Tag Archives: disaster

White Island Tourist Ban Next?

There seems to have been something for everyone in the IG report that came out yesterday. But AG Barr took a different view: Attorney General William Barr, meanwhile, says that the report “now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of … Continue reading

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White Island

Tragedy on New Zealand’s White Island, which erupted today at 2:11 pm NZDT while about 50 tourists were visiting. About half of them were rescued by boats from offshore. The rest are still missing. Below are webcam pictures taken just … 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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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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