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Because It’s Hard

I was thinking this morning about something John F Kennedy said in his inaugural speech: “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they … Continue reading

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The Decline of Democracy

Something I noticed a couple of days back. AP: State and federal environmental regulators have issued a blanket waiver for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards for the next two weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency announced … 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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Crony Capitalism

Hurricane Irma seems to have blown everything else out of the news. And one thing that it blew away was the move that Donald Trump made late last week. Unable to get the Republican-controlled House and Senate to enact the … Continue reading

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Inverted Healthist Values

I was toying yesterday with the idea that the antis and the healthists had an inverted value system to mine. My value system is pretty much the one that’s inherent in Idle Theory: You arrange your life to do as … 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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The Unknown Smoker

Yesterday I was considering contemporary Britain as an 88% idle society, in which only 12 people were needed to maintain every 100 people at a minimal standard of living, devoid of all luxuries or amusements. With 25% smoking prevalence, of … Continue reading

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