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Obesity: it's the new get-out-of-jail-free card!

Old 04-04-10, 02:14 PM
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Re: Obesity: it's the new get-out-of-jail-free card!

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Just make the doors to fast food restaurants and convenience stores too narrow for guys like him, and your problem is solved.
He will still find a way to get in the drive through. Even if he has to sit on the back of a pick up truck.
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Old 04-04-10, 02:18 PM
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Hey! He should check out this Oversize Casket Sale! Up to 85% off!

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He will still find a way to get in the drive through. Even if he has to sit on the back of a pick up truck.
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Old 04-04-10, 11:41 PM
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Re: Obesity: it's the new get-out-of-jail-free card!

I guess I'm the only one who feels bad for him. Not for being an ass and an idiot, but for getting so fat. I don't think anyone wants to be like that (or I didn't until I read about that lady who wants to be 1000 lbs.) I think it's pretty sad and that he's someone who could/should get his stomach stapled.
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Old 04-05-10, 01:19 AM
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I always say I am no fitness guru. I try to eat right, but weight is a constant issue for me. However I do NOT feel one bit sorry for somebody who becomes that fat. There's a point where you have to draw the line and say no more and get some self respect. If you tip the scale so it goes past the original 0 again, you have issues.
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Old 04-05-10, 02:27 AM
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Hell, I'm fat. I don't blame anyone but myself.. Society didn't make me eat all that taco bell. Society didn't make me drink all that soda, my fat ass did. I am trying to work on it, but i acknowledge that it's all my doing.
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He will still find a way to get in the drive through. Even if he has to sit on the back of a pick up truck.
That would be a sight to see for sure.
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Old 04-05-10, 03:18 PM
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Here's a new sandwich for all the fatties of the world to savor. And before you get mad at me, I'm overweight too, but just blame myself.

http://consumerist.com/2010/04/kfcs-...-april-12.html
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Old 04-05-10, 03:20 PM
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Not paying for tens of thousands of dollars for hospital care>going to jail for not paying your food tab.
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Old 04-05-10, 03:29 PM
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Honestly, there is a pretty good chance that he will end up being cheaper on the medical insurance collective than your average American. He'll be dead by 50 and I suspect the chances of him dying suddenly (and cheaply) are much higher than average.
It's not the healthy that are a drain on the health care system. It is the uninsured, illegals, malpractice lawsuits, pharmaceutical prices, and terminally ill.
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Re: Obesity: it's the new get-out-of-jail-free card!

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Lube.
That's your answer to everything.
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Why not house arrest?
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Why not house arrest?
He requested Waffle House arrest.
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Old 04-05-10, 06:34 PM
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That's your answer to everything.
Along with duct tape, yes.
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Old 04-05-10, 06:35 PM
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He requested Waffle House arrest.
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It's not the healthy that are a drain on the health care system. It is the uninsured, illegals, malpractice lawsuits, pharmaceutical prices, and terminally ill.
That's fallacious reasoning. The healthy of today are often those that suffer extended (terminal or otherwise) illness beginning tomorrow. You can't just separate them.

Compare the total healthcare costs over a lifetime of an obese smoker versus someone who takes reasonable care of themselves. The common perception is that the obese smoker is a financial drain on the healthcare system while the healthy lifestyle person isn't. I would question the veracity of that perception.
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Old 04-06-10, 01:13 AM
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Re: Obesity: it's the new get-out-of-jail-free card!

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He requested Waffle House arrest.
Too funny!


My ex girlfriend's step mother was well over 500 lbs. Enormous woman. Both of her parents were morbidly obese and died in their mid 50s. I didn't even give her that long. I felt bad for my ex back then, the fat bitch made her rub her corn covered feet on a nightly biases. Not to mention having to change her step grandmother's diaper when she became bed ridden, unable to stand because she was so big (and ill).

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