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Aliens Cause Global Warming

Četrtek, Januar 15th, 2009

Nisem fan Michaela Crichtona, ampak ta govor o konsenzu v znanosti me je navdušil.

Izjemno dobro predstavi problematiko politizacije znanosti in vso licemerje kvaziznanstveno-političnega establishmenta ter propagande, ki se požvižga na znanstvene principe. Podpišem vsako besedo!

Tomaž Čakš, Helena Koprivnikar, Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, Mihaela Lovše, preberite in se poglejte v ogledalo!

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Analiza vzrokov za rezultat irskega referenduma

Četrtek, Junij 19th, 2008

Janša je danes na vrhu EU izjavil, “da pričakuje, da se bo proces ratifikacije Lizbonske pogodbe nadaljeval tudi po irski zavrnitvi dokumenta” in “da od Irske pričakuje prve analize vzrokov za referendumski “ne”.”

In še komentar k članku, ki ne bi mogel bolje povzeti pričakovanj EU:

gregor666 [ 18:34 ] mnozicni posiljevalec bo analiziral vzroke, zakaj mu je edina, ki jo je vprasal, rekla ne.
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Irska – 12 točk!

Petek, Junij 13th, 2008


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DZ ratificiral Lizbonsko pogodbo in zavrnil predlog spremembe protikadilskega zakona

Sreda, Januar 30th, 2008

Pa smo fasal. Brutalno, analno in brez lubrikanta.

Brez lubrikanta

Na vseh področjih.

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Thanks a LOT!

Nedelja, Januar 20th, 2008

MSN, 20. januar 2007.

Cast (in order of appearance): Kat – Kat Mr Mojo – Mr Mojo

The events depicted in this post are fictitious. Any similarity to any person, living or dead, is merely coincidental.

      Kat says (17:09): ej ampak zdj v teh par tednih mi niti enkrat ni ratal da bi našla kak dobr plac z dušo niti za kavo, kosilo, žur… Kat says (17:09): ful ne vem kaj se dogaja z ljubljano Kat says (17:09): čist mi je zabederal tole učeri Mr Mojo says (17:09): ti jaz povem? Kat says (17:09): no dj Mr Mojo says (17:09): eu Mr Mojo says (17:09): protikadilski zakon Mr Mojo says (17:09): new world order Mr Mojo says (17:09): cela štala Mr Mojo says (17:09): ne samo ljubljana, povsod bo kmal tkole Mr Mojo says (17:10): povsod ista štala Kat says (17:10): vem, ja Mr Mojo says (17:10): ne bomo več imel kam spizdit Kat says (17:10): ful si ne predstavljam kako bo u lizboni zdj k pridem Kat says (17:10): baje so že ful kul placov zaprl Mr Mojo says (17:10): zakaj zaprli? Kat says (17:10): tko v enem tednu Kat says (17:10): razne higienske fore Mr Mojo says (17:10): ?? Kat says (17:10): pa oni so tut ta zakon dubl Mr Mojo says (17:11): aja? Kat says (17:11): protikadilski Mr Mojo says (17:11): kdaj pa? Kat says (17:11): za novo leto Mr Mojo says (17:11): shit Kat says (17:11): in še ene druge Kat says (17:11): in kr zapirajo place k so tam že stoletja Mr Mojo says (17:11): vse gre v kurac Kat says (17:11): literally Mr Mojo says (17:11): jap Kat says (17:11): ja ful

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Kreteni, budale, moroni in norci

Sreda, Januar 9th, 2008

Sprašujejo me, kako se mi da. Odkod jemljem energijo. Sej vem, da je verjetno zaman. Vem tudi zakaj. Najbrž verjamem, da vseeno niso tako zelo močni. I should know better. Že pred 20 leti mi je Umberto lepo povedal.

“I work for a publishing company. We deal with both lunatics and nonlunatics. After a while an editor can pick out the lunatics right away. If somebody brings up the Templars, he’s almost always a lunatic.” “Don’t I know! Their name is legion. But not ALL lunatics talk about the Templars. How do you identify the others?” “I’ll explain. By the way, what’s your name?” “Casaubon.” “Casaubon. Wasn’t he a character in MIDDLEMARCH?” “I don’t know. There was also a Renaissance philologist by that name, but we’re not related.” “The next round’s on me. Two more, Pilade. All right, then. There are four kinds of people in this world: cretins, fools, morons, and lunatics.” “And that covers everybody?” “Oh, yes, including us. Or at least me. If you take a good look, everybody fits into one of these categories. Each one of us is sometimes a cretin, a fool, a moron, or a lunatic. A normal person is just a reasonable mix of these components, these four ideal types.” “Idealtypen.” “Very good. You know German?” “Enough for bibliographies.” “When I was in school, if you knew German, you never graduated. You just spent your life knowing German. Nowadays I think that happens with Chinese.” “My German’s poor, so I’ll graduate. But let’s get back to your typology. What about geniuses? Einstein, for example?” “A genius uses one component in a dazzling way, fueling it with the others.” … “Look, don’t take me to literally. I’m not trying to put the universe in order. I’m just saying what a lunatic is from the point of view of a publishing house. Mine is an ad-hoc definition.” … Now then: cretins. Cretins don’t even talk; they sort of slobber and stumble. You know the guy who presses the ice cream cone against his forehead, or enters a revolving door the wrong way.” “That’s not possible.” “It is for a cretin. Cretins are of no interest to us; they never come to publishers’ offices. So let’s forget about them.” “Let’s.” “Being a fool is more complicated. It’s a form of social behavior. A fool is one who always talks outside his glass.” “What do you mean?” “Like this.” He pointed at the counter near his glass. “He wants to talk about what’s in the glass, but somehow or other he misses. He’s the guy who puts his foot in his mouth. For example, he says how’s your lovely wife to someone whose wife has just left him.” “Yes, I know a few of those.” “Fools are in great demand, especially on social occasions. They embarrass everyone but provide material for conversation. In their positive form, they become diplomats. Talking outside the glass when someone else blunders helps to change the subject. But fools don’t interest us, either. They are never creative, their talent is all second-hand, so they don’t submit manuscripts to publishers. Fools don’t claim that cats bark, but they talk about cats when everyone else is talking about dogs. They offend all the rules of conversation, and when they really offend, they’re magnificent. It’s a dying breed, the embodiment of all the bourgeois virtues. What they really need is a Verdurin salon or even a chez Guermantes. Do you students still read such things?” “I do.” “Well, a fool is a Joachim Murat reviewing his officers. He sees one from Martinique covered with medals. ‘Vous êtes nègres?’ Murat asks. ‘Oui, mon général!’ the man answers. And Murat says: ‘Bravo, bravo, continuez!’ And so on. You follow me? Forgive me, but tonight I’m celebrating a historic decision in my life. I’ve stopped drinking. Another round? Don’t answer, you’ll make me feel guilty. Pilade!” “What about morons?” “Ah. Morons never do the wrong thing. They get their reasoning wrong. Like the fellow who says all dogs are pets and all dogs bark, and cats are pets, too, and therefore cats bark. Or that all Athenians are mortal, and all citizens of Piraeus are mortal, so all the citizens of Piraeus are Athenians.” “Which they are.” “Yes, but only accidentally. Morons will occasionally say something that’s right, but they say it for the wrong reason.” “You mean it’s okay to say something that’s wrong as long as the reason is right.” “Of course. Why else go to the trouble of being a rational animal?” “All great apes evolved from lower life forms, man evolved from lower life forms, therefore man is a great ape.” “Not bad. In such statements you suspect that something’s wrong, but it takes work to show what and why. Morons are tricky. You can spot the fool right away (not to mention the cretin), but the moron reasons almost the way you do; the gap is infinitesimal. A moron is a master of paralogism. For an editor, it’s bad news. It can take him an eternity to identify a moron. Plenty of morons’ books are published, because they’re convincing at first glance. An editor is not required to weed out the morons. If the Academy of Sciences doesn’t do it, why should he?” “Philosophers don’t either. Saint Anslem’s ontological arguments is moronic, for example. God must exist because I can conceive Him as a being perfect in all ways, including existence. The saint confuses existence in thought with existence in reality.” “True, but Gaunilon’s refutation is moronic, too. I can think of an island in the sea even if the island doesn’t exist. He confuses thinking of the possible with thinking of necessary.” “A duel between morons.” “Exactly. And God loves every minute of it. He chose to be unthinkable only to prove that Anslem and Gaunilon were morons. What a sublime purpose for creation, or for that act by which God willed himself to be: to unmask cosmic moronism.” “We’re surrounded by morons.” “Everyone’s a moron—save me and thee. Or—I wouldn’t want to offend—save thee. “Somehow I feel that Gödel’s theorem has something to do with all this.” “I wouldn’t know, I’m a cretin. Pilade!” “My round.” “We’ll split it. Epimenides the Cretan says all Cretans are liars. It must be true, because he’s a Cretan himself and knows his countrymen well.” “That’s moronic thinking.” “Saint Paul. Epistle to Titus. On the other hand, those who call Epimenides a liar have to think all Cretans aren’t, but Cretans don’t trust Cretans, therefore no Cretan calls Epimenides a liar.” “Isn’t that moronic thinking?” “You decide. I told you, they are hard to identify. Morons can even win the Nobel Prize.” “Hold on. Of those who don’t believe God created the world in seven days, some are not fundamentalists, but of those who do believe God created the world in seven days, some are. Therefore, of those who don’t believe God created the world in seven days, some are fundamentalists. How’s that?” “My god—to use the mot juste—I wouldn’t know. A moronism or not?” “It is, definitely, even if it were true. Violates one of the laws of syllogism; universal conclusions cannot be drawn from two particulars.” “And what if you were a moron?” “I’d be in excellent, venerable company.” “You’re right. And perhaps, in a logical system different from ours, our moronism is wisdom. The whole history of logic consists of attempts to define an acceptable notion of moronism. A task too immense. Every great thinker is someone else’s moron.” “Thought as the coherent expression of moronism.” “But what is moronism to one is incoherence to another.” “Profound. It’s two o’clock, Pilade’s about to close , and we still haven’t got to the lunatics.” “I’m getting there. A lunatic is easily recognized. He is a moron who doesn’t know the ropes. The moron proves his thesis; he has a logic, however twisted it may be. The lunatic, on the other hand, doesn’t concern himself at all with logic; he works by short circuits. For him, everything proves everything else. The lunatic is all idée fixe, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flash of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later, he brings up the Templars.” “Invariably?” “There are lunatics who don’t bring up the Templars, but those who do are the most insidious. At first they seem normal, then all of a sudden . . .”
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Koliko kajenje dejansko stane državo (in državljane)?

Sreda, December 5th, 2007

Velikokrat sem že zasledil argumente, da kadilci stanejo državo in zdravstveno blagajno več, kot prispevajo. Je to res?

Trošarina za cigarete v Sloveniji znaša približno 64 EUR/1000 kosov cigaret (nekaj od tega je proporcionalne trošarine, torej je višina odvisna od cene cigaret; podatek velja za najbolj prodajan cenovni razred cigaret).

Po podatkih ministra Kebra, je v Sloveniji 400.000 kadilcev. Recimo, da je takih, ki pokadijo v povprečju eno škatlico na dan (osebno prispevam približno dve) 300.000, kar pomeni, da dnevno skupaj kupijo 300.000 škatlic ali 6.000.000 cigaret.* Torej za trošarine prispevajo 384.000 EUR/dan, oziroma 140.160.000 EUR/leto. Na spletni strani Oknološkega inštituta v Ljubljani lahko vidimo, da je v letu 2006 imel 13.117.526.938 SIT vseh odhodkov (oziroma 54.656.362 EUR). Že sedaj bi torej lahko od trošarin za cigarete vzdrževali 2,5 Onkološkega inštituta.

V javnosti se govori o predlogu za uvedbo tobačnega evra. S tem bi se dnevni izkupiček od trošarin povečal na 684.000 EUR/dan, oziroma na 249.660.000 EUR/letno. To je pa že vsota, ki zadostuje za 5 Onkoloških inštitutov.

Seveda je to samo del zneska, ki na račun kadilcev polni državno blagajno. Tu je treba prišteti DDV (ki znaša 150.000 EUR/dan ali 54.750.000/leto). S tem se izkupiček od prodaje cigaret (pri sedanji trošarini) poveča na 534.000 EUR/dan oziroma na 194.910.000 EUR/leto. K temu dodajmo tistih prejšnjih 300.000 EUR/dan ob uvedbi dodatnega tobačnega evra, pa smo že pri vsoti 834.000 EUR/dan oziroma okroglih 300 milijonov EUR letno.

Na to vsoto seveda moramo dodati še celo vrsto dajatev, ki izhajajo iz prodaje cigaret, od davkov na dobiček pri proizvajalcih in trgovcih do dohodnin tistih, ki so neposredno zaposleni v proizvodnji in/ali trgovini s cigaretami. Ampak pustimo malenkosti. Nikar pa ne pozabimo, da kadilci poleg vsega naštetega enakovredno prispevajo svoj delež v zdravstveno blagajno.

    *po podatkih Mediane je v Sloveniji 470.000 kadilcev, ki v povprečju pokadijo po 15 cigaret na dan, kar znese cca 7 mio cigaret/dan

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V EU zaradi pitja vode vsako leto predčasno umre na desettisoče oseb

Sobota, Oktober 27th, 2007

Ameriška Agencija za zaščito okolja (Environmental Protection Agency) je leta 1992 objavila poročilo, v katerem je uvrstila tobačni dim med kancerogene snovi razreda A (snovi, kancerogene za človeka). Poročilo so večkrat kritizirali znanstveniki in neodvisni strokovnjaki (eno obsežnejših analiz poročila lahko najdete tukaj. Malce daljše, vendar nadvse poučno branje.

Pri EPA so izvedli meta-analizo študij, v katerih so ocenjevali relativno tveganje izpostavljenosti tobačnem dimu v okolju. Od 30 študij, ki so jih omenili v študiji, v katerih so ocenjevali tveganje pri izpostavljenosti na domu, so samo v 6 študijah pokazali statistično signifikantno asociacijo med tobačnim dimom in rakom pri osebah, ki so bile poročene s kadilci. Študije, ki so jih dejansko uporabili pri poročilu, so omejili na 11 študij, opravljenih v ZDA. Pri 95-odstotnem intervalu zaupanja, ki je po smernicah EPA (Guidelines for Carcenogenic Risk Assessment) standard za tovrstne raziskave, v nobeni od teh študij niso opazili statistično signifikantnega tveganja. Ko so interval zaupanja znižali na 90 %, je samo ena študija pokazala statistično signifikantno tveganje. (več …)

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Kdo financira globalne protikadilske kampanje in zakaj

Četrtek, Oktober 25th, 2007

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) je vir dobesedno stotin milijonov dolarjev za protikadilske kampanje, v njihovem odboru (board of trustees) so pa bivši in sedanji direktorji družbe Johnson & Johnson, ustanovitelj RWJF pa je prav ustanovitelj Johnson & Johnson.

Družba Johnson & Johnson je od leta 2001 lastnik družbe ALZA, ki je edini proizvajalec Nicoderma (ki se trži tudi pod imeni Prostep, Habitrol, NiQuitin, Nicotrol, Nicorette in Commit, tržijo pa jih družbe GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Aventis in Pfizer. (več …)

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Kajenje v Evropskem parlamentu

Torek, Oktober 23rd, 2007

1. januarja 2007 so prepovedali kajenje v vseh prostorih Evropskega parlamenta v Bruslju in Luksemburgu. Takrat so slovenski mediji o tem poročali na veliko, seveda, ker je ravno takrat Bručan napovedal novi protikadilski zakon in vsak argument v prid predlogu je bil več kot dobrodošel. Takoj po sprejetju te uredbe pa so se parlamentarci in drugi zaposleni uprli in so preprosto začeli kaditi povsod. Rezultat? 43 dni pozneje so uredbo preklicali in nazaj vzpostavili kadilske prostore. Zanimivo, o tem preobratu slovenski mediji niso poročali. Le zakaj?


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Protikadilski blues

Ponedeljek, Oktober 22nd, 2007

Med potekom civilne kvazinepokorščine, ki jo je organiziralo Združenje ponudnikov gostinskih storitev, so najbolj militantni protikadilci, člani Zveze za tobačno kontrolo, izvajali napovedano kontraakcijo – hodili so po lokalih po Sloveniji in fotografirali prekršitelje in lastnike, ki dopuščajo kajenje v svojih lokalih.

Prvič, odkar sem slišal za pomanjkanje genitalij, s katerim so se lotili nepokorščine, sem se od srca nasmejal. Namreč, predsednica Zveze za tobačno kontrolo. viš. med. sestra Mihaela Lovše se sedaj počuti prevarano. Oziroma, če citiram:

Lovšetova označuje akcijo prižiganja palčk zgolj za norčevanje, saj niso bili obveščeni, da v akciji gostincev ne bo šlo za organizirano dopuščanje kajenja v lokalih. “Naši člani so imeli zaradi obiskovanja lokalov veliko stroškov,” je še poudarila predsednica zveze za tobačno kontrolo.


sestra Mihaela na levi: v. m. sestra Mihaela L. na levi

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