" e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff " so they are also banning things that keep people from actually lighting up a cigarette and blowing second hand smoke into the air--might as well sneak the real thing than try to reduce the harm to yourself. Many people use electronic cigarettes to help them quit smoking, but because some of them (not all mind you) contain nicotine ,NOT TOBACCO, it is included? To tell you the truth I could use an electronic cigarette not 5 ft from you and you would never know it--also how do they plan to keep people from using chewing tobacco, snus, snuff or any product that isn't smoked and therefore shows no signs of use? This has nothing to do with health care and EVERYTHING to do with posturing.
@nunaurbiz: So pleasant it is to read still another "self-righteous" post here.
I wonder if the author thinks it's OK to keep paying county employees for all the time they spend huffing on cigarettes when they could actually be doing ... oh, I don't know ... their JOBS?
As a person who grew up with chain-smoking parents and never had the urge to smoke, I resented all the smoking breaks that colleagues were allowed to take while the rest of us continued to work throughout the day. Not to mention all the time off they took because, since their lungs were wracked by tar, they were prone to catch any bug going around.
I applaud the county for this measure. I think the author ought to try giving up her addiction rather than make the rest of the world CATER to her addiction.
Is this a reprint from "The Onion"?
@Yes Bob: Is self-righteousness also addictive?
Nicotine addicts, like any other addict, are prisoners of their own making. Their disgusting habit goes far beyond their prolific littering, hacking in the quiet of the morning while smoking the first cigarette, and that annoying ritual of pounding a pack of cigarettes once handed to them over the counter. There is simply no sympathy for smokers. You'll get the peace of your own making...eventually.
People get rid of your home phones. Millions are now using cell phones only. Yes, Cox Cable and other phone companies flood your mail box with mailers and even place call to have you sign up for a home phone.
Home phone serve basically one purpose, for campaigning or sales calls.
Yes, they are needed for fax machines too, but I pay extra to fax at a mail store,
Cancel your home phone service.
For your survival vote Democratic. I say that because all the current Republican Governors are giving us a road map of what Romney will do to the nation and the people. Take away our rights. This is the first agenda for Romney. Take away our vote, our voice and our freedoms. The Constitution means nothing to the Republicans, they are and will pass laws to make the Constitution void. Voting smart this year is voting for your life.
The Tea Party, controlling the Republicans are the new American Taliban.
thanks, randy! good to see you here as well. appreciate your comment...and absolutely adore! your avatar. happy voting!
Nice to see you here, Ryn. I'd argue that the President has done a good, if not extraordinary job, in extraordinarily bad times. Too bad the best my wife and I can do is cancel out my Mom's and brother's votes.
Could not agree more, buy local whenever you can, I give it my best shot.
awesome! thanks, zack i shall do.
Hit up G&L Imports on 22nd East of Swan for lemongrass. They also have the best ramen selection in town.
Most encounters with wildlife are harmless, but the perception depends on your own experience. In my days of field work as a geologist I’ve run into much wildlife including Kodiak brown bears in Alaska, mountain lions, and 26 rattlesnakes in one April morning in Arizona. Most wild animals will either ignore you or try to get away. The only trouble I’ve had is with a couple of rhinos in Natal who insisted they owned the road.
Rattlesnakes on a path can usually be made to leave by nudging with a long stick. And, maybe Flagstaff could employ a few large snakes, such as the nine-foot plus gopher snake that was happily eating prairie dogs at the Desert Museum a few years ago.
oh you lost me Ryn, too bad
The whole artical is immature. Busy POPULAR business generate activity and garbage. If the point was people will always go where their junk is cheaper, that could have been said in one sentence. What do buttocks have to do with anything?
I hate Walmart because of their business practices. The beat down their suppliers to the point that some become so dependent on Walmart that they go out of business if Walmart can buy it a few pennies cheaper elsewhere.
In one of his books, Sam Walton said don't be afraid to hold a gun to your suppliers head and don't be afraid to pull the trigger. How's that for encouraging suppliers to cut their profit until they go out of business?
At one time, Walmart actually drove the last American company making consumer electronics in the USA out of business because they couldn't lower their profit margin on television sets by another 50 cents per unit. Walmart went overseas and because they were the electronics manufactures biggest customer, they closed and another 400 Americans lost their jobs.
Do some comparison shopping and you will find that many if not most of the things Walmart carries are just as cheap at other retailers.
To me, their whole business plan seems monopolistic and designed to drive all competition out of business. Then when there is no competition, you are at their mercy.
Sorry guys, we need another Walmart like we need Sams proverbial gun held to our head.
In Benson, only city residents were allowed to vote on a referendum, not anyone else in the county that was also impacted. Wal-Mart is well practiced at getting their support lined up going in. Recent revelations of bribes paid in Mexico come to mind.
Let those who have never shopped at Walmart for whatever reason throw the first stone, including the author of this piece. My OTC allergy pills are always much cheaper there, so I'm not going to throw any. And I like the $5 DVD bins.
The only way Walmart will ever go away is if people stop shopping there and that ain't happening anytime soon. Don't like it? Don't shop there. Don't want it moving into a neighborhood? Speak up where it counts, at the council meetings. Carping about it after the fact is not only unproductive, it's unimaginative.
I agree that lower price myth is just that. I have comparison-shopped the Wal-Mart and the Safeway in Benson. The Wal-Mart store is only pennies cheaper on most grocery items. That is not enough to make up for the inconvenience of all the walking across the huge parking lot and all the extra hiking in the store. Not to mention the "greeters" who want to check your receipt. I am so glad Safeway stayed open in Benson. Where there is no competition to Wal-Mart, there are no bargains.
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