Donald Trump Antismoker

H/T Mikef:

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Click on the image to see Donald Trump say:

“Smoking sucks… the air right out of your lungs. And you’re going to need them for the rest of your life. Don’t smoke. It kills.”

I feel a distinct loss of enthusiasm. If this comes down to Clinton v. Trump, it’ll be a choice between two antismokers, it seems.

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44 Responses to Donald Trump Antismoker

  1. castello2 says:

    Don’t forget he is the biggest whack job ever

  2. Lepercolonist says:

    Difference being that Trump is all for laissez-faire economics. He would not favor plain packaging or other
    laws impeding business. Hillary is a proactive banner of tobacco. No brainer for me. Trump it is.

    • waltc says:

      Yeah, yeah. We in NY thought the same about Bloomberg. When he ran the first time against a Democrat super-nanny we thought the guy was a safe bet at least in terms of economic laissez-faire, And he never said a word about anti-smoke. As for Trumo if you stop to follow him closely, he contradupicts himself on a nearly daily basis. FOR something one day, against it the next. Further, he supports UK style universal govt run health care . And we do know where that leads.

  3. Roobeedoo2 says:

    Apart from Trump turning whiffy, I hope you’ve had a good Christmas, Frank.

    I just stumbled on this article in my twitter feed this morning. I hope it cheers you up; Art, predictions for the future and tobacco ;)

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/paintings-reveal-what-people-in-1900-thought-the-year-2000-would-look-like-a6680196.html

  4. Peter Rachow says:

    Oh, Frank, I’m so sorry to learn that your nicotine addiction influences your political preferences. And, also sorry, that you won’t be able to delete my comment on your “medical problem”

    https://peterrachow.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/c-frank-davis-mind-controlled-by-nicototine/

    since it is not a part of the comment-section of your blog. Get well soon, Frank!

    • Frank Davis says:

      Actually, the trackbacks are included in blog comments, and I can delete them. In fact, just to make sure, that’s what I’ve just done. (I wasn’t going to until you told me I couldn’t.)

      And I’m not “addicted” to tobacco. I’ve gone for many hours without smoking this Xmas. And wasn’t in the least bothered by it.

      • Peter Rachow says:

        Yeah, you might be able to delete trackbacks. But not my articles on the crap that you write on the web. ;-)

        And, in fact, you are addicted. Not smoking for some hours doesn’t make you non-addicted. You’re so addicted that you have to write about smoking every day. See a doctor, maybe there is help!

        • Frank Davis says:

          Yeah, you might be able to delete trackbacks. But not my articles on the crap that you write on the web. ;-)

          I’m sorry about your habit of writing about crap.

          And, in fact, you are addicted. Not smoking for some hours doesn’t make you non-addicted. You’re so addicted that you have to write about smoking every day. See a doctor, maybe there is help!

          How long do you have to go without cigarettes to count as non-addicted? And I don’t actually write about smoking every day. I write about all sorts of things. If I write about anything smoking-related, it’ll usually be about entirely unjustified and socially and economically and politically destructive smoking bans. If I’m addicted to anything, I’m addicted to freedom.

        • harleyrider1978 says:

          Peter you aint got a clue in the world what addiction is! Go to a heroin clinic and have a look in the padded cells on about day 2 of withdrawels………….Smoking IS SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE and always has been otherwise it wouldn’t have stayed around for 600 years. I started back smoking 3 days after I got out of the hospital from a so called blockage caused by a pharma drug called BIAXIN. I got 2 stents 1 which I likely didn’t even need as the doc said it was nothing. Guess what I had NO PLAQUE BUILDUP AT ALL on the side where the clot was. the others side was less than 20%…………

          Yet now they want me to take statin drugs which destroy muscle tissue damage brain cells and a 100 other problems in your body. I took em for 3 months and every day I had flu like symptons so bad I couldn’t even crawl out of bed. Finally it took 4 phone calls over a month to get the damn doctor to admit it was the statins doing it to me from adverse side effects and to stop them for a week and see if everything cleared up. It did and within 2 days the nausea and dizziness and foogy brain went away followed by 3 weeks later the muscle pains going away. 5 weeks off them and simply watching my diet my count was 110. That’s perfect for anyone but a Nazified pharma doc who want a 45-65 level. You need at least 100 cholesterol count just for your body to function right.

          Needless to say I told the doc to shove his shit,I still take the Plavix but it doesn’t tear you up like those poisonous statins do.

        • Joe L. says:

          Peter, your obsession is so perverse that you can’t see the forest from the trees. You spend your free time trolling blogs like Frank’s and writing your own blog entries about any website with a pro-smoking sentiment. If you were to step back and look from a distance, you would realize that it is actually you who is addicted to smoking.

        • beobrigitte says:

          Yeah, you might be able to delete trackbacks. But not my articles on the crap that you write on the web. ;-)

          Does anyone read them? The fact that a link is posted HERE leads to the assumption that it’s a blog no-one is interested in.

          This youngster may be just too scared to enjoy life – fact is: he is nowhere near the age most of us here have reached extraordinarily healthily. Despite smoking. The fear and stress he appears to exhibit makes me wonder if he ever will reach our age.

          I must admit that I cannot avoid smiling: this guy better stay in good shape – he is paying MY pension :)

        • edith482 says:

          You really are a bore.

    • slugbop007 says:

      Feast your eyes on these studies, Mr. Rachow:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17501699
      Abstract
      Send to:
      Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2007 Jun;16(6):877-87.
      Biocatalytic and semisynthetic studies of the anticancer tobacco cembranoids.
      El Sayed KA1, Sylvester PW.
      Author information
      Abstract
      Historically, tobacco use was primarily recreational and has been smoked in cigarettes, cigars and pipes, as well as smokeless forms of consumption, all of which are associated with adverse health effects. However, recent scientific investigations indicate that tobacco also contains several diverse secondary metabolites that may provide potential health benefits in the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Specifically, the leaf and flower of Nicotiana tabacum contain high amounts of the key flavor ingredient, cembranoids. Tobacco alpha- and beta-2,7,11-cembratriene-4,6-diols display potent anticancer activity. These compounds have also been found to inhibit phorbol ester-stimulated (32)P(i) incorporation into phospholipids, induction of Epstein-Barr virus early antigen and protein phosphorylation. This review focuses on the biocatalytic and semisynthetic studies of tobacco cembanoids and their anticancer activity.

      PMID:
      17501699
      [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
      Send this to all the PH phonies:
      https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7518446_Tobacco_cembranoids_protect_the_function_of_acute_hippocampal_slices_against_NMDA_by_a_mechanism_mediated_by_a4b2_nicotinic_receptors
      http://www.ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/elsayed.html

      http://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17501699/Biocatalytic_and_semisynthetic_studies_of_the_anticancer_tobacco_cembranoids_
      Too expensive to download PDF.
      http://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19281835/Actions_of_octocoral_and_tobacco_cembranoids_on_nicotinic_receptors_

      We also discovered and patented the anticancer activity of tobacco cembranoids. We try to optimize these compounds as inhibitors of breast and prostate cancer metastasis.
      Paul Sylvester – research profile on DocbyDoc
      docbydoc.com/Profile/1378776/Paul_Sylvester
      tocotrienol and Met inhibitor treatment suppresses mammary cancer cell …. Biocatalytic and semisynthetic studies of the anticancer tobacco cembranoids.

      Tocotrienols:
      http://www.labome.org/grant/r15/ca/apoptotic/-apoptotic-mechanisms-of-tocotrienols-in-mammary-cancer-6780495.html
      https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?projectnumber=2R15CA086833-02
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15753140

  5. Harleyrider1978 says:

    Funny the same year he told thecAtlantic city council any smoking bans in casinos would destroy the business and profits of Atlantic City itself. Today he is proven correct all the 9 casinos are gone.

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Smoking lounges would non create a real change, as I’m sure smokers will be inconsiderate and walk thoughout the casinos with their lit cigarettes on their way to the smoking lounges, especially oriental customers who have no regard for the law. If you don’t believe me look in the coin trays in the “non smoking areas” and look at all the cigarettes put out in them. Look in the elevators and look on the floor at the cigarettes put out on the rugs. Management is not going to chase away a paying guess so there is only lose enforcement. When I asked a slot attendant at Trump Taj Mahal to tell a customer to stop smoking in the non smoking section, she reponded, ” they don’t pay me enough money to ask them to stop smoking”. Isn’t it funny how smokers comply 100% in restaurants and work places but in NJ casinos they don’t take it serious.

      http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29750-i78-k1408790-Trumps_Comments_on_repealing_smoking_ban-Atlantic_City_New_Jersey.html

      Trump got out of AC when the bans came down after they wouldn’t listen to him that smoking bans would destroy AC altogether.

      I just read dpwntown AC is now boarded up empty and not much left,pretty much the same way Downtown Lexington ky looks to after their ban went into effect.

      • Tom says:

        Trump was strongly against the smoking ban in Atlantic City, very strongly. He can very very strongly anti-smoking ban if he thinks it will ruin economies, including his own businesses which were affected badly by that ban.

  6. harleyrider1978 says:

    Re: Trumps Comments on repealing smoking ban

    Aug 22, 2007, 9:46 PM

    Re: Trumps Comments on repealing smoking ban

    Aug 22, 2007, 9:46 PM

    ok i am a smoker. i really enjoy smoking and gambling together. it just kind of goes ahnd in hand to me. i think if ac stops smoking period it will be the downfall. i understand second hand smoke, and choices, etc. lets face it many people do smoke and many do not. you get rid of smoking and you get rid of many gamblers that will go to the other casinos (indian) and smoke all they want.

    then you will se ac start to slump in profits which in count will reduce employees, service, etc. etc. etc.

    i for one would never return to ac when i have other choices where i can smoke.

    on another note i totally agree with non smokers. there should be areas for that clientele also, nice supported areas that follow the rules. on occassion i am sure someone would come in smoking and it should nicely be said sorry this is a no smoking room or area and that is that.

    in canada in niagara falls before they banned smoking (and lost some profits due to it) they use to have 2 floors, a smoking floor and non smoking floor. both equally nice with the same games tables etc. it was for sure the smoking floor was always more crowded, but in any event i thought that was an awsome idea.

    for some of the nasty people who just flip out over smoking, give it some slack. be leary of the self rightous!! i don’t drink and take offense to drunks who do the nastiest or stupiest things, or who risk the safety of others. I dont see a ban on that, I think that can be more dangerous than second hand smoke!

    They need a happy medium for everyone, and non smokers you need to support an are for us as we should you, for the well being of ac’s future and letting american citizens make their own choices

    thanks

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Aug 23, 2007, 9:50 PM

      Trump said that the casinos were the worst thing to happen to the AC residents , yet he has threee casinos there . He said he doesn’t drink because it is unhealthy and makes people do stupid things . Yet he has Trump Vodka , Trump Cocktail , and gives away and sells alcohol at his casinos . Money , Money , Money ! And Yes he sells cigarettes to smoke at his casinos

      The original Trump story on repealing the smoking ban in New Jersye and Atlantic City is gone now.

      http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/top_three/story/7497268p-7393663c.html

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        Lets not forget Trip advisor is totally Nazi run and controlled,yoy will find pro smoking comments that were deleted back in 2007 on that comments run that were mine.

    • mikef317 says:

      Are you implying that this was written by Donald Trump? Bad English alone is enough to tell me it wasn’t.

      It appears to be the 11th comment on the link below, written by someone called “nyJt.” The second link is to his (?) profile on the Trip Advisor website.

      If it’s not by Trump himself, what’s the point of posting it? We all know that smoking bans are bad for business.

      http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29750-i78-k1408790-o10-Trumps_Comments_on_repealing_smoking_ban-Atlantic_City_New_Jersey.html

      http://www.tripadvisor.com/members-forums/nyJt

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        Mike you can be the grammer police all day long,I truly don’t care. The post was informative and I didn’t post it as if trump wrote it himself. The person who wrote it obviously visits AC all the time to be that knowledgeable on the subject. Sorry if it seems to destroy your anti-trump views. Trump himself may be a tee totaler but he isn’t a hypocrite about it. The PSA you eluded to is likely a part of his contractual obligations in the past for the programed shows he was hired to do. Does he push for bans in the PSA nope not at all,he is simply stating what is obviously PREPARED TEXT to be said.

    • Roobeedoo2 says:

      The thing that gets me, Harls, is that there was absolutely no need for pub smoking bans; non-smokers ALLWAYS had a choice, knot to go to places (for leisure or t’work) if smoking bovvered them that much. And they’ve still got the option not to stand next to smokers…

      Sew, now we’ve now had 8 y’ears of smoking bans, since 2007 in the UK… surely thriving establishments (like pubs), since that point in time (July 1st 2007), have sufficiently built up a strong non-smoking client-tell to survive, economically, if other establishments were now allowed to open… where smoking is allowed? For the hard-working, dutifully-tax-paying smoker. Like me ;)

      Look, at this way… if ‘The TC Experts’ are right about how awful second hand smoke actually is, ‘most’ sensible people wouldn’t dream of frequenting an establishment to allows smoking With the Isis survey, we showed, smokers are disciplined enough not to frequent establishments that are Nun-Smoking. Most people are sensible about their health… And as they’s keep imprinting the message… ‘Smoking Kills’

      Hang on… why haven’t they banned the sale or consumption of tobacco all together if it’s such a disgusting, serial killer? They hold all the cards; why haven’t they gone all in? *Hmm… thinks*

      *Silly games? Silly question more like, Clicky rolls eyes*

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        Its simple for businesses going smokefree when they did they lost 30-60% or more of customer base depending on the demographics.
        What then happened was once they did it they accepted the new losses and claimed the ban was a profit making success so as not to look stupid when the new lowered gross sales figures became the new norm.

        We saw what happened to all the mom and pop businesses and pub closures and its the same in America.

        The revenue stream from tobacco when every government in the world is bankrupt and running deficits never seen before means smoking will be on the way back and soon. The Nazis will be outlawed aka sock puppets,othe 5013c charities who lobbied left and right will likely be outlawed too in America and all their prohibitional cohorts in government removed or silenced to the back dark rooms awaiting retirement.

        It simply cant last and it appears the UK government is finally taking ASH apart at the seams!

  7. mikef317 says:

    Other than smoking, some debating points about Donald Trump. As an American, I can vote for him, and The Donald will never get my vote.

    But first….

    On Jeb Bush. For years I heard that Jeb was the smart brother. I believed that, but (foolishly) never listened to anything he said. Having recently been exposed to Jeb, I’ve concluded that George is the smart one. That’s scary because George is an asshole.

    On Ben Carson. He is dividing his time between campaigning for President and touring to sell his latest book. Maybe he’s the one who needs brain surgery.

    The other Republicans plus Hillary and the Democrats? God help America. I won’t vote for any of them.

    ========================

    Points about Trump. No particular order. They’re numbered for those who want to respond. A lot of this could be googled for more information.

    1) Trump is quite intelligent. He is also an exceptionally talented public speaker.

    End of Trump’s good points.

    ========================

    2) Trump and the American news media.

    There are TV programs where pundits discuss current events. There are radio talk shows, newspaper columnists and bloggers. These people have a time slot or word count to fill day after day. They have to keep their audience engaged.

    God bless Donald Trump!

    In High School, there was always a class clown – someone who would do anything for attention. Except that he’s older and richer, The Donald is the class clown.

    Going back at least 40 years, Trump has sought media attention – and he always got a lot. Put him on camera, and he’s off at warp speed, commenting on anything and everything. The Donald LOVES the camera. As class clown, he NEEDS the camera.

    THE CAMERA ALSO NEEDS THE DONALD. Like pigs at a trough, the news media feeds on him. What will your guests discuss on your TV or radio show? Can’t think of anything to write for your column or blog? Trump to the rescue! Do you even have time to cover all his comments?

    Before Trump, Rand Paul was the media darling. Rand Paul said this, Rand Paul said that. Lots of talk, pro and con. Rand Paul vs Hillary Clinton. Lots more talk. Today the talk is about when Paul will drop out of the Presidential race. (The media has moved on to the next big thing – someone more outrageous than Rand Paul – Donald Trump.)

    The media is slanted left or right. The left will damn Trump, and the right praise him. Either way, they’re filling air time. They’re also catering to what their audience wants to hear.

    Since whatever Trump says is probably shocking (i.e., “newsworthy”), whatever other candidates say (like addressing dull matters of policy) gets little attention.

    All this free news exposure means that Trump doesn’t have to spend much money on advertising. (I did say he’s smart.)

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    3) On polls.

    The election is a year away. Except for tea leaf reading pundits (and their audience), at this time, national polls are worthless. Stated above, a year ago, it was Rand Paul vs Hillary Clinton.

    Polls in early primary states may be of interest but these can be misleading. People who vote in Republican primaries are among the most conservative in the nation. They are a small minority in a large country.

    There is also the issue of name recognition. Given a choice between Donald Trump and George Pataki, who would you pick? Other than Walt or another New Yorker, hat tip to anyone who even knows who Pataki is. He was a three term (12 year) governor of New York State. I’ve forgotten more about him than any sane person would want to know.

    ========================

    4) How did Trump make his money? He didn’t – his grandfather did. With all his worldly positions packed in a suitcase, Frederick Drumpf immigrated from Germany to New York in 1885. He became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 1892. Frederick had a talent for business, and he became quite wealthy. (I don’t know how much.) Frederick’s son Fred built on that and was a multi-millionaire, very big in New York City real estate. (Brooklyn and Queens, but not Manhattan.)

    Donald was educated at elite schools, and I’m sure he never lacked for anything money could buy. After college, he went to work for, and eventually inherited (along with other siblings), the family business. What was Trump net worth when he “burst” upon the NY real estate scene in the late 1970’s? I’ve heard numbers between 40 and 200 million dollars. I don’t know, and I don’t know what either amount would be in 2015 dollars, but it would certainly be a princely sum.

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    5) Is / was Trump “political”? No and very. In terms of running for elected office, except recently, no. In terms of using money to influence elected officials, hell yes! Donald’s father made many large “campaign contributions” to people running for political office. He was on friendly terms with the Mayor of New York City and the Governor of New York State, not to mention lesser officials like the NYC Council (which writes the laws that govern the city.) The senior trump gave money to winners and losers. (There is always the next election to consider.) Donald carried on the family tradition. As far as I can determine this was to advance business interests, and if you have 40 million dollars, and give a few thousand here, and a few thousand there, the Mayor of New York City and the Governor of New York State will return your phone calls.

    Trump is political in the worst sense of the word – for his own personal gain he uses money to court the favor of elected officials. (And he’s been quite successful.)

    6) I have a personal financial interest in one of Trump’s first NYC building projects. So do many other city property owners.

    There was a dilapidate old hotel next to Grand Central Station. Trump bought it, tore it down, and built the Grand Hyatt – 1,300 rooms and 60 thousand square feet of meeting / banquet space. Prime Midtown Manhattan real estate, a huge building. I don’t know what it’s worth, but the real estate taxes should be enormous – except that there are no taxes. Trump got the city to wave them for 40 years.

    Bravo Donald? The art of the deal. Tough negotiating with the city! Maybe – but….

    I own a two family house. Real estate tax is my largest yearly expense. (More than federal, state and city income tax combined.) No 40 year abatements for me! Because Trump pays less (or really nothing), I and many other NYC property owners pay more. So why do I dislike The Donald….?

    7) In “partnership with local governments and sometimes other investors, Trump has used eminent domain to force homeowners and small businesses to sell him their properties so he could have the land to build one of his casinos, hotels, or other endeavors. (The idea of eminent domain is to use this power for the “common good;” e.g. a highway to benefit all citizens. It has become a tool of tycoons to build luxury apartments and hotels that that only the wealthy can afford.)

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    8) What is Trump’s net worth? American financial new media have been asking this for as long as The Donald has boasted of his wealth. All are skeptical, but none really know.

    Trump says that he has increased the worth of the business he inherited. That’s probably true. However, over many decades, would the business have grown even larger under someone else’s leadership? (Would Trump have made more money just by investing in the stock market?) There’s no way to know. At least four of Trump’s businesses (including casinos in Atlantic City) have filed for bankruptcy. (Google this.)

    “Public” corporations traded on a stock exchange must offer the public a good deal of financial data. “Private” business (owned by one or more people) can keep much of this information private. I think all of Trump’s businesses are private. Some of his “deals” may require some public disclosure, but otherwise (except to the IRS and state and local taxing authorities) he isn’t legally required to release financial information.

    If you see the Trump name on a building (say a hotel), does Trump actually own the property? There are three cases. A) yes, he owns and runs it. (Item A could be divided – sometimes Trump alone owns the building, but sometimes he partners with other investors.) B) another corporation owns the building, but Trump has a management company that hires staff and runs day to day operations. C) Trump neither owns nor operates the hotel, but collects a fee for using his name.

    Trump structures each property or business as a single corporation. (I’ve heard that he has 500.) Given all the companies, and all the ownership possibilities, nobody can get all the information required to determine what Trump is really worth.

    ========================

    9) Trump has his name on a truly astonishing number of products. (I think many of these are partnerships with other businesses.) There’s Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump Chocolate, Trump Bottled Water, Trump Restaurants, and (I think) Trump Soap for his hotels. Trump also has a line of “menswear” (shirts, ties, watches, and whatnot) plus at least two “fragrances” – SUCCESS by Donald Trump “The scents include blends of fresh juniper and iced red currant, hints of coriander, a mix of frozen ginger, fresh bamboo leaves and geranium, a combination of rich vetiver, tonka bean, birchwood and musk. The line of products include two body sprays, a deodorant stick, and aftershave splash.” (Just what I need!)

    There’s also Trump Books, Trump Model Management, Trump Home Furnishings, and God only knows what else. (And God only knows if these products are still sold.)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trump_Organization See the “Other Ventures” section.

    Ego problem? I’d say so.

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    10) There is also the more serious problem of Trump University.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/was-donald-trumps-education-venture-trump-university-a-scam/2015/09/13/299ed9c8-52c0-11e5-933e-7d06c647a395_story.html

    Or, from 1998, hiring illegal immigrants to build his buildings:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/06/14/nyregion/after-15-years-in-court-workers-lawsuit-against-trump-faces-yet-another-delay.html?pagewanted=all

    While this is a left wing source, Trump has had housing discrimination problems with the apartment buildings he and his father owned:

    http://www.salon.com/2011/04/28/donald_trump_discrimination_suit/

    ========================

    Damn!

    I’ve written a lot and I haven’t got down to the real reasons why I dislike Trump. (What he would try to do as President.)

    Double damn!

    But enough for now. Just points for people to consider.

    I haven’t checked the links. Hope they work.

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Mike the left is so afraid of trump for one reason,he is a CAPITALIST and has shown how government cant do anything right practically ever and free interprise gets it done.

      The leftist/anti-smoking Taliban are all anti-capitalist,only allowing business to exist as long as they control its every move or whim.

      Smoking bans basically took private property and made it public property as soon as a ban happened. It fits right in with the soclialist progressive order of government controlled business or else you don’t exist. It also flows with the OPEN BORDERS myth they want all over the world where no country is a country but a controlled zone run by them and their appointed cohorts over us all. Autonomy is something they despise it means individualism and an end to state control.

      The Donald would destroy all that and they know it,ending the UN takeover around the world right now.

      That’s why they spend all their energy and it appears yours too, to go after trump on any trumped up shit that might stick to the wall,as of yet the mans always been in the lime light and under constant public scrutinity,if there was any garbage on the man its already out there and nothing is sticking.

      So Id be getting ready for a blow out Trump presidency in the very near future,he is the worlds best hope to escape the socialist progressive world now under construction.

  8. harleyrider1978 says:

    The Truth is after NJ went anti smoking Trump tried to get the law repealed for businesses to stay profitable and keep the tourist dollars flowing in. Instead NJ went total Nazi even outlawing smoking on the AC BOARDWALK on the beach even. People quit coming along with non smoking tourists who just came to see the sites and not gamble. I guess they all thought those sites were built for free and didn’t cost any money………it came from the smokers who frequented the casinos.
    Trump saw it was going nowhere an bailed on NEW JERSEY altogether and we now see 9 dead bankrupt casinos including the 2 billion dollar non smoking failure casino that didn’t last a year REVEL………Donald saw the writing on the wall………..and got out to make money elsewhere. One could even say anti-smoking laws caused all the bankruptcy dealing with trumps 3 casinos and the rest in AC.

  9. harleyrider1978 says:

    NBC.COM TMYK

    That’s a part of a group pushing anti everything trumps one commercial PSA was because he was doing prime time TV shows for the networks and was likely part of his obligational contract with them to do it.

    The More You Know is a series of public service announcements (PSAs) broadcast on the NBC family of channels in the United States and other locations, featuring educational messages. These PSAs are broadcast regularly during NBC’s programming in primetime, late night, and Saturday morning.

    The spots feature personalities from various NBC shows. Tom Brokaw was the first person to do a The More You Know spot; it aired on NBC in September 1989 (these replaced the One to Grow On PSAs that were used from 1983 to 1989).

    The first ‘comet trail’ star logo was created by Paul Johnson ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0425970/ ) on an animation stand using a slit scan technique at R/Greenberg Associates (now R/GA Digital Studios) in Manhattan. They were later updated using three-dimensional computer graphics.

    In 2010 and 2011, US President Barack Obama participated in the campaign, encouraging parents to be more involved in their children’s education.[1][2] Several past presidents have also participated, including President Bill Clinton and President George H. W. Bush.[3]

    “El Poder de Saber” (The Power of Knowing) is The More You Know’s sister campaign on Telemundo.[4] While the other U.S. broadcast networks have similar campaigns, namely CBS Cares[5] and Disney-ABC’s Be Inspired,[6] The More You Know is likely the most well known.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_More_You_Know

  10. harleyrider1978 says:

    September 7, 2015 Issue

    The Death and Life of Atlantic City

    Zeno’s paradox down the shore.

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/09/07/the-death-and-life-of-atlantic-city

    From rags to riches and back to rags. AC is all of the above but mostly its all rags and crackheads again……just like it was back in the 1970s when I was in submarine school and visiting my uncle who had the first collections contract with the first AC casino RESORTS INTERNATIONAL.

    That’s how my uncle got so rich and eventually by 1998 he saw what was happening in AC and sold his business and moved to Palm Beach fl. with his race horses and a new collection agency he had purchased there.

    High taxation,low rent property,a population of drug addicts and theft so open everywhere it was Detroit on steroids. Nothing changed,even the bus station from the 1930s hadn’t been kept up and the cops did hourly walk thrus in the bathrooms for loiterers asleep in the toilets.

    I know I was a sailor in uniform waiting on the bus several times there on my visits…….Nothing ever changed the casino area became a magnet for tourism just don’t go off the beaten path or your dead meat.

    Today its all like it was in the 1970s………The smoking ban killed it along with every other leftwing regulation that could destroy a rebirth of a city. They taxed em to death as chris Christie trying to save his precious backing of the statewide NJ smoking ban tried by giving revel 250 million in tax breaks as long as they could make it and stay smokefree showed…………NJ has been a shithole for at least since 1970. We lived there from 1963-65 in toms iver and pt pleasant then tuckerton.

    At least back then NJ was free.

  11. harleyrider1978 says:

    Members of the public to get powers to vet charity spending of public money

    Ministers want to extend FOI powers to the charity sector to allow members of the public to keep track of the way government grants are being spent.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/12066568/Members-of-the-public-to-get-powers-to-vet-charity-spending-of-public-money.html

    Looks like ASH wont get to hide anymore………….

  12. Tony says:

    I’m still not sure what to make of Trump but what about Ted Cruz? At least he has a good grasp of the Global Warming scam, which has to be a good sign.

  13. harleyrider1978 says:

    More Tornados coming in tonite and tomorrow

  14. harleyrider1978 says:

  15. MerryO says:

    I was ways for Ted Cruz, though I am concerned that his wife in an interview a number of years back said “cancer” was one of her main concerns when asked about where government policy should be heading. (For what that’s worth, given that is also widely widely known he and the Mrs. are not exactly political twins). Also, a video of Cruz heading a subcommittee hearing on “Cures” which invited the usual suspects (from UCSF, etc.) to speak was pretty freaky. The bill in question seem to have been tabled (thankfully, so far) but could never discern his real opinion on the subject (of smoking or any government personal health interference). In short, though my choice has been made, I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop, and expect no less than that it will. If Cruz keeps down some growth, some spending in this area on the federal level, that’s about all any of us can really “hope” for. As for Donald Trump, well at least I like the usual honest style in which he expresses his opinion. At least we know.

  16. harleyrider1978 says:

    Trump just won S.C. BUSH DROPPED OUT

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