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Schools ‘spy’ on fat kids
http://www.nypost.com/ ^

Posted on 01/15/2012 7:15:19 AM PST by jakerobins

Big Brother is joining the battle of the bulge.

A group of Long Island students will soon be wearing controversial electronic monitors that allow school officials to track their physical activity around the clock.

The athletics chair for the Bay Shore schools ordered 10 Polar Active monitors, at $90 a pop, for use starting this spring. The wristwatchlike devices count heartbeats, detect motion and even track students’ sleeping habits in a bid to combat obesity.

The information is displayed on a color-coded screen and gets transmitted to a password-protected Web site that students and educators can access

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; studentmonitors; wristmonitors
Given Obama-care(and Health Czar Moochelle) it might not be long before you are required to have a passcard to enjoy "unhealthy" foods.....Citizen you have eaten McDonalds twice this week you are over your limit enjoy a nice piece of fruit and have a nice day.
1 posted on 01/15/2012 7:15:23 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

On the one hand...this sounds like it could be educational and fun. Not to mention a good motivator.

On the other hand...it needs to be voluntary and they need to let the parents know about it.


2 posted on 01/15/2012 7:24:48 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: jakerobins
The wristwatchlike devices count heartbeats, detect motion and even track students’ sleeping habits in a bid to combat obesity.

'Smith!' screamed the shrewish voice from the telescreen. '6079 Smith W.! Yes, you! Bend lower, please! You can do better than that. You're not trying. Lower, please! That's better, comrade. Now stand at ease, the whole squad, and watch me.'

A sudden hot sweat had broken out all over Winston's body. His face remained completely inscrutable. Never show dismay! Never show resentment! A single flicker of the eyes could give you away. He stood watching while the instructress raised her arms above her head and -- one could not say gracefully, but with remarkable neatness and efficiency -- bent over and tucked the first joint of her fingers under her toes.

3 posted on 01/15/2012 7:25:18 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: jakerobins

Do they spy on the fat teachers and administrators too?


4 posted on 01/15/2012 7:25:56 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: jakerobins

Wow... nothing like increasing the stress levels of kids who are already under quite a bit of stress from the social stigma of being overweight to begin with. Increasing stress is no way to fight obesity.


5 posted on 01/15/2012 7:30:08 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: jakerobins

Hope the kid takes to to Home Depot and puts it in the paint shaker.


6 posted on 01/15/2012 7:31:57 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jakerobins

Big Brothers: Stay away from my kids and grandkids . . . stay away from me and my family!!!!!!


7 posted on 01/15/2012 7:39:09 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: rfreedom4u

Of course not...those are the good lib brain washers. They are allowed to be as fat as they want while preaching to the children. (See Moochelle and Mikey Moore....)


8 posted on 01/15/2012 7:39:39 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

The jerks who come up with this crap may someday regret whipping so many people into fighting condition.


9 posted on 01/15/2012 7:41:14 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: jakerobins

gee, I thought we were paying teachers to give kids an education, not an inferiority complex. This seems like a job for a doctor, not a school administrator.


10 posted on 01/15/2012 7:42:28 AM PST by RC one (Scorch the earth Newt. Scorch it.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

No the ##%^&$ING job of the school system, no matter how “Noble” the cause may be!!!!!


11 posted on 01/15/2012 7:52:11 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: JoeDetweiler

There is nothing fun or motivational about this. This is simply big brother watching you. This school has seriously overstepped its bounds. There isn’t a person on this planet who doesn’t have some habit others could deem bad and think that they should be monitored to fix the situation. This idea is just plain evil.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 8:05:45 AM PST by Essie
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To: rfreedom4u

Is Moochelle My Belle being spied on too?


13 posted on 01/15/2012 8:12:17 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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Here's a perfectly sound Lib idea to combat “childhood obesity.”

Mayor Bloomberg sets up a hard labor camp for kids in the Bronx. Rings it with electrified barbed wire. Collects up all the fat kids from all the NYC schools and puts them in the camp and feeds them Moochelle’s healthy food once a day not to exceed 800 calories. What kind of hard labor will the kids be doing? Digging graves for the ex-obese that have died from malnutrition thanks to Moochelle.

Mayor Bloomberg and Moochelle will be pleased and the epidemic of childhood obesity in NYC is solved. Then Bloomy and Moochie move on to adult obesity.

14 posted on 01/15/2012 8:50:23 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: jakerobins; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Nanny State PING!


15 posted on 01/15/2012 8:55:50 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Essie

“There is nothing fun or motivational about this.”

I would agree ONLY if it isn’t voluntary. I have devices which monitor my heartbeat and blood pressure. I find both of them fun, interesting and motivational. I also had a device to measure my lung capacity. Unfortunately, my little nieces thought it was all kinds of fun and they gunked it up so that it now says that I’m not breathing at all.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 9:00:26 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Pst..... anonymous calling....
17 posted on 01/15/2012 10:46:06 AM PST by traumer
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Hope the kid takes to to Home Depot and puts it in the paint shaker.

Or a hyperactive puppy.

18 posted on 01/15/2012 11:28:11 AM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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A review of the grocery bill might be slightly less Statist than a dog collar.


19 posted on 01/15/2012 11:32:24 AM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: jakerobins

This is just the first babystep.

Preview of life under Obamacare — they just want to save us from ourselves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNJl9EEcsoE


20 posted on 01/15/2012 12:12:01 PM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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Ohhhhh Kay. How old are these guys, are they attaching this to their dominant hand, and what sort of other 'activity' might they be monitoring?

Oh that. I was hanging onto the paint shaker at my grandpa's hardware store...

21 posted on 01/15/2012 12:46:06 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: rfreedom4u

Spy on Bob Bechel!


22 posted on 01/15/2012 1:39:46 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: traumer

Hey, hey, hey!


23 posted on 01/15/2012 2:25:07 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: MasterGunner01

Incrementalism.


24 posted on 01/15/2012 6:06:30 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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