Thursday, 29 November 2007

न्यू |Routine

Reports to follow

Friday, 9 November 2007

¡ooɥɐʎ oʇ sʞɔo11oq

Thursday, 8 November 2007

n an interview with the Financial Times, U.S. Comptroller General David Walker stated that the United States government “is on a ‘burning platform’ of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration, and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon…”



The article added, “Mr. Walker warned that there were ‘striking similarities’ between America’s current situation and the factors that brought down Rome, including ‘declining moral values and political civility at home, an over-confident and over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibility by central government.’”

He added, “I’m trying to sound an alarm and issue a wake-up call.”

History reveals that all governments, empires and kingdoms of men, no matter how grand, no matter how powerful, ultimately fall. It happened to ancient Egypt, Assyria and Babylon. Even Rome was not exempt; though it dominated much of Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and parts of the Near East, and lasted for 500 years, the Roman Empire ultimately fell.

There is an old and popular saying: “Rome was not built in a day.” Likewise, the Roman Empire did not fall in one night; its decline was gradual. Not long after it rose to world dominance, several factors were already at work contributing to the empire’s ultimate demise.


Similarly, these factors are at work among the societies of the American and British peoples—and serve as warning signs of a civilization destined to fall.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Pub landlord fined for flouting smoking ban

LONDON (AFP) - A pub landlord on Monday became the first in England to be convicted of breaching new laws banning smoking in enclosed public places.
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But Hamish Howett, 55, a Scot and a non-smoker, vowed to let punters carry on lighting up in the Happy Scots Bar in Blackpool.

District judge Peter Ward said he did not want to make him a martyr, but branded Howett's actions "silly" as he sentenced him at Blackpool Magistrates' Court.

Howett was fined 500 pounds and ordered to pay 2,000 pounds prosecution costs after he admitted breaching the legislation, which came into force on July 1.

The publican has set up a political party called Fight Against Government Suppression, and the court was told the campaign has left him on the verge of bankruptcy.

Owners and managers of pubs, clubs and cafes are legally bound to enforce the smoking ban and face fines of up to 2,500 pounds if they fail to do so.

Referring to the new legislation, Ward said: "That is the law and it has to be complied with.

"I suggest your campaign has been silly, pointless and misguided. It has achieved nothing. All it seems to have done is cause a great deal of problems for yourself.

Howett later said he would try to take the matter to the European Court of Human Rights.

"We're all going back to the Happy Scots Bar now for a smoke," he said.

"The judge was very fair but he was preaching apathy with his words. Someone has got to stop this law, otherwise it will go through like a juggernaut.

"I was advised today I did not have a skeletal argument to plead not guilty on human rights grounds but I won't give up. I'll keep fighting to take this all the way."

औतुमं इन ceredigion

Photos of an Autumnal walk along the rheidol valley

Thursday, 1 November 2007

रेवोलुशन Required

Are you no longer a moderate?
I have always been an unassuming, moderate , conservative..

But each day's news brings more tidings of the Orwellian nature of modern Britain

Is it time for we quiet people to rise up and overthrow this shabby, immoral soviet-style Government?

Think-tank says 'downgrade Christmas'

Think-tank says 'downgrade Christmas'
ITN ITN - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

Christmas should be downgraded unless other religious festivals are marked on an even footing, a Government think-tank has said.

The Institute of Public Policy Research has suggested various ideas to make the UK more multicultural.

It also wants "national culture" barriers to be torn down to help immigrants settle into the UK.

In a report due to be published in coming weeks, the organisation said: "If we are going to continue to mark Christmas - and it would be very hard to expunge it from our national life even if we wanted to - then public organisations should mark other major religious festivals too.

"Even-handedness dictates that we provide public recognition to minority cultures and traditions."

It emerged in 2006 that three out of four employers were not putting up Christmas decorations in the workplace for fear of offending staff of other cultures.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Alcohol abuse

So the medicos have admitted that they made up all that naughty stuff about alcohol

perhaps they will admit that they are lying about tobacco next



naughty doctors

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Super-size me !

So i thought i'd see the effect of eating nothing but burgers and fries for a month...well it had a dramatic effect on my weight...I lost 3 stones!

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Friday, 19 October 2007

Alan Coren died to-day; bummer

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Programmers please

Why OH Why? Do people share HTML code saying feel free to adapt this code etc...and then they don't put in any comments.....consequently by the time you've figured out which bit does what you could have written the code yourself! DOH!

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

more smoking myths debunked

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

During the time period from October 1959 through February 1960, the American Cancer Society enrolled men in a smoker survey, described in the Report as the "Men in 25 States" study. Female volunteers were each asked to pick ten families among their acquaintances, each with at least one person over the age of 45, and study them to find out whether they would die during the survey period and, specifically, whether they would die from lung cancer.

There were 448,000 useable replies, representing 448,000 men between the ages of 35 and 89. We don't know how many replies were rejected as unusable because each volunteer was free to use her own criteria. We also don't know how many smokers were studied as opposed to non-smokers because the results, published in the 1964 Surgeon General's Report, don't furnish that information. We do know that during the approximately 22 months that the survey lasted, there were 11,612 deaths. As the Surgeon General acknowledged, this translates to a death rate for both smokers and non-smokers, considerably below the overall death rate for white males, meaning that the participants in the survey were considerably healthier than the average person. At least, that's what the Surgeon General thought that it meant. I have other ideas.

The observed mortality ratios for different types of smokers, as opposed to non-smokers, were as follows:

Cigarettes only 1.83 Cigarettes and other 1.54 Cigars only 0.97 Pipes only 0.86

Thus, once again, as with Doll's study, it appears that cigar and pipe smokers actually lived longer than non-smokers - something that modern anti smokers would vigorously dispute.

smoking myths debunked 1

There is no correlation between smoking and life expectancy
WHO and the CIA:

Top 15 Male Life Expectancies

LE (years) Smokers prevalence (%)
1. Iceland 76.6 (1994) 31.0 (1994)
2. Japan 76.5 (1994) 59.0 (1994)
3. Costa Rica 75.9 (1994) 35.0 (1988)
4. Israel 75.9 (1994) 45.0 (1990)
5. Sweden 75.5 (1994) 22.0 (1994)
6. Greece 75.2 (1994) 46.0 (1994)
7. Switzerland 74.8 (1994) 36.0 (1992)
8. Netherlands 74.7 (1994) 36.0 (1994)
9. Canada 74.7 (1994) 31.0 (1991)
10. Cuba 74.7 (1994) 49.3 (1990)
11. Australia 74.5 (1994) 29.0 (1993)
12. Spain 74.5 (1994) 48.0 (1993)
13. Malta 74.5 (1994) 40.0 (1992)
14. Italy 74.4 (1994) 38.0 (1994)
15. France 74.3 (1994) 40.0 (1993)
USA 72.6 (1994) 28.1 (1991)

If, as the anti smokers postulate, smoking is a deadly "addiction", trimming years off the life of the smoker, how do they explain such examples as Japan, Israel, Greece, Cuba, Spain, Italy and France? How can it be that people in these countries smoke far more than people in the United States, yet manage to live substantially longer?

So the moral is diet is more important than smoking habits?
By the way non-smokers actually suffer more heart disease than smokers!

Don't join the flat earth society..believe the facts, NOT your doctor!

Tuesday, 9 October 2007


and people still say smoking isn't sexy!
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Free Speech

"Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful... Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race."
-- Charles Bradlaugh

Monday, 8 October 2007

Quote


The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.

St. Augustine

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Shock Horror

The BBC just used criteria as a singular noun!
This is unacceptable

Sunday, 30 September 2007

25 years old!

I can't believe that Ch4 is twenty-five year's old! Surely it only started a few years ago! Perhaps it's old age creeping up on me. I got up this morning convinced that it was Monday. I planned my to-do-list for the day, made a cuppa, and turned on the wireless. "Funny", I thought, "that programme's usually on Sundays, must be a new season of repeats". It wasn't til I consulted the on-line TV schedule that I realised that it was Sunday. DOH!

managed to make a start on my church website...still need a name for it!

Saturday, 29 September 2007

first post

this blog will replace / compliment my 360 blog...and will synchronise with my web page