The Property Rights Newsletter
February 10, 2012 - Issue #650"Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion."
- Mahatma Gandhi
CA: $1,000 Fine For Throwing Football Or Frisbee On Beaches. Los Angeles County, 37-page ordinance. The updated rules now prohibit "any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll" any object other than a beach ball or volleyball "upon or over any beach" between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Your kids could also end up costing you big bucks: the ordinance also prohibits digging any hole deeper than 18 inches into the sand except where permission is granted for film and TV production services only.
CDC: 9 out of 10 Americans eat too much salt. The Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday on average Americans consume 3,300 mgs of sodium every day, putting people at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. NBC's Tom Costello reports. "Too much sodium raises blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke," Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, said in a statement. "These diseases kill more than 800,000 Americans each year, and contribute an estimated $273 billion in health care costs," he said.
More from around the world: Horrifying salt, NY Hold the salt, Obesity, Limit Food Ads, Personal Responsibility, CSPI Busybodies or tyrants? ...
The Toxic Truth About Sugar. Robert H. Lustig, MD, and a team of UCSF researchers argue that sugar should be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health. In a new report, they maintain that sugar is fueling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually worldwide from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The U.S. authors warn obesity is now a bigger problem than malnourishment across the world, and that sugar not only makes people fat but also changes the bodys metabolism, raises blood pressure, throws hormones off balance and harms the liver.
More from around the world: NY Non-Diet Soda Tax, Soft Drinks Being Singled Out, Soda, Diabetes and Mischief Science, NH Soda, CA No Soda In School ...
Spain: More Spaniards are smoking now than before the anti-smoking legislation. The percentage of smokers is practically unchanged since 2007. The new anti-smoking legislation which banned smoking in closed public spaces a year ago, has not had the expected effect on the number of smokers.
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