The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

April 6, 2001 Issue # 114 The Smoker's Club, Inc.

1. A Ban Is Still A Ban

2. Zero Tolerance

3. FTC Cigarette Report for 1999

4. Jackass Of The Week

5. Smoking (Out) Fascists

6. Why I Hate Children

7. Track Political Contributions

8. We Are Everyday People

9. From The Mailbag

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr.

Hitler said it was easier to make a big lie believable than a small one. His followers are still operating.

A Ban Is Still A Ban:
Ed Sweda. New Technology Alters Second-hand Smoke Debate. If Americans allow the anti-smokers to win on this issue, it will create a precedent which none of us would want, a precedent that undermines the fabric of civil society: people should be allowed to do as they wish as long as they do not harm others.

Zero Tolerance:
Annapolis school bans students from playing tag. Putting school violence into perspective. Kids, don't draw a picture of a soldier -- Big Brother is watching. Girl suspended for making list of classmates she's 'frustrated' with. Education or incitement?

FTC Cigarette Report for 1999

Jackass Of The Week

Smoking (Out) Fascists:
As a non-smoker, I vote fully and completely for liberty. All else is nothing more than a smoke screen for gradual slavery.

Why I Hate Children:
Now, it seems, children are born with social insurance numbers on their foreheads, medicare cards in their mouths, and cell phones in their diapers with direct snitch lines to the tyrant. Consider how frequently our liberties are taken away in the name of children.

Track Political Contributions:
Enter a zip code to find out who's making political donations in your area, which candidates your neighbors are supporting, and more.

What's New

Protest psuedo-prohibition

Smoking gun is moral indecisiveness

"Home Invasion" anti-smoking ads

'Enforcing' a convoluted smoking ban

We Are Everyday People:

Big media's lonely libertarian:
John Stossel. That freedom works and we ought to wise up to that and we ought to stop expanding government and covering our lives with a spider Web of little rules that limit our freedom and make life worse.

From The Mailbag:

Fifteen federal courts have now rejected class actions against tobacco companies.

Though politically incorrect, tobacco is an important crop for Ontario agriculture. Concentrated in the province's southwestern counties, 1,050 tobacco farms produce more than 140 million pounds of tobacco annually. Domestic consumption and exports are worth $309-million.

"What's going to happen to Santa Claus and Humpty Dumpty?" - Teletubbies executive Kenn Viselman on charges that Tinky Winky et al, promote obesity.

CHICAGO -- Motorola Inc. is no longer planning to penalize employees who smoke on company property, the Associated Press reports. After criticism from civil liberties groups, the company dropped the harshest provisions of an anti-smoking policy that took effect Thursday at two cellular-phone plants. Motorola had planned to fire employees caught smoking more than three times on company property, even if they were in their own cars.

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