Saturday 23 October 2010

Link Tank 23/10

While we're busy doing nuthin' ...

The Davey Lamp, human nature, and unintended consequences

Lies, damned lies, and medical science

More bad news for pubs? Starbucks set to trial selling beer and wine in the US

The Equalities Act: A charter for snitches in the workplace

Toronto considers banning a KFC sandwich

Don't contact your doctor, contact your publican

Testing numerous theories of government via seasteading

Upcoming international climate talks will be "a total flop"

Ryanair - Is Michael O'Leary doing a Ratner, the slow way?

It was never about health - 88 year old faces eviction from her home

Broth, and the art of Libertarianism

Detroit proposes jail for not attending parents' evenings


Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing this. I come here every weekend for your inspired linkmanship. and you never disappoint! Thanks again


Dick Puddlecote said...

Thanks, Theresa, that's one of the nicest comments ever posted on this blog. Glad you enjoy them.

I'm here in the week too, though, you know? ;)

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Thanks, Dick, for the link.

You blog is a relentless and readable anatomy of the erosion of liberty.

You may agree with me that this (below) sums up the dilemma:

It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

(Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville)

SadButMadLad said...

Banning a KFC - why not ban restaurants too. They produce meals with way more calories. Or do the numpties think that everyone got to a KFC for every single meal.

Detroit - Worthy is not worthy for living.

Seasteading - Can't remember the name but it was tried here off the Essex or Kent coast.

Richard said...

Wot WW said up ^^^ there.

Thanks for the link to me - much appreciated.