Tightly Grasp Your Eyeballs

Or if you like, preese not feed fishes with your private. The Courier-Mail, not quite as dismal a rag as many Australian dailies, has an article about Shanghai’s ongoing crackdown on Chringrish. The article links to a blog, Mad About Shanghai, which has loads of amusing examples, including a rest room instruction to fall down …

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Daycare Makes Children Fat

A study of more than 12, 000 British children between the ages of seven and nine has found that children who spend large amounts of time in daycare because both parents (or a sole parent) work, are significantly more likely to become obese, and to suffer other long term health problems. Naturally there are howls of outrage. An article in …

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The Apocalyptic Cult of Global Warming

I have just finished reading Raphael Aron’s book Cults: Too Good to Be True (out of print now, I think, but his Cults, Terror, and Mind Control is still available). The introduction begins with this quote from Konrad Lorenz, Nobel Prize winner and animal behaviourist: Some human beings seem to be driven by an overwhelming urge …

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