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Two for Tuesday

Wow, there is an increase in twitch lately in our local paper!


Backlash on Ban

A ban on smoking in the grounds of hospitals and mental health facilities? Let's see how much of a backlash that causes and whether it is actively policed. It's one thing for patients who may be stuck there for days or weeks, but I can't see staff on a 12 hour shift going without a smoke because some pack of bureaucratic do gooders say they have to.


[They already have to go really far away, like 50 metres, from the hospitals. This rule would just mean that they have to walk a few more metres in most cases.]

Whale Grandstanding
There are 20 different species of whales in the sea. Japan hunts only the Minke whale because it floats when harpooned. It is esptimated there are 700,000 Minke whales. Japan catches only 300 annually. Why is Kevin Rudd taking one of our most important trading partners, Japan, to the international court to fight this cull. How much will this grandstanding cost taxpayers?

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emstapole
Jun. 1st, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
I think its disgraceful that health care workers have one of the highest rates of smoking for a profession.

Because its wrong and dishonest?
moar_caffeine
Jun. 2nd, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
*rolls eyes*
50 meters? That's, like, already 1/20th of a kilometer! Jesus, next they'll be expecting 'em to run a 5k marathon to smoke a cigarette! </sarcasm>
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