Monthly Archives: January 2017

Uncomfortable Hand-holding

Last Thursday Theresa May made a speech in Philadelphia at some sort of Republican conference, and got a standing ovation. That was a bit of a surprise: she doesn’t usually get standing ovations. So I watched the speech: Various things … Continue reading

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Anti-Tobacco Groups Are Worried About Trump

Something I posted in a comment last night: Anti-Tobacco Groups Worried About Trump, Congress Lawmakers considering efforts to weaken FDA’s regulatory power …anti-tobacco advocates … say there is no question that regulatory and other actions taken at the state and federal level … Continue reading

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Trump’s First Week

I suppose that the lesson from Trump’s first week in office is that he’s going to do exactly what he said he’d do. Which is rather refreshing for a politician. Although, given that he’s never held any political office, he’s … Continue reading

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Smoking Prevalence Is Rising Sharply

Via Audrey Silk, a new study: Despite a decline in cigarette smoking over the years, tobacco remains a health risk for many people, with nearly 28 percent of adults regularly using one or more of an assortment of products, according … Continue reading

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We Live In An Era Of Distrust

Picking up on a comment by Walt in which he wrote: As far as TC’s hideous goals, more frightening to me than a few zealots out to rule the world through inflammatory pitches is the fact that the world has … Continue reading

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Can’t You See?

I’m still musing over Tom Paine’s description of himself: “The World is my country, all mankind my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” Theresa May said recently something to the effect that “if you’re a citizen of the … Continue reading

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The Air Around Tom Paine

I occasionally start reading about something, and end up surfing the web for hours, pursuing fascinating leads. So it was that last night I found myself reading about Tom Paine. He’s a little-known figure in England, but in the USA … Continue reading

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