In the course of my travels through the Interweb I came across an interesting site.

Yet another self appointed organisation is setting out to organise our lives for our own good.

The Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance demands that we reduce preventable deaths by 25% by 2025.

Those of us at the receiving end of the tobacco control bullying tactics have been warning for a while that the net would soon spread to catch just about everybody, and this crowd are setting out the blueprint.  If you eat, drink or move you are about to become a target.  You are going to become more healthy whether you like it or not.  Their targets are “preventable causes which include tobacco use, unhealthy diets, alchohol [sic] consumption and physical inactivity”.

While we could all see the upcoming attacks on alcohol, salt, fat and obesity, I confess that the physical activity target is a new one on me.  Quite how they hope to influence this area is not clear.  There is mention of the building of cycle-ways and footpaths but this sounds a little benign to me.  The Righteous tend to prefer bully tactics rather than a passive approach so it will be interesting to see how they will actually force people to take exercise, for this surely is their inevitable goal.

Quite how they hope to achieve a quarter reduction in deaths within thirteen years isn’t quite clear, but there is nothing like a drop of induced panic to spur governments on.  Naturally they are doomed to failure as they completely overlook one major cause of premature death, namely Mother Nature. 

However, logic was never the Righteous’ strong point.

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The next chapter — 13 Comments

  1. I see this NCD Alliance is base in Geneva – how nice for them – and consists of, from what I can see, 5 people.
    I wonder who pays for this shit.

  2. i some how feel we pay for this shit somehow…sighh

    had a b’day yesterday don’t give a fuck about much anymore to be honest and glad i’m not younger!  

  3. My wife assures me that walking to the pub cannot be classed as taking exercise, well I have assured her walking home is definitely exercise especially with a gallon of beer on board, balanced diet & all that.

    Why don’t these people ever come up with something useful, something people actually need, or need to know & not just a load of old bollox?

    Right a quick smoke first & then I’m off for some exercise.    

  4. Mossy – The Pharmaceutical Industry of course.  They are the only ones to gain anything.  Everyone else loses.  Just look at the decimation of pubs!

    Cat – A belated happy b’day.  I’m inclined to have the same attitude.

    Lafsword – That is utter nonsense.  Of course walking to the pub is exercise.  So is lifting heavy pints.  As for the rest – if they put half as much effort into researching cures instead of all this fuckwittery we would all be better off.

  5. Pick the bones out of this utter shite from self termed professional people aka t’righteous
    GAPA, the advocacy council of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), along with other global and all regional physical activity networks (HEPA EUROPE, RAFA, APPAN,AFPAN and AGITA MUNDO) support the inclusion of the proposed target on physical inactivity in the WHO Global Monitoring Framework for NCD Prevention which was called for in the Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, adopted at the UN High Level Meeting in September 2011.

  6. Children as young as five, at the school my wife works at, do a wake and shake exercise in the mornings. Most probably this will be moved to junior schools and then senior schools. Get them ready for when it is demanded at the workplace.

  7. Walking reminds me of this:
    The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands.

    The instructor said, “Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you.

    Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make
    delivery that much easier.

    Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path.”

    “Gentlemen, remember — you’re in this together. It wouldn’t hurt you to go walking with her.

    In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both.”

    The room suddenly became very quiet as the men absorbed this information.

    After a few moments a man, name unknown, at the back of the room, slowly raised his hand.

    “Yes?” said the Instructor.

    “I was just wondering if it would be all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?”


  8. Bill – They love their fucking acronyms, don’t they?  They are a SOC. [Shower of Cunts]

    Welcome Peter. That sounds like a pretty solid prediction.  Also any job application will want to know your best time on completing a Marathon?

    Mossy – Hah!  There’s no answer to that….



  9. They with their scams [NWO] dont want to save anyone’s life the truth is what happens is millions of taxpayers money is funded into these scams huge committees with lots of jobsworths drawing huge salaries just clean it out. Just for example look at Bono’s so called charities collected £9.5 million paid out only £118k to the charities but paid £5 million on salaries.

  10. Hell I don’t like roughly 50% of the people I know, much less care whether some strange and imaginary 25% don’t snuff it.

    Fuck ’em.

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