America's discrimination against fat people

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  1. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    He probably wouldn't like my views on guns and taxes, but Americans on the American news have been arguing that Chris Christie (an American) should not run for President in 2012 "because of his weight".

    Such an issue would never be discussed in Europe and yet Americans think it's fine to criticize another American based on their weight.

    It's another case of where's the freedom? You guys talk-the-talk but don't walk-the-walk.

    I hope he does run and win. Even if he is a gun lover.

    After all, he can't weigh much more than Terry. Can he?
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  2. Terry

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    Ian,
    Seriously, do I look overweight here?
    This was taken last Saturday. Six foot, one, and 205

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  3. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    No.

    But you could be holding it in.

    And 205 pounds on a five foot, 6 inch man would produce a very different outcome.

    So you were lucky you were born tall.

    I think he should run in 2012.

    A tall man could.

    Why not a "big boned" one?

    PS That waterfall must have been airbrushed in. And the mountain.
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  4. BobL43

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    Time to dump Ian. He's insulted the man, and now trying to smooth it over. tut tut! or is it tsk tsk?
  5. Terry

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    I'm not insulted, maybe. I'll talk to Ian about either when he comes out to Seattle, or when I visit my brother in DC

    Ian, here's a closer look at the air brushed mountain.

    What about wheel chairs? would that be okay? It's kind of a desk job anyway.
    How about age? How old is too old?

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  6. Cookie

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    You 2 look good together. :) Like you belong...
  7. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    I don't think there is a "too old" in America.

    You run your politicians much longer than most (they nearly all have grey hair).

    And as for your drivers. Tsk.

    Elderly drivers should be more heavilly regulated. In England, over a certain age there is a yearly test (I think) and your doctor can stop you driving as well.

    In America, you have too many elderly people driving. Most are not safe behind the wheel. They should take the bus instead.

    Ban drivers over the age of 70.
  8. BobL43

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    I actually agree with you on this, up to your last sentence. In the UK, at 70 you may be done, finished, feeble,blind and demented, but in the US, 70 is the new 50. Socialized medicine decides whether you deserve treatment or not.
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    And there are no busses. Mom drove just fine to about 80.

    As to the water brushed waterfall, I have one in front of my house, so maybe its time you got out of that prison sentence called D.C. and see what life can really be like.
  10. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    My mother drove fine until she was 93.
    Sort of.

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  11. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    I dunno, it looks like a pole jumped out in front of her
  12. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Seniors should travel for free on an effective public transport system (which you don't have).

    Taxpayers should pay.

    Providing such services to the poor, sick and elderly is what separates us from the animals.

    Embrace society!
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  13. BobL43

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    go johnny one note
  14. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    The Cold War clearly left a mark on you Bob.

    Well, it's over.
  15. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    It ain't over til the fat lady sings.:p
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    Mine is doing fine at 82. If you see a silver Buick Century going 48 mph in the left lane with its turn signal permanently flashing, please give her a waive.
  17. Terry

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    Things you can do in your 90's

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-love/steve-jobs-dead_b_997714.html

    Steve Jobs had a great sense of what hardware and software could do. My mother, in her 90s, can use her Apple laptop and tablet to check her Facebook page. I know countless people who were both terrible or great at the geekier side of computing that fell in love with Apple's products, and benefited greatly from Jobs ability to design and make products that were both more powerful and easier to use at the same time. That said, it was not clear what his longer run vision was for society, other than to sell us more Apple products.
    James Love
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