Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Moral Simpletons

A comment from smokervoter yesterday quoted a question that was asked of Republican candidates during the campaign. A couple of words jumped out at me. I’ve highlighted them: Q: Healthcare consumes up to 17% of our GNP. It appears that … Continue reading

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Banquo’s Ghost

With a US Presidential election just days away, I ought to be interested in it. In the past, I’ve almost always been more interested in US elections than UK or EU elections. I guess that was probably because I regarded … Continue reading

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Asymmetric Warfare

A comment from Walt earlier today set me thinking about the differences between myself and other (for want of a better word) ‘pro-smoking’ activists. And I think that the principal difference is that they want, at every possible opportunity, to … Continue reading

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Michael Mann, Nobel Prize Winner?

Weird story via Mark Steyn, who is being sued (along with several others) by Dr Michael Mann of global warming Hockey Stick fame: I was intrigued to see in Dr. Mann’s press release of his suit the following biographical detail: Dr. … Continue reading

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Tobacco Mixtures

I’ve been building up a stock of dried tobacco leaves, mostly from around the base of my plants (which are still growing). When my tobacco shredder arrived a couple of days ago, I shredded all the dry ones I had, … Continue reading

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Perception Management

In respect of smoking bans, it seems to me that there are two worlds: public and private. The public perception of the UK smoking ban is that it’s been a great success, and has been welcomed by everyone, smokers included. … Continue reading

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A Tobacco Shredder

I ordered a tobacco shredder from PureLeaf a few days ago, and it arrived today. I promptly used it to shred the growing stack of small dried leaves from my plants. It went through 10 – 20 leaves in 5 … Continue reading

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