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The best laws are the ones that protect us from ourselves
I just embarrassed myself with this post
id imagine its a lot more. my post was in jest but i would definitely support more regulations/restrictions on fat people.
The solution then is to remove the free ride for poor personal decisions, not to remove the decision itself.
Damn. I use to buy the $1 sweet tea cup and fill it with soda.
Well, that's it for me. I have 8 tickets for sale for Kentucky v. Terps at the Barclays. PM me for details.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
It wasn't enough to be insanely rich, he needed to use that wealth to attain power. Attaining power isn't enough; what's the point if you can't tell people what to do? In another era he'd be a noble and have a little fiefdom and castle.
Don't tread on me, fatties. My healthcare costs rise because your fat ass is too stupid to realize what you are doing to yourself. Your personal liberties are infringing on my bottom line.
Problem is you can't 'discriminate' against the fat asses by making them pay for their poor decisions so instead we have to ruin something for everyone.
An even better solution is to erect a giant chainlink fence around the state of Mississippi and make the entire state a concentration camp for the morbidly obese. Anyone with a gunt or dudetitties gets forcibly removed from their homes and is sent to Mississippi until they can get back to "normal out of shape-looking" levels.
Kansas. Don't give them a beach.
+1 for use of "gunt"
Wait, I though Bloomberg was supposed to be smart?
They should have started small and required every restaurant/fast food place/etc to carry an actual small size soda which is 12oz. Parents shouldn't be giving kids soda in the first place (at least regularly) but when they do, they should have an option that is smaller than a double gulp and will lead their kids into a lifetime of obesity.
This baby's off the charts!
Or we could just go with the luxury-fat tax. Tax for every BF percentage point over 20.
Or my dad's age-old idea of just killing them all. He's been preaching that for years; complaining that if it wasn't for fat people, they wouldn't have to tax his cigarettes...
and this isn't just a matter of fatties having no control over themselves, a big part of out culture and economy is built on cheap unhealthy foods that are easily accessible whether by fat people or kids who don't know any better. It's a losing battle that the FDA and govt. agencies cannot win. Even in the grocery stores, much of the packaged foods are horrible for you.
People may not agree but it's a noble attempt that likely won't work.
fat people are for middle america. Bloomberg's job is to keep Manhattan as hospitable as possible, and he's doing it.
Pizza slices are too big in New York. They should limit pizza slice size.
I personally think there's some merit to his point about people being less likely to go back to the counter to buy a second soda. We all know sodas cost nothing for the restaurant so selling a 16 oz. or a 32 oz. is not an issue, but another $1.50 out of the customer may be the difference.
Completely agree. When I go to NYC I want to see leggy supermodels and aspiring actresses. If I wanted to watch a whale parade I'd just go to Disney World.
Exactly. The only real way to "fix" the problem is to change the entire culture and that isn't happening by limiting the amount of soda you are allowed to purchase at one time.
Make cigarettes illegal and they should only be allowed to sell beer in 8 oz sippy cups. Those two things create just as many health concerns. Oh noble Bloomberg save us!
This post was edited by redraven1 22 months ago
Government run portion control. Sounds like we are heading towards a great future.
This post was edited by GhostOfEaston 22 months ago
I don't know what you mean, but it had the cadence of a joke.
What if some sort of compromise can be reached, like a "middle america zone" is declared. Put a huge fence around times square. Inside that fence, anything goes. Smoking outdoors is allowed. 60 oz Dr. Peppers for everyone. And Olive Garden never-ending pasta flows like wine.
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