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Days Of Future Past

For the past week or so I’ve been intermittently reading Scared To Death, by Christopher Booker and Richard North, which was very kindly sent to me by Joe L as a belated 70th birthday present. The book is a compendium … Continue reading

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Start A New Graveyard?

Via Smoking Lamp a few days back: Six years ago, more than a dozen men with AK-47s shot their way into Akinbode Oluwafemi’s home in Lagos, Nigeria. They killed his house guard and his brother-in-law, and briefly held a muzzle … Continue reading

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The Ever-Deepening Divide

I’m going to elaborate slightly on a response of mine to a comment by Lepercolonist: On Joe Rogan’s podcast the guest, Brian Callen, stated that Sam Harris has only ONE smoker (Christopher Hitchens) on his rolodex of 1,000 people. The … Continue reading

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As Above, So Below

I’m currently building models of asteroids. Computer simulation models. The asteroids (or maybe they’re comets) are dirty snowballs made of radioactive dust and ice. The radioactive dust warms the snowballs very slightly, and I’m wondering whether, if the snowballs are … Continue reading

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The Department for Exiting the EU

I’ve not been following Brexit particularly closely. The way I see it, the British people may want to leave the EU, but the British political class do not want to leave. They’ve been absolutely wedded to the EU for the … Continue reading

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Vile Hate Groups

A brief excursion into the increasingly turbulent political world. The wave of sexual harassment and rape claims currently sweeping the USA now has at least one handy guide listing some of the casualties over the past couple of months: I had … Continue reading

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Smokers and Antismokers Cannot Coexist.

I wonder occasionally what the long term consequences of the War on Smoking are likely to be. I suppose that Tobacco Control fully expects that one of the long term consequences will be that nobody will smoke tobacco any more, … Continue reading

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