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Food Regulations of the Future? A sneak preview of the coming War on Obesity.
American Spectator ^ | 3.29.13 | MARTA H. MOSSBURG

Posted on 03/30/2013 4:38:13 PM PDT by neverdem

March 29, 2020

The federal government today announced new regulations for buying fast food.

Starting June 1, upon entering a national fast food chain restaurant or before ordering via a drive-thru each patron must undergo a Body Mass Index (BMI) analysis. The score will determine portion sizes for adults and children and restrict the options available. Scores are: underweight, normal, overweight, obese and morbidly obese. Automated tickets issued from the machines will be color coded to alert servers of a patron’s options.

If a person is obese, for example, he or she will only be able to order sugar-free drinks and meals with a combined 500 calories. Those items will be color coded on the menu to make choices easily identifiable, according to Wendy Smith, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the agency that wrote the regulations. Those who wish to speed the process may apply for wrist bands, which will allow patrons to bypass the BMI calipers. Fingerprints will also be taken at checkout to ensure that those ordering receive one portion.

Cindy Dvorak, the former head of DHHS and CEO of Calipers for Change, the company chosen by the government to launch the new program said, “Our devices will quickly, accurately and discretely inform patrons of their fat ratio and help them take positive steps to achieve an appropriate weight and a fulfilling life.”

But not everyone is happy with the new rules. The head of industry group Chain Restaurants of America said it will be filing a federal lawsuit against the regulations on Fourteenth Amendment grounds of unequal treatment under the law.

Fast food patron Joy de Cocinar admits she needs to lose a few pounds but does not want to be stigmatized by the new rules. She plans to visit her...

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obesity; restaurants; waronobesity
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1 posted on 03/30/2013 4:38:13 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

I looked first to see if this was satire or humor. It wasn’t.

So when do we Americans just line up to be put in our little boxes and become the playthings/serfs for our betters aka Elites?

I could just say so much more and I won’t. Why? Before this comes about the CWII or Revolution II will be in full swing.


2 posted on 03/30/2013 4:45:45 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: neverdem
I'm underweight, but I prefer to call it whipcord lean.

I'll sell my portions to the highest bidder.

See how long that lasted?

/johnny

3 posted on 03/30/2013 4:47:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: neverdem
As far out as this is, this could be the future.

Since they don't have the guts to oppose terroristic Islam -- especially Mayor Bloomberg and his advocacy of the ground zero mosque for example -- they've declared war on fat people.

Of men having sex with men (homosexuals) with their high costs associated with the diseases they get (now a virulent form of meningitis), plus their molestation as an ersatz means of reproduction, get a pass from these health Nazis, too.

4 posted on 03/30/2013 4:47:47 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: neverdem
Your mind and body belong to the State.

Liberalism truly is a mental disease.

5 posted on 03/30/2013 4:49:32 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: neverdem

Our Washington betters will soon be telling us when and where we can take a leak, as they regulate every aspect of our lives from birth to death.

The only thing that will NEVER come in for regulation is legislator mendacity; it would annihilate the Washington way of life.


6 posted on 03/30/2013 4:50:00 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: neverdem

As long as I can get my hands on pig and beef, I really don’t care what these Nazis want.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 4:51:29 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: The Working Man
I looked first to see if this was satire or humor. It wasn’t.

The question mark in the title shows that it is a form of satire, but I can't help thinking it might be true in the future. That is, if we have a future as America will have long collapsed before the government thinks this one up.

8 posted on 03/30/2013 4:51:53 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: neverdem

So in the checkout line, the fatty steps on a scale, and an electronic arm lifts the potato chips out of the basket? Does it say, “No no nooooo”?


9 posted on 03/30/2013 4:54:01 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: The Working Man

The date says 2020


10 posted on 03/30/2013 4:54:03 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: neverdem
Nah, see my tagline. In these videos each citizen is given a calories card and you are allowed a certain ration of calories to purchase.

That, in some form, is how they'll do it.

Also taxing the living shit out of everything making food obscenely expensive and making your car so expensive that you'll get rid of it and walk, bike--see Scandinavia.

11 posted on 03/30/2013 4:54:56 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: neverdem

There’s one born every minute.

But wait, considering the number of suckers, it must be one born every second.


12 posted on 03/30/2013 4:55:13 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

can’t sell it if there’s no physical cash allowed. you may barter for it but that may be illegal by then too.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 4:56:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
you may barter for it but that may be illegal by then too.

Probably is now, but it depends on what she looks like if I'd be willing to barter. ;)

/johnny

14 posted on 03/30/2013 4:58:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hammer
Our Washington betters will soon be telling us when and where we can take a leak, as they regulate every aspect of our lives from birth to death.

Most Liberals don't know how to take a crap without government assistance.

15 posted on 03/30/2013 5:01:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Jack Hammer
Our Washington betters will soon be telling us when and where we can take a leak, as they regulate every aspect of our lives from birth to death.

All thanks to the voters for either electing tinhorn dictators or allowing them to anoint themselves with dictatorial powers.

In John Wayne's America, when America was inhabited by Americans, these tinhorn dictators would have been taken to the outhouse, have their heads dunked until they promised to behave.............

16 posted on 03/30/2013 5:01:39 PM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: neverdem
This is a Bloomberg/Empress Michelle dream that is all too plausible, at least the BMI part.
17 posted on 03/30/2013 5:02:25 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I’ll sell my portions to the highest bidder.”

Sort of like a carbon tax, if Rosie O’Donnell wants to buy your portion she could. We will be food neutral.


18 posted on 03/30/2013 5:05:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: neverdem

Well, that’ll be the end of fast food.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 5:06:16 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Stepan12

The question mark in the title shows that it is a form of satire, but I can’t help thinking it might be true in the future. That is, if we have a future as America will have long collapsed before the government thinks this one up.


I saw the question mark and the Date of 2020.

I see this as someone making a reasoned extrapolation of the trends today. Especially the Nanny Mayor of New York, Bloomberg.

More and more these sorts of people are coming out and saying what they’ve desired and hidden for so long. Control, power, the ability to say come and you come, go and you go, do and you will do. This is the ultimate aphrodisiac for these types of people.

And the rest of us? We are their toys to be played with and when broken, to be discarded.

That’s why I say CWII or Revolution II depending on how you look at it, is inevitable. Truly it’s that or we just lie down and let the steamroller do the job on us.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 5:07:19 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man
That’s why I say CWII or Revolution II depending on how you look at it, is inevitable. Truly it’s that or we just lie down and let the steamroller do the job on us.

This is the sentence I would agree with most; however, I think the U.S. will collapse before 2020. The brokest nation on the face of the earth won't have the power to do such regulations.

21 posted on 03/30/2013 5:22:29 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: neverdem

This is BS. Fat welfare momma will get her burgers and Buckwheat can’t stop it.


22 posted on 03/30/2013 5:25:02 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: neverdem

This seems to be a shortsighted view of the future. If the left truly has its way there will be shortages in just about everything especially food. The North Koreans certainly don’t have an obesity problem, and I doubt they have many regs governing calorie intake and BMI.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 5:25:41 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: The Working Man; All

Well, at least it might hold down the cost of Obamacare. ;-)


24 posted on 03/30/2013 5:36:05 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: neverdem

How about this?

You pay with your own money, you order anything you want, no questions asked.

You pay with food stamps, your choices are limited to diet drinks, milk, salad, and fruit.


25 posted on 03/30/2013 5:37:18 PM PDT by randita
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To: neverdem
I would like to extend my sympathy to these latest targets of the FedMob
nannies. But I'm a smoker so ... drop and give Uncle Sam ten.
26 posted on 03/30/2013 5:49:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

“I would like to extend my sympathy to these latest targets of the FedMob
nannies. But I’m a smoker so ... drop and give Uncle Sam ten.”

If they are going to discriminate against smokers (which IS the plan), I’m going to have a major problem paying for the treatment of 300 pound diabetics, people who live on Cheeze-Its and beer, drug addicts, AIDS/STD patients who acquired the disease from being promiscuous, skydivers who get hurt, people who drive drunk, without seat belts, people injured playing sports...where will this end??


27 posted on 03/30/2013 5:59:01 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: randita

“You pay with food stamps, your choices are limited to diet drinks, milk, salad, and fruit.”

I have a fundamental problem understanding why this is somehow not “fair”. Liberals want society to be “fair”...right? How come no one cares about “fairness” to taxpayers?


28 posted on 03/30/2013 6:01:13 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: varon

Those were the days, huh?

Alas, seemingly gone forever; America has become a nation of wimps and freeloaders.


29 posted on 03/30/2013 6:01:52 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: All
This article might be satire but the one linked below is not.
ObamaCare Coming to a Public School Near You May 12, 2012

Well, in addition to the health care “exchanges” in the states, ObamaCare has provided for health care centers to be built and run right out of your neighborhood public schools. The Obama administration is rolling out its plans to pour the millions of dollars the Democrats in Congress allocated to the law into “school-based health centers.” The law includes funds to build and run clinics to give students free diagnoses, treatment for chronic medical conditions and mental health screenings.

On Wednesday, Kathleen Sebelius announced that another $75 million in taxpayer funds is “available” to build health clinics in schools. $200 million was appropriated by Congressional Democrats for the School-Based Health Center Capital Program, and the current $75 million is the third in a series of grants available to these school-based health centers.

Why do we want our schools “tracking” our children’s health data? What happens if your child doesn’t “fit in” with the “recommendations?” Are student’s grades going to be impacted by failure to meet health “recommendations?” Could it be suggested that some parents are not meeting their parental responsibilities because their children are overweight, or not doing the required number of jumping jacks, or seem uncomfortable with the curriculum on healthy homosexual relationships?


30 posted on 03/30/2013 6:02:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Stepan12

“That is, if we have a future as America will have long collapsed before the government thinks this one up.”

Probably true...we have basically been “paying off” the irresponsible not to riot for years. No more money = riots. That’s why the big purchases of ammo recently.


31 posted on 03/30/2013 6:07:15 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: neverdem

A war on fat people can’t come soon enough!!!

fat people are a visual blight!!!


32 posted on 03/30/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: All
Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) Requirements

The Community Health Needs Assessment is a provision of the Affordable Care Act. It is a requirement for all non-profit, non-governmental hospitals that file IRS Form 990; it is a public document that must be posted on a hospital’s website.

The CHNA requirements become effective starting with the first tax year beginning after March 23, 2012, and must be filed every three years.

Specific community healthcare needs and how the hospital is meeting them must be identified by the CHNA. The hospital must also develop action plans to meet the needs of the community, monitor them and report progress on their implementation.


33 posted on 03/30/2013 6:11:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: All
HHS awards nearly $100 million in grants for public health and prevention priorities(From the hhs.gov website)

The Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund grants will support state and community efforts to fight obesity, increase HIV testing, promote tobacco quit lines, expand mental health and substance abuse programs and track, monitor and respond to disease outbreaks

$9.3 million in support of obesity biometric efforts

Six communities - all of which were part of the original 44 Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) communities funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) will divide $9.3 million in support of obesity efforts to examine change in community-level variables (such as change in use of cafeteria foods), and body mass index and related biometric measures.

“These new evaluation funds will help our country identify effective and promising obesity prevention strategies. This funding will evaluate community-level obesity prevention initiatives aimed at creating healthy environments that promote nutrition and physical activity in the places where adults and children work, eat, study and play,” said Dr. Rebecca Bunnell, the program director for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative at CDC. “Preventing obesity is critical for our nation’s future and we need to make sure we are investing every obesity prevention dollar wisely.”


34 posted on 03/30/2013 6:22:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I think any mention of discrimination against smokers should be put in the past tense not the future tense.


35 posted on 03/30/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Stepan12

It’s dated March 29, 2020


36 posted on 03/30/2013 6:25:48 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: dalereed
A war on fat people can’t come soon enough!!!

fat people are a visual blight!!!

Did you forget the sarcasm tag? If not, pardon me (and many other FReepers) for being a blight to your vision and disturbing your zen, as I'm sure you're 100% physically perfect.

...and be sure to let us know the next time you walk on water.

37 posted on 03/30/2013 7:12:57 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: neverdem

If keeping junk food in the food stamp program means regulating everyone else’s eating ...

Well, hey: that’s a ‘two-fer’ for the government!


38 posted on 03/30/2013 7:19:44 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: neverdem

The Wookie will have multiple orgasms if she reads this.


39 posted on 03/30/2013 7:38:30 PM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: paint_your_wagon

Bingo!
The excess calories will be gone soon enough.


40 posted on 03/30/2013 7:54:44 PM PDT by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

No sarcasm intended, meant it 100%!!!


41 posted on 03/30/2013 8:13:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I still can wear the same suit I got married in 55 years ago!

6-0 and 170#.

The wife is 5-8 and 115#.


42 posted on 03/30/2013 8:15:06 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: El Gato; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Robert A. Cook, PE; lepton; LadyDoc; jb6; tiamat; PGalt; Dianna; ...
Fungi pull carbon into northern forest soils

Scientists map protein that creates antibiotic resistance

How herpesvirus invades nervous system

A Computer Inside a Cell

FReepmail me if you want on or off my health and science ping list.

43 posted on 03/30/2013 8:35:00 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

In 2020, Obama will still be in his 3rd term..... so this actually could happen. ;>)


44 posted on 03/30/2013 8:59:29 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: neverdem

I detest the government thinking it is it’s job to tell people what they can or cannot put into their bodies.

That being said, it’s about time we realize that obesity is probably the number one health issue in America.

So as a past and current smoker all I will say is...

Nyah! Nyah! Nyah nyah nyah!!


45 posted on 03/30/2013 11:10:24 PM PDT by djf (I don't want to be safe. I want to be FREE!)
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To: The Working Man
I looked first to see if this was satire or humor. It wasn’t.

It might have something to do with April 1st however.

46 posted on 03/31/2013 1:11:45 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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FWIW I have bored tastebuds...

ff

47 posted on 03/31/2013 5:09:11 AM PDT by foreverfree
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To: JRandomFreeper
“I'll sell my portions to the highest bidder”

They will just make straw purchases a felony.

48 posted on 03/31/2013 7:45:25 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Stepan12

They should try to require food stamp recipients to undergo diet screening and have those findings determine what they can purchase. The ensuing uproar would keep them off the backs of the rest of us.


49 posted on 03/31/2013 7:57:40 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: neverdem

bookmark.


50 posted on 03/31/2013 8:17:59 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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