JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) predicted Philippines smoking action

2016-Oct-12

About a month ago I saw an article about Philippine Prez. Duterte killing all the drug dealers, and at the risk of sounding a bit tinfoil hat, I entered the below as response.  Read what I wrote back then, and THEN read TODAY’S article linked at the bottom.
 
WHAT I WROTE a month ago:
 
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Is Duterte taking his tobacco antismoking campaign into this realm as well?  Perhaps putting up “Wanted Dead Or Alive (Preferably Dead)” signs for “Tobacco Dealers”?  How many are currently in jail in the Philippines on tobacco-related charges?  How many have died? Anyone have a count, or are the Filipinos not making the mistake of excellent record keeping that some murderous regimes of the past regretted?
 
And how long before other countries, particularly ISIS and ASH and FCTC funded and controlled areas, begin taking the final steps in the antismoking endgame out there?
 
They may currently be busy knocking on other doors for other reasons…. but if you let them continue, they’ll come knocking on yours as well someday.
 
It’s sad how slow people are to learn from history.
 
– MJM
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The Rappler crowd didn’t care for my analysis: It was about the most heavily downvoted entry for the article.  Just too crazy, eh?
 
Now here’s today’s news story, a month later:

 
Looks like TobakkoNacht — The Story (written in 1997) is proceeding just about on schedule (toward the early 2020s…)

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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: You get an A in prediction. Now who’ll be the next Prez?]  

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