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NYC eyes ban on restaurant trans fats

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Charley, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. redcaimen

    redcaimen Bigtime

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    Yeah, what about those of us who want to eat trans fats? Huh? You ever think of that? What's next, are we going to ban asbestos so people can't breathe it anymore? It's my freedom to get cancer if I want. I'd say it's my right, but what I mean is, you must hate my freedom.

    If your freedom involves compelling other people to tow your puritan line, then yes, I hate your freedom. Nobody chooses to eat an asbestos burger. People are unknowingly exposed to asbestos. They dont hapily order it. How about cars? Should we ban convertibles because they are not as safe and you dont enjoy driving them? Should we be forced by the health nazis to all become vegetarians or worse vegans just because some vegan, not content with his own choices, gets a chubby by making choices for other people? The list is pretty much endless. Religion is just another form of activity people think is ultimately good for them. You support passing laws just because someone somewhere might want to eke out a little pleasure from his meal that may increase his risk of heart disease or obesity? Sheesh. Some people think you are going to hell (worse than diabetes in the long run, so I am told) if you dont live life their way. As far as I am concerned they can go to hell along with all the other people demanding that total strangers live the way they say so. What about Homos? Their activities can get them AIDS. What would you rather have? A high cholesterol number or a low t cell count? People ought to stay the hell out of other peoples bedrooms and they ought to stay the hell out of their kitchens as well.

    End of rant.
     


  2. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Like your tragic asbestos victims, people are unknowingly eating a type of fat that is unnecessarily unhealthy. It's not more pleasurable fat, it's just cheaper. Anyway, I don't care either way. The energy to debate this could be used more productively.
     


  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I'll take a ban on trans fats over a ban on foie gras any day.
    Yeah, but now what are they going to deep fry the foie gras in?
     


  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    If your freedom involves compelling other people to tow your puritan line, then yes, I hate your freedom. Nobody chooses to eat an asbestos burger. People are unknowingly exposed to asbestos. They dont hapily order it. How about cars? Should we ban convertibles because they are not as safe and you dont enjoy driving them? Should we be forced by the health nazis to all become vegetarians or worse vegans just because some vegan, not content with his own choices, gets a chubby by making choices for other people? The list is pretty much endless. Religion is just another form of activity people think is ultimately good for them. You support passing laws just because someone somewhere might want to eke out a little pleasure from his meal that may increase his risk of heart disease or obesity? Sheesh. Some people think you are going to hell (worse than diabetes in the long run, so I am told) if you dont live life their way. As far as I am concerned they can go to hell along with all the other people demanding that total strangers live the way they say so. What about Homos? Their activities can get them AIDS. What would you rather have? A high cholesterol number or a low t cell count? People ought to stay the hell out of other peoples bedrooms and they ought to stay the hell out of their kitchens as well.

    End of rant.

    At most of the parties I go to everybody ends up in the kitchen (although I suppose many would prefer to end up in the bedroom).
     


  5. texas_jack

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    I am under the impression that transfats were just brought in because people thought lard was bad for them. Turns out this is bullshit. Ask me if I'm suprised.
     


  6. redcaimen

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    At most of the parties I go to everybody ends up in the kitchen (although I suppose many would prefer to end up in the bedroom).

    Thats funny, the parties I go to are just the opposite!
     


  7. redcaimen

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    I am under the impression that transfats were just brought in because people thought lard was bad for them. Turns out this is bullshit. Ask me if I'm suprised.

    This is another problem with this kind of Mommy-State legislation.
     


  8. GQgeek

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    The depiction of the future in that film was quite quirky and humorous, not at all what one would expect from a Hollywood film.

    Ya, I still want to know how the damned pyramids worked. The best scene in the movie was when Stallone needed toilet paper ;p
     


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    Where are the lawyers here. There is no way this could get passed is there?
     


  10. Pennglock

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    Land of the free/ Home of the brave
     


  11. drizzt3117

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    does anyone remember the movie Demolishion Man with Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes? They banned all restaurants except for taco bell b/c it was the only thing that was healthy... It's been a while since i've seen it but they weren't even allowed salt.

    Yeah, that futuristic looking building that was police headquarters in the movie is actually Irvine's city hall, and most of the movie was shot in Irvine... that's Orange County for you, i guess.
     


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    Amen to that. Pleasure Police abound.
     


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    Where are the lawyers here. There is no way this could get passed is there?

    The 10th Amendment is interpreted as giving states control over the "police powers", currently defined as the areas of "health, safety, welfare, and morals." I do not think it is any long stretch to say trans fats certainly fall under the domain of health and safety.
     


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    Some more help from the nannies:

    NYC eyes ban on restaurant trans fats

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Three years after the city banned smoking in restaurants, health officials are talking about prohibiting something they say is almost as bad: artificial trans fatty acids.

    The city health department unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would bar cooks at any of the city's 24,600 food service establishments from using ingredients that contain the artery-clogging substance, commonly listed on food labels as partially hydrogenated oil.



    I said it back then and I'll say it again, [​IMG] , Once you ban smoking you can ban everything else.
     


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    I think it is awesume. It is so hard to eat healthy these days. I wish LA would do that too
     


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