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[–] Porom 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

I feel like we're headed towards a global situation that resembles the movie Wall-E, but without the sci-fi aspects where we get a second chance as a species. Evolution has spoken, we're screwed.

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[–] Chance 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Yep, I've had that exact same image in my mind as well for some time.

Really, really sucks.

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[–] FitMachoNaziAtheist 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Went back to reddit, voat is no different.

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[–] 1madmanamongmany 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You and me both. Perhaps we need to make a second chance.

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[–] putdownthedonut 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If I remember right, planets were outraged about Wall-E's portrayal of them. It was super entertaining to watch.

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[–] Hotspur82 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was just at Disney World for a week, and constantly had flashes of Wall-E on a daily basis.

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[–] EasyPoke 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Now I wish more people are fat.

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[–] j095 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Seriously the only good thing about fat asses is that purely by being a healthy weight you are in the best looking 30-40% of the population.

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[–] caesah 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That really depends. I've done group interviews for part-time jobs or entry level jobs while in school, the majority of the hiring managers have been deathfats who latch onto people who talk about food in their personal introduction.

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

I still don't think it's quite so bad. This obesity crisis is recent history, only the last few decades or so, so the fact that we haven't collectively figured our shit out enough to stop being such pork lords doesn't necessarily mean we never will. I suspect that it's all a societal phase; we should get used to having unlimited food eventually . . . I hope.

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[–] ScheissKaiser 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I might be optimistic here but I believe that sooner or later things will turn around, just like they did with smoking. Some decades ago most people smoked. Cigarette producers plastered their advertisements all over the media, and were able to openly lie about smoking's health effects. Look how far we've come with that.

Nowadays we have the "obesity epidemic" just getting into full swing, but food companies can still mislabel and falsely advertise their junk products. But this is going to change. The ill effects of being fat are too obvious and too expensive, just like they are with smoking. The fatlogic house of cards is eventually going to collapse. Some decades down the line chips and fries will be the new cigarettes: food producers will have to label junk products as junk, advertisements for junk will be thoroughly regulated (banned?), "junk taxes" will be real, schools will teach people about nutrition from an early age.

Society will some day be a shitlord society just like it is an anti-smoking society today.

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm inclined to agree. It seems like it will likely follow a similar path; if we're lucky public attitudes will eventually become equally hostile to obesity.

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[–] Laserchalk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've always thought that eventually sugary drinks will be banned and replaced with sugar free versions.

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[–] putdownthedonut 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I hope so. It's not like nutrition is particularly difficult to figure out.

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[–] EllenPaosEgo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Or we fix the problem Soylent Green style. It's not like the fatties would actually stop eating cheap McDiabetes burgers if they knew it was made of fat people.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Until fast food becomes more expensive and harder to get than health food this won't happen. It's easier to stop by 711 and graba coke and a bag of chips than it is to stop by the store and get some fruit and yogurt. 711 makes me sad because it has one Greek yogurt but it's honey and nuts and not just plain. Their salads are 650 calories too.

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[–] Relapse 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I sincerely wish they would categorize childhood obesity as child abuse

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[–] nosugarcoating 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Considering that making your pets obese in the UK is considered animal abuse I can only assume it is for policy reasons that fat kids are not classed as abused. Hate fat fucks. Hate that they make their kids fat even more.

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[–] mikey_mcbutt 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There's an ad airing in Canada for hotels.com or something and it has this fat, fat child acting like a total spaz and it just makes me so angry. Stop trying to normalize this shit! 100 years ago he would have been 'freakshow fat' and now he's what advertisers have to consider as 'normal child'

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[–] Fools_gambit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Last I heard it was in the UK, they are just doing a bad job of charging people and it's not hugely newsworthy.

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[–] cityfox 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It probably is, in some undisclosed history book

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[–] SilentMaster 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Well, the momentum is moving sure, but these kinds of things can very quickly turn around. Nature favors the strong, obeasts are quite simply the opposite of that. I don't fear for my future, but they should fear for theirs.

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[–] FreedomToast 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I wanted to look at the data closer:

N = 76 704 obese men and 99 791 obese women. We excluded participants who received bariatric surgery.

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302773

Annual probability of attaining normal weight
1/210 = 0.4762% – obese men
1/124 = 0.8065% – obese women
1/1290 = 0.0775% – morbidly obese men (BMI 40-45)
1/677 = 0.1477% – morbidly obese women (BMI 40-45)

Annual probability of attaining 5% weight reduction for morbidly obese
Men: 1/8 = 12.5%
Women: 1/7 = 14.3%

Annual probability of attaining 5% weight reduction for superobese (45+ BMI)
[Note: Yes, there is now a level beyond morbidly obese: Superobese, because it is that unbelievable. Overall 10% of participants were superobese]
Men: 1/5 = 20.0%
Women: 1/6 = 16.7%
The most significant fact: Superobese participants who lost 5% body weight, 52.7% at 2 years and 78.0% at 5 years had gained weight after the 5% loss.

2738 out of 314477 people had bariatric surgery = 0.870% (excluded from analysis)

Out of the superobese (I love this term) 44% of men and 48% of women did not alter their BMI; this excludes losing and gaining weight, they just stayed fat fucks over 9 fucking years.

The chance of returning to normal weight declines as you get fatter. Overall, once you get fat you are likely to stay fat, become obese and make your children obese, which will only propagate the issue through future generations. God help us all.

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[–] kentucky_fried_rage 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thanks for breaking it down. It warms my cold, dead, non-fat-suffocated heart.

Question: will we eventually see social stratification with the fats relegated to the bottom?

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[–] FreedomToast 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The only way this happens is if all people actively contribute. Rights for blacks and gays did not occur until the population accept it. We are currently living in an odd time. There is a constant cheer of: "Love your body"; "Fat is beautiful", but the individuals, the most private thoughts of each person thinks: God, look at that beast. Even better is the immediately subconscious reaction, you have aversion to the fat body as it seems diseased.

We do see fat people at the bottom, but no one will publically admit it. There is a systemic structure to relegate them to the bottom, but you hold the power in your hands. All social movements start with the grassroots social change. You must continue to hate, not just for you, but your children and all future generations on this planet. For the greatest defeat would be an enshrined right that discrimination against obesity is as morally reprehensible as ones to gender, race or sexuality. We need to push the social discourse to that fat is a choice. The seeds are present in every person's mind, the only way we can lose is if whales get into power. Thank god most of them are lazy and will not commit, but you must be vigilant! As the whale population grows, the numbers of whales with power will grow. For we are the only defenders of the truth, that obesity is a caloric choice. Keep fighting!

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[–] wearenotgoingleft 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

As the child of obese parents, I've already become determined not to continue the cycle. Counting calories, running, just making sure I stay a fit shitlord. This sub is great motivation. I refuse to ever become a disgusting mess of an animal, the family pattern ends here.

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[–] wearenotgoingleft 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The amount of metabolism excuses I've heard from my parents is crazy.

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[–] willowmarie27 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

pneumatic tubes for goods transport is not that far off. We'll be fine. . don't need that much food to live healthy!

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