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A Volunteer in the New Great War

But for the smoking ban, I think I would have carried on slowly developing Idle Theory, as I had already done for 30 years, tinkering away at it like some eccentric English inventor in his garden workshop. But when the … Continue reading

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Funeral in Berlin

I don’t read much fiction. I don’t know why that is. Perhaps it’s that reality is already stranger than fiction, as Leg-iron regularly complains. Nevertheless, today I plucked out Len Deighton’s 1964 Funeral in Berlin from a row of secondhand books … Continue reading

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Great Free Publicity

Guess what? Along with F2C and DP, I’m in the Guardian! With no comments permitted, natch. Linda Bauld of Stirling University called the police last September when a pro-smoking blogger calling himself Frank Davis wrote that: “You should start worrying when … Continue reading

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Accelerating Loss of Faith?

It’s the Tobacco Control playbook. You hype up the dangers of tobacco. And then you hype them some more. You keep on hyping until everyone’s terrified of tobacco. Then you do the same thing with something else. Global warming, Coronavirus. … Continue reading

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The Ever-Turning Wheel Of Fortune

Courtesy of Roobeedoo: During the ‘Great Plague of London’, which was part of the same Eurasian pandemic that began with the ‘Black Death’ 400 years earlier, 100,000 people or 20% of the population of London died. Strangely, authorities are said … Continue reading

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My New Subglacial WordPress Blog

Interesting headline in the Independent: Only 15% of people believe PM fully ‘got Brexit done’, poll finds as Trump ‘livid over Huawei decision’ Do I think Boris got Brexit done? I suppose I don’t really. And that’s because I don’t … Continue reading

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The Guardian Class

I was listening to The Great American Vaping Panic on Spiked!. I was particularly interested in what documentary maker Martin Durkin had to say, and ended up transcribing much of what he had to say about what he sees as … Continue reading

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Natural and Paid Research

I made a breakthrough yesterday. I finally managed to figure out how to get Milankovitch cycles working in my terrestrial heat flow model. I’ve been working on this model for the past 18 months, and I’ve always known that I … Continue reading

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Groupthink

The Sunday Telegraph columnist Christopher Booker has died, aged 81. Among the last of his publications was: Global Warming – A case study in groupthink. The executive summary explains: • A group of people come to share a particular view … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Stress

It was very sunny a couple of days back, and driving past my local pub, I noticed that there was someone sat outside in the sun. Perhaps it was warm enough to sit outside, even if it was mid-February? So … Continue reading

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