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World Health Organizaton Mulls First “World Tax”

Read that headline. Now read it again. The World Health Organization is mulling the first “World Tax” on cigarettes. They are “thinking it over.” Of course they have zero authority whatsoever to enact any tax anywhere at any time, ever. But never mind that small detail.

News reports came out yesterday reporting the WHO’s plan to put a tax on cigarettes on the table at its November conference that would tax smokes at a rate that could reach 70%.

The concept was initially proposed by a working group set up by World Bank to explore innovative sources of financing health care and envisions a voluntary action by interested governments to adopt an additional tax levy as part of their regular tobacco excise on each pack of cigarettes consumed,” the WHO said in a January statement. “This would increase the effective excise tax rate on cigarettes towards the WHO recommended level of 70 percent of the retail price and, by generating substantial revenues, could ensure a sustainable revenue stream for financing international health.

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These are the same buffoons

These are the same buffoons that brought us the over hyped H1N1 vaccines for a flu that turned out to be an order of magnitude weaker than the regular flu.

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. FreeVacciness

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General - Biographic Horror! WHO done it? Provided by WHO itself.

Dr Margaret Chan is the Director-General of WHO, appointed by the World Health Assembly on 9 November 2006. The Assembly appointed Dr Chan for a second five-year term at its sixty-fifth session in May 2012. Dr Chan's new term will begin on 1 July 2012 and continue until 30 June 2017.

Before being elected Director-General, Dr Chan was WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases as well as Representative of the Director-General for Pandemic Influenza.

Prior to joining WHO, she was Director of Health in Hong Kong. During her nine-year tenure as director, Dr Chan confronted the first human outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in 1997. She successfully defeated the spate of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong in 2003.

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The numbers of microbes, antibiotics, chemicals, heavy metals and animal byproducts is staggering. Would you knowingly inject these materials into your children? Your dog?

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Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Who's who in WHO? World Health Organization Org Chart

World Health Organization Org Chart Well, OK. A muckety muck chart. Got to start somewhere. Who's who in Who?

People related to World Health Organization:

  • Jim Youg Kim, WHO President of
  • Nancy G. Brinker - WHO goodwill ambassador
  • Margaret Chan - WHO director-general, since 2006
  • Nils Maarten Parin Daulair - WHO U.S. representative

Who is a better cartoonist?

Best regards to Dr Seuss. OK. Proper attribution to his relationships: Dr Seuss muckety mpa.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

They don't need authority.

They don't need authority. This will not come out of your paycheck or be added on at the store. They will get government to sign on and give some of the billions they spend like drunken sailors to give to them.

Its just another front for siphoning off wealth. Like WHO has ever done anything to make humanity healthier... Sigh!

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yeah and I'm mulling over a new law

that nobody is allowed to wear clothes.

stay tuned.

if i decide it, you folks will have to run around naked.

This is

just going to raise crime rates and create a black market for cigaretts. At least they won't be able to tax Indian sold cigs.

I thought we were over populated according to the who?

if we want to kill ourselves (albeit slowly) smoking then if anything they should be giving out smokes like they give out birth control.

This is all about control and taxing and nothing about health. Why are they promoting population control and at the same time trying to stamp out the diseases that would naturally control populations? $$$$$$ is why. We need to save africa from famines one year and then the next we have to stop them having babies. Self-serving bureaucrats out of control.

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it! :D

Church of Antismokerism

The Church of Antismokerism seems to be becoming more aggressive - do you suppose they're in competition for members with the Church of Global Warmingism?

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Not a smoker...BUT...

if they get away with this,it is only the beginning.It will open the door & they will start taxing everything.Before you know it,you will be paying 75% of your earnings to all the different taxes.We have too much government already.We need to do away with some of it.Not add more to it!!!!

Agenda 21

I mention it in the full article over at Lions of Liberty that's linked at the bottom, but this has the beginnings of the UN plan (Agenda 21) for global regulations, taxes and standards if it goes through.

grow tobacco your self and tell the U.N to shove it!

even better, just tell the U.N we no longer recognized your regime and we are stepping away from you negative vibe.


start hoarding supplies for

start hoarding supplies for contraband home rolled cigs.

Southern Agrarian

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Okay, now I guess I don't have any excuse left

Okay, now I guess I don't have any excuse left to not quit my stupid habit of smoking.

No way I'll keep being a rationale for them disgusting globalists and one more robbery.

DISGUSTING blood and sweat SUCKER WORMS they are.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius


If this was designed as some sort of roundabout way to get people to quit smoking, then it's working on me!

I was thinking about this as I left a grocery store last week. "Just WHY am I paying taxes just so I can die a little (or a lot) sooner?"

...still gonna smoke the last few packs I have though ;D

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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The arrogance of Technocrats with Power

is awesome.


they are "mulling" it! How adooooorable!

And they plan to enforce this how? World Bank Cops?

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*


Bureaucrats sure know how to stimulate black market trade


All that will happen is the black market will flood. Of course the US's idiotic laws have already slammed the doors on "roll your own" cig shops that were getting around taxes and making a healthier product.