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skylark2025
03-08-2004, 01:27 AM
Advertising on school busses (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20040307/D815O5K00.html)

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skylark2025
03-08-2004, 01:27 AM
Advertising on school busses (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20040307/D815O5K00.html)

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kreeden
03-08-2004, 03:24 AM
Who's going to read the ads ? The kids ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
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gaberax
03-08-2004, 06:07 AM
I think that if a school system has to do this in order to get the money that they need to keep the schools going, good for them.
Don't want to hear any crabbing and yapping from politicians about this, since education seem to always be the last order of concern.

Grrr...

skylark2025
03-08-2004, 12:47 PM
My concern would be what they advertise. I know it will start out with DARE and stuff like that but at some point the christmas list will be the school bus.

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kreeden
03-08-2004, 01:17 PM
X-mass on a school bus ??? That they would read . Or Chess's ad .

It gets a litle scarey when you put it that way Sky .

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PrincessXenobia
03-08-2004, 03:09 PM
I think it's pathetic that school districts even have to consider this. It is sad, sad illustration of the financial plight of our public schools.

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rwwllms
03-08-2004, 05:00 PM
Oh they have been allowing advertising in schools for some time now. McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Dominoes, Taco Bell, and other fast food companies have been allowed to set up booths in high school cafeterias and to take turns sponsering lunches in elementaries. At least they have in my area. And people wonder why American kids are fat.
A previous company I worked for did a lot of work for the school districts around the state. I've spent a lot of time working in schools. Advertising on school buses is no surprise to me. A lot of various companies have been allowed to provide services to schools. In return they get to advertise in the schools. Example: the driver ed cars are provided by a specific dealership and the students are encouraged to buy their cars from this dealership with claims of getting a special deal by showing their student IDs. There have been contests where a business was advertising in rival schools have held contests to see which school could have the most students buy it's products. Seems that companies know that teens will give in to peer pressure a lot more easily than adults. Did I also mention that these stores offer store credit cards with your school logo on it. 17 years old and already in deep credit card debt.
Ain't capitalism great!

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skylark2025
03-09-2004, 03:03 AM
There is a kid I work with and he has a credit card. What on earth does a 17 year old need a credit card for? He lives at home and his parents pay for everything. He works to have a little extra cash but that is it. When I worked at little Ceasars we had a contract with the High School. They got 25 16 inch pizzas twice a week. The Taco Bell, Mc Donalds, Dairy Queen, and Donut Palace are all within 2 blocks of the High school here. Children are a large part of the Consumers today and you are right Ron companys know this and use it for every dollar they can.

What happened to all the money schools were supposed to get from the Lottery? We legalized gambling so the schools will benifit. Yeah right!

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gaberax
03-09-2004, 06:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chessrook44:
Sorry, but, everyone needs a credit card sooner or later.
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Later is usually a better idea. It allows you time to understand how to use money without the crutch of a credit card. I've seen too many young friends walking around with 15 to 30 thousand dollars of credit debt. They'll be paying on it forever.
I'm not saying a credit card is a bad thing, only something that needs to be used with prudence.
Too many people are pulled into massive debt by what they "want"; not what they "need."

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rwwllms
03-09-2004, 10:09 AM
I am 42 years old and have never owned a credit card. Got no use for it. If I don't have the cash for it, then I don't need it. I guess it has to do with the way you were raised. I was raised with the philosphy that you worked hard and earned things you were needing. Nothing is owed to you oe should be given to you. I've seen plenty a friend get in deep credit card debt and the problems that that entails. The upshot of this is that you learn to value your property a lot more and take care of them. You don't trash something if it breaks, you fix it. You take care of your stuff because it's something you worked hard in order to obtain. Credit is for the weak and impatient.

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coksy
03-09-2004, 11:06 AM
I waited longer than most of my friends to have a credit card, and very rarely uses it. I only use it for internet shopping (which I don't do much anyway) and when my interact card gives out and won't work (then I know I have to go get a new one...)

As for ads in school, I think that ideally schools should not have to do things like that to have money. Realistically, I know schools are so much in need of money that I think it would be to the benefit of the students to have that extra money. Of course, the ads would need to be carefully monitored and the money really used for the students...

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skylark2025
03-09-2004, 11:07 AM
I am going to have to disagree on the weak and impatient remark.
My foster parents had credit cards they used for emergencys. (with 7 of us you bet we had our share) I think that credit can be a good thing if used properly. You do end up paying for the things you buy and often it is a lot more than if you just laid down cash. A bad credit rating will prevent you from getting cheap insurance and if you want a new car your intrest rate will be outrages(sp?) if you have poor or no credit.

Now that I have said that. I do not have a credit card. I am too afraid of getting into debt especially when I can barely pay the rent.

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rwwllms
03-09-2004, 11:53 AM
By weak and impatient I mean those who want to take the easy way. Instead of working hard to get something they want, they just plop down a credit card without thinking about the consequences running up a huge debt. Their attitude is that if they want it then it is their right to have it NOW. They develope no pride in their belongings because they have no real attachment to it. If it breaks or gets lost, oh well, they'll just get another one. After all, that's what credit cards are for, right?

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skylark2025
03-09-2004, 12:29 PM
Ron I imagine the people you are talking about are the same ones that are working on there third bankrupcy...

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kreeden
03-09-2004, 01:19 PM
You don't travel much do you Ron . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif A card is a tool , like any other . They can make life a little easier if used correctly , or they can make life hell . It is all up to the user .

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Jojo9999
03-09-2004, 01:21 PM
I think that it is disgraceful...don't our children have enough on their collective minds without being bombarbed ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL with someone elses opinion about what they should or should not be doing?

Teenage suicide is up in all states...I think we need to reevaluate ourselves as adults just how much we expect our children to learn...and advertising is a rip off...don't you guys know that? This school, that school, eat this, don't eat that, take this, don't take that...toothpaste!! for God Sake, give me a break...and our kids as well. I hope it lands the way of the moon rocks...not selling. And I am serious about this...

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cagehooper
03-13-2004, 05:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rwwllms:
I am 42 years old and have never owned a credit card. Got no use for it. If I don't have the cash for it, then I don't need it. I guess it has to do with the way you were raised. I was raised with the philosphy that you worked hard and earned things you were needing.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here here. I'm 35 and I just got my first one out of necessity in December. If it wasn't needed I wouldn't have done it. I think credit is the worst financial scam next to insurance of any kind.

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Sirrus Black
03-13-2004, 06:01 PM
That is the corniest way I have ever heard to get kids to brush their teeth and go to school.

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