LA blocks new ghetto fast food joints

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    LA blocks new fast-food outlets from poor areas - Yahoo! News


    Interesting how obesity is a big problem among impoverished Americans. Just like in Somalia. :doubt:
     
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    Why do you think that is?
     
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    fast food is cheap. it is also extremely unhealthy. often people dont have time to make their own food, or they cant afford to get an oven or pots and pans, etc, to make their own food. the only choice left is mcD's
     
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    So we should mandate the 'choices' people can make... for their own good of course.
     
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    i didnt say that. was just giving reasons why many low income earners eat at fastfood places
     
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    So you don't think a city can put a moratorium on new businesses? How is this different than putting a moratorium on new baseball stadiums, or strip clubs, or gas stations...???

    Seems to me they are addressing a health problem that affects their EMT outlay, no?
     
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    Nobody is forcing someone to eat nothing but McD's french fries...

    There is a little thing called freedom that I take very seriously... if the populace don't want it, they won't bu it, and the business will fail...

    Many times with strip clubs, it is against county or state ordinance... hence not legal to operate... against a community standard... last I knew a burger is not against any ordinance... trans fat or whatever is not a display of something that is generally illegal in public (indecent exposure is)
     
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    That's been happening since day one of civilization. I'm simultaneously amused, befuddled and saddened to see that you're just now figuring that out.
     
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    so if trans fat becomes 'generally illegal in public' you would be fine with this ban?
     
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    They aren't closing restaurants down. They are simply not allowing any more to be built. No one is being deprived of their Whopper fix.
     

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