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Who would have thought that the future of weight loss might lie in the hands of the inventor of the Segway? Dean Kamen, creator of the two-wheeled wonder, along with a team from Aspire Bariatrics, of Philadelphia, has applied for a patent for a pump that can suck food and drink straight out of the stomach.

Users are able to stuff their face before draining their stomach by connecting the pump to a valve surgically installed in their abdominal wall. The makers hope to use it to treat the morbidly obese, and to provide an alternative to a gastric bypass.

[color="#33cc00"][b][size="2"][i]The Device[/i][/size][/b][/color]
To begin Aspiration Therapy, a specially designed tube, known as the A-Tube

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[quote]The makers hope to use it to treat the morbidly obese, and to provide an alternative to a gastric bypass.[/quote]

So instead of dealing with the root cause, find a way for people to continue their unhealthy lifestyles?
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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5db_1357732805

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[quote name='compl3x' timestamp='1357831790' post='595444998']
So instead of dealing with the root cause, find a way for people to continue their unhealthy lifestyles?
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Typical of American "progressives" ignore the cause, find someone else to blame, never deal with the actual problem, it's what they do for everything

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I think I'd prefer throwing up over surgery. :s

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*barf*
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[quote name='z0phi3l' timestamp='1357832185' post='595445022']
Typical of American "progressives" ignore the cause, find someone else to blame, never deal with the actual problem, it's what they do for everything
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Human nature, independent of progressive or conservative.

Progressive = advocating or favoring gradual social, political, and economic reform
Conservative = preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity

The idea of this device freaks me out to be honest.

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[quote name='z0phi3l' timestamp='1357832185' post='595445022']
Typical of American "progressives" ignore the cause, find someone else to blame, never deal with the actual problem, it's what they do for everything
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[quote name='Jason Stillion' timestamp='1357832903' post='595445074']
Human nature, independent of progressive or conservative.

Progressive = advocating or favoring gradual social, political, and economic reform
Conservative = preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others, called reactionaries, oppose modernism

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Yeah. I didn't understand what this had to do with political leanings. I consider myself progressive, yet I oppose this. This is a bad idea because it solves nothing.

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Is it cheaper than $2 swimming pool ticket? or $20 monthly pass?

No? I'll pass.

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[quote name='z0phi3l' timestamp='1357832185' post='595445022']
Typical of American "progressives" ignore the cause, find someone else to blame, never deal with the actual problem, it's what they do for everything
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I'd say it's more of a Human thing, especially in the West. I've seen someone here in the UK who'd had their jaw wired so they could only drink liquid food through a straw poking French Fries through the the holes...

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