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The Virtue of Poverty

Yesterday Roobeedoo drew attention to a news report: Man ‘whose throat was slit for cigarette’ named as dad who doted on his daughter It’s not at all clear what happened. But it seems that this was an argument between two smokers. … Continue reading

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Old Friend

I got this off Google street view yesterday. It was like seeing an old friend: Back when I lived in Devon 10 years ago, I used to sit for hours by this river, under the trees on the left, with … Continue reading

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Omnia Vincit Amor

A thought: Smokers love tobacco. They love pipes and cigars and cigarettes. And they love smoking. And antismokers hate tobacco. They hate pipes and cigars and cigarettes. And they hate smoking. The difference between the two is the difference between love … Continue reading

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The Deadliest Artifact in Human History

Three different stories vying for my attention this morning. The first one from Hawaii: “The cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history,” declares HB 1509. The product, it continues, has “killed one hundred million people in the twentieth century … Continue reading

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Hyper-cleanliness

In Barcelona, 10 or 20 years ago, I used to wander around the the district of Esplugues de Llobregat on foot, going from bar to cafe to restaurant to bar, having a beer in one, a coffee in another. I … Continue reading

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Shunned Smokers

I’ve been thinking about the Michael Moore quote I came across last night: “You can’t build a bridge to a racist or a misogynist. They have to be shunned and treated like we treated smokers 20 years ago.” Where to … Continue reading

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The Primary Driver of Mounting Social Division

There seems to be mounting chaos in the Western world. In the USA there’s been something not far off civil war ever since Donald Trump got elected as president. And in France there’s been something much more like a real … Continue reading

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