Smoking ban to be considered again by South Bend Common Council –

“Ultimately it comes down to public health and protecting employees,” Ferlic told the Tribune. He proposed similar ordinances twice before, but they didn’t pass.

Is It Safe Yet to Have an Honest Conversation About Secondhand Smoke and Lung Cancer? – Hit & Run :

Several years ago I was talking to an epidemiologist who is skeptical of the idea that smokers pose a mortal threat to people in their vicinity.

Lungs from heavy smokers may be effective for double-lung transplant

Lungs from heavy smokers may be effective for double-lung transplant

Show Prep: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

“The results do not support a causal relationship between environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco-related mortality. The association between tobacco smoke and coronary heart disease and lung cancer may be considerably weaker than generally believed.”

California Town Rocklin Considering Total Outdoor Smoking Ban — Even on Private Property

California Town Rocklin Considering Total Outdoor — Even on Private Property

Dan Coats is angry about ‘hangry’ study funded with taxpayer dollars –

U.S. Sen. is fed up with a recent study on whether or not “hangry” exists.

Here’s Sen. Coats (R-IN) doing a terrible job of explaining ‘hangry.’ This is a story from March 2015 fyi, but he finally learned of it.

UK Government Spends $54,000 On Toilet Based Art | The Daily Caller

Toilets are deeply problematic for feminists because they reinforce the idea that there are differences between men and women, according to research that cost U.K. taxpayers $53,731.

Boy Named Goodell Proves Tom Brady’s Deflategate Innocence at Seventh Grade Science Fair | VICE Sports


Namibia Crushes Anti-Hunters By Banning All Hunting Bans | The Daily Caller

According to All Africa, the cabinet voted to go on the record as a pro-hunting nation, opposing any and all hunting bans-and to campaign against any bans proposed in the future. Cabinet members were directed to promote the news through public forums and to “communicate at all possible opportunities its importance to national conservation and sustainable development programs.” So let’s help them spread the news!

Poetic Justice: Judge Slams NLRB for Not Bargaining in Good Faith with Its Own Union | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

As they say: What goes around, comes around.

AG Lynch Testifies: Justice Dept. Has ‘Discussed’ Civil Legal Action Against Climate Change Deniers |

“This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” Lynch answered. “I’m not aware of a civil referral at this time.”

One-Year Anniversary Of Hillary UN Speech | The Daily Caller

Thursday marks the one year anniversary of Clinton’s UN press conference in which she first publicly addressed her use of a private email system as secretary of state, and the Republican political action committee America Rising is out with a video to commemorate the event.

Army Seminar Warned Soldiers About The Dangers Of ‘White Privilege’ | The Daily Caller

The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained documents showing the U.S. Army held a seminar in April 2015 for 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon on “.”

FBI could force us to turn on iPhone cameras and microphones, says Apple | Technology | The Guardian

If the FBI wins in its case against to help it unlock the San Bernardino killer’s 5C, it won’t be long before the government forces to turn on users’ iPhone cameras and microphones to spy on them, according to the company’s head of services Eddy Cue.

Senate bill will impose fines on tech companies that refuse to unlock smartphones | ZDNet

The bill would compel companies to comply with court orders to bypass the security of devices or “backdoor” the encryption, or face civil fines, similar to contempt of court charges.

Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism – The Washington Post

What does this rule change mean for you? In short, domestic law enforcement officials now have access to huge troves of American communications, obtained without warrants, that they can use to put people in cages.