Tag Archives: Corruption

The Greengrocer Snaps

I was writing yesterday, in Learning To Be Nobody, how I felt that the EU had become a sort of new Soviet Union, with the European Commission playing the same role as the Soviet Politburo, and exerting top-down control over … Continue reading

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The Sistine Chapel of Tobacco Control

Tobacco Control always presents itself as doing good. It’s full of do-gooders. And the good that they’re all doing is Improving Health and Saving Lives. But do they actually save any lives? There are some very strong arguments that the … Continue reading

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Cures For The Plague

H/T Roobeedoo for a link that led to Cures for the Plague: Those who stayed in London did all they could to protect themselves from the plague. As no one knew what caused the plague, most of these were based around … Continue reading

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Mathematical Bamboozling

The back story on that fireball video I posted up last night is that it was seen over southern Russia (somewhere near Ufa) on the evening of 11 February 2013, four days before the big Chelyabinsk fireball. I’d seen the … Continue reading

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When It Comes

Mail: Nanny state capital of the world: Another day, another rule in ‘carefree’ Australia as smoking is banned OUTSIDE – following laws on drinking after 10pm, e-cigarettes and even children playing football Freedoms increasingly restricted in Australia with a thicket … Continue reading

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The Public Health Gravy Train

H/T Chris Snowdon, on an exposé of Public Health fat cats earning £200,000/yr in the Sun today: …It sparked calls for a cull of the “high priests of the nanny state” behind calls to stay out of the sun, drink … Continue reading

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Officially Designated Permanently Oppressed Minorities

My attention was recently drawn to this: Penguin Random House UK … wants to find, mentor, and hopefully publish new writers from communities that are under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves – including writers from BAME and LGBTQ communities, and economically … Continue reading

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