Monthly Archives: May 2017

Can Professors Think?

Kishore Mahbubani‚Äôs thinly-disguised plug for his latest book has some noteworthy points. (It was an op-ed piece entitled How the Western media gets the Korean crisis wrong published in The Straits Times on May 13th. Google for it.) However, I … Continue reading

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A JT Cooke

JT Cooke is a legend among American pipe makers; his waiting list is at least three years long. Happy to acquire a brand new one recently:

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One More Bang

A true collector can never have enough S Bangs; since my first Bang, I’ve added several to my cache. Pictures of a couple can be found somewhere in this blog. The one above shows my latest Bang. According to the … Continue reading

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Inhospitable Hospitals

You know the country is totally fucked up if people are stealing milk powder from supermarkets. Milk powder companies spend millions courting hospitals and incentivizing them to plug their brands. They do this by cash donations and all forms of … Continue reading

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There are More Mercenary Doctors than you Realize

The medical profession has more shenanigans than you would ever imagine but when a member of the public wrote to the press recently in a letter entitled Critical for private medical providers to change their ways, a doctor responded with … Continue reading

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