posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 09:44 AM
I was in a thread the other day about a subject that has little or nothing to do with this, but a person mentioned that maybe the new smoking bans
everywhere is a sign that there really will be that doomsday scenario in 2012. I thougth his/her random thought deserved a thread of it's own. The
general thought process is that if we really do need to live in bunkers who wants nicotine fitting freak outs going on in the middle of the chaos, or
if we have to repopulate the world, who wants nasty smokers doing it.
Now at first I didn't give this much thought, but then I heard a story on my local news this morning that said they are putting an all out smoking
ban on the April ballot. This is to include casinos. Let me say, in my city we are a big casino town, with 5 river boat casinos in one county alone
and the people who go there are cigar, cigarette smoking, drinking folks. I can't imagine banning smoking from the boats.
Here's the deal, the government makes a ton of money off of smokers and drinkers. It's called the sin tax, it pays for all kinds of things, why on
earth does the government want to ban something that is so profitable for them? If they ban smoking everywhere, people will just get frustrated and
quit, now where is all that sin tax money going to come from? Or they will get frustrated and not frequent businesses that ban smoking as often as
they normally would. Now you have a decrease in profits for these businesses which = less taxes they shell out or they go out of business which = no
taxes from them at all.
I just don't get it. Why is the government spending so much time trying to force us to quit something that makes them such a great deal of money?
And really in my part of the country this just started happening within the last year and a half. It is a little bit frightening. Could it relate to
a doomsday? Who knows. Just wanted to throw this out there and see what y'all thought.
Later, peace and chicken grease,