Friday, February 25, 2011


Former NYC police officer Audrey Silk is so pissed off with the harassment of smokers she has decided to stick two fingers up to the system that is beating us down.

She's taken to growing her own and it looks as if she can manage to sustain her supply to stop her tax being used against her.

It's not so much the amount of cash she'll save as the message she is giving to those who just will not listen :

In the state with the highest cigarette taxes in the country, in a city that has become one of the hardest places in America to find a place to smoke, Ms. Silk has gone off the grid, growing, processing and smoking her own tax-free cigarettes from packets of seeds she buys online for about $2. She expects to produce a total of 45 cartons after planting two crops — the first in the summer of 2009, the second last summer — and estimates that she will have saved more than $5,000.

“It’ll make the antismokers apoplectic,” said Ms. Silk. “They’re using the power of taxation to coerce behavior. That’s not what taxation is supposed to be for.

“The only way we’re going to win now, since you can’t reason with the irrational, which is the City Council or any lawmakers,” Ms. Silk said, “is you have to take the position of giving them the finger.”

She's also named her tobacco garden in honour of the stupid prick led blind by the anti-smoking industry - Bloomberg. Nice touch.

ASH's latest hysterical tantrum fit screaming at the UK govt to increase taxes to stop people smoking sounds a bit hollow in the face of Audrey's defiance. She's shown us the way to go.

ASH of course is scaremongering again and the Govt is either in with the lie or its ministers are just plain stupid enough to believe it when it's obvious that we've already found a better way to avoid paying Deb's wages and the inhumane public health programme of Denormalisation.

Now where can I buy my seeds ...