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The Canaries In The Mine

These days I see all politics through the eyes of a smoker. I was pro-EU until I learned, in January 2010, that the EU had declared war on smokers. More or less overnight, I swung from being pro-EU to anti-EU. … Continue reading

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Natural and Directed Evolution

Interesting discussion on the Smoking Section between Emily Wieja and her father: Her father was saying that he was not too bothered about smoking bans and the imminent prohibition of the menthol cigarettes he smoked. He saw it as a … Continue reading

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Leaving Port

A few days ago I was wondering whether Theresa May was not in fact going to invoke Article 50, and new regulations coming into effect tomorrow would preclude the possibility Britain (or any other member state) ever leaving the EU. … Continue reading

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The 280th Day

I remain unconvinced that Theresa May actually is going to invoke Article 50 next Wednesday, 29 March 2017, and thereby start the process whereby Britain leaves the EU. Her reason for not invoking it right now was recently given as: … Continue reading

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Roadkill Resurrection

I used to think that the 1960s was about the most turbulent event I ever lived through. But I now think that the 2007 UK smoking ban tops that by a country mile. If nothing else, the 1960s really meant … Continue reading

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Impending Upheaval

News item I caught late last night: Moments ago, UK Parliament passed legislation giving prime minister Theresa May approval to start the Brexit process and allowing the government to invoke Article 50, with the House of Commons overturning amendments from … Continue reading

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A Short History of the World

For the past few days I’ve been improving my orbital simulation model. A few years ago I turned it into a 3D model in which you could look at anywhere from anywhere else – like the view of the Earth … Continue reading

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