Archive for September 2009

Quickie Zippo Search Engine Answers

inside cap zippo lights on fire: You have too much fuel in the lighter. Let the flame in the cap burn off for a bit until it starts to fade. If it just keeps on burning, flip it shut, wait about a minute and try it again. The cap will be hot, so let it cool down before stuffing into a pocket.

disassemble a zippo lighter: Don’t. The lighter parts are riveted and the rivets welded into place. You can aways disassemble it anyway, but you’ll feel damn stupid sending it back into Zippo to get it repaired, unless you’re just tinkering with a test lighter you don’t really care about.

smoke catnip: What are you? Retarded?

Recommended Reading: The War on Smokers and the Rise of the Nanny State

Regulations aren’t going to change, and I’m not sure how comparing it to the Third Reich or using words like “persecuting” helps the book’s validity, but it’s worth reading…

The War on Smokers and the Rise of the Nanny State

Product Description
From propaganda released by the Third Reich to legislation passed in more than fifty nations, smoking is one of society’s favorite targets. While the public goes along with persecuting smokers, Theodore J. King is here to tell us why we shouldn’t. In this book, which does not advocate smoking, King surveys smoking bans in the United States, England, and Ireland, documenting their effects on society and commerce. King interviews many people, including members of the medical community. King takes his arguments further, showing how and why bans on smoking extend to other areas of our lives – how smokers are only the beginning. Anti- smokers represent an agenda that involves everything from personal property to the way you raise your children, what you eat, and your right to freedom of speech. Authoritarians have willing accomplices in the press and government to take power at the individual’s expense. Learn how anti – smoking fanatics use tobacco control as an effective form of social engineering. King offers solutions so that smokers and non- smokers can be accommodated in a free society, where it must never be a crime to smoke in a bar, in a car, in the open air, in a restaurant, or at home.

About the Author
Theodore J. King has worked in local, state, and national politics for almost thirty years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He has written on federal matters for The Oklahoma Constitution newspaper since 2000. He resides in Rogers County with his family and several dogs.

The thing I’ve always wondered about is that the governments (Federal, state, and local) build their budgets on sin taxes, but if they eradicate smoking, where do they go next for funding? Already some legislation is in the works for taxes based on your hamburger’s food value… If they ever tax being ugly, I’m in deep trouble.