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When A Tree Falls

When a tree falls in a forest, it leaves a clearing. But pretty soon new small, fast-growing plants spring up all over the clearing. And they gradually multiply, and some of them grow taller, and after a while there’s just … Continue reading

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Misdirection

In the comedy series, Dad’s Army, the road signs from one town to another were always being swapped around, so that the invading German army (expected any day) would be appropriately misdirected to the wrong place when they arrived. Such … Continue reading

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In Revolt

I’m in revolt. I’m in revolt against top-down government control. Specifically, I’m in revolt against smoking bans – which are almost invariably imposed by governments on their peoples. In fact, I’m in revolt against all sorts of other similar, government-generated … Continue reading

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Hot And Cold Potatoes

I was rather struck by something in a comment by Jax, written in response to something I’d written: I’ve never really understood why first David Cameron and then Theresa May have continued to support a smoking ban that most Conservative … Continue reading

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Somebody Else’s Country

I was reading a week or two back that, over 2000 years since the event, archaeologists had discovered the site of Julius Caesar’s Roman invasion of Britain, at Ebbsfleet on the Isle of Thanet in 55 BC. Caesar didn’t stay … Continue reading

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The Spiral Of Silence

Hat tip to Tony for drawing attention to The Spiral Of Silence. “It has long been established that when people are surrounded by those who are likely to disagree with their opinion, they are more likely to self-censor.” These findings … Continue reading

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Fake News

I’m looking after my brother’s house and cat for a few days this week, and so getting a reminder of what TV is like. As far as I could see, it was mostly quiz shows, Celebrity Come Dancing, and something … Continue reading

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