Call me naive but what is wrong with this statement?
Not having a TV, I don’t see Oliver making a prat of himself, nor do I fully understand that perhaps he’s spouting the govt line on things, with a view to them being banned. Or perhaps it’s all to do with the libertarian thing: “I might eat junk but it’s my right to eat myself into an early grave.”
And then there is the thorny issue of children – do we accord them the same libertarian rights as if they’re adults?
All I know is that he’s right in what he says above. And the collusion between either the chains or the govt and chains has made utter junk available as the only choice in many places. At the station on Saturday, I wanted a snack and all there was was sugar or salt laden pastries or sweets.
Perhaps it’s my time in Russia but I would have gone to the nearest street vendor and bought something filling and a hell of a lot more nutritious.
But we don’t have street vendors here, do we? Politics has intruded, those giving out concessions are the councils and as for the vendors – they know the people prefer junk. I agree it’s the individual’s right [if adult] to decide but I don’t have to like it.
Does that make me a busybody puritan?
And exercise – whatever is wrong with that? I wrote a post on team games developing the character and was shot down in flames – things along the lines of “don’t even mention those unmentionable days of enforced team games”.
Wow. What happened to you guys at school?
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