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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    So smoking pot won't affect health costs? Why the hell is thier a stop smoking campaign. Statists, are so confusing sometimes....
    Pot smoking affects health, of course. I have no idea how the two effects would offset each other.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Pot smoking affects health, of course. I have no idea how the two effects would offset each other.


    But we should make Marijuana legal, but outlaw big sodas..... yeah that makes sense.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    But we should make Marijuana legal, but outlaw big sodas..... yeah that makes sense.
    No, I obviously didn't say that. Personally I think Bloomberg's plan is idiotic, and I would legalize pot.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    But we should make Marijuana legal, but outlaw big sodas..... yeah that makes sense.
    I don't see the problem in this. He's wanting to decriminalize marijuana possession, so prisons won't be filled with people who committed "petty" crimes. He doesn't want to ban soda's all together, but just limit the huge sizes. Soda is probably terrible for you, and as much of an obesity epidemic as there is, especially with younger kids, I don't really see the problem with this. Or maybe I'm missing something....

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    I don't see the problem in this. He's wanting to decriminalize marijuana possession, so prisons won't be filled with people who committed "petty" crimes. He doesn't want to ban soda's all together, but just limit the huge sizes. Soda is probably terrible for you, and as much of an obesity epidemic as there is, especially with younger kids, I don't really see the problem with this. Or maybe I'm missing something....

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You have a right to be a fat **** if you so choose.
    Does this mean that no measures should be taken to reduce our current obesity epidemic?

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Does this mean that no measures should be taken to reduce our current obesity epidemic?

    We should force people to have stomache stapling surgery.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You have a right to be a fat **** if you so choose.
    This ignores the spillover effect which forces associated with the majority of the population trajecting towards obesity. Even though you might not realize it, you will eventually be forced to bare the costs associated with an obese population.

    For example, obesity puts a $190 billion cost on health care, and continues to grow.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Does this mean that no measures should be taken to reduce our current obesity epidemic?
    You can take measures such as education. Let people choose how they want to live their lives.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    This ignores the spillover effect which forces associated with the majority of the population trajecting towards obesity. Even though you might not realize it, you will eventually be forced to bare the costs associated with an obese population.

    For example, obesity puts a $190 billion cost on health care, and continues to grow.
    Shouldn't they pay more for their health care?
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