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Internecine Media War

Guardian: Alex Jones, the American conspiracy theorist who runs the InfoWars website, has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech. The suspension will last for 30 days, and affects only Jones’s personal account on the social network, not the main … Continue reading

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When A Tree Falls

When a tree falls in a forest, it leaves a clearing. But pretty soon new small, fast-growing plants spring up all over the clearing. And they gradually multiply, and some of them grow taller, and after a while there’s just … Continue reading

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A New Smokers’ Blog

I’m delighted to report the launch of a new smokers’ blog today: Smoking Bandits International Blog. I’m always pleased to see new smokers’ blogs appear. The more people that speak up the better. I’ll be adding it to my blogroll, … Continue reading

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In Revolt

I’m in revolt. I’m in revolt against top-down government control. Specifically, I’m in revolt against smoking bans – which are almost invariably imposed by governments on their peoples. In fact, I’m in revolt against all sorts of other similar, government-generated … Continue reading

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Perverse

Last night in the Smoky Drinky Bar, Joe L suggested that I back up my blog, and send it to him and Emily. I hadn’t done that before, so I straightaway went and did it, using the Export facility that … Continue reading

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The More Voices The Louder

I’m always glad to welcome a new smoker’s blog, particularly one by someone who has been a regular commenter on my blog for many years: Nisakiman. Such people are not competitors: they are companions or co-conspirators, and the more of … Continue reading

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The Authentic and the Inauthentic

Back when I used to read newspapers, I’d always head straight for the opinion pieces and the letters pages. The rest of the newspaper was relatively uninteresting news. It was a delight to find an opinion piece by Bernard Levin … Continue reading

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