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The Madness of Experts

https://zerohedge.com/political/expert-consensus-also-favored-alcohol-prohibition When we look back on American history, Prohibition stands out as one of the craziest social and economic experiments of modern times. The very idea that the government, on its own authority and power, was going to purge from … Continue reading

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Protective Effect of Smoking against Covid-19

1. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30183-5/fulltext Published: 2020-01-24 Location of sample: China (Wuhan) Sample size: 41 Authors: Chaolin Huang (Jin Yin-tan Hospital, Wuhan, China) Yeming Wang (Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care … Continue reading

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Shock TV Health Risk

Health scientists : Adults could minimise their exposure to health risks associated with watching TV if they limit viewing time to two hours a day, new research suggests. Researchers found the lowest overall health risks from diseases including cancers and … Continue reading

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Another Response to Covid Smoker Protection

Carl V Phillips: Can smoking protect you against COVID-19? Many of you will have already seen or heard about a paper by Farsalinos et al., in which they review some case series data from China and observe that for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, … Continue reading

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Two Swallows

Are the UK and USA taking a different approach to coronavirus? Hanne Nabintu Herland: The U.S. and the United Kingdom have so far chosen different approaches than the European Union to the emergence of the virus. On the continent and in Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I Build Cancer Models?

Regular readers will know that for the past 18 months I’ve been constructing simulation models of heat flow in snow and ice on the surface of the Earth. For I had the idea 18 months ago that if a deep … Continue reading

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The Coming War On Tea and Coffee

Brigitte drew attention to something that a spokesman for the Stuttgart Oktoberfest said recently: “Smoking is part of socializing.“ This is of course perfectly true. And smoking bans are attacks on society, on conviviality, on community, on friendship. Smoking bans … Continue reading

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A List of the Smokers’ Enemies

I never ask questions like: what should we smokers do about smoking bans (protest, organise, etc.)? I ask questions like: What are going to be the inevitable consequences of smoking bans? The way I see it, smoking bans expel very … Continue reading

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The Nazi Origins of Tobacco Control

I’ve been thinking this morning that the UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was the culmination of a very long slow process, and not any sort of new and surprising revolution. For the war on smoking has been going … Continue reading

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Trying (and Failing) to Understand Rousseau

My attention was drawn in an email from RdM to a book about socialism by Igor Shafarevich.  In his foreword to the book, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote: The doctrines of socialism seethe with contradictions, its theories are at constant odds with its … Continue reading

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