Monthly Archives: November 2014

How It Used To Be

Via NYC CLASH, how it used to be. More here.

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Plague Years

Never a dull moment, is there? The plague is back. No, not Ebola, but rather infection with the dreaded bacterium, Yersinia pestis. An outbreak in Madagascar, where the disease is endemic, already has involved more than 100 people and killed … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming

H/T Walt from a few days back for this article on China: More than 300 million Chinese smoke, and hundreds of millions of others are exposed to secondhand smoke. A powerful domestic tobacco industry, much of it state owned, brings … Continue reading

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WHO downplays danger of secondhand smoke

Another article by Klaus K translated from the original Danish. ¤ Outdoor air pollution more dangerous than indoor tobacco smoke ¤ Do smoking bans protect against a non-existent disease risk? – OFFICIAL WHO RECOMMENDATIONS (Photo: Colourbox) First they said that indoor secondhand … Continue reading

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Fin de Siècle

It’s only one poll, but according to a YouGov poll: Ukip is now MORE popular than LABOUR: Nigel Farage gets polls boost as Ukip surges ahead If they carry on like this, the General Election next year might become a … Continue reading

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Shhhh!!!!

In a piece titled “Ukip’s Rochester win shows voters no longer trust the main parties,” Charles Moore writes in the Telegraph about Cameron’s ‘modernisers’ : …modernisers have two great faults. The first is to assume that what is modern is … Continue reading

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The Logic of the Swarm

H/T roobeedoo: I’ve spotted your swarm. She was referring to my posts about the swarm effect, and the logic of the swarm. Organisation-minded people usually want to try to create a single organisation or umbrella group into which to induct … Continue reading

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