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Presenting The Big Mac Index Infographic

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With ever more Americans boldly crossing into the obesity zone, where so many have gone before, it is only fitting that the topic of today's infographic du jour is the Big Mac index: the world's intercontinental standard of purchase price parity.

The Big Mac Index
Via: Online MBA Blog

 


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Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:34 | Link to Comment 2discern
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I'm getting hungry and never eat at Mickey D's

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:49 | Link to Comment SilverDOG
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I would go hungry, before I consumed such poison.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:55 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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The Gino Giant is making a comeback, now that was a burger:

 

Gino's is the place to go ... again

BY JASON NARK
Philadelphia Daily News

THERE WAS a time when everybody went to Gino's, a time when a giant burger slathered in secret sauce left char-grilled imprints on the brains of a generation.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120117_Gino_s_is_the_the_place_to_go_____again.html

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:30 | Link to Comment spankfish
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+1 for Gino Marchetti, takes me back to the Baltimoe Colts.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:35 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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He's still flipping burgers at one of these new Gino's, he's 85!

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:03 | Link to Comment Rainman
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Gino's !! Last time a burger didn't taste like shit !! 15 cent !

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:35 | Link to Comment trav7777
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Big Rats are trash burgers anyway and McDonalds is 365black now, so fuck them.

Nobody in brazil wants to eat that shit

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:56 | Link to Comment CClarity
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To add to group disgust . . . BURGER KING has just announced that they are testing home delivery of their food, for a mere $2 delivery charge.  That is unlikely to reduce obesity in America!

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:42 | Link to Comment economics1996
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Get the onion rings instead of the fries, its all good.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:46 | Link to Comment gravedestruction
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Big quack!

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:58 | Link to Comment TwelfthVulture
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Super Size.  With a DIET Coke.  That's the American way.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:46 | Link to Comment LongBallsShortBrains
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They gettin they fries on. Yeaaaaaaah!

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:44 | Link to Comment Clueless Economist
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Oh my God...the Gino Giant, you are taken me back to Flourtown PA early 1970's....that was the BEST ever!!!

And they had the Kentucky Fried Chicken ... when it was still awesome!....$4.99 for a bucket...what has become of our great country---those were the days!!!!

Taking my  1st honey back to the Trestle in Flourtown with some Gino's and getting VERY lucky!!

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 09:13 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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what was the name of that awesome cheese steak place in south philly?
I loved it!

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:32 | Link to Comment HungrySeagull
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Ah Ginos......

If only to turn back decades one more time.

The memories fade though =(

 

I had a Big Mac in London once, I think the pound was 1.29 to the dollar at the time and it was pretty good. But rather pricey compared to what we were used to paying.

 

Now in Canada (Ontario) when CDN is .70 vs USD food of all kinds and everything else was a bountiful cheap. Great times.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:24 | Link to Comment Think for yourself
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So true. I will let myself starve before eating this industrial waste. I've been mostly clear for a year and a half and have not eaten any fast food for over 6 months, and this has been like a veil lifting off my mind.

Actually, while meditating last week I had a very strong psychedelic experience, just a glimpse of DTM/salvia-like hallucination, where for a fraction of a second the whole world shifted in a flash of fractal skulls, hamburgers and flowing black poison - which, at the moment, was clearly felt as coca-cola to me - and I heard a single word, loud and clear: "McDonalds".

I know I'm not touching that stuff ever again. Eat at your own risk of auto-castration in the elite's Malthusian plan. 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:52 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Don't understand the junks...

ZeroHedgers must be obese (that means "fat" for you retards as in your belly is big).

I went clean 3 years ago. Lost 50 pounds. 42 now and can run 6 minute miles and bench 300 pounds. Actually totally shredded now and look better than most 20 year olds.

Furthermore, my mental clarity and energy levels are significantly improved.

So to those junking this guy...stay in your toxic haze induced state and remember...the fatter you become the more Leptin resistant you become...which means you will keep more estrogen in your blood and become a woman. BITCHEZ.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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I went clean 3 years ago. Lost 50 pounds. 42 now and can run 6 minute miles and bench 300 pounds. Actually totally shredded now and look better than most 20 year olds.

Great story, but don't be silly.  It's not like you turn into a superman by avoiding fast-food.  There's a bit of effort involved, too.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:46 | Link to Comment economics1996
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He has a good point in that you do think differentially when you are buff.  I lift and bike at the Y and find myself looking at tits a lot more now than I use to.

I would box if I could get down to weight.  

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:31 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Well... I'm not one of the junkers, but I can guess that:

1. post is holier-than-thou smug,

2. attitude validated with hallucination.

I think it's funny that one would have a spiritual hallucination, and the best thing out of it was the realization that McDonalds is what is wrong with the whole world. I'd like to think when one opens up their mind, it would be more than just a crack where some "progressive flavored, conventional wisdom" sinks in. It's like they put together two pieces of a puzzle, claiming success, never noticing there are still another nine-hundred ninety-eight pieces to go.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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2. attitude validated with hallucination.

psychological term = magical thinking  

Nevertheless, not consuming processed foods is basic to good health.  Minimal sugar (real and fake).  Homemade yogurt and sauerkraut.  Food grade hydrogen peroxide.  

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:48 | Link to Comment economics1996
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I like working out and eating crap.  My favorite is Sam’s Club pizza.  Nothing like burning 600 calories and chugging down a Coke, hot dog, pizza slice, and pretzel.  Hell yea!

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:31 | Link to Comment watchingdogma
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You'll get better results congratulating yourself if you talk to a mirror.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:06 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Not congratulating myself. Your post sounds like something a millenial would write. There is nothing wrong with boasting about accomplishments most people can achieve if only they tried too. The problem is people in this country think they are entitled to be special without doing anything first.  Not that I count myself as special except for when I look in the mirror. I like to think I can be an example to the fat slobs puttering around feeling hopeless about their situation. I can say "I too was one" and then I did something about it and it wasn't that hard either.

Steps to recovery from obesity (how I did it)

1) Mirror: Recognizing there is no miracle to fix yourself but you. You have the most to lose in being unhealthy. You have the most pain to suffer by cheating your own health.

2) Establish Baseline:  If you are really overweight or have other health conditions make sure to see a physician before starting to get a baseline established. Take a full and honest assessment of your health. Write down the numbers (e.g. blood pressure or weight). Get photos together. Write issues you have experienced with your health over the years. If you smoke then quit. (I quit 4 years ago cold-turkey so I know it is possible to do).

3) Plan. Youth is short-lived and when it is over all of your bad behaviors catch-up with compounded interest. These bad-behaviors are usually a result from lack of planning and general laziness. Formulate a plan from your baseline and set goals. This is something you can do inside 1 or 2 hours. There are 168 hours in just one week. During this stage identify a list of metrics you aim to achieve and dates.

4) Eat right. This means eating the stuff your mom told you to eat when you were a child but you fed to the dog (the green stuff and protein). Simple. Don't eat industrial food, processed food, sugar, or other crap. I don't buy people's claims about time, money, or availability of good food. I have been all over the US and found grocery stores that provide decent produce and meat. I own my own business and work around the clock "Producing" stuff and not trading paper or suing folks for profit (which means I actually have to really work instead of being a poser waiting for the Fed to print more money so I look smart). I always find time to eat right. If you have trouble with this then come up with simple gimmicks to keep yourself from over-eating or eating crap. I write down everything I eat in a journal before I eat it. Forces you to reflect on what you will be eating. Works great.

5) Exercise. Exercise is a critical component. If you don't know how then hire a trainer or get some books on the subject. If possible find a partner to keep you motivated and accountable.  If you don't know how to read then you shouldn't be here reading this. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exerecise every day. Tell your boss to suck on a choad if they say you can't take the time. Put your favorite TEEVEE shows on DVR and watch them later.

6) Stress Management. Doing all of these things will help with stress but won't eliminate it. Remember that 99.99999% of the events and outcomes in the world are beyond your control and it will help you stay on plan. Stress causes all sorts of hormonal imbalances which compromise your health. Some stress is healthy. However, if you feel chest pain, shortness of breath, elevated hypertension, and so on then that is the sign of too much stress.

7) Outside Help. Bring others along your journey. People need one another and each of us surely like to have our loved-ones and friends around longer. Outsiders and others can help keep you on-track and even make some of this fun.

 

Let me end this by saying if the financial apocalypse is coming your health is going to be far more important than guns, ammo, gold, silver, or FRNs. Who cares about wealth if you have no health.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:22 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Stack Trace

Plan and exercise all you want but in the end bad genes will kick your ass.

You know who Jim Fixx was?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Fixx

James Fuller Fixx (April 23, 1932–July 20, 1984) was the author of the 1977 best-selling book, The Complete Book of Running. Best known as Jim Fixx, he is credited with helping start America's fitness revolution, popularizing the sport of running and demonstrating the health benefits of regular jogging

On July 20, 1984, Fixx died at the age of 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick.

I personally know two runners died of heart attacks.

You know who Keith Richards is?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4957948.stm

Saturday, 29 April 2006

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has been taken to hospital in New Zealand after injuring himself while on holiday in Fiji.

A band spokeswoman said Richards had suffered "mild concussion" and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Media reports in Australia and New Zealand said Richards had hurt his head when he fell from a coconut tree.

The legendary musician is mid-way through a world tour with the famous British band.

The band most recently played in New Zealand and start the European leg of their tour in Barcelona next month.

"Following treatment locally and as a precautionary measure he flew to a hospital accompanied by his wife Patti for observation," the spokeswoman said.

New Zealand's Sunday Star Times reported that Richards was being treated in a hospital in Auckland and that he was conscious, mobile and had not undergone surgery.

The incident happened earlier this week but the 62-year-old rock star was taken to hospital on Saturday.

The spokeswoman said she did not know how the injury happened.

 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:26 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Have you ever heard of "Availability Bias"?

 

Look it up. Then think about what you just posted.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:28 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Stack Trace

"Have you ever heard of "Availability Bias"?"

Are you saying you check out ripped twenty year old men because they are AVAILABLE?

What the fuck, you a prison guard?

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:33 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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What is with all this gay stuff? I don't have any interest in men but I don't care if other men such as yourself do. What or who people sleep with is none of my business. The thing is...you don't get the chicks or then guys...you just get your hand which is fat and stubby but that isn't a problem because it fits so well.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:26 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Moron.  Jim Fixx had a cholesterol count of 412 when he dropped dead.

Yes, everyone's going to die, and yes, it's most likely to be the same thing that killed your immediate ancestors.

But don't be a moron.  Your behavior really is the single most important factor in your own health and quality of life.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:31 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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blunderdog

Moron I said BAD FUCKING GENES will make a fool of your best laid plans.

Your are one of those public educated bitches people always bitch about here, aren't you?

Fuck in my day we just hit your stupid ass with a two by for then pissed on you to wash the blood off.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:34 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Oh, alright... ok Cartman. You are just big-boned. More like bone-headed.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:38 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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What happened to you, Gully? 

You used to be able to communicate the occasional coherent thought.  You're not on the meth, are ya?

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:34 | Link to Comment msamour
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You and the other fellow, are arrogant. I'm 34, I eat well for the last year, and exercise regularly, and I haven't lost a single pound. I'm still 230, and cannot seem to lose any weight no matter how many green salads I eat. I cannot run more than 5 miles even though i have been running regularity for well over a year now. YES, there are people with bad genes that no matter what they do, it won't make a difference.

If you are a super buff human that can burn calories like crazy after doing little or no work, well good for you, there are others who do not fit this category. Remember a rifle at 200 yards is a great equalizer, so after Zombie apocalypse a fat guy can still take you out. You would do well to remember that...

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:57 | Link to Comment Vic Vinegar
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Something tells me your stubby fingers won't be fitting through that rifle trigger so no one has to worry.

/joking

Let's see: you capitalized 'Zombie' but wrote 'i' per your fourth sentence.  Work on your self-esteem issues, grey bag!

But before you do...lemme know what you think about chumbawamba's comment today.  I thought it was the most compelling thing I've read in a while

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-another-reminder-how-us-government-destroys-business#comment-2072658 

 

4
Vote down!

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Let me break this down for you nice and simple:

"U.S. Person" does not necessarily mean Americans.  A "U.S. Person" is someone who either:

1) Lives inside the District of Columbia or any of its areas or enclaves, territories and possessions, i.e. Guam, Puerto Rico, military bases in the 50 states, etc.

2) Lives outside the DC (or any of its areas or enclaves...) but still maintains U.S. Citizenship

2a) U.S. Citizens are NOT Americans.  An American is a Citizen of one of the 50 States.  A "U.S. Citizen" is a a federal 14th amendment emancipated slave citizen, with civil privileges granted by the government but NOT Natural Rights (i.e. Inalienable Rights).

2b) "United States" is a municipal corporation, the government of the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, possessions, etc.  D.C> and all federal areas are under the direct legislative jurisdiction of Congress.

2c) The Constitution for the United States of America does not apply to D.C. and the federal areas.  Only those statutes and codes legislated into law by Congress.

2d) Anyone claiming "U.S. citizenship", and swears to that status under penalty of perjury on any government form, such as a IRS Form 1040, W4, a Social Security card, etc., is subject to the legislated democracy of the federal areas.  You are still a Citizen of your State, but your federal citizenship becomes dominant.  You, in effect, convert yourself into an emancipated slave, trading your Inalienable Rights that are your inherently for civil privileges ("civil rights") that the U.S. government grants to you (he who grants can also take away).  Even if you live in a State and not in the federal areas, you are still considered a "U.S. citizen" and for all intents and purposes you are a foreigner in your own home, and thus are subject to local registration and taxation.

2e) The U.S. Government considers you nonresident for tax purposes (a nonresident U.S. person) because you are nonresident in the federal areas.  An American, for tax purposes, is considered a nonresident alien (nonresident in the federal areas and an alien to their government, i.e. you are a State citizen, and the 50 States are "foreign" with regards to D.C. and the federal areas).

Only those who either are U.S. citizens (by claiming such or otherwise), or who live inside the jurisdiction of the federal (U.S.) government, or those who derive "income" from within the federal areas (i.e. an employee of the federal government, an employee of a contractor to the federal government, dividends from a U.S. chartered corporation, etc.) are subject to income taxation.

Look up the definitions yourself.  Better yet, read this book:

The Federal Zone: Cracking the Code of Internal Revenue

http://www.scribd.com/doc/11847293/the-federal-zone-cracking-the-code-of...

It's the real deal.  You dorks still paying income tax unnecessarily need to educate yourselves.  That book was written in the early 1990s but it's still as valid today as it was when the income tax was first foisted onto the unsuspecting American people.

You want to change things?  Stop feeding the beast.  Don't pay taxes if you're not liable.  Pay your dues.  Read the book.

I am Chumbawamba.

 

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 01:09 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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So because you are not succeeding....then I must be wrong.

First: I didn't say running was the way to do it. I said I can run. BIG DIFFERENCE.

Do you want to know the secret? It isn't a secret.

Weight/Resistance Training just 3 times a week, 1 hour per session. Light cardio after for 10 minutes on each session. Interval sprint cardio on off days if you have the time and energy. Max 5 hours a week needed. No silly shit bouncing off balls, no jumping, no gay cycling, and no yoga.

On food, stay away from processed food. Salad is not the way to lose weight. Dieting is stupid. Eating the right food at the right time of day matters. Period. Always eat breakfast. Do not eat within 3 hours of bed-time. Try to get enough rest to allow human growth hormone to be secreted (this happens during deepest REM cycle).

Don't take supplements. Waste of money and many of them can hurt more than help. Whey Protein and Creatin can help for muscle mass after you lose the flab but not necessary.

Problem is our society doesn't put a premium on teaching physical education anymore. If you aren't deemed an athlete in high-school you are ignored from an educational stand point. Think about it.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 01:16 | Link to Comment Vic Vinegar
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As fascinating as your thoughts on whey protein are, chumba said something a bit more interesting today.  What about your thoughts on this?

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-another-reminder-how-us-government-destroys-business#comment-2072658 

 

4 
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0 

Let me break this down for you nice and simple:

"U.S. Person" does not necessarily mean Americans.  A "U.S. Person" is someone who either:

1) Lives inside the District of Columbia or any of its areas or enclaves, territories and possessions, i.e. Guam, Puerto Rico, military bases in the 50 states, etc.

2) Lives outside the DC (or any of its areas or enclaves...) but still maintains U.S. Citizenship

2a) U.S. Citizens are NOT Americans.  An American is a Citizen of one of the 50 States.  A "U.S. Citizen" is a a federal 14th amendment emancipated slave citizen, with civil privileges granted by the government but NOT Natural Rights (i.e. Inalienable Rights).

2b) "United States" is a municipal corporation, the government of the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, possessions, etc.  D.C> and all federal areas are under the direct legislative jurisdiction of Congress.

2c) The Constitution for the United States of America does not apply to D.C. and the federal areas.  Only those statutes and codes legislated into law by Congress.

2d) Anyone claiming "U.S. citizenship", and swears to that status under penalty of perjury on any government form, such as a IRS Form 1040, W4, a Social Security card, etc., is subject to the legislated democracy of the federal areas.  You are still a Citizen of your State, but your federal citizenship becomes dominant.  You, in effect, convert yourself into an emancipated slave, trading your Inalienable Rights that are your inherently for civil privileges ("civil rights") that the U.S. government grants to you (he who grants can also take away).  Even if you live in a State and not in the federal areas, you are still considered a "U.S. citizen" and for all intents and purposes you are a foreigner in your own home, and thus are subject to local registration and taxation.

2e) The U.S. Government considers you nonresident for tax purposes (a nonresident U.S. person) because you are nonresident in the federal areas.  An American, for tax purposes, is considered a nonresident alien (nonresident in the federal areas and an alien to their government, i.e. you are a State citizen, and the 50 States are "foreign" with regards to D.C. and the federal areas).

Only those who either are U.S. citizens (by claiming such or otherwise), or who live inside the jurisdiction of the federal (U.S.) government, or those who derive "income" from within the federal areas (i.e. an employee of the federal government, an employee of a contractor to the federal government, dividends from a U.S. chartered corporation, etc.) are subject to income taxation.

Look up the definitions yourself.  Better yet, read this book:

The Federal Zone: Cracking the Code of Internal Revenue

http://www.scribd.com/doc/11847293/the-federal-zone-cracking-the-code-of...

It's the real deal.  You dorks still paying income tax unnecessarily need to educate yourselves.  That book was written in the early 1990s but it's still as valid today as it was when the income tax was first foisted onto the unsuspecting American people.

You want to change things?  Stop feeding the beast.  Don't pay taxes if you're not liable.  Pay your dues.  Read the book.

I am Chumbawamba.

 

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 01:19 | Link to Comment pods
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Thanks Vic. Chumba was speaking of his travails with opening up a court of record in the vanishing credit card story from earlier.

pods

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 02:00 | Link to Comment ClassicalLib17
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I read Bill Thornton, and I don't think most states are court of record anymore.  My home state, Illinois, removed that from its constitution decades ago.  I recently was called for jury duty, and when they asked me if I was a citizen I told them no,  I am a people, I am sovereign.  She said fill out the form and take your seat until your number is called.  I am 57 and I eat a healthy diet, but I drink a 1.75 liter bottle of Makers mark about every 10 days and consume 1 pack of marlboros a day.  Genealogy has more to do with longevity than any other factor.  Bitchezz   P.S.  I primarily have a mediterrean diet if that provides any clue to you processed food eating/exercise junkies.  I also don't have a college degree, so every day reading on my computer keeps my mind engaged on that which keeps my heart pumping.  Double Bitchezz

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 03:42 | Link to Comment i-dog
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   "I am a people, I am sovereign.  She said fill out the form and take your seat until your number is called."

LOL! The minions are even dumber than the sheep (it's part of the State's selection processes - to hire and retain the dumbest sheep they can find).

Full marks to you for trying, but one needs to be a little more insistent when dealing with programmed minions of the State. I have succeeded in many situations and in many countries.

Rule #1: NEVER EVER "TAKE A SEAT"!! Insist on standing right where you are at the head of the queue (and apologise firmly to those behind you for any inconvenience that this official's difficulty may cause them) until the official in front of you satisfactorily resolves your issue ... including them waiting for a supervisor, or expert, or colleague with a copy of the appropriate written law, not 'guidelines' or 'memos', to arrive.

If you follow Rule #1 religiously, you'll rarely need to know any further rules. ;-)

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 01:59 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Well I am a permanent resident. I am actually an Italian citizen. Not sure how this applies to me and haven't read through it yet.

However, I do know that anyone that attempts to evade paying taxes through these sorts of schemes ends up in a 5'x5' cell with a new butt-commander.

I think a better way (not that I am advocating we do it) to revolt is to actually not work (outside of absolute minimal services to maintain some order). ;-) But that would take a lot of folks stopping all at once. Not a union idea sort of thing. It is a "starve the beast" sort of thing.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 02:42 | Link to Comment Vic Vinegar
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An Italian who advocates not working as a form of protest?  Say it ain't so!

In all seriousness, chumba's stuff is fascinating but if it were legit, why is not common practice by now?  I might be a dork but no one I know has tried this.  

I would really like to hear more about people who have.

If I try it, my 5'5' butt-commander would probably be Karl Denninger (oh - the irony!).  Of course, even in our cell, he'd feel compelled to do his blogtalk radio program to an audience of one.  To Karl D's credit that would be one more listener than he currently has.  

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 04:17 | Link to Comment i-dog
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   "if it were legit, why is not common practice by now?"

 
Because, like you and most others who reply to Chumba, 99.9% of people are too scared to try it.

Like all other predators, the 'authorities' can smell fear and sense hesitation and can therefore successfully shut down a hesitant protestor at their very first attempt.

Notice how many replies to Chumba instinctively refer to Irwin Schiff or 5x5 cells as the likely outcome? On what basis - other than fear - are such replies the immediate reaction? Fucking pussies!!! ... they deserve their debt slavery.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Have you tried this?

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 13:06 | Link to Comment i-dog
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Not yet. I have other ways of avoiding taxation beyond what I consider a reasonable (small) voluntary donation as my responsible contribution to funding a minimal and constitutional .gov.

My accountant has suggested that I should plead insanity if they ever cotton on, but I'd be using the Chumba approach instead and the gov would get nothing ... since I know that it works from my own dealings with governments on other issues and from others who have adopted it. The secret to using it is to stay quiet about it so that the extortionists will let you off rather than making a fuss that would alert the rest of the flock. I am aware of one person who was "disappeared" for daring to run seminars on it.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 19:31 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Chuckle. Yes, but I am half German. So I go schitzo between working hard and then taking naps. Go figure.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:06 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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msamour: if you intended to reply to me, fuck off.  I'm not arrogant about health or wellness, and I don't give a fuck if you're a fatass.  You can be healthy and fat if you like.  Being thin is not nearly as important as being healthy.  No need to take out a poor self-esteem on anyone else, though.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:43 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Your are one of those public educated bitches people always bitch about here, aren't you?

 

What do you mean by this? Please clarify so I can respond.

Do you mean I am educated and you aren't? (very plausible)

Do you mean you have a private education and I have a public education? (meaning you think you are special)

Do you mean you have a religous education? (which explains your fascination with gayness)

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 03:54 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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Did you want to talk about physiology?

Did you know most italians are slow oxidizers. Do you know what that means?

What effect does your blood type have on muscles when you burn a certain food. Let's say a blood type a eats bread will his muscles become more acidic or less acidic?

Let's say a blood type o eats bread. Will his muscles become more acidic or less acidic.

Who has a more naturally occuring muscle acidity level a blood type a or a blood type 0.

What happens to blood type b's when they eat chicken?

Do you know the difference between fucose and n-galactosamine?

Why are blacks lactose intolerant?

Did you know a fast oxidizer with a large percentage of slow twitch muscles is able to work out more often but with less intensity? Whereas a slow oxidizer with a preponderonce of fast twitch muscles will benefit more from intense workouts with long periods of muscle rebuilding.

Is timing someone in a sprint a good way to find out if a person is predominantly fast twitch muscles or slow twitch?

If a human had the same amount of fast twitch muscles as a house cat. How high could he jump and how much cross linking would he need to use those muscles?

Which philospher said the following "Know thyself"

Heraclitus, Socrates, Francis Bacon?

If a person has a 100 percent open crown chakra, 90 percent brow chakra, 80 percent open throat chakra, -40 percent closed heart chakra, 50 percent open naval chakra, -20 percent closed sacral chakra, and -20 percent closed root chakra. Is that person likely to develope.

A. Predominately Mental Energy

B. Predominately Emotional Energy

C. Predominately Physical Energy

I think you need to extend you're register width there 8 bit.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 04:34 | Link to Comment i-dog
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It's a lot simpler than that. Most races are genetically pre-disposed to having difficulty digesting wheat protein (gluten). So, chugging down quantities of hamburger buns, pizza doughs, pasta, bread and thickened sauces - instead of cooked meat protein and fat - will lead to their bodies storing vast quantities of partially-processed gluten as fat around arms, stomaches, livers, and anywhere else it will fit.

Exercise without a diet change will not fix this problem for such people. On the other hand, they could easily lose weight by eating huge quantities of fatty steaks and stir-fried vegetables and then reclining after dinner with a bottle of wine in front of whatever pleases them.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 19:42 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Wow ... a whole lot of NOTHING. Thanks now move along.

I am only replying because of several reasons:

Answer: Socrates.

I like your reference to extending the register by 8 bit. Problem is that 8 bits isn't enough to accomodate the additional parity check required to analyze your stuff. 

If Italians are slow oxidizers then what is a 1/4 German, 1/4 Norwegian, 1/2 Southern Italian born near to Greece? Is this slow oxidizing theory applicable across geography and generations?

Look I don't mind that you have ideas about how physiology works and all. But I do know 2 things to be absolute truths about weight loss: Proper Nutrition and Exercise do work. It is the mind that is broken.

Excuses are like Assholes...everyone has them and they all stink.

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 01:55 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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Well it all depends. No group is normalized or pure. Italians are just prone to being slow oxidizers because they eat spaghetti. Which is a very simply carbohydrate.

Wheat burns acidic in a blood type a. But it burns alkaline in a blood type 0. It's not good for anyone if they are looking to maximize the fuel and exercize output. Because blood type 0's are more energized at higher acidity levels and blood type a's are more energized at higher alkalinity levels.

Greeks are actually fast oxidizers. That comes from long term exposure to olives which are not easy to break down.

If you take a fast oxidizer and feed him slow oxidizer foods he's going to be a mess. He'll break it down too fast. Turn it to fat store it and then pull it back out. If you take a slow oxider and feed them fast oxidizer foods they are going to be a different kind of mess. Their pancreas will try to schedule and output wrong ending in blood sugar spikes and then keep outputing till they are way under on blood sugar and they will be hungry again.

Then you have carbs and proteins. Blood type 0's do well on fat and protein. They turn it into a ketone which is a 14 calorie combination of a protein and a carbohydrate. They don't suffer brain fade as much on high protien carb diets. Blood type b's do well on lamb and milk products but if they try to eat chicken their body is forced to remove a large portion of the food because it's incompatible.

Something I'm doing right now. I decided to buy some pistachio's knowing what it would do to me. My body is incapable of breaking them down so it's forced to dump it all off in the skin and I now have a bunch of red rash all over. Why would I do that? Because I just don't give a fuck.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:55 | Link to Comment gravedestruction
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Scientific terminology-

Moron: IQ ranging from 50 to 69

Imbecile: IQ ranging from 25 to 49

Idiot: IQ below 25

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:34 | Link to Comment i-dog
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Joggers ... IQ same as 'idiot'. And jogging makes your face sag.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 01:17 | Link to Comment pods
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Sorry Gully, bad genes are the excuse that doctors use so that they can prescribe you drugs and you can continue to slowly kill yourself.

http://www.drfuhrman.com/

This doctor has reversed heart disease, type II diabetes and a myriad of other so called genetic problems.

All through proper nutrition.

Not the nutrition you hear about like eating skinless chicken breast either.  Proper nutrition.

pods

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:45 | Link to Comment Hulk
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The part you left out on Fixx

"Fixx started running in 1967 at age 35. He weighed 240 pounds (110 kg) and smoked two packs of cigarettes per day"

Hmm...

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:54 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Why let facts and context get in the way of one's argument. Just snip out details that don't bolster your case so you can flame others and feel superior.

I only mentioned my story because I think it is important to understand that by changing behavior you can change your health. I do believe genes play some role as do disabilities. Heck, I have a herniated disk, rolled shoulders from working so much, flat feet, several surgeries, high blood pressure and on and on. I worked through it all with a PLAN and here is the key part... EXECUTED it.

I truly believe, aside from our poor public education system, that obesity is becoming an enormous economic problem. I don't say this thinking that everyone can be perfect and run 4 minute miles. But, I do think that a population that has 35% obesity rates can do much better. However, ultimately, it starts with the behavior in each person. I tell my story because I believe in a private solution where individuals are responsible and not the state/government.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:31 | Link to Comment smiler03
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Your 7 step plan sounds like that of an alcoholic.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:39 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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I thought alcoholics only had 1 step...drink.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:56 | Link to Comment economics1996
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I work out but eat crap.  Its all a preference.  I cycle, lift, and use to box.  Boxing was by far the best work out, nothing else even close.  I use to run also.

I disagree with #4 but agree when you are in shape you do think and act different. 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:56 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
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I like my steps better:

1) Have a reason for staying healthy.

Most poor health is simple lack of motivation.

2) Learn about eating right.

90% of health is eating right. Exercise is 10%.

Ignore everything you hear on TV, its aimed at taking your money.

Ignore everything you hear from doctors, they don't have a fucking clue about health nor eating right.

Ignore everything you hear from your mother, she doesn't have a fucking clue about health nor eating right.

Ignore everything you hear from people around you, they don't have a fucking clue about health nor eating right.

Do your own research.  The information is out there ...and it's free.

3) No dieting. 

Dieting is temporary with temporary results.

Learning how to eat right is long term with long term results.

4) You don't need anyone's moral support.

Be your own person.  Stand on your own two feet. 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:08 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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I actually mostly agree with you. I only mention having moral support for those that need it. I didn't.

My mother actually did have a clue about eating healthy. But then again I was very fortunate. Too bad for me I chose to ignore her advice in my 20s and 30s.

The point I am trying to make is you can do something about being over-weight. The key point I wanted to make is: DO SOMETHING. Don't just sit around crying about it. I went from 268 pounds to 197 pounds in 1 year by doing something about it. I just shared what I saw that worked for me and others.

Here is one thing I would add:

Find someone that is your idea of healthy... a fitness trainer... a doctor... and ask them for advice. Even if a doctor doesn't know a thing about diet they might be able to provide information about where you might get some help. Not all doctors are clueless.

I picked up my eating plan from a fitness trainer/nutritionist for free. Very simple plan and lots of great food. No fast food on the list.

 

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:35 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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given the magic of modern food and GMOs I have to agree that eating right is a very big part of the game. Indeed, you are what you eat and modern manufactured food has never been this amazingly dangerous. The challenge in this we won't label GMOs great country of ours is avoiding the toxic crap. You must either grow it or pay more for it organically and even there you must be careful. I completely agree that the modern health system like everything else is now a corrupt corporate whore who pushes pills and surgery where nutrition and prevention would prevent AND cure most of our ills. Guys like Gerson (The Gerson Miracle) figured this out almost a hundred years ago but even then was soon ostracized.  A nutitionist, a gardener and a physical trainer may very well solve a lot of "our problems."       

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 01:12 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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The bigger problem is the large number of people that don't think any of this is a problem and cling to their excuses. I can't believe how many folks claim they can't lose weight or get in shape or fail at it. The problem is we have a system full of mis-information and quick fix ideas and people follow this like lemmings only to keep failing and then give up. There are real solutions that really work. I didn't believe it was possible but yes... it is.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 02:18 | Link to Comment ClassicalLib17
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Dear stack trace,  eating and cooking is simple:  If you are going to use any oil for cooking, pour some on your finger and see if it rinses off in cold water. You will notice that most oils get thick and greasy when introduced to cold water.  Not good for your circulatory system.  Virgin, or regular olive oil, on the other hand, is pretty much water soluble.  That is all I use for frying, but you have to turn the heat down so it doesn't burn(a little lower than medium).  I also eat lots of vegetables and lean meats.  I now make delicious pancakes from the Good Housekeeping recipe book and I have to say that I am now eating pancakes 3-4 times a week for breakfast after eating a large bowl of Kellogg's Bran Buds with banana, stawberries, black or blueberries, and dried cranberries/with skim milk.  My grandfather's recipe for spaghetti sauce is simple, yet healthful and delicious.  He passed away in 1965.  I love to cook, and I eat to live, and I live to eat.  God bless

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 07:51 | Link to Comment i-dog
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I thoroughly agree with your cooking choices ... but would advise going easy on the pancakes -- even though my grandchildren and I also thoroughly enjoy eating a pile of them with lashings of [Canadian] maple syrup and double cream for every breakfast (and dinner too, if I relent!) when they stay with me. Wheat flour (gluten) is the enemy of most weight-watchers.

You also don't need to worry about choosing lean meat ... fat is no problem at all, though I must admit I'm not partial to it myself -- unless it's hanging off a large prime rib of beef. I also cook everything in cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil and/or organic butter (many 'standard' olive oils are heavily processed). Greek olive oil is the duck's nuts for me, even the cheapest brands on the shelf.

Contrary to advice from the charlatans in the medical-pharmaceutical cartel, cholesterol is actually a vital component of the homo sapiens diet and is the fundamental reason we evolved with larger brains separately from other primates (ie. how we acquired the sapiens part: the brain is almost a solid lump of cholesterol) ... after the discovery of fire for cooking animal protein. So make sure your growing kids get plenty of it. ;-)

Vive les epicures!

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:18 | Link to Comment ClassicalLib17
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Thanks i-dog,  I use Colavita extra virgin olive oil and it is pricey.  My local store has many greek brands that I have not tried because I think low price means inferior quality.  I will buy a large can of greek extra virgin next time on your recommendation.  Thank you sir 

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:25 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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cholesterol is actually a vital component of the homo sapiens diet

No it's not, the body can produce cholesterol just fine all by itself--you don't have to eat it.  You need fat, though.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment T2
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I jumped on the p90x routine last year and lost 20 pounds upon completion. Highly recommend.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 11:08 | Link to Comment Random_Robert
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"Who cares about wealth if you have no health."

-That is a fuckin awesome tag-line.....

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:38 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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I think there are people out there who reflexively junk anything that doesn't conform to a strict materialist view of reality.  A split-second mystical experience, without the aid of drugs, that reveals a non-ambiguous truth:  Still junk.  And anyone who defends the post gets junked.  And anyone who defends the defending post gets junked in 5-4-3-2-1...

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:03 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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New World Chaos

Bubbles: Have a nice day, and go fuck yourself.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:10 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Talking about junking tends to do it, too.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:52 | Link to Comment jomama
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you can bench 300 pounds...?! that's almost three plates on each side!! tell me you're rounding up. that's a lot of weight on any human's 42yo shoulders...

otherwise, i agree.  i haven't have fast food in over a decade.  quality of life and fitness increased dramatically.

co-workers (while drinking a soda) think i am some kind of health nut when i just do moderate exercise and don't eat fucking garbage every day.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:25 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Not rounding up. 45 pound bar, 4x45 plates, 2x25 plates, 2x10 plates, 2x5 plates. Up to 3 reps now. Doing 20 reps on 100pound dumbell chest press as well.

For context, when I started I could only press 45 pounds 10 reps and it would cause me to go into a full-blown melt-down.

I hired a trainer, train 7 days a week now for 3 years. I know many folks can't or won't do this...but as I have stated elsewhere, it is up to you and you can do whatever you put your mind to. Even though I think our world is fucked up and full of thieves and other bull-shit I do believe you can control what you eat and how you treat your body. So much nihlism and whining about shit on this site that it starts to drive me nuts. I agree that everything is SNAFU...but that doesn't mean we need to all be fat and unhealthy. The only way folks are going to be able to fight back effectively is to be healthy first.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:00 | Link to Comment economics1996
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I use to bench 290 eight times, 270-250, curl 160, bll, bla.  

Now I don’t give a shit about numbers.  I do 130 eight times, five sets, curls, fly’s, pull down, push down, all eight times, five sets, then bike class.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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I only mentioned the numbers for dramatic effect.

For example which of the following sentences are you more likely to remember?

I drove really fast the other day.

I drove 157 mph the other day.

What I am trying to say is that I think people can achieve more than they realize if they actually try. I never imagined in my life (I have always been a shy thin nerd computer-geek growing up) that I would be able to do what I can now. I stopped listening to all the folks claiming "you can't do this" and did it without gimmicks, pharmaceuticals, or strange diets. If I come across as arrogant...well remember that is a matter of perspective of the reader.

The reality is when I walk into a room people flock to me, women (hot) talk to me, and I get a hell of a lot more respect from strangers. Heck, I have had VC money people cross rooms to talk to me. Not often you see guys with a built physique in my business and I think if anything it was curiosity. One just called me back today to meet for lunch. I don't give a shit about all this geek talk about arrogance and whether or not it matters or trying to define what obesity is. I changed myself. Up to each of us to do it. Trust me on one thing...the grass IS greener on the other side.

In the real fight club would you want to be a fat lazy slob or someone that could go the distance? Why not have a strong mind and body? The two aren't mutually exclusive.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 05:03 | Link to Comment i-dog
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Good finish to a bad start. You can stay.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:00 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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The bench press is really limited in measuring fitness. How much can you deadlift? How much can you snatch? How many muscle-ups can you do in a row? Those are much more complete functional movements. 6 minute miles are impressive though.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 01:39 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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The bench press was meant as an illustration to the average joe. Most people know what bench press is. They don't know what a deadlift or snatch is. Hence, I am not going to give examples that apply to a fraction of the population reading this.

Anyway, I am at 210 pounds and 6'1" for perspective. 42. Started training 3 years ago. Made this my hobby instead of playing XBOX or watching TV (which I quit watching 21 years ago except for the occasional financial news snippet on Bloomberg or CNBC).

400 on deadlift but been about a year since I have done that much. Usually doing 300 or less depending on reps. My focus has been largely on endurance lately. Last night was 250 x 20 reps x 3 sets with squats between. Gets your heart rate up. ;-)

12 plates on leg-press x 15 reps and 3 sets with hammies between each set. Sometimes my trainer sits a little on the bar (he is 210lbs) for the last few reps.

I haven't done snatch that much because I torqued my shoulder due to bad form a while back (again still much to learn and I stupidly did this when my trainer wasn't around). Though when I was doing it I was doing 135lbs.

I don't do muscle ups. I do 15 unassisted pull-ups in my sets (usually 3-5) which isn't bad for an old man. Also I do a lot of rock climbing/gym climbing. It uses full body including triceps when you perform mantle moves. I generally climb 5.10+-5.11+. Started climbing a few years ago. I do laps on 5.9+ and some boards/bouldering to build endurance and strength.

On running I am doing 21 minute 5Ks and 4 miles in 30 minutes on the stair mill. Hard work but I think it is essential for my goals (rock climbing).

Mind you the most active thing I did 3 years ago was stand up to get a cup of coffee.

 

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 08:42 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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I would not recommend leg presses. Generally using machines that lock you into place do not simulate real functional movements where multiple muscles are used at once. I'm guessing rarely do you isolate a muscle when climbing. I'd recommend giving ring muscle ups a try and increasing your shoulder flexibility to be able to do the snatch properly. I'd almost guarantee better results for climbing.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 19:49 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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True, there is no or little isolation climbing.

I will talk to my trainer about ring muscle ups. I have been working on my shoulder and getting some MAT to help improve a few problem spots in my posterior delt/scapula.

thanks for the advice!  

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:07 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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The conventional expected weights for the "serious" weight-trainer have ALWAYS been: 300/400/500lbs referring to bench/squat/deadlift.  That's where you should be if you want to start thinking about contests and such.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:30 | Link to Comment Osmium
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I would routinely bench press over 300 into my late thirties.  51 now and I NEVER exceed 200  You are right, easy to tear up your shoulders with heavy weights.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Stack Trace

"Actually totally shredded now and look better than most 20 year olds."

Were you always a fag or was it the weight thing turned you all Barney Frank?

Me myself I watch 20 year old women not young men. But hey Feminization of Males is part of the plan.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:11 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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Could be wrong, but i'm guessing you're a candy ass, puddin' and pie, NFL fan? 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:23 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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You watch 20 year old women but can't get them to talk to you because you probably a fat-fuck. So go back to sucking on your man-titties, booking your paper-profits, and jerking off to trannie-pr0n.

I mentioned the difference  because it is that dramatic of a change and I want others to understand it is possible. Hell, I made it into the Dallas Morning News for my transformation ... full page story... unsolicited. So go back to dreaming of being someone else...

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:23 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:28 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Ouch. That hurt. So tell me how it feels when you take your fat thumb and shove it up your ass so you can pick out the dried shit and then sniff it? Because that is as close to pussy as you willl ever be.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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  Stack Trace

Once again spewing the faggy shit.

Thumbs up the ass them smelling them.

That's right out of the Barney frank live in manwhore book.

And you wonder why strangers think you suck cocks.


Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:01 | Link to Comment gravedestruction
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Another fowl end in the making.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:04 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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"That's right out of the Barney frank live in manwhore book."

I'll take your word for it but how would you know?

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:04 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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Oh come on. He's just trying to get you riled up.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:20 | Link to Comment i-dog
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Junked you for taking 39 fucking years to wake up!!!

Neither my children nor my grandchildren have ever been purchased any McCrap (nor large-chain pizzas) by me. I can't believe that anyone with more than a single brain cell would prefer a chemical concoction to a home-cooked or small-business-prepared meal.

BTW, one of the reasons that McCrap costs less in the 3rd world has absolutely nothing to do with currency valuations or labour costs ... it is because they have many other competitive alternatives that support small businesses and a thriving private economy ... including entrepreneurs with a bicycle and a butane burner on every street corner preparing freshly cooked natural local ingredients. Capitalism rules! Of course, murkins never go near them when travelling....

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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"BTW, one of the reasons that McCrap costs less in the 3rd world has absolutely nothing to do with currency valuations or labour costs ... it is because they have many other competitive alternatives that support small businesses and a thriving private economy ... including entrepreneurs with a bicycle and a butane burner on every street corner preparing freshly cooked natural local ingredients. Capitalism rules! Of course, murkins never go near them when travelling...."

+50

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:36 | Link to Comment HungrySeagull
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I lost the equivilant of 4 bowling balls in about two years. No gimmicks, just good ham.cheese.eggs in the morning followed by a small meal at night.

There is quite a change in your ability to withstand physical demands when you are 50 pounds lighter. I did this because health issues are complicated by excessive weight.

 

One of my grand parents survived on a small meal in the morning and the main dinner was two white bread, cottage cheese, lettuce and one tomato.

That and a two hour nap and 6 hours sleep a night. Ugh.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:36 | Link to Comment trav7777
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might want to stay off those drugs

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:58 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Think for yourself

"I've been mostly clear for a year and a half"

Fucking Scientologists are now infiltrating.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:37 | Link to Comment HungrySeagull
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You don't want to be involved in Scientology. Arcing from me to you is all bullshit and consumes all your income in a effort to be allowed into the next level.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:54 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Religion is for "sheep." It gives the sheep a feeling that "someone" is watching out for them. In turn, they generally behave. Oh yes, they think they are staging a revolt by voting for a politician that panders to their beliefs, but that is all a big ball of nothing. The system is so cleverly crafted as to keep the sheep in a state of perpetual political innertness while they toil away on the plantation. Too bad so many just don't get it. If it wasn't such a grave situation I would laugh. I do find it funny that Christians see Muslims as radicals but then when you look at what Muslims say they think Christians are radicals. The whole kettle and pot thing. Too bad that is missed by most.

What I mean to say is I don't see the Christians revolting against this government. Where? When? Who are these people that form the Christian majority: The Protestants? The Mormons? The Cathoics? The Jehovahs? I am confused when I see all this big talk from "Christians" and I don't even know who is in that group. Sort of like saying because you are black you know how to dance or others should assume you have spent time in jail. So when you say you are "Christian" I should assume you are part of some specific large group of folks that are all like minded with similar abilities and shared living experiences? 

Again, where is this revolution? Crying about Abortion and shooting a few doctors? The Tea Party? Oklahoma City? Koresh? Small stuff. Once the larger Christian "non-body" realizes they are as fucked by this system as everyone else that has been marginalized are they going to unite and do something. NO! They want Romney, They want Gingrich,  They want ESTABLISHMENT. Status Quo. Pathetic. All talk and no conviction. A bunch of losers talking about a 2000 year old book and turning the cheek and all that stuff.

Anyway, as my wife always says...I am not in the book club. If I believed that the "Christians" could lead our country into dismantling the Federal Reserve, re-establishing sound money, and ending our foreign escapes in militarism I would actually join them as one. Then again, they don't want Ron Paul to win. Because in reality, the Christian Right really wants to keep the status-quo. They secretly love funny money, wars, and abortion. Go figure.

 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:30 | Link to Comment Al Gorerhythm
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I would gladly pay you Tuesday, for a hamburger today.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:41 | Link to Comment economics1996
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Buy the angus burgers.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:03 | Link to Comment gravedestruction
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Somebody should come out with a gourmet Kobe Beef burger.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:38 | Link to Comment HungrySeagull
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Oh god. The food of the Sumo.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment mkkby
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Poison, I'm thinking yes.  Gave my cat a small taste of just the "meat" and he threw it up.  That's after eating crap off the ground a week earlier and not getting sick.  Soy/sawdust or mystery chemical filler, but certainly not pure beef.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 07:16 | Link to Comment ILoveTheWorld
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No you wouldn't. You just show you've never been hungry. Are you an obese american?

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:58 | Link to Comment SHEEPFUKKER
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Dear world....would you like to super size your freedom fries? 

Sincerely, 

Peace Prize winner

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:25 | Link to Comment Teamtc321
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How many man hour's did it take brilliant keynesians to produce this wonderful data? Just brilliant. sarc off. 

It is no wonder we have such huge deficit's in the world. 

 

We need common sense now. 

 

Ron Paul 2012

 

 


Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment GOSPLAN HERO
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McShit.

 

... a true shit sandwich.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:39 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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One of our last "great" growing exports, fast food.  The Burger King, Ronald McDonald, the Colonel, etc....  Too bad the Twinkie might not survive to spread throughout the world.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:16 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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One of our last "great" growing exports, fast food.

We're still doing well with hip hop and porn.  Don't write US off yet. 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Cheyenne
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I asked a guy who managed a McDonald's if he gave leftover burgers to food banks or fed them to dogs.

"Naw," he said. "They make dogs vomit."

By contrast, I've seen dogs eat shit without vomiting.

Just sayin.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Cheyenne

"By contrast, I've seen dogs eat shit without vomiting."

You have actually sat watching a dog eat shit.

And you choose to share that with others.

How Santorum of you.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:16 | Link to Comment Cheyenne
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What was I supposed to do? Conduct an intervention and send the bitch to rehab?

Seriously, my family bred dogs. Mom eats the pups' excrement early on.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:25 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Cheyenne

Watching dogs eat shit is like watching your Grandpa beat off.

First you don't do it and second you don't tell people about it.


Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:35 | Link to Comment Cheyenne
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Well now the gloves are off, princess.

I also watched a dog shit out, explosive diarrhea-style, a couple cans' worth of corn, then pivot to find a fresh meal that it promptly gobbled back up before taking a nap. There was no consequential vomit here either.

I take it you're not disputing the empirical fact that McDonald's burgers are worse than dogshit.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:34 | Link to Comment Al Gorerhythm
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Get your mom some help or something decent to eat, you cheap bastard.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:36 | Link to Comment Cheyenne
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I fucking love this site.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:18 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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Gully,

go back to the tv candy ass. 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:26 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Raymond Reason

Fuck you Barney Frank

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Gully Foyle works at McDonalds. Don't mind him. He lost all his snatch in the stoxx and now he has gay fantasies of being on Tosh.0 and the you-tubez.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 01:42 | Link to Comment Likstane
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Hey Snatch Face, I work with a fellow that tells us about his workout daily.  He also talks about fag sex a lot.  He also has a huge ego but seems to be overcompensating for an inferiority complex of some degree.  Do you work for the Houston DMV?  I'm pretty sure thats you.  You can't be more than 5'8" and 150 lbs.  I think your cyber life is getting confused with your real life.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 02:31 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Wow, you are special aren't you. The whole-wide web full of billions of folks and you nailed it...I am Snatch Face. Did you win those scratch-off tickets too so you could have a luxurious retirement on $50 when you turn 90?

I am pretty sure your ability of spotting random gays on the web is only surpassed by your incredible deep and manifold understanding of probability and statistics (words I would surely wager you can't even pronounce -  just like half the folks on CNBC. You probably don't notice this because you are probably popping a fat little choad hoping to catc a flash of Mandy's cleavage). Yes, you are that little troll that beats off to the women of Bloomberg and CNBC. That is ok, I won't tell anyone and it will be just our own special secret.

I know your type... Fat, bald, red-necked, full of hatred, doesn't know why the fuck his ass hurts every morning when he gets up. On special days when you are tired of Mandy you start thinking about your buddy down at the DMV. You know him so well because you have been trying to pass the drivers exam for the last 10 years but keep failing. It is ok because we all really know the truth as you have revealed... you know, that you are the closet homosexual that secretly wants the dude from the Houston DMV to play poke-in-the-pig with the red-neck hill-billy.

Nonetheless, because you have figured out just who I am through your incredible powers of deduction and unmatched capacity for finding gays (even when you haven't) I will send you a special present. First you need to MAN-UP and send me your full name, DOB, Address, and mother's maiden name and I will make sure it arrives PRONTO. Otherwise, go back to your favorite hobby of sniffing your dookie-smears and pretending calling someone "gay" makes you special.

 

 

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 02:52 | Link to Comment Likstane
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Seriously, why would you be afraid of a fat, bald, red-necked, hatefull, wheelchair-bound, jewish transvestite with a penchant for spotting gay men on the internet?  Is it because you are really angry that even though you have lost your gut and covered that bald spot with the weave, and even as you get all the hot(ish) secretaries at the DMV, you still haven't found any peace with yourself? When people must continually talk about themselves, it is usually a sign of deep insecurity.  Is the real reason you need to prate about your self-made life because you think it will convince someone else of your superiority? Your accomplishments, along with mine and the rest of humanity will be remembered for about 3 minutes after you're dead.  Wake up and realize you aren't jack squat.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 03:01 | Link to Comment Likstane
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Meet me under the arch in St.Louis at noon April 1st. I need a little time to get in shape before i whip your ass in front of the ZH crowd.  I'll be the guy with the eyepatch eating a BigMac.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 10:46 | Link to Comment Stack Trace
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Really? People talk about themselves to show they are superior?
Hahahaha.... Ok dumbass and people flame others on the Internet for the same reason. I forgot that public rule about not talking about ourselves on the Internet...didnt get the memo from the Internet Troll Police. You must have been appointed grand poombah of the thought control committee.

Furthermore, I have read Camus and understand the absurdity he expresses. That doesn't mean we should all sit down and die horrible deaths due to factory farm food and lack of leadership. If you want to use "it doesn't matter" in the end argument then go shoot yourself now. I didn't think so you pussy. All words and no convictions.

When it comes to diet and health there is so much conflicting information it is hard to talk about it without examples. I should have chosen a friend as an example so as to not offend the sensitive little pussies on this site.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:42 | Link to Comment HungrySeagull
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Dogs will return to thier own vomit.

 

I have hauled the stuff and I have cooked the stuff too. Both ends of the McShit experience.

 

The meat delivered into the Plant in Oklahoma for Mcdonalds came out as classic red round patties. Unrecognizeable.

 

Sometimes I wonder. I finally quit eating McDonalds when the young kids at the register do not focus on me and listen to simple words and numbers for a fucking order.

I found one who was a vet and after he left the job to go back to war, there wasnt anyone left in fast food who gave a damn.

 

Now Ginos..... that was happening. It was like a Internet for the entire town at the time. Everything was discussed, settled, resolved and taught there.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:23 | Link to Comment philipat
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Is it just me? I'm getting tired of infographicporn which increasingly makes it MORE not less difficult to understand data. Compare this infoporn with the original Economist layout:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/07/big-mac-index

 

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:52 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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So word is to increase revenue the various Fast Food Joints (hereafter known as the FFJ's) are going "full on nuclear" to speed up customer service. Leaving aside the fact that by the time I make my order and wheel around to the drive thru I'm having the food shoved on my face before I can find a twenty the..."FFJ's" are apparently going to accomplish by installing "thought readers" at the order kiosk. In other words once your..."thoughts" confirm your order the "Big Mac, large fries and a medium Coke" will be shot out..."as if from a 155mm howitzer"...thereupon landing in your lap. Surprised you will discover..."the extruder"...knowing exactly where your wallet is...will reach in, grab the money-and give you change if necessary. Still not having even uttered a syllable the "Mind Martian 2000 food dispensing unit" will say "have a HELLACIOUS day knarly dude!" and you will be on your way! Sounds exciting! I can't wait myself!

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:44 | Link to Comment HungrySeagull
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I have had the assembly boys beg me to stop cooking the meat so fast after the lunch rush.

I made damn sure both sides of that meat was good and done. Even if the boys had to wait a little longer. Finally the day the plug came out of the wall, killing the entire stove leaving 120 people crowding the counter was the day I left on my own. I will not be responsible for shitty wornout equiptment that cannot stand up to the job.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 10:33 | Link to Comment prole
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You can just twist the prongs a little bit that baby will stay in the socket.

Best thing about working at MCd? Free food. Not mentioned here yet.

I had to stop patronizing the business after I found I couldn't get served there because of my unfortunate race.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 14:52 | Link to Comment ClassicalLib17
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I started working at 12 years old at our local Dairy Queen.  Our local Dairy Queen bought fresh meat and other supplies from the  local small grocer/butcher.  And the ice cream sundaes and banana splits were far superior to anything McD's has to offer. 

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 16:56 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Best thing about working at MCd? Free food.

Free "leftovers," sure, but you don't eat free.  There are free leftovers at every food-establishment, though--you don't have to work at them to eat out of the dumpsters.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:34 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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TO SUPERSIZE

Or....

TO BE SUPERSIZED!!!

It's not exactly a question...

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:36 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Interestingly enough, I went there yesterday and saw that they don't use that term any more.

Believe it or not, they actually call it large.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Here they call it "maxi"

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:32 | Link to Comment spankfish
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maxi pads?

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:46 | Link to Comment HungrySeagull
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Maxi as in great feeling full for 20 minutes and then starving the next afternoon.

McDonalds did not offer much in 1000 mile endurance at work. It was better to eat Steak, taters and ale at three times the cost.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:47 | Link to Comment ToddGak
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They stopped doing the "SuperSize" thing not long after Morgan Spurlock's movie "Super Size Me" was released.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:58 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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Indeed, indeed. In fact "it's an answer and here it comes whether you wanted it or not." there is apparently a "Rahm Emmanuel Go Phuck Yourself" line if you try and return said "order" to the "mind Martian 2000 food dispensing unit." whatever you do NOT curse the machine as well.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:02 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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(Apparently the MM 2000 FDU has an intruder option as well...that's why.)

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:34 | Link to Comment Almost Solvent
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Special sauce for everyone

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:39 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Special sauce comming up!
http://troll.me/special-sauce-how-bout-i-just-jerk-off-on-it/

The reason why mcdonalds stocks keep rissing:
http://mashable.com/2011/06/12/seriouslymcdonalds/
New revenues!

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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They've been giving a little extra in their Big Macs lately. CAUTION: You might not want to watch this if you had a Big Mac in the last 24 hours:

 http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/raw-video%3A-mouse-in-bag-of-big-mac-rolls-011312

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:48 | Link to Comment taxpayer102
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Mouse was trying to get out of the bag of Big Mac buns :-)

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:41 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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far as I'm concerned they're all hamburglars

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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DaveyJones
Randy: Why don't you go pave your cave, you fuckin caveman.
Sam: What the fuck did you just call me?
Barb: Well... you are a caveman, Sam.
Randy: Yeah! A fucking caveman!
Sam: YOU PAY ME NOW, BURGER BOY!!
Tue, 01/17/2012 - 22:06 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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Like I said "the MM 2000 FDU has an intruder option." since it already knows where your money is...unless of course you've already paid and paid in full! Then you may...well, who knows. "they put feelings into the machine."

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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What ZH'ers are interested in is... How is the "lobster bisque" index cumming along?

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 18:34 | Link to Comment Nozza
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Ten trillion Big Macs for Europe. "Fries with that?"

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