Monthly Archives: February 2014

What Matters Most To You?

H/T Stewart Cowan on Facebook for this UK Conservative Party online survey. I took a look at it, and rapidly discovered that the Conservative party didn’t actually want to know what matters most to me (which is the smoking ban, … Continue reading

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The Emerging Fascist EU Superstate

Continuing with Ukraine again, it seems to me that, to Russian eyes, the EU probably looks like just another European empire that has come rolling eastwards towards them, much like Napoleonic France or Nazi Germany. And the EU has got … Continue reading

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The Italian Courtyard

Continuing to be interested in Ukraine, and in particular the Crimean peninsula (where Russian troops are reported to be arrivng), I began finding out a bit more about it, including the locations of Sevastopol and Balaclava, and the site of … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Smoke-free Revolution

I was looking at this BBC photo from Ukraine: And also this (rather heroic) picture: And I was a bit puzzled about something. And after a while, I realised that it was that in a country where 60%+ of men … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Smoking Up, Lung Cancer Down

H/T Fredrik Eich for this WHO graph: It shows US and Russian and Ukrainian lung cancer mortality all peaking about 1990, and then falling at pretty much the same rate. “What’s surprising about that?” you ask, before adding, “As smoking … Continue reading

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Ukraine: 1 + 2 = 3

It’s probably a bit more complicated than this, but all the same… 1 Smoking prevalence in Ukraine: + 2 24 May 2012 Ukraine’s parliament has banned smoking in most public places ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship in June. … Continue reading

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Mark Steyn Files Counterclaim?

I hope this is true: MICHAEL MANN FACES BANKRUPTCY AS HIS COURTROOM CLIMATE CAPERS COLLAPSE Massive counterclaims, in excess of $10 million, have just been filed against climate scientist Michael Mann after lawyers affirmed that the former golden boy of … Continue reading

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