Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The internet is the great equalizer says Google chairman Eric Schmidt

In this article Google's chief executive makes a very salient point.

Writing in the Sun tabloid, the Google boss said the online world has empowered ordinary people with the ability to challenge governments, the media and business.

"It has broken down the barriers that exist between people and information, effectively democratizing access to human knowledge," Schmidt wrote.

"This has made us much more powerful as individuals."

Very true, and as a case in point the mainstream media, which is loathe to call out the pro-smoking ban lies for what they are, would never publish the fact that the American Cancer Society conducted air quality testing in smoking venues. And they (msm) would never point out that the ACS air quality studies when compared to OSHA air quality regulations prove that actual secondhand smoke concentrations are up to 25,000 times SAFER than required.

Thus proving that secondhand smoke is neither a health hazard nor requires or legitimizes government smoking bans.

The other thing that mainstream media would never point out to the public or to lawmakers is that the funding and demand for smoking bans is not due health concerns as much as pharmaceutical nicotine interests' bottom line profit concerns. Selling smoking cessation products becomes much more profitable after smoking bans pass, $500,000,000.00+ annually to be exact.

So Clearing the Air definitely agrees with Schmidt's assertion, and we have the comments from lawmakers across the globe as proof positive that the internet is becoming the great equalizer, and an alternative source for facts when msm deems facts as unnecessary.

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