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And, then let's educate the children here - what a concept!Originally posted by Stravinsky:
if the people across the atlantic are laughing at us - fine, then we don't need to send them anymore foreign aid - we can use our monies here (our monies are tax dollars, just in case you are confused) if you are going to make fun of us (even california), you don't need our monies - let's feed the children here - what a concept
In Polynesian society, particularly Tongan and Samoan, that's exactly how you measure success. That's why their (and our) health officials have such a problem with Polynesian obesity.Originally posted by jmfryar:
And I don't know about anyone else, but I don't think you can measure success by weight...
Jm, are you clairvoyant or something? Do you read the "NZ Herald" on line? This very topic has arisen in the last few days as airlines discuss the rising average weight of their passengers. The airlines' load calculations at present are based on 77kg per passenger. This is known to be too low, and some airlines are working on 80kg, but the new figure is likely to be 85. The implication is that at present fully-laden aircraft may be overloaded by about 3 tonnes, (depending on the size of the aircraft, obviously).Originally posted by jmfryar:
For instance, if a good percentage of people are on the "heavy side" it's going to cost more to fly when they're taking up more than one seat.
You laugh, but how many airlines are charging for two tickets for some people due to their weight?
I didn't say where they went to school. Just that their government paid for it.Originally posted by jmfryar:
Then why are they all here going to college? Have you seen the numbers of exchange students at Universities lately?
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