Monthly Archives: August 2011

Some Bank Holiday music, I hope you enjoy.

I am spending Monday writing some fresh posts but in the meantime here is some, in my opinion some exceptional music to enjoy. Mozart’s Ave Maria Corpus sung by Westminster Cathedral Choir. Also in two weeks time, trivially it is … Continue reading

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The Czech Republic confirms that smokers pay ten times more than they cost to treat.

As the title says The Czech Republic confirms that smokers pay ten times more than they cost. “Minister: Smokers’ treatment costs one tenth of taxes ČTK | 15 AUGUST 2011 Prague, Aug 14 (CTK) – An analysis the Czech Health Ministry … Continue reading

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Lifestyle reviews, the nanny state, politics, the Austrian School of Economics and Manchester Radio.

I have been asked to appear regularly on Manchester Radio on Thursday nights at 9.30pm so if you are at a loose do come and join me with DJ Paul Ripman. I will be covering as I mention above the … Continue reading

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More scepticism on the harm of passive smoking from Professor Philippe Even

Hat tip Dick Puddlecote, CAGE Canada and Chris Snowdon. Philippe Even was professor emeritus at University of Paris Descartes and the president of the Research Institute Necker.], which is why his comments to Le Parisien have attracted so much attention. http://www.leparisien.fr/abo-faitdujour/on-a-cree-une-peur-qui-ne-repose-sur-rien-31-05-2010-943934.php http://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2010/06/free-at-last.htmlContinue reading

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Scientists and scholars dissent on the harm of passive smoking.

I am deeply grateful to Mr A who has collated a number of quotes from leading academics disagreeing with the harm of passive smoking. http://mr–a.blogspot.com/2009/07/at-last-scientists-come-out-against.html “Junk science has replaced honest science and propaganda parades as fact. Our legislators and judges, … Continue reading

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Prejudice against smokers increases, state sanctioned.

Gallup in the USA have just published an opinion poll on people’s attitudes to smokers, the obese get a mention too. It seems that 25% of Americans have “less respect” for smokers with disturbingly 5% of smokers themselves having less … Continue reading

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and pub closures.

It was reported in The Publican’s Morning Advertiser that as of August 2011 pub closures are now down to 25 a week. However it is an improvement from 2008 when they peaked at 52 closures a week. Many have blamed … Continue reading

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