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Old 02-07-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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Mississippi Law: “No Fat People Allowed”

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If some Mississippi legislators had their way, they’d put forth a law that would ban obese people from being served at restaurants.
State Rep. John Read, a Republican who is one of the bill’s three authors, says he wasn’t trying to offend anybody and never even expected the plan to become law.
“I was trying to shed a little light on the No. 1 problem in Mississippi.”
This may sound humorous as you read along, but this isn’t a spoof. Obesity is a real problem with consequences for Americans and we’ve been unable to solve this growing epidemic without the use of drugs or surgery to solve the issue. Of course, exercise and dieting is ideal, but helping to fight obesity isn’t like having the flu or acquiring a chronic disease that can be cured drinking a Slimfast(tm) every morning.
The question that should be asked is whether the Republican Representative crossed the line by proposing such legislation.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:28 PM   #2
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WTF!! what happened to the land of the free.... even if that means the freedom to be fat, right?

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Have you seen John Read? He hasn't skipped very many cheeseburgers in his lifetime. He's a good 75 pounds overweight himself.

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I'd like to see them sumbitches try and keep me out of the Cracker Barrel.
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that would ruin the restraunt economy
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:41 PM   #7
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I will say, IMO it's a good idea that they are trying to legislate the reduction/elimination of transfats.... OK, so McDonald's fries aren't the same anymore...but man those transfats are so bad for you. Might as well down a bottle of Wesson oil.

I really can't understand how anyone could allow them to be put in food in the first place.. I think the FDA needs to get more involved in the food industry to actively protect the consumers.
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Whats next? Smokers can't buy cigarettes?
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IMHO i think its good that they are trying to do something about weight problems in america. and to be really honest, i'm bothered by the fact that it upsets some for someone to want to help make people healthy. but like stated, the land of the free, which means free to be fat. i'm not a mound of solid rock by any means, but i do at least try and stay healthy and in shape. and think that most peope ought to do the same. but to each his own. not trying to argue here, just give my opinion
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People should have a choice. Thats what it comes down to.
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I guess I need to put on some more employees... Fat Police.
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I've said it before, and you can't blame all obese people for being what they are. Choice is only part of it. Food can be an addiction(most cases of addiction to anything being a mental disorder), that has been proven, much like anything else though, location, genetics and personal income play a role in many obese people's lives. You can't say, "He chose to be fat" because that would be like saying, "He choice to be mentally retarded". Of course the ample supply of cheeseburgers at a low cost may play a role, but there are many other determining factors.
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I've said it before, and you can't blame all obese people for being what they are. Choice is only part of it. Food can be an addiction(most cases of addiction to anything being a mental disorder), that has been proven, much like anything else though, location, genetics and personal income play a role in many obese people's lives. You can't say, "He chose to be fat" because that would be like saying, "He choice to be mentally retarded". Of course the ample supply of cheeseburgers at a low cost may play a role, but there are many other determining factors.
I am not in any way saying people choose to be fat, or mentally handicapped, or anything like that. What I am saying is regardless of someones weight or anything else, they should be able to have the choice of what they put into their own bodies.
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Regardless of how anyone feels about the "obesity" issue in this country, the government has far too much to say about our private lives.
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I am not in any way saying people choose to be fat, or mentally handicapped, or anything like that. What I am saying is regardless of someones weight or anything else, they should be able to have the choice of what they put into their own bodies.
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Regardless of how anyone feels about the "obesity" issue in this country, the government has far too much to say about our private lives.
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You can't say, "He chose to be fat" because that would be like saying, "He choice to be mentally retarded"


i dont really think this is a good anology. for the most part, all it takes is some will pwoer to eat healthier and excercise. so by not doing either of those, you are in part chosing to be fat. you dont have any say as to whether you are mentally retarded or not
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Will power help, but choosing to eat healthy, unfortunately comes at a premium in this country. Those health food stores and "special" items at the stores really have jumped in price over the past few years, and when it comes to taking on another $70+ at the grocery store every week, some people just can't afford it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:23 PM   #18
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I think its much like the helmet law. They didn't enforce it on the safety factor. Its enforced because all the people getting in wrecks without a helmet drove up the health care cost for the state. Once it starts costing them money they find a way to help it. Obese people put more of a burden on the state health care, so they are trying to cut it down.
Yeh its their right to be FAT and happy, until it starts costing you money. Then where are your rights not to pay for someone who wants to be fat?
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I filtered my rant. Read your constitution. Where does it say that the Government has anything to do with what we eat? It's just not right. "stuff" like this really ticks me off, and I tend to rant. This is a Forum for the exchange of ideas, specifically about the JEEP lifestyle, and even though, in OT, I felt, in my state of disgust, that it was just a little too much to print. I don't want to pay for anyone elses problems but mine. <<filtered>> Nobody REALLY wants to hear this!
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i'm bothered by the fact that it upsets some for someone to want to help make people healthy.
By denying them the right to eat in public? Yea, that's how you solve the health issues America is faced with. All that is doing is forcing the obese to stay in homes and get fatter so that the Skinny population doesn't have to see the obese. At least they are getting some kind of excise going out to eat instead of sitting in front of the TV stuffing their faces. Give me a bloody break, it's ridiculous.

How about we start up Racial Segregation again while we are discriminating against people?

You don't HIDE a problem you deal with it and that is all this bill is attempting to do if it did pass is HIDE the problem. Stopping someone from going to Mcdonald's is not going to make them get up and exercise everyday. All this would do is embarrass over weight people more then they already are. I don't know how much you weigh but gain about 100-200 extra pounds and see what it is like and tell us how it feels.

There is NO WAY this would work anyway, you can't judge people by weighting them anyway.There is a standard of hight/weight that the state set's which is completely retarded because everyone has a different body.

Not only would the OBESE people not go out but majority of people would not go out to eat for the fact they would have to weigh every customer and figure out what the correct weight for each person would have to be.

I could go on and on but I won't because I think everyone gets the picture. This thing is utter bullshit and should not have ever been written up. Guy needs to focus on doing something more productive with his time and tax payers money.

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LEV! Chill, dude! You are missing the point! It is UNLAWFUL. It cannot be passed, unless the rule of law has been surpassed. It is not the business of the Government what or how we eat, how much, or how little we weigh. Of course, if anyone thinks that it should be like that, vote Dem<<filtered>>
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LEV! Chill, dude! You are missing the point! It is UNLAWFUL. It cannot be passed, unless the rule of law has been surpassed. It is not the business of the Government what or how we eat, how much, or how little we weigh. Of course, if anyone thinks that it should be like that, vote Dem<<filtered>>
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I think the goberment should figure out a way to tax people on how many calories they consume. You could get deductions for eating broccoli and stuff like that.
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