The corpse of a typically obese person doesn’t require a larger fridge but a morbidly obese one does. The lady on the right, above, is morbidly obese and the man on the left might be. I’m 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weigh 12 stones. I’m ‘overweight’ and should be, according to the BMI, 10 stones and 10 pounds. When I was over 14 stones, I was close to entry-level obesity. Most of the Scottish rugby team are ‘obese’ because muscle is heavier than fat. Neither they nor I would require a larger fridge.
There is no crisis or epidemic in Scotland requiring more larger fridges. Morbid obesity, requiring larger fridges, has plateaued in Scotland at 5% of the population and is beginning to decline especially in the younger male population. In England and Wales, morbid obesity requiring larger fridges is climbing to 8% and 11% respectively with no sign of any future decline. See this earlier piece for the research evidence:
Second study reveals obesity in decline in Scotland (40% in boys) with government policies credited
Our NoMedia are, of course, allowed to place images of the morbidly obese alongside statistics for the generally obese because, as I was told in a complaint response by the BBC: ‘morbidly obese people are, by definition, obese!’
See these for more:
BBC Scotland shames the fat and shames the truth with morbid titillation and distortion of the facts
Does thinking we’re in a national fat crisis make us afraid of independence?
You would think that The Hooton would be chastened by their near death financial episode?
The continuation of this diatribe of lies and deception is the very epitome og financial lunacy.
Who is paying then to be so stupid.
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Is it all clickbait for website income?
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Sell their Mother’s for tallow, they would
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Just imagine how much Stu Campbell could take in if he allowed adverts
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“who is paying them to be so stupid”?
Its not easy to escape from conspiracies, fantasy and spin, but I would hazard a guess that there has been an element of “Dark Money” being syphoned the way of the “Scottish” media helpful to the British State. Its hard to see how these failing newspapers could otherwise survive.
It wont be straight from MI5, but there will be money streams utilised for spook usage—-like the place in the Costa del Fifi (Burntisland in the summer–Brrrrr!……..….. Gie ye the chitters just thinkin’ aboot it).
Is the BBC composed of………..
B. Obese fatheads.
C. Morbidly obese fatheads.
Hmmm,….can you just measure them or is it more complex? Brian’s looks fatter than Jackie’s but…when I say Jackie’s but, I mean……
There is and long has been a persistently wilful trope in the Scottish,indeed, UK media, of spooling out a continuous reel of stories which are variations on the theme of, “You are shite, you are shite, you are shite, ….” As psychologists and social workers will relate, some people who have been subject to this day after day, week after week, year after year, begin to lose their self respect and blame themselves for their state. It is disempowering.
In the early 1900s, in his masterpiece, “The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists” displayed this well in showing how people can be induced to vote against their own interests.
The obese, lazy, feckless, unemployed, living on welfare, smoking, drinking, eating rubbish food, is a long eastablished trope used in the UK media.
You can think of others used about ‘immigrants’, ‘muslims’, Irish people, Glaswegians, people who are gay, etc etc.
While there are still some who are susceptible to such messages, as we can see from the decline of the MSM and the growth of new media increasing numbers of people can see it for what it is. However, this requires rapid and persistent rebuttal, as you and others are doing. Thank you.
Ah, Alasdair, you missed the Authors name, so I looked it up on wiki, as it sounds a fascinating book:
“The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists (1914) is a semi-biographical novel by the Irish writer Robert Tressell, published after his death from tuberculosis in 1911, about a house painter’s efforts to find work in the fictional English town of Mugsborough (based on the coastal town of Hastings) to stave off the workhouse for himself and his daughter. An explicitly political work, it is widely regarded as a classic of working-class literature.”
Have you actually read it yourself? Any good?
Apologies! I had changed the order of the sentence and accidentally left Mr Tressell’s name out.
Yes, I read it more than 50 years ago. There was a film of it on the BBC at the time. I certainly enjoyed it. He is fairly didactic in his approach to the story telling, but, it works well as a style. Well worth a read. It is quite a long novel.
It was read by many soldiers during Workd War 2 and some have credited it as a text which delivered a landslide win for Labour in 1945. The count was spread over a week to allow for ballots to come from troops based overseas and, when these came in they were overwhelmingly for Labour. The civilian vote was much closer, with the home based electorate being subject to the wartime propaganda and the sanctification of Churchill. My father, who served in North Africa and many of my neighbours who had also served loathed Churchill.
Fascinating, that a book would have such influence,,, (when away from the influence of propaganda?). I have just read the preface, the text is available from this website:
(Ahh, the beauty of the Internet, may it be forever free of state control)
Just even from reading the preface, I get the feeling that I’ll consider our society has stagnated, at least politically and in some aspects culturally, over the past 100 years. I’ll add it to my reading list! (‘People don’t understand what socialism is’, how very true)
And yes, Churchill does not seem to have been quite the same as history makes him out to have been.
I still have my copy from the 1960s.
The story is an example of how the same political and economic relationships recur even though material circumstances have changed.
With regard to Churchill it is not ‘history which makes him out to have been’. It was HE who wrote the history! He wrote a history of the second world war, based on papers which his government had embargoed for everyone else, so, he was able to write up himself as the big banana.