Monthly Archives: May 2015

Out Of Control

Yesterday, Edgar wrote: “I’d rephrase that, “Smokers will have to stand outside like naughty children until they learn to obey.”” A lot of people see things this way – the ‘nanny’ state, supported by finger-wagging, busybody, fake charities. Perhaps, it … Continue reading

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The Marginalisation of Smokers

H/T Rose for this study: Smokers don’t vote: 11,626-person study shows marginalization of tobacco users A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research shows a new dimension to the marginalization of smokers: people … Continue reading

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Global Social Disintegration

Lots of thought-provoking comments today. Nika set me thinking: I recently 100% reverse-ostracized all of my friends and family (including my only daughter and grandson) when the last one went Smoke Nazi…. This was the most intelligent and sane thing … Continue reading

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The Path of Least Resistance

Nobody much seemed interested in hunting down Margo’s dentist. Jax probably had it about right: Like a lot of people (although not you ballsy lot on here, who are much braver!), I take the line of least resistance when dealing … Continue reading

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Bloody Dentists

Teeth on my mind today. First off, Margo has been having an unhappy experience with a dentist: Just what I needed today, Frank – have had the most depressing and angry-making visit to the dentist, who waits till I’m trapped … Continue reading

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All Light Up

“The Scientific Scandal of Antismoking” by  J.R. Johnstone (PhD Monash) and P.D. Finch (Prof. Emeritus of mathematical statistics, Monash) has long been one of the must-read articles on the web. It’s always worth a re-read. Today, via Facebook, I came across … Continue reading

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Death By Over-Complexity

Xtribune: Vinton Cerf, often called “the father of the Internet,” is giving a dire warning to everyone who uses the internet, print ALL of you pictures and data, or lose them forever. Cerf warned that images and documents we store on … Continue reading

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