NationStates Jolt Archive

[unknown: currency]

12-11-2003, 14:07
The Issue
Several festively chubby people were lodged in their movie theater seats for hours, as Cremerica's Fire Department worked to free them. Health organizations in are now expressing concern over the problem of obesity in Cremerica.

The Debate
"Clearly, we have to do something about the expanding obesity problem in Cremerica, er, no pun intended," remarks Al McGuffin of the National Health Bureau. "The government should implement an extensive exercise management program and make it mandatory that all Cremerica citizens participate in some kind of exercise at least once a week."

"Mandatory exercise! Get out! I don't have the time!" snorts nationally renowned TV chef Pip Trax. "How about banning those greasy fast food joints and drive-thrus? I mean, seriously - if you can't get out of your stupid car to walk in and get a meal, how sad is that? Ban fast food, and make junk food more expensive - that way, people will have to think about whether or not they want to spend ten [Unknown: currency]s on a snack cake."

"I don't see why it's anyone's business but my own how I kill myself," said Jack Barry, a pleasantly plump computer programmer, stuffing a chili dog down his throat. "My weight is my own business, and if I don't feel like exercising, that's my choice. Sure, it'd be healthier to lose a few pounds, but my priorities lie elsewhere. Leave us alone, and we, the citizens of Cremerica, will decide what's important to us and what we want to eat."

"What about government-funded liposuction?" asked a hopeful Hack Barry, stuffing two chili dogs down his throat at once. "If I could get the fat sucked off of these hips, that would give me the willpower to stay thin. Obesity would be a thing of the past! Just think of it! Nothing but svelte, beautiful people everywhere! Ah, bliss!"

Look under the second option for "unknown curency."

Edited by Salusa: Highlighted Error
12-11-2003, 15:14
That looks more like a scripting issue.
12-11-2003, 18:22

Just thought i'd bring it to attention

HC Eredivisie
12-11-2003, 18:44
@@currency@@ wasn't it?
12-11-2003, 18:51
Make a note of this in the typo thread please?

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