Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Sven Triloqvist:
What is not cool is, as you point out with a large cudgel, interference in what adults can think and do in the comfort of their own homes.

So - how are Jerome's neighbours?

Aside from burning houses down, smoking and alcohol abuse are staggeringly expensive, and they divert health care funds that could be used to keep people alive who are just plain unlucky rather than addicted.

Most domestic violence happens because either or both people are drunk or high. A&E on a Saturday night won't have a lot of sober people visiting.

The financial industry, in all of its addictive insanity, couldn't exist without its coke habits. Nor could advertising.

There's a lot more evidence of mind contraction through substance abuse than mind expansion.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Nov 20th, 2008 at 11:56:24 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series