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Holy Smoke!

Well, it is not exactly surprising. It has been coming along for a couple of years, but still.

Muhammadiyah deputy chairman Yunahar Ilyas said that it was imperative that smoking be banned as Indonesian people had become more exposed to the dangers of smoking over the last few years.
Muhammadiyah, the country’s second-largest Muslim group, based its argument on the Koran, which bans Muslims from taking their own lives. Smoking, Yunahar said, has been proven to kill.


Who buys this stuff?

Take a look at the picture below depicting the cultural revolutionists of China rosily in action, softened and eased by veils of history. The question is: Who buys this stuff? Answer below the fold.

Who buys this stuff?

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A dull file…

"Politics is a dull file which cuts gradually and slowly arrives at its end.” (Montesquieu)

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