Friday, August 21, 2009

The Property Rights Newsletter

The Property Rights Newsletter

August 21, 2009 - Issue #536

"The mind is like a parachute - it works only when it is open."
- Frank Zappa
Medical News: Nicotine improves brain function in schizophrenics. Mohammed Shoaib, a psychopharmacologist from the University of Newcastle, in the north of England, commented that nicotine-based therapies would offer a significant advancement over current treatments, which do little for the cognitive problems seen with the disease.

Medical News: Popular Insect Repellent Deet Is Neurotoxic. Corbel said, "We've found that deet is not simply a behavior-modifying chemical but also inhibits the activity of a key central nervous system enzyme, acetycholinesterase, in both insects and mammals."
From The International Mailbag
Africa: Nigeria Banking Industry. Executives have become richer than their banks.
Bahrain: MORE than 14,000 people have been caught smoking in public places since a ban came into force last year.
Canada: Injured parties invited to join lawsuit. Lawyers for the New Tobacco Alliance Committee filed a claim for $500-million against the Province of Ontario and the federal government.
Germany: Herfing in Hamburg – cigars, a Moveable Feast.
UK: Happy 104th Birthday, Beatrice Langley... smoker.
UK: "I won't be giving up." The number of people managing to stop smoking with NHS help in England has fallen slightly in the past year - despite a huge increase in funding.
UK: Smoking Fun At Smokers Music Festival. Friday August 28th to Monday 31st, at The Jolly Brewer on Broadgate, Lincoln.
From The USA Mailbag
FL: Here we go AGAIN... Mayor Beeler, Cocoa Beach Alert.
KS: Fundraiser fails when students don't show up at dance.
KY: County smoking ban violates private property rights.
NY: State drops collection of taxes on Indian cigarettes. Writes off revenue from reservation sales. In June 2008, the state raised its excise tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.50 to $2.75. That gives an Indian retailer who does not charge the tax a built-in price advantage of $27.50 per carton.
USA: The petition. Congressional Hearing Request from Opponents of Ohio Bans. WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE are tired of being pushed around. We want our Constitution back. Our government has gone too far in its scope of duties.
Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
IL: Casino Tax Revenues Down $200 Million, due to State Smoking Ban. “Casinos aren’t the only businesses to suffer with legislated smoking bans. And when business goes down, employees are eliminated or the businesses close. That means loss of jobs and loss of tax revenues. Nobody wins.
WATCH: Dreaming of America
By FireBug. Hey there Mr. and Mrs. Congressman, making all the rules down in Washington... can't you hear me hollering out in the streets with my bull horn?
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