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2012-06-24 09:46:28 PM
Come on Brits, why do you still accept this BS. Is it for tourism? Serious question
 
2012-06-24 09:47:41 PM
B...b...but gout!
 
2012-06-24 09:50:04 PM
We're smarter, better looking, have better manners, and are less likely to be religious too.
 
2012-06-24 09:50:08 PM
More likely the healthy are rich and educated, lol.
 
2012-06-24 09:50:12 PM
It may not be as cut and dried as subby's headline suggests.

Yes, while people who are rich have better access to healthcare and better standards of living, that doesn't necessarily mean that they have lower occurrences of health issues.

In fact, I'd bet that rich people have better genetics that lead them to be smarter, more attractive, and healthier. These traits would lead to their affluence, rather than the other way around.
 
2012-06-24 09:50:36 PM

publikenemy: Come on Brits, why do you still accept this BS. Is it for tourism? Serious question


I can't even imagine which thread you think you're in...
 
2012-06-24 09:51:08 PM
The next thing you will tell me that having disposable income and an easy lifestyle means you will live longer. I mean think of the lies.
 
2012-06-24 09:51:42 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: In fact, I'd bet that rich people have better genetics that lead them to be smarter, more attractive, and healthier. These traits would lead to their affluence, rather than the other way around.


7/10.

Good one.
 
2012-06-24 09:52:02 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: It may not be as cut and dried as subby's headline suggests.

Yes, while people who are rich have better access to healthcare and better standards of living, that doesn't necessarily mean that they have lower occurrences of health issues.

In fact, I'd bet that rich people have better genetics that lead them to be smarter, more attractive, and healthier. These traits would lead to their affluence, rather than the other way around.


They are also more likely to have blonde hair and blue eyes.
 
2012-06-24 09:53:44 PM
That is why they deserve tax cuts!
 
2012-06-24 09:53:53 PM
www.lolbrary.com
 
2012-06-24 09:54:44 PM

fusillade762: publikenemy: Come on Brits, why do you still accept this BS. Is it for tourism? Serious question

I can't even imagine which thread you think you're in...


Aahahahaah so sorry..I'm reading 2 things at once and watching Mets/Yanks...I was commenting on how the queen is forcing Kate Middleton to curtsy to the blood line princesses hahaha..I actually submitted this thread. Maybe I should just go to bed now.
 
2012-06-24 09:57:33 PM
Alphas also tend to be taller than deltas or epsilons. And red its a much better color.
 
2012-06-24 09:57:35 PM

Kali-Yuga: We're smarter, better looking, have better manners, and are less likely to be religious too.


no they said the rich

not delusional hobos

I guess it is easy to get the two confused when you are a delusional hobo
 
2012-06-24 10:02:05 PM

publikenemy: fusillade762: publikenemy: Come on Brits, why do you still accept this BS. Is it for tourism? Serious question

I can't even imagine which thread you think you're in...

Aahahahaah so sorry..I'm reading 2 things at once and watching Mets/Yanks...I was commenting on how the queen is forcing Kate Middleton to curtsy to the blood line princesses hahaha..I actually submitted this thread. Maybe I should just go to bed now.


No worries. I've done it myself once or twice.
 
2012-06-24 10:02:25 PM
As far as I'm aware, eating at McDonald's hasn't been linked to bad health other than in mockumentaries such as Supersize Me.
 
2012-06-24 10:03:29 PM
I realize that Ric Romero is the go to guy when you want to make a slam at the media for breaking news like water is wet and ice is cold but, subby, in case you missed this one, the CDC brought you these stunning findings. In other words, that's our tax dollars at work (or what passes for work at the CDC).
 
2012-06-24 10:05:38 PM
poor people problems.
 
2012-06-24 10:09:41 PM
Once again the Ric Romero meme is abused.

Ric Romero reports not just things that are obvious. It's more subtle than that, just a bit.

He reports things that are presented as "news" today that were really news 5-10 years ago. Or, in internet terms, a few months ago.

For example, Ric Romero might report that there's this new thing kids are doing, called "planking"

But reporting that water is wet, or making any other obvious and non-time-sensitive observation, is not a proper use of the Ric Romero meme.

But like many memes, the meme gets abused and people get used to either definition. There's still time to defend this one, though. Don't accept Ric Romero-isms that aren't sufficiently strict.
 
2012-06-24 10:14:02 PM
Ric Romero reports that the rich and educated are healthier itchier, tastier

Ric Romero has his finger on the undead pulse of the Zombie Apocalypse.
 
2012-06-24 10:16:34 PM
i190.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-24 10:22:19 PM

MAYORBOB: I realize that Ric Romero is the go to guy when you want to make a slam at the media for breaking news like water is wet and ice is cold but, subby, in case you missed this one, the CDC brought you these stunning findings. In other words, that's our tax dollars at work (or what passes for work at the CDC).


Since "common sense" is so very frequently code for "I don't know what the fark I'm talking about," it's probably good that the scientists took a while to verify it. Because, "Well hey, that SOUNDS good" just isn't good enough. Unless you're one of those types that doesn't like facts because they disagree with your world view.
 
2012-06-24 10:23:08 PM

Christian Bale: But reporting that water is wet, or making any other obvious and non-time-sensitive observation, is not a proper use of the Ric Romero meme.


Of course it is. Rick himself once said it.
 
2012-06-24 10:23:25 PM
Link'People who take it upon themselves to be responsible for themselves tend to be healthier'

No way.
 
2012-06-24 10:23:55 PM
Oops...that's Ric.

/should know better...he's a local guy
 
2012-06-24 10:29:25 PM
www.bartcop.com

A little polio will even those farkers out.
 
2012-06-24 10:37:47 PM
The rich really are better.
 
2012-06-24 10:37:52 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: It may not be as cut and dried as subby's headline suggests.

Yes, while people who are rich have better access to healthcare and better standards of living, that doesn't necessarily mean that they have lower occurrences of health issues.

In fact, I'd bet that rich people have better genetics that lead them to be smarter, more attractive, and healthier. These traits would lead to their affluence, rather than the other way around.


That and the fact that nepotism is a biatch. A greedy greedy biatch.
 
2012-06-24 10:50:02 PM

farkityfarker: As far as I'm aware, eating at McDonald's hasn't been linked to bad health other than in mockumentaries such as Supersize Me.



Ever read the nutrition contents of their food?
 
2012-06-24 10:52:55 PM

Christian Bale: Once again the Ric Romero meme is abused.

Ric Romero reports not just things that are obvious. It's more subtle than that, just a bit.

He reports things that are presented as "news" today that were really news 5-10 years ago. Or, in internet terms, a few months ago.

For example, Ric Romero might report that there's this new thing kids are doing, called "planking"

But reporting that water is wet, or making any other obvious and non-time-sensitive observation, is not a proper use of the Ric Romero meme.

But like many memes, the meme gets abused and people get used to either definition. There's still time to defend this one, though. Don't accept Ric Romero-isms that aren't sufficiently strict.


img.photobucket.com

Eat shiat and DIAF for denying his many talents.
 
2012-06-24 10:56:57 PM
And the poor aren't even born with the bootstraps required to be a less ugly, stupid, healthier prole.

Must be natural selection.

/goddamn I find it amusing that 'class warfare' has come to mean blaming the rich for your problems when it was firmly established as dumbing down your populace, filling them with hate and convincing them to vote against their interests to maintain the status quo or even get greedier.
//fruits and vegetables cost more than shiatty food, thank heavens I don't have kids so I can easily afford them.
 
2012-06-24 10:58:39 PM
*'ages ago' added after 'greedier' for something resembling coherence.
 
2012-06-24 10:59:51 PM

intelligent comment below: farkityfarker: As far as I'm aware, eating at McDonald's hasn't been linked to bad health other than in mockumentaries such as Supersize Me.


Ever read the nutrition contents of their food?


I bypassed that as a troll. I don't know who I'd rather be right between us.
 
2012-06-24 11:01:39 PM
Many people survive into adulthood who would have perished as an infant or child for all preceding human history. So yes, the gene pool is getting weaker.

/bring back exposure
 
2012-06-24 11:09:14 PM
It's 'spensive to eat healthy, get exercise and seek preventative medicine.
 
2012-06-24 11:44:28 PM
i've seen people with money drop a significant portion of it on around the clock assistance in their old age. no one is immune to illness.
 
2012-06-24 11:49:28 PM
It's better to be rich and healthy than poor and sick.
 
2012-06-24 11:57:22 PM

Christian Bale: Once again the Ric Romero meme is abused.

Ric Romero reports not just things that are obvious. It's more subtle than that, just a bit.

He reports things that are presented as "news" today that were really news 5-10 years ago. Or, in internet terms, a few months ago.

For example, Ric Romero might report that there's this new thing kids are doing, called "planking"

But reporting that water is wet, or making any other obvious and non-time-sensitive observation, is not a proper use of the Ric Romero meme.

But like many memes, the meme gets abused and people get used to either definition. There's still time to defend this one, though. Don't accept Ric Romero-isms that aren't sufficiently strict.


This one is actually in the FARQ. "Reports the obvious, usually long after everyone else knows it's obvious." This qualifies under either clause. It has certainly been obvious for a long, long time (at least centuries, perhaps millenia) that the rich are better educated and live longer.
 
2012-06-24 11:58:32 PM
Republicans = "the rich"

"the rich" = educated

thus

Republicans = Educated

and of course that means the dems are the uneducated
 
2012-06-25 12:05:58 AM

Porous Horace: It's better to be rich and healthy than poor and sick.


But is it better to be rich and sick than poor and healthy?
 
2012-06-25 12:29:16 AM
While this may seem like an obvious result given the current demographic breakdowns, remember that two generations ago obesity (and all of its derivative diseases) were more or less restricted to the upper classes.

Poor people being fat and unhealthy is a very new phenomena in the world, so the research may be obvious in retrospect but it still needed to be recorded.

/Mostly so that later generations can document how thoroughly the USDA farked the world by preaching the gospel of a high grain diet.
 
2012-06-25 12:31:01 AM

Lorelle: Christian Bale: But reporting that water is wet, or making any other obvious and non-time-sensitive observation, is not a proper use of the Ric Romero meme.

Of course it is. Rick himself once said it.


Are you saying that Ric doesnt understand his own meme?
I suppose that should be obvious.
 
2012-06-25 12:54:52 AM

Gdalescrboz: Republicans = "the rich"



Now that's funny
 
2012-06-25 01:23:19 AM

intelligent comment below: farkityfarker: As far as I'm aware, eating at McDonald's hasn't been linked to bad health other than in mockumentaries such as Supersize Me.


Ever read the nutrition contents of their food?


Aw man you fell for that? :D
 
2012-06-25 01:25:19 AM

Gdalescrboz: Republicans = "the rich"

"the rich" = educated

thus

Republicans = Educated

and of course that means the dems are the uneducated


Haw :D
 
2012-06-25 01:30:38 AM
FTFY:
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-25 02:59:22 AM

InternetSecurityGuard: It's 'spensive to eat healthy, get exercise and seek preventative medicine.


Either in money or time yes. At least for the first two.

I ate fairly healthy and got exercise while broke but partly 'cause I had the time and space to make a decent garden. And had a libertarian landlord that would trade produce and work for rent. Now that I and the SO are working we have less time to make an awesome garden, just an ok one.. and shells and cheese or Rice-a-Roni on sale is so much effing easier...
 
2012-06-25 03:26:51 AM
When you're poor and have a life filled with stress and low self-esteem, the last thing you want to eat is a plate of tofu and organic broccoli. You want an instant hit of fat and salt found in cheap, unhealthy food. This becomes addictive.
 
2012-06-25 05:00:11 AM
You also don't have even average quality grocery stores in poor areas. But you have a lot of fast food restaurants and convenient stores stocked with poor health food.

Eating healthy does take more time to prepare, but isn't more expensive. Working families don't have the time to eat healthy as they used to, when 1 member of a family could work at a job that paid well enough to provide for everyone.
 
2012-06-25 07:12:03 AM

Kali-Yuga: We're smarter, better looking, have better manners, and are less likely to be religious too.


And we can buy stuff without loans and credit cards !!

AverageAmericanGuy: It may not be as cut and dried as subby's headline suggests.

Yes, while people who are rich have better access to healthcare and better standards of living, that doesn't necessarily mean that they have lower occurrences of health issues.

In fact, I'd bet that rich people have better genetics that lead them to be smarter, more attractive, and healthier. These traits would lead to their affluence, rather than the other way around.


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I think being able to provide fresh, healthy food and drink for your family as opposed to fat, salt and sugar filled cheap ready meals and junk food, may have a little more to do with it!
 
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