The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

Issue # 26: 07/30/99 Brought to you by:

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In this issue:
1. The Erosion Of Our Constitutional Rights
2. Stupidity is the problem
3. Tobacco Money Goes to Health Care
4. What Is Wrong With These News Items?
5. Cigar Rankings
6. A History of Tire Ashtrays
7. Tobacco Art
8. We Are Everyday People
9. 800 # For Local or State Law Information

1. The Erosion Of Our Constitutional Rights: The Claremont Institute. The Case of Smoking and Where It Next Leads. (Full conference notes.) The Facts: Current Legal and Political Realities.

2. Stupidity is the problem: A Minority View. By Walter E. Williams. I've discovered what might be the root cause of many of the nation's problems. It hurts me to my heart to own up to it; but a large percentage of Americans are either misinformed, stupid or both.

3. Tobacco Money Goes to Health Care: By Mike Smith. Associated Press Writer. Twenty-nine states have not decided how they will spend the money from the historic settlement with cigarette makers.

4. What Is Wrong With These News Items? Smokers Of The World Unite. It was more important to Clinton to ethnically cleanse the filthy smokers of Yugoslavia, before he got on to cleansing the ethnic cleansers. Just shows the hypocrisy of his new anti-hatred laws. You are now not allowed to form hate campaigns against anyone except us scumbag smokers.

5. Cigar Rankings: TOP25CIGAR. Where your thoughts matter. Click on the box and leave a rating of your most recent smoke or smokes. It only takes a minute, and your opinion is what makes this site continue. So join in the fun and leave a rating!

6. A History of Tire Ashtrays: By Jeff Koenker. Tire manufacturers began giving away these items with hopes they would be set on counters in service stations, parts stores, and in other public places - or even in private homes - for people to rest their cigarettes, and catch the advertising message. Presumably, smokers and nonsmokers alike would notice the ad pitch embossed into the glass ash receivers, and remember the brand name when the time came to purchase new tires!

7. Tobacco Art: By L. Glenn Westfall. A fascinating history of tobacco and how it shaped the lives of Cubans who hand-rolled cigars in Florida and at home. Learn about how they were trained and shipped to Florida or look back at the cigar workers and the Ten Years' War.

8. We Are Everyday People:
*** Why Can't Congress Let the Internet Alone? By Mike France. Despite their rhetoric, the supposed enemies of big government are close to killing Net self-regulation with heavy-handed rules.
*** Warning Labels That Are P.C. Correct: By Dr. Phillip E. Parker. Associate Professor of Mathematics. As safety experts and concerned citizens, we applaud the recent trend towards legislation that requires the prominent placing of warnings on products that present hazards to the general public. Yet we must also offer the cautionary thought that such warnings, however well-intentioned, merely scratch the surface of what is really necessary in this important area. This is especially true in light of the findings of 20th century physics.
*** Fumes Delay Flights Into Chicago: By Kate N. Grossman. Associated Press Writer. Ron Dowmen, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association local, said 50 air traffic controllers left work Monday and Tuesday and five went to the hospital after complaining that the sealant caused nausea, blurred vision, headaches and rashes.
*** Study: Nasal Radium Put Vets at Risk: By Melissa B. Robinson. Associated Press Writer. Navy submariners treated with nasal radium in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s may have a higher cancer risk than veterans who did not get the treatment, a study by the Department of Veterans Affairs found.
*** Abuses and Usurpations: The Constitution Society. "Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." Frederick Douglass, civil rights activist, Aug. 4, 1857

9. For information about your local or state laws, call the Smokers Rights Action Line at 1-800-333-8683. is experiencing technical difficulties. Please check back next week for all the new posts and exciting information.

The Claremont Institute announces a conference on September 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA. "Second Annual Constitution Day" luncheon and seminar. Speakers include Wayne LaPierre,* Executive Director, National Rifle Association, Distinguished Fellow Bruce Herschensohn, and Professor John Lott, University of Chicago.
Panel topics will include the Second Amendment, tobacco lawsuits, property rights, and the future of constitutional rights. Past speakers include Charlton Heston, Bruce Herschensohn, and Larry P. Arnn. For more information call Mike Finch at (909) 621-6825.

Cleaning Silver:

Q: I am saving cigarette ash in a little jar. How will I know if the item being cleaned is silver or not?

A: As you rub in a little circular rubbing motion on a small dull spot [a cloudy, dull white film covers unattended silver,] it will turn to shinny silver; very close to what silver would look like if you cleaned it with regular silver polish. Bring the jar and a soft cloth with you to flea markets to check the item in question.

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