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Laws regulating fat people
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Posted 2/18/08
In my opinion solely, I agree with the law, but I recognize that a state in a free nation cannot by any means pass such a bill. It's just plain unconstitutional, such government interference.
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If they want to eat themselves into the grave that's their choice and not the government's. HOWEVER, everytime I come home to the U.S. from Germany for a visit all I ever see are FAT people everywhere. U - G - L - Y That's why it's always a relief to be back in Europe. At least the women here in europe have enough sense to know not to eat junk food all the time. To top it off european women are much more educated, healthier, and easier to talk to than overweight, arrogant, snobish, and empty headed U.S. ladies. Sorry U.S. women, you just aren't on my wish list anymore.
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Posted 2/18/08
Some resturants don't allow children.
So i don't know..maybe...maybe they should just cut out
the amount of fat they load in their food.
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i dont know...hihihi
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note wrote:

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.


I disagree with your point of view, but what's to stop overweight people from ordering take out how does this "make them eat healthy"?
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Posted 2/18/08
That's not going to help, what they need is to burn fat and all the calories they eat.
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26 / F / Vancouver
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Posted 2/18/08
.........That's a bit stupid. They can still make their own fatty foods.

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Posted 2/18/08

Ce-Soul wrote:


note wrote:

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.


I disagree with your point of view, but what's to stop overweight people from ordering take out how does this "make them eat healthy"?


What point of view? All I said was that it wouldn't affect me personally. I didn't say I don't like seeing fat people eat, I normally don't watch anybody eat, that's rude.

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Safuranmodoki wrote:

why not just ban the number of fast food restaurants out there?? instead 20 per block, make it 2 ><



much better idea, that would help everyone:

the obese would probably lose some weight
the norm wouldn't turn obese
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Posted 2/18/08

Ce-Soul wrote:


note wrote:

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.


I disagree with your point of view, but what's to stop overweight people from ordering take out how does this "make them eat healthy"?


hahah all it says is fat people cant eat at FAST FOOD resturant not HEALTHY ONES!
and if they have no fast food to eat! they will have to settle for healthy ones :/ right? :]
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MEMPHADON wrote:
hey, i don't see druggies complaining either, so why do we stop them from having their fun? because its dangerous? eating too much food is dangerous too. and its a slower, more painful death, and it makes you look more disgusting then any meth addict i've ever seen.
did you know that 1 out of every 2 americans is expected to get cancer? why is that? its not because of environmental conditions.only about 20% of cancer cases are assumed to be caused from the physical environment, while 51% are from health behavior. if anything, the environment is the cleanest it has been since before the industrial revolution. its due to lifestyle habits, such as diet. diet is probably the single most important part of staying healthy, yet these people are, i'd say, addicted to food. so we should regulate them like we do with other addicts.


You haven't seen or know enough meth addicts. Plus their insides have more gunk rotting in them than the people with eating problems and the gunk in their arteries. The druggies have that gunk too and worse.

You're correct about the environment not being to blame. The environment was fine before we were here.

Not sure if I've said this in my first reply to this topic, but I hope you all know BMI isn't the most reliable body fat to muscle ratio measurement. I'm sure a lot of people at CR know this already. If you work out and don't know this, watch out for BMI scams.
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In a sense, it is kinda helping those [no offense; truly sorry if I do] obese people control their health.

Even if they can make their own foods, it lowers their food source by a very large amount.
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Posted 2/18/08
That's just silly. If they do that, it won't stop or help anything. If they were turned away from one fast food joint, they'd probably just go to a store and buy junk food from there.
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Nope. everyone has the right to eat what they like. And after eating u could always play sports and exercise to burn the calories away.
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jmsberg wrote:
Goddam liberals always trying to enforce what they think is best for us.


How is that bill anywhere near representative of liberal ideals, classical or otherwise?


KueChang wrote:
Ouch! But yea anyways. I thought U'd jsut say this. But people girls who starve themselves when they were younger or are still starving themselves. when thye have kids they're usuallly fatter. It's because your body thinks that theirs a famine (no food) so whatever food you do eat turns into fat (energy storage). So yea that gene passes down to the babys.


Wrong. That's like saying somebody who's worked out alot will have genetically buff kids (and for the purposes of clarity, a guy who's genetically predisposed to be thin, who's worked out).


MEMPHADON wrote:
hey, i don't see druggies complaining either, so why do we stop them from having their fun? because its dangerous? eating too much food is dangerous too. and its a slower, more painful death, and it makes you look more disgusting then any meth addict i've ever seen.


Are you serious? Do you honestly believe the government is cracking down on drug use because they're concerned about the welfare of the users?

Addiction to highly addictive drugs like cocaine were linked to an increase in crime (i.e. druggies robbing and killing to get their fix). I have yet to hear about a fat dude killing folk to get a burger. As for the bans on non-addictive drugs like marijuana, they're remnants of blanket anti-drug policies from people who simply thought "drugs equal evil".


MEMPHADON wrote:
i am against a law regulating fat people. what i think should be done instead is treating obesity like a drug addiction rather than an illness or a life choice. because those people really can't change, they truly are addicted to food (gluttony, not just eating for survival)


As far as I'm aware, you can't force an alcoholic or drug addict to rehab unless they're a minor. So, I just wanted to point out, there's no difference between treating obesity like a drug addiction and simply encouraging them to exercise. It's basically the same thing.

This bill won't pass. It's such an incredibly blatant violation of human rights that if it somehow did pass, there'd be protests nation-wide and it'd quickly be repealed.
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