Oh, no — in these daze when all of US are paying all for eachother, I think everyone ought to be given a swipe card saying what each is allowed to have and not to have. To do and not to do.
Then skinny people can buy bacon sammys for their fat friends for a little profit.
And strangers ought to be allowed to come up and slap forbidden foods out of others’ hands. Fist fights are a good workout, too.
Maybe, in the interest of full employment, bands of yobs [or other unemployed utes] could be hired by The State to chase fat strangers down the street for the exercise.
And old ladies could supliment their pensions with a little stipend from The State to slap the “fags” out of yobs mouths as they stand on their street corners and bemoan their existences. Slap the beers right outta their mugs, too. And slap the tramp stamps and face-tackle right off those yobbettes, too
[...wait I'm beginning to see how this Nannyism could be addictive.]
Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 3, 2013 @ 11:47 pm
There’s a guy in my church who’s a type II diabetic. His friends nag him regularly about watching his diet (like eating less carbs and sugar), watching his weight, and getting more exercise. He’s a deep-blue prog/lib who voted twice for Obama. Recently, he was having diabetes-related trouble with his eyes and he was whining about the “lack of a safety net” for people like him (he’s also a long-term underemployed music teacher who lost his home to foreclosure). I’ll bet he’ll be the first to complain when some Bloomberg-style health gauleiters start nagging him about his diet and exercise regimen.
Comment by Thunderbottom — January 4, 2013 @ 6:20 am
I’ve always wondered why snack food makers and others don’t add some useful amount of fiber to their products. It would be a cheap healthy addition that they could emphasize in their marketing.
Someone could hold a contest for new, healthier versions of snacks and fast food that actually tastes good and the publicity would be priceless, to the winners and the consumers.
Coming soon? It’s already here. Today– if you’re advised to have what they call a preventive test every two years and you refuse and something happens pertaining to that test your medicare will not cover it. If you prefer to pay for your own meds. and not pay for a government med plan and years after you apply for a gov. med plan for your prescriptions you will have to pay a fine.
Another way to cut “obesity.” Use the conclusions of your own country’s doctors. I am not sure about England (plus Scotland and Wales) but I do know that the UN’s W.H.O. published its idea of what BMI should be in various member-States: for the USA and Japan, WHO posted a number five points below those nation’s own figures. Both countries decided to adopt WHO’s figures – but in Japan doctors protested loudly enough to get the government to back down. In the US, not a peep though over thirty million people went from “normal” to “obese” in, effectively, a single day.
Of course, BMI is being used improperly anyway. The guy who developed it would be horrified – he stated that it should be used for a [fairly] homogenous and large group, never for individuals. For individuals it is one of many indicators, like having a headache may be an indicator of some more severe problem.
#6, John: I wouldn’t say that diabetes makes all people “aholic” – just the lib/progs who believe that it’s the government’s job to keep them healthy (it sounds like a “chicken-and-egg” thing: does diabetes make lib/progs “aholic” or were they originally that way?)
Comment by Thunderbottom — January 4, 2013 @ 11:23 am
In the U.K. the beatings will continue till moral improves. And Mayor Bloomberg of NY approves!