Obesity idiocy - When you thought you'd heard it all.

Employees with cars could be forced to park up to a MILE from the office in radical NHS plans to tackle obesity

Our public sector seems to be so far removed from reality, it's surprising they can survive without twenty four hour care.

School children could take compulsory skipping lessons while office workers could be forced to walk over a mile to and from their desks under radical NHS plans to tackle the obesity epidemic.
Medical experts also want to make cookery lessons in school compulsory with pupils being taught how to make healthy, low calorie dishes.

One of the more controversial ideas is to force adults to take more exercise by deliberately building car parks three-quarters-of-a-mile away from their offices.

It is wrong in so many ways to suggest adults are forced to take exercise, but this method of doing so is such blithering idiocy, I'm surprised there's anyone out there who could say it and not die of shame, particularly among people who are credited as 'experts'. Experts in what? Proposing totally unworkable, completely unnecessary, total BOLLOCKS?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but do businesses not already have car parks? What are we going to do, swap our car park with another company a mile away? If this total tosh ever came to pass, which it won't, I would just do what everybody else would do, park on the street outside my works.

How dare these little Hitlers suggest that they can dictate how much exercise we do.

What a great idea. Make everyone park so far away from work that they waste another hour every day walking, and stink like bloody pigs when they get to work. How much productivity is going to be lost if everyone has to shower and change before they can start work?

Dr Howie warned experts that 'we cannot carry on as we are.

Fuck off then! I think we would all benefit if people like you didn't carry on as you are.

Figures released today by the Department for Work and Pensions revealed the total number of obesity claims has doubled in three years to 7,080.

And there is an easy answer. If you don't want people to get fat, don't pay them to do so. Food costs money, eating a lot of food costs a lot of money. Being fat is not a disability. Stop giving benefits to those 7080 people and you won't have 7080 obesity claims.

Dr Howie told a meeting of Worcester City Council scrutiny committee: 'If we don't get it right, in the years to come all we'll end up dealing with is overweight people and those who suffer from alcohol abuse.

This cretin believes that without government intervention we will all become fat alcoholics. Because we are that stupid.

This utter crusty cheese dick believes that the NHS is not there to treat ill people, it's there to not treat people whose lifestyle choices they disapprove of.

Dr Howie also suggests giving children skipping ropes

It's up to the parents of children to give them skipping ropes, if they want them, not the taxpayer. I have no children, therefore, I don't want to be paying for other peoples children to get skipping ropes though some fucking crazy skipping rope outreach program.

"Little Shardonay has never owned a pair of skipping ropes. Please give two pounds a month..." Bollocks!

Why not bring back competitive sports in schools? Why not let children play sports in the school yard on break times without fear of litigation if one of them cuts their knee? Why not admit to parents that there actually isn't a peado on every street corner and it's quite safe to let your children play out?

This is the kind of thing that will get children active, not the supervised use of skipping ropes in class as part of the curriculum. Have we forgotten the true meaning of skipping?

'The link to obesity and poverty is well known.

Not in the Sudan, it isn't.

'We've got to engage a society which thinks cooking is something only chefs do on television.'

No you don't. If people are getting fat through eating junk rather than cooking their own food, that's because they are lazy, not because they are poor.

Mayor of Worcester Councillor Roger Berry said the county - which has over 50 per cent of the population graded as overweight or clinically obese including 20,779 five to 14-year-olds - was "fiddling while Rome burns"

Nope. It's fiddling the figures while the taxpayer suffers for your own ego.

He said: 'There is so much poverty about and society is becoming increasingly unequal - without decent homes and salaries for people, young children have even less chance of being healthy.

As long as poverty remains a median average of national income it will always exist. Poverty on paper does not mean actual poverty though, no matter how many times you say it does.

Decent homes and salaries are out there. Maybe those who aren't financially able to afford to give a child a decent life should hold off on having children until their circumstances change. Until they have done what is necessary to change their own circumstances.

There is no law that says you have to have a bunch of children as soon as you are able. We could increase the minimum wage until everyone is earning a fortune. Prices of goods and services would simply rise to accommodate the extra outlay, and people would have no more to spend than they did before. Higher wages through government legislation is not the answer. Better personal planning and an end to the sense of entitlement could well be.

'Cookery classes are all very good, but if you're stuck in a B&B and homeless, it won't help.'

Not many people are in a B&B and homeless. Some are and some are there because life has dealt them a nasty blow. Help them yes, but let's stop pretending that Britain is a third world country.

It's time people started to stand on their own two feet again.

And it's certainly time 'experts' like Dr Howie were removed from influential public positions. Off you fuck!


The Filthy Engineer said...

God. I'm so fed up with these self proclaimed experts.

Don't smoke, don't drink, don't eat, go green and anything else they can think of.

I seriously must think of investing in more piano wire futures for when the day comes.

Bucko The Moose said...

And if you do all that stuff, you're taking the young peoples jobs and houses, leeching tax for your pension and ultimately costing the NHS money in a care home, FE. You can't win

Highland Cooncil said...

I think its sensible to take Health advice.

I have moved the computer across the room and have to walk over and click the moose.

I am soo much fitter and feel GREAT!

Bucko The Moose said...

Good work. Don't give in to the temptation to get a wireless mouse

Bucko The Moose said...

or moose

JuliaM said...

Wait 'til the disability lobby gets rolling on this idea! Dr Howie might need to so some comfort eating...

Humph said...

What the fuck is an 'obesity claim' anyway? 'I'm a fat cunt so give me some money please'???

Bucko The Moose said...

Julia - Oooh! That's gonna hurt.

Humph - I think that's exactly what the tick box on the claim form says

Macheath said...

@ Humph, I think there's some kind of threshold involved; tip the scales at the right point and they hand over the cash.

A friend's new neighbour (in a Scottish town notorious for obesity) dropped in to ask if there were any odd jobs her sons could do for cash; she happily explained that her elder son was 'on the sick' because of his weight and the younger one would soon reach the required weight too - at which point she could relax, knowing her boys were provided for for life.

Bucko The Moose said...

Macheath - It shames me to live in a society where people like her feel no shame.

Longrider said...

Do I hear the whine of rent seekers getting up to Mach 1?

That said, when I was at school cooking lessons were on the curriculum. Although they called it domestic science in those days.

Bucko The Moose said...

Longrider - We also had domestic science. It helped me though, because median level poverty had not been invented and my family were not entitled

Matt said...

Is there any wonder people don't want to spend lots of their time cooking? They already spend most of their waking hours in a bloody office or travelling to and from the horrid place. And now these numpties want to make that take even longer. Prats.

And what does cooking or not cooking have to do with obesity anyway? It's just as easy (in fact perhaps more so) to eat too much of food you've cooked yourself as it is of pre-prepared stuff. For cooking to be economically viable you generally have to cook enough for many portions anyway, hence a greater temptation to eat more despite best intentions to "keep it for tomorrow".

Bucko The Moose said...

Good point Matt - More takeaways to make up for the lost time.

And - You can just as easily save half a taweawy for the day after as you can home cooking