The Rise Of The Fatty

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For all the talk about QE this, HFT that, crony capitalism, cold war 2.0, hyperinflation, hyperdeflation, social inequality, Keynesian dead end, global financial meltdown, perhaps the one more tangible threats to mankind as a whole (and to the future underfunded healthcare costs) is something fatr simpler: the rise of the fatty.

Below we present a candied look via Nature of, pardon the pun, society at large, and just why is it that those cuddly, jovial fat people, which seems to be growing exponentially in recent years, present a great danger not only to themselves, but to just as exponentially growing welfare costs in a world which already is, for all intents and purposes, insolvent (unless of course someone in charge gets a Swiftian idea to let the world's obese deal with their own problems just the way Charles Darwin suggested they should).

They are everywhere.


They don't fit on the scale.


A lot of their problems can be explained by the surge in cheap, hollow calories.


But the bottom line is they are a danger: to themselves, and to those others who will be tasked to pay for their care.

Source: Nature

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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:48 | 4684483 RaymondKHessel
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:51 | 4684492 trader1
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great movie!

with a happy ending :-)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:09 | 4684556 Atlas_shrugging
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Pics like this make me think that "tons of people over 85" thing posted in ZH the other day will be moot...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:19 | 4684584 DoChenRollingBearing
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Oh, it would be so easy to have fun with this thread...:

LONG heavy duty bearings for scooters!


LONG statin drug mfrs!

LONG van lifts (500 lb cap)!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:24 | 4684606 Xibalba
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Long Philly's fans! 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:03 | 4684683 mjcOH1
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"Pics like this make me think that "tons of people over 85" thing posted in ZH the other day will be moot..."


Not true.  Thanks to Obama-care, no expense will be spared.   There are votes to be bought.   We are now free to unleash peak-fat.    Lifestyle choices shall now be unbound by premium rates that would otherwise limit those lifestyle choices.   The threat of the current generation living shorter lives than their parents did has now been safely removed.   

We are free to live longer, fatter, and  sicker lives than the generations before least until the dollar collapses and the last taxpayer standing sneaks across the border at night to catch a flight to Australia.  


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:12 | 4684795 nmewn
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"Thanks to Obama-care, no expense will be spared.   There are votes to be bought."

No kidding. That scooter above in the pic was no doubt paid for by you/us, not him.

This comment:

"But the bottom line is they are a danger: to themselves, and to those others who will be tasked to pay for their care."

Everyone realizes this is a slippery slope right?

I'm just as repulsed by the sloven obesity I see around me as everyone some point, the voluntary fatty's will be "rehabilitated"...then the collective will turn its attention on you, for (pick any percieved vice) because it impacts it/them monetarily.

Its why we ridiculed Bloomberg wasn't it? For his obsession over what someone else is eating or drinking, no matter how healthy they are.

Make no mistake, they want to control every facet of your lives.

And no, I'm not

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:32 | 4684866 SWRichmond
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I can't stand going to the grocery store anymore because everyone is on a goddamned scooter and they expect you to get out of their way because they're "disabled" (now that their unemployment benefits ran out), read, "you're not only buying my groceries today but you're also paying my rent, and you had better show me some goddamned respect and get out of my way or I'll vote myself more of your income".

It sounds like a fucking loading dock in there with all of the "backing up here" beepers.

Why do they NEVER make eye contact?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:38 | 4684894 nmewn
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Don't get me going on "disabled".

If I see one more SUV Caddy pull into the handicapped spot and the occupant jump out and jog into the store I'm going to shoot him in the back on general principle and torch his vehicle.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:01 | 4684985 Miffed Microbio...
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Well, that is a tad hostile nmewn ;-). But I have to confess, I've had that same thought many a time. How 'bout a good old fashion keying? Now that they have those stupid electronic fob things to open your car, I just don't have any more fun. The advantage in driving a hunk of junk is no one bothers to do that to my car.


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:05 | 4684995 clymer
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that dude looks too young to have a FUPA

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:23 | 4685052 pods
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Well at least the Biodiesel market has a bright future?


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:50 | 4685079 TruthInSunshine
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Dude on the rascal scooter above is packing well in excess of 95 pounds of from-unda cheese just in between his thighs.

Imagine the aroma.

There's also a warrant out for his arrest for an allegation that he daily transports over 330 pounds of crack.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:16 | 4685194 Muddy1
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from unda cheese = head cheese?


The guy pictured is why I am against government run healthcaare.  Can you imagine what he costs the system?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:37 | 4685241 palmereldritch
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:41 | 4685256 Joe Sixpack
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How sweet it is...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:58 | 4685298 gmrpeabody
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As of this week..., there are more handi-capped parking at my grocery store than regular parking.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:10 | 4685327 TeamDepends
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If you can't beat 'em join 'em!  On second thought, beat them.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:24 | 4685375 DaveyJones
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I like the one litre of soda.

The modern pacifier

I know the industry would hate it but how much medical cost would "we" save if people exercized and didn't eat crap?   

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:42 | 4685416 TruthInSunshine
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from-unda cheese = waxy, pasty cheese from down under on morbidly obese scooter scampers.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:02 | 4685447 MeMadMax
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"and to the future underfunded healthcare costs"


Dude, healthcare costs have never been fully funded since the creation and rejection of the purely volunteer version of medicare...


Ever wonder why you are forced to buy that shit???


Because it was once a volunteer thing along with SS, that is, until everyone started to opt out, then they just forced everyone to pay...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:54 | 4685517 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Giving a morbidly obese person a Hoveround, is like giving a bottle of Barbiturates to a suicidal person. It should be common fucking sense not to, but alas, we live in a world where common sense is evaporating faster than a fine mist in the Sahara.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:16 | 4685542 Oh regional Indian
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Two clear reasons...

Too much Alcohol/HFC/Sugar in General

and TOO MUCH MEAT. Most people hee hate the thought, but vegetarianism is a choice right now, will be foreced on you later. Just think, you trust the USFDA when they say that the US livestock is CJD free?

Just that one question.....should stop you cold. People are dropping like flies because of it and it is being mis-diagnosed. Old playbook.

CJD, look it up, study it and it's suppression.

At the right time, consider cutting way back on meat consumption and then Stop. 

We are what we eat....


Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:55 | 4685598 Skateboarder
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One drink a day is ideal, but in practice too little.
Two is the body's limit, but the third says "drink me."
Four and five, sly brothers in crime.
And six to join them along for the ride.


Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:58 | 4685661 Oh regional Indian
Oh regional Indian's picture a fully recovered one time functioning alcoholic, I could not agree more :-)

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:03 | 4685448 MsCreant
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Just stop. It may be true but it is too nasty to contemplate. So stop. 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:26 | 4685483 Anusocracy
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Two diets to consider:

Calorie Restriction, the gold standard

and an intermittent fast (5:2) diet.

My brother is on a CR diet, I'm on the 5:2 diet. Comparing the two, I would say they both work.

My IGF-1 is low, body fat hovers around 14%, arterial blockage is under 10%, blood profile normal, and I feel great at 805 months of age.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:09 | 4685779 NidStyles
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Another thing that helps is lifting weights. If your diet is correct lifting will shed fat right off your frame rather quickly. 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:39 | 4685846 mrpxsytin
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Stop imagining, come to Australia. 'Our' current government is facing a huge outcry because it is talking about implementing a $6 fee for a doctor's visit... 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:56 | 4685983 Grinder74
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Since no politicians get a$$a$$inated anymore, maybe the Oswalds of the world can get workin' on the fatties.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:23 | 4685049 nmewn
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It should be obvious my account has been hacked again, some malcontent no doubt. Everyone knows I would never shoot anyone in the back.

Its far more likely, that me, being the good citizen that I am, upon finding the now genuinely handicapped person writhing in agony at the front door, I would ask if thats his vehicle thats on fire over there and inquire as to if he needs the fire department or an ambulance to come, first ;-)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:05 | 4684998 logicalman
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Shoot the fucker in the kneecap.

At lwat that way the disabled sticker will be appropriate.


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:50 | 4685137 mjcOH1
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The knee caps are purely decorative by that point.   Those suckers haven't bent in at least 10 years.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:12 | 4685461 TruthInSunshine
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Those poor kneecaps.

And the agony of da feet.

Paul Krugman wrote that "we need to encourage Janet Yellen to
accelerate the 'morbidly obesite bubble' in order to force taxpayers to turn over more of their income to government so that can as inefficiently as possible spend trillions more on treating this growing proportion of the population."

It's like the broken windows thing, except this has more to do with broken chairs & completely breaking the taxpayer & health care system.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:46 | 4685269 palmereldritch
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 Reserve's got nothing to do with it

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:00 | 4685158 stormsailor
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don't be stupid nm,  use an untraceable vehicle,  paper patch the bullet with a throw down stolen weapon, wear a mask, and plan your ingress and egress, then post it on world hip hop.  call it whale hunting,  you could even harpoon them.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:17 | 4685196 BlindMonkey
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Much simpler: blackface and a hoodie. Call it knockout game and it will be a harmless case of harassment.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:35 | 4685239 nmewn
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I've always found it odd (annoyingly obvious, really) that people are allowed to abuse a law that was passed with the "best of intentions" (lol) and yet think no abuse will ever come from the next proposed law they now support.

Thats the guy laying at the front door with the car on fire in the background I'm talking about.

A fitting end ;-)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:40 | 4685414 jaxville
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  I tried to get a handicap sticker for my motorcycle but that didn't go over so well

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:54 | 4684955 mjcOH1
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""But the bottom line is they are a danger: to themselves, and to those others who will be tasked to pay for their care."

Everyone realizes this is a slippery slope right?

I'm just as repulsed by the sloven obesity I see around me as everyone some point, the voluntary fatty's will be "rehabilitated"...then the collective will turn its attention on you, for (pick any percieved vice) because it impacts it/them monetarily."

I believe we're long past the point where there will be any attempt made to control the cost of health care....or at least the lifestyle choices leading to the cost of health care. This is all about trying to buy the maximum votes possible....which definitely does NOT mean forcing people to make unpleasant or difficult choices.

What we have is an attempt to let people avoid those choices and pass on the costs of that to the the creditors of the debtor of last resort (the US government), courtesy of funding this effort through government issued debt. But we are quickly approaching the point where the last sucker to buy that debt at a sustainable rate will have been sheered.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:27 | 4685070 25or6to4
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How does no fault auto insurance work(ed) out in the states it's implemented in? Are rates higher or lower? Not being held responsible for ones own actions has it's consequences.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:51 | 4685139 nmewn
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"What we have is an attempt to let people avoid those choices and pass on the costs of that to the the creditors of the debtor of last resort (the US government), courtesy of funding this effort through government issued debt."

Plus the carrying charges of an unfeeling government run bureaucracy. What will happen is the same thing as happened in Britain and elsewhere.

Pick one, you're approaching the end of your usefullness to the state for taxation purposes, to society at large even (pick any) the costs do not warrant the procedure, the medication is not approved by the state, you shouldn't have lived the way you did, its not how we live...worthless POS, put them in Hospice etc.

Your government and its acolytes.

The most hysterical thing is, almost like clockwork, they revise what we should eat. Now salt is TWICE what was previously "recommended." Eggs, no problem. Wine, good for the heart! Milk, cheese...go down the list. resin, no problem (oh, hell I'll catch it for

Fully three quarters is government/media-driven horseshit for transient purposes.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:12 | 4685538 Socratic Dog
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You need to hold that thought a little longer.  Yeah, they do revise their guidelines.  It's worth considering that the consumption of meat and saturated fat has gone way down in the US since the first government dietary guidelines were released (by George McGovern).   As obesity rates have soared.   These fat bastards are the ones who were dumb enough try and follow those guidelines.  Replace saturated fats with trans-fats.  More bread, much more.  Sugar/fructose are fine.  Protein and saturated fat are the enemy.

This is a goverment-caused epidemic.  The science behind their guidelines is non-existent.  They  are ably supported by the medical industry, no conflict of interest there I'm sure.  If you eat the polar opposite of what they tell you to, you will get (or remain) lean.  About 70% of your calories should come from fat.  And I don't mean fucking canola oil.  Lard is what I'm talking about.  Lard! 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:58 | 4685296 e_goldstein
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Yep. Fatties are the new smokers.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:27 | 4685383 UselessEater
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Slippery slope indeed:

However, personal responsibility should apply. I had a shop designed to accommodate mum's with strollers; more than one super large customer couldn't fit to my shock and our mutual embarassment.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:52 | 4685593 BKbroiler
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you can always tell where the flights going to the US are in the airport terminals.  Fattest people in there.   Anyone  who travels a fair amount has seen it.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:09 | 4685010 Ballin D
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Nmewn, I agree with the vast majority of what you write but not this. A good government's role is to protect citizens from having their rights infringed upon, particularily by other citizens, and to provide synergies that would not happen without their leadership (interstates, schools, etc). 

No government should require citizens to subsidize the healthcare of others related to their individual selfishness and repeated poor decision making. Im not saying it should be illegal to be fat, Im just saying the fat need to pay their fair share. Im a twenty something who works out regularly, who eats well, and who has never even had a single 30 day late payment. The only times I have ever billed my insurance as an adult have been for prevenative annual apointments. I am not a risk. Why does the government holds a gun to my head and tell me to subsidise the lazy, the obese, and even my less responsible elders? 

I dont care if you choose to over eat every day of your life. I dont care if you choose to go home and watch TV every day of your life. I care the moment the government infringes upon my right to economic freedom and requires me to pay for your bad habits.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:28 | 4685071 nmewn
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"No government should require citizens to subsidize the healthcare of others..."

Full stop.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 03:58 | 4685691 HardAssets
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"But the bottom line is they are a danger: to themselves, and to those others who will be tasked to pay for their care."

I won't even get into the nature of modern 'food' today - GMO and high fructose corn syrup based with low levels of essential nutrients and the whole mechanism of obestity and diabetes. But the above quote from the article is the essential one that lets you know what they are up to. That's the control of every aspect of people's lives - and the bringing about of their deaths as soon as possible. And it's the very same excuse used by Gates when he advocated for killing off old/terminally ill patients in their final months of life. "Look how many 'teachers' we could hire with that money. . . "

And some are naive enough to think they are forcing you into government controlled 'health care' because they love you !  Welcome to the eugenicist 4th Reich.  I know a long time Dem - grew up in an Irish Catholic neighborhood where they all voted Dem. His wife had a mini stroke and has a bit of dementia. His youngest daughter has Downes syndrome and lives at home with them.  He doesn't even see that his support of Dems & any program they come up with - has put the crosshairs on his own wife and daughter. (And I have no love for Repubs either. But the Dems are freakin' communists today.)

Our tombstone should read:   AMERICA - Killed off by lies and naive stupidity

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:15 | 4684802 jbvtme
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looks like a hand job could lead to an earth quake

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