Statues

In 2006 I spoke at a conference in Budapest. At the time, there was a bunch of fascists protesting in the town square, and it was getting international news coverage.

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The War on Drugs

I see that Donald Trump tried to declare that opioid abuse is an Emergency. To be fair, it’s a problem; they are dangerous when abused. Probably the greatest danger is that people who are addicted to them become desperate and turn to doses that have no quality control: you may get heroin that has been cut with fentanyl, shoot your usual dose, and then you’re suddenly dead. That’s a problem.

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Shooting Oneself in the Foot

I gave up debating acupuncturists and other pseudoscientists, because it’s like fighting The Terminator: they keep coming back for more, no matter what you do. Pseudosciences have evolved protective layers of bafflegab that are so complicated it takes hours to resect them, and they throw up more bafflegab as fast as you try.

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