Thoughts on Texas’ Smoking Ban

May 25, 2011 at 5:11 PM 1 comment

Hi, I’m Moot and I’m here to beat the dead horse. Old age has really killed more people than anything else. Cars kill, too, but I digress, and I think you miss the point. Plastic, nuclear energy, and chemtrails? I can’t light up my polyurethane, nuclear reactor 3 inches from my face in public either. Chemtrails!? Really?

I think a comedian once said “Smoking is like peeing in a pool” but I’ll expand on that a little: You can’t make a urination section, urine smells, it’s unsanitary, it can make people really sick and die, and somebody, probably other than the urinating person, is going to have to clean up the mess, especially if someone got sick or dies, which in real economic terms is far more expensive than if the urinator hadn’t done it in the first place. Determining if the person had the freedom to urinate wherever they want to urinate? Just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should. Go pee somewhere else where no one has to deal with it.

Just to be fair, we have to urinate, right? We don’t have to smoke, right? That’s where the analogy breaks down. But no one is saying you can’t smoke, nor that you can’t pee; you just can’t pee in the public pool.

—–Original Message—–
From: [Name removed]
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:05 PM
To: safun
Subject: Re: [SA FUN] Smoking ban passed in Texas

I find it funny that everyone complains about cigarette smoke, yet no complaints or laws are made regarding the banning of chem-trails, plastics that are harmful to humans, nuclear testing that has increased global radiation, or a plethora of other things that are far more lethal to the populace then cigarette smoke. Taking what is fed to you as the “most severe problem we face” and then running with it is only furthering the frame of thought that the select few are trying to push in to your head.
Call me crazy, (and some may) but if you are concerned with cigarette smoke, vs. the amount of ridiculousness that is put in to your water supply… Then you need to re-think your worry list.

Wahhhh, it smells bad… So do port-a-potties.. And they still use those… I smoke occasionally, and don’t really care either way if they put this type of law in or not… My main point is that this argument is of little concern in the bigger picture and it seems like it is causing people to get their shorts all bunched up.

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  • 1. Iara  |  May 26, 2011 at 6:19 AM

    I smoke frequently, and it is important for me if they put this type of law.


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