Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm with the goverment, and I'm here to help you...

...lose weight:

Imagine a country where the government regularly checks the waistlines of citizens over age 40. Anyone deemed too fat would be required to undergo diet counseling. Those who fail to lose sufficient weight could face further "reeducation" and their communities subject to stiff fines.

Is this some nightmarish dystopia?

No, this is contemporary Japan.

But such craziness is not limited to just Japan. Similar things are occurring in the UK, Canada, and in most every country that has socialized medicine.

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