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(AOL)   North Korea makes it a crime to smoke in your own home. Oops, did I say North Korea? I meant San Rafael, Calif   (realestate.aol.com) divider line 232
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2013-11-22 05:01:13 PM  
I'd have gone with "the Austro-Hungarian Empire", but that might just be me.
 
2013-11-22 06:22:57 PM  
Guys, I heard that the German province of Alsace-Lorraine is banning trans-fats.
 
2013-11-22 07:48:43 PM  
Many men smoke
but Fu Man Chu
 
2013-11-22 08:09:01 PM  
Kalifornia über alles.
 
2013-11-22 08:25:15 PM  
Unenforceable law in unenforceable.

Your landlord can prevent you from smoking, your neighbors can biatch about you smoking, the city can suggest you not smoke in your home, but in the end you can partake of a legal product within your home and there is jack and shiat the city can do about it. (and jack has left town to smoke)
 
2013-11-22 09:29:57 PM  
Soon you'll be able to buy cigarettes in California

/but you'll have to go to Nevada to smoke them
 
2013-11-22 09:38:15 PM  
Do something good for yourself, quit smoking

/quit dipping snuff a year ago
//don't miss it
 
2013-11-22 09:44:12 PM  
Soon you won't be able to suck anything in the privacy of your own home.
 
2013-11-22 09:56:45 PM  
I'm ok with this.  Last year I had a neighbor (I'm in an apt) who liked to sit outside and smoke.  She was 3 feet from my bedroom window and upwind.  My crib smelled like an effin ashtray.  I biatched to management several times, there are rules about smoking in common areas.  She finally moved.  Good riddance.

I like to drink.  Is it ok if I have a few beers and piss in your bedroom window?  No?  Then don't send your smoke in my bedroom window.
 
2013-11-22 10:13:26 PM  

Kalifornia über alles.
Socialism is socialist
 
2013-11-22 10:15:08 PM  

Ennuipoet: Unenforceable law in unenforceable.

Your landlord can prevent you from smoking, your neighbors can biatch about you smoking, the city can suggest you not smoke in your home, but in the end you can partake of a legal product within your home and there is jack and shiat the city can do about it. (and jack has left town to smoke)


If they passed a law then it gives landlords a reason to evict for violating a law.

I have no problem with this, since smokers dont get their smoke permeates to make everything smell like shiat.
 
2013-11-22 10:15:17 PM  
Can you even get tobacco in North Korea?

//read something on the Internets that weed is legal though.
 
2013-11-22 10:15:31 PM  
Implying North Koreans can afford fire.
 
2013-11-22 10:17:12 PM  
I found out once that what really pisses people off in San Rafael is if you pronounce 'Rafael' with three syllables.
 
2013-11-22 10:17:18 PM  

Arkanaut: Can you even get tobacco in North Korea?

//read something on the Internets that weed is legal though.


I've heard that weed is legal there too, which shocks me.  If you're a dictator of a country with chronic food shortages, why would you legalize a drug that gives everyone the munchies?  I'd understand if they legalized meth, since that would make people forget about how hungry they are (or bath salts so they eat each other), but weed?  Seems counter intuitive.
 
2013-11-22 10:17:52 PM  

Snotnose: I'm ok with this.  Last year I had a neighbor (I'm in an apt) who liked to sit outside and smoke.  She was 3 feet from my bedroom window and upwind.  My crib smelled like an effin ashtray.  I biatched to management several times, there are rules about smoking in common areas.  She finally moved.  Good riddance.

I like to drink.  Is it ok if I have a few beers and piss in your bedroom window?  No?  Then don't send your smoke in my bedroom window.


Seriously.  I really enjoy when they set up shop outside their unit and smoke on hot summer nights, and the smoke drifts into my kids' room.  Wanna kill yourself, fine, but don't fumigate my daughters while they sleep.
 
2013-11-22 10:19:12 PM  
I don't know anyone that smokes inside anymore. All the people that used to either quit or died.
 
2013-11-22 10:19:20 PM  

SubBass49: Snotnose: I'm ok with this.  Last year I had a neighbor (I'm in an apt) who liked to sit outside and smoke.  She was 3 feet from my bedroom window and upwind.  My crib smelled like an effin ashtray.  I biatched to management several times, there are rules about smoking in common areas.  She finally moved.  Good riddance.

I like to drink.  Is it ok if I have a few beers and piss in your bedroom window?  No?  Then don't send your smoke in my bedroom window.

Seriously.  I really enjoy when they set up shop outside their unit and smoke on hot summer nights, and the smoke drifts into my kids' room.  Wanna kill yourself, fine, but don't fumigate my daughters while they sleep.


It's not smokers' fault you decided to raise kids in an apartment.
 
2013-11-22 10:19:42 PM  
"Do you mind if I smoke?"
"Why? Are you on fire?"
 
2013-11-22 10:19:57 PM  

Snotnose: don't send your smoke in my bedroom window


Yes. "Send your smoke". Because they were sitting there with a fan pointed in your direction, or their lips pressed against your screen and blowing it into your home.

/also, your analogy sucks since they two are wholly different
 
2013-11-22 10:20:20 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Do something good for yourself, quit smoking

/quit dipping snuff a year ago
//don't miss it


While I agree, laws like this are just too much.
/Quit smoking Oct. 31st of this year again and hopefully for the last time.
 
2013-11-22 10:20:34 PM  
I don't care. Twenty years ago I would have cared, but now I don't. You idiots have been whining for so long about such inane shiat that I am completely inoculated against giving a fark about your imagined plights anymore. You whined so long and so hard about being told you can't do that shiat where you're affecting other people that my quota for giving a rat's ass has been fully consumed by it and I can no longer muster a single fark about this issue anymore to support you.
 
2013-11-22 10:20:47 PM  

steamingpile: Ennuipoet: Unenforceable law in unenforceable.

Your landlord can prevent you from smoking, your neighbors can biatch about you smoking, the city can suggest you not smoke in your home, but in the end you can partake of a legal product within your home and there is jack and shiat the city can do about it. (and jack has left town to smoke)

If they passed a law then it gives landlords a reason to evict for violating a law.

I have no problem with this, since smokers dont get their smoke permeates to make everything smell like shiat.


Yeah, they can do jack except for evict you and fine you for the damage it does to the neighboring home.

I don't really have a problem with it either; I'm pretty willing to let people do whatever they want to in their private property, as long as it doesn't have negative impacts on people around them. Smoking through a shared wall definitely meets 'has a negative impact on the people next to you'.

If you want complete freedom, go to the midwest and get a house where your closest neighbor is a half mile away - you can smoke whatever you want in that house, I couldn't care less.

/sister had an apt next to some people with a pretty clear pot habit, it would stink to high heaven
 
2013-11-22 10:21:28 PM  
I wouldn't know how to pronounce it using anything other than 3 syllables, Donatello.
 
2013-11-22 10:23:34 PM  
In some multifamily buildings, odors can pass from one unit to another with surprising ease.  For example, I just got home a few minutes ago, and as soon as I stepped inside I could tell that one of my neighbors has been cooking chili.
 
2013-11-22 10:24:15 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Peter von Nostrand: Do something good for yourself, quit smoking

/quit dipping snuff a year ago
//don't miss it

While I agree, laws like this are just too much.
/Quit smoking Oct. 31st of this year again and hopefully for the last time.


It's like pushing over a coke machine. You're not going to do it on the first push
 
2013-11-22 10:24:27 PM  
What they need is a law against cooking Korean food in a dwelling with a shared wall.  My neighbors are Korean and I thought I would love the smell of them cooking.  I was wrong.
 
2013-11-22 10:24:54 PM  

OnlyM3: Kalifornia über alles.
Socialism is socialist


No, no.  This is fascism.  Socialism is when a robust capitalist engine drives a functional and equitably profitable economy and a tax base is levied to cover all common needs like medical, dental, education, sanitation and water infrastructure, public services and roads. This is politicians figuring out that the ever growing holier than thou, hippycrit faction votes a lot.
 
2013-11-22 10:25:16 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Yes. "Send your smoke". Because they were sitting there with a fan pointed in your direction, or their lips pressed against your screen and blowing it into your home.


If you can't keep your smoke on your own property, that's your problem.

Making it illegal for nuisances to penetrate property lines is not novel or unfair. If you don't like it, move to the goddamn sticks where your closest neighbor is at least a quarter mile away and shut the fark up.
 
2013-11-22 10:25:37 PM  
you wouldn't have thought there would be support for such a stupid law but yet here it is in the thread already, fark authoritarians never met a law they didn't like or a petty criminal they didn't want to crowd the prison with.
 
2013-11-22 10:26:49 PM  
And here I always thought sunny San Rafael was a laid back California town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVfE_-ZJAxc">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=GVfE_-ZJAxc
 
2013-11-22 10:27:28 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Snotnose: don't send your smoke in my bedroom window

Yes. "Send your smoke". Because they were sitting there with a fan pointed in your direction, or their lips pressed against your screen and blowing it into your home.

/also, your analogy sucks since they two are wholly different


The two are now "wholly" different. As a smoker, you know that smoke drifts and wafts and permeates. That's why you spritz yourself with fragrance or chew gum.

It sucks when your smoke invades others' space. You shoul dbe conscious of this, as a smoker, since you know how the smell can get into things.

Don't be an asshole.
 
2013-11-22 10:27:58 PM  
Can we make it a law that makes it illegal to boil cabbage. That stuff is really rank.
 
2013-11-22 10:28:00 PM  

steamingpile: Ennuipoet: Unenforceable law in unenforceable.

Your landlord can prevent you from smoking, your neighbors can biatch about you smoking, the city can suggest you not smoke in your home, but in the end you can partake of a legal product within your home and there is jack and shiat the city can do about it. (and jack has left town to smoke)

If they passed a law then it gives landlords a reason to evict for violating a law.

I have no problem with this, since smokers dont get their smoke permeates to make everything smell like shiat.


Not unless they factor it into the lease at the time of signing, without that it remains unenforceable in court.

Conditions on a lease are part of a contract between two parties, but they cannot break the concept of "home as a castle" where the renter retains final authority over all legal acts in their home.  A landlord cannot evict a tenant for acts they (or the other tenants) find objectionable that are not against the law.  (Otherwise gay people all across the South would be on the streets)
 
2013-11-22 10:28:13 PM  
If the guy downstairs keeps farting, I'm calling the cops.  If he don't like it, he can emigrate to Albania where the heathens can stand such things.  *snort*
 
2013-11-22 10:30:27 PM  

gremlin1: Can we make it a law that makes it illegal to boil cabbage. That stuff is really rank.


Yes! Good god is smells like old people's bowel movements.
 
2013-11-22 10:30:32 PM  

bunner: If the guy downstairs keeps farting, I'm calling the cops.  If he don't like it, he can emigrate to Albania where the heathens can stand such things.  *snort*


....1/10
 
2013-11-22 10:31:08 PM  
LaurenAguilera:

....1/10

0/10
 
2013-11-22 10:31:36 PM  
Pretty sure over history, religion has killed more people than tobacco and alcohol combined. If you want to ban something, you should start with the most destructive first.
 
2013-11-22 10:31:37 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: tinfoil-hat maggie: Peter von Nostrand: Do something good for yourself, quit smoking

/quit dipping snuff a year ago
//don't miss it

While I agree, laws like this are just too much.
/Quit smoking Oct. 31st of this year again and hopefully for the last time.

It's like pushing over a coke machine. You're not going to do it on the first push


Indeed and well I gave up smoking inside almost 20 years ago and in my car about 15 years ago. That really helps with the quiting. Granted I do stupid stuff like not taking my meds and then get stressed and end up smoking again.
/Really trying to break that cycle.
 
2013-11-22 10:31:53 PM  
They'll come for our e-cigs next.
 
2013-11-22 10:31:59 PM  

Ennuipoet: not against the law


Rather not in violation of the idea of common law, if tobacco is illegal in the city or county, you MIGHT have an argument, a losing argument, but an argument.
 
2013-11-22 10:33:24 PM  

lixivium: And here I always thought sunny San Rafael was a laid back California town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVfE_-ZJAxc">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=GVfE_-ZJAxc


San Rafael is part of Marin County, which is known to its neighbors as a county populated by rich yuppies with more money than sense.  It's the sort of place where if someone's otherwise-perfect view of the San Francisco bay is blocked by a neighboring house, they'll try to buy that house just so they can tear it down to get that unobstructed view.

/that actually happened
 
2013-11-22 10:34:16 PM  
Yesu Christo. All you folks who have no problem with this; I never want to hear your babies crying in the night, or your car alarms going off because you're too stupid to learn how to start you car, or the church bells in the morning, or smell your perfume, or hear your inane conversations on your cell phones, orSEE YOU HIDEOUS FACES ON THE STREET! Whew. I feel better now. Good night.
 
2013-11-22 10:36:24 PM  
I am not sure this would stand up to a court challenge,  its one thing to prohibit smoking in a public place or for a landlord/lady to not rent to smokers but for a city/county/state to do so likely violates the Constitution.


Whether or not this is ever challenged in court is another matter, if it is i could see  this ordinance being tossed.
 
2013-11-22 10:37:04 PM  

Gdiguy: steamingpile: Ennuipoet: Unenforceable law in unenforceable.

Your landlord can prevent you from smoking, your neighbors can biatch about you smoking, the city can suggest you not smoke in your home, but in the end you can partake of a legal product within your home and there is jack and shiat the city can do about it. (and jack has left town to smoke)

If they passed a law then it gives landlords a reason to evict for violating a law.

I have no problem with this, since smokers dont get their smoke permeates to make everything smell like shiat.

Yeah, they can do jack except for evict you and fine you for the damage it does to the neighboring home.

I don't really have a problem with it either; I'm pretty willing to let people do whatever they want to in their private property, as long as it doesn't have negative impacts on people around them. Smoking through a shared wall definitely meets 'has a negative impact on the people next to you'.

If you want complete freedom, go to the midwest and get a house where your closest neighbor is a half mile away - you can smoke whatever you want in that house, I couldn't care less.

/sister had an apt next to some people with a pretty clear pot habit, it would stink to high heaven


Don't like your music, the smell of the food you cook or the tv shows I can hear through the wall.
So you must stop all of it.
You agree?
 
2013-11-22 10:37:25 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: They'll come for our e-cigs next.


I've got some but they are for emergency use only I really wanna be done with smoking anything that doesn't get me high. Although I sorta consider it not polite to puff on an e-cig in a non smoking area.
 
2013-11-22 10:38:06 PM  

bunner: LaurenAguilera:

....1/10

0/10


One for typing the post. If you were being sarcastic, you really should get a -5/10 because the sarcasm failed horribly
 
2013-11-22 10:39:57 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Soon you won't be able to suck anything in the privacy of your own home.


Nah, that would be a hate crime. They won't legislate that, unless it somehow involves congressmen.
 
2013-11-22 10:40:10 PM  
All they need to do is make the smoking area a negative pressure area, like a bio warfare lab. Then filter the outgoing air with molecular sieves, hard ultraviolet light, ozone, and a pass through incinerator.
 
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