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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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Potted Summaries Welcome

Does anybody understand ISIL/ISIS/IS and what’s going on in Syria? Because I certainly don’t. Potted summaries will be more than welcome. Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad seems to be the latest Middle Eastern ruler to have a civil war break out, … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism Doesn’t Work

It used to just be tobacco smoke. Now it’s everything. Spectator: The contagious madness of the new PC It’s becoming pretty clear, as the year rolls on, that some of our brightest youngsters have gone round the bend. It’s as if … Continue reading

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The Marginalisation of Smokers

H/T Rose for this study: Smokers don’t vote: 11,626-person study shows marginalization of tobacco users A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research shows a new dimension to the marginalization of smokers: people … Continue reading

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Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey

In a time when democracy doesn’t seem to work any more, and politicians seem to be under the control of the EU or the UN or anybody but the people who elected them, it might be worth considering the end … Continue reading

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