Thursday, November 05, 2009

American Boobs

More than 3/4 of the nation’s 17-24 y/o couldn’t serve in the military, even if they wanted to. They’re too fat, too sickly, too dumb, have too many kids, or have copped to using illegal drugs.

The armed services are willing to grant waivers for some of those conditions - asthma, or a little bit of weed. But the military’s biggest concern is how big and how weak its potential recruits have become.

“The major component of this is obesity,” Curt Gilroy, the Pentagon’s director of accessions, tells Army Times‘ William McMichael. “Kids are just not able to do push-ups… And they can’t do pull-ups. And they can’t run.” Twenty-three percent of 18- to 34-year-old are now obese, up from just six percent in 1987.

---- Khrushchev clarified his "bury you" comment in 1963, "I once said we will bury you and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you."

Apparently, Nik meant buried under our own weight. Literally. And not particularly the working class, but the dependent class.

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