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(Reuters)   One in 12 members of the military may have a purple heart   (reuters.com) divider line 55
    More: Scary, coronary arteries, Enduring Freedom, iraqi freedom, Framingham Heart Study, coronary disease, high cholesterol, arteries  
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2012-12-26 03:20:47 PM
Oh Ha, I get it...I get jokes....that's about as funny as a hear..."Urk"....THUMP!

/("wait if he had a real heart attack, he woudn't really type "Urk"....THUMP!" now would he?!?")
 
2012-12-26 03:20:52 PM
And here I thought way more were from the south.
 
2012-12-26 03:24:47 PM

ChipNASA: Oh Ha, I get it...I get jokes....that's about as funny as a hear..."Urk"....THUMP!

/("wait if he had a real heart attack, he woudn't really type "Urk"....THUMP!" now would he?!?")


i.ytimg.com
 
2012-12-26 03:24:52 PM
So surprising when you see the vast array of fine dining and healthy organic eateries that surround military bases.
 
2012-12-26 03:26:00 PM
I like the headline. It's not funny, but I like it.
 
2012-12-26 03:26:44 PM
So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?
 
2012-12-26 03:27:15 PM
This thread is worthless without:

whyareyousofat.files.wordpress.com

www.outofregs.com

and

/chairforce
 
2012-12-26 03:27:20 PM
They don't know what causes heart disease. The cholesterol theory is not well supported. They found similar results in American teens killed in 'nam.
 
2012-12-26 03:27:53 PM
Eggshell injury?
 
2012-12-26 03:28:16 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?


Because they're baby killers and the only thing they deserve is hanging or a firing squad.
 
2012-12-26 03:28:51 PM

darth_badger: Eggshell injury?


Maj. Burns?
 
2012-12-26 03:33:40 PM

ChipNASA: Bit'O'Gristle: So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?

Because they're baby killers and the only thing they deserve is hanging or a firing squad.


/facepalms....really? Go pet a puppy or something...really, grown ups are speaking here.
 
2012-12-26 03:34:44 PM

ChipNASA: This thread is worthless without:

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[www.outofregs.com image 394x604]

and

/chairforce


Why even make unis that big?
 
2012-12-26 03:41:33 PM
None of them had been diagnosed with heart disease before deployment, researchers said.

Oh sure, but how many of them had autopsies before deployment?
 
2012-12-26 03:46:09 PM
ChipNASA
Bit'O'Gristle: So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?

Because they're baby killers and the only thing they deserve is hanging or a firing squad.


He he he, another one I can follow.
 
2012-12-26 03:49:23 PM

Buffalo77: ChipNASA
Bit'O'Gristle: So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?

Because they're baby killers and the only thing they deserve is hanging or a firing squad.

He he he, another one I can follow.


I think that Bit O Gristle doesn't get *obvious* troll.
 
2012-12-26 03:50:08 PM

ChipNASA: This thread is worthless without:

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[www.outofregs.com image 394x604]

and

/chairforce


How did that boy even get in?!
 
2012-12-26 03:52:21 PM

Soymilk: ChipNASA: This thread is worthless without:

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[www.outofregs.com image 394x604]

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/chairforce

How did that boy even get in?!


Here's the other photo that dropped out

i.imgur.com
/the question is "stay in"..??
 
2012-12-26 03:53:18 PM

WTF Indeed: ChipNASA: This thread is worthless without:

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[www.outofregs.com image 394x604]

and

/chairforce

Why even make unis that big?


It's for the higher ups who don't have to be bothered to stay in shape. Also for when you get older and can't stay in shape as easy. But those pictures? How this guy even passed his physicals and got deployed, it's just wow.
 
2012-12-26 03:53:38 PM
FTA, 3/4 of autopsied soldiers in WWII and the Korean War had signs of arterial plaque buildup.

Man, cigarettes and an all-steak diet really AREN'T healthy, are they?

/rogersterling.jpg
 
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2012-12-26 03:54:25 PM
1 in 5 might be a gang member looking for free tactical trainng?
 
2012-12-26 03:56:28 PM

ActionJoe: WTF Indeed: ChipNASA: This thread is worthless without:

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[www.outofregs.com image 394x604]

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/chairforce

Why even make unis that big?

It's for the higher ups who don't have to be bothered to stay in shape. Also for when you get older and can't stay in shape as easy. But those pictures? How this guy even passed his physicals and got deployed, it's just wow.


National Guard, probably, and they weren't turning anybody away from deploying in '05-'08. I know I didn't have to pass any sort of PT or height/weight test when I got mobilized in '06 (I would have passed, but they didn't admiinister one).
 
2012-12-26 04:00:20 PM

WTF Indeed: ChipNASA: This thread is worthless without:

[whyareyousofat.files.wordpress.com image 562x707]

[www.outofregs.com image 394x604]

and

/chairforce

Why even make unis that big?


I'm not saying those guys didn't do it to themselves, but when I was in, I knew a guy that got put on steroids for respiratory problems and ballooned. Pretty sure he was medically discharged. I guess my point is that there are some legitimate reasons for uniforms that big.
 
2012-12-26 04:00:57 PM

ChipNASA: Buffalo77: ChipNASA
Bit'O'Gristle: So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?

Because they're baby killers and the only thing they deserve is hanging or a firing squad.

He he he, another one I can follow.

I think that Bit O Gristle doesn't get *obvious* troll.


/Actually i do, and was playing along...jeez..get with the program....do i have to explain how this works here?
//Mails you a how to snark and troll, respond on Fark guide.
 
2012-12-26 04:03:07 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: ChipNASA: Buffalo77: ChipNASA
Bit'O'Gristle: So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?

Because they're baby killers and the only thing they deserve is hanging or a firing squad.

He he he, another one I can follow.

I think that Bit O Gristle doesn't get *obvious* troll.

/Actually i do, and was playing along...jeez..get with the program....do i have to explain how this works here?
//Mails you a how to snark and troll, respond on Fark guide.


/Oh SNAP!!! (flicks sarcasm meter.....HEY IS THIS THING ON?!?!? HELOOOOO HELLOOOOOOO!!"
 
2012-12-26 04:05:33 PM

ChipNASA: Bit'O'Gristle: ChipNASA: Buffalo77: ChipNASA
Bit'O'Gristle: So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?

Because they're baby killers and the only thing they deserve is hanging or a firing squad.

He he he, another one I can follow.

I think that Bit O Gristle doesn't get *obvious* troll.

/Actually i do, and was playing along...jeez..get with the program....do i have to explain how this works here?
//Mails you a how to snark and troll, respond on Fark guide.

/Oh SNAP!!! (flicks sarcasm meter.....HEY IS THIS THING ON?!?!? HELOOOOO HELLOOOOOOO!!"


/Nope..you got fap juice on it in your last fapgasm looking at nazi midget dominatrix flicks on teh interwebs.
 
2012-12-26 04:06:34 PM

mbillips: FTA, 3/4 of autopsied soldiers in WWII and the Korean War had signs of arterial plaque buildup.

Man, cigarettes and an all-steak diet really AREN'T healthy, are they?

/rogersterling.jpg


I'll give up cigarettes, but they can have my steak when they pry it...etc., etc.

/actually don't smoke
//sweet, delicious steak
 
2012-12-26 04:07:57 PM
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-26 04:17:28 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: ChipNASA: Bit'O'Gristle: ChipNASA: Buffalo77: ChipNASA
Bit'O'Gristle: So what? The other 11 may not? Why don't they deserve them too?

Because they're baby killers and the only thing they deserve is hanging or a firing squad.

He he he, another one I can follow.

I think that Bit O Gristle doesn't get *obvious* troll.

/Actually i do, and was playing along...jeez..get with the program....do i have to explain how this works here?
//Mails you a how to snark and troll, respond on Fark guide.

/Oh SNAP!!! (flicks sarcasm meter.....HEY IS THIS THING ON?!?!? HELOOOOO HELLOOOOOOO!!"

/Nope..you got fap juice on it in your last fapgasm looking at nazi midget dominatrix flicks on teh interwebs.


STOP HACKING MY HIDDEN DESKTOP PORN FILES SHARING RULE 34 FARK STASH LOL!
 
2012-12-26 04:39:41 PM
stopped in for baby killin comments and posts about obese human targets..

go get me some more oil boys...right over there...between the hospital and the school..it's right under those journalists...

/waitin for Bilko and Leonard Lawrence to pipe in about "patriots" and how we would all be speaking Urdu without them...

25.media.tumblr.com

//losers
 
2012-12-26 04:40:04 PM
How many got them for stubbed toes and paper cuts?
 
2012-12-26 04:41:28 PM

ChipNASA: Oh Ha, I get it...I get jokes....that's about as funny as a hear..."Urk"....THUMP!

/("wait if he had a real heart attack, he woudn't really type "Urk"....THUMP!" now would he?!?")


What if he was dictating?
 
2012-12-26 05:00:17 PM
Proving only that it takes more than slightly occluded arteries to cause heart disease? Or that Americans are not screened for blocked arteries soon enough? Or that we really don't have a farking clue what this means except that younger men have blocked arteries and it doesn't seem to be bothering them any?
 
2012-12-26 05:06:26 PM

ReverendJynxed: How many got them for stubbed toes and paper cuts?


You mean the 4000 dead soldiers in the article that you are obviously too farking stupid to read?
 
2012-12-26 05:21:00 PM
The doctor who says you can't be deployed winds up peeling potatoes.
 
2012-12-26 06:31:49 PM
It's not just chubbos like PV2 Peres up there who are about to have coronaries. It's the 12+ year guys who have lived on coffee, cigarettes and beer, the 3 major food groups of the US military.
 
2012-12-26 06:41:24 PM

Soymilk: How did that boy even get in?!


During the peak of the Iraq War, they were giving out enlistment waivers easier than you could imagine. I don't know about weight related ones though. I know a few people who just barely got in related to weight, they had to pretty much crash diet to pass their weigh-ins, I think MEPS at a place or two might have fudged some BMI tapings too.

I know a lot of these guys are getting out now. There was a guy at my Guard unit who was put out earlier this year. Well, technically it was just his enlistment contract expired, but he was barred from re-enlistment due to failing weigh-in. He wanted to stay in, but he just couldn't lose the weight.

In other words, a few years back we were desperate enough for soldiers to go to Iraq we let in some guys who were heavier than we would have liked, and now we're a lot more serious about those height/weight rules.
 
2012-12-26 06:47:38 PM
1 in 12 doesn't seem that bad since it's probably like 1 in 3 in civilians.
 
2012-12-26 06:48:06 PM
While 1 in 12 may have had signs of heart disease, you can't judge the force by KIA data alone due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of KIA's are grunts, and they tend to be in better shape.

Service wide, at least for the Army, I would expect 25 - 33% of the force to have such issues in conventional and support organizations. This comes from seeing conventional posts do P.T. in the morning and noticing that about 1/3 of everyone I saw was a disgusting fat body.
 
2012-12-26 06:55:36 PM

ChipNASA: darth_badger: Eggshell injury?

Maj. Burns?


Hot Lips.
 
2012-12-26 06:56:29 PM

MythDragon: ChipNASA: Oh Ha, I get it...I get jokes....that's about as funny as a hear..."Urk"....THUMP!

/("wait if he had a real heart attack, he woudn't really type "Urk"....THUMP!" now would he?!?")

What if he was dictating?


Only in radiology.....
 
2012-12-26 07:26:41 PM

Mugato: 1 in 12 doesn't seem that bad since it's probably like 1 in 3 in civilians.


It starts very early.
Evident in 8yos and probably younger.
By the age/time they get into military shape, it is well on it's way.
Funny, there is really not any creditable evidence that exercise helps a lot. Some pretty good inkles is mostly genetic.
Lillehei was the father of one of the most profitable theories in modern medicine. Oops, he pioneered the saving of thousands of wealthy white,,,
He is know as the "father of open heart surgery".
He died, running on the beach, down from his beachfront palace, of a coronary.
 
2012-12-26 07:43:58 PM

ChipNASA: This thread is worthless without:

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[www.outofregs.com image 394x604]

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/chairforce


The real problem with those two is they can both beat the living shiat out of you, sir. That's phuqed up. A fat boy can whip your ass. I guess that makes you a pooosy, pooosy.
 
2012-12-26 07:49:43 PM
Going to basic training exactly 2 months from now

/getting a kick
/joined the best branch anyways
 
2012-12-26 08:03:20 PM

Haliburton Cummings: go get me some more oil boys...right over there...between the hospital and the school..it's right under those journalists...


You mock, but the (plastic) keys you're typing your mockery with are probably made from oil.
 
2012-12-26 08:45:30 PM
SpeedyCat, enjoy IET, it was the most fun I had.... well except medic and jump school. Way more fun than deployment. Just make sure you have all your gear, people, and everyone's wearing the same thing and you'll do fine!
 
2012-12-26 09:05:24 PM
i194.photobucket.com

She gots hers on her chins
 
2012-12-26 09:06:01 PM

snocone: Mugato: 1 in 12 doesn't seem that bad since it's probably like 1 in 3 in civilians.

It starts very early.
Evident in 8yos and probably younger.
By the age/time they get into military shape, it is well on it's way.
Funny, there is really not any creditable evidence that exercise helps a lot. Some pretty good inkles is mostly genetic.
Lillehei was the father of one of the most profitable theories in modern medicine. Oops, he pioneered the saving of thousands of wealthy white,,,
He is know as the "father of open heart surgery".
He died, running on the beach, down from his beachfront palace, of a coronary.


Like I said, what that mostly shows is that 1 in 12 people have occluded arteries. Other than that, it proves exactly nothing, not even that occluded arteries will lead to heart attacks.
 
2012-12-26 09:09:10 PM

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: [i194.photobucket.com image 300x365]

She gots hers on her chins


Every time someone posts that picture I punch a small woodland creature in the throat. I'm not proud of it but it's a reflex. I hope you're happy.
 
2012-12-26 09:11:25 PM

ActionJoe: WTF Indeed: ChipNASA: This thread is worthless without:

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[www.outofregs.com image 394x604]

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/chairforce

Why even make unis that big?

It's for the higher ups who don't have to be bothered to stay in shape. Also for when you get older and can't stay in shape as easy. But those pictures? How this guy even passed his physicals and got deployed, it's just wow.


I'm betting federalized national guard from the midwest. They grow 'em big there.
 
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