Shall We Ban More Stuff?

@gewcew23 (8012)
United States
November 15, 2009 9:24am CST
The pace the regulators are on you will not be able to make any decision on your own. Back in September they banned flavored cigarettes, they wanted to ban oysters and now they are speaking about banning caffeinated alcoholic drinks. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/14/health/policy/14oyster.html http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/14/health/policy/14fda.html
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• United States
16 Nov 09
that's what i was trying to explain to non-smokers who laugh at the regulations.. you give them one thing they'll take another..and another..til they get to something they like. imagine the uproar if they decide we don't need chocolate?
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Nov 09
[b] SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bite! Your! Tongue!!! Don't even think that! Do you honestly think you're just joking!? Surely you don't imagine for one second that They wouldn't, if it crossed Their minds? I'll bet you mention just receiving a raise where your old car can hear you, don't you? Be still, my poor heart! Oh please let Them not have been listening! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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• United States
21 Nov 09
heh..the car never hears me..but the appliances sure do! oh,yeah,they know.evil metal boxes
• United States
15 Nov 09
Banning things should be banned. When something is banned, some people stop injuring themselves. When people stop injuring themselves the personal injury attorneys will not have anybody to sue and make the big bucks. This will force the personal injury attorneys to try to find an honest job. There are no jobs available. They will be forced to join the ranks of the unemployed. Therefore, when the government bans things, they increase unemployment. There should be a ban on banning things.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Nov 09
[b] Perfect! The irony is so wonderfully circular! Thanks for the best laugh I've had today! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
15 Nov 09
The FDA's attempts to screw with the oyster industry has been in the news a lot down here in south Florida. Both of our senators have introduced bills to protect this economical resource *because* banning the sale of raw oysters is not necessary to protect the public and will hurt us financially. Red tide be damned...most of the people who have become ill after eating raw oysters have had some underlying medical condition and Florida has already mandated warnings for pregnant women and others at risk on menus and labels. I believe that Florida has already shortened the commercial oyster harvest season and has called for a significantly quicker cooldown of oysters at processing plants during the summer. This is how it should be handled...by the states that regulate these industries. The FDA has no right to tell me or anyone else that we can't eat a raw oyster if we want to.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Nov 09
[b]Yet another reason to throw Big Gov out of our lives! Put 'er there, Spalladino! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@laglen (19783)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I was boiling potatoes the other day. Huge stock pot full. I turned to drain them in the sink - was going to slowly dump the whole pot. When about a good cup or so of boiling water hit my foot. It Hurt like he77! I think we should ban boiling potatoes. and credit card companies. so many people are running up massive debt. Just ban those companies then people get a fresh start. And ban our local newspaper, they are very biased and dont report the news I want. And that one lady down the road, she should be banned as well........
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
15 Nov 09
That sounds about right these days. It seems they are wasting alot of time banning things that do not mopunt to a hill of beans to begin with. They could spend their time doing better things if you ask me. They need to ban worse things.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I think government intrusion and the "We know what's best for you," crowd are a couple of the reasons there is so much obesity in this country. How many of us have said, "You're not going to tell me what I may and may not eat!"
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Nov 09
[b]E-GAD but I hate "food Nazis!" It seems that there exist these people who just can't stand it that somewhere, somehow, someone is actually enjoying themselves! When they get power, out comes their pencil, & hey, presto! They ban it! A pox (an itchy one!) on all of them! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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