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    Now we can blame it on our names.

    Blame game: My name made me do it

    Students whose names begin with C or D get lower grades than those whose names begin with A or B; major league baseball players whose first or last names began with K (the strikeout-signifying letter) are significantly more likely to strike out, according to the report published in the December issue of Psychological Science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    Forget dieting. Obesity a result of modern life




    Increasing everyday activity? sounds like exercise.
    Shift consumer purchasing patterns? Such as indulging in fatty foods?

    I always thought a society was made up of people and their actions.
    I think it depends on pespective. For those that view people as sheep, or sheepish; then what's needed is a change in society - whatever the heck that means.

    If you view people as thinking individuals who get to make choices and experience the consequences - then all that is really needed is to get off the behind and put down the donuts.

    I think most people fall closer to being sheep, and as a group will continue to get fatter and fatter (on average) while they wait for their parents (in the form of I-know-what-is-good-for-you politicians to pass laws regulating food intake and exercise requirements.

    ADDED: It's getting close to lunch and I can hear them lining up at McD's now, . . . "Baaaaaaahhhhhh, baaaaaaahhhhhhh, . . ."

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    Bible-Reading Woman Kicked Off Bus
    Lutz said she was sitting in the back of the bus, but wasn't being disruptive. She claimed she was stunned when the bus driver interrupted her reading.
    Either she was very loud for the bus driver to hear, or it was the "short bus".
    "I'm extremely shocked that a bus driver would pull over and take time out of his busy schedule
    Me too. It must have been really loud for the bus driver to take the time to actually pull over.

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    She said in her mind, what happened this past weekend was religious persecution, and she refuses to go along for the ride.

    Well, she got what she wanted, so what's her complaint, then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    She said in her mind, what happened this past weekend was religious persecution, and she refuses to go along for the ride.

    Well, she got what she wanted, so what's her complaint, then?
    And she ended up with personal service too.
    she was being escorted into a supervisor's van, which then took her and her family to church.

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    Police: Toddler Swung In Sleeping Bag Dies

    An 18-month-old boy has died from a severe head injury he suffered when his baby sitter swung him around in a sleeping bag for fun and it accidentally hit a wall, Hartford police said.
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    "She put my grandson in a sleeping bag and she swung it around her head and she let it go and let his head hit the metal door frame, fracturing his rear skull," Needham said.

    Hartford police Sgt. Edward Yergeau told The Hartford Courant that the incident was an accident and Torres was not trying to harm the child.
    I'd like to know what part of it was an accident.
    Putting the child at risk of suffocation?
    Putting the child at risk of injury due to knot being able to move?
    Putting the child at risk of change of trajectory?
    Or just the fact she accidentally let go?

    Another case of either not thinking it through, or not weighing the risks hard enough.

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    Is this going to be a new craze? Sue the victim?

    Driver drops bid to sue family of boy he killed
    -Spaniard withdraws lawsuit against the family of a boy he struck and killed
    -Tomas Delgado had filed a suit, saying collision had also damaged his car
    -News of the case sparked outrage in Spain and deep sympathy for the parents
    He should have considered himself lucky that the original criminal charges were dropped.
    Now; because of his actions, the prosecuter is checking into further charges.

    I wonder why the charges were dropped in the first place? Vehicular homicide laws must be vastly different in Spain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    This could fit in the dumb criminals. But the emphasis is the excuse that is given for the outcome.

    Man blames car accident on backseat sex

    I wonder if he was tippy too.
    Did he ever think of the words "stop that?"
    Did he ever think of stopping? Maybe to join in?
    He is way too easily distracted. I had driven (a van) with people having sex in the backseat. I just tuned it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugaliens View Post
    LOL.

    Can't dream of what OJ's excuse will be...

    If the condom won't fit, you must aquit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    I wonder why the charges were dropped in the first place? Vehicular homicide laws must be vastly different in Spain.
    It is possible that the pedestrian was at fault in the accident--and I was sure that would be the case. After reading the article, I'm sure it wasn't. I don't understand how the driver was found to have "committed no illegal actions", or however they worded it. It sounds like the pedestrian was doing nothing wrong, and the driver was driving wrecklessly...leading to a fatality. If that's not vehicular homicide, I don't know what is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazor View Post
    It is possible that the pedestrian was at fault in the accident--and I was sure that would be the case. After reading the article, I'm sure it wasn't...
    Yeah; that's what I was looking for in the article too. There had to be some contributory neglegence before most people would even start to consider that.

    But; even if the victim had some contribution to the accident, I'm sure the media wouldn't mention it. Afterall; victims are always innocent in the news, otherwise it wouldn't be news.

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    "Now I remember, this time _______ is my fault!"
    January 30, 2008
    ..."I truly apologize to you, I am the mayor. I made the mistake, I am accountable."
    He did not publicly specify, however, what he was apologizing for, saying legal matters prevented him from doing so...
    myway

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    I think all public officials/politicians should give that same speech as part of their inauguration. It would sure save us from a lot of boring press conferences down the road.

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    Please don't feed the...um...obese

    So; personal responsibility has gone right out the door.

    I've heard of legislation to make restaurant food healthier, but this one is rediculous.
    Bill would make it illegal to feed the obese
    The proposal would allow health inspectors to yank the permit from any restaurant that "repeatedly" feeds extremely overweight customers.
    Any food establishment to which this section applies shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese, based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health after consultation with the Mississippi Council on Obesity Prevention and Management established under Section 41-101-1 or its successor. The State Department of Health shall prepare written materials that describe and explain the criteria for determining whether a person is obese, and shall provide those materials to all food establishments to which this section applies. A food establishment shall be entitled to rely on the criteria for obesity in those written materials when determining whether or not it is allowed to serve food to any person.

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    That doesn't even make any sense! Even obese people need to eat something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    That doesn't even make any sense! Even obese people need to eat something.
    You mean they can't live off thier fat like a hibernating bear?
    So, maybe we make the law only applicable during winter?

    Edit: On second thought... this might just force those people into.... Grocery Stores

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    Well, in fairness, it says "repeatedly" feeds, not simply "feeds".

    But anyway...how can anyone propose such a bill with a straight face? And how would you like to be the one to enforce that, as a cashier at a resturante?

    "Sorry sir, you came here once this month already, and you're fat. Go away."

    Yeah, right. I see people handeling that well. Where's the bill to make it illegal to repeatedly sell scratch-offs to compulsive gamblers? Where's the bill to make it illegal to repeatedly sell cigarettes to chain smokers?

    When are they going to realize that you can't protect a person from theirself? And when are they going to realize that it's not the "big evil corporations" who are to blame for people's poor personal choices? (I'm not trying to pick on people either--I've gone from eating almost no fast food to eating waaay too much of it myself. But I don't think it's Ronald's McD's fault...it's my own for being lazy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazor View Post
    ..And how would you like to be the one to enforce that, as a cashier at a resturante?...
    Or the one in the window.

    "Sir; could you step out of your vehicle for a moment so we can get a good look at you?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    Or the one in the window.
    Computerize it.

    "Sir, year make and model?"

    "What?"

    "Your vehicle. Year, make, and model?"

    "Oh..uh, 2002 Ford Taurus"

    "Okay...... hmm I'm sorry sir, but our records indicate that your vehicle currently weighs 800 lbs more than it should, and you only have three passengers. Someone is overweight. Please take them home, and come back later. Thank you!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazor View Post
    Well, in fairness, it says "repeatedly" feeds, not simply "feeds".
    So define "repeatedly." For a start, I've known people who can't cook, so they ate all their meals out. If they have all three meals in the same place in one day, is that being "repeatedly" fed? Three meals a week? Three meals a month? Silly.
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    If they start to realize that fat food is addictive, and do something to stop people getting addicted in the first place, such as banning advertisements targeting children for fast food joins.
    "Have a big fat meal with twice the calories you really need, and have this highly collectible plastic thingie as well". Two addictions for the price of one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen View Post
    If they start to realize that fat food is addictive, and do something to stop people getting addicted in the first place, such as banning advertisements targeting children for fast food joins.
    "Have a big fat meal with twice the calories you really need, and have this highly collectible plastic thingie as well". Two addictions for the price of one.
    I don't agree that fast food is addictive by any means. What are the ingredients that make it so?

    It is just ultra convenient.
    It usually isn't even very good, but it's fast and easy. Compared to a full course restaurant it's cheap.

    If I want to get fast food, or if I want to get fat, that is my own business. No one elses. No one has the right to tell me how to eat or what to eat or when I should eat it. I know the consequences of a poor diet. I don't need a nanny.

    I have a strong fast metabolism.
    So me getting fat would be about as easy as it would for me to grow breasts. It just aint gonna happen.

    However, I am not out of the woods. Energy is something I use and require in vast amounts. Strong heart and blood. Now if I'm clogged up with cholesterol, I'm going to have a problem.

    So knowing the consequences of poor eating doesn't always mean "get fat."

    The choice, however, remains my own right to choose, no one elses.

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    The human body naturally craves fat; it's an evolutionary leftover from the days when we didn't get enough of it to feed our large, fatty brains. It is, in fact, one of several metabolism issues that made sense 20,000 years ago that are detrimental today. (It's also speculated that one of the reasons sweet things are so appealing to us is that human milk is sweet, but I can't say for sure, naturally, as I don't think scientists are sure, either.)
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    In the not my fault column (altho denial of fault is being made by a third party, due to the result of the action): Man Falls to Death From Stadium Escalator.

    The daughter of a man who died after falling four stories at Shea Stadium said her father was not sliding down the escalator when the accident happened, as police reported...

    ...Nararainsami's daughter, Emily, told CNN affiliate WABC Tuesday that her father was walking down the escalator, not sliding...
    Ah, curse the thine wicked dealer of fates! Another lost to the trechary of SFWSSS! (to the lay-person, that's Spontaniously Flipping While Standing Safely Syndrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazor View Post
    In the not my fault column (altho denial of fault is being made by a third party, due to the result of the action): Man Falls to Death From Stadium Escalator.
    I've been waiting for a picture of that escalator. This morning it was 2 stories, the last one (report) I saw was 4 stories.

    And, of course they have to mention that this is not the first time it's happened. Although; they conveniently leave out the fact that the other one was drunk and up on top of the railing.

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    Thong Gone Wrong: Woman Sues Victoria's Secret

    I hate to be asking this... but even if they are defective, exactly how hard and what part of a thong would you have to tug on to get a piece of it to bounce up to your eye and get injured?

    Do I really want to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    Thong Gone Wrong: Woman Sues Victoria's Secret

    I hate to be asking this... but even if they are defective, exactly how hard and what part of a thong would you have to tug on to get a piece of it to bounce up to your eye and get injured?

    Do I really want to know?
    Doesn't specify if she was trying them on herself or helping someone else out. "Okay, now step through here... OUCH!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock Jenkins View Post
    Doesn't specify if she was trying them on herself or helping someone else out. "Okay, now step through here... OUCH!"
    Sounds like a game of twister gone wrong.

    And; if they didn't fit, would they go back on the rack?

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    Car Crashes Into Local Hair And Nail Salon

    The driver told police that she got confused and drove into Heiress Hair & Nail Spa.
    I would love to know what the confusion was.

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    How to pronounce the name of the salon?
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