http://headrambles.com The rambling thoughts of an Irish Grandad Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:24:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 There is no such thing as a safe level http://headrambles.com/2016/02/08/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-safe-level/ http://headrambles.com/2016/02/08/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-safe-level/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:24:44 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8895 We frequently hear that cigarettes contain Formaldehyde. You know Formaldehyde?  It's the stuff they embalm bodies with.  They rarely mention it is used in vaccinations as well but that's a side issue. Then we hear that electronic cigarettes are full … Continue reading

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The local shop http://headrambles.com/2016/02/07/the-local-shop/ http://headrambles.com/2016/02/07/the-local-shop/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:41:44 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8890 There is a shop in the village. Well, of course there is otherwise it wouldn't be a proper village.  In fact there a quite a few shops. This shop though is where I collect the Sunday paper.  I don't bother … Continue reading

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Dumping the free lunch http://headrambles.com/2016/02/06/dumping-free-lunch/ http://headrambles.com/2016/02/06/dumping-free-lunch/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:26:08 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8886 There are two problems we keep hearing about. The first is the shambolic state our health service is in.  Hospitals are overcrowded, under resourced and frankly are in a state of complete meltdown.  The gubmint keeps throwing money into the … Continue reading

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Computer games that don’t make sense http://headrambles.com/2016/02/05/computer-games-that-dont-make-sense/ http://headrambles.com/2016/02/05/computer-games-that-dont-make-sense/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:36:18 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8880 I found a new computer game recently. It's not a car simulator nor a flight simulator.  It's not a submarine simulator nor a city simulator. It's a smoke simulator. Yes indeed, folks, this is SimSmoke that allows you to set … Continue reading

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Weighing up the risks http://headrambles.com/2016/02/04/weighing-up-the-risks/ http://headrambles.com/2016/02/04/weighing-up-the-risks/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:34:54 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8877 England's chief medical officer has given me [fat free, non-carcinogenic, unsweetened] food for thought. The other day she stated [and I quote] – "I would like people to make their choice knowing the issues and do as I do when … Continue reading

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Making a quickie last twenty four hours http://headrambles.com/2016/02/03/making-a-quickie-last-twenty-four-hours/ http://headrambles.com/2016/02/03/making-a-quickie-last-twenty-four-hours/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:37:16 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8875 Imagine the scenario – A bloke goes into a pub for a couple of pints.  He meets an attractive woman and they get chatting.  They get on well and decide to go back to her place for a nightcap.  Nature … Continue reading

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There will be no such thing as smoking http://headrambles.com/2016/02/02/there-will-be-no-such-thing-as-smoking/ http://headrambles.com/2016/02/02/there-will-be-no-such-thing-as-smoking/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:53:50 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8871 In surprise announcement that surprised nobody, the WHO last night urged that the word "smoking" be removed from all languages from the 1st March next. In addition, they want a total ban on the words cigarette, pipe, hookah, tobacco, ashtray, … Continue reading

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Let the great auction begin http://headrambles.com/2016/02/01/let-the-great-auction-begin/ http://headrambles.com/2016/02/01/let-the-great-auction-begin/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:54:08 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8868 They haven't called an election yet, but it is already in full swing. Every day we get bigger and better promises from each of the political parties.  By all accounts, no matter who wins every family in the country is … Continue reading

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In praise of the local http://headrambles.com/2016/01/31/in-praise-of-the-local/ http://headrambles.com/2016/01/31/in-praise-of-the-local/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:16:37 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8865 I came across a piece of "research" a while ago, and then lost it. I searched for it again which was damned difficult as the mainstream meeja seem to have missed it entirely I suspect intentionally.  I eventually found it. … Continue reading

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Paradoxical research http://headrambles.com/2016/01/30/paradoxical-research/ http://headrambles.com/2016/01/30/paradoxical-research/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:11:37 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8862 This really has to be one of the best bits of research to date. Fat and stupid… the shocking fate awaiting children of smokers revealed. Wow!  Is this the Unified Theory where they have managed to combine the horrors of … Continue reading

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