Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tobacco Control Must Be Destroyed

I came across this passage yesterday in a ZeroHedge article about fake news, mass hysteria, and induced insanity: Mass hysteria eventually wears off, as it overloads the emotional circuitry of the target audience; humans soon become desensitized to the triggers … Continue reading

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Cigarettes Are Little Friends

I remarked a few days ago after reading it that “The Pleasure of Smoking” had struck me very forcefully as the title for a study of confirmed smokers. It rather subverted the ubiquitous “Smoking kills” shouted out on every cigarette … Continue reading

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All The News That Isn’t News

These days I only ever get to occasionally watch TV at my brother’s house. And over Christmas I watched a bit. A couple of items stood out, both of them like sore thumbs, as very good reasons for not watching … Continue reading

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The Exquisite Pleasures of Smoking

H/T Simon Clark for The Pleasure of Smoking. It was actually a bit of a surprise to read something which had a title like “The Pleasure of Smoking”. After all, in this relentlessly negative era, how often does smoking ever … Continue reading

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Delingpole and Snowdon

I’m a regular reader of both Christopher Snowdon and James Delingpole. Snowdon usually writes sceptically about public health. And Delingpole usually writes sceptically about global warming/climate change. With a few slight reservations, I have a high opinion of both of … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Conversation with Joe Biden

I don’t know much about Joe Biden, except that he’s been Barack Obama’s Vice-President for his entire presidency. But the impression I have of  him is that he’s a likeable sort of guy. About six months back he was asked … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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