America's Fat Hatred

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    Aug 28, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    http://www.newsweek.com/id/213646

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    Aug 28, 2009 3:55 PM GMT

    LOL, great article, Badmikeyt!

    We liked this...

    "As many women's magazines' cover lines note, losing the last five pounds can be a challenge. So why don't we have more compassion for people struggling to lose the first 50, 60, or 100? Some of it has to do with the psychological phenomenon known as the fundamental attribution error, a basic belief that whatever problems befall us personally are the result of difficult circumstances, while the same problems in other people are the result of their bad choices. Miss a goal at work? It's because the vendor was unreliable, and because your manager isn't giving you enough support, and because the power outage last week cut into premium sales time. That jerk next to you? He blew his quota because he's a bad planner, and because he spent too much time taking personal calls."


    The other thing we notice here and elsewhere is anger. Why is anger so cool in America? We looked on Google and found this,

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=4165328&page=1

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    Aug 28, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
    I was recently accused of stalking a porn star. Think that would have happened if I was ht/wt proportionate?!
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    Aug 28, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    Poor, poor, poor fat asses. Somebody needs to be out EXERCISING instead of crying all day.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Aug 28, 2009 7:55 PM GMT
    LMAO....There I agree wit Chucky stud....icon_lol.gif
  • gymguy81

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    Aug 28, 2009 7:55 PM GMT
    On the fat problem the idea of shows like the biggest loser are good but i think it should not be an elimination type thing but people need to put down the fast food and pick up ther weights anr LEAR TO COOK
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    Aug 28, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    From the quoted article at the top....

    "And it may be, that like those World War I-era cookbook writers, we feel that obese people are robbing us of resources, whether it's space in a row of airline seats or our hard-earned tax dollars. Think of health care: when president Obama made reforming health care a priority, it led to an increased focus on obesity as a contributor to health-care costs. A recent article in Health Affairs, a public-policy journal, reported that obesity costs $147 billion a year, mainly in insurance premiums and taxes. At the same time, obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes have spiked, and, while diabetes can be treated, treatment is expensive. So the overweight, some people argue, are costing all of us money while refusing to alter the behavior that has put them in their predicament in the first place (i.e., overeating and not exercising)."

    We have a fat ass pandemic and over the next few years they are going to cost regular people a PILE of money. It's important to keep the pressure on them and let them know they need to behave more appropriately. Their self-destruction and irresponsibility is costing us all and KILLING them.

    Save a life: Get after a fat ass.
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    Aug 28, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidFrom the quoted article at the top....

    "And it may be, that like those World War I-era cookbook writers, we feel that obese people are robbing us of resources, whether it's space in a row of airline seats or our hard-earned tax dollars. Think of health care: when president Obama made reforming health care a priority, it led to an increased focus on obesity as a contributor to health-care costs. A recent article in Health Affairs, a public-policy journal, reported that obesity costs $147 billion a year, mainly in insurance premiums and taxes. At the same time, obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes have spiked, and, while diabetes can be treated, treatment is expensive. So the overweight, some people argue, are costing all of us money while refusing to alter the behavior that has put them in their predicament in the first place (i.e., overeating and not exercising)."

    We have a fat ass pandemic and over the next few years they are going to cost regular people a PILE of money. It's important to keep the pressure on them and let them know they need to behave more appropriately. Their self-destruction and irresponsibility is costing us all and KILLING them.

    Save a life: Get after a fat ass.
    Obesity is already costing us a lot of money. Obesity is one of the main reasons that health care costs continue to rise.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    I have to say that I am so bloody tired of listening to fat people whine and cry about how mean people are to them....how difficult it is for them to get around....boo-fucking-hoo.
    There is no bloody excuse in this world for men to be fat overweight pigs!! None. We, (men), have these amazing bodies that we can control. (Looks wise.) We can make our physiques be the shape we want them to. Not nature. Now, no....not every man can be a Bodybuilder. But every man can become stronger and more muscular.

    The only fat arses I even acknowledge are the ones I see every day in the gym really working out with a goal. (Not talking about the ones there that aren't really trying.) But the fat ones that are genuinely trying to change their hideous appearence. These people earn my respect. (They don't automatically have it because they are there. (They shoudn't have been so weak-minded to allow themselves to get in such a pathetic state)) But the ones that change from bleh to fit, get my complete respect, admiration, and support.

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    I love it when they say, I've tried everything thing, but still have never seen the inside of a gym.

    Or as adults they still blame their parents, for feeding them McDonald's for a reward.

    Gosh America must be becoming a self loathing country then.icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    Musclequest saidI have to say that I am so bloody tired of listening to fat people whine and cry about how mean people are to them....how difficult it is for them to get around....boo-fucking-hoo.
    There is no bloody excuse in this world for men to be fat overweight pigs!! None. We, (men), have these amazing bodies that we can control. (Looks wise.) We can make our physiques be the shape we want them to. Not nature. Now, no....not every man can be a Bodybuilder. But every man can become stronger and more muscular.

    The only fat arses I even acknowledge are the ones I see every day in the gym really working out with a goal. (Not talking about the ones there that aren't really trying.) But the fat ones that are genuinely trying to change their hideous appearence. These people earn my respect. (They don't automatically have it because they are there. They shoudn't have been so weak-minded to allow themselves to get in such a pathetic state) But the ones that change from bleh to fit, get my complete respect, admiration, and support.

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    You make a good point, but its muted by your ignorance. Do you think I care for your acknowledgment or respect after that little rant? I'm glad you have found a way to live life without making any type of mistake ever. Your contempt for overweight people shows an issue with yourself. Your an ass.

    Formerly 400 lbs, I made the decision to change my situation. It was always in my control. Once I acknowledged that, I made excellent progress. I am proud of my achievements and I am working hard to keeping it going.

    There are people out there that choose not to do anything about it. And it does cost us. While it is their fault for not choosing to help themselves, Im not going to berate them and treat them like lesser people.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:42 PM GMT
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    Musclequest saidI have to say that I am so bloody tired of listening to fat people whine and cry about how mean people are to them....how difficult it is for them to get around....boo-fucking-hoo.
    There is no bloody excuse in this world for men to be fat overweight pigs!! None. We, (men), have these amazing bodies that we can control. (Looks wise.) We can make our physiques be the shape we want them to. Not nature. Now, no....not every man can be a Bodybuilder. But every man can become stronger and more muscular.

    The only fat arses I even acknowledge are the ones I see every day in the gym really working out with a goal. (Not talking about the ones there that aren't really trying.) But the fat ones that are genuinely trying to change their hideous appearence. These people earn my respect. (They don't automatically have it because they are there. They shoudn't have been so weak-minded to allow themselves to get in such a pathetic state) But the ones that change from bleh to fit, get my complete respect, admiration, and support.

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    You make a good point, but its muted by your ignorance. Do you think I care for your acknowledgment or respect after that little rant? I'm glad you have found a way to live life without making any type of mistake ever. Your contempt for overweight people shows an issue with yourself. Your an ass.

    Formerly 400 lbs, I made the decision to change my situation. It was always in my control. Once I acknowledged that, I made excellent progress. I am proud of my achievements and I am working hard to keeping it going.

    There are people out there that choose not to do anything about it. And it does cost us. While it is their fault for not choosing to help themselves, Im not going to berate them and treat them like lesser people.


    Oh I have made plenty of mistakes. But they are my mistakes that aren't out there for the whole world to see. You were 400 lbs?!? That itself is shameful. No excuse. It's actually great that you did something to start to get your weight problem under control.

    My "issue" with fat people? Yes I absolutely have an issue with them. I am in the gym almost everyday always trying to look my best. (I know, looong way to go.)
    There is no excuse for every man not exercise and better themselves. No excuse.

    I don't "berate" fat people at all. I don't even acknowledge them. And yes they are lesser people. They are lesser because they have no pride or self respect. Respect is important to everyone. So yes, people do want mine and everyone elses respect. But being some bloody fat lazy cow, is not going to get it.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:50 PM GMT

    pfffffftttt. I'm overweight (check my BMI) ... big boys need love, too. don't hate!
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    I don't hate fat people, i both rue and lament them

    My complaint with this article is I read it kind of like this....


    it's absolutely, certainly, in no way your fault your a lazy fat ass.... ...and if you would like more comforting words to absolve your personal responsibilities plus many facts to illustrate that it's not your fault to your skinny friends........Simply send $19.00 cash or check for my book.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    Musclequest said
    Epiphany1882 said
    Musclequest saidI have to say that I am so bloody tired of listening to fat people whine and cry about how mean people are to them....how difficult it is for them to get around....boo-fucking-hoo.
    There is no bloody excuse in this world for men to be fat overweight pigs!! None. We, (men), have these amazing bodies that we can control. (Looks wise.) We can make our physiques be the shape we want them to. Not nature. Now, no....not every man can be a Bodybuilder. But every man can become stronger and more muscular.

    The only fat arses I even acknowledge are the ones I see every day in the gym really working out with a goal. (Not talking about the ones there that aren't really trying.) But the fat ones that are genuinely trying to change their hideous appearance. These people earn my respect. (They don't automatically have it because they are there. They shouldn't have been so weak-minded to allow themselves to get in such a pathetic state) But the ones that change from bleh to fit, get my complete respect, admiration, and support.

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    You make a good point, but its muted by your ignorance. Do you think I care for your acknowledgment or respect after that little rant? I'm glad you have found a way to live life without making any type of mistake ever. Your contempt for overweight people shows an issue with yourself. Your an ass.

    Formerly 400 lbs, I made the decision to change my situation. It was always in my control. Once I acknowledged that, I made excellent progress. I am proud of my achievements and I am working hard to keeping it going.

    There are people out there that choose not to do anything about it. And it does cost us. While it is their fault for not choosing to help themselves, Im not going to berate them and treat them like lesser people.


    Oh I have made plenty of mistakes. But they are my mistakes that aren't out there for the whole world to see. You were 400 lbs?!? That itself is shameful. No excuse. It's actually great that you did something to start to get your weight problem under control.

    My "issue" with fat people? Yes I absolutely have an issue with them. I am in the gym almost everyday always trying to look my best. (I know, looong way to go.)
    There is no excuse for every man not exercise and better themselves. No excuse.

    I don't "berate" fat people at all. I don't even acknowledge them. And yes they are lesser people. They are lesser because they have no pride or self respect. Respect is important to everyone. So yes, people do want mine and everyone elses respect. But being some bloody fat lazy cow, is not going to get it.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    I work with a women who is big, and I mean big. She hates topics like this,and would do her best too prevent others from bring fat issues up; she says she just gets outraged when people talk about fat people. But then she will go smother bread in butter, and put a whole chicken in it for a snack.

    When she goes on about the ills of smoking and drinking. I tell her obesity is in there too, because it too is a bad health choice.

    I'll agree Keith is not perfect, but he dose make some very good points too.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    I like how there is an "Ode to Bourbon" right there on the same page.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    Musclequest said
    Epiphany1882 said
    Musclequest saidI have to say that I am so bloody tired of listening to fat people whine and cry about how mean people are to them....how difficult it is for them to get around....boo-fucking-hoo.
    There is no bloody excuse in this world for men to be fat overweight pigs!! None. We, (men), have these amazing bodies that we can control. (Looks wise.) We can make our physiques be the shape we want them to. Not nature. Now, no....not every man can be a Bodybuilder. But every man can become stronger and more muscular.

    The only fat arses I even acknowledge are the ones I see every day in the gym really working out with a goal. (Not talking about the ones there that aren't really trying.) But the fat ones that are genuinely trying to change their hideous appearence. These people earn my respect. (They don't automatically have it because they are there. They shoudn't have been so weak-minded to allow themselves to get in such a pathetic state) But the ones that change from bleh to fit, get my complete respect, admiration, and support.

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    You make a good point, but its muted by your ignorance. Do you think I care for your acknowledgment or respect after that little rant? I'm glad you have found a way to live life without making any type of mistake ever. Your contempt for overweight people shows an issue with yourself. Your an ass.

    Formerly 400 lbs, I made the decision to change my situation. It was always in my control. Once I acknowledged that, I made excellent progress. I am proud of my achievements and I am working hard to keeping it going.

    There are people out there that choose not to do anything about it. And it does cost us. While it is their fault for not choosing to help themselves, Im not going to berate them and treat them like lesser people.


    Oh I have made plenty of mistakes. But they are my mistakes that aren't out there for the whole world to see. You were 400 lbs?!? That itself is shameful. No excuse. It's actually great that you did something to start to get your weight problem under control.

    My "issue" with fat people? Yes I absolutely have an issue with them. I am in the gym almost everyday always trying to look my best. (I know, looong way to go.)
    There is no excuse for every man not exercise and better themselves. No excuse.

    I don't "berate" fat people at all. I don't even acknowledge them. And yes they are lesser people. They are lesser because they have no pride or self respect. Respect is important to everyone. So yes, people do want mine and everyone elses respect. But being some bloody fat lazy cow, is not going to get it.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Wow. You sound like a really terrible person. I hope your kidney's fail.
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:13 PM GMT

    Wow. You sound like a really terrible person. I hope your kidney's fail.

    LOL! By your statement to me it seems to take a terrible person to know one. I found that to be quite humourous actually.
    Cheers,
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:27 PM GMT

    Gentlemen, it is in your health care industry's best interests and that of the shareholders that there be an epidemic of disease and obsesity in your country.

    Kindly explain how overweight people are costing any of you. They're the ones paying massive premiums and also getting denied coverage. The only cost to you is the lies told to you when your premiums are increased by your private insurers wringing their hands and glibly speaking like they're a social service, and cleverly pointing the finger at the un-well so you'll go after them with anger, which these cynical companies know doesn't work other than fuel the problem. Making the ill hate themselves brings on depression. How much do you think that's costing the system...oh wait, we forgot, depression is one of the biggest source of riches in the US for the industry.

    They aren't a social service. In fact, the idea of healthcare becoming a social service is what they DON'T want.

    Lol, don't you get it? If everyone down there became healthy the industry would lose trillions in profit. Guess who'd be bailing the industry out? You. Just like you did the banks, wall street etc etc.

    Profit. Your whole health care system is greed based, and the accountants demand ever-growing profit year after year or your hospitals close etc.


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    Aug 28, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    Every time I see a fat person I thank them for single-handedly raising America's health care costs.
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    Please explain how they did that.

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    Aug 28, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    I'd like to see the archetypal fat person get type one diabetes just to see how they'd handle it... I imagine it'd go along the lines of "My blood sugar's been over 250 all week but it's not my fault."
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    ${DEITY} bless those fat asses!!! ROFL

    (The programming appears to have some values confused. I get credit for this one.)
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    Aug 28, 2009 10:02 PM GMT
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    musclelover529 saidEvery time I see a fat person I thank them for single-handedly raising America's health care costs.

    Every time I see a stupid person I thank them for single-handedly making us fall farther and farther behind other industrialized countries.


    Whenever I see stupid people, I'm just embarrassed, but from now on I'll be sure to thank them as well.
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    Aug 28, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    Please explain how they did that.



    Is that a serious question or you can really not see the connection?