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Trouble in the Nanny State

birdfighter Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 2:36 PM
To take just one issue from the nanny state agenda, smoking, I'm astonished hardly anyone exposes all the scientific research done on second-hand smoke is garbage, junk science. Reminds me of a sign in my doctor's office not to wear perfume or cologne, as some people are sensitve to it--but I guess not to body odor. Furthermore, all studies have shown that smokers cost the health care system and social security much less than obese non-smokers, and most of all, non-obese, non- smoking healthy people. The people who live the longest are the costliest to health care and social security.
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 2:54 PM
The "research" on 2nd hand smoke says it is more dangerous than smoking itself. That doesn't even begin to pass the sniff test.
rickmcq Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 2:43 PM
And don't get me started on rules in public schools, little leagues, scout meetings, etc., today about peanuts, peanut products, and even peanut dust...

Like the proverbial monkey typing for infinity and getting Shakespeare, Mayor Bloomberg's obsession with reforming New Yorkers' health has finally produced a brilliant ad campaign.

Posters are popping up in subway stations and bus stops giving statistics about teen pregnancy that show cute little kids saying things like, "Honestly, Mom ... chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?" and "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen."

(Based on a recent CBS report, the kid could add, "Then again, I'm in the New York City public...