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Redefining the meaning of “Epidemic”

One of the odd characteristics of our times seems to be that, rather like in Alice In Wonderland, words increasingly mean whatever people want them to mean. So now “gay” means “homosexual”, and “liberal” means more or less the opposite … Continue reading

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A Smoker’s Manifesto

A few days ago I listed about 10 cultural movements that have arisen over the last 70 years. They had a great many predecessors, and they will have a great many successors. And one of those successors, given the current … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Bomb

Another day, another bomb. In the Guardian report on it today, there was no mention of either the words “islam” or “muslim”. Although the Telegraph did include a mention: ​Islamic State supporters celebrate Manchester attack online It has all the … Continue reading

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The Greengrocer Snaps

I was writing yesterday, in Learning To Be Nobody, how I felt that the EU had become a sort of new Soviet Union, with the European Commission playing the same role as the Soviet Politburo, and exerting top-down control over … Continue reading

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Video Gaming as a Mental Disorder

H/T Roobeedoo, a few days back: World Health Organization Classifies Video Gaming as a Mental Disorder What is it with these people, that they see everything as a disease? From the WHO: Gaming disorder is manifested by a persistent or … Continue reading

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The Ever-Widening Smoke-Free Zones

Only a couple of days ago, in The Genocidal Programme of Tobacco Control, I wrote: Someone recently told me, for example, that in some places in London, which had smoking bans inside and for several yards outside, he had concluded … Continue reading

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Global Media Wars

There’s a rather fascinating media war being fought these days between the established mainstream “dead tree” media and rival new upstart internet media outlets. Here’s the NYT/Boston Globe laying down a barrage on upstart Infowarrior Alex Jones: Is Donald Trump … Continue reading

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