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Delta and KLM sued over 'too fat to fly'

 
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Delta and KLM sued over 'too fat to fly' Reply with quote

Comments?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20510267
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. Delta's staff in Prague are less than stellar, but 193kg = 425 pounds, for the North Americans among us. She also had kidney problems and other health issues.

My two cents' worth; she shouldn't have left home to begin with.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morbid obesity. Of course PC means that you are not allowed to say that.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discretely in Czech, the Delta staff probably did say it.
But what could they do?
I still don't entirely get it, though. Did she go back to Hungary somehow after being turned away at the airport in Prague?
I mean, the Czech Rep's got a pretty decent record of good health care.....

Yes, I see she did go back to her vacation home in Hungary...

But, guys, she was really on the borderline wherever she was!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/vilma-soltesz-obese-425-pounds-dies-too-fat-to-fly_n_2193161.html
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did she get to her vacation home in the first place? If she flew there, she should have been able to fly back?

Though one wonders how she could have flown commercially in the first place under such medical conditions.
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oy vey!

On a happier note...an oldie but a goodie:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hampshire/8572254.stm

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choudoufu



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiral78 wrote:
Did she go back to Hungary.....?


doesn't appear to have been hungry for quite some time.

anyway, note that she refused to see a hungarian doctor, and may not
have seen one in prague. she was about to board a plane in vienna.
austrian doctor? if not, why not just take a train to munich?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suffer from Morbid Obesity ! Who can I blame ? I want to sue someone ! Just one of the many aspects of the loopy society that has developed in the Wset.
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artemisia



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that this woman shouldn't have been allowed to fly in the first place - she was putting herself at serious medical risk and potentially creating an issue for the airline staff. However, it's not often that I've seen/heard weight issues discussed in anything close to a respectful manner. My comments aren't aimed at this thread, but all too often so-called discussions about associated health issues are just a guise for some of the most vicious comments I've ever seen levelled at anyone. I think weight has become a 'hate' issue, but I see it as more related to disabilities, and this woman is in fact disabled.

It makes me think people who fall outside the physical 'norm' perhaps perform a useful social function in allowing others to feel vastly superior - not in bodily size - but in lifestyle choices.


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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obesity IS the new norm in some places !
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EVERYONE: Hi, Norm!

COACH: Can I draw you a beer, Norm?

NORM : No, I know what one looks like. Just pour me one.

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John
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
EVERYONE: Hi, Norm!

COACH: Can I draw you a beer, Norm?

NORM : No, I know what one looks like. Just pour me one.

Regards,
John


We was so poor we had to draw the curtains. Didn't have real ones you see. Cool Wink
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Javelin of Radiance



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Obesity IS the new norm in some places !

Watch the PBS series Weight of the Nation. Every fat person they interview knows why they're obese. They have an almost uncontrollable urge to eat more and more. They love food. Sad to say but obesity is considered normal now, especially in the US.
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Qaaolchoura



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

artemisia wrote:
Perhaps people who fall outside the physical 'norm', perform a useful social function in allowing others to feel vastly superior - not in bodily size - but in lifestyle choices?

I noticed that at least where I come from in the United States (health-obsessed New England), the people who rag on fat people the most tend to be disproportionately smokers, so I'd say that it sounds about right.

"Hey, I might be driving myself to an early grave, but at least I look sexy doing it, unlike that fat pig over there."

~Q
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
EVERYONE: Hi, Norm!

COACH: Can I draw you a beer, Norm?

NORM : No, I know what one looks like. Just pour me one.

Regards,
John


NOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMMMMM!

Good ole Cheers, where everybody knows your name. Making drinking look sexy...or not.

Cool

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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