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    Quote Originally Posted by Truce View Post
    I just want to be sure here, are you saying that obese people are less than human?
    Definitely not.

    The smallest of them is, by weight or volume, at least three times as human as people of reasonable size.

    Among the other benefits they bring to society is contributing to economic activity by requiring bigger and better things to be built for them.

    Australians are getting more obese by the day, with experts warning body fat is masking the diagnosis of other illnesses.

    It is causing stress on Australia's public health system and the people who have to examine the grossly overweight bodies.

    South Australian forensic pathologist Roger Byard says the problem is so bad he cannot get some of his clients onto his examination tables.

    Dr Byard says obesity is one of the most frightening epidemics he has seen in his four decades in medicine.

    "We have antibiotics for infections, we have chemotherapy for cancer, so we take two steps forward but with the obesity problem we're almost taking three steps back," he said.

    He says since 1986 the rate of morbidly obese bodies entering his Adelaide mortuary has risen from just over 1 per cent to almost 5 per cent.

    At times the bodies are so big he has to dissect them on the floor.

    "We try to avoid this obviously, but if a body is so large that we can't safely put the body on a trolley then we have to perform the autopsy on the floor, which is terribly difficult," he said.

    The bigger the bodies, he says, the harder it is to dissect them and the harder it is to find the cause of death.

    "Obesity comes with so many diseases - it's almost how do you choose which is the problem," he said.

    "As well as the fact that they have to carry this excess weight around, their heart's being compressed and this adipose tissue material is secreting toxins that people think actually cause death of heart cells.

    "So they're being attacked on all fronts."

    The problems are not confined to the morgue.

    Some obese hospital patients do not fit into CT scanning machines and excess fat can hinder the taking of blood using syringes, which impedes diagnosis in both the dead and the living.


    Bigger equipment

    At the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), about 80 obese inpatients per month are dealt with.

    It has bought purpose-built wheelchairs, lifting machines and beds to cope and most of the current beds can take a maximum weight of about 170 kilograms.

    RAH ergonomist Hal Robertson says bigger beds are being bought.

    "Over time we are gradually replacing those with a weight load of at least 250-267 kg and we have five specialty beds which can go up to a weight of 450 kg," she said.

    Injuries to staff are another side effect.

    Statistics from another public hospital indicate staff are 19 times more likely to strain themselves moving obese patients than others.

    "Staff who reported having body stress injuries, 30 per cent of them were handling larger patients," Ms Robertson said.

    Bigger rooms and ceiling tracks to help shift patients are among the plans for the new Royal Adelaide Hospital which is under construction in the city.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-0...nesses/3861634

    An average horse weighs about 450 to 500 kg, so the other benefit of obese people is that hospitals are now being equipped with beds which can take horses, which is something you won't find in the average veterinary practice.

    One difference between an average horse around 450 to 500 kg and a human of the same weight is that the horse lives on grass and can run very fast while the human lives on doughnuts and Coke and can barely move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Yeoman View Post
    You're one of those people who take everything seriously aren't you?

    For the sake of clarity - those obese mouth breathers who annoyingly clog up aisles in tescos without thinking are sub human and not obese people.
    I take serious things seriously, and if you were referring to anybody as sub-human I think it’s a serious issue.
    I still disagree with what you are saying, but will not condemn you. Instead I discontinue taking part in this conversation as I think it is no longer to anyone’s benefit. All of you folks have a lovely day!!!
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    Things that piss me off ? Flame warriors. Reflexive contrarians. Best regards, JR.

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    Fine Gael or more so the current Irish government, seems if they have the whiff of a spare Euro in populations pockets they'll add some new way of getting it. We knew the last lot were bad but at least they did the majority of it under glass tables.
    Then again, other countries have similar laws but they probably put two head together on how to enact them and not some twit with a post-it pad and a pint.

    Tom Cruise, I don't know why but he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downwithpeace View Post
    Tom Cruise, I don't know why but he does.
    Lol, I was a teenager when bloody "Top Gun" came out, all the girls started comparing us, acne-plagued, hormonal-mad, sex-craving teenager boys, with bloody 'baby face' Tom Cruise. I didn't stand a chance, those where 'dry season' times for me...

    A pox on you, Tom Cruise, you rumpy-pumpy stealing bastard!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutral View Post
    Lol, I was a teenager when bloody "Top Gun" came out, all the girls started comparing us, acne-plagued, hormonal-mad, sex-craving teenager boys, with bloody 'baby face' Tom Cruise. I didn't stand a chance, those where 'dry season' times for me...

    A pox on you, Tom Cruise, you rumpy-pumpy stealing bastard!!!
    Hmm, I'm now trying to think if any past girlfriend brought Tom Cruise up during rumpy-pumpy, he's got a good two decades on me but it would still answer my unknown hatred of him.

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    I read that Tom is going to play Claire Chennault in an up coming big budget film about the AVG! There is no justice.

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    I never fail to mention that Tom is a gay Scientologist! (The gay rumors are unsubstantiated and may be completely untrue, he however an ardent supporter of the Xenu mythologies.)



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    I don’t really care if Tom is gay, it just doesn’t matter to me. But Scientology is another matter.

    L. Ron Hubbard was a self proclaimed disciple of Robert Heinlein and has based his “religion” on many of the philosophies of Heinlein writings. In my opinion “Scientology’s” main reason for existence is to fool each other and take as much from the gullible as they can.

    But, honestly, the same can be said of most religions. Xenu is no more incredible (to me) then Joseph Smith finding his own personal version of the bible in NY or Louis Farrakhans "Great Mother Ship beyond the moon"!

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    "You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion."
    Response by L Ron Hubbard to a question from the audience during a meeting of the Eastern Science Fiction Association on (7 November 1948), as quoted in a 1994 affidavit by Sam Moskowitz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    I never fail to mention that Tom is a gay Scientologist! (The gay rumors are unsubstantiated and may be completely untrue, he however an ardent supporter of the Xenu mythologies.)
    It's an interesting rumor given him and another famous Scientologist, John Travolta, share that rumor about being gay but his are more public. As you say, unsubstantiated.

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    If you really hate the Tom Cruise, and you want to watch him squirm--see the film "Eyes Wide Shut" directed by Stanley Kubrick. It's the main reason why I don't think he's gay. His real life wife at the time, Nicole Kidman, stars as his on screen wife that doles out her sexual fantasies not involving him. Cruise's discomfort in the scenes is so palpable one has to assume that he is indeed method acting...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    If you really hate the Tom Cruise, and you want to watch him squirm--see the film "Eyes Wide Shut" directed by Stanley Kubrick. It's the main reason why I don't think he's gay. His real life wife at the time, Nicole Kidman, stars as his on screen wife that doles out her sexual fantasies not involving him. Cruise's discomfort in the scenes is so palpable one has to assume that he is indeed method acting...

    I've a feeling I've seen this movie but can't be certain, I'll try it to see his reactions.

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    I found the link on Youtube of the main scene. But really, it's a great film one should watch through. Not that I should talk since it's been on my hard drive for months without me watching it...



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    What pisses me off is my generation (the teens). Now not all of them but most of them are closed mind, selfish, spoiled teen. who take everything a joke. From Hitler to terrorist its a joke to them. That's what I hate (though we should re rise this thread)

    Life is short... We should then cherish every sec of it.

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