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The Shock Wears Off

Mail: …for a moment on Saturday, Trump went back into campaign mode with a massive rally before thousands of supporters at an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida where he revived campaign promises to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading

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What’s So Progressive About Progressivism?

All ‘progress’, I was thinking this morning, seems to involve diminution. It’s something that’s perhaps seen clearest in modern architecture, where all – or almost all – ornamentation has been stripped away, and buildings are minimal boxes with windows in … Continue reading

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Terrible Science Was Used To Justify Smoking Bans

H/T Harley for this Slate article: We Used Terrible Science to Justify Smoking Bans Will we look at the new evidence for long enough to at least consider whether we’ve gone too far? By Jacob Grier The gist of this … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Officious

Excerpts from Officious: the rise of the busybody state by Josie Appleton. The Ban: The red sign with a slash-through line has come to define the character of public spaces. The entrance of every public space is announced with large … Continue reading

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Bandeirantes Beach

I’m a model builder. I build models of all sorts of things. And over the last 20 or so years I’ve slowly built a model – a computer simulation model – of the solar system, with all the planets going … Continue reading

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Where Does The Rage Go?

…was the question Nick Clegg asked. “The long-term worry about populism is where does the rage go when people see the populist they invested so much hope in, is not delivering?” he said. “Better jobs, income, security – The worry … Continue reading

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The Other Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming

A month or so back I showed a video of my bubble model of the atmosphere, which had bubbles of air rolling over the surface of the earth, and bouncing off each other. I was particularly pleased that the air bubbles … Continue reading

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