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Fat Americans Pose A Threat To National Security

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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:09 AM
link to the web site

WASHINGTON Increasing rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, with potential recruits increasingly too fat to serve, two retired generals said on Friday.

"Obesity rates threaten the overall health of America and the future strength of our military," generals John Shalikashvili and Hugh Shelton, both former chairs of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in a commentary.

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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:11 AM
linky no worky.
interesting headline though.

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:12 AM
how hard can it be to post a proper link ! i just don't understand how it can be mixed up . So many tools to help you post it

and simple copy pastes

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:14 AM
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"...The two generals urged Congress to adopt legislation that would ensure better nutrition in schools, offering children more vegetables, fruits and whole grains while cutting back on foods with high sugar, sodium and fat content. .."

(from OP source)

Instead, maybe they ought to suggest fewer sugars in the form of fruit and grain as well? The FDA food pyramid is what got us here in the first place. That, and the low fat, high carb diets preached for years. The evidence is out there. Look at the result.

And I find the idea that we need more healthy kids so we can send them into battle deplorable too.

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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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lol the link works but doesn't work on here

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:16 AM
here is a report from a whole bunch of generals.


A Message from America’s Retired Generals, Admirals and Civilian Military Leaders:
As retired Generals, Admirals, and other senior leaders of the United States Armed Forces, we know firsthand that national security must be America’s top priority.
Our organization recently released a report citing Department of Defense data indicating that an alarming 75 percent of all young Americans 17 to 24 years of age are unable to join the military because they failed to graduate from high school, have criminal records, or are physically unfit.
Being overweight or obese turns out to be the leading medical reason why applicants fail to qualify for military service. Today, otherwise excellent recruit prospects, some of them with generations of sterling military service in their family history, are being turned away because they are just too overweight.
We have witnessed countless acts of bravery and courage during our time in the Armed Forces. We are deeply proud of the talent and commitment of the young men and women in uniform. Our standards are high because we clearly cannot have people in our command who are not up to the job. Too many lives depend on it.
To reduce America’s obesity rates we must start with the basics. In addition to exercise, we know that maintaining a balanced diet is key to long-term health and fitness. We also know that the childhood years are critical to the formation of sound eating habits. Millions of children buy breakfast, lunch and snacks in school every day. Properly managed, the school environment can be instrumental in fostering healthful eating habits that will last a lifetime.
We are calling on Congress to pass new child nutrition legislation that would (a) get the junk food out of our schools; (b) support increased funding to improve nutritional standards and the quality of meals served in schools; and (c) provide more children access to effective programs that cut obesity.
If we don’t take steps now to build a strong, healthy foundation for our young people, then it won’t just be our military that pays the price – our nation as a whole will suffer also.
Very Respectfully,

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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LOL i was watching Russia today news earlier and the american government class a pizza with more than 2 table spoons of tomato sauce on one of the 5 a day

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 10:00 AM
Link works fine. Censored in the US? (I'm in Europe). Or has the link been repaired now?

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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the link now is direct to the web site there you can click the links that didnt work through ATS

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 10:42 AM
oh Monsanto... you are destroying the efforts of your fellow TPTB to create a new world order... how will it happen if there are no people to serve in the military to execute the plans? sheesh...

shot with your own petard I guess...

ETA: I hope those FEMA trains are made for fat people... otherwise, how will they transport all these people to their "death camps"...

Oh and the FEMA coffins... lol... ok enough...
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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 11:20 AM
Well, if things ever went to hell in the U.S., and people were forced to hunt for food to survive, at least we will have PLENTY of big juicy humans walking around that would make for a succulent huge turkey dinner.

...ah, maybe not. Lost my appetite thinking about that one...

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 11:25 AM
They came for the smokers, but you didn't smoke.

They came for the transfats, but you didn't like transfats

They came for the cholesterol, but you wanted less cholesterol

They are coming for the sugar, and you will comply, because you don't want to be 'obese'

They will come for the coffee

They will come for the alcohol

They will come for the soft drinks

They will come for the un-fluoridated, un-chlorinated water

They will come for the red meat

They will come for the natural grains and fruits

They will come... until there is nothing left but that which they control. And you will wonder why no one is left to fight for you.


posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 12:07 PM
If obesity is a national security issue: It is therefore --imperative-- that the entire black budget be allocated toward a MAJIC weight loss pill that REALLY WORKS. Who will be the winner in this race to inner space? Boeing, Lockheed, SAIC? I want to be able to go out to an Italian restaraunt, tackle a whole pizza, like on Man Versus Food, and never weigh over 89 lbs.

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 12:08 PM
I`m starting to understand why there is a no job situation here now. Need more recruits for the military and what better way then get them to sign up just to support a decent way of life for their family. Face it all the healthy ones can`t be football players anymore.

Perhaps these schools should have a more active gym class we could take over the world if they would only be more fit to serve.

Or perhaps the military should stop being so picky and accept the drop outs as well. Figure these wars screw them up so bad mentally what's the difference.
And it's our Government that is the security risk to the United States making us have so many enemies these days not our fat people.

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 02:26 PM
When you think of the Chinese you think of little skinny people.

Why is China have a diabetes/OBESITY epidemic?

It's not from eating ho-ho's. It's from the toxins and dioxins from them polluting their air, water, and soil.

Americans DNA was destroyed from all the pollution in its Industrial Revolution, dumping chemicals all over, pollution.

South Korean scientists published a paper in 2010 saying if you LOSE that weight it is BAD. Your body put the dioxins in body fat to get it away from organs. If you lose the fat, those dioxins hit your organs and do their damage.

Hence why ALL manufacturing went to China...break their DNA and give them bad health problems. Open Americas borders to get allll the illegal immigrants in to get fresh DNA in since ours was destroyed??

Now that sounds like a National Security conspiracy.

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