows what they'd make of the leftovers I'd send.

Bureaucracy run amok

One would think that providing a little wiggle room would be common sense.


Especially since there is no one in North America that isn't overloaded with grain products on a daily basis.
 
2013-11-18 05:16:39 PM
I'm looking forward to the American version, where the parent get pepper sprayed and the child gets put in foster care.  For the children.
 
2013-11-18 05:16:47 PM
what? since when did grain become a food requirement... what does rice fall under...
 
2013-11-18 05:17:08 PM
I'm embarrassed this happened in my country; we can ordinarily think without the government telling us how to do it.

I blame Harper.
 
2013-11-18 05:18:01 PM

cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists hijack good intentions?


Apparently it's the best, paved way to hell.
 
2013-11-18 05:18:36 PM

ManateeGag: They're lucky he wasn't allergic to coming in the crackers.


Soggy biscuit?
 
2013-11-18 05:18:45 PM
Apparently no gummy bears were included either so that would be another five dollar fine.....
 
2013-11-18 05:18:48 PM
Every meal is required to include 'milk?'  Wow, the dairy board is getting their money's worth in that school district.
 
2013-11-18 05:18:58 PM
Everyone in the Federal Dept of Education needs to be nuked from orbit.
 
2013-11-18 05:19:05 PM

Literally Addicted: I'm embarrassed this happened in my country; we can ordinarily think without the government telling us how to do it.

I blame Harper.


Good intentions have unintended consequences.

This should have been one of those foreseen by the crafters of the law.
 
2013-11-18 05:19:26 PM

Literally Addicted: I'm embarrassed this happened in my country; we can ordinarily think without the government telling us how to do it.


Freedom is slavery.
 
2013-11-18 05:19:38 PM
Since when are Ritz crackers considered a grain?

Nutritional info for Ritz crackers

Practically no fiber, plenty of carbs and fat though. An oatmeal cookie would be a better choice,
 
2013-11-18 05:19:59 PM
did he eat them like he owned the place.
 
2013-11-18 05:20:04 PM

Virulency: what? since when did grain become a food requirement... what does rice fall under...


If you're feeding a two year old under the table, the couch, the dog, the sink, the rug, the bed, the t.v., the refrigerator, the water heater, the car, the bushes, the paving stones........
 
2013-11-18 05:20:25 PM
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Bologna and 'Murrican cheese on Wonder bread with a Fruit-Roll-Up and a CapriSun.
 
2013-11-18 05:20:42 PM
The note is dated Dec. 2012. Why is this being brought up now? Fishy.
 
2013-11-18 05:20:59 PM

cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists hijack good intentions?


The food companies buy the correct laws.

she could have sent her kids to daycare with "microwave Kraft Dinner and a hot dog, a package of fruit twists, a Cheestring, and a juice box," and it would have been met with approval by the MCCA.

Toss a few hypocritical logos on the boxes to make Mommy feel all glowy inside (after a lifetime of non-stop emotional manipulation in advertising, supported by PhDs in the field) and your precious offspring will be used to turn processed food into money.

Why don't you ask what a Kraft et al CEO eats or feeds his kids?

What a wonderful coincidence that what is cheap to manufacture, ship and store is also good for us!

Hurray!
 
2013-11-18 05:21:15 PM

Xcott: cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists morons hijack good intentions?

Apparently they gave this job to someone who has never made a side dish, and is unaware that potatoes commonly substitute for grain, not vegetables.


The kid probably eats more than enough grains from other meals anyways. It's just stupid.
 
2013-11-18 05:21:37 PM
It's not as though grains are really all that great for you either, particularly heavily processed grains.
 
2013-11-18 05:22:06 PM
I think she should fine them right back for sending a note home in that font. It ain't comic sans... but it's close enough to get stabby.
 
2013-11-18 05:22:23 PM

Xcott: cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists morons hijack good intentions?

Apparently they gave this job to someone who has never made a side dish, and is unaware that potatoes commonly substitute for grain, not vegetables.


It's hard to make a policy idiot proof. Smart people can come up with a great policy only to have it enforced by morons who don't understand what the policy was suppose to do in the first place.
 
2013-11-18 05:22:28 PM
I clicked through to the original article on Weighty Matters and I'm still confused.

Did they go to school or daycare?
I'm just having trouble believing that a school is inspecting children's lunches from home, whereas a daycare would.
 
2013-11-18 05:22:49 PM

Literally Addicted: I'm embarrassed this happened in my country; we can ordinarily think without the government telling us how to do it.

I blame Harper.


At least Americanize it

Thanks Harper!!!

/is he a black guy too?
//never mind its Canada
 
2013-11-18 05:23:28 PM

Target Builder: It's not as though grains are really all that great for you either, particularly heavily processed grains.


They gave the kids a bag of saturated fat and salt like they were doing them a favor.
 
2013-11-18 05:23:37 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: exick: ManateeGag: They're lucky he wasn't allergic to coming in the crackers.

Man, that's one of the more vile typos ever on Fark.

Yeah, but at least it's damn funny.


and racist

fracist
 
2013-11-18 05:23:42 PM

Barfmaker: Barfmaker: Arguing over how to imagine an imaginary god.

Oh poop, wrong thread.


Same thing. FSM is a grain.
 
2013-11-18 05:23:49 PM
I wouldn't pay anything that arrived written in Comic Sans.
 
2013-11-18 05:23:58 PM

cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists hijack good intentions?


Why do you assume that they are smart?
 
2013-11-18 05:24:13 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: I wouldn't pay anything that arrived written in Comic Sans.


This font is Comic Sans.  Your bill is invalid.
 
2013-11-18 05:24:41 PM
It's required to have a meat? What if my family is Hindu or Jain? And it's required to have a milk? What if my kid is lactose intolerant?

How about you stick with making sure kids get regular checkups and the doctors can report the family to CPS if the parents aren't providing adequate food for the child?
 
2013-11-18 05:25:09 PM
Dudes, it's Manitoba. It's like Canada's North Dakota. Keep that in mind.
 
2013-11-18 05:25:13 PM

Literally Addicted: I blame Harper.


It's the sweatervests.
 
2013-11-18 05:25:21 PM

JNowe: cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists hijack good intentions?

Why do you assume that they are smart?


They are Canadians

Compared to us Americans they are all Neil DeGrasse Tysons
 
2013-11-18 05:26:02 PM
www.mostexcellent80s.com
 
2013-11-18 05:26:55 PM
Fascism is easier to take when it's printed in Comic Sans
 
2013-11-18 05:27:14 PM
Canada sounds pretty awesome.
 
2013-11-18 05:27:47 PM

cman: JNowe: cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists hijack good intentions?

Why do you assume that they are smart?

They are Canadians

Compared to us Americans they are all Neil DeGrasse Tysons


Right.  Which is why they apparently can't be trusted to make their own decisions regarding their children's nutrition.
 
2013-11-18 05:28:48 PM
Yeah sure I believe this isn't fake.
 
2013-11-18 05:28:50 PM

Cobblestone Flag: cman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Xcott: cman: Why is it that smart people let extremists morons hijack good intentions?

Apparently they gave this job to someone who has never made a side dish, and is unaware that potatoes commonly substitute for grain, not vegetables.

Canada's Food Guide says it's a vegetable.  Therefore, the school says it's a vegetable.  They don't pay people to think - they pay them to sell overpriced packets of junk food.  I am SO glad I don't have kids.  Cthulhu knows what they'd make of the leftovers I'd send.

Bureaucracy run amok

One would think that providing a little wiggle room would be common sense.

Especially since there is no one in North America that isn't overloaded with grain products on a daily basis.


I can see me being rushed for time and doing what I did last Thursday - homemade chicken stock, whole grain buckwheat noodles, leftover mixed vegetables and mushrooms, and a package of nori to crumble over the top.

But I'd be missing the meat, so they would slap a piece of bologna in there and charge me $5.00.  Bastards.
 
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