Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pigs At The Trough: Obesity Nation

Here's an interesting and dramatic graphic (click on each year to show the increase) indicating how people in the Empire have increased their girth (and let's not forget their resource "footprint") in the last 20 years or so. Especially topical today, since recent findings show that obesity continues to reign supreme in the fattest nation on the planet (click on this article to find out how your state ranks in obesity...). There are just so many things one could say on this subject: the crappy industrial food system and it's never-ending quest to put more bad food into customers bodies, the lazy and sedentary population of retards that constitute the public, the ridiculous emphasis on motor vehicles and endless easy motoring that this society is determined to preserve at all costs, and so on, but really, why? The subject of obesity is not really a brain-teaser by any means: the solutions are well-known and obvious, but the nation's culture precludes meaningful change. Cynically,


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