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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:37 AM
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13. I'm not a smoker, and I think the disparity in discussion is bullshit
No one is suggesting that smoking should get a pass, but the fact of the matter is that some self-righteous asswipes take every opportunity to make that THE big issue while ignoring the disgusting crap being puked in their faces by diesel engines. They'll gasp and wheeze and clutch the pearls at the slightest scent of a Newport Light, and totally ignore the black shit engulfing them as they stroll down city sidewalks, eagerly looking for someone at whom to direct a vicious look and a snide, superior comment. I've seen it happen in NYC and have been, well, fucking ASTOUNDED.

The poor addicted shitbird on the corner smoking the butt in the freezing cold, minding his own business is an object of scorn, but no one says jackshit about the trucks spewing crap everywhere. Why? Because they're bringing in all that IKEA shit, the Whole Foods groceries, and in addition to all the high end fancy shit that yuppies favor, the everyday, pedestrian junk that the rank and file buy every day. No one addresses it. No one even MENTIONS it. But boy, they've got plenty to say about the bastard standing next to the truck having a butt. And I'd wager those trucks do more to fuck up kids' lungs than the pathetic idiot with the Marlboros.

I'm guessing it's easier to yell at some poor clown on the corner with an addiction than some mean bastard in a big rig--the odds of getting run over are far less with the smoker.
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  -Study Links Trucks Exhaust to Bronx Schoolchildrens Asthma SOS  Oct-29-06 11:41 AM   #0 
  - surely not  Viva_La_Revolution   Oct-29-06 11:46 AM   #1 
  - beat me to it...  devilgrrl   Oct-29-06 11:47 AM   #2 
  - Why, I am just SHOCKED, I tell you....SHOCKED!!!!!  MADem   Oct-29-06 11:49 AM   #3 
  - but but but but second hand smoke is preventable!!!!!  devilgrrl   Oct-29-06 11:50 AM   #4 
     - Ah, silly me! I forgot that those truck exhausts grew on trees, like  MADem   Oct-29-06 01:44 PM   #7 
        - Truck exhaust works better and faster...  devilgrrl   Oct-30-06 08:18 AM   #8 
  - I agree, we need cleaner burning fuels for truck traffic...  SidDithers   Oct-29-06 11:50 AM   #5 
  - Fuel alone won't do it  jmowreader   Oct-30-06 09:22 AM   #12 
     - Low sulfur fuel will be better.  Chemical Bill   Oct-30-06 02:30 PM   #22 
  - Free Pass for Commercial Vehicles  HockeyMom   Oct-29-06 11:53 AM   #6 
  - The first thing I would do would register all their parents to vote  bleedingheart   Oct-30-06 08:23 AM   #9 
  - Diesel exhaust is fucking disgusting  Jed Dilligan   Oct-30-06 08:31 AM   #10 
  - If you smokers could stop patting yourselves  spoony   Oct-30-06 08:41 AM   #11 
     - I'm not a smoker, and I think the disparity in discussion is bullshit  MADem   Oct-30-06 10:37 AM   #13 
        - Well tell you what...  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-30-06 10:40 AM   #14 
        - Well, I've no idea where you live...  MADem   Oct-30-06 12:09 PM   #15 
           - LOL  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-30-06 12:15 PM   #17 
           - Aaaaah.....DIFFUSION!!!!  MADem   Oct-30-06 12:33 PM   #18 
              - Um, last I checked...  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-30-06 12:48 PM   #20 
                 - Gee, even when they're OPENED????? Wowie!  MADem   Oct-30-06 01:10 PM   #21 
           - thank you.....  BlackVelvet04   Oct-30-06 04:55 PM   #23 
        - Yeah, clasp at their pearls.  spoony   Oct-30-06 12:10 PM   #16 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-30-06 12:38 PM   #19 
 

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