Monthly Archives: January 2019

Shunned Smokers

I’ve been thinking about the Michael Moore quote I came across last night: “You can’t build a bridge to a racist or a misogynist. They have to be shunned and treated like we treated smokers 20 years ago.” Where to … Continue reading

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The Smokiest Country in the World

The war on smoking is a cultural war. It’s got nothing to do with health. The war on obesity is also a cultural war. That’s got nothing to do with health either. And the war on carbon dioxide is another … Continue reading

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The Primary Driver of Mounting Social Division

There seems to be mounting chaos in the Western world. In the USA there’s been something not far off civil war ever since Donald Trump got elected as president. And in France there’s been something much more like a real … Continue reading

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Shutdown Surprise

My current understanding of the current US government shutdown is that it’s the result of a stand-off between Donald Trump and the newly-Democrat-controlled US Congress. Trump wants $6 billion for his wall, and the Congress won’t let him have it. … Continue reading

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Is Brussels Getting Desperate?

I watched Theresa May speaking in Parliament yesterday on one of the many online video feeds available, and somehow gained the impression (perhaps false) that she knew what she was doing. She just didn’t look to me like someone who … Continue reading

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No Energy Paradox

Whatever happens today in the UK, it won’t be as awful as 1 July 2007. So I’ll carry on where I left off yesterday. Randall Carlson, speaking in a video about the Energy Paradox, says: …at the end of the … Continue reading

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The Hotplate Earth

BBC: Mrs May will add that trust in politics will suffer “catastrophic harm” if the referendum result is not implemented. I suspect she’s right. But for now I’m just going to wait and see. … Instead I’ll write a bit … Continue reading

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