Fat Down Under

  • art_smass

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    Jun 21, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    I just read on Yahoo News that Australia has overtaken the US as the fattest country. I was so sure it was going to be Canada when I clicked on the link, so I was pleasantly surprised.

    Must be all those Vegemite sandwiches.
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    Jun 21, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
    art_smass saidI just read on Yahoo News that Australia has overtaken the US as the fattest country. I was so sure it was going to be Canada when I clicked on the link, so I was pleasantly surprised.

    Must be all those Vegemite sandwiches.


    where's the link????

    Here's the link:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080620/us_nm/australia_fat_dc_1

    or this one...

    http://it.moldova.org/stiri/eng/128719/
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    Jun 21, 2008 2:45 AM GMT

    When you said "Fat Down Under", I was expecting a post about big dicks or you had some swellness down under, which is the only reason I cam in here.

    lol, swellness down under.
  • SkyMiles

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    Jun 21, 2008 2:54 AM GMT
    What?! We're not Number 1 anymore?! That's terrible!!

    Ok, y'all give me your names and addresses and I'll FedEx you some Oreos. icon_cool.gif


    Mmmmmmm...oreos...
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    Jun 21, 2008 3:33 AM GMT

    I should be offended, but I'm just turned on, damn muscles.
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    Jun 21, 2008 5:01 AM GMT
    I suppose that's what we get for importing American culture...





    SUPERIORITY! BWAHAHAHA. The next thing we'll overtake you in...the value of our currency ;)
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    Jun 21, 2008 5:57 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidThat really is surprising. And to think of all the hot Australian men that I have talked to online. Maybe they're using very old or fake pics since I've never met any of them face to face. icon_eek.gif


    The study shows that 26% of Australians are obese..so maybe the 'hot Australian men' that you have been talking to fall within the remaining 74% who are not obeseicon_wink.gif

    How reliable is the study anyways? I mean they are normally done on smaller sample sizes whose outcomes are then used to represent the population..
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    Jun 21, 2008 6:02 AM GMT
    We've been watching Season 3 of The Biggest Loser Australia lately. They mentioned before on that show that Australia was #2 to the USA in obesity.

    Interesting to hear that they may have overtaken the USA but not surprising after seeing all the fish and chips down there.
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    Jun 21, 2008 6:02 AM GMT
    Scotland are the fattest in Europe now!
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    Jun 21, 2008 11:56 AM GMT
    art_smass saidI just read on Yahoo News that Australia has overtaken the US as the fattest country. I was so sure it was going to be Canada when I clicked on the link, so I was pleasantly surprised.

    Must be all those Vegemite sandwiches.


    No if fact it is a legacy Americanism has given us. It was never an Issue in Oz, not until the invasion of American fast food outlets.

    How Americanism is polluting the world.
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    Jun 21, 2008 2:09 PM GMT
    Yep, Pattison, we Americans are each assigned a foreigner to force our mass-produced, processed, calorie-laden, fatty foods into.

    Next, we intensively brainwash them into a sedentary lifestyle. You don't have a choice at all in what you eat or how you stay fit...
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    Jun 21, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    Oh I have a choice on what One eats. I choose to eat raw fish for my take away. But we have never had a choice on the invasion of the the American invasion of their fast food outlets; how America is polluting the world.

    When I was a kid all we had was the fish an chip shop that was not open 24/7. When I went to school that fat kid was not the norm, and got picked on, now the fat kid is the norm; thanks America.

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    Jun 21, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    4barbela saidSUPERIORITY! BWAHAHAHA. The next thing we'll overtake you in...the value of our currency ;)


    With Bush still working his magic, it wont be long before our currency over takes the US, gawd knows we are only a few cents short as it is.


    COJock1974 saidwe intensively brainwash them into a sedentary lifestyle. You don't have a choice at all in what you eat or how you stay fit...


    In some ways, yes you do, your tv has infested every culture out there..

    But, people do not not always take what is best for them, but what it easiest, America has made calorific food cheap, easy and moderately tasty, you've also made staying home and watching some crappy tv, cheap, easy and moderately entertaining.

    You have shown everyone what great lives everyone lives in America that its the "best life" (for some reason) but with this driving everywhere, sloath like nature, you haven't shown the side effect which we are all feeling now..

    However, I wouldn't put it all onto the shoulders of one country, indeed, we are adults and should be able to make sound choices for our self's, but unfortunately, as I said before, we do not always make the best choice but the easiest one.
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    Jun 21, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    lilTanker said[quote][cite]4barbela said[/cite]SUPERIORITY! BWAHAHAHA. The next thing we'll overtake you in...the value of our currency ;)


    With Bush still working his magic, it wont be long before our currency over takes the US, gawd knows we are only a few cents short as it is.


    COJock1974 saidwe intensively brainwash them into a sedentary lifestyle. You don't have a choice at all in what you eat or how you stay fit...


    In some ways, yes you do, your tv has infested every culture out there..

    But, people do not not always take what is best for them, but what it easiest, America has made calorific food cheap, easy and moderately tasty, you've also made staying home and watching some crappy tv, cheap, easy and moderately entertaining.

    You have shown everyone what great lives everyone lives in America that its the "best life" (for some reason) but with this driving everywhere, sloath like nature, you haven't shown the side effect which we are all feeling now..

    However, I wouldn't put it all onto the shoulders of one country, indeed, we are adults and should be able to make sound choices for our self's, but unfortunately, as I said before, we do not always make the best choice but the easiest one.[/quote]

    Matie I agree with most of what you say. But it is the young whom now never grow out of their babe fat, and are now still fat teens, and then fat adults. What choice do they have, and it is they, whom are pushing up the fat numbers down here in Oz.

    I unlike you, remember Oz before KFC ever come along, the first american fast food chain. We also now have cable full of skinny Americans. What does Hollywood do with all the fat ones? As well computers. I also remember Oz before these things to.

    Yet America is having not only a negative affect on Oz, but the rest of the world too; thanks America.
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    Jun 21, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    In some ways, yes you do, your tv has infested every culture out there..


    A bit off message here...ok, way off message here....

    One of the things I like about RJ is to hear from other guys around the world. To hear how America is perceived over there is good info to me.

    Now, as far as tv ...or any other part of American culture... I have to chuckle when foreigners bitch about it. They dont have to adapt any part of our culture that they dont want to. Let 'em develop whatever they want instead themselves.

    And futhermore...

    Then they wonder why nobody in America pays any attention to them or knows anything about them...get something of interest and maybe we will. They dont even like what they have.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
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    Jun 21, 2008 11:12 PM GMT
    Caslon4000 said[quote][cite]lilTanker said[/cite]
    In some ways, yes you do, your tv has infested every culture out there..


    A bit off message here...ok, way off message here....

    One of the things I like about RJ is to hear from other guys around the world. To hear how America is perceived over there is get info to me.

    Now, as far as tv ...or any other part of American culture... I have to chuckle when foreigners bitch about it. They don't have to adapt any part of our culture that they don't want to. Let 'em develop whatever they want instead themselves.

    And futhermore...

    Then they wonder why nobody in America pays any attention to them or knows anything about them...get something of interest and maybe we will. They don't even like what they have.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.[/quote]

    But Americanism is forced on us, and America thinking it's the best place on earth, see no issue with this. I am thankful I remember Oz before the invasion of Americanism took over.

    Look at what it's done to Hawaii, and the Polynesian life style. You are killing them!

    America if also full of patriots, whom are blind to the evils of their very own county, and the negative effects it's having on the rest of the world.

    Oh One is not anti American, but it's not heaven on earth.
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    Jun 21, 2008 11:13 PM GMT
    OMG I might actually channel Chucky here when I say this, but...

    Do you seriously believe that because American TV is present in Australian culture that you are then FORCED to watch it and as such FORCED to conform to a U.S. lifestyle?

    Does the mere presence of a fast food chain nearby require you to eat there?

    I'm calling bull$hit big time here.

    Waah, the TV made me fat. No, sitting on your butt watching too much TV made you fat.

    Waah, the fast food made me fat. No, you made bad choices eating at the fast food restaurant and now you're fat.

    Fat sedentary fast food eating Americans have a choice.

    Fat sedentary fast food eating Australians have a choice.

    Nobody's forcing you to watch American TV or eat American food.

    If you don't like the food options at KFC, DON'T EAT IT.

    If you don't like American TV, DON'T WATCH IT.

    And for the record, yes, I choose to consume fast food at times. And I choose to watch brain-candy mind-numbing television shows. By choice. And balance it with whole grains, lean proteins, and a good workout.

    Sheesh.
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    Jun 21, 2008 11:23 PM GMT
    COJock1974 saidOMG I might actually channel Chucky here when I say this, but...

    Do you seriously believe that because American TV is present in Australian culture that you are then FORCED to watch it and as such FORCED to conform to a U.S. lifestyle?

    Does the mere presence of a fast food chain nearby require you to eat there?

    I'm calling bull$hit big time here.

    Fat sedentary fast food eating Americans have a choice.

    Fat sedentary fast food eating Australians have a choice.

    Nobody's forcing you to watch American TV or eat American food.

    If you don't like the food options at KFC, DON'T EAT IT.

    If you don't like American TV, DON'T WATCH IT.

    And for the record, yes, I choose to consume fast food at times. And I choose to watch brain-candy mind-numbing television shows. By choice. And balance it with whole grains, lean proteins, and a good workout.

    Sheesh.
    But we have had no choice in the invasion of Americanism, American consumerism, Mormonism, feminisem, all Americanisms, that are invading and polluting the rest of the world, with little respect for the culture they are destroying by forcing Americanism onto the rest of the world.

    lets face it, Americanism has not been good nor healthy for Americans, let alone the rest of the world.

    You fob the issue off with you have choice. No the choice has been forced on us! Complaints of discrimination by homosexuals where once fob off with, it's your lifestyle choice, so don't complain. So now when we complain about the negative effects of Americanism, we get told you have a choice, when the choice has been forced on us.

    Thanks America.
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    Jun 21, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    Pattison saidBut we have had no choice in the invasion of Americanism, American consumerism, Mormonism, feminisem, all Americanisms, that are invading and polluting the rest of the world, with little respect for the culture they are destroying by forcing Americanism onto the rest of the world.

    lets face it, Americanism has not been good nor healthy for Americans, let alone the rest of the world.

    You fob the issue off with you have choice. No the choice has been forced on us! Complaints of discrimination by homosexuals where once fob off with, it's your lifestyle choice, so don't complain. So now when we complain about the negative effects of Americanism, we get told you have a choice, when the choice has been forced on us.

    Thanks America.


    Just curious to learn....how was it forced on you?
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    Jun 21, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    Dammit, I felt the SAME way when Australia forced Billabong brand surf gear on the US, and their silly Qantas airlines providing nonstop air service, and then I was forced to drink Foster's beer ... for heaven's sake, America didn't ASK for Australian brands to come here....but weird, how, since Americans PAY to support those brands, that they proliferate.

    So, I guess, if Australians chose not to consume American products, they'd go away.

    No, that's simple economics.

    It's gotta be an evil plan descending from an evil lair someplace...that's much more sensical...
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    Jun 22, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    COJock1974 saidDammit, I felt the SAME way when Australia forced Billabong brand surf gear on the US, and their silly Qantas airlines providing nonstop air service, and then I was forced to drink Foster's beer ... for heaven's sake, America didn't ASK for Australian brands to come here....but weird, how, since Americans PAY to support those brands, that they proliferate.

    So, I guess, if Australians chose not to consume American products, they'd go away.

    No, that's simple economics.

    It's gotta be an evil plan descending from an evil lair someplace...that's much more sensical...


    In fact the power I bow use is American owned. Fosters in America taste like shit, as it's made with corn, and to Americas low standard of beer, looks like it's already passed though the body once, so you are not drinking an Aussie beer in the USA, but an American beer, it just has an Aussie logo. yet this is not an issue with it made Down Under. I think pullabong is now own by America too, as with many other once Australian owned things.


    if Australia said OK we want no more Americas cults, like the Jehovah's Witness, and countless born again, would they go, would the Mores go back to Utah. me thinks not. England tried to kick out McDonald's, and oh boy the fight, the trouble, coz they wanted to stay.
    Flying to America is much better the with Quantise than United Airlines.

    How americanism is invading the world. Dose Iraq want America there? I'm sure if they did not have oil, they would not care.

    Yes Americanism has a lot to answer to. Not only has it turned America into a fat notion, but turning us into a fat world. Hope they will be willing too pay up, when the litergation starts too roll in.....
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    Jun 22, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    And America did nothing to bring on 9/11. It was purely an innocent bystander. No it is because America has set the mark for the western world, has so much to do with it, as well as forcing Americanism onto the rest of the world.

    Yes If Australia is now the number one fat place. We do have to thank the American lifestyle for helping us too achieve this.
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    Jun 22, 2008 12:32 AM GMT
    Pattison saidAnd America did nothing to bring on 9/11. It was purely an innocent bystander. No it is because America has set the mark for the western world, has so much to do with it, as well as forcing Americanism onto the rest of the world.

    Yes If Australia is now the number one fat place. We do have to thank the American lifestyle for helping us too achieve this.


    I am still curious to learn....how was it forced on you?
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    Jun 22, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    Ok, when you wombats (or whatever the affectionate nickname for aussies is) wake up on whatever day it is down there, I expect an answer to my question on how you were forced to accept anything american, especially food.

    Otherwise, the statements made above are highly offensive to me who never done nothing to nobody down there. .... icon_evil.gif
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    Jun 22, 2008 6:05 AM GMT
    Caslon4000 saidOk, when you wombats (or whatever the affectionate nickname for aussies is) wake up on whatever day it is down there, I expect an answer to my question on how you were forced to accept anything american, especially food.

    Otherwise, the statements made above are highly offensive to me who never done nothing to nobody down there. .... icon_evil.gif
    One was once called a wombat, coz one would eat roots and leaves.

    It's still daytime down here. I for one have never stated you did anything, the debate was Americanism, not Americans; there is a difference.

    How was it forced on us. We where never asked if we wanted Australia to become the 51st State of the US of A!

    We were never given a choice about Americanism taking over our own culture. But Americanism is hated around the world for all the same reasons, and in some ways contributed to 9/11.

    But as One has stated many a time. I do not hate America, nor most Americans. But as it's already been stated Canadians are better. And in another reply it was stated wait until we invade you; that just so American.

    But I also have some issues with oz too, and I do verbalise them too.

    I found it highly offencive American gloating that Australia has now over taken them as the fat country of the world, when Americanism has played a major roll in this coming to pass. That is if it's true.

    But would these people care?

    Me thinks not. So don't expect one to either. As a Aussie I still hold dear freedom of speech. One has nothing more than to exercise this, and will continue to do so, while the US of A is impacting on my country.

    Oh if you don;t know what time it's down here. it's not hard to find out, and the world dose not revolve around the US of A. Sorry but it's true....