Illegal: Driving cars. Everybody should have to take a turn riding a motorcycle everywhere they go for one month. It would save a lot of gas, traffic problems, parking problems, be a huge boon for the long-term medical care industry, and kill off a lot of stupid people.
I believe Red Bull to be worse to your health than marijuana, given the fact that there is little to no advertisement of how bad it can be for your health. If you mix Red Bull with alcohol you could be in for some serious trouble.
I think weed is less harmful.
And yes, I agree with you, all lies ough to be illegal. But this would be kinda hard to achieve, realisticaly speaking.
How bad, exactly? Worse than vodka? Worse than a Big Mac?
Why? They seem pretty harmless, and are good for a laugh. Most of the really good ones are defunct these days, but even when they were still be published, I don’t think anyone but the terminally stupid actually believed them.
Are you saying the legal limit on drinking alcohol should be higher, or lower?
You believe Red Bull is bad… because no one is talking about how bad it is?
You mix tonic water with alcohol, you could be in for some serious trouble. I don’t think the problem is the mixer, here. I think it’s the booze.
Illegal: The whole unregulated “dietary supplement” industry. Penis enlargement pills, and all that other stuff. Sometimes it’s snake oil that does nothing, but there are also “supplements” that are really drugs and should be sold as such.
In general, they should do something about people who go on a wide stage and sell things that are blatantly fraudulent, like the “tornado fuel saving device.”
Should be illegal: **Any **non-emergency use of a cell phone while driving. We’ve had a hands-free law here for a couple of months that’s fairly widely ignored. However, it’s not the act of holding a phone to your head that’s dangerous, but submerging yourself into a conversation and paying more attention to the voice in your ear than the other cars around you.
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Should be legal: Forcibly yanking kids’ pants up to their waists and stapling them in place so they can’t expose their boxers. As a side benefit, kids will be able to walk normally instead of that weird waddle they have to do so their pants don’t fall down completely.
I was, sort of, taught to drink. My father’s parents emigrated from Sicily, and while I was growing up, I was given a sip of wine or beer if I indicated an interest in it. My parents started having formal Sunday dinners when they bought a house with a formal dining room. We all had to dress up fairly nicely (no jeans or t-shirts allowed), use company manners, and we had water AND wine glasses. Any Bodoni kid who wanted wine was allowed to have watered wine. The amount of watering was in inverse proportion to the kid’s age.
Wine, and alcohol in general, was not a forbidden fruit to me. I was much more interested in cigarettes (tobacco and otherwise). I think that this is a good way to teach kids about drinking. However, I DON’T think that kids should “get wasted”, whether they’re under their parents’ supervision or not. I am also unsure about lowering the drinking age. MOST people who are 18 are really still kids, even though they do have some adult privileges.