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  1. 15 Dec '12 01:40
    300000 people die every year due to obesity related illnesses. Is it time to ban sugar?
  2. 15 Dec '12 01:50
    Originally posted by dryhump
    300000 people die every year due to obesity related illnesses. Is it time to ban sugar?
    There are useful uses for sugar.
  3. Standard member Soothfast
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    15 Dec '12 01:51
    Originally posted by dryhump
    300000 people die every year due to obesity related illnesses. Is it time to ban sugar?
    This is a straw man. No one is saying guns should be banned because of recent mass shootings. The argument is whether there shouldn't be stricter gun controls, and a ban on more "high-powered" firearms with huge magazines.
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    15 Dec '12 02:11
    Originally posted by dryhump
    300000 people die every year due to obesity related illnesses. Is it time to ban sugar?
    It's time to ban super-sized soft drinks.
  5. 15 Dec '12 02:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by dryhump
    300000 people die every year due to obesity related illnesses. Is it time to ban sugar?
    It is time to have free trade with Brazil and other cane sugar producers. When that happens corn sweeteners will not be able to compete and I suspect that obesity and diabetes will decline in the USA.

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/253484.php
  6. 15 Dec '12 02:44
    Originally posted by rwingett
    It's time to ban super-sized soft drinks.
    Ha
  7. 15 Dec '12 02:46
    Originally posted by moon1969
    Ha
    Banning short skirts and penises could eliminate rape.
  8. 15 Dec '12 02:52
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Banning short skirts and penises could eliminate rape.
    Yeah, but she is wearing a short skirt, she deserved it.
  9. 15 Dec '12 04:52
    Yes.
  10. 15 Dec '12 05:40
    Originally posted by moon1969
    There are useful uses for sugar.
    Just so we're clear, it's ok for people to die so you can eat chocolate cake? Way more people are killed by sugar than by guns. We don't have to continue this discussion at all if you'll admit you don't care about the dead, only about using them to limit freedom.
  11. 15 Dec '12 11:13
    Originally posted by dryhump
    300000 people die every year due to obesity related illnesses. Is it time to ban sugar?
    No. Dont ban sugar. Dont ban weed. Dont ban french fries or red meat.Dont ban cigs. Let it rip. Theres about 6 (or8?) billion of us and decent resources for probably one billion. Dont ban guns, bombs, or cookies with creme filings. Tee it high, let it fly. As an added bonus, you get to live in a world where some self righteous ass doesnt get to tell you what you can or cannot do. Definately dont ban booze. Last time that was done, well.....
  12. 16 Dec '12 12:26
    Originally posted by Soothfast
    This is a straw man. No one is saying guns should be banned because of recent mass shootings. The argument is whether there shouldn't be stricter gun controls, and a ban on more "high-powered" firearms with huge magazines.
    Your proposal sucks at preventing death when compared to mine. Obesity kills almost 10 times as many people a year as guns. If you don't count suicides, which don't need high powered rifles or large magazines, obesity is more than ten times as deadly.