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All this talk about Obesity. Why rely on the Government to help? It's the government making you fat

http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/peter_jennings_reporting_how_to_get_fat_without_really_trying/
If you have copious amounts of time to spare today, watch this excellent short film. It is amazing IMO

 
jewjewbee

Asked by jewjewbee at 7:26 AM on Mar. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes, we all have a personal responsibility, but how does that responsibility translate into crap being fed to our children by government run public schools. Or hormones and pesticides in our food which have been proven to increase obesity. Or HFCS, which have also been proven to increase obesity and complicate diabetes, in everything from canned tomatoes to juice drinks.

    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 12:53 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/peter_jennings_reporting_how_to_get_fat_without_really_trying/


    Here's the clicky.


    In reference to recent talk about Michelle Obama's childhood program, and whose fault it is.


    The point stated regarding government agricultural subsidies and the food pyramid is an epiphany.


    From now on, after watching the video, the grocery store will become your new nightmare.

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 7:28 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • yes, obesity is the fault of the person or parents in the cases of children BUT unfortunately a lot of the medical issues are paid for by the government in the form of medicaid and medicare.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:12 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • This is from 2003, 7 years ago!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:19 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Right anonymous so imagine how much worse it is now
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Ugh, give me a break. The government is not shoving Big Macs and Twinkies down everyone's throats.
    If you're fat and it's not a thyroid issue, accept accountability for your own piggishness.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:34 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Jeez now its Obama's fault kids are fat. Like pp said this study or whatever was 7 years ago, the same subsidies and etc. are not even in place anymore.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Kids were fat prior to January 20, 2009. At least she is trying to do something. All FLs focus on an issue during their tenure. I don't see too many of you bashing on Nancy Reagan's failed "just say no" drug campaign. That worked well, didn't it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Is the Government putting food in our mouths? LALALA....this is so silly. If you are fat it is your own fault.
    Lindalu2

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 9:45 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • UM where did she state that it was 'all obamas fault'? I missed that
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Mar. 3, 2010