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post #121 of 140
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Originally Posted by teachskiljp
Not true, Kerry is a skier and a snowboarder. I've actually seen him on the slopes skiing (before this run for office) and he's not too bad either.
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I will bet he's a real a**hole in the lift line.

The snowshoe hare thing was just a joke. I will hold off on the Sonny Bono thought that is trying to form words..... :
post #122 of 140
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Originally Posted by Clayton
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I will bet he's a real a**hole in the lift line.

The snowshoe hare thing was just a joke. I will hold off on the Sonny Bono thought that is trying to form words..... :
NO, actually he was no different than any other person in the line.
post #123 of 140
My brother-in-law put this site up. any man who would kick a dog can't be all that nice!

http://www.johnkerryhurtmydog.com/
post #124 of 140
Back to the original topic ... are some of you really saying that smoking shouldn't be permitted OUTSIDE? OUTSIDE? As an avid smoker, even I can understand why it would be outlawed indoors. But OUTSIDE? Really? Are you really serious?

If public safety is the concern, then mountains should ban skiiers from drinking at lunch and then getting back on the slopes. After all, a grown person traveling say 30 MPH could do quite a bit of damage to another if (s)he crashes as a result of being inebriated, right?

It's just so easy to pick on smoking. It's fashionable. I smoke and people come up to me all the time and say, "Those things will kill you." Nobody walks through a Burger King and says to diners: "Those burgers will kill you."

Incidentally, I would never smoke in a liftline, because it's tacky and impolite, and I really don't crave cigarettes when enjoying an active day outside.

PS: If the potential for littered empty packs is truly a concern (someone mentioned that), then coffee -- and all packaged goods for that matter -- should be banned because they can produce trash. That's a rediculous objection.
post #125 of 140
banning smoking inside:: YES
banning smoking outside:: NO

if youre going to ban smoking because its offensive, unhealthy, and creates trash, then ban new yorkers and m*******s from ski resorts too. as for the people who stand up on their podium yelling about the how hazardous and dangerous smoking is and how their is no excuse for smoking --- its called free will!! i bet the pile of grease you got at the lodge (which they call a "hamburger") is pretty unhealthy too, but you dont hear me telling you that by eating it 10lbs are goin straight to your ass and could cause you heart problems. if people choose to smoke, they choose to smoke. ski resorts shouldnt have the right to ban smoking, its not a closed air environment.

people should however ask the person theyre on the chair with if they mind smoking. thats just common courtesy.

from a recent study over the past 50 years::
lifelong smokers (on average) have about 10 less years in their life. smokers that quit by age 35 however, live the same number of years (on average) as those who never smoked at all.

dont get all facist up in here. ski free and keep the faith.
post #126 of 140
Black Mountain bans all smoking, read all about it!


http://www.boston.com/news/local/mai...ut_ski_resort/
post #127 of 140
"from a recent study over the past 50 years::
lifelong smokers (on average) have about 10 less years in their life. smokers that quit by age 35 however, live the same number of years (on average) as those who never smoked at all."

Let's keep them all smoking...less competition for the best lines on powder days!
post #128 of 140
Now that is a real powder hound speaking!
post #129 of 140
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Finndog
Black Mountain bans all smoking, read all about it!
Euh... Finndog, if you go back to my first post, Black Mountain is what provoked this thread.
post #130 of 140
If we let them ban smoking, then they'll try to ban pissing in a tree-well next. And that's just not going to happen as long as I've got a zipper.
post #131 of 140
I wonder how many people stop on the side of trail to take a piss.
post #132 of 140

Seriously, though

Seriously, if OUTDOOR smoking is banned for public health reasons, then why in the world would a mountain permit people to drink at lunch and then return to the slopes to zoom down at upwards of 30MPH with absolutely no protection other than (possibly) a helmet? It just doesn't make sense.
post #133 of 140
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Originally Posted by jamesdeluxe
Euh... Finndog, if you go back to my first post, Black Mountain is what provoked this thread.
OOPS, sorry! At least the thread's alive again. I saw the story just the other day on tv.
post #134 of 140
If we were all skiing then we wouldn't have brought this thread back from the dead.

post #135 of 140
So true oh wise one!
post #136 of 140
I say, lets bring some more really old threads back from the dead. Hell, what fun it will be.

Come on, let's get going! Look for mine soon, at a location near you!
post #137 of 140
Ban smoke on the lifts and if the individual insists on littering my snow with their vile habit debris I see no problem with helping them retrieve the item post haste regardless of the distance.:
post #138 of 140
Now here's a man that has enough self-confidence to resist, or at least question, the anti-smoking crusade: NC Marc. A man willing to kill a person for dropping a cigarette butt on "his" snow. The worst in men is brought out by this mysterious "true believer" gene.
post #139 of 140

Dumb thread

Okay, everyone stop posting, go to the archives, and re-read every instance this thread has come up. It's been posted about a million times. If you think you have an original comment, you probably don't.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.
post #140 of 140
You mean someone has previously referred to the "true believer gene" ... amazing!
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