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  • Astonishing Video Shows Baby Being ‘Protected’ by Four Deadly King Cobras

    The king cobra is so poisonous that it can kill an elephant in a single bite. It is so long that it will use its 18-foot length to ‘stand up’ and look a human in the eye if confronted. And in this astonishing viral footage, a helpless baby is being protected by not one of them – but four. Deadly: King cobras can kill an elephant in a single bite (Picture: Mike J/YouTube) The reptiles each stand guard in the corners of the bed where the baby is lying with their necks extended above the ground – the stance it...
  • Who wants to ban Internet gaming? (GOP Nannies strike again)

    03/20/2014 7:42:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 19, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that “Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is preparing to introduce a bill that would restore the pre-2011 federal ban on Internet gaming, a spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday. It would join a similar bill to be sponsored in the Senate by GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.” “The goals of the Graham-Chaffetz legislation,” the Review-Journal continues, “are consistent with the highly publicized campaign by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson to outlaw Internet gambling on moral grounds.”
  • I Have an Interesting Situation and need advice

    03/03/2014 12:00:35 PM PST · by lafroste · 95 replies
    me | 3/3/14 | lafroste
    I have run into an unusual situation. I have struck up a friendship with a philipina woman. However she is "employed" as a nanny by a couple from the UAE and is in Baltimore at the moment. The employers have confiscated her passport, work her 7 days a week with no days off or vacations. And pay her a nominal $9.00 per hour except they "hold" the money for her which amounts to $400.00 per week. (I haven't figured out the math on that one yet, since she is technically "on the job" 24 hours a day). What are her...
  • Black women pushing white babies: Photo series exposes the racial divides in the world of a NY nanny

    01/16/2014 5:12:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A candid picture series exposing the lives of New York City nannies reveals how a deep-rooted racial divide continues to permeate the industry. Photographer Ellen Jacob, 58, told MailOnline that she was inspired to start the project after noticing how it was often 'black women pushing white babies around' on Manhattan's affluent Upper West Side. After spending four years scouring the streets for willing subjects she discovered the majority of caregivers, aged 23 to 60, were immigrants living on the minimum wage with no sick pay, holidays or health benefits.
  • We Need More College, So We Can Have More Nannies with Master’s Degrees

    09/19/2013 5:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/19/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Fidel Castro once boasted that in Cuba even the prostitutes had university degrees. That was probably true. Communist countries had made a habit of running diploma mill educational systems in which much of the population, even the illiterate, would have some kind of degree. Cuban education is actually pretty terrible. Its med school grads don’t even qualify in other Latin American countries. And we’re headed the same way with education being treated as a social program and schools that act like diploma mills with graduation quotas.We’re spending insane amounts of money on overeducation that has no actual use. Instead more...
  • Bloomberg: If sparklers are legal, the terrorists will win

    06/27/2013 8:08:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    Citing national security concerns and the war on terror, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked New York Gov. Michael Cuomo to ban the sale of children’s fireworks. City officials worried that sparklers — handheld fireworks that emit colorful sparks and are often waved through the air by kids on the Fourth of July — could be used in terrorist attacks, according to The New York Post. “A recent attempt to harm innocent lives provides a frightening example of how legally purchased… Fireworks can cause dramatic harm and even kill,” said Joseph Garba, Bloomberg’s state legislative director, in a statement.
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • NY Looks to Regulate Use of Bowling Shoes

    05/24/2013 6:32:32 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 54 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,05,23 | USBC News Wire
    NYC Mayor Bloomberg is famous for heavily regulating daily life in New York City, from banning trans fat, to regulating soft drink sizes. Now two members of the NY legislature are doubling down on the type of regulation that has made Bloomberg famous in New York City....
  • Bloomberg Rips Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks For Guns

    04/17/2013 3:09:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 4/17/13
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks... “Democrats – who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws – could not stand united,” Bloomberg said. “And Republicans – who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime – handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed.”
  • Can A Nation Built By Giants Survive Nanny State Paternalism? The Numbers Don’t Look Good…

    04/01/2013 10:11:44 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-01-13 | Vince
    While US Constitution and free market capitalism set the the foundations for American prosperity, it took a rugged, passionate, free people to build it. From George Washington to George Washington Carver to millions of other Americans, the United States was carved out a continent of forests that seemed to go on forever, fertile plains, vast mountain ranges and scorching hot deserts.  Over time American frontiersmen and settlers forged a country that seemed to have all of God’s blessings in abundance. Conditions were rarely easy for most Americans throughout most of our history. Coal miners spent 12 – 16 hour shifts...
  • The Tyranny of the Virtuous

    03/14/2013 7:49:47 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    * But puritans haven't vanished. They've merely changed the subject. The expansion of freedom in matters of sex has coincided with a shrinkage in matters of health. New Yorkers would laugh at laws policing sex, but they elected a mayor who has no problem trying to control other physical indulgences. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought forth a ban on large sugar-laden beverages, which this week was struck down by a state court. But the idea won't go away that easily: The city will appeal the ruling, and other cities are considering similar laws. Nor is this approach out...
  • Knowing How To Survive Winter

    01/25/2013 10:10:17 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-25-13 | Skookum
    America is much safer with Janet Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security. Taking advantage of the Nanny State Philosophy being imposed upon America, she can now advise us on how to survive the inevitable winter storms we are experiencing because of Climate Change with its myriad and unpredictable weather patterns. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, America is experiencing winter, and with winter we must be willing to admit the possibility of winter storms, but don't despair, Janet, like the perpetual den mother who is concerned with her children, has now advised us on how to deal...
  • Bloomberg: ‘Most people I know don’t even have a gun’

    01/19/2013 3:04:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed pro-gun advocates while encouraging America’s other mayors to pressure Congress to pass President Barack Obama’s gun-control proposals, during a lunch gathering of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday. “Most people I know don’t even have a gun,” Bloomberg said, claiming America is “the only industrialized country in the world” that has a gun “problem” where there are more guns than people. Bloomberg spoke highly of the proposals Obama laid out Wednesday and called the current enforcement of gun laws a “tragic joke.” “This is not a Constitutional question, but it...
  • Saudi Arabia's Beheading of a Nanny Followed Strict Procedures ("Religion of Peace")

    01/12/2013 3:44:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 11, 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Saudi Arabia's Beheading of a Nanny Followed Strict Procedures Rizana Nafeek, a young nanny from Sri Lanka, was beheaded by sword this week in Saudi Arabia, punishment for allegedly killing a baby in 2007 when she was believed to be just 17. The execution has spurred international outcry, given Nafeek's age at the time of the incident and her limited access to a defense attorney. The beheading has also shined a light on the Arab kingdom's medieval system of punishment, which includes cutting the hands off thieves, executing women accused of adultery, and flogging men accused of being gay. Few...
  • Newtown, gun regulations, sexy employees and the folly of “doing something”

    01/02/2013 10:23:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-13 | Vince
    Two very different news stories stood out for me recently. The first was the story of the killing of 26 innocent women and children at the school in Connecticut. The other was a story out of Iowa where a panel of judges said that a dentist could fire his assistant for being too attractive. At first blush the two stories couldn't be more different. On the one hand you have a story of depraved indifference to human life, a real world example of pure evil. On the other you have a story of a dentist who’s not disciplined enough to...
  • St. Paul shop caught with smoking gum

    12/27/2012 10:31:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Star Tribune (Minnesota) ^ | December 27, 2012 | PAUL WALSH
    A back-in-the-day soda shop in St. Paul has been busted for selling cigarettes -- made of candy. Lynden's, on Hamline Avenue near Cretin-Derham Hall High School, said a city inspections official came in last week and gave the shop a warning and added that a misdemeanor citation -- with a $500 fine -- would be next if the non-carcinogenic confections continue to be sold. "We got busted [Dec. 19] by the City of St. Paul. Oops," the shop tweeted. Candy cigarettes, bubble gum cigars and bubble gum made to look like chewing tobacco have been among a host of vintage...
  • NYC 'Soda Ban' Decision Expected Thursday

    09/13/2012 2:06:55 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    USNews ^ | September 12, 2012
    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New York City's controversial proposal to regulate restaurant sales of large sugary drinks is coming to a head, with the city's Board of Health scheduled to decide the measure's fate on Thursday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's self-appointed board is expected to pass the measure, effectively prohibiting city restaurants, delis, sports facilities, and street vendors (but not grocery stores or convenience stores) from selling sweetened beverages in servings exceeding 16 ounces. The mayor has framed the issue as an urgent public health effort to combat obesity, saying the goal is to help New Yorkers make better...
  • Norland College Admits Its First Male Student. Would You Hire a Male Nanny?

    09/11/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 10, 2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse
    For more than a century, Norland College in Bath, England, has trained young women to be elite caregivers to the world's wealthiest children. This year, though, the famous nanny school is taking on something new: a male student. Michael Kenny, 18, is the first young man to enroll in the elite school's Bachelors of Arts program in Early Childhood Studies, which they offer in association with the University of Gloucestershire.
  • ny mayor blasts sugar ban critics: that's a lot of soda

    06/02/2012 7:22:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    oregonherald. ^ | Friday June 1, 2012 10:46 AM
    NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a full-throated defense of his proposed ban on large-size sugary sodas on Friday, calling criticism of the proposal "ridiculous" and saying his city is again leading the way in taking on critical health issues. Coca-Cola, the world's largest soft-drink maker, assailed the proposal in a statement on Thursday. "New Yorkers expect and deserve better than this,' the Coca-Cola statement said. "They can make their own choices about beverages they purchase." Meanwhile, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, told The New York Post on Thursday that he was...
  • Nanny Bloomberg’s War Against Obesity

    06/01/2012 10:18:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-12 | Wordsmith
    Today it’s just the Happy Meals in San Francisco.Before long McDonalds and the rest of the obesity inducing profiteers willbe put out of business and we will all be eating tofu burgersgarnished with organic tomatoes on pita bread. Yummy! -Vince First Lady Michelle Obama: told critics that her "Lets Move" program to fight obesity was never about big government. "That's not really what Let's Move has ever been about," she responded, when asked about her critics, adding that her goal was to give parents the right tools they needed to make "choices that are right for them." "But this...
  • Private Buses Need Permits To Drive Into New York City

    05/04/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 16 replies
    NY1 News ^ | 4/23/2012 | Unattributed
    Private buses will have to get a permit from now on if they wish to drive into New York City. This gives the city the Local lawmakers and the Department of Transportation joined forces to make the first of its kind system a reality. In addition to issuing permits, the new legislation will designate pick-up and drop-off locations and require the city to consult with community boards about new stops. "The volume of intercity buses on our streets is overwhelming. These buses idle, they make noise and they create dangerous conditions on our roadways," said Manhattan Councilwoman Margaret Chin. Calls...
  • AP Exclusive: Obama's transgender ex-nanny outcast

    03/05/2012 1:42:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny has given up her tight, flowery dresses, her brocade vest and her bras, and is living in fear on Indonesia's streets. Evie, who was born a man but believes she is really a woman, has endured a lifetime of taunts and beatings because of her identity. She describes how soldiers once shaved her long, black hair to the scalp and smashed out glowing cigarettes onto her hands and arms. The...
  • The last 401K Generation

    03/01/2012 5:41:11 PM PST · by Wicket · 67 replies · 59+ views
    Insurance Networking News/Reuters ^ | 3/1/2012 | Linda Stern
    (Reuters) - Will the baby boomers be the only generation to retire with 401(k) plans? It could happen. Last week many of the nation's biggest thinkers on retirement got together in a Senate hearing room to discuss the future of pensions and retirement. There were representatives of unions, employers, financial services providers, government agencies and consumer groups. And the only thing they all seemed to agree on was this: The 401(k) plan has been sort of a failure. Those are strong words, and probably overstate the case. Current and future retirees now have some $4.3 trillion for retirement that wouldn't...
  • N.C. Food ‘Inspector’ Sends Girl‘s Lunch Home After Determining It’s Not Healthy Enough

    02/14/2012 2:09:37 PM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | February 14, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A North Carolina mom is irate after her four-year-old daughter returned home late last month with an uneaten lunch the mother had packed for the girl earlier that day. But she wasn’t mad because the daughter decided to go on a hunger strike. Instead, the reason the daughter didn‘t eat her lunch is because someone at the school determined the lunch wasn’t healthy enough and sent it back home. Yes, you read that right. The incident happened in Raeford, N.C. at West Hoke Elementary School. What was wrong with the lunch? That’s still a head-scratcher because it didn’t contain anything...
  • EU: Water does NOT hydrate

    11/19/2011 4:36:52 PM PST · by Cato in PA · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/18/11 | Victoria Ward and Nick Collins
    EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month. Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large. “The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of...
  • EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

    11/18/2011 10:21:20 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:20AM GMT 18 Nov 2011 | Victoria Ward and Nick Collins
    EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration. EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month. Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ...
  • "Nanny" Defamation Case Resumes Against Casey Anthony

    07/07/2011 2:34:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/7/2011 | Terry Baynes
    Now that Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee, she faces a civil lawsuit from a woman who says Anthony falsely accused her of kidnapping the girl...
  • Big Government Gets Ugly

    06/26/2011 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    It's not unusual for the federal government to provoke widespread retching among its citizens, but it rarely does so intentionally. The new warning labels required on cigarette packs, however, have that goal. Designed to evoke disgust with smoking, they may also induce revulsion at excessive uses of power. The old cigarette warnings inform consumers of straightforward facts, such as: "Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, And May Complicate Pregnancy" and "Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health." Thanks in part to such labels, Americans today fully grasp that smoking is unsafe. But the point of the...
  • The Nanny State - Pointing out the Obvious

    05/22/2011 4:40:09 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-22-11 | Al Cooper
    I wish I could give my grandkids the childhood that I had. As a kid I thought I was depressed, abused, mistreated (especially by my sister), overworked, exploited, deprived, ignored, etc…ad infinitum. My grandkids should be so lucky. I learned what makes things work. What it takes to catch a fish. What to do about the things that do not work. I learned about manners, morals, and how to be true to your self. I learned a work ethic kids today will never know. I learned how to stand up for myself and be responsible for my actions. [snip]The...
  • NO FRY ZONE: NYC HEALTH DEPT. BANS FRIED FOOD AT WORK MEALS

    04/05/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 5, 2011
    No French fries. Or freedom fries for that matter. The New York City Health Department has issued new guidelines banning fried foods from its work-sponsored meals, telling employees to cut bagels and muffins in half, and saying that if cakes are served for a celebration, they can’t be coupled with cookies. According to the Health Department, it’s about being consistent. The Daily News explains: "Employees also got a bright-colored brochure stipulating what can and can’t be served at meetings and parties. "Tap water is a menu must when food or drinks are served. Other beverages must be less than 25...
  • Santee (CA) Mayor Explains City's 'F for Freedom' Tobacco Grade

    04/02/2011 10:33:28 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 40 replies
    SanteePatch ^ | April 2, 2011 | Randy Voepel
    The American Lung Assoc. gives Santee a failing grade for tobacco control, the Mayor responds. I am writing in response to the American Lung Association's (ALA) March 4 letter (see the letter in the media box) regarding Santee's overall grade of "F" in their annual State of Tobacco Control Report Card. They may see it as a grade of "F" from their perspective, as our being graded a failure; I see this grade of "F" from our perspective as being the highest grade for "FREEDOM" we could earn. In Santee we believe in life liberty and the pursuit of happiness....
  • Cap'n Crunch sails into obscurity (Nanny-Statism has killed my favorite cereal!)

    03/09/2011 2:04:44 PM PST · by mkleesma · 134 replies
    Today.com ^ | 03/09/2011 | Ryan MacClanathan
    The Soggies have finally won: Cap'n Crunch is quietly sailing into retirement. Long derided by health experts for its high sugar content – a single serving contains 12 grams – the cereal is no longer being actively marketed by Quaker, DailyFinance reports. It appears parent company Pepsico is forcing the good Cap'n to walk the plank. Cap'n Crunch was once the No. 1 breakfast cereal, but pressure from the White House and health activists is having an effect on how PepsiCo and other food companies peddle their products to kids. Sales of the cereal were down 6.8 percent in 2010.
  • New York Fast Food Calorie Information Law Has Little Effec

    02/15/2011 2:28:57 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 7 replies
    Metro Source News/Westwood One | 02/15/2011 | Harley Hotchkiss
    New York Fast Food Calorie Information Law Has Little Effect (New York, NY) -- A New York City law that mandated calorie information be displayed in fast food restaurants has had little effect. A New York University study found the labels don't really influence food choice. Researchers say ten-percent of those polled before the law went into effect noticed calorie labeling in restaurants. While awareness surged to about half after the signs went up, only about a quarter of those who saw the signs said it mattered to them. The reason for the policy was that if you had more...
  • Super Bowl Menu

    02/07/2011 1:35:09 PM PST · by Don Corleone · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge Report | 2/7/11 | Drudge
    These two headlines adjacent today on Drudge. What else is there to say about the Obamanation? White House Super Bowl menu: 'Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Cheeseburgers, Deep Dish Pizza, Buffalo Wings, Potato Salad, Twice Baked Potatoes, Potato Chips, Pretzels, Chips and Dips, Salad, Ice Cream'... RESTAURANT NUTRITION DRAWS FOCUS OF FIRST LADY...
  • Michelle Obama's Barbecue Hypocrisy

    02/04/2011 1:17:13 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2-4-2011 | Andrew Cline - Commentary
    Michelle Obama's Barbecue Hypocrisy By Andrew Cline February 4, 2011 The first rule of political pandering: Know what you're talking about.The classic example: In 2004, Sen. John Kerry, trying to bolster his regular guy image, spoke of Green Bay's hallowed ";Lambert Field." It's Lambeau Field. Ten dork points for Kerry. This week, Michelle Obama walked into a culinary version of the Lambert gaffe. In an e-mail congratulating Charlotte, N.C., on being named host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Obama mentioned that Charlotte has "great barbecue." As someone who grew up an hour from Charlotte, I can tell you...
  • The Face of Conservative Populism (Mike Huckabee Snorts With Derision at Libertarians)

    01/25/2011 4:57:05 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 27 replies
    National Review reposted on Reason.com Blog ^ | January 21, 2011 | By Brian Stewart National Review
    He snorted with derision at "libertarians" who fail to recognize that "we don't have a health-care crisis in this country, but a health crisis." He spoke with passion and knowledge on the need for preventative care to bring down exorbitant costs. And then, without the least amount of prompting, he mustered a vigorous defense of Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity. This was the "art of governing," he argued, rather than the cheap "science of campaigning."
  • Common Sense: The antidote to too much government

    01/20/2011 9:05:57 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-19-11 | Vince
    Conservatives and libertarians are constantly railing against government intervention in the lives of citizens. As such, they are often accused by the left of hating all forms of government and seeking to deregulate everything to the point where corporations can take over the country and rob and enslave the citizenry. Nothing could be farther than the truth. Conservatives understand a successful nation requires a functioning government with a strong rule of law. Without a well functioning government a society devolves into chaos and anarchy. Anarchy in turn usually leads to the rise of a strongman or powerful groups who take...
  • When The Nanny Mentality Goes Beserk

    01/09/2011 9:50:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-08-11 | Skookum
    In Ipswich, England, the once World's Fattest Man, a former postal employee, is suing the National Health Service for allowing him to become so obese. The 50 year old man asked for help at 30 stone(a stone equals 14 pounds), but feels he received poor advice from a medic in 1996 who advised him to ride his bike more often. He is also complaining that at 64 stone, he asked to see an eating disorders specialist, he feels he was wronged by being sent to a dietician; Consequently, he blames the NHS and these two issues for his weight getting...
  • Popular New Year's Resolutions (nanny state government is here to help you out)

    12/31/2010 11:58:21 AM PST · by Optimist · 18 replies
    US Government ^ | 12/29/2010 | USA.gov
    Popular New Year's Resolutions Check out some New Year's resolutions that are popular year after year. Drink Less Alcohol Get a Better Education Get a Better Job Get Fit Lose Weight Manage Debt Manage Stress Quit Smoking Now Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Save Money Take a Trip Volunteer to Help Others
  • "San Francisco bans Happy Meal" but wanted legal Weed and likes legal abortion? (Vanity)

    "San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to pass a law that cracks down on the popular practice of giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children." I saw the attached article on Drudge and had been hearing it on the TV and radio reports and it just got me thinking. All these bations of liberalism want to do things like ban trans fats, tax sugary drinks, ban the Happy Meal because they believe in the Nanny State and they know what is best for you...HOWEVER, these same people want to legalize marijuana and want to...
  • Mother is told off by park warden for feeding ducks 'unhealthy' white bread

    10/20/2010 12:49:22 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | 10-20-10 | daily mail
    A mother feeding the ducks with her two children was stunned when she was told off by a council warden - for giving the birds 'unhealthy' white bread. Lisa Taplin, 34, was told by the park ranger to bring granary or wholemeal bread next time as it was better for the ducks.
  • Munich Deploys Custom Bacteria at Oktoberfest to Devour Ubiquitous Stink of Stale Beer

    09/16/2010 11:53:05 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 09.10.2010 | Rebecca Boyle
    Bavarian beer purveyors concerned about a smelly Oktoberfest are hoping bacteria can make the experience more enjoyable. They plan to pour a solution of live bacteria on the floors of Munich's beer tents, in an effort to knock out the inevitable festival smells usually covered up by a fog of cigarette smoke. Voters in Bavaria passed a statewide smoking ban in July, and it took effect last month. Oktoberfest gets an exception through 2011, but organizers want to conduct a test run during the festival’s 200th anniversary, which starts next week. Its ill effects aside, cigarette smoke is a pretty...
  • The Nanny State Has Blown the Bank

    09/10/2010 3:03:30 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 7 replies
    **** Those who prudently saved against the contingencies of this world, have subtly numbered themselves among "the rich." And, "tax the rich" is the received solution. For generations now, "progressive" politicians, imposing "progressive" tax systems, have been making an example of the prudent. The cultivation and manipulation of envy is at the heart of all political schemes for income redistribution, and parties of the Left have been building their client base upon it. Hence the gradual division of every electorate between the Party of Entitlement, and the Party of Tax Cuts: the one to increase spending, the other to limit...
  • City where drive-through eating began is full (Nanny State strikes again)

    07/04/2010 7:47:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    AP ^ | July 3, 2010 | John Rogers
    The birthplace of California's drive-through craze has had its fill of fast food restaurants. Amid complaints of obesity and lines of idled cars stretching into neighborhood streets, this blue-collar town is banning new drive-throughs in hopes of shedding its reputation as a haven for convenient, fatty foods. It's an ironic development for a community that proudly claims to have opened California's first drive-through restaurant more than 60 years ago — a little joint named, appropriately enough, In-N-Out.
  • Junk scientists wanted

    06/28/2010 4:00:28 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 2 replies
    Velvet Glove, Iron Fist ^ | June 27, 2010 | Christopher Snowdon
    When it comes to tobacco control, it often seems that the policy is decided first and the science is produced as an afterthought. Since the lion's shares of the anti-smoking policies we see today were planned as far back as the 1970s, it is a remarkable coincidence that scientific evidence for each of them appeared at regular and timely intervals in the intervening years. This is something that The Economist gently hinted at in a recent review of a book called Merchants of Doubt: ~snip~ Secondhand smoke is old news in California these days, of course. These days, if you're...
  • Get healthy or get out, boss told employees

    06/12/2010 1:44:37 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 60 replies · 1,316+ views
    Herald Palladium ^ | June 12, 2010 | JOHN MATUSZAK
    BENTON HARBOR - Howard Weyers believes that the bottom line for health care costs depends on what's happening with the waist lines of employees. Or the lungs, or any other organ that could fail due to misuse or neglect and cost an employer money. And he believes those employers should be encouraging workers to live healthier lifestyles and aggressively monitoring what they do inside - and outside - of the workplace. "If we do nothing about personal health, we will do nothing with cost," Weyers, a health benefit consultant based near Lansing, told about 40 people Friday at his seminar...
  • Feds’ Anti-drunk Driving Gadget Would Render Everyone Wasted

    06/11/2010 11:39:52 AM PDT · by RC one · 26 replies · 577+ views
    Personal responsibility just got thrown out the window — again — thanks to a nanny state congressman with hopes of saving ourselves and others from — you guessed it — us! Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) on Thursday, June 10, successfully attached an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 that would “authorize $8 million in annual funding for five years for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program.” The DADSS technology proposed in the ROADS SAFE amendment will likely lead to alcohol-sensing devices becoming mandatory factory-installed equipment on all automobiles within the next five-to-ten years, reports...
  • Pizzeria pounds CT child-labor law

    05/27/2010 7:57:41 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 17 replies · 973+ views
    Hartford Business ^ | 5-26-10 | Gregory Seay
    Michael Nuzzo and his two older brothers learned from their father, Fred, the intracacies -- and hard work -- involved in making Italian pies at the New Haven pizzeria he started in 1955. All three eventually started their own restaurants. Today, a third generation of Nuzzos, Michael's three children -- ages 13, 11 and 8 -- for years have spent Friday nights and Saturdays learning the business at their father's Grand Apizza restaurant in Clinton. That is until two weeks ago, when a Connecticut Labor Department investigator -- apparently acting on an anonymous tip -- showed up May 12 at...
  • Government to track your child's BMI

    05/14/2010 11:29:49 AM PDT · by Pellegrino · 9 replies · 366+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2010 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Kind of Wisconsin has introduced legislation that he proudly proclaims will track the body mass index (BMI) of your child from age 2-18 . . . .
  • Anti-Tobacco Lobbying Is Bad For You

    05/10/2010 4:51:37 AM PDT · by mattstat · 5 replies · 214+ views
    There is a smoking story making the rounds here in New York. Seems the New York State Legislature has cut funding thirty-percent to its anti-smoking program. These cuts were over a three-year period. Many other programs and agencies also saw their funding reduced: the State has a large budget deficit. Among other consequences, the tighter anti-smoking budget forced a scaling back of the free nicotine-patch program. That’s not my “free”, incidentally. It arose from the fruitful imagination of one Russ Sciandra, who bills himself director of the Center for a Tobacco Free New York, a mysterious not-for-profit. We must not...