GiantRex: As a fat person myself, this is ridiculous. Obesity is not a disease and it does not deserve to be treated as such. It is, at most, a mental problem. Unlike real diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis, obesity can be overcome with tenacity and self-control. Eat less, move more./excusing myself to go be fat somewhere else
burning_bridge: Yeah? And it exists. It's here. Do we do something about it? Or do we ignore it. Because something isn't working. SOMETHING ISN'T WORKING. Half your freakin population doesn't just get fat. People are the same as they've always been. People today aren't more stupid or less willful. They're just as dumb and ignorant, or brilliant and thoughtful, as they've always been. People are the same as in the days of ancient Rome, yet they didn't have this problem. WHAT CHANGED? And do we DO something about it?
tenpoundsofcheese: brantgoose: Obesity is not a disease (except when it is). It is more of a syndrome or a political issueWell, that is a new one.What political issues encourage people to eat unhealthily, eat too much and don't exercise enough?
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