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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No one should be charged. He made the decision to overeat and he reaped the repercussions for doing so.
    Did he get up and go to the kitchen everytime he ate? Nope, he had his wife bring it to him. She had to do so knowing that she was slowly killing him. That's criminal negligence.

    Negligence - failing to act in the manner that a reasonably prudent person would in a similar set of circumstances. <- No reasonably prudent person would continue to assist this man in his efforts to eat himself to death.

    It's criminal negligence in this case because the guy died. Whether or not he died because of his own voluntary actions is irrelevant, the woman is still criminally negligent, in my opinion.

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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Darwinism at work. We need to get out of it's way and let it work more often.
    I agree. Want to join me in a raid on the Hospitals? Destroy every piece of life-sustaining equipment, every piece of medication, pretty much wreck the entire hospital... with the exception of the people-- unless they're attached to a life-sustaining equipment.
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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I agree. Want to join me in a raid on the Hospitals? Destroy every piece of life-sustaining equipment, every piece of medication, pretty much wreck the entire hospital... with the exception of the people-- unless they're attached to a life-sustaining equipment.
    Are you going to a hospital filled with 800 pound people? If you aren't, then your response doesn't make a damned bit of sense.

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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Caedon View Post
    Are you going to a hospital filled with 800 pound people? If you aren't, then your response doesn't make a damned bit of sense.
    Darwinism does not just mean "fat people" or "800 pound people". Unless I am mistaken and Darwin studied the "Survival of the Skinniest" where he went from island to island trying to figure out where fat people came from, and how skinny/fat people evolved.

    My post was an assertion that if you want to speak of "Darwinism" against "fat people" then you better be prepared for "Darwinism" against people who are genetically susceptible for cancer, or heart disease. Shut up or put it 'ombre.

    and it's called sarcasm.
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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I love how the wife of this man who was stuck in a recliner because he was 800 lbs blames their lack of health insurance for him staying in the recliner for that long. Wah, wah, wah, boo hoo, the mean old government should've paid for his knee surgery.



    Oh, morbid obesity is a medical contraindication for knee replacement? Don't fret over small details like that. Oh, his weight ballooned up to 800 lbs while he sat in a recliner for 8 months with his flesh rotting from inactivity? It's the fault of our mean ol' healthcare system!!!

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    Call the WAAAAAAMbulance.

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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Heck how do they find their reproductive organs?

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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    If the man was stuck to the chair and needed constant care, who paid for the food.

    The amount of food needed to gain that much weight had to be enormous so who paid for it?

    If you supply, lets say a bottle of asprin, to somebody knowing they are going to take the whole bottle and kill themselves, you are liabel for that death as you facilitated it. If you hadn't brought them the bottle, it wouldn't have happened.

    Same in this case.

    If she brought him a gun and he shot himself, she would be charged.

    Why wouldn't she be liabel for killing him with food?

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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If the man was stuck to the chair and needed constant care, who paid for the food.

    The amount of food needed to gain that much weight had to be enormous so who paid for it?

    If you supply, lets say a bottle of asprin, to somebody knowing they are going to take the whole bottle and kill themselves, you are liabel for that death as you facilitated it. If you hadn't brought them the bottle, it wouldn't have happened.

    Same in this case.

    If she brought him a gun and he shot himself, she would be charged.

    Why wouldn't she be liabel for killing him with food?
    It's tricky. It's hard to tell at what weight or amount of food a person can die. It's different for a lot of people.

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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Darwinism does not just mean "fat people" or "800 pound people". Unless I am mistaken and Darwin studied the "Survival of the Skinniest" where he went from island to island trying to figure out where fat people came from, and how skinny/fat people evolved.

    My post was an assertion that if you want to speak of "Darwinism" against "fat people" then you better be prepared for "Darwinism" against people who are genetically susceptible for cancer, or heart disease. Shut up or put it 'ombre.

    and it's called sarcasm.
    Ever heard of the Darwin Awards?

    In the context of the discussion, it was abundantly clear to most (obviously not to you) that the poster meant that people stupid enough to get into this position were worthy of death via 'Darwinism.'

    Get a clue - this isn't a discussion on natural selection or random mutation.


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    Re: 800-Pound South Carolina Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Recliner for 8 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I love how the wife of this man who was stuck in a recliner because he was 800 lbs blames their lack of health insurance for him staying in the recliner for that long. Wah, wah, wah, boo hoo, the mean old government should've paid for his knee surgery.



    Oh, morbid obesity is a medical contraindication for knee replacement? Don't fret over small details like that. Oh, his weight ballooned up to 800 lbs while he sat in a recliner for 8 months with his flesh rotting from inactivity? It's the fault of our mean ol' healthcare system!!!

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    What a shame to let him suffer for 8 months instead of putting him down quickly

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