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No Pressure
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I saw Richard Curtis' mini-movie, No Pressure, today. I think it was supposed to be funny. And maybe, in another time, it might have been.

But it's not particularly funny when you know the "deep Greens" really do think that there are far too many people living on the planet, and that most of them will have to die. We live in an age of deepening overt menace towards anyone who refuses to conform to popular opinion.

In the slightly nervous Guardian preview, 10:10 founder Franny Armstrong brushes aside doubts:

"We 'killed' five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change," she adds.

How many people actually do die from climate change? How do you know? It's exactly the same question as asking how many people die from passive smoking. And the answer in both cases is: none at all, most likely. But, like the fear of passive smoking, the fear of global warming is now part of a tidal wave of hysteria.

And anyway which deaths are more "real"? The anonymous and non-existent 300,000 of the guesstimate, or the five people very realistically blown to pulp in No Pressure? They're both fictions, but only one is portrayed bloodily and graphically.

James Delingpole writes:

Richard Curtis, I salute you! You have just released a video which has entered history as the most emetic, ugly, counterproductive eco-propaganda movie ever made.

As ever, of course, I can't help but notice the parallels with the War on Smokers. They also are are under "no pressure" to quit smoking. And the threat is of real violence. Of fines, imprisonment, assault, eviction, sacking. They also have videos made about them encouraging violence against them. The smoking ban itself was an act of state violence against people who refused to conform to prevailing conventional wisdom. When persuasion didn't work, the apparatus of state coercion was unleashed upon them.

From the Anchoress via Ed Driscoll:

What a repellent bunch of people, with sick, twisted minds.

Watch the videos–some joke, eh?–and then do what I’m going to do; take a long drive, burn some candles, cook dinner over some coals, and turn on all the lights. I’m sick to death of these liars and freaks.

I know they believe they’re smarter than the rest of us, but they (like some in our own government) are too stupid to realize that all they’re doing is destroying their own credibility and creating backlash.

Big, big, backlash.

Indeed. Backlash is coming. They're not going to change people's minds by force. All they're going to do is ensure that everything they stand for will one day be completely and utterly rejected.

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Frank, could I ask a favour?

Rose's Garden is being pushed off the page under a great weight of spam, and there's not a thing I can do about it.

Please could I possibly leave the index links here, as I have nowhere else to put them.



Rose's Garden

Nicotine (Nicotinic Acid)
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1426

Tobacco
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1535

Solanesol
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3765

The Nicotine Content of Common Vegetables
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2935

Green Pharmaceuticals-Tobacco
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1534

The Origins of "Light" Cigarettes
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2973

Health benefits of Carbon Monoxide
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1429

Health benefits of Nitric Oxide
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1876

Coffee and Cigarettes
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1595



The Denormalization Campaign
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2932

Alcohol
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1633

Obesity
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2570

Midnight Garden
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1536

Clippings
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1396

Heirloom Reports
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1483



Air Pollution and The Great London Smog
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1590

Diesel
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2934

Mustard Gas and Coal Tar
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1591

Lead
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2549

Arsenic
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2997

Cyanide
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1729

Polonium 210
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1723

Salt
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2150


Doll Collection
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1585

THE GODBER BLUEPRINT
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3151

Sir Ronald Fisher
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=2787


Medicinal Smoke
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3187

Tobacco and Wound Healing
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3742

Tobacco as Toothpaste
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3723

Parkinson's Disease
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3727

Diabetes
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3708

Ulcerative Colitis
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3706

Glue Ear
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3620


Nitrosamines
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=3805

Formaldehyde
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1428

FSC-RIP Cigarettes - Added Ingredients
http://www.forces.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=363&t=1828&start=0


Rose







Maybe Winston Smith/Robert Prasker could change the permissions on that thread in some way? Is it possible to restrict commenting to just a few people?

But I'll do now what I've been promising to do, which is to put up a link to Rose's Garden in the right margin. I'll also link to your message above.

Just need to find some roses somewhere...

Frank


Than you very much indeed Frank.

Might I suggest my favourite rose?
Zephirine Drouhin

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&expIds=10706,25333,25462,25657,25907,26714,26781,26805,26889,114730,114837,115060,115195,115233,115256,115299,115313&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=rosa+zephirine+drouhin&cp=22&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=R2eoTJXLF8iOjAe6hqW6DA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQsAQwAw&biw=932&bih=690

A beautiful fragrance and it has no thorns.

Rose

There you are! Rosa Zephirine Drouhin at right links to Rose's Garden, and the index below links to your post above.

I set up a website last week, in part to create an art gallery for a friend of mine, but also for me to put stuff of mine. If it was easy to copy a bulletin board like Force's Rose's Garden to a website, I'd think about copying it there. But I'm not sure how to do that.

Frank

I see what's happening on Rose's Garden. Somebody called solomonw has been creating new threads that advertise stuff.

Frank

I have a forum and solomonw is a spambot... ban the IP from the forum, it's quite easy to do

I can't, after the fire I can only post.
I did ask to be a moderator when this started happening, but never got a reply.

Rose

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