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NBC: Obesity ‘No Longer A Question of Individual Responsibility,’ Government Must Act

Home - by - May 10, 2012 - 07:52 America/New_York - 15 Comments

Really? Well somebody better clamp down on Michelle Obama’s irresponsible consumption of food.
Wire her jaws shut and send her fat ass to a government approved™ gym,  Toute de Suite!

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Touting new recommendations from an Institute of Medicine panel on obesity on Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, science correspondent Robert Bazell proclaimed to viewers: “…a sea change in how we perceive obesity. No longer a question of individual responsibility, but a need to change what’s called an ‘obesity-promoting environment.’ Calling on corporations, government and individuals to act.”

At the top of the broadcast, anchor Brian Williams sounded the alarm: “Weight of the nation. An American health crisis out of control, and tonight a reality check on what it might take to turn things around.” Later teasing the upcoming story, he declared: “Getting past the question of will power, what’s really to blame for a nation of exploding waistlines? Tonight, there is a surprising new answer.”

In his report, Bazell proceeded to detail the dictates of the health panel: “…requiring at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity in schools. Public and workplace policies that encourage people of all ages to exercise more. Industry-wide guidelines on marketing food to children, including healthier choices for kids in restaurants and having healthy food available at all public events.”

Bazell further pushed the findings: “With the cost of treating obesity-related illnesses approaching $200 billion a year, many on the panel say the nation is ready to act.” The panel’s vice chair, Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood implored: “It takes a lot of leadership. We need our mayors to step up to the plate, we need our school superintendents to step up to the plate.”

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  1. Boobie the Racist Dog

    May 10th, 2012

    First they create the notion of socialized medicine, THEN they use it as an excuse for government-mandated behavior modification.

    Next we’ll have to have a RealID© certifying that one falls into the government-approved BMI range in order to buy barbecue.
    Then we’ll revert to the method of our adolescence to obtain forbidden fruit: give a black alcoholic an extra $10 to buy it for you, because you know they will ALWAYS be permitted.

    Actually, that kind of over-the-top regulation might be just the thing needed to fight this nonsense…

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  2. Zonga

    May 10th, 2012

    So that means more 4 year old kids will have their homemade lunches confiscated at school. That means more government jobs for FDA food police.

    The thing is, schools want to teach kids that their parents don’t care about them. The message is that only the state cares. They’re being taught to obey the state.

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  3. Bob M.

    May 10th, 2012

    EXECUTE the ILLEGAL FOREIGN INVADERS on the spot, and send all the fat kids out to pick tomatoes, cotton, strawberries, oranges, lettuce, and anything else you can think of.

    With the filthy INVADERS dead, American kids can get BACK to doing the jobs their great-great-grandparents did, work off their laziness, wean themselves off the X-Box, and then it won’t MATTER if they STILL crave sour cream & salsa porkrinds – they’ll be working THAT off, too! :-D

    ta da.

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  4. fxdwg

    May 10th, 2012

    First and foremost, thank you for spelling and using “tout de suite” correctly.
    Zonga hit the nail on the head. Socialists want us indoctrinated to look to the state for all of our needs.

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  5. fxdwg

    May 10th, 2012

    Better yet, how about we end all SNAP/food stamp/ EBT programs? People would get jobs if they got hungry enough.

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  6. Fur did You see my email

    May 10th, 2012

    Bazell further pushed the findings: “With the cost of treating obesity-related illnesses approaching $200 billion a year, many on the panel say the nation is ready to act.” The panel’s vice chair, Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood implored: “It takes a lot of leadership. We need our mayors to step up to the plate, we need our school superintendents to step up to the plate.”

    I’ma tell ya right now. This pisses me off to no end. If my “leaders” try to “step up to my plate”, I am going to bean their ass with the ball so hard they will think they got run over by a truck… Which they might!!!

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  7. Zonga

    May 10th, 2012

    M.R.C. (pronounced “Marci”) Greenwood, Ph.D.
    University of California, Santa Cruz

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  8. Zilla

    May 10th, 2012

    Everyone in my hose, including my kids, is skinny but because Mooch is a fucking fatass, the gov’t wants to make sure that the rest of us cannot enjoy tasty treats? Fuck off, commies!

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  9. muddjuice

    May 10th, 2012

    Don’t tell Oprah or Rosie or Chaz or Joy Behar….

    Who defines fat? What about the people that are too skinny?…..

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  10. muddjuice

    May 10th, 2012

    “Everyone in my hose, including my kids, is skinny…”

    @ Zilla

    Your “hose” must be HUGE!! Sorry, couldn’t resist…

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  11. Nutjob

    May 10th, 2012

    Wonder how Kagan or Sotomayor will rule on that one should it go to the supreme court?

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  12. HooHooNayNay

    May 10th, 2012

    Thirty years ago, da Gubmint done tole us to eats low fat, and twelve servings of carbs a day. We became simultaneously malnourished and overfed. Time to stop listening to the government nutritionists. We need fat to function. Not cups of lard, but good fat and animal protein. Without it we are constantly hungry because we are starving, and gorge on what the experts say we can have. Freaking topsy turvy listening to them. Try “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan.

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  13. Zilla

    May 10th, 2012

    @Muddjuice Sorry, I don’t get the joke.
    Is that a penis reference? Because being a natural born female, I don’t have one.

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  14. Cruisin' Cat

    May 10th, 2012

    Zilla, I think you meant to type “house” not “hose.”

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  15. muddjuice

    May 10th, 2012

    @ Zilla

    It wasn’t meant to be a slam. Just being a “grammar nazi”. I knew you meant to type house but typed hose instead.

    I was just funnin’ with ya is all…..

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