Monthly Archives: October 2017

Jackie, Gerry, and Dickie

One thing I turned up over the last couple of days was that Jackie Kennedy smoked a cigarette as she sat outside the trauma room in Parkland hospital in Dallas. I didn’t know she smoked. I’d never seen a photo … Continue reading

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The Failed JFK Assassination

It’s been barely a month since the Las Vegas massacre took place, and nobody seems to have a clue what happened. The investigation rapidly descended into a farce, as the timeline of what happened when started changing. Last I heard, … Continue reading

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The Fashionable and the Unfashionable

I was trying to think this morning what had happened to get lots of people to get scared not just of smoking, but also scared of tobacco smoke. It was something that happened very slowly, in my experience. I lived … Continue reading

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Big States Versus Small States

In the news yesterday: Just minutes after the Catalan government voted for Independence from Spain, with a former Decision of Independence likely to follow momentarily, over in Madrid wasted no time in responding, and moments ago, with 214 for and … Continue reading

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Representative Government

I’m getting rather impressed with my current Conservative MP. I can’t say the same about any of my previous MPs. The first time I ever wrote to one, he sent me a more or less one line reply saying that … Continue reading

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Secrecy And Lies

Several news items I picked up today. First: A federal judge in Minnesota who has seen a sizable portion of the unreleased documents on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy says those documents, due to be released Thursday, won’t … Continue reading

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No Fun

A comment by Walt set me thinking late last night: In terms of time, the worst are the workplace bans–8 hrs a day. I quit adbiz before they came in but couldn’t have worked there (written, thought, gone thru boring … Continue reading

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