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No Pressure
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)



The Nicotine Content of Common Vegetables

Green Pharmaceuticals-Tobacco

The Origins of "Light" Cigarettes

Health benefits of Carbon Monoxide

Health benefits of Nitric Oxide

Coffee and Cigarettes

The Denormalization Campaign



Midnight Garden


Heirloom Reports

Air Pollution and The Great London Smog


Mustard Gas and Coal Tar




Polonium 210


Doll Collection


Sir Ronald Fisher

Medicinal Smoke

Tobacco and Wound Healing

Tobacco as Toothpaste

Parkinson's Disease


Ulcerative Colitis

Glue Ear



FSC-RIP Cigarettes - Added Ingredients


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...


Than you very much indeed Frank.

Might I suggest my favourite rose?
Zephirine Drouhin,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.


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.


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


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.


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