Over the weekend John Key scored their efforts at eradicating the nanny state at 8/10, while Tracey Watkin’s gave them a 5/10.
Then, low and behold the weekend papers were full of efforts by Tony Ryall’s secret troughers, including Super Trougher Extraordinaire Boyd Swinburn (more on him later) and the Food Polices’ Louise Signal calling for over 200 kids to wear cameras to capture all the nasty evil pictures of foods and other products in shops.
researchers troughers want to use kids so they can capture images of food porn that they are exposed to when they go to the supermarket with their mums. Then using some special (taxpayer funded) computer programme, these researchers will sit in a dark room at Otago University and perv over thousands and thousands of products lining the supermarket shelves.
Louise Signal is essentially using this public money to keep track of her own kids saying:
“As a parent myself, I’m very interested because parents aren’t with their older children all of the time, they don’t necessarily know where they go, and a lot of it slides under the radar anyway.”
No wonder the research isn’t going to be available for two years. Read more »