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« Cantiloper wrote on Tuesday, Jun 18 at 10:39 PM »
Something college students should pay attention to: there's a propaganda trick being used against you to push these bans. It's called the "Bandwagon Fallacy." SmokeFree Campuses and "Americans for Nonsmokers Rights" will claim that over a thousand campuses are now TOTALLY "smoke-free." You'll find that YOUR campus, even though it only had an indoor ban and doorway rule, is likely on that list. U of Michigan (or was it Minnesota... sorry, I forget...) is on the list and just last week they had an article complaining about all the butts on campus and how over a third of the student body hadn't noticed ANY decrease in campus smoking since they joined the "Smoke Free" list. Even though 1,000 campuses is only about a fifth of the country's total, that's never mentioned either. The whole idea is to make the students at each beleaguered campus feel totally isolated and alone if they resist. They're told "Everyone ELSE is doing it! Do you want OUR campus to be backward or the last?" Don't be fooled by their lies. Go to http://tinyurl.com/SmokingBanLies and read about the tricks they play. - MJM
« Scott Ewing wrote on Tuesday, Jun 18 at 03:39 AM »
Walt Cody made the point I was going to make. Smokers and non cohabitated with no problem. When I was in college in the late 70's/early 80's there was one table that was designated non-smoking in the main dining hall. It was usually vacant. All this hysteria is a manafactured issue. Just as the nuts in the early 20's century preached fire and brimstone for smokers, not it's a long a painful death for everyone you know.
« Walt Cody wrote on Tuesday, Jun 18 at 01:52 AM »
Yes, good for you and good for the students who are flouting an irrational rule. That, too,is a good old American tradition. But you're wrong about one thing here. Smokers and nonsmokers have not always been at odds. To the contrary. Pretty much from the 1930s to the '90s, smoking was a non-issue. Smokers and nonsmokers lived side by side in peace and harmony. A 1950's national survey conducted by Ernst Dichter (soc majors, take note) showed that the vast majority of nonsmokers actively liked the smell of tobacco smoke. IOW, this has been a purposely manufactured division--created by vast amounts of propaganda (most of it paid for with taxpayer money) and junk science (either funded by government bureaucracies or pharmaceutical companies who just so happen to sell nicotine replacement products). That's not idle speculation; google it, check it out, If you wonder why, again, look into it. There are a lot of good websites, like Christopher Snowdon's velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com and a lot of good books by sane people. Jacob Sullum's "For Your Own Good," Look into it.
« AudreySilk wrote on Tuesday, Jun 18 at 01:17 AM »
« Tiger4evr wrote on Friday, Jun 14 at 10:45 AM »
"During the day when most of us are trying to get to class or to work doesn’t seem right. Using these officers to enforce unnecessary traffic violations seems excessive when a couple of officers on foot could perform the same tasks." Do you mean you would rather have officers on foot to do this because you can get away easier than if they were on bikes. Or do you mean its ok for you to break the laws of this country and state because you are a student and or going to work. When is it ever ok to break the law. These police officers are charged with up holding all the laws of this land, they did not make the laws. Maybe if you would follow the rules then you would not get stop. You more than likely are complaining because you have been on the receiving end of some tickets yourself. So you think its ok to post your opinion in a publication to rant and rave on police while your the one breaking the laws. The rest of us are not getting stop because we follow the laws. It's not hard, it's mostly common sense which you apparently don't have.
« aubzone wrote on Thursday, Jun 13 at 01:30 PM »
« iamroy wrote on Tuesday, Jun 11 at 01:56 PM »
Well War Eagle to you too
« iamroy wrote on Thursday, Jun 06 at 10:48 AM »
Was at Disney today and came across an AU fan. I gave him a War Eagle and he responded the same. I didn't yell it and he did not yell it but just a normal War Eagle passing another person. There was a man near us and he must have heard us and he lets out a yell "Roll Tide". People all around looked at him and I decided that I would say something to him. I said that I had heard that there is a difference between saying War Eagle and roll tide and that difference is that War Eagle is a greeting between two people, it means that they have a common interest and that the two are sharing pride in a University. He said what does roll tide mean then? I said that the two of us AU fans were greeting each other and you yelling role tide was trying to make yourself feel better and trying to put us down. You were also yelling about a football team not an University. He looked at me stunned and I just turned around and walked away giving a smile to man I said War Eagle too. He chuckled and went on his way as well.
« auburnman36830 wrote on Thursday, Jun 06 at 10:32 AM »
What exactly is an unnecessary violation? Did you even attempt to find out what they are doing there? To the best of my understanding those officers are bike cops. What would you have them ride? Oh that's right put the two bike cops on foot!! I guess they can put an Inspector Gadget light on their bike helmets and run after cars making siren noises. I feel pretty sure they aren't stopping kids just for going to work or class. How about slowing down, watching for pedestrians and wearing your seat belt and you probably won't get stopped. Let them do the job they were hired to do.
« iamroy wrote on Friday, May 31 at 02:07 PM »
Great article. Really well written. Keep holdin their feet to the fire PLAINSMAN! WHEN I WAS THERE IN 1981 MOMMA G'S WAS ONLY OPEN UNTIL 8 and thanks to our editorial pressure we convinced them to extend until 8:30 in the summer. We need more journalism like this!!!1
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