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post #316 of 5129
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Read this then muse. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25576718

We are indeed in a brave new world.
post #317 of 5129
1.35 billion people in China without cloning.

Future is hard to imagine.
post #318 of 5129
Bill Clinton looks 100, so Hilary can't be far off. That would be elder discrimination, though. The fact that women live longer than men is ageist.
post #319 of 5129
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Purely anecdotal, but there are a lot more widows than widowers at the community where my grandparents live.

That's cool. Means that if you live long enough, you get your pick of the bitchez.
post #320 of 5129
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

That's cool. Means that if you live long enough, you get your pick of the bitchez.

When I'm really old I'm going to have my mind transplanted into a sexy robot body and will have sexy robot sex with other sexy robots. I don't want no old beezeys.
post #321 of 5129
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Today I am musing of "Fat Studies."
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Some scholars found the opinions about fat suspicious and began conducting research to examine the claims. Building on that foundation, the field of fat studies emerged. In the tradition of critical race studies, queer studies, and women's studies, fat studies is an interdisciplinary field of scholarship marked by an aggressive, consistent, rigorous critique of the negative assumptions, stereotypes, and stigmas placed on fat and the fat body. The field of fat studies invites scholars to pause, interrupt everyday thinking (or failure to think) about fat, and do something daring and bold. Moving beyond challenging assumptions, they must question the very questions that surround fatness and fat people. They must not be satisfied by noting that people diet and asking why—they must ask why we continue to expect people to diet.

http://www.peopleofsize.com/articles/19/No-Fear-of-Fat

What I'm really musing on is the length some people will go to in order to justify their fat existence. When I was a little over #260 I knew three things:

1) I was fat
2) It was bad for me
3) It was my fault

From what I can understand the field of fat studies is to remove points # 2 and 3.
post #322 of 5129
You were never fat.

You were a person of size.
post #323 of 5129
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I was fat. I'm still far from svelte and hope to get down to 205# this year.
post #324 of 5129

My wife was watching some show on TLC last night about a super obese woman who gained a ton (100's) of weight to satisfy her husband who had a fat-fetish. Basically, he was a total asshole who treated her like shit so he could screw an obese lady. The show followed her progress after lap-band surgery (or whatever it was) and he was a total non-supportive prick the entire time. He actually stopped at a fast food place and ordered a bunch of burgers and shit on the way home from the hospital. The whole thing made me sick, so I went to sleep.

post #325 of 5129
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That is pretty sick. WAFM that guy is in many ways.
post #326 of 5129
I know many posters (including me and Piob) have riffed on this before, but it bears repeating: the financial illiteracy in the U.S. is almost unbelievable.

This concept is kind of interesting, at least for the poorz: incentivize savings with lottery-esque rewards. It is apparently very popular in Britain, but this is the first I've heard of it.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/playing-the-odds-on-saving/?hp&rref=opinion

Putting away $10 a month with 10% interest...good luck retiring on that folks.
post #327 of 5129
From the article:
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People with a household income of less than $10,000 a year who play the lottery spend $597 a year on tickets.

Six percent of your income or more is spent on lottery tickets? If you're spending that much of your income on lottery tickets, you deserve to be poor.
post #328 of 5129
Lotto tickets, Natty Light, and smokes probably comprise 50% of their budgets.
post #329 of 5129
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Originally Posted by upthewazzu View Post

My wife was watching some show on TLC last night about a super obese woman who gained a ton (100's) of weight to satisfy her husband who had a fat-fetish. Basically, he was a total asshole who treated her like shit so he could screw an obese lady. The show followed her progress after lap-band surgery (or whatever it was) and he was a total non-supportive prick the entire time. He actually stopped at a fast food place and ordered a bunch of burgers and shit on the way home from the hospital. The whole thing made me sick, so I went to sleep.

Wait, so he had a fat fetish, she gained wait to satisfy him, he was a dick about it, and then when she decided to lose weight via surgery, he was supportive and stopped acting like a dick?
post #330 of 5129
Lotto is a terrific investment strategy. Personally, I am well diversified into a weekly basket of Pick 5, Daily Numbers, and Instant Win! People tell me that I should be less aggressive and put my money into sensible index funds, but they are fools. Index funds don't outperform the benchmarks every Tuesday and Thursday. Lotto is where the alpha is.
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