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What are we going to do about fat people???

Original post made by Jack LaLanne on Aug 18, 2009

All I ever hear about is cigarettes, alcohol, aids, drugs, but look around folks at all of the fat people and the impact they are having on our healthcare. [Portion removed by PW staff.]

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Posted by Drexl, a resident of Ironwood
on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:09 pm

That is on Obama's agenda; sin taxes. Don't worry, he will fix this. We want all americans to be healthy....


Posted by John, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Wow! some of those people should be pulling a wagon or a plow.


Posted by Question, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I see the Weekly has edited a portion of the first post, but continues to let people violate TOS!

I think Jeb LOVES the conflict, as he contiues to post articles, that he KNOWS will instigate a squabble.


Posted by Amy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm

NOT COOL people, just another example of just how out there P-Town folks are becoming. Land of the perfect people I guess?

Sounds like typical right wing survival of the FITTEST to me!


Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

I think "Jack LaLanne" has a point but obviously has made it in a nasty manner. I'm sure there are a lot of people that visit this web site that would more than willing to discuss this topic in an adult manner.


Posted by Jack LaLanne, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Whoever Jeb is took out the link I attached which shows the photos taken of the concert by Pleasanton Weekly which showed in every single picture over weight people. I am trying to point out that we have a huge weight issue in this country and much better than smoking, alcohol, aids, or drugs but we just keep ignoring it but eventually it will make unaffordable healthcare. People who do not smoke, drink, or take drugs get a break on their health insurance so why shouldn't people who keep their weight under control.


Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 18, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Julie is a registered user.

I personally don't get breaks on health care for not smoking, drinking or taking drugs. However, if it makes you happy, a few years ago my life insurance was higher because of my weight.


Posted by Mary, a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm

No doubt it is a problem and the full extent of the problem will only been seen I believe in the next 20 years. It is truly amazing if you look at a high school yearboook from say my era the early 70's and compare it to one now it is unbelievable how much heavier the kids are today than then.


Posted by Gerbils, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 18, 2009 at 9:35 pm

After we get rid of the fat people, breeding of the stupid and ugly need to be controlled.....




Posted by Pleasanton Parent, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 18, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Nobody to blame but ourselves on this one. Japanese businesses are actually weighing and measuring "at risk" employees and have removed "fatty" items from their cafeteria menus. The Japanese government will fine the company for any employee that exceeds an "acceptable" weight/BMI range.

While I feel this would never work here in the states I do think companies should be allowed to charge overweight and at risk employees a higher insurance premium withholding (likewise with those that smoke).


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm

I would add to the list: people who drink alcohol; people who abuse illegal drugs; people who abuse prescription drugs; families with more than 2 children; spouses who cheat on their spouses; dead beat fathers; bank robbers, men/women in prison or jail for more than 24 hrs.; child molesters; juvenile delinquents; a residents who are under age 65; clergy of all faiths; anorexics!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Correction: all residents who are under age 65; anybody that harms animals or starts fires; people that break any law in the State of CA.


Posted by WTF, a resident of Old Towne
on Aug 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Read the FIRST post, the topic starter. This actually got SERIOUS responses and that is a flat out shame.

I read on line town forums for 3 communities and RARELY see the type of sarcastic, vile, condescending, holier than thou, nasty, repulsive, angry, shaming, rude comments that seem to have all but taken over the Pleasanton Weekly.

Either, this forum had a lot of self centered, selfish and rude teenagers posting, or many of the adults who post here are just flat out disgusting. This is totally absurd and this type of mentality seems to have over run this town.


I can assure you all, that most anyone researching buying a home here would Google Pleasanton and find this the Weekly Forum in the top 10 searches. This forum would be a TOTAL TURN OFF to anyone with any decency.

THINK about what social responsibility comes with an anonymous forum and the free speech that goes along with this.

A TOTAL Lack of accountability and or a just plain nasty community is breeding like sewer rats here.

Perhaps this explains all the nasty, rude, mean self centered kids in town! Pompous, arrogant, self centered people SUCK!

START of Topic:

What are we going to do about fat people???
State, National, International, posted by Jack LaLanne, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 7 hours ago
All I ever hear about is cigarettes, alcohol, aids, drugs, but look around folks at all of the fat people and the impact they are having on our healthcare. [Portion removed by PW staff.]

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Comments:

Posted by John, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, 7 hours ago
Wow! some of those people should be pulling a wagon or a plow.


Posted by Gerbils, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 22 minutes ago


After we get rid of the fat people, breeding of the stupid and ugly need to be controlled

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Thank GOD our house is closing escrow and we can get the heck out of this crap hole of a community.

Enjoy your pompous selves! Right or Left, you shoul be ashamed!


Posted by Point well taken, a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Aug 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm

You have a point WTF! Here are some other considerations:

"What are we going to do about fat people???"

I can't believe someone had the audacity!

What are we going to do about:

Liberals
Conservatives
Skinny people

Black People

White People

Chinese

Indians
Latinos

Gays

Heterosexuals
Priests

Teachers

Self Employed

Employed

Bikers
Lawyers

Judges

Youth Councilors

Realtors

Doctors

Stay at home moms

Wives Husbands

Children

Just "what are WE going to DO about FAT people" because they are all around us and causing our heath insurance costs to rise! My GOD! How about regulating people mind set or food intake? How GROOVEY is that?

How about the FDA? If you haven't noticed our FOOD PYRAMID is DESIGNED to KILL US!
The food, Heath and Medical industries in the US are set up to create DISEASE and kill us. Our life styles to keep up with the Jones's causes many Americans to go full speed chasing the buck, at the cost of their heath. Get it?


Posted by KNOX, a resident of Sycamore Place
on Aug 19, 2009 at 6:58 am

Jack, you're pathetic. I bet you're a chubby chaser.


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 19, 2009 at 8:31 am

Stacey is a registered user.

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COSGROVE: Well, you know, one of the things is you've got to get employers to understand that. I mean, right now, we've put together a program where we get more than our money back by getting people health care. We save money. And the...

VAN SUSTEREN: But the problem is, that's (INAUDIBLE) That's -- I mean, that's, you know, the promise. It's not -- it's -- you know, the whole idea of making people healthier so that 30 years from now...

COSGROVE: No, right now. Right now. They come to work, they work more. They're more productive. Their -- their -- their health care costs go down. And we're self-insured, so we pay for them when they're sick.

VAN SUSTEREN: Oh, so you've saying that even if -- I mean I thought when you were talking about a wellness program that -- that this is sort of a long-term program that'd pay off for us. You say that if we started getting well today, we would feel the costs today...

COSGROVE: Absolutely. Absolutely.

VAN SUSTEREN: That it would be...

COSGROVE: Absolutely.

VAN SUSTEREN: We'd start saving money today.

COSGROVE: Absolutely.


Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2009 at 9:10 am

Build sturdier chairs?


Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Julie is a registered user.

I absolutely can't believe I'm typing this...but I actually agree with Cholo (or at least the point I believe was in the post).

If you are going to go after raising my health premiums because I am overweight - where does it stop? Thin people are not necessarily healthier. And, there are numerous other, um, habits/circumstances that contribute to a person being a higher health risk (other than drugs, alcohol, weight, smoking). What about those who engage in risky behavior? Those facing tragedies in their life? The list could go on forever!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:18 am

It is OK to agree with Cholo, it is NOT a crime against the state. As soon as it becomes a crime, then I will report you!

tee hee hee, tee hee hee...

I'm would even to the list music teacher and speech therapists...


Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Julie is a registered user.

Cholo! Estoy de acuerdo otra vez! We agree again: Let's add to the list *anyone* who works with children!! They are exposed to many diseases and high level of stress - charge them extra for health benefits too! Say, this is fun!


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