Popular opinion is only valid when it comes to the ballot box - lots of sales at the cash register only makes nanny suspicious and greedy. The herd can be trusted to choose their legislators but they are not to be trusted to spend their money as they please.
Deputies of the ultra-nationalist Liberal-Democratic faction of the State Duma have prepared a draft law banning the sale of soft drinks containing caffeine and other stimulating supplements including vitamins, Ekho Moskvy radio reported on Monday. If passed, the bill would outlaw popular drinks such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi.HT: Grandinite
Some people also drink too much volka, some people watch too much tv, some people eat too much food, some people spend too much time exercising, some people spend too much time talking and some people spend too much time gambling:
Months before an addiction to video lottery terminals led 31-year-old Susan Piercey to commit suicide, she wrote a letter to the machines while at a treatment centre in her hometown of Corner Brook, Nfld.Responsible and sane people continue to be punished for the irrational and damaging behaviour of others.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, June 29, 2005