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(WTOP)   Work for Fairfax County, Virginia? Enjoy your mandatory smoking cessation classes   (wtop.com) divider line 6
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2012-12-12 04:23:54 AM  
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The All-Powerful Atheismo: log_jammin: phrawgh: Are you so sure?

Old Major warns, "Your resolution must never falter. No argument must lead you astray. Never listen when they tell you that Man and the animals have a common interest....we must not come to resemble him...No animal must ever live in a house or sleep in a bed, or wear clothes, or drink alcohol, or smoke tobacco, or touch money, or engage in trade." - Animal Farm


not big on reading are you?

Nah he basically missed the only point to what I said.


He might have just been trying to emphasize the bit about never changing your mind or letting someone persuade you.
2012-12-12 03:55:11 AM  
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cedarpark: ... all the fatties have to attend weight-loss counselling too.

/didn't think so


This. And it should take priority over smoking classes.
2012-12-12 03:38:46 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: ModernLuddite: I like the idea, but the argument has to be framed just right. Many things are harmful or unhealthy, but do we want our employers or our schools telling us we have to wear helmets when we ride bikes, or else face termination? No soda, or fail a review? Don't drive too fast, or get docked a grade?

And damn it, if smoking is so terrible why not just outlaw it? Why pussy foot around it?

As a former insurance agent... people who have speeding tickets on their record can be rejected as job applicants at insurance companies. Not wearing a helmet is another traffic offense that can be used to make an adverse employment decision, in the right industry. And soldiers in the Army are currently being discharged for being too fat to do their jobs.



That last one is a little different. If you are unable to perform you duties there are going to be issues no matter where you are. In the case of the Army there can be slightly bigger consequences.
2012-12-12 03:31:34 AM  
1 votes:
... all the fatties have to attend weight-loss counselling too.

/didn't think so
2012-12-12 03:23:47 AM  
1 votes:

ModernLuddite: I like the idea, but the argument has to be framed just right. Many things are harmful or unhealthy, but do we want our employers or our schools telling us we have to wear helmets when we ride bikes, or else face termination? No soda, or fail a review? Don't drive too fast, or get docked a grade?

And damn it, if smoking is so terrible why not just outlaw it? Why pussy foot around it?


As a former insurance agent... people who have speeding tickets on their record can be rejected as job applicants at insurance companies. Not wearing a helmet is another traffic offense that can be used to make an adverse employment decision, in the right industry. And soldiers in the Army are currently being discharged for being too fat to do their jobs.
2012-12-12 01:03:23 AM  
1 votes:
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People want to whine about their taxes going to pay for ridiculous government benefit plans? This is how you reduce the cost of the plan, in the long run. At some point in the future, the Commonwealth will also wrap its head around the fact that being a smoker is not a protected class for civil rights purposes. You can't fire a drunk (as an addict, they have to be given the chance to get treatment for the addiction as a disability), but you can refuse to hire one. Being a smoker should not be treated any differently.
 
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