Tag Archives: MSM

Hate Speech

Some people think that smoking causes lung cancer, and some people don’t. Some people think human CO2 emissions are causing catastrophic global warming, and some people don’t. It’s a wonder that anyone has any opinion at all, given that we … Continue reading

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Distinct Voices

Continuing with the media: Sir David Attenborough has said the coronavirus pandemic has swept the problem of climate change from the front pages. The broadcaster and naturalist, who celebrated his 94th birthday in May, said the outbreak has made the issue feel as if it … Continue reading

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Old Media and New Media

I’ve spent much of the last week or so watching Joe Rogan talking to Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson about the brief reglaciation of the Younger Dryas at the end of the last ice age. It’s something I’m very interested … Continue reading

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For Me It’s Personal

Taking Liberties: Chris Mann, presenter, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: First up my guest Simon Clark joins me this morning in the studio from the Cambridgeshire based pro-smoking pressure group Forest financed by the tobacco companies. Simon Clark, director, Forest: Indeed, but we’re pro-choice … Continue reading

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Bizarre News Items

About the first piece of news I saw today: Lawyer dies after being shot when gun being used as evidence is dropped in court Couldn’t someone have made sure it was unloaded before bringing it into a crowded court? And … Continue reading

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Slowly Shifting Opinions

I ought to be interested in our upcoming General Election here in the UK, but I’m not really. I’ll be quite interested in the outcome of an election that has been described as People versus Parliament, but I just wish … Continue reading

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Pop News

I must say that when someone posted a comment here a few days ago with the Canning Town video, I didn’t know what it was about. It looked to me like I was watching some politician being pulled off a … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand

I stopped watching TV after the UK smoking ban, because nobody smoked on TV, and nobody spoke up for smokers on TV. On TV I saw depicted a world to which I didn’t belong, and to which I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Constructing Flow Charts of Influence and Money

Continuing with yesterday’s discussion, I’m inclined to agree with Joe L : It’s hard to choose what group is the “worst” enemy of smokers. They all play their parts in our discrimination. There’s a complex set of mutually-reinforcing influences at … Continue reading

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Response to a Couple of Comments

I was writing yesterday that the 20th century was unique in the annals of history as being a time when it was possible to engage in the mass indoctrination of millions of people using one-way megaphone broadcast media, such as … Continue reading

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