Law snuffs out mailing smokes to depl...

Law snuffs out mailing smokes to deployed troops

There are 10 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Aug 10, 2010, titled Law snuffs out mailing smokes to deployed troops. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

Family and friends have suddenly found themselves blocked from shipping cigarettes and other tobacco products to American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq because of a new law meant to hamper smuggling and underage sales through the mail.The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009 quietly took effect June 29.

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Big Sully

Clarksville, TN

#1 Aug 10, 2010
Yes!

Keep those warriors healthy so they can be killed in another unwinnable war for oil and money.

Support the Troops-
Bring them Home!
Ho Lee Schitt

Richmond, IN

#2 Aug 10, 2010
What's next from these self righteous anti smoking assclowns??!! Who thinks up this crap anyway?

“Idaho Wilderness”

Since: Apr 07

Lewiston, ID

#3 Aug 10, 2010
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
What's next from these self righteous anti smoking assclowns??!! Who thinks up this crap anyway?
Odumbo and his democruds!

“Idaho Wilderness”

Since: Apr 07

Lewiston, ID

#4 Aug 10, 2010
Big Sully wrote:
Yes!
Keep those warriors healthy so they can be killed in another unwinnable war for oil and money.
Support the Troops-
Bring them Home!
It is a fairytale that we could not win. we could have reduced Iraq and all the Terrorists to a huge hole in the ground.

But then all the butt kissing liberals cry foul.
Big Sully

Clarksville, TN

#5 Aug 10, 2010
Justice seeker wrote:
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It is a fairytale that we could not win. we could have reduced Iraq and all the Terrorists to a huge hole in the ground.
But then all the butt kissing liberals cry foul.
Just what does "Winning the War" entail?

How would we know we've won?

Who is it that we're trying to kill?

How do you define a terrorist?

What is the goal there ayway? To topple Saddam?

I don't kiss anyone's butt- but, I'll tell you one thing, This unlawful war has raged on for far too long. How many of our brave men and women do we have to feed into the war machine to topple a guy that has already been executed?

Killing the people over there doesn't protect us here- not with our borders so wide open.

How many times do we have to see our troops in Afghanistan set against a field of poppies?
http://www.google.com/images...

You DO know that that's what is making the heroin addiction go through the roof in places like Russia, Europe, and the Good Ol' USA, right?

The only real answer is to end the wars.
We can't f*cking afford it anyway-

“The enemy is in our camp.”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#6 Aug 10, 2010
No problem...they can just smoke hash which is everywhere in the mid-east. That would be better...right?
Obummer

Orlando, FL

#7 Aug 10, 2010
This is a classic case of our government in action and the unintended consequences of the laws that are trust upon us by the idiots in DC...These people aren't smart enough to cross the damn street without being hit by a vehicle and they are making laws...Now what we have our soldiers that are old enough die for the country but denied basic things that might make life a little bit easier in a combat zone banned because of the DC idiots...Life is stressful enough in a battle zone so lets stress them out somemore but cutting of cigarettes to a soldier carrying an automatic rifle with a grenade launcher attached to it...Does anyone know how edgy it makes someone when they quit smoking? The first two weeks are hell...What a bunch of jackasses we have in DC...
Shamrock

Columbus, IN

#8 Aug 10, 2010
How many underage children have an APO address?

Do we have a lot of military personnel under the age of 18? If we do, then the government has bigger problems by allowing enlistment and deployment of minors.

There is no logic or common sense when it comes to bureaucrats.
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#9 Aug 10, 2010
I think we should let all the troops smoke.
I mean, it's not like they need to be in shape to hump a heavy pack full of guns and ammo into a firefight or anything.
Citizen

Nederland, TX

#10 Aug 10, 2010
as someone who supports the troops...i would like to provide a free cigarette for any smoking military members that dis-obeys their unlawful orders to be in Iraq and Afghanistan...

come on home, get a cig

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