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More proof scUM sucks

Discussion in 'College Football' started by NJ-Buckeye, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Survey: Detroit is nation's fattest city

    Friday, January 2, 2004 Posted: 10:41 PM EST (0341 GMT)
    HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- This city, judged the nation's fattest for the past three years, is starting to look thinner -- but only when it's measured against Detroit.

    Houston is now the second-fattest city among 25 compared by Men's Fitness magazine in its February issue, due out this month.

    The scales tipped Detroit's way because of a jump in television viewing, a worsening commute time and a scarcity of gyms, the magazine said.

    Houston officials were pleased, although the sixth annual survey made it clear their city still could stand to lose more than a few pounds.

    "We were just ecstatic to not be the fattest city," said Lee Labrada, a former Mr. Universe, who was named Houston's first fitness czar in 2002.

    Told of Detroit's designation, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick ventured an explanation.

    "Our city is the automotive capital of the world," he told television station WXYZ. "The culture here is you walk out of your house, you get in your car or you take a bus and you go where you're going."

    Kilpatrick, a former college offensive lineman with about 300 pounds on his 6-foot-4 frame, said he "will lead by example" to encourage city residents to lose weight. He plans to run a marathon in the coming year.

    Men's Fitness uses 14 categories to determine the fattest cities, including the number of health clubs and sporting goods stores and the number of fast food and ice cream and doughnut shops per capita, air quality, climate, television viewing trends and availability of health care.

    On a separate list ranking the fittest locales, Honolulu was again No. 1.
  2. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Last I checked scUM isn't in Detroit. :roll1:
  3. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    close enuf (what is it.. 3 miles from east Ann Arbor to west Detroit?) .. mods, can we change Thread title to Michigan sucks?
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2004
  4. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    i heard on the radio that detroit is also the STD capital of the US.
  5. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    USA Today

    Detroit is hit with an epidemic of syphilis

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has been hit with the biggest outbreak of syphilis in the nation — an epidemic that has led to a shake-up in the state Health Department.

    Health officials said the reason for the crisis is that city and state officials became lax in their battle against the disease after a drop-off in cases during the 1990s.

    Detroit had 245 new cases of syphilis this year as of July 30, and the number is likely to reach 500 by year's end, said Loretta Davis-Satterla, director of the state Health Department's sexually transmitted disease division.

    Davis-Satterla said she was also informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta that when updated national figures are released next month, Detroit will have the highest rate in the country for 2001. Detroit has a population of nearly 1 million.

    In the past week, one state Health Department employee was fired and another resigned.

    Davis-Satterla would not discuss specifics of the two cases, saying only that "the changes were made to bring about an overall improvement" in eradication efforts. Her office oversees much of the city's sexually transmitted diseases program.

    Syphilis typically appears first as a sore, usually on the genitals, then develops as a rash. It can be cured with penicillin, but left untreated it can damage the heart, eyes, brain and other parts of the body.

    Its resurgence in Detroit comes at a time when the disease in some parts of the country has been all but eliminated.

    The CDC reported last year that syphilis infections dropped to an all-time low in the United States in 2000, with fewer than 6,000 cases reported. The drop was attributed to stepped-up education, testing and treatment during the 1990s.

    However, the CDC has been critical of those efforts in Detroit, according to letters from the federal agency obtained by The Detroit News. The CDC said the city Health Department lacked properly trained staff, left key positions vacant and lacked an adequate plan to attack the disease.

    Detroit had a syphilis outbreak in 1991 in which the number of new cases jumped to 1,088. An aggressive eradication campaign was launched, and by 1996 the number had dropped to 92.

    Davis-Satterla, who took her job three years ago, said that because of the decline, community education and awareness fell and some doctors and public health officials failed to recognize signs of the scourge.

    "You're not as quick to see it, and your skills are lacking," she said.

    Davis-Satterla said her department has implemented many of the federal agency's recommendations, such as training. She said that in the past year or so her department has sent out medical alerts to 700 doctors and made several staffing and organizational changes.

    "We did not wait until the CDC told us there was a problem," Davis-Satterla said. "We already recognized that there was a problem. We weren't surprised when the CDC came in and said the exact thing."

    The CDC said it is monitoring the crisis.
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    great post NJ...

    Top 25 Fattest
    2004 Ranking Last year
    1. Detroit 3
    2. Houston 1
    3. Dallas 9
    4. San Antonio 13
    5. Chicago 2
    6. Fort Worth 16
    7. Philadelphia 4
    8. Arlington NR
    9. Cleveland 6
    10. Columbus 8

  7. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    I'm surprised Boston isn't on that list -- there's a Dunkin Donuts on every corner here.
  8. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    tibor.. can't figure you out... seems you go out of your way to be a thorn... are you really that anti-social... never anything fun or funny... never anything good or positive... way too acerbic... will go to lengths to nit pick... do you not have any friends... is that why you're so argumentative... ya now, you're never gonna get laid or be invited to a party with that personna... it's a lot more fun on the other side... maybe they'd let you back into Ohio...
  9. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    don't blame me because your thread turned out to be so retarded. Do you know what I first thought when I read your thread? "Gee, that's funny. Ragging on Detroit when I seem to remember Columbus being in the top 10" Of course, if you had taken a small amount of time to look that up, you probably wouldn't have started this thread.

    Ann Arbor isn't close to being part of Detroit (the second thing that you were too stupid to realize).

    So, it's probably much more likely that Columbus has a lot more fatasses than Ann Arbor per capita. Great thread. :lol:
  10. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    surveys and studies are usually done as metro markets... closest distance between Detroit metro and Ann Arbor metro... 2.85 miles ... for a national study, they'd treat Ann Arbor as part of Detroit... why am I bothering...
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Nice comeback....

    Tibs, your turn....

    I'm betting on this: :boohoo:
  12. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Not sure, because you are sounding dumber and dumber with each post (which is hard to do since your initial post contained a high degree of stupidity to begin with).

    According to yahoo, downtown ann arbor is 42 miles from downtown Detroit. Same city? :lol: By comparison, downtown Toledo is 58 miles from downtown Detroit. No retard would consider Toledo to be part of Detroit (well, maybe you would), and Ann Arbor is a scant 15 miles further away.
  13. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    I would be willing to bet that Ann Arbor does not want to be affiliated with Detroit in any way, other than it's the closest airport.
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Ok...I will quit instigating this any more.

    But that was a good one Tibs:biggrin:
  15. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    physical distance is absolutely immaterial... when you're talking about metro markets (and sited as 'cities' in studies and surveys)... secondary and tertiary markets/towns are automatically rolled into whatever the major metro media footprint consists of... whether they like the association or not... and state boundaries are immaterial as well...

    unless that study specifically listed Ann Arbor as a market option.. which is highly unlikely... it's part of Detroit...

    that being said.. it was obvious the intent of the thread was to poke fun at a competitor... so you'd think someone on this site would be amused and go with it... even giving it latitude since it helps the cause... unless someone's persona is to make sure everything is as miserable as he is... sad... guess it's time to see how the ignore feature works

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