AGW and helicopters

Quick lunchtime update: a new piece I wrote last night has just gone up on LC (it's taken the editors the morning to remove my sarcastic footnotes, apparently...). It's on an obvious point that tends to be missed from the debate on anthropogenic global warming: the people who'd benefit from the enormous, co-ordinated scam required … Continue reading AGW and helicopters

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I've long approved of a semi-referendum for the reintroduction of the death penalty, under which only people who vote in favour actually face it as a punishment option (this would work well, as "being a crazy violent idiot" is correlated both with "supporting the death penalty" and "committing murder"). On the basis of this, do-as-you-would-be-done-by, … Continue reading Visa card [*]

Airline security is the last refuge of the scoundrel

I love aviation. Genuinely, I really enjoy flying in a plane... well, the first eight hours, after that I get a bit bored. If Boeing and Rolls-Royce hadn't made the 747-400, then I'd be happier (BA's flagship flight in 1984 was London-Bombay-Madras-Singapore-Perth-Sydney. That strikes me as far more fun than London-Singapore-Sydney, especially if you stop … Continue reading Airline security is the last refuge of the scoundrel

Collation of thoughts

I've got a new post up on LC. I don't post enough on LC; I should post more on LC. See also: posts here. I've had some positive comments on the LC post from people I respect, both over there and on Twitter. Given that unlike my usual LC work, this wasn't a 'using hard … Continue reading Collation of thoughts

15% of people inexplicably weird

Rather depressingly: Fifty-six per cent of the public agree that “the greatest victims of discrimination in Britain these days are often ordinary white men” Now, this is obviously false, and anyone who believes it is either deluded, moronic or both. If you're a selfish white male, however, it's at least rational to express the belief … Continue reading 15% of people inexplicably weird