[Fat People] What are your thoughts on..

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Mantello
07-07-2011, 02:25 AM
What are your thoughts on obese or even at best just fat people "taking up seats" on public transport?

Should, or shouldn't they pay for two tickets everytime they travel?

Read the article below.
It was in a free newspaper (mX) given out at Sydney train stations every weekday.

WANTING TO FIT IN

A self-confessed "super obese" commuter has vowed to buy two train tickets to silence her critics who abuse her for taking up multiple seats.
Despite shedding 60kg in the past year Stephanie Payne says she suffers "countless unprovoked weightism attacks".

The 31 year-old mum of four said she had been called names including "fat pig" and "fat slut" - at times in front of her children.
"It happens to me all the time and up until this point i've put up with it". Payne says.
"When people tease me, it makes me feel isolated, like I don't have the right to catch a train".
"At least if I buy two tickets I can silence people because I can say i've paid my way, I have one for myself and one for my butt; even though I shouldn't have to do that."

The human services worker reached "breaking point" during her commute from her inner city Melbourne workplace last week when she copped taunts from fellow passengers.
"I am fully aware that others will get on the train and two people can sit down in place my one." Payne said.
"I want people to know it is not OK to discriminate".

Payne - who weighs about 180kg and plans to drop almost another 100kg - aims to climb a 46-floor building to raiser money for the Cancer Council.

Osiris
07-07-2011, 02:26 AM
It must be a Payne being that fat

:weird:

BIGSEX_
07-07-2011, 02:27 AM
morbid obesity by mantello?

Mantello
07-07-2011, 02:28 AM
It must be a Payne being that fat

:weird:

:lol:

Jahoda Duck
07-07-2011, 02:29 AM
it's disgusting people think they can take liberties in pointing out something about a complete stranger just because they're an easy target. insensitive morons

Feannag
07-07-2011, 02:44 AM
I came in here thinking he was going to advocate ballroom dancing as a way to lose weight. I r disappoint...

Ezlpo
07-07-2011, 02:46 AM
My thoughts on ****ing Kayla are that I would like to do so even if it is surprise sex.

DealyRrunk
07-07-2011, 02:52 AM
2 seats, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 deserts

Vanster
07-07-2011, 02:53 AM
it's disgusting people think they can take liberties in pointing out something about a complete stranger just because they're an easy target. insensitive morons

insensitive yes, morons no.

As we inch closer to socialism, recognizing that we're all better off with a combined effort, I think we'll see more utilitarian approaches to transportation. Maybe have some formula that calculates fare based on mass and displacement, as those are the 2 biggest limiters on how much a unit can carry. I understand their quarrel, I think, even though I don't agree with it.

Said another way, just as it isn't fair to have fat smokers sharing the same premiums that I do in our "group plan" for health insurance, it's not fair for Chris Cristie to pay the same fare on a city bus as Vern Troyer does. I think that's the idea of the argument, anyway.

I can't really come up with a concrete argument why fit people that live healthy lifestyles should pick up the slack for 300 pound tubs of **** that spend their disposable income on cigarettes instead of a gym membership. . .except that I think we should. It makes us better humans to carry them along, and encourage them to carry as much as they are able. The older I get, the more I believe that berating people for making mistakes in their life just doesn't do any good. Better to swallow contempt for the moment and encourage them to do the right thing--not because it's a flowery hippie approach to humanism but because it gets better results than rubbing their nose in it. I've never seen a person that's been making bad life decisions decide to do the right thing because they were ridiculed and teased. I've seen them get fatter because of it, in some cases I've seen them off themselves because of it, and in rare cases, they pull a Columbine before killing themselves. I have seen a lot of dip****s decide to improve their life game when they were just encouraged. Simple encouragement gets way more done than punishment, no matter what Rush Limbaugh, the obese, smoking, drinking, prescription drug-addict tells you.

Jahoda Duck
07-07-2011, 03:32 AM
why dont u quit posting on tw and do something productive

where does this self-righteous attitude wherein u get to tell ppl how to live end

Vanster
07-07-2011, 03:38 AM
Because I'm having a pity-party for one, and it will last until I decide it's over.

The self-righteous attitude where I tell people how to live. . I don't really see that ending any time soon. It might, but at this point I don't think it will.

Now that I've answered your questions, I have one of my own: if I'm such an idiot, why am I never beneath your notice? You follow me around like a wet dog, flaming and negging and asking stupid questions, begging for my attention. I don't pay attention to people I dislike, perhaps you should try it--continually seeking negative attention from me will just land you with the Garcia clan.

Osiris
07-07-2011, 03:40 AM
IM GONNA LIVE FOREVER!

Jahoda Duck
07-07-2011, 03:42 AM
there is no world where yelling fat pig at a stranger is not insensitive and moronic

quit being so judgmental and lighten up. we all have issues

edit: u werent agreeing w me at all ds

OnEhiTTa
07-07-2011, 03:43 AM
simmer down duck

Code4
07-07-2011, 03:46 AM
i think it's the fatties that need to lighten up

Atra
07-07-2011, 03:46 AM
Who are more compassionate, the people who shame destructive behavior or the enablers who allow it to continue?

Vanster
07-07-2011, 03:59 AM
The people that shame it.

Tessien
07-07-2011, 04:03 AM
There's a difference between treating someone ****ty on a personal level for being fat, and expecting them to pay more because they consume more.

Someone who is obese takes more gas money to haul around, therefore they should pay more, or lose weight.

Nmag
07-07-2011, 05:56 AM
I think fat people should stop eating so much. Can you imagine the load they put on our sewer systems?

Amadeus
07-07-2011, 06:12 AM
I think we should feed fat people to starving africans.


Two birds with one stone.