Monthly Archives: November 2019

Hide The Decline

It’s been 10 years since Climategate, when thousands of emails between climate scientists were publicly released by either hackers or leakers. The Observer had a long review of the affair last Sunday: Climategate 10 years on: what lessons have we … Continue reading

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How Smoking Bans Kill

Hat tip to Igrowmyown for drawing attention to this story: Drinker, 34, … left badly injured in car crash at pub’s smoking area that sparked murder probe The Spinnaker Inn is a pub in Colchester. Here’s the pub’s covered smoking … Continue reading

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A Really Good Time

BBC: US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg joins race for White House None of the reports I’ve read mentions the only truly pertinent fact about this nasty little man: That, as mayor of New York City, he (and he personally) imposed … Continue reading

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The Plans Always Go Wrong

I hate making plans. Plans are like straitjackets. They constrain you to doing something or other for a certain period of time. It’s like going to prison. But if I make plans for myself, I can at least abandon the … Continue reading

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The Control Freaks Benefit Only Themselves

Continuing with control freaks, a little Idle Theory: In Idle Theory people are seen as part busy, part idle. And someone who lives a 33% idle life, has one third of their life as time in which they are free … Continue reading

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Why Are They All Such Control Freaks?

It never ends. From the comments: 64% of adults support smoking being banned in all cars This isn’t about health. This is about control. These people want to control other people. The clue is in the second word in the … Continue reading

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Slowly Shifting Opinions

I ought to be interested in our upcoming General Election here in the UK, but I’m not really. I’ll be quite interested in the outcome of an election that has been described as People versus Parliament, but I just wish … Continue reading

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