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Old 10-12-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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Default Has America let itself go?

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/ar...ors_picks=true

I was watching a funny bit by Bill Maher about how Americans in America's prime dressed the part (i.e. people didn't go on planes in sweat pants, or wear pajamas to school). Exaggerated of course, but, after walking through a Wal Mart... you start to wonder.

Now this.

Is it just a coincidence that Americans are getting increasingly out of shape, and that the country is in a state of decline, or could there be an actual correlation?

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Old 10-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #2
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Without reading the link I will just say....



Yes, yes, no, and blame Walmart and reality shows.

However, with no reality shows, there is no E! The Soup hosted by...........Joel McHale.

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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I place the blame solely on the Fifa 2014 Collectible Coins industry!

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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People used to take pride in things.

Also, we used to think we were better than the Nazis, the Soviets, and the terrorists, and now it's like we either stopped believing it or just don't care anymore.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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Seems like a nostalgia-driven, rose-colored-glasses tinted view of the past.

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Yes...in so many ways in answer to the question.

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Old 10-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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We just....don't care anymore...about anything.

Except McDonald's and reality shows.

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Old 10-16-2013, 04:11 AM   #8
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Honestly, I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for the Democrats to have to deal with an entire shutdown over one Bill that was legally sanctioned. The ramifications of this are quite scary - what does this pose for future relations between both parties.

As a European, i'm just surprised

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