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By David Vance On December 30th, 2014

It’s just a few weeks ago since the Archbishop of Canterbury insisted that the scale of poverty in the UK was worse than in Africa. I wonder what he makes of this news…

These shocking photographs lay bare the extent of obesity in Britain, with school uniforms being sold in super sizes to fit overweight children. Items on sale at stores in Burnley and Clitheroe, Lancashire, include trousers with a 48in waist, classed as 5XL, and blazers with a 56in chest – which is 16 sizes bigger than the average adult fit. It comes a month after doctors warned childhood obesity in the UK had reached ‘alarming’ levels with up to a third being dangerously fat, and that British girls under 20 were the fattest in Europe.


25 Responses to “THE FAT CLUB….”

  1. I wonder what he makes of this news…

    I wonder what the peddlars of junk food make of it, and their cheer-leaders in the media and apologists in the government.

  2. Junk food makes for a very easy target.

    Cokes and candy and burgers and fries are not new things in this world.

    Sedentary lifestyle is.

  3. As I’ve alluded to before, there is something more genetically fundamental going on here than just over-eating.
    30% of the world’s population is overweight, while in the UK birth weights are the highest ever.

    It’s almost as if some long, past, primordial genetic memory is kicking in, and the world is approaching a period of extreme famine of some kind.
    That’s not so fanciful when you consider that there have been 5 mass life extinctions, and over 99% of all species that have ever lived on earth are now gone.

    It’s certainly happened before in human recorded history (ask the Irish), and it’s been well documented that the Krakatoan eruption lowered the global temperature by more that 1 degree, and affected all the worlds’ crops.

    In the 1880s the worlds population was slightly over 1 billion; Within this century it will be close to 10 billion.

    Cheerful ain’t I.

  4. Phantom

    Google corn fructose, it’s very recent and a major cause of obesity.

  5. I know its not good ( nor are the US subsidies for it ) but the other things were happening at the same time corn fructose was growing popular, including sedentary lifestyles among adults and young people – for many reasons.

    I think that it is just too easy to blame one ( outside ) cause which makes us all victims in an victim culture.

    There are multiple causes – and the charts are wrong and unrealistic too, for men and women, but that is another story.

  6. Peter, on December 30th, 2014 at 9:41 PM Said:

    Google corn fructose, it’s very recent and a major cause of obesity.

    Peter – he doesn’t do that. You have to provide the link and the key paragraphs as quoted otherwise he’ll deny that your information exists.

    Fructose syrup isn’t jus a cause of obesity – it’s a major player in diabetes, especially in children.

  7. Yeah, plus many people hardly ever exercise, or even walk.

    But ok, blame it all on some third party. Never ever blame your self.

    Everyone’s a victim. Go sue somebody, ask for punitive damages too.

  8. Phantom – your corporate sector is in this up to its neck. Monsanto creates GMO corn from which the fructose syrup is produced, said corn being compatible with the toxic Roundup herbicide. Not only is the fructose deadly to metabolism, but the GMO corn and the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) are known to cause organ failure. But it gets better…….

    These chronic illnesses require life-long ‘medicines’ from corporate pharmaceuticals who are owned by the same cartel that owns Monsanto. I’m sure that you appreciate the great efforts made by the corporates to make the lives of the people so much easier and profitable 🙂

  9. Son

    I don’t support corn syrup, or subsidies for it.

    I do not share the Euro-fright over GMO technology, but if you don’t like it, don’t eat it.

    I guess you’re terrified of gluten also? Gluten-phobia is the what all the Cool Kids are pissing their pants about in 2014.

    As the world has become safer and safer, people get progressively more and more frightened of everything, in the pursuit of Victim Status Apotheosis at the summit of Mount Oprah.

  10. Phantom – you recall how enthusiastic Bill Gates is for GM-products (I can’t really call it ‘food’)?


    Deputy Director Interview Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA Application DetailsThe process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in April 2011.

    The campus is absolutely awesome. It is LEED certified gold. The work space is open and only the higher levels have closed office space. However, there are a lot of Focus Rooms where you can go to work. They have a great cafe in a beautiful atrium. There is a coffee bar and a great selection of food. All food is organic. However it’s not particularly cheap.

    All food is organic – the scumbags won’t even eat the shit that they create for the masses.

  11. GM food helps increase crop yields to feed a hungry world.

    If you don’t want it, don’t eat it. Don’t tell others what to do.

  12. I do not share the Euro-fright over GMO technology, but if you don’t like it, don’t eat it.

    Could it be that the GM-shit is toxic?


    Genotoxicity of the GM diet was also demonstrated in germ cells as increased numbers of cells with chromosomal aberrations and in liver cells as increased ratios of DNA fragmentation. In conclusion, the results of the present work indicate that there are health hazards linked to the ingestion of diets containing genetically modified components.

    Yes – that could be it.

  13. Ah the Turkish Biology Journal

    Well that settles that

  14. Allan

    I agree with your 11.18. Corn fructose will be banned eventually, it’s way worse than blow in terms of health damage. But it’s earning billions for its producers and they make a lot of political donations, so it won’t happen soon.

  15. Does Europe have the same type of corn subsidies that the ( unwise ) US does

  16. http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/81/8106.pdf

    A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet

    Judy A. Carman1,2*, Howard R. Vlieger3, Larry J. Ver Steeg4, Verlyn E.
    Sneller3, Garth W. Robinson5**, Catherine A. Clinch-Jones1, Julie I.
    Haynes6, John W. Edwards2
    1 Institute of Health and Environmental Research, Kensington Park, SA, Australia.
    2 Health and the Environment, School of the Environment, Flinders University, Bedford
    Park, SA, Australia.
    3 Verity Farms, Maurice, Iowa, USA.
    4 Ana-Tech, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA.
    5 Sioux Center Veterinary Clinic, Sioux Center, Iowa, USA.
    6 School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

    The GM diet was associated with gastric and uterine differences in pigs.
    GM-fed pigs had uteri that were 25% heavier than non-GM fed pigs (p=0.025). GM-fed
    pigs had a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation with a rate of 32% of GM-fed pigs compared to 12% of non-GM-fed pigs (p=0.004). The severe stomach inflammation was
    worse in GM-fed males compared to non-GM fed males by a factor of 4.0 (p=0.041), and
    GM-fed females compared to non-GM fed females by a factor of 2.2 (p=0.034).

    Wow – the Institute of Health and Environmental research of Australia – that settles it then.

    But more seriously:

    Phantom, on December 30th, 2014 at 11:42 PM Said:
    Ah the Turkish Biology Journal

    Well that settles that

    What an ignorant prick you are. Do you, a profoundly ignorant man, challenge the expertise and integrity of the Turkish biologists who produced the paper which I cited at 11.39pm?

  17. Anyway Phantom – eat your GM and don’t forget your shots.

  18. Allan

    Have you ever heard of this Turkish biology publication before today?

    Thank god for Google, it has given you things to do for pretend-knowledge.

  19. Have you ever heard of this Turkish biology publication before today?

    No, but why does that matter? All that matters is whether the research is correct.

    According to Phantom-logic, one should not cite anything in support of one’s viewpoint if one hasn’t heard of the source before – a recipe for chronic, permanent ignorance, and the example par excellence is Phantom because he really does practice what he preaches.

    And now one sees more research showing the ill effects of GM products and the toxic herbicide Roundup, all by Monsanto. That corporation must be stopped.

  20. Let’s go further:


    For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles [1]. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

    At a conference last Thursday, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation [2] between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.

  21. I have never heard of Dr Stephanie Seneff before – but I see no reason not to reference her work:


    Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She received the B.S. degree in Biophysics in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985, all from MIT. For over three decades, her research interests have always been at the intersection of biology and computation: developing a computational model for the human auditory system, understanding human language so as to develop algorithms and systems for human computer interactions, as well as applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to gene predictions. She has published over 170 refereed articles on these subjects, and has been invited to give keynote speeches at several international conferences. She has also supervised numerous Master’s and PhD theses at MIT. In 2012, Dr. Seneff was elected Fellow of the International Speech and Communication Association (ISCA).

    In recent years, Dr. Seneff has focused her research interests back towards biology. She is concentrating mainly on the relationship between nutrition and health. Since 2011, she has written over a dozen papers (7 as first author) in various medical and health-related journals on topics such as modern day diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases), analysis and search of databases of drug side effects using NLP techniques, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

    Anyway Phantom – don’t refer to anybody that you haven’t heard of previously, take your shots, take your meds, and eat your GMOs: they deserve you.

  22. You constantly pluck cherry picked quotes from publications that are unknown even to yourself and present them as Gospel if they support your pre-existing views.

    Is this the scientific method as practiced in Aberdeen?

  23. Here believe this please


  24. Phantom – had you ever previously heard of Dr Stephanie Seneff? I hadn’t but I’ve ‘erroneously’ referred to her at 12.23am above. Should there be a rule on ATW and elsewhere that one can only refer to persons and publictions of whom/which one has heard before? But how to police it?

    From this thread, one sees that fructose syrup is dangerous, GM-products are dangerous, Roundup (GMO-compatible) is dangerous, and Monsanto is so dangerous that Bill Gates won’t allow any of its products onto the premises of his ‘foundation’ yet he backs Monsanto. Bill Gates isn’t a fool but is a dangerous and well-connected hypocrite at best. You like Bill Gates and his buddy, Warren.

  25. There is no need to police anything. I recommend that you continue to quote from articles that you’ve never read, which appear in publications you’ve never heard of, written by people who you don’t know anything about.

    This is parody writing at its best, and the sustained body of work is deserving of a major prize.

    Happy Old Year.