Wednesday, February 10, 2010

War on Behaviors expands - Britain leads the way!

Poking around UK newspapers this morning and finding all kinds of interesting news.

Here's a vision for the future that's so lovely we should all be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it. If somebody else has a vision of a new and different world, then I should be obliged to follow that vision, right? I mean come on, who am I (or who are you) to get in the way of these advanced souls' mystical visioning? And, lest Americans think it doesn't matter what they do over in England, the new airport X-ray body scanners in the USA were tested in London on pub patrons a couple years ago. They actually started it out on drunks. Bobbies cordoned off a pub, took everyone hostage and told all the customers to choose between a strip search and X-rays. Concerned London police looked for weapons, drugs, and definitely not silicone implants.

The official "side" of the smokers debate:
‘I want to see a smoke-free future, a future where people lead longer and healthier lives because they don’t smoke.’ Health Secretary Andy Burnham


REB said...

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. -- George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, ch. 3

john said...

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