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Should Large-Sized Clothing Carry Tags With An Obesity Helpline Number?
MND ^ | December 18, 2006 | By Robert Paul Reyes

Posted on 12/18/2006 7:10:30 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy

From The Daily Telegraph:

LARGE-sized clothing should carry tags with an obesity helpline number, a British Medical Journal report has said.

The report, compiled by a group of public health professionals, has recommended the phone numbers be placed on tags on women’s garments sized 16 and above, and on those with a waist measurement of more than 100 centimetres for men.

This is an excellent idea, chubby women will be reminded they need help everytime they struggle to get into their designer jeans.

The large-sized jeans should also have a large sign in the rear end that reads: If you see me at McDonald’s or Burger King please call 800-FAT-COPS to report me.

Plus-size apparel should also be equipped with a gizmo that beeps everytime the rotund person backs up.

Instead of a cool designer logo, clothes for big people should have a trademark depicting Rosie O’Donnell munching on a hamburger.

And it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make all clothing for the horizontally-challenged in red only. That way we would see them coming from a distance, and be prepared to give them a wide berth.

Finally, pants for the obese should be rigged to emit a “farting” noise whenever the overweight individual bends over.

I’m just kidding. I’m just trying to show what a ridiculous idea the British came up with. Stout persons aren’t children, they don’t need clothing with a name tag, or with an obesity helpline number.


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1 posted on 12/18/2006 7:10:34 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
LARGE-sized clothing should carry tags with an obesity helpline number, a British Medical Journal report has said.

I think British Medical Journals should carry the number for the "Stop Pomposity" Hotline.

2 posted on 12/18/2006 7:11:50 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Contact Omar at 800-321-TENT


3 posted on 12/18/2006 7:12:11 PM PST by pissant
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Only if DemocRAT voter registration cards come with a list of shrinks practicing in the voter's area.


4 posted on 12/18/2006 7:12:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I hope nobody "offends" me today.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

none of us would call it anyway so its just a waste of money.


5 posted on 12/18/2006 7:13:00 PM PST by Ainast
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

It would also be a good idea to put labels on some of the more popular inner city clothing, asking the wearer to not murder and rape people.


6 posted on 12/18/2006 7:13:04 PM PST by ansel12 (America, love it ,or at least give up your home citizenship before accepting ours too.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Maybe they should work on the state of their countrymen's teeth before they start picking on the obese.


7 posted on 12/18/2006 7:15:24 PM PST by alicewonders
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

i dunno what to say, the silly side of me wants the tag to say, "caution wide load". but,the serious side thinks, "this is just a retarded issue". lol


8 posted on 12/18/2006 7:15:52 PM PST by meanie monster (I am not a racist,,I hate everyone equally)
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To: alicewonders

LOL


9 posted on 12/18/2006 7:17:27 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
... and on those with a waist measurement of more than 100 centimetres for men.

Fellas, they're saying any man with a waist measurement over 39.4 inches is considered obese; this is not, repeat NOT fair!

10 posted on 12/18/2006 7:21:56 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Hmmm, maybe playboy mags should come with bibles?

Maybe lottery tickets should come with a sermon about greed and ill gotten gains?





11 posted on 12/18/2006 7:22:10 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Ya think it would do something for a totally failed thyroid? You do know that the docs want to go by blood tests these days, and as long as they can get your levels into whatever their "book" says is "normal", they do not give a flying rip about how you feel, or your weight.

This is even if your weight was "normal" for almost half your life! And if you still feel crummy, even though your TSH test is "within normal range", well then, who gives a flying rip. for they have covered their bums, according to "modern medicine:.

Sorry to be so cynical. Family problems have got me down. T'is the season for those, you know?


12 posted on 12/18/2006 7:23:20 PM PST by jacquej
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Put the tag on the outside.

13 posted on 12/18/2006 7:23:21 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a Mac)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

I went shopping for a bit yesterday. There were porked-up women all over the place.


14 posted on 12/18/2006 7:24:12 PM PST by BobS
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

They'd probably have a more deterent effect if the label said "fatass"


15 posted on 12/18/2006 7:24:28 PM PST by traditional1
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To: Andy from Beaverton
These are the ones I get stuck in the window seat, while they sit in the middle seat, when I fly "Coach". (When you land, your lips are blue)


16 posted on 12/18/2006 7:26:05 PM PST by traditional1
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Only if DemocRAT voter registration cards come with a list of shrinks practicing in the voter's area."

Or undertakers
17 posted on 12/18/2006 7:26:51 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, ATF and DEA)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Is that a recent picture of Hillary?


18 posted on 12/18/2006 7:26:52 PM PST by alicewonders
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To: atomicpossum

How about warning labels on politicians. "Warning: This person may be lying whenever lips are moving. Believe at your own risk!"


19 posted on 12/18/2006 7:27:28 PM PST by freemike
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

One more proof that the Brits have too much time on their hands.


20 posted on 12/18/2006 7:27:34 PM PST by Palladin ("Open a new window; open a new door; travel a new highway.")
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To: traditional1

Looks like 2 one-legged fat women sharing a folding chair.


21 posted on 12/18/2006 7:30:56 PM PST by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
more than 100 centimetres for men.

That's 39.3" guys.

How many of us in 40" waist jeans consider ourselves to be 'obese'?

22 posted on 12/18/2006 7:31:57 PM PST by Michael.SF. (It's time our lawmakers paid more attention to their responsibilities, and less to their privileges.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
And clothing (women’s clothing) size 2 or smaller must have bulimia - anorexia warnings


and another thing...
23 posted on 12/18/2006 7:33:05 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth
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To: alicewonders

Looks like a recent photo of the Congressional budget.


24 posted on 12/18/2006 7:34:00 PM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Or they could put a label in clothing for women who are size 2. They could be a ,"Remember to EAT" tag or "A burger once in a while might be a good idea."


25 posted on 12/18/2006 7:34:26 PM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

And What do we put on those special Hats that Retards Wear??? "Oh, My Names Kenny, I Live In The Building" ???


26 posted on 12/18/2006 7:37:07 PM PST by Weep-o-crat Hunter
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

27 posted on 12/18/2006 7:39:26 PM PST by zarf
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To: HungarianGypsy
I'm sure Ann Coulter would go along with that. ;-)
28 posted on 12/18/2006 7:41:38 PM PST by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense, don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Neither do the smokers need a Warning label on cigarettes--but it is there and alot of Nanny's right here on FR love it.


29 posted on 12/18/2006 7:43:55 PM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: pissant
Contact Omar at 800-321-TENT

1-888-TOO-MUCH

30 posted on 12/18/2006 7:45:09 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

The number will just make the obese people feel worse about themselves and they'll go eat a pan of brownies, four whoppers, fries and several loaves of bread to cover up their pain. Fat people know they are fat...a phone number will NOT help them lose weight or feel better about their circumstances.


31 posted on 12/18/2006 7:52:53 PM PST by madison10
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To: Andy from Beaverton
Put the tag on the outside.

I don't know if one of those "wide load" yellow banners they use on eighteen wheeler would fit are not, might be too small.

32 posted on 12/18/2006 8:05:26 PM PST by org.whodat (Never let the facts get in the way of a good assumption.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
Pop a wheelie girl.

Regards.

33 posted on 12/18/2006 8:11:44 PM PST by ARE SOLE (I thought the Party was supposed to court the voters and not the other way around?)
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To: ARE SOLE

OK, that picture should have carried a warning label for my eyes!


34 posted on 12/18/2006 8:21:40 PM PST by alicewonders
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To: Michael.SF.

Not me. Every man needs a tool shed.


35 posted on 12/18/2006 8:41:53 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: alicewonders

"Maybe they should work on the state of their countrymen's teeth before they start picking on the obese"


AINT THAT THE TRUTH!!!!:)


36 posted on 12/18/2006 9:02:22 PM PST by annelizly
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

I think the folks buying the large clothing already know they are large - they don't need to be insulted while they are spending their hard earned money.


37 posted on 12/18/2006 9:06:43 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
I'll go along with that when they apply warning labels to some other things which I find to be considerably more dangerous, like Time Magazine and its cover art.....


38 posted on 12/18/2006 9:14:05 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Should mirrors carry warning tags if you're ugly?


39 posted on 12/18/2006 9:23:49 PM PST by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

The fat didn't stand up for the smokers. Enjoy the tyranny.


40 posted on 12/18/2006 9:27:47 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Ken522

What does 39.4 translate into pant size for men?


41 posted on 12/18/2006 9:28:52 PM PST by mysterio
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To: ARE SOLE

Ewwww, seeing that all covered up is bad enough!!!


42 posted on 12/18/2006 10:06:48 PM PST by blondee123
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Are they trying to encourage the obese to stop buying/wearing clothes?


43 posted on 12/18/2006 10:26:24 PM PST by TNdandelion
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To: jacquej

I am walking in your boots, no thyroid.

I know what your body/mind is torturing you with.

Every year the "fake" synthroid gets upped in dose as some of us just soak it up.

Not to mention having to hear the radiologists whine every year for the mammo due to the thick spots the meds cause in your breasts.

People can be unkind and when my hormone/thyroid levels are off leaving me feel to high or low I stay away the heck from all the outside agitators.

Funny before I lost my thyroid I wore a size 3. SO if they are going to put a warning for large sizes suppose the should put one on the anorexic sizes.

JMO No warning at all should be on clothing except that it is cheap and won't last through one wash. : P

Merry Christimas.....your not alone.


44 posted on 12/19/2006 1:19:37 AM PST by Global2010
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To: Global2010; jacquej

I'll give you an Amen on that one too. I'm fighting the thyroid issues, and it's trying to kick my butt too. I've got my days, but most of the time, I ignore the meanies.


45 posted on 12/19/2006 1:34:03 AM PST by Maigrey (This space reserved for Dianna.)
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To: zarf

Looks like a double negitive...


46 posted on 12/19/2006 6:10:38 AM PST by CenTex (No longer a Republican, but still a Conservative...)
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To: Global2010
JMO No warning at all should be on clothing except that it is cheap and won't last through one wash. : P

True! Don't forget the warning tag "This article of clothing was probably made by cheap, child labor/slavery" - since we're getting so pious about everything!

47 posted on 12/19/2006 6:25:30 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: Maigrey

No thyroid gland bump.

Man when that sucker is low that daily walk can be very painful as the "burn" in the muscle tissue as if one was running at full throttle can be horrid.

Then on the good dayz it is like being super hyper can't sit still woman. I like those dayz. : )


48 posted on 12/19/2006 7:36:15 AM PST by Global2010
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To: alicewonders

I have been buying Ulla Popken clothing for years now.
Real nice washablility.
However the styles of what only a 18yr old should sport the last two seasons have kept my pocket book closed.

I think it is a Europeon company.


49 posted on 12/19/2006 7:40:31 AM PST by Global2010
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To: traditional1
LOL

I wonder if she read the back of her chair before she sat in it.

I had to magnify it to read it clearly.

Yep, "MALT4".

50 posted on 12/20/2006 4:59:52 PM PST by wanderin
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