Once again, out with the insults rather than discussion.
Again. You really can't argue worth shit. This either means you are very old
to usenet (and know the tricks), or you are new and stupid.
I think you mean exit poll, and that's a completely different kettle of
fish. The people you are polling are the voters directly, not just a subset
that happen to go shopping on a Saturday, or be welcoming telephone polls at
6pm. You get them as they leave the booths. An entirely different thing to
street or phone polls.
Of course, there are still going to be a few inaccuracies in exit polls, as
some folk won't participate in it, or be willing to share who they voted
for. Generally folk don't care.
If you still think polls are useful, then you are a fool.
Notably in the article it mentions that
"The Irish Republic will introduce a ban in all public places early in
the next year - and that includes the unthinkable - smoking bans in
Dublin pubs. "
I must remember to put a trip on my travel agenda. The thought of
enjoying a pint of "proper" Guiness without the fug certainly
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All pubs throughout the country, I think. Mind you, if the incidence of
lawful obedience is anything like their attitudes to licensing hours (I got
locked in 4 nights out of 4), there may be no actual change in many areas.
My mind's made up. Don't confuse me with the facts.
Well, the Irish can be a bit pragmatic towards rules and regulations.
Smoking on buss was banned some time back but smokers still migrate to
the top deck and indulge whilst non smokers stay on the bottom deck.
I'm not sure how it works on single deckers but I would imagine the
ban is effective in that case
The general feeling on the smoking ban in pubs seems to be that if the
general public are in favour of it it will happen. If they are
apathetic it won't work.
As an ex smoker, ex drinker (sad git ), I personally would not be in
favour of the ban, but really think it is inevitable, as smoking gets
such bad press now-a days. I think it's disgraceful that smokers are
forced to huddle in small groups outside office blocks in order to
indulge their habit.
Intel have a manufacturing plant juts outside Dublin where smoking is
banned ANYWHERE on the property, even in your own car !
Paul Mc Cann
Could that be because there are hazardous and flammable chemicals
around? Certainly the semiconductor industry does use quite a lot
of unpleasant stuff. At oil refineries and various chemical
plants that I have visited you have to hand in all smoking materials,
cell phones etc. at the gate.
It could also be because Intel is largely a California based
corporation. Some years ago they got into big trouble after it was
discovered that leakage and disposal from some of their plants had
polluted the groundwater table in one area of Silicon Valley.
This could be a reaction to that, although I rather suspect as a high
profile company with deep pockets, they are simply seeking to protect
themselves from any possibility of litigation.
So Ch4 viewers are representative of the population, and those viewers
who *choose* to take part representative of that audience?
Stick with heating. You talk enough crap there without expanding into
*Certain frogs can be frozen solid, then thawed, and survive *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
What planet are you one, it isn't Earth, that's for sure !
And what is the adult population of the UK, 75% of / 11,496 / people who
voted were in favour of a ban, only 25% of the / 11,496 / were against -
what about the other 40m plus adults who didn't vote ?...
Clearly earth and I can read clearly too. What I can read is the word
"polls" up there. Have a look it is still there. Scroll up. So, the
results of a bang on, up to the minute poll was produced by me. Note the
word "poll". A poll is not an election. And then you come out with this
Don't you feel a right prat?
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