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stop the nanny state
12-15-2013, 02:51 PM #1
j browsing Member
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Americans want the government to stop acting like their mother.

According to a Reason-Rupe poll, Americans do not want government to ban trans-fats, e-cigarettes, online poker, violent video games or genetic testing kits.

Many Americans are becoming frustrated with the government’s growing involvement in what they believe should be their personal decisions.



For one, they do not want the government to be their personal nutritionist. The poll found that 71 percent of Americans oppose the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed trans-fats ban. Only 24 percent of Americans would support measures to outlaw the additive.

The FDA also mandated that the genetic testing company 23andMe halt production of its DNA testing kits. The agency says the company has not gone through the testing required by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

A 55 percent majority believes that the government should not be allowed to bar them from purchasing the kit. Thirty seven percent told Reason-Rupe that they want this ban to remain in place.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/14/poll-a...z2nXl5euG2

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12-15-2013, 06:42 PM #2
Wayne5 Member
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gaah.gif What a mess!

trans-fats, e-cigarettes, online poker, violent video games or genetic testing kits.

trans-fats, I hate the ban but I can't get the food industry to tell me the things I need to know so I can choose. I would OK trans fats and nanny state the industry so they had to tell everything like GMO.

e-cigarets are a net some gain we think, we may find that they cause cancer just like real cigarets, and if they do then nanny state them.

online poker, no brainier, its ok, let the courts sort out addicts, nanny state again.

video games have hit a turning point. It is a prime example of how capitalism unregulated runs a muck, gamers are against it, parents are for it, nanny state again.

genetic testing kits, absolutely no safety issue at all, FDA representing their corporate clients instead of representing the people that pay their salaries. There needs to be a law that stops FDA people from quitting and going to work for the pharma industry and getting their pay off, oops nanny state again.

These polls craft the questions so that they get the answers they want. We all wish the banking industry had been Nanny Stated a lot more.

Edited post.
gaah.gif and another thing! The phrase Nanny State is a term invented by the Right to try and convince people that unregulated capitalism is best, when we know from history that without regulation capitalism produces the same conditions as Communism. They do this so they can cheat people legally and make money without having to pay for the results to society. Like cigarets and video games and trans-fats and on like poker. I don't like regulation so we should add up the cost and tax them in relationship to the damage they do. Except for the FDA who we should shoot.
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12-15-2013, 07:14 PM #3
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Oh I disagree, seems like many of my fellow Americans seem to want to be told what to do these days, I don't buy it for a second.

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The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.
12-15-2013, 09:25 PM #4
bohica Member
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How about the new mandated spouts on gasoline containers?
I've spilled more gas using them than I ever did with the old style.

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12-15-2013, 09:42 PM #5
Wayne5 Member
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(12-15-2013, 09:25 PM)bohica Wrote:  How about the new mandated spouts on gasoline containers?
I've spilled more gas using them than I ever did with the old style.

Your right about that! I try to buy the old ones at yard sales, they want more for them now that when they were new.chuckle.gif
12-15-2013, 10:53 PM #6
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Quote:The poll found that 71 percent of Americans oppose the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed trans-fats ban. Only 24 percent of Americans would support measures to outlaw the additive.

It's not an additive. 13.gif It's a product of hydrogenating oils which nobody should eat anyway.

Quote:Trans fats are an artificial contaminant introduced by an isomerization side reaction on the catalyst in partial hydrogenation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_fat

However I hate to be told what to do. 13.gif



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