Friday, November 18, 2011

Illegal Water Claims

Justin Credible, the AWL reader, not the French actor, (which is spelled with an "e") sent along this link:

Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.

“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.

Sure, it sounds like an Onion piece doesn't it? But it's predictable as the EU moves further in its evolution into an administrative State.

So now I'll segue into Administrative States. That's "segue" as in Italian "it follows" not like the French bicycle, which has more "e"s.

Watch this week's Uncommon Knowledge to have Paul Rahe explain how our once great(est) republic is slipping towards becoming just another administrative state. The guy is great.

Think we'll never have administrators dictating what we can write on water bottles? We already have them dictating the size of our toilet tanks, what kind of light bulbs we can buy, and when a professor can and cannot change his mind about the books he'll use in the next semester... yeah really. Listen to, or watch the series, all will become clear. Go up to the "UK" link to access parts 2-5.

As the French actor, Justine Crediblé, said, "I felt as though a veil was lifted from my smug French face."