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[–] valkilrie 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

That bible belt...Gluttony and Christianity go together like peanut butter and jelly in the south.

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

nonsense , i am christian AND thin ;) so are many of my friends and family who are christians as well . but then again, i'm not from the USA :D

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

Thin Christian reporting in! I hate how everyone glosses over gluttony in the church. It's like ignoring the herd of elephants in the room...

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[–] valkilrie 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Visit the south in the US. You will know what I am talking about. I am really curious if someone were to do a poll and ask fat people what religion they believe in. I am willing to bet Christianity shares a common trend.

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[–] Makingitworthit ago 

There are just so many things wrong with the south, though I wonder if obesity is the bigger cause behind most of them.

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[–] valkilrie ago 

Interesting thought. Possible. I agree that there are a lot of issues and I have been in the middle of them since birth.

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[–] tableflipper 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

It only goes up to 2009. Imagine how horrifying this chart would be now.

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[–] JustTruthful 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Nobody really wants to know. Nobody.

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

I see this and think it's like 'plague inc.'

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

That shitlording game is great.

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[–] journalistsarelazy ago 

I loved it for ages but kinda dropped it now, might have to rediscover, see if there's been many changes.

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

What I learned from this is that my plan of moving to Denver is still a fantastic idea.

Colorado is the only mostly-blue state left (or at least 6 years ago).

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[–] the_foreigner 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When I was younger, my dream was to live in the US because you guys had an amazing healthy lifestyle and immense love for all kinds of sports. And especially because you could have scholarships just for being great at playing it. Five years of swimming training when I was a teen just gave me a great body and love for the sport, but oh boy I wish I had the chance of getting free college just for doing what I love.

It's sorrowful to see where it is and where it's going to.

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

God damnit Indiana, get your shit together. See, it's hard for me as a Hoosier to understand this is happening all around me because I only associate with shitlords. In fact, most of us are marathon runners or tri-athletes. My world does not reflect this map one little bit.

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[–] physicscat 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Before I continue, I'm not making this statement from a POV of racism. I taught school in one of these counties in the 90's. There was not a high incidence of obesity in the school where I taught at that time. I find it curious that the increase in obesity stats in the South start with predominantly black counties in rural areas. If anyone has any insight, I would be interested in hearing it.

If you look at the South in 2004, the counties that initially have over 28% obesity rates are in the region called "The Black Belt."

These counties have the highest percentage of black residents, the highest poverty rates, and are very rural and monetarily very poor at the county level. I'm curious what stats they used for determining obesity. Was it actually BMI? Was it rates if Type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure? All of these are found in higher rates among blacks, especially black males, even those who are not overweight.

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

If you mean terrible in the sense that it's incredibly delicious and yes, fattening, I agree.

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

My county stays orange in between a sea of red. I'm guessing it's because of the large university in my town.

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