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Harm, Hurt, Pain, and Grief

I began listening yesterday to a podcast of Chris Snowdon in conversation with James Delingpole. Near the beginning, Snowdon’s new book, Killjoys, got plugged: Eating sugary food, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities. But politicians still use the law … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Appearances

I read somewhere recently that when Martin Luther King was shot dead in Memphis in 1968, he was out on his hotel balcony smoking a cigarette, and afterwards somebody removed the cigarette in order to “preserve his image as a … Continue reading

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Self-Denial

Yesterday I quoted from a recent article by Chris Snowdon. In the same piece he wrote: there is more religious influence in the ‘public health’ crusade against alcohol than most people realise, The above link takes one to a 2015 … Continue reading

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A New Voice: Stephen Hicks

One of the current features of life (for me at least) is the emergence of new voices, usually via the internet. Jordan Peterson was/is one such figure. And yesterday I spent a while listening to someone who seems to be … Continue reading

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Fighting an Army of Bullies

In a thoughtful response to me yesterday, Dmitry wrote: “We should make life hell for them just like they made life hell for us. Many of them should be sent to prison. Some of them should even be executed.”. You … Continue reading

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Tell Them They’re Not Welcome Anymore, Anywhere

I’m a silent driver. I hardly ever use my car horn. I see people going too fast, or too slow, or cutting corners, but I never feel the need to express indignation about it – even if what they’ve just … Continue reading

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The Deplorables

We smokers are among the “deplorables”. And of course it was Hillary Clinton who referred to the “deplorables”: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. … Continue reading

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