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Two Good Things

Good to see Laurence Fox actually drinking a beer and smoking a cigarette. … Also good to hear a non-smoker who doesn’t like what’s being done to smokers. The shameful history of the anti-smoking crusade Jacob Grier doesn’t like cigarettes. … Continue reading

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Singer and Klein

A couple of things I came across today. The late physicist Fred Singer on second-hand smoke: According to David Biello and John Pavlus in Scientific American, Singer was best known for his denial of the health risks of passive smoking.[60] … Continue reading

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One Day

They never stop, do they? Taking Liberties: Lib Dem peer bidding to extend smoking ban to outside areas thanks ASH for its “assistance” People like MP Mark Pritchard and Baroness Northover never stop working to completely exclude smokers from society. They … Continue reading

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What Defiles A Man

Simon Clark has asked me to be a guest speaker at a webinar on smoking and pubs next week. I shouldn’t have too much difficulty: I’ve been writing about it since 2009. What might I say? I suppose the main … Continue reading

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Untrue Normality

Guardian: The government is reportedly ready to let pub beer gardens in England reopen from 22 June as part of plans drawn up by a group of ministers, dubbed the “Save Summer Six”, who are looking at ways to restart the hospitality … Continue reading

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Planned and Unplanned

Mail: SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit — including one with an inbuilt ‘sun visor’ to make the constellation less visible from Earth Total number of Starlink satellites now in orbit has now reached 482 SpaceX has permission … Continue reading

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Other Views

Stuff I’ve been reading. Simon Clark: I’m not sure why I get so annoyed. There is just something about some vaping activists that leaves me cold. ‬ ‪For example, the cult-like insistence that if only smokers had access to e-cigarettes … Continue reading

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Lockdown

I live in a quiet English country town. It’s even quieter now. Pretty much all I can hear outside my window is the chirping of birds and gusts of wind. I’ve been listening. I’ve only heard 3 cars in the … Continue reading

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Death of the Experts

Delingpole: Britain’s drastic lockdown policy may be based on a flawed and unreliable model devised by a scientist with a track record of failure. Professor Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College, … Continue reading

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War

Smoking is an idle time activity. Idle Theory was an inkling I had one sunny spring morning in 1975. I’d recently started building heat flow models at university, and was wondering how to judge whether one heating system was better … Continue reading

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