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A Pub Garden Conversation

I occasionally get talking to people in pub gardens. And yesterday was one of those days. I got talking to some people who I’ve occasionally talked to before. One of them had even completed my ISIS smokers’ survey years before. … Continue reading

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Broken

There’s no substitute for experience. You have to be there, and watch it happening. In the Department of Engineering of the University of Bristol, I used to watch big engines breaking concrete and wooden beams and columns. It was a … Continue reading

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Plus ça change

There was a debate in the UK parliament on the EU Withdrawal Bill yesterday. During it one of the MPs fell asleep, it seems. It summed it all up nicely. And that’s the only thing that seems to have been … Continue reading

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The Psychologists

A month or two back somebody emailed me some links to Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor or psychology. He’s apparently well thought of in conservative circles, for resisting some daft new politically-correct language rules that his university was trying to … Continue reading

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Political Shock

Still mulling over Las Vegas. What didn’t make sense to me yesterday was why a rich, white, 64-year-old man should want to kill a lot of other rich, white, 64-year-old men. Why should like want to kill like? So I … Continue reading

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Never Get Used To It

Another day, another atrocity. No, I’m not going to “get used to it.” I’m no more going to “get used to it” than I’m going to get used to smoking bans. It’s nearly 10 years since the UK smoking ban … Continue reading

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Roadkill Resurrection

I used to think that the 1960s was about the most turbulent event I ever lived through. But I now think that the 2007 UK smoking ban tops that by a country mile. If nothing else, the 1960s really meant … Continue reading

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