Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Americans Too Fat To Fight “War On Terror”

Little Boy (left) and Fat Man (right)--(Image from Flickr, by Marcin Wichary)
Obesity or Jingoism Problem?
According to the Harper’s Index, 75% of Americans aged 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military. The most common reasons, in order, are obesity, drug or alcohol problems, and low “aptitude.”

Since obesity is more common among the poor, one might wonder if the days of the “economic draft” are coming to an end.

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