Archive | January, 2015

Dancing in the Dust (Poem_

31 Jan

Beautiful, haunting and romantic Poetry!

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And here we are

High in the house

Locked and shuttered in the disappointment room*

While from far below

The laughter and music drifted up

And we knew that crystal chandeliers hung

Casting light and warmth

Over our elders while they danced at the ball

And we could imagine the wine in sparkling glasses

And see the taste, and feel it spilling down our parched throats

So we held each other close

And danced in the dust.

*A  room, usually on the top floor of the house, where mentally disabled or mentally ill children were kept during the 1800-1900s to remain out of the public eye.

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Dancing in the Dust (Poem_

31 Jan

Dancing in the Dust (Poem_.

Two by Two (Poem)

26 Jan

Two by Two (Poem).

I am Concerned

25 Jan

I am Concerned.

Japanese vapour torture

24 Jan

Japanese vapour torture.

Japanese vapour torture

24 Jan

Beat those senseless ANTZ fools with their own game!

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One of the oldest tricks in the Glantzian book, and one that has been used for decades by the swivel-eyed curtain-twitchers of the tobacco control industry, is the establishment of a body of evidence.

It only takes a cursory look at Stan’s outpourings to see how it works. Write something, then write something else that cites the first thing you wrote. Then when you come to write your third piece, you can now cite your first two sources to demonstrate “a growing body of evidence”.

You’ve got to hand it to Stan, the constant drip, drip, drip of suspect science, misinformation and barefaced lies seeps into the public consciousness almost imperceptibly, and it also doubles up as a slow but steady torture for those who stand in the ANTZ’ path and ask awkward questions.

It matters little to the sour-faced purse-lipped fanatics that any or all of it is utter…

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Stop Smoker-Shaming

19 Jan

THE POWER OF THE PURSE SHOULD BE IN THE HANDS OF TOBACCO USERS – TAKE IT BACK – STOP THE MONEY FLOW – DON’T QUIT SMOKING OR VAPING – QUIT PAYING TO QUIT! SMOKING OR TO SMOKE! WITHOUT OUR MONEY THEY WILL BE OUT OF BUSINESS AND FOR US IT’S NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS!

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You’re out on a busy sidewalk, and you’re craving a dart. You pull out your pack. That’s when you begin to notice the looks. People are giving you stink eyes as you place that white cylinder of sweet, sweet nicotine in your mouth. You pull out your Bic from your pocket, bring it up to your mouth, and light the end of your cigarette. As you inhale, you’re filled with a pleasant warmness. How long has it been since your last cigarette? Twenty minutes? Almost an hour? It’s been forever, and the relief is enough to send you to the moon.

However, the good vibes are soon killed as a passerby obnoxiously begins coughing in exaggerated hacks and wheezes. “That’s disgusting,” someone says. “Put that out.” “Quit polluting my air.” “Smoking is gross,” someone says without being asked. “You should be ashamed of yourself.” “You stink.”

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