At least according to some nannyist in New Zealand:
New Zealanders eat more butter per head than any other nationality and Auckland University epidemiologist Professor Rod Jackson says that’s why our cholesterol levels are also among the world’s highest.
“We have a health tax on alcohol and cigarettes and there should be a health tax on butter. It’s the most poisonous commonly consumed food in New Zealand. It’s about the purest form of saturated fat you can eat and it has no protein and no calcium. Butter has had all the good things taken out and just left the poison.”
People have been eating butter for as long as we have been keeping cows. But some dope decides that a special health tax is needed on this product? Just what should that health tax be? 10%? 20%? 90%? 2000%? And what would this money be used for? To pay for professors to run studies that will make absolutely no impact on anyone other than the professor’s salaries?
If we keep buying into this junk it only encourages them. But how long before a butter tax is proposed in the US Congress?
I believe my wife has made a good choice then:
The best marriages are those where women marry men who are less attractive than themselves, research has found.
Psychologists who studied newlyweds found men who were better-looking than their wives were more likely to be unhappy and have negative feelings about their marriage.
In couples where the wife is more attractive, both partners tended to be very content.
The research, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, suggests that, in evolutionary terms, women are less choosy about their man’s looks as long as he is able to help them reproduce.
Men, however, are programmed to choose a mate who is most likely to pass on their genes and look for youth, health and physical attractiveness.
The tests involved 82 couples married within the previous six months.
However, if you are looking at only 82 couples married within the last 6 months, I would say that your sample might be a bit small and a bit biased toward those who are still within that lovely “honeymoon” glow.
They need to follow up with about 1000 couples that have been married for 10 years or more. Actually, I’m sure the results will be reinforced even more. But then – most women are better looking than most men, so the natural statistics will simply come out in their favor.
Wonderful new blog – Stuff White People Like. There is a plethora of things there, but to whet your appetite – Recycling:
Recycling is a part of a larger theme of stuff white people like: saving the earth without having to do that much.
Recycling is fantastic! You can still buy all the stuff you like (bottled water, beer, wine, organic iced tea, and cans of all varieties) and then when you’re done you just put it in a DIFFERENT bin than where you would throw your other garbage. And boom! Environment saved! Everyone feels great, it’s so easy!
And now we lay to rest the latest victim of manmade global warming – Nessie the Loch Ness Monster:
LEGENDARY Nessie hunter Robert Rines is giving up his search for the monster after 37 years.
After almost four decades of fruitless expeditions, he admitted: “Unfortunately, I’m running out of age.”
Despite having hundreds of sonar contacts over the years, the trail has since gone cold and Rines believes that Nessie may be dead, a victim of global warming.
Apparently running out of brain cells too Mr. Rines.