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Failing to repay

As university educations become impossibly expensive for ordinary people, Gary North advises, “Here is a general rule. Any barrier to entry into any field that cannot be legally penetrated by means of a competitive examination is there for only one reason: … Continue reading

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Forensic deficiencies of ISO 17025

Justin McShane explains some of the deficiencies of ISO 17025 in a forensic setting in this video.  Inspectors obsess over uncertainties of measurement but cannot address their qualitative interpretation or several other important scientific issues. Worth a watch, especially for … Continue reading

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Proper work ethic has been slowly eroded

In the public service, in all its wide ramifications, we live in an era of the inept, the square peg, the careless and the bluffer. And, as bluffers in turn appoint bluffers, the system becomes self-perpetuating. The “whistleblower” is ostracised. … Continue reading

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ISO ramps up its embrace, extend, and extinguish strategy

Thinkpurpose warns us of ISO 18404. Still unable to admit that it doesn’t work to manage people as if they were manufactured objects, the ISO has again plagiarised other quality management systems into its latest expensive document.  That will stop … Continue reading

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>90% say accreditation delivers benefits…but…

Authors employed by bodies including the US Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) have written that >90% of public health departments the PHAB accredits report benefits that might have been expected. This sounds a lot like ISO accreditation although the details of the … Continue reading

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Free trade was the bait for creating an international government with managed trade

UKAS sells its accreditation, like the ISO standards, as facilitating free trade and as an alternative to regulation. Gary North’s essay Brexit: Bait and Switch Unplugged summarises the history of globalist plans to control trade by regulation beginning with the Zollverein … Continue reading

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Wilson and Jungner screening criteria – ignored

Wilson & Jungner published Principles and Practice of Screening for Disease in 1968. Their criteria for screening are summarised below: Box 1. Wilson and Jungner classic screening criteria 1. The condition sought should be an important health problem. 2. There should … Continue reading

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Something to not celebrate

Something to not celebrate, but a helpful history of how the management of science has been degraded by accreditation. Why, in the list, do they imply association with the invention of the microchip or Human Genome project?  Was accreditation itself too … Continue reading

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Agnotology

We have previously pointed out how accreditation is sold like a toiletry – gain *confidence* by paying money to UKAS and wasting lots more on unnecessary things that they might chance to inspect. Michael J. Hope Cawdery has drawn attention to the deception of … Continue reading

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At last – “an important paper”

…perhaps the first paper that presents data damning ISO lab accreditation: Continue reading

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