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The Lawless World

Pat Nurse was right: the pub smoking room proposal has been removed from UKIP’s manifesto. I suppose that it’s no surprise that this happened as soon as Nigel Farage stepped down as UKIP leader: it was probably only his personal intervention … Continue reading

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The Internet, Government Hyper-regulation, and 0% Interest Rates

I was thinking this morning about all the large changes I’ve seen over the past 10 years or so. And there were three main differences I could discern. Technological: The rise of the internet. Legal: Government hyper-regulation (e.g. smoking bans) … Continue reading

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Half a Bottle of Pinot Grigio

I spent a long time talking to Emily on Skype yesterday, and I recorded quite a lot of our conversation. This morning I woke up thinking about our brief discussion of veganism (and slavery). So I looked through the video … Continue reading

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Forward Together with Tobacco Control

From the UK Conservative party Forward Together manifesto: And there’ll be more regulation, not less: “A Conservative government will strengthen the hand of regulators.” “Forward Together” is the title of the Conservative party manifesto. And in the passage above, which … Continue reading

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Smokers Uniting

Nice new (if slightly truncated) Smoking Section video today, of Emily Wieja talking to Kevin/Nisakiman. What’s interesting about this one is that it hasn’t been recorded in a studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Instead it’s recorded in Emily’s Cambridge flat/apartment and … Continue reading

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Break Every Rule

Kinda following on from yesterday, something Walt wrote today, which I’d already reported: And yet: those photos in the (msm) newspapers of the cool kids smoking at the Met, and a series like MadMen likely did more to help us than almost … Continue reading

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Absolute and Unlimited Violence

I’ve been looking for an antismoking video which shows a smoker being punched repeatedly by an invisible assailant. I’ve seen it several times. It’s probably somewhere in the comments of this blog. But I haven’t found it yet. (But Clicky … Continue reading

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