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FLOTUS: PS3 making kids fat

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by basso, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. basso

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    from the tea-baggers at crunch gear.

    [rquoter]Consuming more calories than you use makes you fat. That’s a fact, Jack. Figuring out where these calories come from, OK, that’s a noble endeavor, but let’s not pretend there’s anything secret going on here. Like, you see this graphic here? It’s the winner of some Michelle Obama-headed design contest to help folks figure out how to best fight childhood obesity. And you’ll see the PlayStation completely demonized, as if Sony itself is somehow responsible for little kids packing on the pounds.

    The chart, part of the Let’s Move program (and you’ll want to see the full-res version), highlights a few bad guys, including the use of high fructose corn syrup in soda, the launch of Super Size-sized foods at McDonalds, the increase in screen-watching hours, and, yes, the launch of the Sony PlayStation.

    Surely Nintendo and Microsoft are thrilled with the award-winning chart.

    And while it’s easy to say something like, “Well, it’s up to the parents to be parents, and to provide healthy food for their kids, and to make sure their kids aren’t spending every waking hour in front of their Sony PlayStation” how about this: it’s hard!

    If Mommy and Daddy are working all day long to pay for a mortgage, they can’t exactly be there to cook a multi-course, healthy dinner for their kids. So, go to Wal-Mart, buy a bunch of microwaveable burgers (which are conveniently like 20 burgers for $10 or something ridiculous like that) and hope to God that the worst thing you have to worry about is their kid playing PlayStation in the evening and not stealing cars or doing drugs while breaking into 7-11s.

    The point is, parents have it hard, too.[/rquoter]

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  2. Qball

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    I have my PS3 with skim milk so I consider it healthy.
     
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    I don' thave a PS3, but Clutchfans is making me fat. :p
     
  4. Depressio

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    An increased sedentary lifestyle yields more obese children?!

    HOW DARE SHE JUMP TO SUCH CONCLUSIONS!
     
  5. basso

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    why only call out Sony products?
     
  6. Major

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    Same reason McDonalds was mentioned. They are the biggest of the various companies in their respective industries and are the biggest drivers behind the success of those markets.
     
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    Because it's a socialist conspiracy to attack businesses and to undermine the free market.
     
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    I haven't had sex in a couple weeks and Im starting to gain weight :(
     
  9. Depressio

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    Major answered that. You're looking for something out of nothing. You think she hates the Japanese or what? I'm not sure what you're implying, either. It was simply a barometer and a factoid to support and increase in sedentary lifestyle; nothing more.

    That said, the elimination of "super size" meals at McDonald's appears to cause a dip in the slope... not sure if it was just modeled to look like that, but it's intriguing.
     
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    Yup, Xbox is a way better choice... :grin:
     
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    If it was any other administration, this would be meaningless, but we are talking about the Obama administration which has no understanding of limited government (For example, they think it is their job to provide incentives for people to buy electric cars). So when the FLOTUS starts talking about how bad PS3s are for people, I assume they are about to be regulated ( such as they can only stay on for 2 hours a day or something).
     
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  12. Major

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    Right - because no previous administration has ever done anything to incentivize certain behaviors.
     
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    Man, I can't even write a fictional narrative that's this crazy. I tip my cap, troll.
     
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    Yeah, that's totally different from how the government thought it was their job to provide incentives for people to buy hybrid cars back when Bush was president. :rolleyes:
     
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    Bush, and previous presidents, provided incentives to support particular industries or technologies. Obama punishes, or demonizes, specific companies. it's a massive difference.
     
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    Your response is not at all related to my post or the part of the post I was responding to (big shock, I know).

    tallanover was acting as if it was unprecedented that this administration would want to offer incentives to purchase a particular product. However, that is no different from the government having offered incentives to purchase a similar product four to five years ago.
     
  17. SamFisher

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    You mean like the green energy bills that he repeatedly vetoed and the no-bid contracts that were handed out to companies like Halliburton?

    My portly friend, I'm aware that the childhood antiobesity campaign strikes a particularly adipose nerve of yours.

    MY SYMPATHIES YOU HAVE THEM FATSY
     
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    I have the PS3 slim so I'm good ;)
     
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    obesity is something most people can control with will power, how are going to get fat playing playstation if you don't eat junk food in between and only eat 2000 calories a day. It is stupid that you blame something for the end result that you can control.
     
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    I hope the First Lady will tackle Ugliness in America next, starting with herself, may I suggest: orthodontic procedures!
     
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