Monthly Archives: December 2009

Welcome Sir Liam

Here, sit down. You’re looking a bit down. Like a man condemned to a long spell in prison. Dick Puddlecote must be prescient or something, to have more or less written your obituary just two or three days before you … Continue reading

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Monbiot Misread

George Monbiot has been writing in the Guardian about some summit conference that’s been going on. The summit’s premise is that the age of heroism is over. We have entered the age of accommodation. No longer may we live without … Continue reading

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A Long Forgotten Experience

I dropped in at the River this afternoon intending to have a quick e-cig-assisted half of lager. The pub was almost empty, but there were logs blazing in the wide fireplace, and with nobody sat in the armchairs around it. … Continue reading

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Bliar

I wasn’t in the least bit surprised when I heard the following exchange between Fern Britton and Tony Blair. Fern: If you had known that there were no WMD’s would you still have gone on? Blair: I would still have … Continue reading

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Milankovitch and the Ice Ages

While attention is on the Copenhagen climate conference and the measures it will agree to combat global warming, I thought I’d take a look at the past few ice ages. The Foresight Institute provides some historical perspective showing the ambient … Continue reading

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Losing My Religion

I’ve always been puzzled why people believe different things. Different things than I believe. And what I believe always strikes me as being the epitome of good sense. It always does. To me, leastways. Way back in my childhood, we … Continue reading

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Correlation is Causation

In Sir Richard Doll’s Times obituary, of his first paper – the London Hospitals study – it is reported that: Doll thought that the increasing incidence of the disease might owe something to the hundreds of tonnes of tarmac being … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Fortune

As the Climategate scandal has broken on the internet over the past couple of weeks or so, and there’ve been howls of rage at the non-coverage of it by the mainstream media, I thought I’d take a look at the … Continue reading

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Anger

This blog runs on anger. I wake up angry every day. Angry about the smoking ban. It’s an anger that never goes away. Over my first mug of tea, I’m newly shocked every morning at the sheer vileness of the … Continue reading

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The BBC Reports Climategate

For the past two weeks the internet has been awash with the Climategate controversy, but the mainstream media haven’t seemed to want to know about it, just reporting it as the theft of a few unimportant emails. So I was … Continue reading

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