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*grumbles about the public school system*

Before I comment on this countries failing public school system, lemme just say Home-Schoolers Rock!!! (evven iif we cand spel)

No, the school board doesn't have the responsibility to regulate what goes into the vending machines. For this topic, the old addage "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" fits nicely. If the Twinkies and cup cakes are selling, then obviously the students are buying them. No one is forcing students to buy out of vending machines, so we can conclude that if the students are buying the twinkies then they want to buy the twinkies. If the people really wanted healthy food in vending machines, they'd stop buying the lard/sugar lumps that are sold now and eventually (unless they have horrible staffing) the vending machine companies would offer different food that sold better (maybe food that has the potential to go bad for instance)

Oh, btw, this topic is a good idea, being a High-school debate student, with the best coach in the world, I love a good...er...discussion.

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Illegal immigration:

Here's an idea from a debate fellow that I think would work nicely.

Mostly, the immigrants come from Mexico for jobs right? so what we do, is hire them to build a 20' wall between the U.S. and Mexico with watchtowers every 7 miles or so (equiped with snipers). Then all we have to do is schedule it so that they finish the wall when they're on the Mexican side and poof, immigration problem solved. As far as paying for the wall, raise the sales tax 10 about 12% for a bit and poof, suddenly lots of money is available.

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I say we keep them. The Texan economy depends on low-maintenence jobs and Mexicans take up most of that, therefore, without them our Texan economy would crumble. NOTE: taken in from a news segment on ABC I believe, Illegal Immigrants are a 1 billion dolar 'industry' . Funny Argument (IMO at least) Pay the illegal immigrants to build the border and call it 'The Great Wall of Mexico'.


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Do you think the school board has the responsibility to regulate the food available in highschool vending machines?

Yes and no. (How'd you like that answer?).

Yes in the fact that the vending machines are in their schools, thus making them responsible and the right to regulate what is placed in them. School boards may allow candy bar but they won't allow a beer (ignore the age restrictions of course, just an example.

No because it is ultimately the child's choice and responsibility to pick what they want out of vending machines in school. If school boards regulate what is placed and only has healthy foods, chances are kids will not buy anything and choose to bring their own junkfood. Which I think most do anyway.

I, for one, see no problem in offering Twinkies and cup cakes. I think the vending machines should stock what sells--it just makes good business sense.

Agreed. I personally never bought stuff out of school vending machines, but that was because I was frugal and hated to think someone was making a decent profit off impulse buys from other people. But for them, junk food and soda is what sells, and what sells gives money, and money has power to influence.

I think it is the responsibility of the student to make good life choices.

As stated in my reply above, I fully agree. Right now, quite a few parents don't teach their kids to make wise good life choices (starting with vending machine choices hehe). Teaching them right while they are young (go for the apple not the cupcake, might help them later on in life in decisions on whether to have a salad instead of a BigMac.

In recent times, there have been too many issues being solved by laws or regulations by the government, organizations, committees, schools, etc... to curb our choices, or to lead us in a direction of a certain choice. This topic of vending machine choices is a good example. Why should the school "have" to change what is placed in them? It is ultimately a person's choice whether to eat good or bad. Most kids, I'm sure, know what is healthy for them, but they want what tastes good. They sacrifice healthy food for pleasure.

So, what do you think? Should the vending companies be allowed to fill the vending machines with junk food? Or, should they be forced to fill it with 'healthy' food?

Too many regulations in schools now compared to when I was younger. No they should not be forced. The vendors should have the right to fill it up with whatever food they want. If a child eats bad, blame the parent and the kid, not the vendor!

If a person gets drunk, drives home and hits a car, they should be held responsible because it was their choice. They should have never had the drink, or they could have made prior arrangements before drinking to get home. No one forced them to drink, just as no one forces kids to buy a candy bar and pop out of vending machines.

Maybe a fair compromise would be to have vending machines that sold both healthy and junk food. We all know that the junk food will sell first, but I'm sure people will be surprised at how fast yogurt, water, etc sells.

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hmmm i came sort late to this discussion and i hope no one minds me saying my mind on all 3 issues

1. gay rights- being gay is a mental issue and needs more study to see if there able to be married or be in society, more study is needed

2.illegal immigrants on a whole take more money than the boost to the economy. they use our hospitals, roads and all our services. They have higher percentages of crime and all that bad stuff.illegal immigrants are alos bad for the enviroment because it takes low impact people and then the turn into americans and start wasting as much as we do

3. Its not the health food persay in schools. i think the solution is just having more physical eduction classes.... you can eat more junk food if your burning it off .. and once these kids start exercising and loving it theyll stop laying on the coach adn eating potatoe chips all day

I'm a newb ha ha lol ............. you heard it right a newb

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Okay, since Kitty got here late...Imma put all my stuff together.(was taking a nap then cleaning--no not the normal kitten way >,> skin doesn't taste good)

Gay banning: Naa, let people do what they like. As long as it doesn't harm themselves or any other, I call it good. Besides, whats the fun if you go against what you like? Makes for unhappy peoples and that makes a saaadddd kitty.. :cry:

Besides, its fun once in awhile... :shock:


is nearly impossible to get immigrants in here legally.

Tell that to someone that lives in california. Its not the hardest thing to do. Me? I personally say screw the walls and everything, use it to train Army and Marine snipers but thats just what kitty thinks and its very inhumanitarian. People will get the point after a bullet in thier leg, that they shouldn't try to come across.

As for the whole School Board controlling what goes into vending machines..pfft. Please, what are they going to do about it thats good for the kids? They don't think like kids anymore, they go with the 95% of statistics are made up thing and then tell the schools what to put there. I hated the idea of it. The school gets more money off of those machines and selling snacks than anything else, and next year they can't sell anything over a certain number of calories here in CA. Leaves pretty much bread and water.

I think I hit about everything Aye?


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9) Don't respond to very old threads. Also known as "reviving" or "resusitating" old/dead threads. Also called "necroposting" (eww). If there has been no discussion in a thread for, say, 3 months ... then it is dead. Do not reply to it -- pretend like it is locked. If you reply to it, then the thread will be immediately locked and your post may be deleted.

Good catch. I did not see the date of mgkirk's reply. And I suppose no one else did after replying to it either. It should be locked I suppose. No more replies on my end.

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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:48 am

Now 7 replies because of Mgkirk's revival.

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