Is It Really Health ‘Care’ Or…

Is it ‘Social Engineering‘?

Seems to me that everyday there is a new “health” warning out about something. Just tonight I heard on my local news about drinking coffee combined with a lack of sleep causes some heart problem or other (have to wait for the link to be put up on the site tomorrow).

I’ve reached the point of just rolling my eyes and begging God/dess to rescue me from all this insanity!

What’s interesting is how three countries, known for the freedom and liberty of their citizens seem to be at the forefront of all this.

As I posted on last week, Alabama will be charging its State Employees a surcharge on their health insurance if they do not participate in it’s “wellness” program. More if they are overweight or not falling into the “pre-ordained guidelines” they are told to get to.

The State Employees’ Insurance Board last week approved a plan to charge state workers starting in January 2010 if they don’t have free health screenings.

A recent report on obesity in South England is almost a joke as it was funded by the Pharmaceutical company who just happens to have a so-called “anti-obesity drug“. I mean doesn’t that constitute a conflict of interest or something? Why is it that any study that receives so much as one-cent from the tobacco companies for funding a study is immediately labeled biased and shoddy, but let a pharmaceutical company fund a study that comes to conclusions that definitely benefit it, no on bats an eye or questions it?

A new “fat map” of the UK shows that obesity may be worsening in spite of efforts to fight it and parts of southern England are succumbing for the first time.

The research was funded by the pharmaceutical company Roche, which makes an anti-obesity drug.

“As part of the strategy, this autumn we will be launching a national movement that will bring about a fundamental change in the way we live our lives.

Yes, we should probably take better care of ourselves, but someone please point out to me where any of our Constitutions state that the government, or any health agencies, are responsible for forcing us to live certain lifestyles that they (the agencies/govt) approve of!!

God/dess did NOT give us free will so that some ‘person/s’ somewhere could try to take it away. Free will means WE get to make our own decisions, for better or worse.

Canada is into this full speed also. It appears that ‘extra weight’ is an epidemic of pandemic proportions.

Obesity is the new Canadian epidemic,” Dr. Richard Tytus, McMaster University associate professor and CON member, told CMA delegates.

“The Canadian Obesity Network is ideally situated to help the medical community by providing tools and learning opportunities based on the latest available scientific evidence that physicians need to effectively prevent and treat obesity. The CMA’s resolution is a call to action to address this important issue.”

To think that all these years I believed that the public health agencies were designed to deal with contagious diseases, and things that were not in the public’s control. Correct me if I’m wrong BUT……….isn’t eating the responsibility of each individual? Isn’t WHAT we eat within OUR control? Since when did overeating become a “health issue” warranting government intervention?

Junkfood Science did a posting about an article in Medscape Nurses which stated the BMI’s OVER 25 were considered OBESE.

The Call to Arms went on to report that “obesity can be defined as a body mass index rating of greater than 25” — [thereby, creating a new definition of obesity that now also includes every “overweight” person in the country].

I know they lowered the BMI guides years ago, and created 30 million NEW obese people overnight, BUT even those guidelines state that obesity is a BMI OVER 30 (not 25)!!!

Who’s fat? New definition adopted

person June 17, 1998
Web posted at: 2:10 p.m. EDT (1810 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Millions of Americans became “fat” Wednesday — even if they didn’t gain a pound — as the federal government adopted a controversial method for determining who is considered overweight.

It’s getting pretty bad when so-called professionals are changing definitions at will.

The real question is: How much longer are we going to tolerate all this bullying, fear-mongering, blame/victim nonsense?

I thought we were living in a free country. I’m sure the British and Canadians are thinking the same thing too. So exactly WHAT is going on that the masses have turned into passive, docile sheep?

If this is the future, then “beam me up Scotty”, it’s getting too crazy down here for me.

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~ by swfreedomlover on September 4, 2008.

2 Responses to “Is It Really Health ‘Care’ Or…”

  1. Oh, I forgot to mention Alabama’s plan for its state employees in my links! I am absolutely disgusted by this, and not just because I am overweight (wear a size 16). We need a different model for health insurance, I think, one that doesn’t hold everyone responsible for everyone else or depend on a job. I think that would help a lot. But I don’t know how that would happen.

  2. Cap Profits!!! There’s a start for you. It is truly frightening that this crap is happening in free societies. Especially in a country that fought a revolution against what was the greatest empire at that time for their freedom!

    I guess it’s true, history really does repeat itself. I seriously doubt I’ll live long enough to see it hit bottom and start to turn around yet again, UNLESS the sheeple take their heads out of their asses and start to stand up again.

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