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Fat People Are Killing Us

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Posted By: earlybird, 10/14/2019 12:26:04 PM

Last Friday was World Obesity Day, and I celebrated by continuing to stay in shape. Every three years, excess body fat kills twice as many people than the Holocaust supposedly did in six years, so why aren’t donuts illegal? Researchers estimate that in 2015, high body weight contributed to four million deaths globally. That’s more than ten times as many people who were murdered worldwide in 2015.(Snip)Two out of every five adult Americans are not only overweight, they’re obese. That’s a massive army of nearly 100 million human hogs who are lowering life expectancy and driving healthcare costs through the roof.


Goad does not mince words, but he does hit on subjects that need to be thought about as well as talked about. He speaks the truth, often harshly to get attention. It gave me pause as, not obese, I am more than I used to be… The reader has to take off his/her sensitive tie before moving on...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read 10/14/2019 12:32:07 PM (No. 207082)
Yep. I know a morbidly obese woman who has been in the hospital/rehab since June. She still can't stand up and has other problems as well. I can't imagine how much she has cost the insurance company.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bur Oak 10/14/2019 12:32:43 PM (No. 207083)
They are not killing us. They are killing themselves. Unfortunately there was nothing about the other extreme, people starving themselves to look "great."
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Upright2 10/14/2019 12:32:56 PM (No. 207084)
We keep hearing in the medical field that AI will diagnose and treat us. We won't need "doctors" anymore. But, really we don't need doctors now. People can look in the mirror and see that they're (including me) fat.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/14/2019 12:33:42 PM (No. 207085)
Fat people are killing themselves, not us. A socialist thinks everybody's problems is our problem. I am a capitalist who thinks other people's problems belong to them, not me. Freedom is based on a foundation of personal responsibility, not social responsibility. Every single grievance published by the left is their misery about someone else's problems. The left are a perpetually unhappy lot. Never a day free of misery and woe.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley 10/14/2019 12:35:05 PM (No. 207087)
Yeah, I told fat jokes in junior high too. Sorry I'm not skinny enough to fuel Goad's self love fantasies. The guilt is overwhelming. Is this going to be the next internet thing we are supposed to worry about? A few years ago it was leaving the toilet seat down. More recently its been blowing the cut grass out onto the road. Lots in between. Bottom line is that its none of your business. Butt out.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 10/14/2019 12:40:21 PM (No. 207094)
Are they really driving up health care cost? Since they die early they are saving a lot of costs too. Good for Social Security cost for sure.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero 10/14/2019 12:48:29 PM (No. 207105)
From the Article Text: "Fat kills twice as many people than the Holocaust supposedly did in six years," Gee Jim it sounds like you are grinding a couple of different Axe heads, You hate overweight people, (as your perception is they are somehow killing you, and next you seem to be injecting some "Holocaust doubting into the mix. Bit of an Antisemitic, overweight people elitist are you?"
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jimincalif 10/14/2019 12:51:00 PM (No. 207107)
FTA:Universal healthcare means that universally, thin people are financially penalized for fat people’s rotten culinary habits. And non-addicts pay for addicts, good drivers pay for bad drivers, cautious people pay for extreme sports/thrillseekers' injuries, non-smokers pay for smokers, teetotalers pay for drinkers, etc., etc. Socialize the costs and you subsidize bad behavior in all aspects of life. Do we give all of these groups the "verbal abuse they need in order to cease their wrongdoing"? Or maybe we just quit socializing all these costs and accept that people have to accept the consequences of poor decisions? This seems far more compassionate to me than creating a totalitarian state where all behavior is regulated to minimize the costs to the state.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger 10/14/2019 12:58:29 PM (No. 207110)
They(we) only drive up healthcare costs for people other than themselves if those other people voluntarily join in sharing the risks via insurance or are forced to do so by government. Also keep in mind the definition of obese, more than 20% over some phony baloney guideline. For my once 6ft frame now compressed to 71 in or so I'm sporting 215 lbs. I "should be" 166! That was 8th grade for me. I'm at the same weight as my peak in-shape college weight and only 5 lbs over high school. No doubt it isn't all the same kind of stuff, but the one size fits all guidelines are simply ridiculous.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hazymac 10/14/2019 1:01:47 PM (No. 207112)
FTA: "Since leftism is little more than an attempt to invert the moral paradigm—to sanctify everything once considered profane and to demonize everything once considered sacred—it has stretched out its Big Tent way beyond capacity to embrace fat people, too." Decades ago some impressively fat people liked to claim that they had a glandular problem that prevented them from burning calories as efficiently as the rest of humanity. All of the morbidly obese people I have known were prodigious eaters, gluttons. It is quite an achievement to be as spherical as, say, the repugnant Jerrold Nadler, whose fat used to go all the way up to his eyebrows--his forehead was the only normal looking part of his physique. Now he just looks like a huge deflated bag of mendacity and gall. He obviously has little self-control, either at the dinner table or in committee.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: dolphin 10/14/2019 1:10:35 PM (No. 207130)
Read Nina Teicholz's "Big Fat Surprise." Fake science has been a problem for a long time. Compare obesity and heart disease before Ancel Keys and after him.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 10/14/2019 1:31:07 PM (No. 207144)
Re #10. Nadler admitted that he could not diet (no self control) and by the time he got to Mr 5 x 5, exercise was certainly out of the question. He was morbidly obese. He went the surgical route and ended up with a little cocktail frank-sized stomach. He apparently didn’t buy many new clothes, nor did he become fit along with becoming less obese. And I imagine his crankiness may have been exacerbated… Little man who was also fat. Old now and really very unhealthy-looking. I am concerned about the fat kids I see with their fat mothers. The kids are apparently into Mom’s kitchen and lifestyle.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 10/14/2019 1:34:47 PM (No. 207148)
The last time I checked, every person on earth dies. What we die of varies, but we die nonetheless. I've known skinny people who've had strokes in their 40s, and fat people who lived to their 90s. It isn't quite as simple as Goad claims. As #8 points out, we all subsidize someone else's bad habits in one way or another. In our overinsured world, the frugal subsidize spendthrifts, non-drinkers subsidize alcoholics, the cautious subsidize the reckless and so on.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/14/2019 1:34:57 PM (No. 207149)
Sit in about any airport in our country, watch people, and notice how many are fat. FAT.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jethro bo 10/14/2019 1:50:46 PM (No. 207169)
Leave it to liberal fanatics to find a way to blame something that is essential to life, nutrition, for something that happens to us all...death.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mc squared 10/14/2019 1:58:40 PM (No. 207172)
Fatsos are riding all the electric scooters in the markets. Sometimes 3 or 4 of them: Mom, Dad and a couple of corpulent kids. Not people who are obviously infirm or injured, just people looking for the Twinkie aisle. I'm overweight so I can post my opinions.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DanvilleBill 10/14/2019 2:02:17 PM (No. 207174)
The only answer is to demand that Congress pass some BMI laws. Immediately! With SERIOUS consequences for violators. The government, and ONLY the government, can solve this crisis.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: OK state mom 10/14/2019 2:27:07 PM (No. 207195)
#6 if you spent 3 days providing nursing care to a morbidly obese patient you would THEN be able to quickly calculate their cost to the system. I'm talking about patients so large they require a specialty bed made to hold their weight. So large men are unable to use a urinal (connect those dots). So large staff old enough to be their mother hurt themselves repositioning them. So large the funeral home has to tear off the front of their house to get their body out. They are so large they cannot work so they aren't contributing TO the SS system. Unless you've seen them naked you do not understand.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LadyHen 10/14/2019 2:59:46 PM (No. 207218)
Everyone is different. One size does not fit all. After struggling with my weight since childhood, I had weight loss surgery in my 30's. The surgery is called a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, abbreviated as a DS (not anything like most gastric bypass surgeries). I researched my surgery and its specific aftercare intensely and cash paid for my surgery. I saw the obesity writing on the wall and didn't want to continue down a road that led to diabetes, heart disease, etc and a lifetime of pills and doctors. I lost 160 lbs at my lowest weight post-op but leveled out about 145 lbs lower. I am 13 years out, have regained only a fraction and that thanks to having another baby (yay!!) and now perimenopause. My PCP who was very suspect of my weight loss surgery has been thrilled with my health these past 13 years. Say what you like but all my previous health issues were gone within 6 months and my BP, cholesterol, and sugars are still fantastic. My only issues have been anemia and low Vit D which are pretty easy to treat. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Best decision I ever made outside of being a Christian, a wife, and mom. My solution was not any easy road, surgery never is, but it worked for me.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: 3XALADY 10/14/2019 3:49:37 PM (No. 207278)
This reminds me of those who appeared on my 600 lb. Life. I used to watch those shows probably like someone would stare at a car accident. I couldn't figure why they didn't see themselves getting that large and their caregivers didn't see it too. AND I noticed that in spite of them not being able to get out of bed and go to work, they had tats, studio nails and hair, piercings and designer handbags. And they rode to Houston in some pretty nice vehicles. All thanks to the taxpayer, probably, in addition to a salary for their caregivers.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bad-hair 10/14/2019 4:40:11 PM (No. 207335)
I have a doctor friend who says the body is a bucket. You can not put 10 pounds of food and liquid in to it and gain 20 pounds. I must observe that all of the obese people I am acquainted with to the degree of dining, casual or otherwise, eat way more than I do, WAY more. Fat is difficult to dispose of thus unless you diet and or exercise it accumulates. People are eating high fat crap, and over the years they accumulate. After a point exercise becomes difficult and the benefits are not immediately apparent so they cease to burn calories.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Corndoggies 10/14/2019 5:34:40 PM (No. 207373)
I’ve never been fat fat but usually on the fluffy side. I’ve been slim 3 times now going on my fourth. I really pretty much quit eating. I know that sounds extreme but I eat a banana late morning then a baked potato with cheese and bacon, usually with sour cream mid afternoon. Or a hamburger with fried onions and mushrooms. Am I hungry a lot? Yes but it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. List 28 lbs and hope to lose another 8-13. I see fat people all around me, my husband family including his daughters, all have weight issues. I almost get nauseous when I search watch them eat. He’s got kind of a gut but nothing like the others. I’ve tried talking to him about his daughters future health issues but he doesn’t want to hear it. His sister is in the late 40’s and had had 2 strokes. I’m very thankful I’ve got this weight loss happening. I went through a stressful month and lost 13 lbs without even trying. I looked at that as a gift from heaven and have shown my appreciation by continuing. I weigh myself every morning. No way I’m going back.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Catherine 10/15/2019 2:57:44 AM (No. 207661)
So are alcoholics, illegal drug addicts and millions of illegals.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/15/2019 3:34:05 AM (No. 207671)
We have to be the most food obsessed people on the planet. In my personal opinion, obesity is caused by greed. Then to fill a void in their heart. Years ago Dr Phil was helping a morbidly obese man. He could not leave home, but he was good at conning people to bring food to him. Today you can get food delivered from almost anywhere.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ROLFNader 10/15/2019 8:06:24 AM (No. 207769)
If you want to reduce the number for fat people, just quit giving them those free, motorized shopping carts. Any more questions?
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