Tag Archives: madness

The Rise of the New Idiocracy

I’m trying to build up a collection of “plain” tobacco packs, because I think that one day they’re going to be collectors’ items framed behind glass for future generations to see what happens when madness takes hold of societies. This … Continue reading

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100 Years of War

Audrey Silk in NYC: We must be getting close to an election. When former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn was sliding in the polls in the 2013 race for mayor due to supporter dismay at her softened stances on issues … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing Away

H/T Simon Clark, the BMJ has been complaining: Is the UK government still serious about reducing smoking? The lack of a tobacco control plan since 2015 could damage recent gains in reducing prevalence, Sophie Arie reports On 20 May, the … Continue reading

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Video Gaming as a Mental Disorder

H/T Roobeedoo, a few days back: World Health Organization Classifies Video Gaming as a Mental Disorder What is it with these people, that they see everything as a disease? From the WHO: Gaming disorder is manifested by a persistent or … Continue reading

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On The Brink

A couple of slightly jolting videos, both off Infowars.com. The first one featured Alex Jones interviewing Michael Savage: one shock jock interviewing another shock jock, although Michael Savage has been in the business much longer than Alex Jones. They’re both … Continue reading

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A Short History of the World

For the past few days I’ve been improving my orbital simulation model. A few years ago I turned it into a 3D model in which you could look at anywhere from anywhere else – like the view of the Earth … Continue reading

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The Sad Deficiency of Professor Wolfram Schultz

Chris Snowdon on plans for plain packaging of food: “We should not advertise, propagate or encourage the unnecessary ingestion of calories,” Schultz said at a press conference held on Monday to announce the winners of the 2017 Brain Prize. “There should … Continue reading

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