Monthly Archives: December 2012

Moral Arrogance

I’ve never been on a fox hunt, and I doubt I ever will. They were banned in England over 10 years ago by the then-newly-elected Labour government of Tony Blair. Which was, very arguably, the start of the modern bully … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Science

H/T Bishop Hill for a thoughtful essay on the state of modern science: CLIMATE SCIENCE: OPINIONS, BALONEY AND BLOGGERS by David Whitehouse: The fact is that the internet is changing science and the debate about climate science is a good example of … Continue reading

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Tobacco Products Directive

I was a bit concerned when I read on Taking Liberties that the EU is proposing in its Tobacco Products Directive that: Cigarettes, roll your own tobacco and smokeless tobacco with “characterising flavours” (eg menthol) will be banned. What? No rolling … Continue reading

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18 Cigarette Butts

Amazing. I didn’t notice. Neither, it seems, did Junican, who lives in Bolton. But Harleyrider – who lives in thousands of miles away in Kentucky – did notice this bit of news from Bolton, England. Landlady fined for allowing people to … Continue reading

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Global Environmental Health Professor

It’s come to that time of the year when Christmas comes spinning in like a big, slow storm, and the New Year follows close behind as another big storm, and all the shops close during these big storms, so you … Continue reading

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Peppers

I harvested most of my tobacco a few days ago, and it’s all hanging upside down in a cupboard, giving off a faint (but not unpleasant) odour. I also grew some peppers alongside the tobacco. I just took the seeds … Continue reading

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Collective Punishment

When I was at school, 50 years ago, we schoolboys were routinely beaten with canes, for more or less any infraction of school rules. I doubt if many schoolboys got through school without a few canings. I certainly didn’t. But … Continue reading

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