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Make His Life Horrible

H/T Audrey Silk for these words from Australian MP Craig Kelly. “You have to have some price pressure,” he says. “You have to have the strongest possible law enforcement. You’ve got to make lepers of those that smoke… make their … Continue reading

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Inverted Healthist Values

I was toying yesterday with the idea that the antis and the healthists had an inverted value system to mine. My value system is pretty much the one that’s inherent in Idle Theory: You arrange your life to do as … 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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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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Confessions of a Coffee Addict

An article in Australia’s Shepparton News set me thinking. It began: It’s good it’s hard for smokers by BARCLAY WHITE AUGUST 05, 2017 This week life got a little bit harder for one of the most maligned groups in our society — … Continue reading

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Laughing As They Die

This stuck in mind: the story about the kids who laughed and jeered while a disabled man drowned. In a news story that sounds like something from Mad Max, a group of Florida teenagers who filmed themselves laughing and cracking … Continue reading

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Contempt

I was thinking yesterday that antismoking zealots have profound contempt for smokers. It takes a most profound contempt for smokers to expel them all from their clubs and bars and cafes. And then, having expelled them from those places, to … Continue reading

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