Monday, February 20, 2012

Property Rights Newsletter

The Property Rights Newsletter
February 17, 2012 - Issue #651
"That's what we wanted to get across in that moment, particularly when Shaun goes to the shop when he's all hung over. He doesn't notice any of the zombies around him just because he never had before, so why should he at that point?"
- Simon Pegg
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Quitting should be smokers' choice. By Theodore J. King. I am all in favor of smokers who want to quit smoking, but quitting must be the smokers' choice, not Cline's and petty city and town council members'. The Oklahoma Department of Health has millions from the tobacco settlement to sway the public by print, radio and billboard advertising with the aim to ban smoking everywhere with their "Tobacco Stops with Me" campaign. I want a new crusade to stop the Nanny State and the busybodies who get off on telling people how to live their lives, and I want to name it "The Nanny State Stops with Me."

CDC Nannies: The Salt War reaches the cancer stage. It has to be cancer. Everything gives you cancer now. I remember reading, many years ago, about a study that used these same statistical games to prove that hot showers give you lung cancer. Keep it up, Righteous. Soon you will have killed all of your idiot drones.

Conventional Medicine: A Legal Monopoly, Not a Healthcare System. The results of the Medical Monopoly Mafia are multiple and disastrous. They claim the authority to cram their dubious truths down our throats. In everyday life, that's becoming clearer and clearer.To manage your own health as you choose is rapidly becoming an underground practice. If you want to use herbs or supplements for your health, you'll soon be denied access to them.

From The Mailbag

Neighborhood taverns disappear from Chicago, other cities. Ebner hopes Chicago's remaining taverns can survive. If people stay home instead of patronizing neighborhood pubs, he says, "it really fosters a sense of personal isolation."

Being lonely "worse than smoking." Being lonely in old age will propel you to the grave more quickly than smoking, a senior Downing Street adviser said as part of an effort to encourage people to retire later. "If you have got someone who loves you, someone you can talk to if you have got a problem, that is a more powerful predictor of whether you will be alive in 10 years' time, more than almost any other actor, certainly more than smoking."

Scotland: News items; NHS Borders attempts an outdoor smoking ban,Unwelcome Sunday guest,The research juggernaut: anti-tobacco funding makes campus go non-smoking, Getting cold for a good cause at 83? (demolishing the smoking shelter at elderly residential home),Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to slash travel help for least developed economies, More on Wales: vending machines ban goes live,How to avoid trouble at the border, more...

UK: News items; England oh England-where for art thou?, How Government Brands Smokers, Alzheimer's and Smoking, Smoke Free Catastrophe, Fictional and Real Deaths, Smoke Free Homes, more...

World: Smokers Blogs. Watch instant postings to your favorite blogs.

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