Monthly Archives: September 2013

Straws in the Wind

One of my distant antismoking friends – one of the ones who banned smoking in their own homes long before the government banned it everywhere else – phoned today, threatening to come and visit me someday soon. “We could meet … Continue reading

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The Scientization of Politics

I’ve been continuing to follow the discussion of the IPCC’s latest report on climate change. But I decided that rather than listen to the sceptics, I’d give the alarmists a hearing. So I watched a short video (16 minutes) of … Continue reading

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Just Keep Repeating

The IPCC’s latest global warming/climate change report came out today. It pretty much restates what it said before. Today the German and international media, politicians and activists are all in a celebratory mood – the climate catastrophe is back after all. It’s real … Continue reading

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Hard Core Addicts and Contrarians

The View from Cullingworth drew my attention to a Daily Mail piece about smoking rates. It included the graph below: These sorts of graphs need to be taken with a pinch of salt, because lots of people who occasionally smoke … Continue reading

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Low

Before I forget, I came across this last weekend.   According to the accompanying text: An unfortunate BBC graphics glitch left UKIP leader Nigel Farage sporting a Hitler-esque moustache – just a day after he was accused of being a ‘racist … Continue reading

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A Plucky Lad

We need more brave little boys like this: A four-year-old British boy survived the Kenya shopping mall attack after telling an armed jihadist ‘you’re a bad man’, according to the boy’s uncle who has given an interview to a UK … Continue reading

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Assorted News

H/T Dick Puddlecote on Facebook for this story. A ROCKET fired by al Qaeda at a massive container ship blew the lid off a multi-million euro illegal cigarette operation run by a millionaire businessman with links to Provo chief Thomas … Continue reading

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