Mike Shedlock

In a 3-year study, EU concluded there is no evidence that drinking water can cure dehydration and has banned bottles from stating that claim. Previously, EU officials banned the selling of overly bent bananas and curved cucumbers but backed off after international ridicule.

Yes, I am serious.

The Telegraph reports EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall said the ruling made the “bendy banana law” look “positively sane”.

He said: “I had to read this four or five times before I believed it. It is a perfect example of what Brussels does best. Spend three years, with 20 separate pieces of correspondence before summoning 21 professors to Parma where they decide with great solemnity that drinking water cannot be sold as a way to combat dehydration.

Rules banning bent bananas and curved cucumbers were scrapped in 2008 after causing international ridicule.

Prof Brian Ratcliffe, spokesman for the Nutrition Society, said dehydration was usually caused by a clinical condition and that one could remain adequately hydrated without drinking water.
Those arguing for a European Nanny-Zone fiscal union better get used to this kind of stupidity because if they get their wish, more such stupidity is coming.

Worse yet, Nanny-Zone stupidity will be financial related, precisely where it can do the most economic damage.

I recorded another session with Max Keiser, this time with video over Skype. Previous segments with Max were audio only.

We discussed technocrats, MF Global, fraudulent conveyance, the US dollar, Christina Romer, and other topics. My segment starts at about the 12:45 minute mark.

Here is a link if Video does not play: In Debt We Trust

This video was recorded earlier this week using Skype and a Logitech video camera. I now have a pair of studio lights so the next video will have better lighting. The audio echo is likely caused by having two microphones switched on (one on the camera and another plugged in to the computer).

All in all this came out reasonably well for a first try at in-home video and was a lot of fun.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Mike Shedlock

Mike Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for Sitka Pacific Capital Management.