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Disintegration

I was thinking last night, not for the first time, that Tobacco Control’s global scale attempt at social engineering is bound to fail because “society” doesn’t exist as a monolithic entity that can be steered in one direction or other … Continue reading

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Writing To Protest

Today I finally got around to writing to my Conservative MP to protest about prison smoking bans: Dear X, I hope you enjoyed your summer recess in some country far from Britain. I am writing to protest on behalf of … Continue reading

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Tornado Winds

Foxy’s Tamarind Bar on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands was part of the inspiration for the Smoky Drinky Bar. It set up a webcam back in June, and you could watch a live feed. It became my … Continue reading

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Smoking Bans as Self-Inflicted Disasters

I was looking at some YouTube videos this morning of the scene in Saint Martin, which the eye of category 5 Hurricane Irma passed over a couple of days ago, trying to assess how much work was going to be … Continue reading

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More Pressing Concerns

There seems to be something of an eerie silence coming from the islands hit by Hurricane Irma over the past day or two. Others have noticed: No one has heard from the tiny island [of Barbuda] it hit in hours. … Continue reading

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Shame About The Weather

I had an odd experience yesterday. I’d gone out in the afternoon for a quiet drink in a local pub, and ended up with a front row seat at a rock concert. It was sunny and so I’d headed for … Continue reading

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