Tag Archives: civil war

Civilian Freedom and Military Constraint

Grandad wrote yesterday: The smoking laws were inherently wrong from the very start for one simple reason – it dictated to business owners what they should allow on their own property. I’m  not going to disagree. But I just wonder whether … Continue reading

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Freedom-Lovers and Freedom-Haters

A few days ago Junican drew attention to a debate about political correctness, that featured Jordan Peterson, Stephen Fry, and a couple of other people I’d never heard of. And the resolution under debate was: Be it resolved, what you … Continue reading

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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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