Monthly Archives: November 2015

Liberland

H/T smokingscot for Liberland. According to the Guardian, 7 square km Liberland came into existence as the world’s newest sovereign state in April this year, In the week since Liberland announced its creation and invited prospective residents to join the … Continue reading

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Worse and Worse

Chris Snowdon has a couple of recent articles,  one with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver calling for taxes on sugar, the other with other busybodies asking for the same on meat. The gist of them seems to be that we’re being lined … Continue reading

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Another “Logical Evolution”

Via a comment by Roobeedoo: Nonsmokers will have a bylaw to back them up when they ask smokers to butt out in parks and outside civic facilities starting next spring. They won’t, however, be able to summon a bylaw officer. … Continue reading

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Degrees of Freedom

Chris Snowdon has an article in the Spectator about how Australian health activists are trying to redefine ‘freedom’ to mean ‘safety’. The latest example of this comes from the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA). Its spokesman told the nanny state … Continue reading

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A Billion Lives

I gather there’s a movie out called A Billion Lives. I think it’s about ‘vaping’ or something. And Aaron Biebert, its director, has said: It seems that many pro-smoking advocates would like to hurt our film because they are delusional … Continue reading

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Earth is Cooling, Not Warming

Something like this was bound to happen sooner or later: Russian military jet shot down by Turkey. The finger of territory over which the Russian jet reportedly flew is about 2 km wide, and at the Su-24’s top speed of … Continue reading

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A Snake in the Committee Room

I came across Sheila Duffy’s appearance before the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee on Headrambles late last week, and it’s been bubbling away at the back of my mind for days. Her petition starts at about 54 minutes in, and … Continue reading

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