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Obamacare anti-obesity rules require signage near elevators on calories burned by using stairs
Thoughtgrime ^ | February 20, 2014 | Sisyphus

Posted on 02/20/2014 5:15:22 AM PST by orwell2112

Obamacare’s partially read fiats, already under fire for forcing restaurants and vending machine operators to affix calorie labels to offerings, also mandate informing the public about calories burned during certain activities, according to the latest fatwa, issued today, by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The fatwa requires “Any business, institution, municipality, or other entity to place signage in no less than 14 languages, which must include Spanish, Urdu, and any three varieties of Pidgin English, within two vertical feet and five linear feet of escalators, elevators, and moving walkways, inter alia, informing the public on how many calories ambulating or climbing a stairwell in place of utilizing available powered transportation will consume.”

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1 posted on 02/20/2014 5:15:22 AM PST by orwell2112
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To: orwell2112

How many calories are burned during an armed insurrection against tyrants?


2 posted on 02/20/2014 5:17:58 AM PST by fruser1
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To: fruser1
How many calories are burned during an armed insurrection against tyrants?

Up to all that you have.

3 posted on 02/20/2014 5:19:23 AM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: orwell2112

I have a better proposal: make a successful fitness test mandatory to get any kind of government benefit, tax refund or a government job.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 5:22:48 AM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: orwell2112
I'm offended.
I have a knee affliction which precludes me from using stairs and this sign is outrageous, and hateful.
I demand elevator justice.
5 posted on 02/20/2014 5:25:33 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: fruser1

Well, it all depends on how fat is the tyrant; not so much on how long does it burn...


6 posted on 02/20/2014 5:26:25 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: orwell2112

If those signs start appearing I will bring along a backside view of Michelle’s fat ass to tape over the sign.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 5:40:35 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: orwell2112

Why not just tax elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks? s/


8 posted on 02/20/2014 5:41:04 AM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: orwell2112

My personal favorite signs are the braille signs at the drive through at my bank. They can only be reached from the drivers seat so I’m trying to imagine a blind person driving up and groping around for the instructions in braille. There are also brail signs at my gym at about 4 1/2 feet right in the middle of the wall which say “no male over the age of three” as you go into the women’s dressing room. So I’m trying to imagine a blind mother (since a four year old male couldn’t reach that high) moving her hands all over this 6X6 foot wall area to make sure she had read the braille. She then has to say, sorry sweetie but you have to go into the men’s locker room. And of course, since she’s blind, why wouldn’t she be able to take her son into the men’s locker room as long as she wasn’t changing?


9 posted on 02/20/2014 5:44:09 AM PST by Mercat
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To: orwell2112

Will they have to hire more bureaucrats and create a Department of Signs and Notices, or can they just go with this one…

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/09/shutdown-closes-the-tap-on-new-beers/2955673/

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM


10 posted on 02/20/2014 5:48:49 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Freelance Warrior

Fitness, IQ, civics, and foundational history.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 5:49:03 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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12 posted on 02/20/2014 5:49:31 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Mercat

Common sense rarely plays a role in leftist topdown diktats.

Common sense is letting the individual have too much sovereignty.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 5:50:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RJS1950

The cited article is obviously a satire.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 6:03:39 AM PST by bagman
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To: orwell2112
Are there also signs at exclusive golf clubs indicating the number of calories burned while playing 36 holes?
15 posted on 02/20/2014 6:05:05 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: Amagi
I demand elevator justice.

I have a hip replacement so I'm in a similar situation.Perhaps we should begin chanting "no justice,no peace!"

16 posted on 02/20/2014 6:07:35 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: orwell2112

This is why Monty Python’s Flying Circus was one of the greatest TV comedies ever.

Britain had already descended to this level of Socialist lunacy by the late 1960’s. Providing a virtually bottomless barrel of material.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 6:21:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: orwell2112; All

I checked the site. I think this is satire. All the other stories at the site are Onion like stories.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 6:21:30 AM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: orwell2112

Don’t forget Ebonics.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 6:35:41 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Mercat

“They can only be reached from the drivers seat “

I always figured they could be reach by a blind passenger in the back seat, driver’s side.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 6:51:44 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: prof.h.mandingo

I think it’s satire, too, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it were true. I would never have thought that losing your job could be spun into something good & desirable for society..........


21 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:10 AM PST by PoplarBluffian
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To: orwell2112

Even though it appears to be satire I would still look at whose relative owns a sign or placard company.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:49 AM PST by penguinhunter
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To: orwell2112

Please, tell me this is satire.


23 posted on 02/20/2014 6:59:53 AM PST by grania
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To: bagman

Yet, sadly, O’care is so screwed up that some people will accept it, without question, as truth.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 7:11:30 AM PST by jstaff
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To: bagman

true, that’s why I stated “if those signs do appear”. I certainly haven’t ginned up any printing presses to print piles of those pictures.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 7:20:27 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: orwell2112
Back in 1993, I needed to see a doctor on vacation because one of my sons hurt his ankle. The doctor, who looked like a dyke, treated him but added a bunch of questions I thought were out of place and none of her business. For example, "Do you have a gun in your house?" and "Do you think anyone in your family is obsessed with food?"

This was 20 years ago. Sounds to me like all those people who have had it in their minds to control people have found a way to do it. And, get it codified in law.

I will leave with one thought - when our Founders began the Declaration of Independence with "We the People" they put us and our collective common sense into major play. WE are the People and our country is not theirs for the picking, otherwise our document would have read: Some of us who are Tyrants.

26 posted on 02/20/2014 7:35:20 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: orwell2112

Will the advisory come in braille and spoken word too?

My My,, we are such a feeble nation

We all need guidance and counsel at every exit and entrance of this land.

too bad illegals don’t pay attention.


27 posted on 02/20/2014 9:04:59 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: orwell2112

Wonder if Air Force One has signage on it about better MPG?


28 posted on 02/20/2014 9:19:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: bagman

“The cited article is obviously a satire.”

You must admit, it’s getting more and more difficult to detect this.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 9:19:50 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I guess that they could if the driver pulled up.


30 posted on 02/20/2014 11:13:45 AM PST by Mercat
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To: orwell2112

How many calories are in a boob belt? Moochelle needs to stop eating them.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 11:21:28 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: orwell2112

Electric bills should come come with an advisory measuring blood pressure reductions possible through obama impeachment and incarceration.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 6:22:55 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: clearcarbon

Excellent idea.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 6:08:43 PM PST by orwell2112
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To: grania

It is ... for now!


34 posted on 02/24/2014 6:13:06 PM PST by orwell2112
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To: orwell2112

OMG! do these people know no
bounds?!

nevermind, i know the answer...

this is NOT America!


35 posted on 02/24/2014 6:13:58 PM PST by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: I want the USA back

You’re right - that’s a major oversight likely to be met with stiff penalties ...


36 posted on 02/24/2014 6:14:07 PM PST by orwell2112
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To: orwell2112

I’ll use the elevator or esclator and they can shove the stairs up their backside!

besides I need to put on 20 pounds.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 6:15:43 PM PST by dalereed
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