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October 17, 2014 – Issue #776

“Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.”
– Isaac Asimov, The Roving Mind

Gary Nolan
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The Property Rights Newsletter?October 17, 2014 – Issue #776

“Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.”
– Isaac Asimov, The Roving Mind

Global Tobacco Tax?

U.N. approves increased global tobacco tax during secret session.
WHO: Global Tobacco Tax.

Reporters were forcibly removed and restrained at the World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on tobacco control in Moscow. WHO delegates, representing 179 countries and about 90 percent of the world’s population, voted to move ahead on implementing a key part of the 2003 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The WHO is the public health arm of the United Nations. The international tobacco tax provision would commit the countries who signed the U.N. antitobacco agreement – nearly every major nation except for the United States, Switzerland and Indonesia – to enact an excise tax equal to at least?70 percent of the retail price of tobacco products.
Global Tobacco Tax



Margaret Chan: fully occupied?
?The terrible thought crosses my mind that when she talks about ‘the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times’ she wants people to think she means Ebola but she is actually thinking about tobacco. That way, in her own mind she wouldn’t be telling a lie about her whereabouts.



Money and Politician Family Ties:
?Exploring the intersection of public office with private family interests. Official Payroll: 19 members have paid 19 family members a total of $6,876,026 from their congressional office payroll. Earmarks: 298 members have earmarked $3,781,697,207 for organizations connected to them or their family members. Lobbying: 85 family members of 67 members of Congress have worked as federally registered lobbyists, helping out on lobbying contracts worth $1,208,065,382.



Payments from Big Pharma reach hundreds of thousands of doctors.
?Creepy ties between pharmaceutical companies and doctors. The federal government released details of payments to doctors by every pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer in the country. The information is being made public under a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The law mandates disclosure of payments to doctors, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists and optometrists for things like promotional speaking, consulting, meals, educational items and research.



Australia Carmen Opera.
?WA minister intervenes to lift opera smoking ban. West Australian Opera last week dumped a planned performance of Carmen because it depicts people smoking. The opera has a $400,000 sponsorship deal with Healthway, which explicitly warns all arts organisations it funds that they cannot portray smoking on stage.



CA: Turlock – Oops.
?City Spends Months Debating Smoking Ban in Public Parks, Discovers Smoking Was Already Banned in Public Parks. It turns out smoking in Turlock’s public parks has been illegal for more than a decade. There was never any enforcement, never any signs posted.



GA: Okra mistaken for pot.
?”I was scared actually, at first, because I didn’t know what was happening,” said homeowner Dwayne Perry. All he noticed was that there was a chopper sitting unusually low over his house, then Bartow County deputies and a K-9 unit appeared at his doorstep in minutes. “They were strapped to the gills,” Perry said.


Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights!
White feathers for smokers.
?During the first world war, a marketing technique to get people to sign up for service, was to have young ideologically brainwashed women presenting men, not in uniform, with White Feathers to infuse them with shame. This was done in public so the shame was seen by everyone else too. Men were frightened of actually going outside. To counter this agoraphobia, the government issued badges for those men who had done their active service, or who were home, injured, or were doing war work somewhere, so they would not be given “The Order of the White Feather.” The marketing of war through shame technique is used by Tobacco Control in marketing their war on Tobacco. They are shame marketers. Sometimes what their White Feather Brigade does, is simply DISGUSTING! They are the ones who should be ashamed.



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