One more domino has been added to the stack that started with tobacco.
"Researchers" are now claiming that Diesel fumes cause Alzheimer's Disease.
Naturally the way to overcome this little problem is to apply more tax. Isn't it really remarkable how many problems can be solved overnight by applying a tax?
One interesting facet of this little discovery is that the National Academy of Sciences found high levels of magnetite (an iron oxide) in brain tissue. Alzheimer’s patients also have high levels of magnetite in brain tissue. A horse runs on four legs and so does a dog, therefore a horse is a dog? Could this possibly be a spot of correlation rather than causation?
Anyhows, strange discoveries aside, I am no great fan of Diesel, just as I am no great fan of petrol. However, either or both are sort of essential to get anywhere these days, unless we resort back to the good old horse [or dog as the case may be, seeing as they are equal]. I am no great fan of electricity either [having had some revolting encounters in the past] but I would find life hard without it.
This is all great news for the Tree Huggers of course – ban Diesel, ban petrol and let's all drive around in little Noddy electric cars. Now they are talking about petrol and diesel being almost obsolete by 2030. I will switch to electric cars when I can drive 300 miles without a recharge, can recharge my car in five minutes, don't need a battery replacement for at least 100,000 miles and where the whole lot costs less that I would expect to pay for a normal car. I think that's reasonable?
I seem to remember that there was a scare at one stage that aluminium caused Alzheimer's? How come they aren't banning all saucepans and frying pans, or at the very least trying to tax them out of existance? We can revert to cooking everything in clay pots, over an open wood fire ouside our shelters made of branches mud and leaves.
Why can't they just put massive taxes on Tree Huggers and researchers?