Tag Archives: madness

The Enemy Within

Ex-military policeman Harley would have had something to say about this. Hat-tip Smoking Lamp on this news from Israel: IDF declares war on smoking New plan aims to wipe out smoking among IDF troops. The IDF is attempting to wipe … Continue reading

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Writing To Protest

Today I finally got around to writing to my Conservative MP to protest about prison smoking bans: Dear X, I hope you enjoyed your summer recess in some country far from Britain. I am writing to protest on behalf of … Continue reading

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Redefining the meaning of “Epidemic”

One of the odd characteristics of our times seems to be that, rather like in Alice In Wonderland, words increasingly mean whatever people want them to mean. So now “gay” means “homosexual”, and “liberal” means more or less the opposite … Continue reading

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Coming To The Boil

Nobody noticed them for a long time. They could be found in cities everywhere, usually outside, and standing on their own. And then quite suddenly they became intolerable, and they came under physical attack. Smokers? No, I wasn’t thinking of … Continue reading

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The Exermarket

Surreal BBC report I came across yesterday: Middle-aged told to walk faster Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health. Officials at Public Health England … Continue reading

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Blueberry Pie v. Apple Pie

One thing I like about Alex Jones’ Infowars are all the exotic and interesting guests that appear on it. And it seems that a lot of them are there because they can’t get a hearing in the mainstream media. People … Continue reading

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Trump, The Movie

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, writing about mass hysteria a few days ago, cited “insult without supporting argument” as one indicator of hysteria. He was making much the same point that I was making yesterday when writing about mismatches between reality … Continue reading

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