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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 12:44 PM
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79. I don't think that it is stupidity that makes people smoke

because I don't think anyone would be that stupid.

Stupid enough to spend tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege of hugely increasing your chances of getting lung cancer, bronchitis and emphysema?

Stupid enough that you're not concerned about becoming one of those pitiful old people sitting in a diner in a wheelchair attached to a huge oxygen cylinder with a plastic pipe up your nose?

Stupid enough that you don't care that you may lose your larynx and need an electronic voicebox to talk?

Stupid enough that you spend your commute to work smoking in your car so that you smell absolutely disgusting for the rest of the day, so much so that I and my non-smoking coworkers try our hardest for the remainder of the workday not to come anywhere near you?

Stupid enough that you will huddle pathetically in a doorway outside on a freezing cold night clutching your cigarette?

No, nobody could be that stupid. It is simply an addiction like any other.
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  -Just how much more stupid are smokers than non-smokers RGBolen  Jun-30-06 10:44 AM   #0 
  - No mas! No mas!  JeffR   Jun-30-06 10:45 AM   #1 
  - What, exactly, is the point of this "poll"?  Psephos   Jun-30-06 10:50 AM   #2 
  - Nothing to promote.  Touchdown   Jun-30-06 11:11 AM   #17 
  - lol n/t  Psephos   Jun-30-06 11:33 AM   #30 
  - Just what I said, to see where we rate  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 11:24 AM   #26 
  - actually, smokers are smarter  ixion   Jun-30-06 10:51 AM   #3 
  - so true... the proof is in the OP...  diamondsndust   Jun-30-06 10:56 AM   #6 
     - Actually I am a smoker  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 10:57 AM   #7 
        - then why use that wording in the OP?  diamondsndust   Jun-30-06 11:02 AM   #10 
           - What wording?  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 11:03 AM   #13 
              - umm.. try reading your question  diamondsndust   Jun-30-06 11:08 AM   #15 
                 - just trying to get votes  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 11:23 AM   #24 
                 - It is a question which is leading the witness  hfojvt   Jun-30-06 11:50 AM   #39 
                    - Most polls on DU where people don't like the answers  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 11:52 AM   #42 
                       - you have no idea what people are thinking  hfojvt   Jun-30-06 12:01 PM   #47 
                          - I'm certian they are being honest  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 12:02 PM   #48 
                 - The poll is for them, just read some of the other threads  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 11:32 AM   #29 
  - I assume the "smart" non-smokers  RedStateShame   Jun-30-06 10:53 AM   #4 
  - I do abstain from alcohol, and most fast food...  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 10:55 AM   #5 
  - Try this scenario on for size  Boomer   Jun-30-06 11:01 AM   #9 
  - Boomer, The Straw-Man Slayer. Nice job. n/t  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 11:13 AM   #18 
  - how exactly did he slay ME as a straw man?  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 12:11 PM   #54 
     - I agree. That was directed at him.....he made the straw-man.......  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 12:21 PM   #58 
        - ah, gotcha...  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 12:22 PM   #61 
  - that's a pointless reply...  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 12:23 PM   #62 
  - Do you want to live forever? n/t  shain from kane   Jun-30-06 11:21 AM   #21 
  - no, just want to be as healthy as I can as long as possible  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 12:12 PM   #55 
  - Not illnesses, drinking Pepsi just increases murder.  Touchdown   Jun-30-06 11:23 AM   #23 
  - uh...not to defend Pepsi...as I'm sure they're not great...  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 12:07 PM   #52 
     - Do you think Pepsi goes to another country for their beans?  Touchdown   Jun-30-06 12:22 PM   #59 
        - And I'll be happy to move to Diet Dr. Pepper when they do...  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 12:26 PM   #64 
           - What's PKU?  Touchdown   Jun-30-06 12:28 PM   #66 
              - PKU=Phenylketonuria  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 12:37 PM   #73 
                 - Interesting  Touchdown   Jun-30-06 01:40 PM   #105 
                    - well, it's got nothing to do with sugar  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 02:04 PM   #112 
  - You've bought the entire ETS hysteria,haven't you?  GrumpyGreg   Jun-30-06 11:44 AM   #34 
     - want to explain ETS hysteria?  nickinSTL   Jun-30-06 12:15 PM   #57 
  - I dont smoke, dont drink  qazplm   Jun-30-06 11:00 AM   #8 
  - It does have a couple of redeeming features:  Clark2008   Jun-30-06 11:50 AM   #40 
  - Hi Clark 2008  Laura PackYourBags   Jun-30-06 12:56 PM   #89 
  - What do you do? You don't drink, you don't smoke  Touchdown   Jun-30-06 12:25 PM   #63 
  - no but I don't shove the fast food down your throat  alarimer   Jun-30-06 01:00 PM   #92 
  - Not more stupid at all...  Spider Jerusalem   Jun-30-06 11:02 AM   #11 
  - "Maybe smokers are just more individualistic"..LOL  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 11:19 AM   #20 
     - Oh, you mean as opposed to smug non-smokers who think  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:22 PM   #60 
     - "Not all smokers smoke around non-smokers"  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 12:32 PM   #70 
        - Dude... you better light up  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:39 PM   #74 
           - Are you saying you never smoke around non-smokers? n/t  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 12:43 PM   #78 
              - That's right  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:49 PM   #82 
     - I only smoke out of doors and in designated areas.  Spider Jerusalem   Jun-30-06 01:48 PM   #108 
  - A cognitive study was done a decade or so ago using three  Warpy   Jun-30-06 11:03 AM   #12 
  - ah huh, there's  azurnoir   Jun-30-06 11:16 AM   #19 
     - Addiction is a disease of denial  Warpy   Jun-30-06 11:26 AM   #27 
        - who did the study, more to the  azurnoir   Jun-30-06 01:02 PM   #95 
  - And they're stinky.  Swede   Jun-30-06 11:05 AM   #14 
  - I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset  deaniac21   Jun-30-06 11:09 AM   #16 
  - should start another poll  bobby911   Jun-30-06 11:21 AM   #22 
  - WTF? Neither.  transeo   Jun-30-06 11:23 AM   #25 
  - Actually, more very smart people have bad habits/addictions  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:27 PM   #65 
  - Since I would guess MOST smokers got hooked in their teen years  quantessd   Jun-30-06 11:28 AM   #28 
  - smokers are smart enough to know that everyone dies...  Mend   Jun-30-06 11:36 AM   #31 
  - Can I get a light off your flamebait? N/T  mongo   Jun-30-06 11:39 AM   #32 
  - How much stupider than a normal poll is this poll?  acmejack   Jun-30-06 11:44 AM   #33 
  - I just gave them the choices  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 11:46 AM   #36 
     - Maybe you can write a book: "Liberals Want To Shoot Smokers"..  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 01:35 PM   #103 
        - Who?  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 01:44 PM   #107 
           - This one....  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 01:57 PM   #110 
  - That first choice is offensive.  sparosnare   Jun-30-06 11:45 AM   #35 
  - Yet, I am not surprised at all in how many of them chose that option  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 11:47 AM   #37 
     - Did it occur to you that some people are choosing that option.......  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 11:58 AM   #45 
        - I'm sure they are being honest, you must not have read the other  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 12:00 PM   #46 
           - I'll admit. I voted that choice because I think this is.......  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 12:06 PM   #51 
  - 'Cooler' not stupid, 'Cooler'  MadJohnShaft   Jun-30-06 11:47 AM   #38 
  - Damn straight!  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:32 PM   #71 
  - Quite a bit.  Bornaginhooligan   Jun-30-06 11:50 AM   #41 
  - I love to "smoke" (less than a packer/day)  Catchawave   Jun-30-06 11:52 AM   #43 
  - agreed  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 11:53 AM   #44 
     - Thank you RG !!!  Catchawave   Jun-30-06 12:15 PM   #56 
  - Get over it  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:03 PM   #49 
  - Straw-men for sale! Right here in post #49. Get 'em while they're hot!  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 12:46 PM   #80 
     - You should really look up the definition of strawman  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:52 PM   #85 
        - .  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 12:59 PM   #91 
           - You have repeatedly asserted that non-smokers are smarter  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 01:06 PM   #97 
              - Making things up out of whole cloth is very telling.  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 01:10 PM   #98 
                 - That all you got? n/t  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 01:28 PM   #101 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-30-06 01:38 PM   #104 
                       - I do not lie and I do not appreciate being called a liar  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 01:54 PM   #109 
                       - What lies?  dogday   Jun-30-06 01:59 PM   #111 
                          - "You have repeatedly asserted that non-smokers are smarter"  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 02:09 PM   #113 
                             - Here's one for you  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 02:18 PM   #116 
                             - You lose.....  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 02:25 PM   #121 
                             - Einstein smoked, so I guess that settles that  dogday   Jun-30-06 02:22 PM   #119 
                                - Care to comment on what we were talking about?  Kingshakabobo   Jun-30-06 02:27 PM   #122 
  - I think that the best case against smoking is  zbdent   Jun-30-06 12:03 PM   #50 
  - I don't want my teenager having sex, either. Is sex bad for me?  MercutioATC   Jun-30-06 12:41 PM   #77 
  - So those years tacked on the end of your life are really worth it? Start  shain from kane   Jun-30-06 12:09 PM   #53 
  - No... why should I want to live to be so old?  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:28 PM   #67 
  - how fucking pathetically arrogant are some non-smokers...?  QuestionAll   Jun-30-06 12:29 PM   #68 
  - We Are Less Pathethically Arrogant Than....  novalib   Jun-30-06 01:43 PM   #106 
     - no. that's being arrogant.  QuestionAll   Jun-30-06 02:09 PM   #114 
  - Self-preservation instinct is a surefire sign of intelligence.  KyuzoGator   Jun-30-06 12:32 PM   #69 
  - I'll let the room full of smokers at my next Mensa meeting know how  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:36 PM   #72 
  - You DID read that before you posted it, right?  MercutioATC   Jun-30-06 12:40 PM   #75 
  - LOL!!! Good catch!  Juniperx   Jun-30-06 12:54 PM   #88 
  - If it's instinct, then it is not learned behavior. Intelligence is learned  shain from kane   Jun-30-06 12:40 PM   #76 
  - I don't think that it is stupidity that makes people smoke  MathGuy   Jun-30-06 12:44 PM   #79 
  - My definition of stupid includes watching the New York Mets play baseball.  shain from kane   Jun-30-06 12:48 PM   #81 
  - In general I would be inclined to agree....  MathGuy   Jun-30-06 12:52 PM   #86 
     - My definition of delusional includes expecting the NY Mets to play  shain from kane   Jun-30-06 01:00 PM   #93 
  - Agreed-it's an addiction  Alcibiades   Jun-30-06 12:49 PM   #83 
  - Considering your post  azurnoir   Jun-30-06 02:20 PM   #118 
  - Stupidity knows no boundaries.  porphyrian   Jun-30-06 12:51 PM   #84 
  - I am sure, just like eggs and milk, they will come out and say  Laura PackYourBags   Jun-30-06 12:54 PM   #87 
  - Here's a creative person with gusto for life,  MathGuy   Jun-30-06 01:01 PM   #94 
     - did you win last night? I was hoping you'd help the Yankees  Laura PackYourBags   Jun-30-06 01:19 PM   #100 
  - This as been about as fun as I thought it would be  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 12:58 PM   #90 
  - Cheers!  MercutioATC   Jun-30-06 01:12 PM   #99 
  - Great Poll EOM  K-W   Jun-30-06 01:04 PM   #96 
  - is this a push poll?  hiphopnation23   Jun-30-06 01:35 PM   #102 
  - Just giving some of them the chance to go ahead and say  RGBolen   Jun-30-06 02:24 PM   #120 
  - Well  EvilAL   Jun-30-06 02:17 PM   #115 
  - As an apparently stupid smoker let me say...  everythingsxen   Jun-30-06 02:18 PM   #117 
  - Locking.....  Moderator   Jun-30-06 02:30 PM   #123 
 

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