Monthly Archives: February 2011

Evading Propaganda

As I’ve mentioned several times, I no longer have a TV set. I just felt, more and more, that I was being propagandised by it. Over smoking, drinking, obesity, global warming, the War on Terror, etc, etc, etc. I began … Continue reading

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The Loneliness Triblogology

Freedom2Choose has an important series of blog posts on loneliness. There are three of them. The first is here, the second here, and the third here. It’s my own personal conviction that the really serious damage that smoking bans do … Continue reading

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Drain Air

It’s really not that long ago that the germ theory of disease was developed. It was in 1840, when the achromatic objective was perfected, that it became possible to see and study previously invisible bacteria. It was only in about … Continue reading

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Had Enough?

Interesting letter to an MP published over on DP yesterday. A solicitor writing to say how he and his lady wife had thrown in their jobs because it simply wasn’t worth the candle any more. That was the first half … Continue reading

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HOT

Not ‘sceptics’. Not ‘deniers’. They’re ‘cranks’ now. ‘Climate cranks’. In the middle of the short video below, Mark Hertsgaard says: “They’re not scientists. They’re cranks. When virtually every major scientific organisation in the world, including our own National Academy of … Continue reading

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More Intolerance Needed

After a year of indecision and relative silence, it seems that the BBC has returned to plugging the message of Global Warming. There was the Horizon and then Storyville a few weeks back. Last Thursday there was a Radio 4 … Continue reading

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58.6 Seconds

Yesterday, while reading the outdoor antismoking campaign Toolkit, I got interested not so much in the chemical components of tobacco smoke, but in the components of exhaled air. I knew that they would include carbon dioxide and water vapour. But … Continue reading

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