-- that the anti-smoking movement only exists because for over 50 years, Congress has poured billions of dollars into the pockets of the corrupt, totalitarian Lasker Syndicate, and allowed them to create a vast racketeering empire of institutionalized lies and social control.

-- that when the proposed tobacco settlement came before Congress, they completely ignored the 50 million people who would be the most profoundly affected by it - just as they have ignored every other grievance!

Smokers' rights is not a campaign issue because the anti-smoker vermin control EVERYTHING. They won their fight FAIR AND SQUARE [sic], by DEMOCRATIC means, including: using our health establishment to suppress research and commit scientific fraud; taking over the directorates of the tobacco companies, to deprive opponents of funding and purposely throw lawsuits; taking over the media, and requiring that everyone who works for them be fanatically determined to eradicate all dissent (apart from the impotent little squeaks about "nannyism" that make them laugh); and buying up the political parties with their robber baron billions, and looting smokers of billions more, to subsidize the anti-smoker cause. THIS IS DEMOCRACY IN BLOODSUCKER LAND, the stinking, rotten dungheap of lies that ought to be obliterated from the face of the earth!

But don't boycott the elections. That is exactly what those democracy-destroying fascist scumbags want you to do, so they can rationalize that you don't care and they can do whatever they please. SEND THE BLOODSUCKING LICE A MESSAGE instead. If there is no suitable candidate, leave the space blank. Turn in a blank ballot if you have to, or write in a name if the machine won't accept an unmarked one. Go to the polls, and show those bastards that we're sick of being disenfranchised!

The Cowards of Congress

The anti-smoker vermin win their smoking bans by committing scientific fraud and corrupting the EPA, while their accomplices in the media parrot their lies, cover up their crimes, and keep the public ignorant. Meanwhile, the despicable traitor-smokers in Congress mostly hide in their offices and refuse to answer questions. We can thank them for letting the anti-smoker vermin get away with it.

Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio, the Republican majority leader, reportedly "regularly smokes cigarettes between votes in the House." Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., "smokes cigars while reading newspapers in the speaker's lobby." Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., is a traitor who, as the media spin it, "is struggling to quit but can be seen inhaling in weaker moments during the workday." The truth is that the people who defy the anti-smoker vermin are the strong ones, and the ones willing to lick the boots of the anti-smoker scum are the weaklings. But, gloating over their recent triumph in ramming a smoking ban on the District of Columbia, the only thing the lying media care about, is that Congress hasn't yet kowtowed to the filthy vermin. (Congress not subject to rules against smoking. By Anne E. Kornblutt. New York Times News Service, Feb. 12, 2006.

New York Times News Service, Feb. 12, 2006 / USA Today

"Members are uncharacteristically shy about discussing their smoking habits in a public domain where smoking is supposedly taboo. Not one smoker-lawmaker contacted for this article returned the call. Photographs of lawmakers smoking are virtually impossible to come by (as the blog Wonkette discovered last week when it put out a public call for photographs of Boehner smoking)." Re Congress kowtowing to the anti-smoker vermin, the worthless Rep. Barney Frank says, "I'm all for home rule. But I think inside the Capitol it is reasonable to have rules that are ... set by the Congress." As if reasonableness is of any consequence to the anti-smoker vermin! All their accomplishments that they are so proud of have been built on a foundation of unreasonable demands, whose acceptance is coerced upon the public by saturation-bombings of media hate propaganda and Big Lies. Furthermore, the worthless Rep. Frank sounds as if he is perfectly willing to pretend that no Constitutional principles of jurisdiction are involved, only his personal opinion of what's reasonable, and he would be perfectly willing to surrender to any anti-smoker who demanded it, for any reason, including fraudulent ones. "It's a longtime tradition," Rep. Mike Sodrel, R-Ind., said as he puffed on a cigarette in the Speaker's Lobby. "I have smelled cigar smoke (during) late-evening sessions." Well, can't you come up with any better reasons than tradition for not kowtowing to corrupt vermin? We thought it was your job to protect the public from corrupt scum like the anti-smokers! And the most despicable of all, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., who is oblivious to jurisdictional principles and issues of scientific fraud alike, and cares only about being a servile and obsequious toady: "We abide by their traffic laws and their parking laws, or at least most of us do," said Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., stubbing out a butt. "We should give some consideration to it. I wouldn't mind. I'll live longer." (Air is unlikely to clear in smoky halls of Congress. By Andrea Stone. USA Today, Feb. 12, 2006.)

Air is unlikely to clear in smoky halls of Congress, Feb. 12, 2006 / USA Today

The sniveling, despicable, cowardly, worthless traitors of the House of Representatives still cower in the Speaker's Lobby to smoke, because it is permitted by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-IL. "Certain rooms controlled by leaders or committees are exempt from the policy and are allowed to set their own rules, which is one reason why cigar smoke often wafts from under the door of the third-floor office of Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, California Republican." "The chain-smoking Ohio Republican [Majority Leader John A. Boehner] enjoys his Kentucky-brand Barclay cigarettes and is known to make legislative deals while puffing on his favorite bench in the lobby." "It's been four weeks since the House Office Building Commission changed its indoor smoking policy, banning the practice in House parking garages, hallways, elevators, bathrooms and 'any other areas of the buildings generally accessible to the public.'" Anti-smoker Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) whined, "That's not allowed in here anymore." Why haven't these "heros" held hearings to expose the anti-smokers' crimes? Why haven't they used their pull to have the Justice Department prosecute the anti-smokers under RICO? Why they let these filthy, lying vermin get away with this BIG LIE: "Reps. Martin T. Meehan of Massachusetts and Henry A. Waxman of California, both Democrats, sent a letter to Mr. Hastert in June, urging him to prohibit smoking in all House buildings and chastising him for not observing the D.C. ban. 'Instead, the House will continue to expose staff and visitors to secondhand smoke, a known human carcinogen,' they wrote... Seventeen Democrats have signed the Meehan-Waxman letter, which notes the thousands of deaths caused by secondhand smoke and the risk of asthma." ""'I certainly wouldn't bring my grandchildren in there,' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said about the room." (House's own smoke-filled room. By Christina Bellantoni. The Washington Times, July 24, 2006 p. 1). Naturally, the filthy vermin in the media, who've shoved down all this down the nation's throat by spewing anti-smoker lies and covering up official corruption, are publicizing this to trump up phony 'public indignation' to end all smoking everywhere. This is all proof that America's so-called "democracy" and "rule of law" are nothing but stinking LIES. America is really ruled by a rotten little oligarchy of lying, cheating, stealing, bloodsucking VERMIN, and we should hope that al-Qaida will COME BACK AND FINISH THE JOB.

House's own smoke-filled room, July 24, 2006 / Washington Times

Rep. Richard Burr, a typical hopelessly inadequate simpleton, "co-founded an anti-tobacco-tax group, North Carolina Taxpayers United, which spent most of its time beating up on incumbent Democrats for refusing to sign a no-tobacco-tax-increase pledge. He plans to spend much of his time explaining tobacco's economic importance to convenience stores nationwide to his colleagues." In other words, he used specious economics to tout the financial interests of a small segment of his constituents. (New Member Profile: Rep. Richard Burr, R-5th District, North Carolina. Legi-Slate Nov. 15, 1994. Article No. 68412, pp. 16-17; Richard M. Burr. From: Politics in America 1996, pp. 46-47.) He let anti-smoker Bryant Gumbel of NBC "Today" get away with the double lie that "3000 children become new regular smokers each and every day. And as a result, almost a third of them will eventually die from diseases related to smoking." (NBC's "Today": Rep. Richard Burr and Matthew Myers, Coalition on Smoking or Health Transcript ID: 1211319, Jul. 14, 1995.) He wasted his time harassing the FDA over issues irrelevant to anti-smoker scientific fraud. (Burr's Beliefs. By Colleen Zimmerman Blackard. Tobacco Reporter Oct. 1995, pp. 38-39; New Lawmaker Hits FDA Hard. By John Monk. Charlotte Observer, Nov. 13, 1995, pp. 11-12.) Burr whined that raising cigarette taxes would encourage the development of a black market, but said nothing to refute the lie that smoking is an economic burden which the anti-smokers use to agitate for tax hikes. (Rep. Richard Burr Releases GAO Study on the Economic Impact of Tobacco Legislation. Press Release, May 14, 1998.) In 2003, Burr sent a letter to the General Accounting Office questioning the CDC's fraudulent SAMMEC smoking cost claims, and received a smug blow-off from CDC Director proclaiming that its numerous acts of fraud were all "reasonable."

Rep. Richard Burr, Legi-Slate Nov. 15, 1994 / UCSF-Legacy
Richard M. Burr, Politics in America 1996 / UCSF-Legacy
NBC "Today," Jul. 14, 1995 / UCSF-Legacy
Burr's Beliefs, Oct. 1995 / UCSF-Legacy
Charlotte Observer, Nov. 13, 1995 / UCSF-Legacy
Burr Press Release, May 14, 1998 / UCSF-Legacy

"When it was reported last week that House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio) is now frequenting the Democratic National Club over on Ivy Street (which is, as it turns out, one of the very few places in the new Washington where the inveterate smoker can light up), I took notice because, well, sometimes little things can tell you a lot about people and the way they look at the world... It is fair to say that most of those who make up the core of the anti-smoking lobby are ideological liberals and partisan Democrats. Their justification for most smoking bans has been their innate concern for everyone’s health, and their argument for extending such bans to private establishments has been that those who work in establishments that tolerate smoking are put at risk by their employment there. Given that rationale, I found it interesting that these very same liberal Democrats who think it reasonable to enjoin the rest of us from lighting up in restaurants and private clubs had far less concern for the health and well-being of those who choose to work at the Democratic National Club, which, it now transpires, is the one private club in the District that has apparently decided simply to defy the ban. This, I would submit, says a lot about the arrogance of a party that wants to run everyone else’s lives, but wants its elite free of the regulations it imposes on the rest of us “for our own good.” The fact that the Republican leader, who is a smoker, chose not to fight the ban either in Congress or by urging his fellow board members to defy it — as did their Democratic counterparts — says perhaps more than one might want to know about him, his party and the way Republicans are adjusting to life in the minority." (Smoke and mirrors. By David Keene. The Hill, March 12, 2007.)

Smoke and mirrors, Mar. 12, 2007 / The Hill

Anti-smoker vermin plot attack on Congressional smoking

Anti-smoker House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to eradicate the last nooks and crannies of the US Capitol, starting with "the most popular smoking spot in the building: the Speaker's Lobby outside the House chamber... Smoking is permitted in lawmakers' offices, in two cafeterias in the House and Senate buildings and in an unmarked, cramped room in the basement of the U.S. Capitol." "As many as 25 percent of House members smoke, and one of the heaviest smokers is Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who frequently emerges from the House floor and heads straight to the Speaker's Lobby to consume his favorite brand, Barclay." "Aides say Pelosi detests smoking but doesn't want to burn the Blue Dog Democrats, or conservative members of her party -- several of whom are cigar smokers but none of whom wanted to publicly stand up for smoking. 'I don't really smoke,' said Rep. Ben Chandler, a Democrat from the tobacco state of Kentucky, as he blew smoke rings from a cigar in the Speaker's Lobby earlier this week. Some Republicans are privately fuming, although none wanted to admit so publicly and most asserted they can live with the change." Sniveling, despicable weeny Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), who smokes one to two packs of cigarettes a day, whined that "Behind every smoker is one who wishes they never started. The problem in this town is if you drop one vice, you'll get a worse one." [Lying piece of garbage, you don't speak for me! And, how does that exempt you cowardly, despicable worms from repudiating the anti-smokers' scientific fraud?] (The Last Gasp of a Smoke-Filled Room? By Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post, December 8, 2006.)

The Last Gasp of a Smoke-Filled Room? / Washington Post

"The days of smoke-filled rooms in the United States Capitol are over," Pelosi said. "Medical science has unquestionably established the dangerous effects of secondhand smoke, including an increased risk of cancer and respiratory diseases. I am a firm believer that Congress should lead by example." "Medical science" - that's what this piece of anti-smoker filth calls the politically-orchestrated scientific fraud - with greasy politician fingerprints all over it - that cynically exploits confounding by infection, and presumes that we're too stupid to see through the trick! And the sniveling, cringing, cowardly, gutless little pussy-wussy smokers in the House of Representatives let the lying piece of anti-smoker filth get away with this whopper without so much as a whimper of protest. (Pelosi Bans Smoking Near House Floor. AP, Jan. 10, 2007.) See the worthless, sniveling, despicable pussies of the Repuglican Party meekly ban smoking at their own Capitol Hill Club, all to please the bloodsucking, lie-spewing, corrupt health fascist vermin - may they be exterminated from the face of the earth! (Club smoking ban a drag for Republicans, not Democrats. By Emily Heil. The Hill, Jan. 11, 2007.)

Worthless Congresspussies Still Bend Over for the Anti-Smokers!

These brain-dead, spineless pieces of human junk should be holding hearings exposing the anti-smokers' deliberate, systematic, and decades-long use of defective studies that ignore infection, to falsely blame smoking and lifestyle for diseases that are really caused by infection - not sniveling about slippery slopes like a bunch of stupid little children.

They already let the anti-smokers get away with banning smoking. Now these rejects have let anti-smoker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ban the sale of tobacco products altogether. And they're still incapable of responding in an intelligent manner! And how do these clueless and ineffectual chronic losers respond? "'The health nannies’ arbitrary ban on a legal and heavily taxed product bodes ill for the future marketing of Mountain Dew and Moon Pies,' said Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter, an infuriated Republican, and smoker, from Michigan." [Only if you keep letting them get away with scientific fraud -cast] "'This is silly ‘feel good’ crap by a bunch of do-gooders,' barked a high-level Democratic staffer (also a smoker). “We should be worried about the housing crisis, the unemployment rate and the national debt instead of making staffers walk four blocks to buy a pack of smokes. We should have seen this coming." [As stupid as you are, you couldn't deal with these, either. Anyone who calls a bunch of criminals "do-gooders" is completely lost in space -cast] "'I was outraged,' said Richard Hudson, chief of staff to Rep. John R. Carter (R-Texas). 'It’s a legal product.'" [Thanks to morons like you, they'll probably change that soon, too -cast] "If we are really worried about people’s health, why are we still selling triple espressos, double bacon cheeseburgers and ice cream?' asked Hayden Rogers, chief of staff for Rep. Heath Shuler, a Democrat who hails from the tobacco state of North Carolina. 'We all make serious decisions every day with real consequences, yet adults on the Hill are not allowed to decide for themselves whether or not to buy tobacco.'" [You drooling imbecile, lifestyle questionnaire studies are fraud, not science! -cast] "'Apparently Dan Beard didn’t get the memo that the speaker is counting on more tobacco sales to ensure [the State Children’s Health Insurance Program] covers more adults and more illegal immigrants,' said Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith, tossing a little policy into the debate. 'Beard’s move is decidedly off-message for a Congress that purports to be ‘for the children.'" [Aren't you clever to try to change the subject - cast]. "'This is another thing to screw with staffers,' one anonymous aide grumbled about the tobacco ban. 'What’s next?'" [And what about how you incompetents have been letting the anti-smokers screw the American people all these years, you self-absorbed twit? -cast] (Lawmakers, staff pan smoke-free Congress. By Anne Schroeder Mullins. Politico.com, Jan 15, 2008, updated Jan. 16, 2008.)

Now, why don't you get your sorry behinds in gear and organize an inquisition as the anti-smokers deserve? Or don't you want to admit that you've all been sitting there like a bunch of bobble-head dolls for four decades, letting the health fascist filth get away with lie after lie after lie after lie - and voting them more money, more money, and more money, and then telling the voters you're supporting health? You must all have been approved by the corporate interests because you're nothing but unquestioning lackeys!

Lawmakers, staff pan smoke-free Congress / Politico.com

The Charlatan Lobby

Remember, all of this is happening because those dirty whores have let the lying, cheating, stealing, bloodsucking Lasker Lobby get away with scientific fraud with impunity for six decades! The bloodsuckers' phony EPA ETS report was written by hand-picked anti-smoking activists, not by EPA scientists, who were against labeling secondhand smoke a human carcinogen! And, it's automatically a fraudulent document, because they pretended that carcinogenic viruses do not exist -and not one member of the Science Advisory Board was even qualified in the subject. Furthermore, it was written via illegal passthrough contracts to conceal the anti-smoking activists' role - with a crony of George W. Bush AND a bigshot of the Democrap Party on the board of directors of the pass through company - THUS ENSURING A BIPARTISAN POLITICAL COVERUP! We're fed up with being ruled by a secret dictatorship just like in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion! We want a ruthless Congressional inquisition of the anti-smokers' conspiracy, fraud, and racketeering, including the media's deliberate concealment of their EPA corruption and systematic scientific fraud - and Congress's involvement with the Lasker Lobby's Research!America gang in particular.

This powerful and privileged clique has held sway in Congress ever since the days of Florence Mahoney. They are the prime instigators and beneficiaries of the phony "science" that ignores the role of infection as the cause of diseases blamed on tobacco, and of all those worthless lifestyle questionnaire studies which exploit socioeconomic differences in the rates of infection. These are exactly the kind of studies which are being used to justify shoving the prejudices of the privileged down everyone's throats. They falsely pretend that lifestyle is the cause of most health costs, and coercive meddling in peoples' lives is the solution. As proof of the political influence of these charlatans, the U.S. government has spent over $625 million on the Women’s Health Initiative, an unprecedented boondoggle intended to "evaluate the effect of a low-fat diet on prevention of breast and colon cancer and coronary heart disease, examine the effect of hormone replacement therapy on prevention of coronary heart disease and osteoporotic fractures, and evaluate the effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on prevention of osteoporotic fractures and colon cancer." It fell flat on its face, but these fanatical cultists simply ignore the facts and redouble their efforts to shove health fascism down our throats!

"CONCLUSIONS: Among postmenopausal women, a low-fat dietary pattern did not result in a statistically significant reduction in invasive breast cancer risk over an 8.1-year average follow-up period." (Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of invasive breast cancer: the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial. RL Prentice, et al.JAMA. 2006 Feb 8;295(6):629-642.)

Prentice / JAMA 2006 full article

"Intervention group participants significantly reduced their percentage of energy from fat by 10.7% more than did the comparison group at 1 year, and this difference between groups was mostly maintained (8.1% at year 6). Statistically significant increases in vegetable, fruit, and grain servings were also made. Despite these dietary changes, there was no evidence that the intervention reduced the risk of invasive colorectal cancer during the follow-up period. There were 201 women with invasive colorectal cancer (0.13% per year) in the intervention group and 279 (0.12% per year) in the comparison group (hazard ratio, 1.08; 95% confidence interval, 0.90-1.29)." (Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of colorectal cancer: the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial. SA Beresford, et al. JAMA 2006 Feb 8;295(6):643-54.)

Beresford / JAMA 2006 full article

"Over a mean of 8.1 years, a dietary intervention that reduced total fat intake and increased intakes of vegetables, fruits, and grains did not significantly reduce the risk of CHD, stroke, or CVD in postmenopausal women and achieved only modest effects on CVD risk factors..." After finding no effect, they nonsensically declare that "more focused diet and lifestyle interventions may be needed to improve risk factors and reduce CVD risk." (Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of cardiovascular disease: the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial. BV Howard, et al. JAMA 2006 Feb 8;295(6):655-666.)

Howard / JAMA 2006 full article

There have been many studies purporting to find that people with so-called "healthy lifestyles" have improved health as a result of their behavior. Those studies are based on 1) ignoring the role of infection in diseases they blame on unhealthy lifestyles; and 2) using cross-sectional data, which can't show that modfying lifestyles doesn't work. But the health fascists take their fraudulent studies and run to Congress, demanding money to meddle in our lives - and Congress hands it them on a silver platter. WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SUBJECTED TO THIS DEGRADATION, BY THESE CORRUPT INCOMPETENTS.
We want these vermin prosecuted and sent to prison, not shoved down our throats!

And instead of attention to our crucial concerns, all we get is THIS crap:

2008 Presidential Candidates

Healthcare industry gave $20 million to Obama in 2008

"A new figure, based on an exclusive analysis created for Raw Story by the Center for Responsive Politics, shows that President Obama received a staggering $20,175,303 from the healthcare industry during the 2008 election cycle, nearly three times the amount of his presidential rival John McCain. McCain took in $7,758,289, the Center found." These included health professionals ($11.7m), health services/HMOs ($1.4m), hospitals/nursing homes ($3.3m) and pharmaceuticals/health products ($2.1m). (Obama received $20 million from healthcare industry in 2008 campaign. By Brad Jacobson. The Raw Story, Jan. 12, 2010.)

Obama received $20 million from healthcare industry / The Raw Story

From the insurance industry, McCain received $2,431,906 and Obama $2,270,065. Obama and McCain received $3,091,347 and $1,769,025, respectively, from hedge funds and private equity. (Presidential Candidates: Selected Industry Totals, 2008 Cycle. Center for Responsive Politics, Accessed 2/22/10.)

Presidential Candidates: Selected Industry Totals, 2008 Cycle / Center for Responsive Politics

Michael R. Bloomberg

The Michael Bloomberg Page

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas)

Insipid and cowardly: "When asked about specifics, Brownback said he would leave it up to local and state governments to determine their policy relating to smoking bans in public places." He spoke at a forum sponsored by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation. (First-tier Republicans skip cancer forum. By Jim Snyder. The Hill, Aug. 28, 2007.) He has been endorsed by Iowa State Senator Nancy Boettger, who voted for the 2007 cigarette tax increase. On the health care issue, he says that "consumers should be able to choose the from health care coverage plans that are tailored to fit their families' needs and values," but doesn't address the issue of institutionalized health fascist scientific fraud that warps research priorities, corrupts policymaking, and limits consumer freedom. (Issues. Healthcare. Brownback for President 2008.)

Issues - Health Care / Brownback for President 2008

Sen. Sam Brownback to Kansas Attorney General Carla Stovall: "I want to thank your courage, first off. You may be catching a lot of flack and criticism now, but what had we done around here on this issue for a long time? This issue has been known and been kicked around for a long, long time, and you guys finally stood up there and actually did something when Washington wasn't willing to, and I applaud your courage." (Senate Commerce Committee, Feb. 26, 1998, pp. 17-18.) What "courage?" The filth of the planet earth used decades of corrupt, fraudulent pseudo-science, funded by billions of dollars in taxes, to file a lawsuit whose object was to loot hundreds of billions of dollars more from innocent smokers! With the lie-spewing vermin in the media egging them on every step of the way!

Senate Commerce Committee, Feb. 26, 1998 / UCSF-Legacy

The Senate Commerce Committee passed the McCain bill 19 to 1. "The only ''no'' vote came from Senator John Ashcroft, Republican of Missouri, who argued that other industries were entitled to the same annual limit on damage claims that the bill would give the tobacco companies... '[I]in deference to the chairman,' Senator Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, withdrew a proposal that would have limited to $250 an hour the fee that lawyers who successfully sue the tobacco companies could charge. Approval of the McCain bill intact, said Senator Brownback, 'moves us toward a final settlement.''' (Senate Committee Makes Fast Work of Cigarette Bill. By David E. Rosenbaum. New York Times, Apr. 2, 1998.)

"Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., ieirntroduced legislation to allow Medicaid to pay for anti-smoking drugs and other cessation therapy for poor women, and to allow elderly Medicare recipients access to smoking cessation counseling." (Women make up 39% of deaths caused by smoking, report finds. By Lauran Neergaard (AP). Baton Rouge Advocate, Mar. 28, 2001.) "Currently, there is legislation, S. 854 introduced by U.S. Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), in the U.S. Senate to require state Medicaid programs to cover smoking cessation products and services and add counseling services to the Medicare program." (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Statement: 100,000 Lives Could Be Saved If Health Insurance Covered Smoking Cessation. Press Release, U.S. Newswire, Mar. 12, 2002.)

"According to a separate CDC study released last year, most states are not providing Medicaid coverage for the full range of smoking cessation services and therapies recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service in its clinical practice guidelines... Legislation to do so has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and in the House by Reps. Mary Bono (R-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) (S. 622 and H.R. 3676)." (Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Statement: New CDC Study Underscores Need for Legislation for Coverage for Smoking Cessation Services. Press Release, U.S. Newswire, Jul. 25, 2002.)

Hillary Clinton

"Mrs. Clinton also she said if she could not generate the money needed to pay for universal coverage through other means, she would not object to raising the excise tax on tobacco products, which Congress last increased in 1997 to 39 cents a pack. 'I’m a big believer in raising tobacco taxes,' Mrs. Clinton said when asked whether an increase should be on the table. 'You know, when we were working on the Children’s Health Insurance Program, that’s the funding stream that the Congress came up with, which was bipartisan, which worked out very well. At some point, there’s going to be diminishing returns. But, sure, why not? I don’t have any objection to that.'" (Clinton Details Premium Cap in Health Plan. By Kevin Sack. New York Times, Mar. 28, 2008.)

Hillary Clinton is a co-sponsor of S-625, the Kennedy-Cornyn bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. Re a national ban on workplace smoking: "'I think we’re making progress at the local level,' Clinton said at a debate at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in September." (Huckabee about-face on smoking. By Jeffrey Young. The Hill, Jan. 16, 2008.)

"Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., separately told the forum sponsored by cycling champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong that she favored relying on state and local bans on smoking in public places, rather than a nationwide ban enforced by the federal government." She spoke at a forum sponsored by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation. (Dem presidential hopefuls back more cancer spending. Stewart M. Powell. San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 28, 2007.)

"Clinton voiced her preference for local options during an earlier appearance at the forum. 'A lot of it depends upon local laws and regulations like zoning,' she said. 'The federal government has never gotten into that.' Clinton said higher excise taxes on tobacco and having the Food and Drug Administration regulate advertising about tobacco products would help drive down the number of smokers. 'We'll eventually get there,' Clinton said. 'We're lowering the rate of smoking now, and I think over the next decade, we'll really push it way down.' (Dem presidential hopefuls back more cancer spending. Stewart M. Powell. San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 28, 2007.) See how that piece of anti-smoker filth talks about us as if we 'aren't in the room'! In fact, as if our votes don't count, when there are ten times as many smokers as there are of the Democraps' precious homosexuals!

Her health care statement, "Providing Affordable and Accessible Health Care," is the same old drive to suck everyone into a monolithic system.

Providing Affordable and Accessible Health Care / Hillary for President

"Hillary Clinton's Plan to Fight Cancer" (Press Release, 8/27/2007) demands more money for anti-smoking programs and FDA regulation of tobacco advertising and sales, and increasing the federal excise tax on cigarettes to fund the quit-smoking parasites. She lies that "Almost a third of all cancer deaths are the result of tobacco use," and believes that "we could prevent up to two-thirds of all deaths from cancer if Americans consumed a healthy diet, got their cancer screenings, used sunscreen and minimized sun exposure, exercised, and refrained from smoking." This rubbish is based on the fraud of falsely blaming tobacco and lifestyle for diseases caused by infection, and she wants to "Double the NIH and NCI budgets" over a period of ten years - meaning, pouring more money down the charlatans' rat hole. What those people need is accountability for the politically-corrupt trash they've been churning out all these years.

Hillary Clinton's Plan to Fight Cancer / Hillary for President

Clinton wants forced health insurance participation: "The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed during a television interview, she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment. Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it, which puts undue pressure on hospitals and emergency rooms." (Clinton health plan may mean tapping pay. By Charles Babington. AP. Feb. 3, 2008.) What a pile of lies - the uninsured are charged more for their healthcare, while people with insurance get reduced rates. This is really just a pretext to suck everybody into health fascist tyranny.

Hillary Clinton believes in the fraudulent claims of so-called "workplace wellness" demagogues, the Safeway fraud in particular. Her source for this belief: Financial impact of health promotion programs: a comprehensive review of the literature. SG Aldana. Am J Health Promot 2001 May-Jun;15(5):296-320. (Hillary Clinton Announces Agenda to Lower Health Care Costs and Improve Value for All Americans. May 24, 2007, p. 9.)

Hillary Clinton Announces Agenda to Lower Health Care Costs / Hillary for President (pdf, 16 pp)
Aldana - Am J Health Promot 2001 / PubMed

The health fascists who compiled the special issue in which this article appeared laughably claim that "Health promotion remains on the fringe of science and the fringe of health care, and has no organized political advocacy effort advancing its needs." In fact, it is completely outside the fringe of science because they ignore evidence and stifle dissent, and it is only because of six decades of systematic advocacy by the Lasker Lobby that these crooks have been empowered to force their will on the American people. Furthermore, they planned to send a copy of it to each US Senator and Representative - while demanding $24.95 from members of the public. We hope that the federal election authorities are aware of their lobbying expenditure. Other authors include the same old health fascist warhorses Lester Breslow, J. Michael McGinnis, and Jeffrey E. Harris. (Editor's Notes: May/Jun 2001. Special Issue on the Financial Impact of Health Promotion Programs. American Journal of Health Promotion.)

Editor's Notes / Am J Health Promot 2001
The Lasker Dynasty Continues - Hillary Clinton's crusade for government health care of 1993-94.

Hillary's "Jackson Hole Group"

The Jackson Hole Group was an insurance industry-connected clique that had met in the privileged enclave of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at the home of Dr. Paul M. Ellwood, "a pediatric neurologist from Minnesota who is widely considered a father of health maintenance organizations," with Alain C. Enthoven, "a professor of economics at Stanford University, who began formulating these ideas back in the 1970's... Dr. Ellwood, who practiced medicine for 17 years, has been advising and consulting on health policy and planning for many years through the research group he founded, called InterStudy. Mr. Enthoven, a former economist with the Rand Corporation and an assistant Secretary of Defense under President Johnson, has also consulted and written extensively on health issues. Along with Lynn M. Etheredge, a Washington-based health-care consultant, those two are considered the principal architects of the Jackson Hole initiative." Etheridge was formerly with the Office of Management and Budget. Others included David M. Eddy, of Jackson Hole, Wyo., an internist with a Ph.D. in engineering/economic systems; John E. Wennberg, an internist and Dartmouth Medical School professor with expertise in differences in the frequency with which American physicians order various treatments; William P. Link, Prudential exec. v.p.; James W. McLane, C.E.O., Aetna Health Plans; John D. Moynahan Jr., exec. v.p., Metropolitan Life; G. Robert O'Brien, exec. v.p., Cigna; Michael Stocker, president, Cigna Health Plans; Bernard Tresnowski, president, Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Paul Freiman, president, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Assoc.; Charles A. Sanders, C.E.O., Glaxo John L. Zabriskie Jr., executive v.p., Merck; David Lansky, St. Vincent Hospital & Medical Center, Portland, Ore.; Robert R. Waller, chairman, Mayo Clinic H.M.O.s; Leonard Abramson, president, U.S. Healthcare; David Lawrence, C.E.O., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan; Thomas O. Pyle, former C.E.O., Harvard Community Health Plan; John R. Ball, executive v.p., American College of Physicians; Kermit Knudsen, president of American Group Practice Association; William Roper, pediatrician, director of Centers for Disease Control and former head of Health Care Financing Administration; Geral Sailer, founder of Hettinger Clinic, Hettinger, N.D.; H. Denman Scott, senior v.p., American College of Physicians; James S. Todd, exec. v.p., American Medical Association; Charles Buck, health-programs executive, General Electric; Mary Jane England, a psychiatrist and president of Washington Business Group on Health; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, vice chairman, Carlson Holdings, the big hospitality-industry company; Sean Sullivan, president, National Business Coalition on Health; Jim Cooper, Democratic Representative from Tennessee; Dave Durenberger, Republican Senator from Minnesota; Paul Ginsburg, executive director, Physician Payment Review Commission; John Kitzhaber, a physician and past president of Oregon State Senate; Ray Scheppach, executive director, National Governors Association; Charles Scott, Senator, Wyoming Legislature; Alice Lusk, health/benefits group at E.D.S., the data system giant; Glen Nelson, Minneapolis surgeon, H.M.O. pioneer and vice chairman of Medtronic Inc., maker of pacemakers. (Hillary Clinton's Potent Brain Trust On Health Reform. By Robin Toner. New York Times, Feb. 28, 1993.)

Hillary Clinton's Potent Brain Trust On Health Reform / New York Times

The InterStudy Steering Committee for the National Chamber Foundation project, "How Business Can Promote Good Health for Employees and Their Families," 1978, included Ellwood, Enthoven and Willis B. Goldbeck of the WBGH.

How Business Can Promote Good Health for Employees and Their Families (Executive Summary) / UCSF-Legacy

John Edwards, health fascist

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Reducing Environmental Risk Factors

Some types of cancer can be prevented through lifestyle changes or making the environments in which we live and work safer. About 190,000 cancer deaths are caused by obesity, poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Radon, asbestos, pollution and other toxic substances in everyday life also contribute to high incidences of cancer. [ACS, 2005; Field et al., 2000; NCI, undated]

(A National Strategy for Cancer Survivorship. John Edwards 08, accessed Oct. 27, 2007.)

A National Strategy for Cancer Survivorship / John Edwards 08

"Edwards initially declined to directly answer a question posed by moderator Chris Matthews about whether the Constitution would permit the federal government to adopt a ban on smoking in public places. 'That's an interesting question,' said Edwards, a veteran trial lawyer. 'I'd have to think of that as a lawyer. ... I'd have to give that more thought than I could on stage.' But Matthews, host of "Hardball" on MSNBC, pressed Edwards. 'In public places? Yes,' Edwards replied." He spoke at a forum sponsored by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation. (Dem presidential hopefuls back more cancer spending. Stewart M. Powell. San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 28, 2007.)

"Edwards said he would seek a 'dramatic' increase in federal spending on cancer research; expand testing and reporting of chemicals suspected of causing cancer; and expand national research into environmental causes of cancer." (Dem presidential hopefuls back more cancer spending. Stewart M. Powell. San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 28, 2007.) In other words, he is a true believer in the fraudulent hysterias over 'scary chemicals' that the health fascist parasites have perpetrated at taxpayer expense.

"Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care. 'It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care,' he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. 'If you are going to be in the system, you can't choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK.' He noted, for example, that women would be required to have regular mammograms in an effort to find and treat "the first trace of problem." Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, announced earlier this year that her breast cancer had returned and spread. Edwards said his mandatory health care plan would cover preventive, chronic and long-term health care. The plan would include mental health care as well as dental and vision coverage for all Americans... Edwards said his plan would cost up to $120 billion a year, a cost he proposes covering by ending President Bush's tax cuts to people who make more than $200,000 per year." (Edwards backs mandatory preventive care. By Amy Lorentzen. AP, Sep. 2, 2007.) "Edwards's healthcare plan is meant to cover all Americans by 2012 either through their employers or through a series of new 'health markets,' nonprofit plans run by states or groups of states. The health markets, offered to individuals and businesses that do not provide their own health coverage plans, would include lower health insurance premiums to individuals who take advantage of free checkups and enroll in 'healthy living programs,' an Edwards campaign spokeswoman said." (Health returns as hot issue in '08 race; Candidates shift focus to preventive care. By Susan Milligan. Boston Globe, Feb. 20, 2007.)

When Edwards wanted to win the votes of North Carolina tobacco farmers, he opposed cigarette taxes. But when he ran for president in 2004, he got big campaign funding from anti-smoker trial lawyers and Hollywood vermin.

"Every member of Congress from North Carolina received tobacco money except Democratic Sen. John Edwards, who does not accept donations from political action committees." (N.C. lawmakers among biggest recipients of tobacco money. Tobacco.org Enews, March 15, 2001.)

"Steve Bing, a Hollywood producer and top Democratic donor, sent Edwards a $250,000 check. But nearly every other dollar donated to Edwards's soft-money account since early 2001 came from trial lawyers -- $1,859,000, to be precise, according to the Public Citizen analysis. He gets a much higher percentage of his money from lawyers than do other potential Democratic candidates, who rely more heavily on unions, businesses and individuals. In the past three months, nearly two dozen lawyers have sent him him checks of $25,000 or more. Four lawyers have given him $100,000 each. They include Fred Baron of Dallas, who has handled asbestos cases, and John E. Williams of Houston. Another Houston lawyer, John M. O'Quinn, who has helped sue tobacco companies, gave Edwards $50,000." (Trial Lawyers Fund Edwards, Jim VandeHei. The Washington Post, Sep. 3, 2002.)

VandeHei, Sep. 3, 2002 / The Washington Post

In 2002, Steve Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment gave $905,000 to Edwards's leadership PAC, nearly four times more than any of the law offices contributed.

Edwards Leadership PAC 2002 / Open Secrets
Edwards Top Contributors 2004 / Open Secrets

From Edward's official campaign platform, "Reducing Health Care Costs and Improving the Quality of Care: ...Promoting a healthy lifestyle: Studies show that weight is linked to more than $93 billion in annual health care spending. The Edwards Plan would fund efforts to reduce obesity, including research on prevention, public health education, and school lunch and exercise programs."

THIS IS THE KIND OF HEALTH FASCISM THAT WE WANT TO GET RID OF! Their phony health costs are based on deliberate fraud: Financial fraud, based on adding up only one side of the ledger; and scientific fraud, based on deliberately using defective studies to falsely blame overweight for diseases caused by infection. For example, even those quacks admit that losing weight only delays the onset of diabetes. But the specious reasoning they employ is in pretending that diabetes and its costs wouldn't exist if people merely lost weight. It is a pile of Lasker Syndicate lies. And we DON'T want to fund these parasites and quacks to brainwash the children with them.

Reducing Health Care Costs / John Edwards 2004

Rudolph Giuliani

"After months of .fighting it, businesses have begun dealing with the reality of the smoking law signed by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani yesterday... Mayor Giuliani signed the law after a heated two-hater hearing yesterday that featured, on one side, business representatives who said the city's restaurant and hotel trade would suffer, and on the other, a bartender and a beauty queen in a rhinestone crown who said they resented secondhand smoke. The law goes into effect on April 10. It strengthens current law by imposing further restrictions on smoking in restaurants and work places and, for the first time, extends. restrictions to outdoor areas like parks and stadiums. The old law allowed smoking in contiguous smoking areas in restaurants seating more than 50 people and did not regulate smoking in restaurants seating 50 people or less. The new law allows smoking only in restaurants seating 35 or fewer people. In work places, the new law restricts smoking to separately ventilated smoking reams and to private offices, as long as no more than three people are present and all agree to allow it. The old law did not regulate the number who could be smoking in any one time in private offices. "'This is where the rest of America is going," Mr. Giuliani said." (Businesses Face the Facts of Curbs on Smoking. By Douglas Martin. New York Times, Jan. 11, 1995; Rudy puts smokers out in cold with strictest law in U.S. By Christopher Policano. New York Post, Jan. 11, 1995; Butts out at eateries. New York Daily News, Jan. 11, 1995; Giuliani Makes Official Restaurant Smoking Ban. By Karen Rothmyer. New York Newsday, Jan. 11, 1995.) Remember - the lie-spewing anti-smoker FILTH got it all by committing scientific fraud that deliberately falsely blames secondhand smoke for lung cancer caused by viruses! And the same rotten little clique of those vermin is behind every single one of their oh-so-conveniently agreeing reports, which systematically exclude scientific dissent! And their lie-spewing media systematically cover up their corruption! And Rudolp Giuliana is nothing but the rotten, corrupt whore of these anti-smoker vermin, who ought to be exterminated from the face of the earth!

Guiliani signs anti-smoking laws, 1995 / UCSF-Legacy

"Giuliani has made conflicting statements about his opinion of the workplace-smoking ban enacted in 2003 by his successor, Michael Bloomberg, according to news accounts. On an Irish radio broadcast in 2003, Giuliani said, “I have seen how a total ban works in New York and I believe it is not the right way to go,” the Irish Examiner reported. The following day, however, The New York Times reported Bloomberg’s account of a telephone conversation between the two men in which Giuliani expressed his support for the New York City law." (Huckabee about-face on smoking. By Jeffrey Young. The Hill, Jan. 16, 2008.)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (Rep.)

"According to an article on TheCabin.net, an Arkansas publication, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has stated that the proposed idea of banning smoking by women during pregnancy makes sense. As I reported here Monday, state representative Bob Mathis has proposed the idea in an effort to protect the fetus from the harmful effects of tertiary smoking (tobacco smoke exposure by the fetus). "Gov. Mike Huckabee, who successfully pushed for a statewide ban on smoking in the workplace, said Tuesday a lawmaker's suggestion to prohibit women from smoking during pregnancy makes sense from a health standpoint. Rep. Bob Mathis, who voted against the statewide smoking ban, said last week that children born to smokers face the risk of long-term health problems and questioned whether it was 'constitutional' for a mother to smoke while pregnant. ... Huckabee compared a pregnant woman smoking to a mother placing a cigarette directly in a child's mouth. ... 'From a health standpoint, heck yeah, it makes sense.'" (In: Arkansas Governor Quoted as Stating that Banning Smoking by Pregnant Women Makes Sense. By Michael Siegal. June 14, 2006.)

"Huckabee said he would work to ban smoking nationally at the federal level as president and noted his similar work at the state level." He spoke at a forum sponsored by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation. (First-tier Republicans skip cancer forum. By Jim Snyder. The Hill, Aug. 28, 2007.) "Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has reversed his position on a federal ban aimed at workplace smoking and now believes the issue should be addressed by state and local governments... At an August 2007 forum on cancer hosted by cyclist and activist Lance Armstrong and moderated by MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Huckabee said he supported a federal smoking ban. 'If you are president in 2009 and Congress brings you a bill to outlaw smoking nationwide in public places, would you sign it?' Matthews asked. 'I would, certainly would. In fact, I would, just like I did as governor of Arkansas, I think there should be no smoking in any indoor area where people have to work,” Huckabee responded, triggering applause from the crowd. Part of the interview has been posted on Youtube.com and viewed over 2,500 times.' Calling it a 'workplace safety issue,' Huckabee added that the 'same reason that we regulate that you can’t pour radon gas into a workplace is the same reason that we shouldn’t allow people to pour the toxic, noxious fumes of a cigarette into a place where people have to work.' Huckabee’s campaign, however, is backtracking. In its statement to The Hill, the campaign stated, 'At a Lance Armstrong cancer forum last August, Governor Huckabee said that if Congress presented him with legislation banning smoking in public places, he would sign it, because he would not oppose the overwhelming public support that such a congressional vote would reflect. However, since such sentiment for federal legislation doesn’t exist at this time, and since he has said that the responsibility for regulating smoking initially lies with the states, the governor believes that this issue is best addressed at the local and state levels.' ... If Huckabee had pushed his anti-smoking agenda as president, he would have followed in the footsteps of another former Arkansas governor: former President Clinton. Clinton attempted to ban smoking in the workplace during his first term in the White House. Following an uproar from industry groups, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration never finalized that plan [SIC! It was flagrant attempt at political corruption!]. Clinton did, however, prohibit smoking in federal buildings in 1997... Huckabee signed other tobacco-related laws in Arkansas that are unpopular with some conservatives, such as tax increases on cigarettes, cigars and cigarette rolling papers, as well as a law prohibiting smoking in an automobile carrying a child younger than 6 years old." (Huckabee about-face on smoking. By Jeffrey Young. The Hill, Jan. 16, 2008.)

"The issue is personal to Huckabee, who as Arkansas governor dramatically changed his eating habits and began exercising after a doctor diagnosed him with Type 2 diabetes in 2003. Huckabee shed 110 pounds, competed four marathons, and instituted a Healthy Arkansas Initiative to encourage state residents to stop smoking, lose weight, and exercise more. Arkansas state employees now receive discounts on their health insurance premiums in exchange for practicing good health habits... While no lawmaker can force someone to lose weight or stop smoking, Huckabee said, governments can provide incentives that lead to behavioral changes. If elected president, Huckabee said, he would also give tax incentives to businesses that promote healthy habits, and he would allow federal workers to earn time off for good health behavior, the positive alternative to sick days. (Health returns as hot issue in '08 race; Candidates shift focus to preventive care. By Susan Milligan. Boston Globe, Feb. 20, 2007.) Well, guess what, you pinhead: losing weight doesn't prevent diabetes. It merely delays it and drags it out longer. A factor which should be included in your fraudulent health cost claims, but is not, because you deliberately deceive the public in order to shove your tyranny down peoples' throats.

John Forbes Kerry, Skull & Bones 1966

Members of The Order have played key roles on both sides of the anti-smoking movement, and the first thing they did was take over the tobacco companies. This is how they engineer the Hegelian false alternatives they inflict on the people!

The Health Establishment and The Order of Skull & Bones

Sen. John F. Kerry was a member of the Commerce Committee during the Tobacco Settlement Hearing. Kerry mealy-mouthed, "The difficulty here -- and I want this and I think my colleagues share my feeling that this should be a dialog and not a bashing session, though there's a lot of anger in the American people and I think on this side of the dias about the track record." [The "anger" which this piece of crap refers to is, is the decades-long, media-manufactured echo chamber of anti-smoker lies, deceit, misrepresentation, and abuse, aimed at masturbating the pretensions of those psychopaths, which their victims were forced to endure in silence because of media censorship. However, this piece of garbage was not referring to the victims' justified anger, but to the tantrums of their unjust tormentors!] (Tobacco Settlement Hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee Chaired By Senator John McCain, Feb. 24, 1998.)

Tobacco Settlement Hearing, Feb. 24, 1998 / UCSF-Legacy

Senator John F. Kerry accused his opponent, Gov. William F. Weld, of cooperating with the tobacco industry for opposing increased cigarette taxes: "'You're either on the side of kids or you're on the side of the tobacco companies... He [Weld] thinks it's OK to have the tobacco lobby on his team.' A spokesman for Weld said, 'We do not accept contributions from tobacco interests. We have a screen for them but every so often one may skip through that we're not aware of.' Subsequent news articles pointed to Kerry's acceptance of some tobacco contributions, as well as donations made to Weld from a former Philip Morris senior vice president, and a fund-raising event, where Weld was the guest of honor, at the home of R.J. Reynolds heir C. Boyden Gray." (BATtle Over Ma Tax Fuels Pre-election Controversy. Scarcnet News Summaries, July 17, 1996.)

Kerry called the tobacco companies' decision to oppose tobacco legislation a "silly decision" that would "instill greater anger in the Congress and in the American people." (Legislators Respond To Tobacco Industry's Rejection Of Tobacco Legislation. Scarcnet News Summaries, April 10, 1998.)

Kennedy Attempt to Increase Tax Killed in Senate, Excerpts from Senate Rejects $1.50 Per Pack Hike. By David Espo, Associated Press, May 20, 1998. Babbled Kerry: "We're talking about the lives of American children... It is an insult to suggest that the parents of ... the poorest children in America don't care as much about their kids having access to tobacco as other parents."

Kennedy Attempt, 1998 / Action on Smoking and Health
Kerry Top Contributors 2004 / Open Secrets

Faith Dickerhoof, Deputy State Director of John Kerry for President Inc. Ohio, "previously worked on Kerry's Wisconsin primary campaign--announced Sept. 17 2003 as WI field director, officially started in that capacity on Oct. 1, 2003) Dickerhoof came to the campaign from her position as Field Director for the Ohio Democratic Party. Prior to that she was Central Ohio Regional Policy Coordinator for the American Lung Association's Tobacco Free Ohio campaign." (John Kerry-Campaign Organization, Ohio. Accessed Jan. 5, 2007.)

John Kerry's position on tobacco, as stated to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: "I believe it is time for the federal government to take serious steps to regulate tobacco. I support providing FDA the authority to regulate tobacco. The health consequences of not doing so are severe, and the Bush Administration has been far too lenient on this industry. At the same time, Congress should provide economic assistance to tobacco growers as we take these critical legislative and regulatory steps to reduce tobacco consumption." (U.S. Presidential Voter Guide / ACS CAN.org. http://www.acscan.org/atf/cf/%7B2D9A46D9-9E8B-449C-A9E5-4628BA14BA2B%7D/Voter%20Guide%20Presidential.pdf link died)

John F. Kerry was one of about 50 members of Congress who signed a June 15, 2005 letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales demanding that the Department of Justice restore its demand for $130 billion from the tobacco industry, meaning smokers.

Letter to A.G. Gonzales, June 15, 2005 / Center for Tobacco-Free Kids (pdf, 6pp)
The Federal Tobacco Lawsuit

Kerry's 2004 Campaign Advisor and Bones Buddy, David Hoadley Thorne, S&B 1966

His first cousin, Brinkley Stimson Thorne, S&B 1968, married Mary Ann Livingston Delafield Cox, grandniece of Edward C. Delafield, who was Treasurer and/or a trustee of Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases or the Sloan-Kettering Institute from at least 1946 to 1968. Her younger brother, Edward Finch Cox, married Tricia Nixon, daughter of President Richard Nixon. (Mazie Cox Will Be Wed Sunday to Brink Thorne. New York Times, Sep. 5, 1973.) John Colby, son of C.I.A. Director William E. Colby and its longtime master of dirty tricks, was Edward F. Cox's groomsman at their 1971 wedding. (Colby of C.I.A. - C.I.A. of Colby. New York Times, Jul. 1, 1973.)

Jonathan Thorne, the great-great-great-grandfather of Kerry's first wife Julia, and her brother, Kerry's old buddy from Yale and campaign advisor David Hoadley Thorne (Skull & Bones 1966), was a director of the New York Guaranty and Indemnity Company which became the notorious Guaranty Trust, and a trustee of its offshoot, the Central Trust Company, along with his son, Samuel Thorne, and grandson, Edwin Thorne. Edwin Thorne's brother, William V.S. Thorne, was a manager and treasurer of the Presbyterian Hospital from 1899 to 1920, and his nephew, Yale psychiatrist Lewis Thorne, was shot to death in 1950 by a cigarette smoke-hating former patient of the Institute of Human Relations. Another ancestor, Landon K. Thorne, Jonathan Thorne's great-grandson, was on the board of directors of Bankers Trust, and a whole family circle, including his ancestor Dr. Henry Patterson Loomis, was associated with the Medical School at Cornell University, of which Oliver H. Payne, a leading stockholder of the American Tobacco Company, was the main benefactor.

The Ancestors of Julia Stimson Thorne / William Addams Reitwiesner Genealogical Services

Kerry's and Thorne's Bones classmate, Alan W. Cross, M.D., is director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at UNC-Chapel Hill, "one of 26 prevention research centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." He was a member of the DHHS Secretary's Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in 1989.

Sen. John S. McCain (R-AZ)

Sen. John Sidney McCain III is a co-sponsor of S-625, the Kennedy-Cornyn bill for FDA regulation of tobacco.

McCain's last job in the Navy was as a Congressional liaison. He met his second wife, Cindy Hensley, while on a junket to Honolulu in 1979. (P.O.W. to Power Broker, A Chapter Most Telling. By Nicholas D. Kristof. New York Times, Feb. 27, 2000.) "In 1976 a crusading Phoenix reporter, Don Bolles, was murdered by a car-bomb after writing a series of stories exposing the organized crime connections of well-known figures in Arizona, including one Jim Hensley. Five years later "Honest John" McCain arrived in Arizona as the new husband of Hensley's daughter, Cindy. "From the moment McCain landed in Phoenix," according to Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity, "the Hensleys were key sponsors of his political career... The Hensley fortune, in fact, is a regional offshoot of the big time bootlegging and rackets empire of the Bronfman dynasty of Canada, founded by Sam Bronfman, an early partner of Meyer Lansky, longtime "chairman of the board" of the international crime syndicate. (The Bronfmans cover all bases. Sam's son, Edgar, today—at least publicly—supports George W. Bush.) McCain's father-in-law got his start as a top henchman of one Kemper Marley who, for some forty years until his death in 1990 at age 84, was the undisputed behind-the-scenes political boss of Arizona. But Marley was much more: he was also the protege of Lansky's longtime lieutenant, Phoenix gambler Gus Greenbaum." (Big-Time Gangsters Set up McCain's Family Fortune. By Michael Collins Piper. The Spotlight.)

Big-Time Gangsters Set up McCain's Family Fortune / Hidden Mysteries

McCain received $1000 from the Tobacco Institute's PAC in 1985. (Tipac Political Action Cmte Trial Balance Report Period of 1/01/85 to 12/31/85. Jan. 29, 1986.) He received a $2000 honorarium for speaking at the Institute Feb. 17, 1987. (The Tobacco Institute Check Request, Feb. 11, 1987.) They gave him $1000 in 1991. (TIPAC Contributions, Dec. 2, 1991.)

Tipac Political Action Cmte, 1986 / UCSF-Legacy
The Tobacco Institute Check Request, Feb. 11, 1987 / UCSF-Legacy
TIPAC Contributions, Dec. 2, 1991 / UCSF-Legacy

He got at least $3250 total TIPac and $2000 Honoraria in 1992. (Memorandum from Linda Skantar to Robert B. Miller, The Tobacco Institute, Feb. 25, 1992, p. 86), and another $500 in July. (TIPAC Contributions, Dec. 20, 1993.) Tobacco PAC contributions from Jan. 1, 1985 to Dec. 31, 1994 were $26,500. (Can't Kick the Habit. Common Cause, March 1995.)

Skantar to Miller, Feb. 25, 1992 / UCSF-Legacy
TIPAC Contributions, Dec. 20, 1993 / UCSF-Legacy
Common Cause, March 1995 / UCSF-Legacy

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, holds hearing on advertising and marketing restrictions for the tobacco industry, Sep. 16, 1997. Transcript by Federal Document Clearing House, Inc. CQ's Washington Alert, Sep. 25, 1997.) McCain made it clear that his his goal was to stamp out smoking by adults by first stamping it out among young people. "Youth smoking must be attacked on a number of fronts, including more firmly limiting access to tobacco products, increasing the price of those products [which rips off mainly adults], using education and counter advertising campaigns [lies], and changing the way tobacco products are advertised and marketed," he said.

Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Sep. 16, 1997 / UCSF-Legacy

Statement of Senator John McCain Regarding the Universal Tobacco Settlement Act. Nov. 5, 1997.

McCain Statement, Nov. 5, 1997 / UCSF-Legacy

S. 1415 (McCain Asks Administration to Answer Specific Questions on Tobacco Legislation. Press Release, Feb. 2, 1998; Questions Regarding Global Tobacco Settlement Legislation, Feb. 2, 1998.)

McCain Press Release, Feb. 2, 1998 / UCSF-Legacy
Questions Regarding Global Tobacco Settlement Legislation, Feb. 2, 1998 / UCSF-Legacy

McCain gibbered, "Despite the industry assurances and testimony to the contrary, we now know that the tobacco companies have long known that nicotine is addictive, the extent to which smoking is harmful to health, that there are ways to enhance the nicotine kick in cigarettes, and that marketing programs have been directed at kids." [The lying piece of filth! What we really know is that anti-smoker vermin cynically trumped up mere desire into the smear of "addiction," to abuse and defame smokers; that the anti-smokers have massively and systematically committed scientific fraud, by deliberately using defective studies to falsely blame tobacco for diseases caused by infection, and massively funded by the United States Congress; that your "nicotine kick" is the grotesque distortion of pandering to anti-smoker demands for a "safer cigarette" by ignorant, malice-ridden totalitarian goons, and that anti-smoker filth are the ones who not only lie to children, but censor the entire mass media to prevent public discussion. You anti-smokers deserve to be put in gas chambers and exterminated for your lies!] (Tobacco Settlement Hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, Chaired By Senator John McCain, Feb. 24, 1998.)

Tobacco Settlement Hearing, Feb. 24, 1998 / UCSF-Legacy

Senate Commerce Committee Markup of Tobacco Legislation Afternoon Session, John McCain, Chairman, Apr. 1, 1998. Transcript by Federal News Service. Sen. John Kerry was a member of the committee. Mr. Gotbaum from OMB, the bill's analyst, was a partner of Lazard Freres which handled RJR's leveraged buyout of Nabisco.

Commerce Committee Markup of Tobacco Legislation, Apr. 1, 1998 / UCSF-Legacy

On June 17, 1998, the Senate failed end debate and bring the McCain bill to a vote, and then voted to send it back to the Commerce Committee. (Senate Kills McCain Bill. Scarcnet News Summary, June 18, 1998.)

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)

The Obama Administration

Ron Paul

Ron Paul's page on "Health Freedom:" "Americans are justifiably concerned over the government’s escalating intervention into their freedom to choose what they eat and how they take care of their health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in order to comply with standards dictated by supra-national organizations such as the UN‘s World Food Code (CODEX), NAFTA, and CAFTA, has been assuming greater control over nutrients, vitamins and natural health care providers to restrict your right to choose the manner in which you manage your health and nutritional needs. I have been the national leader in preserving Health Freedom. I have introduced the Health Freedom Protection Act, HR 2117, to ensure Americans can receive truthful health information about supplements and natural remedies. I support the Access to Medical Treatment Act, H.R. 2717, which expands the ability of Americans to use alternative medicine and new treatments. I oppose legislation that increases the FDA‘s legal powers. FDA has consistently failed to protect the public from dangerous drugs, genetically modified foods, dangerous pesticides and other chemicals in the food supply. Meanwhile they waste public funds attacking safe, healthy foods and dietary supplements. I also opposed the Homeland Security Bill, H.R. 5005, which, in section 304, authorizes the forced vaccination of American citizens against small pox. The government should never have the power to require immunizations or vaccinations." (Health Freedom. Ron Paul 2008.)

Health Freedom / Ron Paul 2008

In other words, Ron Paul represents the magic foods/scary chemicals crowd. They are the prime instigators and beneficiaries of the phony "science" that ignores the role of infection as the cause of diseases blamed on tobacco, and of all those worthless lifestyle questionnaire studies which exploit socioeconomic differences in the rates of infection. He is exactly what the Establishment would like us to mistake for a champion.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (Dem.)

"A national public smoking ban and school junkfood ban ... A "Heroes Health Card" program for veterans to get care anywhere they want ... And slashing health-system bureaucracy to help pay for it all. These were all parts of the health-care platform detailed by Gov. Bill Richardson on Saturday at a national forum that attracted the big names of the 2008 Democratic presidential race." (Richardson Outlines Health Plan ; Gov. Backs Smoking Ban, Vets' Benefits at Dem Forum. By Jeff Jones, Journal Politics Writer. Albuquerque Journal, Mar. 25, 2007.)

"Richardson, who recently announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, has already banned junk food in New Mexico schools, installed school-based clinics that provide mental health services as well as medical tests, and reinstituted physical fitness classes in schools where it had been eliminated. As president, Richardson said in an interview, he would give tax breaks to businesses that grant company time and on-site gym equipment to employees who want to exercise, and he would reward schools that eliminated foods such as chips, soda, and candy from their cafeterias. "I believe we've got to focus more on preventive care, especially with kids," Richardson said. "In the long range, you get better health for all Americans." (Health returns as hot issue in '08 race; Candidates shift focus to preventive care. By Susan Milligan. Boston Globe, Feb. 20, 2007.)

Mitt Romney

Although he now claims to be against compulsory national health insurance, as Governor of Massachusetts, Romney signed the law forcing all residents to have health insurance. This is not about access to health care, it's about herding everyone into the clutches of the insurance ciompanies. Romney has said virtually nothing about smoking and/or tobacco. But this should not be taken as a good sign, because Romney was a longtime director of Marriott International! The company that harbored Fred V. Malek, who was on the board of directors of the crooked EPA contractor that concocted the fraudulent "EPA" report on secondhand smoke. "Mr. Romney served as amember of the Board of Directors of Old Marriott (and of Marriott Corporation prior to October 1993) from 1993 to March 1998 and has served as a director of the Company since March 1998. Mr. Romney is currently serving a three-year term expiring at the 2002 Annual Meeting of Shareholders." (Romney bio, Marriott International 2001 DEF 14A.) Romney resigned as director effective April 22, 2002. Fellow director J.W. Marriott, Jr. was also a director of GM, and Harry J. Pearcewas Vice Chairman and a director of General Motors Corporation from 1996 until his retirement from General Motors Corporation in May 2001, then became Chairman of the GM Cancer Research Foundation (which promotes the corrupt pseudo-science of ignoring the role of infection in order to falsely blame tobacco). Romney is a robot peddling the establishment's false choice of "health fascism by single payer versus health fascism by government subsidy of private insurance - which is already subsidized by over $188.5 billion in tax credits." His silence merely means that he is a snake-in-the-grass.

Marriott International 2001 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Marriott International 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Thompson "is being backed by insiders from the past three Republican administrations, Thompson advisers told The Politico... The chief operations officer will be Thomas J. Collamore, a former aide to Vice President George H.W. Bush and former vice president of public affairs for Philip Morris Companies Inc. In the George H.W. Bush administration, Collamore was an assistant secretary of commerce under Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher. In the Reagan administration, he was special assistant to Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige... Thompson, who plays District Attorney Arthur Branch on the NBC series, was a senator from 1994 to 2003, elected to finish Al Gore's term when he resigned to run for vice president. Thompson then won a term of his own, and did not seek reelection in 2002. He gained national exposure in 1973 as a minority counsel to the Senate Watergate committee. He eventually became chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, where his investigation of Democratic campaign finance activities left many Republicans disappointed." Thompson is a senior analyst for ABC News Radio and substitute host for Paul Harvey. (Fred Thompson will run, advisers say. By: Mike Allen. The Politico, May 30, 2007.) "Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) chose tobacco-rich South Carolina as a staging ground to attack Huckabee on a smoking ban last week. 'He said he would sign a bill that would ban smoking nationwide. So much for federalism. So much for states’ rights. So much for individual rights,' Thompson said during a debate in Myrtle Beach." (Huckabee about-face on smoking. By Jeffrey Young. The Hill, Jan. 16, 2008.)

Fred Thompson will run, advisers say / The Politico.com

2004 Presidential Candidates

Roz Diane Lasker's candidate, Howard Dean

The Howard Dean Page

Wesley Clark

Another clueless stooge spouting the same health establishment-dictated cliches about health insurance as the other candidates, and who wants to give the fascists another handout for "tobacco cessation counseling" ("General Clark's Plan for Health Care for American Families").

Clark's Health Plan / Clark04

Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party

Badnarik's Position Papers (How to Make Health Care Affordable; How to Slash Pharmaceutical Prices Almost Overnight) are modeled on the Establishment agenda, with no glimmer of enlightenment about the health establishment's institutionalized scientific fraud.

Issues / Position Papers / Badnarik for President

The Bush Administration

The administtration of George W. Bush has been a pile of lies from beginning to end. He lied about the health risks of smoking to rationalize a war of cultural genocide against smokers, just as he lies about "weapons of mass destruction" to rationalize wars of aggression in the Middle East. And, members of the Bush family have been involved in various covert actions against smokers.

The Bush Administration

The Health Establishment Pork Barrel

"Pork barrel spending on academe blew past the billion-dollar mark for the first time this year, as a swelling budget surplus [not to mention a silent media and ignorant public -cast] emboldened Congress to earmark a record amount of money for projects involving specific colleges." (Congress Gives Colleges a Billion-Dollar Bonanza, by Jeffrey Brainard and Ron Southwick. The Chronicle of Higher Education July 28, 2000.) Also links to a searchable database; top recipients of pork 2000; and how the states rank in pork. The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (of the "Collaboration of Public Health and Medicine") was 12th, $12.7 million just for the Center itself. UC-SF (of Philip R. Lee and Stanton A. Glantz) was 24th, $7.35 million.

Brainard & Southwick / The Chronicle of Higher Education 2000

Who has clout in budget bouts? Advocacy groups learn how to waltz with NIH. R McManus. NIH Record 1998 Apr 21. The powerful disease lobbyists for AIDS and breast cancer pretend that their talents and skills are paramount to their success, instead of their social connections and favor with the Lasker crowd and their media toadies, such as Sam Donaldson, who expounds his philosophy that he'd rather be rich than principled.

The NIH Fat Cat List
Who has clout in budget bouts? / NIH Record 1998

Infections are the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States and throughout the world -- particularly including what have been falsely called "noninfectious" chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Like acute infectious diseases, these are disproportionately common in the Third World, in US minorities, and among the lower socioeconomic classes, including smokers. The anti-smokers' corrupt science purposely exploits confounding to falsely blame smoking for diseases caused by infection, and harms public health by ignoring the true causes.

Therefore, it is essential that smokers advocate funding for research on the role of infection in these diseases, and to oppose the worthless "lifestyle questionnaire" employed by the anti-smokers to deceive the public through "guilt by association." Those who applaud supposed advocates of freedom like Jacob Sullum, who endorse their health lies, are accepting the anti-smokers' corrupt science. And those who embrace Levy and Marimont's establishment "lifestyle" schtick are expressing their contentment with the status quo.

Remember, Mary Lasker clearly understood that "Without money, nothing gets done." That's why she and her Syndicate made sure that money poured into their coffers to be used for their social engineering purposes, while nobody advocated for the real public health interest. But too many smokers seem to think that it's good enough to simply say, "Just go away and leave us alone." It's not good enough. They're not going to go away, and it's time to take them on at last and hit them where it really hurts.

Smokers' Crucial Agenda

Repudiation of Steve Milloy

Anyone visiting Steve Milloy's Junk Science website would surely get the impression that he is far more interested in issues such as global waming and genetically engineered foods, etc. However, in the November 2001 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, anti-smokers Stanton Glantz and Jonathan Samet are attempting to demonize Milloy as the arch-enemy of their cause (by smearing him for tobacco industry connections, not that these indicate any real desire, let alone capacity, to refute the anti-smokers.) Steve Milloy's attacks on anti-smoking junk science are just more of the same old Lasker-approved stuff, petty criticisms of studies for defects such as size, selection, confidence intervals, etc. He does not challenge the fundamental defect of lifestyle questionnaire studies that the anti-smokers have been exploiting all along, namely confounding by infection. Therefore, he is just another Lasker stooge like all the rest.

Milloy has a Master of Health Sciences in Biostatistics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, which happens to be the home of Jonathan M. Samet, the star perjuror in the state of Minnesota's lawsuit against the tobacco industry, and of Leon Gordis, who has corrupted the nation's legal process with his false claims for the procedure of controlling in multivariate analysis in the Federal Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence. Its American Journal of Epidemiology published the worthless junk of TD Sterling that the tobacco industry used in their supposed defense in Minnesota. Milloy should be suspected of being a phony opponent set up by the Lasker Foundation, which has strong ties to JHU, including its president, William R. Brody.

Repudiation of Jacob Sullum, et al.

The anti-smokers want people to believe that our only argument against them is on the grounds of personal liberty versus paternalism. Garbage! The real issue is criminal conspiracy by the Lasker Syndicate and its media accomplices. THEY lie about the health risks of smoking. They purposely use fraudulent studies to falsely blame tobacco for diseases that are actually caused by infection. They obstructed research funding through their control of the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute in particular, and they censor the truth through their control of the media. The anti-smokers are criminals, not "nannies," and anyone who calls them "nannies" is whitewashing their mass manslaughter. Jacob Sullum and Thomas DiLorenzo's "Public Health vs. The Nanny State" (The Independent Policy Forum, 2000 Oct 26) is an example of the genre.

Sullum & DiLorenzo / Independent Institute

Jacob Sullum and his ilk are nothing but anti-smoker stooges, anointed by the media to falsely pretend to represent an opposing point of view, while actually mere purveying their health lies and ignoring their crimes. Jacob Sullum's work is devoid of any genuine research into either the medical or the political science of the anti-smoking movement. He parrots the Lasker Syndicate party line: "But lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema are not contagious,..." and "Nowadays, public health textbooks discuss the control of communicable diseases mainly as history. The field's present and future lie elsewhere." His sole pretense of opposition consists of elaborations of that tired old whine of 'what about people who eat Twinkies,' etc. The only "accomplishments" of garbage like this are to help the enemy keep the battle on their own favorite battleground by pre-emptively cutting off dissent against their pseudo-science; and to help them pretend that there is free speech when there is not. The anti-smokers want people to believe that the issue is science versus feelings, when the real issue is the evidence microbiology versus lifestyle questionnaires.

(And FORCES burbles, "Take advantage of this opportunity to hear and read an important discussion not often aired by the establishment press." AS IF! As if we've never been spoon-fed this drivel before, in place of a genuine challenge to the anti-smokers!)

Repudiation of Levy & Marimont

The ongoing debate over the number of smoking-related deaths, ostensibly between smokers' rights advocates and scientists, is a sham and a fraud (Estimating the number of smoking-related deaths. Letters by R Levy; and by MJ Thun, LF Apiella, SJ Henley. JAMA 2000 Nov 8;284(18):). The position of Levy & Marimont, the supposed tobacco defenders, is so abysmally ignorant and incompetent that it is a disservice to smokers' cause. And I believe that they have been chosen by the anti-smokers themselves to purposely misrepresent the scientific case against the anti-smokers' health claims.

Levy & Marimont are just like the tobacco industry lawyers who betrayed us. (And no wonder: Their source is TD Sterling of the tobacco industry's Special Projects fame.) They have a long history of obstinately ignoring the evidence that implicates confounding by infection as the basis of the supposed smoking and passive smoking risks. The ideological platform from which they pretend to attack our foes is that of the health establishment itself: Levy and Marimont parrot that same old Establishment drivel about "alcohol consumption, exercise, diet, occupation, and income," all mere proxy variables, with sniveling little odds ratios that couldn't confound anything, while true, causal risk factors with high odds ratios are ignored. They embarass us as well with their ridiculous suggestion that risks of less than two should simply be ignored.

This so-called debate is nothing but a rigged show to deceive the public, staged by the anti-smokers themselves, to make themselves look good by defeating opponents who are completely inept - while getting in licks for their tired lifestyle propaganda as well.

Estimating the number of smoking-related deaths / JAMA 2000 (pdf) (restricted item)

"The CDC's estimate of annual smoking-related deaths does control for age, the confounding variable that has the greatest impact on the association of smoking with disease and death. Analyses that have controlled for multiple factors (such as exercise and alcohol intake) indicate that the impact of potential confounders on the age-adjusted risk of disease/death due to smoking is minimal." (A critical assessment of "Lies, damned lies, and 400,000 smoking-related deaths." AM Lukachko, EM Whelan, ACSH 1999.)

Lukachko & Whelan / UCSF-Legacy

NOT SO FAST THERE! Age may have the most impact of those confounding factors which the health fascists admit to exist - but it is not the confounding factor with the most impact of all. Infection is the most important, and the SAMMEC, McGinnis & Foege's Sacred Lie of Health Fascism and all the rest of their ilk have been constructed on a rotten foundation of confounding by infection. Lukachko and Whelan had a whole roster of high-powered help with their reply to Levy & Marimont, including Jeffrey Fellows of the CDC, Thomas Houston of the AMA, Donald Shopland of the NCI, Michael Thun of the ACS, and Ken Warner of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Let's see those deceitful frauds answer the charge of confounding by infection, instead of attacking a straw-man position like Levy & Marimont. (Lies, Damned Lies, & 400,000 Smoking-Related Deaths. By Robert A. Levy and Rosalind B. Marimont. Regulation 1998 Dec;21(4).

Levy & Marimont, 1998 / Heartland Institute (pdf, 6pp)
Levy & Marimont, 1998 / UCSF-Legacy

See also:

Blaming "Big Drugs" to Protect the Lasker Syndicate


cast 02-22-10