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Laws regulating fat people
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Posted 2/17/08
A lawmaker in Mississippi proposed a law banning fat people from eating in restaurants. Apparently if you have a BMI (body mass index) over 30, the Mississippi government says you can't eat in restaurants. Basically he's trying to get fat people to stop eating the unhealthy food served in those places. If a restaurant let's you eat there and you're obese, the restaurant loses its license.

Below is an article explaining in more depth

http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2008/01/no-fat-people-allowed-only-slim-will-be.html

This wouldn't bother me ,personally, but i guess it does infringe on human rights. Some people don't like to see fat people eating.
Posted 2/17/08
how would they know if someone had BMI of over 30? What if someone had 29 BMI?!!!!
But i think thats wrong, people should have the right to do whatever they want.
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Posted 2/17/08
Not only would that strip rights away from the individual , but the rights of resteraunt owners to serve certain people which would cut into their business.

Goddam liberals always trying to enforce what they think is best for us.
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Posted 2/17/08
Dumb restaurant owners... don't they want money!?
Posted 2/17/08
HHAAHAHAHAHA i find it funny. but wut if someone wants to be in an eating contest. LOl thats funny. i guess fat people are bad.
Posted 2/17/08
Sounds alright to me
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Okay, there are so many different reasons to WHY this can be WRONG, and why this can be RIGHT. And coming from the different reasons; there's also issues on morals relating to this. e.g: Just because they're fat, they lose the right that everyone else have? What makes fat people less human?

The government can say, they're "passing" this law, in the place of the obese, so they can eat more healthy and perhaps lose weight, good for everyone right? (maybe bad for the owners of the restaurant)

though as my example have mention, doing this also takes away a persons' right. A right that everyone should have. The right to eat at a public restaurant. And that is unfair in many peoples' standers (even my own) And its not just about rights, some people are just plain "fat phobic", meaning they hate people because they're fat, and they just want to get those fat people out of their sight and gone with. And taking them out of restaurants is just a part of that "plan" or movement. >_< its almost like being racist.

its just unfair. and I don't agree to it; who would? i mean like who should? IF those obesed people wants to lose weight, they wouldn't need the help of the law. and if they don't; who can help them? no one. So why bother? It not only take away a person's rights, it also doesn't help much at all...those people can still get others to buy the food for them or just...eat...candy o_o;
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35 / F / Yes, come to the...
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Posted 2/17/08
Let put it this way......
who do you think is keeping the food economy running : The skinny people who eat 2 M&M and get full or that fat ass sitting in the corner working their way through the menu?
I really hate how this country treats the obese.
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28 / F / somewhere with in...
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Posted 2/17/08
why not just ban the number of fast food restaurants out there?? instead 20 per block, make it 2 ><
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27 / M / Los Angeles, Cali...
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Posted 2/17/08
its not a bad idea, but there is no way its going to pass. it just infringes on their rights to much
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Posted 2/17/08
I think it's a very good idea, but at the same time I think it's pretty unfair...
...but then again, life isn't fair, right?
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29 / M / BC, Canada
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Posted 2/17/08
maybe instead of passing an obese person bylaw, pass a food bylaw

get rid of fast food joints, restrict everyone from certain types of foods that are made of 99% trans fats. this way, though you may say it infringes human rights, actually is the best way to do things. it helps lower the obesity rate of the world, it allows for a more healthy environment and we wont be killing the environment so quickly

I really dont like fast food, maybe just get rid of them... more money for real food and for things that actually help the country... clearly obesity is not one of those things.. a 200 pound person sitting on a couch with 3 day old potato chips on his gut is helping no one but himself. it's harsh, but it's fact. Some people can't help it, this is true, but a lot of them arent doing anything to change either. But everyone has the right to eat in a restaurant... I just think we need to be more discerning which restaurant we are eating in.
Posted 2/17/08
i doubt that would help... if a mcdonalds won't let a fat dude eat there... hes probably just gonna go to a 7-11 and buy a equally unhealthy burrito or nahcoes, etc...
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30 / F / LI, NY
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Posted 2/17/08
Yes, because that's going to stop them from buying equally unhealthy processed food in the supermarkets that are half or a third of the restaurant's prices. Also, the BMI system is grossly flawed. It labels my 101lbs as very close to being underweight, but if I were to check my body fat percentage, I'm well more than the ideal 15% and I'm not a total weakling, so it's not all just fat (which is lighter than muscle).

This is such a failed attempt at lowering the obesity rate, a blow to food business and such a blatant restriction of independent rights.
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76 / M / Florida, US
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Posted 2/17/08
That's silly. Eating is a basic human right so nobody has a right to tell others what to do. It's like forcing people to stop drinking or smoking.

People are whining about how the government wants to ban firearms and that it is infringing on their rights. I think keeping people from eating how much and where they want it a bit more extreme.
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