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The 280th Day

I remain unconvinced that Theresa May actually is going to invoke Article 50 next Wednesday, 29 March 2017, and thereby start the process whereby Britain leaves the EU. Her reason for not invoking it right now was recently given as: … Continue reading

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On The Brink

A couple of slightly jolting videos, both off Infowars.com. The first one featured Alex Jones interviewing Michael Savage: one shock jock interviewing another shock jock, although Michael Savage has been in the business much longer than Alex Jones. They’re both … Continue reading

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Old and New Realities

I don’t know what news to believe any more. It didn’t used to be this way. It used to be that you turned on the radio or TV and you got news out of it like you got water out … Continue reading

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The Boston Tavern

Yesterday I was tiptoeing towards the idea that Tobacco Control, instead of being something benign and good and life-enhancing, was something malign and evil and life-destroying. In fact I’ve already more or less completely adopted this view. For a long … Continue reading

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Crazy World

Breitbart: The political and business elite, who attend the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, are beginning to admit their push for globalisation and open borders contributed to the worldwide populist backlash and the rejection of the mass integration project. … Continue reading

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Did Tobacco Duties Help Trigger The English Civil War?

I seem to be becoming immersed in Anglo-American history. The mention by Nisakiman that James I had increased the duty on tobacco by 4000% (in 1604)  started me looking for more information. It turned out that his son, Charles I, … Continue reading

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Another “Logical Evolution”

Via a comment by Roobeedoo: Nonsmokers will have a bylaw to back them up when they ask smokers to butt out in parks and outside civic facilities starting next spring. They won’t, however, be able to summon a bylaw officer. … Continue reading

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