|The Property Rights Newsletter
November 5, 2010 – Issue #591
“The worst kind of non-smokers are the ones that come
| Would this be considered blackmail, or would it be simple extortion?
Zoo spokeswoman Sue Allen says a memorandum was included stating that a large foundation said it could not continue to support the zoo unless smoking was banned. She did not name the foundation.
Our Rights are “Slip Slidin Away”
By Jim Waters. Like school kids atop a snow-covered hill during a driving storm — oblivious to conditions around them — so health nannies stand, gleefully ready to push us and our freedoms down a slippery slope leading to a ride that might not offer so much fun.
Plastic Water Bottles Won’t Hurt You. Ignore the junk science and follow the facts. By John Stossel. If you believe what you see and hear in the media, those fighting an unnecessary battle against bisphenol-A (BPA) are altruistic individuals concerned about health and safety. … But there is an ugly truth behind the scenes that you will never hear about in the media. Greed, propaganda, political agendas, profits, lies and scams. And it all can be tied to one person and one powerful PR firm. David Fenton and Fenton Communications.
What The Researcher Didn’t Say About Third Hand Smoke. This man is running around telling anyone who will listen that third hand smoke is a very real threat when he is simultaneously admitting that it is, actually, just smell. From the horses mouth the third hand smoke scare is nothing but lies and irresponsible outpouring of false information. Don’t believe the hype.
Pre-determined conclusion: Study Concludes that Starkville Smoking Ban Reduced Heart Attacks But Fails to Assess Statistical Significance of Results. It certainly appears that we are dealing with a pre-determined conclusion and that the research is being done solely for the purpose of proving that pre-determined conclusion. The interest in addressing the research question as a legitimate scientific one is simply not there. What is the point of doing the research, however, if we are not going to actually objectively analyze the data?
Stop Anti Funding: UK Columnist Rod Liddle joined the growing chorus of disapproval for the millions of pounds of public money that is given annually to pressure groups including “those grey-faced, shrieking maniacs at ASH.”
Watch: UK Select Committee Chairman takes ASH to task for overstepping bounds. David Simpson, Director of ASH pleads “personal ignorance.”