Dr. Stanton Glantz's conflict of interest funding from Nicoderm affiliate RWJF
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Grants
Tobacco Use & Exposure
Educational campaign for restaurant owners on smoke-free restaurants
$678,819, (awarded on Dec 12, 2001, starting Dec 15, 2001 ending Jul 31, 2005) ID# 044070
University of California,
San Francisco, School of Medicine
513 Parnassus AvenueSan Francisco,
Stanton A. Glantz Ph.D.
Phone: (415) 476-3893
Juan Williams commentary on Fox News Sunday......
....repeats the liberal mantra. Happy to see more Americans die in terrorist attacks rather than offend groups by racial profiling
In defense of his argument he points out that "the Oklahoma city bombing was carried out by two white guys"
Juan is right we need to continue to profile 80 year old Japanese women and white men, that is the way to keep America and the West safe from radical Islamofacist terrorism...............wait, did I say radical Islamofacist terrorists?........hmmm there must be some unique indentifying characteristic physical feature of this group.........I wonder what it is?
While idiotic leftists try to tap dance around defining without verbally defining what those physical features are.........I'll say what they know, yet will not say.......let the racial profiling begin.
By the way, I am of Luxembourg / German descent; in the summer my skin tans quite dark. If I am profiled because of those dark features so be it, I have no problem with that. My guess is that only the guilty and idiotic lefty's have a problem with racial profiling.Update
: from the Evening Standard comes this quote from a London official which seems to agree with the analysis of physical feature profiling
.BTP Chief Constable Ian Johnston said that his officers would not "waste time searching old white ladies".
Let's see if American Lung and RWJF lobby our MN. Lawmakers next session.....
....to ban education and health services funding, with a new statewide smoking ban.
You know they'll try......remember they get their multi-million dollar grants from Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical (RWJF, Nicoderm, Nicoderm CQ etc.)
to lobby for smoking bans.
The Lung and other "non-profit" charities are more concerned with keeping big pharmaceutical money flowing into their coffers than keeping the MN. educational system funded.
Thanks to Freedom Dogs
and the Taxpayers League of MN
. for highlighting this issue.
RWJF, American Lung, American Cancer, Non-Smokers Rights.org, etc. happy to ban MN. educational and health funding, to keep their own pharmaceutical funding interests thriving.
That blind kid sures plays a mean pinball......
From the life imitating art file comes this story
:Brice Mellen is a whiz at video games such as "Mortal Kombat." In that regard, the 17-year-old isn't much different from so many others his age. Except for one thing: He's blind
."I freak people out by playing facing backwards."
Can a new TOMMY
tour be far behind?
And Brice's plans for the future after high school.....what else? — video-game design.
I can hear the game introduction now.....welcome to my world..punk
! Mortal Kombat in total darkness.
Do you give a shit about global warming?.......
....or rather, does your shit contribute to global warming?
That's the reason given for studying cow manure in California
It conjures up similarly other important questions such as:
Does the flap of a butterfly wing really cause a hurricane thousands of miles away?
If mouse farts in a forest, does anyone hear it?
Does rodent flatulence cause the earth's temperature to rise?
Why don't G-8 protestors, protest shit?
If farmer Joe takes a dump in his outhouse, are the cows offended by the smell?
And why were the cows heard chanting "4 leg shit good, 2 leg shit bad
Questions which need to be analyzed with additional multi-million dollar grants.
Air quality questions? Multi-million dollar grants? Hey, I'm your guy.
Your voice does count........
........even if it seems unheard and ignored for months....In a sudden change of direction, Hennepin County moved closer Tuesday toward a partial rollback of a smoking ban....
a change in the Hennepin County smoking ban seems imminent, I should be happy however...
(I did title this post your voice does count, I must however, claim exception to that regarding the rest of this post. )*
I would like to have been there Tuesday for the Hennepin County Commission meeting, but I was in Hennepin County Family Court trying to resolve the reason I cannot pay child support..
(I filed for this hearing on April 28, 05; it finally gets heard July 26, 05...and of course it's not the court's fault for the 3 month delay and subsequent 3 months unpaid support...ie the court does not recognize this motion dated for 4/28/05 it recognizes the motion dated as 7/26/05...nice railroad job)And what is that reason Marcus you didn't pay child support while waiting for this case to be heard...(picture the scene from Pink Floyd's The Wall with the judge pointing her bony little finger at the accused)
...um because of the smoking bans I CAN'T SELL SMOKEETERS TO BARS & RESTAURANTS, or more precisely bars & restaurants refuse to purchase air filtration equipment because of bans and the state's threat to ban, in other words I have no money coming in.We'll Marcus that's obvious, that's the reason you filed the motion.Oh I'm glad you understand your honor.Of course Marcus that'll be 1300.00 by Monday or its the workhouse for 90 days
I'd gladly pay it but..... because of the smoking bans I CAN'T SELL SMOKEETERS TO BARS & RESTAURANTS or more precisely bars & restaurants refuse to purchase air filtration equipment because of bans and the state's threat to ban. But again I have no money coming in
I'll gladly find a job, I've been submitting resumes for sales positions for months now.Uh..ok Marcus that'll be 1300.00 by Monday or its the workhouse for 90 days.
Won't that make it a little difficult for me to continue to job hunt, interview, or accept a job offer?Uh..ok Marcus that'll be 1300.00 by Monday or its the workhouse for 90 days.
There is no discussion in court, there is the judge's ruling and that is that.....it is not required that the judge even be human, a robot could have provided the same recorded, rigid, unyielding ruling....the benefit of a robot at least is that some logic and common sense would have been utilized in determining the subsequent ruling....not likely with a matriarchal judge in family court....quite the contrary.
*Your voice does count........except when it is a male voice in a matriarchal family court setting.
Isn't life grand....screwed by RWJF, American Lung, etc. out of a job.....then screwed in family court for being out of a job......
It's a good thing we conservatives are optimists........though the glass is now only about 10% full.
Sometimes action is required if we are to maintain the simple freedoms we take for granted....
.....this is one of those times..
Bar & restaurant owners need to get all
their employees to respond to this poll:Instant Poll: What should Hennepin County do about its smoking ban?
Business organizations which are fed up with government over-regulation need to respond to this poll:Instant Poll: What should Hennepin County do about its smoking ban?
Individuals who still believe in private property rights need to respond to this poll:Instant Poll: What should Hennepin County do about its smoking ban?
The correct response should be:End the ban now
I know a poll in the most liberal rag in the Midwest seems trivial and trite, but remember who reads it and takes their marching orders from it..................local liberal politicians.
A bar / restaurant owner may still ban smoking in their own establishment, but that ought to be an economic decision.....not a government mandate.
Let us squash the anti-property rights people once and for all .........if only in this seemingly unimportant poll.
I admire his work......
...he is truly a genius ...afterall, he was recently awarded the “Rock Solid in the Blogosphere” award
I am speaking of the great Atomizer of course but what I really admire about this post
is that he worked in Pink Floyd lyrics from the obscure Animals album It's Nearly A Laugh...But It's Really A Cry.
No matter what Mitch
says, Pink Floyd is one of the all time great bands.ha ha charade you are.
Everytime I see the shuttle launch.....
I am reminded of what Steve Buscemi's character in Armageddon says while being strapped in before lift-off:
and I paraphrase
"Hey Harry, you realize we're sitting on top of a ship with 4 million pounds of fuel, 270,000 moving parts, all built by the lowest bidder?"
Kind of puts it all in perspective doesn't it?
Do not be fooled.....
...the ethnic cleansing in Croatia
the cow was overheard saying "4 legs good, 2 legs bad."
Hey guys if you come to my party this weekend.....
....you can have sex with my mom.yeah.... she's cool.
Have you heard about TED?......
Sounds like just another gathering of the minds for trivia at Keegan's
to me.....'Here' is TED, which is a conference. Sort of. Actually, it's quite difficult to describe precisely what TED is. It stands for Technology, Entertainment & Design, but it's about more than any of those subjects.....
Like I said trivia night at Keegan's....it attracts 'some of the smartest, richest and most talented people on earth' and the stated aim, this time round, was to find 'Ideas Big Enough to Change the World'.....
My favorite part of the story was one of the attendee's observations:'The problem with some of the people here is that they're so brilliant they're almost retarded.'
Again triv at Keegan's?
The writer continues:Which sounds, well, if not hopelessly ambitious, faintly implausible. But almost everybody does seem to have a big idea.......In 1984, it introduced the world to the first Macintosh computer and the first CD-rom.......It's regularly attended by the likes of Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon, and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin .....
Some of the attendees sound so remarkably familiar....like I've met them at Keegan's......when I sat down next to a beardy scientist whose name-tag identified him as Craig.
'What do you do, Craig?' I asked............ he of course writes about the scientific link between thimerosal & autism for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.....architect William 'Did I tell you that I'm designing seven entirely sustainable Chinese cities from scratch...I am certain I heard this very same conversation from Atomizer a few weeks back
.Afghanistan's finance minister, Ashraf 'I'm rebuilding my country's infrastructure, but let me tell you it's pretty tricky because you lot are so bloody selfish and just don't give a damn' Ghani......I overheard this from King while I audited his econ class at St. Cloud StateDavid 'There are about a trillion parallel universes out there and I've got the proof' Deutsch, an Oxford physicist.We know him by his real name Sisyphus......the Chinese government has just adopted my teachings as state policy?'Hmm....doesn't exactly sound like something Strom would take credit for.Dawkins opened the conference by telling us that science is 'queerer than we can suppose'.
Perhaps he is better able to make that comparison than we can suppose.According to the Wall Street Journal, the conference has a knack for introducing the world to the Next Big Thing
It all sounds very grandiose, but we all know the cold hard fact is that it will probably simply mean another Guinness trophy for the Frater's.
Smoking to be banned in your car......your house is next....
I first saw this story
on Fox news with Shepard Smith, he was very obviously ticked off at this new level of intrusion. I sent the following email to him, which I hope begins a new level of investigative reporting against RWJF. RWJF and the non-profit charities which accept their money are going to be feeling heightened levels of scrutiny by the media as well as the general public.I'll tell you what (specifically who) is behind the NJ bill to ban smoking behind the wheel - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF.
This story is worthy of a full investigative report. RWJF, based in NJ, has been silently funding smoking bans all around the country by quietly funneling $200,000,000.00+ thru charitable organizations like American Lung Assoc., American Cancer Society, American Medical Assoc. etc. who then lobby our lawmakers under the guise of health. But the real purpose is even more sinister -to increase Nicotrol, Nicoderm, Nicoderm CQ nicotine patch sales. You see RWJF owns 5.4 Billion dollars worth of Johnson & Johnson stock, Johnson & Johnson owns ALZA corp. in California where nearly all nicotine patches are manufactured. When smoking is banned sales of nicotine patches increase. When nicotine patch sales increase RWJF prospers, and more importantly Robert Wood Johnson IV prospers.
Read more here:
The idea of Big Brother's intrusion
is bad enough, but when you look below the surface and find out that a pharmaceutical company is really behind these new laws, it makes it even more sickening.
Given the recent ruling on eminent domain how much longer before they take a house away from a smoker and give it to a non-smoker for the "greater good" to the community?
NASA taking pre-emptive action?
My father worked behind the scenes in a television control room in the late 60's to early 70's so I had an understanding of the differences between videotaped and live television feed at an early age. When I watched the moon landings I wondered how the live television footage we were watching was possible, rather than blindly accepting the pictures we were seeing as fact. I will admit I have questioned the ability of live television broadcasting from the moon in the early 70's. Afterall, the Moon is 384,400 km (or 238,855.086296 miles) away, and a high level of radiation separates that distance. We could get live television feed from the moon 238,855.086296 miles away, but were unable to get live television feed from Vietnam 8,000 miles away?1966, 3-day-old film of Vietnam War appeared on nightly network news in USA.1969, live television transmission of man first setting foot on the moon.....Wideband technology still was primitive in the late '60s. Programs on videotape and film were rotated among detachments using a weekly film flight and postal mail. ....... Troops watched favorite stateside series such as Bonanza, Mission Impossible, Gunsmoke, Laugh-In and Hawaii Five-O..... Tape-delayed NFL football games and the ever-popular Roller Derby were other highlights...
I never really questioned the validity of the moon landings though, until this curious pre-emptive email from NASA
Though I still don't care enough about the subject to consider myself a conspiracy theorist......me thinks thou dost protest too much.
When you care enough to offend the very best.......
...say it with the maniacal madman collection.
Christmas cards now available from Hitler's private collection
....what,......no Chanukah cards?....was Hitler a Muslim?
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Islamic domination has always been the goal....
Another fanatical cleric tips his hand."I would like to see the Islamic flag fly, not only over number 10 Downing Street, but over the whole world," said Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed.
Hating, converting, or killing non-Muslims has always been the goal of Islam-o-facists....and were the earliest teachings of Mohammad
nearly 1500 years ago.Liberal apologists
will not figure this out until it is too late.Further reading, the ties between Hitler and Islam
Filtration not Legislation
The justification behind secondhand smoke legislation is the safeguard of employee health first, and the health of patrons second. Ultimately the customer spends less time in the establishment than the employees, so their risk is less significant.
I would like to present a solution with a proven result. This solution ensures that the secondhand smoke concentrations are far below health hazard levels as permitted and regulated by the leading government authority on safeguarding employee health – OSHA.Filtration not Legislation
maintains strict health standards. And it allows businesses to be part of the solution, instead of victims of legislation.
The city of Saint Louis Park, MN tested the air quality
in all 19 bar/restaurants in 2003-2004 through its Environmental Health Department. Three of those establishments have Smokeeter electro-static precipitator filtration equipment. The TGI Friday’s, Applebee’s and Santorini’s. In the case of Applebee’s the test result concentration showed 3.3 micrograms/cu m (0.0000033 g/ c. M) which is 150 times lower
(safer than) OSHA permissible exposure limits
for nicotine secondhand smoke. While in the case of Santorini’s the health department result came in 174 times safer than OSHA regulations.
The significance of the city of Saint Louis Park, MN. test result is that it does not come from pharmaceutical nicotine interests
, nor tobacco industry interests, not even from air filtration industry interests. Rather, it comes from a government health department whose real motive was to prove how hazardous secondhand smoke was, when what it really proves is quite the contrary.
Thus, Smokeeter filtration does work
, and a municipal environmental health department has proved it. Also, since these tests have been proven to universally accepted employee health standards, we know the customers are protected even further due to the shorter exposure time spent in the establishment.
How electro-static precipitator filtration works:
This has been around before but it is worth reading again
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 1 0: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
If you agree, pass it on.
If you can read this - Thank a teacher!
If you are reading it in English - Thank a soldier!!
Debtors prison is alive and well?....
I haven't had the ability lately to update this blog, nor may not for a few days. The smoking ban and loss of sales has caused a new wrinkle for me....a Hennepin County family court judge wants to see me behind bars for being unemployed. I had a court date to reduce child support until I find a way to make a new living, and on the way to court I had a tire blowout.....Apparently that is not a good enough excuse for missing the hearing which I
requested. Bench warrant for blown tire, let that be a lesson to all.....emergncies are no excuse in the judicial system. On the lamb, borrowing computers where I can. (Line breaks don't seem to work on this computer.)
Anyone up for a hiking trip?
The news of the downed Chinook
helicoptor near the provincial town of Asadabad
, indicates that a hunting exedition may be in order.
Seems like as good a place as any to "arrange a meeting."
Update: 4th commando found
Do the ends justify the means?
Raising taxes is a bad idea if your a good conservative. Good economic growth is already providing an 8% revenue growth without raising taxes; but that's a concept foreign to liberal minds. Like doubting Thomas
if they and everyone else, don't feel the pinch in their paycheck they don't believe revenue collections have increased.
That having been said I have a difficult time condemning the new proposal to balance the State budget
and help get those non-essential employees back on the dole..... the dreaded cigarette tax "fee". Especially if that tax is earmarked for education as I hope it will be. Because then I believe it will be near impossible for Meslow / Latz, or whomever the new anti-property rights legislator will be, who tries to cut education spending next year in the form of a smoking ban.
It will cost smokers more....but at least they'll be allowed to smoke at the bar and consider all the good they're doing for our overpriced educational system.
He's got my vote...
Franson was one of the first to file as candidate
for Minneapolis Mayor, attempting to unseat our fair and delicate R.T. Rybak
.....his campaign slogan will be "Taxpayers must rise up and clean house and defeat all 13 council members and milque-toast Mayor R.T. Rybak" because of the recently enacted smoking ban on bars and restaurants.
He's got my support, and I'm sure he's no slouch on crime like Rybak and his new "pal" Chief McManus
Bar & restaurant owners are courting McLaughlin for mayor because they think as Hennepin County Commissioner he may change his vote on the smoking ban.....hey, wake up folks he voted for the ban to begin with.....if bar / restaurant owners had any common sense they would demand McLaughlin change his vote today.....or throw 100% support & money to Franson.
Why is a pharmaceutical company funding smoking bans all around the country?
You guessed it, it's all about the money they'll make in return.....selling alternative nicotine products.
Update: The latest RWJF grants to finance smoking bans, are found here, and here.
Meanwhile our politicians are duped, wittingly or not, and thousands of people are put out of jobs, by the exaggerations from the non-profits; American Lung, American Cancer, American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation, American Medical Association; nearly every university in the country including the U of M, etc.; all of whom have accepted hundreds of millions of dollars in lobbying money from the very same pharmaceutical nicotine affiliated Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
While the reality about secondhand smoke has been proven by a local health department to be 150 times safer than OSHA regulations require.
As I have stated in an earlier post, the founder of RWJF (the source of hundreds of millions of dollars for smoking bans) was none other than the founder of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical; but the ties to the pharmaceutical industry don't end there.
Current Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) board of trustees:Robert Wood Johnson IV - Johnson is chairman and CEO of the Johnson Company, a personal investment enterprise in New York City. (Any guesses as to what type of pharmaceutical investments Mr. Johnson holds?) He also is a director of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. (Was Mr. Johnson especially influential in getting a smoking ban passed in NY because of this affiliation? It's hard to know, but the implication is there.) Johnson is active in a wide range of civic and philanthropic activities related to improving health care. (Philanthropic?....like contributing to RWJF, so they can fund more smoking bans?)Robert E. Campbell - Campbell is a retired vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical.George S. Frazza - He previously served Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical for more than 30 years in the roles of corporate secretary, vice president and general counsel, and was a member of the executive committee.Edward J. Hartnett - Hartnett is a retired company group chairman of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical responsible for Ethicon Inc., and other international affiliates. He previously served as vice president and general manager of the Patient Care Division of Johnson & Johnson Products.Ralph S. Larsen - Larsen is a former chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical (J&J). Previously, he held numerous positions at J&J, including company group chairman, vice chairman of the executive committee, and chairman of the consumer sector.Edward E. Matthews - Matthews is currently senior advisor and was formerly senior vice chair, Investments and Financial Services of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), one of the world's largest insurance and financial companies.
Looking into all the backgrounds of the current board of directors at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical.....er...I mean Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it is little wonder that they have provided the $446+ million dollars to the non-profit organizations to lobby in favor of smoking bans around the world; in order to prop up sales of alternative pharmaceutical nicotine products. While the non-profits, and our local government officials are serving as pawns to their master.ALZA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Co...........ALZA developed products have provided therapy for millions of patients throughout the world. ........including transdermal (D-TRANS).......which has found applications in many widely used pharmaceutical products, such as ..... NicoDerm CQ (nicotine)............. via site-specific targeting.ALZA is the connection which proves Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical still makes a profit selling pharmaceutical nicotine products. An especially lucrative business after smoking bans are implemented. J & J acquired Alza in 2001.
GSK distributes Nicoderm, but it is manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary......ALZA. As explained by GSK rep here:
Very important foot note, smoking bans have closed thousands of bars and restaurants eliminating hundreds of thousands of jobs, more information at this hyperlink:
Update: With J & J 's aquisition of Pfizer Consumer Health, Johnson & Johnson Co. and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation now realize additional smoking ban profits from the sales of alternative nicotine products Nicorette, Nicotrol, Commit, as well as Nicoderm and Nicoderm CQ. Using J & J's $50 billion dollar annual coffers and RWJF's $5.4 billion+ resources, investing a mere couple hundred million $$ to pass smoking bans is an investment that pays dividends as this story demonstrates.
...the pharmaceutical industry has mounted a sophisticated grassroots campaign to build support for its position on key issues that affect its bottom line. The industry has funded various groups to champion its positions, sponsored studies tilted to the industry and hired public relations firms to spearhead campaigns to soften up public opinion and government policies....
Smoking-cessation category sales* Information Resources Inc. (IRI) 52 weeks ended Oct. 2, 2005 (not including Wal-Mart data) Total smoking-cessation category in FDMX* ($494.8 million) (link)
Update: RWJF financial holdings include but not limited to 80,499,208 and 86,853,208 shares of Johnson & Johnson Common Stock in 2003 and 2002, respectively. This information is found on page 8 of 2004 financials for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. At today's Johnson & Johnson price per share 67.36, that's just a shade over $5.4 billion dollars, pretty good justification for exaggerating about the health risks regarding secondhand smoke to local lawmakers. But does it justify lawmakers believing in those lies?
In a special report out of Washington DC we've found an interesting bit of information:
....Since the 1998 election cycle, employees of the pharmaceutical and health product industry, their family members and industry political action committees have given $133 million in campaign contributions to candidates running for federal and state offices......
Meanwhile, what does OSHA say about secondhand smoke levels?
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