Louisiana Senate approves smoking ban in Bars and Casinos

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  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Prohibition was the mistake of making a law prohibiting something that the citizens were very divided about. Constitutional amendments need to be about things that we are all basically in agreement about.

    Like alcohol, cheese fries and twinkies don't require everyone around them to eat some of it whether they like it or not. This is the key issue with tobacco, as far as I'm concerned. Infringement on others.

    The health issue cannot be completely ignored however, it costs this country a fortune and many families are destroyed by cancer deaths. We cannot really keep people from killing themselves, they will find a way. If they want to do it with cigarettes, all we can do discourage the practice by making it expensive for them. Tax the hell out of the cigarettes and use all of the money to defray cancers cost to the nation. We can also make it a practice shunned in public places. Many families ban smokers to the patio already. All cigarette advertising could also be banned. People who sell addictive substances, really don't need to advertise.
     
  2. Jmg

    Jmg Senior Member

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    that is what i have heard
     
  3. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    go get on your scooter.
     
  4. Jmg

    Jmg Senior Member

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    people use that quote alot
     
  5. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    they also say the definition of insanity yada yada einstein. You used to get excited snuffing those out too.
     
  6. Jmg

    Jmg Senior Member

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    o man did i ever.

    the einstein one really gets on my nerves.

    as you may remember i also enjoy the law about headlines in the form of a question (can be answered "no" and ignored).


    i also hate stories called "the curious case of" whatever. you would think the copy editors of the world would stop letting these things through, but you still see this stuff in mainstream media all the time.

    one of my favotrite most recent examples of headline in the form of a question:

    IS DONALD TRUMP CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CORONAVIRUS DEATHS?

    no.

    https://theintercept.com/2020/04/02/is-donald-trump-criminally-responsible-for-coronavirus-deaths/
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    It's easy for a no talent writer to start with a dumb question and go from there. Lists are popular too.

    Top 10 Ways Australian shark attacks are Trump's fault.
     
  8. Jmg

    Jmg Senior Member

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    25 Celebs you never knew were gay
    40 hacks for wd40
     
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    APPTiger Founding Member

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    But Cuomo and DeBlasio are. Wonder if anything will come of it.....
     

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