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Friday, December 23, 2011

Another Dec Newsletter

The Property Rights Newsletter
December 16, 2011 - Issue #642
"Common sense is not so common."
- Voltaire
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! US calls for ban on in-car phone use ... even with Bluetooth. The government's transportation safety experts recommended Tuesday to ban all American drivers from using portable electronic devices — including cell phones, even if you use a hands-free device. "No call, no text, no update, is worth a human life," Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said at a news conference in Washington. Besides calling for government action, the NTSB also urged consumer electronics manufacturers to figure out a way to "disable the functions of portable electronic devices within reach of the driver when a vehicle is in motion" while at the same time being able to turn themselves back on in an emergency. - But similar studies linking cellphone use to poor driving have been challenged, most recently by researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit, who concluded last month that some earlier studies were seriously flawed.
Seneca cigarette dealer files for bankruptcy. One of the biggest movers of Native American-made cigarettes has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, a month after a court said the wholesaler is responsible for potentially tens of millions of dollars in federal tobacco assessments. The Chapter 11 reorganization filing by Arthur Montour, owner of Native Wholesale Supply on the Seneca Indian Nation’s Cattaraugus Reservation, lists more than $50 million in liabilities by the businessman who has become wealthy by moving billions of cigarettes made on an Ontario reservation to other tribes across the United States.
California couple enlists churchmember to beat their teen for smoking. Paul Kim, 39, of Chino Hills, is facing felony child cruelty charges after cops say he hammered the unidentified high schooler about a dozen times with an inch-thick pipe at the boy's parents request. San Bernardino County Sheriff's department is asking any other victims and witnesses to come forward.
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Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Can the Dutch Government Really Be Abandoning Smokers to Their Fate? Let us hope they are. A wailing letter to the editors of the Lancet, signed by Stanton Glantz and other anti-tobacco fanatics, complains that the Dutch government "is all but closing down its tobacco control operations." So what have the Dutch actually done? Chris Snowden explains: Last year, it relaxed the Dutch smoking ban after a grass-roots campaign led by small bar owners. This year it decided that there are better uses for public money than funding anti-tobacco advocacy groups whose beliefs are fundamentally at odds with Dutch liberalism.
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! More: Welkom bij de site van Forces Nederland. Nieuw Nederlandstalig boek over meeroken, De Mythe over Passief Roken, By Marcel Roggemans. - Gezondheidsindustrie: De internationale hulptroepen van Stivoro. - Overheid: 600 doden extra door beleid Minister Schippers? - Overheid: FDA: Grafische waarschuwingen ineffectief.
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