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Hating Music

Following on from yesterday, I had the thought that hatred starts with dislike or disapproval. In fact, hatred is perhaps simply strong disapproval. Is dislike or disapproval a bad thing? Are we supposed to like everything? Isn’t it actually necessary … Continue reading

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Hating The Smoker

Something that has crept into mind recently. Back in January 2007, the Guardian published a piece by Deborah Arnott with the title: Don’t hate the smoker. I keep a link to it in the right margin, because in the piece … Continue reading

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A Lost Opportunity

Last night in the Smoky Drinky Bar Bucko drew attention to an article about World No Tobacco Day. In it there was a remarkable sentence: Every year on May 31 smokers have the opportunity to kick their bad habit, with … Continue reading

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The Metamorphosis of Europe

A few days ago I wrote: I don’t know why the EU is antismoking. I just know that it is. I only found out early in 2010 that the EU had declared war on smokers. And I only found out a few … Continue reading

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I’m Voting Against The Antismoking EU

The next few days are all set to be dominated by EU elections and Brexit once again. We were supposed to have Brexited months ago, but it didn’t happen. Our Prime Minister, Theresa May, prevented it from happening. And while … Continue reading

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Brazenly Drinking Beer and Smoking Cigarettes

Continuing on the theme of yesterday’s post, it occurs to me that if Nigel Farage’s beer and cigarettes are what make many people love him, they could equally be what make many people loathe him. After all, if you don’t … Continue reading

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Who Evicted Beulah Toombs?

I was asking for the name of the 89-year-old who was evicted from her HUD home, and Charles Burns has provided it: Her name was Beulah Toombs, and it happened 5 years ago, and I didn’t pick up the story. … Continue reading

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