Tag Archives: smoking ban

Lockdown

I live in a quiet English country town. It’s even quieter now. Pretty much all I can hear outside my window is the chirping of birds and gusts of wind. I’ve been listening. I’ve only heard 3 cars in the … Continue reading

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Death of the Experts

Delingpole: Britain’s drastic lockdown policy may be based on a flawed and unreliable model devised by a scientist with a track record of failure. Professor Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College, … Continue reading

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War

Smoking is an idle time activity. Idle Theory was an inkling I had one sunny spring morning in 1975. I’d recently started building heat flow models at university, and was wondering how to judge whether one heating system was better … Continue reading

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Things That Matter, and Things That Don’t Matter

Lionel has a good question: “So, with the threat of international epidemics, anyone want to talk about transgender bathrooms?” Plastic straws then? Plastic bags? Personal pronouns? These are all things that don’t really matter. The coronavirus epidemic, he reckons, will … Continue reading

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Protected Smokers

From Brigitte: ASH Daily News for 14 February 2020 UK Smokers at increased risk of coronavirus complications, leading experts warn I have a different take on it: How To Prevent Coronavirus? Start Smoking. It was based on a recent Chinese study … Continue reading

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Tiny Tyrant Michael Bloomberg

With the nightmare prospect of an antismoking  president, Breitbart has a comprehensive takedown of Michael Bloomberg: Nolte: The Fascist History of Tiny Tyrant Michael Bloomberg He only wants to make the world a better place, you see. He knows what’s … Continue reading

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Diamond Princess

One epidemic overtakes another: France has declared an epidemic of seasonal flu as thousands fall sick. Twenty-six people have died since the outbreak began. Coronavirus might be hogging the headlines at present, but in France normal seasonal flu is proving … Continue reading

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