Showing posts with label tobacco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tobacco. Show all posts
March 22, 2016

Poll shows Americans waking up, majority now suspects unelected shadow government in charge

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A recent poll shows that both parties are waking up to the unelected shadow government that forms policy in secret and spies on its own citizens.
The Government is Not Us

Voters In Illinois' Cook County approve marijuana legalization ballot measure

fromForbes: Even though the president is convinced the people have too much freedom, the once sovereign citizens seem to disagree.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Government's option destroyers target menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigs

fromCreators: The FDA banned certain flavors in cigarettes in 2009, but menthol was excluded from those new rules, as were other tobacco products.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Regulation Nation

John Stossel: China's freedom-crushing 'social credit score'

fromReason: Americans should be wary of something similar.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Trump's 'tough' drug policies are not smart

fromCreators: Trump's plan is heavy on tactics that have already failed. For instance, he favors "spending a lot of money" on "very, very bad commercials" that will "scare" kids away from drugs."
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Regulation Nation

Obama and Trump insiders reveal Facebook ALLOWED them BOTH to spy on you

fromGovtSlaves: Facebook specifically granted the Obama administration access because, according to Davidsen, Facebook was “on our side.” 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

January 29, 2018


Government will protect us from bad speech? That’s the fakest news of all.

fromReason: When government officials suppress critics, they do so only to help themselves.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Why can you buy a government but you can’t pay for sex?

fromNewsweek: Money equates to speech only when and where it is convenient for politicians. You can sell what you own. If only we owned ourselves.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: The Fix Was In - Corruption@FBI 5

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: It is becoming increasingly clear that the fix was in at FBI to deploy their powers for the purpose of clearing Hillary and vilifying the Trump campaign.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    The Government is Not Us

E-Cigarettes can be lifesavers

fromReason: Despite the efforts of regulators to curb usage, "laboratory tests of e-cigarette ingredients suggest that e-cigarettes are likely to be far less harmful than combustible tobacco cigarettes".
Regulation Nation    The Pursuit of Happiness    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Bill would allow suicidal Californians to block themselves from buying guns

fromSFGate: Now, people who are having suicidal thoughts or fear they are in danger of taking their own lives can ask to be put on a list that prohibits them from buying a gun legally. Genius!
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery    2nd Amendment Assaults

Libertarian banned from Facebook for Tide pod joke that mocked liberals

fromReason: Chew on that.
Indoctrination and Censorship

November 27, 2017


Warning: one of these monopolies is going to control you

from TheDailyBell: It is time to break up the only true monopoly in the United States, the federal government.
The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Social Security Lies and Deception

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Milton explains how Social Security, which was sold to the American people as an insurance scheme, is in reality a bad tax and a bad welfare distribution system.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

On Roy Moore: When did 'proof' become immaterial?

from WND: Most definitely a man in his 30s who tries to make out with a 14-year-old girl deserves 30 days in the electric chair. But have you ever forced yourself to face up to the other side of things? A Barry Farber column.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Freedom for Television and Radio

from Mises: There is one important area of American life where no effective freedom of speech or the press does or can exist under the present system. That is the entire field of radio and television.
Regulation Nation

Bay Area takes police-state approach to tobacco

from Spectator: San Francisco, Oakland, and other cities have banned vaping and flavored tobacco, thus exposing their progressive hypocrisy.
Regulation Nation

Facebook removed this small town business’s ads for American flags because it sell guns

from TheDailyCaller: Facebook unmasked. The Sportsman’s Shop says it can no longer advertise products like American flags on Facebook because its Facebook page promotes the sales of guns, and includes links that lead to the same.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Equating Vaping With Smoking Is Medical Malpractice

by Jacob Sullum.      Credibility up in smoke. Like most professional pundits, Margaret Cuomo has perfected the art of speaking authoritatively even when she does not know what she is talking about. Unlike most professional pundits, Cuomo is in a position to cause real damage. As a celebrity doctor spreading misinformation about the hazards of  ... MORE

Brad Rodu: Bootleggers, Baptists And E-cigarettes

The alliance to ban potentially live-saving devices.  E-cigarette users should be concerned about proposed Food and Drug Administration regulations that may eliminate most brands of these potentially life-saving cigarette alternatives, leaving only those products marketed by large tobacco companies with the resources to complete expensive    ... MORE

Republicans Look To Protect E-Cigs From FDA Regulators

Slipping liberty past the tyrants.    It’s last-minute Congressional budget season, which, for politicians, means it’s time to sneak totally unrelated provisions into the budget bill. And this year, the Republicans have a gift for all the vapers out there: a provision about the “grandfather date” for tobacco products. Wait, what? But keep reading —    ... MORE

Robert Coolman: CDC Says E-Cigs Help You Quit Smoking

A helpful tool to quit traditional cigarettes.   According to a CDC report issued Saturday, electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are strongly associated with attempts to quit regular smoking. E-cigs are battery-powered inhalation devices that typically deliver nicotine and/or flavored vapor in the form of an aerosol. Several studies have suggested a ... MORE

High Cigarette Taxes May Be More Harmful Than Smoking

by Jonathan Nelson.    The incentives created by government. New York's cigarette taxes are the highest in the nation, at $4.35 per pack. Some New Yorkers naturally will seek to avoid cigarette excise taxes. People are tempted to buy cigarettes in a low-tax state such as North Carolina and sell them in New York, says Jonathan Nelson.   ... MORE

David Downs: Seeking To Prove The Opposite, Scientist Finds Smoking Marijuana Decreases Lung Cancer Risk

An inconvenient truth for drug warriors.    As more and more Americans consider the pros and cons of cannabis legalization, many points are worth repeating, and chief among them: cannabis actually decreases the risk of lung cancer. It’s a counter-intuitive notion, since tobacco smoking causes cancer, marijuana smoking must as well. But as    ... MORE

Ed Krayewski: The Long War on Guns

A failure called ATF.      "In a paramilitary-style operation, government agents invaded the neighborhood of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tungren," the vignette reads. "A four-block area was sealed off, the neighborhood evacuated, and the Tungren home surrounded. Some of the agents ransacked their home, while others stood over the Tungrens     ... MORE

The Nanny State Sets Its Sights On The Stogie Set

by James Bovard.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finalizing regulations that could ban the sale of most of the cigars currently available in the United States. The FDA last year uncorked a 241-page, 70,000 word barrage of proposed restrictions on the sales and marketing of tobacco products. Some congressmen are pushing back against the      ... MORE

Larry Thornberry: Tobacco-Free Ball Yards By The Bay

More lost liberty to chew on.     Go ahead and leave your heart in San Francisco if you please, but don’t leave your chaw. This might cause you to be nicked by the tobacco police. It’s another of those things that only make sense in San Francisco, so libertine in many ways, but puritan in others. An exotic mix of extreme permissiveness and micro-    ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: E-Cigarettes Are Not Tobacco Products

The CDC misleads the public about vaping.     For years anti-smoking activists and public health officials have tried to justify their irrational hatred of electronic cigarettes by arguing that vaping leads to smoking, especially among impressionable young people who otherwise would never touch tobacco. But that is not happening. To   ... MORE

Study Confirms E-Cigarettes Generate Virtually No Toxins

by Jacob Sullum. Does it matter to the option destroyers? Anti-smoking activists and public health officials who question the usefulness of electronic cigarettes in reducing tobacco-related disease often talk as if the content of the aerosol generated by these newfangled contraptions is utterly mysterious. While it may be plausible that the absence of ... MORE

Debra J. Saunders: The War on Drugs, San Francisco-Style

Banning chewing tobacco simply because they can. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had out-of-towners tell me they think San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city — so why is it that City Hall hasn’t done more about baseball pitchers chewing tobacco at city ballparks?  No, wait. I can tell you.  I’ve never heard that.      ... MORE

Marijuana May Be Even Safer Than Previously Thought

by Christopher Ingraham.   Compared to other recreational drugs -- including alcohol -- marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Those are the topline findings of recent research published in the journal Scientific Reports, a subsidiary     ... MORE

Gilbert Ross: The Madness Of The War On E-Cigs

Corruption + distorted facts = clampdown on vaping.    Is it mass insanity, or something even darker, that has led America’s public-health leaders to engage in a mass assault on electronic cigarettes? To put this in perspective, their target is not smoking, our number-one preventable health problem, but a product that could prove to    ... MORE

Public Health Nannies Won't Admit: E-Cigs Save Lives

by Bill Godshall.     In sharp contrast to the Trib's fear-mongering headlines and Adam Smeltz's news story “Western Pa. cancer specialists call for electronic cigarette crackdown” , the scientific and empirical evidence indicates vaping is 99 percent less hazardous than smoking cigarettes, is more effective for quitting smoking than are FDA-   ... MORE