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    So I guess if obese Mississippians want to buy sex toys, they're just hosed right from the start?

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    To be honest, I think this bill is crazier than any bill approved in Texas (no offense to Texans).

    And wasn't Mississippi voted as the fattest state in the country? This bill cannot be good for the state's economy. Haley Barbour needs to think about this. With all the money being made at greasy restaurants and the potential liposuction bills, your state depends on fat people!!!

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    From what I have read, even the man who began the bill doesn't expect it to pass, and probably would flunk his own BMI test.

    He's trying to draw public attention to the issue (which is what this is doing) and get conversations started about it, in hopes people are motivated to find better solutions... sort of like why a third-party candidate runs for President even though they really have no real hope of winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scantilyclad View Post
    Mississippi bill would ban obese from eating out - That's Fit

    I found this fairly disturbing, and i think a lot of restaurants would lose quite a bit of business. I know this bill would most likely NEVER pass, but i was wondering what other people's views on this would be?
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    I think there has been plenty of attention drawn to the obesity issue in the united states. I don't think drawing attention to it is really going to help, it definitely might get people discussing it, but talking doesn't really drop the weight. It's up to overweight people to better their lives and most of them don't even want to.

    I always watch this show on the Discovery Health Channel about these super obese people at an obese clinic trying to shed some pounds, some of them weigh over 1000 pounds and they still go against the rules and their 1200 calorie diet and order pizza or any other fast food when no one is looking. It sort of reminds me of people in drug rehab trying to get any drug they can. People are addicted to food, and that is an issue that seems to be a bit more dangerous than even drug use to me. You can stop doing drugs altogether with some rehab, but you can't stop eating altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasz View Post
    a new study came out in Holland that showed that the premise that obesity is costing the society for the health care needed to treat related illnesses such as diabetes, is false. the actual costs of taking care of "healthly" people over a longer timespan (assuming that obesity leads to early death) exceed the costs of taking care of the obese during their shorter life span.

    maybe we should promote obesity to reduce costs. maybe we should increase tax rates on healthy people: "the lifespan tax". call it a tax surge.
    Did the study look into the difference between what the longer lived people produce and what the shorter lived people produce? The article in itself is not enough to say anything about whether obesity should be dealt with or not, but it seems that it may not be true anyway thanks to what the longer lived/possibly healthier people contribute vs. shorter lived people.

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    Obviously this law is ridiculous, but I have to say that even as an overweight person, the fat lobby really pisses me off. It reminds me of the tobacco lobby and those old commercials from the 50s where cartoon doctors would tell you that cigarettes were healthy. I concede that a limited number of people can be obese and still generally healthy, but that is overstated and exploited by the fat lobby. They may say "fat is beautiful", but ask any of them if they'd like to magically transform into a person of average size, and see how many say no. These people don't speak for me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zergling View Post
    Did the study look into the difference between what the longer lived people produce and what the shorter lived people produce? The article in itself is not enough to say anything about whether obesity should be dealt with or not, but it seems that it may not be true anyway thanks to what the longer lived/possibly healthier people contribute vs. shorter lived people.
    they discussed it on NPR and the objective of the study was to include all costs and contributions. you make a good point and i am not sure if that was included. let me try and dig it up.
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    Apart from the fact that people need food to survive, it does raise a valid point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMWarner View Post
    Obviously this law is ridiculous, but I have to say that even as an overweight person, the fat lobby really pisses me off. It reminds me of the tobacco lobby and those old commercials from the 50s where cartoon doctors would tell you that cigarettes were healthy. I concede that a limited number of people can be obese and still generally healthy, but that is overstated and exploited by the fat lobby. They may say "fat is beautiful", but ask any of them if they'd like to magically transform into a person of average size, and see how many say no. These people don't speak for me.
    Good point. I'm reminded of Ricky Gervais' stand-up rant about the woman who asked him to help at a benefit for sufferers of obesity YouTube - Ricky Gervais on Fat People
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