Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dead Calm

I was thinking about TT this morning. He was aged about 77 or something, but very spry. He was great fun when he was smoking and drinking and in full flow with his numerous, mostly nautical stories. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Absolute Value

I came across this yesterday: Consider the difference between the market price of an apple and the “worth” of an apple. You can’t demand that we pay an amount for apples that reflects “what they are worth”, because the amount … Continue reading

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A New DeNazification Programme

Reading Dr Paul D. Jepson’s letter in the BMJ a few days back (which was covered both by Chris Snowdon and Simon Clark) suggesting that tobacco be made illegal in order to reduce the prevalence of smoking, I found myself … Continue reading

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A Pervasive Sense of Unreality

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a pervasive sense of unreality these days. There’s too many things which don’t pass the reality checks any more. I had a good example of failing to pass a reality check … Continue reading

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Herman Cain Campaign Ad

H/T Tony in the comments for this Herman Cain campaign ad featuring his chief of staff Mark Block pulling on a cigarette after calling on Americans to put the “united” back into the United States, and “take this country back.” … Continue reading

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Not Listening

I think this from MP Adam Holloway summed it up for me: “If Britain’s future as an independent country is not a proper matter for a referendum, then I have absolutely no idea what is.” Neither do I. People can … Continue reading

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9 Meetings In 5 Days

Oh dear. Nicolas Sarkozy tells David Cameron: ‘We’re sick of you telling us what to do’ During two hours of bitter exchanges during a meeting of all 27 EU leaders before a crisis summit of the eurozone’s 17 members on … Continue reading

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