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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012 - Morning Headlines

- The C.I.A. thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up an American commercial aircraft using an underwear bomb similar to the one used in an attempt to bring down a Northwest Airlines flight headed for Detroit on Christmas day, 2009 (Fox News):

- In a low-key, late night email, Rick Santorum has endorsed Mitt Romney for president (CBS News):

- Senate democrats and republicans are working on a compromise over the student loan debt situation (CNN):

- Greece's current debt struggles continue to weigh on Europe (CNN Money):

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1 comment:

  1. Here is an interesting article:

    While I do realize that there are truly obese people, the way they figure it is kind of BS. For instance, I am 6'5" 210 pounds, I am borderline overweight (by their figuring) and I am tall and slender. Let's see how professional athletes fare in their calculations on Body Mass Index.

    Peyton Manning, 6'5" 230 lbs., OVERWEIGHT
    Ray Lewis, 6'1" 250 lbs, OBESE
    Tim Tebow, 6'3" 236 lbs, OVERWEIGHT (close to obese)
    LeBron James 6'8" 250 lbs, OVERWEIGHT
    Phillip Keith (2011 Mr. Olympia) 5'9" 240 lbs, OBESE.

    How about that, a majority of professional athletes may quite possibly be overweight or obese, or they have a very screwed up way of determining obesity. I am going to go with they have a screwed up way of figuring obesity.

    Like I said, I know there are some truly obese people out there but the problem CAN NOT be nearly as bad as they try to make it out to be if every bodybuilder in the world is considered obese in their asinine calculation of determining obese.

    Taxing my soda won't make people lose weight.

    Link to Body Mass Index calculator: