Fat Camp for children

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    Obese Brits face fat camp
    Laura Donnelley in LONDON
    September 7, 2009

    HUNDREDS of thousands of Britain's overweight children - some as young as four - will be sent to ''fat camp'', under a Government scheme to tackle obesity.

    Primary school pupils identified as being overweight will automatically be offered a place on a state-funded diet and exercise scheme. Although parents can refuse to send their children to the classes, ministers hope the majority will attend.

    Parent groups said the Government had moved ''beyond a nanny state, to a dictatorship''.

    Experts said the public branding of children as fat could damage their confidence, expose them to bullying and trigger eating disorders. But pediatricians welcomed the move.

    Under existing regulations, children are weighed when they start primary school and again as they leave. Parents receive a letter saying whether their children are healthy, overweight, underweight or very overweight. The latest figures show that by the time they leave primary school, one in three children is overweight.

    From this month, pupils whose weight is too high - or too low - will automatically be offered a referral to ''weight management services''. Those identified as obese may be sent to pediatricians for specialist treatment, drugs or even surgery.

    Sydney Morning Herald - Business & World News Australia | smh.com.au
     
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    This is more the UK becoming more "Big Brotherish" then anything.

    Besides:

    Though many times the parents end up just giving the child whatever they want, and end up having plenty of health problems later on in life.
     
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    Coming to America soon.
     
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    They already have fat camps here, just the Government hasn't done anything official.

    From the article:

    No, being fat will damage their confidence, and expose them to bullying and trigger eating disorders. It's not like they're suddenly told they're fat and everything is changed.
     
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    What part of "Stay the fuck out of our lives" don't you liberals understand???
     
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    That forced government intervention is what I was referring to. Big government is not a conducive to the principals of liberty & freedom. We have way to much government mucking around in peoples lives as it is now as they all get together and decide what is good for everyone as they strip the public treasury and tax the people more and more each year.
     
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    The PC term is not "fat".

    It's "salad intolerant".

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    Wouldn't be saying that when you need a cop or the fire department huh? :eusa_eh:

    Seriously though, they are automatically offered a place. The Government is simply trying to help the people be not fat. Being fat just means a mess load of health problems later on, among many other things.

    You do notice that the pediatricians welcomed this move right? You know, the people who actually know more about this?

    I swear, this is you:

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    I don't think the Government offering programs to people for free since their kids are obese so they won't be obese is really intrusive to the point where it should be stopped. If this program was actually FORCED upon people, I'd be prone to agree with you.

    People only give a fuck about the treasury and taxes right now since the economy's gone to shit. I didn't hear anything about this before the economy went down to a recession then depression. People should care all the time, that's the difference. Once the recession is completely over and everything has gone back to "normal" it will all die down again.

    I can also tell you right now if the Republicans regain the Presidency, House, and or Senate in the near future, all they will do is blame Obama. One must remember, all this "stripping of the public treasury and taxing of the people" did occur under a Republican Administration many times and with a Republican Congress in place. And those are suppose to be the people who are for "Small Government".
     
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    It started a long time ago. It just grew and grew. That happens with greed. The big push for big banking hit the high in the late 90's. Too much money available for the greed mongers to ignore in all those retirement accounts invested into funds. The banks started throwing money out and everyone looked the other way. It is not that the warning signs and even people saying that this crash was coming. Greenspan tried warning Clinton. Clinton pressed on and ignored the warning. The bankers kept up the spread it around take our share while were at it agenda. Greenspan gave congress another stern warning in 2003 and they ignored the warning.

    People ignored common sense and took the banks money and inflation grew and grew. Wages did not raise with the inflation of housing cost. The utility companies got in on the big inflation rewards and of course the oil guys had to get theirs too.

    Now let's us play the blame game. We can note all the Democrats that sold themselves for nothing and the American public and you can name the Republicans that you think did the same.

    Obama would not be where he is today if McCain had not been so idiotic as to assist in that bank bailout. BTW, the Democrats had the majority in congress as that all want down. Are you going to try to tell me they have no ownership is this financial fiasco?
     

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