Saturday, January 2, 2010

Property Rights Newsletta

The Property Rights Newsletter

January 1, 2010 - Issue #553

"In the New Year, may your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want."
- Irish toast
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Michael Siegel - Tobacco Policy Blog:
On the Similarities Between Health Care Reform Legislation and the FDA Tobacco Bill: Compromising with Special Interests and Selling Out Principles. Selling Health Protection for Votes in Both Cases Leads to Bill that Does More Harm than Good.
Error Disclosed in Meta-Analysis of Smoking Bans' Effect on Heart Attacks: Will Anti-Smoking Groups Report the Error?
No Change in Trend in Heart Disease Death Rates in Connecticut During First Three Years of Comprehensive Statewide Ban.
Heart Disease Death Rate Increased by 16% in First Year Following Indy Smoking Ban; By IOM Committee's Logic, Ban Caused Increase in Heart Attacks.
From The USA Mailbag
CA: LA Tobacconists Gear Up for Showdown on Outdoor Smoking.
CO: Colorado Update. By James L. VonFeldt, President, Coalition for Equal Rights. They are back. It began in Fort Collins and Arvada.
HI: The Smoke Vote. Home of the Army of Smoke.
KS: Bootleggers Saloon is CLOSED, no more charity events.
MI: Tobacconists Prepare to Battle Increased Taxes.
NV: Letter response from the American Cancer Society, regarding them suing the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
NY: Blowing Smoke at a Ban. "Everyone looks the other way." Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg didn’t make the guest list.
VA: A list of where to eat, drink, and smoke in VA.
USA: Is ObamaCare Constitutional? Do You Really Have to Ask? By Chuck Muth. America’s founders intended the federal government to have limited powers and that the states have an independent sovereign place in our system of government.
USA: Texting while driving, smoking target of '10 laws.
From The UK Mailbag
Smoking Bans, Harm And Violence. By Phil Johnson. Well, lady healthiest and denialist ‘extraordinaire’, one of our diligent researchers has unearthed all that you denied, all that you were unaware of – and worse still, all that your bosses do not want in the public domain.
The pubs that died after giving up smoking. By Vicki Woods. She'd said "It will ruin me", and it did. She saw her takings drop by 90 per cent, struggled through her last New Year and left the trade she'd worked in since she was 15.
Watch: A two party state. By Phil Williams... corrupt EU puppets.
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights!
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