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Saturday, October 13, 2018

A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up, a worrying statistic for military officials already facing recruitment challenges. The Army last month announced it would miss its goal of attracting 76,500 new recruits in 2018. The shortfall is of about 6,500 soldiers -- the first time since 2005 the service had missed its hiring targets.

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According to retired Army major general Jeffrey Phillips, the military spends more than $1.5 billion each year treating obesity-related health conditions and filling positions vacated by unfit troops.

"I saw it myself: pudgy soldiers visibly pushing, or beyond, the ‘height and weight' standards," Phillips wrote in a Military Times commentary.
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Start with Orange in Chief.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-13 07:33 AM | Reply

Bone spurs can be extremely heavy.

#2 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-10-13 09:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up

The------------------- is quite the porcine role model.

#3 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-10-13 11:43 AM | Reply

Meanwhile malnutrition is rampant in Pakistan and would grow worse without America aiding this backwards land.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-13 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Pakistan is food surplus in wheat and rice, my little snot nosed KUTTAY from Arkansas. LOL

Meanwhile in the USA...

Hidden hunger: America's growing malnutrition epidemic

www.theguardian.com

OOPS!

And this thread isn't about Pakistan but about the badly fed people in America who are too unfit to serve.

Your try at deflection is noted.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-13 12:38 PM | Reply

Malnutrition doesn't always mean you are starving. It also means you are not getting the food the body needs... instead living in too much junk food.

As the guy in the second video explains, poor people eat bad food because bad food is cheap. Coke/Pepsi is cheaper than water.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-13 12:40 PM | Reply

As long as the Boazos of America want ketchup to be a vegetable and a pizza to be a balanced meal, this nation will push up the poundage and heart attacks will be bountiful.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-13 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As long as the Boazos of America

Are you using "Boazos" as a general term or are you talking about the Afreekan we all know and love?

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-13 01:13 PM | Reply

Both.

But. Boaz posted threads about the Obamas picking healthier foods for schools to feed students.

Boaz lost his mind screaming about how he loves to guzzle lard and ---- and no one is gonna stop him.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-13 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Posted by Tor at 2018-10-13 11:48 AM | Reply | Flagged newsworthy by PinchALoaf

Well of course "the cleaner of... sanitary equipment" likes to stalk people all over the place looking to flag stuff.

Must be slacking off at his job. LOL

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-13 02:01 PM | Reply

Boaz lost his mind screaming about how he loves to guzzle lard and ---- and no one is gonna stop him.

So that's how the taliban got him and worked him over? The stoopid guy couldn't run fast enough thanks to his special diet? LOL

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-13 02:04 PM | Reply

In Pakistan, malnutrition is widespread among all ages, and progress to address social determinants over the last several decades had been very slow. According to the National Nutrition Survey 2011, one-third of all children are underweight, nearly 44pc are stunted, 15pc are wasted, half of them are anemic and almost one-third of these children have iron deficiency anemia.

www.dawn.com

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-13 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Well of course "the cleaner of... sanitary equipment" likes to stalk people all over the place looking to flag stuff.

Must be slacking off at his job. LOL

#10 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN

Drop dead, scrungo.

I've been posting American youth being too fat for military service for years.

#13 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-13 03:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Could add " or police " to the first part of that headline.

#14 | Posted by Foreigner at 2018-10-13 06:11 PM | Reply

Pencil pushers don't have to be in shape. Only 1% of the military really needs to be.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-10-13 10:13 PM | Reply

China is going to kick our ass on the battlefield.

#16 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-10-13 10:38 PM | Reply

China is going to kick our ass on the battlefield.
#16 | POSTED BY RIGHTISTRITE

True story.

When I was in Beijing, I bought a bunch of DVD's for $1 a piece. They were all late 50's early 60's Chinese war movies.

They're hilarious to watch because 1. they have English subtitles translated by Chinese people - Chinglish -

and 2. The Chinese always kick everyones ass in the movie. usually the Japanese. Plus, the enemy is always depicted as evil, angry, and bungling.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-14 12:03 AM | Reply

China is going to end up helping us defeat Russia to prevent Putin from doing to them what he did to us.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-14 12:19 AM | Reply

Plus, the enemy is always depicted as evil, angry, and bungling.

Sure it wasn't Hogan's Heros?

#19 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-10-14 12:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've been posting American youth being too fat for military service for years.

#13 | Posted by PinchALoaf

BS.

I have never seen you do that.

Lie much?

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-14 01:31 AM | Reply

In Pakistan, malnutrition is

Oookayyy.....

16 million American kids struggle with hunger each year. An estimated 48.8 million Americans , including 16.2 million children, live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, about 1 in 5 children go hungry at some point during the year.

Malnutrition In America: A $15.5 Billion Issue

www.nutritionnews.abbott
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While the news is full of stories of malnutrition elsewhere in the world, many people don't realize that malnutrition is a problem in the United States, as well.

More than 30 million Americans experience hunger regularly or are at risk of going hungry, according to the Child Welfare League of America. Some 8.5 million Americans, including nearly 3 million children, experience hunger on a daily basis Many of them must rely on food banks and church-sponsored hot meals programs to get by.

www.livestrong.com

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More Than Half Of American Babies Are At Risk For Malnourishment

OOPS!

www.huffingtonpost.com

#21 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-14 01:40 AM | Reply

Basically, people who live on rice (like half of Pakistan) will be classified as "malnourished" simply because they don't have a balanced diet (which is true).

But then all of China lives on rice and they can make fake islands in the South China Sea which Fat Americans can't do anything about. LOL

#22 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-14 01:45 AM | Reply

Shocking. More garbage from the so called "Texan".

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-14 02:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Shocking. More garbage from the so called "Texan".

The Pentagon is saying it, not I...!!! They can't find enough people to recruit because we is all FAT.

LOL... Don't shoot the messenger, my friend!

#24 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-14 02:39 AM | Reply

the so called "Texan"

I am sensing some hostility here.....

Dude... I AM from Texas but my ancestors did not put your sorry bum into an Injun Reservation.

Your anger is totally misplaced.

Chill, please.

#25 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-14 02:43 AM | Reply

The Chinese always kick everyones ass in the movie. usually the Japanese. Plus, the enemy is always depicted as evil, angry, and bungling.

#17 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2018-10-14 12:03 AM | FLAG: LMAO

Like Trumplethinskin... how appropriate.

China has had a bad couple centuries.

#26 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-10-14 06:56 AM | Reply

There was a Pakistani guy in our suite in College who used to repeat the phrase, "Sha-ved Poo-ssy" over and over again. I could never figure out where he got it from. Were bald vaginas that remarkable?

#27 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-10-14 07:08 AM | Reply

Never knew what his real name was because he referred to himself as "Hajji, as did everyone else" Perhaps Monsieur Tremain could elaborate on the "Sha-ved Poo-ssy" tic.

#28 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-10-14 07:12 AM | Reply

The setting could be very quiet...everyone was studying and reading, then out of the blue..."AAAAAhhhh, Sha-ved Pooo-ssy. Yase."

#29 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-10-14 07:15 AM | Reply

Were bald vaginas that remarkable?

#27 | POSTED BY MADSCIENTIST AT 2018-10-14 07:08 AM | FLAG: EH?

Biological fact... vaginas don't have hair... ever.

just sayin

#30 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-10-14 07:21 AM | Reply

Perhaps Monsieur Tremain could elaborate on the "Sha-ved Poo-ssy" tic.

Monsieur Tremain can not comment on someone who was obviously retarded.

he referred to himself as "Hajji

A "Haji" is simply a pilgrim who did the pilgrimage ritual in Mecca. In theory, when you do that, all your sins are washed away.

And after all that he went ."AAAAAhhhh, Sha-ved Pooo-ssy. Yase"???

#31 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-14 07:25 AM | Reply

It is also said that the first time you see the square box like structure in Mecca, whatever you wish for at that very second, you'll get.

I would have asked for 'Ferrari".

And this guy probably asked for "Sha-ved Poo-ssy"?

WHAT

A

WASTE

#32 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-14 07:28 AM | Reply

Dawn.com declare Pakistan to have a massive malnutrition problem.

The situation is so bad almost half are stunted.

#33 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-14 07:04 PM | Reply

Dawn.com is leftist newspaper which thrives on doom and gloom. It is not an authority of any kind.

The situation is so bad almost half are stunted.

LOL... nope. This is a myth that is created by the party of the new Prime Minister so he can "solve" a "problem" that wasn't there before he discovered it.

The simple fact is, if you live on rice, you will not grow as tall.

Meanwhile....

screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com

No wonder you fall for politically inspired crapola every time. LOL
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Prevalence of stunting, height for age (% of children under 5) - North America

www.indexmundi.com

#34 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-15 12:58 AM | Reply

Another thought occurred to me...

Pakistan has the least amount of poor people in South Asia. If.. according to you.. half of Pakistan is "stunted" than ALL of Afghanistan must be full of midgets. They are less than a tenth of Pakistan's size and have nothing to eat.

Yet, these "stunted" Afghans seem to be defeating the FAT Americans, just fine.

Been kicking in FAT American teeth for 18 years now. hahahahahahahahahahahaha

#35 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-15 01:11 AM | Reply

"Yet, these "stunted" Afghans seem to be defeating the FAT Americans, just fine."

And your terrorist sympathizing is now out in the open.

#36 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-15 01:16 AM | Reply

And your terrorist sympathizing is now out in the open.

The only "terrorists" out there are Americans, bombing hospitals and such.

en.wikipedia.org

Afghans only seem to be defending themselves from invaders. LOL

And.....

https://screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com/images/4ed9e068-0c96-4e91-ab4a-4457066f561f.png

#37 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-15 01:29 AM | Reply

screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com

#38 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-15 01:29 AM | Reply

Any doubts left??? LOL

screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com

#41 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-15 03:17 AM | Reply

Time to legally define food.establish nutrition benchmarks. If a product falls short on nutrition is doesn't make the approved list for food stamps,school lunch etc.

#42 | Posted by visiter at 2018-10-15 01:32 PM | Reply

Don't be surprised when you get deported rigel.

#43 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-15 08:42 PM | Reply

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