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The Deadliest Artifact in Human History

Three different stories vying for my attention this morning. The first one from Hawaii: “The cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history,” declares HB 1509. The product, it continues, has “killed one hundred million people in the twentieth century … Continue reading

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Hills

I have no idea what’s happening with Brexit. I have no idea what’s happening with the French Gilets Jaunes protests. And I have no idea what’s happening with the longest ever US government shutdown. I have a sense of living … Continue reading

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Antismoking Monomania

Rhys turned up something interesting: Moral Theater vs The Mentally Ill The limits of the war on smoking Pennsylvania has decided that unless you are willing to quit smoking for the duration of your treatment, you don’t deserve mental health treatment from the state … Continue reading

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Mad Social Engineering Projects

After the French government cancelled the fuel price hikes, why are the Yellow Vests still rioting? They don’t seem to know themselves: The founder of the “yellow vest” revolt said it had become a dangerous “dog without a leash” prey … Continue reading

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The World Turned Upside Down

Today is the 55th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. It was one of those days – like 9/11 – when you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years On

I grew up in post-war Britain. London was full of bomb sites: gaps in terraces of houses, or whole areas of rubble, which were only slowly being rebuilt. I grew up alongside the post-war generation. The war had no direct … Continue reading

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Hate Doesn’t Hurt

Walt‘s pulled up something interesting: Here you go. If you live in Yorkshire and someone hurts your feelings by waving the air or fake coughing when they see you smoke, you can now sic the cops on them. (I wonder … Continue reading

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