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Motorbikes and War Machines

Yesterday was a big day for me. I finally managed to bolt an atmosphere on top of my computer heat flow model of the Earth, gently tighten the nuts, and watch a pretty good steady state simulation of terrestrial heat … Continue reading

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The Deep State

A few days ago Donald Trump said he was pulling US forces out of Syria. Next day, pretty much, Syria’s Assad gassed a few dozen or few hundred people in Damascus, and a huge international outcry began, demanding that Assad … Continue reading

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Slowly Disintegrating Europe

Daily Star: Vladimir Putin’s spokesman launched a scathing attack on the foreign secretary in a conference call with reporters. Johnson compared this year’s World Cup to the 1939 [i think they meant 1936] Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany. He claimed … Continue reading

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Morale Is Everything

A comment by Walt prompted a few thoughts: beyond that and fwiw, Smokers Liberation Army actually says what you’re talking about and what you want the antagonists to know you’re about, so why get cute or symbolic or go for … Continue reading

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Grid Girl Gone

Following on from the walk-on girls a couple of days back, F1 grid girls are being eliminated too: Formula One grid girl Giorgia Davies has hit back at the so-called feminists who lobbied the motorsports industry to scrap her job, telling them … Continue reading

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What Is Wealth?

I’ve always had something of a soft spot for Tony Benn, the Labour prime minister Britain never had. I think it may be because he smoked a pipe. And he kept on smoking it even when he was touring the … Continue reading

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Small-Mindedness

We live in an age of confusion. But perhaps we are always living in an age of confusion. Perhaps it’s just that the nature of the confusion changes from one century to the next, or perhaps from one decade to … Continue reading

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