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Good one destiny.


Part, for the kids, is the video games and idiocy of parents. The wii is NOT fitness, at all. Playdates have now devolved into hours long gaming sessions. No ball playing, no bike riding ect. I once had a child come to my work with a lunch of a juice box cheese stick and sugar coated roll. I sent a note home. But I'm sure it did nothing.
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I am also in Ohio visiting family and every time I come up here I am struck by the extreme obesity I see everywhere. Perhaps it is the result of long cold winters when all there is to do is hole up and eat pizza and chocolate?

As mentioned, all you need to do is look at the shopping carts around you when you are checking out at the grocery store to get a clue as to where the problems lie. It is, in my opinion, tantamount to child abuse to feed children the crap that many parents put on the table. But then, the adults are shoveling the same crap into their own mouths aren't they.

And yes, most Europeans are slimmer than Americans - with the exception of the Germans.

Gandhi said "you must be the change you wish to see in the world" (or something to that effect). I watch what I put in my mouth and my grocery cart, diet on the rare occasion when I need to, walk & bike rather than drive, when it is possible, and don't sit my *%# in front of the television for 7 hours a day. Anything else you would suggest other than punching a fat kid?
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I am not lecturing anyone, just commentating. Yes, I would also put it up there with abuse. The patents have a choice, the kids don't.
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I was in Waikiki, Hawaii, recently (spent a week at the Hale Koa resort for U.S. military people, but that's another story).

Anyway, while walking along the Waikiki beach (off of the military grounds) ogling the babes on the first or second day, the first thing (*) I said to myself was "so much for the fat American stereotype" because most of the bods on display were pretty buff and trim.

Then I slowly came to realise that many and possibly most of the people there were international tourists like myself. Smile

(*) Actually, that was the second thing. The first thing was, "why isn't this a topless beach?"
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By the way, I am being a little silly up above. I imagine a fair number (but still maybe less than half) of the healthy people on the beach were American tourists. The thing is, I suppose the healthy lifestyle / beach lifestyle of beach lovers in Waikiki tends to promote trim bodies.
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I know for a fact that you will see no obese people in down town Manhattan. One thing that I noticed when we go there is that New York city is only for the fit. There is very little that you can do there without a lot of walking. No wheel chairs, no walkers, no people who are either too old, or to fat to keep up.
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Oh- Skip? Who's going to pay for a health program for schools? Last I checked, not only were schools cutting music, art, and (most tellingly) physical education in order to make their budgets, but they were struggling not to cut school lunch programs, either. Sadly, healthy food costs money.

Even worse, companies like Coke and Pepsi would enter into contracts with schools, paying them money to be allowed to sell soda to the kids. Budget-strapped schools don't have much choice but to accept a deal like that, even though soda has a ton of calories with almost no nutritional value.
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On 2010-06-12 11:28, kcg5 wrote:
Make money? What? Save the kids from their parents wrath.


Well, if that's all you want to take from what I said, fine. But, if you look at my comments again, you'll see that I mentioned creating an informative, educational approach to give the children a fresh perspective on diet and nutrition. Can a one hour program change the world? Nope. But, it might start a few kids thinking in a new direction and discussing the concepts presented with their parents or friends. It just might plant a few seeds that could have a couple of children asking for a fruit cup instead of fries next time they're out.

About a year ago I replaced my Silkola chip can with a nut container and the Coke with a water bottle to present a slightly healthier image. As entertainers, we have a voice and a platform. Why not use that minor celebrity for a good cause? If we expand our market reach and receive more bookings to schools and YMCA's as a result, it's win-win.

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Who's going to pay for a health program for schools?


"Heck, George, what chance do we have against King George and his redcoats. Just pay the *** taxes."

Red, if it's too much trouble, don't waste another thought on the suggestion. But, for those who aren't afraid of expending a little effort, there are sponsors out there who would love to get this message into schools. Health clubs, insurance companies, medical associations, fruit farm associations, dairy farmers. Even McDonald's has a "Healthy Choice" campaign with money to spend. McDonald's sponsors a Virginia magician and his healthy choice program at state and county fairs up and down the eastern coast. The cola and chip companies aren't the only ones with deep pockets.

Listen...feel free to focus on your lifts and passes and complain. It was just an observation.
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Kcg5; I was not directing any criticism your way. I am in total agreement with your OP.

Skip; I think your suggestion was very good.
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I see your point and agree with you totally. We should go after the short people before we go after the fat people.
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I like that fat people are stupid. I didn't put on weight until injuries from the military kept me from walking for a year and I, at the same time, quit smoking to satisfy those that wanted all smokers to die for our stupidity. I do not eat crap and since there isn't a fast food place for 20 miles and I don't like it anyway.

Of course since I think libs and enviromentalist are stupid I guess it is okay for you to think I am. Only difference is I'm right.
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[quote]On 2010-06-12 18:33, Skip Way wrote:
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On 2010-06-12 11:28, kcg5 wrote:
Make money? What? Save the kids from their parents wrath.


Well, if that's all you want to take from what I said, fine. But, if you look at my comments again, you'll see that I mentioned creating an informative, educational approach to give the children a fresh perspective on diet and nutrition. Can a one hour program change the world?
Nope. But, it might start a few kids thinking in a new direction and discussing the concepts presented with their parents or friends. It just might plant a few seeds that could have a couple of children asking for a fruit cup instead of fries next time they're out.

About a year ago I replaced my Silkola chip can with a nut container and the Coke with a water bottle to present a slightly healthier image. As entertainers, we have a voice and a platform. Why not use that minor celebrity for a good cause? If we expand our market



reach and receive more bookings to schools and YMCA's as a result, it's win-win.

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Who's going to pay for a health program for schools?


"Heck, George, what chance do we have against King George and his redcoats. Just pay the *** taxes."

Red, if it's too much trouble, don't waste another thought on the suggestion. But, for those who aren't afraid of expending a little effort, there are sponsors out there who would love to get this message into schools. Health clubs, insurance companies, medical associations, fruit farm associations, dairy farmers. Even McDonald's has a "Healthy Choice" campaign with money to spend. McDonald's sponsors a
Virginia magician and his healthy choice program at state and county fairs up and down the eastern coast. The cola and chip companies aren't the only ones with deep pockets.

Listen...feel free to focus on your lifts and passes and complain. It was just an observation.
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To me, the thrust of your post seemed to either be joking or about money making If that wasn't it, I'm sorry.
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I gave a 19 year old fat boy who came to me moaning for advice about life virtually the same advice. He is a regular customer at two venues I perform at and now a twice the size even fatter 23 year old. I watch him across the room telling people what a nasty cruel and heartless person I am.

There is no need for us to go after fat people - they will do themselves in - so lets get those shorties. Can we start with Tom Cruise - he's very annoying.

Santa/Kevin/Slim - we love you - we're talking about other fat people - you're our fat people.
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To me, the thrust of your post seemed to either be joking or about money making If that wasn't it, I'm sorry.


I don't joke about marketing and I don't see a problem with making a living using magic and humor to teach our kids to be safer and healthier. Smile AS they say in my native Ohio, "Profit is not a dirty word."
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Thanks destiny.


I love Ohio. Had to make that clear, been going there all my life.

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Skip, That's all well and good- but I'm not from Ohio or Virginia. I'm in CA, and we're rapidly approaching having the worst public school system in the nation.

Oh, I don't drink soda or eat fast food either. My dad used to work for 7-Up/RC Bottling, and would bring home a few cases a month. By the time I went to college, I was so sick of soda, I stopped drinking it. The fast food? After an agonizing ordeal involving an end-of-shift McDonald's chicken sandwich (which included lying on the floor in the bathroom in a cold sweat, desperately trying to remember which side of the abdomen the appendix is on, since I thought mine might have burst) I stopped eating all fast food. Nothing like a bad case of food poisoning to change your dietary habits.
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7 Up paid well....
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Community obese, shall we say. Partaking of the community junk food (complaining) without doing anything about it. (Healthy diet)

Skip, keep showing a way to get something done. Though I'm sure there will be those who will tell you why it can't work for them. There always will be those. Smile

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On 2010-06-13 00:16, MagicSanta wrote:
Besides, Skip is old so you need to be nice to him.


It's military life that makes us feisty, eh Santa? Smile Besides, you and Red are just jealous that I'm making a good living doing what I love.

Thanks, Tom. Every problem has a solution for those who can look past the barriers.
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It is Sunday morning, and I am going to say a prayer for MagicSanta's wife who has endured 30 years of his logic. In spite of Santa's appearance she is a slim attractive woman.
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