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Buck

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PostSubject: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:09 pm

From the story.....
"IRVING, CA — (OfficialWire) — 03/06/09 — Newport Beach is considering banning smoking in a variety of new places, potentially including parks and outdoor dining areas. This is just the latest step in a widespread war on smoking by federal, state, and local governments—a campaign that includes massive taxes on cigarettes, advertising bans, and endless lawsuits against tobacco companies. This war is infecting America with a political disease far worse than any health risk caused by smoking; it is destroying our freedom to make our own judgments and choices.

The whole story.......
http://www.officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=87976
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PostSubject: Re: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:24 pm

This is certainly getting out of hand lately. We found out years ago that Prohibition wasn't a bright idea and we haven't learned the lesson, apparently. It seems the right to don a bike helmet and plastic gloves while existing in a plastic bubble trumps everything else.
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PostSubject: Re: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:44 pm

Yooper wrote:
This is certainly getting out of hand lately. We found out years ago that Prohibition wasn't a bright idea and we haven't learned the lesson, apparently.
Yep, same here. We experienced massive smuggling operations in the mid '90s, and they are now beginning to emerge again because of high taxation.
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PostSubject: Re: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:32 pm

Here in North Carolina those who have the compulsion to control absolutely are in the process of passing a ban on smoking in all resturants in the state.At the same time they're putting 50 cents more tax per pack on cigarettes..Isn't it great to live in a society that forces those who work to pay taxes so those who drop out of school,have babies,and won't even look for work can be supported.
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PostSubject: Re: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:28 pm

It probably won't be long before we
cannot get any type of insurance.
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PostSubject: Re: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:37 pm

Buck wrote:
From the story.....
"IRVING, CA — (OfficialWire) — 03/06/09 — Newport Beach is considering banning smoking in a variety of new places, potentially including parks and outdoor dining areas. This is just the latest step in a widespread war on smoking by federal, state, and local governments—a campaign that includes massive taxes on cigarettes, advertising bans, and endless lawsuits against tobacco companies. This war is infecting America with a political disease far worse than any health risk caused by smoking; it is destroying our freedom to make our own judgments and choices.

The whole story.......
http://www.officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=87976

And this complaining is coming from a big time Obama supporter!

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PostSubject: Re: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:13 pm

Mark,

Wouldn't it be more politically correct to portray Obama smoking a joint rather than a cigarette?

Mike B.
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PostSubject: Re: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:18 pm

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Mark,

Wouldn't it be more politically correct to portray Obama smoking a joint rather than a cigarette?

Mike B.

I should have suspected a response like that from you! He'll probably claim that it doesn't count because he doesn't inhale!

lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer On American Liberty   Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:48 am

Justpipes wrote:
pipemaker wrote:
Mark,

Wouldn't it be more politically correct to portray Obama smoking a joint rather than a cigarette?

Mike B.

I should have suspected a response like that from you! He'll probably claim that it doesn't count because he doesn't inhale!

lol! lol! lol!

There's a great vid of him saying he did inhale, cause that's the point! lol!
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