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Bullying and Browbeating

I seem to remember that when some Scots started calling for Scottish independence, the British government’s response was not to crack down on Scottish nationalists, but instead it was to give Scotland a referendum to let Scots decide what they … Continue reading

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Inaccurate Forecasts

Hurricane Irma must be the most closely tracked hurricane in history. There seem to be dozens of US TV stations following it minute by minute. It’s been called a “nuclear” storm by the governor of Florida. And the point where … Continue reading

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More Pressing Concerns

There seems to be something of an eerie silence coming from the islands hit by Hurricane Irma over the past day or two. Others have noticed: No one has heard from the tiny island [of Barbuda] it hit in hours. … Continue reading

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No Man Is An Island

I suppose that the attraction of living on a remote island must lie in escaping from the bustle of busy towns or cities, and surrounding oneself with a defensive moat, and perhaps also having the ability to make your own … Continue reading

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Redefining the meaning of “Epidemic”

One of the odd characteristics of our times seems to be that, rather like in Alice In Wonderland, words increasingly mean whatever people want them to mean. So now “gay” means “homosexual”, and “liberal” means more or less the opposite … Continue reading

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Political Societies as Coalitions Of Subcultures

Political societies are coalitions of diverse subcultures or movements. And so I’ve been trying to remember all the cultural movements that I’ve seen arise over the past 70 years, and which were overlaid on top of the pre-existing culture, which … Continue reading

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The Controllers and the Controlled

I don’t like Tobacco Control because they’re trying to control people. And I have an instant aversion to anyone who is trying to control me. I hate it. And so I hate Tobacco Control. And I work for its complete … Continue reading

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