Skip to main content

View Diary: "She's decided against treatment. A reasonable decision under the circumstances." (226 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Too bad a lot of these folks (0+ / 0-)

    cannot take better care of themselves.  Such a high percentage of diabetes and heart disease most surely correlated with the high rate of obesity displayed.  Health care starts with our own decisions to be conscious about what we put in our bodies and how active we choose to keep them.  

    John McCain - 894/899 of his graduating class at Annapolis.

    by sedrunsic on Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 11:06:25 AM PST

    •  What a miserable comment this is. (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Doodlespook, My Name, Diogenes2008

      So, why don't those pesky poor folks keep themselves in better shape?  

      If only they grew their own organic vegetables (on vacant, lead contaminated urban lots) and carefully watched their diets (to avoid cheap, empty calories)!  If only they jogged regularly (while they were dashing from interview to interview or one part-time job to another)! Surely (while their aged parents or children could be looked after by an obliging neighbor) their family pulled together and built their own primitive treadmills from recyled materials!

      Get a clue. People that are underpaid, overworked, depressed and ill may not be able to keep themselves as fit as you seem to think they should. There are also a whole lot of skinny poor folks out there who are about to drop dead from undiagnosed primary hypertension.

      "I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser." Mother Jones

      by histopresto on Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 11:26:49 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  seriously get a life (0+ / 0-)

        trying to make a sane and very rational comment but i guess in your eyes - no one is take any responsibility for their own welfare.  

        John McCain - 894/899 of his graduating class at Annapolis.

        by sedrunsic on Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 11:31:57 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (144)
  • Community (71)
  • 2016 (57)
  • Environment (46)
  • Elections (44)
  • Media (40)
  • Republicans (39)
  • Hillary Clinton (36)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (33)
  • Iraq (32)
  • Barack Obama (32)
  • Law (32)
  • Civil Rights (31)
  • Culture (31)
  • Jeb Bush (30)
  • Climate Change (29)
  • Economy (25)
  • Labor (25)
  • Bernie Sanders (21)
  • White House (19)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site