Bad summer will increase rickets says expert

Posted: July 5, 2012 in Broken Britain
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I often highlight so called experts when they come out with a load of pony and trap (crap). Here’s another.

According to an expert in this case, Dr Nicola Balch of the British Medical Association, she says because of the bad weather this summer we are likely to see an increase in cases of rickets because children are not getting enough vitamin D from the sun.

Rickets is a softening of bones in children due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus or calcium, potentially leading to fractures and deformity. It was quite common when I was a kid although it was due then to closeness of houses, no gardens, smog keeping the sunshine from us growing kids and of course poor diet.

People need just 20 to 30 minutes of sun three or four times a week to get enough vitamin D so blaming bad weather in the summer seems to be a stupid thing to say.

Another person talking crap

Terry Moran, I’m not so sure his name is spelled right though, chief operating officer at the Department for Work and Pensions, said he wanted to shame bogus claimants into stopping claiming. His idea is to put mug shots of benefit fraudsters on the lamp posts down the street where they live thus shaming them.

Mr Moran is the official “senior responsible owner” of the Universal Credit programme, Iain Duncan Smith’s key benefits reforms.
Universal Credit is the benefit where according to Money Saving Expert Martin Wise will cost elderly disabled people between £60 to £100 a week in cuts.
So let’s have every persons’ photograph connected with this Universal Credit attack on the vulnerable put up on lamp posts down their leafy suburb avenues where they live.

Olympic torch nonsense

The other day I was telling you about our local park that had plants razed to the ground and our neglected row of shops getting a lick of paint because the Olympic torch is being carried past the park and shops. I can now report our Crematorium will not be holding any services on that day because the torch is in the district. Even dead people are being affected. The crematorium could have been handy if the torch had gone out though, sure to have a lighter in there.


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