National gun safety campaign needed
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#1 Dec 29, 2012
Shalema Gaskin shot outside Brookdale University Hospital, New York
PUBLISHED: 10:02, 12 December 2012
A mother-of-three was shot dead down outside a hospital as her child was being treated inside for an asthma attack.
While eight-year-old daughter Saniyah Gaskin-Miley was lying in a ward having following treatment with her father at her side, Shalema, 32, went outside for a cigarette at Brookdale University Hospital, New York.
She was gunned down with a single shot to the neck from point blank range.
Ms Gaskin – who left her job in immigration services office to pursue a sociology degree – was rushed back into the hospital’s emergency room, but could not be saved.
Her family told the New York Daily News they have been left shattered by the shocking murder.
‘She came outside to smoke a cigarette … and never made it back upstairs,’ said her heartbroken mother, Tanya Gaskin, 50.
#2 Dec 29, 2012
looky what I found just moments ago:
The Vetting – Holder 1995: We Must ‘Brainwash’ People on Guns like we did on cigarettes
Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
Holder was addressing the Woman’s National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to “change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC” about guns.
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”
Holder added that he had asked advertising agencies in the nation’s capital to assist by making anti-gun ads rather than commercials “that make me buy things that I don’t really need.” He had also approached local newspapers and television stations, he said, asking them to devote prime space and time, respectively, to his anti-gun campaign.
Local political leaders and celebrities, Holder said, including Mayor Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson, had been asked to help. In addition, he reported, he had asked the local school board to make the anti-gun message a part of “every day, every school, and every level.”
Despite strict gun control efforts, Washington, DC was and remains one of the nation’s most dangerous cities for gun violence, though crime has abated somewhat since the 1990s.
Holder went on to become Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration, and currently serves as Attorney General in the Obama Administration.
The video of Holder’s remarks was uncovered by Breitbart.com contributor Charles C. Johnson.
#3 Dec 29, 2012
Eric Holder was right it is brainwashed about smoking:
JOINT STATEMENT ON THE RE-ASSESSMENT OF THE TOXICOLOGICAL TESTING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS"
7 October, the COT meeting on 26 October and the COC meeting on 18
"5. The Committees commented that tobacco smoke was a highly complex chemical mixture and that the causative agents for smoke induced diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, effects on reproduction and on offspring) was unknown. The mechanisms by which tobacco induced adverse effects were not established. The best information related to tobacco smoke - induced lung cancer, but even in this instance a detailed mechanism was not available. The Committees therefore agreed that on the basis of current knowledge it would be very difficult to identify a toxicological testing strategy or a biomonitoring approach for use in volunteer studies with smokers where the end-points determined or biomarkers measured were predictive of the overall burden of tobacco-induced adverse disease."
In other words ... our first hand smoke theory is so lame we can't even design a bogus lab experiment to prove it. In fact ... we don't even know how tobacco does all of the magical things we claim it does.
The greatest threat to the second hand theory is the weakness of the first hand theory.
#4 Dec 29, 2012
The grave yard of real deaths from smoking bans!
Since: Oct 12
#5 Dec 31, 2012
Smokers children are more likely to suffer asthma attacks.
#10 Jan 2, 2013
The inconvenient truth is that the only studies of children of smokers suggest it is PROTECTIVE in contracting atopy in the first place. The New Zealand study says by a staggering factor of 82%.
“Participants with atopic parents were also less likely to have positive SPTs between ages 13 and 32 years if they smoked themselves (OR=0.18), and this reduction in risk remained significant after adjusting for confounders.
The authors write:“We found that children who were exposed to parental smoking and those who took up cigarette smoking themselves had a lower incidence of atopy to a range of common inhaled allergens.
“These associations were found only in those with a parental history of asthma or hay fever.”
They conclude: Our findings suggest that preventing allergic sensitization is not one of them.”
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume 121, Issue 1 , Pages 38-42.e3, January 2008
This is a Swedish study.
“Children of mothers who smoked at least 15 cigarettes a day tended to have lower odds for suffering from allergic rhino-conjunctivitis, allergic asthma, atopic eczema and food allergy, compared to children of mothers who had never smoked (ORs 0.6-0.7)
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates an association between current exposure to tobacco smoke and a low risk for atopic disorders in smokers themselves and a similar tendency in their children.”
Clin Exp Allergy 2001 Jun;31(6):908-14
#11 Jan 7, 2013
And stink link crazy
Since: Feb 07
#12 Jan 28, 2013
The mayor of Milwaukee recommends personal training.
The President skeet shoots, and they have armed protection payed by tax revenue.
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