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Bullying and Browbeating

I seem to remember that when some Scots started calling for Scottish independence, the British government’s response was not to crack down on Scottish nationalists, but instead it was to give Scotland a referendum to let Scots decide what they … Continue reading

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Because It’s Hard

I was thinking this morning about something John F Kennedy said in his inaugural speech: “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they … Continue reading

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Inverted Healthist Values

I was toying yesterday with the idea that the antis and the healthists had an inverted value system to mine. My value system is pretty much the one that’s inherent in Idle Theory: You arrange your life to do as … Continue reading

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Ethical Chaos

Yesterday brought the death of the blogger Anna Raccoon. It was not unexpected. She’d been suffering from cancer for some time. I mentioned her here a few days ago after Dick Puddlecote had reported she was being forbidden even from vaping in … Continue reading

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Laughing As They Die

This stuck in mind: the story about the kids who laughed and jeered while a disabled man drowned. In a news story that sounds like something from Mad Max, a group of Florida teenagers who filmed themselves laughing and cracking … Continue reading

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New Weapons for New Wars

In their own eyes, I’m sure that antismoking zealots think they’re doing good, and making the world a better place. They think the world would be a better place without tobacco. They think people would live longer and healthier lives … Continue reading

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Naughty List Morality

While sitting in a dentist’s chair some 5 years ago, I was being lectured about smoking by a dental hygienist who ended up telling me, in all seriousness, that “It’s naughty to smoke.” And I burst out laughing. There was … Continue reading

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