Tagged: smoking bans Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • ross1948 16:57 on April 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , smoking bans, 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 20:37 on January 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: health-nazis, , smoking bans   

    Health-Commissars To Storm Aussie Balconies? 

    Queensland’s Premier Campbell Newman is locked in an electoral battle, with his own marginal seat more at risk than his Liberal-National state parliament majority.

    I’ve not always liked some of what he’s done and said, but, as of reading this article,I hope he makes it back, given his likely replacement would be some pinko addicted to nanny-state bullying.

    Newman has a sensible message on a topical subject.


    Asked about the latest gestapoid scheme to deny apartment-block residents the right to smoke on their own balconies, he said he thought smokers should be free to do what they want on their own property.

    “I think Australia has got enough laws,” he told the Sunshine Coast’s 92.7 MIX FM.



    “I’m always loath to see more laws come in, that’s my personal opinion. ”  https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/25981429/qld-smokers-may-butt-out-on-balconies/

    But he may be under pressure from fume-fanatics waging their boring vendetta on smokers. There’s been a Queensland University of Technology investigation into how second-hand smoke can waft across units in blocks…




    ……..and the upshot is yet another nosey-parker scheme, empowering bodies corporate to regulate where unit dwellers can smoke, ruling out areas like balconies…

    Good grief!!

    One of life’s fundamental pleasures IMHO, is to stretch out on a balcony, feet up on the railing, with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

    “On a balcony, it can be a nuisance. You can even smell it two or three floors up!”

    So says one of the ‘researchers.


    • no-smoking
    • ————–

    The boss of the outfit that might get stuck with enforcing this intrusion into people’s home is perplexed at the proposal. He’s Queensland Body Corporate Association executive officer Errol Anderson, and he says that the practical reality of forcing people to butt out on their own balconies would be problematic.

    •  ———————–




    “It would turn the managers into policemen,” Mr Anderson told ABC Radio.

    However, the busy-bodies rail on as ever, with one cancer’ expert’telling us –“Almost one life is lost every day in Queensland due to second-hand smoke exposure!” 

    But only a week ago, we heard that getting cancer is more often than not just a matter of bad luck. Can Canucks Learn from Arabs? Anti-Smoking IslamoNazi Beheaded! 

    Public consultation on the proposed changes is open until January 30.

    So it’s up to Queenslanders, smokers or not, who believe in that old adage about one’s home being one’s castle, to give vent to their indignation at this latest threat to their civil liberties. 

Compose new post
Next post/Next comment
Previous post/Previous comment
Show/Hide comments
Go to top
Go to login
Show/Hide help
shift + esc
%d bloggers like this: