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(National Journal)   Tobacco companies: "So, um, sorry about all that cancer and those dead people. So we're cool, right?"   (nationaljournal.com) divider line 8
    More: Fail, dead people, tobacco, Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds, Sunday editions, online advertising, American Lung Association, Lorillard  
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2014-01-14 01:23:29 AM  
13 votes:

doglover: Staircases, for example, can turn deadly in seconds.


That is why I switched to filtered staircases...for smooth, refreshing climbing.
2014-01-14 02:10:08 AM  
2 votes:
log_jammin:

I smoked for about 20 years, but I didn't need to bullshiat myself about the way you seem to need to.

That's the thing, though. Once you start bullshiatting, it's a slippery slippery slope. I mean, I started with just one white lie, which lead me into fibbing quite a bit, which led me directly into insurance telemarketing. Fastforward a decade, and now my fark handle is literally uttertosh.
2014-01-14 12:16:12 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-01-14 05:34:52 PM  
1 votes:

drxym: omeganuepsilon: That's the thing with anti-smokers. They think less of people who do things that they dislike, making the following very apt indeed:

If you asked 10 people who were anti-smoking about their opinions and their toleration of smokers you would 10 different answers. But hey, invent some stupid straw man and pretend they're all "riled up" if you prefer.

I expect most would be quite happy to see you smoke yourself to death providing you didn't harm anybody else in the process.


Another person who doesn't get the difference between a regular non-smoker and an anti-smoker.

Argumentative and happy to see someone die, guess they're part of the later group.

Pangea: omeganuepsilon: That's the thing with anti-smokers.  They think less of people who do things that they dislike, making the following very apt indeed:

That sentiment is definitely not limited to anti-smokers. Please see pretty much any thread on Fark for confirmation.

I suggest bicycle threads for some of the best, because there is no clear cut "obviously correct" position.


I would have tailored it more but I was in a rush.  You are right though, lots of people have a false superiority complex when it comes to other topics.

I try not to fall into that trap, so obviously I'm better than a lot of people.
2014-01-14 08:35:46 AM  
1 votes:

uttertosh: uttertosh: Ishkur: uttertosh: That's the thing, though. Once you start bullshiatting, it's a slippery slippery slope. I mean, I started with just one white lie, which lead me into fibbing quite a bit, which led me directly into insurance telemarketing. Fastforward a decade, and now my fark handle is literally uttertosh.

Next step: Fox News.

Nah, that's the step up from door-to-door encyclopaedia salesman, not insurance telemarketer.  Insurance telemarketers usually get into personal finance, band promotion/management, internet commentary, or real estate - something that requires actually knowing you're lying in the first place and keeping that poker face at all times.

Or public fundraising for Greenpeace, yeah.



Those people have increased in number so much recently that Hell had to add a new Circle just to accommodate them all:

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2014-01-14 01:32:29 AM  
1 votes:

jaerik: doglover: Tobacco isn't safe, but it's not exactly deadly either.

It's much safer than a lot of things in your home. Staircases, for example, can turn deadly in seconds. Anyone under 40 grew up with anti-smoking propaganda every bit as false as the bogus studies PM paid for about how cigarettes made you virile etc.

Lots of things will kill you eventually. Moderation is the key.

The key is to only throw yourself down just a few stairs at a time, once or twice a week.


I've cut back to half a staircase a day...i feel noticeably better already!
2014-01-14 01:29:31 AM  
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: doglover: Staircases, for example, can turn deadly in seconds.

That is why I switched to filtered staircases...for smooth, refreshing climbing.


I live in a one story house.  I can only look out the window forlornly and hope a strong, rugged man comes and builds me a long and refreshing staircase to climb.  Then I'd just glide ride up, slowly or as quickly as I could....

Or I could move. 

Whichever is easiest.  I mean I do have to work and such; so he may have come by but I just wasn't home.
2014-01-14 01:26:09 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: Tobacco isn't safe, but it's not exactly deadly either.

It's much safer than a lot of things in your home. Staircases, for example, can turn deadly in seconds. Anyone under 40 grew up with anti-smoking propaganda every bit as false as the bogus studies PM paid for about how cigarettes made you virile etc.

Lots of things will kill you eventually. Moderation is the key.


The key is to only throw yourself down just a few stairs at a time, once or twice a week.
 
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