Wednesday, 21 September 2011

And... Here. We. Go.

If you're outside you might breathe this -

These included pollutant particles (PM10), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and ozone.

Sound familiar, antismokers? They are all deadly, as you are well aware. Any one of them can kill you and out there on the street, they are everywhere,

People who are sensitive to air pollution are advised to spend less time outdoors during high and very high episodes of air pollution, and not to exercise, along with those suffering asthma and heart disease.

That's right. If you are likely to suffer instant death because someone burns a little bit of leaf, you are advised by your medical masters to stay indoors.

Because if you get all that from a little bit of leaf, imagine what you get from a real pollution source.

Be afraid, antismokers. Be very afraid. That pollution source you have railed against, that you have supported massive restrictions against, that you have demonised and despised, has now been dwarfed...

... by the one on your drive.

Your turn, antismoker.

What, you want help from the smokers? The ones you want banned from smoking in their own cars? Well, maybe... but that's really up to you, isn't it? You see, your cars have just been declared worse than tobacco and yet you still rail against tobacco so why would you expect any help from us? We smokers are forced outside to breathe this stuff while you lot sit inside so why would we help you now?

All bans or no bans, antismokers. Time to decide. There is no middle ground.

If only you had the brains to see - there never was.


Xopher said...

The next step --- the whole population must, for their own sake, be confined to their homes.
Only chosen healthists will live free in country houses away from all pollution and and the undeserving rabble.

JuliaM said...

We'll all be Boys (And Girls) In The Bubble!

James Higham said...

Gotta watch that ozone.

Anonymous said...

I think I will go burn a few tires!

Anonymous said...

Felled 5 trees a couple of weeks ago got about three years supply of wood to burn ,he he.

klepto cleggo said...

time to decide. there is no middle ground.

quite so, leg-iron, and i sympathize with your position...we, in the liberal democrat party, are also going to have to make tough decisions that aren't easy, but are right...such as joining the tory party.

now i know that all publicity is supposed to be good publicity, but hey...although this blog clearly makes a very interesting contribution to the wider debate on liberal issues, i sincerely believe that i am not alone in feeling that the dissonance of the discourse does sometimes tend to leave the site bereft of its essential charm - can't we just go back to discussing those cute little tobacco tins, which are so handy for putting things away in (legally)...? ideologies and policies we don't necessarily want to think about too much: military intervention to support cia-rigged revolutions in foreign sovereign states, armed oil-robbery, immoral wars of exploitation, and general bombardment and murder of civilians in order to rekindle their faith in liberal values and democracy.

mmm...yes, i reckon that just about covers it.

Angry Exile said...

And then they came for the motorists.....

Shit. Missed that one.

the pink baron - lead-mopster operation sahara said...


oh...and in case anyone didn't actually get it...let me mention the supervision and progression of human rights abuses in libya, ok: carry-on right where the previous police-state left-off.

here in the liberal party, we don't like to talk about 'air-strikes' - we see our role more as air-brushing the untidy sand of anti-western-imperialist thoughts under the democratic carpet.

Leg-iron said...

Xopher - there was an old SF tale where people lived in windowless boxes and gradually worked hard enough to have full-wall TV on all four walls. No need to go out apart from to work. We're getting there.

JuliaM - Already, allergies are on the rise. When nobody is ever exposed to anything, the Chinese will wipe us all out with one vial of flu virus.

Leg-iron said...

James - good point. Were't we all going to die from a lack of ozone until recently?

aardvark said...

Just filled the car with what passes for petrol these days. Lots of benzene & aromatics & we are supposed to worry about
some tobacco smoke.

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