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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    We have cities and states banning happy meal toys, transfat and other stuff and somehow Palin is the nut for suggesting that it is non of the government's damn business what we eat or feed our kids?
    As far as trans fats, why shouldn't a man-made poisonous food additive be bannable?



    Here's an example:

    I have invented a food preservative that extends prepared food shelf life and keeps food prices down a little. It is finely atomized copper. It works great.

    What's that you say? Copper is a metal that's cumulative in your body and causes health problems, so it shouldn't be used?

    But it extends shelf life and food is cheaper, and government shouldn't regulate what we eat!




    You wouldn't want to eat copper or any other poison in your food, right?

    Same with trans fats. They can't be processed properly by the human body and are poisonous over time. And, they are man made and have no place as a food additive.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Parents who enable bad behavior by their children, whatever form it takes, take the risk of having those children with them FOREVER.....
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Most people seem to hold the president and the former responsible for fixing the economy.. responsible for fixing the unemployment rate, etc. etc.. I know it's just politics to say one thing when your party is running is the show, but it does appear that people demand the government fix things at one point or another. I thought she was making a good point in that respect.

    But I honestly don't believe the government can fix a lot of things, society and individuals are capable of fixing a lot of them. Individuals should be held accountable... Like I said before, being tolerate of parents feeding their kids a bunch of fattening crap is different from saying it's not a crime in America and shouldn't be a crime to feed your kids a bunch of crap. Partisan sheeple are as much of the problem that government is.. in the sense that they allow themselves to be irrationally led around by the politicians and fear fictional boogeymen.

    People are going sit on their a****s and watch pundits on the nightly news as opposed to try and affect change in society.. that is the real problem IMO and government is playing a role in it
    When elections roll around there has to be some sort of standard. I would give this or ANY OTHER president MASSIVE kudo's if they would just stand up and say...you know...my job is the exec...congress's job is to legislate...and I'd appreciate it if you stop sending the same retards from both parties and started expecting the ones you sent to do their damn JOB.

    No...Congress cant fix everything but it would sure be nice if they stopped contributing so much to the problem.

    And frankly...a little blatant honesty would go a long way. "Mom...Dad...little Johnny cant read because you dont expect him to succeed. You reward his inactivity and incompetence and then expect the schools and the government to do your job. You spend squat for time with him, have built no relationship and thus no respect with him, and then you wonder why little Johnny is undereducated, obese, and has zero job prospects. Stop blaming Miss Jones, stop blaming McDonalds...and start looking in the mirror. God bless and good night..."

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    What did that say that makes you feel that way.. Point out to me the scariest points in that post, because I am not seeing it. Can you at least do that?
    Sorry, it wasn't your one post, it's a combination of most of the posts on this thread. I'm not getting how most think that Michelle Obama's 70 pt project is nothing to worry about.
    I'm worried about the country for all kinds of reasons and think this is just another nudge to get us to behave the way they want us to.
    Oh well, Some of you think it's a good idea, I think it's a really bad idea. I hope you all are right.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No government entity, in this country has outlawed, or wanted to place punitive taxes on things they deem unhealthy? None?
    The Liberal wackos in San Francisco just made it illegal for happy meals to contain toys because the food ion a Happy meal is less healthy in essence than say broccoli. Because Liberals are not smart enough to feed their own kids they want someone to make it a law that the Government can order you what to eat and not to eat.

    It's just more control and a way to grow government and another reason to dump Obama and ignore his dumb ass mate.

    Let the personal attacks and name calling begin.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Because Liberals are not smart enough to feed their own kids they want someone to make it a law that the Government can order you what to eat and not to eat.
    Mississippi is the fattest state in the union. Liberals aren't the only ones who don't feed their kids properly. Just sayin.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Sorry, it wasn't your one post, it's a combination of most of the posts on this thread. I'm not getting how most think that Michelle Obama's 70 pt project is nothing to worry about.
    I'm worried about the country for all kinds of reasons and think this is just another nudge to get us to behave the way they want us to.
    Oh well, Some of you think it's a good idea, I think it's a really bad idea. I hope you all are right.
    I don't even think the issue is whether people think it's a good idea or not. What people are saying is that it is not a directive. Not in any way. You seem to think it is, yet don't seem to have any substantitive reason for believing that.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Same with trans fats. They can't be processed properly by the human body and are poisonous over time. And, they are man made and have no place as a food additive.
    Not true. Its naturally found in cattle, goats, deer, sheep, mice, etc. Its true it can be added, but its not only added.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post

    Let the personal attacks and name calling begin.
    Should'nt that be the first sentence of your post?
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I guess I'll just have to agree to disagree with those on this thread.
    I see the whole thing as a big government wanting to grow even bigger. I see the boogie man around the corner disquised in words like recommended. I feel the "nudge" that no one else seems to feel. Either that or they don't care how big the government grows or how much power it will have over our individual lives. In fact they seem to look forward to it.
    I think what most people here are saying is that its okay with them if the government promotes healthy diet, not enforces it, like Captain Courtesy said.

    What I think would be great is if private health insurance companies, even in group plans, jack up premiums for the fat people they insure (or lower rates for the thinner people).





    Disclaimer: I'm not talking about clinically obese people, a tiny percentage of the overweight.
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