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Postby LiveForever » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:27 am

I dont know... i keep getting this creepy image of highschool sports team jearsy's with pictures of Bill Gates on them...

Just imagin "tonight Microsoft Academy faces off agaisnt Martin Luther King"
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Postby JTWood » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:36 am

I thought there was some ethical issue about ad-targeting minors in controlled environments. Besides the health thing, isn't this something that's been an issue with soda machines?

I mean, frankly, I could give a rats pitooty. I'm just playing Devil's Advocate since I'm up working at 1:30 in the AM.

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Postby Coppermine » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:43 am

JTWood wrote:I thought there was some ethical issue about ad-targeting minors in controlled environments. Besides the health thing, isn't this something that's been an issue with soda machines?

I mean, frankly, I could give a rats pitooty. I'm just playing Devil's Advocate since I'm up working at 1:30 in the AM.

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A lot of schools are eliminating soda machines and for good reason. Studies show that most overweight school student drink sometimes two 20 oz sodas a day. That's a lot of calories, and unless they're on the cross country team, that's probably making them fat asses.

I agree with eliminating the soda machines because basically kids, particularly middle schoolers, don't really care about their caloric intake until it's too late. I do think that the schools have an ethical responsiblity to curb such an unhealthy lifestyle if necessary and only if it's really a problem.

Of course, schools should probably concern themselves more with increasing education standards and preventing weapons from being brought to school, but hey, soda's a good first step. After all, I don't there are many schools with 9mm vending machines.
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