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Broken Dreams

‘Progressives’, it seems to me, are people who think they can see the future, and know the shape of things to come. They regard themselves as far-sighted. And they all seem to be agreed that the future will be some … Continue reading

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Not-Yet-Fully-Formed Brain Areas

H/T Audrey Silk, “[M]ost smokers first try cigarettes as youth, before the areas of their brain responsible for rational decision-making and risk perception have been fully formed. For these reasons, smoking should not be viewed as a rational behavior.” Lots … Continue reading

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Nine Inch Nails

This post started as a response to one of Jax’s always-interesting comments, this time about how, however diligent they may be about standing up for the rights of blacks/gays/muslims/women/etc,  nobody ever notices the discrimination being practised against smokers, nobody stands … Continue reading

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Can’t You See?

I’m still musing over Tom Paine’s description of himself: “The World is my country, all mankind my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” Theresa May said recently something to the effect that “if you’re a citizen of the … Continue reading

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Smirking Causes Lung Cancer

This story is a couple of months old: A Spanish man is suing health officials after discovering a photo of himself having spinal surgery being used as a cigarette health warning. The picture of the 54-year-old from Galicia shows him … Continue reading

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Crazy World

Breitbart: The political and business elite, who attend the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, are beginning to admit their push for globalisation and open borders contributed to the worldwide populist backlash and the rejection of the mass integration project. … Continue reading

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The Raisin At The End Of The Sausage

Occasionally I read or hear or see something online which doesn’t fully sink in until a day or two later. I had this experience yesterday, after listening to a YouTube discussion of Brexit by a panel of assorted pundits. And … Continue reading

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