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Old 06-18-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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Europeans who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.


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Old 06-19-2015, 06:52 AM
 
Location: South Carolina - The Palmetto State
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I hope you weren't expecting any adult responses from the Utopia of Europe crowd....

Sorry Berniebots.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:54 AM
 
Location: England
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From my own observations on visits to America. You folks are morbidly obese.......... we're merely obese. But we're catching up with ya!.........
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:12 AM
 
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Answer: Europeans are hypocrites

Plenty of fat ones there and they all smoke like chimneys. Ironically the American ciggies are their favorite.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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From my own observations on visits to America. You folks are morbidly obese.......... we're merely obese. But we're catching up with ya!.........
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Answer: Europeans are hypocrites

Plenty of fat ones there and they all smoke like chimneys. Ironically the American ciggies are their favorite.
Picking up bad habits is how most choose to keep the weight off.......you must have visited our theme parks.

I do find it strange and sad, people are becoming comfortable with unhealthy living.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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From my own observations on visits to America. You folks are morbidly obese.......... we're merely obese. But we're catching up with ya!.........
I have to agree with this. I still think Americans are far heavier than Europeans are.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Most people are unaware that the increase in obesity is in fact a global problem.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: England
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I have to agree with this. I still think Americans are far heavier than Europeans are.
This is true, but we're catching up fast. I returned from holiday in Tunisia a few weeks ago, and I would say most Brits are overweight, not all, but most. This included the young ones which I found quite shocking. When I was a young man in the 70s, most young people were very slim.

On this holiday I noticed the Germans are quite heavy also, but the French mainly slim. Almost all the Tunisian young people were slim.

We're off to Greece in a few days, and on previous visits I have noticed many of their young people are overweight. This wasn't the case when we first visited that country 25 years ago. So America isn't on it's own with weight problems.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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From my own observations on visits to America. You folks are morbidly obese.......... we're merely obese. But we're catching up with ya!.........
Exactly it is at a totally different level in the US. In america the instant you leave a neighborhood where they go out of their way to be healthy virtually everyone has some chub and the fattest people technically still capable of going out will show up regularly.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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If the ideal weight for someone who is 5'8 if 175 lbs (made up numbers just for example), you could have a person in America be 280 lbs and a person in the UK be 190 lbs. We are both obese and would be flagged on this chart. Of course, the 280 lbs is MUCH worse than the person in the UK at 190lbs.

Statistics are funny like that. Numbers can always be directed to one particular point or another.
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