June 23, 2008
Japan is a country where being overweight is not common. However, just to make sure that Japanese citizens do not compete with the United States, the fattest nation on the face of the earth, Japan has started something never seen before- A campaign to keep it’s citizen’s from getting fat.
It’s a government mandate on waist size!
Here’s the limits:
- Men- No more than 33.5 inches
- If your a woman, there’s a little bit more grace- An extra 2 inches to total 35.4 Inches.
There are some other exemptions:
- Those over 74 years old
- Sumo Wrestlers- ???
- Those who opt to end their life instead of losing weight.
This is a national law that went into effect over 2 months ago. I’m not making this up. Lose weight or else!
These government limits — 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women, are laws established in 2005 for Japan by the International Diabetes Federation as a guideline for identifying health risks.
Here’s the penalties for exceeding the limits:
- If you have a weight related ailment, you will be placed on a diet for 3 months, which is a good amount of time t for the average person to lose weight.
- if there are still no desired results after six months further education will be given.
You will have to pay for that extra fat!
No joke,the government will impose financial penalties on companies and local governments that fail to meet specific targets.
It’s always good to set goals, even government mandated goals can sometimes be helpful, like I said, “Lose weight or else”
- The goal in Japan is to shrink the overweight population by 10 percent over the next four years
- The long term goal is to shave off 25 % of fat in all of the country over the next 7 years.
The Freedom to choose
I’m not in favor of the government telling me what to do but here’s the question? “Would you rather have government mandated health care or government mandated waistlines?”
The good thing is that you still have a choice.
My advice is to choose to do it on you own accord instead of waiting until the government or even a doctor tells you that you have to do it!
Forget the appearance factors,reducing your waistline you instantly reduce a all kinds of diseases that are related to your girth. Including diabetes,
cancer and heart disease.
So there it is, “Lose weight or Else”
June 4, 2008
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is my choice for Republican Vice President.
She is not only very qualified, she is capable.
I have included her biography below which is an excerpt from the U.S. Department of State’s Official Website.
There is another thing that I admire about Dr. Rice.
She is obviously very fit. She is concious about her physical apprearance and an avid exerciser.
Take a Look at some of these articles:
Condoleezza Rice’s No-Excuses Workout
Fitness magazine profiles the Secretary of State in its May issue. The story details her workout (deadlifts with as much as 85 pounds, squats with up to 65 pounds), her diet (breakfast of whole wheat toast and a boiled egg) and her exercise philosophy (“People think it’s all or nothing … but it’s about doing what works for you.”). Read more about her routine.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice became Secretary of State on January 26, 2005. Prior to this, she was the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, since January 2001.
In June 1999, she completed a 6-year tenure as Stanford University ‘s Provost, during which she was the institution’s chief budget and academic officer. As Provost she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students.
As professor of political science, Dr. Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors — the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
At Stanford, she has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions.
From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender — Integrated Training in the Military.
She was a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco.
Born November 14, 1954, in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, the University of Notre Dame in 1995, the National Defense University in 2002, the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, the University of Louisville and Michigan State University in 2004, and Boston College in 2006. She resides in Washington, DC.
June 3, 2008
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June 2, 2008
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June 1, 2008
The Cure to high airline fares, cramped spaces and buffet restaurant’s going bankrupt.
I just purchased a ticket on one of the major airlines. When i asked about luggage limitations the airline attendant informed me that I was only allowed one piece of luggage and that it should not weigh over 50 pounds. I could also pay an extra fee and they would allow me to check in one additional piece of luggage. The employee also explained that the excess weight cost the airline extra because of the rising cost of fuel. For this reason there are weight restrictions for that extra baggage, so I was told.
I immediately felt “cheated”.
The same thing happens to me when I go to a buffet, I feel as if I am not getting a good deal. Perhaps I shouldn’t feel this way, but you see, I am a small guy who eats small meals and have never weighed over 150 pounds soaking wet.
I am writing this message as I sit in my cramped seat on the air carrier. The man across the isle weighs at least 250 pounds. Thank God, the lady sitting next to me is only slightly obese.
As I am observing these people and squeezing my arms in tightly to try and make more room I cant help but to wonder if I could get away with writing this article. Here it goes-
Shouldn’t Airlines charge us for our total weight on a trip? I mean our body weight plus the weight of the luggage that we are checking in. I understand that the airlines are charging extra fees because of the rising price of oil products. (That’s another article.) It only sounds fair that the person who is lighter should pay less than the man who is traveling with more weight.
Why should I pay more for the extra piece of luggage if I weigh 150 pounds and I check in 50 pounds of luggage? That’s only 200 pounds total. The man across the Isle gets a lot better deal than me, He weighs 250 pounds and also checks in 50 pounds of luggage for a total of 300 pounds. Are they going to charge him for his excess weight of 100 pounds? I don’t think so.
“Oh Greg, you are discriminating against fat people” many are already saying.
I am not prejudice, just concerned.
How about the discrimination against me by charging me the same price as the overweight man. Shouldn’t I get a discount as an incentive to stay lean?
Don’t you know the restaurant manager just shrieks whenever he sees that obese person leaving his buffet line with his plate overflowing. Shouldn’t the restaurant charge charge extra if one person consumes twice as much as the other?
This is a problem. The fat are catered to while the fit are ignored. It’s not the airlines problem, It isn’t the food buffet problem, it isn’t even a problem of high oil prices and low economy factors. The problem is that people are fat and in the United States of America the people are overwhelmingly fatter than the rest of the world. It’s a big fat epidemic.
The good thing is that I am not talking about race, gender or even sexual orientation because I would surely be blasted for my biasness. I am just talking about obese people (politically correct term for being fat). I may get a few negative slurs pointed towards me for saying that the “fat” word. But when someone is fat it is very obvious.
Should obese people be given the same preferential treatment as other special rights groups?
Perhaps the most catered to person in today’s society should be a black gay woman who is also fat, since they are the ones who have the most rights. So from now on I’ll just keep my mouth shut since I’m just a lean white guy who is hardly noticed in today’s society..
I do need to say one more thing however, How can you avoid being charged for extra luggage?
Just get rid of the extra baggage and then you wont exceed the weight limits.