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  • thelzdking 3 Jan 2013 14:46:09 4,328 posts
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    How much do fat people drive the economy? Surely all that eating creates jobs in McDonald's and such?
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 14:47:38
    Maybe the incentive for them not being fat could be that they can breathe after walking 10 metres, not be sweaty and smelly and they live past the age of 55 without regular heart attacks?
  • Chopsen 3 Jan 2013 14:47:58 15,727 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    BMI-based tax banding it is.
    There'd be a black market it amputations for tax purposes.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 14:48:51
    Henry vacuum powered lipo on street corners.
  • LeoliansBro 3 Jan 2013 14:49:02 43,246 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    Maybe the incentive for them not being fat could be that they can breathe after walking 10 metres, not be sweaty and smelly and they live past the age of 55 without regular heart attacks?
    If that was a case why aren't there more joggers. Plenty of tracksuit and trainer sales so that can't be a problem.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Chopsen 3 Jan 2013 14:50:06 15,727 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    Fucking ridiculous. This really isn't going to happen.
    Yup. Even if it can be made it work (which I can't see) it won't achieve what it sets out to do.
  • Moot_Point 3 Jan 2013 14:50:57 3,919 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:


    Post edit: why not make government gyms part of the NHS budget, not free but subsidised?

    You'll never get elected if you keep spouting common sense ideas.
    The Tories weren't elected though, were they. They formed a coalition government, and assumed power.

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  • LeoliansBro 3 Jan 2013 14:51:20 43,246 posts
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    Who are you calling a Tory you cunt?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • FWB 3 Jan 2013 14:52:50 43,876 posts
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    Couldn't they be forced to walk up hills and then rolled down them, connected to a dynamo to produce some electricity?
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2013 14:54:01 39,387 posts
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    Tax credits for not being a fat cunt.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • LeoliansBro 3 Jan 2013 14:54:49 43,246 posts
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    The wider problem is enforcing this. Which is identity cards all over again.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • FWB 3 Jan 2013 14:57:24 43,876 posts
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    I'm willing to force ID cards on fat people.

    Though using your eyes is a good way of judging things.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 14:57:43
    Or just have it like selling alcohol to minors. Too fat and the supermarket and McDonalds refuses to sell you crap.
  • Khanivor 3 Jan 2013 14:57:43 40,402 posts
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    Tie it into food stamps. Want your food? Do your gym time.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 14:59:25
    I don't want them in my gym. I like the slim tight girls arses that are there now. I don't want to then have to look over and see a pile of cottage cheese engulfing the bikes as it sits down.
  • FWB 3 Jan 2013 14:59:58 43,876 posts
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    Yeah. Massive fine for selling such food to the overweight.

    I could make a killing buying it for them.
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2013 15:02:58 39,387 posts
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    Special gym for fatties. Although that reduces the incentives of going to the gym.

    Not that I go to the gym for the hot ladies, but they are there :)

    Yeah moving on.

    Tax on fatty foods didn't work in Denmark.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 15:03:07
    Force it by making that gap at the tills too narrow for weebles to get through.
  • senso-ji 3 Jan 2013 15:04:05 5,800 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Yeah. Massive fine for selling such food to the overweight.

    I could make a killing buying it for them.
    I can just imagine it; instead of spotty teenagers asking you to buy them cigarettes from the newsagents, you'll be stopped by middle aged fatties outside Greggs asking you to buy them a four pack of sausage rolls.
  • FWB 3 Jan 2013 15:06:42 43,876 posts
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    They'd be gangs of them operating lard bootlegging.
  • thelzdking 3 Jan 2013 15:16:26 4,328 posts
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    It'd be hard times for chubby chasers.
  • LeoliansBro 3 Jan 2013 15:21:02 43,246 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Tie it into food stamps. Want your food? Do your gym time.
    That would work in the US. Over here we try not to shame our most needy.

    Apart from Deckard.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Moot_Point 3 Jan 2013 15:21:36 3,919 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Who are you calling a Tory you cunt?
    No-one (re-read my comment). But if the cap fits! :p

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  • LeoliansBro 3 Jan 2013 15:24:10 43,246 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Who are you calling a Tory you cunt?
    No-one (re-read my comment). But if the cap fits! :p
    I don't wear a cap, I'm not poor.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2013 15:25:25 39,387 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Khanivor wrote:
    Tie it into food stamps. Want your food? Do your gym time.
    That would work in the US. Over here we try not to shame our most needy.

    Apart from Deckard.
    Shame might be a good incentive.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • LeoliansBro 3 Jan 2013 15:27:45 43,246 posts
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    Food stamps are functionally useful but really unpleasant and counterproductive. Often what the genuinely impoverished need to get themselves off the bottom rung involves self belief and self esteem. Putting a big fat 'I'm on benefits' label on them whenever they go shopping is a hell of a headwind.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2013 15:32:03 39,387 posts
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    Yeah but this is different. Fatties aren't always impoverished. Fatty food is not a requirement for them living well.

    If they had to give out these stamps in order to eat fast food and they only received the stamps after X hours of exercise you have an incentive.

    However it'd be hell to enforce. Why wouldn't kebabydaby sell to fatty?

    Massive fines if they were caught selling to fatties. What is a fatty? Someone outside the healthy BMI zone.

    What about those that are big due to muscle and BMI isn't accurate, waiver pass.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Psychotext 3 Jan 2013 15:35:24 53,855 posts
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    Fuck BMI, get everyone on those bioelectrical impedance scales. They're not perfect, but they're a damn sight better than BMI.
  • LeoliansBro 3 Jan 2013 15:35:42 43,246 posts
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    So you give them money for most things but only let them eat unhealthy food that they buy with food stamps paid for through exercise?

    How are you stopping them using the money to buy this food anyway?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 15:37:04
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Food stamps are functionally useful but really unpleasant and counterproductive. Often what the genuinely impoverished need to get themselves off the bottom rung involves self belief and self esteem. Putting a big fat 'I'm on benefits' label on them whenever they go shopping is a hell of a headwind.
    They wouldn't be fat for long and they can have a free balloon to cheer them up for every stone they lose.
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