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  • ross1948 20:00 on December 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , smokers' rights,   

    Fag Wars – Interesting News From Austria… 

     Gambar terkait

    No, before the infinitesimally small number of gaystapo creeps who read this blog start mincing angrily…


    Gambar terkait


    …this is NOT about the disgraceful decision to impose homo-weddings on Austria, the high court there disregarding democratic norms in much the same way as the irresponsible US Supreme Court did two years ago.



    What I’m talking about are the glad tidings from Austria’s patriot party this week that a planned ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants due to come into force in mid-2018 will be scrapped.

    FPÖ  leader Strache

     The Freedom Party’s Heinz-Christian Strache claimed credit for negotiating this, as part of the talks currently underway with  Sebastian Kurz’s ÖVP.

    “I am proud of this excellent solution in the interests of non-smokers, smokers and restaurant owners,” said Strache.



    “The freedom to choose lives on. The existence of restaurants (particularly small ones) has been secured. Thousands of threatened jobs have been saved!”  


    This is excellent news which puts to shame the small republic’s EUSSR neighbours, where governments have collaborated slavishly with health-fascists…



    …to wage a witch-hunt against smokers, repeatedly refusing to adopt the fair-play solution now agreed in Vienna..

    Of course non-smokers should have areas set aside for them to dine away from smoke which they find disagreeable.

    Hasil gambar untuk fair play

    But SO should smokers TOO have a decently appointed room for them to enjoy their meal with that immensely satisfying post-prandial cigarette.


    • Art Crowther 14:53 on December 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You succeed in your favorite hobby of offending the ‘gays’ and then get on with presenting the reasonable case for fair play for smokers.
      It’s only a pity you did not draw any comparisons between the fuss the ‘health fascists’ make about all the possible dangers to our bodies from cigarette-smoking and the lack of fuss they make about the health hazards that homo-sex incurs.
      But as you say, nice to see Austrian smokers will not be hounded!


  • ross1948 16:57 on April 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , smokers' rights, , tobacco expo   

    Boo-Hoo! ‘He Yelled At Me!’ Al Jazeera Girl Shrills At Ahok 

    I’ve recently criticised Jakarta Governor Ahok, and will again. He has some odd notions about bikinis, for a start…


    • ahok

    I’ve generally had nothing but praise for the Guv, but he does have a Victorian streak!

    But much more seriously, I didn’t like the way he deployed the military to help destroy the small Kali Jodo community in North Jakarta and his Satpol PP civic militia have, both before and since that episode, stomped the livelihoods of more poor people in at least one part of West Jakarta.




    One of my readers reported this to me in the comments column and on inspection of the scene, I saw for myself how dozens of food-stalls have been forcibly closed down. They were not obstructing the jalan buntu (cul-de sac) they did business in and were enjoyed every lunchtime by hundreds of employees from the adjacent office-complex.

    But while I disapprove of some of his actions, he’s still a better person than anyone who serves the fanatic media outfit called Al Jazeera.


    Al Jazeera, said their recently released journo, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, supplied cameras to Muslim Brotherhood members and then used their footage without sourcing. He said: “This is not journalism, this is propaganda.”        http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/may/12/jailed-aljazeera-english-journalist-sues-his-employers-for-negligence



    A J and MB – a surreptitious brotherhood?


    “A lot of the research I’ve done in prison, and since I’ve been out of prison, has really added a lot of what I’m saying today in terms of clearly stating that Al Jazeera Mubashir is not just biased; they are sponsors of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

    …so I had to laugh at the Jakarta Globe report this week, about some Dutch hackette who’s gone into shrilling mode because Ahok got exasperated at a press conference about a tobacco expo due to be held in our fine city and told her off in no uncertain terms.

    Al-Jazeera journalist Step Vaessen, a Dutch national, asked why he allowed the exhibition to be staged in the Indonesian capital when other countries had refused.

    “You foreigners shouldn’t threaten our sovereignty with your silly thoughts. You [foreigners] are trying to introduce synthetic cigarettes [to replace Indonesia’s clove cigarettes]. Foreigners should not tell Indonesia what to do,” he told Vaessen.  http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/ahok-slammed-allowing-tobacco-exhibition-jakarta/

    Ahok is perfectly entitled to make those points. He’d probably say the same to me if he bothered to read my comments above on Kali Jodo etc.  

    He’d CERTAINLY say the same to me if I complained at the way smokers are ever more harshly persecuted in Jakarta…


    …ridiculous bans on smoking OUTDOORS, as in Plaza Semanggi, where I lit up in the open area on the north side of the mall and was quickly ordered not to  by a security man.



    It’s ridiculous.

    However, Ahok is keen to get business to come to Jakarta and sees no reason to have to justifiy himself, even to some pretty little Dutch girl. (She is pretty – I checked Google for pix!).

    …Vaessen said Basuki is well aware that she is a journalist and not an anti-tobacco activist. “Why was I yelled at because of my question?” she wrote in one post in Bahasa Indonesia.

    (NB -Basuki is the formal form of Ahok’s name)

    Most of us are fully aware that many journalists are indistinguishable from activists, given the biased hogwash they dish up on issues like illegal immigration.




    A lot of them refuse even to identify illegals as illegals, instead resorting to dishonest words like ‘undocumented.’

    In Sweden, they cover up crimmigrant crime.

    Maybe little Step isn’t one of those, but I’d be wary of anybody who works for an unwholesome organisation like Al Jazeera. 

    “I was only asking about the tobacco expo,” she replied to a follower. “I’m not upset, I am just confused why I was yelled at for no reason…” 


    Not upset? She SOUNDS upset.

     If she’d been treated the way Jakarta Islamists treat women, she’d be more entitled to her indignation. 

    Indecent Assault? ‘If You Don’t Like To Be Touched, Stay Home!’ – Islamist Fanatic

    Al Jazeera is a vile thing. We’ve covered its poisonous mind-set more than once and a lot of good citizens in the West have done good work trying to stop unsuspecting companies advertising on it.

    Al Jazeera suffers as advertisers boycott station

    And in the USA, the Al Jazeera ratbags got what was coming to them!

    No bloody wonder!

    “All: We manage our words carefully around here,” the network’s head of output wrote to staff at the Doha-based news channel’s New York and Washington, D.C. newsrooms. “So I’d like to bring to your attention some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up.”

    In an email obtained by National Review Online, van Meek warned the network’s journalists against the use of terms including “terrorist,” “militant,” “Islamist” and “jihad.”

    “One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter,” the Al Jazeera executive wrote.

    The word “extremist” was labeled off-limits. “Avoid characterizing people,” van Meek said. “Often their actions do the work for the viewer.”

    “Do not use,” van Meek’s said of the term “Islamist.” He described it as “a simplistic label.”

    Adios Al Jazeera America. The network closes its door …

    BTW, I’ll be making a point of publicising the expo at least a few times every week – it’s on 27/28th April, at Jakarta International Expo Centre.

    WT Process and Machinery Asia



    • Lars 19:20 on April 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Ross. You came to the street and saw for yourself and talked to the people who knew what had happened to the warungs. It is needless what’s going on all around Jakarta.
      We like to eat at these places and these food-stall-holders have families to feed and send to school.


  • ross1948 19:06 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: coffee research, , , , personal. free-flow beer, plain packaging, smokers' rights, temptation, wine   

    To Hell With Abstinence Immortality! 

    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.   Alex Levine




    Hey, just woke up, afternoon nap. confined to barracks by the rain, and couldn’t be bothered to fiddle around with the blog.

    Some days my routine goes down the tube and just to compound my domestic chaos, I’m now about to fry up some bacon and eggs, a treat I normally reserve for Sunday mornings.


    Which brings me immediately to the quote at the top, inspired by a news item just heard on BBC’s International news, that scientific research has now shown that between three and five cups of coffee a day are GOOD for you.


    Clears the arteries so we’re told,  and after years of do-gooders deploring in hushed horror the fact that I have at least three coffees every MORNING, plus a regular series of top-ups throughout arvo and into evening, joyous tidings indeed.




    Some of those who warn me are well-intentioned friends, like one of my welcome visitors here at home. That sort of thing I forgive, because they have been indoctrinated by the other sort, viz. the usual prim kill-joy creepoids in the media, tax-leeching health freaks, who also nag me about my three packs a day and about my known taste for free-flow beer events held around Jakarta.

    Not just me, of course, but everyone who shares my abhorrence of  “abstinence immortality” – as in an old song I once heard, in a bar, of course –

    Since he’d never lived, how could he possibly die?




    Now I look forward to the emergence of revisionist researchers in other fields of human existence. In the West, it will take a brave scientist to stand up to the totalitarianism of the EUSSR, which has even banned menthol cigarettes…

    EUSSR Goes Mental Over Menthol! 

    …and the nonsense of plain packaging, which treats adults as infants.





    And the war on scare-mongering must also be waged in defence of all those poor people who go home after work and relax with a glass of wine as they watch their favourite tv programmes.

    Weren’t they told, a year or so ago, that they were sinking into a self-destructive slough of despond? 





    Gotta go make sure my bacon does’t get over-crispy in that frying pan!


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