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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

kozzzer Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:04 PM
Should we ban alcohol, trans fats, and soda?
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:29 PM
kozzer... to answer your question merely read my post above.
kozzzer Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:19 PM
So why are you saying we should ban all this other stuff?
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:14 PM
kozzer... you are drifting into rationalist-logic.

Alcohol, trans fats (add saturated fats when consumed in excess) and soda pop along with a thousand other things are well known by educated people to have attending risk when consumed in excess. If YOU want to consume such thing in excess then do so... but solely at your medical cost and not that of anyone else in terms of resultant increase in medical insurance premiums.

Such is why you can willingly jump off a cliff but in so doing your life insurance policy not then apply.

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!"

Well, it can.

So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that.

After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos flourish, and most...