too true. Agree 100%. Smokers and over-eaters aren’t the only ones with BIG health problems. They are simply the most obvious ones. They are easily seen.
January 27, 2013 at 6:27pm
Wow….to me this shows the lack of understanding. Smoking and Obesity are socially despised, basically because they are obvious. What about those conditions which have no outward appearance? I wonder if the totals have been run on them? What about sexually transmitted diseases? Hmmm….what about heart attacks? What about cancer. Cancer is a big money-maker. So…why not just let anyone die off because it costs too much? this is just a pre-cursor to euthanasia or death-panels. Don’t kid yourself that it is anything else but that.
January 27, 2013 at 6:14pm
I think that this is completely revelant. I am a woman, and a strong one at that, but the standards should NOT be taken down to accomodate women. I would think that it would be okay to have women in the military if they don’t meet the physical standards if it is not a physical job they will be doing. Some women would have the strength to haul such a large man, but only they should be there on the front lines.