But the hell with the smokers. Oh my gosh. Talk about talking out one side of your mouth and then with the other
By the way Temporal, keep your kittens off the catnip
~Following My Own Flow~
Why is it legal to smoke Cig's and not Pot?
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Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
I'm wasn't privy to this other debate, but I think there's an obvious distinction between the right to use drugs, generally, and a right to stink up any public area you want and cause whoever is nearby to join in the consequences of your decision.
Having said that? I am 100% sure that reguardless of how considerate smokers have been? These haters would still be trying to strip of our rights to do what we wanna do in pubic places. It would not matter to them if all smokers were of the considerate nature as they simply HATE us for smoking.
~Following My Own Flow~
"This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB
There *was* a public acceptance concerning cigarettes - you know - there were the operatic stems and fanciful cases and so on. ther was a whole 'mystic' or 'class' about smoking - before they were admittedly harmful. . . now that's gone and replaced with awareness and a disapproval of smoking. It is no longer socially legitimate and most certainly no one thinks it's 'fancy' or 'high-class'
So it went from being an acceptable social-engagement to just be a gross nuisance to many.
Most illicit drugs - and pot (because pot's not illicit) never had - never will - have such connotations. How they effect you is seen as lazy, distasteful - and what made pot popular were the 60's . . . so that, there, further associates with the 'destestable riff-raff'
so most of these issues are a social-concept just like women wearing high-heels and men wearing ties.
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A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow