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It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Department of Health is afflicted by endemic incompetence and corruption. Here are just some of the articles (just on the BBC) from just the last few days.   @July 16th Failings probed at 'worst' hospitals: NHS failings 'being suppressed': Neuberger: 'Panel were hugely shocked at some stories': Liverpool Care Pathway 'should be phased out': Family anger over man's Liverpool Care Pathway death: Newbury widow's anger over husband's hospital death:   @June 21st The rotten side of the NHS: NHS cover-up revealed: MPs to quiz CQC...
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Mein Kampf (version 2) A new play by the Incompetent Twins, Dave and Nick C [with technical assistance by Phil A of UKV] The Cast Hitler: Anna Soubry Goebbels: Jeremy 'Adolf' Mean Himmler: Tony Blair Eva Braun: Linda McAvan An excellent new play set in the MHRA's secret bunker below war-torn London in 2013, where the failing government is losing its grip on a subservient population who no longer believe the complete rubbish they are spoon-fed. From London to Berlin, the mindless sheep are rising up against the iron grip of the military-pharma complex. Behind the Iron Curtain...
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We now look forward into the future: the year is 2023. It's time to see how things worked out for famous names who screwed up bigtime. Rev John Bradford (1510-1555): "There but for the grace of God, go I". Later he was burnt at the stake. Maj Gen John Sedgwick (1813-1864) was unimpressed by Confederate sniper fire. "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance!", he joked. Battle of Spotsylvania, 1864. 1876: Western Union, offered the patent for Alexander Graham Bell's new invention at a knockdown price, reply: "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a...
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John P asked here, how ECF and other internet forums would fare if e-cigarette bans became more prevalent. In response, this post is is about the new citizens' movement and how it will sweep away the old machine: the old technology, the old industries, the old smoking and disease based section of the economy, and the government backing for the old-established industries. In a way it is like the Luddites reversed: citizens with new technology sweeping away the old machinery. The old technology and the part of the old economy based on it are about to be consigned to history....
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Not really. In fact the MHRA are doing nothing. They have issued a press release that indicates their support for the EU ban process, and I suspect that this is the main reason for the announcement. What they have said they will do is regulate e-cigarettes at a later date, which might be any time from 2014 to 2016, and it depends on the EU decision to some extent. This part is not clear at present. The exact wording in the PR is: "The UK Government will press for EU law to create a Europe-wide legal position on NCPs as medicines...
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This post is a response to an article in NHS Choices / News that discusses the MHRA's imminent decision on e-cigarette regulation. This response is too comprehensive to post to the original article comments, here: Decision over e-cigarettes and 'vaping' imminent   _________________________________________________________________ Thank you for presenting a balanced article on e-cigarettes. I agree with you that the cigarette equivalency of an ecig carto is usually overstated by vendors - most expert users put the figure at around 6 cigarettes; it is well-demonstrated that a 20-a-day smoker requires 3 to 4 cartos per day for normal equivalent consumption. The community...
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