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  • in reply to: Obesity in Ohio #1082755

    nexttuesday
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    I’m not talking about randomly walking up to fat people on the street and making fun of them. I don’t need to research that being obese is unhealthy. That’s blatantly obvious and the entire reason it’s being measured and studied.

    Two people can eat the same thing and exercise the same and have different outcomes. There are medical conditions that contribute to obesity. None of that explains the obese people who eat 4,000 calories a day of food high in saturated fat, don’t exercise, and then want to blame their obesity on being big-boned or some other bullshit. I have empathy for people with thyroid problems or metabolic disorders. I don’t have empathy for lazy gluttons, and I can have an opinion on them if I want. Lots of people are addicted to cigarettes and I think they are idiots. Not going to be worried about empathizing with their habits. For the record, I don’t say anything to obese people. I don’t stare at them or laugh. My internal monologue isn’t hurting their feelings.

    in reply to: Obesity in Ohio #1082737

    nexttuesday
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    Obesity isn’t always caused by depression or an eating disorder. My “idea of healthy” isn’t something I made up, it’s based on the prevailing opinions of today’s medical community. And as I said, there is a wide range of body sizes that fall into healthy. Having to buy two airplane seats doesn’t fall into that range. That’s what I mean by businesses catering to obese people. Selling two seats, every seat and product that is made to fit a person getting bigger and bigger, giant portions of food at every restaurant, etc.

    I believe that telling someone their BMI is too high and they have to pay more for health insurance, or a similar message, is sometimes the wake-up call that people need. For others, yes, maybe it would make them feel worse and eat more. I’m not saying that shame works on everyone, but it does work for many humans, not just when it comes to weight.

    Why is it my concern? Idk, why do I care about cancer research or shelter animals? They are societal problems. That’s why this thread exists.

    in reply to: Obesity in Ohio #1082641

    nexttuesday
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    It is depressing. I look at overweight adults and just think they are people who make poor choices, but the rate of childhood obesity is something else. They don’t just model themselves after what their parents eat and do, they have to eat what they are given. I can’t imagine letting my kid eat things that are bad for them on more than a very infrequent basis. I complain about being a deprived child, but my parents didn’t let me drink soda very often and I only got McDonald’s about twice a year. I appreciate that they didn’t raise me with terrible dietary habits.

    I have a lot of conflicting ideas about how weight is addressed in our society today. We idolize and glamorize anorexic-looking models and celebrities, but then condone obesity in many areas of life. I don’t think businesses should be forced to accommodate obese people. I also don’t think women who are a size 16 should be shamed into thinking they have to starve themselves. There’s a vast range of body sizes that are healthy, but I think outside of that healthy range we SHOULD be shunning people, because shame is a good motivator. I limit all this by saying I realize having a low income keeps people from accessing healthier food. When I look at some people I know though, who have high incomes and just enjoy eating too much of everything, they are clearly not victims of circumstance.

    in reply to: What do you pay for child care? #1082637

    nexttuesday
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    I would like to re-revive this thread!

    I am looking for a day care starting in January 2016 for an infant, where I have the option of 2-4 days/week. The closer to downtown the better.

    A nanny or sitter is an option, so if you have a personal recommendation for anyone, that would be helpful too.

    Thanks!


    nexttuesday
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    In the meeting notes it was reported that the advisory wouldn’t be dropped until levels were below 8ppm but I don’t see a number being reported anywhere.

    I’ll start giving the tap water to my pets again but I think I’m personally off our tap water until they have the reverse osmosis capability, or I break down and pay for a system to be installed in my house.

    in reply to: Former Redflex CEO Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges #1081739

    nexttuesday
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    This makes me so happy. On top of these “tickets” being unconstitutional, they were instituted by bribes. Now all these little yeah-rah red-light camera a**holes can cry all the way to obsolescence.


    nexttuesday
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    I’m pregnant so I can’t drink the water. Even if I wasn’t pregnant I think I would try to avoid it. I’ve been giving bottled water to our pets as well.

    Got home yesterday and had no electricity from maybe 9:30pm to 1am. As I sat in candlelight and thought about how we were almost out of water, I started getting pissed off. What the hell kind of developed nation pollutes its own water supply?

    Bottled water is terrible for the environment and I don’t want to have to keep buying it. I would like to find out the biggest contributors to this runoff issue so I can make sure to not buy what they produce.

    in reply to: R.I.P. CU Forum? #1073628

    nexttuesday
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    I don’t read or post on the forum nearly as much as I used to. 1) The site is no longer mainly a forum, it is a local news site with a forum. I still read stories through twitter, or visit the home page, I just don’t get on the forum as much. 2) There are a lot of people on the forum. It used to be a smaller group of people that would meet up IRL occasionally. As it grows, you lose that. That’s just the natural progression based on size.

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the way things have happened, but I do think it means there might be an unfilled need for a new and smaller message board. Columbus Underground actually was kind of underground at first. When I would tell people “use Columbus Underground to try to find an apartment,” they didn’t know what the site was. Find me someone now who doesn’t know about it. You can’t expect the same kind of comraderie in the group once it becomes that big.

    Or, in hipster speak, it was cooler before everyone knew about it.

    in reply to: Videography Company in Bexley Refusing Service to Same-Sex Couples #1067417

    nexttuesday
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    While I agree it is a bigoted view and practice to not serve same-sex couples, what she is doing is not illegal. Until we have defined sexuality as a protected class at the federal or state level, then she is free to discriminate under the law. And the people of Columbus are free to oppose her bigoted view and not use her business, which is what I’m sure will happen.

    Until we change the laws to protect the GLBT community, stuff like this will continue to happen, because it can.

    in reply to: Columbus Metropolitan Library – News & Updates #1067306

    nexttuesday
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    The main library closing for 16 months depresses me. One, because it is the closest branch to me, and I would love to be able to walk to a library during the nice weather. Two, because I believe it serves a lot of low-income residents who will now be inconvenienced. My boyfriend said that there are other branches on the same bus line, and I know that this is only for 16 months, not forever, but it still bothers me.

    I was at the library just after they began remodeling and heard a woman asking the librarian for books on writing a resume. There were none at that branch anymore. They had all been sent out to other locations or put in storage during the remodel. I put myself in that woman’s shoes, trying to write a resume to improve my prospects, and think of how the remodel will inconvenience many people like her.

    Additionally, the homeless use the library for warmth, and a safe place to take a nap.

    Remodeling takes time, but it is a long time to have your main library closed. I hope that they can at least bring their bookmobile by once in a while to that spot.


    nexttuesday
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    Hahahaha. So, it’s tin-foil hat to speak the truth? Of course you make enough money to meet your monthly payment. They don’t want you to default. They want you to pay in perpetuity and you being a good slave do their bidding. You rent your iPhone made by wage slaves in China, you rent your phone service, you rent your car, you rent your apartment, you rent your degree, you shop at the company store for the garbage they shove down your gullet, you rent your internet connection at home you are typing this on, you rent your cable TV…… Who collects that rent? People smart enough to convince ignorance that this is normal. And that you are free by being forced to go to work for some corporation who retains the vast majority of your surplus value while giving you just enough to make your masters rich when multiplied by the ignorant mass of “consumers” that used to be sentient beings.

    Of course, you can debate me all you wish. Debate is no source of truth. As a philosophy major you should understand this. Truth is self-evident. You are a willful slave.

    You’re lecturing the wrong person dude. I don’t have TV or internet at home. I’m at work. And I work for a partnership.

    Truth is self-evident? It’s “We hold these truths to be self-evident.” Meaning, they are our ideals that we think should be obvious. There’s no self-evident truth. Where do you get this sh*t?

    I hardly go North of Kroger anymore, but I look forward to the changes on campus. Attracting more and better students, and convincing them to stay in Columbus, is a big part of why Columbus is growing. And naysayers aside, that is good.


    nexttuesday
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    It’s quite clear I edited my second post to respond to you. I didn’t change anything I typed. I simply added comments to respond to your lack of knowledge as to what is happening. Anyone reading this thread could divine that unless you believe I am predicting your future. No, this is not a video game. I am operating on the perspective that you understand reality. It’s really too bad that people can’t actually think anymore. More than $100K in student debts. And you defend being a debt slave to private banks without what will likely be any possibility to pay that back. That’s very interesting. I hope that works out for you. It is quite clear why no one on here actually understands what is going on.

    By the way, thanks for attempting to control me by telling me that I should not be posting anything on here and telling me what I should be doing. I’ll take that under advisement from someone who gleefully accepts their own slavery.

    EDIT: By the way, I pretty much ignore anyone who willfully and ignorantly accepts their own slavery.

    I willingly signed an agreement to repay a loan, from a bank. I make a very good salary, and have no problem making my payments, but thank you for your concern over my “slavery.”

    It’s obvious you enjoy talking to hear yourself talk. If you don’t want to follow my suggestion to talk to someone who can do something, I don’t care. Without people who sign up for Columbus Underground to troll us, what would we do to distract us from our slavery?

    I’m always here to use my Philosophy degree to argue with you on the truly important Taco Bell construction developments in the world, if you want to create a new screen name tomorrow.


    nexttuesday
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    Like I said. Most people don’t understand. You will soon enough.

    I’m not here to educate you on economics or monetary theory but just let me state this. The amount of retail space in this nation has increased nearly 600% per capita in this nation in the last 30 years. Do you understand the concepts of sustainability? Do you appreciate what is actually going on and what the end game will be? This is not some “new normal”. By the way, for those who believe gentrification and student housing are noble efforts, you might appreciate that the U.S. has way too many college graduates and not enough people to make things. The number of college graduates (% of population) in this nation doing economic busy work is 2.5X that of, say, France. There is a bubble in higher education. Which, by the way is also run like a corporation. The president and board product widgets (graduates) for a profit that they then sell to corporations. The cost of education in this nation has gone up 800% in the last 30 years after adjusted for inflation. Another form of rent extraction. Good luck with that.

    No one said gentrification is a noble effort. I said it’s a process. Please disprove that one.

    As someone with over 100k in student loans, I’m well aware of the cost of education. I also don’t bitch about it, because I know how to read and read my student loan contracts before I signed them. I have no sympathy for people who feel they are owed a well-paying job because they got a degree. No one promised them a job. It’s called taking a risk. Not everyone who starts a business will succeed, not everyone who joins the military for a salary will end up making it out alive. Life is full of risks. There’s a lot of whining and lack of personal responsibility in this country.

    Anyway. Yes, I believe providing housing in a market where it’s in demand is a valuable use of land. I have no problem with building a six story building on a lot where a one story Taco Bell and parking lot now stand. If you think the land should be turned into a community garden where we can grow vegetables, ATTEND THE ZONING MEETING. Complaining about it on Columbus Underground is not going to express your views to the people whose votes determine these things. As much attention as this board receives (which I love), you are pissing into the wind, so to speak.

    Also if you’re going to edit your posts you should write why, rather than trying to make it look like you said things in advance.


    nexttuesday
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    The auditor’s page lists that lot being owned by G-Made Inc., a company based in Findlay that appears to run or manage quite a few fast food operations. The fact that a taco bell owned by a corporation will be replaced with apartments and a Taco Bell, owned by a corporation, doesn’t indicate anything to me, other than the fact that the gateway project is working (the area between 11th and 5th is becoming a place where more students will live and businesses want to operate), and OSU enrollment continues to increase, creating more demand for student housing. Gentrification doesn’t signal the coming apocalypse, it’s an ongoing cycle that is affecting more and more portions of Columbus as our population grows, particularly in the center.

    If you think it’s such a bad idea, attend the zoning meetings and say something.

    in reply to: Lack of Diversity at Columbus Alive #1065543

    nexttuesday
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    I think most journalists in Columbus who are looking to make a meaningful impact would probably try to write for an online site, not Alive. The fact that the only people content to write for a mediocre paper like Alive are white is probably a self-fulfilling prophecy. It sucks because it has no diversity, and because it sucks it doesn’t attract quality diverse writers.

    I also agree that white people can have opinions on Chinese food. To use that as the basis of your point is weak. People have diverse experiences you can’t see from their skin. They could have lived in China for all you know.

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