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Pleas for help come too late as half-ton man dies in Mexico
CNN ^ | October 7, 2008 | CNN Story Monkey

Posted on 10/08/2008 6:11:41 AM PDT by South Hawthorne

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Did you know that the Taco Bell Nachos Bellgrande is nearly 800 calories? And that's really just a side dish/appetizer. Throw in a couple Beef Chalupa Santa Fes and your looking at about 1600 calories.

Somebody shoulda warned this guy.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

1 posted on 10/08/2008 6:11:42 AM PDT by South Hawthorne
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To: Owl_Eagle

someone should have warned him that eating in bed is unhealthy.


2 posted on 10/08/2008 6:13:50 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Owl_Eagle

His Fiance brought him the food.


3 posted on 10/08/2008 6:13:56 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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What gets me is his family blaming the state for not getting him to a hospital. The guy was bed-ridden. Someone was bringing him food for years and years to enable him to get that huge. I suspect it was the same people blaming others now.


4 posted on 10/08/2008 6:14:48 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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Been watching a show called "Big Medicine" on, I think, Discovery Health. There is one person on there who has always been big. He was almost half a ton. He's down in the 600s now. His momma had everything to do with it. She fed him and fed him and he learned the behavior as a child. His father tried to get him and her to stop. His mom, even when the guy was bedridden continued to feed him everything she could.

The narrator on the show and the doctors basically said that his mother needed to care for someone and he was it. Without him to take care of every day, she'd be lost.

I wonder if the mother has some sort of Munchausen (sp?) by proxy syndrome, or a cousin of it.

It has to be a mental condition in the enabler. No other way around it.

5 posted on 10/08/2008 6:20:14 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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Lazy.
There is NO excuse for ANYBODY being that lazy.


6 posted on 10/08/2008 6:21:14 AM PDT by rewrite
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No, the other Mexican’s (The one who lost weight) Fiance brought him the food.


7 posted on 10/08/2008 6:21:14 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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The really shocking thing, is that this occurred in Mexico. I was sure the dateline would be from Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, etc.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

8 posted on 10/08/2008 6:21:49 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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Emergency officials had to knock down Jose Luis Garza's bedroom wall and load him onto the back of a friend's pickup as he fought for his life.

Fought for his life? Sounds like the only thing he fought for over the years was more food!

9 posted on 10/08/2008 6:21:53 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Mmmmm, Chimmi Changa’s, Ho-ho’s, Crispy Creams, and a diet coke.

Micheal Moore, this is your future. (Except the having a friend part)


10 posted on 10/08/2008 6:23:45 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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Sorry....no sympathy.I've gained (and lost) substantial numbers of pounds in recent years and will blame nobody but myself for the gains and will credit nobody but myself (and two cardiologists who,let's say,”motivated” me to lose) for the losses.
11 posted on 10/08/2008 6:24:55 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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He should have run for the border................


12 posted on 10/08/2008 6:25:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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What I never get about these stories is that, once the person can no longer move, it is clear that someone else is feeding him/her. So isn’t the first thing to deal with that person?


13 posted on 10/08/2008 6:25:53 AM PDT by ikka
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The really shocking thing, is that this occurred in Mexico. I was sure the dateline would be from Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, etc.

Actually, while America has the highest rate of obesity in the world Mexico is number 2.

14 posted on 10/08/2008 6:26:34 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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Yankee bigots seem to gather on FR.
More likely in Nuevo York!!!


15 posted on 10/08/2008 6:26:39 AM PDT by WVKayaker ( "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome..." I. Asimov)
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He should have run for the border................

If he had done that, it would have measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale.

16 posted on 10/08/2008 6:26:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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A 990-pound (450-kilogram), bedridden man who had appealed on Mexican television for help tackling his weight problem

Help?
17 posted on 10/08/2008 6:27:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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The people bringing him the food killed him so they are trying to move the fault to someone else. It’s like alcoholics whose families enable them to keep drinking. I’m close to one of those situations. The family can’t be bothered to provide shelter away from the guy’s drinking buddies but they were sure ready to sue when he wound up in ICU...again.


18 posted on 10/08/2008 6:28:34 AM PDT by Varda
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LOL!!!....At least he would have set off the vibration sensors!................


19 posted on 10/08/2008 6:29:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Check out this story:

Woman didn't know she was pregnant, gives birth -- now hospital is sued

Money quote at end of story:

""Chutzpah," Obolsky said. "This is America. You've got to love this country. This woman doesn't know she is pregnant, but somebody else should."

20 posted on 10/08/2008 6:30:10 AM PDT by synbad600
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