This week’s stories remind us once again, of how ‘old fashioned’, rational thought is being replaced by ‘progressive’, irrational ideology. The Loony Left in it’s mission to create a better, more thoughtful and harmonious world continue to cast aside what they consider the useless notions of public consultation, debate and consent in favour of their kinder, gentler, dictatorial approach. With the exception of two, all of these stories come from Britain, a land that once proudly served as the petri dish for freedom and which now seems to have become unfortunately, a beaker filled with stifling sediment.
#1 From the U.K. Cinema goers warned by watchdog group that a large popcorn contains 1,800 calories. “There is a myth that popcorn is fat-free” says the Foods Standard Agency (FSA), adding ” the food on offer at cinemas is high in fat, sugar and salt”. It recommends smaller portions be made available.
#2 From the U.K. Woman who found 700 year old coin in garden years ago as a child prosecuted for not reporting the treasure to authorities. The silver piedfort marking Charles IV’s ascension to the French throne in 1322 was found by Kate Harding 14 years ago as she helped her mother in the garden. Following her mother’s passing, she kept the coin as a memento. Last year she sought it’s authenticity from a museum but failed to report her find to the coroner. She has since been prosecuted under the Treasures Act, 1996.
#3 From the U.K. Staff at WH Smith refused to sell mother pair of childrens’ scissors over safety fears. Nadine Martin was left shocked and angered after a sales assistant said she could not buy a pair of brightly coloured scissors for her three year old daughter. Her youngster spotted the scissors and placed them on the check-out counter, prompting the clerk to ask Ms. Martin if in fact she would supervise their use at home. ” I can’t believe a parent can’t buy children’s scissors” said an embarrassed and angry Ms. Martin. She left without making a purchase. A WH Smith spokesman apologized for any embarrassment caused but defended the move stating, ” customer safety is of paramount importance to us. To that end, we insist our staff complete regular training updates to remind them of their obligations both legally and in accordance with our own policies”.
#4 From the U.K. London cabbies famous for their friendly chat, to be given training on when to keep quiet. In a bid to prepare taxi drivers to deal with ‘life in a modern service industry’, regulators are suggesting extra training to new recruits which includes knowing when to keep quiet. In addition to memorizing thousands of streets and routes, additional recommendations would include welcoming passengers and dealing with stressful situations. John Mason, head of taxi regulation at Transport for London said ” There is always room for improvement. Perhaps sometimes it is good to keep your mouth shut if you sense vibes from the customer that perhaps they are having a bad day”.
#5 From the U.S. Naked Snow Woman Forced to Cover Up. A neighbour of a family in Rahway, New Jersey, phoned police and filed a complaint charging that a nude snow sculpture of Venus de Milo was offensive. Despite the fact that passersby and several other neighbours were complimentary, the Gonzales family were ordered by the authorities to cover up Venus. Even the responding officer was apologetic and appreciative of the sculpture. Nevertheless, Venus was forced to put her clothes on. She has since melted away.