McDonalds' lawsuit...and tool safety.

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George E. Cawthon wrote:

That's true, if taken out of context (as many things dealing with Marijuana are).
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Charlie Self wrote:

Sorry about your father, but whether it said anything on the pack or not, he knew smoking was bad. I had my first cigarette (a pack shared with a friend, the pack was left over from filling a carrying case for a brother in law present about 1948. Neither of my parents smoked and I didn't try smoking again until 1956. I knew it was stupid, I knew it wasn't healthy, I knew it could lead to disease, but I kept smoking until 1980. Any health problems that result from my smoking are entirely mine, they have nothing to do with any manufacturer.
I'll say it again, you can't breathe in smoke and not know that it isn't bad for. People may not know how bad, depending on how far back you go, but they knew it was bad and therefore could make a rational decision. Hell, people knew it was bad for when it was first introduced into England. Not only bad, but really disgusting. Why it became fashionable, I don't know, but people made the decision to cough, choke, smell awful, etc., just for the sake of appearance. Their choice.
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On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 03:01:54 +0000, Charlie Self wrote:

That and casinos.
-Doug
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I believe that there was a song in the 50's called something like "smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette". It included the line "...smoke 'em boy 'til you smoke yourself to death." Clearly we didn't need the Surgeon General to tell us that it was bad for us.
Dave Hall Smoked for a little more than 30 years before stopping...and knew all along that I was being stupid. Stopping is not nearly as hard as deciding to stop.
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@cs.com says...

Somewhere around the WWII era, weren't they referred to as "coffin nails"?
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"David Hall" wrote in message

1947
It ain't cuz I don't smoke 'em myself and i don't reckon that it'll hinder your health I smoked 'em all my life and I ain't dead yet
http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Smoke_Cigarette.html

Same here, 30 years, quit cold turkey one night and never had another. Hell of it is, If I knew didn't have much time left, I'd probably start again, it was that enjoyable.
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Swingman says:

The things we might do...I have to agree. Tell me I've 2-3 months to go, and the second thing I'd buy would be a couple of cartons of Luckies. The first would be a couple quarts of Wild Turkey 101.
But in the hope that there more than 3-4 months left, I neither drink nor smoke, and haven't for many years.
Charlie Self
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Ahhh yes, LSMFT. My first puff was a Picayune, after that the original Luckies were mild. JD Black Label ... or a Margarita machine for the kitchen.
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Hit Parade!
Have a nice week...
Trent
Dyslexics of the world ... UNTIE !
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Like being an Alkie, you're never "cured", although I am beginning to understand the smell everyone used to abuse me about. Still can't smell it on stuff, but when someone is smoking in the same room the smell either seems bad or seems gooooooood depending on the mood, the moon or something.
Dave Hall
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Effects everyone different. I smoked for 28 years. Quit a year ago. Being around others that smoke doesn't effect me one way or the other.

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CW writes:

It didn't bother me much, if at all, the first couple years. Each year after that, it has bothered me more. Wait until you've been off the butts for a decade or more--I quit in '88, IIRC, and along with the 5-6 pounds a year, I got an excessively choosy sniffer...and my taste buds back, which is a small part of the reason for the weight gain).
Charlie Self
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On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 07:22:33 -0700, "George M. Kazaka"

Sawblade on what ? I trust my sawbench not to start unexpectedly, for it has a real starter and isolator, but I _know_ that a slight slip when handling the router is likely to catch the switch and turn it on - I've had it happen plenty of times (no big deal, I always unplug it first).
I'd regard router bit changing as one of the most likely situations for this sort of "unexpected start" injury.
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wrote:

Andy,
I there have been cases reported here in the rec about magnetic switches on table saws turning on when struck by an object. Struck on the side of the box that is- not the start button. Doesn't seem very likely, but if you had a board or a long clamp nearby slip at the wrong moment and strike the switch your saw could come alive...
Scott
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As well as a variety of actions and conditions that could degrade the switch...
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Funny, I do the exact opposite.
My table saw has a rocker switch, covered by a faceplate. I still unplug it.
My router has a shaft lock that includes a power switch interconnect. There's no way that a simple bump will unlock the shaft lock. If the interlock fails, the shaft is locked anyways, so it shouldn't do any damage. Probably should unplug it anyways, though.
Now, the tool that *really* annoys me from a safety point is the pc 557 biscuit joiner. It's so easy to hit the trigger while just picking it up :-( Damn things makes a racket, too, if you do that.
--randy
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But my work area has never been

My wife was helping me tidy up after some work in the house when she picked up my circular saw by the handle, hitting the switch as she did so. The thing started giving her quite a fright and a lesson. My workshop is off limits to children, pets and women.
John
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From days when kds were little, all outlets in shop are switched with switches at 7ft height.Now that the kids are in their 20's they can reach them ...damn! Tools stay plugged in but all switches off when you leave the shop. Tools get unplugged for blade or bit changes.
Jerry
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You shouldn't complain about the sander then.
Why is it that your "sense of right and wrong" does not include accurately relating the issues involved?
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If you can't see the difference, you've got a problem.
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