Obesity, a new selling point!

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    Mar 11, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
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    Mar 11, 2011 7:59 AM GMT
    Thank God!! There's too many fat fucks walking around these days. This is perfect to finish them off!! I just wish the food was MORE dangerous.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:06 AM GMT
    This is more heartbreaking than anything...icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:15 AM GMT
    ATX611 saidThank God!! There's too many fat fucks walking around these days. This is perfect to finish them off!! I just wish the food was MORE dangerous.


    A comment like that is usually an indication of a very ugly, repulsive character. You disgust me, and it's my pleasure to make you the second person I've put on ignore!
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:19 AM GMT
    That dude was 29? Jeez I was guessing 40's.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:21 AM GMT
    This video is truly disgusting. The business owner is the poster child for capitalism without a conscience. As for the second store spokesman, I pity the cardiothoracic surgeon that will perform the second bypass surgery that will inevitably be needed because the spokesman continued to eat these quadruple-burgers just months after his first bypass surgery.

    The RJ community is a healthy bunch whose health insurance premiums are being used to pay for procedures on high-risk patients like the restaurant's spokesman. State fat taxes may be a way to go as a way of encouraging personal responsibility.

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    Mar 11, 2011 8:23 AM GMT
    On the flip side millions had and are still dying from obesity related illnesses caused by much deeper rooted problems than this one establishment. This one restaurant is faaar from the real problem.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:24 AM GMT
    I saw that online yesterday...how this place stays in business, I have no idea!

    It's kind of a gruesome marketing concept...free food is always a draw, regardless of whether you're a very heavy individual who likes to eat, or whether you're some airhead dipshit that celebrates other peoples' deaths.

    When you're feeding THIS kind of food for free to people > 350lbs, simply because of their weight, it's like you're loading the gun they've told you they're going to use to end their life!

    Particularly wierd was the interview with the owner of the restaurant at the end!!!
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:27 AM GMT
    "to each his own" is what I say to that video.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:27 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidOn the flip side millions had and are still dying from obesity related illnesses caused by much deeper rooted problems than this one establishment. This one restaurant is faaar from the real problem.


    I agree and this is why increased premiums for unhealthy patients (based on objective measures like BMI) may be a way to go. If airlines can charge obese patients for two seats, why can't the healthcare system try to reign in costs by incentivizing personal responsibility?
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:30 AM GMT
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    Ariodante saidOn the flip side millions had and are still dying from obesity related illnesses caused by much deeper rooted problems than this one establishment. This one restaurant is faaar from the real problem.


    I agree and this is why increased premiums for unhealthy patients (based on objective measures like BMI) may be a way to go. If airlines can charge obese patients for two seats, why can't the healthcare system try to reign in costs by incentivizing personal responsibility?
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    what about for the people who claim they were "born" fat?


    I don't know, I don't think that would work.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:32 AM GMT
    At least they are honest...

    But free food for the more than 350 pound crowd is evil.

    But looking at the spokespeople - they seem to want to die.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:34 AM GMT
    dsmith123 said
    Ariodante saidOn the flip side millions had and are still dying from obesity related illnesses caused by much deeper rooted problems than this one establishment. This one restaurant is faaar from the real problem.


    I agree and this is why increased premiums for unhealthy patients (based on objective measures like BMI) may be a way to go. If airlines can charge obese patients for two seats, why can't the healthcare system try to reign in costs by incentivizing personal responsibility?
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    Waist circumference is a more powerful predictor of healthcare expenditure.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:34 AM GMT
    WOW! Is this for real? This is revolting and just plain grotesque. Very shocking.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:36 AM GMT
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    dsmith123 said


    I agree and this is why increased premiums for unhealthy patients (based on objective measures like BMI) may be a way to go. If airlines can charge obese patients for two seats, why can't the healthcare system try to reign in costs by incentivizing personal responsibility?



    what about for the people who claim they were "born" fat?


    I don't know, I don't think that would work.


    This is why pediatricians regularly measure babies' weights and heights over time in the first few years of life. This would provide evidence as to whether an individual was predisposed to obesity based on non-behavioral aspects, as body composition between 2-3 years of age is predictive of adult distribution. I have no issues with someone who has been trending in the overweight BMI range since childhood, assuming that this patient tried to eat a healthy diet and do exercise. What I do take issue with is a patient who, over the course of a few years, has a gradual increase in his/her BMI that is attributable to non-genetic causes (e.g., overeating). The worst example was the second spokesman in the video. He underwent bypass surgery, and then resumed eating quadruple hamburgers knowing full well that this would lead to clogging of his new bypass vessels, necessitating a second bypass at some point down the road. He has the right to make that decision, but the other insurance carriers in his risk pool should not be burdened with the cost of that insane decision.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:36 AM GMT
    Would it be much of a stretch to call this assisted suicide?
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:37 AM GMT
    heybreaux saidI heard about this place. Bizarre. I didn't know the owner had previously owned Jenny Craig and such... in a way this morbid place kind of does give you the decision and choice, which I believe should not be taken away from anyone, but WOW spokes model #1 dead at 29. Awful! I wouldn't eat there, aside from the fact that I don't think I could even get the 4x burger down.

    The sexy waitresses with the stethoscopes made my skin crawl...so sad that they have to work this way. I couldn't do it knowing that some of those guys are getting positive reinforcement to overeat.


    Yes, it's so bizarre that obesity isn't just accepted...it's bloody well celebrated!!!

    And the food just looked gross to me...though I guess everyone is catching up. Have you seen some of the fast foods they've come up with?

    I mean, the Krispy Kreme burger!!!

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    Burger King's burger pizza:

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    Compared to those, KFC's double down sandwich (which I tried once...and thought it was gross) is positively healthy!

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    Mar 11, 2011 8:39 AM GMT
    ^ I can only thank god my body doesn't recognize any of the above as food.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:40 AM GMT
    Geeze they even wear the hospital gowns. Here in Atlanta there is a place called Vortex Bar and Grill. They have what they call the "Double Coronary Bypass Burger" which is...

    A half-pound sirloin patty topped with two fried eggs, four slices of American cheese, five slices of bacon, and a big fat side of mayo. All between two grilled cheese sandwiches replacing the buns. icon_eek.gif

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    Mar 11, 2011 8:40 AM GMT
    pre_mortem said
    dsmith123 said


    I agree and this is why increased premiums for unhealthy patients (based on objective measures like BMI) may be a way to go. If airlines can charge obese patients for two seats, why can't the healthcare system try to reign in costs by incentivizing personal responsibility?



    Waist circumference is a more powerful predictor of healthcare expenditure.


    For certain subgroups of patients (e.g., athletes and post-menopausal women), this is true. However, as a general rule of thumb that can be implemented by insurance companies' algorithms for risk adjustment purposes, BMI would be a good starting point.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:44 AM GMT
    TrentGrad said

    Compared to those, KFC's double down sandwich (which I tried once...and thought it was gross) is positively healthy!

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    I am not gonna lie...I love the double down! When I am feeling really fat, I will go to KFC and get a double down and a large side of mashed potatoes and gravy icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:45 AM GMT
    kangourou saidWould it be much of a stretch to call this assisted suicide?


    It appears to be something more subtle and insidious than Dr. Kevorkian, i.e. it unmasks and enables an unknown desire versus assisting someone who willfully wants to die.
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    Mar 11, 2011 8:54 AM GMT
    KSUOWL said
    TrentGrad said

    Compared to those, KFC's double down sandwich (which I tried once...and thought it was gross) is positively healthy!

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    I am not gonna lie...I love the double down! When I am feeling really fat, I will go to KFC and get a double down and a large side of mashed potatoes and gravy icon_eek.gif


    Forgive me for my stupidity but I don't understand this. You feel fat / bad about yourself so you decide to eat a shitload of calories? That's illogical (to me).
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    Mar 11, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
    HOLY SHIT WOW NASTY r just some of the words that come to mind. i mean dont get my wrong i love a good burger as much as the next guy but that is just out of control icon_eek.gif. it is like it is a good thing that is what f's me up the most i mean R U KIDDING ME REALLY. how do u even justify that. i will have a heart attack to go please.icon_sad.gif this face says it all that is SAD.
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    Mar 11, 2011 9:02 AM GMT
    This reminds me of an episode from The Boondocks when they had the "itis"