Old Misery-guts

From Dick Puddlecote’s comments:

glantz

It must be a miserable life that is spent trying to stop people doing what they enjoy.

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30 Responses to Old Misery-guts

  1. Some other Tom says:

    I don’t know. I’ve met a lot of people in life who are absolute suck-tastic ass-faced twat-waffles, who enjoy, and make it a point, to spoil others enjoyment, happiness, sense of contentment, and esteem. I think they really enjoy what they do and derive a great amount of pleasure from it. I think they are a bit like serial killers, or any other socio-path. They are not normal humans by any stretch, that’s for certain.

    • nisakiman says:

      That is also my impression. Under the cover of ‘health’, they delight in making life as unpleasant as possible for smokers, who they hate. The fact that the state sanctions their bigotry encourages them to dream up ever more spiteful schemes which which to persecute their preferred target, just like the playground bully who is teacher’s pet.

      • They don’t just hate smokers, they hate anxious people, so severely limit benzodiapines and they hate people being free from pain, so have totally banned some of the most effective pills under the pretext that some people used them to intentionally overdose. They hate the unborn, so gleefully allow millions to be culled annually – millions of people they never got the opportunity to (otherwise) dehumanise with their their ‘concern’ or revel in causing them pain and mental distress. Of course, late-term abortions do that as well, but you’d think the more people they could harass for decades the happier they would be…

      • carol2000 says:

        I agree. And thanks to the government, they even get PAID for doing what they enjoy the most.

    • Supergran says:

      OMG, suck-tastic ass-faced twat-waffles!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahhaahah x

  2. harleyrider1978 says:

    BELDING, MI — The owner of a Belding bar is closing the doors this weekend and has some harsh words for state lawmakers, whom he blames for “killing” his business with the state smoking ban. Steve Hosington, who owns the restaurant and bar with his wife, Beverly, said “For some reason, the government is bound and determined to run bars out of business. You people are trying to protect employees from secondhand smoke, yet you’re putting them in the unemployment line.” Hosington said his average daily business dropped 45 percent in the first year after the ban. It climbed back slowly after about 9 months, but never fully recovered. His problem: 80 to 85 percent of his clientele in Belding, a small town in Ionia County south of Greenville, are smokers who spend half the night outside. He went from averaging $4,000 a weekend night in sales, down to $1,000. His 300-seat establishment used to average 150 to 200 people on weekend nights. It’s dropped down to 20, 30 or 40 people per night. “This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make,” he said. “We’re going into the hole every month. I can’t keep doing it.”

    He said 14 employees will lose their jobs.
    http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/08/beldings_last_bar_goes_under_o.html

    • Tom says:

      Wetherspoon’s is banning smoking – outdoors now.

      http://taking-liberties.squarespace.com/blog/2014/8/30/wetherspoon-pub-bans-smoking-outside.html

      This is already the law in San Francisco of course with strict enforcement and heavy duty fines for not smoking only alongside the curb and no closer to buildings and only if there is no city “parklet” against the curb sidewalk in that area, in which case outdoor smoking is banned. It’s banned at all outdoor patios for restaurants, coffee shops and bars, so Wetherspoon’s CEO must have taken a trip to SF and visited with Stanton Glantz (in the photograph above at UCSF) and come up with his brilliiant idea to kill pubs, entirely.

    • Tom says:

      Kentucky! I forgot to say. You must be A Man Of Constant Sorrow, listening to Ralph Stanley at this very moment. In the movie, the audience explodes into cheers and applause when they sing the Old Kentucky verse.

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        In Kentucky the home is supreme. If somebody trys to move into your house and take over you have the right to kill the SOB. That came before the supreme court a few years ago. In a case where some guys wife got herself a live in boyfriend and hubby said CLICK!

  3. Marie Engling says:

    Healthism is a religion, says the Danish doctor and Professor, Ole Hartling.

  4. Ivan D says:

    But it is amazingly lucrative. Some public health types are genuinely hateful people, some such as Glantz are nut jobs, driven crazy by their own propaganda and some are just in it for the money. None of them are worth what they cost us. They are parasites.

  5. magnetic01 says:

    I think the guy in the front is perspiring profusely as he meticulously explores the tension in Glantz’s shirt around the midriff. He could get hit in the eye from a button popping off the health advocate’s seriously stretched attire. How’s that going to sound at dinner trying to explain his newly acquired eye patch: “I lost an eye at a Tobacco Control conference”.

  6. Tom says:

    I’m not sure, but Atlantic City, New Jersey, that state was under attack a few years back and eventually a draconian state wide smoking ban was brought in, even though Donald Trump at first sounded like he might fight it in court, backed down – and then – if I remember correctly – the ban went so far as to ban smoking in bars and casinos.

    If that is the case, then news today online is that the casinos in Atlantic City are closing and going out of business, three of them just announced closures – and if you read what is being blamed and the comments sections, people are basically saying it’s everything BUT the smoking bans that drove off customers and shut them down.

    That is a major, major industry being closed due to smoking bans – if this is what is happening and appears to me, if memory serves me correctly, this is smoking ban driven but being ignored as the elephant in the room in broad daylight, simply glossed over in everyones’ feeble little anti-smoking mindsets.

    Here is an article saying they are closing in large numbers suddenly.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/09/casino_closings_threaten_atlantic_city.html

    “… The closing of three casinos, starting with Showboat and Revel this weekend followed by Trump Plaza two weeks later, and the rapid-fire loss of 5,700 jobs, draw historic comparisons to longer-term collapses of U.S. industries such as steel.

    “This is a massive economic body blow to Atlantic City on par with the hit to the national economy during the Great Recession,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics in West Chester.

    Beyond the thousands of job losses, which will spread into related industries and the general economy, Atlantic City will soon be left with four empty buildings (including the shuttered Atlantic Club) that have no clear future.

    “What we’ve got in Atlantic City is unprecedented. It hasn’t happened before in this type of context, where they are going to shutter them up and literally can’t give them away for pennies on the dollar, like Revel,” said Alan Silver, a former casino-industry executive who teaches at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. …”

    If this is so then Donald Trump with his big mouth but wimpy actions missed out by not suing the state of NJ when their draconian smoking ban came out, which I am pretty certain, it included no smoking in gambling casinos and was going to eventually shut them all down – stupid Trump, should have sued.

  7. harleyrider1978 says:

    Now we have the Smoking Gene is there anything EUGENICS of the new age era from the old wont come up with for any other lifestyle choises for government run PROPAGANDA Machines!

    Large-scale study focuses on heavy smokers

    Smoking gene increases tobacco consumption

    The researchers have also studied a special gene variant that impacts heavy smoking: The smoking gene has no influence on whether you start or quit smoking. But if you do smoke, the gene will make you smoke more. People who have inherited the gene variant from both their parents smoke 20 percent more than those without the special gene variant.

    http://www.sciencecodex.com/la

    Do You Have the Obesity Gene? – US News

    The Gay Gene: New Evidence Supports an Old Hypothesis

    Researchers Identify Alcoholism Gene – WebMD

    Obesity in soda drinkers may bubble up from genes | The …

    The aim of the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source is to provide timely information on diet and nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals …

    The Sugar Gene is Found – Sugar Science Forum – Index

    Like Ive said GET READY OWENSBORO CITIZENS YOUR NEXT!

    You may have one of the above newly created LIFESTYLE GENES or the Next gene they decide to blame on something you do like the CHILD ABUSE GENE, THE PEDOPHILE GENE,THE GOING TO CHURCH GENE!

    Its absolute MADNESS what drives these PROHIBITIONISTS!

    http://wkyufm.org/post/vote-nears-owensboro-smoking-ban

  8. harleyrider1978 says:

    Addiction. 1997 May;92(5):607-10.

    Do work-place smoking bans cause smokers to smoke “harder”? Results from a naturalistic observational study.

    Chapman S1, Haddad S, Sindhusake D.

    Author information

    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether smokers outside buildings with work-place smoking bans smoke “harder” than those smoking in social settings. An unobtrusive random observational study of smokers followed by structured interview was used, with 143 smokers taking smoking breaks outside their office buildings and 113 smokers in social settings. The main outcome measurements were number of puffs per cigarette and cigarette smoking duration. The mean number of puffs per cigarette for the office building group was 18.7% greater than that for the social settings group (10.7 +/- 3.2 vs. 8.7 +/- 2.7, t = 5.58, df = 253, p < 0.001); 74.8% of smokers outside offices took more than the mean number of puffs for the group compared to 42.5% of smokers in social settings (chi 2 df 1 = 26.31, p or = 5 minutes to smoke the observed cigarette (chi 2 df 2 = 31.55, p < 0.0001). Smokers who scored at the 75th percentile on the Fagerstrom Tolerance Scale took a mean 9.5 +/- 2.6 puffs per cigarette compared to 9.3 +/- 2.7 puffs by those who scored in the 25th percentile on the scale (t = 0.34, df = 145, p = 0.73). Regardless of degree of nicotine dependency, smokers leaving work-stations to smoke outside buildings smoked their cigarettes nearly 19% "harder" than cigarettes smoked in social settings. The individual and public health benefits of reduced smoking frequency engendered by work-place smoking bans may be lessened by policies which allow smokers to take smoking breaks.

  9. nisakiman says:

    The individual and public health benefits of reduced smoking frequency engendered by work-place smoking bans may be lessened by policies which allow smokers to take smoking breaks.

    I had to re-read that a couple of times, as I thought I’d misunderstood it.

    So this research has found that banning smoking in workplaces had the effect of making smokers smoke ‘harder’ when they went on their enforced trip outside. No surprises there. Under pressure time-wise (because you’re ‘wasting company time’), trying to get the most out of your strictly limited allotted ‘smoke breaks’. Of course they’re going to smoke ‘harder’.

    The blindingly obvious solution to this of course is to install a decent ventilation system in the office (which it should have anyway), and allow people to smoke at their desks. Or at the very least, to have a conveniently situated smoking lounge.

    But no! What they are saying is that the problem of smoking ‘hard’ exists because people are allowed smoking breaks! Which of course leads on to the next “but it’s for your own good” ban on smoking during working hours. And we all know where this is leading, don’t we?

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      I can just here ole Stanton doing Deb Arnott in the tobacco control porn theatre………..Oh yes baby make it blacker make it blacker…………..yes oh baby blow more air in that black lung ………….oh oh Almost there stan Baby blow into that Lung more…….Oh yaaaaaaaa

  10. waltc says:

    Tom–
    About Atlantic City. Not quite sure but I believe the casinos lobbied for and got small smoking sections on the gambling floor, but only small sections and only on the floor. IOW, no smoking in the restaurants, bars, etc, which itself was a killer. Then some casinos, like Revel, thought they could grab a trend by being 100% smoker-free and nearly went bust so went back to the local standard, but too late. All AC casinos were facing competition from Indian casinos with no bans. The move then was to try to force or blackmail the tribes into instituting a ban. Don’t think they had much luck tho it’s possible the tribes made some “adjustments” to accommodate the newly fashionable phobics.

    And Trump no linger owned Trump casino. Saw the writing on the wall and wisely sold it sufficiently long ago to avoid getting burned.

  11. Tony says:

    Frank,
    The “date of guilty knowledge” about obesity has already been passed. Yet today you have wilfully posted a picture of a grossly fat man on your blog. What if the chiiildren see it?
    Consider this a formal warning.

  12. harleyrider1978 says:

    FRANKENSTEIN ARRIVES…………..

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/zapping-brain-may-cure-heavy-smokers-study-finds/

    Zapping brain may cure heavy smokers, study finds

    44% of pack-a-day-plus smokers studied were able to kick the habit with ‘shock’ treatment, despite past failures

    timesofisrael.com

    Next it will be Frontal Lobotomies for a quit smoking cure…………they’ve lost it!

  13. smokingscot says:

    O/T You’re not alone in being somewhat skeptical about global warming.

    Mr. Briggs is – and does it with considerable panache!

    http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=13455

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