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Old 03-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #23
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If you put tomato and lettuce on it then it's healthy like a salad!
This is the way my in laws think. No kidding.

They heard somewhere that cinnamon is good for you and how did they decide to up their cinnamon intake? Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Nevermind the fact that they had no idea what the cinnamon was actually supposed to do...
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Well people are too stupid to take responsibility for themselves.

Seriously you're an adult and still drinking soda? Grow up.

These overweight (not obese) unfit soda drinkers are the same people that b1tch about the drain of Medicare/Medicade on our country but don't realize that it's this unhealthy lifestyle that contributes to that very issue.

IMO there should be a HiGh Tax on soda and fast food.
Are you going to tax similarly unhealthy foods too? Should Ramen be taxed? It's cheap and loaded with sodium. What about Spam? Bacon? Where do you draw the line? It isn't a matter of the food itself, but the people eating it. They have zero self control and aren't likely up to speed on the ins and outs of nutrition. I see it more of a matter of poor nutritional eduation and general apathy toward health than anything else.
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Are you going to tax similarly unhealthy foods to? Should Ramen be taxed? It's cheap and loaded with sodium. What about Spam? Bacon? Where do you draw the line? It isn't a matter of the food itself, but the people eating it. They have zero self control and aren't likely up to speed on the ins and outs of nutrition. I see it more of a matter of poor nutritional eduation and general apathy toward health than anything else.
You shut your mouth about bacon being unhealthy...it is nature's perfect food. Anyone with a brain can taste that fact.
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I never said it wasn't good. I've been known to eat half a pound in a sitting given the chance...
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Are you going to tax similarly unhealthy foods too? Should Ramen be taxed? It's cheap and loaded with sodium. What about Spam? Bacon? Where do you draw the line? It isn't a matter of the food itself, but the people eating it. They have zero self control and aren't likely up to speed on the ins and outs of nutrition. I see it more of a matter of poor nutritional eduation and general apathy toward health than anything else.
Good points.

Companies need to be more socially responsible.

Government should consider taxing them or having them subsidize healthcare.
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I never said it wasn't good. I've been known to eat half a pound in a sitting given the chance...
before my girl moved in with me. I would eat 1 pound of bacon for dinner at least 2-3 times a month. She has me limited to 10 pieces a week.
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Good points.

Companies need to be more socially responsible.

Government should consider taxing them or having them subsidize healthcare.
Right, it's the companies faults.
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Good points.

Companies need to be more socially responsible.

Government should consider taxing them or having them subsidize healthcare.
People need to have more willpower. The government isn't going to prevent people from eating themselves to the size of a whale whether through taxes, etc.

If the Gov't taxes companies based on their relative harm to consumers, say goodbye to all tobacco and alcohol
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Right, it's the companies faults.
Making food cheap and addicting?

I'd say so
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People need to have more willpower. The government isn't going to prevent people from eating themselves to the size of a whale whether through taxes, etc.

If the Gov't taxes companies based on their relative harm to consumers, say goodbye to all tobacco and alcohol
It's radical I know but the way we are heading isn't sustainable

So we need solutions my friend.
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Companies need to be more socially responsible.
I agree to a certain extent. While it's always a good thing when a company has a moral conscious, I don't believe they're under any sort of moral obligation to do so. If a company is screwing the public over, it's the customers' responsibility to stop buying their product.

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lol, no. The gov't should stay out of the private sector as much as possible. Utilities, infrastructure, and military are as much as they should be involved in.
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Personally I feel the government should tell us exactly how to live and make every decision for us. For those that don't follow the rules, tax them.

People are obviously incapable of making their own life decisions,
We need a multi-billionaire dictator to guide us.
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It's radical I know but the way we are heading isn't sustainable

So we need solutions my friend.
What do you mean when you say it isn't sustainable? Are you talking resources or sustainable health-wise? If the latter, then I say bring it on. Thin the herd (no pun intended).
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Making food cheap and addicting?

I'd say so
Because it's totally their fault that they are exploiting a market that has a crazy amount of demand, and that they can do it efficiently.

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lol, no. The gov't should stay out of the private sector as much as possible. Utilities, infrastructure, and military are as much as they should be involved in.
What about health care infrastructure?
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Good. How dare the government try something like this? New York city, my birthplace, is disgusting me and has been for years at this point. What sheep are living there now that they allow this nonsense to go on?
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So we need solutions my friend.
People who cannot control their willpower will die early and eventually be eliminated from the gene pool. I'm not seeing a problem here.
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What about health care infrastructure?
Like hospitals and EMS stations? Local government should handle that I suppose, but I'd rather see privately owned for better efficiency. Basically I would rather see state/local gov't hold more power than the feds when it comes to local matters.
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People who cannot control their willpower will die early and eventually be eliminated from the gene pool. I'm not seeing a problem here.
Here's one problem:
Before they die, they will cost us a lot of money through treatment for their chronic diseases and acute complications.

Fat and unhealthy people are expensive to maintain.
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