Friday, July 28, 2006

which is more harmful, obesity or internet smut?

Like the US, Australia is battling the bulge.

The cost of obesity is enormous. A$2.4 billion for treatment, and another A$9 billion in lost productivity.

Obesity related illnesses like adult onset diabetes (type 2) are now occuring in children.

Should the government take some responsibility with prevention programs?

The Australian government doesn't think so and consider obesity to be the responsibility of the individual. See - Daily Telegraph of 28 July 2006.

On the other paw, the Australian government is spending A$117 million of taxpayers' money to 'protect' children from internet smut. See - The Australian of 22 June 2006.

Yeah, the government decides what is individual responsibility.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


Today was a woohoo day! Woohoo! My human had the day off work and spent much of it with me. We had a great afternoon nap on the couch together (though my human was a little annoyed that I had drooled all over his track pants). It also meant that I had extra meals like the leftover cooked fish for breakfast (twice), then some roast beef, before my usual dinner of cooked chicken.


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