Ciggy’s £1.50 each. I smell an opportunity

Smokers face Nanny State Naziism (picture source)

Surrounded by almost TTIP levels of security, the World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting its biennial Conference of the Parties in Moscow between 13th to the 18th October.

Attended by most signatory nations to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the aim of the convention is to make tobacco as profitable as heroin restrict and control people who smoke tobacco, “vape” electronic cigarettes, nicotine mouth stimulant, snus, and use Shisha pipes. It has 179 members who are mostly sovereign states plus the European Union.

The giveaway that reveals the convention is really about bureaucratic control freakery lies in the clause about controlling electronic cigarettes. While users get their nicotine hit, the vapour does not have the same impact on health because the vapour is free of tar. But people enjoy it and so Nanny State and her Thought Police thugs must try to ban it.

But things are not proceeding to plan for the control freaks. running The conference has been boycotted by USA and Canada over President Putin’s involvement in the Ukraine while Director General Dr. Margaret Chan has been criticized for cozying up to Putin and praising Russia’s recent tobacco control measures.

Meanwhile in the Philippines, Ian Smith, the Executive Director of the Director-General’s Office is talking to the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific about the Ebola outbreak. He says, “The Director-General sends you her best wishes for a productive session (on stopping the spread of Ebola). Unfortunately she is fully occupied with coordinating the international response to what is unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times.”

Yes, fully occupied in Moscow talking tobacco in preference to what many would believe is the far more pressing problem of the Ebola outbreak. Is Dr. Chan suffering from something of an obsession? You may say that, I couldn’t possibly comment.

What has really created dissent is the secret nature of the Moscow event. No media is allowed, and the votes taking place – including the one to back a “global tobacco tax”, which is said to have passed – are not being formally recorded. Its as open and accountable as the Bilderberg Group or the TTIP negotiations.

Journalists and the public have been entirely excluded frm the conference sessions. Mohamed Daganee, Libya’s former Health Information Director said, “We don’t know who [the public] are,” while a Ugandan representative proclaimed: “We don’t need the public here!”

One item of leaked news from inside the conference is that a statement of intent to raise the cost of a pack of cigarettes to £33 ($50) through taxation.

So as no politician will oppose the war on enjoyment, I’m off to liduidise £100,000 of assets and invest it in contraband ciggies. After all Al Capone did well out of alcohol when they banned that.

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A Message For Nanny State

Nanny State is on the warpath, admonishing finger wagging furiously, lips compressed into a thin line, she is launching another determined effort to make sure we are all too scared to think for ourselves or make our own choices, Nanny is now warning, with the usual threats of early and painful death is we disobey, that we should only have an alcoholic drink on alternate days. Nanny says government experts have advised her to issue this warning:

Drinkers should not consume alcohol on consecutive days to avoid endangering their health,

New advice will recommend a ‘one day on, one day off’ rule, with the public urged to abstain on the day after they have had a drink.The new guidelines have been drawn up by Public Health England, the government quango charged with promoting healthy living.

Even drinkers who are not considered to be consuming alcohol at dangerous levels will be encouraged to abstain every other day, under a pilot project aimed at getting heavier ‘high-risk’ drinkers to cut down.

In its ‘Marketing Strategy’ for 2014-17, under the heading ‘Promoting irregular drinking,’ the quango says daily drinking is “a key contributor to increased risk’ of alcoholism, and alcohol-related diseases such as cancer, heart attacks and liver disease.

The government scientists who produced this latest example of scaremongering say that failure to comply with their diktat may result in regular drinkers being diagnosed with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). This is a mental illness for which any sign of eccentricity, non – conformity or individualism can be interpreted as a symptom.

Boggart Blog has a message for Nanny State and her ultra conformist advisers:

Noel Gallagher, ODDFellow Manc. Noel Gallagher gives the standard northern response to Nanny State and her cohorts – is he displaying symptoms of ODD or just warning the busybodies to FUCK THE FUCKING FUCK OFF

Here at Boggart Blog we are happy to say we believe in moderation and will continue to drink every other say as we do now; today and every other day we fancy a drink that is.

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Labour, the (very rich, elitist) People’s party plans to ban your beer and pies

If Ed Miliband becomes Prime Minister in 2015 he plans to make him self even more unpopular than Tony Blair and Gordon Brown could ever achieve by implementing restrictions, tax hikes and outright bans on the sale and advertising of alcohol, junk food and tobacco, which are among the favourite things of Labour’s core voters.

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Labour also plan to end the £300million sports sponsorship by drinks firms and impose minimum alcohol pricing to try cut down on the damaging effects of heavy drinking on people’s health so in another Public Relations faux pas, Red Ed is attacking the voters favourite pastimes as well. Talk about death wish politics.

Documents leaked to the Mail on Sunday, reveal proposals for new laws to limit the amount of sugar, fat and salt in food aimed at children, and a ban on advertising unhealthy products on TV before the 9pm watershed.

Drawn up by Andy Burnham (the Amazonian cockfish of British Politics) and shadow health secretary, the plans are alleged to have sparked a backlash within the party led by Chukka Ummna, tipped by some to succeed Miliband (sooner rather than later if Ed goes with this Nanny State bullshit). Supporters of Mr Umunna are worried the plans will appear ‘anti business and interventionist’, the Mail on Sunday reported. Obviously Ummna and his Blairite buddies are as out of touch as Miliband. They are more worried about the corporate profits of Coca Cola Corp, Kraft, Nestle and Macdonalds than the welfare of the people whose votes they take for granted.

Burnham’s nanny state plans may not help business but they are a direct attack on the working class lifestyle. And if there is one thing working class Labour voters will not tolerate it is being told how to live their lives by a bunch of effete, Oxbridge educated elitists.

So Labours big election winning strategy is to launch a direct attack on the lifestyles of their core voters. Smart move, let me give you an example of how this may work out: Wigan is known as the Land Of Pie Eaters; Wigan and the surrounding Lanshire constituencies vote solid Labour and love their pies, brands like Pooles, Rathbones, Oddies and Greenhalgh’s are famous and folk songs heve been writen about Hollands Meat Pies (video). Pies are classed as unhealthy food by cous cous loving metrosexual elitists like Andy Burnham (who is from Leigh, which makes his betrayal of Labour’s roots a hundred times worse.

Can anyone tell me how it is a winning strategy to attack the favourite food of voters in constituencies like Wigan, Makerfield, Leigh, St. Helens North and South, Bolton North East, South East and West, Chorley, Warrinton and Warrington North? In all there are 46 Labour seats in Lancashire, its unlikely all would be lost over a pie ban, but start attacking also the beer and ciggies that the working classes who vote Labour love equally and it will only take one picture of Nigel Farage, pint in one hand, pie in the other and a cigar in his mouth and enough of those seats could fall to UKIP to deny Labour an overall majority.

Repeat the story across Yorkshire, the North East and the East and West Midlands and Labour’s crackdown on drinking, smoking and unhealthy food could be a bigger disaster for the party than a “Yes” vote in the Scottish referendum. Again it shows that as Boggart Blog has always said the political elite are so out of touch with ordinary people they might as well be from a different planet. And most of them are, according to David Icke.

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UKIP will not prohibit your pleasures

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Orthorexia: The New Eating Disorder – healthy eating is now a mental illness

OK, I will not say anything facetious, if you don’t know by now what I think of the kind of people who come up with this crap you never will.

Think back for a moment on all those patronising lectures we have had from Nanny State and her finger wagging, food fascist cohorts.

Mustn’t eat fatty food, it’s bad for you. No fizzy drinks, they’re bad for you. Don’t even look at any processed food that contains chemical additives in the form of colouring, flavouring or preservative, that stuff will kill you. No salt on your chips, it will kill you. And no chips, they are deadly too. STOP! Don’t eat that peanut, if the allergic reaction does not kill you, you will choke on it.

That is of course if alcohol has not already killed you or cigarettes have not condemned you to a miserable, lingering death.

So you ate lentils and cabbage soup and tofu and healthy options, you drank bottled water and you exercised until you were so thing when you took off your t shirt on the beach people would come up and spread barbecue sauce on your ribs.

You did everything Nanny State’s Thought Police told you. YOU STUPID, INSANE, IRRESPONSIBE IDIOT !!!!!!!!! Don’t you know healthy eating is an eating disorder, a form of mental illness.

According to the latest from ‘health experts’ if you are nibbling a celery stick when you should be sucking on a Havana cigar, if you are siping Perrier when you should be glugging Dom Perignon, if you are supping lentil soup when you should be swallowing deep fried lard or picking at a salad when you should be chomping on a king size burger, you need professional help now!

Taken to an extreme, healthy eating is now treated as an eating disorder called “Orthorexia”.

This is how Boston University Nutritionist Jenn Culbert defines Orthorexia:

“What it essentially means is that someone is obsessed with eating only healthy food that they consider to be pure.”

Huh! Are you telling us all those finger wagging ‘eperts’ were eating steaks fried in garlic butter when they were lecturing us about our favourite foods?

The problem, Culbert says rather patronizingly, is our bodies need those so called bad foods.

Yes well that’s what we’ve been telling you for years Jenn, you overeducated arsehole.

Staying healthy means following a balanced diet. A growing number of people, however, are eliminating entire food groups, seeing only negative qualities in things like dairy, eggs, meats, grains, and fats.

Does it occur to you clever clogs they did that because smart alec fuckwits like you told them to?

Over time, the only things left in their diet are fruits and vegetables. The obession with eating only healthy foods becomes an onsession, it’s now treated as an eating disorder called “Orthorexia”.

Ah, now we’re getting to it? If you refuse to become a patient for life because you are obese, alcoholic, starved of essential vitamins and minerals or generally fucked, we’ll invent an illness caused by being to healthy. It’s another money making scam then.

That’s right, they’re saying being healthy is an illness. Even George Orwell, who invented the concept of ‘Doublethink’ in his novel 1984 could not find a way to rationalise that. Oh, and dig the “warning signs”:

Culbert says the warning signs are not hard to spot. “When you are no longer able to enjoy any of the foods that you once did, and you are no longer able to participate in a family meal, or going out with a friend.”

You think I’m making this crap up? Not even Professor Bonkers of bonkers University, Bonkersville, United States of Bonkers could make this up. Only in the real world could anything so insane be believed. Read source

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Bloomberg Has Ways Of Making New Yorkers Obey

The Government Has The Right To Curtail Your Freedoms Says New York’s Control Freak Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, notorious for his obsession with nanny state style control freakery said on Sunday: “Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.”

Bloomberg went on to say, “I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” He was speaking during an appearance on NBC television. The amazing comment was made during a discussion of his attempt to ban large size fizzy drinks because of their high sugar content. Bloomberg’s proposed city law has been struck down by the courts but the mayor insists that his fight to control sugary drink consumption, fatty foods, and regulate how people behave in the privacy of their own homes in the city would go forth.

“We think the judge was just clearly wrong on this,” he told the NBC audience . “Our Department of Health has the legal ability to do this. … They’re not banning anything.” Well I suppose regulating something is not quite the same as banning it.

Mr. Bloomberg’s years in office have launched a blitzkrieg of regulations, policy pushes and propaganda nudges against New Yorkers on a wide range of issues. Aside from the soda size ban and a well-publicized call for tighter gun control, another contentious policy was pressuring hospitals to withhold baby formula in an attempt to to force mothers to breast-feed newborns.

Bloomberg might believe he has done good things through his control freakery but internationally he has made New York City a laughing stock. London Mayor Boris Johnson famously invited New Yorkers to move to London where they can have fizzy drinks as large as they like.

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Three Beers A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

This is the best newes we’ve ever had in the ongoing battle against the bansturbators. In spite of all those panicmongering warnings from “scientists about how if we so mush as looked at a bottle of beer, even if it still had the top on, we would die instantly or at least bloat up into a 30 stone blob and develop liver disease.

Well it’s not true. Some proper scientists in Scandinavia and Spain have published a report showing that it is not only wine that is good for us, up to three beers a day benefits health too. What’s more beer is full of vitamins and essential nutrients and so counts as one of your five – a – day (that will piss off Nanny State’s scientists 😀 )

Here’s a little peep at the report:

Middle-aged and elderly people can now swap their daily glass of red wine with a cold beer without worrying about their health.
By: Jeppe Wojcik.
Some studies indicate that wine drinkers are healthier than beer drinkers. However, this may well be connected to the healthy lifestyle of wine drinkers, rather than the health benefits of the alcohol itself. Beer drinkers have a greater tendency to smoke and to eat unhealthy food. (Photo: Colourbox)Beer makes you fat and unhealthy.

That’s a common conception of the golden drops of hoppy goodness.

However, new research indicates that this is not actually the case – good health just might be hidden at the bottom of a beer glass.

Contrary to the common view, beer has lots of health benefits that make it at least as healthy as wine when it’s consumed in small amounts. Moderate consumption can mean as much as three glasses a day, when paired with a healthy diet.

Along with its many other virtues, beer can help prevent cardio vascular disease, diabetes and …

Why not read this great news for yourself at sciencenordic.com

And as you enjoy your next guilt free beer remember it was Boggart Blog what liberated you.

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Parenting Classes Not Nanny State – They’re Worse

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed, if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” (George Orwell, 1984.)

Slavery is freedom,
War is peace,
Ignorance is strength. (George Orwell, 1984)

Describing vouchers for parenting classes in England as a “nanny state” policy is “nonsense”, David Cameron has said, defending another nonsensical policy aimed at extending the ability of a Orwellian Big Brother regime to reach into the private lives of citizens and control behaviour. The “parenting” (and who the fuck uses words like “parenting” except neo – Nazi public servants?) classes will be aimed at destroying family traditions and imposing uniformity so that future generations of children will be dead eyed little automatons programmed like Pavlov’s dogs to obey commands from agents of the state.

Those with children aged up to five can get a £100 voucher towards parenting classes.The government has also announced a new NHS online information service for parents of very young children.

Labour said it had an “open mind” about the scheme (well they would, wouldn’t they, it was their idea in the first place) but it needed to be “value for money” and reach a “wide range of parents”.

Defending the policy, David Cameron said: “I think this whole debate about nanny state is nonsense. Parents want help. It is in our interest as a society to help people bring up their children.”

How do we know this is a crap policy? Well Cameron supports it for one thing … and … if people are all such crap parents that we need help from Nanny State to look after our kids how come any of us are alive because no such help was available in the past. And how do dogs, cats and other animals go on?

The last people anyone neeeds to help with bringing up kids is the government. To quote Ronald Reagan, “The most dreded words in the English language are: I’m from the government, I’m here to help.”

If the government is serious about wanting to help young parents it could contribute by teaching pupils in state schools to read properly then they would be able to follow instructions on packs of disposable nappies and milk formula.

Like the kerfuffle over same sex marriage this latest focus on parenting and childcare is a diversion from “big issues” like the flood of upshitcreekness the world is drowning in. If people cannot bring up kins without help from “parenting experts” who have never had kids themselves but have spent years in toytown universities getting their PhDees in “Parenting skills with origami” which makes them far more knowledgeable than mothers who have brought up two or three children of their own and are more than willing to pass on their knowledge to their daughters.

But in the Lab Lib Concensus bureaucratic dictatorship mothers who help their daughters are about as welcome as parents who teach their kinds to read and do sums properly. Such people are enemies of the control freak state and its tax eating servants.

For new mothers in the past help was also available from big sisters, aunts, neighbours and as a last resort, if the problem was really serious, the District Nurse. Nowadays
“community” nurses are too busy with form filling and bean counting to be available to offer advice.

Five Golden Orwells to Camereon and the coalition for efforts to destroy individualitynd a special award, a box set of Call The Midwife to the smug twat who dreamed up this idiotic waste of money.

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