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(New York Daily News)   New Yorkers, for every cigarette pack you buy you could be killing someone other than yourselves   (nydailynews.com) divider line 16
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2013-05-17 12:40:26 AM
3 votes:
Well, hell with that. Let's get real all up in here ...

Every time we been doing this (for the past 60+ years)

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We've been forced to assist in paying for this ...

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Because of these rat bastids ...

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Who chose to force Americans to buy gazilions of barrels of foreign oil ...

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When we have all the energy resources we needed.

So, catch the cigarette cartel and mete out some rough justice, but never forget you and I were forced to pay for the terrorism what killed 3,000 of us on 9/111.

And we paid for a whole more than that, by transferring our gas tank wealth to the people who hate us.
2013-05-16 10:15:59 PM
3 votes:
Oh, fark NY cigarette taxes.  They created their own black market.

I hit NYC twice a year for business, and I can sell a pack for 8 dollars at a bar, or for 20 dollars if it's close to closing time.  It's ridiculous.  I'll carry a carton up for a week trip from VA, but I don't smoke that much.  The rest is usually just gifted to friends, but NYC got so stupid with the taxes that we can use individual smokes as barter for drinks.
2013-05-17 12:30:17 AM
2 votes:
I see it another way
If the rabid nonsmoking clutch hadn't gone insane with taxation
a criminal enterprise opportunity wouldn't have been created

It's prohibition all over again

/but then I'm a half full type of guy
2013-05-16 11:52:33 PM
2 votes:

teenage mutant ninja rapist: it will be tobacco home grows


In most states it is legal to grow Tobacco for personal use.

/Planted it once to piss off and overzealous HOA who didn't like my Tomato plants.
2013-05-17 12:49:46 AM
1 votes:
Puritanical attitudes creating a black market for a product deemed immoral and therefore banned and heavily taxed by a bunch of sanctimonious jackasses? Who would have guessed?
2013-05-17 12:25:49 AM
1 votes:
This I've always wondered: couldnt NY smokers just hop a PATH train into New Jersey to get cheaper smokes?
2013-05-17 12:25:34 AM
1 votes:

xanadian: So, if you want cheap smokes and want to stick it to The Man, you support terrorism.

Good to know.


Or tribal sovereignty:
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Onondoga Nation Smoke Shop FTW!
2013-05-17 12:13:04 AM
1 votes:

Outrageous Muff: doglover: Outrageous Muff: As an ex smoker I have no problem with these taxes if you can't pay for the smokes you shouldn't be having them.

Didn't know quitting smoking made you an amoral jackass. I'll have to start smoking again.

Oh I'm sorry that I understood smoking was choice and that if it become cost prohibitive it would be wise to quit.


Vice tax is a failure of government and society, not a legitimate moral or economic factor in price.

Hence, the black market in this case is in the right.
2013-05-16 11:54:16 PM
1 votes:

Tom_Slick: teenage mutant ninja rapist: it will be tobacco home grows

In most states it is legal to grow Tobacco for personal use.

/Planted it once to piss off and overzealous HOA who didn't like my Tomato plants.


2 thumbs up sir. 2 thumbs up
2013-05-16 11:52:10 PM
1 votes:

doglover: Outrageous Muff: As an ex smoker I have no problem with these taxes if you can't pay for the smokes you shouldn't be having them.

Didn't know quitting smoking made you an amoral jackass. I'll have to start smoking again.


Nobody worse than an ex smoker or drinker.
the most amoral ignorant preachy sobs to ever live.

if a law is stupid it is your duty to disobey it.

/ Muder and theft are still wrong so beat it smart asses
2013-05-16 11:49:24 PM
1 votes:
Big surprise, high taxes = black market. You could eliminate this source of terrorist funds by dropping the taxes back to levels where smuggling doesn't pay. But no, keep them high and then complain when bad guys act like bad guys and happily flout the law for their own gain.
2013-05-16 11:49:00 PM
1 votes:

Outrageous Muff: As an ex smoker I have no problem with these taxes if you can't pay for the smokes you shouldn't be having them.


Didn't know quitting smoking made you an amoral jackass. I'll have to start smoking again.
2013-05-16 11:48:34 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Oh, fark NY cigarette taxes.  They created their own black market.

I hit NYC twice a year for business, and I can sell a pack for 8 dollars at a bar, or for 20 dollars if it's close to closing time.  It's ridiculous.  I'll carry a carton up for a week trip from VA, but I don't smoke that much.  The rest is usually just gifted to friends, but NYC got so stupid with the taxes that we can use individual smokes as barter for drinks.


Lol. Thems crack prices.

anyone who needs a smoke. Hit the border to canada.
our injuns sell smokes cheap.

one day there will no longer be marijuana home grow ops.
it will be tobacco home grows
2013-05-16 11:40:32 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Oh, fark NY cigarette taxes.  They created their own black market.


Ayup. The only place that's going to work is somewhere relatively isolated like Alaska or Hawaii. Found myself paying more than $9 a pack when I was in Alaska. Next time I'll bring my own. And I'm still kicking myself for missing the airport shop in Tanzania where I could have gotten cartons of Camels for less than $20.
2013-05-16 10:58:55 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Oh, fark NY cigarette taxes.  They created their own black market.

I hit NYC twice a year for business, and I can sell a pack for 8 dollars at a bar, or for 20 dollars if it's close to closing time.  It's ridiculous.  I'll carry a carton up for a week trip from VA, but I don't smoke that much.  The rest is usually just gifted to friends, but NYC got so stupid with the taxes that we can use individual smokes as barter for drinks.


I've been on the streets of NYC for quite some time, it used to be "can I bum a butt from you", now it's "can I buy a butt from you for a dollar".

/the scam is the same, just a different time.

// most people on the street that used to hit me up for butts don't even bother now days... knowing the price of the cigarettes.
2013-05-16 10:51:12 PM
1 votes:
I guess I can finally kill off smokers pre-emptively like I have always wanted to.
 
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