Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fifth Amendment compels government (and lobbyists who profit from rent seeking legislation, smoking bans) to compensate losses to individuals affected

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Smoking bans, enacted "for the public good", resulted in numerous takings (property losses) as evidenced here:

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2007/01/100-bars-and-restaurants-put-out-of.html


http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2006/12/eviction-hearing-courtesy-of.html

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2009/03/worldwide-economic-meltdown-and.html


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Minnesota hits an ominous milestone: 500+ bars & restaurants closed since smoking bans were enacted

Perhaps we should change the state slogan to: "Minnesota the land of 10,000+ unemployed hospitality workers."

List of closings can be found here:

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2007/01/100-bars-and-restaurants-put-out-of.html

And even though some very dubious Nicoderm / RWJF funded lobbyists told our politicians that smoking bans are good for business, just one year later a report from the Minnesota Auditor's Office proved that smoking bans DECREASED hospitality revenue by 31.9% on average.

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2007/02/smoking-bans-good-public-policy-or.html

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2010/10/minnesota-releases-revenue-numbers-that.html

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fighting the Nicoderm / RWJF special interests does and can have an affect

As per information on a well known, tobacco control organization (Nicoderm / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funded) website:
  • On January 19, the American Lung Association released its 2012 State of Tobacco Control report grading the states and federal government on key tobacco control policies.
  • For the first time since 2001, no state passed a smokefree workplace law in 2011.
  • In 2011, only two states – Connecticut and Vermont – increased their cigarette taxes.

Friday, January 20, 2012

What's the societal cost of business closings due to smoking bans? Higher taxes paid by average citizens to make up for business tax revenue losses

Something for taxpayers in smoking ban states to consider: Have you noticed that your property taxes continue to increase even as your property values decrease? Well, just because government over-regulation shut down thousands of bars & restaurants, eliminating millions even billions of dollars in local tax revenue, doesn't mean local government is going to do with less....guess who picks up the balance? You the taxpayer.

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2007/01/100-bars-and-restaurants-put-out-of.html

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2009/03/worldwide-economic-meltdown-and.html

Related:

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2009/10/minneapolis-mayor-rybak-and-city.html

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2009/07/lawmaker-learns-there-are-consequences.html

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How is it possible for an inept and / or ethically challenged company like Johnson & Johnson to still be in business?

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-10/j-j-sold-insulin-pumps-after-learning-of-defects-fda-says.html

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2010/05/anyone-else-believe-in-karma.html

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2008/05/johnson-johnsons-unethical-management.html

http://boycottjohnsonandjohnson.blogspot.com/

Smoking bans: good public policy? Or simply a great pharmaceutical marketing plan?

To the average non-smoker as I am, it might appear that the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Non-Smoker's Rights, the American Medical Association, countless research Universities around the country, etc. are lobbying our politicians for smoking bans for health reasons.

However, upon some preliminary investigation it is clear that these NGO's are backed by $446,000,000.00 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which has direct ties to the Johnson & Johnson Company, and J & J is the manufacturer of Nicoderm & Nicoderm CQ.

More here: http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2007/02/smoking-bans-good-public-policy-or.html

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