Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Hollow Men

In the comments under last night’s post – Terminal Disenchantment -, Junican wrote: I suspect that the traditional voters for parties are dying (literally) like flies and that young people do not have the political party allegiances of old. If … Continue reading

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Terminal Disenchantment

H/T Jredheadgirl for this news from Florida: No smoking outside?: Senate panel passes outdoor smoking ban bill  TALLAHASSEE — Cities and counties could bar smokers from beaches, parks and other publicly owned outdoor areas under a proposal that passed an early … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control Is Our Enemy

Another link provided by Rose caught my eye today: Almost a third (32%) of smokers surveyed in the East of England admit their children or family hates them smoking and a quarter (25%) enjoy smoking less nowadays because it makes … Continue reading

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Active Norm Management

A couple of comments in recent days have lodged in mind. The first,  from Rose, has the following quote: “Demonizing smokers has been made politically acceptable,” stated Laurie Fenton Ambrose , President and CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance. I think … Continue reading

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Slow-moving Asteroid DA-14

I’ve been puzzling over Asteroid DA-14’s close approach a week back, wondering whether any of the big fireballs (Chelyabinsk, San Francisco, Cuba, Japan) might have been part of a cloud of rocks accompanying DA-14. NASA says that that the Chelyabinsk … Continue reading

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Wartime Housewife

I had an electric oven installed a couple of weeks back. And since then I’ve been re-learning the delights of using one. I’ve been hunting around online for recipes. And I came across Wartime Housewife, and her wartime Commando Casserole. COMMANDO … Continue reading

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Going Down Fighting

I turned 65 today. And I became a pensioner too. Next month I start collecting a full state pension. Which will be helpful. For most of my life I’ve had an easy life. I was never homeless. I was never … Continue reading

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