Category Archives: Health

Book Review: Patrick Radden Keefe ~ Empire of Pain: The secret history of the Sackler Dynasty (2021)

The concept of legal drug-pushing has been a feature of USA medicine for at least thirty years. Prescription drugs are allegedly tightly controlled but Keefe demonstrates the system was perverted. The corruption was orchestrated by the Sackler Family but other … Continue reading


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Institutional sadism at Repton School 1930s

“Michael [Dahl’s friend] was ordered to take down his trousers and kneel on the headmaster’s sofa with the top half of his body hanging over one end of the sofa. The great man then gave him one terrific crack. After … Continue reading

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21st Century quasi-slave labour in Asia

While poor urban children are still treated as slaves or indentured labor, some of their fathers remain little more than draught animals. The rickshaw has always been a notorious emblem of the degradation of labor in Asia. Invented in Japan … Continue reading

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Britain’s new Health Secretary: Theresa Coffey

She said that she isn’t a ‘role model’ and the NHS breathed a sigh of relief

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Book Review: Mike Davis ~ Planet of Slums (2006)

For a smug Westerner like me this book is a punch in the face. Britain is currently, September 2022, obsessed by massive increases in energy bills. I too whine and demand support from the government to maintain my entitlements. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Protect the NHS

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Why diets fail……

I say: “I’m going on a diet.” And my stomach laughs

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Decisions! Decisions!

Jim: How much to have this tooth pulled? Dentist: £100 Jim: £100 for a few minutes work? Dentist: Well, I can work very slowly if you want.

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Singapore’s Water Supply Problem

“Newbrew is a highly quaffable beer,” a spokesperson for the Brewerkz craft beer brewery told reporters in Singapore, “which is perfectly suited to our tropical climate. It has a smooth, toasted honey-like aftertaste, and is made with the finest ingredients, … Continue reading

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A Conservative economic triumph: a new Food Bank


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