Tag Archives: Lies

Unexpected Honesty from Tobacco Control

Hat tip to Smoking Lamp for finding this piece of unexpected honesty from Dr Marewa Glover, an NZ Auckland-based tobacco researcher, during videoed submissions on a proposed law to ban smoking in cars: “In tobacco control over 35 years, we … Continue reading

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The Endarkenment

I keep saying that Tobacco Control tells lies.  From Mandy Vincent and Roobeedoo today, this story in the Guardian: I saw an advert looking for models for tobacco warnings. It was paid, so I applied and made the shortlist. I … Continue reading

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Derangement

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain ended today, and then, after visiting Ireland, he’s going to Normandy for the D-Day 75th anniversary. He brought with him the full Trump Derangement Syndrome, of course, because it follows him wherever he goes. … Continue reading

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Scare-Mongering

After Trump got elected, such was the animosity against him (e.g. Kathy Griffin) that I thought he’d very likely be assassinated. So I’ve been pleasantly surprised that it hasn’t happened. And I’ve stopped thinking that it’s going to happen. Not … Continue reading

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Puzzled

One thing that’s puzzling me about the Conservative No Confidence vote of a couple of days back is this: why did the rebels call for a vote if they knew they were going to lose? For when I first read … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Whatever They Want It To Be

I’m not following the current Brexit stuff very closely, because I don’t think that the European political class is going to allow it to happen. In their view, it was a mistake to have ever asked Britons in 2016 whether … Continue reading

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Se Deus Quiser

A comment by Tony yesterday, the first comment of the day, stuck in mind, and so I’ll reproduce it in its entirety: Hitting people hard will drive some to fight back but others will be beaten into submission. Particularly if … Continue reading

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