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  • Why the government and big pharma wants you to be fat

    I saw this info graphic today and it made the conspiracy theorist inside me come out.

    Why the government and big pharma wants you to be fat - The Paleo Slimdown

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    Yes agree.

    Money-root-of-all-evil.jpg

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    • #3
      Originally posted by shaneburgess View Post
      I saw this info graphic today and it made the conspiracy theorist inside me come out.

      Why the government and big pharma wants you to be fat - The Paleo Slimdown
      There was no reason why given. It used 343B yet it's not there yet.
      Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
      Starting Weight: 294 pounds
      Current Weight: 235 pounds
      Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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      • #4
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57144.html

        There is huge profits to be had by keeping us fat and sick.
        Randal
        AKA: Texas Grok

        Originally posted by texas.grok
        Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
        http://hardcoremind.com/

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        • #5
          In 2009 - 2010, 37.5% of U.S. adults were obese.
          According to BMI surveys, which are misleading. The actual number is probably significantly lower.
          You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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          • #6
            Think of it a different way. Planned obsolescence is a term that means that you have a product that becomes obsolete or breaks within a certain time frame so you can sell a newer version of the same product. As an example, my mother has an Oster blender when I was growing up, a long time ago, and still has it. It must be over 40 years old and still works. Corporations figured out that if you made a product that durable, you only sold one per family every few decades. But if you built them cheaper and with less robust parts, they would break down in a few years and you could sell them another one. Planned obsolescence is what has driven our hyper-consumerism society. The product sold may not break down but it becomes out of fashion or a newer technology takes it place.

            The same thing applies to us humans and how we are viewed by the medical-pharmaceutical industry. If they cure us, make us healthy, practice preventative medicine rather than allopathic medicine, they lose their customer base. Healthy 60 year olds don’t buy BP medicine, statin drugs or Viagra. Sick, out of shape, fat people do. And as we die off, more come into the cue for the allopathic medical industry.

            Don’t cure anything, treat signs and symptoms with drugs that create side effects that are treated with more drugs. That is what the medical-pharmaceutical industry has become all about.
            Randal
            AKA: Texas Grok

            Originally posted by texas.grok
            Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
            http://hardcoremind.com/

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            • #7
              I think that saturated human fat is probably a major ingredient in Soylent Green and ultimately that's why they want you to be fat.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by texas.grok View Post
                Think of it a different way. Planned obsolescence is a term that means that you have a product that becomes obsolete or breaks within a certain time frame so you can sell a newer version of the same product. As an example, my mother has an Oster blender when I was growing up, a long time ago, and still has it. It must be over 40 years old and still works. Corporations figured out that if you made a product that durable, you only sold one per family every few decades. But if you built them cheaper and with less robust parts, they would break down in a few years and you could sell them another one. Planned obsolescence is what has driven our hyper-consumerism society. The product sold may not break down but it becomes out of fashion or a newer technology takes it place.

                The same thing applies to us humans and how we are viewed by the medical-pharmaceutical industry. If they cure us, make us healthy, practice preventative medicine rather than allopathic medicine, they lose their customer base. Healthy 60 year olds don’t buy BP medicine, statin drugs or Viagra. Sick, out of shape, fat people do. And as we die off, more come into the cue for the allopathic medical industry.

                Don’t cure anything, treat signs and symptoms with drugs that create side effects that are treated with more drugs. That is what the medical-pharmaceutical industry has become all about.
                Sadly, that makes perfect sense...

                I still have my dad's hedge trimmer from the 70s, but can't get a gas-powered weed eater to last more than a few years...

                To quote my old Cyberpunk 2020 rpg "The future's disposable homeboy, and so are you."

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                • #9
                  Who was that wise man who said "Follow the money."? Greed trumps just about everything when it all shakes out.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by texas.grok View Post
                    Think of it a different way. Planned obsolescence is a term that means that you have a product that becomes obsolete or breaks within a certain time frame so you can sell a newer version of the same product. As an example, my mother has an Oster blender when I was growing up, a long time ago, and still has it. It must be over 40 years old and still works. Corporations figured out that if you made a product that durable, you only sold one per family every few decades. But if you built them cheaper and with less robust parts, they would break down in a few years and you could sell them another one. Planned obsolescence is what has driven our hyper-consumerism society. The product sold may not break down but it becomes out of fashion or a newer technology takes it place.

                    The same thing applies to us humans and how we are viewed by the medical-pharmaceutical industry. If they cure us, make us healthy, practice preventative medicine rather than allopathic medicine, they lose their customer base. Healthy 60 year olds don’t buy BP medicine, statin drugs or Viagra. Sick, out of shape, fat people do. And as we die off, more come into the cue for the allopathic medical industry.

                    Don’t cure anything, treat signs and symptoms with drugs that create side effects that are treated with more drugs. That is what the medical-pharmaceutical industry has become all about.
                    This. Any system is going to work to perpetuate itself. Healthcare/pharmaceutical systems are less about creating optimal health and now more about maintaining the system. If we all suddenly get healthy and stay healthy, they go out of business...and that's a multi-billion dollar business. No way that's happening.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      I think that saturated human fat is probably a major ingredient in Soylent Green and ultimately that's why they want you to be fat.
                      Sorry but the tin foil hat brigade parade just went right on by you and didn't even notice this very witty remark.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        Sorry but the tin foil hat brigade parade just went right on by you and didn't even notice this very witty remark.
                        That's because we are too old and they have never heard of it. I wonder what's in Soylent Red?
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                          That's because we are too old and they have never heard of it. I wonder what's in Soylent Red?
                          native americans?

                          yeah, I know not politically correct.

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                          • #14
                            I live in the South (Texas). Just go to any Wal-Mart. I'd say that figure is accurate, if not low.

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                            • #15
                              Ok ok, I'm always anti-conspiracy, so my opinion's probably not popular.

                              I get why this makes sense, and it's tempting to jump into and believe. But why does everything have to be a conspiracy?
                              Obviously there are huge issues with conventional prevalent healthcare, but I don't think I'd go as far as saying they actually want us to be fat and unhealthy. Keep in mind a lot of people who work for these companies/organisations being accused are probably overweight or obese.

                              Think of your family doctor. If you have a good relationship with him/her. They don't want you to be fat! My doctor at least, genuinely cares about me. He doesn't make more money when I'm fat, I rarely visit the doctor. He isn't giving me CW advice because he wants me to be fat, he's doing it because he think it's right. And for a long time studies seemed to point in that direction. I don't believe they INTEND to mislead us. My roommates are med students, I pay a lot of attention to what they're taught in nutrition. It is scientifically backed, unfortunately it's just not in depth enough or exploratory enough, and they don't consider alternatives, it's all "tried and true". It was cool to see they did a whole thing on celiacs and gluten intolerance though.

                              I mean, you could be right, it could be a huge conspiracy, but I think there are too many players for them all to be willingly doing this. If it's really happening, I think it's a governmental thing, more so than a medical/pharmaceutical professional thing.
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