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A World Drowning In Fatties: 1.5 Billion Of The World's Adults - One In Three - Are Obese Or Overweight

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While it will hardly come as a surprise that in the age of pervasive, accessible and cheap pink slime fast food, more people than ever are obese, the actual numbers may be a shock to most. Conveniently, quantifying the world's obesity epidemic is precisely what the London-based Overseas Development Institute has done with a just released report titled Future Diets (pdf link). Its findings are stunning: more than a third of all adults in the world - 1.46 billion to be exact - are obese or overweight.

The main culprit: the development world, where the number of obese has nearly quadrupled from 250 million to 904 million between 1980 and 2008. What this means for the world's soaring healthcare costs needs little explanation: "On current trends, globally, we will see a huge increase in the number of people suffering certain types of cancer, diabetes, strokes and heart attacks, putting an enormous burden on public healthcare systems." according to the co-author of the Future Diets report. That's ok, the already insolvent world, drowning in record debt, obviously can afford to spend even more on a record population of fatties.

AFP summarizes the report's main findings:

The study said the rise in obesity was down to diets changing in developing countries where incomes were rising, with people shifting away from cereals and tubers to eating more meat, fats and sugar. The overconsumption of food, coupled with increasingly sedentary lives, was also to blame. The report said there seemed to be little will among the public and leaders to take action on influencing diet in the future.


"Governments have focused on public awareness campaigns, but evidence shows this is not enough," said Wiggins.


"The lack of action stands in stark contrast to the concerted public actions taken to limit smoking in developed countries.


"Politicians need to be less shy about trying to influence what food ends up on our plates. The challenge is to make healthy diets viable whilst reducing the appeal of foods which carry a less certain nutritional value."

Below are the report's key findings straight from the horse's mouth:

  • Over one third of all adults across the world – 1.46 billion people – are obese or overweight. Between 1980 and 2008, the numbers of people affected in the developing world more than tripled, from 250 million to 904 million. In high-income countries the numbers increased by 1.7 times over the same period.
  • Diets are changing wherever incomes are rising in the developing world, with a marked shift from cereals and tubers to meat, fats and sugar, as well as fruit and vegetables.
  • While the forces of globalisation have led to a creeping homogenisation in diets, their continued variation suggests that there is still scope for policies that can influence the food choices that people make.
  • Future diets that are rich in animal products, especially meat, will push up prices for meat, but surprisingly, not for grains. This suggests that future diets may matter more for public health than for agriculture.
  • There seems to be little will among public and leaders to take the determined action that is needed to influence future diets, but that may change in the face of the serious health implications. Combinations of moderate measures in education, prices and regulation may achieve far more than drastic action of any one type.

Some other pretty charts from the report:

So, in other words, as long as the overweight world can eat its cake, and have others pay for the diabetes medication fees, all is well. However, once this too unsustainable ponzi scheme ends, run. Or at least jog casually away, because one doesn't have to outrun everyone... just the fattest. And there are a lot of those around.


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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:54 | 4296767 Four chan
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lard is the new show of wealth.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:59 | 4296787 Yes We Can. But...
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Nice set of lard bags

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:03 | 4296806 viahj
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tha Annunaki and their minions are simply "fattening up" the sheep before slaughter

/s (sorta)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:08 | 4296821 tmosley
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HFCS, bitchez.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:21 | 4296850 hedgeless_horseman
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Go run.

Need inspiration?  Believe you cannot run?

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Inspirational, entertaining, and gives the reader all he or she needs to become, and stay, physically fit.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:21 | 4296876 Tijuana Donkey Show
Tijuana Donkey Show's picture is a great insight into proper form and technique that most people lack. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:26 | 4296893 nope-1004
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The average hip, knee, ankle, and foot was not designed to take the load that the obese are putting on them.  Scooter industry stawks anyone?  The body was not designed to handle the load that most fatties are imposing.  Aside from mental problems causing one to eat, or eating mostly fast food, we have a major physical problem with the design mechanics of the body going forward for the obese.

I always look at a fat persons' feet.  The feet are totally abused, swollen, skin callused and unhealthy.  The evidence is there for all to see.  Not a matter of disgust or unattractiveness, simply the body design can't handle the load.

Will Osamacare address these joint issues?



Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:30 | 4296916 MiguelitoRaton
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Be careful about this. I'm a weightlifter, so my weight/height ratio is high, making me "overweight" which is certainly not true.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:32 | 4296938 Colonel Klink
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Rather than a measure of BMI, this is a better measurement for athletes.

Willoughby Ideal Weight & Waist

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:51 | 4296994 Soul Glow
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It'll be sad when the financial system collapses, gas goes above $10, and most people won't be able to afford to drive - even a few blocks - to the store.  I imagine there will be obese people lining the ditches.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:52 | 4297009 Harlequin001
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Just raise the number and everyone will be ideal weight.

Problem solved. It's easy, just ask those fine chaps at Fukushima...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:01 | 4297035 kralizec
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According to BMI it appears 90% of the planets population is grossly overweight, when being a fat bloated bastard is more like that famous defnition of pornography...I know it when I see it!

The militant vegans, food-Nazi's and anorexic skanks controlling this retarded meme can kiss my ass!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:31 | 4297148 Keyser
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We should start the great culling with these obese, useless eaters. They are sufficiently fattened up for Soylent Green Supreme, so chop-chop, off to the showers with you. /sarc


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:00 | 4297254 Dark_Horse
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Ever seen any media with a single fattie in a riot on the streets?

The fattening up is part of the design.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:21 | 4297110 WillyGroper
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ACA makes the reporting of your BMI mandatory. You know, to make it more affordable.

In the state where I reside, they are pondering a bicycle tax


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:29 | 4297146 Colonel Klink
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Ahhh, good old Ill-a-noise

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:36 | 4297991 WillyGroper
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:14 | 4298126 Colonel Klink
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Saw that Shitcago was talking about it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:15 | 4297796 GOLDTRADERRR
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:26 | 4297139 MiguelitoRaton
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Willoughby makes more sense. My body fat is just above healthy ahtlete (and I'm 50) and below the recommended male body fat. The whole BMI thing is a joke.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:38 | 4296952 nope-1004
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So you're "overweight", but not overweight?


Question is: Are you packing too much for your joints?  Think about what the average body is built to carry.  My comment refers to mechanical engineering, not type of indulgence.  I know a few body builders and they have major joint issues, both from body mass and lifting stress.

The body is simply the body, and can only handle so much.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:21 | 4297111 MiguelitoRaton
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No, I don't power lift, I also swim 3X/week.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:16 | 4297795 DadzMad
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Keep in mind their are different mothods of weightlifting.  Learn Olympic style lifting and your flexibility and joint health will increase dramatically.  Also, I don't buy the whole "your body can't handle it" thing.  Done properly, the human body adapts very well to progressive increases in loading.   

"Strong people are harder to kill, and more useful in general."  Mark Rippetoe

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:55 | 4297733 DadzMad
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Chi Running is a good one, also Romanov's Pose running.  Your joints will thank you.  I'm a 6' 200lb guy and can run smoother than most 110 pounders with their awful heel strikes.  Ouch!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:28 | 4296907 HobbyFarmer
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Must read book.  Also loved the book Unbroken.

I am likely preaching to the choir here....

Plant a garden. Add fruit and nut trees. Eat fresh foods and avoid processed "foods". Cut back on sugar, soda, and bad habits.

I used to joke that if I couldn't enjoy certain foods, life wasn't worth living.  I have now found that fresher foods are amazing. Morning smoothies taste great and give my body the nutrition it needs. With my current healthier food intake, I don't need to worry about dieting.  My body maintains a healthy, strong weight.

Most people are starving for nutrition yet drowning in too many calories.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:44 | 4296928 hedgeless_horseman
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I also believe an active and healthy sex life is just as important as exercise, diet, and environment. I have noticed that that these habits seem to come with one another. To follow my observations accurately, I would also need to add a healthy spiritual life as an important habit for good health, God, art, meditation, or music included.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:45 | 4296973 Groundhog Day
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I see some of these cow like creatures walking around and wonder how in the world do they have sex when it is impossible for them to even see thier own privates.  Maybe if they get fat enough they will eventually go the way of the dodo but it willl cost the rest of an arm and a leg

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:52 | 4296997 Bastiat
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How long before we see the first dual axle scooter?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:37 | 4297163 MsCreant
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I should not repeat this, but it happened when I was young, so...

I had a female friend in her late 20s who was 5-2, 300+ and she got laid all the time. Great attitude and personality, hard worker, funny, smart and she cleaned up cute (always dressed to the nines).

One day she was talking about her latest boy toy (they were normal looking attractive enough men) and she must have seen a look on my face. I liked her so I hated that she saw my look. She said to me point blank, not seemingly insulted at all, "You wonder how we do it, don't you?" I admit I nodded yes. She explained that when you are laying down all the fat falls to the side. 

Yeah she may have been fucking with me...

There is someone for everyone out there. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:47 | 4297209 Soul Glow
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I tried to have sex with a woman of that size once.  When I got her naked all I saw was a polar bear lying on my bed.  I apologized and put her, I mean clothes back on.  

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:01 | 4297262 superflex
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Those are the kind you have to flour to differentiate the fat folds from the wet folds.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:02 | 4297500 Dingleberry
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I knew a lot of guys like you in my younger day. Always went for the "sure thing" and it seemed to work. No trying (and often failing) for the pretty ones, esp. at closing time.

I couldn't do it though. Even drunk. Psychologically, I cannot get past fatness. I cannot rise to that occasion.

You should have been in porn if you could screw someone that big (assuming you could make the cut).

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:42 | 4296976 RSloane
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That's true HH. They all come from and contribute to an overall sense of well being and quality of life.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:57 | 4297020 Soul Glow
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Most importantly - balance your ph.  Most city drinking water is around 5.0ph (some are lower), the body needs its ph to be 7.0 to be balanced.  Drink some apple cider vinegar everyday, eat lots of fruits and veggies, and don't eat too much meat.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:19 | 4297116 pods
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I am with you on the fruits and veggies, but exactly how is drinking vinegar (~5% acetic acid) going to do anything for you in relation to body pH?

The avoiding meat is a good step, as it is very hard on the digestive tract and acidic.

And don't forget what they call milk:  Liquid Meat.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:58 | 4297246 Soul Glow
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Drinking apple cider vinegar makes your body not produce as much acid because it already has it in its system.  Acid reflux is caused because the body is over producing acid, so when you drink apple cider vinegar it calms the stomach from making too much acid.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:24 | 4297577 pods
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Acid reflux is caused by your esophageal sphincter not closing to prohibit acid from entering your esophagus. 

Try eating normal foods that do not need large amounts of acid and enzymes to digest. And stay the hell away from anything that "helps" with reflux, such as proton pump inhibitors, etc.

You will be chasing symptoms while doing more damage to yourself in the process, up to and including surgery.

The only time when I had bad heartburn was when I was young and drank all night long and grab a cup of coffee on my way in the door.

Try regular food, and maybe even some proteolytic enzymes with hard to digest meals (meats).

I have never had a bad feeling when eating whole, natural foods. Ever.



Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:09 | 4297302 superflex
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Nonsense.  Most municipal drinking water is near neutral.

EPA suggests via their secondary standards for drinking water that the pH should be between 6.5 and 8.5. 

Apple cider vinegar is acidic and would lower your already too low pH water.

You would have to live in a really fucked up place to have your drinking water with a pH of 5 or below.  Do you live on a pile of acid mine tailings?


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:13 | 4297432 akak
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Actually, most ordinary drinking water, as well as most ground water, IS in the ph range of 5.0 to 5.5, and inevitably so, due to absorption of carbon dioxide from the air.  But this is "acidic" only in the most technical of senses, as you have to remember that the pH scale is not a linear one, but a logarithmic one, such that a solution with a pH of 4 is ten times more acidic than one with a ph of 5, which is ten times more acidic than a solution with a pH of 6.  In practice, it is essentially impossible to achieve a perfectly neutral pH of 7.0 without the addition of acid-base buffers.

I have tested, and tasted, water from a natural free-running surface stream (draining an exposed iron oxide deposit) that had a pH of less than 2.0, and yes, it was quite tart --- like somewhat diluted lemon juice.  Given that the acid present in that case was sulfuric acid, though, I was not tempted to make quasi-lemonade out of it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:17 | 4297560 owensdrillin
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No it is not. I have tested hundreds and hundreds of wells and they invariably always fall into the 6.8 to 7.8 range for PH. The only time I have seen a PH of 5 was exactly as said above, in a test of mine tailings.

Most people are not getting the nutrients required due to drinking water that is bottled or is "cleansed" by reverse osmosis. The human body has always gotten a lot of the needed vitamins from drinking water as it is filled with many essential elements. It is a huge scam that bottled water is any good for you.

Most cities have decent drinking water other than it is filled with clorine to kill coliforms.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:25 | 4297587 akak
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I have tested hundreds and hundreds of wells and they invariably always fall into the 6.8 to 7.8 range for PH.

That is very curious, as I have tested many hundreds if not thousands of water samples while working in an environmental analytical laboratory, and I had NEVER seen a groundwater sample which had a pH over 6.  I am not calling you a liar by any means, but your claims do not jibe with my experience.

A pH of 5.0 to 5.5 was the normal range which covered virtually all of our samples, from many different sources in many different states (all east of the Mississippi, if that matters).

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:32 | 4297610 owensdrillin
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All the tests I have done are west of the Great Divide. They have all been groundwater wells. The only test on a well that came in less than 5 was on the leaching from a lead/zinc mine.

The pump in that well had to have all stainless steel or plastic fittings or would fall apart within a year.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:41 | 4297659 akak
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OK, that makes sense, as most or all of the water samples which I would have analyzed were from the Northeastern US, and would not have been exposed to the alkaline soils and minerals common in the West.  The much greater prevalence of acid rain in my (former) part of the country would undoubtedly have played a factor as well:


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:36 | 4297633 pods
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Drinking water is not a large source of minerals or nutrients.  Just make sure it has a correct osmotic balance (that is the problem with RO water).

Even RO water you buy has added KCl, CaCl, and some other cheap salts for proper balance. 

Way better than the crapshoot of city water.  Which has loads of stuff in minute amounts, not the least of which is fluoride.  Or trihalomethanes and other byproducts from disinfection.  Cities commonly use chloramine to disinfect water now, but have to run a chlorine purge for a few weeks a couple times a year to deal with stuff chloramine does not kill.  (I think that is the pink scum)

You are spot on that city water is not going to be 5 unless contaminated and 5 is below what the EPA would allow (I think the range is 7-9 ish). My town was 8.6 when tested.

Most water will tend to be on the basic side from leached carbonates adding buffering capacity to the water.

You can find low pH surface water, especially in areas of the northeast with no buffer capacity (acid rain as akak stated above), but most areas have more than enough carbonates to have somewhat basic water.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:36 | 4297857 DadzMad
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Is fluoride in potable water still being done much?  Just curious.  I've removed a lot of fluoridation equipment in the last few years.  Water engineers telling me good ridance.  I guess it's some toxic shit in the quantities and concentrations they had to deal with and just one less thing they need to worry about.  Don't know much about it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:06 | 4297913 pods
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In many areas of the US, yes, water is still fluoridated.  The old garbage science from back about bloodletting time about how something that MIGHT offer some protection from tooth decay topically would be beneficial used internally.

It is a class 8 PG II Corrosive liquid, and will be placarded when shipped into treatment facilities.

Many areas have banned it, Europe is leading the way in that regard.

Also some interesting stories about how it was used in prison camps in WW II to create docile prisoners. (not sure the validity of those allegations)

The Fluoride Deception is a good book on the topic.

I think the premise is that nuclear waste byproducts contained fluoride, they decided to add it to drinking water to show safety.  

Bernays was involved in the pitchwork.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:59 | 4297040 max2205
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One in three work for the gubermint...coincidence. ..I think not

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:10 | 4297070 czardas
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Bravo!  I have long maintained that the vast majority of our health problems are of our making.   I have read that in the US just three generations ago diabetes and obesity were rare.  It's ironic, for all the gov't controls on what we buy, wear, eat and drink, the plethora of mandates for seat belts, helmets, the guidelines, rules and laws....Obamacare says absolutely nothing about lifestyles that result in problems consuming (by far) the majority of the health dollar.  In fact it penalizes those who work to stay healthy.

I have discovered that moderation is the key.   Eat sensibly, eat fresh, drink reasonably, exercise body and mind and stop all the absurd diets, expensive equipment, stress-causing regimens and just live. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:35 | 4296950 Groundhog Day
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so we are food, i hope they eat the fat cats and bankers first so i can watch the screaming....then if they catch me so be it, i will have lived to see i little justice before i am slaughtered

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:12 | 4297082 Gankfest
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Lard Bags are fun...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:26 | 4297131 jimmytorpedo
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Dear Tylers,

 Is there a way we can collectively grant permission to 4 Chan to make his avatar a little larger?

I'm getting old and my eyes are going but I think I want a better look at his avatar

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:03 | 4296804 I am Jobe
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Extra Fat rolls , Have you seen the Krispy Kreame Calender

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:12 | 4296828 akak
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SUPERSIZE my stuffed-crust meat-lovers' pizza --- with extra cheese!

Oh, and give me a diet Coke too.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:16 | 4296853 RSloane
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Jobe, I can't unsee that. UGH.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:09 | 4297069 dogbreath
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:22 | 4297117 Blano
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Stupid me, sometimes I know better, and I click anyways.  Yikes!!!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:07 | 4296807 RSloane
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"You can never be too rich or too thin". ~ some divorcee that walked away with the King of England.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:26 | 4296874 Zadok
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Chemically driven physiological changes (HFCS, et al) compounded with chemically induced mental retardation (fluoride, et al), in coordinated propaganda, financial squeeze, and poor lifestyle changes results in logically driven population reduction.
All efforts systematically executed to overlap and reinforce each other.
We are at war. Period.
Extract yourself, live, love, be righteous!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:18 | 4297062 JustObserving
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1.5 Billion Of The World's Adults - One In Three - Are Obese Or Overweight

400 million in this world are diabetic and 1000 million are prediabetic.  1 dies every 6 seconds from diabetes.

Fight the trend to become fat and avoid any risk of diabetes.  Also find out how many years you add to your life and how much you save in medical costs in USA by staying thin and avoiding diabetes:

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:42 | 4296963 thunderchief
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Whenever my weight has gone above what I like, 73KG, I stop eating and exercise alot.  I find all these land whales roaming the earth to be some incarnation of the night of the living dead, a movie I remember watching at the drive in theator.  Zombies of the world industrial food complex, that  spews a cocktail of Sodium, High fruitose corn syrup, trans fats, and chemicals into everything.  It highjacks flavor, and that is why people do not like home cooked food.  The whole thing just disgusts me.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:50 | 4297005 ElvisDog
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Exercise is fine, but the key is to reduce your calorie intake. You actually don't burn that many calories exercising. I read somewhere that if you run a marathon, you'll only burn about a pound (0.45 kg) of fat.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:57 | 4297031 Soul Glow
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Marathons are horrible on the body.  I read in a scientific journal that when someone runs a marathon they lose a year of their life. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:06 | 4297057 ElvisDog
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My wife has run 50 marathons, she must be dead! Just kidding, distance running is something of a cult. They will wake up at 4:30 AM on a weekend, drive 90 minutes, and then run 26.2 miles. Plus, they tend to do even more extreme things like run marathons on consecutive days, run 50 mile races, etc. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:15 | 4297097 Emergency Ward
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Personally, I doubt if my knees, feet and hips would hold up, but you'd have a hard time convincing this couple (check the sole-less "barefoot" shoes) --

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:21 | 4297109 Bastiat
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A friend who is a retired doc ran marathons for 20-odd years--he believes he has shortened his life by doing so but nobody knew that years ago.  The mindset was:  if a little is good much more is much better.  Sort of a type A personility toxin. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:27 | 4297134 akak
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Extreme running always seemed to me like it would HAVE to be outright destructive to the joints, if nothing else.

The most natural form of exercise is walking.  But who has patience for that today?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:23 | 4297817 Hulk
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I'd walk a mile, for a camel !!!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:19 | 4298138 akak
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I'd walk ten miles for a camel toe!


(Hell, I might even run a little too.)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:45 | 4298192 Miffed Microbio...
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Might not be too many in your region. Does Moose Toe count? ;-)
You seem like a man not too hard to please. Of course, men generally aren't. Mr claims all they need are the 3 Fs.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:19 | 4298272 akak
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I am actually either very easy to please, or else very difficult to please, depending on the matter at hand.

Which may be why my matter so often gets taken into hand.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:42 | 4298355 ronaldawg
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Oh Akak you are so witty and charming - I'm blushing your attempt to hit on the 52 year old married hag.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:49 | 4298374 akak
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Oh ronaldawg you are so banal and boring.

By the way, you have dawgbreath too.  I'm guessing you're one of the many canine coprophages.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 22:41 | 4298634 Miffed Microbio...
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Yes, I had noticed the pungent, putrid, emanation wafting from the oral orifice as well. Some hominids appear to be as discriminating as Canids I'm afraid. I believe coprophagia may be a tad cerebral for him and you may need to dumb it a bit down for our dear Epsilon semi-moron. They do provide useful services such as idiot examples and cannon fodder for banksters.

One can never penetrate a simpleton with any effect no matter how hard the shaft of knowledge is lubricated. Any lengthy attempt will always end in frustration and flaccidity. In my experience they tend to impale themselves with their own stupidity thus providing much needed comic relief.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:44 | 4297171 thunderchief
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I agree, Elvisdog, but exercise does other hidden things. Everything I have read points to 30 minutes of elevated heart rate activity every day. It ups your metabolism, how you store fat, and increases brain activity. Beyond 30 minutes a day and its diminishing returns, to the point beyond an hour you may be just doing damage (marathon/Iron Man training). Diet is the other 80%. Just ask an old Japanese or Korean.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:02 | 4297039 Soul Glow
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I hope you are making yourself cayenne lemon tea or something so you have some nutrients in your body when you "stop eating" and work out.  You need electrolytes and salts to stay hydrated.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:49 | 4297221 fallout11
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Looks like the statistical "new normal" is simply heavier than ever.
Even average healthy people today are 25 pounds heavier and several inches taller, on average, than they were just 75 years ago.
For example, the average US serviceman (fighting fit, I might add, and on average 26 years old) in WW2 was 5'8" tall and weighed 144 pounds, with 33 ¼" chest measurement; 31" waist measurement.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:59 | 4296779 Musashi Miyamoto
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Not me, my abs got abs

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:59 | 4296788 Sandmann
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Big Tobacco is a Cash Cow which diversified away from lawsuits into food processing. It is hardly likely that they will not use that cash to lobby

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:02 | 4296790 Rubbish
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You did this for me Tyler, I knew my 20 Junks the other day would pay off handsomely.


Thank you and Happy New Year !


Gold and Silver Bitchez.......

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:01 | 4296793 I am Jobe
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I will have a 64oz Diet coke with the Double Bacon Cheeze Burger and Extra Large Fries please. Hold the Mayo and Pickles. 


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:30 | 4296914 Uncle Remus
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That mayo will kill ya.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:04 | 4296794 Colonel Klink
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Being in the "dating" world again, it seems that all 1.5 billion live right here in the good ole USS of A.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:08 | 4296826 Skateboarder
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When I go to San Francisco, I meet beautiful women. Doesn't happen in Silicon Valley. A bar or club in downtown San Jose = one overweight/obese female having her ego inflated by five dumbasses competing for her.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:19 | 4296842 Colonel Klink
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Well I don't live in San Fransicko or Commiefornia.  I go to the beaches in Florida and feel the overwhelming urge to need to push the beached whales back into the water.  Only to realize the blowhole is on their face.

I swear I'm girlfriend shopping overseas.

For the record I'm mid 40s, 6', and 170 lbs.  Most 20 somethings aren't interested.  Conversely most 40 somethings are mommified, and love me since they suffer the same affliction from the middle aged males in 'Merika.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:28 | 4296908 Miffed Microbio...
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Colonel, I'm aghast! I'm going to be in south beach this Feb and am killing myself to pull off my holiday weight to look hot in my bikini. I've never been to Florida and was looking forward to nice views. I'm a bit disillusioned.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:41 | 4296966 Colonel Klink
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Sorry Miffed, South Beach will probably have a bit more image conscious eye candy.  I'm near Pensacola.  With all the military the guys here are tough competition for a mid forties male but I hold my own.

You don't have any hot sisters with your attitude do you?  Hahaha

I officially gave up online dating a couple months ago after one disappointment after another.  Seems American women are too entitled.  I blame the emasculation of the male population and feminization of the women.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:58 | 4297037 Miffed Microbio...
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I am sad to hear this. No, I only have one brother. I feel like a dying breed. It's amazing to have a man so absolutely infatuated with me. All the women around me seem quite irritated about it. " Your husband looks at you like my husband did 20 years ago" is a common statement. Even coming from damn gorgeous women that are taller and prettier than I am. But I know how to please a man in all ways. In the bedroom and outside of it I soothe his soul when life gets him down. Perhaps it just comes down to mutual respect for our unique abilities and honoring each other. Also, I have come to the conclusion men do need lots of sex to be happy and stress free. I used to claim this was not so, it was a want. Since I have changed my mind he is even happier.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:24 | 4297123 Colonel Klink
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Uh, I think hormones helped change you mind.  God's cruel joke is having males peak at 18 and woman at mid 30's.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:49 | 4297178 Miffed Microbio...
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You won't believe this but my estrogen level is 192 and my progesterone level is 12. I have a hormone level of a 35 year old. I take NO hormones and eat no soy. My case has been presented to a national conference of obgyns. They are stumped. They can't believe it. Less than 1% of women in America have this. I am being actively monitored because they aren't sure what will happen ( slow taper or massive drop) they do think this is why I do have a very high sex drive ( my testosterone is slightly high too)

Oh and by the way, we have sex once a day for three days and take one day off. Rinse and repeat. We have done this for quite a while. My husband needs no sexual enhancements and just turned 53. Men only peak at 30 for other reasons. Some day I will get his testosterone checked. I notice if he does p90x a lot his sex drive surges.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:01 | 4297273 Blano
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Maybe you should give seminars about that 3 on/1 off idea.  Even that would thrill millions of men who would gladly pay your price.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:03 | 4297285 ronaldawg
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Ewwwww - Is there anything too personal for you to share on a financial blog?   Come'on man.

I hear retarted people have amazing sex drives too.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:40 | 4297413 Colonel Klink
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You don't have to be an asshole every day.  Feel free to take the day off!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:21 | 4298280 akak
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I would ask Ronaldawg what HIS estrogen level is, but I think it's safe to say that it is significantly higher than Miffed's.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:43 | 4298347 ronaldawg
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Oooh - you hurt my feelings Akak - NOT.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:39 | 4297665 Tall Tom
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If you are so dense as to not have figured it out, ronaldawg, this is much more than a "Financial Blog".


When I read Miffed at the very least she gives me the comfort and the hope that many more are like her.


There is nothing, abosolutely nothing, wrong with what she is doing. Celebrating and PUBLICALLY HONORING her husband is actually according to the Word of God, specifically Proverbs. There is nothing wrong with sex between a loving and monogamous couple, a married couple.


On the other hand if some are to write of grotesque perversions then it may be offensive.


I'd expect your reaction from an Eight Year Old.


Are you retarded?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:48 | 4298360 ronaldawg
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You are a kook - Can't you talk about lady bits stuff during private messaging?  What does her "alleged" ladyparts have to do this this blog/story.  It doesn't. 

This is fight club - you don't like assholes go to Woman's Day or Eonline.  At least there will be some REAL women on there, not some guy in his basement banging his gong telling us how attractive she (err he) is at 52.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:52 | 4298382 akak
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Let me guess: your uncle repeatedly touched you in your private place when you were a boy, am I right?

Or are you the uncle now?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 22:52 | 4298666 Miffed Microbio...
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He does seem a bit squeamish for someone who purports to be The Man. I once watched my husband with both hands up a cow trying to turn a breech calf. I did have to compose myself after witnessing the blood and muck but he just took it in stride. I do believe our dear friend ronaldawg is gay. I once had a gay work associate describe his absolute abhorrence for " lady parts". He said God created the vagina by climbing a 10 foot building and tossing off a ham. I was tempted to query him about the opposing beauty of anuses but I was already was on 3 month probation for being mouthy and dared not risk it.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 23:36 | 4298773 akak
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I once had a gay work associate describe his absolute abhorrence for " lady parts". He said God created the vagina by climbing a 10 foot building and tossing off a ham.

And here I always thought it was a tuna.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 00:01 | 4298843 Miffed Microbio...
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Hehe, made me laugh!

I do believe that must have been one who had a nasty experience with Gardnerella of which, thankfully, I have no personal experience!


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:28 | 4297136 Blano
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:34 | 4297147 Colonel Klink
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Get in line pal!  She already said she doesn't.  Alas, sadly just one brother.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:02 | 4297265 Blano
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Alas, I'm straight.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:07 | 4297287 ronaldawg
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Miffed is probably a dude with creepy facial hair - just saying.....

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:15 | 4297327 Miffed Microbio...
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No darling I am what I am. I do no lie or exaggerate. And since you brag here how you fuck raccoons in back seats while your buddies cheer, I don't think I say anything too offensive.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:33 | 4297379 Colonel Klink
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I've been around long enough and creeped your comments to know this is true.

While I show as a member for over a year, I've been lurking ZH since 2008.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:49 | 4298364 ronaldawg
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Miffed prove who are you - we want to see pictures with fur and early morning dew.  You won't... why because you are all talk - a fantasy.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 21:39 | 4298502 Miffed Microbio...
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How can I prove this to you? Whatever I send would be claimed as fraudulent or you'd just denigrate me. If I truly wanted to be dishonest I would have claimed to be 25 and send a picture of some hot model. I am not a super model and never have claimed to be. How about you prove who you are? Not that I care to know.

Ronaldawg, we have disliked each other for sometime. I frankly rather dislike people for their ideas rather than them personally. In the spirit of the new year I will extend an olive branch and offer to end the animosity and let the past go. This is difficult because I do have a dislike when someone purposefully gets pleasure out of using others, men or women. I react badly when I encounter it. But I am willing to forgive and forget never the less. What do you say?


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:47 | 4297690 quasimodo
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I don't normally feed the trolls, but you sir(or madam, or "it") are a fucking putz thru and thru

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:41 | 4298341 ronaldawg
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You are probably Miffed's gay homeless brother.  Again Miffed hasn't proved anything.

I want to see some tits. 

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 01:13 | 4298996 Colonel Klink
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Take your shirt off and look in a mirror.  They probably even sag too.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:31 | 4297373 Colonel Klink
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Please send pics of said hot bikini pics to my mail box. ;o)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:30 | 4296918 Skateboarder
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Most 20somethings just want to ride the cocktrain until they land some poor sod who will give 'em all his money. 30somethings have matured up a little bit and are probably your best bet (they still have plenty of energy). The 40s moms and unmarried women love talking to decent men as you said. They've seen enough losers by then.

Your best bet is probably outside of here. Maybe roll down to Peru and crash at DCRB's place for a while. :)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:32 | 4296936 Miffed Microbio...
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Dear lord, how depressing. Glad I found my love at 16. His best friend was vying for my attentions as well but lost. As he muttered in defeat. " the fish jumped right in his boat and all he had to do was whack her with the oar" ( joke being I'm Pisces)


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:07 | 4297296 ronaldawg
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That makes you extremely boring and you have nothing to add to society since you can't reproduce. 

P.S.  You will not even be noticed on south beach - you are a 52 y/o cougar that is married - icky.....  I severely doubt if you are attractive in the first place.

This blog isn't the place to describe your sex life with the same guy you met when you were 16 - it seems to me you are bragging.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:25 | 4297350 Miffed Microbio...
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Yah, I very noticed how you never brag about your sexual escapades here. I've already had kids and have a husband of 30 years who passionately loves me. You will die unwept and unsung as your type does. Why do you care what I say or do. Must have hit a nerve.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:31 | 4297388 Colonel Klink
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Don't even reply to that twat!  What a toolbag.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:33 | 4297383 Demonoid
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You sound like most betas.

Miffed sounds like an alpha female with an alpha husband.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:56 | 4297735 Tall Tom
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ronaldawg sounds more like an Delta or Epsilon to me, one desparately in need of his Soma.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:51 | 4298369 ronaldawg
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Miffed is a dirty ole used bat, with no female friends - how do I know this - because she is talking lady shit (and bragging) to a bunch of unknown dudes.  Real women don't appreciate hearing that she has sex with her husband every 1 - 3 days. 

She is probably a government worker of some sort (Guessing school teacher) - and also guessing the husband (loser) is a government worker also.

Also bet the husband is bald.   Enough said.

P.S.  Go ahead get me kicked off the blog.  I'm here to fight BITCHEZ... 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 21:52 | 4298553 Miffed Microbio...
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Actually you are correct. He is bald. Just like Telly Savalas. He does not work for the government but a private corporation since 1981. The south beach trip was awarded to 10 system analysts out of 300. He has won it 5 times. He is a consummate professional and designs systems that make millions in profits every year.

You don't appear too bright. My avatar is not miffed teacher. I am a clinical microbiologist who works for a local hospital. Considering the number of times you have bragged about fucking whores you may have need of me some day. Keep it up and you will get that very resistant GC making its way around now. Guess what, GC loves to move. Had a guy the other day they pulled 100mls of pus out of both knees filled with it. One guy lost an eye with it. Keep having fun my friend. Women are often asymptomatic so plunge your pecker in with relish.

And it's fight Club not, be an asshole idiot club. You obviously don't have the foggiest idea what the difference is.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:48 | 4296987 Colonel Klink
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Spot on Skateboarder!  Most mid 30's have young children.  Being my age and having no children, I'm not looking for instant family just add me.  Not that I mind kids but I'd prefer they be teens instead of 5.  Also the majority of the people I encounter are still stuck in their congnitive dissonance.  A like minded female is preferred.  I'm essentially looking for a needle in a haystack.

Either way I'd rather be single and happy than settle for something.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:32 | 4297145 Blano
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"The 40s moms and unmarried women love talking to decent men as you said. They've seen enough losers by then."

That doesn't seem to be the case for me, yet I keep hearing what a great guy I am, and handsome.  I can't tell if it's "them" or if I'm missing something.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:32 | 4297391 Colonel Klink
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Maybe it's your modesty!  Hahaha


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:07 | 4297769 Tall Tom
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You hit the Nail on the Head. His modesty in front of his prospectives is killing any chance of attraction and he ends up in the "Friend Zone".

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:39 | 4297411 Demonoid
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Read this collection of posts and articles. Spend a few hours.

At some point you will see exactly why "it doesn't seem to be the case for me." This is called enlightenment in Eastern religion and "swallowing the red pill" in American culture.

Then, never look back. Life is about to get *very* much more enjoyable.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:01 | 4297758 Tall Tom
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Many do not get it when it concerns sparking ATTRACTION. One can be a "jerk" without being a jerk.


That is why the young women are attracted to the jerks and nice guys finish last.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:44 | 4297191 johnconnor
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if you want to shop for one, best price/quality IMHO is in Colombia, especially Medellin

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:11 | 4297298 Miffed Microbio...
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I respectfully disagree. I have seen this done time and time again and when the woman gets a taste of the American life they morph into American women. The only hope is to stay with them in their country or bring them to a place in USA that is not fully infiltrated by feminists or materialistic women. I know many men with mail order brides in San Diego that have become disillusioned with their shopaholic materialistic wives who once were content to wash on a wash board and tend a water buffalo. I work with some of them. They drive Mercedes and have Gucci bags.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:33 | 4297395 Colonel Klink
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DING DING DING!  Another winnar!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:10 | 4312429 johnconnor
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you bring good points, I meant to import a Colombian hottie and once she is in US to keep her chain on my dungeon and not letting her see the daylight... it is the only way to be sure

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:58 | 4297482 InflammatoryResponse
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I grew up in Florida.   I simply cannot believe what women/girls wear to the beach now.  back in the 70's 80's fat girls were rare and never in a bikini.  NOT ANY MORE.   it is simply gross.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:26 | 4296909 TBT or not TBT
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But are they beautiful on the inside? Pelosi is from SF and for her very advanced age she is kinda hot, relative to her age. And she is a horrid fascist. A lot of that in SF.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:28 | 4296921 Uncle Remus
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It's not human.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:07 | 4297074 Yes We Can. But...
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An actual LOL! thx

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:38 | 4296943 Skateboarder
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I have met complete idiots, talented ones, smart ones, funny ones, loving ones, you name it. The common theme is that they're all unaware of the workings at large. Have yet to meet a woman who can articulate what the Fed is, or anything like that. If you're a loving person, then you are likely beautiful on the inside - I have come across a few of those. They were usually... taken hehe.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:02 | 4296796 I am Jobe
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7-11 claims to sell Health Food, accepting  EBT. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:32 | 4296924 Uncle Remus
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It's relative.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:02 | 4296797 pods
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The USDA will save us with a new, new food pyramid.  Right after ADM tells them how to arrange things.

No doubt any solution proposed will lead to more money coming in to government and them exercising more control of our daily lives.

I will bet a cheeseburger on that!


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:42 | 4296969 jekyll island
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Gave you an up arrow, but you picked the wrong corporate agriculture company. Obesity and intestinal disease nearly quadrupled after Monsanto introduced hydrid semi dwarf wheat back in the 80's.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:07 | 4296800 TBT or not TBT
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We are a hunting and gathering species living off industrially farmed grains and vegetable fats extracted from the same, plus a little muscle flesh and milk....from animals that eat industrially farmed grains.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:20 | 4296877 akak
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Actually, the large majority of the world's population is descended from people who had not been hunters and gatherers for the last 8000 or 10,000 years.  Since the advent of pastorialism and agriculture, humans have EVOLVED to utilize these now-available food sources, as witnessed by the widespread northern European lactose tolerance (to digest dairy products into adulthood), and their relative (if not complete) physiological efficiency in digesting and utilizing carbohydrates (from grains and alcohol), both of which are virtually poisons to Native Americans.

The traditional and exceedingly fat-rich Eskimo diet of fish, marine mammals and their blubber, however, would likewise quickly kill almost any Westerner trying to subsist solely on it, whereas the Eskimos lived on it in good health and with virtually no heart disease or cancer, often well into their 90s and 100s.  Those days are now gone, though, as they continue to adopt the carb-heavy Western diet, with which their physiology is simply not evolved to cope.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:39 | 4296959 TBT or not TBT
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How much evolution has there been in the 50 years since dwarf wheat became the global staple? How much since cheap industrial vegetable fats flooded the food chain? The obesity rise correlates with the addition of these cheap new industrial vegetable oils to the food chain. Correlates.

To your point, sure, peoples in the Andes got severe selection pressure for performance at high altitude, from the moment of birth at 12000 ft or more. Northern peoples got selected for less melanin and tolerance for lactose and of course..alcohol.

But this is tolerance, not performance, when it comes to human evolution to grains as a primary food source. Hominids have been evolving here for 3 or 4 million years upright. Farming grains dates back maybe a thousandth of that. As to your esquimos, modern people can thrive on an esquimo diet. It has been tried and found excellent for health.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:06 | 4296802 Dr. No
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"Governments have focused on public awareness campaigns, but evidence shows this is not enough," said Wiggins.

"The lack of action stands in stark contrast to the concerted public actions taken to limit smoking in developed countries.

"Politicians need to be less shy about trying to influence what food ends up on our plates. The challenge is to make healthy diets viable whilst reducing the appeal of foods which carry a less certain nutritional value."


Great, more Liberal propaganda on support for the nanny state.  Any more weather updates Tyler?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:10 | 4296818 RSloane
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I, for one, prefer that Darwinism take its course and if that means people dropping dead while inhaling their third bacon cheeseburger so be it!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:12 | 4296830 pods
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If shit gets real bad, like The Road bad, I know I am going to get myself a diesel.

Or maybe I will look into making some of Tyler's fantastic custom soaps?


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:31 | 4296922 RSloane
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Bath salts?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:18 | 4296845 Dr. Engali
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That was my first thought too Sloan. If the fat fucks kill themselves gorging everything in sight, so be it. Happy New Year by the way.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:25 | 4296905 RSloane
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Happy New Years Doc! Good to see you.

I have seen people gorge on so much on food at restaurants that I'm surprised they don't drop dead right there. There is a buffet lunch at a nearbye eatery where I was almost crushed between the asships of two very large women because I got in their way of shovelling heaping amounts of Lo Mein on their already overflowing plates. Luckily I was able to grab a crab cake and some green beans before they totally blocked off the aisle.

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