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#1 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

I think the concept for it is awesome and it looks neat, but I'm not jumping up and down in excitement.

#2 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

Damn. Nothing on there I like.

#3 Edited by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

The Truth Machine by James L. Halperin. I can't say much without giving away the plot twists, but it involves covering up crime in a world that has a 100% positive lie detector. I read it in High School and it's one of my favourite books ever. It's set in modern/near future, and was actually written in 1996. So there's a few things that actually came to be that makes the book kind of funny to read given that it's supposed to have a sci-fi twist. It's not a mystery novel though. More being told from the side of the criminal in this world.

#5 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

I have always wanted a sci-fi WW2 movie. By that I mean a series that is as serious, down to earth, gritty, and drama intensive of something like Band of Brothers, but be set in a Sci-Fi universe. My dream would be Star Wars following a group of Storm Troopers fighting the rebels, the Commandos from the Republic commando game/books, or Space Marines from Warhammer 40k fighting the mutant, xeno, and heretic hordes.

#6 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

@arabes: It's based on being overweight my entire life, and talking to every over weight person I know about how they got that way. It may start out by bad parenting allowing their kids to have bad eating habits growing up, or some one just enjoying food too much, but at some point the constant insults and shaming that you have to deal with any time you are in public leads to a vicious cycle of never having the motivate to change. Finding a motivation to fight through that to even get to the starting line of getting in shape is a herculean task.

#7 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

@legion_ said:

I have more than a little experience with staying healthy. I have a degree as a personal trainer, and I'm currently working in the Norwegian army, charged with keeping our overseas soldiers fit.

And here's a secret nobody wants you to know. All you have to do is move your body in accordance to the amount of food you put in it.

Seriously, it's so easy to stay in shape. Shockingly easy. I'd say it's enough to walk about 15 minutes a day.

At a purely physical level you are right. That's all you gotta do. But anyone that has reached a point in their life that they are terribly out of shape it's most likely due to a sever emotional and/or psychology reason. And before you can even touch the physical aspects of getting into shape you need to jump over those hurdles first. And let me tell you from experience that is NOT easy in any shape way or form. If it was easy there would not be a single overweight person ever. It's one of the hardest things a person can ever do in their life.

@theht said:

It's their job to motivate, to rally and inspire, right? If you need that, whether it's genuine or not is ultimately irrelevant, so long as you can use it to get through. I thought that was what people paid them for, to help get them to some goal.

I guess so. I just put a really strong value on honesty and I know if I had a trainer I would rather they be honest with me then to lie. No matter the context.

Stuff like that has been going on for along time. At the end of the day its a business and they need to make money. At my job we have to seem like we care about the customers and bullshit them. I remember when I first started working at Meijer. One of the top guys said...

I know all too well what it's like to have a job that is to BS people. I have worked in call centers for 4-5 years working from selling life insurance to tech support. The difference is I always saw a personal trainer as someone differently then just another sales agent trying to get a sale, but I guess at the end of the day that's really all they are. Only they are selling you coming back tomorrow.

#8 Edited by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

I have a cousin who works at a gym and he was telling me of a tactic that the trainers use on their clients where in they lie to them to try to motivate them. Apparently the large majority of them will lie to their clients and tell them that they used to be overweight too, but that they kept working out/changed their diets etc. and that they look the way they do now as an attempt to motivate them.

While I'm sure -I hope- most of them are coming from a good place when they do this kind of thing, it just feels really dirty to me. I guess if it gets results and allows people to change their lives does it really matter that the motivator was a lie? I personally have zero patience for liars and if the client ever found out their trainer was lying to them I would be worried that it could back fire and cause that person to lose hope and fall back into old ways even though they were working towards getting better.

Maybe I'm just really naive, but finding this out kind of took me aback and I find it hard to get out of my mind as of late. So what do you folks think? Do you think this is ok as long as it works? What if it was you being lied to and you found out? How do you think you would react?

#9 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

What is with all this Kane hate? Kane is great. They never seem to use him well anymore, but when they actually work with him and get him into some good stories and with good enemies he can tear it up.

#10 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

Please stop referring to them as Soda. It's racists and extremely insulting. They prefer to be called pop.

You must from the NE part of the country, I will refer to your region as a linguistic dumpster. Down here in Texas, they'd be referred to as Coke. Coke Dater Pro for life.

Edit: I don't even know if it's NE part, never mind.

I just call it Canada.