Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rock Cloud Pangaea

I got interested in rock clouds back in February, when I started wondering whether the 15 February Chelyabinsk fireball might have been an outrider in a rock cloud accompanying asteroid 2012-DA14 which made a close approach to Earth on the … Continue reading

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Prevention Is Worse Than Cure

I’ve been wondering today what’s the matter with the medical profession, and what to do about it (aside from firing half the doctors), and I began to wonder whether it was because the medical profession had collectively decided that “prevention … Continue reading

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Smokers Have Mental Disorders, Eh?

Via Facebook, more defamation of smokers: Smoking may be a sign of psychiatric illness, says report, after a third of smokers are found to have a mental disorder Smoking may be a sign of psychiatric illness, experts say. Doctors should … Continue reading

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Dissolution

Well, we didn’t have to wait long for the EU to start demanding more money for its bloated budget, did we? “It is extraordinary that the Commission should demand an increase in the EU budget that is bigger than the … Continue reading

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Something That Won’t Happen.

I couldn’t help thinking today, given reports of some Cypriots taking 80% ‘haircuts’ on their savings, that the least that the well-paid eurocrats in Brussels could do would be pitch in to help Cyprus by taking a haircut on their own … Continue reading

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Making It Up As They Go Along

Back to Cyprus, and ZeroHedge has a disturbing story: From Reuters: While ordinary Cypriots queued at ATM machines to withdraw a few hundred euros as credit card transactions stopped, other depositors used an array of techniques to access their money. No one … Continue reading

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Out Of Control

I’m not a very controlling person. Or at least I hope I’m not. I’ve never spent much time (or any time at all) lecturing people on how they should live, or getting them to do things they didn’t want to … Continue reading

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