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Flight Tracking

There are a few out there, but I find Flight Tracker to be a good way to track incoming flights.

by Christopher Heiser on August 27 15:22

Need An Argument About Smoking?

A UCSF report released yesterday showed the incredible impact of the state's anti-smoking program. At a cost of $1.8 billion over 15 years starting in 1989 the program saved some $84 billion in health care costs by preventing some 3.6 billion packs being smoked.

What seems to be to be the blockbuster of this study is not the effectiveness of anti-smoking marketing. Rather, it's the fact that 3.6 billion packs--at an average cost of $4 a pack--has a hidden cost to the taxpayer of roughly $23 for each pack. Or, to put it another way, every time you see someone buy a pack of cigarettes, think of it like you're subsidizing over 85% of the total cost through increased taxes, health care premiums, and drug costs.

Point, set, match.

by Christopher Heiser on August 27 15:18

Back in Town

To those unaware, I've been on the road for the past five weeks. I'll be updating my page throughout the day with things I've collected during that time. The trip was excellent, but it's great to be back.

by Christopher Heiser on August 27 12:09
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