Bloomberg: Biggest Threat in NYC - Smokers

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by chanel, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. chanel
    Offline

    chanel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    12,130
    Thanks Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    People's Republic of NJ
    Ratings:
    +2,749
    New Yorkers' Cigarette Breaks May Go Up In Smoke : NPR

    When will Bloomberg go after the hookah bars? Oh wait. That would be racist. My bad.
     
  2. Zoom-boing
    Offline

    Zoom-boing Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    25,061
    Thanks Received:
    7,260
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    East Japip
    Ratings:
    +10,120
    Fucccck them. :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke:
     
  3. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,960
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,965
    Fucking assholes interfering with the rights of others annoy the crap out of me. I don't smoke but I support the right of smokers to make their own choices. Interesting how we vilify smokers, yet we totally love junkies. Odd world.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Who would want to live in NYC anyway?
     
  5. chanel
    Offline

    chanel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    12,130
    Thanks Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    People's Republic of NJ
    Ratings:
    +2,749
    Beats me. But a hell of a lot of people work there. And there are a hell of a lot of bars in Times Square. Good thing midtown doesn't depend on tourism. Oh wait...
     
  6. Ringel05
    Offline

    Ringel05 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    40,134
    Thanks Received:
    7,991
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    Ratings:
    +17,235
    Bloomberg: Biggest Threat in NYC

    This is the more accurate statement.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  7. Capitalist
    Offline

    Capitalist Jeffersonian Liberal

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Messages:
    835
    Thanks Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Ratings:
    +211
    [​IMG]
    You don't need cigarette breaks, it's for the children.
     
  8. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,150
    Thanks Received:
    14,897
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +36,864
    [​IMG]
     
  9. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,617
    If they were really worried about the lungs of New Yorkers, they'd ban gasoline and deisel powered vehicles....at LEAST in Manhattan.

    No this is a political move.

    Right now scapegoating smokers is okay with enough Americans that doing this sort of thing wins votes.

    You really want to save tax dollars in health care?

    Start taxing FAT PEOPLE.

    They, rather than smokers, typically end up costing the taxpayers far more in health costs.

    Smokers die early and therefore actually end up costing the taxpayer less (in health care AND in social security) than the average nonsmoker.

    Ironic isn't it?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,150
    Thanks Received:
    14,897
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +36,864
    How unlike Renaissance Florence is NYC. Had Il Magnifico ran Florence the way Bloomy is running NY he'd have been chased out to Sicily.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page