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CNN Fat Kid Story: A classic hang 'em out to dry.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jones, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    I second the last two posts.
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Don't know how I missed this thread. Yes, it is abuse. The kid doesn't know any better. And that is extremely unhealthy. It's also not isolated. In just the last two decades, the number of overweight children ages 6 to 11 has doubled and it has tripled for teenagers. Obesity nationwide is a huge problem. It's sad because 1) the kids don't have the capacity to make good decisions for themselves, and 2) they are being set up with habits that will make it that much harder to live healthy adult lifestyles. There is also the problem that societally we are already paying a cost for this, in the form of health care costs that are going through the roof in large part because of the prevalence of Type II diabetes, heart disease and a host of other problems caused by obesity.

    As for taking the kid away from the mom, I'd be all for it. But the reality is that he won't be any better off in an overtaxed public system that will neglect him just as badly or worse

    Thanks Jones. That story doesn't get the freak show reaction from me as much as it just makes me sad. You found yet another way to bum me out, you bastard.
  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    There's no way this kid is getting diet sprite. The bitch probably added the diet part to make it look better for the cameras.

    And shame on the journalists for not asking the mother why she is not feeding the porker pig fruits and veggies.
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