A Few Things I Noticed Yesterday

A promising headline in ZeroHedge:

Government’s Counterproductive War Against Smoking

was actually a complaint about the war on vaping.

In other news:

Theresa May is facing an unprecedented push to remove her as Tory leader, with a petition by local party chairmen having triggered an extraordinary general meeting for a vote of no confidence.

I can’t say I’m surprised. She’s probably now the most unpopular leader the Conservatives have ever had. No wonder they’re desperately trying to get shot of her.

This is why a lot of people don’t believe the Notre Dame fire was an accident, even if it actually was one:

The bombings in Sri Lanka have once again put a spotlight on the rising tide of violence against Christians all over the world.  According to Open Doors USA, an average of 105 churches and/or Christian buildings are burned or attacked every month.  That is more than three per day, and almost all of those attacks get ignored by the mainstream media in the western world.  In addition, an average of 345 Christians are killed for faith-related reasons every single month.

Persecution only makes people stronger. Christianity will be strengthened by these attacks.

The same goes for smokers. The more we’re attacked, the stronger we will get.

And of course:

The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Is Close To Becoming A Global Emergency

Something that seems to have been under-reported:

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an actor and comedian with no political experience other than playing the role of president in a TV series, has won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, with near-complete counting showing he has won over 70% of the vote.

On the brighter side, I rediscovered Dean Martin yesterday, in what seems to have been a legendary interview. He strolls into the Johnny Carson show holding a martini and a cigarette in one hand. That was how he did most of his shows.

It wouldn’t be allowed today.

I remember seeing him 50 or 60 years ago on TV and in movies. He always seemed to be a bit tipsy. I only realised last night that it was actually just an act.

I guess I’m a bit slow.

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4 Responses to A Few Things I Noticed Yesterday

  1. smokingscot says:

    Thanks for the Zero Hedge link. It’s essentially about fire safe cigarettes and the simple fact they’re not doing as predicted, something I wrote about years back, so good to have that confirmed.

    And in Canada their fire departments still attribute fires to the presence of “smoking materials” found in the property, meaning a box of matches, lighter, ashtray or such, even if they did not see any cigarettes.

    However the icing on the cake is the comment section. They suss out a troll, then play with them with no regard to political correctness! Ace!

  2. On the topic of deadly stuff…loneliness is deadly too. Loneliness is as deadly as smoking. Or at least, that’s what someone in this video says “the data” is telling them.

    ^Loneliness epidemic as deadly as smoking | 60 Minutes Australia^

  3. slugbop007 says:

    I watched a series of Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts this past winter. Half of the guests were smoking, including Jack Benny, George Burns, Orson Welles, Milton Berle, Lucille Ball and many many more. Dean usually walked on to the stage holding a glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Those were the days (Cream). Now it’s PC and Puritanism that rules the airwaves.


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