Tag Archives: antismokers

A Reply To Seppi

Yesterday I noticed several interesting new links. The first, in a comment by Philip Neal, was to The Burch Curve. Philip Burch was, I believe, a statistician who disagreed with the cigarette hypothesis of lung cancer causation promoted by Doll … Continue reading

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Attaining Self-Mastery

Stanton Glantz: Cigarette smokers with high levels of psychological distress are often heavy smokers, and thus identified as a “hard core” group who are less willing or able to quit than other smokers. However, a study by UC San Francisco … Continue reading

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The Invisible Bottom Layer Of Society

Events like Las Vegas are like stones thrown into a pond. They make waves. It was the same with the Bataclan massacre in Paris. Or 9/11. Or the JFK assassination. For days (and weeks, and years) people wonder what happened. … Continue reading

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No Escape

Currently I’m inclined to believe there really was just one shooter in Las Vegas. If there’d been other shooters, there’d have been shell cases littered around where they’d been shooting. But there have been no reports of other snipers’ nests. … Continue reading

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Globalisation

According my potted History of the World, after several attempts over a few thousand years (Greeks, Romans, etc), Europe conquered the world in about 1500. After that time, much of the world fell under Portuguese, Spanish, British, Dutch, or French … Continue reading

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Empower, Include, and Transform

Something I came across a few days ago: Obese people and smokers in the East Riding are to be denied non-life threatening surgery for six months. Routine operations, including for hip and knee replacements, will be delayed for patients with … Continue reading

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Make His Life Horrible

H/T Audrey Silk for these words from Australian MP Craig Kelly. “You have to have some price pressure,” he says. “You have to have the strongest possible law enforcement. You’ve got to make lepers of those that smoke… make their … Continue reading

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