3.30.2006

Give us a fag, will you?

At the risk of seeming like I'm turning this into a tobacco blog I wanted to say a few more things about the smoking bans that are spreading across the globe, not just our fair country. If you type in "smoking ban" in wikipedia it has a wealth of information on the subject.

A few things that I found interesting:
This article

(English: "Our Fuhrer Adolf Hitler drinks no alcohol and does not smoke.... His performance at work is incredible." (From Auf der Wacht 1937:18)
They were trying to create the Uberman based on HIM?!

I go back to my previous statement that if everyone is so fucking bothered by it, why don't they make it illegal, I mean, Prohibitionworked for alchohol, right? right?

There are many sides to every argument, I don't deny this or say that there are not valid points on each side. And someday, possibly even soon, I may be a non-smoker. This does not mean I want the government or other people who think they're first cousins to god telling me what to do with my body. If I want to put nicotine in or take babies out, this is my temple and I will decide who can worship here.

In other news, isn't this picture awesome? Someday I am going to see a total eclipse in person. This was taken in Russia around noon yesterday, most areas only saw the penumbra, which would be ok with me too.

14 comments:

S E E Quine said...

` That eclipse rawks! I have never been allowed to see an eclipse myself... people kept telling me that I was really stupid and would burn my eyes out, so I was sheltered my whole life.

` When's the next U.S. eclipse?

` Well, gotta go read poetry. Bye.

Dilaram said...

The next US eclipse is in 2017. The next Solar eclipse is in 2008.

look at this

And this too!

cassie d said...

amber, you are so funny.
i love this post. that article is awesome. i think i am going to make josh make me a t-shirt with one of those german anti-smoking signs on the front, and then that quote and picture of Hitler on the back. i think i'll wear it to california - or Cherry Creek (which equals the plaza for many of you KC dwellers) and see what kind of responses i get.
that would be AWESOME.

Tom and Amber - you now know what you will be getting for christmas!
LOVE IT!!!!

Amber said...

Yes! I would love it too.

S E E Quine said...

` Me three! And maybe I'll make a 'Cassie Nova' T-shirt for everyone if I can figure out how!
` It's like, an extra-special perk for all who are named Cassie as well.

Laura said...

I love to see the different things this solar system comes up with... very incredible..

I think that the smoking issue has become so skewed that people have lost sight of why they wanted the world to becom nonsmokers in the first place... health reasons. At the same time, if we are allowed to consume as much red meat or alcohol as we want and destroy our liver and large intestine... I don't think that the lungs should be any different. Home of the free...

Laura said...

I love to see the different things this solar system comes up with... very incredible..

I think that the smoking issue has become so skewed that people have lost sight of why they wanted the world to becom nonsmokers in the first place... health reasons. At the same time, if we are allowed to consume as much red meat or alcohol as we want and destroy our liver and large intestine... I don't think that the lungs should be any different. Home of the free...

Amber said...

I agree, there are many other dangers to health that people ignore because THEY enjoy it.

bt said...

Here is my take on smoking, drinking, eating faty foods, sniffing glue and any thing else that is bad for you. EVERYONE has a right to do it to their own bodies. My take on smoking bans in public places? When some one smokes near me, they are doing it to my body. Now I know a big argument from smokers is that I have a choice to be elswhere, and a lot of times I do, and I exorsize that choice, but it pisses me off when smokers act put out when they are told a place is none smoking. Now there may be plenty of smokers in the world who are respectfull of none smokers, but I think that the multitudes of rude ones make it so that they don't get noticed, and that is what most like causes people to come up with the whole ban thing. Am I out there trying to get petitions signed for smoking bans? no. am I trying to fight smoking bans? hell no.

I don't care if people smoke, I just don't want them doing it around me.

bt said...

kick ass eclips pic by the way. I thought it was not going to hit north america? Pisses me off that I missed it

Amber said...

No, it didn't get anywhere near us, not until 2017, as Dilaram's link shows.

totalvo said...

the eclipse photo is amazing.. are you and loco moco sisters ?

Amber said...

Perhaps, if one of our mothers or fathers took a trip that we don't know about, sometime in March of 1977, or perhaps we were separated at birth, which is possible since I was born a week after she was, so it had to have been one of our mothers, travelling.
No, we've just known each other for a long time.

totalvo said...

ok.. I seriously thought for the past year that you two were sisters..