A tip from Timdog in comments, two posts back, leads to this.
Yes, those wacky Aussies will soon be Anonysmoking with a pack of Godknowswhatsinhere-Filter-Tips and while smoking, they can learn about gas gangrene. Our Righteous have not blamed that one on smoking yet but now the BBC have pointed it out, it'll soon be here too. Along with those packs that claim smoking causes ageing and children and volcanoes and all sorts of other things, soon it will also make your toes drop off. Doesn't worry me in the slightest.
Before someone pops up in antismoking glee to tell me that smoking does indeed cause gangrene, please bear in mind that I am a microbiologist running my own research business and am fully aware of what causes gangrene. As are those doctors who tell you it's caused by smoking. They know, perfectly well, what really causes it. No, the bacteria involved cannot survive burning and if they could, I have never met anyone who held their cigarette in their toes.
It is cold comfort to learn that Australia's government contains no more intelligence than our own. There's no point fleeing to Australia then. They are fully under Righteous lunacy too.
Smoking kills 15,000 Australians every year and is the largest preventable cause of disease and death in the country.
Wait until you lot get an NHS. Smoking just can't compete with that. Even Stalin looks on awestruck.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is to hold elections this year, aims to cut smoking-related deaths to under 10% by 2018.
He said his government made no apology for the measures.
Spot the difference between Australian Labour and UK Labour? Well, so far this Ruddy idiot has not been caught calling his electorate bigots and none of his MPs have so far tweeted postal vote results a week before the election. There is time, though.
He is hammering a large chunk of his electorate just before an election and states that he makes no apology for it. I trust the Australian smokers will make no apology for flushing his party straight down the thunderbox, followed by a good helping of last night's barbie and beer.
What is this deal with the plain packaging? I don't care what colour the pack is. I want what's inside. I don't collect the little packets because they are no use. They are merely convenient containers.
The colours on the packets do not mesmerise children. Only the most backward of feeble thinkers believe that. it is not about the children. It is not even about smoking. It is all about this:
"This will be the most hard-line regime for cigarette packaging anywhere in the world."
The Ruddy idiot wants to introduce the most hard-line regime in the world, in Australia. It should come as no surprise to anyone. Socialists love to impose hard-line regimes and if there are any Australians reading who think they will stop at smoking, take a close look at the UK news any day of the week. Smoking was just the start of it here and it will be just the start of it over there too. That hard-line regime will soon get you fined for feeding the ducks, declared a terrorist for taking a photograph or arrested for defending yourself against criminals.
If you smoke and you vote for a party that has declared you a non-person, you are insane. No matter which Righteous party gets in you will suffer more and more.
Choose a party that will let you live your life your way and vote for them. When you are told 'it's a wasted vote' take a close look at who is telling you that.
It's the same party that is beating you up, every day, isn't it?
Smokers, get out there and vote for an end to the constant battering and the relentless persecution. If you don't vote for your own freedom, nobody is going to do it for you.
Or you can refuse to vote, stay home, and wait for the Smoke Police to kick your door in.
It's up to you.