Friday, September 24, 2010

I Was Bound To Bring It Up Eventually


I don't normally link to a blog with no preview,but this is an exception.

This is the story of Brian,a man who in all probability is another of Chantrix's victims.

There really is nothing wrong with smoking if the alternative is something that leaves shattered lives and devastation in it's wake.

Just read the blog post,I have nothing else to say.

The Ultimate Solution

The Ultimate Solution

Well there you go.

I guess I wasn't as surprised to read this as I thought I would be.

I am only shocked by where this might happen if this resolution is ever passed.

The council’s resolution noted that total bans were the ‘ultimate and courageous solution’ and added, perhaps unnecessarily, that they were ‘unlikely to be popular within the smoking community or with those economically reliant upon tobacco products’.

I read this and my heart skipped a beat,it felt like someone had hit me square in the face.

It feels like I have always been saying this couldn't happen,but there it is in black and white from a wholly credible source.

If you don't like something someone does it's apparently perfectly fine to just fucking ban it.

The idea is a nightmare,but if this is adopted the reality will be much worse.

Hypocrites and liars

If the science doesn't work now how can you justify what you've done with it previously?

 “While acknowledging Mr Labate’s exposure to second hand tobacco smoke and finding no other cause for his lung cancer, the Medical Committee in its decision nonetheless stated that it could not establish with certainty the connection with his professional activities.” 
                                       It's Hazardous Unless You Sue

They have banned smoking just about everywhere,based on studies and testimony of scientists and doctors.

And yet when one of their own a person who went into many smoky pubs on a daily basis on their behalf has taken ill,those statistics they used to justify their own bans go right out the window.

Hypocritical bastards,someone is so ill they can no longer work and they suddenly can't make the science work?

It's amazing,isn't it?

August 13,1919 New York Times

August 13,1919

The link I have up here is for a rather interesting PDF.

One could almost imagine that it was written today,almost.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.--The total abolition of the use of all tobacco within five years is planned by the Women's Christian Temperance Union, according to assertions made today by the Association Opposed to National Prohibitions. 
Even in the early 1900's someone didn't like smokers,someone didn't like drinkers as well.

They planned an all out propaganda war on people who's actions they didn't like.

Not so different from what we see happening around us today.

The slogan nicotine next and it's ideas of child welfare,health and morality and education and information aren't so different from what we see happening today.

The tactics are almost exactly the same,only this time it isn't the temperance movement against people,it's junk science and press releases and bad journalism

Someone you have never met will always be unhappy with how you live your life.
Someone you don't know will always be dissatisfied with the choices you make.

Someone who doesn't know you from a hole in the wall will always be more than happy to force changes onto you,society, business owners, and the law just to stop you from doing something they don't like.

The only difference is that today they have scientists,doctors and the medical community on their side.

It's beyond discouraging.