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I posted this a few minutes after Flasher posted a similar headline about a Thai lady who lost half her body weight - when she got chopped in half by a train. This seemed to be a way to "balance" that gruesome outcome with a little bit more uplifting story. And - that was the tie-in to Thailand - juxtaposing against a sad Thai story.


But - I suppose I was asking too much of the general population - at least those who have responded. You don't seem to be able to get beyond that which slaps you directly in the face.


I have to say that I am shocked that the majority seem to think the guy was better off as a seriously obese lump of lard - and that this outcome is also a sad outcome. I can't even fathom such a viewpoint. I'll give you all a hint: you can pump steroids into a lump of lard forever, and you won't get a hard-body. That only comes from also adding MASSIVE additional effort and discipline.


Whatever. As Teddy Roosevelt put it:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.â€




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I assume that you are referring to me, Waerth, and the last time I started a thread. As I explained before, I made a mistake in hitting the button above the posting and switching it from non thai news to thai news. The internet connection was lousy and took more than a minute to complete. To speed it up, obviously I hit the wrong button. It wasn't because I didn't have my reading glasses (although my eyesight for reading was destroyed 10 years ago when I had an altercation with a thai vendor in Bangkok; now, that could go in thai news). I think that 95% of members hit the "view new content" button, and the fact that the material is in the wrong forum makes no difference to them. As you seem to have a fixation on this subject, I think that you should be appointed to PM any member that violates wrong posting in forums. Concerning the negative comments concerning the pictures, other than the bulging veins, he would make a good "Jason," doing Subway commercials in the U.K. as, you are right, the after is better than the before, as I assume that the fellow is making a decent living as a weight lifter/body builder. If it was good enough for Arnold, I'm not one to throw stones at him.

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