Calorie camera?

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We didn't even have a cafeteria all the way through. That adds nothing to the debate, I know Smile

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"CalBearInBoston" wrote:

You said we should just hand out condoms, no research necessary. I said that just handing out condoms to Vietnamese sex workers doesn't work. Your response:

Was this meant to be a positive comment about the value of HIV research and preventing HIV transmission? Compassion for vulnerable individuals at risk of contracting HIV? If it is, I'm not seeing it. Instead I'm seeing lots of comments about how doing research is ridiculous but you appear (from this debate and many others) to have no problem with endless funding of the military. What take away message did you intend with that comment?

We only went down this road because you cited a list of "TOP 20 CRAZY GOVERNMENT WASTEFUL SPENDING PROJECTS," several of which are health research projects. All these things together are what make me think that you don't care about health research or HIV victims. Am I mistaken?

What does the research do? Do you really think the money spent researching how these men got HIV helped prevent any future cases? Do you think it helped their standard of living? How is it not compassionate to want the government to spend the money they take on things that will help more than just the person who needs the contract to continue doing something that no one else will fund because it's not valuable to society?

Where, Seriously Where, did you see anything about me wanting endless funding of the military? You are pulling that out of your butt and you are going to look like one when you try to find somewhere (here or anywhere else) that I said the military needs endless funding; I seriously doubt I've ever said it needs more funding than what it has now.

I do care about HIV victims and health research and I'm seriously concerned about your reading comprehension level if you got something else from the many times I've stated I think the government is wasting money on stupid grants that don't benefit anyone but the contractor.

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"Potter75" wrote:

Are you trying to compare this to the cost of homeschooling? Because you would have to figure in the cost of one parent giving up their job to stay home to school little Johnie, right? I assume in most dual working parent households that would be a lot more than $13,000/year.

I'm sick of people talking about "THEIR" tax dollars and whatnot when it comes to tiny little things like this. I think that the study could help! We live in a community people, you do NOT get to pick and choose what you pay for. Frankly Gloria, I would love to know how much you pay in federal taxes anyway every year that gives you such an incredibly large and overblown sense of your right to choose who else gets what. It must be a huge, huge number!

Who said anything about comparing... It was said that the funds shouldn't be cut.. so I posted a valid figure and asked if that was enough.

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"CalBearInBoston" wrote:

You think the move to slash state university funds, raise tuitions, and close campuses all over the country aren't an attempt to undermine public education? How about vouchers? Please don't pretend that destroying public education isn't on the Republican agenda. This is WAY old news.

I like how you post... you don't answer the question but try and demean everyone else, and state things I never even brought up.

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"ethanwinfield" wrote:

Yeah, because 14YO are always honest about what they ate that day. I'm not going to put a note in my teenagers' backpacks to ask them to watch what my children eat and report back to me. To me that crosses the line into helicopter parenting.

At the middle school and high school level, students don't have to eat in the cafeteria.

What did you do with the knowledge of KNOWING what the kids ate? Did the cafeteria stop serving stuff that went straight into the trash (or was refused in the first place)?

But videotaping them isn't "helicopter parenting?" ROFL.

What about elementary children..?
I didn't do anything, I was NEVER once asked!

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"Rivergallery" wrote:

But videotaping them isn't "helicopter parenting?" ROFL.

What about elementary children..?
I didn't do anything, I was NEVER once asked!

The students themselves are not being video taped. Their trays have a barcode for the data. Parents don't have to agree to it. There's a difference between wanting to know what an elementary student is eating and what a high school student is eating. Micromanaging my teens' lunch choices would be micromanaging.

I think a lot of parents would be surprised by their children's lunch choices. Students put their stuff in the share box or trade for something better.

As an adult, I would be dumbfounded at the amount of calories I actually consume in a day. It would be cool to have an app that figures it all out for me with this kind of technology. I know I would change my eating habits.

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"Rivergallery" wrote:

All you would have had to do is ASK your child, if you don't believe or trust your child there are deeper issues. And if you don't then ask an aide to check, and put a note to you in the backpack or to the teacher so you can call the end of the week. None of it not even caloric intake NOR waste need cameras. I worked in that capacity.. in the lunchroom, I KNEW which kids were eating what and how much.. all a parent needed do was ASK.

You can remember what 248 children ate all week? :eek: And you really want those 248 parents calling you to find out? How much time out of your life would that take?

At our school, lunch time is a break for the teachers; the kids are supervised by other staff members & parent volunteers. If I wanted to know what Tiven ate for lunch every day, I would have no idea whom to ask & I doubt anyone would be interested in watching her, either, since they have 247 other kids to watch after.

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