Society

Speed cameras are a success….

June 8, 2013

So the RAC says that speed cameras are a success. I say not. The RAC are correct, but then they only look at figures from 1990 onwards. This is around the year that cameras were introduced. They do not look at what was happening before that point in time. Speed cameras make hardly any difference […]

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Are cars the new tobacco?

May 21, 2013

This is just so stupid. I can’t add any words to explain the stupidity. So this is a copy and paste from The Journal of Public Health Abstract Background Public health must continually respond to new threats reflecting wider societal changes. Ecological public health recognizes the links between human health and global sustainability. We argue that […]

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Deborah Arnott is a liar

May 7, 2013

Jeff Rogut, a store owner and chief executive  of the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores says: For example, Lady Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of ASH, who obviously doesn’t like tobacco, said: “Australia has proved that introducing standardised packaging is easy to implement and causes no problems for retailers.” I don’t know where she got that, I don’t know who she spoke […]

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I, Drone (Special Cannabis Edition)

May 4, 2013

Guest post by Nannying Tyrants (or rather a re-post* of one of his which has been blocked from viewing in the UK) If the name Daniel Clayton doesn’t ring any tobacco control industry bells, do not be concerned.  In comparison to the Root of All Evil, The Dreadful, Anna Gilmore, Stanton Glantz, or other well-known tobacco […]

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Religious schools

April 8, 2013

Prompted by an article at Subrosa’s I’ve written down my thoughts about religious schools. Subrosa’s article was about Muslims wanting to setup their own schools, just like Catholics have. But the Muslim schools always seem to fail OFSTED inspections. Something usually to do with not mixing with the rest of society. Unlike Catholic and other […]

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iERA

March 14, 2013

University College London has had to ban the extremist Islamic group iERA for attempting to segregate men and women during a debate they had organised in one the college’s rooms. I suspect that University College London had no problems with iERA holding the meeting on their premises. They probably didn’t care that iERA are a […]

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Doreen Davies – Past Nannying Fussbucket

January 13, 2013

Doreen Davies produced Jimmy Young’s show on Radio 1 in the 70s and then went to become Head of Music and she was the one who decided what would appear on the playlists. She was the one that decided what the population of the UK would listen to. She even made decisions as to what […]

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Enjoying life

December 24, 2012

A simple point to highlight why nannying fussbuckets are wrong in their attempts at stopping us from enjoying life. Jeanne Calment, at the ripe age of 116 and the oldest woman in the world, complained that her doctor wouldn’t let her have her port any more. Why would her doctor, a member of the group […]

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Root Of All Evil’s license scheme

November 16, 2012

The person known as the Root Of All Evil, working under the nom-de-plume of Simon Chapman want’s a license scheme for smokers. It won’t work. Unless every single country in the world imposes it, it’ll be easy for people to cross borders to avoid it. All it will do is increase smuggling rates. And this […]

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