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Old 02-06-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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My 3 yr old son has become infatuated with roller coasters recently so we use the Dish on Demand to find videos for him to watch and one of them is the one below. (link included but don't feel the need to watch unless you want, LOL)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnj...t-1_shortfilms

Anyway it is your typical group of TV type kids going to Six Flags Magic Mountain in CA and riding the rides and such to goofy songs (video is from 1990), stuff the little kids eat up. But what I found interesting in how much our society has changed in the last 20+ years. One of the songs had the kids singing about how they love their fast food and candy and they had plates of cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries and they are litterally drowning them in ketchup and mustard and the kids are like this is awesome, I love fast food! Boy the modern food police would have a heart attack seeing that!! LOL!!! Another scene had the kids dressed up as pirates and engaging in spirited sword fights, can't do that now with the PC crowd in control.

A couple other things here and there I noticed but I just thought how there is no way a video like that would be made today by the Nanny Police types. And this is only 1990, not even the 70s.

Boy have times changed....and NOT always for the better.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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Boy have times changed....and NOT always for the better.
You're still free to feed your kid all the fast food you want. Personally, I see nothing wrong with trying to educate parents about the nutritional needs of their children. Call it PC if you like but I think as a society we are better off having the knowledge of (and promoting) the importance of a proper diet. Rather than the other way around.
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Wish we still had rollercoasters in Houston... I miss Astroworld

It was gone before our kids could go...
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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You're still free to feed your kid all the fast food you want. Personally, I see nothing wrong with trying to educate parents about the nutritional needs of their children. Call it PC if you like but I think as a society we are better off having the knowledge of (and promoting) the importance of a proper diet. Rather than the other way around.

Its one thing to be a concerned, attentive parent, who searches out the knowledge and informs themselves.

Its quite another to have bull**** shoved down your throat.
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Wish we still had rollercoasters in Houston... I miss Astroworld

It was gone before our kids could go...
We went as a family once, when I lived in Louisiana.

I was too short to ride that one rollercoaster (I was 5)...totally bummed.
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Wish we still had rollercoasters in Houston... I miss Astroworld

It was gone before our kids could go...
It was already turning in to a degenerate babysitting service by 1990, around the last time I went there.

Even if the usual crowd was merely shouting profanity at and trying to out gangsta pose one another, in the best of scenarios you were waiting in an hour long line for a 90 second ride. In the worst of scenarios, there were fights and stabbings and the like.

I loved roller coasters as a kid, but the hell with that mess.
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You're still free to feed your kid all the fast food you want. Personally, I see nothing wrong with trying to educate parents about the nutritional needs of their children. Call it PC if you like but I think as a society we are better off having the knowledge of (and promoting) the importance of a proper diet. Rather than the other way around.
I agree, but look at how violently they try to get the message across, and look who is giving it. I need to see Michelle Obamas college transcripts because I highly doubt that she should be telling people how to eat, I really doubt she is a nutritionist.

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You're still free to feed your kid all the fast food you want. Personally, I see nothing wrong with trying to educate parents about the nutritional needs of their children. Call it PC if you like but I think as a society we are better off having the knowledge of (and promoting) the importance of a proper diet. Rather than the other way around.
Not to hijack the thread - but the point of teaching children at an early age to eat a healthy and balanced diet has implications for later in life. Just look at the incidence of Type 2 diabetes, and how prevalent it has become. Lots of people have a genetic pre-dispostion to diabetes, but the issue of a healthy life style (diet and exercise) is a lesson that has to be taught at an early age, so that the behavior becomes matter of course, rather than have to unlearn bad habits.
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My 3 yr old son has become infatuated with roller coasters recently so we use the Dish on Demand to find videos for him to watch and one of them is the one below. (link included but don't feel the need to watch unless you want, LOL)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnj...t-1_shortfilms

Anyway it is your typical group of TV type kids going to Six Flags Magic Mountain in CA and riding the rides and such to goofy songs (video is from 1990), stuff the little kids eat up. But what I found interesting in how much our society has changed in the last 20+ years. One of the songs had the kids singing about how they love their fast food and candy and they had plates of cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries and they are litterally drowning them in ketchup and mustard and the kids are like this is awesome, I love fast food! Boy the modern food police would have a heart attack seeing that!! LOL!!! Another scene had the kids dressed up as pirates and engaging in spirited sword fights, can't do that now with the PC crowd in control.

A couple other things here and there I noticed but I just thought how there is no way a video like that would be made today by the Nanny Police types. And this is only 1990, not even the 70s.

Boy have times changed....and NOT always for the better.

You'd be hard-pressed to find enough kids that would put down the iPod, iPad, Iphone, tablet, smartphone, Xbox, or other electronic gadget and look up and make eye contact long enough for youto even explain what it was you wanted from them. Much less do 30-40-50 takes to make a vid like this.

They'd go crazy without their gadgets, without facebook, without being as rude as possible and texting while you're trying to talk to them.

Adults are just as bad. They can't even put the things down long enough to drive from one place to the next without almost wrecking because they can't take their eyes off of their iPhone/Android smartphone.


The crap is out of control and they need to put a halt to it somehow. Pretty much every phone has GPS now. They should make it so that if the GPS registers above a certain speed, texting and internet access is immediately, temporarily shut off until that speed is no longer registering as above the threshold.

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But what I found interesting in how much our society has changed in the last 20+ years. One of the songs had the kids singing about how they love their fast food and candy and they had plates of cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries and they are litterally drowning them in ketchup and mustard and the kids are like this is awesome, I love fast food! Boy the modern food police would have a heart attack seeing that!! LOL!!!
This is exactly why we have so many fatazzed kids/young adults today.

Per the CDC in November of 2012: "Diabetes prevalence rates jumped dramatically across the nation between 1995 and 2010, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported in Friday’s edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an annual phone survey of adults 18 and older, the investigators found that overall, the median prevalence of diagnosed diabetes went up from 4.5% in 1995 to 8.2% in 2010."

Guess who gets to pay for treatment and the other costs of the disease?
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Of course in 1990 kids were eating as much candy and fast food as they wanted... doing whatever they wanted to.

Who were the parents raising children at that time?? Look no further than the wonderful baby boomer generation that did such wonderful things for this country.

Park the kid infront of a TV, give them a ritalin tablet and a pepsi to wash it down with and its off to yoga... the baby boomer guide to parenting.
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We didn't have a Socialist Muslim running our country in 1990
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Maybe one day you'll find the PR&C forum.
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No, they eat their young over there.
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WTF is that supposed to mean?

Are observations about how times have changed somehow political, religious, or controversial in nature to you??

Come on over to PR&C and I"ll give you a proper dressdown punk!

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It was already turning in to a degenerate babysitting service by 1990, around the last time I went there.

Even if the usual crowd was merely shouting profanity at and trying to out gangsta pose one another, in the best of scenarios you were waiting in an hour long line for a 90 second ride. In the worst of scenarios, there were fights and stabbings and the like.

I loved roller coasters as a kid, but the hell with that mess.
I was talking about the good times with out the wanna be thugs... they just needed to clean the place up a little..... too late now....
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