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"'Anyway, they don't always have junk food - sometimes I cook a microwave meal for them. My babies are healthy.'"

Not only is this not illegal, but the state directly supports this lifestyle and gives tacit approval by not intervening despite the weekly visit of a 'health visitor'.

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peregrin8
Apr. 28th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
holy moly.
Am I doing the math right? She's gone down from 560 lb to 420?


(p.s. Unrelated to this: Yes, you are awesome parents.)
bxiie
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: holy moly.
Ayup. Hyperthyroidism is in remission, I guess.

(Eh. Heck, I pointedly ignored my kid's basic needs just last night, then laughed and opened another beer.)
henrylyne
Apr. 28th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
This is depressing. This is why people get so upset about socialism. They imagine people like this sucking money from them while never contributing anything, just more kids who will likely grow up needing special care also.
bxiie
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
I didn't want to drag socialism into this (makes me twitchy) but it certainly did occur to me that the well-intentioned government programs were enabling this present and future train-wreck.
rozebud
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
See, now you know I'm all for the social safety net...but this lazy bink needs to be cut off from benefit and have her kids yanked away until she learns how to take care of them properly. What the heck is she "too busy" doing if she's on the dole? All that eating and smoking must be exhausting...

Part of the larger problem in the UK and here is lack of knowledge - Big Food has spent years and billions convincing us that we are too busy to cook; cooking is too hard; cooking is work - here, buy this pre-made, pre-packaged stuff from us instead! No, it's not as healthy as fresh food that you can cook, but it's convenient! And cheap! A couple generations of this, and folks believe it - cooking IS hard; cooking IS work.

Except it's not...but it's not in Big Food's interest to learn them otherwise. One WOULD think it would be in the interest of the UK gub'mint to starting teaching folks how to self-sustain...and MAKE stoopid folks like this learn by providing clear and understandable incentives: learn to feed your kids right, or no bennies for you.

/soapbox

PS: your icon wins the internets. Bugs Bunny! Bugs Bunny! Rah! Rah! Rah!
eloquentwthrage
Apr. 28th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking about this today, how cooking is such hard "work." Actually, it's not. It's just that NCIS is on at dinnertime.
rozebud
Apr. 28th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
I had to google "NCIS" because I don't watch episodic TV any more...

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geckospot
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
NCIS
Mmm, we luvs us some Gibbs (Mark Harmon), and Zeva, and Ducky, and everyone else but Tony.
bistet
Apr. 29th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
It's not cooking that's the work, it's the dishes afterward!
rozebud
Apr. 29th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
dishes = work
That's why you have to train your husband to wash the dishes...
eloquentwthrage
Apr. 29th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
It's not the dishes afterward, it's loading the dishwasher that's the work.
rozebud
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Also, this:

The 24-year-old, who blames her obesity on a thyroid problem, fell pregnant after seeing her then-boyfriend for just four weeks.

Gold. Pure comedy gold. "Fell pregnant"? ROFL!
timehole
Apr. 29th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)

I guess that must be the laziest way to get pregnant.

rozebud
Apr. 29th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
"I don't know HOW it happened!"
geckospot
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Mandatory sterilization NOW!
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