Quote of the DAY Feb. 4, 2006: "I went to see what the scene looks like at a bar on a Saturday nite.
Three people in the bar and twenty people smoking outside Did that ever look stupid(20 below zero)" Tom
December 8, 2005 ( We are BOYCOTTING THE STATE of IL as of 1/1/2006/)
Greetings to all Chicago Aldermen, and/or
I was born in Evanston, IL. I still have
relatives around Chicago, and in Park Ridge, and Deerfield, though I now live in
Kentucky. I also show dogs, and travel ALOT (40,000 miles last
year). I spend LOTS of $ on these trips. You can see us - Hosanna
Afghan Hounds - here: http://www.hosanna1.com/ . I come to or through your
state frequently, either attending shows in IL, or on my way to shows in
other states. I was in Belleville, IL just this past weekend. I will be in Wheaton for several days next week. I have
been very interested in your debates over the proposed smoking ban on private
Smoker's BOYCOTT of
the entire state of Illinois INFO-Click Here, since you have approved a smoking
ban in Chicago.
The whole 'health' issue is based on lies.
Even the World Health Organization is LYING about THEIR OWN study. Many
folks are about fed up with all the lying about smoke and smoking.
past 15 years or so, we have already had a drop of about 50% in smoking, and
about 75% drop in indoor smoke (due to VOLUNTARY actions). We should
ALREADY see some good health effects. Guess what - we DO NOT. Asthma
is UP about 500%. Lung cancer is still going UP - and it is a big fat LIE
that 'smoking is a primary cause' of it. GENETICS is the PRIMARY cause of
it - even though it's possible smoking along with dozens of other things might
be a trigger. Alcohol correlates much more highly with lung cancer, and
also most of the other cancers that are being blamed on smoking. There is
a brand new study JUST RELEASED showing the 'Helena miracle' (so
called) was BUNK. http://kuneman.smokersclub.com/hospitaladmissions2.html.
(see article about Big Pharmacy
and follow the BIG MONEY)
When I say I will boycott
ILLINOIS, I do not simply mean bars. I don't drink alcohol - but notice I am NOT calling
for alcohol prohibition, with bootlegging, black market, and the mafia such as
we had in the 1930s. I DO NOT want to see such a thing
with SMOKING, either, but IF things keep up as they are I am AFRAID THAT IS WHAT
WE ARE GOING TO GET. Do YOU REALLY THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA??? I
sure hope NOT. Please reply, and let me know. (so far no replies :
TOTAL BOYCOTT means that I will no longer come to
shows, nor to visit my relatives in IL. There are thousands of shows all
over the USA - and my relatives can come to visit me if they want to see
me. If I am forced to drive THROUGH IL, I will be sure to top off my gas
tank before crossing the state line. I always have a cooler, and will
bring my food so I won't have to buy anything. I'll get my ice and coffee,
or whatever I need at RETAIL STORES IN SOME OTHER
STATEthat has not removed people's private
property rightsdue to health LIES LIES. Of course, I will not stay in any
motels in your state, either. We are a family of 6, and I often have
several children with me on trips, so I am not just spending for one,
either. When at home in Kentucky, and ordering online, or from
catalogs (which I do ALOT OF), I will pay attention and not order from ANY
COMPANY THAT IS BASED IN IL. I will be voting with my dollars in every way
I am able to, and will ALSO post this information on my top search engine ranked
websites, and also publicize on my email lists, and on all my travels. I
am handing out flyers and cards, and talking to folks everywhere I go.
This past year, we were in (besides several trips
to IL) about 3/4 of all the states - from Vermont to California, Florida, and
I usually only boycott those states with statewide
bans. I am making an exception for Chicago though, as it's one of the
biggest cities in the USA, I was born so close to it, and I have
sympathy for the REST of the taxpayers in IL, who I
know will soon and in future be making up for the economic
shortfalls generated by CHICAGO's smoking ban.California's ban has cost them about 100 BILLION
dollars SO FAR. This is because over past ten years they have
about 3,000 fewer restaurants and bars than they SHOULD have based on their
economic growth over that time period. There is a very interesting study about
these economic impacts here: http://www.aalf.ws/smoking/bancostsCA100billiondollars/
What is interesting, is these economic effects have
NOT been any result of ANY 'boycott', nor organized action of any kind.
They are simply the aggregate effects of the changes in behavior of lots of
people. Wonder what will happen if folks who are sick and tired of
being abused, oppressed, and LIED TO get MAD and begin to vote with their
dollars ON PURPOSE? And NOT JUST bars and restaurants.
Don't know how long it will take to catch on, but some of us have HAD IT
with the Nico Nazis, and are ready to take
actions. I am one of those.
And, even after about 30 years of anti-smoking
propaganda, something like 25% of the total population is STILL SMOKING. I
doubt they are all going to quit - no matter what. I have no intention of
it. So, there are at the moment something like 60 MILLION folks
who still smoke - and more and more are
getting to the end of their rope (with the propaganda and ABUSE)
every day. Not to mention they have many
non-smoking friends and family - so total number of
dollars available to vote with is VERY
significant. There are only 2 smokers in our family - but we are SPENDING for SIX. This means
the 60 MILLION smokers + family and friends could easily add up
to as many as 1/2 of the entire population of the USA.
We will get more
organized and VOTE NICO-NAZIS OUT OF EVERY OFFICE. This issue IS NEVER
GOING to GO AWAY. Here is the current boycott map:
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MY PERSONAL PLEDGE TO YOU: It's OFFICIAL - Hosanna Afghan Hounds and the Farley family are BOYCOTTING the entire state of Illinois until such time as Chicago recinds it's smoking ban AND the state of IL takes action to PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY rights with respect to SMOKING & LEGAL substances and activities.
This means I
would like to see STATE LEGISLATION that WILL PROTECT
PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS statewide.
There is a lot more information about this issue at my website, http://www.aalf.ws/smokingmad/ . There
are links to much more health information, also many more economic studies of
effects of bans, and lots of related info - even humor. I hope you
will take a good close look at it.
I pray folks will wake up about this before it's too
late. This country has been in similar situations as this
before. Of course, there was the huge mistake of the 1930s alcohol
prohibition. It is probably NOT a coincidence that the Great Depression
followed so soon after prohibition, either.
But it seems most have forgotten why we are not still paying our taxes to
ENGLAND, nor bowing to a king or queen. Yes, there was a big list of
grievances in the Declaration
of Independence. But it was an unreasonable tax on
TEA that was the straw that broke that camels' back and started the
Interesting that it was a CAFFEINE beverage; caffeine
and nicotine are chemically similar, and have similar effects. Yes,
EXACTLY THIS SAME SORT OF ISSUE has started MORE THAN ONE REAL BLOODY WAR in the
past. And those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it (I don't
remember right now who said that : ).
I am praying that this time
the war will be of IDEAS, ECONOMICs, and at the POLLS. If you are
politicians who are taking a LONG view, and worrying about keeping your places,
you ignore this issue at your own peril. And, just because the
anti-smoking forces have SO much $$$ to make so much noise, do not forget they
are a TINY MINORITY of the voters. AND THEY ARE LIARS!
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For those who feel as I do, to the right is the complete list of Chicago aldermen's emails, so you can send them a few words of your own. Councilman Doherty, the only ONE to vote AGAINST this idiocy, is left off this list.