Wednesday, 16 November 2011

President Ramblingperson

First off, being a British citizen I'm quite sure I can't be president of the USA, but I just think I ended up President of the US rather than Prime Minister of England. I just got that feeling. Not being able to run a country you weren't born in saved us the horrors of President Schwarzenegger (though could he have been worse than Bush or Obama?) so it's a rule I can live with.

Anyway, unless you haven't realised yet, I'm talking again about a crazy ass dream I had again. Sadly I didn't get to enjoy being in charge for very long, I woke up not long after I assumed power. So far my only business had been to get a suit. But I did find myself arguing with some filthy hippies. I actually don't mind hippies too much, but that doesn't mean I can't call them filthy.

Oddly enough it wasn't anything to do with OWS or any actual current events. They were telling me that they were protesting because they wanted me to close the concentration camps and replace them with expensive holiday camps for the rich. I also made them laugh when I said I hoped what they were smoking was tobacco. It clearly wasn't. Sadly though I told them they shouldn't be smoking in a government building so I hadn't gotten around to ending the smoking ban, even if I did seemingly end up in a war. If I was in charge that is one of the first things I would do (heck that would get me elected, all the smokers would vote for me, and the tobacco companies would fund my campaign). Ending the smoking ban will give a huge boost to the economy, not just in tobacco sales, but it's been well proven that a lot of pubs and other establishments went out of business because people weren't going there because they couldn't smoke. They would rather just grab a few beers from a shop and smoke and drink at home.

I started an argument with the hippies about how they were for Capitalism but I never got an answer. Partly because they were high, and partly because after I made the point about it, I asked the guy in charge of the building why the hippies hadn't been arrested. I didn't get an answer to that either because that was when my alarm went off. I set it early to be up in the hopes to get the mail so that I could get me my internet hub.

I hope this is a dream that reoccurs.  

32 comments:

  1. I'm not fond of smoking but it would help the economy big time, good dream and idea.

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  2. @The Angry Lurker nearly everyone in my family smokes so I've kind have had to grow up with it lol. I don't mind it so much, it's what people want to do to themselves just let em do it.

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  3. actually... we all know smoking is bad
    however, it is the biggest income generating industry which is why governments around the world couldn't ban it.

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  4. @Indistinctive Writer Smoking will never truly be out and out banned, but I think even this partial ban is too much. People know the risks and they choose to do it anyway, just let them do it.

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  5. So you'd fix the econimy by having lots of bars and getting people drunk?!

    (also smoking is banned in pubs cause employees get subjected to it cause they have to work in the pub enviroment!)

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  6. I'm a smoker so you have my vote! While you're at it, go ahead and legalize pot as well!

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  7. Yeah, pot being legal would bring in a whole new set of revenue. Didn't you do a post about that?

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  8. Being in charge of big things isn't much fun. Taking the people in charge down in way more awesome!

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  9. @Bersercules With the taxes on tobacco and drinking, allowing it to happen easier = monies. Not to mention when people are able to get drunk easier they tend to forget about the long arm of the government up their ass. I think we should allow establishments to decide for themselves if they want to allow smokers or not.

    @Danjor21 You just need to vote for Ron Paul, he plans to legalise pot. Or so I hear.

    @Copyboy I've mentioned it at least, I don't know if I dedicated a whole post to it.

    @Fang LOL That it is. Sometimes I'd like to rule the world, and others I remember just how annoying, stressful, and damn near impossible that would be.

    @My 2 Pesos Thanks!

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  10. To be fair about the anti-smoking thing, its only increases sales of going out here. I remember just barely being of legal age when you could still smoke in establishments...and it was just disgusting. I mean, how hard is it to step outside and have a smoke? It brings a better amount of social interaction between smokers and non-smokers as well.

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  11. i say if people want to kill themselves smoking, so be it

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  12. Damn filthy black-lungs, poisoning our air! My state implemented a smoking ban two years ago or so. There were already cities that had it, so when I was still a smoker, I didn't notice a whole lot when the transition happened. Now that I'm a non-smoker(ish), it's almost a non-issue. But, I think instead of a blanket ban, it should be determined by the owner or operator of the bar. Then again, I get the issue when employees health is concerned. No real solution is best.

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  13. ^I gotta agree with that as well; employee health issues are the real problem

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  14. I must disagree with you on Obama though. He and Bush aren't equally bad at all....

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  15. Interwebs Fails Hipster clothes aren't so bad, it's the hipsters that are in them that are.

    @Kid Shuffle Aye but the problem is the smokers aren't willing to stand out in the cold. They don't really see that much point in going out, they'd rather just stay at home instead. I can't remember smoking ever being that bad inside a place, surely with todays tech we can get better ventilation.

    @J.Littlejohn Not quite how I'd put it but pretty close.

    @Generally Disgruntled How about the health and well being of employees who have to stand outside when they want to smoke? I think it should be determined by the owner of the establishment. There are places that have actually bent the law to be able to still allow smoking, like the guy who declared his pub a smoking research centre. That guy was awesome.

    @Kid Shuffle See the above comment. But I can get that, it's fair enough.

    @Heaven Weird is more appropriate, but I like weird.

    @Henry No, not equally bad, but Obama is far from the superman he was always made out to be. I think he's probably done a pretty good job, it's just that he didn't live up to the hype.

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  16. This is how I reacted on your Guest Post on Leah's blog:
    I certainly agree to this post. Since learning does not only occur inside the four walls of the classroom then it is not an imperative for us to learn things outside it. Learning does not stop when we earn a degree in college, or a master's or doctor's degree, it is a life-long process! I am currently an Education student and as a future teacher, I should encourage my learners not to stay stagnant on their own learning. They must be encourage to delve the outside and learn things that are not taught within the class room. More power to you Mark and to you Leah.
    You encourage me. By the way, I am your new follower, hope you could visit mine too.
    Here's my url: mr837.blogspot.com

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  17. @Albert Always nice to meet a new follower. Good luck with the teaching thing. Gotta say, with schools how they are right now, I wouldn't really go for it.

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  18. Most of the times I wish I had the "what if machine" from futurama so I could answer all sorts of hypothetical questions. One I was interested in some time ago is that if smoking was somehow outlawed, in 100 years time would smoking tobacco be seen like smoking cannabis now? Like would those in favor of tobacco say it gave them such a high its awesome etc, and those against it make up outrageous claims like you will put your baby in the oven if you smoke tobacco like they do for cannabis?

    Also, can you imagine a world without hypothetical questions?

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  19. @JDC I don't want to imagine a world without hypothetical questions. That would mean we knew everything already, and then it would get boring. I think if we outlawed tobacco it wouldn't be treated like pot is treated, it doesn't really alter your mind that much. The only danger is cancer and early death.

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  20. I wish I had dreams like that

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  21. @Shaw I sometimes wish I had realities like this.

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  22. Yeah it doesn't alter your mind much, but in a world were tobacco is outlawed people might talk it up heaps you know?

    Guess its a silly argument though, but I believe if Oranges were illegal people would say they were a wonder drug too.

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  23. @JDC No that's not really a silly argument, I think I just misunderstood. I think you're right though, the main reason we have underage smokers is that they want to "Break the rules". Damn punks. If we outlawed smoking it would probably get treated like pot in that regard.

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  24. Not living up to the hype? Well, I don't see how that's his fault. Would it be better to have hyped him down so that any good work would come as a pleasant surprise? I don't see how that really makes a difference.

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  25. @Henry No it's not his fault, there's probably a lot of good reasons he couldn't do the things he wanted to do, it doesn't make him a bad president. Other than that he should have probably found out if he could do that stuff before he said he would. This is the main problem people have with Ron Paul (or one of them). No matter what he says, or how much people agree with it, some have to admit to themselves he probably can't do it. I think people just expected too much out of Obama, during his run he was either seen as the second coming, or the anti-christ. People at least called him the anti-Christ at some point I believe.

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  26. Very interesting dream, LOL! xD
    I wish I could remember my dreams. -.-'

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  27. @Jodie-Ann I can't really remember mine well, but it was still in my head when I woke up and I wrote it down as soon as I could.

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  28. I hate politics and I think that includes presidency and power and stuff. they're all piece of shit. they know nothing but money and how they can overrule the world. they made sweet undying promises and forget about it later.

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  29. @Mai Yang not all of them are bad, but the majority are, and it has killed everyones faith in politics and instilled an apathy that means people don't care any more, but people need to care.

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