You can hardly blame Big Government for spending us to the edge of total economic collapse. It costs money to monitor and regulate every imaginable aspect of human behavior. For example, in a San Antonio elementary school, bureaucrats are installing high-tech cameras in the cafeteria to record what kids put on their lunch trays and how much they finish eating.
Digital imaging analysis of the snapshots will then calculate how many calories each student scarfed down. Local health officials said the program, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, is the first of its kind in a U.S. school, and will be so precise that the technology can identify a half-eaten pear left on a lunch tray.
The kids will be paying for this themselves — plus interest, of course — since the money for this totalitarian lunacy was no doubt borrowed from the communist Chinese.
The point? Social engineering, as usual:
Researchers hope parents will change eating habits at home once they see what their kids are choosing in schools.
What they don’t change voluntarily will eventually be changed for them by force — for their own good, of course.
On tips from Muddypaw, Dean, and Ianto. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.