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  • Psychotext 3 Jan 2013 15:38:07 60,063 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    How are you stopping them using the money to buy this food anyway?
    Have a small child follow them around shouting "fatty fat fat fat" whenever they look like buying unhealthy food.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 15:38:31
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    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?
    The same way you stop off licenses from selling alcohol to under age kids....

    Not effectively.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 15:39:16
    And it would be easy to enforce. Just have fatty patrols (can be on foot, the fatties won't waddle away too fast) that capture them then interrogate them.

    Not like they can hide it.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 15:41:51
    How would you police that?

    It's a good idea in principle but I have no idea how it would work. Smart cards with your weight on it?
  • Psychotext 3 Jan 2013 15:45:55 60,063 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Why not tie VAT to calories divided by weight?
    I can only imagine how much kendal mintcake would suddenly cost. :(

    Not to mention golden syrup, sugar or honey!
  • DaM 3 Jan 2013 15:50:35 15,635 posts
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    VAT's already on takeaway/restaurant food isn't it?
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 15:55:16
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    How would you police that?

    It's a good idea in principle but I have no idea how it would work. Smart cards with your weight on it?
    Not your weight you wally, the weight of the food.

    Lettuce 100g, calories 4. VAT level 1, no VAT

    Cream 100g, calories 275, VAT level 5, 20% VAT.

    Basically treat high-calorie food as a luxury.
    See Denmark.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 15:57:57
    Denmark: Fat Chance
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 16:07:30
    Fat isn't the only problem, salt and sugar are too.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 16:11:19
    I reckon it can be done but it needs to be far more selective. Start with fast foods and frozen foods.
  • Psychotext 3 Jan 2013 16:12:02 60,063 posts
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    That's stupid. Frozen food isn't automatically unhealthy food.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 16:18:40
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    I reckon it can be done but it needs to be far more selective. Start with fast foods and frozen foods.
    Frozen peas are now worse than cake.
  • RichieTenenbaum 3 Jan 2013 16:19:48 2,292 posts
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    Has anyone read Jilted Generation. It's about how young people have basically been fucked up the arse. It's really good. Recommend it.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 16:20:21
    Psychotext wrote:
    That's stupid. Frozen food isn't automatically unhealthy food.
    Fatty Frozen food. I didn't think I needed to spell that out! :)
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 16:20:57
    I think you meant to post that in the paedogeddon thread.
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 16:21:51
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:
    That's stupid. Frozen food isn't automatically unhealthy food.
    Fatty Frozen food. I didn't think I needed to spell that out! :)
    Why does it being frozen matter? It's like the warm pie thing again.
  • spamdangled 4 Jan 2013 06:53:14 29,536 posts
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    The Sun decides to play Foreign Diplomat
  • Psychotext 4 Jan 2013 08:48:35 60,063 posts
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    Utterly pointless. Given she's just using the whole affair to deflect attention from how fucked Argentina is, it's better to give it as little focus as possible.
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