Anti-Smoking Crusaider

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by golfmom, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    This guy wants fire pits, barbecues, fire places and wood stoves all BANNED!

    http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=140997

    Crackling logs in the hearth offer a toasty reprieve during these brutal winter months.
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    Kenneth Dubinski of Elk Grove Village is leading a group seeking to prevent wood smoke from wafting through the air, pushing to ban what he calls the new secondhand smoke. He is working to galvanize support on the heels of a statewide tobacco smoking ban.
     
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  3. j2mirish

    j2mirish Former Member

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    here you go--- and so many folks couldnt understand the big deal about banning cig smoking at outdoor places--- to me it was never because it was cigarrettes- it was because the RIGHT was taken away----- now this----- whats next?
     
  4. Karole28

    Karole28 Former Member

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    A life.

    He needs one.
     
  5. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    I just keep getting a vision of one caveman sneaking around putting out all the cave fires because he's gettin' a headache ... as they all slowly freeze to death.
     
  6. j2mirish

    j2mirish Former Member

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    he seems to have one--- worrying about how everyone else should live theirs
     
  7. Karole28

    Karole28 Former Member

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    I guess. I can just imagine trying to enforce this.

    Wonder if he's willing to kick in for paying for people who don't use any other kind of heat?
    If not, I'm wondering how the smell of thawing bodies in the spring, might effect his breathing?
     
  8. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    He wants the state to pay incentives for homeowners to convert their fireplaces to GAS. :furious:
     
  9. Karole28

    Karole28 Former Member

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    Of course. I guess moving to a warmer climate more suitable to his sensitive allergies would be out of the question?

    (ya know, like thousands of people do, each year (AZ)?

    People like this make me crazy. It must really be a powerful feeling to be able to tell everyone else how they should live and behave.

    Next up, think of the children.
     
  10. panglossian

    panglossian Inactive

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    I waited 20 years to finally have a wood burning fireplace built. It is huge and was not cheap. I do hearth cooking on it. It brightens my mood on dark winter days. It is still legal to have and use. I will most fervently fight changes in this direction in my locality.
    I'd like to see him tell guys they can't BBQ. BBQ'ing is like a religion around here.
     
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    tempusfugit Inactive

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    Hope Mr. Dubinski never moves to my town, because the majority of people who live here have fireplaces & wood burning stoves. Not only keeps us nice & toasty, but cuts down on the heating cost. We buy 2 cords of wood at around $400.00 and that usually get us through the winter months. If we didn't have a fireplace, our heating bill would be $200.00 a month! Hmmm, perhaps Mr. Dubinski works for the gas or electric company?
     
  12. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    From the article:

    One forum for the debate has been the letters columns of the Daily Herald, where Dubinski and his supporters regularly appear, sparking spirited replies from wood-burning fans.

    Sounds like he has a fan base of similar nuts.
     
  13. SieSie

    SieSie New Member

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    Unbelievable. :doh: Absolutely unbelievable.
     
  14. Karole28

    Karole28 Former Member

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    From the article.

    Apparently Ms Shaefer agrees with him.

    Wonder where the advocates are for banning carpets in homes, dirt roads, pets (dander), pollen, et freakin cetera.

    Where I live, we're going to have to pave everything. Pollen kills me. Where's the government to save me from God?
     
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    Great. We'll never wean ourselves from the Middle East oil! :doh:

    To my knowledge, unlike cig smoke, wood smoke doesn't have carcinogens, poisons, etc.
     
  16. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    DK, he has "environmental concerns" .... plus the smoke gives him a headache. I think he gives me a headache. He certainly hasn't thought this one through. ETA: I wonder why they didn't have cow emissions on the EPA list ... LOL

    Particulate pollution

    • Residential wood burning: 35%

    • Other sources: 30%

    • Cars and trucks: 21%

    • Forest fires: 13%

    • Other residential fuels: 1%

    Source: EPA
     
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    golfmom Former Member

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    and I understood the cig smoke in an enclosed building- and I smoked-however- it is now being banned everywhere even outside- my point is, it starts out where one might agree- but then just keeps on going-people like this are scary--- I think
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. That is who stands to benefit economically the most. Then the insurance companies. Follow the money...
     
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    They were trying to ban wood fires here also but they gave up on the idea.
     
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    My parents live in Northern CT and a couple of months ago, his oil bill was $900 (not sure for how many months of oil). He flipped out and started using our old wood stove that we haven't used in over 20 years. They are both retired and he is afraid that he will soon be priced out of his house due to rising taxes, cost of oil & gas, etc. He mentioned to me privately that he is worried that at some point in the future he will be forced to sell their house and move down south. It breaks my heart to hear him talk like that.

    This guy really needs to get a grip. Just one more person bitching for the sake of bitching.:rolleyes:
     

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