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Unread 01-15-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Originally Posted by TX_AGGIE13 View Post
Lol...yea this thread went way in left field all the sudden.... The reason San Antonio is so fat is because of all the Mexican food, that's the reason.
No, it's not. California, Arizona and New Mexico all have an abundance of Mexican cuisine, yet not one city from any of these states in the top 10? But, 3 Texas cities are indeed in the top 10.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: AGRESTIC
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I do my part, I eat locally was opposed to buying beef that was raised and fed in Africa. Raised on their land and fed their grains (that could have been used to feed their people).

Or buying produce from Mexico, again, I purchase locally instead of taking food from the mouths of natives.

Lost Crops of Africa: Volume I: Grains
Beef from Africa??? I would love for you to source your talking points.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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Beef from Africa??? I would love for you to source your talking points.
ERS/USDA Briefing Room - U.S. Agricultural Trade Briefing Room: Trade Balance

The US had run a surplus in Agricultural trade since the 1960s, including beef. I doubt we really import a significant amount of African Beef. In looking around I couldn't find any numbers for Africa specifically. Beef imports are are very small as a percent of consumption, and half of what we do import comes from Canada.

More than likely any Beef you buy was born, raised, and slaughtered in the US.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: AGRESTIC
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It's just amazing to me that anyone would actually propose that the largest producer of beef and grain on the planet, who happens to be the most generous country in the world would be guilty of depriving Africa of beef or grain. I know if is in vogue to hate America but come on.................
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Unread 01-15-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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No, it's not. California, Arizona and New Mexico all have an abundance of Mexican cuisine, yet not one city from any of these states in the top 10? But, 3 Texas cities are indeed in the top 10.
Read the method in which they come to this list conclusion. It's beyond moronic.
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Unread 01-16-2009, 02:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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No, it's not. California, Arizona and New Mexico all have an abundance of Mexican cuisine, yet not one city from any of these states in the top 10? But, 3 Texas cities are indeed in the top 10.
Well, I will just have to disagree to an extent. California is full of many more healthy choices as well, and the cuisines in Phoenix, and Albuquerque do not represent that of here in San Antonio. Maybe in instances, but not as a general percentage. I agree that there have to be other factors outside of just "Mexican Food", but I believe that that is the most significant factor. Fast food, exercise, etc... do deffinately play a role as well no dbout. Also "fat" is not simply something the majority of people inherit just because they eat bad. I eat anything and everything I want, but I eat it in small quantities throughout the day, and stop before too late. Also I exercise anywhere from 2 to 3 hours a day minimum. Many people are so dormant that metabolism plays what I think is the most significant role.

I've noticed that many families, and individuals in San Antonio eat Mexican food at least once a day, and many others at least 2 or 3 times a week. A large percentage here I would imagine eat Mexican food more than 90% of the time. My visits to places like LA, Phoenix did not consist of much, if any Mexican food, but rather things like Armenian, Brazilian, Seafood, Sushi, etc.... Yes, there is other selection here, but not many options in the light of "healty" in comparison to other major cities.

Another thing I will add in the case of these "lists" is that they are extremely inconclusive, like others have already suggested, and non-factual. Primarily nonsense, but im sure some would disagree.

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Unread 01-16-2009, 06:07 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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I agree that there have to be other factors outside of just "Mexican Food", but I believe that that is the most significant factor.

Another thing I will add in the case of these "lists" is that they are extremely inconclusive, like others have already suggested, and non-factual. Primarily nonsense, but im sure some would disagree.

Agree and agree...thanks for clarifying.
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Unread 01-16-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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We live just up the road from SA in Abilene and I'm suprised this town wasn't in the top 10. Seems the best thing to do in this place is eat....oh and go to church, where you can pray away those extra pounds.
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Unread 01-16-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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where you can pray away those extra pounds.
I know, sorry! But I had to...you can pray away your pounds:

Can You Pray Your Pounds Away? (http://www.vegetariantimes.com/features/477 - broken link)
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Unread 01-16-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Another thing I will add in the case of these "lists" is that they are extremely inconclusive, like others have already suggested, and non-factual. Primarily nonsense, but im sure some would disagree.
I could not really say, I know that in a 10 minute radius from my home, I can think of at least 5 different gyms/rec centers/womens clubs that I could join.

Not to mention Salado Creek and Eisenhower Park. Also, I have nice, paved sidewalks in my neighborhood, which is also a safe place by the way.

I can't say for anyone in any other part of town. Maybe the extreme differences in socieconomics has something to do with it...
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