posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 11:56 AM
ATS seems to have a stereotype syndrome....people love to group things into piles here...and hey, when you're talking about obese people, it's easy
to stack a pile a mile high...
I agree with a lot of the statements here - I've known a lot of obese people who fit that bill perfectly, but those people are the ones who choose to
be obese...and I realize that you are targeting those who are obese by choice, but I figured I would just mention this, seeing as no one else has
Skadi - I think you have some faulty logic....if 1/3 of America riducled, taxed and discriminated against the remaining 2/3....well, things
would start to resemble the civil rights war of the 60s. I don't think getting rid of the influences is useful tho either....the sad fact is that we
are going to be overpopulated very soon, and perhaps this is nature's way of eliminating the slack - change or die - don't sue nabesco b/c their
oreos are fattening - and equally important, don't piss off 2/3 of our population by making asses out of them or their likely to be a stampeed. Use
common sense and tackle this on a national level with more health education, motivation techniques and cardiovascualr exercise.