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Regarding Those Graphic Cigarette Package Pictures
Self | 25 June 2011 | wgflyer

Posted on 06/25/2011 6:44:26 AM PDT by wgflyer

Given that the FDA now would demand graphically unpleasant images be plastered all over cigarette packages perhaps a useful trend could emerge. For example, why not superimpose photos of auto accident victims, the more severe the injury the better, on cell phone telephone bills? Condoms passed out to children at their schools could be adorned with close ups of the various and more nasty symptoms of STDs. Abortion clinics could have wall murals of the dismembered fetus. Homosexual marriage licences could be decorated with various photos of AIDS "victims" in the last sickly throes of life. All journalism texts might be plastered with up close snapshots of Helen Thomas and the words "Warning. This could be you!" Perhaps a snapshot of Rosie on burger bags? I dunno.

Ultimately, the public good would be most greatly served at Democrat convention halls and polling places with huge, wall sized posters of various pimps, hookers, adicts, thugs, thieves, child molesters, corrupt fat cats, terrorists and illegal aliens, all in one group photo with the slogan: One great big unhappy disfunctional family. Join us!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; cigarettes; regulation

1 posted on 06/25/2011 6:44:29 AM PDT by wgflyer
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To: wgflyer

Best posting of 2011 !!!


2 posted on 06/25/2011 6:48:28 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (BLAMING BUSH NEVER FILLED MY GAS TANK.)
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To: wgflyer

I like your ideas......


3 posted on 06/25/2011 6:49:05 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: wgflyer

I think photos of starvation and frostbite should be attacked to all published global warming material.


4 posted on 06/25/2011 6:56:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: wgflyer
I intend to collect the whole set.
5 posted on 06/25/2011 6:58:41 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: wgflyer
We already have a law on the books that prohibits federal government agencies from producing propaganda.

They'll probably say "Hey, we're not paying for this", but we already have numerous Supreme Court rulings that get around that problem by pointing out that we are really discussing "conversion", which, in any of its forms is tantamount to payment one way or the other ~ if you want it to be.

I think this can be stopped.

Still, it would be easier for the House to simply defund the agency.

6 posted on 06/25/2011 7:08:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: wgflyer
I was thinking something along those lines yesterday and my suggestion was to affix a pic of our 1st Lady's plus size, posterior on the containers of Ben and Jerry's, Big Macs and Super Size Fries, which she now admits she is addicted to with the appropriate warning:

miclelle4a
"Caution: You too may grow up to have a 2 ax-handle wide derriere, while hypocritically preaching to others about leading a healthy lifestyle "


7 posted on 06/25/2011 7:18:06 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: wgflyer

Interesting ideas of where this can go.


8 posted on 06/25/2011 7:18:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: wgflyer

I don’t know how old you are, but I can remember when cigarettes were taken out of the pack and put in cigarette cases (much like a woman’s compact). Personally, I’m investing in updated versions of the cigarette case, lol. Actually, vintage cases can still be bought on ebay.


9 posted on 06/25/2011 7:18:35 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: TheRobb7

So, if we are going to protect the public from unsafe practices why not PSA on the dangers of homosexual relations. The statistics are clear and the loss of life and cost to society through huge, often publicly funded healthcare costs, are staggering.


10 posted on 06/25/2011 7:19:42 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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To: wgflyer

“cell phone telephone bills”

Why not on the phone itself? Oh, and you forgot pictoral warnings on prescription meds so people who didn’t read the brochure can see what might happen.

I think the images could increase smoking in the teen group, they love to be gross and rebel. They are immortal, donchaknow.


11 posted on 06/25/2011 7:21:47 AM PDT by tiki
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To: wgflyer
All journalism texts might be plastered with up close snapshots of Helen Thomas and the words "Warning. This could be you!" Perhaps a snapshot of Rosie on burger bags? I dunno.

LOL...Snort!!!

12 posted on 06/25/2011 7:21:59 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: wgflyer
Even more graphic cigarette warning labels ...


13 posted on 06/25/2011 7:23:15 AM PDT by Zakeet (The Wee Wee's real birth certificate got shredded with his Rezko mortgage records)
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To: muawiyah

“Still, it would be easier for the House to simply defund the agency.”

You’re right but...this is the spineless Republicans we’re talking about here.


14 posted on 06/25/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: wgflyer
I wonder how much it cost us to have a bunch of vermin bureaucrats sit around for weeks/months coming up with this photo scheme? Will we be able to measure the impact of this campaign? Was there a cost-benefit analysis done? Who could possibly be unaware of the risks of smoking?

More of our $$ pissed away (or gone up in smoke?).

15 posted on 06/25/2011 7:44:49 AM PDT by Thom Pain (Raising Tax RATES decreses the Tax REVENUES. Spread the word.)
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To: wgflyer

These idiots don’t understand teenagers at all. Kids are going to collect these images like baseball cards.


16 posted on 06/25/2011 7:45:51 AM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did. (NO to Bush II))
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To: Marie

I do agree with you wholeheartedly.


17 posted on 06/25/2011 7:53:03 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Marie

Made popular in the UK - people already know cigarettes are dangerous. Not caring is part of the brand.

18 posted on 06/25/2011 7:57:04 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: wgflyer

OBAMACARE


19 posted on 06/25/2011 8:01:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: cripplecreek; wgflyer; Conservative Vermont Vet

brilliant post ! best post of the day!

and cripplecreek’s is a serious worthy addition.

(... but i HATE Conservative Vermont Vet,
for permanently ruining my love of french fries!)


20 posted on 06/25/2011 8:07:35 AM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: TennesseeGirl

“I don’t know how old you are, but I can remember when cigarettes were taken out of the pack and put in cigarette cases (much like a woman’s compact)”

Humbly, I remember. And that’s not a bad idea to open a new product like that with modern appeal. I wonder how the government would try to get around that one.


21 posted on 06/25/2011 8:13:56 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: TheRobb7

Way too kind. But thank you!


22 posted on 06/25/2011 8:14:59 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: muawiyah

“We already have a law on the books that prohibits federal government agencies from producing propaganda.”

Are you sure? Must’ve been overruled by the supreme court, because Obama still talks.


23 posted on 06/25/2011 8:16:37 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Good one! LOL.


24 posted on 06/25/2011 8:17:49 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: Zakeet

...now...to the market!


25 posted on 06/25/2011 8:19:15 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: tiki
Have the phone's GPS chip determine if the phone is moving faster than 20 mph, then flash a morgue photo of the latest traffic accident victim on the phone's screen.

Have the speaker play sound of screeching tires, rending metal and broken glass, followed by screams, then sobs, whimpers and a last gasp.

Finally, a cheery voice says, "If you still want to make that call while driving, dial away, dummy!"

"This accident happened on September 28th, 2005 in Riverview FL. A careless driver on a cell phone blazed through a red light at 55 mph and struck my mom's drivers door as she was going 20 mph attempting to make a left turn towards home. Her car was pushed 40 feet and my mom's neck was broken in 2 places. She died instantly. As her daughter, and someone that had to go to the scene to identify her, I can't tell you enough-"

26 posted on 06/25/2011 8:23:51 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Your suggestion has merit. And heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother.


27 posted on 06/25/2011 8:30:51 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: wgflyer

I quit smoking years ago, but when I turn 80 I am smoking again!


28 posted on 06/25/2011 8:45:19 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: wgflyer

What is your point? That one problem can never be addressed without addressing all allegedly similar problems?


29 posted on 06/25/2011 9:04:31 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: wgflyer

Let’s not forget the inclusion of graphic pictures of victims of drunk driving accidents on containers of alchoholic beverages and on the walls inside liquor stores and bars.


30 posted on 06/25/2011 10:04:48 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: BwanaNdege
Condolences for your loss. Perhaps you suggestion would be okay in the event that the phone's keys are depressed while the vehicle is in motion. On the rare occasions I “use” my phone while driving I only use my bluetooth, and keep any call extremely short. Thus, having my phone blare away at me seems excessive under these conditions.
31 posted on 06/25/2011 10:13:20 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: fightinJAG

“What is your point? That one problem can never be addressed without addressing all allegedly similar problems?”

Can you come up with a single reason why not?


32 posted on 06/25/2011 10:19:12 AM PDT by Gumption
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To: BwanaNdege

I am very sorry for your loss but if you think “cell phones” are to blame, you are mistaken. People eat, they put on makeup, they socialize, they scream at their kids and many other things that cause accidents. Cells are just the latest thing to blame.

The lady across the street had her daughter killed by someone who ran a light while drinking coffee.


33 posted on 06/25/2011 11:30:37 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: TennesseeGirl

“I don’t know how old you are, but I can remember when cigarettes were taken out of the pack and put in cigarette cases (much like a woman’s compact). Personally, I’m investing in updated versions of the cigarette case, lol. Actually, vintage cases can still be bought on ebay.”

We think alike. I just ordered one.


34 posted on 06/25/2011 12:09:35 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: netmilsmom; SoldierDad; wgflyer

Sorry Everyone!

Thanks for your kind condolences, but I had copied the quote from the web page containing the photo. That was NOT my mother’s car or accident.

Please accept my apologies for lack of clarification.


35 posted on 06/25/2011 4:10:47 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: TennesseeGirl

Oh, yeah. So many cigarette related items made good gifts. the cigarette case - tres elegant. Also coffee table lighters and fancy ashtrays.


36 posted on 06/25/2011 4:34:16 PM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/anybody (removed Cain because of Bush bashing.))
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To: fightinJAG; Gumption

“What is your point? That one problem can never be addressed without addressing all allegedly similar problems?”

Well, I was just having a little fun illustrating the absurdity of liberal solutions for problems that are basically unsolvable so long as people are free enough to make stupid choices yet lack the wisdom to avoid them. The solution, of course: Personal responsibility and a high standard of morality. These two concepts are to liberalism what the wooden stake is to a vampire. Come to think of it...libs and vampires have a lot in common!


37 posted on 06/25/2011 5:00:25 PM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: wgflyer

Since the liberals in goverment are all for nasty images, we should demand naked pictures of two men sodomozing each other to be placed on every faggot TV show, school program, etc.


38 posted on 06/25/2011 5:23:17 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

Bookmark


39 posted on 06/25/2011 11:37:39 PM PDT by Publius6961 (you don't need a president-for-life if you've got a bureaucracy-for-life.)
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To: sbMKE

warning for french fries

40 posted on 06/26/2011 10:52:49 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: wgflyer

With this, I agree. :)

My point was having a little fun with you having a little fun with your point because, believe me, there will be people who will take your little fun as NOT a little fun, i.e., seriously, and then weze got problems.


41 posted on 06/28/2011 9:49:37 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: Gumption

Yes.

Besides. Do you really want a government that sets out to address ALL problems?

I don’t.

But I don’t want to think like a teenager who looks at rules as an all or nothing proposition.


42 posted on 06/28/2011 9:51:10 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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