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Old 02-24-2010, 09:31 PM   #16
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Would that be the same 12 year-olds you want to teach all about condom usage and gay penguins?
I was taught about condoms when I was 11.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:03 PM   #17
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the translation is: To smoke is to be a slave to tobacco.

they're saying that when you smoke, it's as if you're being forced to give a blow job to the companies, it's an abusive relationship where you are being exploited.
I remember the days, back in high school and earlier, when groups of kids would sneak off to some spot, huddle together, and light up some smokes as an act of defiance to authority and a demonstration of independence.

Now, fast forward several years. Those poor people are now addicted to "The Man's" cigarettes. I see them now, in the corporate world, taking their smoke breaks at the appointed time when they are permitted to do so. They huddle together outside like penguins, in freezing cold weather, at the spot that their corporate employer has designated as their permitted spot to smoke. Remarkably, I think most of them still consider it as a small measure of independence and defiance. I think that the French ad has all of this in mind.
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i just think it's a stupid advertisement.

i like this photo/image/idea.

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Old 02-24-2010, 10:07 PM   #19
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I was taught about condoms when I was 11.
the old slip-it-over-the-banana?
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:13 PM   #20
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I was taught about condoms when I was 11.
Pshyeah, and look how you turned out!
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effective? or not?
Not.

The only real discouragement to teens smoking would be other teens thinking it's unsexy and uncool.
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Taxes actually work extremely well. The only reason I currently do not have a cigarette smoking habit is because of the high cost. Thank you, government, you came through for me on this one.
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Taxes actually work extremely well. The only reason I currently do not have a cigarette smoking habit is because of the high cost. Thank you, government, you came through for me on this one.
So if high tobacco taxes discourage smoking and raising gasoline taxes changes driving habits... you reckon high taxes on profit and capital gains stifles economic growth and job creation?

Nahhhhh. That's crazy.
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Comparing apples to oranges.
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Would that be the same 12 year-olds you want to teach all about condom usage and gay penguins?


no, i'd rather they become 14 year olds who think that condoms are just going to fail anyway so they have unprotected sex and get pregnant or herpes (or maybe both), or become 15 year olds who hang themselves because they are gay and they think that they have no future.

but they should have learned about gay penguins back in Kindergarten.


i think this ad has far more going on than any sort of basic sex education.
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