Monthly Archives: April 2017

Astonished

I woke up astonished this morning. All yesterday, my nose had been streaming, and my head felt thick and muzzy. I was developing a cold. Last night I prepared a drink of hot lemon juice and honey and whisky – … Continue reading

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100 Years of War

Audrey Silk in NYC: We must be getting close to an election. When former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn was sliding in the polls in the 2013 race for mayor due to supporter dismay at her softened stances on issues … Continue reading

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Beaten or Robbed: Which Would You Prefer?

Iro Cyzane on Facebook: ”Just over a week after the terror group was flushed out of his hometown, Mr. Saleh was making a visual statement. He wanted people to know that he’s a smoker, a crime that until recently would … Continue reading

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Paradise: A Beer and a Cigarette

Dmitri Kossyrev: a Google translation from Russian into English: Paradise: a beer and a cigarette.   At the same blog, my British friend Frank Davis – his long (with pictures) essay about the philosophical meaning of the struggle against smoking. … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Berlin Wall Event?

Daily Mail: Putin sends troops to Russia’s border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees The Russian President has sent troops and equipment … Continue reading

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Natural and Directed Evolution

Interesting discussion on the Smoking Section between Emily Wieja and her father: Her father was saying that he was not too bothered about smoking bans and the imminent prohibition of the menthol cigarettes he smoked. He saw it as a … Continue reading

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Bleeding Obvious

After learning of Theresa May’s shock announcement yesterday that she wanted a General Election on 8 June, I wondered what had prompted it. I read somewhere that she’d only made up her mind about it over the Easter weekend, while … Continue reading

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