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Why doesn't the government care about me? :'(

carpediem
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7/24/2012 6:10:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Alarmed by the unhealthy choices they make every day, more and more Americans are calling on the government to enact legislation that will protect them from their own behavior.

"The government is finally starting to take some responsibility for the effect my behavior has on others," said New York City resident Alec Haverchuk, 44, who is prohibited by law from smoking in restaurants and bars. "But we have a long way to go. I can still light up on city streets and in the privacy of my own home. I mean, legislators acknowledge that my cigarette smoke could give others cancer, but don't they care about me, too?"

"It's not just about Americans eating too many fries or cracking their skulls open when they fall off their bicycles," said Los Angeles resident Rebecca Burnie, 26. "It's a financial issue, too. I spend all my money on trendy clothes and a nightlife that I can't afford. I'm $23,000 in debt, but the credit-card companies keep letting me spend. It's obscene that the government allows those companies to allow me to do this to myself. Why do I pay my taxes?"

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Stephen_Hawkins
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7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

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7/24/2012 7:15:01 PM
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At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

He cited the onion, meaning this post was likely not serious.
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7/24/2012 7:20:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 7:15:01 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

He cited the onion, meaning this post was likely not serious.

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7/24/2012 8:10:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 7:15:01 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

He cited the onion, meaning this post was likely not serious.

But the govt is clearly "dead serous" It's a joke now but it will be reality in a matter of years. What ever man can conceive to regulate himself out of existence he can and will achieve. Man has already classified itself as less important than an animal or a plant.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

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7/25/2012 1:29:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

Who will watch the Watchmen? roflmao
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7/25/2012 1:33:10 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/25/2012 1:29:20 AM, YYW wrote:
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

Who will watch the Watchmen? roflmao

Nerds, and people who can't understand that the blue guy gained nothing by killing that guy that could catch bullets, but also would lose nothing by killing him.
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7/25/2012 1:34:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

*facepalm*
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7/25/2012 1:38:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/25/2012 1:34:55 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

*facepalm*

You're right, that should be corrected. It should read, "because the government is made of lizard people..."
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carpediem
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7/25/2012 1:50:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/25/2012 1:29:20 AM, YYW wrote:
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

Who will watch the Watchmen? roflmao

Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (JUVENAL)
But who will guard the guards themselves?
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Stephen_Hawkins
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7/25/2012 7:34:49 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 7:15:01 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

He cited the onion, meaning this post was likely not serious.

Yes, which is why I said who'll look after the government to look after the people. Who'll look after the government. Who'll look after the people. Etc.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

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Stephen_Hawkins
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7/25/2012 7:37:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/25/2012 1:29:20 AM, YYW wrote:
At 7/24/2012 6:48:58 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
because the government is made of people, who need protection from the government as well! Who'll look after them?

Who will watch the Watchmen? roflmao

I GOT IT! We're going to create the watchmen watchmen, who'll be watching the watchmen while you are watched.

Wait... I see a problem here...

OK, we'll create the watchwomen who'll watch the watchmen, and the watchtransvestites who'll watch the watchwomen, whilst the watchmen watch the watchtransvestites. And then we'll make the watchchildren who watch those who decide who watch the watcher delegates. And then the Swiss shall watch the delegates. Who doesn't trust the Swiss?
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

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Stephen_Hawkins
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7/25/2012 7:38:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'll take that Nobel Peace Prize now...
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

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