The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54615   Message #849205
Posted By: GUEST,Smoking yuk !!!!!
17-Dec-02 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: No Smoking-2years on
Subject: RE: No Smoking-2years on
Actualy I dont drive and I do cycle nearly everywhere I go even at my advanced age of 42....

There is no doubt about it...the indiscrminate use of the automobile and the abandoning of rail and water based transport in favour of gas guzzling polluting road transportation and the unneccesary transporting of materials and livestock to satisfy greedy corporate needs are nothing short of a crime against the very eco system we depend upon.....But dare I say it to link nicotine addiction with an undoubted need and desire by folks to be more mobile is stretching the tenuous to the ridiculous....Living as I do in crowded over populated London cycling realy is the only option whilst i'm still able to get about under my own steam due largely to the callous exploitation of residential property prices by all the industries concerned with this matter and a hierachical political system that knows that perpetuation of enormously inflated property prices makes for a much more passive workforce who's energies are largely exhausted just running to keep up with trying to pay their mortgages whilst having to navigate the artificialy congested road and public transport systems due to not being able to afford to live anywhere near their place of work..Its a crazy crazy system almost designed to drive you to want to start smoking to calm ones nerves ha ha..