Too much rain in Brazil, too little rain in India and too much sweet man in Trinidad and Tobago may cause sugar prices to go up all over the world as demand exceeds supply. The TTMA has already started to look for sympathy saying prices of their products will go up if something isn’t done. I think before manufacturers in Trinidad and Tobago complain about the price of sugar they must look inwardly and understand that chocolate and orange are more than colors.
All this is happening as dairy products and corned beef are starting to come down in price enough to give politicians something to boast about. It’s not the politicians’ fault that prices go up or come down. It never is.
But the increase in sugar prices might be a blessing in disguise because when people eat too much sugar they become fat and unhealthy, increasing the amount of foreign exchange a country spends on hospital beds, bolts of cloth, car suspension parts. Manufacturers should use this opportunity to not cry but to help reduce people’s health care demands by developing innovative products containing local products like mangoes, cassava, and shark and bake with a little ole talk.
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- Rain causes sugar to hit 28year high (telegraph.co.uk)
Air India, in a brave and bold move that was bound to happen sooner or later, has sacked a number of flight attendants for being overweight. The feminist might take this issue up but all the attendants were women and weighed more than the stipulated amount allowed by Air India. This Beach Called Life once commented that generally flight attendants were no longer gorgeous and this made flying less attractive to male passengers. Notwithstanding this blog’s immature concern, Air India said flight attendants must be fit and agile to handle safety procedures and they also must not be too broad so that they would stick on the evacuation chute or aisle during an emergency. Air India said nothing about the downturn in the amount of in-flight ogling going on over the last few years. Also, Air India did not say that slim was easier on weary travelers than fat or that it cost more to fly a fat person than a slim one. Air India did not use the word “fat” in their dismissal letters or used the phrase “size does matter.” Instead Air India used the politically and even technically correct phrase “medically unfit” and probably the phrase “excess baggage.” An unnamed aircraft design engineer said using current technology it was not economically possible to make the aisles any wider and he felt that Slim Fast was the cheaper option. The Hindustan Times was reported to have carried this comment “On a long-haul flight, do you really want to see more spare tires than required on an airplane?”
Overweight flight attendants are not a big issue but overweight policemen are. The Police are there to protect, serve and chase and when one considers that a large percentage of the Trinidad and Tobago police force cannot outrun the average sixty-year old then confidence cannot be too high. This blog would like to point out that the security of a nation is inversely proportion to the size of the bellies of the nation’s policemen and women.
Weight gain and famines are very similar in that they can both kill people. The only difference between the two is that weight gain is individually controllable but famines are not.
Generally, famines occur in poor countries without stationary rain clouds but with corrupt governments while weight gain occurs in affluent countries with stationary rain clouds, CEPEP, URP and corrupt governments. Famines occur in poor, undemocratic countries that seem to have no minerals to offer the developed world, only hunger. Weight gain occurs in countries with too many pastels, Kiss cakes, doubles, rum and raisin ice cream, curry duck, and KFC outlets. Famines are less likely to occur in countries where its citizens are taught how to fish, farm, eat healthy foods, drink little alcohol, and make governments work for their votes. On the other hand, weight gain occurs in countries where people believe they are entitled to the fish and will give the Government their vote even if the Government’s fish has started to rot or only promised. Famines are never eradicated by high food prices, over population, corruption or prayer but by sensible Governments, less corrupt leaders, and an appreciation of the plight by the overweight World.