Opinion – Five global chains set to spark off burger war – The Times of India – John Gelmini


A pair of In-N-Out cheeseburgers.

A pair of In-N-Out cheeseburgers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right, there should be no burger wars and because of junk food, lack of exercise, and sofa surfing and resultant obesity, diabetes, dementia and heart disease, the UK’s health system is facing financial implosion.

Here it can be fixed with variable taxes on foods. In India, China and everywhere else, they can fix it by promoting the ingestion of their own national foods, tougher zoning laws to eliminate the proliferation of Western fast food outlets and the growth of American style “grazing”(eating continuously 6 times a day).

Fast food is not healthy food and should be discouraged everywhere and people should be encouraged through the tax system and through the promotion of family life to eat together at set times whenever possible but no more than 3 times a day.

If they are single for whatever reason, they need to be encouraged to eat healthily and engage in more exercise and not be “Little Emperors” like my very lazy nephew who does not feature in my will, who eats fast food, does little work and thinks the world owes him a living and will one day help him become Hertfordshire’s answer to Stephen Spielberg.

John Gelmini

War Horse – A Personal View

War Horse (film)

Image via Wikipedia

We went to see War Horse last night in Bath, UK. It had just been released and was a full house.

The epic Spielberg production was brilliantly made and acted but rather depressing.

At the end of the film, you could hear a pin drop as everybody seemed a bit numbed. The photography and portrayal of World War One were excellent.

Unfortunately, if you are an animal lover like my wife and myself, it is easy to be stunned by the apparent cruelty to animals. Of course, at this time the horse was still very much a work animal. We reflected that perhaps we are more used to seeing brutality to humans than animals in films and on the TV – a bit sad really.