Friday, May 23, 2008
Worse; results of carbon dating which proved it was not from the period in question have been in the police hands since early April was publicly asserted, by the chief investigating officer to be "a fragment of a human body… we don’t know how, when or where that person died".
Expect to see no mention of this in the media. When the press push a story which tickles all their prejudices they never put any effort into reporting the truth when it comes out.. It would make them look either corrupt or clowns or both - better just to let the lies stand.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
PLANS to outlaw displays of cigarettes in shops have been outlined as part of a range of measures to tackle smoking across Scotland.
The effect of this will be to make shopkeepers lives harder, to make it impossible for purchasers to know what the tobacconist has in stock thus destroying small brands & limiting individual choice & generally economically harmful. It will also help those people bringing in stuff from France & who are selling it illegally anyway. It will not persuade anybody.
It is yet another pointless vindictive ban by the numpties of Holyrood who see pointless rulemaking as their evidence of having cojones (some of the women are the worst).
I have said & stick by the statement that the SNP are better than Labour but it is apparent that this is purely because Labour are so incredibly bad. They have said that improving our economy & producing the "Celtic Lion economy" is their overriding concern I would be interested to see any of them defend this nonsense in those terms.
BBC Radio Scotland naturally gave their unbiased support for this piece of nannying by saying that "in recent years lung cancer has reduced & this proves the smoking ban was justified". The wording used proved that Gary knew the reduction has been going on for many years & that his alleged effect, the decline, came before the ban he alleges caused it. Typical.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
When BBC Scotland interviewed the manager of the bar in the Piccadilly centre. Though they didn't follow it up he said specifically that the giant TV screen had not broken down but been switched off just before the match..
If I had been a Rangers fan who had come there to see the match & been promised by Manchester Council that, despite their original intention not to have screens, they would be provided I would have wished to break things too. I think that is a human reaction & let us hope we never get so domesticated as to always accept the petty bullying of petty officials
I have not seen this reported by the rest of the media but the manager of the bar was quite specific about this (reported on the BBC morning programme on Monday) and he was an independent observer not linked to Rangers. At the very least the job of reporters is to check out & report stuff like this not merely to turn up at Manchester Police press conferences & suck up what they are given. If it is true then the responsibility for the "riot" (40 arrests out of 100,000 fans) lies squarely with whatever officious idiot switched the screen off.
On the other hand I hope they catch the guy who stabbed a Russian fan before the game. That is less newsworthy, more important & regrettably not so uncommon.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Occasionally alarmists have said that it doesn't actually say what it says. Here is what it says:
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.
Expect not to see this reported in the media & possibly even for them to continue describing the alarmists as the "consensus". To be fair they are the consensus among politicians of the main parties & the controllers of the media, but obviously not of scientists.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thomas Tuohy, deputy general manager of Windscale discarded his radiation recording badge before embarking on bringing the fire there in 1957 under control. After monitoring the progress of the fire throughout the night from the top of the 80 ft pile, he first used CO2 and then, very riskily, water to extinguish the blaze.
He died in Newcastle, New south Wales.
(infromation courtesy of SONE)
PS In a similar example of the dire effects of radiation a herd of cows which had been deliberately exposed to the radiation of the Bikini tests in the 1950s all suddenly died in the mid 60s. The were deliberately put down because not only were they not suffering from the deaths the politically corect Linear No Threshold (LNT) theory requires they were exhibiting, for cows, remarkable longevity.