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City Slaps Sin Tax on Pregnant Pooches

Got a license for that?

Got a license for that?

An effort to cut down on the number of homeless pets in one Texas city has prompted officials to slap pet owners with a $75 sin tax to help deter their furry friends from breeding. Failure to register your pet’s new litter within 14 days “could result in fines and penalties,” states El Paso’s new animal ordinance.

City officials have also limited dogs and cats to 2 planned or unplanned pregnancies a year in an effort to prevent shelters from being overwhelmed. Professional breeders complain that the city’s crackdown on careless pet owners unfairly punishes their responsible businesses that provide in-demand pets to welcoming new homes.

El Paso Animal Services received $250,000 from the city council to step-up its enforcement efforts that will include monitoring newspapers and other media to ensure citizens selling puppies and kittens have registered their new litters and paid the sin tax for their pets’ intentional or unintentional ‘romantic encounters.’

Your taxpayer dollars hard at work!

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Obesity Alarmists Want Citizens to Surrender to the State

You've been warned!

You've been warned!

Conservative talk show host Mark Levin includes an enormous list of global warming alarmists’ propaganda efforts that have been promoted by the State-Run Media in his best-selling book, Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. Inspired by Levin’s efforts to expose the fear mongers as sensationalist frauds, the Nanny State Liberation Front has compiled its own list of radical claims made by pseudo-journalists who have charged themselves with saving us all from the so-called obesity ‘epidemic.’

Below, we list a slew of recent news articles from across the globe detailing the various illnesses, diseases, ailments and side-effects of obesity that seem to effect every human being with a pulse. Unless you adhere to the lifestyle behavior modifications as prescribed by nanny state bureaucrats and junk scientists that support their radical agendas to control every aspect of your life, you are doomed to a life of obesity-induced misery, as evidenced by the following reports:

Obesity linked to worse memory in older women
The Boston Globe; July 19, 2010

Junk food diet puts children at higher risk of allergies
Telegraph (UK); August 2, 2010

Obesity trend means more people are using canes and walkers
The Los Angeles Times; July 28, 2010

Pediatric hypertension: The pressure’s on [fat] kids, too
New York Daily News; August 12, 2010

Fat employees take more time off work
The Times of India; August 9, 2010

Depression linked to obesity
NDTV.com; August 9, 2010

Obesity may raise the risk of preterm birth
CTV.ca (Canada); July 21, 2010

Obesity is Contagious
HuffingtonPost.com; July 27, 2010

Obesity’ linked’ to womb cancer
The Press Association; July 21, 2010

Obesity Linked To Cancer
WorldBreakingNews.com; August 9, 2010

Is obesity contributing to high c-section rates?
Reuters; August 12, 2010

Obesity linked to lower risk of glaucoma in women (Some good news!)
Reuters; August 12, 2010

Childhood obesity may be behind mystery of ever-earlier puberty in girls
McClatchy Newspapers; August 10, 2010

Too Much Pregnancy Weight Gain Raises Child’s Obesity Risk
WebMD.com; August 4, 2010

Obesity linked to lower sperm count in young men
Montreal Gazette (Canada); August 11, 2010

Death Rate From Obesity Doubles
Ivanhoe Newswire; August 4, 2010

Barbecue blamed for obesity
WeightWorld.com (UK); August 11, 2010

Obesity as Young Adult May Boost Psoriatic Arthritis Risk
U.S. News & World Report; July 19, 2010

Colorectal Cancer and Obesity Linked
EmaxHealth.com; July 26, 2010

Obesity Linked to Poor School Performance
HuffingtonPost.com; July 27, 2010

Omega Imbalance and Obesity Linked
HealthRelatedInfos.com; July 17, 2010

Obesity linked to fat and flat feet
NDTV.com; August 6, 2010

Obesity Linked to Poor Memory in Older Women
WeightLossSurgeryChannel.com; July 23, 2010

Fibromyalgia, Obesity, and Depression Linked
EmaxHealth.com; July 21, 2010

Obesity linked with high triglyceride level
TopNews.in; July 29, 2010

Obese patients struggling with sleep disorders
ABC News (Australia); August 16, 2010

Obesity among US schoolchildren ‘a risk to national security’
Telegraph (UK); April 25, 2010

That’s all we have for now. We’ll be sure to continue adding to this list as we discover new scare tactics being devised by nanny state bureaucrats for dissemination by their lap dogs in the media.

Now that you have just read our list spotlighting obesity alarmists’ efforts to scare Americans in to modifying their lifestyles and behaviors, we find it critical to note that, in his book, Levin warns of “Statists” utilizing the media to manipulate citizens by creating crisis upon crisis to force them in to total submission to governmental authority, ultimately, surrendering themselves to a ‘greater’ power that they have been trained to believe knows what is best for themselves and their families:

With the assistance of pliant or sympathetic media, the Statist uses junk science, misrepresentations, and fear mongering to promote public health and environmental scares, because he realizes that in a true, widespread health emergency, the public expect the government to act aggressively to address the crisis, despite traditional limitations on governmental authority. The more dire the threat, the more liberty people are usually willing to surrender. This scenario is tailor-made for the Statist. The government’s authority becomes part of the societal frame of reference, only to be built upon during the next “crisis.”

Tired of big government bureaucrats trying to tell you that you’re too stupid to make critical decisions with regards to your own lifestyle and behaviors? Join the Nanny State Liberation Front and strike back before they deal the final blow to all of your freedom and liberties!

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Fat Police Warn Pregnant Women Shouldn’t ‘Eat for Two’

Fat cops to pregnant women: "No ice cream for you!"

Fat cops to pregnant women: "No ice cream for you!"

Pregnant British women are being warned by health officials to curb their appetites, despite thinking they need to ‘eat for two.’ The UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) claims the so-called obesity ‘crisis’ has forced it to speak out and meddle in the way expectant mothers feed themselves and the babies in their wombs.

According to NICE’s recommendations, “[P]regnant women should take 30 minutes of daily exercise and only drink water,” the Daily Mail reports. Further, NICE wants doctors to tell GPs obese women to lose weight before they consider starting a family while teaching school girls about the risks of being overweight and having children.

In the U.S., The New England Journal of Medicine cites that “excessive maternal weight gain” is among factors associated with “increased risk for overweight or obesity in infancy and early childhood.” It is encouraging First Lady Michelle Obama to include maternal obesity in the already-sweeping agenda her “Let’s Move!” anti-obesity crusade.

“We believe that these types of interventions are crucial to include in a comprehensive obesity-prevention effort, since they affect a child’s lifetime risk of obesity,” NEJM suggests. “The Let’s Move campaign may well help to improve the health of Americans through its multilevel and comprehensive approach. But pregnant women, infants, and pre–school-age children could benefit from being more explicitly incorporated into the campaign.”

No longer is big government trying to ‘care’ for citizens from the “cradle to the grave.” Now, we’re seeing efforts to jump-in from the moment of conception. Just wondering … does that mean pro-abortion politicians and doctors will begin acknowledging that life begins at conception since they seem to be in agreement that obesity prevention for children begins in the womb?

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On the Front Lines

June 23, 2010

Vote out the Nannies in November! Democrats Attack the First Amendment with the Disclose Act
Canada Free Press; June 23, 2010
“The intent is to saddle groups likely to oppose Democrat Party candidates and issues with so much paperwork that it in effect silences them and deprives them of their First Amendment rights.”

Big Government at the Grocery Store
Human Events; June 23, 2010
“Under the Democratic-controlled Congress, big government has found another way to reach into your pocket by placing minimum charges on debit cards.”

Expectant Mothers in UK to Receive Smoking Breath Tests
Daily Mail (UK); June 23, 2010
It’s only a matter of time before this bit of nanny state nonsense jumps across the pond.

Fat Taxes Are Bad Policy and Bad Business
Center for Consumer Freedom; June 23, 2010
“Businesses might as well put up a sign that says: ‘We don’t trust customers to use our products responsibly, so we’re making everything more expensive.’”

Unionized School Guards Staff Corners without Children to Cross
LoHud.com (N.Y.); June 22, 2010
“School and union officials say the guards’ contract was not changed to reflect the new hours after the district moved to full day kindergarten last September, and the schedule is expected to stay in place through the end of 2011, when the contract expires.” Your tax dollars ‘hard’ at work.

Officials Wary of D.C. Healthy Food Law’s Implementation
The Washington Times; June 22, 2010
“Supporters call the meal requirements some of the most stringent in the nation, but some parents question whether D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) has the capacity and the money to implement the new requirements in a cost-effective manner by the time schools open in August.”

County Bans Fireworks Just in Time to Spoil 4th of July
Ada County (Idaho); June 22, 2010
County conveniently passes a “temporary” ban on fireworks through October 31, 2010.

Hawaii Governor Challenges Counties to Make Their Fireworks Bans “Tougher” than State Law
KHON2.com (Hawaii); June 22, 2010

Crazy Socialists Think U.S. Can Learn from Cuba’s Energy ‘Policies’
AlterNet; June 18, 2010
The ‘Friends of Fidel’ at AlterNet are giddy with the thought of Arab oil-producing nations leaving the U.S. high and dry just like the former Soviet Union did to Cuba so we can become dependent upon our own Communist dictator to lead us back into a pre-Industrial Era utopia where people grow their own food, bicycles replace cars on the highways, and, of course, there’s a chicken in every pot.