Category Archives: Take Nanny down

Just plain evil

Up to this point, I have been criticizing many anti-tobacco groups for presenting false information about the relative safety and effectiveness of vaping and for supporting public policy that would harm the public’s health. However, I have refrained from attacking … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm. No massacres since 1996?

According to popular legend, Hitler’s master of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, said, “A lie told once is still a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.” The claim that there have been no gun massacres since the … Continue reading

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Telling the truth about the failure of anti-racism laws in Britain

How come this has not gone viral in the non-left blogosphere? This appears to be an explosive demolition of the Blair experiment in policing hatespeech multiculturalism and anti-racism by Trevor Phillips, the man who helped to write the law and … Continue reading

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The return of the Gestapo

Interesting. BERLIN — In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism. Most of the raids concerned … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Terry Barnes Lard-arsed kids need exercise, not plain-packaged breakfast cereals

You have to hand it to the Obesity Policy Coalition.  Funded indirectly by government, through their funding sugar-daddies (geddit?) the Cancer Council of Victoria, Diabetes Victoria and VicHealth –  Victoria being the biggest nanny State of Australia – their one-person, … Continue reading

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Updated: Vaping v Plain Packaging

In December 2012 Australia adopted a draconian anti-smoking policy in plain packaging. The evidence seems to suggest this policy has failed to substantially reduce smoking prevalence in Australia. At about the same time (2012) vaping became very popular in the … Continue reading

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Plain Packaging – even the AIHW stats confirm it has failed

Yesterday was World No-Tobacco Day and it seems that the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare missed an opportunity to release their latest  National Drug Strategy Household Survey data showing the glorious success of their policies to rid Australia of … Continue reading

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Dredd on the nanny state

A few weeks ago I invested in the entire Judge Dredd Complete Case Files (strictly speaking I bought all the ones I didn’t already own) and have been working my way through them. Long haul flights to Europe have contributed … Continue reading

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Sensible vaping policy … in New Zealand

New Zealand will legalise vaping. The Government announced today it will change the law to legalise the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes. Products will be legally sold at some point next year. The change is a big win for the e-cigarette … Continue reading

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Incentives matter

Today is “Harmony Day” and also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. So an excellent day to reflect on how the Australian government’s efforts are proceeding. Here is Chris Kenny making the obvious point: The … Continue reading

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