Appendix 3 Suggestions

Chris Snowdon has submitted an email to the WHO (appendix3@who.int) in response to the consultation process on their Non-Communicable Disease action plan (which is really just another nine yards of meddling and bullying).

I don’t usually respond to these things, but since there was still a day remaining before their consultation process ends on 1 Sep 2016, I found that my fingers had started tapping out more or less whatever came into my head:

Dear World Health Organisation,

I suggest that you stop bullying and browbeating ordinary people, and let them make their own choices about what they smoke, drink, and eat.

It is none of your business to try to tell people how to live their lives. Nobody elected you, and you have no right to tell anyone what to do.

Go back to doing what you should have been doing all along – treating communicable diseases – , and forget about non-communicable (i.e. imaginary) diseases.

If you can’t manage that, then I suggest that the WHO be disbanded and the people in it find themselves actual useful jobs – e.g. as bartenders, waiters, bus drivers, cleaners, receptionists, hairdressers, street sweepers, gardeners, piano-tuners, jugglers, etc.

Any of those would be much more useful than what you currently do.

I don’t pay any attention to you anyway, because I no longer believe anything you say.

Just my two cents of advice.

Now get lost.

Frank Davis (tobacco smoker, alcohol drinker, and cheeseburger consumer)

P.S. Don’t think that simply deleting this email will make it disappear, because I’ll be posting it on my blog, where it’ll be read all over the world, and maybe even emulated, by a lot of people who are at least as sick to the back teeth of you as I am, if not a good deal more.

No harm letting them know what I think of them. How else are they going to find out?

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40 Responses to Appendix 3 Suggestions

  1. castello2 says:

    Awesome! Sharing around the world!

  2. Smoking Lamp says:

    Excellent post and response to the WHO totalitarians. It’s well past time for the tobacco and lifestyle control project to be redirected to actual public health rather than promoting their ideological agenda for social control. They could start their reform by disolving the FCTC.

  3. Lepercolonist says:

    Well done, Frank. I also love cheeseburgers.

    • castello2 says:

      The corruption on the states side of the pond started mostly with the conservatives. Progressives have tried to followed the majority of the public. The Clintons have been corrupted by money as have the (destroyed by trumph) conservative party. They don’t listen to the people, they listen to big money like Oil Barons and big pharma. Climate change is real! Stop blaming the progressives please. Reagan and Thatcher were not the angels.

      • Frank Davis says:

        The trouble with progressives is that they have strong ideas about what constitutes ‘progress’, and what the future will/should bring. They regard themselves as avant garde leaders. They plan ahead, and they make plans for everybody else too. This makes them constitutionally incapable of “following the majority of the public” in any meaningful way.

        Smoking bans are very good examples of ‘progressive’ measures. Smoking bans are regarded by them as a desirable form of ‘progress’ towards a better world. In their view, smoking bans are the future. And they are meticulously planned. What the majority of the public may want is irrelevant to them. The public need to be educated to know what’s good for them.

        Conservatives, by contrast, don’t have strong ideas of what constitutes ‘progress’. In fact, they may not have any ideas at all. So they tend not to make plans for everyone.

        It’s the progressives who have plans for everyone, and who are the curse of the modern world.

  4. Manfred says:

    Delightful, Frank. Thank you.
    I fear that perhaps the self-preoccupati over at the ivory WHO will struggle to recognise let alone understand ‘plain-speak’. They have been disengaged from the steaming herd for too long. Perceptual denial reigns supreme and the blindness is absolute … until they feel the shove of a hot barrel in the loin or eventually realise that the monthly deposit into their bank account has ceased. Then, they’re faced by the inevitable cascade of human emotion that follows denial en route to acceptance, namely anger (disbelief and indignation), bargaining (whining), depression (moaning) and finally acceptance (is that hamburger with two cokes or three sir?).

    Pull the plug on the UN, WHO and eco-globalist money stream and the whole festering melange of Progressive intellectual self-abusers evaporate almost soundlessly. One could begin usefully with the travesty of climate-change and the slice of money they get from each carbon market transaction, or more simply dump the absurd, anti-progressive ‘green fund’.

    • castello2 says:

      The corruption on the states side of the pond started mostly with the conservatives. Progressives have tried to followed the majority of the public. The Clintons have been corrupted by money as have the (destroyed by trumph) conservative party. They don’t listen to the people, they listen to big money like Oil Barons and big pharma. Climate change is real! Stop blaming the progressives please. Reagan and Thatcher were not the angels.

      • Manfred says:

        castello2, unsure what you mean in general, but specifically, of course climate change is real. Who disputes that? Oh yes, of course, the Progressives aided and abetted by the Fourth Estate, the MSM media who maintain the UN grand delusion, that we can ‘control’ climate by paying money and preventing progress.

        Now, just take a look at the Holocene, 50% of it has been warmer than today. While you’re at it, you’d better be able to causally explain the Mayan, Roman and Medieval warm periods together with the cool periods of the 20th century and the 18 years unpredicted / unmodeled ‘Pause’ between 1998 and 2016. Whether anthropogenic forced climate change is real beyond the theoretical remains moot and political. Show me the empirical evidence not the adjusted temperature data sets or the billion dollar models or the policy driven Green junkets of the UNFCCC. And before you go further, define what it is you mean by ‘climate change’. The UN has four definitions.

        I think we live in what might be described as a ‘Tale of Two Greeds’ (CD acknowledged!). On the one hand we have the tax grabbing, rule manufacturing, risk mongering Progressive eco-globalist totalitarians of the Ministry of We Know Best For Your Own Good, and on the other, we have the Crony Capitalists of Big-everything. This is an economic, social and legislative vice between which the steaming herd, the sheeple are relentlessly gripped and stripped. Stripped of autonomy, education, economic freedom and a sense of identity. Cultural Marxism has seen to the shattering of communities and the inversion of values. It has propagated powerlessness in the name of victimhood. This serves both Greed elites perfectly.
        It is way past the time of push back. It is high time for push back. And Trump may well offer the opportunity if we are smart enough to take it.

  5. waltc says:

    There’s still one more day (Aug 31) to write. So why don’t we all to show there’s some opposition, if only FTR. Mine’s not as good as Frank’s but

    Ladies, Gentlemen

    You’ve lost focus, misplaced your (and the world’s) priorities, ventured well beyond your jurisdiction (and well beyond any evidentiary science) and are entering the realm of totalitarian nannyism.

    Concentrate your attention and money where it belongs, on the epidemics of contagious and parasitic diseases that quickly, brutally (and indisputably) kill, maim, and ruin the lives of millions–areas in which you have notably failed.

    Proposals to tax and ban the pleasures of the poor –in fact, of the vast majority of people whose health doesn’t suffer from their freely-made choices of a whiskey, a cigarette, a pretzel, a pizza, a cake or a Coke — are both vicious and futile, offering only visions of a gray neo-Maoist Health Police State that squelches free speech, free markets, free choice and, ultimately of course, freedom itself. And, not incidentally, would eventually face a tremendous backlash. (See Brexit, for example.)

    There is no science to back the idea that outdoor secondhand smoke is harmful

    There are no statistics to back the premise that plain packaging affects sales

    There is no evidence that a low salt diet benefits the majority and there’s evidence that such can be harmful to some.

    There is much evidence that moderate alcohol-consumption is healthful.

    And I’m curious to hear the details of your plan to “regulate the drinking context.” Make restaurants and bars uncomfortable? By law?

    Enough. Go back to minding your business –getting a bead on the viruses, bacteria and parasites that definitely, empirically (100%) kill–and leave us alone to weigh the statistical risks of our pleasures.

    • garyk30 says:

      But; if they restricted themselves to the curable diseases only, they would cure/prevent them and then be out of work and not employed.

      Lifestyle control is their only hope for staying on the gravy train.

  6. Sharing to a friend (Mark Jarratt) REALLY “on the other side of the world” down fighting the crazies in NZ/AU who are now hitting smokers with tax levels approaching $800/kg on tobacco.

    LOVE your ending: “Now get lost.”

    :>
    Michael

  7. Nell B says:

    My ‘contribution’ to their consultation! Short & not a patch on yours Frank, but the more of us who tell them what we think, the better!

    Dear WHO,

    I doubt you really want to know what the people in the world really think of your so called action plan, do you? The ordinary people; we work, live, pay our taxes & enjoy our lives in spite of you.

    Here’s the general feeling amoungst my group of friends…’Whatever the WHO say, do the opposite”.

    Yes, that is now your level of influence with ordinary people; spouting your junk science no longer works with us.

    Get back to doing your job – fighting communicable diseases and get your noses out of peoples’ lives.

    Personally, I would love to see your funding stopped and your organisation shut down.

  8. Lecroix says:

    Reblogged this on Contra la ley "antitabaco" and commented:
    “Dear World Health Organisation,

    I suggest that you stop bullying and browbeating ordinary people, and let them make their own choices about what they smoke, drink, and eat.

    It is none of your business to try to tell people how to live their lives. Nobody elected you, and you have no right to tell anyone what to do.

    Go back to doing what you should have been doing all along – treating communicable diseases – , and forget about non-communicable (i.e. imaginary) diseases.

    If you can’t manage that, then I suggest that the WHO be disbanded and the people in it find themselves actual useful jobs – e.g. as bartenders, waiters, bus drivers, cleaners, receptionists, hairdressers, street sweepers, gardeners, piano-tuners, jugglers, etc.

    Any of those would be much more useful than what you currently do.

    I don’t pay any attention to you anyway, because I no longer believe anything you say.

    Just my two cents of advice.

    Now get lost.

    Frank Davis (tobacco smoker, alcohol drinker, and cheeseburger consumer)

    P.S. Don’t think that simply deleting this email will make it disappear, because I’ll be posting it on my blog, where it’ll be read all over the world, and maybe even emulated, by a lot of people who are at least as sick to the back teeth of you as I am, if not a good deal more.”

  9. I suspect the deleted e-mails will far outnumber the accepted ones! Generally very amusing. Ha ha.

    • waltc says:

      If this is Public Comment, they don’t delete comments. They may –likely will–ignore what they don’t like, but they don’t/can’t delete them . (It’s not like a website; it’s a…public comment.)

      • Oh – didn’t know that. Do you think that’s true?

      • Frank Davis says:

        So we should be able to read all our comments somewhere.

        • waltc says:

          If they publish them on a website, yes. For instance, all public comments on the US HUD proposal to ban smoking nationally in public housing were available online. They were illuminating. Between the avalache from Public Health “experts” (Glantz among them) and the brainwashed hypochondriacs, we were outnumbered about 4-1, but not censored.

        • nisakiman says:

          Well, if anyone discovers where the responses can be read, it would be interesting to have a look. I can’t see any reference to where they might be, but maybe I’ve overlooked something.

  10. nisakiman says:

    Dear Sirs,

    I continue to be staggered at the course your organisation is taking. The world continues to be beset by Malaria, Zika, Ebola, HIV and many other communicable diseases, all of which are killers, predominantly of children, and yet here you are hosing money at a situation which is not only well beyond your remit, but is highly unlikely to achieve the (misguided) aims you have set.

    You are unelected and unaccountable, which is, I suppose why you think you can police people’s lifestyles and get away with it. You waste vast amounts of taxpayers money on fripperies like the COP conferences. It was with total disbelief that I watched as you treated yourself to a five star jamboree in Moscow to discuss how you could further persecute smokers. There you all were, swigging champagne, eating caviar and excitedly discussing how to make a misery of the lives of 20%+ of the population, meanwhile totally ignoring the fact that there was an Ebola epidemic raging in Africa which was laying waste whole populations. Have you no moral compass whatsoever?

    And yet still you think it is your business to interfere in other people’s lives. Here’s some advice. Those people neither want nor need your hamfisted interventions. They are quite capable of deciding for themselves if, and to what extent, they wish to consume alcohol, cigarettes, Coca-Cola, Big Macs etc etc.

    You have already done untold damage to economies worldwide with your pernicious and spiteful FCTC, decimating the hospitality industries, destroying businesses, creating huge unemployment and restricting choice. Not to mention introducing and promoting hate filled bigotry with your lies and exaggerations. Do you really think you are helping anyone?

    Here’s a hint……. No, you are not helping anyone at all, you are merely making their lives more difficult. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    So a word of advice. Stick to the job you are supposed to do. Try to eradicate communicable diseases, for it is they that are the killers; not some half-baked chimera of a theory about lifestyle, which may (or may not) take a couple of years off someone’s life. That’s irrelevant, intrusive, objectionable and unnecessary and has nothing to do with what the WHO was originally intended for.

    Stay out of politics. Drop the ideological zealotry. Or just disappear entirely and take your busybody lifestyle police with you.

    If it was up to me, I’d de-fund you and disband the whole corrupt, rotten edifice. The world would be a better place for it.

    Regards,

  11. Followed up with this just sent:

    Would it be a good thing healthwise if people ate healthier food, didn’t drink so much alcohol and soda pop, smoked less tobacco and cannabis, and jogged everyday around their neighborhoods?

    Of course it would. Many people dying in their 60s and 70s might live on into their 80s or even (on a much smaller scale) into their 90s.

    But for the WHO to allocate its scarce human aid/education resources to such things while millions of children are suffering early deaths from diseases that could have been prevented many times over and given additional mult-decades of life compared to the number who may eke out an additional decade or so of often unhappy years of suffering at the tail end of their life… such misallocation is nothing less than a crime.

    The WHO officials who push for such misallocation to be a priority should be brought up on serious charges of a “Crime Against Humanity” — and I am not exaggerating at all: you (or they) should be ashamed of what they are doing and despised by all who’ve given money and support to the otherwise good work of the WHO in its fight against such things as smallpox, polio, diptheria, and cholera. They (or you) should not JUST be ashamed however: you should be tried in international court for the misuse of funds that could have been used to alleviate suffering and extend the lives of millions of young children every year.

    There’s a movie making the rounds lately about e-cigarettes titled “A Billion Lives” — the title making a reference to how many older lives could be extended by a few years or decades in the next century if everyone switched from smoking to vaping (a claim that’s possible if medical research simply stopped and froze at present levels and the statistical models compiled by antismoking interests are actually true — but is actually fairly exaggerated in terms of any reality). Those “Billion Lives” — even if they existed — would only translate into perhaps 10 billion years. I say “only” because I’m thinking of it in comparison to what the WHO might accomplish if it moved its funding from “lifestyle/habit change” to funding to prevent childhood disease and deaths: 10 billion years? Try 25, 50, maybe even a HUNDRED BILLION years if those children’s lives were saved and we assumed a normally expected growth in medical technology/research and worldwide social conditions.

    A hundred billion life years? Is that a realistic figure for what you’re throwing down the drain over the next century if you continue with your misallocations of funding? I don’t actually know… but maybe you should take some small, even VERY small fraction of that misallocation to study the question and perhaps change your policies to change that loss.

    Michael J. McFadden
    (etc)

    • garyk30 says:

      They will blather on about ‘preventable’ premature deaths; but, no matter what they do, half of all deaths are going to be premature anyway.

      A certain percentage of the premature deaths they want to prevent will wind up being premature anyway.

      About 40% of the neversmokers deaths are at ages that are below the average of death for smokers; but, it is never claimed that they are ‘preventable’.

      • garyk30 says:

        About 60% of smokers deaths are below the average of death for neversmokers; but, 50% of the neversmokers deaths occur in the same age groups.

      • Very true and excellent observation Gary!

        Now if we could just arrange for EVERYONE to die AT ONCE, then there’d be ZERO premature deaths! ::calling local friendly nuclear armageddon button pushers:: Wow! Hey! WE’LL GO DOWN IN HISTORY!!!!!

        – MJM
        P.S. Hmm… hold on a sec… I think there’s something missing in my plan for that ending. I’ll have to get back to you on that….

  12. garyk30 says:

    I really doubt that the WHO cares what we think.
    They are only concerned about the other Elites that determine their salaries.

    Just as with professional footballers that do not care what the fans think; but, are very concerned with the opinions of the team owners and sponsors.

  13. beobrigitte says:

    Dear WHO,
    I would like to address only one of my issues with your organisation as I do not intend to write a book.
    I feel the overwhelming urge to ask why you wined&dined from 13 to 18 October 2014 with the intention to interfere with peoples’ lives: …
    (just a reminder of “plan of action achieved”)

    A few decisions adopted by the COP are highlighted in particular below:

    – Adoption of guidelines on Article 6 of the WHO FCTC (Guidelines for implementation of Article 6 of the WHO FCTC (Price and tax measures to reduce the demand for tobacco)
    – Guidance on smokeless tobacco products, electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems and waterpipe tobacco products
    – Protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry
    – Issues related to implementation of the WHO FCTC and settlement of disputes concerning the implementation or application of the Convention
    – Trade and investment issues, including international agreements, and legal challenges in relation to implementation of the WHO FCTC
    – Towards a stronger contribution of the Conference of the Parties to achieving the noncommunicable disease global target on reduction of tobacco use

    The COP also adopted the Moscow declaration calling for strengthening collaboration to accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC.

    With regard to statutory and institutional matters the COP also:

    – adopted the workplan and budget for the financial period 2016-2017;
    – decided to accept the offer of India to host the seventh session of the COP in 2016;
    – elected the six members of the Bureau of the COP; and
    – adopted the process for appointment and renewal of the term of office of the Head of the Convention Secretariat.

    … when MSF had alerted the WHO about the ongoing Ebola epidemic in MARCH 2014, desperately asking for help.
    Was it WHO arrogance or corporate (as well as personal) greed which put the (the by tax payers’ involuntarily funded) organisation into prioritising non-communicable fictional “diseases”, thus ignoring a VERY REAL threat?
    http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/history/chronology.html
    The death rate of this disease in March 2014 was 11325, a number of deaths that had NEVER before occurred from this virus. Wasn’t this cause for alert?
    Furthermore,
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34483584
    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirmed that the virus is still present in Pauline Cafferkey’s body after being left over from the original infection.

    She is not thought to be contagious.

    The 39-year-old has been flown back to the isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

    Bodily tissues can harbour the Ebola infection months after the person appears to have fully recovered.
    Since when can humans be a host to the Ebola virus, or is this only possible with this particular strain of Ebola?

    I would like to point out that you are aware of viral and bacterial replication, thus mutation, rates. May I assume that this war we already have lost and you somehow believe that you will be immune to what in the past were harmless diseases having become deadly?

    COP7 will be held from 7-12 November 2016 in the India Expo Centre & Mart in Delhi. May I also assume you will ignore peoples’ concern and fly back to your lair with yet another plan to further interfere with peoples’ lives?

    Please provide me with a reason why the world should believe you when it has become obvious you do not care, less even respect, people.

    Regards

  14. Rose says:

    Dear WHO,

    I used to hold you in high regard.

    Over the past 16 years, since you signed the Partnership Project with three drugs companies to “Help Smokers Quit” you have achieved nothing but to impoverish me and restrict my freedom of movement.

    Could you please stop attempting to “help” me now.
    I’m just not interested in what you are selling.

  15. Jay says:

    Wonderful contributions – they’ll probably need to lie down in a darkened room after reading them!
    Readers might enjoy Clive Bates’s latest post – and the comments – about lack of integrity on the part of scientists and journalists on the issue of vaping!! I’m not sure whether my tears are of laughter or rage.

  16. harleyrider1978 says:

  17. LOL! You had a lucky kid! I had to be content with one or two pony rides at Coney Island!

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Mike if you had as many horse shoe nail holes thru your shins as Ive got youd never look at another one. Or the times ive been bucked clean or the damn brahman bulls I road 2 times……….I gave up rodeos in 1985,I use to be a farrier/horseshoer

  18. harleyrider1978 says:

    Pat Nurse

    2 hrs ·
    http://www.Telegraph.co.uk
    ·

    ..
    Wow, the original idea for a European Union was scribbled out on the back of a fag packet. Who knew
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/27/the-secret-history-of-the-eu-written-on-an-italian-prison-island/

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