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Ever since I can remember, there have been warning labels on packs of cigarettes telling us of the dangers of smoking. I’m sure that somebody reads them, but I still see lots of teens picking up the habit. I’m not sure when the adult beverage industry first started printing “Drink Responsibly” on their labels, but I have a suspicion it doesn’t do a whole lot of good. In fact, it may even have the opposite effect. I have known lots of people who prefer to be less responsible when drinking. In fact, that’s their intended goal. Maybe instead of the aforementioned labels, there should be one generic label for all products. How about, “When using this product, please use common sense.” It’s simple, short and to the point. It would make it nice and easy for everyone, and isn’t that the point? After all, it shouldn’t take a genius.
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I think all warnings, labels, news releases, headlines and op-ed pieces should be pre-fixed with: "this product or these words were investigated by the PC police and ruled to be Politically correct and therefor fit for consumption by the truly weak minded of America."
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