Monthly Archives: March 2012


My tobacco plants remain small, but I’ve got plenty of them. Far too many for my own use. But I may have found new homes for the excess population. I got talking to a few smokers outside a pub, and … Continue reading

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HorecaClaim Europe

H/T Wiel Maessen for this press release pdf from  HorecaClaim Europe: Investigations carried out by various prominent specialists in constitutional law throughout Europe indicate that the smoking ban for HoReCa in Europe can no longer stand. “This is good news,” indicates Frederick Matthaei, … Continue reading

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State of Emergency

I’m glad somebody else can see it. From The Anatomy of Virtuous Corruption (my emphasis): The idea of ‘the atheist’ in the writings we have from the 17th and 18th centuries is far away from what it is now. In all the Reformation disputes … Continue reading

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They’re All The Same

One of the current truths of modern political life in Britain (and it seems to be true almost everywhere else as well) is that the political class are All The Same. Regardless of who you vote for, you end up … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking 2

In one of Rose’s comments today, I learned that King James I, who wrote the Counterblaste against tobacco, was also the author of Daemonologie: Daemonologie (full name “Daemonologie, In Forme of a Dialogie, Diuided into three Bookes. By James Rx”) … Continue reading

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The Cult of Antismoking

I seem to have an aversion to cults. I’ve never signed up to any of them. And I’ve come across quite a few. I think Transcendental Meditation (the thing the Beatles signed up for) was probably the first I noticed. … Continue reading

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The Pospers Erupt

I’ve decided to call them ‘pospers’. It’s a word that is a contraction of two other words, a bit like ‘blog’ is the shortening of ‘web log’, and ‘web’ is the contraction of ‘world wide web’, and ‘log’ is the … Continue reading

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