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    Default Ottawa city council to vote a law to force fast food restaurants to show calories

    Seriously? Mcdonalds already show it on their covers, dont stop me from eating a angus with a large coke whenever I go there.
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    I don't understand why it would be bad.

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    I thought they already had to show the full nutritional info? You mean like directly on the menu or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarok Delrhe View Post
    Seriously? Mcdonalds already show it on their covers, dont stop me from eating a angus with a large coke whenever I go there.
    How would showing calories stop you from eating anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipatama View Post
    I don't understand why it would be bad.
    Another useless law

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyOkie View Post
    Another useless law
    that was my point, yes. way to waste tax payer's money.

    I thought they already had to show the full nutritional info? You mean like directly on the menu or something?
    They do but only on request. Mcdonalds does it anyway cause they lost a lawsuit against morbidly obeses people pretending Mcdonalds made them fat, not their behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarok Delrhe View Post
    that was my point, yes. way to waste tax payer's money.
    I think it's pretty similar to forcing tobacco companies to paste pictures of oral and esophageal cancer with warnings on packs of smokes. Do you oppose those as well?

    Combating willful ignorance on such prevalent health issues actually has the potential to reduce medical costs, which are paid for by the government as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikilii View Post
    How would showing calories stop you from eating anything?
    I think it's to avoid misleading advertisement.

    I don't know how this is going to cost the tax payers anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buurug View Post
    I think it's pretty similar to forcing tobacco companies to paste pictures of oral and esophageal cancer with warnings on packs of smokes. Do you oppose those as well?

    Combating willful ignorance on such prevalent health issues actually has the potential to reduce medical costs, which are paid for by the government as well.
    99.9% of people know McDonalds and cigarettes are bad for you. However, due to 99.9% of people knowing that these items are bad for you, the government gets the chance to restate common sense via this calorie law.

    While yes, I'm sure the plurality of people that voted for this law have good intentions. However, this law is useless due to 99.9% of people already knowing that these items are bad. Therefore making the only conceivable gain from this, if you will, is that the government gets to restate common sense.

    Now, as many of you realize, a government always seeks to make itself bigger. By restating this common sense, they are able to make themselves seen in more places, as well as making it seem as if they have the good intentions of the people at heart. Not to mention it makes people more stupid, in my opinion, due to having to rely on others to make simple decisions instead of thinking themselves.

    There really are many reasons why they would enact this law, but more regulation, in this case, does nothing. Therefore, it is actually either an act of stupidity, or greed.
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    Having to rely on bullshit like facts makes people stupid.

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    they should vote to shut that shit down. It's much cheaper to buy a stick of lard and bag of sugar and make that shit at home in your deep fryer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emolas View Post
    Having to rely on bullshit like facts makes people stupid.
    haha, nice one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emolas View Post
    Having to rely on bullshit like facts makes people stupid.

    No. Spending money on shit like this only makes society poorer. You cant educate someone who does not want to be educated or consciously takes the risk.

    People who would not eat bad food or smoke already dont. So the law is not covering anyone new.
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    Fuck it. It is amusing to watch confused fat people get fat without knowing how they are getting fat.

    Besides Ragnarok enjoys ground up, artificially flavored cow's anus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karlek View Post
    Fuck it. It is amusing to watch confused fat people get fat without knowing how they are getting fat.
    I loled, its so true most seem to be either completely ignorant or in denial. I cannot see the calorie count being displayed helping them any.

    Once I was sitting at the table with a former girlfriends mother while she was eating a snack cracker and reading the nutritional value. She asks me "these have 70 calories each, is that a lot?" I was like wha? that little cracker cant have 70 calories so I took the box, it was 70 calories per serving which was like 14 crackers. Me point is that should couldn't even figure out the "per serving" value nor had any idea what was or was not a lot.

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