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Mississippi legislators Seek To Ban Fats

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posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 11:54 AM
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Mississippi legislators Seek To Ban Fats


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FEBRUARY 1--Mississippi legislators this week introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons. Bill No. 282, a copy of which you'll find below, is the brainchild of three members of the state's House of Representatives, Republicans W. T. Mayhall, Jr. and John Read, and Democrat Bobby Shows. The bill, which is likely dead on arrival, proposes that the state's Department of Health establish weight criteria after consultation with Mississippi's Council on Obesity. It does not detail what penalties an eatery would face if its grub was served to someone with an excessive body mass index. (2 pages)
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posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 11:54 AM
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How about this for fighting the obesity problem. Can this legislation even be a consideration? It seems way over the top to me. And besides, who said that the government has the right to decide who a restaurant serves and who they don't. Almsot as bad as making obese buy two plane tickets.

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posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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What? Will these restaurants have fat pinchers as you enter the door to determine your fat mass? Why not just weigh everybody before they eat and after they eat and charge them for the few extra pounds. This sounds just as logical as zoning in on obese people.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 12:06 PM
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this will never pass.
well, maybe not never but we're not there yet



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 12:13 PM
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Gotta keep an eye on it as they want it to be in effect by July. Don't you think the ACLU will be all over this? Haven't most obese people made that choice on their own? How can gov't. interject into something like that? People have the choice to eat their way to obesity or to eat moderately and exercise to remain healthy. If this passes, then they will have to pass legislation to not sell cigarettes to people who smoke more than a pack a day. Good luck regulating that one.



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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