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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 12:30 AM
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39. I'd be surprised if Gates does it. nt
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  -Ban on tobacco urged in military RamboLiberal  Jul-10-09 11:10 AM   #0 
  - Put them in ultimate harm's way and then ban smoking as harmful?  frazzled   Jul-10-09 11:12 AM   #1 
  - Good point  RamboLiberal   Jul-10-09 11:15 AM   #4 
     - Not mention the depleted uranium and the un-named vaccines  dixiegrrrrl   Jul-10-09 11:24 AM   # 
  - I remember buying tax-free cigarettes for $ 1 US. per carton.  formercia   Jul-10-09 11:14 AM   #2 
  - It would likely bring down VA long-term health costs  Robb   Jul-10-09 11:14 AM   #3 
  - Right, and it's just military people we're talking about.  Hello_Kitty   Jul-10-09 11:17 AM   #6 
  - Wow, way to read a bunch of crap that wasn't there into my post.  Robb   Jul-10-09 11:18 AM   #9 
     - The OP is about banning smoking by the troops.  Hello_Kitty   Jul-10-09 11:52 AM   #17 
        - So  Robb   Jul-10-09 12:16 PM   #21 
           - You're a dingbat  JonLP24   Jul-10-09 12:18 PM   #22 
              - It's a long story and absolutely true. nt  Robb   Jul-10-09 12:18 PM   #23 
              - Ya both are HILARIOUS!!  JanusAscending   Jul-10-09 02:22 PM   #31 
  - Maybe not  Sgent   Jul-10-09 11:17 AM   #7 
     - the obvious side to VA medical care isn't mentioned. Some G I's can't smoke  ohio2007   Jul-11-09 12:10 PM   #41 
  - Fuck Jack Smith and his paternalistic authoritarian bullshit  Hello_Kitty   Jul-10-09 11:15 AM   #5 
  - Expect the outrage if they do decide to do this  JonLP24   Jul-10-09 11:17 AM   #8 
  - This is stupid. Bomb & bullets, but...'we're really just looking out for your long-term health".  Blaze Diem   Jul-10-09 11:30 AM   #11 
  - Let them smoke  Auggie   Jul-10-09 11:24 AM   #10 
  - AYE!! a world wide ban.  Blaze Diem   Jul-10-09 11:32 AM   #14 
     - Just to be clear,  Auggie   Jul-10-09 12:06 PM   #19 
        - If there was talk of a complete ban on smoking...  Deadric Damodred   Jul-10-09 01:16 PM   #27 
  - I am a proud Democrat but could our Party get established before  OHdem10   Jul-10-09 11:32 AM   #12 
  - As fervently anti-smoking as I am, I do not support this idea.  onehandle   Jul-10-09 11:32 AM   #13 
  - That's real smart  catbyte   Jul-10-09 11:48 AM   #15 
     - I think what onehandle was getting at...  awoke_in_2003   Jul-10-09 02:01 PM   #29 
  - I think it's wrong to deprive the military of constitutional rights. Too much  Mist   Jul-10-09 11:49 AM   #16 
  - What a ridiculous idea.  kimmylavin   Jul-10-09 11:58 AM   #18 
  - One of the good things about the military  JonLP24   Jul-10-09 12:14 PM   #20 
     - Well, that's good.  kimmylavin   Jul-10-09 12:44 PM   #25 
  - Very bad idea  edc   Jul-10-09 12:23 PM   #24 
  - How do you expect a bunch of 19/20 year old kids to worry about their long term health  davepc   Jul-10-09 12:47 PM   #26 
  - Great idea...if you want to lower the sign up rate even more.  Deadric Damodred   Jul-10-09 01:19 PM   #28 
  - Great idea. Apparently the record high suicide rate in the military isn't high enough.  Vidar   Jul-10-09 02:14 PM   #30 
  - Ban Dip  Brooklyns_Finest   Jul-10-09 02:28 PM   #32 
  - What's funny is before I was in the Army I NEVER met anyone that used dip  JonLP24   Jul-10-09 02:35 PM   #34 
  - ugh  krabigirl   Jul-10-09 02:31 PM   #33 
  - Here, go fight in a war. You may die but it sure ain't gonna be from that cancer stick!  mamaleah   Jul-10-09 02:40 PM   #35 
  - Ah, the good ole' days!  rd_kent   Jul-10-09 02:49 PM   #36 
  - I have strong negative feelings about smoking, but I'd rather they banned dip tobacco.  Aristus   Jul-10-09 02:50 PM   #37 
  - Clever tactic to use on the "old guard"  Dogmudgeon   Jul-10-09 10:10 PM   #38 
  - I'd be surprised if Gates does it. nt  MADem   Jul-11-09 12:30 AM   #39 
  - guess they want to see "nicotine fits" out in the Field  ohio2007   Jul-11-09 12:05 PM   #40 
  - I too don't smoke - but the people who daily will put their lives  24601   Jul-11-09 08:57 PM   #42 
  - As I understand it most of the Navy is already smoke free  underpants   Jul-11-09 09:09 PM   #43 
  - I'm generally in favor of banning smoking in all public places of pretty much all kinds.  Zynx   Jul-11-09 09:14 PM   #44 

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