posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:33 PM
Originally posted by Vasa Croe
reply to post by v1rtu0s0
Saw this story yesterday.....he deserved it. The restaurant should not be allowed to be open. Just because there are the idiots that will eat
these foods doesn't mean they should encourage it. Either way.....the guy deserved what he got in my opinion......if you're going to eat something
you know is horrible for you made at a place called Heart Attack Grill then you will get no sympathy from me when you keel over and die...
I saw it yesterday as well, and it's had a few threads here on ATS already.
Regardless, I saw fit to respond to you here as some of what you said bothers me. First off, why does the victim "deserve it"? I haven't seen many
details on him, and am unable to watch the videos from this network - is he overweight, or does he otherwise have a habit for unhealthy eating? If he
were a triathlete who normally ate healthy and was just out for a treat and had this happen, would he deserve it? Would you deserve for eating chips,
cookies, or burgers, if it happened to you?
Secondly, you say the restaurant shouldn't be allowed to be open - who exactly should be in charge of these decisions? Should people not be allowed
to cook and eat food like this in their own personal lives (we're going to police all kitchens and personal diets now)? Should we outlaw all fast and
junk foods? Skydiving schools? Alcohol and tobacco? See where I'm going here?
I find the general attitude a bit disturbing is all...yes, people are responsible for their own choices, but not all events are directly correlated to
our decisions, and a prohibitionary mindset as voiced here takes a very short-sighted view of things.
edit on 2/16/2012 by Praetorius because:
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