Today in my twitter feed:
1. The FDA tobacco unit (@FDATobacco) sent out multiple tweets, seemingly once an hour, talking about how they are going to have an exciting announcement about new cigarette package rules tomorrow. Maybe I am reading too much into 140 characters, but they seem downright giddy about it. Whether you like the policy or not, there is something unseemly about the glee.
2. A story tweeted by @taz3cat reports that a man robbed a bank, demanding just $1, so that it would go to prison and thereby get health care.
3. Also, a reminder that thanks to the lack of effective stimulus effort, we are headed for a lost decade (high unemployment, people permanently lost from the world of productive pursuits, etc.), which will ensure that more people will need to rob banks to get health care.
But at least cigarette packages will be uglier (I assume). Maybe that will solve everything.
That is all. Sorry – I've had a very bad day.
Correspondence Between NIAAA and the Alcohol Industry - Correspondence obtained as the result of my FOIA request to the NIAAA.
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