Why "loss of productivity" is NOT an issue
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 22:39:54 -0500
Sometimes, Tom's help is no help at all...
> On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, Jim Whitehead wrote:
> --]You are free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness only to the point where
> --]it starts affecting my ability to do the same. Second hand smoke has been
> --]shown to have a causal link with various cancers, thus affecting my pursuit
> --]of life. Therefore, the initiator of the smoke must accept limitations on
> --]activities that generate it in the presense of others.
> Jim , thank you for speaking the rational side of my brain for me . I have
> been in a very nonrational mood tooday. I actualy had to...i hate to say
> this, but I actualy had to WORK today. Ugh the pain.
> --]> How about those hormones in the beef?
> --]If I eat beef, it is my choice. Someone eating beef within 10 feet of me
> --]does not expose me to beef hormones. Hormones in beef do not affect my
> --]ability to pursue life, liberty, or happiness. Thus this case is not
> --]comparable to second hand smoke.
> --]> It's a slippery slope
> --]No, application of the "pursuit of life, liberty and happiness" rule crisply
> --]resolves this issue.
> Bingo bango bongo.