Monthly Archives: September 2010

Decline and Fall

I was pleased to hear this afternoon that David Miliband was not going to join his brother’s shadow cabinet. With luck this signals a deeper split developing in the Labour party, and the beginning of a new bout of internecine … Continue reading

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Miliband’s Secret Speech

Surfing the web earlier, I stumbled across the following report on Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour Party Conference today: From our reporter, Sophie Sticketts: Newly elected Labour leader Ed Miliband today apologised for mistakes by his predecessors. He cited … Continue reading

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Weird-looking newly elected Labour party leader Ed Miliband apologised today for a couple of New Labour’s disastrous mistakes: Tony Blair’s Iraq war and Gordon Brown’s oft-repeated claim to have put and end to boom and bust. Both were based upon … Continue reading

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Economic Growth and Social Inequality

A week or two back I was reading somewhere about some environmentalists who wanted to stop exponential economic growth, and have asymptotic economic growth instead, whereby economic growth gradually slowed as it approached a maximum. And as this maximum was … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Medicine

Ultimately, somebody’s “lifestyle” is how they choose to live their life. It’s the clothes they wear, the house they live in, the food they eat, the music they listen to, the books they read, the church at which they worship. … Continue reading

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In Every Dream Home A Heartache

I keep finding things written about global warming which would, with a word or two changed here and there, be equally applicable to antismoking. I was reading on Climate Depot about left wing physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt, who baled out … Continue reading

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Fickle Fashion

Several articles I read today highlight how fast and loose the righteous play. First, from Pub Curmudgeon, on Sir Peter North, author of a report proposing lowering the drink-driving limit. Asked if he’d seen evidence from police records of how … Continue reading

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Eugenic Society

Continuing to think about eugenics. Thus, from the Greek word for “wellborn,” Galton coined the word “eugenic,” meaning pertaining to racial improvement by boosting the birth rate of the wellborn to the levels where they speedily prevailed over the less … Continue reading

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Blackberry and Apple Pie

Beautiful day. The last few weeks I’ve had the sense that summer is over, and chill autumn has come. But today the summer returned in full flush. It was almost hot, and there was no wind, and the sun burned … Continue reading

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I hadn’t heard of Pentti Linkola before: A Finnish environmentalist guru has gone further than any other global warming alarmist in openly calling for fascism as a necessary step to save the planet from ecological destruction, demanding that climate change … Continue reading

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