posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 11:59 PM
Originally posted by RedGolem
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
your point is well taken also be it when we look at tobacco it is much simpler to put a cost on the treatment for the effects of tobacco use.
That is why it will be out of society sooner or later.
If I may interject some common sense here....
Tobacco CAN BE dangerous to certain individuals OVER A COURSE OF TIME, however what about liquor, sugar, soft drinks, chocolate bars and just about
anything else mildely-to-moderate dangerous? Why not ban those too?
Narcotics have been outlawed for decades in almost all countries, except the netherlands, YET they still find their way into the economy and people
pay expensive prices to use them...meaning they pay to ruin their life. If the governement(any government) was sincere don't you think they would
stop the importation/exportation of illegal substances at the point of entry? Its common knowledge that customs only search 5%-10% of all containers
yet at the airport your given absolute hell. I am not talking just about the TSA which is an american agency, in europe you have to go through
similar searches. Whats the point of HARRASSING airline customers if they don't care to solve the problem?!
Tobacco is no where near as dangerous as narcotics so why ban it? And to take it a step forward why the hell does the government tell business owners
to install special filters, exhaust sytem, glass shields IF THEY PLAN TO BAN ALL SMOKING WITHIN A YEAR? They are showing CONTEMPT not only for the
smokers but your average business people trying to survive in A CHOKING ECONOMY!!! One would hope that the people ELECTED to represent us would care
enough to think straight and not play THESE STUPID GAMES which help no one but the elite.
And don't tell me anything about public healthcare. Its wasteful to the point of bankruptcy, not just in greece but in many, many countries. Our
"elected" leaders don't care about anything public...thats for sure...they want to privitise the hospitals/clinics just like everything else under
government supervision. Its not a case of incompetance...its more a case of treason!