The Money Trail
PHARMACEUTICAL MULTINATIONALS: BUYING GOVERNMENTS, SELLING ANTISMOKING - For the first time ever in the history of the disgusting antismoking saga, FORCES publishes a complete list of names, dates, organisations and sums paid by just ONE of the pharmaceutical giants, Johnson & Johnson. Through its philanthropic organisation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the tentacles of this super giant control or influence all the vital power centres in America and, directly or indirectly, in the West. You will be surprised to see who is on the payroll: trusted, credible faces you often see on television, people on the board of directors of your favourite newspaper, or perhaps that famous researcher... maybe even someone at the Surgeon General office, or the head of that "disinterested" group trying so hard to get you to quit smoking - and kick you out in the cold if you have a puff - for your own good, of course.
SCHEDULE OF CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 99 ALLOCATIONS - OR: HOW SMOKERS ARE ROBBED AND PERSECUTED WITH THEIR MONEY - More evidence about the money robbed from the pockets of smokers to finance "education" (that is, spreading of false information about tobacco and hatred against smokers), and how they are diverted for other purposes. Data updated to 1997. Since then this extortionistic model has been used by many other states.
CALIFORNIA'S COMMUNITY SUPPORT HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY DISPENSING (TAXPAYERS') CASH - While the anti-tobacco cartel spends millions of taxpayers' money compiling "enemies lists", here a what anti-tobacco is costing California, and Californian smokers. If somebody has any doubt whatsoever on why the cartel is so adamant in spreading lies on tobacco and frauds, just take a look at this.
SHARING THE BOOTY: THE AMERICAN PAY OFF OF SYSTEMATIC FRAUDS AND LOATHING - Here is a link to an anti-tobacco site which gives current information on how much the states are allocating to the anti-tobacco cartel, by US state. The cartel is going to have big bucks in some states to use against smokers -- and that's in ADDITION to the taxpayers' money it is getting from the US Federal Government (CDC has taken over ASSIST and is extending it to EVERY state). That is also in addition to the inappropriately named national American Legacy Foundation (formed by the settlement) which will spend several hundred million a year in anti-tobacco ads aimed to the spreading of hate and scientific/statistical misinformation against tobacco and its users.
Though the operatives of the anti-tobacco gang usually spend a lot of any money they get on meetings and travel and new toys for themselves, what is left is enough money to buy a lot of political power. The gravy train at the expenses of smokers and taxpayers has never been more rich. In the ultimate decay of ethics and morality, a new kind of entrepreneur exists in the United States today: the "heath" entrepreneur, who creates a fraud a day in exchange for a million dollars a day. Not too shabby a deal, "huh"?
THE INCOME TAX RETURNS OF THE JUNK SCIENCE MOB - Defrauding the public with junk science on tobacco and other issues pays handsomely, nowadays. Steven Milloy's Junkscience has available the income tax returns of several organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Heart Association, the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, and much more. From these income tax returns one can easily see and understand the REAL reasons why the anti-tobacco cartel cares so much for our health and our children - and why scientific fraud in the form of junk science is mass-produced. CLICK HERE if the above link does not work. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read these documents. The hard work of scouting out and compiling these documents has been done by www.guidestar.org.
ANTI-TOBACCO CARTEL GETS $500,000 TO SCAN DOCUMENTS - ...So, here we have it. Half a million dollars to scan documents -- just a small payoff for lies well said and frauds well done. It is no coincidence that UCSF is the University where Stanton Glantz works. Notice how this kind of political nepotism has become so bold and shameless, it is publicly announced as if it was an ordinary, routine event. And unfortunately it is, for when the system is so deeply rotten, corruption becomes the standard of business, and no longer needs to be hidden -- or noticed.
THE CARTEL AT WORK - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is in the business of pushing pharmaceutical nicotine. Its lobbying activities include state-funded smoking cessation programs where nicotine delivery devices are recommended. The foundation is also active in imposing smoking bans designed to compel cigarette smokers to quit smoking tobacco. When these components are in place the Foundation reaps its financial rewards. Owning about 72,600,000 shares of Johnson and Johnson, the nicotine delivery device manufacturer, RWJF makes money every time anti-tobacco legislation is enacted. Terms of the tobacco settlement will be very kind to the pharmaceutical nicotine industry as this story makes clear. Johnson & Johnson donates some nicotine devices that haven't sold well, takes a tax deduction, all the while getting its foot into the $200-million smoking cessation business in Minnesota. Now that the settlement is national, Johnson & Johnson and its non-profit Foundation are sitting mighty pretty.