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Son of a biatch what the frig is with the new cigarettes?  The gosh dang things keep dropping ashes everywhere.  Take a puff and the ashes fall.  What the frig chemical is in there that makes them drop off like the flea of a camel’s ass?  What other chemicals are in my smokes?  Why do they burn out when I do not suck?

Jan. 1 required all cigarettes to be fire safety cigarettes or FSG’s. ”These cigarettes, often referred to as low-ignition, cause the cigarette to extinguish on its own if not consistently inhaled-as if that is healthy. “Cigarettes are made from the same blend of tobacco, thus the only difference to the consumer is they need to puff it more often” http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/westmont/homepage/x254745765, Can you spell b u l l s h i t?

Nick Vujicic was born with no arms or legs. “I decided to be thankful for what I do have, not get angry about what I don’t. “I looked at myself in the mirror and said: ‘You know what the world is right that I have no arms or legs, but they’ll never take away the beauty of my eyes.’ I wanted to concentrate on something good that I had.’

‘When kids run up to me and ask ‘what happened?’ I just lean over and whisper ‘cigarettes’, he laughed.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1196755/The-astonishing-story-man-born-arms-legs–world-famous-swimmer-surfer-footballer.html?ITO=1490 

‘I tell people to keep on getting up when they fall and to always love themselves,’ he said. If I can encourage just one person then my job in this life is done.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1196755/The-astonishing-story-man-born-arms-legs–world-famous-swimmer-surfer-footballer.html?ITO=1490

I pray we were all so humble. 

In the meantime I am wiping the ashes of government controlling just another of my sins.

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Just when I think American economists and politicians have the slightest clue about the most basic facts of world affairs, international trade, or the nature of money, I am reminded yet again of the hypocrisy of this financial and social abyss toward which America is heading in the pecking order of the New World Order.

The U.S. government owns the banks and the car industry.  It sets the rules, makes them up as it goes along and has control over the money supply.  It apparently has no oversight as the Fed in May tap danced around the missing  NINE TRILLION DOLLARS that we could sure use about now. 

Say nothing of main stream media whose focus on the deaths of Michael Jackson is a slap in the face. Icon, perhaps but a role model-hardly. What about all the dead soldiers from U.S. Wars and the one’s breathing  in over 130 foreign countries?  No views of them in the nightly news.

No worries though, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level again. If passed, the legislation would eliminate criminal penalties for possessing 100 grams or less of marijuana for personal use.  Not to be outdone, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano announced the introduction of a bill to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in the state of California.  Yippee,  another government owned industry!  Obama just signed a huge tax increase on tobacco, I can only image the tax on a joint.

“The Ammiano legislation would create a regulatory structure for that market similar to that for beer, wine and liquor: it would regulate taxed sales to adults while barring sales to or possession by those under 21. Estimated annual revenue from fees and sales and excise taxes under the proposed regulations runs into the billions of dollars.http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/pressroom/pressrelease/pr022309b.cfm

Maybe the U.S. Government can subsidizes pot growers like it does cotton, corn, soybean and other farming industries with my tax dollars.  Maybe we can trade it on the commodities exchange and all the traders can get a little profit too.  I wonder what currency it will trade-  USD, Amero, Acmetal, Euro…? 

The rest of the world is focusing on a new reserve currency in the New World Order and we focus on legalizing pot and subsidizing farmers in Afghanistan. As of the 111th Congress, Frank is also advocating a 25 percent reduction in the overall Military budget of the United States.

The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/27/us-announces-shift-in-afg_n_221826.html says that “The United States has announced a new drug policy for opium-rich Afghanistan, saying it was phasing out funding for eradication programs while significantly increasing its funding for alternate crop and drug interdiction efforts. The War on drugs in the U.S has thousands in prison for drugs with our failing policies here, and we are expected to believe that sending millions there will be a deterrent?  I still have that little island in the desert for sale if anyone is interested.

Last week when leaders of the so-called BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) held their first summit.  The BRIC countries comprise 15 per cent of the world economy, 40 per cent of global currency reserves and half the world’s population.  The governments of BRIC and must be laughing like they were smoking marijuana and injecting heroin at America.  Our elected officials focus on legalizing pot rather than be bothered with the cumbersome announcement from Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that the U.S dollar is on notice.

“The artificially maintained unipolar system”, he lectured, is based on “one big centre of consumption, financed by a growing deficit and … one formerly strong reserve currency.” At the root of the global financial crisis, he concluded, is that the US makes too little and spends too much.   “The summit must create the conditions for a fairer world order.” …The BRICs have put the US dollar on notice, and are already finding alternatives as a means of clearing accounts. Medvedev called for the IMF to include the Russian ruble and the Chinese yuan in the basket of currencies used to value its financial products. But that is just for starters. Chinese Central Bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan says the goal is now to create a reserve currency “that is disconnected from individual nations.”sourced at  http://dprogram.net/2009/06/24/a-new-world-is-being-born-one-without-the-us-dollar-greasing-the-wheels-of-commerce/

China, known for it’s Human Rights violations says, “It is a common wish of people of all countries to solve the drug problem as soon as possible and to build this planet into a healthy, civilized, happy and beautiful world.” http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zt/mzpkz/t36387.htm   “Those convicted of drug-related crimes in China face harsh penalties, in some cases capital punishment. Drug abusers and addicts must undergo rehabilitation at police-run facilities or labor camps. Reformers are attempting to introduce community-based treatment approaches to a system dominated by zero tolerance.”http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/law/countries/law_china.shtml 

Apparently, the perceptions of a dead American dollar and a dead American soldier can be overcome by getting stoned on government subsidized Marijuana and Opium in The Obama Administration. 

Changes I don’t want to believe in….

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Here is more smoking gun evidence. 

Obama promised to never ever raise taxes for anyone making under $250,000 and that 95%  of all Americans would receive a tax break, but on April 1st another tax break, has literally gone up in smoke.   

The increase of cigarette taxes jumped up 156% on April Fools Day.  The tax hike on roll-your-own tobacco is 2160% ,

Rich smokers, and the poor who are the least likely to afford it, are paying more taxes. More than half of smokers are working poor and live below the poverty line making about $36,000; well below the threshold $250,000.  I’d call that a tax increase, plain and simple. 

What fools voters were to not see through the smoke for the truth about Obama, who himself smokes.  It is addictive.  It spins molecules in pleasure centers.  It stinks.  It smells great.  Some love it, some hate it.  Most admittedly, inhale.  

I stopped at the Shell gas station to fill up for $2.05 a gallon, for a whopping $38 total for my 18 mpg, gas guzzling, American branded GMC, 4×4.  I bought a pack of cigarettes for $6.50.  How could a pack of smokes cost more than a gallon of gas refined from the earth? 

I get the whole fuel tax whose receipts are usually dedicated to transportation projects- a users fee, where we still have to pay to travel on toll roads.  I also understand the medical costs associated with smoking, but eventually – we will all die of something.  It is probably a higher incidence of pneumonia from for smokers standing outside in frigid weather to light up.  Remember those childproof lighters?  Whatever happened to them?  http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr1210_03.html has a whole list of CPSC- Consumer Protection laws on the books that are not enforced.

When all the smokers die, who will be left to pay the tax that is earmarked for government subsidized health care for children?   It is supposed to provide health insurance under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.  http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/chiphome.htm

In PA- ” Smokers indeed pay quite a hefty sum to not only Uncle Sam – now at $1.01 per pack.  The state also scrapes in $1.35 every time someone says, “can I get a pack of …” That’s $2.36 for those taxes, which doesn’t include sales tax,…”http://www.wayneindependent.com/news/x180621890/-Shock-awe-over-huge-cigarette-tax-hike

I know, I know, quit already.  Every time I light up, my blood pressure boils not only at the health risk, but at the fact that it is just one more thing that the stealth government is controlling. 

Use your credit card and the world will know of all the sins you purchase.  PayPal enforces its morals clause with extra fines and fees. The terms of service have long banned the purchase of adult content, shady prescription drugs dealings and gambling services, and the e-commerce payment firm owned by eBay debits account owners bank accounts directly for as much as $500 per violation.  http://www.marketingvox.com/paypal_to_fine_accounts_500_for_sin_purchases-016859/

Buy all the sin you wish as long as you are willing to pay.  When did PayPal turn Catholic?

298-112 , The House passed legislation giving the FDA power to regulate tobacco.  The FDA’s reputation as of late has been less than stellar.  Who will be the tobacco czar?  Who is left to pass a moral justification that hasn’t had problems with the IRS?   

The tobacco producing states will oppose the bill.  Where is the outrage from the tobacco manufacturers?   Under the proposed law, they can’t ban existing tobacco products, but will have power to restrict sales for safety reasons. 

Why wouldn’t the government ban smoking entirely?  Because smokers provide more than $5 billion in tax revenue annually! The United States provides an annual net tax revenue from cigarettes of $5,586,000,000. source at http://www.smokingaloud.com/ban-cigarettes.html  who also says, “Take money out of the equation and these bleeding heart liberals will tuck their tails and abandon your children.”

Five billion dollars, boys and girls.  That’s buying power.

Your safety is determined by the Marlboro Man and Mr. Goodwrench aka, President Obama, just like your health care is about to be.

Smoke ’em while you got ’em.  Want to quit?  See more of your tax dollars at work at http://www.smokefree.gov/index.asp

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