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An Impending Political Krakatoa Event

For the past 3 months I’ve been piecing together a theory of how ice ages come and go, based on the physics of heat flow with which I used to work 40 years ago. The theory is very simple: Snow … Continue reading

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Ideological Struggle

Phew! WW3 doesn’t seem to have started this morning. I spent much of yesterday thinking about the American Empire as a continuation and extension of the British Empire. Instead of the Royal Navy patrolling the oceans, to keep the world’s … Continue reading

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Why Believe Anyone?

Nik Nak (roobeedoo’s delightful name for Nisakiman) got out of hospital yesterday. I spoke to him at his daughter’s home. The way he described it, it was like he’d been released from prison. It had been driving him mad, being … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens’ Puritanism

I have continued to be fascinated by the conversation between James Delingpole and Peter Hitchens that I was discussing yesterday. Picking up where I left off, about 9 minutes in; JD: I can see why you believe in tough laws. … Continue reading

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Two Disappointing Conservatives

I don’t think I’ll ever be a conservative. It’s just that these days I usually find that it’s conservatives who tend to say things that I agree with. And what are conservatives? I suppose they are people who have no … Continue reading

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Days Of Future Past

For the past week or so I’ve been intermittently reading Scared To Death, by Christopher Booker and Richard North, which was very kindly sent to me by Joe L as a belated 70th birthday present. The book is a compendium … Continue reading

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Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, and The Doctrine of Rights.

For the past week or so I’ve been getting more and more steamed up about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s proposal to ban smoking while walking on New York’s streets. It’s seems to me to check every box in the list … Continue reading

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