posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 10:43 AM
I feel the same way, really.
These health-oriented persons claim they live longer and happyer, more power to them.. but if they make me live by their standards they're crossing a
very personal line.
We all have to die at some point anyway, it's not like they hold the secret of immortality.. and even if they did, what's the point of living long
if you can't live the way you want to in the first place?
My grandfather was obese, smoked like a chimney, ate whatever he felt like and became 84 years.
A guy I knew who swore by rabbit-food, no smoking and jogging miles per day didn't make it past half that age. Heart defect, R.I.P, 39 years old.
These anti-smoking laws where passed in the European Parliament.
Millions where spent to build 'smoking isles' in the EU building, state of the art which removed the fumes allmost instantly. The ministers where
supposed to use these, and stop smoking in the confines of their own offices.
After a couple days, this rule was revoked, because it could not be enforced. I mean, WTF ? The very guys who crammed these laws through our throats
feel themselves too good to even follow them for themselves, but these pens have never been intended for the elite.. just for us, the cattle.. and
with every piece of legislation, the pens get smaller and smaller. Truly cooking the frog..
And while they are, in effect, above the law, lorrydrivers get fined massive amounts for ignoring this 'law' in the confines of their own truck
cabbins because those count as 'working ground'. It has nothing to do with health, it has to do with making us used to being forbidden a lot of
things our fathers took for granted!
And now, they're coming after obese people, too.. in several branches, you get refused a job if your Body Mass Index is above the 'ideal' their
computers spewed out... or they get fired after having held that same position for years now, without any negative results.