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Old 10.02.2009, 09:36
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Obama's a Smoker

The US President is a smoker. He seems to have kept that one quiet. He's slipped in my estimation...
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Old 10.02.2009, 09:49
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The US President is a smoker. He seems to have kept that one quiet. He's slipped in my estimation...

Well actually for me he hasn't slipped, he'd go up in mine if he quit - he has vowed to do so, let's see if we ever see Obama puffing.

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Old 10.02.2009, 09:52
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The US President is a smoker. He seems to have kept that one quiet. He's slipped in my estimation...
Maybe he puffs and smokes but he doesn't inhale like his predecessor Clinton
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I hope he doesn't do inhalations when he's got a flu or something, oh my oh my, what will the fuss be then ... might be whatever he's inhaling ... tsk tsk tsk
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The US President is a smoker. He seems to have kept that one quiet. He's slipped in my estimation...
Why? Does everyone that smokes slip in your estimation?
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Old 10.02.2009, 10:46
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Re: Obama's a Smoker

This is old news, i read that he was a smoker ages ago, and his mother-in-law his moving into the White House to keep an eye on him, and to make sure he doesn`t have a smoke
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Old 10.02.2009, 11:03
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Why? Does everyone that smokes slip in your estimation?
I thought he was more intelligent...
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Old 10.02.2009, 11:13
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Re: Obama's a Smoker

Abfab, you were a smoker once too weren't you?
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Old 10.02.2009, 11:15
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Abfab, you were a smoker once too weren't you?
The important thing about this sentence is were
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I thought he was more intelligent...
I know a good few doctors that smoke. Each to their own.
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Old 10.02.2009, 11:31
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I know a good few doctors that smoke. Each to their own.
Here we go again, I didn't start this thread to be yet another clutching-at-straws-trying-to-find-ever-more-ludicrous-reasons-to-keep-on-smoking thread.

But oddly having seen a great deal over media coverage on Obama over the last months, even including a picture in his swimming trunks, but I never saw any mention that he was a smoker. I think his PR machine did a good job keeping this as low a profile as possible...
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Here we go again, I didn't start this thread to be yet another clutching-at-straws-trying-to-find-ever-more-ludicrous-reasons-to-keep-on-smoking thread.
Agreed. Only point is I don't have problem with people if they want to smoke - it's a free world and it's their choice. Tis all. Doesnt make them any better or worse in my eyes. I know stupid smokers and stupid non-smokers!

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But oddly having seen a great deal over media coverage on Obama over the last months, even including a picture in his swimming trunks, but I never saw any mention that he was a smoker. I think his PR machine did a good job keeping this as low a profile as possible...
Very true! I'd love to get a PR machine one day...

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Re: Obama's a Smoker

Just an afterthought... isn't your avatar holding a cigarette. Tut-tut!
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Old 10.02.2009, 11:47
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Just an afterthought... isn't your avatar holding a cigarette. Tut-tut!
Yes. It's irony...
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Old 10.02.2009, 11:49
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Here we go again, I didn't start this thread to be yet another clutching-at-straws-trying-to-find-ever-more-ludicrous-reasons-to-keep-on-smoking thread.

But oddly having seen a great deal over media coverage on Obama over the last months, even including a picture in his swimming trunks, but I never saw any mention that he was a smoker. I think his PR machine did a good job keeping this as low a profile as possible...

I've seen it mentioned quite a few times.
He also mentions it in his first book but he did write that quite a long time ago.
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Old 10.02.2009, 11:56
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OK but does that mean that your intelligence is greater when you are an ex-smoker? Are there three levels of intelligence:

1. non-smoker - superior intelligence
2. ex-smoker - moderately intelligent
3. smoker - dumb ass who has no clue

I personally don't rate intelligence on whether someone smokes or not. I agree it's a horrible habit that I am currently struggling to break and also wish I had never started but I didn't start because I lacked intelligence, merely because I was curious and found I enjoyed it.
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Old 10.02.2009, 11:58
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I personally don't rate intelligence on whether someone smokes or not. I agree it's a horrible habit that I am currently struggling to break and also wish I had never started but I didn't start because I lacked intelligence, merely because I was curious and found I enjoyed it.
No offence intended, but being curious and trying something that you know will lead to a slow and painful death does not exactly speak wonders for ones intelligence!
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No offence intended, but being curious and trying something that you know will lead to a slow and painful death does not exactly speak wonders for ones intelligence!
What are you stating exactly about the Swiss population?
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What are you stating exactly about the Swiss population?
I'm saying nothing about the Swiss population. You can infer what you want about those that smoke on a worldwide basis.
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OK but does that mean that your intelligence is greater when you are an ex-smoker? Are there three levels of intelligence:

1. non-smoker - superior intelligence
2. ex-smoker - moderately intelligent
3. smoker - dumb ass who has no clue

I personally don't rate intelligence on whether someone smokes or not. I agree it's a horrible habit that I am currently struggling to break and also wish I had never started but I didn't start because I lacked intelligence, merely because I was curious and found I enjoyed it.
Absolutely!

I stopped smoking a few years ago but unfortuantely it didn't make me any more intelligent. I'm still a dumb ass who hasn't a clue.
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