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Old 05-05-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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I guess Marlboro didn't win the concession.

Chinese ordered to smoke more to boost economy - Telegraph


YouTube - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke That Cigarette
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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We should send ObaMAO over. I heard he smokes a few a day.

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Old 05-05-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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OK - England gets addicted to tea - China takes all their silver to pay for it.

England gets China addicted to opium - and gets all its silver back.

America gets China addicted to Cigarettes - China makes their own and gets rich on the taxes.

America legalizes marijuana - and gets rich on on the taxes.

America gets China addicted (sic) to marijuana - China grows their own and gets rich on all the taxes.

After Clinton gave China our missile technology, which was then probably handed off to N. Korea . . .

What have we got that China doesn't, or can't make better and cheaper than us?

AMERICAN CIGARETTES.

Is this enough to get their Gold Reserves transferred to us?

C'mon, any trade ideas out there?

The Chinese will probably not pay for pet rocks.

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Old 11-03-2015, 01:14 AM
 
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Evil evil evil. Really?
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:46 AM
 
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We should send ObaMAO over. I heard he smokes a few a day.



He's helps however he can;

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Old 11-03-2015, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Napoleon helped finance his Napoleonic Wars with tobacco taxes, and, way back then, he was encouraging the French to smoke, translated, more tobacco revenue.

The U.S. has done the same thing, over the centuries, but all achieved invisibly.

After tobacco swept through Europe, in the 16th/17th centuries, there wasn't a nation left on this planet, at the end of the 17th century, that hadn't become dependent on tobacco tax revenue!

We won the war with the British, thanks to tobacco! When Benjamin Franklin went to France to beg for money to finance the war, the French demanded 5 million pounds of tobacco as collateral for the loan! Corn? What would they need corn for? You can't smoke it!

When it really comes down to it, those that don't use tobacco, in some form or another, you could label Anti-American?
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:49 AM
 
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The OP's news account is from 2009, and said order was quickly rescinded:

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China cigarette order up in smoke
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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We need a huge sugar and tax, a huge deal increase on insurance premiums on obesity, and another carbon tax for exhaling.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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"Winston tastes good like a cigarette should."


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Old 11-03-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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population control..
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