“Fine, if they don't want to eat it, they don't have to eat it...how does the removal of pork affect them?
When someone continually makes crappy decisions, they have no one to blame but themself.
Removing pork is a violation of personal right...no, I don't like pork THAT much lol...nor does banning it affect me, but the decision of whether or not to have pork should be left up to the individual...but instead the college is deciding FOR them what to/not eat. Isn't college a place where kids get to test out their grown-up pants? Instead, they're getting nannied about what to/not to eat, wth?
xxgreyeyes, I was a vegetarian for 4 years until I couldn't take it anymore: I was constantly hungry, tired, my hair was brittle, skin flaky & I developed white spots on my fingernails like crazy. In 4 years, I long reached the point where the smell of meat was unappealing, and couldn't think of going back, but at the same time I felt like such crap. By the end, I was craving for steak & found myself drooling like a hound for it lol. So I listened to my body and eventually learned: it turned out to be my vegetarian diet. Different strokes, I guess.”
“I'm in the "take it or leave it" camp. There would be no chicken or waldorf salad without it, or tomato sandwiches.... But then again, there are few things more gag-inducing for me than to get a mouthful of mayo. I once had a burger that had so much put on, a pocket of pure mayo squirted into my mouth and that experience still makes me retch just thinking about it! lol. I use the minimal amount (or none) when making sandwiches...though I have a roomate who goes through a family sized jar like a frathouse! I don't even want to know how or where he puts all that stuff lol.”
“Whenever I crave a PB&J, I get a Supreme Protein bar in their PB&J flavor...no, this is not spam or a plug, I'm just a fan of them lol! Soooo yummy, and just 10 grams of sugar in the whole damn thing! I don't know how they do it!”
“Try teaching that to parents who can't even get a handle on their OWN tastebuds, let alone their kids!”
ffeonxe2 on Aug 4, 2012 at 13:19:57
“You know, in reality, if the parents eat junk, they are "not" compelled to introduce junk...or for that matter feed junk to their kids. Tastebuds for the MOST part, are t-r-a-i-n-e-d. But I must agree that it is easier to feed the kids what is traditionally prepared, than to make other provision.
Bottomline parents are adults, they CAN make the first steps right, create a pattern, and make a difference...well at least try and/or try harder..”
“Mein Führer, I happen to eat PB & J right out of the jar...with natural peanut butter & all-fruit preserves made without HCFS. Fat from nuts is a healthy fat.”
James Bogash on Aug 4, 2012 at 17:33:41
“Lydia--thanks for pointing out that there is a massive difference between fake and real peanut butter. Although peanuts are technically a legume, you are correct that nuts have been shown time and time again to be protective against most chronic diseases. Just make sure these, again, don't have any added oils they shouldn't have (like cottonseed or peanut oil).”
“That's huffington for ya lol. I too was expecting something unusual, like mayo (which CAN be used as a cake ingredient, believe it or not)...not something "phoned in" like peanut butter & jelly. I don't even bother with bread anymore, I take a spoonful of each straight out of the jar lol.”
“If you re-read the article, most of the recipes are VERY HIGH in sugar. Diabetes runs in our family, so we we don't make those types of recipes. Diabetes in children is rampant. They need healty snacks, not those high-sugar goodies, which look so tasty but do not have much nutritional value, while contributing to obesity and other diseases.”
“Don't forget wikipedia lol. Seems more like "occupation" of the space-wasting variety. Meanwhile, those who "occupy" their penthouse suites paid in money "made" off Wall Street look down at the masses, chuckle smugly & pull down their shades as they count their cash lol.”
“To be clear, my initial comment referred to the instances I have personally witnessed adolescent children (even teens) who would give me two single dollar bills to buy a 35 cent pack of gum, and look totally mystified that I return their change. If I were a crook, I'd tell them they were lucky to bring "just enough" to afford the gum lol. And the number of children (well past the age expected to read) struggling to enunciate aloud the simplest of language of store signs (english OR spanish), sometimes not having a clue at all. If THIS is what you advocate, then you're really playing into the hands of the authorities you claim are the problem...probably unbeknownst to you. Just because those in control foster an environment of ignorance, giving up to be led like cattle...whether or not you choose to comply is YOUR choice. They WANT you to be ignorant & uneducated so that you will develop a need for them to provide for you. So, by saying what you've said, you've literally become their agent without even realizing it. Sheep. lol ”
“Damn, that kind of apathy makes you part of the problem. It's one thing to be anti-establishment (I can be counted as one, I always saw public school as a programming institution for the masses of human cattle the elite saw us as, so I tested out early), and it's DISTINCTLY ANOTHER to copout in wanting to become a minimally functional member of society. I understand not wanting to be force-fed ideologies & useless facts. However, wilful ignorance to education of ANY kind (including the most basic of reading, writing and math skills) just means you are a quitter who's using a mysterious faceless group of people you don't know as an excuse. Please. Smells like socialism to me lol. All that attitude does is make you worth less than the butt you sit on to "occupy".”
“Given the frightening number of school-aged children (from adolescent to late teen) I've come across who can barely read/perform the most basic of math, don't bet the farm on em' to do any good, let alone anything at all LOL!
If complaints were deeds, we'd all live in utopia...”
Jason Sera on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:37:12
“Why study when you know everything is rigged? What a waste of time perhaps? I know so many children who look around and see folks in their family circle and communities that did right things, and got nowhere. Maybe that's the issue, what's the point?”
Master Chief on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:33:19
“That's ok, all that is needed are more occupiers. Reading and math aren't required. As long as they continue getting their information from HP and MTV, they'll become great occupiers.”
“It's that attitude that must be the reason for all the literary typos & grammatical errors becoming creepily more prevalent in media & publications today. What a prophetic movie "Idiocracy" is. It's slowly happening as we speak (o_O)”
John Rutter on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:24:53
“It's funny you said that because I have often thought of that movie and then looked at our country to see that it is slowly but steadily sliding in that direction....”
“Wow, the things that pass for news these days, I cannot understand.
Even more so is the author's inability to compute in his little brain that her arm IS there, but with the elbow stretched as far away from the camera as possible...now go put your helmet back on and go back to your window-licking "friends" on the short bus.”
“If your theory were true, then I would be an omnipotent being who would revoke your existence with the wave of my hand, because it so suits me LOL. I'm in agreement with KateInMT. And what YOU call "relativism" is really plain & simple ESCAPISM.”
fivemillion1 on Jun 5, 2012 at 22:38:21
“my examples are perfect. and if you think you can revoke my existence please go ahead and try.......That is why relativism is WRONG.”
“This reminds me of when I was a ride operator at 6 flags, a H.S. science class was there as some sort of field trip and wanted to board this coaster to perform some sort of science experiment (they were holding different types of equipment/apparati). We did not allow them to board with the apparati, as it was against safety policy. They got real butthurt, saying over and over "but we're students doing a science experiment" as if somehow that absolved them from liability.They made us look to be the villains trying to ruin their fun. Yes, even the teacher, he was the worst, encouraging them to be mad at us! I asked the teacher if he had asked the park's permission beforehand or even bothered to call & ask if it were possible to do what they were trying to do. Of course the answer was no. They just showed up with their crap assuming they could do it "cuz there stooodints". I asked the teacher "What if a piece of their equipment got dropped and fell on the head of someone below waiting in line? What're WE gonna say? "oh it's ok, they're just students performing a science experiment".?? Finally the smartass teacher had nothing, and realized they were the wrench in the gears, not us. Seems common sense is not a subject taught at public school, which is sad...it's more important than math, science and english combined lol.”
“A place like Disneyland/world didn't get to where it is today by being lax on their standards. It's a theme park that works very hard to craft a particular image/environment, and thus it has a right to deem those who contradict that image as a (for lack of a better term) threat, aesthetically if not legally. I mean, don't they already have a hired "Tinkerbell" performer of their own? What would the repurcussions be legally from the Tinkerbell performer's perspective? You're thinking like a fanboy at a convention, not an adult running what is essentially a place of business. She should be made out to feel like a fool. She's 15? Oh wow, that explains a lot lol! Disney ruined her dreams she says? She's 15, people! There will be other (more tangibly realistic & attainable) dreams she'll develop as she grows up! She's just a kid who didn't know when it became too old to play dress up in inappropriate places.”
“And what better example to teach your child that bullying is wrong by bullying someone else? We are humans, not apes. She went ape sh**. But I can understand her feeling like she would WANT to, especially since it seems the parents of the male child seems to have dropped the ball on their own responsibilities, as did the local authorities (school, police, etc.)...but feeling like doing something is one thing while succumbing to weak impulse and doing it is another.”