Is your waist size 34 inches or bigger.. if so, you will be fined...

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  1. tinytim

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    If you live in Japan...
    Obese People beware

    Those exceeding government limits — 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women, which are identical to thresholds established in 2005 for Japan by the International Diabetes Federation as an easy guideline for identifying health risks — and having a weight-related ailment will be given dieting guidance if after three months they do not lose weight. If necessary, those people will be steered toward further re-education after six more months.
    To reach its goals of shrinking the overweight population by 10 percent over the next four years and 25 percent over the next seven years, the government will impose financial penalties on companies and local governments that fail to meet specific targets. The country’s Ministry of Health argues that the campaign will keep the spread of diseases like diabetes and strokes in check.
     
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    That settles it! I'm not moving to Japan!
     
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    Should we be worried about JOhn?:laugh:
     
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    Never could put my finger on it, but exactally how old is that picture of John?

    Salty
     
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    One of many reasons that government-run healthcare will bring a myriad of "unintended consequences."

    This comes from someone who lost 80 pounds 5 years ago, and has kept it off. (I'm within 10 pounds of my ideal weight) But I would still object to a tax-subsidized nanny fining me according to BMI tables.
     

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