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#1 2014-10-23 22:53:18

Olinguito
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Registered: 2014-08-12
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Fat people to get paid to lose weight

This is what the UK government has just decided.


Mail Online wrote:

Overweight people to be PAID to lose weight

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic … s-job.html

Mirror wrote:

Pounds for lbs: Government to PAY fat people if they lose weight

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/po … at-4487795


Now I want to be fat too – and earn some extra cash.


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#2 2014-10-23 23:10:31

bobbym
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Re: Fat people to get paid to lose weight

What a great idea. Can you apply several times? Gain weight then lose it and gain it again ad infinitum.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#3 2014-10-24 00:00:47

bob bundy
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Re: Fat people to get paid to lose weight

I think this scheme has been devised by fat-heads.  They haven't even worked out if you have to repay if you put weight back on.

A while back the education minister floated the idea that students would have to remain in school indefinitely if they failed to reach a certain standard in their exams.  The idea was quietly dropped when people explained to him why this was unworkable.

Papers like the Mirror and Mail love making headlines like this because it sells more papers and hence gets them more advertising revenue. 

Two famous ones from the past were the plane (with picture)  found on the surface of the Moon

http://elitedaily.com/news/world/britis … ight-moon/ 

and one that has since become the standard by which all other such stories are measured : "Freddy Starr ate my hamster!"   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Freddiehamster.jpg

One of the problems of having a free press.

Bob


Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#4 2014-10-24 00:47:12

Olinguito
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Re: Fat people to get paid to lose weight

You’re right, Bob. And I remember about a year or two ago there was a hoax story about some verse in the Bible being discovered on Mars etched on the rocked surface. The scary thing is that I know a couple of people in real life who actually believed the story to be true! eek


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