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Originally posted by Jefferton
reply to post by HabaneroPepper
People walk by me a thousand times a day blowing smoke at me, is there a special out doors just for lame people like me who like breathing?
Smoking is dumb and ugly.
Originally posted by onehuman
Ok, first I will post what brought me to making this thread and yes, once again I used the original title of article out of respect, but I really have more to say on the subject.
The witnesses say two riders were trying to restrain the man when he pulled out a pen and slashed Seeger's face. Seeger, of Nutley, N.J., was treated at a hospital and released. Police charged the man with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Originally posted by thedeadtruth
reply to post by PrinceDreamer
No evidence.... How about intelligence ?
(1) The first day you ever went to school, the first thing they ever teach you is if there ever is a fire, " get on the floor and crawl out because the smoke will kill you " It is part of a global curriculum for children.
Are you suggesting you never went to any school in any county ? ( If so it might account for your absence of intellect ).
(2) Smoke is an irritant, even outside. The first logical thing you would do is make sure you are downwind of everyone else before lighting up.
Manners + Intelligence = non-issue.
No manners + lack of intelligence = this conversation.
Important point...... So you ignore the above and site " no research " blah blah blah....What would you do if research was released showing it does kill people. Offer to set yourself on fire in public out of shame for hurting innocent people your whole life.
I think not. I think you just don't care for anyone but yourself.
edit on 11/19/09 by thedeadtruth because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by PrinceDreamer
The same can be said for self righteous attitudes...
There is though plenty of evidence to say it is harmful within an enclosed area, and so I feel the current legislation is right.
Then comes the other issue, do people have the right to challenge others just because they are doing something they don't like.
I know (from personal experience) if someone complains about me smoking in an open public place, my first reaction is to ignore them, if they continue to voice their opinion my reply tends to be a two word sentence staring and finishing with the letter F. That may seem like I am intolerant, which I am not I just hate anyone trying to impinge on my personal freedoms.
I don't drive and my personal belief is everyone should use public transport, it would be better for the environment. The smoke, carcinogens and other obnoxious fumes released by cars and motorcycles is provably damaging to the environment and towards peoples overall health, yet I don't berate every driver I see, in fact I don't berate any driver I see, even the housewives who take their gas guzzling 4x4 a 1000 yards to drop their kids at school just because they are to fat and lazy to walk.
smoke, carcinogens and other obnoxious fumes released by cars and motorcycles is provably damaging to the environment and towards peoples overall health,
So the be all and end all of it is, if I am smoking in an area that is designated no smoking, you have reason to complain, if it is in an open area with no restriction in place, don't bother to complain to me, the reply will be terse to say the least. No one has teh right to try an impinge my freedom just because they don't like what I do