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(MLive.com)   Not News: eight-year old watches fellow student with delinquent lunch tab get a cold sandwich instead of a hot school meal. Fark: eight-year old raises $14,000 to pay for 4,000 reduced-price meals   (mlive.com) divider line 15
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2014-03-06 09:58:01 AM
3 votes:

Danger Mouse: James!: Why when I was a boy I had to carry biscuits under my arms to keep them warm as I walked 5 miles to school in the snow. Up hill, both ways.

You had arms?!?!?!  We were so poor we had to share a 2nd hand prostheticbetween 4 kids!


You had siblings? We were so poor I had to be my mother, father, brother and creepy uncle. UP HILL, BOTH WAYS!!
2014-03-06 09:46:07 AM
2 votes:

James!: Why when I was a boy I had to carry biscuits under my arms to keep them warm as I walked 5 miles to school in the snow. Up hill, both ways.


You had arms?!?!?!  We were so poor we had to share a 2nd hand prostheticbetween 4 kids!
2014-03-06 09:01:16 AM
2 votes:

DecemberNitro: Guh, I hate the word 'meal'


A sandwich is a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal.

Or a Man Witch is a Warlock.
I can never keep that straight.
2014-03-06 08:54:40 AM
2 votes:
Now every kid at the school can enjoy assorted horse parts.
2014-03-06 12:56:55 PM
1 votes:

Splish: TNel: Disaster Transport: I remember being in 5th grade before I realized that no everyone got a lunch card at the beginning of the week (since most of the kids in my class did). The system does seem improved, however, because if I didn't pay the reduced fare (in high school) on Monday morning, then I didn't eat for the week. It was our responsibility to pay in advance, but we needed to pay every week. Maybe because at high school level they think you're responsible enough to do this, although given the $5 on monday could just mean I bought McDonalds for two days and coasted the other 3.

We were giving big green tokens so it was very easy to see who got free lunches and who paid so yeah the kids weren't always the nicest people.

Splish: But the fact is that most poor people don't donate blood. Most rich people don't either. Very few people donate blood on any sort of a regular basis. Statistically, the people who donate blood are on average white, college educated, married, and above average income. It's basically the same demographic of people who breastfeed their children, except more male.

You have stats to back that up right or are you talking out your ass?  I mean you did say "Statistically" so that means you can show proof of your work because I searched really hard and found no data and everytime that I go to donate they have never asked me for my income level.

You must not have searched really hard, since if you Google "Who donates blood?" you have to scroll all the way down to the top link to find that information.


If you had searched really, really hard, you'd also see that the people most likely to donate blood are also conservative and religious.

Here was how I found this information:
Go to Google.
Search for relevant terms.
Click on any of the links.
Read them.
2014-03-06 11:31:46 AM
1 votes:

TNel: Dirty Doug: TNel, assuming you're being sarcastic... this is the fundamental problem with all of these welfare programs. There are lots of kids whose parents simply choose to spend their money on other non-essential stuff, then cry that they can't afford the essentials for their children. So we pay for the kids, and resent the whole system. But at the heart of it, it's a good idea. Because there are really kids who can't afford meals. And, frankly, if you can look at a hungry kid and not want to feed him, well, you're a better man than me.

/ Believe in financial responsibility
// Can't bear to watch a kid suffer

I was being a bit sarcastic but I can't fault the parents if they want to spend $50 a month on TV service.  If that makes them feel "normal" and makes the kids happy when they are home then why not?   The kid was eating a sandwhich so they are still getting food.  The stigma of poor people is horrible and fox news doesn't help.  When you are constantly being picked on by the population I can't fault people for wanting to have some kind of luxury in their life.

Let's say this students parents just lost their job and went on unemployment but they have a contract with DirecTV if they break that contract they have to pay $250 or they keep paying the $50 a month thinking that in 5 months they should have a job so it would be stupid to break contract and be out $250 all at one time (which they don't have so it goes straight to a collection agency screwing their credit for 6 years).

We love to look at people from the outside and judge but we almost never get the full information.  Maybe the kid was getting a cold lunch because the parents didn't realize that the kid was in the negative.  Our school use to just put a slip of paper in the bookbag which was lost many times, so my kid ate the "I have no money to get a lunch" meal before, not because I was a bad person and didn't want to feed my kid but because I didn't realize he was out of money due to him eating ...


Boy, I really hope this is a troll, and not your actual belief.  If you as a parent are choosing DirectTV over making sure your kids have food, you are a terrible parent.  FFS, get an antenna and watch over the air TV and put that money towards your kids!  Being a parent involves making sacrifices for your kids, end of story.  Whether it's time, money, or foregone opportunities.

And why the hell has society evolved to a point where you have to have DirectTV to "feel normal"???  What else do you need to "feel normal"?  A Gucci shoe tree?  A personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth?

And if people are donating their money to pay for meals only because these kids are losing their slips, and the parents aren't responsble enough to think, "You know, I haven't paid the school lunch bill in a while, maybe I ought to check on that and make sure it's Ok",  they should be PISSED.
2014-03-06 10:38:52 AM
1 votes:
Enjoy playing with money now, kid.  Good luck when you grow up and discover nobody named Cayden, Jayden, Braden, or any other -aden is taken seriously.
2014-03-06 10:15:16 AM
1 votes:
So, how many rightwing death threats has this kid gotten so far?
2014-03-06 09:44:11 AM
1 votes:

Danger Mouse: ThunderPelvis: Every child in America should get a full, nutritious school lunch, no strings attached.  It takes a pretty massive piece of sh*t to think otherwise, or to think that it's fair to segregate students' nutrition based on their parents' perceived or actual failings.  But...welcome to Fark.  I'm sure that at least one or two massive pieces of sh*t will be offended by my accurate characterization.

No child in the richest nation in the world should EVER go hungry, but the party of Jesus has decided that we just can't afford it, especially when there are tanks and fighter jets to build and rich people's taxes to cut.  Hallelujah.

I dont know  Qatar, Luxenborg, or Norway if kids are going  hungry.  But no child in this school was going hungry.  Who's said there was nutrional segregation? Who's to say the sandwhich and fruit is any less nutritious than the other meals?


I'd tell you you're a massive piece of sh*t, but he's already taken care of that preemptively. When I was a kid, I took a bag lunch to school. It was usually a sandwich, piece of fruit, chips, and a juice box. Apparently my mom was mistreating me and not supplying my nutritional needs. And anyone who disagrees with my spectacular assessment is a bedwetter.
2014-03-06 09:24:31 AM
1 votes:
I like the kid standing up and doing something, I'm just a bit confused on what the child thought the problem was? Was having kids get a free sandwhich some injustice that needed to be corrected?
2014-03-06 09:19:09 AM
1 votes:
This kid raises money to feed others.

I did a science project where I grew some bean seeds

to show that..

because...

Well, I showed that some seeds grow into plants.  Really groundbreaking stuff.
2014-03-06 09:11:09 AM
1 votes:
Cheese eating surrender monkeys.
2014-03-06 09:08:18 AM
1 votes:
memedepot.com
2014-03-06 09:07:33 AM
1 votes:

seniorgato: Considering I ate pizza, at full price all the way through high school and am a tubby fat ass, those kids should be excited at not having cholesterol, blood pressure and weight issues in their future.


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2014-03-06 09:05:53 AM
1 votes:
Considering I ate pizza, at full price all the way through high school and am a tubby fat ass, those kids should be excited at not having cholesterol, blood pressure and weight issues in their future.
 
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