Monthly Archives: July 2016

Worse Than Smoking

Pot: (CBSNews) Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you — perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests. Lab rats experienced a severe reduction in their blood vessel function after a minute’s exposure … Continue reading

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Private Or Public

I came across a cartoon in the Economist today… …under which was written: The conventions highlighted a new political faultline: not between left and right, but between open and closed… Across Europe, the politicians with momentum are those who argue that … Continue reading

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Wait Till November

Following on from last night’s post about the paralysis of EU leaders in the face of Islamic terrorism, a timely essay by former Reagan Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts might shed some light on it all: World War II … Continue reading

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The European Project Is Dead

Something I noticed a day or so back: Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed that no matter how bad terrorism or the migrant crisis gets, the European Union (EU) will never give up on open borders. The European Commission president said terrorism … Continue reading

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Disintegration

Does anyone know what’s happening to the UK Labour party? It seems to me to be in process of terminal disintegration. They had an acrimonious leadership election after the general election last year, and they’re having another one in the … Continue reading

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GO HOME HEALTH WRITERS, YOU’RE DRUNK

Following on from last night’s post, I’ve been collating a few media reports on the alcohol-causes-7-types-of-cancer story. ctvnews: Alcohol causes 7 kinds of cancer, study concludes Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer. Tough words to swallow, … Continue reading

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Alcohol Doesn’t Cause Cancer Either

My Chrome browser has been getting slower and slower under the weight of online ads, so today I installed AdBlock (H/T MJM, or Tom, a few months back). It was dead easy to do, and installed very quickly. And then, … Continue reading

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