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D.C. Dem to Introduce Bill to Change Eating Habits in ‘Workplace and Community Settings’
The PJ Tatler ^ | April 5, 2012 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 04/06/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The representative for a district with higher-than-average rates of obesity-related conditions will return from recess a week from Monday to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will say on the House floor, according to prepared remarks, that her bill is intended to tackle a health problem “that cannot be remedied through the health care system alone.”

The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million “for a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar.”

That would be allocated to “train health professionals to recognize the signs of obesity early and to educate people concerning healthy lifestyles, such as proper nutrition and regular exercise; conduct public education campaigns about how to recognize and address overweight and obesity; and develop intervention strategies to be used in everyday life, such as in the workplace and in community settings.”

“The legislation is the minimum necessary to address our most important health care crisis,” Norton will say.

The bill had no co-sponsors in the 111th Congress and died in a health subcommittee. The renewed effort comes after a “60 Minutes” report this past weekend calling sugar a toxin and calls from some health officials to tax and regulate sugar like tobacco.

“I urge my colleagues to join me in support of this important legislation to mobilize the country now, before entirely preventable health conditions, which often begin in childhood, overwhelm the nation’s health care system,” Norton will say.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: eleanorholmesnorton; exercise; health; junkfood; lifeact; nannystate; obesity; sugar; taxes
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1 posted on 04/06/2012 6:17:31 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Leave my food alone.

Allow me to make my own choices.

When I was in the Soviet Union, the main justification for state control was to prevent the public from making “mistakes” or “bad choices.”

I want the right to make a mistake, because it means I have freedom.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 6:20:54 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The congress should be shut down. They have nothing better to do than this?


3 posted on 04/06/2012 6:21:00 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is there any question that they believe we are all too stupid? These idiots have to go!


4 posted on 04/06/2012 6:21:43 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What next? Plain brown wrappers of pre-selected foods measured and weighed and available with ration tickets?

She should check with North Korea. They seem to have a handle on the obesity problem.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 6:21:56 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar
Guaranteed this will only be enforced against white males.
The rest have "rights" don't you know.
6 posted on 04/06/2012 6:26:41 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


7 posted on 04/06/2012 6:27:31 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Never trust anyone named Eleanor.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 6:27:38 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

The soft tyranny that is coming here will make the old USSR look like a shining beacon of freedom...................


9 posted on 04/06/2012 6:30:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How is it that a non-voting token representative, NOT from ANY state, can introduce legislation? EHN is a race-bating opportunist who’s been sucking off the DC rep thing for too damn many years. If you’ve never heard of her, she’s the black chick on that Sunday TV show “Bitter Women’s Pity Party” hosted by Bonnie Erbe......


10 posted on 04/06/2012 6:31:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
This has everything to do with Obamacare.

It's the new global warming.

WE WILL OWN YOU BODY AND SOUL.

YOU WILL EAT YOUR PEAS AND WILL NOT SPEAK OF GOD.

11 posted on 04/06/2012 6:41:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: OpusatFR
I can see the left going to food rationing where everyone would be allowed a certain allotment of certain foods and a coupon system to buy the foods. Something similar to the system of food coupons used in WWII.
12 posted on 04/06/2012 6:44:36 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bump


13 posted on 04/06/2012 6:46:33 AM PDT by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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To: painter

I’m keeping the gun AND the cannoli.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 6:48:32 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: OpusatFR

Yeah, but can’t you feel the excitement passing among the “masses” as we anticipate the next “increase in chocolate” ration?


15 posted on 04/06/2012 6:48:53 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: massgopguy

:-)


16 posted on 04/06/2012 6:54:06 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It is exactly this kind of running our lives that would be cast into federal law if the mandate for Obamacare is allowed to stand. This type of stuff could easily be added to an ever growing list of new government mandates.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 6:59:07 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Don’t Smoke (taxes-check)
Don’t Drink (taxes-check)
Don’t Eat
Don’t Sit
Don’t Think


18 posted on 04/06/2012 7:03:01 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

People really should mind their own business. People make choices. That is the natural way of things.

MYOB woman.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 7:03:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I have an idea for a new program: HOBDO

Help Our Brain Dead Officials

In which they are given the same choice as in Utah: firing squad or lethal injection.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is what will be pushed with Obamacare. Heavily.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 7:08:50 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: The Great RJ

When our bodies become interstate commerce, everything we do with our bodies becomes interstate commerce.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 7:14:54 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Severe badly done cosmetics.

23 posted on 04/06/2012 7:16:38 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: IMR 4350
everyone would be allowed a certain allotment of certain foods

A leftist mental disorder starts in childhood and is commonly triggered by birthday and Christmas trauma, primarily envy over the visible size of someone's slice of birthday cake or Christmas gifts. "No fair! His cake is bigger than mine!" Leftism develops from a sense of being on the left side of the bell curve in life. The nature of envy is not to acquire what someone else has but to destroy what they have. There is nothing leftists won't envy: money, cars, house, family, health, beauty, brains, fitness, friends, and in this case: food. If a leftist must be on a salt or calorie restricted diet, everyone must be. It all goes back to "No fair! His cake is bigger than mine!" They are convinced true happiness is only possible if everyone is exactly the same in every possible respect.

The antidote to leftist envy is mockery. Make fun of leftists and their envy at every opportunity. Counter a leftist's painful feelings of envy by inducing in them equally painful feelings of shame.

24 posted on 04/06/2012 7:19:10 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The key to our “liberal”, “progressive”, leftist friends: they have to control everything. I truly believe it. Freedom and your right to choose is the thing they dislike the most.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 7:25:05 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: massgopguy

You may be able to sell cannolis on the black market!


26 posted on 04/06/2012 7:26:58 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Reeses
One of the first thing a cult will do with a new member is control their food, especially meat.

Meat eaters have a tendency to think for themselves, and when it's all about control you can't have people thinking for themselves.

Cults will reward followers that fall into line with food.

When you control the food, people are forced to follow.

It's all about absolute power hiding behind “we're doing it for your own good”.

27 posted on 04/06/2012 7:39:45 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million

“train health professionals to recognize the signs of obesity early”

“conduct public education campaigns about how to recognize and address overweight and obesity”

Is it really that difficult to recognize obesity early and then hand out printouts for exercise and diet?


28 posted on 04/06/2012 7:41:32 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If the liberal justification for this nonsense is the Commerce Clause, then we DEFINITELY need to discuss a new Amendment to the Constitution. Soon.


29 posted on 04/06/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT by DNME (Paging SARAH PALIN! Please pick up any white courtesy phone.)
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To: Irenic

-—Is it really that difficult to recognize obesity early and then hand out printouts for exercise and diet?——

Lolz. It’s good to bring a discussion back to planet earth. I like to ask, What are you actually going to do?


30 posted on 04/06/2012 7:46:37 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act

This is a perfect example of what is so wrong with our government, and more specifically, with our politicians.

Our government is populated with self-important morons who desperately want to get a new law created that has their name on it, and/or has some stupid, catchy acronym like "LIFE".

The sheer number of inane, pointless, and egragious laws passed by the collection of egotistical imbeciles in government is incredible.

31 posted on 04/06/2012 7:55:19 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Boehner will say he is outraged, and then look to make a deal.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 8:01:26 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: oh8eleven

New group: GLBT For Food Choice.


33 posted on 04/06/2012 8:03:50 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Do you write about your time there? If so, I’d love to read it.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 8:08:51 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
There must be no problems in the economy, and in the international arena. Rapes and murders must be nearly non-existent. Taxes must be very low. There must be no looming fiscal crisises, and Social Security must be safe for 1000 years.

Because, if this is what this loon is worried about, the above BETTER be true.

35 posted on 04/06/2012 8:15:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota; All
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton

Guys: SHE'S NOT EVEN A REAL MEMBER OF CONGRESS!

She's the "delegate" from DC! What place does she have introducing legislation for the States? She doesn't even live in a state!

This right here is the reason the damn communists want to make DC a state: it is FULL of communists just like "Bull" Holmes-Norton.

36 posted on 04/06/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: fishtank

SEPERATED AT BIRTH
37 posted on 04/06/2012 8:19:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“train health professionals to recognize the signs of obesity early...”


How much training do you need to identify the early stages of “Dunlap Syndrome?”

Of course, we all know that “Dunlap” is the condition where your belly dun lapped over your belt buckle.


38 posted on 04/06/2012 8:24:28 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Seems we’re getting closer all the time to having to meet in the town square in our Mao suits for morning calisthenics and public show of adoration for Dear Leader.


39 posted on 04/06/2012 8:24:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: backwoods-engineer

She has no right! OMGosh! I was thinking of that other lib from Texas.


40 posted on 04/06/2012 8:29:45 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Why do people keep electing these damn Nazi's.
41 posted on 04/06/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: Sacajaweau
This has everything to do with Obamacare.

This has everything to do with stealing $25 million from the taxpayers and stuffing it into the pockets of their cronies at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

42 posted on 04/06/2012 8:59:54 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always! Allegiance to a political party, NEVER!)
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To: TurboZamboni
"...Seems we’re getting closer all the time to having to meet in the town square in our Mao suits for morning calisthenics and public show of adoration for Dear Leader..."

Or, in front of our telescreen that we can't turn off...well, most of us,anyway. This POS and her liberal allies would certainly have THAT privilege.

43 posted on 04/06/2012 9:01:54 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Americanexpat
"...Why do people keep electing these damn Nazi's..."

Because they think the "Nazis" will exert their control on someone ELSE, and that they will be the beneficiaries of that control.

Like I always say, Liberals love their dictators, but they are always the most surprised whey they are dragged away screaming: "But...I'm on YOUR side! I am one of YOU! I support you! Why are you doing this?"

44 posted on 04/06/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bump


45 posted on 04/06/2012 9:08:13 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dang, I’m gonna get me a job with the Fat Police—”Alright, buddy, put down the cheese fries and step away from the condiment table; I SEEN you puttin’ mayonnaise on them cheese fries, Tubby, and I’m just gonna have to exercise my authority and confiscate ‘em. Mebbe confiscate me some Louisiana hot sauce wit ‘em...Alright, drop and give me 20, ‘fore I taze ya with this here cattle prod...”

Heh, heh.


46 posted on 04/06/2012 10:34:30 AM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yup, this is exactly how they went after smokers, and now fat people better watch out because YOU are the new smokers.

I have seen so much of this kind of thing in the last few days.

Its coming.. the food police WILL control what you eat unless we nip this in the bud now.

Sure, shes a nobody delegate, and the idea is laughable, thats what us smokers thought when they proposed a ban on smoking in bars and nightclubs in the 1980s.


47 posted on 04/06/2012 10:42:48 AM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Humble Servant

Rationing treatments and medications
Abortion
Slashing care for those past 65

But...the Democrat Culture of Death wants others to actually live and thrive?

Anyone know the percentage of working people who take no lunches at all anymore and rarely have time for going to the loo during the workday of 0bamination?


48 posted on 04/06/2012 10:48:02 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: massgopguy

You’re supposed to do as Clemenza tells you, Rocco.


49 posted on 04/06/2012 12:15:30 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: riri

When I returned, I tried to tell people what I experienced and they all thought I was making things up. I decided I would keep it to myself, until this administration when I see things becoming more and more like it was there under the communists.

Still no one believes what they see in front of them every day.

They control our food, or clothing, our language, they encroach upon our religious practices, they don’t want us to read things, they talk about government in the sunshine while making citizens sue to disclose basic public information, and the list goes on and on.

Orwell saw the future, but what we are now realizing is that he was not looking ahead nearly so far as we all hoped.

No argument about freedom is heard, when there is a social program at stake, and there are no alternatives to our problems except the way of the hive. So many do not know what freedoms they are losing, and if they do, they don’t mind.

I mind. I care. I object.


50 posted on 04/06/2012 1:24:10 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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