I wanted to give a quick plug to the new Discovery Fitness program “Are you Fitter Than A Senior” premiering on Discovery Fit & Health. The premise of the show is a bunch of senior citizens battling it out in fitness competitions with young people.
The reason I have an interest in the show is because all I see anymore are fat people. All around me at malls, restaurants movie theaters, people are so fat that their children orbit around them like small planets.
I go to the gym five times a week. I am 49 years old, weigh 174 pounds at six feet tall and run 40 miles a week. I can bench my own weight plus 100 pounds. It seems the only place I see people that are half my age and in better shape than me are when I’m at the gym.
Young people seem to have given up on being healthy. I want everyone to tune in and watch Are You Fitter Than A Senior. JD
LONDON- Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation will close its tabloid News of the World after this Sunday’s edition, as a result of an escalating phone hacking scandal, James Murdoch said on Thursday.
“The News of the World is in the business of holding others to account,” the deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation told staff of the 168-year-old newspaper.
“It failed when it came to itself.
“The good things the News of the World does … have been sullied by behavior that was wrong. Indeed, if recent allegations are true, it was inhuman and has no place in our company.”
News Corporation has been rocked in the last week by claims that its best-selling Sunday tabloid hacked in to the phones of relatives of British soldiers killed in action, of missing children and those caught up in the July 2005 London bombings.
Steven Barnett, professor of communications at Westminster University, said he was “gob-smacked” by the announcement.
“Talk about a nuclear option,” he told Reuters. “It will certainly take some of the heat off immediate allegations about journalistic behavior and phone hacking.”