False blame

dflett68

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This is insane to me.

I remember when the left used to care about freedom and human rights. I guess we really don't care as long as we can save a buck or two.

The CCP is pure evil, we need to reset our relationship, and begin to de-couple.
pure bullshit. there's no such thing as pure evil, or pure good. this isn't a disney movie - it is global politics and economics. we have an economy built on global trade relationships. apart from talk, neither the left nor the right versions of our government have done anything meaningful to move away from that.
 

dustinchromers

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I'm not so sure about that. There is a general trend of higher obesity rates existing in poor communities. Low-income communities are more likely to have reduced access to resources, lower food quality and food insecurity, and poor living conditions.

There are fewer parks and recreational facilities in their neighborhoods. They also tend to experience higher levels of crime and violence, which can make outdoor activity more restrictive. All of these factors contribute to a more sedentary lifestyle, which is a major contributing factor to obesity.

Low-income families are more likely to be food insecure, meaning they do not always have the means to eat regularly. Even when they aren’t food insecure, many cannot afford fresh food, instead having to buy heavily processed items.

Bottom line; eating unhealthy foods with little activity = obesity.

There are certainly other factors that may lead to obesity but just wanted to provide you with some food for thought. My source was from an article "Link between poverty and Obesity" by the Community Action Agency which is a group dedicated to fighting poverty.

I don't see this situation getting much better according to this chart.

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Even the poor people are getting fat? That's gotta be a great system.
 

dflett68

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Which part? That the left used to care about human rights? Yeah, you're probably correct.

If you don't think the CCP is evil, we will agree to disagree.

But do you think the Nazis were evil?



Absolutely agree. Uniparty.
a picture of the world divided into good and evil is pure bullshit. purity metaphors are bullshit. a polarized outlook without nuance is bullshit. the more power, the more corruption. we are lucky our nation started with an assumption that we must create structures, systems, and values to protect against that corruption. but obviously it is universal to mankind, and obviously it has corroded the strength of those safeguards in our own society.
 

Swimmy

Let's GO Brandon!
a picture of the world divided into good and evil is pure bullshit. purity metaphors are bullshit. a polarized outlook without nuance is bullshit. the more power, the more corruption. we are lucky our nation started with an assumption that we must create structures, systems, and values to protect against that corruption. but obviously it is universal to mankind, and obviously it has corroded the strength of those safeguards in our own society.

I asked you about the Nazis. You didn't answer.

Do you think exterminating millions of Jews was evil or should we provide nuance?

Should we provide nuance to terrorists who fly planes into our buildings killing thousand of innocent people?

There is all kinds of evil in this world. The CCP is an evil regime. We just look past their behavior because we get cheap shit.
 

Sportsman

Active Member
a picture of the world divided into good and evil is pure bullshit. purity metaphors are bullshit. a polarized outlook without nuance is bullshit. the more power, the more corruption. we are lucky our nation started with an assumption that we must create structures, systems, and values to protect against that corruption. but obviously it is universal to mankind, and obviously it has corroded the strength of those safeguards in our own society.
What poli-sci bullshit prof shit in your brains? For once, try to have ONE original thought.
 

Zak

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I asked you about the Nazis. You didn't answer.

Do you think exterminating millions of Jews was evil or should we provide nuance?

Should we provide nuance to terrorists who fly planes into our buildings killing thousand of innocent people?

There is all kinds of evil in this world. The CCP is an evil regime. We just look past their behavior because we get cheap shit.
Nazis are for killing.
 

Charles Sullivan

Active Member
I don't think that there are many economists that would view the american agricultural system as very capitalist. It's at very least a mixed bag. The US federal Government paid over 50 Billion in Subsidies in 2020. Maybe that is truly our countries strength. I often think that our strength is not being purely capitalist or purely socialist.

When we start to argue and the socialists insult the capitalists as a bunch of fat cats and the capitalists insult the socialists as a bunch of Marxists etc., the argument degenerates to one based on either faith in system or hatred for the other. I reject faith over reason ( Faith in this case being defined as being "a firm belief in something for which there is no proof") and hate over well.......reason. Neither get the country anywhere in my opinion.

I prefer the idea that we use socialism for needs best filled by socialism and capitalism by needs best filled by capitalism. I love my socialist schools, roads and military system. I think those things should be shared costs and own by the collective. I do love my capitalist car shoe makers, breweries and cell phone makers. Seems like those are best left to private enterprise. It seems to me that it need not be one or the other. I believe this to be one of America's greatest strengths. That is that we can have a mixed economy.

China is a bear for sure. I just wish the dude in the store tried to reasonably affect change through his wallet or his representative and chose not to ruin a retail employees day. In the same way, I hope that I don't ruin anyone's day here. Those are my thoughts on it all. I'm not a marxist. I'm not Adam Smith. I am an American who could not be happier to be an American and who thinks that my country has flaws that we could improve on as a country. It is possible to reasonably see that both those things can be true simultaneously.

Go Sox,
cds
 

FinLuver

Active Member
I'm not so sure about that. There is a general trend of higher obesity rates existing in poor communities. Low-income communities are more likely to have reduced access to resources, lower food quality and food insecurity, and poor living conditions.

There are fewer parks and recreational facilities in their neighborhoods. They also tend to experience higher levels of crime and violence, which can make outdoor activity more restrictive. All of these factors contribute to a more sedentary lifestyle, which is a major contributing factor to obesity.

Low-income families are more likely to be food insecure, meaning they do not always have the means to eat regularly. Even when they aren’t food insecure, many cannot afford fresh food, instead having to buy heavily processed items.

Bottom line; eating unhealthy foods with little activity = obesity.

There are certainly other factors that may lead to obesity but just wanted to provide you with some food for thought. My source was from an article "Link between poverty and Obesity" by the Community Action Agency which is a group dedicated to fighting poverty.

I don't see this situation getting much better according to this chart.

cotd-042815-p09.gif
All by design…
 

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