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Britain's fattest woman dies of heart attack after junk food binge in hospital bed
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 07/26/2010 11:06:49 AM PDT by Weird Tolkienish Figure

By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:16 AM on 26th July 2010 Britain's fattest woman has died from a heart attack after her family smuggled takeaways and junk food into her hospital room, it has been revealed. Junk food addict Sharon Mevsimler, 40, weighed 45 stone and needed an oxygen mask due to the strain her weight put on her heart and lungs. But witnesses at Broomfield Hospital - where she had been a patient for two months - said relatives brought in fish and chips and family-sized buckets of fried chicken to the mother-of-four.

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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure
As an aside,

It's lunchtime and I could really go for some fried chicken right about now.

I blame the article.

51 posted on 07/26/2010 11:59:03 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I have to give you props on that one. That was one funny post!! As an aside, if you weighed all of the current living ‘Stones’, would that add up to more or less stones than 45?


52 posted on 07/26/2010 12:00:58 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ReagansShinyHair
food addiction is really bad. Unless you are a relative or super-best-friend of someone with this issue, you don’t know how really bad it is. Normal people can’t get that fat.

If you are addicted to drugs, you can stop taking drugs and survive. If you are addicted to alcohol, you can stop drinking alcohol entirely, and survive. If you are addicted to eating, however, you cannot completely give up food - you still need to take in nourishment. That, I imagine, is what makes this type of addiction so difficult to overcome.

53 posted on 07/26/2010 12:01:29 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: JPG

“Very sad. That kind of obesity and food addiction is in the realm of psychiatry.”

They are all nuts. She for eating, them for feeding her.

In more primative societies, self-destructive people would be cast out of the community, lest they harm others.

Ever heard of the old phrase “pull your own weight?”

Picture a native American tribe, pulling a 630 lb. woman across the prarrie, bringing back entire game animals to feed her, at the expense of the others?


54 posted on 07/26/2010 12:01:39 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

On the other hand, a 630 lb. woman could bring down a mammoth just by leaning on it.


55 posted on 07/26/2010 12:07:41 PM PDT by agere_contra (Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

Wafer-thin mint embolism?


56 posted on 07/26/2010 12:10:02 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: alexander_busek
What? Doesn't everyone have family-sized buckets of fried chicken for their second mid-morning snack?

breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.

57 posted on 07/26/2010 12:10:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: truth_seeker
Her last visit to a buffet might have gone like this at the turkey carving station...”Would you like white or dark meat?” “Both, and bring me 10 more.” RIP, lady.
58 posted on 07/26/2010 12:10:33 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Spitz? No, she swallowed the Obama agenda.)
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To: 353FMG
"How many shillings and farthings in a stone?"

I think the operative question here is "How many buckets of chicken in a hogshead?"

59 posted on 07/26/2010 12:13:41 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Mick’s 67 today.


60 posted on 07/26/2010 12:19:11 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: 353FMG

Reminds me of a friend who claimed that he weighed sixteen stones, a couple of rocks and a few pebbles.


61 posted on 07/26/2010 12:22:33 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: samtheman
An entity collecting things is not distributing it, but accumulating it.

Money in our society was never distributed, it was either earned or given away. “redistributed” is a misnomer.

They want to take a system wherein money goes to where people earn it by convincing the money spending public to part with it, and go to a system wherein the government (i.e. a bunch of liberal statist busybodies) decides how much you get for any action or activity.

62 posted on 07/26/2010 12:24:34 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: freedomlover
No difference in this and bringing in a case of scotch to someone in rehab.

Depending on the scotch, I could appreciate that.

63 posted on 07/26/2010 12:25:24 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: firebrand

“But what can they do? Just let her die?”

Yes, it was clearly her choice that she wanted to die.


64 posted on 07/26/2010 12:28:27 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

I just do NOT understand fat people.

It is simple, so so simple. Calories IN vs Calories OUT.

STOP EATING.

FAST!

Drink lots of mineral water and eat a few fruits and vegetables and you WILL lose weight.

There is no medical condition, no excuse, nothing that prevents this very very simple cause and effect.

Just STOP EATING.

Shhheeeesh!!!


65 posted on 07/26/2010 12:30:53 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: GreenHornet
If you are addicted to eating, however, you cannot completely give up food

No, but substituting a big plate of veggies for your thrice-daily Bucket O' Lard is a good start.

66 posted on 07/26/2010 12:31:52 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: tioga

EMTs always have the best disgusto-rama stories. I’ve known a few of them over the years.


67 posted on 07/26/2010 12:32:15 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

I got a 400+ sister who for every 2lbs she loses, she gains 10 more from closet eating.

Food addiction is a killer and I do not expect her to survive past 45 years of age.


68 posted on 07/26/2010 12:34:21 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: trumandogz

Professionally, they can’t refuse to help her. We need better treatment management for such cases.


69 posted on 07/26/2010 12:34:32 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: allmendream

Of course you’re right, and of course the whole idea of stealing from productive people to fund corruption and sloth is outrageous.

I was just trying to come up with how “they” came up with the word “re-distribute”. But as you point out, based on the meanings of the words, “their” explanation doesn’t hold water.

Anyway, great tagline.


70 posted on 07/26/2010 12:36:00 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Disambiguator

yeah, we’re special like that. ;^)


71 posted on 07/26/2010 12:37:13 PM PDT by tioga
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To: RichInOC
Wafer-thin mint embolism?

Brutal... Hilarious but brutal...

72 posted on 07/26/2010 12:40:10 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: RachelFaith

the morbidly obese do not process a calorie like you do.....they have trashed their bodies with diabetes and a calorie is not a calorie...once the glucose goes up for the day it stays up no matter how little they eat after that....one soda is all it takes. food choices really do matter.


73 posted on 07/26/2010 12:45:48 PM PDT by tioga
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To: allmendream; samtheman

Distributed in this sense isn’t a past-tense transitive verb with “wealth” being the object of the verb. It is used as an adjective describing the current arrangement or division of wealth. You can say “They distributed the widgets, leading to how they are now distributed.” Think in terms of statistical distribution.

So to change how wealth is currently distributed, it must be re-distributed.


74 posted on 07/26/2010 12:51:25 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

Seriously, how is this not criminal? Did the doctors not tell these people, in effect, “Sharon is a fat beast. If she stays a fat beast, or keeps getting bigger, she will die, sooner rather than later. If you keep bringing in family-size orders from the chippie and Kentucky Fried, you are helping to kill her”?


75 posted on 07/26/2010 12:51:46 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: RachelFaith

Must be nice to be perfect.


76 posted on 07/26/2010 12:57:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: antiRepublicrat; allmendream

Interesting point. The initial distribution is the natural flow of money through the marketplace. The redistribution is the corrected flow.

Of course, the whole concept of “corrected flow” is absolutely destructive of freedom and prosperity... but that is probably where the term comes from.


77 posted on 07/26/2010 1:05:56 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Bigg Red

It’s nice to have some semblance of self control.


78 posted on 07/26/2010 1:08:56 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

She chose ............POORLY !


79 posted on 07/26/2010 1:39:20 PM PDT by contrarian (I donated to Free Republic, so should you...)
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To: Wyatt's Torch; RichInOC

80 posted on 07/26/2010 1:45:15 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

630 pounds? Four children? Had any of them been born?


81 posted on 07/26/2010 1:45:22 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

They killed her.


82 posted on 07/26/2010 1:46:14 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: allmendream

Rest in Peace.

83 posted on 07/26/2010 1:47:51 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: samtheman; allmendream
Of course, the whole concept of “corrected flow” is absolutely destructive of freedom and prosperity...

The concept of "corrected" assumes that someone knows all of economics, that he can correct for inequities, inefficiencies or unfairness in the system without ill consequences. That person of course doesn't exist. Nobody can perfectly grasp a system so vast and complex.

But we have people who still think they do know it all. Even worse than them not knowing all, they get to define "equitable," "efficient," "fair" and "ill" according to their own philosophy, pretty much guaranteeing a screwed-up result every time large-scale meddling is done.

84 posted on 07/26/2010 1:53:21 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure
Since the hospital staff would not be able to move her for daily functions, is she hooked up to a vacuum truck?
85 posted on 07/26/2010 2:13:19 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Mick’s 67 today.

Pounds?

86 posted on 07/26/2010 3:08:11 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Only a liberal would expect the grasshopper to be as well prepared for winter as the ant.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Feeding bread to pigs.

In Soviet Russia pigs eat bread. Now a pig doesn't care that you added better ingredients to the wheat, let some yeast grow in it, and expended energy COOKING it! He would grow just as fat on grain.

But you see, the Revolution promised “bread and freedom”, and because it wasn't very forthcoming with the freedom, at least they could get you some bread! So bread was cheaper than the grain that went into it.

Thus pig farmers, being no fools, fed their pigs bread.

Socialism, feeding bread to pigs.

87 posted on 07/26/2010 3:38:18 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: SIDENET

Every time I’ve watched Super Size Me I’ve craved Big Macs for weeks afterwards. Dunno what it is about people talking about food...


88 posted on 07/26/2010 4:09:17 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: ReagansShinyHair
Now, I want a Big Mac.

;-)

89 posted on 07/26/2010 4:55:03 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

Sad. RIP.


90 posted on 07/26/2010 7:39:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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