Don't smoke or eat fat, sugar or salt or the police will fine you!!!

sábado, febrero 17, 2007

I'm not joking. Vice police People are being trained in UK to make sure you understand the fat, sugar or salt that meals you have bought have (HT An Englishman's Castle) and that you do not smoke out of reserved areas (HT An Englishman's Castle).

In the first case:

Marks & Spencer, one of Britain's largest grocery store chains, announced its plan to hire 1,500 food police to patrol supermarket aisles and lecture shoppers on the contents of their carts. Reminiscent of grade-school Hall Pass Monitors, these health food patrols will donofficial Healthy Eating Adviser badges while harassing customers about the fat, sugar, and salt levels of their purchases.

Not to be outdone, retail competitor Sainsbury's has launched its own set of gastro guards to walk the beat. And the store donated 3 million pounds ($5.9 million) to MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition and Do It!), a government sponsored program that trains "food advisors" and deploys them at stores and classrooms. With more patrols, police, and monitors filtering into every aspect of life, the United Kingdom's big brother looks increasingly like a vice squad.

In the second,

Thousands of council staff are being trained to police the smoking ban in bars, restaurants and shops in England. Ministers have given councils 29.5m pounds to pay for staff, who will be able to give on-the-spot 50 pounds fines to individuals and take court action against premises.

So what about fining the EU Parliamentaries?

No, seriously now. I ask again: what is happening in Europe? There are Britons who have been fighting for Somali Islamists, set loose in the streets, but then normal people are harrassed not to smoke or to buy food that could have bad effects on their health????? What age are we?? 2? 3? months, I mean. I am not a smoker, and I get very sick with smoking people around, but this is just intolerable.

As I said some days ago, in Spain, some months ago, the Health Minister denounced Burger King because of an ad in which an XXL burger was announced, and asked them to stop the campaign, considering that it was breaking a previous agreement that tried to prevent youths and teenagers' obesity. BK has accused the Government of breaking the agreement unilaterally after the Health Minister has considered it void. Could not imagine the publicity this has given the XXL Burger....

Also the wine will be removed from the list of the healthy drinks and, as a result, it could not be pictured as that in publicity from July 1st. The Government is not considering that Spain is the country that has more extensions dedicated to wine: 15% of all Spain (1.198 hectares in 2004, while France has 895 and Italy 856) is dedicated to this business, and in production, we are the third country in the world, after France and Italy, generating €4.800 millions. From neolithic times, the wine has been known in Spain.

At the same time, Catalan Interior Autonomous Government Councilman Joan Saura (ICV-els Verts, that is from the Green party, governing in coalition with the Socialists and the Independent Communists) has stated he is in favour of legalising all drugs.

So are they going to forbid wine, pastry and fried potatoes, and to legalise cocaine?

Traducción: Marks and Spencer y Sainsbury, dos de las mayores cadenas de supermercados, han introducido una "policía" para acosar informar a los señores clientes sobre la grasa, el azúcar o los niveles de azúcar de sus compras.

Asimismo, personal de los ayuntamientos está siendo entrenado para vigilar que se cumpla la prohibición de fumar en bares, restaurantes y tiendas, pudiendo poner multas de includo 50 libras a los que lo incumplan e iniciar acciones contra ellos en los tribunales.

De modo que se van a gastar una pasta en esta Policía Contra Vicios y luego dejan sueltos a 4 británicos -de nacionalidad- que habían estado luchando en Somalia con los talibanes, a los que había detenido la policía de Kenia acusados de terrorismo.

[€#@€¬€€@] = sustituir por la palabra más malsonante que podais encontrar....

En España, Elena Salgado, Ministra de Sanidad y Consumo,ha considerado nulo el acuerdo con Burger King y lo ha roto. La empresa de hamburguesas ha acusado al Gobierno de actuar de forma unilateral. Asimismo, la Ministra también ha anunciado que el vino no va a poder ser anunciado como una bebida saludable.

Todo después de que Joan Saura dijera que estaba a favor de legalizar las drogas... Entonces, qué? ¿van a prohibir el vino, la bollería industrial y las patatas fritas y van a legalizar la cocaína?

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