One might think that Mortality Statistics are nothing to giggle about, but, earlier today, I had to laugh.
When I opened my email earlier, an advert for life insurance appeared. It said, “Do you know that 1 in 7 people die before the age of 65? Get life insurance!”
I had to laugh.
1 in 7 is 14.28..%.
We have recently been looking at Doll’s Doctors Study. Doll was horrified to discover that FAR more smokers than non-smokers died from lung cancer. So vast was the difference that a full 4% of smoking doctors died from lung cancer over the 50 year period of the study (1000 of the doctors who died, out of a total of 25,000). 96% did not. Erm…. just a moment…. That 4% included non-smokers, but not to worry. Erm… Also the lung cancer deaths included doctors over the age of 65, but not to worry.
We must remember that it was people like Doll who were advising Governments to crack down on smoking, and who were clandestinely setting up the WHO Tobacco Control Worldwide Inquisition – using other people’s money, of course.
So, while Doll et al were agonising over the 4% of doctors who died from lung cancer, 14.28..% were dying for all sorts of reasons before the age of 65. Further, that 14.28..% is calculated as of NOW – it must have been much greater around 1950, when Doll started the Doctors Study. I might amuse myself by accessing the stats for 1950 and checking it out.
One of the amusing things about the Doctors Study has been the sort of Voodoo Science. He almost, but not quite, says that, “Hey! You smokers! If LUNG CANCER does not do you in, then COPD will! And if COPD doesn’t, then HEART DISEASE will”
Now don’t laugh. It gets worse. Many of you will know about Chris Snowden’s blog, ‘Velvet Glove, Iron Fist’:
Snowden has commented upon an article in the Guardian newspaper about something published in the Lancet.
In 2010, 34.5 million people around the world died from these diseases [non-communicable diseases], which were 65% of all deaths that year.
That is expected to rise to 50 million deaths a year by 2030 as the NCD epidemic spreads.
The World Health Organisation has set a target to reduce these deaths by 25% by 2025.
The logic here defies any intelligent analysis.
Apart from accidents, the only way that NON-COMMUNICABLE diseases can be reduced by 25% is by increasing COMMUNICABLE disease by 75%.
I think that there was a time, about 30 years ago, when a few Humanitarian Zealots really believed that they could change the world for the better. It was these people who began the take-over of the WHO. Unfortunately, they did so in secret. What greater incentive could there be for charlatans? What we have been seeing over the past few years is the smuggling into the UK of ‘nice little earners’ for various people skilled in advertising and publicity, such as Gerard Hastings, Arnott, Duggan, et al. They know nothing whatsoever about the science, but they know everything about how to exploit it.
Why is it taking so long for the powers-that-be to suss out what is happening? Erm…….Oh………..They ARE the powers-that-be.
That part of the United Kingdom known as England needs a STATESMAN. I wonder if Mr Farage could be that man? If he is to become that man, then he needs to understand that it is a VERY GOOD THING that the nations of Europe are cooperating to improve the lot of individuals in these nations. We must bear in mind that citizens of Eastern European nations were living under the Communist Inquisition for decades, prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. If he is to become THE Statesman, he needs to be able to say in what way the nations of Europe can cooperate successfully while retaining their individual, national identities and cultures. For example, in my opinion, the Euro should be a second currency for all European nations. At the moment, I know of no ordinary shops, pubs, etc in England which have a facility to accept Euros. It ought to be common practice for shops etc to accept Euros on the basis of a given exchange rate on any given day. For example, the price of a pair of trousers might be £20. A visitor from France might say, “How much is that in Euros?” I ‘click’ on the till should say, “22.53 Euros”. The visitor from France says, “OK. I buy” The shop assistant says, “Super! That’s 22.53 euros – thank you” I went to Serbia in 2011, and that is almost exactly how things worked there. Their currency was ‘crowns’ (or similar), but, wherever you went, Euros were accepted. And Serbia was a member of the EU.
It would be up to Mr Farage, the Statesman, to declare, without equivocation, that the state of a nation’s health is for that nation to decide, and not something to be decided by ARISTOCRATS in Brussels. He would, of course, demand an end to any DESTRUCTIVE activity from the EU. Destructive activities would, of course, include curtailment of the pleasures of citizens. Thus, for example, rather than encourage laws which CURTAIL competition in the tobacco market, they should encourage laws which FREE the market. It is becoming too obvious that the certain people in the EU and Tobacco Companies are becoming too friendly, as evidenced by the Gori business, to say nothing about the snus ban. It would suit tobacco companies very well to have the EU ensure that no other tobacco companies can enter the market, so that the existing tobacco companies have no competitors. Some thinkers have seen the problem of lack of competition as the major set-back in ‘standardised packaging’. Indeed, the whole anti-advertising effort has played into the hands of the major tobacco companies. Anti-advertising = no competition. There seems to be an unholy alliance – for the time being, tobacco companies are pleased to see the eradication of competition. For the time being, the Tobacco Control Industry is happy to see Tobacco Companies reduced in number so that, eventually, it can dictate EVERYTHING that the last, enormous, Tobacco Company can produce.
But what about THE PEOPLE? Inevitably, THE PEOPLE will take matters into their own hands. They will grow tobacco plants and cure the leaves. There will be no ‘additives’ since there will be no ‘commercial imperative’ to make more and more profit.
It is a pity that I am a little old man if 73 years. I would love to be around in, say, 20 years time to see how things pan out. The way things are going, in view of the fact that the world is too complex for politicians to know what to do, is that ‘EXPERTS’ will dominate more and more. These EXPERTS are already the new ARISTOCRACY. I see no reason that the NEW ARISTOCRACY should not go from strength to strength.
Why should it not?