Monthly Archives: February 2015

Framework Convention on Cake Control

H/T Dick Puddlecote, latest WHO madness: The health arm of the United Nations does not want companies advertising cake, ice cream, or ice pops to children. It’s voluntary, for now. It goes on: Banned without exception are pastries, croissants, cookies, … Continue reading

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They Never Stop, Do They?

They never stop, do they? Today’s call by for a ban on smoking in parks and squares attracted only a modest amount of media attention. We’ve been here before of course because former Labour health minister Lord Darzi made a … Continue reading

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Research Built on a House of Cards

It’s about time someone said this: Diet research built on a ‘house of cards’? The next time a headline about diet and disease catches your eye, check the fine print of the study. If it is based on a food … Continue reading

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Corruption in High Places

Lots of resignations today. Which is always a good thing. There’s been the resignation of UN IPCC boss Rajendra Pachauri, facing sexual harassment charges. More about Pachauri from Donna Laframboise. And the resignation of ex-Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind  (but not … Continue reading

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A Terrible Atrocity

Michael Siegel picked up the same story that I did last night: According to an article in the Gloucester (UK) Citizen, the health scare over electronic cigarettes has led many adoption agencies in the UK to prohibit anyone who uses … Continue reading

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Bad Science and Bad Law

I wrote about this recently: The scandal of manipulated meteorological temperatures. The Manhattan Contrarian has 4 essays on The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4. The questions are mounting: Are government climate agencies tampering with climate … Continue reading

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Too Dozy

Too dozy to write anything. Or even think anything. So here’s a cartoon from over on F2C.   I recognised her immediately. It took me a while to figure out who the two pooches were. … And if that’s not … Continue reading

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