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"Apparently, in our democracy, taxation requires only the
implied consent of the populace - not its direct permission"

January/March Issue of RYO Magazine 1st Quarter 2001
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   Coming soon to a location very near you, state specific tobacco taxes on mail order tobacco?



smaller taxes

There is a lot more to come in the next issue, but think about the above for awhile,
especially in the context of political geography, as well as geographical perimeter topology.
Do you see any patterns? Let us know what you think.
We will complete this editorial in the upcoming April/June 2nd Quarter issue.


  • By the way I am a Democrat and voted such:
  • I found neither major candidate impressive, to say the least,
    NOR the parties they somehow represent.
  • Nader tends to be a raving litigation addict with a disturbingly unclear view of the world we all actually inhabit.
  • The quality of the mechanics of the election process was an embarassment for 21st centruy technology.
  • Did I forget Buchanan - yes, I did!

A good and prosperous 2001 in spite of all - the ed.  

   We repeat some interesting links so that you can keep abreast of vital issues that affect 50 million voting age citizens in the US who happen to smoke.


1.    -  The National Smokers Alliance
2.     -   FORCES  -  A national smoker's rights organization
3.    -  The American Smoker's Alliance
4. - Friends of Tobacco - A Tobacco and Smoking information clearing house
5. - A highly entertaining site exposing fraudulent and expensive scientific extrapolations.
6. - Current, past, and pending legislative actions, bills - a huge resource organized by subject.
7. - A new and growing resource for tobacco related, history, techniques, and links.
8. - A new Eastern European site with a variety of informational sections & services
9. - a "White" Paper produced by the CATO Institute covering the Shelby Amendment which requires that all aspects of research whose findings lead to legislation being enacted be made part of the public record available to all. Fascinating reading.

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If you have information regarding pending tobacco legislation in your local or state government, please share it with us and we will, in turn, share it with all in these pages. If you want to keep abreast of pending federal legislation, go to for a listing of all bills before Congress. For tobacco-specific legislation, you will have to use their search engine. Look under the Legislation column, click on 106th under the Bill Summary and Status heading. Next, Search using Word/Phrase, and when the new page comes up, type the word "tobacco" in the Word/Phrase box. Here you will find all current tobacco legislation before Congress. Of special note is #25 HR 2579 - To impose restrictions on the sale of cigars.

Hope you'll join us again.
                 -The Editor

Email us with any comments on this and/or any other issues that relate to your free choice.


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