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Disgusting anti smoking ads and a liberal agenda

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posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Why is it ok to put lung cancer and anti smoking ads on tv that make the people look like disgusting losers, but it is not ok to do anti-aids commercials like that. Is it because the liberal media agenda is promote drugs and sex, while condemning smoking? One important fact to remember....even non-smokers can get lung cancer. More money goes to AIDS research than lung cancer research. AIDS, except in the case of rape or force, is preventable. But it is not pc to put horrible ads with loser IV drug users and promiscuous people on tv....???? Why do we continue to take this brainwashing?




posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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One doesn't have to be promiscuous in their sexual contact to contract HIV/AIDS.



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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yeah...these folks don't go around sucking on AIDS everyday...well...i hope not....that would just be weird. there are commercials about AIDS awareness and the like...but they can't show commercials of people having sex or sharing needles (what you do to contract HIV)...but cigarette smokers will proudly display their self hatred by blowing their smoke everywhere.

i cannot tell you how many times i've been walking out of a grocery store and walked directly into a huge cloud of smoke that a smoker is exhaling upon walking into the store...and similar stories. most smokers i know are extremely inconsiderate of their habits effects on others. most people with AIDS keep it to themselves or are extremely mindful about having it and how they interact with others...
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posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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So don't watch TV.
Problem solved. Do you really need someone to spew their ads and talking points at you anyway?



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by timetothink
Why is it ok to put lung cancer and anti smoking ads on tv that make the people look like disgusting losers, but it is not ok to do anti-aids commercials like that. Is it because the liberal media agenda is promote drugs and sex, while condemning smoking? One important fact to remember....even non-smokers can get lung cancer. More money goes to AIDS research than lung cancer research. AIDS, except in the case of rape or force, is preventable. But it is not pc to put horrible ads with loser IV drug users and promiscuous people on tv....???? Why do we continue to take this brainwashing?


Well here are some statistics for you that might easily explain why more funding is put into AIDS research than Lung Cancer research.

The average amount of deaths around the world each year from lung cancer is 1.3 million.

The average number of deaths from AIDS/HIV related illnesses is 1.8 million.

They're actually not that far apart, but AIDS kills half a million more people each year. That is a significant number if you ask me.

Secondly, smoking tobacco is a drug. No different than any mind altering chemical you put in your body like alcohol. marijuana, caffeine, coc aine, heroine, a potato, all of these things are technically drugs since they are chemicals that alter your mind. Yes, even a potato. So you're contradicting yourself by saying that somehow this "hidden liberal agenda" is promoting drug use and sex and death by aids, but trying to get people to stop smoking cigarretes....That doesn't even add up with your desire to support more lung cancer research. You're contradicting yourself bud, what's up?



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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That is true.


I can envision a scenario in which a faithful spouse is infected by an adulterous spouse who either didn't know or didn't care, or perhaps intentionally infected the faithful spouse. The faithful spouse would be a victim of the promiscuity of the unfaithful spouse.

Maybe there should be a push in media to portray infidelity in a negative light. Unfortunately, I suspect that there's too much money to be made by glamourizing infidelity and promiscuity for that to happen in the near future. Maybe if those who make the movie and write the scripts could be educated on the greater financial gain of promoting more family-friendly values among their leading characters. Think of how the incomes compare between corporations like more family-firendly Disney versus less family-friendly Hustler.



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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What I am saying is the pc attitudes make it ok to make jerk out of smokers, but you can'say anything bad about people who don't use protection or are IV users. Do you really think the media would allow an ad showing how bad IV drug use is or portray the user as a greasy loser? That is what the new ads in NY are doing to smokers and they are using taxpayer money doing it instead of using it for research.....all the answers on this thread prove my point. Feel sorry for people with AIDS, hate smokers....I guess the brainwashing has been quite successful.



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by timetothink
What I am saying is the pc attitudes make it ok to make jerk out of smokers, but you can'say anything bad about people who don't use protection or are IV users.


Because it's generalising and offending those with the disease, that they were wither needle users or sluts.


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posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Originally posted by timetothink
Why is it ok to put lung cancer and anti smoking ads on tv that make the people look like disgusting losers, but it is not ok to do anti-aids commercials like that. Is it because the liberal media agenda is promote drugs and sex, while condemning smoking? One important fact to remember....even non-smokers can get lung cancer. More money goes to AIDS research than lung cancer research. AIDS, except in the case of rape or force, is preventable. But it is not pc to put horrible ads with loser IV drug users and promiscuous people on tv....???? Why do we continue to take this brainwashing?
Smoking is drug use, as is drinking. In fact the only drugs worse than tobacco and alcohol are heroin and meth.

In developed nations sex is one of lowest causes of AIDS/HIV infection. Most of it is actually from dirty needles from heroin and meth use. That is why many cities have "needle exchange" programs where drug addicts bring in their used needles in exchange for clean ones to hamper the spread of disease. Actually detoxing meth and heroin users is much more expensive and less effective than just giving out clean needles.



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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If you watch LOGO, they do have tv commercials about HIV and aids including on the prevention of such. It is a matter of context and showing such in a distasteful manor.

At one time the bad thing of the USA was the Chinese, then the Irish, then the hispanic community, then the African American community, then the homosexual community, then the smokers, fast food consumers, muslims and so forth.

Time we just stated, take responsibility for what you do, cause it may affect you in the long run.



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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First of all, I'm with you on the fact that non-smokers villafy and degrade smokers. Their main weapon of "ATTACK" is statistics, wich can be so easily manipulated, for example; unemployment. I have seen in small local areas where one of several Dept. of" Unemployment" offices are so crowded it takes hours to get anything done yet unemployment rate is down to 9%. Do they count people who's benifits have expired, no. Nor do they count those who did not qualify for any one of countless guidelines and rules.Thats just one example.
IMO the culprits are those who don't like the smell. These people fabricate reasons why others should'nt smoke so they don't have to smell it. My message to them is, move upwind, I do not care for the "stink pretty"
you are wearing either! My folks had the saying, "If you don't have something nice to say keep your mouth shut". religious or not the words " Judge not lest ye be judged" should carry some weight with all!



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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Smoking is a disgusting habit and I'm all for making those who smoke look like "disgusting loosers" I wouldn't mind so much if I didn't constantly have to walk through clouds of smoke while I'm out and about.

On a brighter note, as smokers are killing themselves at least the gene pool will benefit.

Rev

ETA: For the record, I smoke Cuban cigars from time to time, but never in public.




edit on 30/1/2012 by revmoofoo because: ETA



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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Well it is truly awesome to know that when the "disgusting" all die off that they will be succeeded by perfection and unopinionated people such as yourself!



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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I love the way you put words in my mouth.
Did I mention how nasty smokers smell to non-smokers? Not only their clothing, but their breath too?


Rev



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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How could I put words in your mouth with your foot blocking it?And if you are offended by the smell, what can I say?.....You are standing too close for reasons unbeknownst to me!!!!



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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Thank you, SD and Ajay.......the point people are not getting from my post is that the liberal media tends to lean to the side of "do whatever you want and feels good, unless we are against it....". They always have to have a villain. And you cannot tell me that cigarette smoke in the air is more toxic than car exhaust, Bon fires, factories (including those that make stuff liberals love...there's a lot of plastic in an IPad ) trains, planes on and on and on....

Go suck on a tailpipe for 5 minutes....bet you won't survive......a cigarette may or may not kill you years from now.


You cannot compare a cig smoker to an IV drug user....so why are they allowed to be villianized on TV? Because they are the chosen group to hate right now....

I wonder where all the Ron Paul supporters are on this? Don't you all believe in to each his own, get out of our business? Most of you including Mr Paul himself advocate legalizing drugs. So pot smoking is acceptable but cigarettes are not?


I repeat....the brainwashing has worked excellently.


still haven't received a good reason why 1 self inflicted disease is worse than another self inflicted disease.

And don't say AIDS is not self inflicted...the fact is "most" cases are because of stupidity or irresponsibility. Just like some lung cancer is from smoking.....also from working with asbestos, in mines, certain factories and genetics.


The hypocrisy is disgusting.....either the ads should be pulled (especially since its tax payer money) or run the same kind of ads for every other disease that may be remotely self inflicted. They are always yelling about fair.....but fair only matters when they say it does. (libs I mean)



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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There are times I almost throw up when I smell some people in public...body odor, cat piss, really bad cologne and some things that cannot be identified......guess what? That's life, tough....people smell, people look funny, people curse in front of kids......to bad....don't go in public then....you can't regulate everything nor should you.



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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