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(Washington Times)   The latest ObamaCare scandal: regulating pizzas. THIS. IS. AN. OUTRAGE   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 18
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2014-01-31 04:00:19 PM
9 votes:
requires restaurants with 20 or more locations to list calorie-content information for each menu item on a board at every establishment.  The costs of this intrusive regulation would be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices


The costs
of  a board

THE COSTS of A BOARD
2014-01-31 04:50:50 PM
2 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: 4+ Slices: Good job fatty


Thanks, I work hard at it.
2014-01-31 04:43:54 PM
2 votes:
That's just wrong. A man who spent as long as he did serving the state of Illinois has no business regulating pizza.
2014-01-31 04:33:19 PM
2 votes:

Langston: Headso: According to the Food Marketing Institute, which represents retail grocery chains, the current proposed menu-labeling regulation would cost the industry $1 billion in the first year of implementation


lol, sounds legit

Yeah, those are rapidly approaching the annual costs of people watching NCAA basketball games right there.


Obama could take like 5 vacations for that much!
2014-01-31 04:28:41 PM
2 votes:
Meh, this actually does seem kind of stupid, intrusive, and pointless to me.

Not often he and I see eye to eye, but I'm with the True Father Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon on this one. May he continue to perform mass weddings atop his blessed space dragon beyond the sun.
2014-01-31 05:50:59 PM
1 votes:

Enigmamf: Describe one ingredient not listed in the USDA's official reference, available online, free.


Jizz.

/It's for a cop.
2014-01-31 05:50:30 PM
1 votes:

Enigmamf: I alone am best: IAmRight: sdd2000: I alone am best: When you change it you have to have the lab tell you how many calories are in your new menu item

I was responding to this in your post and the answer is no you can use any of these--including nutrient databases, cookbooks, laboratory analyses, and other reasonable means

But you guys, it's really expensive to google up nutrition facts for ingredients and know how much I use for each product I make! It could take a second-grader nearly hours to add up the numbers!

nutrient databases, cookbooks, laboratory analyses, and other reasonable means

Not

google and guesswork

Describe  one ingredient not listed in the USDA's official reference, available online, free.


Yes but adding things up is hard if you can only count to potato.
2014-01-31 05:39:45 PM
1 votes:

cman: Cagey B: cman: Cagey B: cman: I see it as a BS argument, but to be fair, you would be surprised how much something like this could cost

Try me. Whatever it is I'm sure will bankrupt utterly a business with at least twenty operating restaurants.

Try you? I already said it was a BS argument

The statement that we'd be "surprised how much something like this could cost" implies that doing this is a) relatively expensive and b) some sort of noticeable burden to the parties that would have to comply. If that's genuinely not what you were driving at, then whatever.

Thats why I added "to be fair"


Your mom is a whore.  No disrespect.

I added "no disrespect."
2014-01-31 05:14:13 PM
1 votes:

Nabb1: but dear lord, someone said something negative about a provision of the ACA, so let's all crap our pants...


Be fair.  How was anyone to differentiate this particular "ACA will kill businesses" claim from the millions of other "ACA will kill businesses" claims?  The justification that this one time there might be some reasonable tweak to its provisions that seems to provide nearly the same public benefit while at the same time easing compliance seems to be thin.  It's almost special pleading to say "OK guys, ignore all those other baseless, BS attacks we've made on the ACA--as well as the many more we're sure to make in the future--THIS ONE TIME you have to give us some benefit of the doubt, otherwise you're being unreasonable."
2014-01-31 05:02:04 PM
1 votes:

boyvoyeur: m1ke: The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds, and die of a heart attack at 43, you can. You are free to do so. To me, that's beautiful.

This. I'm ordering a pizza. Any time you do that, you're not eating a healthy meal. I don't need it pointed out to me six times a week.


They took the "lard" out of movie popcorn, and I said nothing.

Then I tasted some cookies one day while home with one of the monsters and thought, "My, it sure does taste different now, compared to when I was younger." So I called the 800 number and asked why. Turns out they had eliminated the cholesterol from the cookies.

"I know it's not a health food!" I protested. "Put the cholesterol back in!"

My kids will never taste McDonald's shakes and fries the way I did.

/Old and fat.
2014-01-31 04:56:19 PM
1 votes:

Rhypskallion: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Why don't they just release a chart we can all understand.

A 3-D model is better.  Here's one for you--make a fist.   That's the natural size of your stomach.   Eat that volume of food--no more the rest is wasted.   Your appetite is the result of cultural mis-training to eat more than you need, and you will get used to it in a few weeks.     Carry on.


I eat that many cookies with every meal.

/cookies
2014-01-31 04:52:31 PM
1 votes:

Headso: Langston: Headso: According to the Food Marketing Institute, which represents retail grocery chains, the current proposed menu-labeling regulation would cost the industry $1 billion in the first year of implementation


lol, sounds legit

Yeah, those are rapidly approaching the annual costs of people watching NCAA basketball games right there.

Obama could take like 5 vacations for that much!


Still doesn't approach the amount that pirating a single movie costs the industry, however.
2014-01-31 04:51:51 PM
1 votes:

ShadowKamui: Ritley: What an asinine argument. The cost of a board showing nutrition info is not burdensome in any manner

You do realize it costs $$$ to do the nutrition tests


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calorimeter

For the biggest companies, they could add a few machines and a few scientists at minimal overall cost.

For the growing companies, it might be a bit of a hit, but they seem to have no problem spending large sums of money to advertise that double meat, double-stuffed-bun  jalapeno bacon burger greasebomb. I have no problem with them having to explain just how much it's going to cost YOU, and I don't mean $$$.

They're really worried about people thinking twice about ordering the Angus Angioplasty Burger and Infarction fries.

Fark em.
2014-01-31 04:49:42 PM
1 votes:
Why don't they just release a chart we can all understand.

On a standard Large Pizza (16")

1-2 Slices: Normal
3-4 Slices: That uncomfortable feeling is telling you something.
4+ Slices: Good job fatty
2014-01-31 04:49:30 PM
1 votes:

ValisIV: sufferpuppet: Ritley: What an asinine argument. The cost of a board showing nutrition info is not burdensome in any manner

How bout the cost of producing that data?    Having somebody determine the calorie counts for an entire menu.  Think that's free?

They know how many ounces of X are in each dish, and the calorie info on that is readily available. It's like you know you put 1lb of ground beef, 2 eggs, etc into your burger patties, and made 4 patties, you can do some quick maths, and find out. Chain restaurants measure everything.  Also, calorie testing is really cheap.


If you serve that raw to your customers, the costs of nutritional tests are going to be the least of your concerns
2014-01-31 04:38:09 PM
1 votes:
The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds, and die of a heart attack at 43, you can. You are free to do so. To me, that's beautiful.
2014-01-31 04:20:08 PM
1 votes:
According to the Food Marketing Institute, which represents retail grocery chains, the current proposed menu-labeling regulation would cost the industry $1 billion in the first year of implementation


lol, sounds legit
2014-01-31 04:09:27 PM
1 votes:

creating a nutritional menu for the hundreds of possible food combinations


or, you could do this:



www.anutinanutshell.com
 
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