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Wednesday 20 January 2010

Things you notice when you're over sixty


Alligators and climate change.

It seems that the IPCC are trying every trick in the book to have us believe we are all doomed. This is just the latest scare story.

Millions of New Yorkers are in danger because Global Warming is going to lead to an increase in the numbers and mobility of the city's sewer alligator population, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced in its latest assessment report.
Better tell my wife this as she was planning another shopping trip to the big apple. Mmm. Then again maybe I won't.

And of course we must think of the cheeldren:

The imminent danger to so many New York children is revealed in the latest IPCC report which looks at the increasing dangers of Global Warming.
And of course our unpaid hero of the IPCC is involved:

According to Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the IPCC, the growing threat to the millions of New Yorkers who live around exit and entry points to New York sewers is another example of the unexpected dangers which increasing Global Warming poses for the planet.

This must be a spoof. Make your own mind up. It's the last line that has me thinking. Then again they could be just barking mad.

Munir Hussain freed from prison

Although I do think that he went just a touch to far, I think this is the right decision:

Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, and two other judges in London, showed ''mercy'' to Hussain, 53, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

They overturned his 30-month jail sentence, replacing it with a two-year term, but ordered that it should be suspended.

I suspect that if I'd been in his position with the adrenaline flowing I might have done something similar.


Got it wrong again have we?

Further to the furore that the government want cigarettes to be sold from under the counter, comes this :ciggie

The British Psychological Society’s blog has this astonishing report:

Researchers have found that death-related health warnings on cigarette packs are likely to encourage some people to smoke.

Well I never.