CDZ Japan has a better national health care than us: why?

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    The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illness are a staggering $190.2 billion or nearly 21% of annual medical spending in the United States. Childhood obesity alone is responsible for $14 billion in direct medical costs.
    Economic Costs of Obesity | Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future
     
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    Democrats have all sorts of criticisms, some are even valid. What they don't have is any real interest in addressing the problems, they just want to be re-elected over and over and over, and keep telling us how it's those evul white proles are the entire problem and exhorting their base to commit atrocities against them.
     
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    As an addendum that adds a little 'granularity' to those stats, break the demographics down by ethnicity and sex Don't know the stats on birthrates from the same list of countries in that graph, but childbirth has a measurable effect on percentages as well..

    Differences in Prevalence of Obesity Among Black, White, and Hispanic Adults --- United States, 2006--2008

    Differences in Obesity Rates Among Minority and White Women: The Latent Role of Maternal Stress. - PubMed - NCBI
     
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    Personally, I think most of our problems are cultural at their base, and this issue is no different. No doubt the various cultures within our society would have to be examined in terms of lifestyle.
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    Personally, I think most of our problems are cultural at their base, and this issue is no different. No doubt the various cultures within our society would have to be examined in terms of lifestyle.
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    I agree, and it's the severe weakening of our social cohesion, by ideologues on both the left and the right, via the politics of mindless self-indulgence that are determined to weaken it even further.

    When I was a kid, you couldn't keep me in a house when I had the least opportunity to go outside and do whatever, same for the vast majority of those around me. Today, I almost never see kids out doing anything, and when I do they're walking around staring at one of those silly phones, and only walking to and from the school bus stop, and few of them at that.
     
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    Japan doesn't have a corrupt Congress siphoning off taxpayer funds.

    Also, they have porn police. Wait, or is that China?
     
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    Yep, and it only appears to be growing in intensity. Too many people who have a vested professional interest in keeping us angry and separated.
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    They don't have a long history of eating a lot of animal meat, just seafood, and rice grains and leaves and the like. They do, however, currently have as serious a problem with electronic addictions and distractions as we do; so does South Korea.
     
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    I don't know if there is any cultural bias associated with addiction but addictive personalities are very real. I see so many people swapping one addiction for another. I have a son who was on drugs as a teen and has been off and on them all of his life. He gets off drugs, and starts drinking to excess. Gets off alcohol, starts eating like a horse gaining 30 or 40 lbs then goes on diets, loses 50 lbs or more, then he's on prescription drugs for bi-polar disorder, then back on street drugs. Throughout his whole life, he goes from one extreme to another in everything he does. It's as if his life is just two speeds, stop or full speed ahead.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder whether that binary quality is "to the bone" among millennials. (I presume your son in a millennial.) Nearly all the millennials I speak with express and conceive of things -- everything -- in accordance with the linguistic model of "shi bu shi," "dui bu dui." They seemingly cannot fathom that "to a degree" is possible, and for most things more accurately the case.
     

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