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December 28, 2012

British Doctors Call For a Ban on Kitchen Knives, To Reduce Stabbings

Good Lord.

A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase – and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.

They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.

They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.

None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.

What? They claim that chefs claimed that chefs' knives were without usefulness?

Um, I use a chefs' knife. So too do I imagine the chefs. In fact, I'm almost 80% sure of that, given that they're called chefs' knives, and I see chefs using them on TV cooking shows.

This is getting pretty scary, huh? They truly are determined to control people to the point where they can't (their theory goes) do anything bad, ever, simply because their freedoms and permitted choices are so limited.

This logic ultimately runs to this: Since no human being needs to do anything besides work and eat, we might as well mandate that people take a powerful narcotic sleeping pill immediately after their evening meal, so they simply slumber until the next work shift.

That way, you're pretty sure no one can really do much of anything at all in their non-working hours. And then at last we will have Paradise on Earth.


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