Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 11:55 a.m. MST
re OHBUAs long as alcohol and tobacco are readily available, it is
silly to concern yourself with soda and candy.
Hmmmmmmmmm, I see the business license police in your future. Too bad. The
school ought to tell the feds to take a hike and do what is best for the school.
I'll bet they still have energy drinks in the school, which are far worse
than a 12 OZ Dr. Pepper.
Does anyone think that we really have more freedom than the colonists did? Yes,
they had to deal with a king, but we have to deal with government that regulates
everything we do, right down to what we eat and drink. The problem is that we
have too many people who 1) think they know what is best for you and 2) are
willing to use the power of the state to inflict their views on you. What ever
happened to "I teach them correct principles and let them govern
@RBB -- Name one thing the government is not allowing you to eat (other than
illegal drugs -- you got me there). The only thing that government is
regulating you not to eat is tainted food.
@ WonderSo if the government is not trying to force our teenagers to
stop drinking soda, why the legislation to remove soda from the machines?
Love it! Way to see a market and go for it. These kids just got a great
education on how the free market works. To the soda haters, get your commie
hands off my soda.
Why is this a surprise? There are kids from our church doing this and making
$2,000 to $3,000 per year. One was apprehended by school authorities (he had a
trench coat lined with candy bars). Once they found out he wasn't selling
drugs they let him go and told him to stop it. Where there is a demand there
will be a supply.
To "Wonder" you are wrong. According to the NY Times, the government of
NY City has banned some trans fats. See "New York Bans Most Trans Fats in
Restaurants" in the NY Times.
@Why Not Think -- Buy your own kids' soda. Don't expect the school to
provide your kid with soda. No one is stopping your kid from drinking gallons
of soda -- that you buy yourself from the store.@RedShirt -- Buy
your own trans fat. You can get all you want at the grocery store. Sorry you
can't eat it at all the New York restaurants you dine in so frequently.
@Wonder So you are saying that the goverment is buying the soda in the machines
and then giving the soda to the children?
@Why Not Think -- If it's a public school, it's the government. Why
should the government (nanny) have to have soda on hand to sell your kid. Buy
your own soda. Not one single evil government jack booted thug will stop you.
Wonder - What is wrong with letting them sell soda in the same machine that they
are selling other goods? Also, why do you refer to the government
folks as “evil government jack booted thugs?” Seems a little over
the top to me. I have a lot of good friends that work for the goverment. None of
them are evil. Come to think of it, I don't know any goverment workers that
I would consider evil. I am truely sorry if you know some.
I just can't get over how ridiculous a soda ban is. What happened to
pro-choice. I do not like where America is going.
To "3grandslams" think about who is doing the soada ban. You have the
same people who say that a woman has the right to say what goes on in her body
telling you that your kids do not have the right to put a soda in their body at
Look at the comments above and tell me something is not structurally wrong with
our business practices here in America. Many of the comments were made with a
tone of sarcasm (I think) but it all could more then feasibly happen.Good luck guys. Keep the caffine going(Personally, I have to
disagree that sodas are bad for you. I'm much more pleasant for people to
deal with AFTER I've had my morning Coke!)
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