Saturday, 28 April 2012

It's a rotten law, a rotten country!

Announced today that we are in a 'double dip', a recession that is, apparently approaching the disastrous proportions of the 1930's. Well, we can certainly thank the Blair/Brown years for our sad financial demise and even applaud them for our complete lack of 'gold reserves' - that we sold at probably the worst possible time and, of course, the worst possible price. But it is another piece of the jigsaw of legislation that Labour pushed through that will see the end of this country as any sort of financial power in the economic world - the Smoking Ban, the worst law implemented since the Clockmakers Tax of the 1790's which promptly saw clock production cease.
Of course the anti tobacco army have marched gloriously onward in their attempt to eradicate smoking in this country simply because 75% of the population don't smoke;ie, they had a natural 'weight advantage' to start with.
We have an indoor ban which has crucified the pubs & clubs with more than 10,000 gone since mid 2007-at God only knows what cost to a government so far up the health lobbyists backsides I'm surprised that they are still easily distinguishable from the Patel's in the corner shop!
We have the lunatic fringe now wanting plain packaging, though of course there is absolutely no point enforcing such as cigarettes now have to be hidden behind 'closed doors'-for the sake of the 'chiiildren'. The fact that kids espy thousands of gaily coloured sweet packets which lead to major dental problems  and obesity seems to have escaped such as Lansley who is on a one man mission to save the sinners smokers from themselves.
We also now have another section of the lunatic fringe wanting to ban smoking in cars, err, private property but they seem to want to ignore that fact just as they want to ignore the fact that the children are already travelling in the most toxic of all our problems. I have friends who have died from the effects of exhaust fumes but not one of my many aquaintances has succumbed to cigarette smoke!
We have yet another, more extreme set of lunatics wanting to ban smoking in parks & other open air areas-now just how are they going to manage/police that I wonder? A park is a public area, paid for (out of our taxes) by the public, for the public-so do they now want to take on the discrimination laws?
It really must be a case of getting all priorities wrong when it comes to this smoking ban and the financial state of this country for we are now in a 'double dip' recession, yet we happily start on the next £27bn in the un-winnable war against smokers.  The latest 'public figure' to come out against the ban is non other than ex Sex pistol John Lydon who simply says "Give people the choice." Now I don't see much wrong with that idea-do you?

Just think about it for a minute.
Thought about it?
Think of how many people would return to the pubs to drink, especially when non smokers had their own pubs, likewise smokers.
Think of how many jobs it would create as pubs started to become busy again.
Think of how much revenue this cash strapped government would once again start raking in-I don't seem to remember there being any form of recession pre smoke ban-do you?
Think of how much money Government would save on funding these terrorist quangos like ASH who have no regard for 25% of the population! Terrorism:- Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). Isn't it strange how ASH fit the description so nicely-it's a fair cop guv! Even stranger is the fact that government have no qualms about financially supporting this terrorism against its own people and as Dick Puddlecote says here, "It's quite a staggering sum, too. Total budget in financial year 2011/12: £468,462.06" - and that's only the Smoke Free South West mob!
Amending the smoking ban to encompass that which should always have been encompassed (CHOICE) would see this government starting to claw back £millions that have been needlessly wasted over the past 5 years. They only denied themselves £254m in 2010.....and all in the name of an ideology nurtured over the decades by a group of extremists hell bent on the destruction of this country, yet, if everyman & woman was absolutely potless smokers would still find a way to smoke-for you either smoke or you don't. All this idiotic ideology needs to stop for the sake of sanity and the sake of our rapidly failing economy for make no mistake folks the smoking ban, in all its horror, will bankrupt this country. The Labour party made one horrendous mistake by backing one of their own (Donaldson), the Coalition have made a bigger one by not amending Labour's atrocity in law-making!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

PM10's & No10

Isn't it truly magnificent when the media actually start releasing, in all innocence of course, the truth about our wanton pollution problems? doesn't make you feel that you have a government and a system that you can trust!

I speak of course of the marvellous revelations that pollution from cars, lorries, buses etc; even power plants kill 13,000 people per annum. With another 6,000 tacked on from EU pollutants we are getting rid of 19,000 people per year-and no one has lit a cigarette or pipe yet!
The article explains how soot particles in the air (PM10s) invade our fragile respiratory systems and slowly poisons us: Quote- "The MIT study estimated air pollution was costing at least £6 billion a year and possibly as much as £60bn. Most of the cost is generated by the cardiac and respiratory diseases caused by inhaling the minute, sooty particles from car exhausts." 
Now this takes some comprehending for we are used to having smoking related costs of £2.7bn thrown at us from every vantage point possible but air pollution figures simply drown any such numerical arguments! 'at least £6 billion a year', more than double smoking costs to the NHS! But the other end of the scale is monumental for we hear that the figure is as much as 'as much as £60bn.' Wowee! Now we are talking 22 times as much as smoking related treatments yet smoking, apparently, still remains 'one of the most preventable causes of premature deaths'. Set that against 'emissions from cars and lorries, which occur closer to where people live and work, pose a more serious risk to human health.' and one has to wonder about the enormity of the lies emanating from our 'No 10' about PM10s?  
We already know that Britain has fended off £300m in fines from the EU/SSR concerning air pollution levels yet, as usual, No 10 says nothing about such matters to the people that put them in office yet they continue to condemn those 25% of the population, including the smokers that were daft enough to vote blue!
Beginning to see the hogwash spouted by anti tobacco groups yet?
As anti tobacco war costs keep mounting (approximately £27bn so far) with results equating to nil pointes, you have to debate the sanity of those leading the charge against a legal product. Yes, I am talking about tobacco!  
After much correspondence to, and very few replies from, Irish Health Minister James Reilly wants to extend the ban to everywhere that children could be, might be, even should be but now accepts that 8 years of colossal effort and 8 years of colossal expenditure have resulted, again, in nil pointes!  infact, Irish smoking rates have increased by 2%-now that is Irish!
One has to wonder when this idiotic crusade will end for the costs, on both sides of the Atlantic are astronomical and now we have the news that Bloomberg (N York maggot mayor) & Bill Gates (worm Microsoft) are to donate $500m "to fight tobacco use in developing countries", well good luck with that then for most developing countries have totally corrupt regimes (mind you, we are getting that way ourselves!) therefore much of the £500m will simply disappear into officials pockets-or Swiss bank accounts. Apparently these people (Bloomberg/Gates) are known as philanthropists but in reality they are simply control freaks who want to attack smokers in poor countries where, quite often, the only pleasure the inhabitants have is smoking. They simply use their colossal wealth, no doubt, in part, gained from those who smoke to pursue an ideology that will never come to fruition. Why should people who enjoy a legal past-time be hounded and bullied into submission by a few anti smoking terrorists simply because they (the anti smoking terrorists) abhor the smell of smoke? 
Before the turn of the century a certain Dr Kitty Little began correlating the rise in cancer cases with the rise in industrialisation but she was largely ignored because the anti tobacco squadrons were already being put in place; ie, her research did not suit that which was already on its way for the unsuspecting smokers. But, the good doctors work was hushed up for more than just the smoking/cancer/diesel studies for she exposed the breeding grounds for all these horrible little people that seem to think they have a divine right to run ruin others lives & lifestyles. She wrote about the Illuminati and the book The Truth Shall Set You Free tells you all you need to know about what is going on, way above our heads, in this totally corrupted, power crazed world. Why do you all think that CP students (Common Purpose) have infiltrated our legal system to such an extent that any person accused of a smoking or smoking related crime has very little chance of justice being served for they are now deemed guilty as charged-even if they don't smoke.
The EU directed that smoke ban laws were to be enforced to the maximum to deter would be activist/objectors and we certainly don't need to look very far for proof of that situation! Corruption in our courts is now commonplace as witnesses are not allowed to be called, CCTV footage is deemed ignorable by Kettering magistrates & state employed 'witnesses' are deemed more credible than any 'honest Joe' off the streets! The mere fact that we know a government agent is lying through her crooked teeth seems to have no basis or make no difference in our courts of supposed law! The  smoking ban has been seen as a supreme cash cow to our financially jaundiced judicial system. but, yet again the question arises, why is this discriminatory law still in place in its original form when it is blatantly obvious that it is costing this country £billions in trade and therefore revenue? The answer is simple my friends. The anti smoking lobby have created a monster, a monster that governments have found to be highly lucrative as the legal system has been adapted to reap the benefits. A monster that can produce a never ending series of studies and reports to support its weird & wonderful claims, a monster that happily discriminates against 25% of the population without fear of contradiction simply because the brainwashing has already been done on the majority!
It is only when scientific studies such as this finally seep out that people even begin to question the validity of the spurious claims from such as ASH, CRUK etc. As an aside, did you notice that as soon as a consultation on plain packaging was announced, YouGov produced a survey stating that 62% of the population wanted plain packaging? Now how did Peter Kellner (confirmed anti tobacco loon) know that a survey was needed, who did he survey and when did the survey take place?
The whole plot stinks and nothing stinks more than the latest report on our pollution status, which is where we started out today as government ignore the possible  "£60bn of which most  of the cost  is generated by the cardiac and respiratory diseases caused by inhaling the minute, sooty particles from car exhausts." Again they use the 'premature death syndrome' as a benchmark for fear, but there is no such thing as nobody holds a dated book of lifespans and non of us know when our time is up! In fact, when you investigate the 'science of anti smoking' and listen to such as Arnott, Sandford et al spouting on about 'overwhelming evidence', the majority of it is merely a smokescreen for no one has ever yet produced that death certificate with SHS as causation of death!

Perhaps, in the light of this scientific revelation, government will refuse to produce a death certificate stating C.O.D: Air Pollution!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

The most dangerous man in the country!
( “Glory will be mine!” )

(They’re coming to take me away, ha ha, he he......)

 In my opinion we are looking at the most dangerous man in the country at this present time, the Pol Pot of the health lobby has finally ‘come out’ and declared war on smokers & smoking. Yet, three years ago, this man sat in opposition decrying the anti tobacco measures proposed by Labour - Is this not the height of hypocrisy? Lansley has already proven himself unable to ‘lay straight in bed’ with his ‘turnaround opinions’!
Now let us get one thing straight - before the anti tobacco loons start screaming: I do not smoke cigarettes, pipe, nor any other forms of tobacco for smoking actually makes me sick. Nor have I any ties with or any payment from any form of tobacco company. So there you go, I am simply a normal man on the street, no more, no less.
This war, for that is what it is, on tobacco and tobacco users has reached breaking point and again, in my opinion, this man pictured is heading for extinction; political extinction.
So far the anti smoking lobby have wheedled their way to the ridiculous position of having cigarettes hidden behind shutters, blinds, rolling doors etc just so that children don’t see the colourful packaging, however they allow our kids to gaze at hundreds of brightly coloured sweet packets, which can quickly lead to obesity & major dental problems.
Let us be up front here, ASH et al have forced a law through on the back of lies, fabrications, manipulated statistics & junk science. Yes, OK, the idea behind smoking cessation is logically sound but the practicalities just don’t work out!
I have said from Day 1, that the economics just will not work and that prophesy is now coming true as tobacco control is well and truly out of control.
Brainwashing Labour MPs, non smoking MPs and general ‘do-gooders’ was easy for ASH as they mounted a campaign of ‘anti smoking terror’ quaintly entitled ‘Smoke & Mirrors’, even convincing companies that employees would sue them should they fall ill from any possible smoke related malady. With 75% of the population NOT smoking it was a simple task to whip up a storm of self righteous anti smoking hysteria and when you think about it, it is incredible that this should even occur when smoking rates had declined from approximately 70% (late 1950’s) to just 25% (2005) through natural reduction; ie, people deciding for themselves that they no longer wished to smoke.
The answer is simple: the World Health Organisation, an arm of the United Nations, who have given up all hope of winning the war with illegal drug traffickers. These people have resorted to stamping their authority on a legal product-tobacco! Why? Apparently they need to be seen to be doing something to combat disease & death, but this then raises the question of why they are allowing 4,000 people per day to die in Africa for the want of clean water. So why have the WHO no intentions of laying water pipelines or irrigation for small cultivations etc. instead.
We pay the WHO circa £26m per annum for them to target us re tobacco usage and slowly destroy our own economy. Again I ask, why do they not put that money where it really is needed and lay those water pipelines in Africa
You may raise an eyebrow at the last point but economical destruction is well and truly entrenched as I type for we have wasted nigh on £27bn thus far, on tobacco control, quit smoking projects & NRT products, all of which are funded (in part) by the big pharmaceutical industries who are earning absolute fortunes from this highly profitable crusade. You only have to follow this link to see the amount of money we are talking about here, billions of dollars! Simply look at the Nicotine Replacement Therapy products. They have a 98.4% FAILURE rate yet government keeps spending enormous amounts of our taxes on this rubbish and try to claim fantastic success rates, even though everyone is now fully aware of the truth. The problem for us is that the government only declares a 4 week period for quitting, as a success. This is absolutely farcical as a 12 month period is the accepted norm for complete ‘quit process’. If a mere 5% of those 4 week quitters actually go on to complete cessation then that in itself is a miracle. Of course the only sure-fire quit method for smoking or any other addiction for that matter is good old willpower - end of story.
You have to wonder why, after all the fantastic quit figures issued by various cessation bodies, there are any smokers still smoking in this once free country of ours? The fact that roughly the same amount of people (25%) are smoking now, as were in 2005/6 shows that people who wanted to give up will have given up and those that don’t? ...well, they won’t! Sadly, the anti smoking lobby cannot seem to grasp the plain fact, that many smokers smoke, err, for the simple enjoyment of smoking. Many others smoke as a cigarette calms their nerves, it is a relaxant though of course the anti smoking lobby refute this completely as it does not fit with their ideology at all. They would rather ‘Big Pharma’ issue you with pills & potions! David Hockney explains it all very nicely ,I wonder if Cameron, Clegg or Lansley will even bother to reply?
Before the smoking ban was introduced on that fateful day in 2007, smokers & non smokers managed to enjoy drinking together in our plethora of hostelries - some 65,000 of them. Today we are 10,000+ venues less as smokers have deserted those places which they once supported with no little aplomb. Remember Blair’s ‘spinmeistering’ statement (?) “millions ‘of clean air’ customers are simply waiting to invade the pubs”.
Excuse me but who, apart from the greedy pubco’s , breweries and generally simple could possibly believe that people would be enticed into a pub, via ‘clean air’, to drink alcoholic beverages when they had never bothered with pubs beforehand?
It was incredulous when supposedly learned people rushed to snap up shares in Punch at over £13 per hit. I couldn’t sell mine fast enough, for this wasn’t the signal for the great share price boom, it was the sure fire signal for share price doom! Those of us who bothered to ignore government lies and do their own research would soon realise that Eire had lost approximately 1,000 bars, pubs, clubs etc as the smoking ban hit the industry hard. Consequently the economy nosedived dramatically and the EU had no option but to bail out Eire at a cost of an 85 billion-euro ($113 billion) aid package - and ‘diluting proposals to force bondholders to bear some cost of future bailouts’.
’ Future bailouts? ‘Oh dear oh dear me, not very confident then are they!
Of course it is now well known that the smoking rate in Ireland has risen 2% as more and more people are becoming unemployed, jobs becoming scarcer by the week and therefore they have more time on their hands. However, ever resourceful, Eire is now considered the tobacco smuggling capital of Europe - a title that may well soon transfer itself over here!
You see, neither government nor ASH, wanted the people to know the truth about the damage caused by smoking bans, else why would they produce magnificent reports (all bogus) about “smoking bans having no adverse effect on businesses” a blatant lie, as we have already seen.
Since the implementation of the ban we have had to endure (yawn) the same old boringly regurgitated anti tobacco spiel from Bauld, Ludbroke, Arnott, Duffy, Farren etc etc about how impact on the hospitality sector has NOT been negative. Pardon? Not Negative? Yes, they claim no effect, yet we all now know that Punch Taverns shares have plummeted from £13.68 to hover around the £00.10p mark. Giles Thorley (Punch Taverns) knew exactly when to abandon ship in March, 2010-taking £millions in bonuses with him.
10,000+ pubs, bars, clubs, Bingo halls, snooker halls etc gone bust simply because patronage folded, £millions lost to government in revenue (£254 million in lost taxes, 2010 alone) as punters stayed at home enjoying supermarket beers at a fraction of the cost and £millions added to our welfare payout system as unemployment ‘rocked’ within the industry (comment 2). This is why, thus far, eminent mathematically minded people have now put the cost of the smoking ban at circa £27billion-and rising! There is absolutely no justification for such wastage of tax payer’s money when the easiest solution, then and now, would be to simply allow choice.
Choice for licensees to start with, for who knows how to run a pub best-a licensee or a politician? Under the new law:
Q... were non smokers ever forced to drink with smokers when licensees had choice?
A No! (and vice-versa of course)
Q... were non smoking bar staff (frightened to death by the lies of ASH) forced to
work in smoking pubs?
A No! (and vice-versa of course)
Q... was there ever a problem of returning to the old type ‘SNUG’ room where smokers sat apart from non smoking drinkers?
A No, none whatsoever!
Q... was there ever any need for once profitable businesses to close?
A No!
Q... was there ever any need for previously profitable licensees to file for
A No
Q... was there ever any need for licensees to lose their homes due closure?
A No
Q... Did Liam Donaldson threaten to resign if a total ban was not imposed, making the total ban the will of one man?
A Yes!
In fact this game could go on for hours, the truth being that all the misery heaped upon thousands & thousands of innocent people by the extremely poor implementation of the ‘smoking ban’ could have been avoided. The problem is the fact that the entire campaign was one of the best political ‘legerdemains’ of modern times. The previous Chief Medical Officer, Liam Donaldson threw a ‘hissy fit’ and threatened to resign if a total ban was not enforced - so you all know who, ultimately, you have to thank for all this misery. It is rather ironic that the man who caused this state of anti smoking misery is himself, possibly, clinically obese. Off to the ‘fatties club’ with him then, when he has time off from his ’30 pieces of silver’ seat from the WHO that is! He was dangerous, but nothing in comparison to Lansley the destroyer!
Government claimed that a public consultation had taken place with “9 out of 10 respondents demanding a totally smokefree workplace”.
Ah, the only problem with this blatant untruth is that at least 9 out of 10 respondents were from government funded bodies such as SmokeFree NE and others of a similar ilk. The truth was well concealed as media releases (initially) merely trumpeted the overwhelming support for total smokefree zoning.
Similarly the SCOTH Committee report was just shambolic with 14 of the 16 strong panel being either affiliated to or on the payroll of the Labour party, ASH or some other smokefree only organisation. It was this fact which ensured there was only ever one conclusion that was going to be reached. In actual fact, unofficially, they had to stay until they reached a conclusion! In desperation they employed Konrad Jamrozik’s highly flawed study to ‘conclude’ that there was no safe level of SHS (second hand smoke) which, remarkably and amusingly, is exactly what Lansley is stating now! Well, if that be the case then why did the baby boom of the 1950’s create such a ‘welfare problem’ for present day governments? Oh yes, indeed, we are all having the audacity to live longer, how disgraceful when our parents, grandparents enveloped us in smoke!
The myth of the ‘glorious 7th’ has been born by the medical profession, the ‘glorious 7th’ being, of course, the supposed 7th year of longer lifespan of non smokers than smokers. This is simply a figure designed to instil fear into the people that they might die earlier following plan ‘A’ than following plan ‘B’, the plans of course refer to lifestyle choices. Before you go galloping off to determine your own longevity how do you actually know when your time is due? Who holds the key to the ‘great book’ of life & death where all life spans are mapped out and recorded? Why did notorious junks scientist, non smoker and anti tobacco activist Konrad Jamrozik leave this world at only 55 and does that mean that had he smoked he would have died aged 48? Conversely, our very own Bertrand Russell, who led the revolt against idealism in the early 1900’s (think on Lansley) smoked for 72 years and died aged 98. Thus, had he not smoked at all he would surely have lived until being 105! These are the highly flawed and illogical workings of the medically instituted ‘7 year lifespan’ con, created to instil fear into would be smokers!
We have seen the horrendous costs to this country of trying to eradicate smoking. We have clearly seen the hatred of smokers/smoking advocated by government as stigmatisation and denormalisation are engineered at every turn, yet they would not dare to do this against homosexuals, Muslims, Hindu’s or disabled folk-or would they? Lansley is severely endangering the stability of this country with his crusade!
It is a very slippery slope we are treading and the downward spiral shows no signs of coming to an end as Andrew Lansley declares, “We don't work in partnership with the tobacco companies because we are trying to arrive at a point where they have no business in this country."
Pardon me? I will allow you to draw breath at this ludicrous statement.
So now, “LL” (Lunatic Lansley) is the dictator of all matters relating to health and possibly relating to health - and a whole heap more it seems! When we have arrived at a point ‘where they have no business in this country’ it will mean that we have rendered another 80,000 people unemployed, which means another £13m+ per week in jobseekers allowance payments, not to mention all the other benefits people are now entitled to claim. Is it any wonder that the figure of circa £27bn is bandied as the cost on the smoking ban thus far? Thinking about it I have never seen a man smoke 10 cigarettes on a night out and then beat someone up on the way home from the pub! I have never seen anyone staggering all over the place, shouting & swearing at all & sundry because of a few smokes and I have never feared for my life with a smoker behind the wheel of a car either, but all three definitely concern alcohol, yet Lansley deems alcohol OK! Alcohol related treatments cost the NHS far more than smoking related treatments but this doesn’t seem to bother Lansley either as he leads the now personal charge against smokers. He is now severely endangering this country.
That is not the end of the matter though as there are no jobs being created for all these people being made idle through a dictatorial ideology-excepting UKBA of course, for the smugglers are having a field day as previously stated!
Let’s think of the small retailers for a moment, the corner shop people who rely on smokers buying their daily pack who then buy other necessities simply because they sell them in the same shop. The idiotic ‘Gantry law’ (the hiding of cigarettes from view) has proven to be a lot more expensive than ASH declared initially as they were, yet again, trying to deceive MPs & ordinary folk with their anti smoker fanaticism v cost. The Grocer, a most reliable of trade publications openly declared that 15,000 retailers were under threat of closure due to the true costs involved. That relates to another 75,000 becoming unemployed, nearly another £13m per week in Jobseekers Allowance.
How much longer can this go on?
How many more people can this country afford to supplement, for the unemployment caused by themselve’s? How far will this government allow Lansley to take us into financial oblivion?
A Dutch study has already confirmed that healthy, longer living people automatically cost the state more, so why do governments listen to ASH et al when it is blatantly obvious that they cannot afford to? With people living longer these days, governments are struggling with the welfare state costs as it is, yet they happily subsidise a terrorist quango (for that is what ASH are in causing total disruption to this country) to cause them even more financial problems. What are they going to do when losing £10-£11bn per annum in tobacco taxes? Who then funds the NHS? How much does personal income tax have to rise to compensate this? How many people will grow their own tax free tobacco (plenty of advice on the internet!) How much more money will government allow Andrew Lansley to burn on his fruitless crusade? More to the point-how much more can we afford? Answer, quite simply: Nothing!
If Lansley wants to arrive at a point where they have no business in this country’ then is alcohol next for alcohol related treatments cost the NHS far more than smokers do and what about sweet sellers, burger meal sellers, take-away meal outlets, fish ‘n chip shops, cake shops, chocolate factories-oh, the list is endless. In fact the list is so long that more than 50% of the ‘working population’ won’t be working because all of the jobs will have been discontinued due to ideology! Along with all these job losses and mass unemployment the government has managed to lose £16.7bn in tax revenue from tobacco sales! Yet the anti tobacco warriors want more and more until total eradication is achieved-but what will they finally achieve? There is ample room for compromise yet we now find that in a democratic society, supposedly supported by this coalition, that one man’s crusade, possibly for personal fame or infamy, favours dictatorship – at any expense! As I started I will reiterate:
Andrew Lansley - The most dangerous man in the country!