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A Chilling Tweet

I had a phone call this morning, A recorded pseudo-voice told me: “Your internet access will be terminated today. To fix the problem, please press 1.” And I hung up. So if I don’t manage to publish this post, you’ll … Continue reading

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Internecine Media War

Guardian: Alex Jones, the American conspiracy theorist who runs the InfoWars website, has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech. The suspension will last for 30 days, and affects only Jones’s personal account on the social network, not the main … Continue reading

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The Complete and Utter Corruption of Law

From Clicky in the comments yesterday, this piece in Reason: A policy that is scheduled to take effect next Monday prohibits smoking in and near public housing throughout the country, affecting 1.2 million households in units managed by about 3,300 … Continue reading

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Deranged Laws Preceding Civil War

Back in March I devoted a few posts to deranged NYC councillor Peter Koo’s proposal to ban smoking while walking on NYC streets. I’ve heard little more about it since, and I’m told that most other NYC councillors aren’t interested. … Continue reading

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Mashers and Slicers

I’m fighting in a war these days. It’s the war that’s being fought between smokers and antismokers. And I’m on the side of the smokers. And we’re currently losing pretty badly. But I think we’ll win in the end. I … Continue reading

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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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