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Old 11-22-2002, 08:30 PM   #16
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Re: McDonalds being sued because kids are fat

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UNBELIEVABLE.

This kind of shit pisses me off.
Two words:

Personal Responsiblity
No kidding.

My god, how do those people in this country get so stupid? I don't understand. Argh.

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Old 11-24-2002, 03:44 AM   #17
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wow some people will try anything! I predict the next place to be sued with an absurd case will be a tanning salon. It will probably involve vision (unless this has already been tried maybe that explains the eyewear)

j/k, though that wouldn't match this case. The similarities is that it's all based on well known facts i.e. if you eat fast foods and remain inactive you will gain weight and if they say to wear protective eyewear they're not joking.
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Old 11-24-2002, 04:32 PM   #18
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This is utterly ridiculous.

I mean, there are two types of diabetes: one, juvenile diabetes, affects children--genetic causes, etc. Type II is caused by poor diet. It has been affecting more and more childen because they are inactive little dolts who scarf down bugers and fries and then play playstation for hours on end.

AGGHH! Thsi makes me so angry. It's notlike McDonalds ever said their food was healthy or low fat. Child obeseity is at an all time high. It's at endemic proportions. McDonalds is not to blame.

Simply, if you don't want your kids to be overweight, don't let them eat fast fatty foods, and make sure they exercise. That's the secret.

People can be so dumb.
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Old 11-24-2002, 05:53 PM   #19
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Personal responsibility. Stop feeding the lawyers.
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:27 AM   #20
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when i was younger, i used to work at one of those godforsaken places. like deathbear said, they should be sued for everything else under the sun. you just don't want to know....
Same here.... if I feel a rare urge for that stuff I usually have to go through the drive thru, because if I walk inside I see all sorts of nasty things and it makes me want to call the health department. I think the only good thing I learned from working there was being able to spot right off all the wrong things that go on in those places.

Sorry, off topic.....

Anyway I think the lawsuit is just dumb. If they win can I sue my mother for making good food that ultimately made me a chubby child and adult?
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:52 AM   #21
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Who else can we sue? Lets get a head of the game here.
Time for a brainstomr. No bad ideas:

Libraries for making us literate
Nike for making us run and heart our knees
Farmers for growing food that make us fat
Elvis for making Interference and taking up way too much of my free time


hmmmm.....
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Old 11-27-2002, 04:17 AM   #22
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Brilliant idea zoner!

Joel, your papers will be served by the end of next week. I am SURE I have more fat cells on my butt because of this place.

I will also sue the Pepsi corporation as while I sit here, I will pour an extra glass at least per day to sip while browsing and laughing my fat butt off reading this site. I am of course blissfully ignorant of the "CONTAINS CAFFEINE" in capital letters on the side of the bottle. I was not aware that Pepsi is addictive....really....

I'm still undecided about this next one. Due to the heat of late, my air conditioner is getting a good workout. Should I sue God or Integral Energy for the increase in my power bill? I mean, the weather really is God's domain, but because my air con uses electricty, I think the electricity company is partly at fault. Perhaps I should be looking at Carrier Air Conditioning. They made the damn thing, right?
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Old 11-27-2002, 10:08 AM   #23
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It's no problem that someone wants to sue MacDonalds for that..
..the problem is that he can suceed in the US.
But making the laws just more "company-friendly" like in europe only works if the government also cares about consumer protection (afik these kind of trials were the US alternative for a consumer protection by the government).

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Old 11-27-2002, 10:17 AM   #24
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I agree in priciple with this statement but I want to say that everyone uses this case as an example and its not the best one.

This woman who spilled coffee on herself had 3rd degree burns all over her legs. She had 6 months of skin grafts done to repair the damage.
McDonalds lost this case because they admitted there was a malfunction in the machine that caused the coffee to be that hot. The cup it was in was actually melting, it was that hot.

Anyway, carry on.


Are you serious? I have never heard this before. I've heard of the classic hot-coffee-on-legs lawsuit, but never in this context. If this is indeed true, there are many misinformed people out there. Where did you get this information? I've always been utterly disgusted with this lawsuit because I didn't realize it was this serious.

To the current topic at hand. Ridiculous. Simply ridiculous. American lawyers do whatever they can to make a few bucks. Like the others have said, obese kids are the product of MANY factors- not just the occasionally meal at McDonalds (besides, if I had an obese kid, I would not allow him or her to go to McDonalds. Obeseity is more than looks- it's a health hazard.)

If the judge rules in favour of this one, I will not be overly surprised, considering some of the ridiculous lawsuits in the past. However, I sincerely hopes he laughs at the lawyers who are suing.
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The lawsuit in question never involved the malfunction of the coffee machine. McDonalds did serve its coffee very hot, and the woman did suffer sever injury. But the jury award was driven by sympathy, not by fault.
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Complete crap. This lawsuit is ridiculous. When I saw the story on ABC news last night I was appalled at the mother and the lawyer of the boy who is suing. The mother saying something about "...my son ate a hamburger, drank a milk shake and had fries everyday sometimes twice a day. I never thought it would lead to him gaining weight and it ruining his health" DUH, WHAT DID YOU THINK IT WOULD DO !?!?!?! and the lawyer adding that the mother not knowing the ramifications on how her sons daily visits to McDonalds would lead to excessive weight gain because she works all the time and does not have time to be educated about McDonalds is just complete BS, since when is it McDonalds fault that a parent does not take the time to educate their child on their eating habits! I hope the judge throws this case out and laughs the lawyer who presented this case out of their courtroom
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Big Grin

Well, when your advertising campaign is this...what do you expect?

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Old 11-27-2002, 10:24 PM   #28
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Lawsuit: McDonald's Destroys Parental Authority
(2002-11-21) -- On the heels of yesterday's lawsuit claiming that McDonald's food makes kids fat, lawyers have filed a class action in federal court in Manhattan on behalf of parents claiming McDonald's destroys their ability to discipline their children or monitor their behavior and whereabouts.

"Ronald McDonald holds sway over the minds of parents like Saddam Hussein controls the Iraqi people," according to the 234-page filing. "Parents involuntarily transport their children to McDonald's and give them money to buy Happy Meals. These innocent Moms and Dads often have no idea that their children have gone with friends to Mickey D's. They are helpless, pitiful victims of McDonald's nefarious mind-control recipe."

The lawsuit seeks punitive damages of one dollar for every customer McDonald's has served.
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Big Grin

I just came back from a bar in NYC across from where all of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons sit and wait out the night.

Oddly, Ronald McDonald is on his knees with his rearend sticking up in the air. Waiting.
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Old 07-24-2003, 12:29 AM   #30
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i think its really silly the people sueing these fast food places cause there fat.i mean no one forced them to go there and order the super size value meals. and no one sat there and forced it down there throat.i mean if your gonna eat at fast food places everyday your gonna pay for it in the end.
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