1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Discuss politics - join our community by registering for free here! HOP - the political discussion forum

US are the fattest....

Discussion in 'Health' started by The Scotsman, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    South of the Haggis Munching Line
    US medical system is going to be overloaded with fat people suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes and god knows what else.... start walking you fat slobs....:)
     
    Openmind likes this.
  2. Wag more

    Wag more Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2017
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    18
    This week I watched a late 50's tv show. What jumped out at me was the actors were all skinny. Some looked downright anorexic.
    Shows today have heavier actors to relate better to a heavier public.
    I work in a pharmacy and am often amazed how many people today are diabetic. As people have put on weight diabetes has zoomed.
    Scotty, you are a diehard lib yet you call people "fat slobs". Perhaps you need a crash course in PC.
     
  3. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    17,216
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Sec 9 Row J Seat 1 @ VCU home games
    I believe UK was #2
     
  4. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2014
    Messages:
    2,028
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    83

    LOL, it is even hard to find a slender woman in my little town of 2,000, and we are country folk, you know, hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, all that kind of stuff.
     
  5. Wag more

    Wag more Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2017
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Diabetes is an insidious disease that becomes a gateway to other problems. The basic treatment for diabetes costs around $10k/yr. But that is only the beginning. Diabetes often damages organs and may result in pancreas problems and even pancreas failure. Diabetics often develop heart problems and most wind up taking some kind of anti-depressant. Then there is neuropathy which is severe pain caused by damaged nerves.

    My father in law lost a leg at the knee and died at 60 due to diabetic complications.

    Scotty's rude remarks are partly on target. Exercise is important but it is far more effective to watch your diet carefully to avoid diabetes.

    And Scotty, perhaps you need to wash your liberal potty mouth out with industrial grade soap.
     
  6. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    17,216
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Sec 9 Row J Seat 1 @ VCU home games
    Scotty also to recognize that sedentary living is taking a toll in the UK and across Europe with corresponding health issues.
    Yes we have our share of lard arsed people but we are not alone. And just as it drives our spending on healthcare, so to is it increasing it there.
    And Jimmy Carr tells us you can lure Hull girls into oral sex with chips (french fries here).
     
    The Scotsman likes this.
  7. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    South of the Haggis Munching Line
     
  8. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    South of the Haggis Munching Line
    Its both...really isn't it. I mean some of the crap you can buy in the shops is so laden with calories it should come with a health warning.
    Some of shite young mothers nowadays shove down their babies faces makes you wonder if they should be allowed to breed in the first place - you can see these lumps of lard wobbling after their mothers with faces full of food...... what chance have they got in life??? Slobs by nurcher......meh.......who cares.
     
  9. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    South of the Haggis Munching Line
    ah bollocks to that......what the hell is this Lib crap anyway...what is one of those????
     
  10. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    17,216
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Sec 9 Row J Seat 1 @ VCU home games
    In relative US terms you are left of center. In UK terms maybe not.
     
  11. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    South of the Haggis Munching Line
    Oh...really.....:unsure:......okay....my Missus (bless her) thinks I'm slightly right of Ghengis Khan. Just goes to show huh... those few miles of water make all the difference...:)
    I'm a great fan of Thatcher.....would she be a "lib"? Her and that film star president bloke were of a like mind... Reagan... that was his name....braincells are a bit off today. Its Sunday and the reddo has been flowing.
     
  12. Openmind

    Openmind Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4,024
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Currently Belgium
    My opinion (I know. . .it doesn't count!) is that you are simply a person who enjoys joking, but who also has a very sharp sense of justice and fairness. Therefore, you are basically all over the place, depending on the issues, and you enjoy being that "independent" rather than being put in a "box."

    I appreciate that, even when I don't always agree with you, I know you are not "partisan."
     
    The Scotsman likes this.
  13. Openmind

    Openmind Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4,024
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Currently Belgium
    No, they are not.

    Many other countries are ahead of the UK (other than the US, of course!)

    This includes Mexico, New Zealand, Hungary and Saudi Arabia

    www.oecd.org/health/obesity-update.htm © OECD 2017
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2017
  14. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    17,216
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Sec 9 Row J Seat 1 @ VCU home games
    Didn't know of you in the 80s so can only go by what I've read. In UK terms you probably are right of their center.
     
  15. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2014
    Messages:
    2,028
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I am a diabetic, I eat what I want, I am 73, I am doing good. Quit being so sensitive.
     

Share This Page