Court asked to block calorie postings

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A federal appeals court has been asked to block implementation of a new city requirement that some chain restaurants post calories on menus.
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#1
Apr 22, 2008
 
Is stupidity a requirement for becoming a federal judge?

Since: Feb 08

Bronx, NY

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Apr 22, 2008
 
Posting caloric content will not prevent anything. Maybe the real reason for the the postings is use as a disclaimer to help in defense of lawsuits as in the "I eat Burger King every day and now I am fat and now I am going to sue"

Stupid people are stupid. We should all be accountable for our own actions. Fast food is fattening, cigarette smoking causes heart disease and lung cancer, hot coffee is hot. But, in fairness, all restaurants and food service establishments should be required to post calories if chains and fast food restaurant are required to do so.

Or maybe just major tort reform is the answer. Through out all stupid lawsuits, or make the loser pay all expenses. Out of court settlements should all be for one dollar "on principle only. Whoa- pardon my A D D moment!

Its time for a Big Mac and a diet coke!
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Hauppauge, NY

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Apr 23, 2008
 
I think it is great what’s the big deal? As a successful Weight Watcher having that information is extremely helpful. Forget about the Big Mac's and Whopper's there are many "healthy alternatives" that are not nearly as healthy as they seem. There are restaurants that do this already with out being mad to and I applaud them as someone who values that information it makes life easier and allows me to make an informed choice. I think it would protect restaurants from lawsuits. "Your honor it is clearly shown that our blah blah blah has 10 billion calories and 5 billion grams of fat obviously it's not good for you if so and so made the choice to eat it so and so should have to live with that choice!” It is sad that lawyers would actualy take a suit in which a dumb a s s plaintif is complaining that McDonalds, Oreos, Burger King, etc. etc. made them fat or unhealthy. They didin't have to eat it, these establishments don't force it down your throat, you have a choice and if you choose to eat that c r a p everyday or often chances are you are going to have health issues, your choice, your fault~!
LLL4517

White Plains, NY

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Apr 23, 2008
 
How ridiculous! I guess if these people really knew the caloric and sodium and fat contents - they would flip out, but more than likely not stop eating this garbage. These big chains are more afraid it would lose business. It always comes down to the money! You only live once.....if these people want to eat this stuff - let them!

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