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japan legally limits waistline

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fuck that. 33.5 inches is kinda small......i would be fucked.
 
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Interesting, it is extreme but I am curious to see how it works.
 
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i just found it i didnt read it yet i just put it on here so you guys can read it
 
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It doesn't really amount to much, despite the way the article phrases it.
All it means is that a doctor can measure your waist and tell you to go on a diet if he thinks you're overweight. Doctors would probably get sued for trying that here. A few prefectures will go along with it for awhile, and sooner or later the Diet will take it down.




Like all things in Japan, it will probably blown through quickly, once people realize how ridiculous it is.
 
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I think something like that wouldn't be a bad idea (perhaps based on BMI or something instead).
I heard that either in the UK or US they are going to start financially rewardig people to lose weight. How fucked up is that. Rewardin people to look after their health and limit the drain on the government and the health service.
They should penalize the fat cunts that can't stop eating.

"Sorry sir, you can't have that corrective heart surgery because you didn't stop eating despite all the warnings to the contrary, I'm afraid you're fucked"
 
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I think something like that wouldn't be a bad idea (perhaps based on BMI or something instead).
I heard that either in the UK or US they are going to start financially rewardig people to lose weight. How fucked up is that. Rewardin people to look after their health and limit the drain on the government and the health service.
They should penalize the fat cunts that can't stop eating.

"Sorry sir, you can't have that corrective heart surgery because you didn't stop eating despite all the warnings to the contrary, I'm afraid you're fucked"


I agree, like those girls who sued Mc donlads, but knew that eating there every day the same thing, would get them fat,. it was there fault.
if its making you gain weight, DONT EAT IT.
simple.
 
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punishing people who do not meet the physical standards of what the government deems ideal?



hmmmm......I'm not sure, but I think this has been done before....



 
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this is hardly nazi esque my God their just giving incentive for people to lose weight. the United States should implement something like this as we are clearly the fattest nation.

however 33.5" is asking to much imo that's pretty lean. a more reasonable measurement would be 36". people don't need to be necessarily "lean" just not fat.
 
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this is hardly nazi esque my God their just giving incentive for people to lose weight. the United States should implement something like this as we are clearly the fattest nation.

however 33.5" is asking to much imo that's pretty lean. a more reasonable measurement would be 36". people don't need to be necessarily "lean" just not fat.


Richard Simmons might have a job opening for ya. :carduindisguise
 
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this is hardly nazi esque my God their just giving incentive for people to lose weight. the United States should implement something like this as we are clearly the fattest nation.
you can't change people's mindset by force. wanting to improve the overall health of your nation is great, but doing so through punishment and penalties is completely asinine.

if we as Americans want to help curb the obesity problem, we should improve the education that children are receiving in schools in regards to health. that'd be a start. hell, it wouldn't be bad if they made recess 2 hours long. (since thats everyones favorite part of school anyway) :wutyousay:
 
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I think everyone is reading into this WAY to much.

Japan always gets sensationalist media attention in the West for what seems like wacky ideas. In practice, it's always less than what you'd imagine. Didn't you guys read the whole report? The last old guy mentioned in the article wasn't even going to show up for his exam. I'll bet $50 this doesn't affect ANY of the elderly I know there, and I know plenty of fat old Japanese men.

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We need to inject kids from birth with HGH STEROIS AND INSULIN TO PREVENT SUCH A TRAAGEDY.
 
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wanna see something really crazy about Japan? People die every year doing this.

Danjiri Matsuri




 
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I think something like that wouldn't be a bad idea (perhaps based on BMI or something instead).
I heard that either in the UK or US they are going to start financially rewardig people to lose weight. How fucked up is that. Rewardin people to look after their health and limit the drain on the government and the health service.
They should penalize the fat cunts that can't stop eating.

"Sorry sir, you can't have that corrective heart surgery because you didn't stop eating despite all the warnings to the contrary, I'm afraid you're fucked"

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
 
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you can't change people's mindset by force. wanting to improve the overall health of your nation is great, but doing so through punishment and penalties is completely asinine.

if we as Americans want to help curb the obesity problem, we should improve the education that children are receiving in schools in regards to health. that'd be a start. hell, it wouldn't be bad if they made recess 2 hours long. (since thats everyones favorite part of school anyway) :wutyousay:


true. but i find nothing wrong with japan dolling out monetary fines for those who refuse to open their minds and practice healthier living. i have no pity for those who are in terrible shape and they are perfectly capable of excercise and healthier eating habits.

and a financial insentive to change is the only way people who care nothing for their health will take this seriously, how are these said penlaties "asinine"? the place where everyone feels the biggest hit is in their pocketbooks, this in turn could force one to practice healthier habits.
 
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and here i was thinking Tech knew better :no:
 
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true. but i find nothing wrong with japan dolling out monetary fines for those who refuse to open their minds and practice healthier living. i have no pity for those who are in terrible shape and they are perfectly capable of excercise and healthier eating habits.

and a financial insentive to change is the only way people who care nothing for their health will take this seriously, how are these said penlaties "asinine"? the place where everyone feels the biggest hit is in their pocketbooks, this in turn could force one to practice healthier habits.
simply put, it's discrimination.

in a free society, you have to allow people to make their own decisions. if they want to be unhealthy and fat, then so be it.
 
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