scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: commenting on cases - Smoooooookin'
Jack W. Sandoz, Jr. (jsandoz@EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Apr 12 2000 - 05:15:24 CDT
I can't give you any hard National Statistics to support this but from personal
observation, there seem to be an inordinately large number of Scouters, you know
the ones with the letter 'S' engraved on their foreheads, who 'S'moke. As much as
they want to quit, as hard as they might try to quit, they can't. The success
rate for kicking this legal but lethal addiction. I don't know one who'd want or
allow their son or any youth in their sphere of influence to pick up this vile
habit, now that the truth about smoking is known. I quit smoking after many years
but it's not easy. It probably never will be. It is some consolation that my
generation should prove to be the last to be condemned by the glamorous lies of
yesteryear. The publicity of of smoking related illness and deaths should keep
anyone but a TOTAL FOOL from starting.
"I wanna hear a justification from National for any other approach-- and not from
anyone else, OK?"
No, most decidedly not OK.
On the other hand, the Tobacco Nazis' efforts to blame the victims, only raise
"Sorry, the BSA that I'm a member of does not have the right to tell me not to
give my opinion on this" nor does it or you have the right to control what I do
with my body.
"Period. None of this b...s... about 'out of sight of the boys.' None., Nada.
Why do you and only you have the right to state an opinion? It'll be be fine. When
I die, you can be GOD! OOPs, sorry! I'm immortal but I did give you a free will.
Anyhow, let's get back to Good Scouting. Something nice and easy and fun. Let's
should girls be allowed in. And if they are, should we add something to the Scout
Oath regarding abortion? <GG>
Jack W. Sandoz, Jr.
SM Troop 007
Granada Hills, CA
> >>begin quote
> Sorry, the BSA that I'm a member of does not have the right to tell me not to
> give my opinion on this or any other case. As many of you know already <G>.
> <<end quote
> >>begin quote
> I'd love to her you name one or two. Here's another i'd like to see them work
> on" It is absolutely unconscionable for the BSA to continue to waffle on
> smoking. One would think they got big bucks from RJReynolds or something <G>.
> I want to hear them say, "No tobacco products of any kind on any BSA
> property. Period." None of this b...s... about "out of sight of the boys."
> None., Nada. Zilch.
> OK, Irving? Are you listening?We thrash this out from time to time and we
> just seem to go for the wishy-washy accommodation of the addicts, and I'm
> tired of it. (G'wan, Beans, don't be shy, tell us how you really feel ... <G>)
> I wanna hear a justification from National for any other approach-- and not
> from anyone else, OK?
> <grrrrrr> sick of smoking-related illness and deaths
> Auntie Beans
> SA T47 Sandwich MA
> Cape Cod & Islands Council
> Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
> NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
> I useta be an Eagle...
> <<end quote