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How To Prevent Coronavirus? Start Smoking

Great find by Joe L: …new study … claims that of the 1099 Chinese people who contracted 2019-nCoV which were studied, 85.4% (927 people) were never-smokers, while only 12.6% (137 people) were current smokers and only 1.9% (21 people) were … 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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Trying (and Failing) to Understand Rousseau

My attention was drawn in an email from RdM to a book about socialism by Igor Shafarevich.  In his foreword to the book, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote: The doctrines of socialism seethe with contradictions, its theories are at constant odds with its … Continue reading

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Flat Earth Versus Spherical Earth

In the Smoky Drinky Bar on Saturday night, Gráinne was arguing in favour of a Flat Earth with Brigitte and myself (conversations like these only ever happen in the Smoky Drinky Bar). Never having had to argue against a Flat … Continue reading

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