Tag Archives: Corruption

Loss Of Faith

Via Chris Snowdon: Health advice too often follows the principle of the noble lie. Rather than being told the plain truth, we are told what the authorities believe will lead us to behave properly, when “properly” means not just in … Continue reading

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The Complete and Utter Corruption of Law

From Clicky in the comments yesterday, this piece in Reason: A policy that is scheduled to take effect next Monday prohibits smoking in and near public housing throughout the country, affecting 1.2 million households in units managed by about 3,300 … Continue reading

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Besieged in the White House

Some 50 years ago, Newsweek used to be a well-respected US news magazine. I haven’t read it for years. But somehow or other Newsweek seems to have got hold of my email address, and started dropping potted news items in … Continue reading

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Fully Intended Consequences

Something in the Irish Independent, about James Reilly’s proposal to ban smoking outside Irish pubs, that Gráinne O’Reilly drew my attention to: Why the latest barrage of attacks on smokers? Well, he was amazed to discover that people congregate outside bars and … Continue reading

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Useless Doctors

I spoke to Nisakiman last night. He got his biopsy results last week. And the prognosis was delivered to him by a harridan doctor who told him that he had “not years” to live, but only months. And of course … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:18

I think the medical profession is heading for a fall. And it may be a very precipitous fall. They’re all so arrogant. And the more senior they are, the more arrogant. I first noticed it with Sir Charles George, head … Continue reading

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Self-Appointed?

An article  by Chris Snowdon about Public Health England in the Spectator: Eating, drinking, smoking and lazing around are personal matters that may or may not have personal consequences. In the liberal tradition, this makes them nobody else’s business and, … Continue reading

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