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Originally posted by Unity_99
No one should be charged extra based on weight
Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
One thing that is funny about the article is that they were flying to Sacramento. There are numerous obese teenagers here. Back on subject. You guys got to remember the obese teen is a teen. Which means teens flying alone have a chance to take the last seat from an adult.
Originally posted by bettermakings
I've written about this myself, similar stories. .
I'm a smoker (not heavy, only 10 a day). We are taxed more, pay more for insurance, and more & more are excluded from restaurants, bars, and any other place. Our rights are trampled upon. We are highly discriminated against.
Some would argue, it's our choice, yet scientists claim cigarettes are more addictive than heroin. Food, on the other hand, is not as addictive, and people CAN cut own on their eating.
How many Amish do you see over-weight? 99.9% of obese are fat by their own choice, lifestyle + diet combined.
As a smoker I am healthy, thin, and active. I don't blow smoke in people's faces or act like a jerk about my smoking in any way.
Fat people, in most people's opinions, are disgusting. Fat porn sites are not very popular, to give an example.
Also, it's actually unhealthy to even be around fat people. It's not just visual pollution, but ACTUAL contamination of the air. Obese have stored up toxins in their fat that they exhale out of their pores and breath.
"The International Breath Institute, Colorado, has found that 70 per cent of your body's natural toxins are released during exhalation."
I think I wrote a thread on demanding a non-obese section at public places.
Originally posted by BigfootNZ
Hmmm I can be tolerant, but when it comes to fat people I am rather intolerant and agree with most of the people who find this ridiculous. Yes you can have a genetic trend to being fatter, but the fat is there ONLY because youve eaten more calories than your body/genes and lifestyle is capable of handling, and as such regardless of genetic conditions its still all about what you shove past your gums... so only one person can really take the blame for that (or the parents in the case of a child, but the kid knows they are fat and in this day and age should understand something about diet.)
The thing to me is, these overweight passengers are not only taking up seats but are also a server flight risk... in any sort of emergency imagine being stuck near a window with a overweight passenger who just barely fits in the seat next to you... fill a plane with a number of these and your looking at a complete disaster if you suddenly have to escape a burning plane or get to the exits asap.
It might sound harsh, and im normally a nice guy, but I would change it so that large passengers would have to be weighed and those over a set limit disallowed to fly. period.
We have to get realistic here, and drop some of this 'lets try not to offend' malarky in certain situations.
[edit on 28-7-2010 by BigfootNZ]
Originally posted by DOADOA
haha this is messed up. the girls parent knew they would make them buy their daughter another ticket so they went first and left the poor girl to go alone so they wouldn't have to buy her another ticket. well planned and it worked.