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    I haven't been on here recently because I've been too busy lately. It looks like the economy is finally starting to pick up speed. While I'm glad that this is good for my family's business, I also know it makes it a lot more likely for Obama to get back in for a second term. Oh well.

    Here's some news for the FAT people on Medicaid:


    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/arizona...ry?id=13274368


    In my opinion, this is a good first step in the right direction, but it does not go far enough. $50 per year?! How about $50 for each co-pay? Maybe $500 per month if they fail to lose the weight in a reasonable amount of time? These people are running up the cost of health care. They should have some incentive to stop stuffing their faces and get off their butts and start exercising. And maybe they should try eating some kale, parsley, carrots, beets, etc. for a change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 999969999 View Post
    In my opinion, this is a good first step in the right direction, but it does not go far enough. $50 per year?! How about $50 for each co-pay? Maybe $500 per month if they fail to lose the weight in a reasonable amount of time? These people are running up the cost of health care. They should have some incentive to stop stuffing their faces and get off their butts and start exercising. And maybe they should try eating some kale, parsley, carrots, beets, etc. for a change.
    So, you want the government to decide your "reasonable" weight and the "reasonable" amount of time to attain it.
    Then, penalize you for failure.

    Will this be the same government that won't be interfering in your personal/business dealings (because that would be "Socialism"!) and that you've aggressively been defunding?
    You already have the IRS (which we hate on general principles, right?) all up in the uterus of every woman in America, making sure she isn't turning her love of abortions into tax deductions, so things are already getting busy without monitoring the weight of every person in the country...and BTW, how does the same political mindset that fears the census acquiesce to federal weight monitoring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    how does the same political mindset that fears the census acquiesce to federal weight monitoring?
    You made an error, you assumed there was a mindset

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    There is a mindset, it's just chaotic.

    The base of the Republican right reflexively contracts from "government interference" (except you know, from things like Social Security and Medicare...proposed changes to these socialist programs exempt the right wing base from the effects) but sees no reason not to use the government as the bully pulpit for their pet moral crusades.

    Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that Michelle Obama was being roundly mocked for her opinions on childhood obesity?
    It makes perfect sense- in Republican BizzaroWorld- to freak out about the goddamn gubmint gettin all up my spawn's school lunch and then turn around in twenty years and punish them for turning into little zeppelins as a result of their poor nutrition.

    While we're at it, let's cut all access to sex education and birth control and simultaneously restrict access to abortion and pre/post natal care...because that is totally logical.

    In accordance with the right wing's love of children (which begins at conception and ends at delivery), all school funding should be cut as well. Because an undereducated workforce will lure companies back to home soil and increase our competitive position with India and China. Yeah, that's totally how it works.

    I don't know, it's kinda weird.
    Viewed objectively, the right wing plans seem to result in a doughy, stupid- yet fertile!-population.
    Which doesn't seem too useful for anything but extruding more conservatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    There is a mindset, it's just chaotic.
    But I have happened upon some proof that there is no mindset. This eloquently designed scientific diagram is very convincing.


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    I believe that document, now having been posted on a "reliable" internet source, stands up as factual evidence in the eyes of 9's. It should be noted, however, that the diagram is NOT to scale- he produces a vast number of topics via an extremely tiny filter.
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    As you are an annoying asshole with serious mental problems and no redeeming qualities I would say that it's totally understandable.


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    What is also not seen is that the vacuum diaphragm is porous, and the particles of ignorant polarized ramblings easily fit through the pores. The much larger rational and critically developed ideas cannot pass through the membrane. However, even with all of the rational information, the bits of nuts tend to slip through easily without impedance from blockage.

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    I thought the idea of this section was to discuss the pros and cons of post subjects and not to denigrate the member(s) taking part.
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    We stray occasionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    I thought the idea of this section was to discuss the pros and cons of post subjects and not to denigrate the member(s) taking part.
    Did you read the title of the thread?
    When I was a kid I was told "We do these things not because they're easy, but because they're hard"

    Now all I hear is " I won't do anything unless there's something in it for me"

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