Saturday, 30 March 2013

Not a smiling Easter Bunny!

Smoking bans KILL businesses-FACT!
     It seems that one MSP member of the Scottish parliament has decided that it is time to forward his own career as Health Minister by forcing a law through which prohibits smoking on any hospital grounds north of the border. Now this is simply spiteful as this law, if successful, will alienate all smoking patients, all smoking staff, and probably be highly detrimental to the mental welfare of patients as smoking visitors will refrain from visiting sick relatives. This is a move of sheer bastardness on Mr Neil's behalf.
Alex Neil MSP 
(Another 'grinning jackernapes')
     Again, this man uses the 'necessity to be smoke free' as a poor excuse for exercising his power as Health Minister when in reality he is just joining in with the bullyboy state by becoming a bullyboy himself-perhaps he's brown-nosing, as Donaldson did! The interesting concept is just how they (the hospitals) are supposed to police this 'law in the making' and also the possible costs of that policing! I have written to this despot but have been warned that 'responses are not really his game'!

Ninewells Hospital
     'Ninewells Hospital'-large area to police!
As Alex Neil spouts on about preventable deaths I wonder if he noticed another article this week which clearly states that "Suicide is the biggest annual killer amongst men". The Campaign Against Living Miserably claims the public are hardly aware that “suicide is the single biggest killer of young men in the UK.” probably because the majority of the public are so bloody miserable at all the sanctions being imposed that they wouldn't even dream of such an organisation being allowed to exist! It would seem that one of the biggest catalysts is unemployment-buck your ideas up Camoron, how many more thousands are simply waiting for the day to arrive so as to invafe and bolster our dole queues?  Without doubt, this country is becoming one of the most miserable, soul-less places to be in and I am absolutely amazed that inhalation of our very polluted air, when facing the east, has not become a 'beheadable offence' as yet!
Watch this video for a bit of entertainment! And, the video is ably backed up by this report!
     Of course we expect the Scottish parliament to be just as devious & underhand as our own shambolic Plain Packaging experience turned out to be for it seems that no matter what solid reasoning is put forward against these measures, the anti tobacco mobsters will brook no interference! In America however, things are a little different at the moment as 'PP' has been booted out! 
cigarette packaging
Interesting events ahead and I do wonder at the compassion in some of these people-though in all honesty, people like Alex Neil show absolutely none!
     It seems that the hospital's desired policy is being ignored in Eire as well as the  Bosses at Dublin's Beaumont Hospital have admitted that smoking on the campus is still widespread, nine months after it declared that it was becoming a smoke-free facility. and why should it not be? It is an open air space after all. I have written to the head honcho in Dublin as well, asking exactly what his problem is with people exercising their freedom of choice? No response as yet.
     We don't need to worry about smoking a nice relaxing fag with our coffee anymore as now, apparently, caffeine is about to usurp nicotine as:
Caffeine is so dangerous and is being consumed in such high quantities that it should now be regulated, a leading expert claims. Dr Jack James says that the stimulant is causing ‘untimely deaths’ and that its 'lethality' is being underestimated.
Well, sorry to say folks, but this may well be my last blog as I drink at least 10 (yes-TEN) cups/mugs of coffee per day as I struggle to cope with this prohibition crazy country we now live in. I do rather hope though, that all this caffeine causes death by heart attack as, apart from conking out in my sleep, a massive heart attack would be my favoured way to expire! In fact, thinking about it, only highly inconsiderate people would deem to die otherwise, as then they would be incurring costs upon our poor & battered NHS!
     A booming question arises now folks:
As his family confronts the shock of another, more advanced malignancy today, however, the Ottawa Canada) management consultant is agonizingly aware that many cancers remain incurable, despite 40 years of hugely expensive research into the disease and how to treat it. “This thing called a war on cancer … has been an utter failure with metastatic cancers,” estimates Mr. Bradford, 70, author of a book about his own experiences as a patient.
     People run, walk, climb, cycle, swim, horse-ride, play musical instruments, sing, dance and all sorts of other things as we are told that we are winning this war on cancer, but we are not and nobody mentions that research costs have surged well past the $100-billion mark; and that's only Canada! America (?) even more $. Cancer is in all of us, learning how to stop it getting started would be a far better idea in my book/having plenty of measures in place to help cancer sufferers cope would be even better.
     The latest 'wheeze' to exhort people to stop smoking is a "smokers boot camp" - I kid you not folks! It's getting more like  Japanese workforce regime everyday! 
 Image courtesy of Kohei Take from Monocle.
Apparently, if you still smoke after following all their rules you get your money back-so you've got nothing to lose, you can have a nice little 'Borstal style' holiday for free!
     Apparently it has been decided that smokers are still employable, which I must say is most magnaimous of employers in this day and age of the masses of unemployed! And whilst still in America (the "Land of the Free" - yeah, righty ho then!) the largest Atlantic City casino has declared smoking to be in favour again as bankruptcy looms. You see folks, smokers keep pubs going, clubs going, betting offices going and even casino's going. You simply cannot argue against the figures! Carry on banning everything everywhere Scotland and you'll soon be offering the begging bowl to anyone with a few pennies. Look around at the pubs & clubs that closed in Britain this month.
     MANILA, Philippines—Health advocates on Tuesday slammed the decision of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of Cavite to scrap the smoking ban in Tagaytay City.Tourism counts for a lot in these far off places, smoking bans don't enhance tourism!
     Anyone who wants to hear the truth only has to listen to the Goerlitz Tapes courtesy of friend Chris Snowdon. Health is not the object, massive financial gain IS!
     Finally, and I like to save the best until last, Bulgaria is still up in arms about their smoking ban which is causing financial havoc to an already financially beleagured country, virtually controlled by their own brand of the Mafia. My good friend xxxxxxxxxx has just returned from Sofia but had already sent me this note:

Smoking Ban in Bulgaria

You would think that the Bulgarian authorities have far more serious issues to deal with than enforcing the smoking ban, which became total last summer. In February when people’s electricity bills started hitting doormats, there was shock and anger at the unbelievably high charges. People took to the streets in major cities across the country in the hundreds of thousands, demanding something to be done. Four people set themselves alight in protest and lost their lives as a result. The government resigned in early March with a caretaker one in charge until elections in May. Many Bulgarians are totally fed up with all the political parties and the corruption that has beset the country in the decades since the fall of communism. Imposing a total smoking ban may seem like a small issue in comparison but it’s caused widespread anger and I saw smokers in several places are openly defying it. Enjoying a cigarette with a coffee or beer has been a popular activity since way back and taking that pleasure away, especially in these austere and troubled times, seems like yet another thump on the nose for ordinary people and for businesses. Bars, cafes and restaurants are all suffering anyway because of economic troubles and if people can no longer smoke when they go out to socialize, they stay home instead especially during the very cold winter months. In some small villages, the local pubs have closed down, cutting off a life-long for older people who can’t get around much and who live relatively isolated lives. Even in the cities businesses are folding with the smoking ban seen as the final straw for many. Before the total ban, there was a policy of having glass screens to separate smoking from non-smoking areas, as is the policy in Austria. It was felt that this was a good compromise and ventilation was also improved. Businesses spent money on these arrangements but then it was all change again when the total ban was introduced. For some of the smaller businesses, this was too much. They may have survived the summer but once the bitter winter winds hit, customers stayed home.  Sound familiar?
There will be a plea to the new government after May to rethink this total ban in order to give businesses some much- needed help and to keep social venues open. We will have to see if they take any notice!
Now despite the Bulgarians having the extreme hump with their 'government' just have a look at what they are allowed as a 'smoking shelter' and then tell me what is wrong with our MPs

     Neatly surrounded by a fine plastic mesh which affords a degree of seclusion and also ample aeration for those non smokers that might worry about smokers asphyxiating. There's more chance of the exhaust pollution asphyxiating the non smokers outside! Why are we subjected to conditions vastly inferior than a pig is allowed to endure? 
The answer is simple my friends, our politicians were totally conned/ruled by the lunatics from the anti tobacco asylum-this must change as you can easily see from this picture, taken in the "Vitosha Boulevard", one of the main streets in Sofia. Plenty of spaces for any 'harmful' smoke to dissipate and plenty of people willing to spend money in the city centre! Think on politicians, think on.
     (Wannabe Puppet/Muppet)
      (Looking increasingly like the Real Deal)
There's not a lot for an Easter Bunny to smile about when you look at the financial chaos surrounding us all and then look at all the lunatics running the various asylums!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Exhausting thing-death!

Smoking bans KILL businesses-FACT!
     The longer this idiotic smoking ban goes on the more the anti tobacco movement show their intolerance to other peoples pleasures, and of course, the more businesses will die. The problem they now face is one of looking either fair minded or simply plain stupid-and I'm afraid that the latter is far outstripping the former! This interview lays the 'TC bones' out for all to see - oh what liars they really are! Let's look at a few of these media reported 'plain stupid' facts that show these people up for what they truly are:
a... Wood burning stoves cause cancer & heart disease.
     Well there's a thing folks! I was taught, from the age of 6yrs old, how to clean the grate out first thing in the morning and set a small fire correctly so that 'Grandma' could 'come downstairs and drink her morning tea in the warm'. Of course, much of the initial smoke went up the chimney but the old house still smelled of smoke if the living room door wasn't shut properly-and of course it never was because 'that fire' had to, gradually, warm the whole house! Nobody bothered about me dying of cancer some decades later, or being asthmatic (bronchial as it was known then) or having blocked sinuses etc, the only consideration was 'Grandma's warmth'!
"But the smoke from wood-burning stoves or open fires is as dangerous to your health as breathing in emissions from a car exhaust," research has revealed. (we will return to this)
 Dangerous: Similar particles created by motor vehicle exhaust and coal-fired electricity plants have been linked to fatal heart disease, asthma, bronchitis, cancer and other health problems
     Similarly, garden bonfires, small but controlled, were never thought of as a danger to anyone's health. In fact my grandfather and my father took great delight in burning all the old garden crap on a Saturday or Sunday morning because it was then my job later in the week to spread the ashes where it was thought most beneficial for the growing vegetables etc. man feeding the earth so that the earth could feed man! Ideal rotation of growth & disposal  in reality. campfire photo: Saturday afternoon campfire... 538685_3309320646814_338670147_n.jpg (Most people think that opening a bag of frozen peas equals gardening nowadays!) And I used to love the homely smell of the bonfire too. OK, it made me cough now and again but that was my own stupid fault for being downwind! At 7yrs old I was taught how to use an axe correctly - shock horror from the child abuse mob! We were allowed to grow up properly and learn things that would prove to be most useful in later life.
b... Traffic pollution causes childhood asthma.
     Well there's a thing folks! They have actually now admitted that traffic pollution is a problem, not as big a problem as it really is but nevertheless a problem-which is a considerable advance on a few years ago when they refused to even contemplate traffic emissions!
I can remember, from my very first trips out in my pushchair, being enveloped in dirty, stinking exhaust fumes as we toddled into the town centre. Just think of all the damage caused to my young, beautifully pink, healthy lungs as each passing vehicle covered us with yet more pollution-uuuugh! (funny really how it took the WHO so long to announce the obvious) A study conducted in 10 European cities found that 14 per cent of chronic childhood asthma was due to pollution near busy roads. Says it all really methinks!

(Breathe in the 'fresh air' baby!
     Considering that scientists have now declared SHS & smoking generally to be so bad for you, I am absolutely amazed that so many of the 1950's 'baby boom' are still going strong!  (Here's a little bit of the reasoning behind longevity). With smoking rates nigh on 72% in the late 1950's but having naturally dwindled away to approximately 23% by 2006, the intrusive laws heaped upon smokers have not seen a further, much imagined, rapid decline of those smoking-no doubt much to the chagrin of the Arnott's & Duffy's of this intolerant world, but then those people can always massage 'figures & studies' whenever they need and from wherever they choose! It is part of their armoury of deception-as laid out by Godber. Out of interest a new laser device which measures driver's exhaust fumes as they drive has been developed:
In future drivers may only have to glance at the dashboard to see the pollution spewing out of their vehicle's exhausts. A team from The University of Manchester has constructed a laser measuring device capable of recording levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane from directly inside an exhaust.In the future the technology could be used in roadside congestion charging systems, with 'greener' vehicles being charged less.
As always folks, simply follow the money as all of this has very little to do with the health of an expanding nation which is expanding too rapidly for comfort (welfare financial comfort that is!).

c... Gardeners with petrol-driven lawnmowers could be exposing themselves to alarming amounts of cancer-causing chemicals. Unbelievable but apparently true.
All those that rushed out and brought petrol mowers from the 60's onwards have been buying death on wheels!
  (Cancerous death machine)            (Healthy option)

They (Petrol driven beasts) take only one hour to generate the same level of carcinogens as a car engine on a 100-mile journey, according to a study. Ooh err missus, this will kill of sales! Hang on a minute though: Lawnmower manufacturers dismissed the study as scaremongering last night-now there's a surprise!
d... Now for the zanyest of them all: Wasted milk leaves carbon footprint equivalent to thousands of car exhaust fumes. Again, unbelievable but supposedly proven by scientific means.  
"Around 360,000 tons of milk are dumped in the UK each year, creating greenhouse gas emissions amounting to 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide – the same level emitted by 20,000 cars a year," 
say Edinburgh University academics - would they be in cahoots with the 'TC' nutters at Stirling University perchance? 
Milky way: Wasted milk produces 100,000 tons of carbon monoxide  = 
 (Holy cow, cancerous causation is all around us!)

     It seems to me that no matter what we touch, what we eat, what we drink, what we smear ourselves with, what we wash ourselves with, some 'scientist' somewhere is going to come up with whatever it is being a cause of cancer! Now this brings me back to the start of this blog: remember this bit (?): as dangerous to your health as breathing in emissions from a car exhaust," research has revealed. (we will return to this)
Now I have long 'held court' with a certain lady who spoke without the forked tongue of many politicians. Of course she was totally ignored as the anti tobacco mob swung into action delivering deathly sermon after deathly sermon re smoking (and the effects of) but Dr Kitty Little (bless her truthful soul) was no longer here to defend herself. Watch this video of truth and total honesty as she informs the world in general of the treasons enacted within our own parliaments. Also she enlightens us as the secret 'goings on' at Oxford University - did not one David Camoron attend such a place? 
(Oxford-the start of world domination?)
One of her great investigations was into the rise in cancer cases set against the rise in indutrialisation and she also happened to chart those rises! Amazingly, and much to the disgust of the anti smoking mob, it was proved without doubt that smoking was NOT the No1 cause of cancer. The difference in climatic conditions, areas, population congestions etc all pointed away from smoking. Two of the major points raised by Kitty little were: 
 1)... that the incidence of lung cancer has doubled in non-smokers over past decades; 
11)... and that there was less lung cancer when we, as a nation, smoked more. 
     It was Sir Richard Doll who implicated smoking in a study published in 1964 - despite his own published data from that study which showed that people who inhaled cigarette smoke had less lung cancer than those who didn't! It is very easy to see how Godber's blueprint was instigated when you have (so called) respected people like Doll twisting things to suit an agenda No wonder this country is on a self destruct course! Poor old Kitty's work was swept aside, under the carpet, ignored, as it didn't suit the TC mob but sadly for them (thank you for this Sean S) another scientific beauty has uncovered even more damning evidence. Dr Laura Perez of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (STPHI) has blasted traffic pollution & serious illness wide open, but then we covered all that in section 'b'.
You see folks, they bang on about a cigarette and the SHS caused by that cigarette but they dare not tell you the absolute truth about exhaust fumes-and that is probably why Dr Douglas Noble never took me up on my challenge to him after his most ludicrous statement that smoking a cigarette in your car was worse than sticking the exhaust pipe in there-what a complete berk!
(The hapless Dr Douglas Noble)
Dr Noble said: 'In cars, particle concentrations are 27 times higher than in a smoker's home and 20 times higher than they used to be in pubs 
(A very happy smoker)
Strange really that in younger days a mate of mine killed himself in a relatively short space of time by feeding the exhaust fumes into his dad's car and blocking the air out, yet I've now seen people smoke for 40/50 years who still walk to the pub and back in their retirement. It's an exhausting matter is death!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Budgets, Boredom & B****x

Smoking bans kill businesses - fact!

     Congratulations to George Osborne for seemingly appeasing the people with this latest attempt at juggling the figures but yet again we are left in a great big stinking financial hole called debt! The Sun today trumpets yesterday as a 'Hangover Budget' as Osborne scraps the beer tax exscalator and also reduces the price of a pint by a penny so as to appease drinkers (funnily enough the Morning Advertiser trumpeted similarly!)- we will return to this later.

     Osborne also  handed out a £100-a-year income tax cut by raising the personal threshold to £10,000 a year by April 2014 — 12 months earlier than the Coalition initially promised. The “historic” action helped 24.5 million people and takes the 2.7 million lowest-paid workers out of income tax.Wowee!
But, yesterday’s blueprint will leave the 'average man in the street' — a single person in full-time work on £19,000 a year — around £75 a year better off. (is the 'average person' on £19,000 per annum then? I'm afraid that I know an awful lot of nurses etc that would simply love to be on £19K per annum!)                
     However, official statistics show real wages will be 2.4 per cent lower in 2015 than in 2011 — the equivalent of £630-a-year less for the average Brit. Debt to rise to £1,64tr, more austerity & at least another 5 years of financial misery. Cleggs starting point was to cut the subsidies for MPs boozing! The man is unbelievably astute when it comes to cutting back and saving money, after all it is public expenditure (our money) he is saving!  Oh, and 'International Aid' (which we may need soon) has been ring-fenced, so no matter how poor we become we can still give money to the likes of Pakistan if it rains or Rwanda if they fancy a war etc! Bloody ridiculous state of affairs. So was it a joyous budget or simply another "BBB" budget?
     Let's kick off with the beer escalator which has been claimed as a success by the Sun, the Morning Advertiser and a few others but I tend to heap praise where praise is due, and that is on the 'quiet' lady of Cornwall who has bludgeoned MPs, from any political party, into listening to her cries to save her beloved but dying pub industry. Importantly she has gained the ear of Greg Mulholland MP, probably the only sane ilLib unDem in parliament,  who has considerably 'upped his game' in affecting the removal of the beer escalator. I talk of course about Inez Ward, my very good friend and founder of Justice for Licensees, who lost her own pub courtesy of dubious dealings by Enterprise Inns who, with Punch Taverns, agreed to this ridiculous total smoking ban that has crippled the industry. 
You love your pub and want to keep it trading(?) then contact Inez at            +44 7816 899 742 or e-mail Inez  on
     Now although the shock waves rippling throughout the industry may at last be settling somewhat, let's look at the reality of this situation. The escalator has gone, beer to be cheapened slightly but to whom is that 1p per pint going to make any difference? This is the first sign that government has finally realised that the pub industry has been severely damaged by law-a poorly implemented law at that! Last year we find that beer sales had dropped by another 1.5m pints per day and that beer sales had decreased in each of the past 5 years too! We can easily see that our 'beloved and most generous' Chancellor isn't exactly giving much away when demand is already dropping through the floor at an alarming rate of knots. Perhaps, misguidedly, this is his own "pubs rescue package" - poor deluded fellow.
     We have lost 12,000 pubs & clubs since that terrible day, July 1st, 2007 and more will follow - CAMRA declare that eighteen per day are still closing which is proof enough that 1p per pint less is not going to make a ha'porth of difference to an industry smashed to pieces by the most absurd piece of legislation since the "Clockmakers tax" of the 1790's. 
     If another eighteen close this week and another eighteen next week, that'll be thirty six boozers gone, approximately 300 more people on the dole and claiming every benefit possible - and remember the figures (?), every 10,000 unemployed cost this government £1.53m per WEEK in Jobseekers Allowance; hilarious really when you think about the 2.49million already unemployed! Even more hilarious when you contemplate the soon to be arrival of 'x,000' amounts of Bulgarians & Romanians.
     Naturally, CAMRA will hail this small and basically useless victory as a landmark moment in getting our pubs back on their feet, but it is no such thing in reality. It has proven to be a Pyrric victory of some magnitude as thousands of pubs have needlessly closed since the escalator was introduced-and they have mainly been courtesy of the smoking ban.
     I am watching closely for the millions of drinkers to suddenly start returning to the beleagured pubs, but I'm not holding my breath while I wait! I'll die in the process. They claim that public health has improved in the past five years-but they can't prove it. Even more amazingly it now transpires that the Alliance for Human Research Protection has published findings which prove how corruptly this law was forced into being, as:
"100 Amgen scientists were astonished to find that they were able to replicate the results of only 6 of 53 widely cited landmark cancer research papers."  
Wow! Six out of 53 studies..... let it sink in..... a mere SIX out of FIFTY THREE studies can be replicated yet we have a smoking ban that is costing this country an absolute fortune (that we cannot afford at all) and will continue costing as long as the ban continues.      
     Hang your heads in shame ASH-pointless statement actually as such organisations have no shame whatsoever! And if we continue losing pubs at the rate of eighteen per week we will lose 936 per annum - so in about 55 years time we should be virtually publess & clubless. What a joy that will be folks! Our social outlets gone forever, consigned to the dustbins of history and all down to a bunch of lying, scheming, coniving people who dcided they didn't like tobacco..... and worse still, decided that no one else should exercise their freedom of choice and possibly enjoy such a natural plant! 
     Worse even than that, cancer rates will contiue increasing; we are now on 889 per day at the moment but we'll soon be up to the magical thousand! What will liars like ASH et al say when the truth finally dawns upon our shambolic MPs (Stephen Williams et al) that smoking has very little to do with causation, even less so Second Hand Smoke! This is the man that considers worldly matters like financial depravity, poverty & destitution to be totally innocuous compared to peoples enjoyment, especially if that enjoyment includes smoking a nice relaxing fag or two! His blog on the totally corrupt practices surrounding his favoured Plain Packaging-what an embarrassment for a government-has reached epic proportions regarding responses!
Mr Williams problem is quite simple, he cannot answer three simple questions:
a)... Death certificate confirming SHS please ?
b)... Proof of one case of longevity, with dates & times
c)... Prove that the smoking ban has not damaged our economy (Traitor)
So there we have it folks, a Budget that is totally Boring and is, yet again, a waste of space load of B****x as it does nothing to address the nations biggest problem of needless expenditure.