No such thing as a safe level — 14 Comments

  1. The UK Gubmorons have raised my retirement age to 68. So presumably if I get to be 65 and my drinking levels do not increase due to still being at work, and they do increase if I get to 68, this study will be proven incorrect.

    • Welcome!  I wouldn't worry about it too much if I were you.  By the time you reach 68 they'll have moved retirement to 70 [and by the time you reach 70…….. ].  You can't be allowed fall ill before then as you are still an effective tax producing machine.

  2. Today's Guardian has a lead story on its front page saying don't drink more than a pint of beer a day. OK I'll drink a liter of wine instead.

  3. I would have thought work was the leading cause of cancer in society – either through stress or some of the unsafe stuff floating around workplaces. Strangely enough nobody in government is advising us to give that up, and back in the years when folk in heavy industry were dropping like flies from asbestos-related illness you couldn't get so much as a squeak of protest from all these public health experts.

  4. When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
    And I shall spend my pension
    on brandy and summer gloves
    And satin sandals,
    and say we've no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,
    And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
    And run my stick along the public railings,
    And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    And pick the flowers in other people's gardens,
    And learn to spit.

    (Jenny Joseph)

    ….I shall chain smoke twenty Rothmans in the public square under the "This is a smokefree area" sign, and on the station platform and in my car with a lifesize dolly on the seat beside me,

    And drink red wine and eat pizza every day at 12 o'clock at the outdoor cafe opposite the town hall and leave the mandatory salad untouched,

    And greet the health visitor with an open bottle of single malt and an ashtray. 


  5. I wondered if the idiot in charge of whatever department that spewed up this BS had converted to Islam, and was trying to frighten us into obeying the preachers of her favorite sky-pixie.

  6. I choose not to drink.

    but it's MY CHOICE!!!

    If in the future I so choose to drink alcohol there's no gubmint bureaucrat going to tell me what I can or can not have!


  7. There was an old Star Trek (The Next Generation) episode about a civilization where a person was terminated on their 65th birthday. This obviously relieved the government/public of having to support those who could no longer work or be a productive member of society. It also was a good overpopulation control system.

    So someone has not only already thought of this but put it out for public consumption as well. let's hope the "officials" don't watch re-runs?

    I beginning to believe there's no safe level of government…

  8. @Kirk – I'm now so cynical that I fully expected the assisted dying bill to be shooed in following which non-taxpaying oldies would find themselves being persuaded to die by the medics; even now I believe that those over a certain age don't enjoy the same level of effort which is expended on the younger.

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