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357. Yes. Dr. Lipton is a very intellligent and interesting person! nt
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  -It's so easy to hate fat people, isn't it? really annoyed  Nov-22-08 04:42 AM   #0 
  - WORD .. Ah! and K & R  DerekJ   Nov-22-08 04:48 AM   #1 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-22-08 06:40 AM   #15 
  - can you post a link to that thread ?  JI7   Nov-22-08 04:52 AM   #2 
  - here  Skittles   Nov-22-08 05:21 AM   #7 
  - Wow. I hope to never encounter many of those people in real life.  myrna minx   Nov-22-08 09:58 AM   #49 
  - Even Bill Press...  Rebubula   Nov-24-08 06:52 AM   #324 
     - He is a bore. I mean  Gilligan   Nov-24-08 02:10 PM   #353 
  - Damn, too bad that thread got locked  Paint It Black   Nov-22-08 03:06 PM   #89 
  - Yeah, I wanted to talk to that little creep too (I was gonna call him the  jhrobbins   Nov-22-08 03:29 PM   #95 
  - That dillweed is pushing up daisies  tkmorris   Nov-22-08 03:33 PM   #96 
  - His problem  droidamus2   Nov-23-08 06:13 AM   #232 
  - Well, it is more complex than that...  Dr_eldritch   Nov-23-08 06:54 PM   #295 
     - This is just bigotry. What you are saying is that those fat lazy people  trudyco   Nov-24-08 10:11 AM   #337 
        - No, it's not 'bigotry', it's simple math...  Dr_eldritch   Nov-24-08 03:29 PM   #359 
  - Just went there and read it.  rebel with a cause   Nov-22-08 03:43 PM   #98 
  - There are times that I'm glad that I'm busy and miss these threads!  tnlefty   Nov-22-08 06:11 PM   #140 
  - "threads"?!?! Yeah - let's talk about fat ugly people in THONGS!!!  TankLV   Nov-23-08 11:23 AM   #256 
  - You will be missed. I'm sorry you let a few bad apples ruin the whole cart for you.  BigBearJohn   Nov-22-08 05:04 AM   #3 
  - Agreed  Believing_Is_Art   Nov-22-08 05:15 AM   #4 
  - The social meaning of fat is basically a class thing  eridani   Nov-22-08 06:38 AM   #14 
  - People who work outside (like me) are tan too.  alarimer   Nov-22-08 09:38 AM   #47 
  - Almost no one works outside these days. That's why the cultural significance of tan has changed.  eridani   Nov-23-08 01:51 AM   #215 
  - You hit it. It's class warfare.  readmoreoften   Nov-22-08 01:54 PM   #81 
  - excellent point  Two Americas   Nov-22-08 03:13 PM   #92 
  - You betcha!  rucognizant   Nov-22-08 03:47 PM   #101 
     - The thyroid did me in, too.  Blue_In_AK   Nov-22-08 05:47 PM   #134 
     - Yea for Armour or generics. And don't believe TSH levels  uppityperson   Nov-22-08 07:02 PM   #156 
     - The more money you have, the more likely you are to have thyroid problems managed effectively n/t  eridani   Nov-23-08 01:55 AM   #217 
     - Yep, same problem here.  distantearlywarning   Nov-23-08 12:50 PM   #266 
  - Yah, well, Jarod is a tool.  wolfgangmo   Nov-22-08 01:45 PM   #79 
  - God, where is your clinic! That sounds amazing!  readmoreoften   Nov-22-08 01:58 PM   #82 
  - That was very well said. Thank you for post. I honestly appreciate it, Wolfgangmo  BigBearJohn   Nov-22-08 06:17 PM   #141 
  - My favorite sick joke  amdezurik   Nov-22-08 11:51 PM   #205 
  - Ever Had A Family Member With A Potentially Fatal Eating Disorder?  Paladin   Nov-23-08 11:16 AM   #253 
  - i disagree  sorval   Nov-23-08 11:48 PM   #313 
     - Every case of obesity?  Believing_Is_Art   Nov-24-08 05:00 AM   #322 
  - I am sorry too. DU can be a bit "harsh" sometimes, but they all mean well...... :(  secondwind   Nov-22-08 05:02 PM   #127 
  - I'm tired of it  Skittles   Nov-22-08 05:18 AM   #5 
  - What she said  OhioBlues   Nov-22-08 06:02 AM   #11 
  - You're right. I'm a dietitian. I'm not overweight, but I dislike the health nazis too.  Hannah Bell   Nov-22-08 05:19 AM   #6 
  - We have nazis of all types here: exercise nazis, food nazis, transportation nazis...  Frank Cannon   Nov-22-08 07:57 AM   #28 
  - what about  pc1971   Nov-23-08 12:30 PM   #258 
  - subliminal  mamameow   Nov-22-08 04:05 PM   #112 
  - what you said  snort   Nov-22-08 10:17 PM   #193 
  - I agree.  meowomon   Nov-22-08 05:24 AM   #8 
  - Same with my family  dorktv   Nov-22-08 08:18 PM   #173 
     - Me too.  skyounkin   Nov-23-08 05:55 PM   #285 
  - my son`s girl friend went from 140 to 200+  madrchsod   Nov-22-08 05:44 AM   #9 
  - Hallelujah and amen.  rebel with a cause   Nov-22-08 03:06 PM   #90 
  - A lot of medications cause weight gain as well..  addreamgirl   Nov-22-08 04:05 PM   #111 
  - Yup.  madamesilverspurs   Nov-22-08 04:23 PM   #121 
  - preach it  pc1971   Nov-23-08 12:34 PM   #259 
  - I was always thin, then I had to choose between sanity or weight gain  debbierlus   Nov-23-08 08:57 AM   #237 
  - That's close to what happend to me but it was medication that did it.  kerry-is-my-prez   Nov-23-08 11:14 AM   #251 
  - If I"m not THE largest member of DU, I'm one of the largest.  Gentle Giant   Nov-22-08 05:53 AM   #10 
  - Good post Gentile Giant  shadowknows69   Nov-22-08 07:58 AM   #29 
  - I think of it like this:  Marrah_G   Nov-24-08 07:24 AM   #328 
  - I'm in the same boat as you Gentle Giant  Chisox08   Nov-22-08 07:03 PM   #158 
  - "It's been said quite often on the fatosphere that liberals are often the most fatphobic. "  eridani   Nov-22-08 06:30 AM   #12 
  - I bet it is masking the real reason -  trudyco   Nov-24-08 10:36 AM   #341 
  - Speaking of that stinking hole of a thread about airline seats  verdalaven   Nov-22-08 06:36 AM   #13 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-22-08 06:48 AM   #21 
  - I can only speak from my own experience.  no_hypocrisy   Nov-22-08 06:41 AM   #16 
  - My HMO used to have a "healthy lifestyle" discount on individual insurance  eridani   Nov-22-08 06:44 AM   #17 
  - You're very correct,  pecwae   Nov-22-08 06:45 AM   #18 
  - And the part that isn't genetic is mostly beyond anybody's control--  eridani   Nov-22-08 06:45 AM   #19 
  - I used to live in the tropics...  wolfgangmo   Nov-22-08 01:49 PM   #80 
  - Thank you for speaking up  mysticalchick   Nov-22-08 06:46 AM   #20 
  - thank you  barbtries   Nov-22-08 10:34 AM   #53 
  - I agree totally.  ThePowerofWill   Nov-22-08 07:04 AM   #22 
  - Some personal thoughts from a 'skinny guy'  ByTheRiver   Nov-22-08 07:28 AM   #23 
  - Congratulations to both of you!  Longhorn   Nov-22-08 07:46 AM   #25 
  - That's a great story.  Frank Cannon   Nov-22-08 08:03 AM   #31 
  - Re: Your cholesterol. When I got down to 125 pounds it went up to 350. You probably need a statin.  Hekate   Nov-22-08 03:23 PM   #93 
  - Let me guess  clspector   Nov-23-08 03:21 PM   #276 
     - Right ...  Hekate   Nov-24-08 02:38 AM   #321 
  - Thank you for your story. I too have been the skinny one with the chubby  truedelphi   Nov-23-08 03:18 PM   #275 
  - Personally, I get mad at the intolerant.  mmonk   Nov-22-08 07:34 AM   #24 
  - people on the left are just as guilty as people on the right of intolerance  Mari333   Nov-22-08 07:47 AM   #26 
  - very nice post...  tomp   Nov-22-08 09:00 AM   # 
  - BEAUTIFUL, Mari333  Th1onein   Nov-22-08 09:08 AM   #40 
  - (((((Mari))))) what a beautiful spirit you are.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-22-08 11:53 AM   #61 
  - Yes - if you really feel good about yourself - you build people up.  kerry-is-my-prez   Nov-23-08 11:16 AM   #252 
  - I hope you don't leave.  Longhorn   Nov-22-08 07:52 AM   #27 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-22-08 08:02 AM   #30 
  - Kicked & Heartily Recommended!  distantearlywarning   Nov-22-08 08:03 AM   #32 
  - You're absolutely right.....wish you wouldn't leave but I understand....  tpsbmam   Nov-22-08 08:20 AM   #33 
  - Don't leave!  onlyadream   Nov-22-08 08:22 AM   #34 
  - You should stay for the sole reason to debunk the a$$hats.  TheGoldenRule   Nov-22-08 08:39 AM   #35 
  - The first Airbus for US delivery had two seats on either side of the aisle.  Snarkoleptic   Nov-22-08 09:00 AM   #37 
     - I flew when I was 180 lbs...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-22-08 06:59 PM   #155 
  - If people could only live as some of us do for one day  WakeMeUp   Nov-22-08 08:46 AM   #36 
  - I feel your pain...  rebel with a cause   Nov-22-08 03:28 PM   #94 
  - 'The obese statistics are overblown'? Huh? I'm not defending rude remarks or descrimination  codjh9   Nov-22-08 09:00 AM   #38 
  - Absolutely agreed  Qibing Zero   Nov-22-08 09:23 AM   #44 
  - In my travel to Italy, Sicily and Spain I have seen no obese people.  CTyankee   Nov-22-08 02:27 PM   #85 
  - bike and walk  flpab   Nov-23-08 07:15 AM   #236 
  - We have crap additives to most food here - fructis, corn syrup. They don't have that in Europe.  kerry-is-my-prez   Nov-23-08 11:22 AM   #255 
  - I wonder how this relates to the genetics issue.  Realityhack   Nov-22-08 04:15 PM   #117 
  - Exactly  skepticscott   Nov-22-08 04:28 PM   #124 
     - I think you are right. Why is it that Italians are thin but Italian Americans can be obese?  CTyankee   Nov-23-08 09:14 AM   #238 
  - I'm sorry that you feel that way  Dorian Gray   Nov-22-08 09:03 AM   #39 
  - obesity is a major public health issue.  tomp   Nov-22-08 09:09 AM   #41 
  - Again, I don't defend any rudeness or contempt for overweight people, but I also take issue with  codjh9   Nov-22-08 09:11 AM   #42 
  - Probably because environment can trigger those genetic tendencies.  thecatburgler   Nov-22-08 10:29 AM   #52 
     - Exactly!!!!  pipi_k   Nov-22-08 03:56 PM   #106 
  - isn't it amazing how times change  carlyhippy   Nov-22-08 09:15 AM   #43 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-22-08 09:26 AM   #45 
  - It's disgusting that even "compassionate liberals" need someone to hate  RedCappedBandit   Nov-22-08 09:28 AM   #46 
  - K & R nt  LWolf   Nov-22-08 09:43 AM   #48 
  - I thought there were just as many supportive words on that thread, as anything else.  Gwendolyn   Nov-22-08 10:28 AM   #50 
  - Very well said  WesDem   Nov-22-08 10:29 AM   #51 
  - Sometimes I get the impression...  MartyL   Nov-22-08 10:36 AM   #54 
  - Not sure if it's about being divisive...  Gwendolyn   Nov-22-08 11:05 AM   #55 
  - Only those who have no first-hand experience  LWolf   Nov-22-08 12:34 PM   #69 
  - I'd suggest that they Google "obese poor"  varelse   Nov-22-08 01:34 PM   #77 
     - To be fair, Arnoldo did try to help .  Gwendolyn   Nov-22-08 06:52 PM   #152 
        - Teaching people what to eat won't help if they don't have access  varelse   Nov-22-08 08:32 PM   #175 
           - I suppose that's what I said. No?  Gwendolyn   Nov-22-08 09:07 PM   #180 
              - Obviously you've never needed anti-depressants  LiberalEsto   Nov-23-08 10:03 AM   #242 
                 - No I think I very much get what you are saying.  Gwendolyn   Nov-23-08 10:48 AM   #246 
                    - Mighty arbitrary line in the sand . . .  Ms. Toad   Nov-23-08 03:48 PM   #278 
                       - Yes, it was arbitrary, and silly.  Gwendolyn   Nov-24-08 12:21 PM   #349 
  - I don't know why  LWolf   Nov-22-08 12:11 PM   #64 
  - Oh I hear ya- I'm not seeing/expecting real change either  MartyL   Nov-22-08 12:30 PM   #67 
     - I have strong evidence of that  happychatter   Nov-22-08 06:00 PM   #139 
  - Our diet here in the U.S. has to be the real reason we're obese. I never see obese people  CTyankee   Nov-22-08 02:37 PM   #87 
  - Why would you let a few assholes run you off a message board?  Laurab   Nov-22-08 11:34 AM   #56 
  - Don't disregard how upsetting a message board can be.  yardwork   Nov-23-08 12:44 PM   #264 
     - Oh, I understand, really - I've taken many breaks from here.  Laurab   Nov-23-08 06:25 PM   #288 
        - Very good points. I also try to "consider the source."  yardwork   Nov-23-08 06:50 PM   #293 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-22-08 11:40 AM   #57 
  - It's the fault of American football.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-22-08 11:47 AM   #59 
  - It seems simple.  Incitatus   Nov-22-08 12:08 PM   #63 
     - It's actually not that simple. The balance of nutrients any individual may require ...  TahitiNut   Nov-22-08 01:30 PM   #74 
     - Unfortunately, many obese people eat a poor diet to begin with.  Gwendolyn   Nov-22-08 01:34 PM   #78 
        - I guess I'd rather be fat than be a sociopath.  TahitiNut   Nov-22-08 02:30 PM   #86 
           - I for one don't blame the victim, but I do see our food system as a real culprit.  CTyankee   Nov-22-08 05:17 PM   #129 
              - The number of cultural factors is large.  TahitiNut   Nov-22-08 05:51 PM   #137 
              - Excellent analysis. I agree because I think it is correct, altho I haven't done any study  CTyankee   Nov-22-08 06:40 PM   #147 
              - I think the easy answer is our consumer society. Quantity vs quality.  Gwendolyn   Nov-22-08 07:13 PM   #162 
     - I don't know of any expert  catrose   Nov-22-08 07:15 PM   #163 
  - It's not just fat people. I hate everyone.  leftofthedial   Nov-22-08 11:45 AM   #58 
  - I'm with you, buddy  d_b   Nov-22-08 04:26 PM   #123 
  - I am not sure if you mean huge people or what  hfojvt   Nov-22-08 11:53 AM   #60 
  - "healthy people cost more to treat overall"  ContinentalOp   Nov-22-08 12:04 PM   #62 
  - Also remember  Ms. Toad   Nov-23-08 04:00 PM   #279 
  - The BMI is a rubbish scale.  flvegan   Nov-22-08 12:20 PM   #65 
  - Michael Jordan qualified as obese on the BMI. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-22-08 08:56 PM   #178 
     - So would every Mr. Olympia since the 60's.  flvegan   Nov-22-08 09:41 PM   #184 
     - Actually, no -  Ms. Toad   Nov-23-08 04:13 PM   #280 
  - I have to fight twice as hard for a job as a thin person.  Sirveri   Nov-22-08 12:28 PM   #66 
  - Oh, Gawd, here we go with this again. Sure your DU name shouln't be "ReallyAnnoying?"  Redstone   Nov-22-08 12:31 PM   #68 
  - Well, at least there's one reason to celebrate ...  TahitiNut   Nov-22-08 12:44 PM   #70 
  - Saw that and agree.  rebel with a cause   Nov-22-08 03:51 PM   #103 
  - Well, I for one could not possibly care less about what others do with their body.  Marr   Nov-22-08 12:55 PM   #71 
  - for example?  pc1971   Nov-23-08 12:41 PM   #262 
  - I wish that you stuck around long enough for me to thank you  Marnieworld   Nov-22-08 01:01 PM   #72 
  - Thank you for posting FACTS  JetCityLiberal   Nov-22-08 01:23 PM   #73 
  - It's certainly not everyone here - just ignore them  nini   Nov-22-08 01:31 PM   #75 
  - Who cares whether it's genetic or not? No excuse for hatred  dualitybites   Nov-22-08 01:33 PM   #76 
  - My best friend, a man who is like a father to me is 5'6" and has been near 300 pounds  elocs   Nov-22-08 02:00 PM   #83 
  - I am retired now, but when I was hired in for my last job I worked with  madmom   Nov-22-08 02:10 PM   #84 
  - I took a prescription drug for almost 20 years. I gained almost 60 pounds. I beat myself up...  Hekate   Nov-22-08 03:01 PM   #88 
  - My maternal aunt has Parkinson's  varelse   Nov-22-08 05:35 PM   #131 
  - "Fatosphere?"  Occam Bandage   Nov-22-08 03:13 PM   #91 
  - Thank you  JFN1   Nov-22-08 03:36 PM   #97 
  - Delete  Contrary1   Nov-22-08 03:54 PM   #105 
  - We need fat people in Obama's cabinet now!  cottonseed   Nov-22-08 03:43 PM   #99 
  - I am with you on that one. ;)  rebel with a cause   Nov-22-08 04:00 PM   #109 
  - I'm a fatty.  CadenBlaker   Nov-22-08 03:46 PM   #100 
  - Goodbye  itsrobert   Nov-22-08 03:49 PM   #102 
  - Gee Robert, I do believe that you are truly an ass.  acmavm   Nov-24-08 09:51 AM   #332 
  - I'm fat  Cheap_Trick   Nov-22-08 03:52 PM   #104 
  - Fataphobia?  itsrobert   Nov-22-08 03:56 PM   #108 
     - Do you also make fun of the concept of "homophobia?" n/t  superduperfarleft   Nov-22-08 04:11 PM   #114 
        - I'm not making fun of anything  itsrobert   Nov-22-08 04:19 PM   #119 
           - No one chooses to be fat.  superduperfarleft   Nov-22-08 04:23 PM   #120 
           - If you can't handle the truth  itsrobert   Nov-22-08 04:28 PM   #125 
           - Another one for the iggy bin. You are a tireless troll aren't you?  Caoimhe   Nov-24-08 12:20 PM   #348 
           - Actually a lot of people choose to be fat.  Gwendolyn   Nov-23-08 10:55 AM   #247 
           - wtf?  uppityperson   Nov-22-08 07:06 PM   #159 
           - And I don't feel sorry for people who choose to be ignorant assholes.  Cheap_Trick   Nov-22-08 10:01 PM   #189 
           - Just like those who choose to be gay  Cherchez la Femme   Nov-23-08 01:32 AM   #212 
           - And I'm sure there are many people...  LanternWaste   Nov-23-08 12:23 PM   #257 
              - Thank you.  uppityperson   Nov-23-08 04:37 PM   #281 
  - Thank you for your post.  Contrary1   Nov-22-08 03:56 PM   #107 
  - That's not encouragement...that's harassment.  Lars39   Nov-22-08 04:03 PM   #110 
  - Tell you insurance representative to call you back when she/he  rebel with a cause   Nov-22-08 04:08 PM   #113 
  - You really need to do some cardiovasular type exercises.  itsrobert   Nov-22-08 04:26 PM   #122 
  - Insurance should be un-privatized. The purpose of insurance is to help those among us less  rhett o rick   Nov-22-08 06:21 PM   #142 
  - Sorry you feel you have to go  pop goes the weasel   Nov-22-08 04:13 PM   #115 
  - I have been in your situation  itsrobert   Nov-22-08 04:18 PM   #118 
     - I can only hope that I am never on any airliner you happen to be on  JulieRB   Nov-22-08 06:28 PM   #143 
     - Bigot? For wanting the space I paid for?  itsrobert   Nov-22-08 06:36 PM   #144 
        - Somehow, I'm sure if that person had paid for the two seats  JulieRB   Nov-22-08 06:43 PM   #148 
           - You have a right to your opinion  itsrobert   Nov-22-08 06:51 PM   #150 
           - I am in agreement with you.  uppityperson   Nov-22-08 07:07 PM   #160 
     - that doesn't seem fair to me  pop goes the weasel   Nov-22-08 09:01 PM   #179 
     - I was in that position too-- on South West Airlines...  LanternWaste   Nov-24-08 12:49 PM   #350 
  - It's not just DU, it's the internet.  superduperfarleft   Nov-22-08 04:13 PM   #116 
  - Your among more understanding people here  bonito   Nov-22-08 04:29 PM   #126 
  - As a fat person it's not easy being me  LynneSin   Nov-22-08 05:14 PM   #128 
  - Good for you! I've gotten off 10.  Gwendolyn   Nov-22-08 06:00 PM   #138 
  - I have battled the bulge for 40 some odd years, having lost hundreds  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-22-08 05:26 PM   #130 
  - Excellent post!  Beausoir   Nov-22-08 06:40 PM   #145 
     - Thank you!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-23-08 12:40 PM   #260 
  - I haven't seen my toes since Bush I  happychatter   Nov-22-08 05:39 PM   #132 
  - Please Don't Leave  NikolaC   Nov-22-08 05:43 PM   #133 
  - Check this week's DUZY awards. This attitude on DU isn't changing any time soon. n/t  tpsbmam   Nov-22-08 05:49 PM   #135 
  - This is a very, very important post. I will never use the word "fat" to  happydreams   Nov-22-08 05:50 PM   #136 
  - I have no problem with fat people  Joey Liberal   Nov-22-08 06:40 PM   #146 
  - Being Heavy  southernyankeebelle   Nov-22-08 06:44 PM   #149 
  - No, but it is easy to write off people who falsely accuse me of hating them  minnesota_liberal   Nov-22-08 06:52 PM   #151 
  - I don't think we hate fat people.  mwei924   Nov-22-08 06:55 PM   #153 
  - not at all  flpab   Nov-22-08 07:32 PM   #169 
  - You make many good points here, but those who are unsympathetic, cruel even, aren't totally  lib_wit_it   Nov-22-08 06:57 PM   #154 
  - I read that a huge study is now underway to prove that overeating occurs generally when....  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-22-08 07:02 PM   #157 
  - Overeating?  Cherchez la Femme   Nov-23-08 01:37 AM   #213 
     - Nonono, OVEREATING. Obviously if one overeats one gets overweight....  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-23-08 11:08 AM   #249 
        - Not at all obvious  eridani   Nov-24-08 02:02 AM   #320 
  - Leave my cigarettes alone, or eat a shyte sandwich, tubby.  frustrated_lefty   Nov-22-08 07:08 PM   #161 
  - FYI: My Mother, brother and wife are obese  liberaltrucker   Nov-22-08 07:18 PM   #164 
  - We all should be more careful with the finger pointing we do  ismnotwasm   Nov-22-08 07:21 PM   #165 
  - Thanks for that insightful post, ismnotwasm. n/m  pengillian101   Nov-22-08 09:14 PM   #182 
  - No I am not surprised that a 25 years old on drugs would not  lizzy   Nov-23-08 02:37 PM   #273 
  - Neither am I.  Ms. Toad   Nov-23-08 04:37 PM   #282 
  - Thanks for a very thoughtful post.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-23-08 06:25 PM   #289 
  - I have never been anything approaching "normal" weight in my life execept  tbyg52   Nov-22-08 07:25 PM   #166 
  - Only when they resemble Limbaugh or Cheney.  DailyGrind51   Nov-22-08 07:29 PM   #167 
  - I'd Like to "Weigh" In...  theFrankFactor   Nov-22-08 07:32 PM   #168 
  - Fat & Corporate America  Khaotic   Nov-22-08 07:35 PM   #170 
  - excellent points, Khaotic  Liz7   Nov-22-08 11:23 PM   #201 
  - Rational, intelligent, informative post. Thank you.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-23-08 06:03 PM   #286 
  - K&R  Seldona   Nov-22-08 07:37 PM   #171 
  - We skinny-weanies will be next  liberaltrucker   Nov-22-08 07:45 PM   #172 
  - Yeah, we're not allowed to talk about that though. -nt-  ContinentalOp   Nov-23-08 12:18 AM   #208 
  - I am appalled...and saddened.  Dystopian   Nov-22-08 08:29 PM   #174 
  - Like all bigotry, it's just ignorance on the part of stupid people  anotheryellowdog   Nov-22-08 08:41 PM   #176 
  - Overweight people are THE, that's the MOST discriminated against in hiring and the workplace. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-22-08 08:55 PM   #177 
  - This is a big deal  Spiffarino   Nov-22-08 09:14 PM   #181 
  - Re: "We're never going to be complete until we can accept good people for who they are, regardless  anotheryellowdog   Nov-22-08 09:39 PM   #183 
     - My hero!  Spiffarino   Nov-22-08 11:52 PM   #206 
     - Einstein may have been considered fat at the time, but he looks like today's average weight.  quantessd   Nov-23-08 01:03 AM   #211 
        - Re: "Einstein may have been considered fat at the time..."  anotheryellowdog   Nov-23-08 01:52 AM   #216 
        - It's not quite that bad.  Ms. Toad   Nov-23-08 04:47 PM   #283 
           - Absolutely it's vanity. It's a flattery gimmick to sell more clothes.  quantessd   Nov-23-08 09:34 PM   #300 
              - I'm now about the same size I was in high school.  Ms. Toad   Nov-23-08 10:33 PM   #304 
  - my mother is over weight  MrsBrady   Nov-22-08 09:46 PM   #185 
  - May I add that the hatred toward heavy  femrap   Nov-22-08 09:50 PM   #186 
  - overweight people need to stop blaming their metabolism, and start eating the proper diet.  QuestionAll   Nov-22-08 09:58 PM   #187 
  - Questionall--  Amber Waves   Nov-22-08 10:31 PM   #194 
     - i had to give up ALL dietary starch at age 36, due to the onset of an autoimmune condition  QuestionAll   Nov-22-08 10:36 PM   #195 
  - Also poverty causes obesity ...  mntleo2   Nov-22-08 09:59 PM   #188 
  - Exactly right.  superduperfarleft   Nov-22-08 10:06 PM   #191 
  - Well, there are lots here who could benefit from your wisdom  hlthe2b   Nov-22-08 10:02 PM   #190 
  - get a life  harmonicon   Nov-22-08 10:09 PM   #192 
  - Geebus...  hlthe2b   Nov-22-08 10:44 PM   #196 
  - Your inner Republican is fighting to get out -- using someone's pain as a launch pad for your gripes  KrazyKat   Nov-23-08 12:08 AM   #207 
  - Mighty tough hiding behind the keyboard eh? nt  cat_girl25   Nov-23-08 12:52 AM   #209 
  - You come here to have discussions with people?  GreenJ   Nov-23-08 01:56 AM   #218 
  - I have no hate  harmonicon   Nov-23-08 06:38 AM   #233 
  - That's just mean. If you don't want to read it, skip it. But why post something nasty?  yardwork   Nov-23-08 06:52 PM   #294 
  - that was my point  harmonicon   Nov-23-08 09:13 PM   #297 
  - welcome to my ignore bin  Caoimhe   Nov-24-08 12:12 PM   #347 
     - fantastic!  harmonicon   Nov-24-08 08:54 PM   #360 
  - Thank you for your post!!!  OwnedByFerrets   Nov-22-08 10:48 PM   #197 
  - Watch the research on body weight and health  happyslug   Nov-22-08 11:03 PM   #198 
  - Everyone has a grievance....  dmesg   Nov-22-08 11:12 PM   #199 
  - This is a Greatest Post on the Front Page of DU?  pengillian101   Nov-22-08 11:18 PM   #200 
  - Pft. Just for that, I gave the 109th Recommendation. Sez who that DU isn't taken seriously"?  Hekate   Nov-23-08 04:02 AM   #227 
  - what  Arkana   Nov-22-08 11:26 PM   #202 
  - on here it's common to hate on Obese, then Christian, then Gay - if you're not one of them  themartyred   Nov-22-08 11:46 PM   #203 
  - Damn.  tpsbmam   Nov-23-08 06:50 AM   #235 
  - We need a pill. Until medical science figures out how to curb appetite,  mistertrickster   Nov-22-08 11:46 PM   #204 
  - I'm sorry to be reading so much nasty stuff aimed at people who weigh more  MrMickeysMom   Nov-23-08 01:00 AM   #210 
  - One measurement of social structure's influence on weight  kristopher   Nov-23-08 01:42 AM   #214 
  - A DUer who I'd otherwise respected  Pithlet   Nov-23-08 01:58 AM   #219 
  - Good luck with this...  newtothegame   Nov-23-08 02:04 AM   #220 
  - The 70% figure is being misrepresented, no real doctor would say 70% of obese people in the US...  joshcryer   Nov-23-08 02:17 AM   #221 
  - And all of that still misses the point  Pithlet   Nov-23-08 02:22 AM   #222 
     - I'm not hating.  joshcryer   Nov-23-08 02:38 AM   #224 
        - It wasn't a strawman. The hate actually exists here.  Pithlet   Nov-23-08 02:45 AM   #226 
           - Sure it is. Genetics don't play such a large role, thus disliking that argument isn't unfair.  joshcryer   Nov-23-08 04:22 AM   #229 
  - I see your point and I couldn't even read it all,  FREEWILL56   Nov-23-08 02:29 AM   #223 
  - I am one of those genetic predispositions people to overweight and it  Maraya1969   Nov-23-08 02:38 AM   #225 
  - The link to the original thread seriously made me lose respect for people  Wetzelbill   Nov-23-08 04:20 AM   #228 
  - Sometimes it really is genetic.  moriah   Nov-23-08 05:37 AM   #230 
  - That is true....  and-justice-for-all   Nov-23-08 05:56 AM   #231 
  - prejudice against large people is pretty much a western aberration of nature  Douglas Carpenter   Nov-23-08 06:45 AM   #234 
  - As an overweight person, I find the antifat bigotry appalling but predicatble.  Lerkfish   Nov-23-08 09:14 AM   #239 
  - Yes. Yes it is.  fudge stripe cookays   Nov-23-08 09:17 AM   #240 
  - Yes, it is  Tarc   Nov-23-08 09:29 AM   #241 
  - I have 2 sons. One is short and thin. The other is tall and obese.  JenniferZ   Nov-23-08 10:07 AM   #243 
  - A few short points...  Unca Jim   Nov-23-08 10:27 AM   #244 
  - 70% Genetic? Not so fast. 2/3 of Americans are overweight. 1/3 clinically obese. 17% of children  Danieljay   Nov-23-08 10:35 AM   #245 
  - While you're at it, study and observe the  FREEWILL56   Nov-23-08 06:36 PM   #291 
     - The answer is pretty simple. Eat foods as they are found in nature. Eliminate processed food.  Danieljay   Nov-24-08 02:19 PM   #354 
  - im learning not everyone here at DU is of liberal state of mind  iamthebandfanman   Nov-23-08 10:56 AM   #248 
  - I used to be skinny but now I'm getting fat. I used to look down on fat people. It's payback.  kerry-is-my-prez   Nov-23-08 11:13 AM   #250 
  - That's going to happen to all the fat-bigots in these threads eventually.  distantearlywarning   Nov-23-08 12:45 PM   #265 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-23-08 11:18 AM   #254 
  - I am so sorry that you are leaving DU over this. You're right - attacks like this are just wrong.  yardwork   Nov-23-08 12:40 PM   #261 
  - Please don't go, Really Annoyed.  hardtoport   Nov-23-08 12:44 PM   #263 
  - 1: Aw! I missed the flamewar???? 2: The following statements of yours are heuristically inconsistent  BlooInBloo   Nov-23-08 12:57 PM   #267 
  - A couple of points.  VoodooGuru   Nov-23-08 01:06 PM   #268 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-23-08 01:18 PM   #269 
  - Disgusting  Ohio Joe   Nov-23-08 01:38 PM   #270 
  - Ah, the advantaged of an anonymous forum.  Bucky   Nov-23-08 01:54 PM   #271 
  - You are no progressive. "much as i love obama, nader is the better man"  uppityperson   Nov-23-08 02:09 PM   #272 
  - Amen, baby ... you preach that !!  foxglove1   Nov-23-08 02:38 PM   #274 
  - Amazing post  tsegat01   Nov-23-08 03:31 PM   #277 
  - I hope you will not be *really annoyed* by what I'm posting below ...  puebloknot   Nov-23-08 05:49 PM   #284 
  - Well said.  itsrobert   Nov-23-08 06:28 PM   #290 
  - Yes. Dr. Lipton is a very intellligent and interesting person! nt  puebloknot   Nov-24-08 02:24 PM   #357 
  - A word of caution to you and others concerning this,  FREEWILL56   Nov-23-08 07:15 PM   #296 
  - Thank you. I am aware of all this, but it's good that you posted ...  puebloknot   Nov-24-08 02:23 PM   #356 
  - good story  stuntcat   Nov-24-08 08:18 AM   #329 
     - "That chick" gave up *dieting* and just started eating meals she cooked herself.  puebloknot   Nov-24-08 02:22 PM   #355 
  - I'm sorry but  Akilleez   Nov-23-08 06:08 PM   #287 
  - Yep. I was "chubby" till I joined the Marines and woo-boy that's when the truth came out.  MALEVOLENT MARINE   Nov-23-08 06:45 PM   #292 
     - Good on you!  Pholus   Nov-23-08 09:28 PM   #299 
        - Sounds like you got issues  itsrobert   Nov-23-08 10:23 PM   #302 
           - And you don't have issues?  Pholus   Nov-23-08 10:31 PM   #303 
              - I'm not the one pretending to be better than the rest  itsrobert   Nov-23-08 10:53 PM   #308 
                 - You like inserting words that aren't said.  Pholus   Nov-23-08 11:22 PM   #309 
                    - That's ok  itsrobert   Nov-23-08 11:32 PM   #311 
                       - you too  Pholus   Nov-23-08 11:39 PM   #312 
                          - Enjoy your crawl back into hiding.  gatorboy   Nov-24-08 07:02 AM   #325 
                             - That presumes that I hide.  Pholus   Nov-24-08 07:22 AM   #327 
                                - Yes, 25 posts since 2002 is hiding.  gatorboy   Nov-24-08 08:31 AM   #330 
                                   - I only speak when it's worth speaking.  Pholus   Nov-24-08 10:07 AM   #336 
                                      - Oooh, you know what? I think I mis-read your original post.  gatorboy   Nov-24-08 10:23 AM   #338 
                                         - I'm sorry too.  Pholus   Nov-24-08 10:35 AM   #340 
  - Obesity caused by food & water  Danchi   Nov-23-08 09:25 PM   #298 
  - Another problem is lack of sleep. Scientists know an overeating hormone is triggered when  gauguin57   Nov-23-08 09:40 PM   #301 
  - I have no problem with fat people. Unless they're short...or violent...or clowns.  Blue-Jay   Nov-23-08 10:36 PM   #305 
  - So we should appreciate fat people because they will die sooner and not burden our health care?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Nov-23-08 10:39 PM   #306 
  - what changed in human genetics (and specifically in Americans) in the last 20-30yrs?  Roland99   Nov-23-08 10:52 PM   #307 
  - People on here that offend or get offended by anything  jennied   Nov-23-08 11:25 PM   #310 
  - This is a discussion board.....  tpsbmam   Nov-24-08 07:02 AM   #326 
     - This thread was at the top of the Greatest Threads, which right above the "latest news" column...  jennied   Nov-24-08 11:27 AM   #342 
        - "Greatest" threads often have nothing to do with news. If you want news, glance at  tpsbmam   Nov-24-08 11:33 AM   #344 
  - The only group of folks more obnoxious than the "fat acceptance" crowd are the Vegans.  apocalypsehow   Nov-24-08 12:12 AM   #314 
  - yes, lets throw more hate ontop of a conversation about eliminating intolerance...  toadzilla   Nov-24-08 01:31 AM   #317 
  - Gasoline...fire. No mixy mixy.  YOY   Nov-24-08 09:59 AM   #335 
  - I am sorry you are leaving.  caseymoz   Nov-24-08 01:04 AM   #315 
  - It's not just here.  Eugenian   Nov-24-08 01:17 AM   #316 
  - How one carries weight is largely genetic; obesity is NOT -- it's a choice. n/t  stevietheman   Nov-24-08 01:37 AM   #318 
  - Genetics are an excuse  Fedja   Nov-24-08 01:55 AM   #319 
  - As a society, what I find interesting is the ritual shaming of the "other"  Lerkfish   Nov-24-08 06:16 AM   #323 
  - You make a very good point  tsegat01   Nov-24-08 03:26 PM   #358 
  - It's not just DU.  kegler14   Nov-24-08 09:42 AM   #331 
  - Who cares about FR?  YOY   Nov-24-08 09:55 AM   #334 
  - I've got the build of a brick wall...a short one. Genetically so by all accounts.  YOY   Nov-24-08 09:54 AM   #333 
  - Excellent Post! And I have one more thing to add...  SweetieD   Nov-24-08 10:35 AM   #339 
  - "fat people". Is there really only one kind?  sui generis   Nov-24-08 11:32 AM   #343 
  - Why do I feel like I've read this 9 or 10 times in the past?  theboss   Nov-24-08 11:36 AM   #345 
  - I just wanted to say thank you and I wish you weren't leaving  Caoimhe   Nov-24-08 11:54 AM   #346 
  - Thank you.  obiwan   Nov-24-08 12:56 PM   #351 
  - It's partly a frustration with ignorance,  sheldon   Nov-24-08 01:54 PM   #352 
 

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