Monthly Archives: June 2008

Repeal the 2nd Amendment?


I am going to show the Chicago Tribune Editorial in its entirety because I am sure it will disappear fast. I am completely speechless. Never mind the fact that that is the first thing a government does right before they … Continue reading

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Fight Back Against Government Intrusion


Topic: Smoking Bans Fight Back Against Government Intrusion This is a letter to editor I wrote in response to smoking ban legislation in Iowa. It received positive comments so I am publishing it here.by BattleStations (Libertarian) Monday, June 9, 2008 … Continue reading

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The Science behind ETS and Smoking bans part 1


In order to look at the studies and judge for yourself, you have to learn about the terminology and what they mean. (RR)Risk ratio In statistics and mathematical epidemiology, relative risk (RR) is the risk of an event (or of … Continue reading

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In Memory Of A Freedom Stolen


In Memory Of A Freedom Stolen Colin Grainger 29th June 2008. In the coming days you, dear reader, will be treated to wonderful reports, gleeful stories, magical numbers, and miraculous revelations concerning the smoker ban in England, Wales and Northern … Continue reading

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REBUTTAL Smoking ban has a number of upsides


The issue: Eau Claire’s workplace smoking ban takes effect Tuesday. Our view: This has the potential to open up some businesses for people who previously avoided them. Two days from now, all taverns and businesses in Eau Claire will become … Continue reading

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ETS an asthma


Asthma incidence in under 15-year-olds has increased from 5.8 per 10,000 in 1970 to 35.8 per 10,000 in 1997. (These are hospital discharge figures, not initial diagnoses.) During the same period, smoking rates dropped from 40% to 24% and according … Continue reading

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Know the enemy part 3


“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military … Continue reading

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