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Build A Model

I’ve been building a climate model for the past year or so. It’s my current big project. Before that my big project was an orbital simulation model. I’m always building simulation models of one thing or other, to try to … Continue reading

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The Dying Mainstream Media

A couple of bits of news. First, in the UK: …record numbers of people are already abandoning the BBC, either giving up television altogether or migrating to more modern streaming services like Netflix and others, which offer a range of … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Poverty

Yesterday Roobeedoo drew attention to a news report: Man ‘whose throat was slit for cigarette’ named as dad who doted on his daughter It’s not at all clear what happened. But it seems that this was an argument between two smokers. … Continue reading

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Old Friend

I got this off Google street view yesterday. It was like seeing an old friend: Back when I lived in Devon 10 years ago, I used to sit for hours by this river, under the trees on the left, with … Continue reading

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The Bullying Bastards in Tobacco Control

I came across this in ZeroHedge yesterday: The following, written in 1940  [by Ludwig von Mises], is excerpted from Interventionism, An Economic Analysis, which was originally part of Nationaloekonomie, the German predecessor to Human Action. Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini constantly … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Sally

These days we live in a world in which we are being told that everything is poisonous. It started with tobacco. We’ve been being told for about 100 years that tobacco companies are “merchants of death”. We’ve been being told … Continue reading

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Omnia Vincit Amor

A thought: Smokers love tobacco. They love pipes and cigars and cigarettes. And they love smoking. And antismokers hate tobacco. They hate pipes and cigars and cigarettes. And they hate smoking. The difference between the two is the difference between love … Continue reading

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