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Old 03-19-09, 09:23 AM
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

Britain is going to have to reform the dole. In the US, you have to claim you can't work because your fat has ruined your knees or back.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

We have the extra money you're needing, fatfam. It's on a stick five feet in front of this treadmill.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

This is my favorite part:

"We have cereal for breakfast, bacon butties for lunch and microwave pies with mashed potato or chips for dinner," Mrs Chawner told Closer magazine.

"All that healthy food, like fruit and veg, is too expensive. We're fat because it's in our genes. Our whole family is overweight," she added.
You know, I've been poor. I ate a lot of rice and beans. I sometimes bought cheese as a special treat. Buying a package of microwave pot pies would have used up most of a week's grocery money.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

Bacon butties? How is that not fattening?
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

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Bacon butties? How is that not fattening?
Beats me!

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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

The father is fat but not ridiculously. He should be able to work.
Oh, and they just don't have any willpower!
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

These people are just monstrous animals. They really should be put down.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

"People are fucking DUMB" - George Carlin
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

Along with their weight, they're heavy on excuses.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

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Take offence! Apologist for those who fail to take personal responsibility rhetoric!
Annoyance! Anecdotal story that confirms previous position.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

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Annoyance! Anecdotal story that confirms previous position.
Witty reference to financial status of previous poster. Link to studies with only tangential relevance.

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Personal attack.

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Anger! Appeal to mods for personal attack. Link to wikipedia page as proof of previous study being false. Witty remark, gloating.
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half hearted apology that still lays blame on previous poster.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

Reminds me of "The Fatties" family that Jack Black played at the beginning of Tropic Thunder.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

You guys are so cute. Thread of the day.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

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Reminds me of "The Fatties" family that Jack Black played at the beginning of Tropic Thunder.
Hopefully, with less farting.

Though I'm not counting on it.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

that's some fat people

my family of five probably weight less than one of them...

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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

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that's some fat people

my family of five probably weight less than one of them...
You guys all weigh 70 lbs?
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

Hoax. Everyone knows that only we Ugly Americans™ dare to become grossly obese, and that all of Europe is a utopia of sound healthcare and comprehensive social services.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

Britain: the only country where butter is an acceptable substitute for mayonnaise.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

I think those two daughters are taking off about 100 pounds when they told their weight. No way do they weigh 100 pounds less than their parents. If anything I'd say they weigh more....
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

Originally Posted by achau9598 View Post
Reminds me of "The Fatties" family that Jack Black played at the beginning of Tropic Thunder.
At least they were working.
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Re: Family who are 'too fat to work' say $30,000 worth of benefits is not enough

Disrespectful comparison between US healthcare and British healthcare systems. Snarky comments about an American political party.

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