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Old 11-20-2016, 06:22 PM   #8
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Default Re: If Gord's Lungs Could Speak

It's quite upsetting hearing about this and more so I guess knowing that we'll be seeing Gord just next week in Massey Hall. It kinda hits hard when it's so very close to home.

In the audio CD collection of "It's A long Story, My Life" by Willie Nelson, he talks about the painful passing of his Dad at 65 who smoked most of his life and ended up having to take oxygen.
He mentions that the tobacco industry, for decades hid the truths about it's product's deadly properties.

In a most mind boggling article written March/20/1994 in the New York Times titled "How Do Tobacco Executives Live With Themselves?" it was disclosed a donation of $3 million-plus grant was made for the Vatican art treasures exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983.
When Terence Cardinal Cooke, then the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, offered a benediction at a banquet celebrating the exhibition, Frank Saunders, a Philip Morris vice president, remarked: "We are probably the only cigarette company of this earth to be blessed by a Cardinal."
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