Monthly Archives: November 2019

Bizarre News Items

About the first piece of news I saw today: Lawyer dies after being shot when gun being used as evidence is dropped in court Couldn’t someone have made sure it was unloaded before bringing it into a crowded court? And … Continue reading

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Another Explanation For Hawaii

For the past two years I’ve been developing an idea about how ice ages work. It’s a very simple idea. And the very simple idea is that when large areas of the surface of the Earth get covered in deep … Continue reading

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Little Support for a Nasty Little Man

I think that if there’s one person in America who is nastier than Hillary Clinton, it’s probably Michael Bloomberg. Hillary banned smoking in the White House: Michael Bloomberg banned smoking in New York City. So, in this respect at least, … Continue reading

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Today

Today is Sunday, the Christian day of rest, and I’ve been thinking about the role of Christianity in western civilisation. And my principal thought has been that there is an enormous divide between those people who regard themselves as being … Continue reading

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Future Energy Supplies

I’ve been wondering this morning what will power the world not just in 100 years time, but in 1000 years time. I don’t think we’ll be using coal or oil or gas in 1000 years time, because there’ll quite likely … Continue reading

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Getting Biblical

Headline I noticed this morning: UK weather ALERT: Heavy snow, ice, rain & floods as ‘biblical’ weather continues ‘Biblical’ is the operative word here. And the biblical event referenced is The Flood. But we live in ‘biblical’ times, it would … Continue reading

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Weird Weather Warnings

Woke up today to all sorts of weird weather warnings: Does that mean that there’s going to be snow in the yellow area? Or that we’re in for yellow snow? Isn’t the whole image a bit yellowish? So snow everywhere? … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Really Going To Change

I’ve been vaguely keeping an eye on the UK General Election campaign, wondering what the outcome might be. I’d be a lot more interested if one of the parties was campaigning to repeal the smoking ban, and send Deborah Arnott … Continue reading

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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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