Tag Archives: Lies

New Religions

Three minutes and twenty seconds into their conversation, James Delingpole asked 100 year old James Lovelock: “How do I get to live to 100 and beyond, and be as hale as you are?” And James Lovelock replied: “The most important … Continue reading

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Losing Public Trust

Via Walt, a couple of pieces about Tobacco Control featuring some antismoker called Ronald Bayer. First: BAYER: The question now is, how come public health officials can’t come out straight and say the reason we’re banning smoking on parks and … Continue reading

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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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Misdirection

In the comedy series, Dad’s Army, the road signs from one town to another were always being swapped around, so that the invading German army (expected any day) would be appropriately misdirected to the wrong place when they arrived. Such … Continue reading

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