Monthly Archives: September 2014

So, Exactly When Did These Guys Lose Their Marbles?

These days, I quite often find myself thinking that some people have gone barking mad. I had one of those moments yesterday, via Climate Depot, reading the transcript of a conversation between a US talk show host called Charlie Rose … Continue reading

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Tobacco Epidemic vs Ebola Epidemic: Spot the Difference.

About 10 days ago, I wondered out loud how a World Health Organisation that believed that there was such a thing as a “tobacco epidemic” could possibly cope with an all too real Ebola epidemic spiralling out of control in … Continue reading

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Vienna

Perhaps I should visit Vienna. I’ve never been to Vienna. In the wood-panelled rooms of Vienna’s traditional coffee houses, tobacco-lovers can still light up pretty much as they please. But one of the last smokers’ havens in Europe may be … Continue reading

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Institutional Failure

A remark in an angry essay about climate alarmism on Bishop Hill set me thinking: “This isn’t just individual failure, it’s institutional.” And what are the institutions in question? They’re universities mostly. So perhaps the institutional failure is to be … Continue reading

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Totalitarian Control Freaks

David Cameron has been heavily criticised for revealing details of his private conversations with the Queen. David Cameron on Wednesday said that he was “extremely sorry” for revealing the contents of a private conversation with the Queen following the Scottish … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

I had to laugh. I think the Labour party may have been having a conference this week, and this seems to be what Ed Miliband had to say: Welcome to Ed Miliband’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The speech that may … Continue reading

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Some Other Bloggers

There was a time, rather a long time ago, when I used to read US left wing blogs. And then I stopped reading them, and started reading UK libertarian blogs. More recently I’ve started reading US right wing blogs too. … Continue reading

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