Saturday, 29 March 2014
The people on the ground floor are cursing…… !
Well folks poor old Simple Simon has been ‘off course’ for nearly three weeks due to necessary stays at the ‘Hotel du Hospital’, but never mind-this boy is back with avengeance! Ambulance crews are excellent, they do a superb job yet they are being targetted for cost cutting as well as most other parts of the by a government that doesn’t really know if it is on its head or its arse. What I do now know for certain is that the likes of ASH, CRUK, Fresh and all those other parasitic quangos are lining their own pockets at the expense of this countries welfare. Two of the ambulance personnel were discussing all matters financial v the when one of them mentioned the smoking ban….. well, I couldn’t resist it could I ! I asked them (through very painful gritted teeth) if they knew how much the SB was actually costing this country per calendar month? Their faces hit the pathway when I informed them that the figure was £1/2bn every month – “and what could the do with that,” I asked. They both recovered from the shock and declared that the SB had been nothing but a disaster and it turned out that one of their parents had been running a pub for years until….. you’ve guessed it!
Pumped full of morphine, we eventually arrived at our destination and I was wheeled in to the CDU department for urgent assessment; thankfully the morphine pumped through the canular had deadened the excruciating pain, so at least when I had to cough I didn’t bounce off the ceiling! X-rays and blood tests followed, IV drips and the pain management team were quickly on hand (thank the good Lord for that) and it was declared that I had not only cracked a rib through coughing, but had also torn the muscle away from some ribs. No wonder we were talking serious pain folks. All was going extremely well until an idiot Dr ( a young Indian lad) asked me “how many you smoking each day?”
I looked at him in absolute astonishment and pointed at my bum – “where do I smoke these supposed daily cigarettes from then Einstein, from my anus?” I think he knew by my tone that he had angered me somewhat, especially when one of the more friendly nurses dragged him to one side and gently pointed out that I was a ‘lary’. He looked confused but failed to apologised. We will return to our Dr friend a little later.
It took a week to get everything under control. A week where I hardly dare move, a week where I had to suffer the indignity of being helped to the toilet, helped to wash and even to walk round the bed. Nebulisers were in abundance, pain killers by the bucketful and Lidocaine patches every night, but the service was absolutely fantastic, superb in fact!
Our ‘friendy’ little Dr reappeared on the 5th day as an old chap opposite me was struggling to breathe properly-mind you, he still managed to stagger off outside for a cigarette whenever the fancy took him, bless him. This numpty from the professional ranks of medicine had a right sarcastic go at “John”, telling him that he must give up smoking, that he had all the ‘quit tools’ to hand and that he would only shorten his lifespan if he didn’t. “John” looked at him in wonderment and said “I am 92 years old mate, how is quitting the only thing I have left going to make my life any better?” Well, I had to applaud this statement and, as I listened, I asked the Dr how he could state that NRT gave you a 20% chance of giving up smoking when the ‘ONS’ had already stated that NRT had a 98.4% FAILURE rate because to my mind 1.6 x 4 = 6.4% chance of success – not 20%. He refused to answer. He asked me where I got my 98.4% figure from (?????)
He then started on about Champix etc so I verbally pulled him over to my bed to debate this matter. What he told me was unbelievable, it really was. As far as he was concerned it didn’t really matter if Champix was responsible for over 2,000 deaths/compensation claims in America because people shouldn’t be smoking in the first place! (I was beginning to wonder if this medical madman was the son of Arnott in disguise!)
I then asked why 80% of lung cancer cases occurred in NON-smokers, why 49% of lung transplants actually came from smokers and why traffic fumes, home cooking & milk had not been banned by this or any other government? “Smoking is a filthy habit” was his only response as he quickly disappeared. A couple of the nurses silently applauded and smiled. They were smokers but they said that they had to be very careful about ‘break time drags’ because of nosey anti smoking jihadists like our ‘friendly’ Dr. (I have absolutely no doubt that he would report them!)
After a week I came home for a few days, only for the same thing to happen again, only this time I actually managed to break a rib. Straight back in & same medical respite scenario as before. Different ambulance crew but one of them asked me if I was the guy that knew all about the costs of the smoking ban because they were ‘pissed off with having to put up with all the cost cutting within the NHS’. They had obviously been talking about it amongst themselves in the office or where-ever they all meet up to discuss things. When you look at the costs of this ridiculous ban and set it against the disgraceful financial stripping of the one thing this country can be proud of (the ). I for one could not agree more. The health lobby have become so entrenched in politics, in this and other countries, that common sense has gone right out of the window.
What indeed could the do with £1/2bn every month? An awful lot when you think that my mob (Leicester Hospitals) need to borrow £40m just to keep going! £40m loan just to keep going, saving people’s lives, attending to all manner of weird & wonderful illnesses yet this wonderful ‘peoples service’ is being cash starved because of the most ridiculous ideology emanating from the World Health Organisation who seemingly no longer care about all those starving Africans dying by the roadside!
When nurses state the obvious that the smoking ban has failed abysmally and ambulance crews start complaining about cost cutting due to enormous amounts being spent elsewhere I think it is time for the likes of Camoron and the Millipede to stop flapping their arms hopelessly about and get down to the serious business of amending the one law that is financially crippling this country!
Just look at what we have, supposedly representing us in Westminster! A most unhealthy looking and now deposed “Shadow Health Minister” in the voloptuous shape of Diane Abbott who advocates Plain Packaging but can’t bring herself to provide any concrete evidence on the matter. Apparently “Only UKIP voters Drink & Smoke”. Must mean that UKIP now have 30,000,000 supporters at least! Also seems that Abbott will not be leading Labours anti obesity campaign either!
No doubt much to our friendly Drs chagrin, Leicester’s very own “Stop Smoking” campaign has decided to embrace the e-cigarette. Perhaps Louise Ross has finally accepted the truth that smokers smoke because they enjoy smoking and that all their silly NRT products are in fact useless! I wonder when other anti smoking nutters will follow suit? Finding the same toxins in human breath has made the anti vaping/smoking brigade look even more baseless-not that they will ever be embarrassed by such obvious truths for they have marched too far down the road of corruption to back down now!
You remember the Jill Pell miracle studies on heart attacks & then asthma attacks??? well, if you thought they were impressive what about this monumental load of bilge from over the water? Irish health freaks have now declared that the smoking ban has been a major success in all walks of life-despite the fact that more than 1,000 bars/pubs/clubs etc have closed and the country is bankrupt! Chris Snowdon rips their stupidity apart quite nicely.
And while the Irish ‘celebrate failure’ as only the Irish Health Ministry could, we find that Bhutan has revoked its tobacco laws as they have suddenly realised the enormous cost to their society as smugglers reap the rewards of tobacco sales!
One of the worlds leading ‘lights’ of corrupt anti tobacco science has starred again, but this time Mr Stanton Glantz has excelled himself ( http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1840772http://antithrlies.com/2014/03/07/stanton-glantz-is-such-a-liar-that-even-the-acs-balks/ ) as the ACS (American Cancer Society) have baulked at his idiotic assertions: the man is basically a charlatan and a liar!
As the smoking ban makes life tougher and tougher for all those would be bar workers, especially on the continent, we find that Spain have now set a new world record as youth unemployment reaches 56.1%! All power to the politicians for listening to the unelected and unrealistic fools at the WHO-are they going to find all these youngsters any work? I think not! And back at home we find that Cleggs ilLiberal unDems were outed altogether in a Nottingham by-election….. by the KING himself, or at least his party. The Elvis Party
In fourth place was David Bishop, from the Bus-Pass Elvis Party, who secured 67 votes, 11 more than Lib Dem Tony Marshall who managed just 56.
Bye Bye Cleggy, Cleggy bye bye, doo dooby doo…..your time has come to be gone as you (and your bunch of cranky europhiles) have wasted too much of our political time. You will get a nice pension and no doubt a nice kushti job in Brussels doing something totally useless so you won’t be skint like 20% of the British people!
Talking of Spanish unemployment, isn’t it staggering to hear politicians telling us that we need MORE migrant workers to fill jobs here when 1,500 people queued for hours to try and get one of forty positions available . You see folks, politicians cannot stop lying to us, they cannot help themselves. but when someone comes along and “speaketh without forked tongue” the long knives are out immediately and smear campaigns begin in ernest. Truth has no part in politics, ask Tony Blair if you want confirmation, so our truthmaster, Mr Nigel Farage will always face an uphill battle to ‘right’ this country and rid the place of nannyists and the do gooders that are doing exceedinbgly badly!
When the people on the ground floor ( ) suddenly start seeing the light, you know that the time for change is upon us. When our greatest national asset ( ) is under financial threat because of inanities from outside influences then it is time for new government & common sense!