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This is symptomatic of everything that is wrong with our country today.
1 posted on 05/08/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i say let’s start the war against obesity right after we win the war on drugs.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT by jjw
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Weren’t they supposed to wait until ObamaCare was ruled consitutional before the next phase came out?


3 posted on 05/08/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Obesity and contraception are the newest scams to give 0bama something to talk about.
He has nothing else that he’s done right in the past three and a half years.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 6:56:11 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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This guy is in serious trouble


5 posted on 05/08/2012 6:59:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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From doctors to dictators.


6 posted on 05/08/2012 6:59:14 PM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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Getting welfare queens up off their collective arses and into the work force would eliminate about fifty percent of our national obesity problem.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 7:00:59 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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I’m so sick (pardon the pun) of using “epidemic” to describe obesity. While technically correct, it implies that people are helpless and will succumb to obesity like typhoid fever. BS!! 98% of obese people are obese due to behavior CHOICES. Of course children with lazy or absent parents are truly victims, but government intervention only makes their problems worse.
It’s cheaper to make your child oatmeal and fruit or eggs for breakfast, but pop tarts or doghnuts are EASIER...thus the problem.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT by Cookies4ever
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Nationalize the food production and distribution industries. Shut down all food or drink outlet except government distribution centers where everyone must go for their daily rations. Make any home production of food, gardening and hunting criminal. Problem solved in a way most academics and bureaucrats will approve.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 7:06:57 PM PDT by JimSEA
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Why don’t the school buses allow the pampered crumb snatchers to walk ten feet to their own front doors?

Not to mention, it was just recently that the gubmint’s own “Food Pyramid” had grains and bread as the largest food group to devour.

Now, some are saying cholesterol lowering drugs can cause diabetes!!!


11 posted on 05/08/2012 7:07:53 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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Who, exactly, are the members of the Institute of Medicine?

Because I don’t think they are particularly influential.
I have never heard of them.

Why does anyone care what they think?


13 posted on 05/08/2012 7:12:52 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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I grew up being told that the role of the federal government was to defend the borders and deliver the mail.

Now, it doesn't do either one of those things and has drilled down to lecturing me about my diet.

Time to push the reset button.

14 posted on 05/08/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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But, but I thought children were going to bed hungry!

Why not just stop the EBT cards! Problem solved.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 7:25:01 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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How about a less active federal role. ... In every part of our lives?


17 posted on 05/08/2012 7:27:27 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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Somehow this obesity “epidemic” isn’t preventing the life expectancy of Americans from rising.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 7:30:10 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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The study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,

I think I see the problem.

21 posted on 05/08/2012 7:57:53 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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Why don’t we just humiliate obese people.... you know, tease them in front of their peers, call them fatty, piglet or
as was MY case ... butterball.
Well, it worked for me. I was so fat in Jr.High, I couldn’t get both feet off the ground on the rope climb. I couldn’t jump high enough to reach the top of the climbing wall. I couldn’t run 100 feet without stopping.
And the gym teacher (who was a friend of my father)made fun of me in front of everyone in gym class.
So I quit taking 3 helpings and quit deserts.
And I ran..and ran..and ran.
When 1972 rolled around, I’d run 2 marathons and was voted most physically improved in my school.

I say bring on the degradation and shame fat kids and their enabling parents into some self respect.


24 posted on 05/08/2012 8:22:43 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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Where is it in the Constitution that Obesity is any of the Federal, much less any of the governments business?


25 posted on 05/08/2012 8:50:39 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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“Federal agencies should step in if industries that promote high-calorie foods to children do not implement common nutrition standards within two years”

I guess promoting low-calorie foods would be the answer, hey? Low calorie foods like sawdust, straw, and dirt come to mind. People wouldn’t be fat if they ate low-calorie foods like that, right?


26 posted on 05/08/2012 9:14:13 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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The Federal Government, run by both political parties, suffers from morbid fiscal and monetary obesity.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 9:19:02 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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This is symptomatic of everything that is wrong with our country today.

Purge the gene pool!

SHOOT THE FAT!
SHOOT THE FAT!
SHOOT THE FAT!
SHOOT THE FAT!

</end uplifting exhortation>

29 posted on 05/09/2012 3:09:52 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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