Wow, just wow. I haven’t laughed this much in a long time.
David, you are brilliant. Not as brilliant as the light of a
thousand suns but pretty close.
Needless to say, if you want to be amused with some truly
great writing, whether these are fiction or not, get ready
for some fun.
In this article,
Lawmakers in Olympia, WA have approved a 75% tax that I will call EXTORTION on the e-cigarette industry. Thats a great way to push a business out of state that will more than likely be generating tens of billions of dollars within a few short years. Way to go Olympia.
I left a comment on their website earlier tonight and they censored it. Hmmm, why would that be? Well here is my comment.
I don’t understand how they can arbitrarily tax e-cigs. There is absolutely no proof of harm to users or bystanders. Does this mean they can tax aspirin because people want to get rid of a headache now too? Cigarettes are taxed based on the scientific proof of harm they do to people’s health. What is their excuse here? Hearsay and maybe’s? Is this LEGAL?
Didn’t the colonies split from England because of oppressive taxation? What the hell have we become? Time to start tossing these greedy bums out of those cushy taxpayer paid offices and elect representatives that listen to the citizens instead of thinking for themselves.
Kudos To Rep. Cary Condotta for standing up for vapers rights. Vapers vote, we are socially connected electronically and we remember.
I hate censorship. How can we have a discussion if you sensor our comments @Mynorthwest?
“you also point out that e-cigarette smokers might be inhaling formaldehyde and an ingredient used in antifreeze.”
Incredible. The admitted ignorance of SOME faceless, nameless voice. A voice that stifles an entire city from freely choosing to be tobacco free of their own will using nothing but chemicals all recognized by the FDA as safe.. and nicotine.
This faceless, nameless coward, I believe is not as ignorant as they may sound however. I’ll answer your question. What happens when e-cigarette smokers near me exhale? Not a God damn thing, you idiot. That’s what. What did you expect? Formaldehyde? Where does the formaldehyde come from? There is none in e-juice. There is no chemical reaction to form formaldehyde. It is a LIE. Our faceless voice is no dummy. They know the truth and yet, they vomit lies only to scare the readers who truly are ignorant. Yes, propylene glycol is used in antifreeze. It replaces the deadly diethylene glycol that used to be used to lower water’s freezing point. And your point? Since water is also used in antifreeze I guess we DRINK an ingredient of antifreeze every day as well.
The Frisco City Council is an assembly of fools. They are elected to WORK for you. This would involve EDUCATING themselves on the ISSUES that pass over their desks but where is the education on life saving e-cigarettes? Well it is passed along to them by some faceless, nameless voice out of thin air. And THAT is how your city council conducts business for the city of Frisco. Congratulations.
In the mean time, cigarettes still kill over half of everyone that becomes addicted to them. Cigarettes kill, Frisco City Council, but e-cigarettes save lives. Now the City Council kills too. That’s quite a legacy you are leaving.
Now, if you know what is good for you and the citizens of your good city, I suggest you do your jobs and do some research on the benefits of e-cigarettes. Next, RE-think your position on your e-cigarette ban and then, at the NEXT city council meeting, resend your idiotic ban on life saving e-cigarettes. You will be doing something that not many civic leaders have the courage or the intellegence to do. What is that you ask? That would be to begin the process of ELIMINATING deadly cigarettes from our society. Simply stated, it’s a monumental task. Are you up for it? I will salute you if you do.