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The Weight of America?

I am not normally given to social commentary, but here goes. Please also understand that this is not to single out any person, such as the one in this photo. They just happened to be a "photo of opportunity".

 

A recent plague has overtaken many of the world's affluent nations. Thirty or even twenty years ago, a person with the appearence of morbid obesity was a curosity in America as well as other "advanced" countries. Not just adults, children and even infants are simply too fat. Our lifestyle of fast food meals with thousands of calories, over-sized portions and a simple lack of restraint is contributing to serious health problems.

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Taken on July 27, 2009