Covid-19

Apocalypse later

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The media hysterics who run our lives in action: I don’t just blame the media who are, for obvious, attention-seeking reasons, loving this. I also blame the University system for giving us a generation of uncritical scientists. And millions of Humanities graduates who are sceptical of all the wrong things. And social media. Everyone seems […]

Covid-19

The Communists have found a better scam

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Frightening headline in the Daily Mail: Frightening, that is, because of how stupid it is. The spike being referred to consists of… 7 deaths. Just 7. Not 70 000. Not even 7000. Just 7. The death toll rose from 33 to 40. On average, about 1700 people die in the UK every day. And we’re […]

Covid-19

Thanks God for the surplus

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Isn’t it great that recent British governments have built up a healthy surplus during the good times in order to deal with the bad times, like we’re in now? That showed foresight. It would have been terrible, if, you know, the government had just splurged money on all sorts of non-essential crap and we’d ended […]

Covid-19

Our brighter future with China

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I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t wait for this to be over so China can come and build our new communications infrastructure. And work on HS2 must continue. It’s important to have empty trains going from one locked-down part of the country to another locked-down part.

Health

Modern life is rubbish

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The untold billions put into useless climate change research has diverted resources away from real sciences like virology and immunology. That money could have been put towards solving real problems. Jeff Bezos recently gave 10 billion dollars to ‘fight’ climate change. All money down the drain. The modern world is insane.

Health

Long-term lung damage?

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One thing that is particularly worrying me amongst all the Covid-19 panic is long-term lung damage: Some patients who recovered from Covid-19 have suffered reduced lung function and now experience problems such as gasping for air when walking quickly, Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority has revealed …   Dr Owen Tsang Tak-yin, medical director of the […]

Arts

Rosemary’s baby

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A devastating account of Mia Farrow’s campaign against Woody Allen by their son Moses. From various sources I had already worked out that Allen was very likely innocent of child abuse charges, but this just puts everything beyond doubt. I think Allen going out with his ex-wife’s adopted daughter was not a good thing, but […]

Government

COVID-19 shutdown?

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Epidemics generally have a bell-shaped curve. There’s a steep exponential climb, then a plateauing, then an exponential tailing-off. So the question is, when will the tailing-off start with the coronavirus? Official figures show that this is already happening in China and South Korea, as I said yesterday. But commentator dearieme (himself a distinguished scientist) wonders […]

Feminism

I assume transwomen are welcome

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Telegraph article in praise of women-only tours: She led me into the darkness of her hut, and lifted her faded black T-shirt, gleefully. Her breasts, marked by motherhood, hung deflated against her chest, but that wasn’t what she had wanted to show me. She grinned and jiggled her hips, showing off the rows of multicoloured […]

Government

A railway line made of money

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Apparently this was in Private Eye: At first I thought this was just a good joke. But then I did some maths: £106bn/531km = app. £200 million per kilometre. (I also checked the length of HS2, and it is 531km.) £200 mill/1000 = £200 000 per metre. Divide by 100 and you get £2000 per […]