Monthly Archives: August 2010

Knowing Better

I like meat. Yet one of the other lifestyle changes that seems to frequently accompany giving up smoking is giving up eating meat. And that’s another thing I haven’t given up either. Somehow or other, for me a meal isn’t … Continue reading

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The Father of Pseudoscience?

I found myself reading about Francis Galton today. Galton was cousin of Charles Darwin, and the founder of eugenics. He coined the term. But it seems that wasn’t the only thing he had a big hand in starting up. He … Continue reading

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Blog Awards

I seem to have moved a few notches further up the TotalPolitics Blog Awards this year, up from 19th to 16th among the Libertarian blogs. Last year it was a complete shock to be there at all. This year it’s … Continue reading

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Cats and Dogs

A comment by Virginia Ironside in the Daily Mail about cat bin woman set me thinking today: Isn’t this all a bit out of proportion, considering that the baying mob doesn’t get worked up about the plight of the hundreds … Continue reading

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Greedy Bloated Government

I was thinking last night of just going and burning down my local council. How much gasoline do you need to burn down the local council? I never used to think things like this. But these days I’m so sick … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control Are Looking For You

On Facebook Eddie Douthwaite asks: Are local councils up to their necks in Tobacco Control? Linked was a website called the Local Government Improvement and Development: Tobacco Control Programme. I started reading: What is the Local Government Improvement and Development … Continue reading

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Not Hunting the Coventry Cat Binner

This is seriously weird. In fact it’s surreal. If someone wrote this as a piece of fiction, a publisher would probably tell them that it simply wasn’t a credible story. Readers wouldn’t suspend disbelief, they’d say. They’d just snigger knowingly … Continue reading

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