Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Next European Crisis

I was listening to US talk radio host Michael Savage yesterday, and he’d already gotten disenchanted with Donald Trump, seeing the kind of people who were now making their pilgrimage to Trump Tower. Reince Priebus. Mitt Romney. I guess that … Continue reading

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The Necessary and the Unnecessary

I rather had the feeling with yesterday’s post that history had come to life a bit. I suddenly understood, or felt that I understood, what had been happening in 1630, nearly 400 years ago. And it was that the newly … Continue reading

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Did Tobacco Duties Help Trigger The English Civil War?

I seem to be becoming immersed in Anglo-American history. The mention by Nisakiman that James I had increased the duty on tobacco by 4000% (in 1604)  started me looking for more information. It turned out that his son, Charles I, … Continue reading

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The Hidden Power of Smokers

Comment by MJM : Trump appealed to smoker-voters because he was NOT HILLARY. Hillary started off with banning smoking in the White House, but when she moved into government itself and pushed the creation and passage of the SCHIP tax … Continue reading

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Blaming The Russians

There’a been a slew of reports blaming everything on the Russians recently. For example: Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA today. Or maybe tomorrow. Or maybe Sunday. I don’t know. We don’t have Thanksgiving in the UK. Perhaps we should. I was reading in ZeroHedge last night about the first Thanksgiving in 1621. After the … Continue reading

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ASH “Absolutely Worried”

Great! ASH is “absolutely worried” about the Trump administration. Yahoo News: For much of the last eight years, Barack Obama has been struggling to keep a promise he made to his wife to quit smoking when he ran for president. As … Continue reading

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