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Started by Deagonx, September 13, 2011, 09:38:46 PM
Quote from: Duckling on September 14, 2011, 07:27:48 PMI understand the difficulties in implementing that sort of policy.
Quote from: Idozen Cair on September 14, 2011, 05:57:35 AMI'm not from where you're from (USA, is it?) so I don't know too much about this. Are food stamps similar to ration tickets? Like those during wartimes?
Quote from: Duckling on September 15, 2011, 05:17:06 PMYes, SmartyPants, I was aware of that. I was actually referring to a policy on which foods were nutricious; no one wants to be un-nutricious and lose their customers, so the corporate lobby will have the regulation be lax to the extent of being ineffective, does this go through.
Quote from: Duckling on September 20, 2011, 05:37:50 PMOkay, first: I'm a grammar Nazi, and your sentence really should look like: "Duckling's wording doesn't make sense to me, either."
Quote from: Duckling on September 20, 2011, 05:37:50 PMOkay, first: I'm a grammar Nazi, and your sentence really should look like: "Duckling's wording doesn't make sense to me, either."Second, I did fail to punctuate with commas in helpful locations, so I'll try again:"I was referring to the making of a policy which might determine a dichotomy of foods nutricious and not so; no food supplier or manufacturer wishes to be classified in that latter part of that dichotomy, and thus lose customers who utilize the food stamp system. As such, the corporate lobby composed of food suppliers and manufacturers whose foods might be considered not to be nutricious by a new policy that determined whether or not they were, indeed, nutricious would actively try to prevent such a policy from taking hold -- it would hurt their business interests -- and thus render any remnant of the original policy, were it to go through, completely useless."I hope that ambiguity in meaning due to synonyms and a lack of commas has been resolved, and my elaboration upon my ideas has helped to do so as well.
Quote from: Deagonx on September 22, 2011, 09:15:05 PMAnd how is this relative to food stamps and fast food?
Quote from: SmartyPants on September 22, 2011, 11:15:06 PMQuote from: Deagonx on September 22, 2011, 09:15:05 PMAnd how is this relative to food stamps and fast food?I think he is saying that lobbyist convince lawmakers to allow food stamps to be used on unhealthy food.