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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#810983 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm done with this topic after posting this.
Show me a scientific study (not a government agency claim) confirming a significant number of people over the age of 50 who now have lung problems or lung cancer from exposure to second hand smoke, and I'll recant my assertion that government is just trying to dictate our behavior.
Second hand smoke was once everywhere. No one seemed to mind until a government agency told them they should. Shouldn't there be more conclusive evidence that lung cancer is prevelant in those 50 and older?
"Dictate to people how they should behave."
You either don't mind being told what to do or you do. Even many nonsmokers do.
People should be able to smoke if they want to, although its a trend now to ban it in most public places. It is probably better, remember when our teachers smoked in the classroom? I recall the teachers break room wafting with smoke, then there was smoking on planes and elevators, at work, etc.
I am against police looking into students cars on highschool campus to find cigarettes and suspending the student. That's overkill, what people do in their own time is their business.
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#810984 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You'd be the one running around naked and sitting on public benches without wiping your butt.
No brainer.
I JUST REALIZED HOW FUNNY THIS IS, COMING FROM ONE WHO SPENDS HOUR AFTER HOUR, DAY AFTER DAY, WEEK AFTER WEEK ... TYPING IN A SH!T STAINED MUMU.
YOU ARE MY ULTIMATE STRAIGHT WOMAN, CAROL. I COULD NOT WISH FOR MORE ...AND, AS STRAIGHT MAN TO MR. BRINK, YOU COULD NOT ASPIRE TO MORE...

/jc
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#810985 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
No, just wasn't going to talk about that topic any longer. But I did. Sue me.
It's another glorious day, going to an art fair, go for a walk!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#810988 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It's another glorious day, going to an art fair, go for a walk!!
I was out and about all afternoon and most of the evening yesterday.

This time of year and the first part of next year is why living in Florida is worth the summer heat and humidity. To me anyway. At least we have air conditioning and the beaches.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#810989 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
This is what is most worrisome. Americans are starting to act like sheep and submit to whatever is being dictated without even so much a protest.
There was a time when Americans would have gone out and bought large-sized drinks en mass in New York just because they were told not to.
But not a peep out of the sheep.
Worrisome? What's worrisome is that people like you expect others to abuse crap that is going to make them sick just to prove a point. A childish attitude if there ever was one. Like cutting off your nose to spite your face? Proving what? Stupidity? Drink all the soda you like, smoke all the butts you need to but don't expect everyone else to go along with your ignorance and childish refusal to take responsibility for one's health. You're starting to sound like a blithering idiot.

Harmful Effects of Soft Drinks (Soda)

Weight Gain & Obesity: Drinking a single 330 ml can a day of sugary drinks translates to more than 1 pound (0.45 kg) of weight gain every month. The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional sugar-sweetened soft drink consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times.

Sodas affect Kidneys: A three year study of over 1,000 men with a history of kidney stones showed that there was a clear-cut difference in the group's experiences, with much less renal colic in the men who had avoided soft drinks. Soft drinks acidified with phosphoric acid were the worst offenders.

Dental Decay: A large number of soft drinks are acidic and some may have a pH of 3 or even lower. The acidity can dissolve the mineral content of the enamel, making the teeth weaker, more sensitive, and more susceptible to decay.

Sodas affect Liver: According to a new Israeli medical study, drinking soft drinks can cause damage to your liver. Scientists from Israel found that people who drank a litre of fizzy drinks were five times more likely to develop fatty liver disease. Even drinking a couple of cans of fizzy drinks a day raised the risk of liver damage in addition to causing diabetes and heart damage.

Can lead to Alzheimer: Soft drinks are extremely acidic, so much so that they can eat through the liner of an aluminum can and leach aluminum from the can if it sits on the shelf too long.

Cause Sugar Crash: The high amounts of sugar in soft drinks cause your pancreas to produce an abundance of insulin, which leads to a "sugar crash". The "sugar crash" is evidenced by lethargy, loss of interest in work tasks and even sleepiness. Chronic elevation and depletion of sugar and insulin can lead to diabetes and other imbalance related diseases. This is particularly disruptive to growing children which can lead to life-long health problems.

Drops Potassium level in blood: It was found that people who drank 2 to 9 liters of cola a day experienced severe fatigue, appetite loss and also persistent vomiting at times. This is mainly due to a condition known as hypokalemia where there is a drop in the level of potassium in the blood.

Weakened Bones and Risk of Osteoporosis: Frequent consumption of soft drinks may also increase the risk of osteoporosis, especially in people who drink soft drinks instead of calcium-rich milk. High soda consumption in children poses a significant risk factor for impaired calcification of growing bones.

No Nutritional Value: Unless fortified, soft drinks contain little to no vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, or other essential nutrients. Soft drinks may also displace other healthier choices in people's diets, such as water, milk, and fruit juice.

Increased Blood Pressure: Experts have reasons to believe that over consumption of fructose (a form of sugar found in sweetened soft drinks) leads to an increase in blood pressure.
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#810990 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
No, just wasn't going to talk about that topic any longer. But I did. Sue me.
YOU HAVE NOTHING I MIGHT TAKE FROM YOU THROUGH LITIGATION, CAROL, THAT I COULDN'T HAVE RIGHT THIS INSTANT. BESIDES, I DON'T WANT YOUR CHEESY CHOTCHKA; YOUR HOLEY BEDSHEETS; YOUR LITTLE DEATH BOX OF A CONDO YOU DON'T EVEN OWN. THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MINE AFTER ALL. YOU LIVE IN A SWEAT-DRENCHED NIGHTMARE CAROL. EVERYTHING, ALL THE SQUALOR AND HOPELESSNESS YOU SEE AROUND YOU IS AN ILLUSION. I WILL SWEEP YOU OUT LIKE YOU WERE USHERED IN -- HOWLING AND HELPLESS, YOUR DIMPLED FAT MOSTLY STRIPPED FROM YOUR BONES, EATEN AWAY BY ME ... MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, CAROL, THE ETERNAL EQUQALIZER, THE ONE WITH WHOM THERE IS NO NEGOTIATING. I TOOK YOUR JESUS CAROL, WHO WAS ONLY A MAN, AFTER ALL. I TOOK HIM HORRIBLY TOO. DO YOU THINK YOU DESERVE ANY LESS?

OH, CAROL, RUN, RUN ... I LOVE IT WHEN A FAT CONSERVATIVE RUNS FROM WHAT SHE'S BEEN COURTING ALL HER STUNTED LIFE. SOMEHOW IT NEVER GETS OLD ...

/jc
carol

Orlando, FL

#810991 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
People should be able to smoke if they want to, although its a trend now to ban it in most public places. It is probably better, remember when our teachers smoked in the classroom? I recall the teachers break room wafting with smoke, then there was smoking on planes and elevators, at work, etc.
I am against police looking into students cars on highschool campus to find cigarettes and suspending the student. That's overkill, what people do in their own time is their business.
That's the problem though, Lily. Overkill.

People are being fired from their jobs for smoking in their cars on their own time.

Students can't even smoke anywhere on some entire college campuses or anyone in a hospital zone outside no matter how far away they are from anyone else.

Once you open Pandora's box, it's almost impossible to shut it again.

But thanks for the good post. You got it right. It's the overkill that's causing the hysteria. That's the whole problem.
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#810992 Nov 25, 2012
LOOK HOW CAROL'S JOWLS QUIVER AS SHE TYPES AND TYPES ... TRYING TO FIGHT ME.

THIS IS WHAT MAKES MY JOB AS SATISFYING AS IT IS; OTHERWISE IT MIGHT PALL AFTER ALL THESE MILLENNIUM....

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... SURRRRRRE IT WOULD ...

/jc
carol

Orlando, FL

#810993 Nov 25, 2012
yepperz wrote:
<quoted text>
Worrisome? What's worrisome is that people like you expect others to abuse crap that is going to make them sick just to prove a point. A childish attitude if there ever was one. Like cutting off your nose to spite your face? Proving what? Stupidity? Drink all the soda you like, smoke all the butts you need to but don't expect everyone else to go along with your ignorance and childish refusal to take responsibility for one's health. You're starting to sound like a blithering idiot.
Harmful Effects of Soft Drinks (Soda)
Weight Gain & Obesity: Drinking a single 330 ml can a day of sugary drinks translates to more than 1 pound (0.45 kg) of weight gain every month. The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional sugar-sweetened soft drink consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times.
Sodas affect Kidneys: A three year study of over 1,000 men with a history of kidney stones showed that there was a clear-cut difference in the group's experiences, with much less renal colic in the men who had avoided soft drinks. Soft drinks acidified with phosphoric acid were the worst offenders.
Dental Decay: A large number of soft drinks are acidic and some may have a pH of 3 or even lower. The acidity can dissolve the mineral content of the enamel, making the teeth weaker, more sensitive, and more susceptible to decay.
Sodas affect Liver: According to a new Israeli medical study, drinking soft drinks can cause damage to your liver. Scientists from Israel found that people who drank a litre of fizzy drinks were five times more likely to develop fatty liver disease. Even drinking a couple of cans of fizzy drinks a day raised the risk of liver damage in addition to causing diabetes and heart damage.
Can lead to Alzheimer: Soft drinks are extremely acidic, so much so that they can eat through the liner of an aluminum can and leach aluminum from the can if it sits on the shelf too long.
Cause Sugar Crash: The high amounts of sugar in soft drinks cause your pancreas to produce an abundance of insulin, which leads to a "sugar crash". The "sugar crash" is evidenced by lethargy, loss of interest in work tasks and even sleepiness. Chronic elevation and depletion of sugar and insulin can lead to diabetes and other imbalance related diseases. This is particularly disruptive to growing children which can lead to life-long health problems.
Drops Potassium level in blood: It was found that people who drank 2 to 9 liters of cola a day experienced severe fatigue, appetite loss and also persistent vomiting at times. This is mainly due to a condition known as hypokalemia where there is a drop in the level of potassium in the blood.
Weakened Bones and Risk of Osteoporosis: Frequent consumption of soft drinks may also increase the risk of osteoporosis, especially in people who drink soft drinks instead of calcium-rich milk. High soda consumption in children poses a significant risk factor for impaired calcification of growing bones.
No Nutritional Value: Unless fortified, soft drinks contain little to no vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, or other essential nutrients. Soft drinks may also displace other healthier choices in people's diets, such as water, milk, and fruit juice.
Increased Blood Pressure: Experts have reasons to believe that over consumption of fructose (a form of sugar found in sweetened soft drinks) leads to an increase in blood pressure.
A lot of things are harmful. There are germs everywhere. New viruses are being discovered all the time.

Common sense should dictate whether smoking in confined spaces or around children is acceptable. Not dictating bad behaviors altogether.

It's funny that the same people decrying smoking around children advocate sucking growing babies out of the womb with an industrial strength vacuum.

You would have been a good character in Orwell's "1984".

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#810994 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
A lot of things are harmful. There are germs everywhere. New viruses are being discovered all the time.
Common sense should dictate whether smoking in confined spaces or around children is acceptable. Not dictating bad behaviors altogether.
It's funny that the same people decrying smoking around children advocate sucking growing babies out of the womb with an industrial strength vacuum.
You would have been a good character in Orwell's "1984".
So just add to it? Have at it Carol. Enjoy!
new yawk

Chicago, IL

#810995 Nov 25, 2012
i'd like to say i'm sorry for acting like a loose nut.
its just that i love dem.
i'd like to suck an apology from his co ck.
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#810996 Nov 25, 2012
Hillbilly Hal wrote:
<quoted text>You are on the brink of a nervous breakdown.Carol has got your number and your number is up.Entertaining
YOU SEE, THIS HAS BEEN YOUR PROBLEM ALL ALONG. YOU KEEP THINKING YOU HAVE SOMEBODY'S NUMBER ... WHEN YOUR NUMBER IS ... UP?

MR. BRINK SPINS THE OLD KIN-TUCKY (OR WHEREVER) HALF-MAN AROUND IN HIS CHINESE COMPUTER CHAIR, WRENCHING HIS NECK NEARLY 360, THEN STOMPS HIS WITHERED OLD FACE UNTIL HIS RHEUMY, CATARACT-DIMMED EYES POP OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS AND HE TWITCHES LIKE A DOODLE IN THE JAWS OF A MANTIS. ALL HE CAN MANAGE IS A FEATHERY SIGH, FOR THE APPARATUS IN HIS THROAT WILL ALLOW NO MORE ...

/jc
dem

Chicago, IL

#810997 Nov 25, 2012
Hillbilly Hal wrote:
<quoted text>You are on the brink of a nervous breakdown.Carol has got your number and your number is up.Entertaining
the nameless fkn moron chimes in.
flings a handful of his shit.
claims victory then resumes sucking a dk.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#810999 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Murderer
Prove it.
dem

Chicago, IL

#811000 Nov 25, 2012
praise the lord!
its football sunday!
dem

Chicago, IL

#811001 Nov 25, 2012
carol?
care for a cancer stick?

i dont smoke but it seems like the tea bag thing to do.
dem

Chicago, IL

#811002 Nov 25, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Prove it.
was she referring to your murder of the English language or the little boys you molested and strangled?
brown eyes

Roanoke, VA

#811003 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Murderer
He sure sounded like he was guilty and bragging. Question to me was have you ever killed a man? Then the details of how not enough blood was found.
dem

Chicago, IL

#811004 Nov 25, 2012
only have a few more minutes.
step up for your beat down!
dem

Chicago, IL

#811005 Nov 25, 2012
MR BRINK wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU SEE, THIS HAS BEEN YOUR PROBLEM ALL ALONG. YOU KEEP THINKING YOU HAVE SOMEBODY'S NUMBER ... WHEN YOUR NUMBER IS ... UP?
MR. BRINK SPINS THE OLD KIN-TUCKY (OR WHEREVER) HALF-MAN AROUND IN HIS CHINESE COMPUTER CHAIR, WRENCHING HIS NECK NEARLY 360, THEN STOMPS HIS WITHERED OLD FACE UNTIL HIS RHEUMY, CATARACT-DIMMED EYES POP OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS AND HE TWITCHES LIKE A DOODLE IN THE JAWS OF A MANTIS. ALL HE CAN MANAGE IS A FEATHERY SIGH, FOR THE APPARATUS IN HIS THROAT WILL ALLOW NO MORE ...
/jc
poetry!

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