America is Communist

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EnglshGentleman

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America is Communist
« on: April 14, 2011, 04:23:39 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Health_Cigarette_Smoking_Act

Lol @ those Americans, trying to cut down on freedom of speech. The American government is even controlling what people can view on TV!!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 04:52:42 PM »
My favorite bar went under because of the smoking ban in Arizona.


Also I had to deal with old retarded ladies who were like, "OMG THEY VOTED IN THE SMOKING BAN WHY ARE PEOPLE SMOKING!?!??!" up to 5 months before it took affect in my restaurant. I wanted to spike their tea with death.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 05:43:58 PM »
Fuck Cigarettes. You can get the same shit with a patch or a gum without the horrible smoke.
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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 06:26:14 PM »
Communism does not imply a lack of freedom.

Also,

Fuck Cigarettes. You can get the same shit with a patch or a gum without the horrible smoke.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 06:26:59 PM »
If you aren't/weren't a smoker then you don't get it.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 06:27:47 PM »
We are heading that way....its sad really.

Also I just bought my first batch of these.

http://www.greensmoke.com/

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 03:20:57 AM »
I don't care for the bars but I'm glad you can't smoke in restaurants. Way to fuck up the taste of everyone's food.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 03:24:04 AM »
It's a slow ban on cigarettes and I couldn't be happier.  With any luck, tobacco industries will fall in the next 20 years.
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 03:27:31 AM »
Also I just bought my first batch of these.

http://www.greensmoke.com/

Wow, that's interesting. I've never seen those before.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 05:31:25 AM »
Let us smoke, why should people be angry that my ignorance is killing me?
Normally when I'm not sure I just cop a feel.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 06:46:11 AM »
Let us smoke, why should people be angry that my ignorance is killing me?
Because it's killing me too.
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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011, 07:23:53 AM »
Let us smoke, why should people be angry that my ignorance is killing me?
Because it's killing me too.
Second hand smoke a) isn't that dangerous b) you aren't getting that much of it.

So no, no one is killing you.

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Beorn

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2011, 07:33:21 AM »
Because it fucks up the taste of the food.
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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2011, 09:38:39 AM »
Let us smoke, why should people be angry that my ignorance is killing me?
Because it's killing me too.
No it's not.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2011, 09:46:45 AM »
The sooner the tobacco industry goes under the better.  It's costing the US a shitton in medical bills, so I don't see why people think the government is overstepping boundries by banning smoking.

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2011, 09:49:11 AM »
The sooner the tobacco industry goes under the better.  It's costing the US a shitton in medical bills, so I don't see why people think the government is overstepping boundries by banning smoking.

Even though I'm pro banning smoking this argument is moot unless junk food, not sporting people, people sporting too much, people driving cars etc etc would also get banned.
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2011, 09:57:51 AM »
The sooner the tobacco industry goes under the better.  It's costing the US a shitton in medical bills, so I don't see why people think the government is overstepping boundries by banning smoking.

Even though I'm pro banning smoking this argument is moot unless junk food, not sporting people, people sporting too much, people driving cars etc etc would also get banned.

That's a terrible argument.  You're basically saying "Well, fuck it -- all or nothing."

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2011, 10:37:08 AM »
Yeah, let's shutdown a major player in America's economy, that wont hurt anything.

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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2011, 11:03:38 AM »
Yeah, let's shutdown a major player in America's economy, that wont hurt anything.

No as much as it helps, I'd imagine. Even if there was a black market for tobacco, which there would be, it wouldn't be cigarettes.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2011, 11:37:38 AM »
Also I just bought my first batch of these.

http://www.greensmoke.com/

Wow, that's interesting. I've never seen those before.

Just got them today...Im slightly dissapointed.  The "smoke" is weak...a little weaker than I was expecting, and it tastes like you are sucking on one of those smoke machines you use at parties.  If im going to stick with it its going to take a serious adjustment.  Although I do feel the nicotine and it curbs the urge for an actual smoke after about 5 min of using it.  During though I still want a regular smoke.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2011, 11:42:09 AM »
This is dumb, but it's no dumber than outlawing marijuana, cocaine or LSD.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Beorn

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2011, 11:53:03 AM »
This is dumb, but it's no dumber than outlawing marijuana, cocaine or LSD.

Actually it's less dumb, because marijuana, cocaine and LSD are not as bad for your health and don't affect other people.
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2011, 11:56:49 AM »
Also, with regard to banning smoking in bars and restaurants, I don't think a blanket ban is desirable. Rather, the government should afford legal protection to those restaurant owners who wish to ban it in their own establishments, but ultimately the decision should be up to the owner and not the lawmaker.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

Re: America is Communist
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2011, 01:12:53 PM »
America is not communist. America is a Hyper Capitalism for the workers and Socialism for the wealthy.
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2011, 07:10:26 PM »
All I'm gathering is, "BAWWWWW my freedom should be more free than others." I get not smoking in banks or grocery stores, but bars? Seriously? I don't think we can call this America if I can't have a cigarette and a beer together.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2011, 07:11:46 PM »
It ceases to be freedom when one person is passively hurting another just by being there.

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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2011, 07:14:57 PM »
It ceases to be freedom when one person is passively hurting another just by being there.

Yes.  So driving should be banned too.

And is passivity such an important part of it?  Seems arbitrary to me.  Alcohol regularly causes one person to aggressively hurt another; I think that is much worse.  Drinking should be banned.
Where did you educate the biology, in toulet?

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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2011, 07:19:29 PM »
From what I understand, second-hand smoke isn't anywhere as bad as everyone thinks it is. It's probably not as bad as the noise pollution that comes from people who bitch about smoke in the air. That's like digging knives into my ears.

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Re: America is Communist
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2011, 07:27:05 PM »
It ceases to be freedom when one person is passively hurting another just by being there.

Yes.  So driving should be banned too.

And is passivity such an important part of it?  Seems arbitrary to me.  Alcohol regularly causes one person to aggressively hurt another; I think that is much worse.  Drinking should be banned.

Don't be silly. Neither of those issues compare to passive smoking. Driving is an essential form of transport, and it isn't harmful unless you're sticking your face in the exhaust. Not a lot of people become aggressive when drunk, and those that do should know better than to become that drunk.

From what I understand, second-hand smoke isn't anywhere as bad as everyone thinks it is. It's probably not as bad as the noise pollution that comes from people who bitch about smoke in the air. That's like digging knives into my ears.

At the end of the day, smokers are essentially burning money while simultaneously killing themselves and annoying others in the room. Even if passive smoke were harmless (and you're right, it isn't that deadly), is it really such a bad thing to not smoke? Can't you use patches or something?