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  1. #1 Fat People Are killing The Planet! 
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    LONDON (Reuters) - Overweight people eat more than thin people and are more likely to travel by car, making excess body weight doubly bad for the environment, according to a study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

    "When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler," and food production is a major source of greenhouse gases, researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts wrote in their study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

    "We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend toward fatness, and recognize it as a key factor in the battle to reduce (carbon) emissions and slow climate change," the British scientists said.

    They estimated that each fat person is responsible for about one tonne of carbon dioxide emissions a year more on average than each thin person, adding up to an extra one billion tonnes of CO2 a year in a population of one billion overweight people.

    The European Union estimates each EU citizen accounts for 11 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year.
    I knew this would happen. :mad:

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    I like how they spell ton... tonne. Can't just talk different, gotta spell different.

    Also, wasn't it a Brit who said Fat Bottom Girls make the rockin' world go 'round?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I like how they spell ton... tonne. Can't just talk different, gotta spell different.

    Also, wasn't it a Brit who said Fat Bottom Girls make the rockin' world go 'round?
    I don't know about making it go 'round, but they probably make it wobble a bit..:eek:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I like how they spell ton... tonne. Can't just talk different, gotta spell different.

    Also, wasn't it a Brit who said Fat Bottom Girls make the rockin' world go 'round?
    It was Freddie Mercury of Queen, for what that's worth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0
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    You people are missing the fatness point here.

    Now, fat people have to lose weight "for the children".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    You people are missing the fatness point here.

    Now, fat people have to lose weight "for the children".
    It's okay. Children probably aren't strong enough to take the fat people's food away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    You people are missing the fatness point here.

    Now, fat people have to lose weight "for the children".
    But what about the fat children?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    You people are missing the fatness point here.

    Now, fat people have to lose weight "for the children".
    So when is Fat Albert Gore going to start?:D
    "If every poor man is to come here and start requesting money for all his children, the applicants will never be satisfied and the nation's finances will collapse." Emperor Tiberius: Tacitus:Annals




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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    It was Freddie Mercury of Queen, for what that's worth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0
    Oh, I'm well aware big fat Fanny was such a naughty nanny...

    I love her for it, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I knew this would happen. :mad:

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    of course they ignore how the bulk of fat people in the western world are people living off the government dole . . . . You want these people go get skinny - make them WORK!
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