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603-Pound Thai Woman Leaves Home On Forklift
AP via WTAE ^ | August 26, 2010 | THANYARAT DOKSONE

Posted on 08/26/2010 12:45:07 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

BANGKOK -- A 603-pound (274-kilogram) woman believed to be the heaviest in Thailand left her apartment for the first time in three years Thursday with the help of Bangkok city hall and a forklift.

Neighbors of 40-year-old Umnuayporn Tongprapai contacted the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority when they learned she needed medical attention to remove a tumor in her right leg.

(Excerpt) Read more at thepittsburghchannel.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: forklift; napl; obese; obesity; thailand; thighland

1 posted on 08/26/2010 12:45:13 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Greetings from Thighland.


2 posted on 08/26/2010 12:46:11 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
603-Pound Thai Woman Leaves Home On Forklift

Wait. Wait. Michael Moore is a Thai woman -- ?!?

3 posted on 08/26/2010 12:46:22 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cushing’s Disease....??? tumor on the pituary


4 posted on 08/26/2010 12:49:22 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Thailand
5 posted on 08/26/2010 12:49:22 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She’s certainly lucky that “Bangkok’s media-savvy governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra” decided he could get some favorable publicity out of her case.

I didn’t figure Thailand for one of those places where the public authorities would empty out the public purse to try and save the morbidly obese from themselves.

I’d also like to know more about the circumstances of her adoption of her two boys.

From what I’ve learned of the super-obese is that they all have in common family members waiting on them hand-and-foot.


6 posted on 08/26/2010 12:51:02 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Why would she leave her house on a forklift? What if someone drives off with it?

Oh yeah... Tailand.

7 posted on 08/26/2010 12:51:48 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Battle Axe

“Cushing’s Disease....??? tumor on the pituary”

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Or national pride. Perhaps AP staff writer Thanyarat Doksone refuses to believe any his fellow Thais would behave like a gross Westerner.


8 posted on 08/26/2010 12:53:13 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So she’s hauling Azz?


9 posted on 08/26/2010 12:53:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"I want to play in the water."

What about those low lying atolls?

10 posted on 08/26/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Stick a forklift in it, she’s done.


11 posted on 08/26/2010 12:54:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m guessing she really likes Thai food.


12 posted on 08/26/2010 12:55:22 PM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: MissTed

“believed to be the heaviest in Thailand “

Good Lord, how big are those folks in THailand?


13 posted on 08/26/2010 12:57:26 PM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: Battle Axe

If she has a tumor on the leg she could well have a tumor elsewhere causing some grief. Does not matter, any of these posters find it a humorous situation to ridicule. Thank you for your reasonable and thoughtful post.


14 posted on 08/26/2010 12:59:10 PM PDT by handmade
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To: a fool in paradise


15 posted on 08/26/2010 1:02:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

The next time I fly, she’ll be in the seat next to me.


16 posted on 08/26/2010 1:05:39 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: al baby

Thailand?


17 posted on 08/26/2010 1:13:16 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: sinanju

From the article: Umnuayporn told reporters she could only walk a few feet (meters) on her own and was confined to her studio apartment where she ran a laundry service with the help of her two adopted sons.

“I’ve been living in this room and have not gone outside for three years,” said Umnuayporn, whose weight is roughly the equivalent of a grand piano. “I can walk a little, just enough that I can go to bathroom. But I have to cling to my son the whole way.”
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Sympathize with her medical condiditon & admire her entrepreneurial spirit; so I hope she adopted those little boys before she became disabled - but she is fortunate to have two small children/servants to cater to her needs.


18 posted on 08/26/2010 1:15:14 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: JoeProBono

19 posted on 08/26/2010 1:16:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: hoe_cake

If I was around Thai food all the time, I could easily become her. Nummo!


20 posted on 08/26/2010 1:16:57 PM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Believed to be the heaviest in Thailand? They don’t know?
21 posted on 08/26/2010 1:17:15 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: JoeProBono
< /egg lady >
22 posted on 08/26/2010 1:17:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: sodpoodle

As I was insinuating, this was not “fortunate”. She went out and bought them. Nevertheless, they seem to like her and I suppose it beats an Oliver Twist/Slumdog existence on the streets of Bangkok.


23 posted on 08/26/2010 1:17:25 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That’s a well “padded” Thai.


24 posted on 08/26/2010 1:44:05 PM PDT by sjmjax
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
"Keep it, lady, I don't want it back."


25 posted on 08/26/2010 4:19:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Slings and Arrows

It’s usually a surplus of fork lifts that causes the problem in the first place.


26 posted on 08/26/2010 4:34:46 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Jed didn't mind
Putting a V-12
Under the bonnet
So he could ride
His girlfriend on it.




27 posted on 08/26/2010 5:31:43 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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