Friday, August 30, 2013
Airlifting a 1345-pound man to the hospital
Dear fellow tax hikers, nobody is too big to transport to the hospital. This was recently proven in Saudi Arabia, where authorities managed to get a 20 year-old man weighing 1345 pounds to the hospital for treatment. We can't imagine why he might have needed to see a doctor.
Just how do you move a 1345-pound man? No problem. Civil defense authorities used a forklift to move him from his house. They also used a crane. They used these tools to get him onto an airplane, which must have had a very powerful engine.
Some people think a human weighing 1345 pounds is a lot, but is it really? He's been alive at least 7300 days. That means he's gaining no more than one pound every 5.4 days. Is that really so bad? Who knows, if he lives to be 40 he might balloon up to 2690 pounds.
We find this to be a good use of public tax dollars. And if he's on food stamps, that's even better. We applaud Saudi authorities for their creative use of forklifts and cranes as part of their health care improvement program. We look forward to seeing more progressive ideas out of this fine country.