The Property Rights Newsletter|
March 11, 2011 - Issue #605
"We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
- Mother Teresa
Moss Lights Up Catwalk On No-Smoking Day. The 37-year-old supermodel smoked a cigarette as she paraded in black hot pants and lace-up boots at the Luis Vuitton show in Paris. Moss, who is a regular smoker, ignored No Smoking Day at her Paris Fashion Week appearance. It was also the day the government announced it was pushing ahead with plans to remove cigarettes from view in shops. Moss has been absent from fashion runways for several seasons. She closed the Luis Vuitton show, which was said to be about a woman's right to live life as she chooses.
Catherine Zeta Jones Travelled by Private Plane So That She Could Smoke on Board. According to a source quoted by Britain's Mail, "she and Michael both smoke, and Catherine enjoys a cigarette when she flies, so a private jet is the only way she can smoke on board as it's banned on major airlines. She's quite a nervous flier and it's the one luxury she indulges in."
DEPP THREATENS TO BREAK SMOKE BAN. JOHNNY DEPP has vowed to defy any smoking ban imposed in Britain and attacks similar enforcements in his native America. "Obviously it ain't good for you, and I don't condone it or recommend it, but everyone has to find their own way out of it. The idea of bludgeoning people and telling them that if they smoke they are awful is ludicrous."
Will Schwarzenegger Lose His Cigar Tent? Arnie made pit stop for Cuban stogie. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was on his way out of town, after a quick trip to Ottawa to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper, when he decided to stop his five-car motorcade for a moment. He got out and walked into the Westin Hotel to get a cigar. It was a Cuban, the kind that can't be found on the shelves of American cigar stores because of a long-standing embargo -- and the kind that Americans aren't legally allowed to smoke, even while away from home.
Read Joe Jackson's Smoke, Lies And The Nanny State. Ten reasons why the smoking ban stinks. "What’s needed is not just the repeal of the smoking ban and other petty, oppressive laws, but a return to healthy scepticism, fairness, and common sense." "I believe the antismoking movement, especially lobby groups like ASH, has far too much money and influence. Their dishonesty and bullying tactics should be troubling even to tobacco-haters, yet the mainstream media seem mostly paralysed by political correctness and a troubling lack of scepticism towards anything done in the name of health."
Slash defies smoking ban. The former Guns N' Roses star was recently involved in an investigation following a Velvet Revolver show in Wales recently after lighting a cigarette onstage. Speaking to NME.com, Slash said, said: "It's what I do--unless I giving up smoking altogether, which I don't see happening. I'll probably just take my chances, pay the 50 pounds, and smoke to my heart's content. I can't imagine being up there and playing for 90 minutes and not having a fag."
Keith Richards Finds Smoking Ban A Drag. Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards has lambasted the British government for introducing a smoking ban - branding it "political bulls****." But despite being bombarded with criticism for his lawbreaking, the musician believes the ban is just a phase - comparing it to the prohibition of alcohol in the U.S. from 1920 until 1933. He says, "It's a bit of a drag because you've got to freeze your balls off to light a cigarette. You've got to go outside. It's draconian, social, politically correct bulls**t.
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