Britian: Fat People who refuse treatment may be denied benefits


Too fat to work: Almost 12,000 people receive disability benefits because of metabolic disease -  a combination of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure

Picture/Daily Mail UK

Too fat to work?

Almost 12,000 people received Disability Living Allowance in Britain last year because they have metabolic disease – the medical term for a combination of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.   Obesity currently cost British taxpayers 9 million pounds a year ($14US)

Nearly one in five British secondary school pupils and a quarter of adults are obese, according to officials figures.

Health experts predict that by 2050 the annual bill for obesity-related illnesses will have risen to £50 billion ($79US), with almost two-thirds of the population obese.

British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review , which was announced earlier this year, to investigate how to treat the severely overweight and those suffering from addiction who refused to accept treatment “but expect taxpayers to carry on funding

Tam Fry, spokesman for the National Obesity Forum, said: ‘Successive governments have made life too easy for too many obese people. If the obese have a legitimate cause for their fatness – and there may be medical or genetic reasons – benefits should not be denied to them. But getting long-term benefits simply for over-eating is an insult to society.

Resistance from charities and some doctors is expected.  The Tories have routinely been criticized for failing to deal with tax deductions for the richest while cutting benefits for the poorest Brits.

There are voices in Britain who believe Fat People are scape goats. Its agreed there IS an obesity crises in Britain ,but the supposed drain on the economy is overblown .

Bryony Bordon of the Uk Telegraph writes :

The fat are to be blamed for all our ills – from putting a strain on the NHS, to taking up too much space on public transport. The collective hatred for obese people is almost visceral, bordering on sadistic. People actually seem to enjoy taunting fatties; it’s as if without the overweight, a certain section of the population might explode in an orgy of mayhem and murder.

While rich people who are fat are seen as bon viveurs and jolly, everyone else is grotesque and should be ashamed, particularly those living below the breadline, whose bodies are somehow not befitting of their circumstances.

This is not to say we should tiptoe around the fat and avoid the subject; it’s that instead of threatening to take benefits away from people who are ill and therefore vulnerable, we should perhaps seek to find out the underlying causes that have made them that ill in the first place. It is time for a careful, considered approach to obesity, because otherwise there is a real danger of cruelty swallowing us all.

 

 

 

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LET GAYS MARRY… OR THEY’LL MARRY YOUR GIRLFRIENDS


Although a majority of young adults support same-sex marriage,  a bunch of young straight guys still don’t.

And to those straight guys, know this — if you vote against gay guys marrying each other, we’ll still get married… only it’ll be to your girlfriends instead.

That’s right. As the boys in the video below attest, gay guys make awesome boyfriends!

No, we’re not “straight” per se, but we like the gym, homemade food, theater and costume parties — all the things your girlfriend wishes you liked.

And we’ll listen to their problems, affirm their self-worth and use all those sexual secrets they’ll been telling us to keep them happy.

But face it: you’d rather be the one making love to her, and we’d rather be able to marry the people that we love. So don’t be a dick. Vote for marriage equality and we won’t have to steal your girlfriends. You know we can… and they’d absolutely love it.

By: BY: DANIEL VILLARREAL/Gay Net

I am not voting for Mitt Romney in November and yet I want him to Suceed on the World Stage.


 

To be clear, I am not voting for Mitt Romney in November.

By the fifth presidential debate I had a sense of who the candidates were.  Santorum and Bachmann were  in the no way column. Cain and Perry (I like Texans) in the entertainment column.   Ron Paul  and Newt Gingrich  I enjoyed their raw intelligence .   Jon Huntsman,( the outsider) may have been the Republican Candidate to get this Independents vote.

Finally, then there is Mitt Romney, the candidate I thought I knew.    The moderate , who supported  gun control, the maverick who signed a landmark bill to give health care to citizens in his state, was a figment of my imagination.

His gaffe is the  inability to read a group or an audience is troubling    How do you tell a nation they’re not ready?  Better still why would you tell a nation?  Why would he take a swipe at the Palestinians?

Forget Bain,  I admire wealth,  respect wealth, well done Mitt.

Sensitivity ,empathy isn’t in him, that’s why its difficult for him to go off message.   When he addresses  the middle class, he talks at them instead  to them.  There are many millionaire politicians on both side of the aisle who  have a real sense of the struggles of the middle class. Mitt simply isn’t on of them.

So here we are, the presumptive Republican  candidate is on his first foreign tour.   In short fashion he has managed to alienate two countries.  If  he sticks to script  he  may slow his  bleeding  on the world stage .    The press on both sides of the pond are laying in wait for the next gaffe.

When my children were small, and we would visit the homes of friends and family  I would remind them how their actions represented the family.

Mitt Romney is not my candidate of choice, but in many respects he is representing every American and as an American I want him to succeed.

Memories are long and selective.  After the November elections his gaffes may be apart of history or the beginning of new era of international relations..

Cityfella

 

Being Mitt Romney Sucks Today !!! He makes headlines (Mitt the twit) in London


What do they say about first impressions?

Mitt Romney is off to a bad start in his international presidential candidate tour.    The good news is the Brits can’t vote in November.  The bad news this gaffe has gone global.

From the UK Sun

Mitt the twit

Wannabe US President Romney in Games insult, but David Cameron insists: We’ll show you

Mitt Romney

Blunders … Mitt Romney
By GRAEME WILSON, Deputy Political Editor
Published: Today at 00:12

WANNABE president Mitt Romney infuriated Prime Minister David Cameron  yesterday by making a string of embarrassing blunders.

The US election hopeful, on a visit to London, questioned whether the Olympics  will be a success.

Mr Romney said in a TV interview: “It’s hard to know just how well it will  turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting.”

The Republican candidate, who organised the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake  City, also questioned whether the British people will “come together and  celebrate” the Olympics.

There was further embarrassment when Mr Romney said he had looked out of “the backside of Number 10” to see the beach volleyball court.

He breached diplomatic protocol by revealing he had been briefed by MI6 chief  Sir John Sawers, then appeared to forget Labour leader Ed Miliband’s name,  calling him “Mr Leader” instead.

Mr Cameron later slapped down the Massachusetts governor. Visiting the Olympic  Park on the eve of the opening ceremony, the PM insisted the GaHe said: “We’ll show the world we’ve not only come together as a United  Kingdom, but are extremely good at welcoming people from across the world.

“You will see Britain can deliver.”

In a clear swipe at Mr Romney, he added: “We are holding an Olympic Games in  one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities in the world. Of course  it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”

London organising committee chairman Lord Coe said a staggering THREE  MILLION people have turned out to see the torch relay in the capital  alone.

He added: “No stone has been left unturned — whether it be the village, the  training facilities, the venues.”

London mayor Boris Johnson publicly ridiculed Mr Romney. Addressing the crowd  at an Olympic concert in Hyde Park, Mr Johnson said: “There’s a guy called  Mitt Romney who wants to know if we’re ready. Are we ready?”

The 60,000-strong audience responded with a deafening cry of “Yes we are!”

Team GB chairman Colin Moynihan urged Olympic chiefs to axe the controversial  Games Lanes reserved for Olympic vehicles, branding them “a waste of time”.

He revealed he was using the Tube to reach the Olympic Park, saying: “It’s the  quickest way to get here.”

g.wilson@the-sun.co

From “the Telegraph”

Commentary: if Mitt Romney doesn’t like us, we shouldn’t care

Mitt Romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was   supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly   offensive.

His derisory comments questioning Britain’s preparedness for the Olympics in   an interview with NBC were a strange way to build bridges with a country   that he says should be restored as the umbilical ally of the United States,   and a strange way to demonstrate the persuasive qualities needed as leader   of the free world.

Mr Romney is the scion of Liverpudlians who sought and found fortune and the   freedom to practice the Mormon faith (eventually) across the pond. His wife   Ann has Welsh pedigree.

The Republican candidate supposedly values these connections so highly that   foreign policy advisors told the Daily Telegraph that a Romney presidency   would restore the “Anglo-Saxon” dimension of the transatlantic alliance.

But his comments to NBC, particularly his doubts about Britons’ ability to   celebrate the games, showed how poorly he understands the land of his   forefathers.

If he possessed a smidgeon of insight into the British psyche he would have   known that despite all the pre-match whingeing and the carping, that on the   night we will celebrate the games with all the gusto and fervour they   deserve. We moan, and then we smile; that is just our way   And to even a casual student of British public life, it was obvious both that   immigration officers would call off their strike at the eleventh hour and   that thousands of part-time labourers wouldn’t be bothered to show up to   work for G4S, the security firm.

I have listened to Mitt Romney’s stump speech countless times. A standard   refrain is to run down Europe – not a hard case to make at the moment – and   that includes us.

Not once have I heard him praise Britain or extol the special relationship he   now belatedly trumpets. He even reprised his dislike of the NHS shortly   before leaving for these shores of benighted, yellow-toothed natives who   spend half their lives waiting in hospital, having tried as governor of   Massachusetts to ensure that everyone in his state, as in Britain, had   access to health care.

His current pledge to “revive” ties between the US and Britain sounds   suspiciously like a talking point drummed up in a policy meeting and   designed to differentiate himself from President Barack Obama for domestic   purposes.

Yet there isn’t much currently wrong with the transatlantic alliance, as last   summer’s exultant state visit by Obama showed.

It is true the president is less enamoured of traditional allies than his   predecessors, but that reflects as much his exotic background and upbringing   than his country’s changing interests. There have been plenty of bumps and   kinks in relations before.

Romney is a pragmatist and a businessman above all else. As president he would   put American interests first, as has the man he is trying to beat in   November. Britain might not feel so special then.

From “The Guardian”

Mitt Romney’s Olympics blunder stuns No 10 and hands gift to Obama

Republican candidate backtracks on warning of ‘disconcerting’ signs for Games after rebukes by British PM and London mayor

From the “UK Times”

Carl Lewis flays Romney over London 2012 gaffe

Philip Webster

Updated 30 minutes ago

Carl Lewis, one of the greatest Olympians, today hit out at Mitt Romney over  his gaffe about London’s preparations for the Games.  The winner of nine Olympic golds said that “seriously, some Americans just…

Goverment to Barclays Bank- No fund Rasing for Romney

 Barclays Back is sponcering a fund raiser for Mitt Romney today. An early-day motion (EDM) signed by 11 MPs last week demanded the bank and its   directors stop working to bolster Mr Romney’s election campaign and   concentrate on repairing confidence in Britians  banking system.  In response, Cyrus Ardalan, Barclays’ head of UK and European government   relations, wrote to the MPs, insisting the bank was not a supporter of the   Presidential hopeful.      “I … would like to clarify that all political activity undertaken by   Barclays’ US employees, including personal fundraising for specific   candidates, is done so in a personal capacity, and not on behalf of Barclays,” he wrote.

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He was the Gaffe king during  GOP debates.  We may have to get used to Mitt (Gaffes R Us )Romney and limit his international  travel to countries without weapons of mass destruction.   Being Mitt Romney Sucks Today, if he is relatively silent tonight at the fundraiser, perhaps he will suck a little less.
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