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View Poll Results: How do you feel about the smoking ban?
Love it 38 53.52%
Hate it 8 11.27%
It's still a violation of my civil rights 13 18.31%
Couldn't care less one way or the other 12 16.90%
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:05 PM  
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After the fact - KC's smoking ban, three+ years later

So, now that we have had time to adjust and absorb the smoking ban, how do you feel about it? Was it a good thing, a bad thing, still an unholy infringement on our "civil rights", or do you just not care one way or another?

Poll to come.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #136
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You can certainly argue that AC is being dramatic or heavy handed, but he has a point.
Let's call it heavy handed. "dramatic" sounds like I'm Rip Taylor.

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:20 PM   #137
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Shouldn't that business be made up by the influx of people who will now patronize the establishment, because there was such a public mandate for a smoking ban?
Kind of what I was thinking. Okay, you got your ban. Such-and-such no longer allows smoking. Do you go there now? Heh.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:22 PM   #138
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Let's call it heavy handed. "dramatic" sounds like I'm Rip Taylor.



Oh shit. Bam. Out of nowhere, Rip Taylor.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:24 PM   #139
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I would say it sucks for them. I guess that's what happens when you live in a majority rules democracy, and you end up on the side with less votes?
This is an incredibly ignorant statement. We live in a constitutional republic with democratically elected representatives. Those representatives are bound by the rule of law which forbids them from violating the rights of the minority, even if it is the will of the majority. The smoking ban is a clear violation of business owners' property rights.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #140
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This is an incredibly ignorant statement. We live in a constitutional republic with democratically elected representatives. Those representatives are bound by the rule of law which forbids them from violating the rights of the minority, even if it is the will of the majority. The smoking ban is a clear violation of business owners' property rights.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #141
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I couldn't give a flying **** if you have any respect for me. And I think it is 3 people and KCNATIVE.

You call me a NAZI yet you think stripping people of their private property rights arbitrarily is ok? May want to rethink things man.

I am ****ing tired of people thinking it is OK to give away OTHER'S rights simply because they don't feel the effects themselves. This is my very small way of demonstrating what it it's like being on the receiving end.
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Oh shit. Bam. Out of nowhere, Rip Taylor.
BAM!

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BEP, is that you?

She says that more often than Bobby Knight says "They need to do more shot fakes".
Sometimes people need to be reminded that this country is not, and has never been, a democracy. It's easy to forget that when you are in the majority.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #144
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You banned native? That's worth a $20 donation.
It's only for a week. The others got a 3 day ban to prove the point, he got a 7 day ban because he is just a dick and I felt like it. Seems kind of arbitrary but I guess that proves the overall point even more.
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It's only for a week. The others got a 3 day ban to prove the point, he got a 7 day ban because he is just a dick and I felt like it. Seems kind of arbitrary but I guess that proves the overall point even more.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:37 PM   #147
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Supposedly it improves air quality but the EPA says that it doesn't.
Next farts will be banned.
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