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Old 08-04-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Massatucky
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New study by the CDC proves that Mississippians and the fattest people in the USA with 34% of adults in the obese category.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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New study by the CDC proves that Mississippians and the fattest people in the USA with 34% of adults in the obese category.

I wouldn't put too much thought on a study that gave Dallas an F, and Fort Worth a B-.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I wouldn't put too much thought on a study that gave Dallas an F, and Fort Worth a B-.
great point. I don't put too much into these studies anyway. One year Albuquerque was the healthest city and the next year way down the list. I guess all those healthy people left town.

They are fun to read, but not worth much else, maybe bragging of not bragging rights for a short period of time.

Nita
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: The South
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I suspect most "worst" lists are authored by someone that doesn't live in the "worst" area. It makes them feel superior.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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New study by the CDC proves that Mississippians and the fattest people in the USA with 34% of adults in the obese category.

Anybody know why the moderators don't delete these types of posts?
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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[quote=covedweller;15345971]Moderator cut: discussing mod actions is against the ToS

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I suspect most "worst" lists are authored by someone that doesn't live in the "worst" area. It makes them feel superior.
Normally I agree; some magazine or group takes some sort of raw data, massages it using random assumptions and criteria, and prints out the result as a scientific report. However, this report was prepared by the CDC, which lends a bit of credibility. [LINK] The big problem is that the raw data wasn't scientifically gathered. Instead, they conducted a phone survey where they asked people their height and weight. Honestly, do you know your precise height and weight at this moment, and if so, would you tell the truth to someone conducting a poll on the phone?

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Old 08-05-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: The South
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Because technically these types of posts are on topic; they discuss the state, and could affect whether or not someone else moves here. Or maybe it's as simple as no one reported the OP.

Normally I agree; some magazine or group takes some sort of raw data, massages it using random assumptions and criteria, and prints out the result as a scientific report. However, this report was prepared by the CDC, which lends a bit of credibility. [LINK] The big problem is that the raw data wasn't scientifically gathered. Instead, they conducted a phone survey where they asked people their height and weight. Honestly, do you know your precise height and weight at this moment, and if so, would you tell the truth to someone conducting a poll on the phone?
I'm not a math or statistics person and I certainly agree with everybody that the USA is getting fat and it is a problem. The way I think about problems is attack the area where you can do the most good for the least. I think that California is a bigger problem than Mississippi. Calif. has over 9 million fatsos and Miss. has 1 million. Solve the biggest problem first.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Because technically these types of posts are on topic; they discuss the state, and could affect whether or not someone else moves here. Or maybe it's as simple as no one reported the OP.

Moderator cut: discussing mod actions is against the ToS

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Old 08-05-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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Anybody know why the moderators don't delete these types of posts?

So you support censorship. GOT IT.

Try not being politically correct or UnAmerica, how about?
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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So you support censorship. GOT IT.

Try not being politically correct or UnAmerica, how about?
Not really. I have no problem with the content that was posted, just in the childish manner it was posted. I could say, for instance, go over to the LA board and post all sorts of derogatory data there, but I really don't see the point of it. How are things down on the bayou, by the way?
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