8 Responses to Fatties ruin it for everyone

  1. zm September 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Yep, what Liss said:

    “But shaming fatties is a lot simpler than fighting Big Corn, which is subsidized to the tune of billions of dollars in the US every year.”

    Written again:
    “But shaming [fatties] is a lot simpler than fighting [Big Corn], which is subsidized to the tune of billions of dollars in the US every year.”

    Substitute [name that OutGroup] and [name that monopoly], keep the subsidy clause, and you have a very simple, accurate meme that directs attention to the complexity of the observed problem(s).

    Good for Liss. And yes, multiply x100 —

  2. grrljock September 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Susie, I agree that this type of policy is certainly easier than fighting Big Corn, but I just want to give the public health perspective on this. For authorities who don’t have the jurisdiction, authority, or guts to take on something like Big Corn, a policy outlawing megacalories delivery system like this is a viable option. The key is to think of the outcome for the population, not for individuals. Yes, as Melissa and countless others pointed out, individuals are free to get multiple small soda containers. However, this policy does *reduce* the one-time intake of a soda purchase (remember that multiple studies have shown that people consume based on container size versus feeling of fullness, the corollary is the increasing portion size in the US over the years, as food manufacturers figured out a way to increase their profit).

    So this policy may not affect one individual that much (a fat person may remain fat, or a thin person may remain thin), but magnified by a population level, the reduction of calorie intake is significant. And, though it’s easy to mock such regulations, they do work. Also see Marion Nestle’s comment on the subject: http://www.foodpolitics.com/2012/09/regulations-do-change-eating-behavior/

  3. susie September 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    I really meant the larger issues she raises about all the other reasons why people are fat. It’s not easy to lose weight, and for some of us, harder than others.

  4. tsisageya September 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Liss slobbers on Obama. FTS.

  5. tsisageya September 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Insult trigger:

    BOOHOOHOO

  6. Izquierdo September 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    ayegasist:

    ??????????

  7. tsisageya September 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Izquierdo: Slobbers, licks his asshole, swoons over his baby-kissing while he drone-bombs innocent people in the name of whatever bullshit he’s trying to pass off these days.

    I don’t read dear, sweet, precious, motherfucking Liss.

  8. tsisageya September 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    You actually have to read sweet Liss’s site to understand what I’m talking about. You’ve done that, right?

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