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Another Angry Smoker

Italy’s Matteo Salvini has become a thorn in the side of the EU. Breitbart: Populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had harsh words for French President Emmanuel Macron after French police confirmed they dropped off unwanted migrants in Italy, claiming it … Continue reading

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In Loco Parentis

A few days back in Free Stuff From Daddy, I thought I’d at last got a handle on Trump Derangement Syndrome. I wrote: For a lot of people, mostly on the Left, the state is a parent. It’ll provide security … Continue reading

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The Idle Theory of Government

In Idle Theory, all wealth is idleness. And economic growth is growth in social idleness: as the economy grows, people need to do less and less work to stay alive. And so, over time, thanks largely to technological innovations – … Continue reading

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Mayor Jilly Gibson Can Go Hang

Hat tip Smoking Lamp for this story. (A CBD is a Central Business District for those who don’t know, which includes me). A Sydney council hopes to establish what is possibly the nation’s first smoke-free CBD in a capital city. North … Continue reading

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Slow Motion

I was reading yesterday about the SS Norge. In June 1903 it hit a rock near Rockall in the north Atlantic. It sank in 12 minutes, with a loss of about 700 lives.  And during those 12 minutes… …The sobs … Continue reading

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Pushback

Smoking bans are very pushy. Browbeating antismoking messages on tobacco packs are also very pushy. Public Health is pushy. Political correctness is very pushy, Environmentalists are pushy. Global warming alarmists are pushy. Greenpeace is pushy. Plastic straw bans are pushy. … Continue reading

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Vive La Différence

For a year or two back in the 1980s I worked in England for a French company. The job included periodic trips to Paris. When in England, which was where I was most of the time, I was working with English … Continue reading

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