Monthly Archives: February 2021

The Experts are No Experts

Will they win the War on Smoking? Will we all stop smoking? Will tobacco become a distant memory? I doubt it. Is there anything else they’ve ever managed to stamp out? Cocaine? Cannabis? Opium? Alcohol? Nope. Of course political and … Continue reading

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Cry Wolf

Independent 31 people dead from plague outbreak in DRC, say health officials At last, a real plague. Not this faux-plague of Covid-19. Maybe this time we can look forward to horse-drawn carts telling us to Bring Out Your Dead, and … Continue reading

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Revisiting Barcelona

About 10 years ago I spent a few days in Barcelona. It was just before a draconian new smoking ban was going to be imposed. I spent much of my time wandering from bar to bar in the district of … Continue reading

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Changing Moral Sensibilities

These days statues of formerly illustrious figures are being toppled because they were slave owners or slave traders. Slavery is seen as something terrible, and anyone involved with it is regarded as morally corrupt. And yet slavery has existed throughout … Continue reading

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Getting Ugly

I don’t know about anyone else, but what’s happening in the USA these days seems very ugly. Firstly the election was stolen from Donald Trump, And now his impeachment has started. Whatever next? Is it possible to impeach an ex-president? … Continue reading

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Covid Refuseniks

Infowars: The UK government is considering a plan to despatch council staff to knock on the doors of those who have refused to take a coronavirus vaccine, in an effort to coerce refusniks into taking the shot, according to a … Continue reading

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Smoke-Free AND Alcohol-Free Pubs

Manchester Evening Newa: Hospitality industry bosses have been expressing their disbelief this morning as reports suggest that pubs could reopen in April with no alcohol… But the news has left hospitality bosses and operators in shock, with the CEO of … Continue reading

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Propaganda Wars

I’m so sick of hearing about C****. Are two face masks better than one? Who cares? It’s never going to go away. It’s been around for a year already. My own view is that it’s yet another exaggerated threat, like … Continue reading

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Climo-covid-islamo-capno-phobia

A couple of headlines I read today. First: Biden advisor claims climate is ‘the most significant public health challenge of our time’ Second: Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates It struck me that Climate Change is now merging … Continue reading

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