Sunday, February 05, 2006

Defending smoking in a sealed tube trap?

I'm not sure why this posted comment didn't show up yet on a previous blog post:
"I got word last evening that miners trapped in Potash mine refuge rooms were smoking. That's the word on the street anyway. It makes one wonder how seriously they were taking their situation."

Are you fricking serious? Seventy-two men were trapped a kilometre underground for almost two days - thank the Lord, all returned safely - and you criticize them for smoking [while trapped in a tube with no air scrubers or guaranteed air circulation]!?
Why don't you just be thankful they're alive and keep your environmental/health politics out of this. Save your breath for debate on real issues.
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Posted by Chris to Abandoned Stuff by Saskboy at 2/04/2006 11:04:06 AM
to http://saskboy.blogspot.com/2006/01/smoking-gun-hp-dnd-busted.html

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Chris said:
"Seventy-two men were trapped a kilometre underground for almost two days - thank the Lord, all returned safely - and you criticize them for smoking!?
Why don't you just be thankful they're alive and keep your environmental/health politics out of this."

You see Chris, the smoking criticism and being glad they got out safely are not mutually exclusive thoughts. So save your pro-smoking defence for someone who won't put that silly kind of argument in its place - the garbage. Save YOUR breath for a debate worth winning.

There are nicotine patches and gum for the painfully addicted, and if they haven't thought to put things like that in their emergency station kit while trapped under ground in a sealed tube where air quality is a serious issue, then shame on them.

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2 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Thought I should note that I'm a non-smoker...

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Saskboy said...

That's fine Chris. Smokers are welcome to have non-smoking views too, just as non-smokers might choose to support smoking rights for whatever reason.

 

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