"everything"??? hyperbole. a sign your argument is weak.
it harms people,and there's NO good use of the crap.
check with any wastewater treatment plant.(I had a tour of one)
The evidence lies alongside most any roadway or street,and at wastewater
treatment plants.Or wait outside any office where the smokers stand around
outside the entrances and flick their butts away after they're done. the
parking lots where smokers empty their ashtrays.You have to be willfully
BLIND to not see it.
Wrong. It is a "good" use because it was "good" for the people in the
transaction. It's not illegal, and is only "immoral" in your mind. The
morality of "tobacco", which is just silly, has nothing to do with it. You're
the one making the judgment, which is fine FOR YOU but has nothing to do with
anyone else. IOW, you're just as bad as the leftist statists you rail about.
Water harms people. Better ban swimming. Again, YOU are making a value
judgment and wanting to force others to walk lockstep with your values. IOW
you're nothing better than the lousy statist you hate.
If you can't move the ball, move the goal posts a little further. Typical
No, it's you who made the claim (MOST smokers...). Prove it.
No, it's clear that you're one of them, just in a different color shirt.
Neither does designer water, Versacci gowns, auto tail fins, one color paint
over another, or anything beyond, as Mao Tse-Tsung said, a watch and a
bicycle. "Good use" or "need" is not the determining factor; WANT is the
only thing that counts.
Or leaves. Cigarette butts are completely biodegradable.
Well, if we should conform our actions to the requirements of the municipal
waste-water treatment plant, we've got some serious work to do regarding,
for example, condoms.
Yeah, but the argument is specious. Look at all the other stuff that goes
down the pipe: Tampons, diapers, bottle caps, small plastic toys, razor
blades, inedible tacos, dead goldfish, cat poo, blah-blah-blah. I suspect
that anything that can fit - and a few things that had to be dismembered to
fit - has ended up at the plant one time or another.
But you raise a good point. I, myself, am doing MY part to save the
environment by not smoking cigarettes with plastic tips! That way I know
when I flip a butt out the window, that no harm is done.
Likely discarded by teenagers that saw a cop car going the other way,
and expected him to turn around and pull them over. Back in the day, I
heard more than one local LEO say they never had to buy beer, just pull
a Friday or Saturday night shift on road patrol, and act like he was
being a good guy by confiscating the booze instead of writing them up,
and letting the most sober one drive the rest of them home. Of course,
this was all well before dashboard cameras, and cops being wired for
sound, and teenagers being able to call their parents from the side of
I have apartment neighbors (young ones) that toss their trash on the ground
next to their car,or slide it under the next car.They also toss their cig
butts and BIC lighters right at the entryway;it now looks like it snowed
there with all the accumulation.
I can hardly wait until they buy a house,and kids toss their garbage all
over their lawns and driveways.
I know someone who almost lost a house on Christmas 2008. The cause of
the fire was never determined, but it was likely smoking in bed, or a
candle used to hide the stench.
BTW, the FPE electrical panel didn't help.
Or an electrical short. Or an arsonist. Or a lightning strike. Or a squirrel
gnawing through a wire. Or a cat on fire brushing past the drapes. Or
Or, and don't discount this, a miracle (think Moses and the burning bush).
Did the homeowner start a church?
But we can fight back.
My favorite retort when some granny lady starts flailing me with her
umbrella all the while screaming "You godless Communist! You can't smoke
here!" is "It's all right madam. I'm French."
Sometimes I say: "Put it out? You've got to understand, punk, I'm a grenade
and this cigarette is my pin. So you have to ask yourself one thing: 'Do I
feel lucky?' Well, do you punk?"
On occasion I use the Nixon Response: "Put it out? We believe that it IS
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