At the very least, I find this article disturbing!
Rather than throw in my two cents worth, I will let you read this, and make up your own mind! -Ed.
Authorities in New Zealand have told a South African chef he is too fat to be allowed to live in the country.
Immigration officials said Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 130kg (286 pounds), did not have “an acceptable standard of health”.
He now faces expulsion despite shedding 30kg since he moved to the city of Christchurch six years ago.
New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates in the developed world, with nearly 30% of people overweight.
Mr Buitenhuis and his wife, Marthie, moved from South Africa to Christchurch in 2007. At the time, the chef weighed 160kg.
Until now, their annual work visas had been renewed with “very little problem”, his wife said.
“We applied year after year and there were no issues,” she said.
“They never mentioned Albert’s weight or his health once and he was a lot heavier then.”
But in early May, the couple was told their work visas had been declined because of Mr Buitenhuis’s weight.
“The irony is that at the moment he weighs less than when we first arrived in New Zealand and also less than in his first medical, which was accepted by [immigration authorities],” his wife said.
The couple has appealed to New Zealand’s immigration minister, citing the chef’s recent weight loss.
An immigration spokesman said Mr Buitenhuis’s application had been rejected because his obesity put him at “significant risk” of complications including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
“It is important that all migrants have an acceptable standard of health to minimise costs and demands on New Zealand’s health services,” he said
(Speaking of eating!)
Well folks, the “proof is in the pudding,” as they say!

74416-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Pleasantly-Plump-Woman-Covering-Her-Nude-BodyWe all know that the U.S. justice, and penal system, is now a “for profit” organization ……………….., and their true colours showed this week!
Some prisoner’s in Northern California are upgrading to better living spaces – but only if they’ve got the cash to pay. That’s because a jail in Fremont is offering prisoners the chance to pay-as-they-go for a cell in the prison . And the rent isn’t cheap, running $155 a night, the same as a local three star hotel.
Our concern here at the Naked News department is just how far will this go, and where will it all end?

Hey kids, do ya remember Winnie Cooper from the hit TV show “The Wonder Years?”
She is now married and divorced, and a bunch of other stuff, and is appearing in a video!
“Here’s Winnie Cooper, or Danica McKellar, whatever that means, on the set of Avril Lavigne‘s new video yesterday because apparently that’s what she does now.”

I always thought it was her face that was so sweet, but apparently it’s her ass that is nice now!

17865-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Nude-Middle-Aged-Cacuasian-Woman-With-Black-Curly-Hair-Preparing-To-Take-A-ShowerWe just got word from Naked News staffer Lolita about a bank in Ohio that repossessed a house while the family was away on vacation………………., only trouble was they got the wrong house on the wrong street!

To make matters worse, they threw out all the furniture, clothes, personal effects etc. and changed the locks!

The family now wants to be reimbursed for their stuff, and a guy at the bank said: “Sure, no problem. Just show us receipts for all you things!”

Threads make a habit of unraveling from time to time, and when that happens to a sewn-on button you have to find matching thread and reattach it.
Of course, removing the buttons and resewing them is an option, but finding a matching thread color may be impossible.
Instead of that headache, just use a coat of clear nail polish to seal the thread in place and halt the unraveling.
Be sure to carefully remove any loose strands before applying the polish.
By the way, if you’re a guy, and don’t have any nail polish …………………., isn’t it about time ya did?

A super-wide load will move from Lloydminster to Fort McMurray over five nights, starting July 30.
To maximize safety for highway users and minimize traffic disruptions, Alberta Transportation required the carrier to move the load at night.
untitledThe load is 11.4 metres wide, 12.7 metres high, and weighs 362,150 kilograms. It will use the entire width of a two-lane highway including the shoulder. During the load’s movement, the portions of the highway being used will be temporarily closed to other traffic. Portable electronic signs will be placed at intersections and access points to warn other motorists of the closures. Pilot vehicles and an RCMP escort will accompany the load.
Motorists are advised to use other routes during the nightly moves.
Never let it be said that there is nothing to do in Manitoba!
The Perspective Research Department and Naked News staff dug up five things to do this weekend!
What: FILM – Movies on the beach at Gimli Film Festival
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 p.m.
Where: Gimli Beach shore
Cost: FREE

What: DANCE – Ballet in the Park
When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre
Cost: FREE
What: THEATRE – Les Miserables
When: Multiple showings Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Centennial Concert Hall
Cost: $60 to $120
What: MUSIC – Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival
imagesCAYSFYP4When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Keystone Centre in Brandon
Cost: $80 for weekend pass, $40-$45 for day pass
What: FOOD – Kyu Bistro
When: Open for lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, dinner only on Sunday
Where: 185 Isabel St.
Cost: Under $10 for most items
It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away.
It’s known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that’s heard in places as disparate as Taos, N.M.; Bristol, England; Northern Saskatchewan; and Largs, Scotland.
But what causes the Hum, and why it only affects a small percentage of the population in certain areas, remain a mystery, despite a number of scientific investigations. [The Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena]
Reports started trickling in during the 1950s from people who had never heard anything unusual before; suddenly, they were bedeviled by an annoying, low-frequency humming, throbbing or rumbling sound.
The cases seem to have several factors in common: Generally, the Hum is only heard indoors, and it’s louder at night than during the day. It’s also more common in rural or suburban environments; reports of a hum are rare in urban areas, probably because of the steady background noise in crowded cities.
Who hears the Hum?
Only about 2 percent of the people living in any given Hum-prone area can hear the sound, and most of them are ages 55 to 70, according to a 2003 study by acoustical consultant Geoff Leventhall of Surrey, England.
Most of the people who hear the Hum (sometimes referred to as “hearers” or “hummers”) describe the sound as similar to a diesel engine idling nearby. And the Hum has driven virtually every one of them to the point of despair. [Video: Listen to 6 Spooky Sounds]
“It’s a kind of torture; sometimes, you just want to scream,” retiree Katie Jacques of Leeds, England, told the BBC. Leeds is one of several places in Great Britain where the Hum has recently appeared.
“It’s worst at night,” Jacques said. “It’s hard to get off to sleep because I hear this throbbing sound in the background … You’re tossing and turning, and you get more and more agitated about it.”
Being dismissed as crackpots or whiners only exacerbates the distress for these complainants, most of whom have perfectly normal hearing. Sufferers complain of headaches, nausea, dizziness, nosebleeds and sleep disturbances. At least one suicide in the United Kingdom has been blamed on the Hum, the BBC reports. [The Top 10 Spooky Sleep Disorders]
The Hum zones
Bristol, England, was one of the first places on Earth where the Hum was reported. In the 1970s, about 800 people in the coastal city reported hearing a steady thrumming sound, which was eventually blamed on vehicular traffic and local factories working 24-hour shifts.
Another famous hum occurs near Taos, N.M. Starting in spring 1991, residents of the area complained of a low-level rumbling noise. A team of researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories and other regional experts were unable to identify the source of the sound.
Windsor, Ontario, is another Hum hotspot. Researchers from the University of Windsor and Western University in London, Ontario, were recently given a grant to analyze the Windsor Hum and determine its cause.
Researchers also have been investigating the Hum in Bondi, a seaside area of Sydney, Australia, for several years, to no avail. “It sends people around here crazy — all you can do is put music on to block it out. Some people leave fans on,” one resident told the Daily Telegraph.
Back in the United States, the Kokomo Hum was isolated in a 2003 study financed by the Indiana city’s municipal government. The investigation revealed that two industrial sites — one a Daimler Chrysler plant — were producing noise at specific frequencies. Despite noise-abatement measures, some residents continue to complain of the Hum.
What causes the Hum?
Most researchers investigating the Hum express some confidence that the phenomenon is real, and not the result of mass hysteria or hearers’ hypochondria (or extraterrestrials beaming signals to Earth from their spaceships).
As in the case of the Kokomo Hum, industrial equipment is usually the first suspected source of the Hum. In one instance, Leventhall was able to trace the noise to a neighboring building’s central heating unit.
Other suspected sources include high-pressure gas lines, electrical power lines, wireless communication devices or other sources. But only in a few cases has a Hum been linked to a mechanical or electrical source.
There’s some speculation that the Hum could be the result of low-frequency electromagnetic radiation, audible only to some people. And there are verified cases in which individuals have particular sensitivities to signals outside the normal range of human hearing.
Medical experts are quick to point out that tinnitus (the perception of sound when no external noise is present) is a likely cause, but repeated testing has found that many hearers have normal hearing and no occurrences of tinnitus.
Environmental factors have also been blamed, including seismic activity such as microseisms — very faint, low-frequency earth tremors that can be generated by the action of ocean waves.
Other hypotheses, including military experiments and submarine communications, have yet to bear any fruit. For now, hearers of the Hum have to resort to white-noise machines and other devices to reduce or eliminate the annoying noise.
Leventhall, who recommends that some hearers turn to cognitive-behavioral therapy to relieve the symptoms caused by the Hum, isn’t confident that the puzzle will be solved anytime soon.
“It’s been a mystery for 40 years, so it may well remain one for a lot longer,” Leventhall told the BBC.;_ylt=AjKrQXS4zl8wFmYEp.f3cMLEeOd_;_ylu=X3oDMTIyZmUzYmIxBG1pdANIQ01PTCBvbiBhcnRpY2xlIHJpZ2h0IHJhaWwEcGtnA2lkLTM0MDAyMTMEcG9zAzEEc2VjA2hjbQR2ZXIDOA–;_ylg=X3oDMTBxam12NzFhBGxhbmcDZW4tVVMEdGVzdANRRV9Db250cm9s;_ylv=3