Why there is NO HOPE for the USA.. "Common Sense" is gone!

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    This is what is wrong with the majority of Americans if THIS represents the LACK of common sense!

    "I'd pay 20 percent. It's worth it,” one woman said. "I would eat a lot more healthy just to save more money.”

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Health experts have been trying to combat obesity in America for years and have recently suggested a new way to solve the growing problem.
    A new study suggests that imposing a fat tax on unhealthy food and drinks could help slim down expanding waistlines.
    According to reports, more than 60 percent of Americans are overweight. Under the tax, a $4 cheeseburger would cost an extra 80 cents, RTV6's Stacia Matthews reported.

    Report: 'Fat Tax' Could Curb Nation's Obesity Problem - Staying Healthy News Story - WRTV Indianapolis

    Idiots who BECAUSE they would be TAXED higher for FAT foods would EAT more healthy?
    NOT because it is "common sense" but because it is the LAW!

    This is the same lack of common sense evidenced when I heard an idiot radio personality say she would NOT text and drive if THERE WAS A LAW!!


    THERE ARE LAWS PEOPLE... Common SENSE LAWS!!!

    What a distressing example of our EDUCATIONAL system that DOESN'T TEACH common sense!
    Common sense that DUH YOU don't text while driving... YOU don't everyday eat a double cheeseburger!
    Common SENSE is missing folks and there is NO HOPE!!!
     
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    If you think the public schools are failing our children, do you support privatizing public education? Or, are you a shithead, HM?

    Your law would't work, and would make things worse. But, there's no point in explaining why, to you. Anyone who supports nanny-state laws is too lacking in commonsense to understand the simple reason.
     
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    Hell effing no. You want corporations indoctrinating your kids to be good, dumb little consumers (gotta go after that brand allegiance, early you sheep) MORE than they already are?
     
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    I really don't care WHO teaches kids "common sense"! Remember the point of a LAW was to quote protect the law abiding! But with 41,000 NEW laws alone in 2012 on the books..
    A) How can ANYONE truly be law abiding practically? I mean I'm breaking a law I'm sure right now!
    B) Who enforces the laws? Seriously how can we have a cop on every corner.. camera???

    MY whole point was why do we need a law when COMMON SENSE education should be used to show
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    A) eating a fatty cheeseburger EVERY day will make you obese! I mean we have kids all concerned about "Global warming"... from preschool on up! We have TV ads etc. all warning about "global warming" why not the same mentality about common sense!
    B) "Texting while driving" IS NOT SAFE.. Common Sense! So why do we need a LAW to tell us if
    we have "Common sense" education deeply engrained i.e. "global warming" style evangelistic style
    that the LAWS of physics supercede any laws... i.e. you can't brake a car fast enough if you are not watching the road!!!

    COMMON SENSE!!! Again.. where the education takes place irrelevant... IT IS THE CONTENT that is important... i.e. practical illustrations of WHY one shouldn't text while driving for example!
     
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    So let our government indoctrinate them to be good little social sheeple? The irony :rolleyes:
     
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    ^It is delicious isn't it?
     
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    Personally, I would like whoever can give the best education, and the government has fallen flat on their face with that litmus test.
     
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    Yep. Private enterprise is a much better option. It forces more competition, innovation and cost reductions. just like any other service/industry.
     
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    Who get's to decide what is healthy and unhealthy? I followed the FDA approved Food Pyramid and GAINED weight!

    I cut out all FDA Approved Wheat, Corn and Dairy along with Sugar and all processed and fried foods and lost 40 lbs!

    I quit sodas years ago but didn't lose weight.

    Taxing something only gives more money to govt's who will waste it and demand more.
     
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    Seatbelts save lives when worn during operation of a motor vehicle.

    When wearing a seatbelt became mandatory under the law, seatbelt usage increased.

    The law helped encourage 'common sense' and saved thousands of lives.
     

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