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New bill would make it illegal for restaurants to serve the obese

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posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 01:42 PM
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Wendy's double cheese burger x 2 = $2
chili = $1.19
TOTAL = $3.19

two kaiser rolls = $4
half-pound bologna = $1.40
quarter-pound american cheese = 1.38
one can soup = $1
TOTAL = $7.78

You can see here that it is not cheaper to get food at the supermarket. Also note that the supermarket food listed is probably as bad for as the fast-food, except of course you have to eat the sandwhiches dry because you have no condiments.



apc

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 03:16 PM
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Uhm your Wendy's order is maybe two meals. Replace the two rolls with a loaf of bread you've got at least four meals there with a lot of bread leftover.

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Oh, and the Wendy's double cheeseburgers would come to about $6, not 2.

[edit on 2-2-2008 by apc]



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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I would think they'd be better off pushing for greater regulation of the food industry. Minimum standards for nutritional value and limits on sugar content etc would make a much bigger difference than this circus of a bill.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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I'd agree with this because it's definitely a step in the right direction. If people can't have enough self control to keep themselves healthy and in good shape, the government is going to have to step in and do it.

No fatties.

No Fatties



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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NO. Wendy's has little double cheeseburgers for a buck, not the double quarter-pounders. But if you don't like those, get jr. bacon cheeseburger.

And what good is leftover bread without a place to put it?



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 04:37 PM
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We all know our government is good at bureaucracy! Now lets give them all more power over our lives so they can make more decisions for us! I am all too afraid that lots of folks in our fine country want to do just that. We used to fight socialism and communism, not so much anymore.

Imagine all the time and research alone put into this bill. It is sickening.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 04:44 PM
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you should be allowed to put anything in your body you want, provided it doesent belong to someone else.

they serve alcoholics in bars? you will be told drinking more than twice in 6 months could be alcoholism. (already)

cigarettes? you need to pass a pulminary function test to smoke now too.

you want to buy a condom? you need to prove that youre not a registered sex offender.

you want to play a video game? you have to be able to PROVE you wont shoot up your school.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 04:45 PM
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Living on the border of Mississippi, and having to deal with quite a few people from the state makes me realize one thing if such an insane bill were to pass, you'd have a lot of very upset people wanting their fast food. I think there might even be incidents of violence taking place. Having heard an audio clip of a gentleman regarding Jimmy Dean sausage (not from Mississippi but still) made me realize just how serious some people are about the food they choose to eat.

I think this bill would be a horrid invasion into the private practices of individuals. I feel that obese people should be helped, but you also have to realize they have to want to help themselves first.

As far as price on healthier foods, this would be the main reason I don't eat healthier. I just compensate by exercising like a mad man 5 days a week to make sure i'm still in shape.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by apc
Uhm your Wendy's order is maybe two meals. Replace the two rolls with a loaf of bread you've got at least four meals there with a lot of bread leftover.

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Oh, and the Wendy's double cheeseburgers would come to about $6, not 2.

[edit on 2-2-2008 by apc]


Thanks for pointing that out.

Also, two kaiser rolls might be $4... don't know, never bought them, but a loaf of sliced bread is less than that. I currently bring a bologna sandwich (bologna and swiss on sliced white bread) to work every day, by the way. At home I eat tuna fish or ramen noodles. I'm trying to save money, and eating like that is really helping in that department.

That $7 worth of food would last me a long time. But then I'm sure that I'll be told that I'm wrong about that, too.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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Did you not read my reply?


apc

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 05:25 PM
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Those tiny little things?! Then it's one meal vs. four with leftovers. So per meal Wendy's is double the price. Are you seriously trying to contend that fast food is cheaper than food prepared at home? You're not only paying for the raw food from Wendy's, but you're paying for the cost to prepare it, the restaurants rent, profit, etc... Then if you consider they use the cheapest ingredients possible, 80% beef etc... You serious?



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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I did. And you are talking about 1/2 pound of bologna and 1/4 pound of cheese. That lasts me for a while. Certainly more than 1 meal. So I would get several meals out of your $7.

That is all I am trying to say.

This thread is about proposed legislation anyway. Not on whether it takes me longer to eat my groceries than it takes you. What you are saying is certainly not true for all people in all circumstances, and what I am saying is not true for everyone either. You made a generalization (initially, earlier in the thread) about why people eat fast food, and I countered to show that it is not true for all people.

Can we get back to ripping apart the ridiculous legislation? That's more fun than talking about deli meats anyhow.

[edit on 2-2-2008 by TheHypnoToad]



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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while I disagree with this piece of legislation
I think I understand what they're trying to do.
Anybody that has been to a all-u-can eat buffet
knows all to well. Those people who make 7-8
trips to the buffet who pay the same price as those
who make 1-2 trips are killing the profits of the
restaurant. Maybe that is what they're targeting here,
by telling those folks we can't serve you would
cut out those smörgåsbord buffet dwellers (binge eaters).

Even though I feel that they should eat as much
as they want to, cuz the sign clearly says:

"ALL-U-CAN-EAT"

with this bill it'll say

"ALL-U-CAN-EAT" in under 25 trips ...... LOL



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 05:37 PM
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Masi what do you mean no Fatties, you a member of the Fascist state are you. This World is made up of peoples of a colours shapes and sizes and that just how it should be, a natural world not some gob sh--e Politician or do gooder telling us how we should live , what we can say, what we can eat, where we can travel to. If you want to live lioke the Borg then go at it but the other 6.5 billion dont.

This PC crap has to stop its Fascism rapped up in a cloak of civiltiy and maybe when they stop you doing something then maybe you might start taking notice. But all these stupid laws are uneforcable anyway, how many murders in America, the Police cannot even deal with real crime issues let alone this crap, mind you saying that, terrorising the people is now on the menu if you pardon the pun.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 05:45 PM
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Yes, I am serious.

reply to post by TheHypnoToad
 

The stack attack double cheeseburger is a 135grams or a bit over a quarter pound. This means that two of those bugers would actually be more food than the half-pound of artery-bulging bologna.

Let's recalculate for the bread then. Take it away entirely, and you see that the total is still higher for the store-bought meal. And again, no condiments either.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 05:47 PM
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Remember your Congress would be exempt on when and where they can eat, overweight or not. Only private citizens that are over weight would be regulated where they may eat and how much per serving. The modo of our legislators do not do as we do.

The weight patrol police can pull you over if they see you leaving a fast food resturant and suspect you of being overweight. You will be ticketed according to how much you weigh and if you are over the weight limit personally they will get you for DUIF driving under the influence of food. The police would have portable weight scales they would carry with them to make sure you comply. LOL

Folks this may seem funny but we in this Nation are losing our freedoms everyday. Control and more control over your lives has been given to your government. Rik Riley



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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WTF? I mean what next obese terrorists? This same stuff is going on in the UK, where they are trying to establish criteria on who gets medical assistance etc; perhaps they should encouraging these places to serve healthier food instead of ‘extra greasy fried salads’ etc.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 06:41 PM
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One thing about a thread like this is you will learn who the control freaks are


When you control people lives to the point being proposed that is for all intents and purposes the end of our Freedoms.

Mr. (and I use that term loosely) Mayhall, Jr. is retired from the Pharmaceutical Industry and is also a Free Mason.
Mayhall Info Link


Occupation:
Retired Pharmaceutical Sales
(DuPont-Merck)

Representative Mayhall is a member of Horn Lake Masonic Lodge 617, Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce, Southaven Chamber of Commerce, and the Civil War Preservation Trust.


I found this image from "Junkfood Science" used in conjunction with an article about this interesting.



Edited to add I see no difference between those who want to control people to this level and Hitler or Stalin's beliefs. Its about control and people who jump like Kangaroos at the first opportunity to control someone they see weakness in.

[edit on 2/2/2008 by Blaine91555]



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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It terrifies me that people who think this way exist. What is your next move; too take peoples children away from them like Chairman Mao?

Gives me the chills just thinking about it.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 07:03 PM
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Though we often disagree on some things I am 100% behind you on this one. Being the empath that I am hearing " I am sorry but your too fat" might make me cry.



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