Friday, 31 May 2013

Kiss a Non Smoker,And taste the Difference.


Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Kiss a Non Smoker And Taste The Difference.

International Non Smoking Day. 2013.MAY 31.
This is a Re-run re run , the message is still the same..

WHAT happened to the slogan 'Kiss a non smoker and taste the difference'?
Did the tobacco companies buy the copyright and ban its publication? if so what about having a new slogan! But remember the kids will have to see it too.
My partner and I are non smokers and only experience this dreadful problem at alcohol pumped up parties and other social gatherings.
What have you experienced when kissing a tobacco smoker? be careful now.
What are your thoughts on tobacco usage in general? like ban Smokes, ration them or tax them out of reach of people, or should we wear a non smokers badge which states,
"Blow that smoke in my face and you will die you bastard"
Remember you dopey smokers, It will reduce your shagging days considerably and each smoke an hour of your life.
Maybe smokers should be fitted with smoke stacks!!

ADD: My two local social clubs which are in a medium size category, segregate smoking areas, however, the gaming areas are all smoking areas, which in my opinion is totally wrong.
I try when possible to occupy an area in the clubs well away from the smokers but my clothing stinks of tobacco smoke when I arrive home.
If we non smokers survive another year we will see ALL smoking banned in pubs and clubs, then a rise in fees and possibly a few establishments going to the wall.

posted by Vest @ 5/29/2006 02:38:00 PM 5 comments links to this post

At Monday, 29 May 2006 10:29:00 PM EST, Jeannie said...

Our community was a flagship for banning smoking in public places. I have been a non-smoker for about 25 years. While I appreciated non-smoking areas in restaurants prior to this, I thought it would be terrible for smokers not to be able to enjoy a smoke with a drink in the pub. However, when it finally came thru, it was very nice to go out and not stink of smoke or have irritated eyes or throat. There were a couple of dives that went under because the little business they drew decided to take it home. Our favourite pub however had a 40% increase in food sales. Without the smoke, appetites were bigger, when food was delivered to another table, you could smell it and wanted some. Pubs were still packed. Restaurants - no prob. Now, I find it disgusting to enter a restaurant or coffee shop with smokers. I wouldn't buy a donut from one of these places ever. The part I don't like about it is seeing grown-ups standing outside the doors of a bar smoking, littering the sidewalk with butts. Some bars have covered, heated patios for smokers which hides them away from the public eye. These do well.
What I don't understand is that with all the knowledge of how bad smoking is, how come the kids get started on it? What makes it cool? When I started, 75% of people smoked. I guess we knew it was bad then too but the majority did it anyway. Now that's not the case at all.

At Tuesday, 30 May 2006 12:21:00 AM EST, Notta Wallflower said...

Blech - I hate smoke and I refuse to be with someone who smokes. I have never been a smoker, though, but have had to live with people who do. Probably why I have a low tolerance for it.

At Tuesday, 30 May 2006 08:24:00 PM EST, zed said...

hi mr vest ...i forget to tell you that i dont smoke any more and the bosses grandaughter is is nice too

At Tuesday, 30 May 2006 09:09:00 PM EST, ParlayPicks said...

wow nice blog..yeah i agree..its like in china too..i went to their internet cafe to check some mails..and inside was all smokers under aircon playing the games and whole body rids of ciggies within minutes

At Tuesday, 10 July 2007 08:22:00 PM EST, Vest said...

As from July 2 07. All clubs a pubs are smoke free in our state of NSW Australia.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

At Last, A win over Ignorance

Commonsense from both major political parties  has brought in new tough laws to ban unvaccinated children from childcare centres and a fine up to $4,000 for those child care establishments who flout the law,.
Seems we are getting things done at last.
Illegal dumpers will face jail terms from two years - plus fines and vehicles confiscated.
 Serial dumper DIB ABDALLAH HANNA who dumped 80 tonnes of asbestos waste  last month was given a three month suspended sentence or Equal to 90 lashes with a wet lettuce leaf. Assholes of his calibre need suspending on a Manila noose
Suburbs  in greater Sydney west and east of  Blacktown to Penrith, those which surround Liverpool in NSW, house the majority of Middle Eastern ethnic groups who represent around 12% of the population of NSW and 40% of the residents in NSW Jails.  The Muslim Community contributes to this increasing amount by their aptitude for murder shootings and drug distribution.

Violent and life threatening crimes should be dealt with less leniently, such as a sound public thrashing followed  by a custodial sentence with hard labour and no privileges. Premeditated crimes producing death , a public hanging or a public stoning for devout Muslims.
Could be great fun instead of the thugby league, bring your esky full of beer(or half full) fill other half with fist sized pebbles great stuff.
This may not happen for a while - until we lose control to the towel heads, by then I'll be long gone to oblivion..

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Vest back soon. Have a thoughtful day.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Today in History .May - 25 - 1945.


The Flag ship of the British Pacific Fleet ; HMS King George V exits operation Iceberg after ten weeks of constant fighting around Okinawa and surrounding islands ( Google Operation Iceberg for info)

I was pleased to be having time off from my precarious unenviable action station on the open to anything coming our way- the Air defence position where below our guns waited poised from the constant attacks by visiting Kamikazes.

On many occasions"the Brown trousers seemed imminent'. But I was convinced I was too young to die, there were far too many more exciting things for me to achieve before that happened.

Our ship had sailed North from Sydney Australia in February 1945 in company with other ships of the British pacific fleet.

On leaving Op Iceberg our ship and escorting destroyers called into Guam (Marianas) the US Navy Base where we were entertained on the beach with three cans of beer each and the US Battleship Missouri presented us with an Ice cream machine which burned out shortly after with over usage. leaving Guam we sailed for Sydney arriving Tues June 5 where  we replenished and reammunitioned the ship for our final three months of the war . which fortunately for us ended in August with the Atom bombs being the deciding factor.

Yep all I got from that ice cream machine was one watery dollop. 

If you are ever going to see a rainbow, you have to stand a little rain.

Vest, back soon.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Visit to Australia Post (Passport Dept) ..D G Post number 1111.

Tuesday May 21 2013.
My wife and I set out with heaps of documents signed and ready for a quick visit to the passport office, but as it was didn't turn out to our expectations.
Firstly it was not our local Post office but one a little larger; one supposedly more copious to deal with the docs of us frequent flyer's to wondrous places out yonder. let it be said the people behind the counter bar one the photographer were abrasive to say the least and unaware of any recent changes in the issuing of passports to wit the clause which states,'Persons holding a British Passport who were born before 1929 will not be charged for a new passport. .
Now amid the normal flow of every day traffic at that post office which was so cramped for space I was asked "How  would I pay " I replied '\"mine is free," " Don't get your docs until you do" says PO  Person. so after haggling I paid up.
Leaving the PO I counted my dosh and it cost me about 840 Bucks to renew our pommy and Australian passports,  the Oz ones the cheapos at 119 bucks each.
Later a telephone call to Aus post HQ verified the total cock up at the  sloppy PO  and we then  contacted the British High Commission who will eventually refund my passport payment. (we will wait and see)
If and when our passports arrive a letter of complaint will be forwarded  to the sloppy Post office.

At this moment all we have are two cancelled Passports. hopefully our OZ pp's arrive in one week from now and the Brit pp's 5-6 weeks.

Post Office, .Tatty, Third world, unqualified  staff, inadequately informed.,,Needs good  shakeup.

Always ask yourself, " How can this be done better".

Vest. Back soon.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Do you get like that sometimes when sitting down and banging away at the keyboard becomes boring and tedious, .particularly when your attention is constantly required elsewhere most of the time meaning never ending interruptions, what with the wife's hair do schedule clashing with a visit to the passport office. Our son Chris is doing all the passport arranging and all being expired requires more poking around for expired passports going back even to when we first arrived in Australia.
Well I suppose that in itself tells you we are off with our bucket and spades to that Sceptered Isle set in a silver sea in the near future, about July 20?. this in itself will avoid our OZ winter or most of it.
There is a two month time frame to sort out the details of the visit, and I shall be in contact with those who have suggested generously providing transport from Heathrow to Portsmouth which will be our first visit. More later UNC LES>

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The land of the Dole and the Free.

Some of us older Australians are often made jealous by the dexterity of our younger compatriots when it comes to using electronic gadgets. But what if that dexterity is achieved at a cost to other crucial communication methods.
Most of us oldies now link a decline in handwriting ability to excessive use of laptops , smart phones and keyboard devices. It seems handwriting requires more physical strength than most people realise, which puts it beyond the ability of today's chubby - sedentary keyboard tapping generation. Using ones skills on pen and paper are considered more of a work out for some.

Australia has an economy which is broad and varied and more powerfully resistant to problems which plague lesser economies. unfortunately most people are so complacent about our ability to withstand problems which flatten other countries. While unemployment remains low in Australia there are areas which suffer more than other areas, some of these problem areas are what can be referred to as Ethnic Ghettos where people of a particular calling conglomerate when entering this country, Like the birds of a feather syndrome, It is an established fact that some of these persons live in what we would refer to as cramped accommodation , however to them it is not so much an inconvenience as it was prior to arriving in Australia. Coupled with this economic housing strategy is their ability to live a frugal life although not necessarily less than their previous standards before arriving here in Australia. Therefore it is apparent to most a perpetual life of bone idleness can be assured if geared up to live solely on the dole and feigning inability to cope with the drastic environmental differences and language problems. Which leave the authorities wringing their hands with despair. and yet our stupid politicians keep the boats coming regardless. If something isn't done soon, there will be other similar things hard up countries will pay for boats to send their sick to these shores being the present boat solution has no credibility.

Fact; It seems 65% of all dole recipients live in these Ghetto communities in Australia Except for Queensland ;widely known for its Bludging population.

An Idealist is a person who helps other lazy people to be prosperous. Welcome to strayer mate
Vest. Back soon.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Oh to be a King for a Day.

A beautiful day today ; similar to yesterday cool at night summery all day although winter here is three weeks hence. however, I did receive a wintry comment from a person I have become acquainted with for a while now who now reveals her Muslim upbringing to me when she vilified me and one of my posts relating to nothing more than statistical home truths. or just another of those ancient faith industry demons which surface from time to time from all religious followings. Get over it.

By ten am my circulation test had been a success and with no more MED Tests until November. her and I were on our way to shop at Aldi, It seems Aldi is the Mecca for all shoppers with brains, even Mercs were seen while driving around the Aldi car park twice - then giving it away and going to Coles instead. "Thank you for shopping at Coles" said the checkout chick with the big boobs as we were leaving Coles, 'Don't thank me thank Aldi having a full car park" say' I . then went to our mail box to pickup a parcel containing slippers (Pink) for erindoors Mums day pressie and the water bill for 392 bucks, tends to stuff up the day dunit?

Home about 1130, had early lunch - read the part of yesterday's Sydney Telegraph I missed and read a E M message I had overlooked as spam. It stated it was a pommy servicemen's blog and among other stupid crap said it was commemorating the end of WW2 on May 8, I then told them the WW2 ended On Aug 14 1945 Japan time and a few other things which would have annoyed them. As for the ship which arrived from Cape town with supplies for starving colonists on May 8 , I remembered reading that in the Telegraph' History on this day', it stated two days ago it had arrived on May 6 as well


Occasionally funny statements are made which provoke when uttered by women in particular this lady on another blog who stated (probably thinking of P M Gillard) That women were more forward thinking than men , my reply which received a .silly response was" That is why this weeks earnings were spent last week".

If any relatives of my Bro in Law Dick Are reading this, would you pop on over and clear his 'IN' box .( Poor Dick )seems to have given up on PC's.

The Queens press secretary has revealed that number one son Chas will be taking over most of the state visits requiring long haul flights overseas. Poor old good Queen Bess from the 3Pm Corgi and Bess Xmas show is finding that traveling Super first Class with every conceivable luxury Thrown in with extras can be a burden on her health as in colleywobbles an affliction appertaining only to Royals. The Queen reached 87 years of age last month*** two days after St Georges Day and two days before Anzac day.

We are still dilly dallying over our Long haul trip to the UK envisaged this year traveling cattle class and wondering will my 87 year old Bones be more up to it than Good Queen Bess and her Luxury travel arrangements. A decision will be made soon.

Oh to be a King for a day..

Vest back soon.

***Correction; Two days later came St Georges Day, it being two days before Anzac Day,

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Waterworks back in circulation again.

Water works back in circulation again  A copy of the original post which was deleted??? today with all comments after deleting a strange comment , all comment went AWOL too - bloody nuisance. But still have offending email !!! another blog mystery.

Well I was about to say today like yesterday, hang on I had written that; and was about to add, has been a pleasant day after the windup before my hospital visit, when 'click' and the post I had nearly finished between several interruptions disappeared despite hitting the 'Save' button several times while typing. this is the sort of thing which would happen years ago a thing of the past which has suddenly reared its ugly head to annoy me three times during the past fortnight.

Having simmered down I have decided to rewrite some of the post away from blogger then copy and paste it back onto blogger. BTW is there anyone reading this who has any idea how to recover posts when this occurs?

Always with trepidation we that is wife son and I in particular arrived at 2 pm to the local hospital. when signing in the whole population of the waiting room were able to hear the quoted name address and age plus phone number of the patient (Me) that is, I was then informed I was low down in the order of things and could expect to wait two to three hours before my turn on the slab, " So nothing has changed thought I and settled down in a comfy seat and told nearest and dearest she could leave as I had come prepared this time with pen paper and a bit of scribbling to sort out.

On advice I had arrived without watch and jewellery and was a bit miffed there was not a clock to be seen, wondering how long it was I had to wait I asked the nice young lady next to me who was waiting for her hubby; for the time, which led to us having a continuous pleasing conversation with me doing most of the talking until I was called.

And leaving out the gory details which followed I was sufficiently steady enough to go home about nine pm after being told by my Doc there was little amiss with me(ha ha) but they would like to do the same thing next time in November; like a holiday parting 'same time same place next year 'but secretly if it wasn't for old guys like me he could not afford the upkeep on his Mercedes.

Yes it has been a pleasant day today, But I would have liked to hear Come back in six years not months , it does seem silly trying to plan when most planning periods exceed that of your MEOL.

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. Vest... Back soon ?

PS, I, M. I hope your Hubby's P's get better soon. Ooh.

Vest Has Left the Building

To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).