...so glad i don't live in NYC...bloomberg is SUCH a moron...
anyway, i'm gonna respond to some things i saw here....
Yes, bloomberg has tons of money, and he COMPLETELY understands that this will end up costing businesses money...but here's the thing; he doesn't give
a s**t, because it's not HIS money...
Originally posted by BlindBastards
They do that here in Australia. They’re either hidden behind a curtain, in a cupboard or in shelves. I see no problem with it. People who already
smoke still do it. It’s their choice to harm their bodies with that poison.
Basically, I see no problem with this. If he wanted to include alcohol in the deal then that’s a different matter..
and then there's this...
you, sir, are a hypocrite....
what you said, basically boils down to "i see no problem with hiding/eliminating something because i personally don't like it, but if you touch
anything i like, then we have a problem". which is ignorant....it's basically saying that you think the rights of other people don't matter as much as
yours, which is exactly the kind of ignorant-ass thinking, that allows laws like this to come into existence.... the ignorance...deny it..
and then i saw some other stupidity about how it's ok to hide these, because then children won't see them....
folks, this is some straight up idiocy here....kids aren't buying from the stores themselves, they're bribing adults to buy them, or they're stealing
them from their parents... kids don't smoke because they saw the cigarette packs in a shop, they smoke because their parents smoke, or their older
friends smoke, or someone important to them (family member, etc) smokes...
following this dumbass rationale, we could say "lets hide the really strong liquor in a liquor store", or "lets hide the chocolate, cakes, and pies in
a grocery", or "lets hide the corn nuts in a convenience store"....and all this bulls**t is "for the children"....total nonsense, they don't give a
damn about the children, that's just the latest acceptable excuse to intrude upon people's lives, and attempt to curtail their freedom
and so what if a 17 year old decides he wants to smoke? we have free will for a reason. if we use that free will to make poor choices, that eventually
lead to our own demise, then so be it...the choice is the individual's to make..
i'm sure i'll have more, after i manage to choke through the rest of this thread, i just saw stuff i needed to comment on right quick..
19-3-2013 by Daedalus because: (no reason given)