Bloomberg and the Feds:10G bounty to ban cigs in our apartment

I was determined not to post a gun story, we all know the drill.  Anyone who cannot see the big picture regarding what the future holds for our liberties is apparently blind. But this fellow Bloomberg is out of control. Anyone who thought that banning the “Big Gulp” was a bridge too far, has more to hear about. Fiscal cliff? Apparently we have money to burn.

A mere trifle comapred to what he and the Federal government has in store. Grant money of course is available.

“The city is not banning smoking in private residences; as part of this federal grant, organizations can apply to fund projects that, among other things, educate the community on voluntary smoke-free housing policies,” Bloomberg spokesperson Samantha Levine said.

There are no laws prohibiting a landlord from banning smoking, according to real-estate lawyer Adam Leitman Bailey. Landlords need only change the language of the lease, and once it’s time to renew, the smoker can decide to move or stay.

The city is recruiting foot soldiers for a stealth war against smoking cigarettes in your apartment, planning documents obtained by The Post reveal.

Community groups are being asked to convince tenants and property managers to turn their private buildings into butt-free abodes — the latest front in the Health Department and Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-smoking crusade, according to a recently released “request for proposal” document.

The groups would “work with property managers, tenants, and others on adoption of voluntary smoke-free policies by housing entities reaching one to two multi-unit buildings (containing a minimum of 30 units total),” the document urges.

For their efforts, a community group will collect a $10,000 bounty — paid for out of a Centers for Disease Control grant.

The secret salvo comes a year after the city banned smoking in parks and beaches, and after Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said there were no plans to expand a butt ban to apartment buildings.

Released by the Health Department’s nonprofit arm, Partnership for a Healthier New York City, the document solicits “neighborhood contractors” to “support and advance” its agenda in four separate areas of concern: tobacco, alcohol, exercise and diet.Full story at NY Post

12 Responses to “Bloomberg and the Feds:10G bounty to ban cigs in our apartment”

  1. Teresa Rice Says:

    Bloomberg is one of my least favorite politicians. He’s an elitist idiot who practices tyranny. But the NY nuts keep on voting for him. So they deserveth him.


  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    Bloomberg is one of the worst when it comes to Statists and while he may say this is voluntary at this time we all know it won’t remain so for long once they have their foot in the door.


  3. silverfiddle Says:

    All Bloomberg lacks is an armband and a Charlie Chaplin mustache.

    I am posting this at every blog I visit that is addressing the Sandy Hook tragedy, so I apologize in advance, but it is critical we bring facts to this discussion.

    It is an emotional topic, and I can understand the gun-haters’emotional outbursts, but we must respond with charity and the facts.

    Fact #1: Violent crime is down from 2000 to 2009, as is the use of a firearm in commission of a crime.

    Here are a few excellent links:

    Aweful Reactions to Sandy Hook Shooting

    Here is a link to an DOJ report:

    US DOJ Report: Criminal Victimization, 2009

    Some excerpts from the report:

    “For overall violent crime, firearms, knives, and other weapons were used in about equal proportions”

    Weapons were used in 22% of all violent crimes in 2009

    “Between 2000 and 2009, the overall rate of firearm violence declined from 2.4 to 1.4 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older (table 10).”

    Firearms were used in about 8% of all violent crime incidents in 2009.

    During the 10-year period, about 6% to 9% of all violent crime incidents were committed with firearms”

    Established facts and Christian charity must be our departure point in our search for answers.


  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Let’s see if I got this straight. BlommBrains wants to control for every living soul: tobacco, alcohol, exercise and diet. I presume this is so people would live longer, just so the government death panels can decide to let them die. Sounds like job security for bureaucrats to me.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Nice analysis! Makes sense doesnt it.


      • Cheryl Says:

        Yep…I think Jim nailed it with that one. What makes Bloomberg tick? Has to be some sort of Nero complex, coupled with Napoleon and Hitler. I’ll never set foot in NYC again…thankfully. It was great when Guiliani was there. Downhill ever since.


      • bunkerville Says:

        Right on C. On the slide again after the Muslims get through with it.


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