The Lunch Police Are Coming! Parents pale in comparison to Nanny state Mommy and Police state Daddy.

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Not so long ago it was thought resources should go into combating drugs in schools, gangs, dare I say it, illiteracy. In modern America, it’s the lunch police cracking down hard core on that most dreaded of all tiny tot afflictions, lunch. Little children nation wide are now plagued daily by that most wretched dealer, the one that on occasion peddles sugar, salt, a homemade reminder of those who love you, and, perhaps even from Mom’s own hands, that most dreaded of all the plagues upon children across the land, cookies.


Let that sink in for a minute.

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In America, school tragedies over the years bring to mind such horrific events as those seen at Columbine. One can not help but think of such things as the ever escalating drug problems, gang problems, binge drinking, teen pregnancy, bullying, date rape and relationship violence, and oh yea, don’t they have budget problems? Wasn't there some talk about teacher shortages in certain subjects? Has it not been brought to the public’s attention that an alarming number of the nation’s children can’t read?

But now, let us not forget our focus, the lunch police.

Considering the vast number of problems plaguing the youth of America why would our leaders, our laws, or national attention be directed to lunches and the like? Is what little Suzy has concealed in her lunch box more important that the fact that chances are high she can’t read?

Are the lunch police but mearly another point on the lance of the PC weapon?

This hub shall endeavor to do the following...

  • Define parenting.
  • Examine how that definition has changed. Is it a parent's job or that of the government?
  • Show manifest and latent functions of the governmental increasing encroachment over the autonomy of the family unit especially in relation to parenting.

What does an older definition say?

The Online Etymology Dictionary says,

“late 12c., from O.Fr. parent (11c.), from L. parentem (nom. parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of prp. of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *per- "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500. The verb is attested from 1660s. The verbal noun parenting is first recorded 1959 (earlier term had been parentcraft, 1930).”

Dictionary.com defines parenting as...


1. “the rearing of children. The schedule allows her very little time for parenting.
2. The methods, techniques, etc., used or required in the rearing of children: a course in parenting.
3. The state of being a parent; parenthood.”

My, my. How what is considered good parenting has changed.

Is it a change for the better? Even if one were perfect and followed the prescribed parenting trends could one be assured the perfect child? Is that even the goal of parenting? Let’s take a look.

In the modern definition we are to rear or raise one assumes into adulthood but in the old we are just to give birth, create. Obviously, we see a shift here. Was that bad? I have to think not.

Common sense tells us that the goal of parenting has to be to raise children who are capable of being independent adults. Traditionally, it was the job of the parent to raise children but over the years, in America, the government has become more and more involved in the role of parenting. It's not working out well.

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OK. Hmm? So we have this modern definition.


What exactly is considered rearing? Which methods and techniques? Decided upon by whom? When did I miss this vote? Did you see it in the papers? There have been parents and children since long before nations, dictionaries, and definitions were even thought of. American parents did a pretty decent job of raising children for over 150 years.

One could argue that the decline in American youth as evidenced by testing data, high school completion rates, incidents of school related serious violence, and teen pregnancy rates is in direct correlation with increasing governmental regulation over education, families, and the very idea, the portrayal of family, of how family is defined and depicted in the media.

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"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
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It strikes me as somewhat strange and leading that the very first sentence used to illustrate the modern definition, "The schedule allows her very little time for parenting" is one that points out how little time there is in modern society for parenting. Further, it stands out to me that the pronoun selected is “her.” It is not we as in he and she as in two parents. Nor is it simply he as in to have a father that does parenting but rather, if we go by this one statement alone, it is a single she. This is indicative of the breakdown of the American family. More and more families are headed by single females. Not only is that true, but it is also overly represented in our culture.

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Why would that be?

Is it possible traditional families and father figures in general are being portrayed as things of the past? Is it possible this is being programmed through repeated exposure to such an image, such a portrayal that is seldom good in current media?

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"He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future."
Adolf Hitler

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A systems approach - Your surrounded.

Government
Media
Education
Family
Mandatory education for all children, identification and testing requirements.
Bombards youth with ever violent images. It does not portray education in a favorable light to the youth. Changing the very image of family.
Increases in violence, pregnancy, drop outs. Over identification of special needs, manipulation of test data.
Less and less control over what children learn at school, are exposed to, less time for parenting due to increasing monetary demands placed by failing economy.
Mandatory education requirements for all pregnant school age girls.
Now teen moms get their own reality shows, prime time sitcoms are wrought with teen pregnancy. Constant exposure to it conditions society to take it as the norm.
Schools now provide day care, extra counseling, support groups, and other support services. Schools now even have $200.00 computerized babies so students can learn about parenting. Teen and pre-teen pregnancies are going up not down.
More children born without the benefit of two parents. More grandparents raising their grandchildren. More babies born to babies are winding up in state care. The American family is further weakened and will continue to be so as these children grow.
Mandatory dietary requirements for school children - one milk, fruit, whole grain, protien, two veggies. Never mind that tomato sauce on pizza is considered a veggie and the veggie of the day is always french-fries. Does that sound in any way more healthy than a home made lunch?
Seldom are the cool adolescents younger children look up to shown eating the school provided lunch. Constantly surrounds youth with images of muscle bound guys and skin and bones thin girls as the ideal.
Now has to enforce government guidelines. Seen as more of an enemy by children and parents. Forced to provide more with less funds. Forced by legislation to provide food that can trigger behavior incidents in special needs children. You can bet it isn't organic or gluten free.
Seen as non-capable of providing fit nutrition, seen by children as secondary to the authority of school officials/government officials from an age when Mom and Dad should be the authority and teach respect for law. Children now fear embarrassment of getting singled out and therefore may opt out of lunch altogether or eat the inferior school lunch as a result.
The number of examples are too big for one chart!

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What's good for the goose is not good for the gander.

Hmm?  Let's see.  The kids can't have turkey and cheese sandwich because it's not healthy but sucking back burgers, fries, and soda is?
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What's up with the lunch police anyway?


They say obesity is a huge problem for American youth. I believe the number thrown out is 20%, which I think is most likely correct. Mind you, you're not hearing about the huge percentage of anorexic/bulimic/body dysmorphic children anymore. You see they have fallen out of fashion. They did not disappear. They, sadly, are not however a good poster child image for the Lunch Police arm of politically correct law enforcement. Interesting is it not that the lunch police went after a home packed lunch but we hear nothing of the children who don't eat at all. It goes on in every cafeteria across the country.

The lunch police on the day in question encountered a four year old girl smuggling a turkey and cheese sandwich, apple juice, a banana and the dreaded potato chips. Obviously, this will make her obese.

It's the parents taking the time to consider nutrition and pack lunches that are the parents of the majority of obese kids. It's not the parents who depend on the free lunch from the school. It's not the parents who don't care what the kid eats and let them guzzle two monster drinks and inhale a Snickers before school, skip lunch, have McDonald's for dinner and then snack all night on pizza. You get the idea. Think about it. Do you really think the kids whose moms are taking the time to pack a healthy lunch are the ones that need it or maybe, just maybe, could it be the ones eating the cafeteria food or skipping lunch all the way around and pigging out half the afternoon when they get home?

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Manifest function of the lunch policy mentality

The manifest function of the dietary requirements now set forth for school lunch minimal nutritional requirements are just what they say, that all children receive a balanced meal at lunch and breakfast. The vast majority of schools now serve both meals and an alarming number of students count on them for the only food they intake in a 24 hour period. That number is rising by the way, daily.

So, in regards to that sad fact, this sounds like a wonderful thing. Here's part of the problem with it, the school lunch doesn't provide that either. Of course, on paper, everything looks wonderful. Milk, protein, two vegetables, a fruit, whole grain, yep, got them all. Their serving of two veggies most often is made up of tomato sauce, as in on pizza, and French-fries. The protein is chicken nuggets or some other such processed food. The fruit is shriveled or canned and typically winds up in the trash. The milk is warm and disgusting by the time the poor child makes it through the lines, pays or swipes their card, assuming they don't have to dig through their backpack at the register, elbows his or her way through the bigger kids to a table where hopefully they will be welcome and finally gets to sit down.

Latent function of the lunch police mentality

  • First and foremost, it allows for more governmental control over one of the most basic needs provided for and guided by families, traditionally.
  • It reinforces in the minds of the young that state supersedes family.
  • It further weakens the family unit by removing the connection to family at meal times.
  • The implementation of the policy makes students not participating in the government provided lunch stand out when confronted for inspection. This is typically the very opposite of what a child wants in the school cafeteria.
  • It conditions the young to take what the government is handing out without question.
  • It conditions the parents to do less and less in regards to the daily routines of providing on a physical level.
  • When viewed within the framework of ever increasing restrictions on freedom, it is another subtle reminder that the government is in control of everything you do to students, parents and staff.


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The state will be their daddy now.

Is not a basic component of “rearing a child” feeding a child? When the government steps in and takes that right away from parents, the traditional family unit as an ideal to be held in esteem by the youth further crumbles. The idea of family in America has changed with the change in the media portrayal of it, the educational systems portrayal of it, the increasing limitation of the freedom of parents to make the decisions about what is best for their own children, and the decreasing freedom children have to make decisions for their selves in some crazy ways.

A child can have a credit card today, with no job mind you. But a child can’t decide what to eat. A six year old child can be charged and disciplined for sexual harassment but can’t decide what to wear, for that matter, neither can his parents if the school district has a dress code. Most do. A child can have a Facebook profile that will follow them for life but a child can’t decide to wear an American flag on a shirt to school. Do we not see some contradictions here in terms of what society is saying through action that children are capable of?

In conclusion,

If children are capable of doing all the above mentioned, and they do it everyday, is the idea behind the lunch police really about keeping them from becoming obese? Perhaps, partly so. Could it also be about further conditioning them, about taking away more and more choices, about who's really running their lives, about compliance without question? You bet your you know what!

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2-27-12

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Disclaimer: This article is my opinion only.

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Part eight soon will come from the poet's increasingly sarcastic quill.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Rhonda - Most people who read anything I have ever written know exactly where I stand on this. The federal government needs to go back to what the US Constitution says it should be - LIMITED.

A Nanny state eventually turns into an Orwellian state and people need to pick up 1984 and read it though it can be painful and pain staking. There is so much truth in that story and I see too much of the lesson creeping into our country.

Rather than the people we send to Washington, or any other government position for that matter, to put We, the People as the focus they become fixated with power and then maintaining it.

This November is critical in changing the course Obama has put this nation on. It is a false promise that can't be fulfilled.

Then in November of 2014 more faces need to be changed at all levels of government. Maybe eventually the people we elect will understand that this is our country and not theirs to exercise their every whim.

So says The Frog.


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Right on target as usual -- I made a bit of similar noise after entertaining gifted children at a school recently. I was immediately told -- more or less -- that the children/government were in charge and it was best to keep my mouth shut. I took that to heart -- no more entertaining at schools -- the whole situation is out of control. I also ate in their cafeteria that day -- I wouldn't feed that to pigs -- it was horrible -- as prescribed by the government (gotta keep the funding).We're in a "mell of a hess" -- and training kids from the ground up -- well, you pointed that out already. Great work, Rhonda! Best/Sis


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sir Frog - Thank you for taking the time to hop over and comment.

"Orwellian state" certainly describes it well and it's rushing towards us all at light speed.

The hill needs a complete facelift that's for sure! To be totally honest, yes I agree we all need to vote out these crazies in November, but that's a long time off and he continues to do damage. We all need to start speaking up to them now too. America rose to power on a global level because of the very freedoms being curtailed allowed for a motivated populace that was driven to greatness. For every shred of freedom lost, we lose our greatness. We have slipped in every good metric out there from the power of the dollar to exports to education. As you say, remember in November.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Angela - Thank you for taking the time to read and leave such a kind comment. It's a true shame when those volunteering to come in and help in schools, and we need the help, are treated so. Never keep your mouth shut! You pay taxes in that district and I bet there are many who would agree with you. The behavior allowed to go on in public schools today is nothing less than shameful, on the adults. We have moved so far left as to tolerate anything therefore the youth go to greater and greater lengths to test the boundaries that are becoming nonexistent. And the food sucks!

God bless and happiest of hubbing!


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Very insightful as usual, Rhonda! We took an interest in the lunch debacle and investigated it pretty thoroughly.

As is typical with the government, the lunch met USDA standards, which call for fruit or a vegetable, and the cheese on the sandwich fulfilled the dairy requirement. The school workers should not have tried to force milk on the child (she had her dairy,) and it turns out the mom is having an ongoing battle with the school about pushing food on her child.

To exacerbate matters, the child doesn't like to eat her vegetables (imagine the gall of a 5 year old like that) and mom wants to feed her the veggies at home so she will have some control over the situation. Shame, shame on mom for wanting to maintain control of parenting her child instead of relegating the responsibility to the state.

It really makes you wonder what is next, but now I'm following a story about people who have been told that they can't drink the milk from their cows. Seems a judge says that Americans do not have to right to choose the food they want to eat. The FDA has those rights, and will tell people what they can and cannot eat. Did you ever!?

Great hub, keep them coming.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well my dear, you have done it again. By "it" of course I mean you have researched well and stood up for what you believe in! The list of government mandated laws to protect us against ourselves is mind-numbing. I have always been against the helmet law, and parents scream at me about that, but I'm not sure the government was ever meant to protect someone from their own stupidity. If someone wants to risk life and limb by not wearing a motorcycle helmet then I say "God bless you!" May you live a very short but happy life. I applaud you once again for standing up for what you believe and making an intelligent point(s) to back up your belief.


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Irob 4 years ago from St. Charles

Really we are already there. Nearly half of America is addicted to something, anxiety meds, anti-depressants, alcohol and more. The soma has many different names in reality, the only freedom left may be to choose your method of escaping


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

R.

In you hit this thing on the chin. Nailed it. Once again, you lay it out so professionally. You are the standard by which a hub should be measured. Okay, I can do this all day long because you are worth it, but I'd better stop before someone thinks I'm trying to get you to go out with me or something. Heads up Hub world, she's easy on the blinkers okay, but she's got a great husband by the name of Ed, and if you're reading her stuff, you know, I'm not just blowing some BS.

Wonder why they chose the food police? Why not the freaking exercise police? If parents would get these little geeks out from in front of the computer long enough to actually go out and play, these kids could have a little fun and eat whatever they wanted to. When I was a kid, I ate Twinkies, Ho Ho's and any other kind of crap I could sneak around my mom, but I was lean and mean because I played baseball, football, built tree forts and rode my bicycle for miles and miles just being free and eatin pizza. It was ALL good. It did not then, nor does it now, suck to be me. I'm just saying, how about a little more freaking exercise?

Excellent job kiddo. Nobody gets it done quite the way you do.

Jim


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Irob 4 years ago from St. Charles

OH yeah, and using those drones the size of houseflies too too keep an eye on us.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Vixen, my little truth teller. I worked for the local school district for a year and the rules that they put on the kids is outrageous. the worst part is the HUGE amount of food that is thrown away every day. this food could be given to local homeless charitys or others that would use it but because of the govt regulations, the food MUST be thrown away. What a waste and then they tell the people that the schools don't have enough money, the kids are forced to sell candy and other items from companys that take three fourths of the money and the kids get one fourth. whats wrong with this picture!!!! great hub, as usual.!!!!


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Sorry, Rhonda, but I had to vote for the first option, just for the irony of it. I know you will understand, and please continue this quest of yours, even though, as you said, it is becoming more "sarcastic."

My heart simply goes out for the children. I'm not a parent, but I do know that as soon as the little one goes even to day-care, the parent begins losing control. Granted, many parents today "need" to lose that control, but by far the majority still know best how to raise their children, but, as the "dumbing-down" continues...?

Great hub, my friend, the United States needs YOU!

James W. Nelson


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

How do you put stuff like this together it looks so complicated and yet you master it with ease damn Poetvix you are an amazing chic.. yeah I call you chic cause I don't know your name LOL


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Donna - Thank you for taking the time to read and leave such a kind, insightful comment.

It's crazy the way they are cracking down on kids. Many would rather do without than put up with it. Little kids need to eat! I feel so sorry for that little girl and her mom. I don't blame the lady for being upset. I'm upset for her!

People can't drink milk from their cows? I had not heard of that. How crazy is that? You have fresh milk at no cost but yet the government wants one to pay for it and oh, yea, let's not forget ingest all those chemicals and preservatives. They go too far! We must all remember in November and for every month after!

God bless you, Donna, and yours and may all of your hubbing be happy!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Billybuc - Thank you so much for dropping by. I love to see comments from you. Isn't it nuts all the laws they are passing? Whatever happened to the idea of freedom being a good thing? What night time boogie man slipped in and painted it in a bad light? I don't get it. Thank you for always being so supportive and encouraging. God bless and happy hubbing always!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Irob - You make a really good point about "the only freedom left may be to choose your method of escaping." While I don't know that we are totally there yet, I don't know that we are not and can't dispute the fact that the vast majority are distracted/escaping. I hope we all wake up and start dealing with things while we still can.

God bless and happy hubs!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Jim - Thank you, big time, for your ongoing support and encouragement. It is greatly appreciated and means the world to me.

You make a really good point about why not the exercise police? Is it perhaps because obesity is not really the issue, or not the only issue, being addressed? Funny, they say 20% are obese but don't address the needs of the other 80%. What kind of sense does that make?

I ran around outside all the time growing up and ate basically whatever I wanted, especially as a teen. At 18 I barely wieghed 110 on a good day and that was not from diets but from having fun all the time. Home computers were not even heard of. Too many kids today are trapped inside all the time with no chance to get exercise. The streets in many places are not safe and children can't be let outside to play without constant supervision for their own safety. How sad is that?

Thanks bunches, bud for your thoughts and insights. God bless you and the family!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Irob - OK I have to know more about this! Housefly sized drones? Do tell!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Cleaner3 - You are so right. Schools throw out edible food by the dumpster full daily. It's so wasteful. The worst thing is that we know for a fact many of the students won't have food at home, yet we throw it out in front of them. What kind of message does that send?!

Thanks bunches for taking the time to read and comment. It is my sincere hope that one day we can fix just a fraction of the crazy that seems to be plaguing our nation. God bless and happy hubbing!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

SubRon7 - No worries about the vote. I'm glad you exercised your rights! I suppose I should say sorry for the sarcasm, but honestly, I can't. It's like a defense mechanism. It's that or yelling and cursing at the glaring crazy that's taking over America so I think the sarcasm will be around for a while.

I too feel so bad for the children. I see so many that have no one. It seems almost impossible to imagine for those of us from an older generation, but it's true. I see as many children living with someone who is not a blood parent as those who do live with family. So many who do live with family seldom see them. Parents, especially single parents, are having to work more and more hours just to keep the kids fed and therefore are home less and less. Siblings are raising younger siblings. It's heartbreaking to watch.

Thanks again for the read and comment. God bless always and have happy hubs!


Inkwell780 4 years ago

"Lance of the PC weapon" I like that... I do wonder about the real agenda of computerizing everything. As fellow writers I think we can come to terms with the very realization of Propaganda's power on people who cannot get a "second opinion" on a meaning of something. I mean you read the stuff online, are you able to go to Syria and verify what is really going on? Too much control and oversight. The spigot of truth has been quite narrowed. Words in the dictionary like you bring up so aprapos are being manipulated and the aforementioned examples I cited confirm these obvious actions by the social media and Kangaroo Gov't we have now. Sorry for the rant Rhonda!!! You were right on and I appreciate your unrelenting provocation towards truth. Sincerely, Matt.


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Irob 4 years ago from St. Charles

see my 1st hub last week on 2011 Military secrets revealed. Wednesday last week the government announced that drones would be flying over our skies soon. The houseflies they didn't tell us about - but they exist. Drones have been around a while, and they can be as small as a housefly


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Frank - It's really cool seeing you here as I often associate you with law enforcement/criminal stellar tales in verse. You are too kind, sir. Name. What's in a name? I'm just Vix.

God bless and happiest of hubs.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Inky! It's great to see you. You always pose the best questions. The computerization of the world and our dependence on them for everything from traffic control, travel, money management, tracking and distribution, medicine, defense, power, everything is darn scary when one considers it all being in the hands of a few we have little control over.

Yes, the media has become a tool for the dissemination of propaganda at it's finest. "The spigot of truth has been quiet narrowed." I like that! I like the rant, Matt. Please feel free to rant on any time.

God bless, bud and happiest of hubbing always.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Irob - Thanks for the information. OK. I have to check this out!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I totally agree with you, we get the same stuff over here too, it just goes beyond belief. I actually sat and watched a tv program about America the other night, that concerned the amount of families that are now living on the streets. I was so shocked, they weren't homeless people in the usual way, these were Americans who have had good jobs, houses and cars right up until a couple of years ago. they were good families having to live in homeless shelters, in other words thirty or more families living on the floor of a warehouse set up for them! they were hungry, the children were starving and the whole thing was a nightmare! I couldn't believe it! it seems that the government should do something about this first, what on earth happened to make this happen? both our governments are interfering in ways that are downright scary, for lack of a better word, and the worse thing about it is they lack normal common sense. I don't know the answer to it, but something should be done and now, well done once again for pointing this out, rated up, cheers nell


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nell - Thanks for dropping in. It sucks royally that the same goes on across the pond. It's a mess over here. The dollar just keeps losing its value, more and more people are unemployed and business is not hiring like it used to due to financial worries over ever increasingly restrictive legislation driving up costs hence the outsourcing plague we are currently experiencing. The governments need to ease up and let capitalism work! Small business is/was the backbone of our economy but more and more are being forced under. Here, at the now, we are praying people remember in November and vote back in common sense. I'm not holding my breath. God bless, Nell and thanks bunches for the as always welcome comment.


RobSchneider 4 years ago

Now now, it can't be that bad over there, can it? I watched CNN the other night and they were enthusing about the Dow going up. Then they interviewed a billionaire who basically said, "You can be a billionaire, too, if you live in America." In other words, if you're not, you deserve it.

Hey, I read about the girl who got busted for her lunch. The kind lunch police swapped it for Chicken McNuggets or something - the pinnacle of healthy eating!

Then there was the election coverage on VOA: what a brilliant lineup of candidates you've got! I reckon they're all geniuses and of course have the average American's interests at heart.

Stop being so negative.

Seriously: great hub.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

RobSchneider - Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. CNN is just like all the other news these days, like a soap opera more than an accurate depiction of what is going on. The DOW probably did go up since so did gas, groceries, insurance, taxes and so on.

Yes, yes, it's brutal out there in election land. Can you imagine how bad it's going to get when they actually pick who going to be in the fight?

Thanks again. God bless and happy hubs!


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

My sweet vixen, you must visit my hub and read America Calling


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Cleaner3 - You got it!


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910chris 4 years ago from North Carolina

WOW, poetvix you have really outdone yourself this time! This is a very informative Hub, and very well written. Just last week we had one of these "lunch police" at a school in N.C. and she said that this little girls lunch was not up to government standard. The girl's mother packed her lunch with, chicken and cheese sandwich, a banana apple, potato chips and apple juice. She was lacking one major healthy food, CHICKEN NUGGETS!! George Orwell couldn't have made this up!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

910Chris ~ Thanks bunches for dropping by. The whole idea of a lunch police is the craziest thing. They used to need a warrant to get physically invasive but now they can force little children to ingest whatever swill they wish. They used to understand children were the responsibility of their parents, now they just assume that responsibility for themselves and Heaven help any parent that doesn't like it. I suspect George Orwell was their inspiration! Have an awesome weekend. God bless and happy hubbing!


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910chris 4 years ago from North Carolina

I really hope that a senator somewhere writes a bill that would do away with these people.


RobSchneider 4 years ago

I first read about the lunch police on the Health Ranger site. At the time, I thought he was taking an isolated incident and blowing it out of proportion, but since then I've seen a number of examples here and elsewhere. It's beyond bizarre to me. Between the lunch police, GMOs, vaccines and all the other crap that's being forced down your throats and into your arms, not to mention the information processing that begins in school and continues on TV, I see little hope for America unless the people wake up and take matters into their own hands. A senator may write a bill, but will it pass? Doubtful.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

910chris ~ I don't think it will be that easy. We have to vote out those who wish to control more and more what Americans do and return to the Constitutional value of freedom. God bless and happy hubbing.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

RobSchneider - I agree. Those in office with a desire to keep America's people free seem to be in the minority at the moment. Much rides on the upcoming election, perhaps more than ever before. The things you mention are just the tip of the ice burg that's growing daily. The good news is that more and more American's are waking up. I just hope it's enough of us and fast enough. Thanks bunches for dropping in and leaving such an insightful comment. God bless and may all of your hubs be happy.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Poetvix

I am still shaking my head. It is down right criminal that a child cannot bring a home made nutritious meal for lunch.

We do not have these lunch police or I should say morons in Canada. Not that the kids are any healthier here as many have credit cards and eat at fast food restaurants.

The following link is about packing healthy lunches and snacks.

http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Frequent...

Voted up and away!

Take care and happy hubbing. :)


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

It's incomprehensible that somewhere along the way we voted for somebody that supported this. It sounds like, unless we change it, the norm will be: "Hi, I'm your government paid Lunch Mobster, give up that homemade turkey and cheese and pay me to eat these greasy chicken nuggets."

Have our politicians been misled? Did we go wrong somewhere? And why does it fall under the control of the federal government anyway?


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sueswan - Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I'm glad you don't have to deal with this in Canada. It's new here but coming on the scene with attitude! It's insane and it doesn't really have to do with the students being healthier or they wouldn't be pushing nuggets. Thanks bunches for the link. God bless and happy hubbing!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

FitnezzJim - While the good Lord knows I did not vote for that man, I think this is the wife's pet project. Personally, I think her time would be better spent working to feed all of America's children that don't have a lunch at all for there are many. The whole thing is insane. It sure makes home schooling look a little better. I like your last question best. Why, indeed? I don't think it really has anything to do with anything other than them asserting more and more tightening controls over the populace and what better place to start that than with the young.

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. God bless and happy hubbing.


RobSchneider 4 years ago

Here in Cambodia, fast foods are a new phenomenon and only the rich can afford to dine out at McDonald's type establishments and these only exist in the biggest cities. The only fat kids I see in Cambodia are the kids I see eating in these places. I'm sure it's not because they can afford to stuff themselves, because there are rich kids who don't have easy access to junk foods, too and I put on about 5 kilos after I could regularly afford my Western comfort foods.


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feenix 4 years ago

Hello, poetvix,

This article prompted me to recall the way things were way back in the day when I was a high-school student.

I attended high school in the early 1960s, in Los Angeles, and my school was one of the toughest, if not THE toughest, in the city.

However, even though about half of the male students were "real bad dudes" and members of vicious street gangs, it was a far better educational center than most of today's inner-city schools.

In fact, opposite of what is the case today, my high school did not have such things as security guards and metal detectors.

Those kinds of things were not needed because the teachers, athletic coaches and various student organizations maintained "law and order" in the school. And the reason why that was possible was, even the most dangerous thugs on campus respected the authority of the teachers, coaches and student groups.

But here we are today.

Because leftist anarchists have influenced much of society, especially much of the youth, to disregard authority, we now have thousands of public schools that are little more than armed camps. Many are very similar to penitentiaries, in that they employ small armies of guards (with some of them armed), and have all kinds of high-tech detetection and surveillence equipment and gadgets.

What it all boils down to is, the left is America's greatest enemy.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Rob - It's so ironic that the fast food is so rare there yet the most obese children eat it and here it is on most corners and in every town and again the vast majority of obese children frequent such eateries. Says something about what comes out of the drive through does it not? The healthiest children I see and I see hundreds daily as a teacher, never touch a school lunch. They bring their lunch and it's usually salad/fruit. The cafeteria is not loaded up with the slimmer students typically.

Thanks bunches for taking the time to comment. God bless you and happy hubbing!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Feenix ~ There is a big gap between when you and I went to school, but one thing remained the same and that is a sense of respect for authority to a much greater degree that what we have now. In fact, now, the school officials, teachers, administrators and student groups have virtually no authority thanks to laws inspired, interpreted and translated by the extreme left. Not only is it further contributing to the dumbing down of our nation, it is depriving the young of a sense of respect, even a basic understanding of what respect is. They associate the word with fear and therefore think the one to be respected is the strongest, the most violent. It's getting really crazy. I see armed police on all campuses around here. They have not helped. Mind you, I'm not knocking them for they are working their tails off, but rather, it is just as you say, there is very little sense instilled in the youth as a whole about how to even go about being respectful of themselves, each other, grownups, the community or the school.

I literally had to follow a young man through three buildings with him cursing the entire way not long ago because he absolutely refused to stop and give me his name so I could write him up! Further, he acted shocked when told by the teacher he finally landed at that he was required to stop when told to by any teacher. More over, he had a literal hissy fit that I wrote him up for cursing at me, refusing to stop, insubordination and general misconduct on top of what I originally, very nicely, asked him to stop for. His discipline? One detention that his mother threw a fit about so it was waived. This goes on every day. This is how we are failing the young. Through allowing such behavior to go on daily we are really teaching them that the behavior is acceptable when we all know it is not. We no longer hold young people accountable and even when we try if a parent gets fussy you can forget it. And we wonder why we have so many young people in trouble. It's our fault, the adults. If we don't stop this crazy thought process of allowing the radical left, which is really only a tiny fraction of our population that seems much larger due to media manipulation, to dictate outlandish standards, our country is doomed.

Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving such a wonderful comment. God bless and happy hubbing.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Excellent and insightful. The government just needs to create laws that protect us from the federal government and then slowly back away.

Glad that you have come back!!!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Tammyswallow - Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting. Amen to your comment. From your keyboard to God's ears. Sadly, if the current trend is any indication that is not to be the way of things any time soon.

It was too cool to read your article on the Hell voices recording incident tonight. Juicy, juicy, juicy. I loved the way you presented the other angles on it too.

God bless and happy hubbing! :) And, thanks for the glad.


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psychicdog.net 4 years ago

great hub Poetvix! The point of political correctness is often not to actually make things better - it's to make things worse and more stressful so self-deluded do-gooders can feed off a growing industry of dsyfunction , 'victims' and maladjusted youth - this helps justify the 'helping industries' - their pay, their self-esteem and extra funding for doing 'studies' to find socalled 'answers' - I learned that one years ago while working in disabilities - a mad race to find victims to 'help' and if there aren't enough to go around create them! The Churches not the government are the real helpers in my experience.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Psychidog - Thank you! I have to agree with your statements. The helping industry, while needed, is a business first. Not one that runs in the black or anything that should be other than bankrupt mind you, but none the less, like any business they must constantly grow.

It warms my heart to see you give kudos to the churches. Did you hear about the crazy new laws floating around about having to have certain permits and follow certain guidelines to legally feed the homeless? I wonder how long before they start to apply to just the poor or those in need of a hand for just a bit? Big brother is even putting the squeeze on the house of God legally doing God's will, helping others. I remember growing up listening to the old time southern preachers back home preaching about Sodom and the Gomorrah. I seem to remember the story referring to their "Godlessness". Look what happened to them!

Thanks bunches for dropping by and commenting. God bless and happy hubbing.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

hello, from the war lines against big brother. saw your comment and thought i would drop in and say glad to see you still fighting the good fight . hope all is well, haven't heard from you but I know you are busy. love you always

Michael


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Cleaner3 - Michael,

It's good to see you. I have been gone for far too long. All is well and I hope to be back. I miss writing. School starts Monday so it's back at full tilt mode after summer vacation which was wonderful. I did way too much gaming. I think perhaps I needed the mind numbing anesthesia of it. It's wearing off now that I'm racing around like crazy trying to get everything ready for Monday.

I shamefully have to admit not having been fighting other than sharing and comments posted on FB. I hope to rectify that in the very near future. Thanks so much for your kind comment. Love you too! God bless.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

I have been fighting the liberal left on Google , damn them ass holes are all over that site . but i keep them in check from spreading their lies about the right and the real americans who who know they only want to destroy our country. love ya girl and God bless you.

Michael


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Cleaner3 - You go dude! They are everywhere and not just hear on the net. I'm seeing them pop up more and more in real life and I'm in a red state.

I just read a story that I sure have not been hearing a peep about from the left controlled media. I kid you not, I read it and a few related ones that I'm hunting links to post here now and it literally brought tears to my eyes.

http://aclj.org/nadarkhani

This is about a Christian pastor in Iran about to be put to death for becoming a Christian.

http://aclj.org/sharia-law/200-families-displaced-...

This tells about a 13 year old girl imprisoned and on trial. She is accused of burning religious pages. Turns out she can't read, lives in poverty and was trying to burn scrap that was given to her to cook for her family, but she's Christian so she's toast. It kills me. A child!

God bless and keep at!


cleaner3 4 years ago

Vix, I just heard about a texas judge who wants more money to hire more sherriffs just in case obama wins the election.

He says that isf obama wins he will hand over the U.S. sorvergn ity to the united nations in his second term. then all hell is gonna break loose . be ready girl . god bless the U.S.A.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Cleaner3 - I actually saw the interview with that Texas judge. It's down right scary. I tell you what else is scary. Look at the massive thousands of "workers" pouring into Texas over the last few weeks because of this amnesty/work permit crap. Texas is a powder keg right now. It's a very scary time in history. I think we shall see it's not just Texas, nor just isolated to America, but the entire world seems to be teetering on the edge of every tipping point imaginable.

I totally believe he would. I think there has been a consistent and observable patter of acts perpetrated by this administration that prove it. Look at all the money given to the Muslim Brotherhood. Look at all the apologies to Muslim nations for America. Look at the ever increasing restrictions on freedom, the increasing social tracking, the IRS being turned into basically the SS to go after those openly questioning/complaining, Obama-care in and of itself since no one could have thought it would have done anything but kills the economy other than a brain dead rock. The list just goes on and on. Let me add just one more. The printing of tons of paper money when anyone with just a basic level economics class knows all that does is devalue the currency. In my mind, and this is just my opinion, it is a clear, documented pattern that when all the parts are added up can equal nothing less than treason.

God bless you and oh, big time yea, God bless America.

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