Opinions concerning transgender issues: If ya wanna change gender, be my guest, I see no problem with it. But I am still allowed to make fun :)? Poor Cher!
Opinions concerning tobacco:? Ask not what the country can do for you ask what you can do for yourselves. Regulating the use of tobacco will keep the nation healthier than it has ever been. More people have died due to smoking than several other major causes of death. Empowering the FDA to control use of tobacco has just made the FDA relevant. People just want freedom but are not ready to pay the price for it, they want someone else to do that for them. Smoking related illnesses cost the tax payer and medicare an enormous burden. If only smoking had been regulated 50 years ago when the link between smoking and lung cancer was established we would not be spending an arm and leg trying to care of the sick. It is interesting that Obama will be signing the bill and hopefully give up smoking soon after. This has nothing to do with socialism or government interference. Smoking is injurious to your health and the government has every right to stopping you from poisoning yourself. The mass production of tobacco and marketing are still like they were in the 60s. Now that we know all of the health consequences as shown by the woman with emphysema, we need to stop mass sales of these filthy things. Its not cool. Its stupid. Nicotine is more addictive than heroin yet if I am 18 I can buy tons of it , easily, and even teens get them easily. The FDA regulations will help correct this error. It costs our country billions in healthcare costs due to tobacco smoking addicts. That needs to stop.
More feelings: very glad Obama supports this. Nicotine is more addictive than heroin yet is marketed to be as safe as candy. That needs to end. It also needs to stop being sold on every corner and produced in such mass quantities when all it does is cause cancer and cause people to make others breathe their smoke.
In History Today:
RT @photolarry June 12 1967 Supreme Court rules state laws prohibiting interracial marriage as unconstitutional, its time for #gayrights !
RT @photolarry June 12, 1978 David Berkowitz known as Son of Sam is sentenced to 365 years in prison for serial murders in New York