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@twoey68 (13651)
United States
April 26, 2008 9:42am CST
I was listening to a video the other day with Hubby and it got me thinking about something. In the video a guy was calling to order 2 large meat lovers pizza’s, the woman taking the order told him that according to his health chart he had high cholesterol and it would cost an extra $20. They haggled and he finally got a sprout and veggie pizza…the point of the video had to do with the new Real Id chips and how easy it will be for ppl to find out everything about you. It was funny but scary at the same time. What got me thinking was the whole order process. Ppl are so determined to force ppl to do what they think is right…as with the no smoking laws…it makes me wonder what will be next. Will we go to the store and have the checkers tell us we can’t buy certain items b/c of our weight or health conditions? Will fast food places and restaurants only serve certain ppl? Will clothing stores only allow certain size ppl to shop in their stores? I’m heavy, I know I’m heavy but it would drive me over the edge to have ppl dictate what I can and can’t have. It seems that this is where things are heading though. I hope it never comes to that…but I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Do you think we may be heading to situations like these? How would you feel if you were restricted in what you could buy or eat or wear? What if you were literally forced to participate in exercise programs or monitored on your food intake? Do you think the Real Id chip could lead to this type of world? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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27 responses
• United States
26 Apr 08
I have suspicions that the ID chip isn't that far fetched but will have a lot of people upset and fighting it. The frightening part is, if they pass laws that force new born children to have them implanted immediately you now have an issue of whether to birth at home and avoid that or birthing in a hospital where things are there for problematic births. I don't think it's that far fetched in coming years to see "underground" hospitals that birth children who's parents won't chip them and seeing a society that literally is torn. It reminds me a lot of The Matrix type of stuff. I doubt it's 5 years down the road or anything we will every see but I honestly do think it could happen.
@gemini_rose (16192)
26 Apr 08
I agree with you, for years companies have been making these so called unhealthy foods and we have been buying them, and as the years have gone on the pack sizes and fast food meal sizes have all gotten bigger and we buy them and enjoy them, now all of a sudden they are unhealthy and bad for us, and all our fave foods are changing, tasting different as they take all the supposed bad things out. Smoking, all of a sudden after hundreds of years or more of people being able to smoke and enjoy it, now it is bad for us and is banned from everywhere. All the things you have said in your discussion I can see happening and I for one will not go willingly along with it all!! Not without a fight!
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
26 Apr 08
You bring up an interesting point. In many ways I think the government is trying to run our lives. I heard a lawyer talk this morning about a traffic stop when a police officer asked if he could check the car. The person said yes and then got in trouble. According to the lawyer the person made a mistake by telling the cop ok cause this actually took away the person's rights. We need to be careful. As far as a chip, I am on the fence about it. I like a chip for things like a lost child, or elderly person or medical information in an emergency. My son in law and I got into an argument over it because he believes the literal interpretation of the bible in which the mark of the devil will be used on us. I dont like the idea of a job or insurance company telling us what we can do in our home or in our own privacy.
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
26 Apr 08
No I don't think that will happen due to privacy reason.. However it is kind of funny at the same time too as you say... After reading this it does make one person wonder though... About certain things.. Already Wal-mart sells on certain size cloths.. I mean I am a size 8 juniors I am not big at all but I can't really find anything that will fit me there either most of the clothing that is there is babies, children and than straight to adults and yes they are for bigger adults... They sell certain things not the kind that was once there... I've asked them why and they won't give me a answer... So this is already happening but some just aren't noticing or are already... If a person thinks though they are going to tell me what to eat how to eat i got a few suggestions for them... ha ha But i really don't think it's going to get to that point.. With the smoking ban though I think that was a good idea.. People shouldn't be in public places smoking and making others sick or giving them second hand smoke... I mean when really thought about if I wasn't a smoking I'd be very happy about this and I am sure most are.... Just my oppion!
• United States
26 Apr 08
if nobody stops them,i'm sure that's exactly what it'll progress to.i've tried to explain that to non-smokers.it's not good for me,granted.but it will not stop at one thing. next it'll be coffee,then cars,who knows? once they decide we don't need it,they'll either tax it up or just take it away.
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@Elixiress (3887)
26 Apr 08
I don't think that that would ever happen, because an individual eating a lot is not effecting someone, whereas the smoking ban came in because of passive smoking, which is effecting other people's health.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I think that they have went way overboard on some of this stuff......like the smoking and you are right...what will be next? Even if you own your own home they dictate to you certain rules and relulations which is fine to a point but you really are not in fact the owner.....the owner is the city or county that tells you what to do. If you are too heavy sometimes you are discriminated against already! And what about other choices we should be making for ourselves that have government intervention. We do need guidelines but sometimes I think alot of this is just political!
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I think that would be totally ridiculous! This is supposed to be a free country and if that happens it won't be anymore. I dare someone to try to tell me I can't eat out or I have to exercise! We might as well not be the USA anymore if that happens.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
26 Apr 08
it is kinda like your schwan discussion isn't it, where you don't think people on food stamps should buy these products, it is all in the same mix, I don't think people should tell us what to buy or not buy unless it is the doctor telling us we are about to die, or it is the school telling parents that they children needs to eat nutritious foods, or it is the financial planner who is there to help you budget your money tells you where you are going wrong.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
26 Apr 08
It wouldn't surprise me a bit if this Real ID chip would end up trying to rule our life in how and what we eat or exercise. Sure hope it doesn't cause think lot of us would end up mental cases from this.
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• United States
26 Apr 08
this is all predicted in scripture if you dont have the chip(the number of the beast ) then you wont be able to buy or sell anything doesnt this make you think we may be in the end times???
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Don't worry because this is never going to happened as long as we live in a democracy. We are eating a lot of fast food that is not good for us ,but we still have the choice to eat what we want. In regards to clothes we even have stores with only plus sizes. Is really our choice to be healthy or unhealthy.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Are you talking about the new world order? It is much better to change what is being sold to everyone than to choose who to sell it to! There are vegetarians that are obese, and there are plenty of stores that only sell smaller size clothing! People make judgments based on what they see, and how you look! This is no better than the real ID, as it is judging people for how they look! Not everyone who looks fat has high cholesterol or other problems!
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
30 Apr 08
I'd love someone to take over my eating problems and tell me what I can and can't have; what I should eat and what I shouldn't; how much of this? no, none at all of that. Have this for brekky; yeah, have a snack; then lunch, some munchies...how many points is that? Now here's what you've been waiting for all day, hamburgers for dinner the slimming way, follow that with sweets, chocolate something I think, someone send me a link to a site that will do this for me and more, maybe cook and ...no, I insist, I'll do the dishes.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Wow--- I can't imagine this happening- but then again I didn't think that companies would charge employees more money for health insurance because they smoke or someone they insure smokes. Anything is possible- I guess. I'm not saying that I object to companies making smokers pay more- as I don't smoke and with the rising health costs- why not make the people that are more apt to get sick pay more-- as long as it is something they are doing to themselves. . I'm guessing that this isn't going to happen - like I said-- but who knows. I'm not going to be happy if it does. I could lose a few pounds- but I'll do it when I'm ready-- not when someone tells me I'm ready! lol
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I do believe there will be a growing thing they call big brother (big bro).. I'm a bible prophecy student so, yes, I do think it will get that bad..
• United States
27 Apr 08
That is a mess!!! I will not have someone dictate what I eat, no matter how big I get (Right now I'm blessed with a high metabolism, and can't gain any weight over 165). This chip idea is going way too far and I hope it was a spoof. If not you won't catch me getting one. I do think we are headed towards something like this. We already can't get Super Size fries at McDonalds because of the kids that sued them because they got fat. Like they can't just order more fries if they want them. Its good to eat healthy, but in the end its the person's individual choice to do so. You have to have a willpower of your own, and forcing people to eat healthy will just cause more problems, just as prohibition did in the 1920's We all need to eat more healthy, but we have to make a conscious decision to do so, not be forced.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
27 Apr 08
In many ways this is already happening. As you pointed out about the smoking laws but also look at how they have outlawed "Trans Fats" in some areas. There was talk a year ago with one city wanting to outlaw facial piercings. You already have insurance companies refusing to take people who are over weight or smokers. There are employment places around my area that discriminate against smokers...and I have seen issues with it for those who are over weight. No one seems to care that it is happening either. Society sees it happening with things they don't like so they don't care. They don't realize that once one area is restricted, for whatever reason, that it can quickly escalate into other areas. Once a group is allowed to determine that something can be outlawed because it is "Bad for others" they can continue to do so with other items but who determines it? Who decides this is bad or that is? Not that long ago studies showed that eggs, pork and milk weren't good for you. What if they had been outlawed? Scary thought huh? I know it is for me. There is a movie called "Demolition Man" where it shows a society where anything deemed "bad for you" is illegal. Although it's a comedy/action film it really does show what type of society we could end up with if we continue to allow others to restrict us and decide for us what we should and should not do in such matters.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
27 Apr 08
No, the smoking ban came because smoking affects other people, your pizza choice does not affect me - though personally I like mine with pineapple, shrimp, onions and mushrooms. You know, I think it might be a nice idea though if something would suggest healthier options, I too am overweight and desperately trying to lose weight but the world just seems against me.
@login67 (38)
27 Apr 08
no because i am all time eating junk food and that is not healthy