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originally posted by: verschickter
I´m a light smoker, 4-6 cigarettes a day, still I am outraged because I´m a grown human and don´t need the EU to teach me, because what I´m doing (to myself) is my business. Yet, where are the pictures on alcohol bottles showing the effects of it??? If we go retarded, we´ll have to go the whole ten yards, I suggest. Oh, make it mandatory to print severed bodies onto cars, because you know, cars kill.
Yet the cigarettes are allowed to be sold in common stores, where every child can see those pictures. I mean there are ones with a crying baby smoking, or a fetus in an ashtray and someone stomps the cigarette out on it. Or a women coughing blood into a hankerchief. We ban games like Counter-Strike for under 18 years olds but allow such pictures to be shown in public so that the youngest can see them? This is so twisted.
Since we exchanged the DM against the Euro, everything has doubled in price almost over night in 2001, while the DM /Euro exchange ratio was 2:1. I´m all for cutting some heads in Brüssel and focus on the important things, not micromanaging every damn thing. It´s like they are totally detached from reality.