6.56 P.M. Historic tobacco suit due in court … Could it be ?!!! … LAWYERS !!! …

I bought a carton of smokes yesterday … And the chap behind the counter ( Eastern descent of course ! ) told me that there was ‘ new packaging ‘ but assured me that these were the brand I had asked for …

I took him at his word and went home thinking nothing more of it … Then when I finished the last smoke from the pack I had going , I went to open the carton to get those packs settled on the top shelf of my computer desk as always …

I HAD TO LAUGH !!! … Now I know what the guy was talkin’ about !!! …

5 or 6 years ago … The Canadian government ( in its’ infinite wisdom !!! ) imposed a law on the tobacco companies that stated they had to dedicate HALF their packaging to state the dangers of smoking ( as if to say that would stop me or anyone else from buyin’ the damn things !!! ) … Which pissed off the tobacco companies , but they were forced to comply … Really ?! … Why worry ?!!! … They’ve already got enough addicts to keep their coffers full !! … Now … They’ve been reduced to about 20 % of the packaging and the other 80 % percent is comprised of very graphic pictures and anti smoking text …

Got a kick outta these ones !!! …

And the other side of the carton ! …

BUT !!! Not to be deterred !! The tobacco companies musta hired a designing company to duck up the INSIDE of the pack !!! YEAH !!! That’ll work !!! … Every time the poor bastards open the pack to grab another one they see all this designer coloured foil and pretty coloured paper !! .. Some raised images on the printing to boot !! WHAT THE FUCK !! WE GOT THE MONEY !!! HAHAHAHAHA !!!! … TAKE THAT YOU FILTHY GOVERNMENT BASTARDS !!! …

I had to go downstairs and show my buddy Lar this !! … He didn’t have his glasses on at the time and didn’t quite seem to see what I was on about !!! … It was ironic however , because I then came across this article while scouring the news …

‘ People are going to learn a lot about the behaviour of the industry through this ‘ …

This from a KBEK’r lawyer !! …

Barring any last-minute delays , the case will begin on Monday ( March / 12 … Two days from now ) in Quebec Superior Court before Justice Brian Riordan. But it’s only the beginning. After the plaintiffs make their case , the defendants won’t start theirs until 2013 …

*MORBNOTE ; Of course !! … Don’t want it to be expedient !!! … THESE LAWYERS CHARGE BY THE HOUR !!! …

Eventual appeals are inevitable at the end …

*MORBNOTE II ; OF COURSE !!! … MILK IT FOR ALL THE B’MERs YA CAN !!! … ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A KBEKKER !!! … Those who feel they have their own nation at everyone else’s expense !!! …

The federal government is being pursued as a defendant in warranty … Like a third-party defendant … The industry says that if it loses , the companies will seek to recover damages from the federal government !!! …

*MORBNOTE III ; OF COURSE !!! … THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA !!! … Now THERE’S a defendant with deep pockets to dip into !!! …

The federal government will defend itself during the trial and deny any liability …

*MORBNOTE IV ; This from the government ;

‘ We have no control over an industry that we regulate and extract billions of dollars from in taxes , so therefore we are completely free of all liability to the KBEK plaintiffs of this lawsuit that were STUPID ENOUGH TO INHALE BURNING DRIED PLANTS SINCE THEY WERE THE AGE OF TEN !!! ‘ …

Read the entire article below … There’s some very poignant points against both sides in this story … But AGAINST both sides on all accounts !! … But the lawyers will milk this one for years to come !!! …

And that’s my point !!! …

Hey !!! … I smoke ! … And I always knew from the first day that I had one it wasn’t healthy !!! … What kind of a moron doesn’t understand that filling your lungs with the smoke from burning plants and paper isn’t exactly a wise thing to do ?!!! …

The tobacco companies are certainly guilty of ‘ omitting ‘ the danger of their product , while ‘ glamourizing ‘ it’s use … As well as hoppin’ up the level of the addictive aspect of it ( nicotine ) to further their sales … BUT !!! … The governments of the world have freely allowed them to do so as they TAX THE SHIT OUT OF THIS PRODUCT !! … And rake in billions of dollars !!! … Then try to present themselves as ‘ noble and caring ‘ about the people that are suffering because of it !!! … Then whine about the costs of health care for the people crappin’ out from lung cancer !!! …

The whole smoking thing was started by the NUTJOB NATIVE AMERICANS ( Indians ! ) of this continent whose ancestors keep demanding funding since the Europeans easily came in and conquered their primitive asses centuries ago !!! … How about makin’ THEM liable for all the health costs of smoking and tell them to shut the fuck up ’til they pay up !!! …

That’s another post altogether , so I shall digress …

And light up another smoke …

via Historic tobacco suit due in court; up to $27B at stake | CTV Montreal.

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