Not much time to blog lately but so much going on. Here are some noteworthy articles, blog posts, and forums from the www. This blog should be more active with analysis and commentary in March.
How does that make you feel ?
An ongoing discussion in a British MP’s blog about plain cigarette packaging and so much more!
The campaigns for taxing sugar are getting ever increasingly aggressive.
The Marginalization of Smokers Benefits Corporate Interests and Conditions the Populace to Accept Totalitarian Policies
An article written by a green socialist author about the corporate interests of smoking bans and smoker de-normalization sparked controversy with some of the members of the party who even called for censorship. A long but must read article and the comments that follow.
A farmer faces maximum penalties of $13,000 in fines or 2 1/2 years in jail for selling to customers milk they prefer to consume and willingly buy.
So when can we expect extortionist taxes and public bans on networking?
The City of Ottawa has undertaken an aggressive campaign to ban smoking in public parks and patios albeit public opinion is mostly against it.
The Cleveland Clinic in the U.S.A. (one among many employers) no longer hires anyone who has traces of cotinine (the by-product of nicotine) in their urine. This policy includes smokers, users of nicotine replacement therapy and e-cigarettes. A policy that has sparked big controversy. Read about it here: Opposing view: Why we won't hire smokers here : Not hiring smokers crosses privacy line and listen to more opposing views here : Issues around bans on hiring smokers
Now that the precedent was set with smoking, anything and everything can be compared to it to create the necessary emotional effect.
The Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit now declare that there hasn’t been any global warming in 15 years!