Monday, May 18, 2009

ASH Conference Wales

By Blad Tolstoy

Here we go again, Wales will be taking another hit as ASH promote sales of nicotine  replacement therapy for their pharmaceutical paymasters from Pfizer and McNeil. Yes, it's the make cash in Wales conference deigned to ultimately ram that near useless pharmaceutical garbage down the throats of the public whether it likes it or not.

As usual, we have an event headed up by the great and the good who know exactly what's good for us, don't they just. Indeed, one may contemplate the supreme vanity of these anally retentive narcissists as they pursue the belief that they will change mankind for good. They won't, of course, as no movement's effects last forever and it's worth remembering the old adage that life is like a swimming pool. You get in and splash about a lot but after you get out no-one knows you've been there.

Aha, so who's top of the list of the great and the good? Why, it's Rhodri Morgan, that near political has-been. Well, he's not got much else to do except pursue his obsession with the belief that stopping smoking will help reduce the number of asthma sufferers. I could say a great deal about that contentious issue, but would Morgan explain to the world how it is that the number of asthma sufferers has increased threefold over the last thirty years whilst the number of smokers has halved?

I'm sure there will be a ringing silence. Anyway, the ASH Wales Conference, yawn, but take a look if you like....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...