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    Default Canada: Obese people entitled to 2 plane seats for price of 1

    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday.

    This raises interesting issues of civil rights, ethics and practicalities.

    Should obese people be given the same privileges as other disabled people ?

    Should we deny these privileges to obese people who a doctor thinks could heal themselves by dieting ?

    Remember the obesity pandemic is increasing so these questions are becoming ever more relevant!

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    I don't know too much about the issue of obesity but it would seem to me at first glance that if it is within the woman's abilities to slim down then she should not be given preferential treatment for her failure to do so.
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    Seriously?!

    Fair enough I agree that if you are obese and you can make stides to lose the weight then yes it should be done but just because someone is obese that does not give them the rights that other people have? Come on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by evercloserunion View Post
    I don't know too much about the issue of obesity but it would seem to me at first glance that if it is within the woman's abilities to slim down then she should not be given preferential treatment for her failure to do so.

    Hadn't you heard? Latest research suggests that cakes are more addictive than heroin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    This raises interesting issues of civil rights, ethics and practicalities.

    Should obese people be given the same privileges as other disabled people ?

    Should we deny these privileges to obese people who a doctor thinks could heal themselves by dieting ?

    Remember the obesity pandemic is increasing so these questions are becoming ever more relevant!

    cYp
    No.

    Yes.

    Indeed it is. And as such they should get thinner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by draiocht23 View Post
    Hadn't you heard? Latest research suggests that cakes are more addictive than heroin...
    I suggest we ban cakes.
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    Let them eat cake. Fatties are lovable and kind and usually prostitutes in US detective drama series. Labradors are limited - who else are we gonna hug?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    I suggest we ban cakes.
    Nah, we'll only drive it underground. We'll just end up with loads of people cooking up - scavenging in alcoves, wearing flowery aprons, with flour on their hands....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev408 View Post
    Let them eat cake. Fatties are lovable and kind and usually prostitutes in US detective drama series. Labradors are limited - who else are we gonna hug?
    Self love is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobert View Post
    No.

    Yes.

    Indeed it is. And as such they should get thinner!
    Medically obese people, due to glandular problems etc, should be treated as disabled.

    Fat B******s should diet and exercise and be treated no differently than others.

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