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post #31 of 47
Americans have the highest obesity rate on the planet.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Stop shopping in Boca.
That's a common sight in many cities.
post #33 of 47
Every generation says that the one that follows is lazier, coddles their children more, and is worse at "baseball fundamentals." It's the lament of all generatoins that means absolutely nothing. If each generation were actually lazier than GDP (held constant for inflation) would go down instead of up, but it grows geometrically not even linearly.
post #34 of 47
I buy my food at shops that don't supply carts. No problems.
post #35 of 47
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I was an Englishman in New York for sometime - working at an investment bank and compared to most - I found the Americans some of the hardest working people I have ever met...

Yeah that's why I don't think it's really laziness. All these "lazy" people, American or unAmerican, well I think the laziness is just a symptom and not the actual problem. I think it's a combination of problems with motivation, defeatism (Low self-esteem can play a part in this) and the most unforgivable culprit, entitlement.
post #36 of 47
Double post
post #37 of 47
Not saying that Americans don't have a weight problem but here's the easy solution for you. Shopping in South Africa = very few fat Americans to deal with.
post #38 of 47
What is wrong with using a shopping cart? I use it because the things I get usually exceed the space or practicality of a hand-basket. If you're going to criticize the laziness of Americans, don't use shopping carts as your example.
post #39 of 47
I hope this is your life's biggest problem.
post #40 of 47
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What is wrong with using a shopping cart? I use it because the things I get usually exceed the space or practicality of a hand-basket.

If you're going to criticize the laziness of Americans, don't use shopping carts as your example.
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I hope this is your life's biggest problem.
post #41 of 47
Dear fatties, keep getting fatter. You will keep me in business.
post #42 of 47
Ah, the days when social stigmas mattered, will they ever return?
post #43 of 47
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Ah, the days when social stigmas mattered, will they ever return?

Current social stigmas will be replaced by new ones.
post #44 of 47
I hit reply back on the 23rd, at around 1500lcl time. Then I couldn't commit to an answer I liked. Then I had an answer but was busy watching my favorite TV show. I told my Daughter to come reply for me, but didn't want to tell her what I was talking about, or what site to log on too.

What the hell was I talking about?

I don't have time for this right now. I need to cut the grass, or take nap. I'll go with nap.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post
If each generation were actually lazier than GDP (held constant for inflation) would go down instead of up, but it grows geometrically not even linearly.

That's assuming that human productivity is the only factor affecting GDP; the population is rising and automation has (and will continue to) increase.
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