Sunday, August 28, 2011

Nic-O-Dick - The Whitest Kids U'Know on IFC



Al Gore is desperate for his Nic-O-Dick


Read More...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Surgeons & Politicians

Five surgeons are discussing who were the best patients to operate on.

The first surgeon says, 'I like to see Accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.'
The second responds, 'Yeah, but you should try Electricians! Everything inside them is colour-coded.' 
The third surgeon says, 'No, I really think Librarians are the best everything inside them is in alphabetical order.' 
The fourth surgeon chimes in, 'You know I like Construction Workers. Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over at the end, and when the job takes longer than you said it would.' 
But the fifth surgeon shut them all up when he observed, 'You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, and no spine, and there are only two moving parts - the mouth and the arsehole - and they are interchangeable'
AMEN to that.

Read More...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

E-petitions

We should like to draw people's attention to the government's e-petitions to amend the smoking ban.  As several people have gone to the trouble to place petitions, we recommend fair play and ask you to sign the three petitions which, to date, have the largest number of signatories:

Anthony Worrall Thompson's at:

Daniel Connolly's at:

David Greatrix's at:

We thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.

Doc and Blad

Read More...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ron Paul II

by Blad Tolstoy

This is my second post on Ron Paul and then I'll shut up about him for a bit as I don't want to bore people with my enthusiasm.

The mainstream American press continues to collude in the scheme to pretend that Ron Paul doesn't have a chance, and they repeat the mantra time and time again in order to brainwash the public as they did successfully in 2008.

However, this time the public aren't going to be fooled, and I'm pleased to announce that Ron Paul has just won the Young Republicans' Straw Poll in New Hampshire by a commanding margin.

Paul took 45% of the vote with Mitt Romney coming second with only 10%.

See:


However, having said all that, please take time to view Paul's speech at the New Hampshire Campaign Headquarters grand opening on 17/08/2001. Take particular note of his comments on liberty and privacy about two thirds of the way through the film onwards. Note too, the simple and unpretentious delivery.

See:

Ron Paul Full Speech at New Hampshire Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening - 8/17/2011

Read More...

A great way to smoke in your car


Our thanks to Bill Gibson of TICAP for drawing our attention to
this super device for happy smoking in your car.

It's the new IGBC2JB In-car Plasmacluster Air Purifier by SHARP.

See:

Read More...

You can't drink in front of the children in our pub


by Blad Tolstoy

"Two mothers were refused alcoholic drinks in a pub because the barman said it would be inappropriate for them to drink in front of their children."

A line from a Californian or a New York newspaper?  No, it's in The Sunday Telegraph for 21st August, and it happened in the Britannia pub in London.

See: 


Indeed, the creeping alcohol prohibition is moving up notches as it was predicted it would, and unless the drinks industry wakes up fully to what is about to happen to it, then it will end up facing the same restrictions as the tobacco industry.  In fact, at the moment, many representatives of that industry have their heads wedged firmly up their arses, preferring, instead to try and hide behind a hypocritical position which says that one cannot equate alcohol use with tobacco use.  One can. Alcohol is truly the most problematic drug, in that, its misuse causes more social problems that all the other drugs put together and many times over.  Similarly, its misuse is also responsible for an extensive catalogue of illnesses.

In response to this, no doubt, alcohol industry representatives will hasten to highlight the fact that I have used the word "misuse" when it comes to the negative effects of drinking, but that all smoking is a misuse of tobacco.  Bullshit!  In fact, the same argument applies.  There is nothing, I repeat NOTHING wrong with a bit of tobacco consumption.  In fact, an awful lot of people I can think of would be far nicer and probably have a greater sense of well-being for the consumption of a few good cigars or finely tobaccoed cigarettes or, for smoking a pipe.

The problem is the issue of moderation.  We all agree with the principle of moderation, but few of us can maintain it successfully.  Why this is so, I can never quite fathom and the answer is not easily applied by claiming that it's  because alcohol and tobacco are addictive.  There are many reasons why people smoke and drink but why significant numbers do it to excess is probably due to the fact that we are never taught to consume them in a measured manner in the first place.  Instead, we live in a culture of repression: "you mustn't do that, it's naughty," as opposed to: "well, if you want to do that, let's learn how to do it properly."

However, we still do not need a legion of do-gooders and self appointed tin gods to control our behaviour,  As an adult, I'll live with my mistakes thanks (if I make any), and if I need any help I'll ask for it.  Now fuck off nanny!

Read More...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ron Paul for President: Forget the rest, they can't win


By Blad Tolstoy

I am a totally unashamed Ron Paul fan and have been for about two years.  This is the only person in the American presidential race who will really make a difference.  The rest are just bricks in the wall — establishment jockeys, both Republican and Democrat -- who want to preserve the corrupt US system as it is.

Ron Paul, sometimes referred to as the founder of the Tea Party, is a true libertarian.  He'll scrap the Federal Reserve, bring the troops home from the various theatres of war, respect property rights and restore the concept of liberty -- centre stage — to American politics.  If he wins, that will have a major knock on effect for us here in the UK and the rest of Europe.  The current culture of prohibition took
flight in America, it was the heart of darkness, and still is, but if Ron Paul wins, then America will change and so will much of the rest of the world.

Ron Paul's performance in the polls is good and continually improving and he recently came second in the Iowa straw poll — narrowly beaten by Michele Bachmann by 152 votes.  However, Bachman had to buy 4,000 tickets for her supporters to ensure that win. In a recent  poll in Texas, Paul beat Rick Perry by  taking 91% of the votes.  However, the US mainstream media has consistently tried to pretend that Ron Paul does not exist, or, they continuously propound the mantra that Ron Paul can't win.  But they are wrong, he can win and, to put it bluntly, the Republican establishment is
shitting its pants.

Please take the time to view these videos and keep checking on Ron Paul's progress.  If you want to see less of a nanny state in the UK, then support the only true libertarian candidate for the presidential election!

See:

"The Ron Paul Tipping Point"


and:

"Ron Paul is Exploding"

Read More...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Behind You!


Read More...

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Buttout - Southpark

Read More...

Friday, July 29, 2011



Read More...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Smoke From Your Cigarette



Type your summary hereType rest of the post here

Read More...

"Shoot a Smoker...Oh That’s Okay Then"

By Blad Tolstoy

Many of you are now aware of the article that appeared in 'Hemel Today' advocating the shooting of smokers by immature hack journalist  Alan Dee on 24th July entitled: "Snipers could soon snuff out smoking." Similarly, the same article was printed in the 'Luton Herald and Post' dated 21st July 2011.

This is not humorous but very stupid and the respective editors should have prevented its transmission. For those who might consider my response extreme, then let me point out that this sick trend is a manifestation of a very dangerous undercurrent given carte blanche by the irresponsible actions of the toxic tobacco control lobby and two governments: the last one, New-Labour and this one, supposedly Conservative, who have given the green light for anything that intimidates or damages smokers to be okay.

This notion that shooting smokers is okay is not new. See for example, this article in Ham & High: 'Hampstead and Highgate Express':

“Smoking party goers shot by air gun sniper" 
18 October 2007



SMOKERS at a party discovered their habit really was bad for their health when they stepped outside and were shot at by air rifle snipers. The victims were hosting a party in Kingsgate Road in Kilburn on October 6 but things turned sour just after midnight. Party host Adam Terry, 24, said: "We had the balcony doors open as several of us smoke. "My girlfriend went out on to the balcony for a cigarette, and came back in complaining that she had been hit - she'd felt a sharp pain in her shoulder. I went out to have a smoke, felt a very sharp pain in my head and when I put my hand up there to feel it, found that a small metal air rifle round had punctured the skin and I was bleeding." The housemates called police but before they arrived a third smoker went outside to locate the snipers and was shot in the back. Police arrived on the scene and checked the injuries. They told people not to go back out on the balcony for the rest of the night and to draw the curtains in case the windows were shot at. Mr Terry, who works as a civil servant, said: "We received a follow-up phone call the next day, and a visit from the forensics' team. The police confirmed that it would be difficult to find out who did it, but suggested a leafleting campaign on the road from where the shots were fired - Mazenod Avenue - warning about the dangers of shooting people in the head with air rifles."

And then there's this:

“Supposing ...
Snipers were brought in to shoot smokers”
Charlie Brooker, 
The Guardian, Friday 17 February 2006

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/feb/17/smoking.charliebrooker

And then again there's this:

"UGANDAN KILLED FOR SMOKING IN PUBLIC"

http://connectafrica.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/ugandan-killed-for-smoking-in-public/

No, it does not say the man was shot, but he was killed because people thought it was okay to kill a smoker.  Again, the blame essentially may be laid at the feet of toxic tobacco control and weak politicians who are not prepared to respect people’s freedom of choice and with regard to a legal product, and think it is perfectly respectable to scapegoat smokers.  After all, now that it is much more difficult to discriminate against and act violently towards ethnic minorities, someone else has to be a convenient whipping boy.  What a low morality!

Lastly, if readers would like to see a whole catalogue of deaths related to smoking bans, some involving the killing of smokers for smoking, then take a good look at this collection of evils carefully catalogued by Samantha at Smokers’ Club:

http://encyclopedia.smokersclub.com/4.html

No, I do not like the idea that press freedom should be curtailed, but at the same time, I cannot see that smokers and their non-smoking friends have any choice but to take to task, in the future, every newspaper that permits the kind of trash written by Alan Dee and his ilk.  If that means legions of complaints to the Press Complaints Commission, MPs and  Chicken Cameron, then so be it.  The gloves are off!

Read More...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wales Aims to Become World Leader

Read More...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

ANNE MILTON

by Blad Tolstoy























For those of you may dislike this mendacious piece of ASH toadywork as much as I do, you may be relieved to find that others don't care for her either. See here a little website dedicated to her and enjoy:

Anne Milton - Guildford MP (and Dipstick)
http://www.bloggerheads.com/anne_milton/2005_05_01_a_archive.html

Read More...

Read More...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

King Cameron

Read More...

One that must not get under the Radar

by Blad Tolstoy

Some of you may have read this article, published today (18/07/2011) in the Herald of Scotland: “University says tobacco giant is “harassing staff”.

See:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/university-says-tobacco-giant-is-harassing-staff-1.1112518?localLinksEnabled=false

This article reports that Philip Morris International (PMI), using the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), has tried for almost a year to get hold of the full details of a project about smoking and young people undertaken by Stirling University’s Centre for Tobacco Control Research.  So far, Stirling University has refused to accede to this request, claiming that PMI is harassing its staff and demanding that academic work be exempt form the FOI.

For those completely brainwashed by the notion that the tobacco industry is always the seat of all evil, such conduct by Stirling University might seem entirely justified.  However, if so, they need to think again and hard!

To begin with, a precedent should not be set because one academic establishment does not like a request from the tobacco industry regarding its work – and particularly, when that university’s work will probably directly affect the tobacco company concerned.

Moreover, universities study all sorts of subjects and subsequently produce papers which may affect the future of the general public, in addition to commercial companies.  Consequently, unless something relates to national security (such as military matters), there is no reason, in an open society, why academic work should not be subject to the FOI. By the same token, in my view and as someone who has worked extensively with charities, the fact that charities are exempt from the FOI doesn’t make sense either.  Over the years, there have been a number of charities that have been subject to bad practices and sometimes unlawful activities.  The public should have the right to access that data.
Returning to the subject of universities, it was only because of the FOI that the public was able to obtain the information relating to The University of East Anglia’s scandalous manipulation of information with regard to the subject of climate change. In fact, there have been countless times when ordinary citizens have made good use of the FOI and it is one of the few truly enlightened acts produced by the last government.

One cannot let this matter rest here, however, and it is worth examining more closely the possible motives of Stirling University’s Centre for Tobacco Control Research.  Contrary to what the naïve might think, tobacco control does not consist of lots of “good guys” at all.  Many years ago, it forwent honest scientific research in favour of an “ends justifies the means” strategy whereby any claim, however wild and unsubstantiated by proper scientific evidence, was justified in order to bring about the great Utopian goal of stopping everyone from smoking.  Given that Stirling University’s Centre for Tobacco Control Research department is a hotbed of fanatical activism (its staff team include both Gerard Hastings and Linda Bauld) then there is a distinct possibility that it does have some dubious research to hide. On the other hand, if this is not true, then what does this particular academic institution have to be afraid of in permitting access to its work?

Whatever the case, the FOI must not be watered down to accommodate this rather arrogant academic establishment for if it is, then the public will not be as aware of  matters that affect it as it should be and the concept of an open society will receive a major setback.  Having said that, we are ruled by a pretty weak and unprincipled political establishment, hence, many rotten things are possible…


Read More...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Hero of Stony Stratford

Read More...

Friday, June 03, 2011

Dave Atherton meets the Ash Monster

Read More...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

MARMITE

Read More...

The Smoking Storm Troopers are here!

 

Read More...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bhutan Starts to Revolt Against Tobacco Control

By Blad Tolstoy

Ah yes, Bhutan, that landlocked little "paradise" located at the Eastern end of the Himalayas, where the concept of "Gross National Happiness" was conceived by its former king - Jigme Singye Wangchuck - in an attempt to define an indicator that measures quality of life or social progress in more holistic and psychological terms than gross domestic product (GDP). 

What a perfect little Shangri-la and what an inspiration for Shri Davidad Prat-head Cameroon - our glorious prime minister - who has introduced to us materialist British the same concept so that we too may enjoy spiritual blissfulness (pardon me while I throw up transcendentally).


Well, as many of you may remember, in about 2005, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck - the current king of Bhutan - seduced by the goddess Tobacco Control, introduced a draconian smoking ban whilst continuing to smoke himself.  If I recall correctly he had his fags specially flown in, making a great sacrifice for himself, so that others could avoid smoking whilst benefiting from his wafting backdraft. (What a saint!)

Quite rapidly, Chinese contraband made its presence felt in Bhutan, where wayward teenagers found the allure of the old green-brown weed attractive. This state of affairs continued for a while until fairly recently, when his majesty's very happy government decided to tighten enforcement up.

A casualty of this clamp down is Sonam Tshering, a twenty-three year old monk, who now faces 3 - 5 years imprisonment for smuggling a rather teensy amount of tobacco. This link will take you to Tshering Tobay's blog:


and here you can read the comments that follow which will demonstrate that some of the Bhutanese are not happy about this turn of events.  You will also discover that the police and politicians in Bhutan continue to smoke. Moreover, the 3 - 5 year sentence is as much or more than a Bhutanese will receive for rape (see Guardian's post about halfway down the comments).  Geez, Bhutan sounds like heaven, and now we know why Andy Lansley wants to introduce even more draconian anti-tobacco measures here.  Yes, that's it, taking a leaf from the Bhutanese book, he's contributing to the Gross National Happiness!

Note too the parallel between the Holy Cameroon and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Some of you may recall that in a recent television interview, Holy Cow Cameroon said that he didn't think legislation could be enacted against people for smoking around children or in their cars.  That's a strange reservation, given the religious zeal of Lansley, but its probably the case that Dave is still doing these things himself so he's just covering his own arse.  

Yes, tobacco control is such a hypocritical beast (note Vivienne Nathanson's boozing habit covered so well by Shri Nam Puddlecote at: http://dickpuddlecote.blogspot.com/   "Do As We Say Not As We Do").  But one day, not that far off now, those lying guardians of pubic public health are going to get their comeuppance, and then, I'll be very happy!


Read More...