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Cave Johnson
09-12-2012, 12:40 PM
Who's with me?

Why are the Japanese so slender? There are three reasons, and none of them has to do with genetics. One is the traditional Japanese diet, which is heavy on fish, vegetables, and rice. The second is Japan's mass-transit-centered urban design, which encourages Japanese people to walk a lot more than Americans. But the third factor is paternalism. Japan's government takes an active role in combating any hint of an upward trend in fatness.

In 2008, Japan's diet passed a law designed to combat "metabolic syndrome," which is known to Americans as "pre-diabetes." <b>The so-called "Metabo Law" requires overweight individuals, or individuals who show signs of weight-related illnesses, to go to dieting classes. If they fail to attend the classes, the companies that employ them and/or the local governments of the areas in which they live must pay fines to the federal government. In addition, companies with more than a certain percentage of overweight employees are fined directly.</b>

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/09/big-government-small-bellies-what-japan-can-teach-us-about-fighting-fat/261940/

KILLER_CLOWN
09-12-2012, 12:44 PM
discriminating bastards!

Brock
09-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Just put fat people in camps and get it over with.

tooge
09-12-2012, 12:52 PM
I've been calling for this for years. Fat bastards are costing us all.

Cave Johnson
09-12-2012, 12:56 PM
Just put fat people in ovens and get it over with.

FYP. ;)

ct
09-12-2012, 01:06 PM
fat people

starving children

problem solved

tooge
09-12-2012, 01:19 PM
fat people

starving children

problem solved

are you suggesting we serve the starving children to the fat people? Like with an apple in thier mouth?

Cave Johnson
09-12-2012, 01:25 PM
fat people

starving children

problem solved

A reverse Modest Proposal? This can't happen soon enough.

KC_Lee
09-12-2012, 01:29 PM
So would you fine fat people that are on food stamps?

Rain Man
09-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Mississippi and Louisiana can solve the national debt problem.

A Salt Weapon
09-12-2012, 01:44 PM
I'm cool with fining them, I think fatties should not be eligible for foodstamps as well. Instead of eligibility based on wages it should be based on weight.
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Cave Johnson
09-12-2012, 01:50 PM
So would you fine fat people that are on food stamps?

No. They'll have to run a couple miles every week to catch the food stamp truck.

KC_Lee
09-12-2012, 01:51 PM
So how many starting offensive and defensive linemen would get fined?

And who gets to set the standard? And who holds this power to fine?

Rain Man
09-12-2012, 01:56 PM
I'm cool with fining them, I think fatties should not be eligible for foodstamps as well. Instead of eligibility based on wages it should be based on weight.
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I can envision a formula based on weight and net calories expended during the day. If you're fat and you sit on the couch, you get zero calories. If you're thin and you're working a minimum wage job digging ditches, you get 3,000 calories.

ct
09-12-2012, 02:03 PM
I'd like to see food stamps awarded like a reality show, kind of the japanese spoof style challenges. winners get eats, losers continue to burn calories. win win

edit: also similar concept for welfare thru a dirty job program. clean the gum off the streets, rat exterminators, recyleable material recovery from landfills, get creative here folks!

mr. tegu
09-12-2012, 02:40 PM
So how many starting offensive and defensive linemen would get fined?

And who gets to set the standard? And who holds this power to fine?

Well there are Japanese sumo wrestlers. The fines seem to be enforced and centered around employment since employers are the ones held accountable for noncompliance. I'm sure certain occupations are/would be exempt.

Radar Chief
09-12-2012, 02:42 PM
Who's with me?

In. /Obamacare

BigMeatballDave
09-12-2012, 02:50 PM
Do Sumo wrestlers get fined?

tooge
09-12-2012, 03:34 PM
So how many starting offensive and defensive linemen would get fined?

And who gets to set the standard? And who holds this power to fine?

duhhh, me of course.

Frosty
09-12-2012, 03:39 PM
There are a couple of other reasons that the Japanese are thin. One is a cultural taboo against gluttony. Most of the older folk don't eat very much (the younger people are succumbing to the Western influence and are eating more, especially junk food).

The other is that a lot of them smoke, which is a proven appetite suppressant.

fan4ever
09-12-2012, 03:50 PM
If the fat people ever got successfully organized, they'd have incredible clout (considering most of the people in this country are deemed overweight) but the meetings would probably be crowded and sweaty.

Frosty
09-12-2012, 03:55 PM
the meetings would probably be crowded and sweaty.

But would have donuts!

Luke Warm
09-12-2012, 06:06 PM
Would my big fat cock get fined?

Post #400 had to be about my penis. It just felt like the right thing to do.

morphius
09-12-2012, 06:26 PM
From the country that brought us Sumo wrestlers...

Luke Warm
09-12-2012, 06:28 PM
From the country that brought us Sumo wrestlers...

LMAO yea no shit, didn't even think of that

WV
09-12-2012, 06:31 PM
No. They'll have to run a couple miles every week to catch the food stamp truck.

LMAO

mikey23545
09-12-2012, 07:18 PM
From the country that brought us Imperial Japan and Pearl Harbor.

Setsuna
09-12-2012, 07:22 PM
ROFL. Who's going to pay for the classes? THE TAXPAYERS. Man OP is dumb. And it would be cheaper to fire those people than take a fine. Unemployment goes through the roof. Please delete this retarded thread or move it to DC.

BigMeatballDave
09-12-2012, 07:37 PM
From the country that brought us Sumo wrestlers...

Q

blaise
09-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Fine their employers? Not so easy when they don't work anyway.

Johnny Vegas
09-12-2012, 08:26 PM
sure fine the fatties, but let the meth heads and gypsy's run free. smh

Spott
09-12-2012, 08:27 PM
Yeah, but having fatties around makes it easier to get laid without having to work for it.

Luke Warm
09-12-2012, 11:13 PM
Yeah, but having fatties around makes it easier to get laid without having to work for it.

You must not be too good looking if you need a fattie to make you confident in attaining pussy. I'm glad I don't have that problem. Or a small male reproductive organ.

Bump
09-13-2012, 12:49 AM
I've been calling for this for years. Fat bastards are costing us all.

and the insurance and dumb lawsuits

Bob Dole
09-13-2012, 04:44 AM
Cheeseburger tax at the level we tax tobacco. Tax soft drinks at the level we tax beer.

Problem solved.

Dave Lane
09-13-2012, 05:46 AM
If we fined fatties in the US we'd have a surplus instead of a deficit.

Luke Warm
09-13-2012, 08:47 AM
This thread is despicable. And it is an insult to the Flopnuts Fatties thread. Maybe use a little sensitivity next time you decide to spread hate. Jerk.

Mr. Flopnuts
09-13-2012, 08:53 AM
This thread is despicable. And it is an insult to the Flopnuts Fatties thread. Maybe use a little sensitivity next time you decide to spread hate. Jerk.

That's nice of you. Believe me bruh, I've dealt with it my whole life. We're all judgmental of something, or someone. But I do appreciate you stepping up to the plate for someone you don't know. You're a good dude in my book.

MahiMike
09-13-2012, 08:53 AM
There's something to this. Health care-wise, we need to quit grouping the healthy ones in with those that don't take care of themselves. Make it an incentive to meet the requirements and get a discount!

Luke Warm
09-13-2012, 08:58 AM
That's nice of you. Believe me bruh, I've dealt with it my whole life. We're all judgmental of something, or someone. But I do appreciate you stepping up to the plate for someone you don't know. You're a good dude in my book.

Thanks man. Appreciate it.

tooge
09-13-2012, 11:14 AM
This thread is despicable. And it is an insult to the Flopnuts Fatties thread. Maybe use a little sensitivity next time you decide to spread hate. Jerk.

calm down there slim

Rain Man
09-13-2012, 11:17 AM
Cheeseburger tax at the level we tax tobacco. Tax soft drinks at the level we tax beer.

Problem solved.

But then the next problem is that life wouldn't be worth living any more.

Spott
09-13-2012, 11:53 AM
You must not be too good looking if you need a fattie to make you confident in attaining pussy. I'm glad I don't have that problem. Or a small male reproductive organ.

Lighten up, Francis.

MahiMike
09-13-2012, 12:36 PM
Cheeseburger tax at the level we tax tobacco. Tax soft drinks at the level we tax beer.

Problem solved.

Bob Dole has a knack for summing things up concisely.:thumb:

KILLER_CLOWN
09-13-2012, 12:39 PM
That's nice of you. Believe me bruh, I've dealt with it my whole life. We're all judgmental of something, or someone. But I do appreciate you stepping up to the plate for someone you don't know. You're a good dude in my book.

;) Love ya man.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-13-2012, 12:41 PM
Cheeseburger tax at the level we tax tobacco. Tax soft drinks at the level we tax beer.

Problem solved.

This makes as much sense as the mailman i bumped into that was voting for Obama. He's gonna make them oil companies pay by raising taxes on them! LMAO

We'll just tax everything we like so high we can no longer afford to live, that'll show em'.

jiveturkey
09-13-2012, 12:50 PM
Cheeseburger tax at the level we tax tobacco. Tax soft drinks at the level we tax beer.

Problem solved.

What if someone eats a lot of cheese burgers but is fit and has great blood work?

This type of thing should really be tied to an annual health assessment. If you want to smoke and eat a pound of sugar everyday you're free to. You're just going to pay higher premiums.

The current group health set up causes the one's with great health to pay more for the one's that make poor choices.

Luke Warm
09-13-2012, 01:26 PM
Lighten up, Francis.

How the hell did you know I named my gigantic mini-me Francis?

You obviously don't know Francis too well if you're asking him to "lighten up". That's only possible post-orgasm....anything before that is....well.....imagine making Bill Bixby VERY angry.

Luke Warm
09-13-2012, 01:29 PM
calm down there slim

I'm calm as a cucumber in Rome.

qabbaan
09-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Only about half of us pay taxes anymore, and I'm betting that fat people are over represented in the doesn't-pay half, so a fat tax wouldn't be effective.

Frosty
09-13-2012, 02:00 PM
I'm calm as a cucumber in Rome.

Sure thing, Yogi.

vailpass
09-13-2012, 02:03 PM
Only about half of us pay taxes anymore, and I'm betting that fat people are over represented in the doesn't-pay half, so a fat tax wouldn't be effective.

Exactly. The food stamp pigs would keep being food stamp pigs on our dime.

qabbaan
09-13-2012, 02:28 PM
Exactly. The food stamp pigs would keep being food stamp pigs on our dime.

Have another litter, dont cost nothin'!

MahiMike
09-13-2012, 05:54 PM
This makes as much sense as the mailman i bumped into that was voting for Obama. He's gonna make them oil companies pay by raising taxes on them! LMAO

We'll just tax everything we like so high we can no longer afford to live, that'll show em'.

Totally not the same thing. One set of folks are smart about their health and deserve a break on health care. The others, not so much.

MahiMike
09-13-2012, 05:55 PM
What if someone eats a lot of cheese burgers but is fit and has great blood work?

This type of thing should really be tied to an annual health assessment. If you want to smoke and eat a pound of sugar everyday you're free to. You're just going to pay higher premiums.

The current group health set up causes the one's with great health to pay more for the one's that make poor choices.

This. And I'm surprised the politicos haven't brought this up (that I know of).

Johnny Vegas
09-13-2012, 07:23 PM
I'm not really sure if its the fatties costing others money. Remember the 750 billion dollars wasted yearly by insurance companies through mark-ups, fraud and other deceivable paper work?

Frosty
09-13-2012, 10:30 PM
I wish I still had a link but I read an article a while back that made a compelling case that people that do unhealthy things like smoke or overeat actually cost less in terms of health care in the long run because they tend to die much younger. If a fatty keels over at 45 from a heart attack they don't take as much care as someone that gets into their 70's - 80's and starts having frequent problems, needs joint replacements and/or gets some long, lingering disease.

I don't know how true that is but it's interesting to think about. Also, iirc, the author lumped in some other dangerous actions like driving with no seatbelt or helmet, which may have skewed the curve since they tend to go suddenly.