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It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 12:57 pm
by Thinktank
I just saw two tons of candy at the store today where I bought groceries.
Who is that candy for? Old folks? No. It's for kids.

Did you know kids get cavities more easily than adults? So to give candy
to kids is criminal, in my opinion. Once they rot their teeth, they must live
with it the rest of their life. So I think all that candy on sale for Halloween
is about as cruel, and disgusting as anything. Who invented the *bleep* 'holiday' anyway?
The devil himself?

What do you think?



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Re: It's the most cru-el day ...of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 1:14 pm
by Triple 6
You do know that candy is not the only reason teeth rot? How about the Mom's that let there infants/toddlers suck on bottles filled with milk or apple juice?

Re: It's the most cru-el day ...of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 1:21 pm
by prairieflower
Halloween candy is not always the reason for tooth rot. Many things cause that from bad oral hygiene to family hereditary, lack of proper nutrition etc.

Halloween is quite an awesome day with alot of history behind it, as outlined in the following article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween_around_the_world

Re: It's the most cru-el day ...of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 1:34 pm
by Thinktank
Halloween is awesome because we spend $billion dollars on it
and tons of candy is given to children. Why not give that candy
to old people, and give the children a book on nutrition?



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Re: It's the most cru-el day ...of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 1:51 pm
by Triple 6
Thinktank wrote:Halloween is awesome because we spend $billion dollars on it
and tons of candy is given to children. Why not give that candy
to old people, and give the children a book on nutrition?.


You don't have to participate in it. Nor do you have to buy candy. Do old people like candy?

Re: It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 2:16 pm
by Libelle
It is once a year! After they are done eating their candy they brush their teeth. Fruit leather is worse for their teeth than most candy is. Just because a kid eats candy it will not always lead to tooth decay. Be responsible about it.

Re: It's the most cru-el day ...of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 2:18 pm
by Fancy
Thinktank wrote:Halloween is awesome because we spend $billion dollars on it
and tons of candy is given to children. Why not give that candy
to old people, and give the children a book on nutrition?.

I wouldn't want my house egged.

Re: It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 7:15 pm
by motorhomebabe
Sheesh ,Ienjoyed Halloween as a kid and years later as a parent. Its sad to see it slowly fading away. Just get them to brush their teeth for gods sake.

Re: It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 7:31 pm
by Glacier
Oct 31 is an interesting day. One of my kid's teachers played scary music in the background in the classroom today. My child came home and told us she could hear sounds of people drowning, knives sharpening, and screaming. Personally, I hate fear and I hate blood and gore, so it's not my idea of a good time. Heck, even the Castanet font page pictures of zombies made me feel a little grossed out.

Re: It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 7:35 pm
by Captain Awesome
Glacier wrote:Heck, even the Castanet font page pictures of zombies made me feel a little grossed out.


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Re: It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 7:37 pm
by strwbrrydvl
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Re: It's the most cru-el day ...of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 7:41 pm
by strwbrrydvl
Triple 6 wrote: Do old people like candy?


Sure they do but only English mints and candied ginger.

Re: It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2011, 8:11 pm
by WhatThe
Always good for a laugh, 'Tank, that is until I again remember people are this disassociated from reality.

Criminal to give candy to children.... Ya, if youre trying to lure them into the back of a van.

Re: It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 20th, 2011, 6:09 am
by Thinktank
Sugar:

Leaving a Legacy of Dental Decay, Obesity, and Dysfunctional Immune Systems for our Children
by Michael Dye


As we pass through the supermarket aisles perpetuating another generation of dental decay, obesity, weakened bones, diabetes, hyperactivity, emotional imbalance and dysfunctional immune systems, we must ask ourselves the compelling question of why we consume sugar, and especially, why we give sugar to children.

more here
http://www.all-creatures.org/cb/a-sugar.html

Merchants marketing sugar have targeted children as their most lucrative customer base. Sugary products dominate the commercials on Saturday morning cartoons. In Living Health, the Diamonds cite a Los Angeles Times article reporting that in one nine-month period it was possible for a child watching television just during the daytime on weekends to see "more than 5,500 commercials for cereals, candy, and other sugared items, and just one for vegetables!"

To cash in on this lucrative advertising, check-out counters are designed to maximize sales. So in supermarkets and convenience stores we find a vast selection of candies on display in easy reach and at eye level for every kid in America, from toddlers to adolescents.

In Beating the Food Giants, Paul Stitt writes, "The truth is that most of the garbage sold in supermarkets isn't really food at all. Some of it is really candy, most of it is really poison. But it's not food... These products should be revealed for what they are, so that people can decide for themselves. For instance, Kellogg's Sugar Smacks, a product that's more than 50% sugar, should not be called a cereal. The word 'cereal' denotes a food made from grain, but Sugar Smacks isn't a food and what little grain is left in it has been robbed of its nourishment. Sugar Smacks is a candy and that's what it should be called. When mothers across the nation find out they've been giving their kids candy for breakfast, Kellogg's -- and all the other presweetened breakfast producers -- will soon be out of business."

Re: It's the most cruel day of the year (Oct 31)

PostPosted: Oct 20th, 2011, 6:10 am
by Thinktank
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