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What is the World’s Most Serious and Pressing Problem?

A couple of things caught my eye this morning. The first was a headline in the Sun: Theresa May scraps Brexit vote and vows to beg EU for a new deal – but they’ve already said they WON’T renegotiate But … 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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A Deepening Moral Vacuum

Hat tip to Smokingscot for this story: Algonquin students vent over permanent smoking ban Students’ association says majority opposes blanket ban on tobacco, pot smoking Some students at Algonquin College’s Ottawa campus are fuming over the possibility of a permanent, blanket … Continue reading

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The Dialectics of Smoking

I’ve always supposed that the prevalence of smoking increased in 1914 in response to the outbreak of war, and the increased anxiety that must always be attendant in wartime. Soldiers must necessarily experience considerable anxiety, but so also to a … Continue reading

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Jigsaws and Colouring Books

Thanks to Kin-free and Joe_L, from the Scottish Sun: Another proposal is to give prisoners in Scottish jails jigsaws and colouring books to wean them off cigarettes. If the plan is to treat inmates like children, don’t be surprised if … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Whatever They Want It To Be

I’m not following the current Brexit stuff very closely, because I don’t think that the European political class is going to allow it to happen. In their view, it was a mistake to have ever asked Britons in 2016 whether … Continue reading

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Childhood’s End

In a comment yesterday, musing on the fact that Deborah Arnott has two children, DP wondered: Maybe she allows herself time off from persecuting smokers in her day job to being motherly and kindly after work and on her days … Continue reading

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