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War and Peace

For the past few months I’ve been thinking how the Earth’s climate alternates between ice ages and interglacials, between cold and warmth. And, somewhat in parallel with that, I was thinking yesterday about how human societies alternate between war and … Continue reading

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Civilian Freedom and Military Constraint

Grandad wrote yesterday: The smoking laws were inherently wrong from the very start for one simple reason – it dictated to business owners what they should allow on their own property. I’m  not going to disagree. But I just wonder whether … Continue reading

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Why Are They All So Nasty?

They all seem to be such nasty people in Tobacco Control. Everything they do is nasty. Smoking bans are nasty things: exiling people to the outdoors is a very nasty thing to do to anybody. And the No Smoking signs … Continue reading

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Megalithic Structures Of The Ice Age

Yesterday I was arguing that as ice sheets melted at the end of the last ice age, 12,000 years ago, they gradually subsided to reveal the peaks of mountains and hills, which emerged as an archipelago of islands in a … Continue reading

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Hill Forts Of The Ice Age

For the past 5 months or so I’ve been taking a deep interest in ice ages. The last one ended only 12,000 years ago, which is the blink of an eye in geological time scales. And over the past few … Continue reading

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Realists And Idealists

I recently ordered a copy of The Strange Death Of Europe, by Douglas Murray. It arrived yesterday. And I’ve read the Introduction, which starts with the words: Europe is committing suicide. Or at least its leaders have decided to commit … Continue reading

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Is Trump Relaxing The War On Drugs?

This surprised me: 8 June 2018 President Donald Trump told a gaggle of reporters Friday that he will “probably” support efforts by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) to end the federal ban on marijuana in states that have legalized it. “I … Continue reading

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