This Chef is being treated unfairly I think.
The decision is being made solely upon his weight. The kicker is that he has lost weight since coming to New Zealand. I wonder if blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure numbers are being considered in making this decision.
I also wonder that if New Zealand is concerned about health risks if they also deport those with various treatable cancers or those with Type I diabetes.
New Zealand is the third fattest nation following America and Mexico. We would be deporting about 1/3 of our population if we took that approach.
I also know we have to start somewhere and there will always be those who have good numbers but weigh too much. There will always be those at a healthy weight but have high blood pressure or are diabetic.
And since I am such a know it all, I also know the government pretty much screws everything up when they try to control people's lives. I also know that when people don't feel in control of their own lives, they often weigh too much. I would be willing to bet there is a correlation between those on public assistance and obesity.
For some reason I am at a loss to explain, we seem to address the wrong problem. I see this in education. We know we have a problem but don't want to face what has to be done or deal with the opposition calling those who would treat the real problem heartless and cruel. We think more technology will do the trick. We mess with the school calendar. We absolutely must work around the lunch schedule and athletics. We keep throwing taxpayer dollars at it. How would you say all these liberal policies concerning discipline, self-expression through no dress codes, and this attitude of "rights" and "fair" is working for us? We are destroying competition and the desire to achieve because those who would rise to the top must be held back because somebody's feelings might be hurt.
We need people to be held accountable. We need to stop separating consequences from behavior. I know it seems unfair when those who commit crimes are found to have been abused children or raised by a single parent or have been disadvantaged in many ways. "It's easier to build a child than to repair an adult". We are going to have to start a lot earlier than when a child becomes truant or gets expelled. We can't save them all unfortunately. Our schools are so bad in some inner cities that I think we need the military to help with discipline. Those who are trouble makers should spend some time in boot camp with men who don't care about their little egos or their rights. It needs to start early and it needs to be convincing. Can't you just hear the liberals and the race baiters on this one?
I seem to have gotten off my original topic. It happens.
Be careful out there today.