Tag Archives: Corruption

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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A New Year Toast

Last night, shortly before midnight (UK time), I met up with Brigitte in the Smoky Drinky Bar. And then, in the space of the next few minutes, Gary K in Illinois appeared as well, and then RdM in New Zealand, … Continue reading

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The Decline of Democracy

Something I noticed a couple of days back. AP: State and federal environmental regulators have issued a blanket waiver for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards for the next two weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency announced … Continue reading

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