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Shaming fat people into losing
weight is the only way to solve
obesity epidemic, leading health
academic claims

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/24/2013 7:27:44 PM

A leading health academic has called for fat people to be ´shamed and beat upon socially´ in order to halt the obesity crisis. In a controversial article, Daniel Callahan, the 82-year-old president emeritus of The Hastings Center a New York think-tank specializing in health policy ethics, calls for increased stigmatization of obese people to try spur weight-loss across America. The senior research scholar says fat people should be treated like smokers who have become increasingly demonized in recent years and thus ´nudged´ by negative attitudes of those around them into giving up the unhealthy

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Really? These obnoxious leftists are always the sole arbiters of who they choose to shame. What about unwed mothers, drug addicts, those who abuse welfare, etc. I thought leftists were so opposed to bullying.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/24/2013 7:36:02 PM     (No. 9137518)

Who knows anyone under, say, um, thirty-five who can be shamed to behave in any way?

The culture of being able to be successfully shamed was high-jacked by the libs years ago.

If it feels good, do it....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/24/2013 7:39:56 PM     (No. 9137525)

We certainly know that Hillary can´t be shamed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/24/2013 7:42:42 PM     (No. 9137530)

What EVER happened to live and let live?
There is way too much intrusion by people into other peoples´ lives.
How far do we take this idea of "shaming" people?
This USED to be a free country.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/24/2013 7:45:50 PM     (No. 9137538)

This country was a whole lot better off when people were ashamed of being on welfare, of having babies out of wedlock and of having abortions, among other things.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/24/2013 7:59:51 PM     (No. 9137567)

What a fool. Fat people are shamed and beat upon their entire lives, and all it does is make them turn to food even more.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: iamtinman, 1/24/2013 8:01:25 PM     (No. 9137570)

On the nose #4!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/24/2013 8:05:03 PM     (No. 9137578)

Daniel sure sounds like a nice guy.

Concentration camps should work too. He will be advocating those soon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/24/2013 8:11:01 PM     (No. 9137585)

Where do the liberal left find this enstein...bully, stop the nonsense!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lizzee1, 1/24/2013 8:15:28 PM     (No. 9137595)

# 5 is right--and don´t forget the LARGE role doctors played in Nazi Germany.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/24/2013 8:17:11 PM     (No. 9137597)

Obesity, meet the death panels. Apparently, you are #2 on the list after old people.

As you can tell we are no longer a Christian nation trying to love one another.

Happy now ?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/24/2013 8:22:54 PM     (No. 9137609)

So, does that mean no one can vote again for Gov Christie? Better shun him. Then, after shunning them does not work, how about sending all fat people to "Starvation Camps"- oh, and they will need plenty of exercise, So, "Starvation and Work Camps"- Oh, didn´t the Nazis have that one already figured out. Looking at the "after" pictures of Dachau and Treblinka, seems they ere successful. Better never underestimate liberals with power over you. They are capable of exceptionally horrible things.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/24/2013 8:31:02 PM     (No. 9137621)

This is another attack on INDIVIDUAL rights.
I have the right to smoke, I have the right to be fat, I have the right to be stupid.
I am none of the above, but I still believe any individual has the right to be what they want.
Beware!! Another example of grouping people into categories..which undermines individuality. The communist way.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 1/24/2013 9:04:29 PM     (No. 9137667)

Lots of sensitivity on this thread.

All I can say is, I think obese people ARE ashamed of themselves. It´s part of their problem to begin with.

There have always been fat people. It seems these days there are more than ever. It´s not because they´re not ashamed. I think it´s because there are more opportunities to become ashamed of oneself than ever before.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: CaptainChuck, 1/24/2013 9:07:04 PM     (No. 9137671)

Racist.

Give him a dose of one of the virii that cause weight gain and see if he changes his tune.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jdwill, 1/24/2013 9:12:46 PM     (No. 9137683)

The same method works for those corrupt! Shame them every way possible, and the corruption malaise will tend to lighten! Ultimate shame is to fire them,even bureaucrats who can´t be fired! Like hillary of no shame!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: uno, 1/24/2013 9:19:30 PM     (No. 9137691)

If shame were any kind of a value today there would be far fewer democrats!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/24/2013 9:26:34 PM     (No. 9137699)

This is wonderful!

Now I can call someone a fat b*****d and know I´m doing him a favor!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Wendybird, 1/24/2013 10:08:57 PM     (No. 9137756)

Being overweight is an entirely curable problem, if one considers it a problem. For most overweight people, the difficulties resulting, diabetes, back pain, public ridicule etc. are acceptable. Just as the rewards of smoking are worth the cost and consequence. Its a free country, and our excesses are supported by our health care system.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chumley, 1/24/2013 10:15:23 PM     (No. 9137763)

How about this? How about every sophomoric clown who thinks he knows whats good for me gets a punch in the nose?
It is going to be a very tough 4 years with jerks like this emboldened.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: billa, 1/24/2013 10:41:44 PM     (No. 9137793)

While I do not believe in any government intrusion, I agree with the smoker´s analogy. I am a very infrequent smoker, but if I do smoke, I have to go outside, while my friends are in the restaurant or store and then people look at me with disgust or roll their eyes. I live in No. Calif. where a smoker is considered comparable to a serial rapist, so the result is that I only smoke in situations where it is not shocking to other people, which is very rare.

I would also had that public scrutiny and shame does have some merit. I grew up in So. Cal along the beach, and the pressure to be thin and in very good physical shape (pre-plastic surgery age) was very persuasive. Of course there is the consequences of bulimia and anorexia, but those medical stats do not compare anywhere to the stats of obesity.

Fat acceptance is so pervasive that there is an entire industry and lobby deeming it acceptable. Just see what it is like sitting in the middle chair on an overseas coach flight sandwiched between the likes of two Chris Christies. IMO totally unacceptable.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: kate318, 1/24/2013 11:03:17 PM     (No. 9137818)

Thanks for the giggle, #17.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: veritas, 1/24/2013 11:20:25 PM     (No. 9137830)

When gov´t "gives" you [forces you to take] "free" healthcare, this is just part of the price. And the lovely and gracious Michelle will [as a public service, don´tcha know] gladly hector you about every habit you have and choice you make -- 24/7/365. No, you don´t get a break on 2/29 when it´s Leap Year.

OP: But, "unwed mothers, drug addicts, those who abuse welfare" are victims of white oppression; that´s why. You know that.

#17: Ah! Thanks for pointing out the silver lining. Like it.

#21: I think #17 is serious.I hope #17 is serious!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: AGGW, 1/24/2013 11:38:26 PM     (No. 9137846)

I agree with #4.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rubinski, 1/24/2013 11:44:04 PM     (No. 9137849)

As a health care provider, I can tell you that the only way to *make* change overweight/obese people into someone who weighs less is to invent a magic pill that makes you stop eating.

That, or lock people up until they reach their desired weight.

I have patients taking 25-30 medications and suffering greatly from hypertension, diabetes and all kinds of ailments. Shaming them will have no effect.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/25/2013 12:59:48 AM     (No. 9137887)

Let´s start with the politicians.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/25/2013 1:13:14 AM     (No. 9137896)

Socialism always results in totalitarianism, because when the government provides everything, it assumes the power to control everything.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/25/2013 1:38:00 AM     (No. 9137915)

Have we tried shaming homosexuals into stopping having random, unprotected sex? Closing in on 700K sex-related AIDS deaths in the USA alone.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/25/2013 1:48:24 AM     (No. 9137924)

I quit smoking a year and a half ago and put on the predictable weight. It is not coming off easily and it doesn´t get easier as you get older. Yes, I know it´s an issue I have to deal with and I am trying to deal with it but I don´t intend on taking a lot of guff from anyone about my weight. I therefore vote for shaming know-it-all, presumptuous lefties who want to tell everyone how to live. And shaming should include the use of a baseball bat!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/25/2013 2:09:22 AM     (No. 9137926)

Legalized bullying!! How special!

Open season on Chubbies, unborn, elderly & Christians.

Welcome to socialism/communism/marxism/Sharia Law...

Chubbies need a lobby. It is our right to choose our body size. Maybe I was raped & feel safer being less desireable at 30 lbs overweight!

Unless a chubbies healthcare costs exceed that of an AIDS patient or an abortion seeker... Go Away!!!!



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Reply 30 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/25/2013 5:48:46 AM     (No. 9137986)

It´s a well known fact that obesity is an outcome for parasites who live off taxpayers. How can you shame a gimme parasite? None of them have any shame.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 1/25/2013 7:19:56 AM     (No. 9138069)

You can´t buy a gun if you are legally deemed fat because once society condones bullying obese people until they mentally snap then we will have more columbines.

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