|The Property Rights Newsletter|
January 6, 2012 - Issue #645
"On a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power, by the majority, trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions which, in republics, have, more frequently than any other."
- James Madison
Formal request for:
Future CDC Study on Economic Impact of Smoke-Free Policies on Bars and
Restaurants. By Buckeye Liquor Permit Holders Association. This is an
outrage! Our organization has watched as members and friends have
depleted their lifelong savings to keep their doors open to their bars,
bowling alleys, etc. after Ohio's draconian smoking ban. Some of these
small business owners have sold their businesses at a loss while others
have lost not only their bars but their homes through bankruptcy. To
read that the CDC and CDC Foundation are complicit in covering up these
facts is sickening. How is RTI International going to reach any other
conclusion than what the CDC has already announced? Now that they know
what the CDC expects the finding to be, all they have to do is search
until they find numbers they can use to meet the CDC's expectations. We
expect a full investigation.
From Toxic T-Shirts To Twizzler TV! By Michael J. McFadden. Remember "product placement?" Now we're not just talking about the long tolerated brainwashing of children on Saturday mornings, we're talking about the blatant and often completely out-of-place scripting involving major characters in series like "Fringe" and "Warehouse 13" suddenly offering each other Twizzlers or having prominent bright red/orange Twizzler goodie boxes on office desks in scenes where almost everything else is sort of a bland beige. How much does Twizzler-Caused Obesity cost our Gross National Product? Just how deadly IS Third Hand Twizzler Juice when it's passed on from Evil Candy Chompers to innocent loved ones through fingertips or stains on clothing?
MD: Premium Cigar Group Girds for Maryland Tax Increase Battle. “Maryland voters are sick of increased taxes disguised to obscure government over-spending and they are tired of being told what to do and how to behave. We must stand against higher taxes, bigger and more wasteful government, and the infantilization of America by the ‘people who think they know better’,” said Bill Spann, CEO of the IPCPR.
USA: Please sign the petition: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Needs to compensate people & businesses harmed by special interest lobbying. Hundreds of thousands of people in the hospitality industry lose jobs and homes as a result.
India: More Ban Damage and lives lost because of smoking bans. Smokers turned off detectors at AMRI hospital. 93 persons suffocated to death in the blaze.
Turkey: Turkish Air Force Bombs Cigarette Smugglers! Airstrike on Turkey-Iraq border kills 35 people. "A group of villagers were coming from northern Iraq across the border after 9:30 p.m. Their path was blocked by soldiers and then four planes bombed them," said the official, Yunus Urek of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party.
World: Smokers Blogs. Watch instant postings to your favorite blogs.