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Rodred

Apr 26, 12 13:58

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Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. Quote | Reply

Who should decide what you can eat: you? Or the state?...

It is no coincidence that the push for more food regulation came at a time when Congress obsessed about the rising cost of medical care.
When government pays for your health care, it will inevitably be drawn into regulating your personal life. First, politicians promise to pay. Then, they propose to control you.
Where does it stop? If we must control diet to balance the government's budget, will the health squad next ban skydiving and extramarital sex? How about another try at Prohibition?
But was about reasonable-sounding policies like forcing businesses to post calorie counts?

Often the Food Police strike an innocent pose, claiming that they just want to give people information. Information is good. But it's not free. Mandated calorie signs in restaurants cost money. Those costs are passed on to consumers, and the endless parade of calorie counts and warning labels make us numb to more important warnings - like, "This Coffee Is Scalding Hot."
It's not as if dietary information isn't already available. Health and diet websites abound. Talk shows routinely discuss the latest books on diet and nutrition. TV diet gurus are celebrities. That's enough. We have information. We don't need government force.





http://www.foxbusiness.com/...12/04/25/food-police

http://www.creators.com/...assault-on-food.html


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"You lie!" The Prophet Joe Wilson

(This post was edited by Rodred on Apr 26, 12 14:05)


TheForge

Apr 26, 12 14:22

Post #2 of 17 (1215 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Rodred] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This is the ultimate consequence of Gov't healthcare I have been warning people about for years. Wait until they start witholding care for people who engage in certain politically unpopular behavior.



"In the world I see you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Towers. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying stripes of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway." T Durden


nhunter344

Apr 26, 12 14:24

Post #3 of 17 (1213 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Rodred] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Who bothers with food anymore?

I live on sunshine.


MJuric

Apr 26, 12 14:31

Post #4 of 17 (1204 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [TheForge] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This is the ultimate consequence of Gov't healthcare

This is the consequence of government guaranteeing any outcome on anything. Education to healthcare, roads to bridges. If the government says "We will provide "X" outcome" then in order to do so they must control the variables with in the system that is providing that outcome.
This is true of any system. If you don't control the variables you can't guarantee an outcome.

~Matt



Duffy

Apr 26, 12 14:56

Post #5 of 17 (1180 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Rodred] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I thought this thread was going to be about buttery crumb topping.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streusel


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Smil'n Hawaiian

Apr 26, 12 15:07

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Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [nhunter344] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Since it is now deadly to live on sunshine alone, the gov't will require us to where these!...



Chris
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Miguelon

Apr 26, 12 15:10

Post #7 of 17 (1168 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Rodred] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I should start piling up a secret stash of twinkies for when the govt takes them out of the market.


(This post was edited by Miguelon on Apr 26, 12 15:11)


Miguelon

Apr 26, 12 15:12

Post #8 of 17 (1163 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Rodred] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This reminds me of the South Park episode where they banned Fried Chicken and the kids were trafficking fried chicken. Sounds ridiculous, but yet not far fetched.


Allie

Apr 26, 12 17:40

Post #9 of 17 (1107 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [nhunter344] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

nhunter344 wrote:
Who bothers with food anymore?

I live on sunshine.

*snort*


chainpin

Apr 26, 12 17:41

Post #10 of 17 (1105 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [nhunter344] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

nhunter344 wrote:
Who bothers with food anymore?

I live on sunshine.

What, no rainbow supplements?


"I really wish you would post more often. You always have some good stuff to say. I copied it below just in case someone missed it." BarryP to Chainpin on 10/21/06



MJuric

Apr 26, 12 17:46

Post #11 of 17 (1104 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Miguelon] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I should start piling up a secret stash of twinkies for when the govt takes them out of the market.

The fact of the matter is that there is a decent amount of products that are not what they used to be. Although they have not been directly pulled from the market they are now meeting various regulations that just don't make them as tasty as they used to be :-)

~Matt




TheForge

Apr 27, 12 6:52

Post #12 of 17 (1014 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [MJuric] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I know that, but a lot of people have to have it spelled out for them in terms they can understand or relate to. Some still go kicking and screaming. Like people receiving section 8 vouchers who think their home belongs to them or resist any rules placed on them. When you forfeit personal responsibility you are subject to the rules and penalties that come with the handout. Plain and simple. Enough people taking handouts mean those of us who didn't forfeit personal responsibility are that much more burdened, and our choices lessened.



"In the world I see you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Towers. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying stripes of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway." T Durden


nhunter344

Apr 27, 12 7:09

Post #13 of 17 (1003 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [chainpin] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

chainpin wrote:
nhunter344 wrote:
Who bothers with food anymore?

I live on sunshine.


What, no rainbow supplements?

Since the FDA banned rainbow supplements Ive had to substitute by snorting powdered unicorn horn.


Old Hickory

Apr 27, 12 7:50

Post #14 of 17 (982 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [nhunter344] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

nhunter344 wrote:
chainpin wrote:
nhunter344 wrote:
Who bothers with food anymore?

I live on sunshine.


What, no rainbow supplements?


Since the FDA banned rainbow supplements Ive had to substitute by snorting powdered unicorn horn.

Oh, you can mix that with some pixie dust into with a glass full of whale tears and it becomes even more delicious.


Rodred

Apr 27, 12 8:10

Post #15 of 17 (967 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Old Hickory] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Add unicorn farts and you can power the world.


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"You lie!" The Prophet Joe Wilson


Duffy

Apr 27, 12 8:17

Post #16 of 17 (964 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Rodred] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Stossel is on steroids?


Did you surf today?


Rodred

Apr 27, 12 8:17

Post #17 of 17 (962 views)
Re: Stossel steps up to the plate, channels his inner Barry Bonds and crushes one out of the park. [Duffy] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Yes but they didnt come from the government


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