Sunday, October 16, 2011

Property Rights Newsletter

The Property Rights Newsletter
October 14, 2011 - Issue #633
"When the smoke started to fill the air, a transformation
came over the place. It was no longer somewhere to go
for a drink. It was a pub - a proper pub."
- Richard Catton, Columnist and Non-Smoker
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Prohibition: By Frank Davis. For it’s the strange thing about all these prohibitionists, whether they’re trying to prohibit alcohol or tobacco, that for all the supposed moral righteousness of their cause, they never hesitate to tell the most outrageous lies to further their cause. It’s one of the deepest contradictions of their position. Somehow or other they always feel obliged to exaggerate the problem (if there was any problem at all). It never seems to occur to them that one day their lies will be found out, and that nobody will believe a word they say any more.
From The Mailbag
IN: Indianapolis mayoral candidates. Ballard said Indianapolis isn't ready for a full smoking ban, but he supports "compromise." He said he has trouble supporting a full smoking ban because he doesn't want to tell war veterans that they can't smoke at their VFW posts. Most businesses have decided to go smoke-free on their own, he said.

LA: Premium Cigar Group Calls Alexandria, LA Positions on Smoking Bans Irrational. "The city’s expanded smoking ban will negatively impact bars, taverns and other small businesses. This is no time to put such establishments at risk as well as the jobs and tax revenues they provide. We are against legislated smoking bans that come from Big Brother and the nanny state. Instead, we favor and uphold the rights of property owners to decide for themselves the smoking policies for their respective businesses," said Bill Spann, chief executive officer of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association.

MA: Springfield. As of next April people won't be allowed to smoke in their apartments anymore. And the following year a person won't be allowed to smoke outdoors on the grounds of the city’s public housing projects.

SC: North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, opponent Chris Collins voice differences. Summey said he didn't think the city should be dictating what he considered a decision by a private business. Collins said he would at least consider the issue going to a referendum to decide.

SD: Video lottery revenue is still running behind prior years because of a drop caused by the slow economy and the smoking ban imposed last year.

Canada: Lac Des Mille Lodge for sale. Only 280 miles from Duluth, MN, or 100 miles West of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Email for information.

UK: Freedom2Choose. A welcome from new Joint Chairman Dave Atherton. I sense that smoker-phobia may have reached its zenith. The anti-smoker crowd, with all its hubris, has decided to include drinking and, to a lesser extent, obesity in its quest for the perfect body.

World: Smokers Blogs. Watch instant postings to your favorite blogs.
"Make no judgments where you have no compassion."
- Anne McCaffrey

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
- Mother Teresa

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