November 13, 2014

Feds Waste $10 Million on ‘Fat Town’ Video Game

They say it’s intended to get youngsters off the coach and encourage healthier eating choices, but the only thing slimming down on yet another futile government-funded project are taxpayers’ wallets, not waistlines. Via The Washington Free Beacon: “The federal government has invested over $10 million developing and promoting a video game about a young teen that must escape a town full of fat people, as a method to fight obesity. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) paid for the development of two video games that promote healthier eating, including ‘Escape from Diab,’ a ‘nightmare’ fictional city where people are only allowed to eat junk food.” That sounds terrible. Meanwhile, that $10 million could have been put to better use – like researching a cure for the urgent Ebola epidemic ravaging Africa. More…

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