That infamous kiss

Like many people I wasn’t in the John Snow when that infamous kiss took place, I don’t know the landlord or the people who were kissing. So I’ve got no reason to believe either of them over the other. The few things that we do know for certain is that the LandLord acted after a complaint, they claim it was quick peck on the cheek the person who complained says it was more (and some supprto this). Quite frankly I don’t care, we’ve no evidence that the landlord would have acted any different if someone had complained about a straight … Continue reading

Chicken little or salami slicing

Something that I’ve been struggling with for a while is how to respond to the apparent constant salami slicing of our freedoms without sounding like chicken little, and I’m increasingly convinced that it cant be done. The problem is the creeping nature of the beast as so well expounded by Leg Iron “The Creeper is a slow and insidious technique. On trains, it started with one no-smoking carriage. On buses, it started with smokers at the back and upstairs on the double deckers. It was not a new technique even then because, as the Filthy Smoker’s post reminded me, it … Continue reading

Don’t eat that or well anything

Leg Iron has for a long time been talking about how the methods use to attack smokers are applied to drinkers, over weight people and everyone else really, especially high lighting the potential affects of all this reduce salt, reduce fat ban this that and the other plans on the mental well being of anyone actually forced to comply with them. Today the Devils Knife brings news that Japan has moved beyond just encouraging people to be more healthy but are now fining companies if their employee’s don’t match a government defined waist line (seemingly irrespective of any other considerations). … Continue reading