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American government bureaucrats aren't the only idiots in the world

  1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
    uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago

    Stupid obvious studies that do little more than keep scientists, statisticians and bureaucrats busy are not the sole province of the United States government.  Everywhere there is a giant government with huge sums of money and populated by arrogant liberals driven to make everyone live in their utopian vision there are massive stupid studies bolstering their claim at genius.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne … ation.html

    We need to be more like Europe, they are so much smarter than we are.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It appears to me that they are banning sellers of bottled water from claiming that bottled water prevents dehydration, not claiming that water doesn't prevent dehydration.

      As one who is convinced that bottled water holds no magical properties whatsoever, beyond perhaps the ability to extract large sums of money from the gullible, I find nothing wrong with them preventing the sellers of bottled water from making further silly claims.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
        uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Are they making the claim the water from any other source does not prevent dehydration?  Is the claim that bottle water prevents dehydration false or deceptive?  Is the EU populated by numbskulls who cannot judge whether their hydration requirements are or are not served by bottled water?

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think the suggestion is that the claim that bottled water prevents dehydration is  deceptive in that it doesn't do it any better than any other water.

          1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
            uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Is it waster?  Does water prevent dehydration?  If so than the claim is factual, unless the claim is that bottled water is superior or exceptional in the ability to prevent of relieve dehydration.  So the EU has decided that a factual statement about the natural property of water even when bottled and sold is a crime and punishable by fine or imprisonment?  This doesn't seem insane to you?

            1. John Holden profile image60
              John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Probably best to read it for yourself and decide

              http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/Lex … 003:EN:PDF

              But do read the subtitle-
              "refusing to authorise certain health claims made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease
              risk"

    2. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      As usual, you have no idea what those of us who are proud to be called liberals think.  No idea at all, so you continue to set up silly strawmen and blow them apart.

      Do you never tire of being wrong?

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
        uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Liberals seem quite incapable of sufficient introspection to see that it is indeed a utopian fantasy that they would impose.  Introspection of that depth would end liberalism and so, to cling to the comfort utopia, liberals eschew enlightenment and choose their fantasy, instead.

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          A society that respects human and civil rights is not utopian. As I said, you have no idea at all.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    but they are perfecting the art of idiocy.

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The Europeans are not alone.  We are in a race to the bottom with them.  We are both on the lead lap.

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, our microwave ovens don't come with warnings not to use them to dry pets or small children lol

  3. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    Personally, I think this idiocy is in reading the Telegraph and relying in the content there in. You have studied the Torygraph's history and the EU, right? UCW?

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are the facts contained there in accurate?  The mistake is believing that no good information can be gleamed from a source with which one might disagree. Given the impending collapse of the EU it doesn't seem that opposition to it as an unreasonable position.

 
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