Monthly Archives: January 2015

Two Non-Conspiracy Theories

Couple of things I noticed today. First Brendan O’Neill on Political Correctness: …political correctness is not actually the handiwork of small groups of cultural Marxists or liberal malcontents. The rise and rise of PC is not simply down to the … Continue reading

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Lafayette and Greece

After the New Orleans smoking ban, Lafayette (also in Louisiana) considers one. But this time it’s not going to be a unanimous vote: Smoking ban proposal headed to Lafayette council before summer The City-Parish Council could decide before the summer whether … Continue reading

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One Anti and One Pro

Meet Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: RWJF targets smokers, drinkers, and fat people. H/T Bob Johnson on Facebook for RWJF: Behind the Neo-Prohibition Campaign. The stated mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is to … Continue reading

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The Euro is like Hotel California

Plain Packaging seems to have opened up splits in the Conservative party. Taking Liberties has the details. Guido Fawkes wrote earlier today: Word reaches Guido that there is serious consternation amongst a number of senior Tories over the way in which … Continue reading

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Using The Wrong Model

I was a bit surprised this morning to learn that An asteroid as big as five football fields is set to narrowly pass by Earth tonight — and should be visible as it scraped by. The rock, which has been named … Continue reading

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Tory MPs Rebel against Plain Packaging?

The Plain Packaging saga may not be over. Simon Clark writes: I can now reveal – from a good source – that the announcement by public health minister Jane Ellison surprised even George Osborne who wasn’t consulted. If that’s true … Continue reading

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Some Responses to ECB QE

A few days back, in Turmoil in the Markets, I drew attention to the likelihood of the European Central Bank engaging in Quantitative Easing to prevent the Eurozone sliding further into recession and deflation. Here’s a round-up of some responses … Continue reading

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