Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Teacher gets shot while smoking outside of school

Makes you wonder if this incident never would've happened if this teacher in would've been allowed to smoke in the teachers' lounge, as it was in the old days.

I think I mentioned before smoking bans cause more innocent smokers to become crime targets. But this article is a good example of one of the smoking ban cons antis do NOT want to hear about.

I'm sure this teacher will still have to go outside of the school in order to smoke when he returns to work. But if I was him, I'd have a small handgun on me for protection from those loons who use smokers outside as crime victims.

Teacher shot outside Fla. high school


Tue Nov 6, 6:17 PM ET

A teacher was shot and injured Tuesday outside a high school during an apparent robbery, forcing lockdowns of several schools for more than two hours.

Police detained three men for questioning but released two of them. They were questioning the third. No arrests had been made.

The teacher, identified by school officials as Sergio Miranda, was shot in the upper torso, Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said.

Miranda had been taking a cigarette break across the street from the school during lunch when he was confronted by a man who tried to rob him, said Quintin Taylor, a spokesman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Miranda was being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital, said spokeswoman Maria Rosa Carrero, who added that she was not authorized to release details of his condition.

A group of SWAT officers in helmets and carrying rifles entered an apartment complex near the school shortly before they took the men in for questioning. Police had sealed off all the complex's exits, and a police helicopter hovered above.

A 911 call reported the shooting before noon at Miami Carol City Senior High School, Zabaleta said. Carol City elementary, middle and senior high schools were on lockdown for more than two hours as a result, but the lockdown was lifted later Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, November 5, 2007

A quote from an Heartland article

Here's a quote from the Heartland Institute, an organization based in Chicago. They're like the opposite version of the ACS and the ALA. Heartland is an organization (founded in 1984) that supports smokers' rights in other words. They actually believe in protecting all kinds of freedoms in America.

But anyway, I'd like to comment on this cited article quote at the Heartland Institute site:

"My sympathies are with the kid next door who has asthma who has to put up with a pollutant crossing the border," explained Democratic Councilman Philip Andrews."

I'd like to know how the heck can pollutants from someone else's house transfer over to someone else's crib, when the windows are closed at both houses? I've heard before how folks complain about smeling smoke from someone else's house. But what is the mothafreakin' big deal? Maybe if you smelled THICK smoke coming from someone else's house, dial 911 if you wanna be a hero.

And even if the windows are open, wouldn't the SHS drift up into the air instead of going into someone else's crib?

The best solution I have for that asthmatic kid next door is: Keep your darn windows closed if you don't wanna smell smoke coming from next door. And I personally have NEVER smelled cig smoke coming from my neighbor's crib anyway. If I did smell it, I wouldn't "B" about the SHS smell. I might go over there ans ask if we can smoke together. Especially if its a lady.

I heard in CA, you can report a smoker to the cops if you smell smoke coming outta the smoker's crib. That's crazy. I could see reporting someone for harassing you. But reporting someone for smoking a legal product in his/her OWN home?

I know if this was 1967 instead of 2007, people would be saying "THat antismoker needs to see a psychiatrist for reporting his neighbor to the cops just for the anti smelling cig smoke coming from next door."

I have a VERY GOOD feeling what would happen in Chicago if antis tried pulling off of that tatic here. If an anti reports a smoker to the cops here, that anti might smell "smoke" of a different kind coming from next door as a result. And if the anti survives that "smoke" from weapons, he oughts be thankful to still be alive.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The ex Surgeon General is a liar

This is a message I received from Lynda Farley herself. I agree that ALL Surgeon Generals are liars. And it's sad fake tests ave to be used in order to convnce America SHS and smokers are both dangerous.

I know a sista with a stogie won't get any breaks. Whether you smoke cigs, cigars, or pipe tobacco, you are the most despiciable person on planet Earth according to a SG!


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Hello, here is what I've been waiting for! (see below) I tell folks every day that our ex surgeon general, 'Dr.' Carmona, LIED, and got fired. Yes, his press releases were BIG FAT WHOPPING lies, and all anyone needs do to confirm that statement is to READ his own report. There is NOTHING in there to justify the comments he made to the press. And, on the basis of his comments to the press, horribly unjust, and economically devastating (and UNCONSTITUTIONAL!) smoking bans have been spreading like wild fire across the United States. These smoking bans essentially re-institute SEGREGATION, which instead of being based on race is now based on 'smoking'. These bans result in smokers being forced out into the snow, -40 degree wind chills, or 105 degrees; weather conditions it is probably (in many areas) illegal to force dogs and cattle. Many just stay home, essentially becoming hermits. In addition, false supposedly 'scientific' basis such as this is being used to justify employment discrimination against smokers, and even to remove custody of CHILDREN from LOVING PARENTS. HUGE injustices are being based on LIES. Now OFFICIAL ACTION is being taken to redress this wrong.

To my spiritual friends, God HATES LIES, even if there is a worthy purpose such as stuffing the coffers of the pharmaceutical industry (at the expense of our tobacco industry).

To all who just 'hate the smell' of smoke, it is UNCONSCIONABLE to treat 25% of the US population as a sort of 'new leper class', just because of your 'dislike' of a smell. IN FACT no one else is being actually hurt by smoke.

Also, if you missed this, the
World Health Organization is lying about THEIR OWN 'second hand smoke' study, which found only ONE statistically significant result, 22% LESS lung cancer among those whose PARENTS SMOKED: http://www.davehitt.com/facts/who.html

Lynda Farley

The Great Smokers Rebellion

A message from another smoker that needs to be passed along.

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THE GREAT SMOKER'S REBELLION - A CALL TO ACTION!

The American Cancer Society has designated November 15th, 2007 as the
day that all good Americans should stop smoking, even if just for one day.

I propose that we should NOT stop smoking on that day. In fact, I
think we should take the following actions on November 15th:

1) Call in SICK to work! If all of us do it, there will be an economic
consequence that politicians cannot ignore. It will show that we have
power. If we all do it, it will absolutely cripple the economy for
that day. If you are worried about repercussions, arrange to have the
day off in advance - you do not have to specify the real reason to
your employer. Just tell them it is a "family thing".

2) Do NOT spend any money on this day! Stock up on whatever you need
to get through it ahead of time! If 25% of us stop spending for one
day, we WILL be noticed!

3) On November 15th, mark all of your money by writing (or using a
pre-inked stamp "SMOKERS MONEY" in preparation for use after this day.
Keep marking your money until December 31st, 2007.

4) Use this day to email, fax, or write your elected officials
(Federal, State, County, City) to express your displeasure at being
taxed unfairly, and/or to express your displeasure with unfair tobacco
taxes and smoking bans. If you cannot get through, KEEP TRYING! Let's
take their phone and fax systems out for the entire day!

5) If a member of the media wants to interview you, please agree! Tell
them that you are SICK AND TIRED of being TAXED AT EVERY TURN to pay
for everything from schools, to roads, to health insurance while the
non-smokers get a free ride!

6) If anyone asks questions, ANSWER THEM! Tax increases in the several
hundred percentage points to the several thousand percentage points
are horribly unfair.

7) If you have a particularly heart wrenching story of an elderly
person, who has been addicted their entire life, having to try to quit
due to unfair taxes, try to get it into the press.

IF WE ALL DO THIS, THE PRESS WILL COVER IT - THEY WILL NOT HAVE A
CHOICE! IF THREE OF US DO THIS, THEY WILL NOT COVER IT. WE MUST BE
VERY PROACTIVE HERE, IN THE SAME WAY THE ANTIS ARE. LET'S STOP
ALLOWING THE ANTIS TO FRAME THE DEBATE IN THEIR FAVOR!

Just My Opinion,

Jeff Weinstein
Chicago, Illinois