Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Reflection from the Future

Sometimes it seems to me that I’m no longer a free man, but have become instead a servant or employee of UK plc, and am being ordered by the Management to do this or that, don’t do this or do … Continue reading

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Fukushima

I got interested in Fukushima today (where they’ve just started removing fuel rods), after reading on ZeroHedge that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is planning a state secrets act that critics say could curtail public access to information on … Continue reading

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The Momentum of Zombies

Encouraged by James Delingpole, I spent a while this evening reading a long and witty review of events leading up to the 2009 Climategate affair, the emails of which are extensively quoted: ‘Climate science’ is rotten, a joke. But the … Continue reading

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More Great News from Australia

Break out the popcorn. It’s barely a week since I was gloating over the news that ASH Australia was closing down. But now, H/T Chris Snowdon, comes news that the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) has had its funding … Continue reading

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Two Weeks after Typhoon Haiyan

It’s only two weeks since Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, but it seems to have entirely vanished from the news. So it’s taken a bit of digging to find out what’s happening. Instead, what’s in the news right now … Continue reading

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Setting Friend Against Friend

H/T Harleyrider for this sad story: November 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Multiple media outlets are reporting that Jerald Wayne Mills, frontman of the Wayne Mills Band, has died after being shot during a bar room altercation … Continue reading

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Misplaced Targets

H/T Harley for this 2010 sociological discussion mentioned by Junican. In it several people from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro write about smoking bans. And for once, they’re writing sympathetically. Sociologist Luiz Antonio de Castro Santos: For the purpose … Continue reading

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