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Good Samaritans

Yesterday I wrote about how the upcoming (assuming it gets enacted) NYC ban on smoking while walking bothered me a lot more than the FDA’s upcoming plan (assuming it gets implemented) to reduce the nicotine content of cigarettes. And I (and … Continue reading

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Peter Koo Must Hang

I can’t stop thinking about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s bill to ban smoking while walking on city streets. To me it looks like a perfect example of a bad law. But what do I mean by a bad law? If … Continue reading

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Blood Phoenix

The very interesting discussion that is taking place on these threads has thrown up all sorts of wonderful suggestions for names for some kind of ‘Smokers’ Army’. And in addition to the numerous suggestions for names it has also been … Continue reading

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The New Dark-Age Mind

I seem to be coming across quite a few interesting people these days. Jordan Peterson was one. Another one who I only encountered yesterday was Victor Davis Hanson in a YouTube podcast: It was only a short conversation – barely … Continue reading

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No Children Permitted In Chinese Churches

One of the things that shocked me about the UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was that even churches were required to put up No Smoking signs, even though smoking in churches was something that simply didn’t happen. So … Continue reading

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Living In A Time Of Madness

I’ve been toying for the past few days with a new twist to Idle Theory. In Idle Theory there are two states – busy and idle – which all living things (humans included) alternate between. And in Idle Theory economic … Continue reading

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What Is Wealth?

I’ve always had something of a soft spot for Tony Benn, the Labour prime minister Britain never had. I think it may be because he smoked a pipe. And he kept on smoking it even when he was touring the … Continue reading

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