[OT]: smokers - was: [oclug]new kind of keyboard
dan at langille.org
Thu Jan 23 17:08:33 EST 2003
On 23 Jan 2003 at 17:04, Brad Barnett wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 16:46:20 -0500
> "Dan Langille" <dan at langille.org> wrote:
> > On 23 Jan 2003 at 16:41, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > > If this is the case, should people who take part in certain sports
> > > not be taxed additionally? Mountain climbing, parachuting, and
> > > such, obviously carry a higher risk than walking down the street.
> > > There are people that go hiking for miles into the North, get
> > > injured and have to be lifted out.
> > > Why are the purchase of paraphenilia for these activities not
> > > taxed at a
> > > higher rate? Why are people who take part in these activities not
> > > taxes somehow, since they are at higher risk?
> > The consensus is that any benefit derived from that physical
> > activity outweighs the risk.
> You don't need to jump out of a plane to get exercise, nor climb a
> cliff. Hey, I've climbed cliffs myself, but that's not the point.
The point in question being that the benefits outweigh the risks.
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
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