Archive for the ‘Lifestyle Fascism’ Category

Outdoor Smoking Bans

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 21:11 11 Comments

The Duluth city council looks like it will vote to ban outdoor smoking in its parks. Next up is on our own property outdoors, in your house, and in your car. Once again, invoke “the children” to sell the con to the public. “If we can prevent cigarette butts on the sidewalks, or people jogging with [...]

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The War on Energy Drinks

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 20:59 2 Comments

Since the New York Attorney General can’t possibly have enough wars to conduct against personal choice and lifestyle, here goes another one: the war on energy drinks. This is from the Wall Street Journal: New York’s attorney general is investigating whether the multibillion-dollar energy-drink industry is deceiving consumers with misstatements about the ingredients and health [...]

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The Smoking Police State

Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:21 1 Comment

Imagine the day when cops break through your door, and not because they suspect dope or other non-criminal “criminal” acts, but because a neighbor called the local police hotline to report smelling cigarette smoke? We’re almost there. The creep Bloomberg doesn’t want to “ban” you from smoking in your own apartment. He just wants to [...]

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Prostitution is Libertarian

Sunday, March 11, 2012 20:25 4 Comments

This is an interesting John Stossel clip that I had never come across previously. John Stossel interviews the sex workers of the bunny ranch and asks them if they should have the freedom to have sex, like everyone else does, except they will get paid for it. While I personally view such a life as [...]

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The FDA Weighs in on Sperm Safety

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 20:04 2 Comments

The FDA has asked a sperm donor to cease-and-desist in the case of his community service, er, um, sperm donation. Trent Arsenault, a minister’s son from the San Francisco Bay area, just wants to help women who cannot afford governmentized sperm donor banks. Trent has fathered 14 children in five years and has four more bunnies [...]

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Ooh, Scary Government Warnings

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 22:01 5 Comments

Our nation’s Sergeant at Arms on all things health-related, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, is going to make us ascared of smoking cigarettes with the new mandate forcing tobacco companies to print spooky pictures on cigarette packs. Announcing the first change to cigarette pack health warnings in 25 years, the US Food and Drug [...]

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Food is Child’s Play

Saturday, January 1, 2011 21:28 1 Comment

Cleaning out my bookmarks had me lingering over several old articles from summertime – those celebrating the revolting foods being conjured up and served at state fairs. There was the doughnut burger, a quasi-beef patty served up between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts; deep-fried butter (good butter gone bad in GMO-laden vegetable oils); and deep-fried coke. [...]

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Food Totalitarians Ramp Up Their “Wars”

Sunday, June 27, 2010 17:51 4 Comments

Last week, the Los Angeles Times ran an article about the new government initiative on food which is the same as the old government initiative, except this time they mean it. From the LA Times article: “The basic advice is the same. The new twist is that they’re recognizing the fact that it’s very hard for [...]

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The State’s New Lifestyle Demons: Tanning and Salt

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 21:53 8 Comments

A lead story in the news this week has been the latest in a series of propaganda pieces on tanning beds: they are bad for you. The story now goes that tanning salons are bad because they attract people with addictive behavioral patterns. Some dermatology study was produced that will become another piece of ammunition [...]

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Got Fat? Take Drugs.

Sunday, April 18, 2010 7:45 5 Comments

This is a highly disturbing – though predictable – event: the development and acceptance of a new generation of “anti-obesity drugs.” It looks like the FDA will review (and likely approve) several drugs that “suppress the appetite.” As if a lesser appetite is the solution to the problem of people putting toxins in their body. [...]

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