Denise, thank you, I'm with ya girl, you read between the lines. Many thanks!
People are so caught up in this obsession today and yes, it is a form of brainwashing. People do not seem to grasp the real truth of what is really going on.
Smoke screens (no pun intended), and deterrents....if people only began to think for themselves, research and ask questions? We are so apt to immediately believe everything we read and hear on TV. I constantly shake my head and wonder, “how insulting, do people really believe this stuff”?
I quit smoking for a bit, some years ago, and yes, the smoke bothered me a little, but not to the point, I allowed it to cause me to cough or (hate) the idea of it so much, that if I caught a whiff it ruined my life for the next few moments or entire day?
It has become way too obsessive & over played and my point is this. There are far more subjects at hand, that are lethal and toxic...Chemicals, nuclear waste, garbage, and preservatives in our foods.
I'm going to try this again, please bear with me...
Please consider nuclear waste, there is "NO" safe level of that kind of waste. I'm inviting anyone, to go back in history and research the nuclear bomb testing that went on, right here in America. You’ve all got computers, take a gander.
Also, please consider this scenario for a moment….
Lived on a lake and it was overrun with algae. Disgusting, to say the least! All around us were crop fields, translating, pesticides and fertilizers, year after year, washing into our lake (as we were situated at the lowest level), hence, into our water table. Now, for any of you who have wells instead of city water, think about it. Underground streams, water tables, your well water?
The residents who were moving in from the cities wanted a quick fix and a clear lake to swim in. They hired a chemical company who guaranteed they would comb the lake once a month with their chemicals which would kill the weeds and clear the lake to a beautiful mirror, and was safe to swim in?
Now, dumping those chemicals in the lake not only killed the weeds, but also killed fish, minnows, cray fish and all micro organisms needed to fight bacteria and keep natural balance.
The chemical company quietly came in with their boat and 55 gal drums and took all the dead floating fish away. Otherwise the smell would have been worse then the algae. Adding, right afterwards, people and their children were swimming in that lake? Are you grasping the idiotic leverage here? Without exahageration, hundreds of floating dead fish…55 gal drums full of them? People and their children swimming in that stuff (chemicals) afterwards, because the chemical company said it was safe to??????? Why would they lie? Sheeeshhhh!
This went on, year after year and is still going on, lest I remind you, I’m only talking about one small lake? There are many lakes and golf courses in our country who do the very same thing.
I consulted a chemist and biologist about this, and they said, no one, no one knows how long these deadly chemicals stay in the ground before they dissipate, if they even do, or their effects?
We home owners had wells, which fed off of the natural springs, which fed the lake and other lakes around us? Think about it?
How many of you have decks? Or how many neighbors have decks. Do you realize the deadly chemicals in pressure treated lumber? They tell you not to burn that lumber b/c the effects on your lungs could be devastating. And yet, year after year…all those chemicals are washed off, little by little every time it rains, into the ground, into the underground streams and into the water table? I kid you not!
The effects and rise of diseases are the hard core facts...cancer is on an upswing and more and more children are being affected. Not to mention, orphan diseases that no one knows much about. I know this, b/c I know some parents who have children with rare diseases. It is heart breaking, but their stories of all the sick children they see in these research hospitals is astounding, especially to them, because they see it with their own eyes. I’ve been told that they never began to realize how many thousands of children are fatally sick until they saw it with their own eyes, and then in desperation they ask, “What’s going on here”?
People/children are dieing...and it is not b/c of smoking or 2nd hand smoke or because there are more people today.
When people believe they've found a cause, like smoking, they figure, ok, that's settled now we can move forward. We'll simply blame smoking and that will stop this epidemic. Well, it hasn't and it won't b/c the horrific upswing of cancer and rare diseases such as MS, epilepsy, immune system deficiencies etc. are caused I believe with my heart, by what is in the ground, our water, our food and air.
Also, there are a lot of people out there who have a lot of time on their hands and truly believe they are dedicating their time to a good cause by fighting the smoker. I don’t believe they are doing it to be mean, but honestly believe in their cause because someone else told them so. Adding, yes, people do die from smoking but not to the degree that they would lead you to believe….and compared to these other diseases I’ve opened your eyes to, I hope.
Now, I’ve got another eye opener for you. Year after year, thousands of people are moving out of the city, to the country for peace and quiet. Out in the country there is no main septic system. So, people there have holding tanks, and the overflow, washes into the ground, into the underground streams and into the water table, and these same people have wells from which they draw they’re water????? Think about it folks? Thousands of homes, believe me, I’ve seen it. And there are no major plans in these areas for any central septic plants or systems in the immediate future????
I wish, really wish, people, like Hillary Clinton and other so called people who consider themselves environmentalists would research these issues. But, most people have no clue, or have even begun to consider these EFFECTS.
So, the next time, perhaps smoking bothers you, consider the foods you’re eating and the water you’re drinking or swimming in...And think about all the chemicals you’re consuming, silently entering your body, your genes, without any concept of how long you and your children will serve as host.
Just because you can't smell it, doesn't mean it isn't there. We could call it, the invisible silent killer...that will harm our generations for years. And no one, but no one is asking questions about it because they are not aware, not to mention, it would cost our politicians millions to remedy these real problems and the chemical companies are profiting billions.
Yet, they continue to ignore, the overall effects, despair and sadness liquor and hard core drugs has on society. The devastation it has on families, children and the toll it takes on their loved ones?? How ignorant is that?
Don't hate the smokers, I ask you to please please please think about the contaminants in the ocean, the next time your swimming in that water or lakes....and consider the things they never tell you about. I’ve seen it with my own eyes, tons and tons of waste being dumped in the oceans everyday off huge barges along the east coast, right out along the horizon, day after day. How long does one think this will continue with no effect?
Boy, I really, wish, all these toxins had an odor like cigarettes, perhaps then, closing your windows would prove to you, that there is no escaping its effects. I’m not being insulting here, but in reality, stating a truth. If these toxins had the odor a cigarette had, can you even begin to imagine the magnification of smell?
We are being bombarded by the media and TV about smoking, but I promise you, it is not the killer "they" would like you believe. How completely idiotic we have become, to actually ignore what is really going on here and the overall big picture of the effects of a clear and present danger…a real killer!
My chances of leaving this life from smoking are greater, yes...but instead of this insatiable obsession with smokers, let’s think about what is causing all these rising orphans diseases in our children, children like Matte! How long will it take until we realize, his disease and the diseases of thousands of other children is not b/c of second hand smoke or smokers. How long will it take before we start researching these issues ourselves and deny the real causes and effects? Remember the movie Silkwood or Erin Brockovich? Those were true stories, true accounts. Do you believe they were isolated accounts?
Did you know, that years ago, MS was considered only a woman’s disease? Do you know how many men have lately come down with the disease, it’s overwhelming!
We are such a passive nation, we hear about things as such; we tend to say, oh, isn’t that sad…or awful and then go about our daily lives, never allowing it to cross our minds again. We don’t like to face bad stuff, much more; we ignore it and forget it quickly even if we are made to face it. And “they” control us with fear! Until, that fateful day, when something as such touches our own family.
Let me remind you, these uprising diseases have just begun and are “not” caused by the devil, or some fluke, but…by the hand of man, not 2nd hand smoke or cigarettes.
And as far as those who deem it necessary to put their cigarette butts out in the sand…I say, Shame on You, but stress seriously, that with all the smokers quitting today, there are less and less cigarettes & butts & 2nd hand smoke out there. But, more and more bottles, cans and paper waste, your just not opening your eyes and looking. Why?, Because it’s something no one wants to address. Next time your out with the family for that ride in the country, take a look at the side of the road….or visit a beach after 6 p.m. and take a gander at the garbage, left behind.
See it with you eyes, look for the culprit, and please stop ignoring what is going on. Enough with the smoking, and lets get down to the core of this problem. Please stop believing everything you hear on TV and the newspapers, they’ve actually taught you to hate smokers and very aptly leave out all information concerning chemical plant accidents over the past 5 years and all the stuff they’re dumping in the ground. If you see something report it, demand it be investigated, grab a neighbors hand and ask them to witness for you…believe me, if enough people open the doors, the good people will come in. Everyone’s simply afraid.
All I ask is that it start here, with you and me. We’ve got to start working as a community and require them to do their jobs. We’ve got to become more aware and demand and bombard the media stressing we want the truth, the whole truth and they start reporting what’s really going on, instead of their opinions and the opinions of their owners.
Smokers are not the horrible killers and inconsiderate people they would have you believe, I promise. We’re people to, and we’re being discriminated against, if you ask my opinion. We’re being used to mask the real problems at hand, and they’ve taught you to hate us and immediately recognize the smell of smoke and process it in your mind as a killer. Believe it, don’t fear it, cause it’s already been going on for years…but learn about it and fight it, and please, don’t believe everything you hear. Ask questions…go further, cause they are insulting our intelligence for wealth, power and material gain…they’ve got us right where they want us, and we have no one to blame but ourselves, for allowing it to happen. All I ask, is that you think about it, seriously, and remember, just because I smoke, doesn’t mean that I don’t have a lot of other good qualities and I’m certainly not going to run up to you and blow smoke in your face…that is unless your nasty to me. Smile
Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read and consider and for adding to this discussion
We are connected all of us, and yes, what we all do, effects the other, in every decision, every word, the way we raise & condition our children, and the way we see the world.