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Aug 9th 2008 12:33AM Sorry, I double-posted on accident.
Aug 8th 2008 12:19AM I'd like to address a few things:
1) I personally have no experience with buying food for an entire family, so I won't comment on that.
2) One can argue that health issues stemming from obesity are a strain on the system. Yes, being underweight can be a problem as well, but that applies to a much smaller percentage of the population, much, much smaller.
3) There are lazy, thin people. Some do have naturally higher metabolisms, however, I would like to question blaming genetics entirely. Where are these bad genes coming from? A hundred years ago, we did not nearly have the same problem. People were dying from diseases like smallpox and malaria, not heart disease and diabetes.
4) I miss dodgeball and having contact sports in PE. Bruises from playing games were like trophies when I was younger. The schools that I went to checked my hearing, eyesight, and I'm sure they monitored other kids for certain mental and health issues. I don't see weight as a big step. I was, in fact, weighed at school before. My entire class was. Doing it together was rather embarrassing, I'll admit, because some kids did compare.
5) I won't go bashing people who are overweight. Hopefully, my comment won't be taken as such, however, I implore those of you who look scornfully on thin people not to judge them either. Don't assume they take drugs, throw up, have unnatural eating habits, or have some dirty, little secret that compensates for their outer good looks.
6) I think parents should set a good example for their kids. It isn't always good enough, but it does help.
Apr 14th 2007 10:03AM that sounds soooo cool! I wish I could do that!
Dec 7th 2006 4:37PM I have so much fun reading these. You people are too funny. :)
And I would like to add that there are worse things than ties, ignorant person. 3 inch heels are hell to wear. Go flats!
Nov 27th 2006 4:22PM Some styles aren't appropriate or rather flattering on everybody, but those leg warmers do look kinda cute. People should learn how to dress their body; that's all I'm saying.
Nov 26th 2006 6:39PM usually, i'd just stick to seafood, if possible or vegetarian always works too. somehow, something that's staring at me just isn't appetizing. if i cant have the above two, just don't ask. fortunately, i haven't had to cross that bridge just yet.
Oct 29th 2006 4:30PM i've been to tokyo, just this summer, and the people are very kind over there, very helpful, so i can see that if you expect the same treatment elsewhere and do not find it, it might be puzzling, but therapy worth? I still want to go to France just to see for myself then whether or not they are really rude.
Oct 21st 2006 5:13PM just because the times are changing doesn't mean that good old morals have to! sure, I like to look cute everyonce in a while, but those slut outfits are utterly repulsive. I'm 17 and I sure as heck wouldn't want my younger sister wear something so disgusting. I use my words, and not sexy clothing, to show that I'm a stong individual. Since when has safety been regarded as passive and disregarded entirely? That is sad. I'm not saying everyone female needs to wear veils and such, but good clothes don't have to be showy to make a girl feel good about herself. It's cold on Holloween anyways to wear something like that.