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Dick Stodghill
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Registration date : 2008-05-04
Age : 94
Location : Akron, Ohio

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PostSubject: Tell Me Why   Tell Me Why EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 8:37 am

A Stodghill Says So blog:

The head man at the renowned Cleveland Clinic has had to apologize for saying if he had his way he wouldn't hire any more fat people. The fat people are up in arms, crying "Discrimination!"
The governor of Ohio has had to backtrack on lowering the age limit for playing slot machines from 21 to 18. Shouts of "Too young, too immature, too lacking in judgment" have drowned him out.
But hold on a minute. Haven't they been saying that being obese is becoming a leading cause of premature death? Shouldn't people working in the field of health care be setting an example? Apparently not from the looks of employees at any hospital. Is this another case of "Do as I say, not as I do?"
About those slot machines: Why is it legal to play them at horse tracks and proposed gambling casinos in Ohio but not at an American Legion or VFW post? Whose back is being scratched, who is being handed that under-the-table money here? You can bet your sweet ass it's all about somebody's money.
And we're back to that question of why it is just fine to send 18-, 19- and 20- year-olds to Iraq or Afghanistan to get their butts shot off but god forbid the idea of letting them play slot machines.
What exactly does that mean? Why it means that the fate and safety of the nation depends upon people too young, too immature and too lacking in judgment to slip half a buck in a slot machine or drink a beer while doing so. Maybe it also means that veterans never grow up, remain too immature and lacking in judgment to allow slots in their clubs. Surely it couldn't mean that no one would be getting a rakeoff, could it?
Take a step back and look around at the state of the country. See what greed and selfishness has done. Think about those right wingers who say healthcare for all would be too expensive but it's OK to spend more than its cost on wars in remote lands. Oh wait, I forgot. Despite what they tell us about Iraq, it's all about oil. In other words money. Isn't that what life is all about today?
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Abe F. March
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Registration date : 2008-01-26
Age : 80
Location : Germany

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PostSubject: Re: Tell Me Why   Tell Me Why EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 8:54 am

Good post.
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Registration date : 2008-01-11
Location : UK

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PostSubject: Re: Tell Me Why   Tell Me Why EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 10:28 am

I think life was always about money, Dick. In the UK, the wealth is spread out more than it was fifty years ago (but not necessarily more evenly). The aristocracy still live on their country estates but, these days, a country mansion is more likely to be owned by a football star, rock musician or computer whizz kid. A few years ago, my brother delivered a piece of antique furniture to a beautiful home by the side of a small lake. The lady of the house looked about twenty-five years old, pretty and clueless. She said that her husband worked in computing. The world is certainly changing.

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dmondeo
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Age : 65
Location : UK

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PostSubject: Re: Tell Me Why   Tell Me Why EmptyWed Sep 16, 2009 8:30 am

Double standards, two sets of rules and lots of commitees all taking a nice big fat cheque.
As you say Dick these young people are not trusted with their own money but it's ok to give them some big fat mother f******* weapons and send them to a foreign land.

The Uk is just as mad in these matters. Our young people are considered adults at the age of 18 with full voting rights but they can't drive a ten ton truck or a double decker bus until they are 21. Yet they can join the armed forces from the age of 16 and play with guns. They can also get married with parental consent at 16.
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PostSubject: Re: Tell Me Why   Tell Me Why EmptySun Sep 20, 2009 6:41 am

Dick Stodghill wrote:
But hold on a minute. Haven't they been saying that being obese is becoming a leading cause of premature death? Shouldn't people working in the field of health care be setting an example? Apparently not from the looks of employees at any hospital. Is this another case of "Do as I say, not as I do?"

Our new Surgeon General's platform is healthy eating and its link to diabetes. Look up a picture of her.
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