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AP, NBC Ask: Time to Publicly
Shame the Obese, Let Smokers Die?

Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/26/2013 7:01:27 PM

Biases upfront: I´m a 46 year-old health nut obsessed with exercise and eating right. I don’t smoke or drink, and there are supermodels who worry less about their weight. However, I do admire those who don´t live like that; who might not live as long as I do, but will probably enjoy their overall quality of life more than my somewhat Spartan one. Oh, and I also realize that this is America. And if people want to pursue happiness through a double cheeseburger and a pack of Newports, any joyless, left-wing bossy-pants who has a

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This is one of the most disgusting pieces I have read in awhile. The arrogance and righteousness of the leftists is absolutely stunning. Who are they to hold judgment on who is more worthwhile? What is happening in this nation is shocking and appalling.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HerbVA, 1/26/2013 7:05:34 PM     (No. 9141224)

I assume these people who assume to be our masters are OK with some guy taking a bone up his rear end.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/26/2013 7:18:10 PM     (No. 9141234)

Let us do the same to Left Wing Liberals, the audacity of these self appointed masters! Definitely shades of Nazi Germany...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/26/2013 7:20:42 PM     (No. 9141238)

How many people were killed by Communists throughout history? Looks like that number is about to get bigger. Ya´ll just keep telling yourselves our problem is John Boehner. Guess again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/26/2013 7:27:22 PM     (No. 9141243)

Those who succumb to fascist control of their behavior, dispensed through The Ministry of Truth, deserve their fates. Don´t patronize NBC and, especially, not their advertisers. As for A-hole Press, don´t buy their lies.




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Reply 5 - Posted by: marilu, 1/26/2013 7:27:36 PM     (No. 9141244)

Wouldn´t shaming someone because of his or her avoirdupois be considered bullying?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jerseyden, 1/26/2013 7:35:34 PM     (No. 9141250)

Welcome to Obamacare. Anyone not seeing this as a sounding point don´t understand dems. This is coming along with the death panels Sarah Palin mentioned last year.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: choey, 1/26/2013 7:53:59 PM     (No. 9141262)

Isn´t socialist medicine wonderful? We all get to stick our ever lengthening noses into everyone elses business.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jl80863, 1/26/2013 7:56:09 PM     (No. 9141263)

Another example of how our individual liberties are threatened. Does anyone wonder why we "clingers" do what we do?
Notice there is no mention of those who have been on welfare all their lives, or rapists and other sex offenders, or murderers and so on. The "worth" of a life now is determined by BMI and smoking?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dante, 1/26/2013 8:09:13 PM     (No. 9141274)

If we were to pick and choose people based on statistics and their costs to society as a whole, it would not bode well for certain ethnic groups in Zero´s coalition.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/26/2013 8:19:06 PM     (No. 9141284)

Just wondering what all the fatties who voted for these "shamers" think about this?
Or, maybe only fatties who didn´t vote for Obama and other leftists are to be shamed.

Many obese people have spent a lifetime of being shamed, ridiculed, bullied, or otherwise abused in one way or another,and, for some of them, even before they became obese. But, it´s ever so "kind" of leftists to continue to lump everyone into one big, fat "inclusive" category in order to "help" them.

Same "helpful" result expected for the majority with the possible exception of the usual number of selected media "success" stories.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono, 1/26/2013 8:26:34 PM     (No. 9141292)

Meddling elitists. Give ´em a little bit of authority, and kiss yer life, liberty, and property goodbye.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 1/26/2013 8:36:12 PM     (No. 9141302)

"I´m a 46 year-old health nut obsessed with exercise and eating right. I don’t smoke or drink, and there are supermodels who worry less about their weight."

After you die, I´m the slightly overweight guy at the counter. It would be an honor to meet you.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/26/2013 8:36:48 PM     (No. 9141304)

There is something wrong with this picture.
It seems the right to enjoy life is in jeopardy.

I would rather pay for fat cigarette smokers shopping at Wally World than I would pay for the first grifters (who have no shame) to go on yet another vacation with friends and family, or give billions to the ME who hate US no matter how much money we throw at them while our soldiers get killed or maimed in a PC war.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MrYules, 1/26/2013 8:49:29 PM     (No. 9141323)

Those who wish to play god in the lives of their fellow man find it convenient to have an "issue" that they can use to demonize those they hate/wish to control/kill. Today "obesity" and "smoking" are pressure points. In other times/places it might have been (religious) doctrinal purity, or caste/class position. The "issues" change. The wish of some to dominate their fellow man to the point of death and feel superior does not.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/26/2013 8:51:45 PM     (No. 9141327)

A landmark study using data from the Netherlands found that,

Because of differences in life expectancy, however, lifetime health expenditure was highest among healthy-living people and lowest for smokers. Obese individuals held an intermediate position.

In other words, those who utilize healthcare expense as the rationale for their argument against obesity base their argument on a false premise.

The fact is that those who ridicule obese people do so because they find obesity personally repulsive. The quest for finding reasons beyond that personal bias is simply an exercise in rationalization. Interestingly, many of those same people find many other behaviors and appearance choices simply a matter of ´personal choice´, and voice no objections.

People are obese for a number of reasons. Some have embedded psychological factors that result in overeating. Others are simply physiologically inclined to weight gain. For such people, trying to maintain a ´normal´ weight requires obsessive/compulsive behavior to a degree that manifests itself as a neurosis. Others are so obsessed that they resort to combinations of laxatives, vomiting and a neverending cascade of hormones and drugs. Everyone knows young women who are so obsessed with not being fat that they become anorexic. Imagine the amplification of such misery if public opinion was intentionally manipulated to ´shame the fat´?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet, 1/26/2013 8:53:45 PM     (No. 9141329)

They have declared war on us. First they came for the fat smokers, next it will be you. Wake up Americans.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno, 1/26/2013 9:15:12 PM     (No. 9141353)

And like everything else these socialist busy-bodies meddle with, the first law is only just the beginning. The limits on "obesity" would only continue to get stricter and stricter until we all wound up looking like underfed Norks!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 1/26/2013 9:15:56 PM     (No. 9141354)

I wonder what my uber-liberal sister will think about all this. She has two sisters. One of us is obese. The other one is a smoker.

Will she continue to vote to kill her sisters?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: thewarden, 1/26/2013 10:07:45 PM     (No. 9141411)

I thought bullying was bad? Hmmm...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 1/26/2013 10:28:31 PM     (No. 9141434)

I had a sister that smoked and she died at age 49 6 mos. ago of a stroke. She paid into social security all her working life. Where will that money go? If smokers die earlier, then they should be encouraging more smoking to save social security, right?

As far as obesity goes, you know, skinny people get sick too. Anybody that starts whining about the obese - slap them with that.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 1/26/2013 11:19:06 PM     (No. 9141496)

But what about michael moore?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Tulunk, 1/27/2013 2:18:57 AM     (No. 9141640)

A new study was released recently, lamented the fact that two thirds of the elderly were obese. These idiots don´t even see the irony: obviously the skinny ones die off sooner.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/27/2013 3:03:30 AM     (No. 9141674)

Go ahead... make our day. Start attacking Chubbies and you are in for a real beating. Chubbies organized & united years ago... Chubbies have their own models, clothing lines & fans! And don´t forget about men who love chubbies. Idiots.

Establish a maximum outlay of insurance per person and let each person decide how to spend it. MSM, can use yours on surgery to correct holes in your sineses from snorting cocaine & I´ll use mine on brownies. Drop dead!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/27/2013 5:10:08 AM     (No. 9141725)

Smokers first.
Fat people second.
Cancer patients third.
Heat patients fourth.
Any other long term disease fifth.
Republicans sixth.

Excluded;
Pot heads.
Cocaine snorters.
Prisoners.
Demonrats.
Welfare parasites.

Get the drift?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/27/2013 5:14:01 AM     (No. 9141727)

Damn socialists are using the money stolen from us as taxes to buy vote. After they can no longer rob us, they want us dead.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: franq, 1/27/2013 7:08:38 AM     (No. 9141798)

Apparently pro-choice women are the only ones allowed to live with unfettered bodies.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kono, 1/29/2013 7:01:57 PM     (No. 9147235)

Perhaps the reason the Netherlands study found lifetime health expenditures were highest for healthy people and lowest for smokers is that they didn´t cover any treatments for smokers? That appears to be the future here, as we learned last week that the Affordable Care Act permits insurers to price smokers out of policies, which will relegate many to paying fines and receiving no care.

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There are several reports that Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital with chest pain: Jesse Rodriguez @JesseRodriguez Follow NBC´s Pete Williams reports AG Holder has been taken to a DC hospital after experiencing chest pains 11:41 AM - 27 Feb 2014 27 Retweets 1 favorite ReplyRetweetFavorite Charlie Kaye ? @CharlieKayeCBS Follow BREAKING. @Reuters: Spokesman says AG Holder taken to hospital after feeling faint at meeting, resting comfortably now.. 11:42 AM - 27 Feb 2014 7 Retweets 2 favorites ReplyRetweetFavorite


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