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2007-12-10 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
In Gaza Cigarettes are More Expensive than Shrimp
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Posted by Steve White 2007-12-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [268 views ]  Top

#1 Cigarettes are More Expensive than Shrimp

Sounds like Canada.
Posted by twobyfour 2007-12-10 01:50||]">[]  2007-12-10 01:50|| Front Page Top

#2 IOn, HARRETZ > ISRAELI ARAB WOMEN COMPLAIN ABOUT [Arab/Muslim]CUSTOM THAT KEEPS THEM POOR, after Muslim agz Muslim, inter-Clan killing.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-12-10 03:02||   2007-12-10 03:02|| Front Page Top

#3  In Gaza Cigarettes are More Expensive than Shrimp

Yeah, but try keeping a shrimp lit.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2007-12-10 04:07||   2007-12-10 04:07|| Front Page Top

#4 Mike, considering the alcohol is verbotten in Dar-al-Islam, I can see your point--no shrimp flambeaux.
Posted by twobyfour 2007-12-10 04:12||]">[]  2007-12-10 04:12|| Front Page Top

#5 If we ship them lots of ganja to replace the tobacco maybe it will mellow them out some. Of course then they'd run out of shrimp, and vanilla wafers, and Doritos and .... pretty fast.
Posted by Glenmore">Glenmore  2007-12-10 08:28||   2007-12-10 08:28|| Front Page Top

#6 Somebody get Huckabee on the phone. His anti-smoking co-religionists share his tax-and-spend policy too.
Posted by Excalibur 2007-12-10 08:53||   2007-12-10 08:53|| Front Page Top

#7 If you think the price of shrimp is low, wait until you see the price of a ham sandwich.
Posted by Anonymoose 2007-12-10 09:19||   2007-12-10 09:19|| Front Page Top

#8 two points on Islamic Law

1.- while a few authorities say shrip are harem, most of the Arab world says halal

2.- almost all islamic figures who have dealt with the cigarette issue have found that smoking cigarettes is harem
Posted by mhw">mhw  2007-12-10 10:26||]">[]  2007-12-10 10:26|| Front Page Top

#9 It's the same here in Chicago. A pack goes for about $8.00. About the same price for a pound of shrimp.
Posted by danking70 2007-12-10 10:37||   2007-12-10 10:37|| Front Page Top

#10 See, the Hamas government is just concerned with their citizens health. They are making it too expensive to smoke, in order to make them quit.
Also, they are helping prevent global warming, by not having all the CO2 from the cigarettes.
Boy, and we thought Hamas was evil.
Posted by Gaia">Gaia  2007-12-10 10:51||   2007-12-10 10:51|| Front Page Top

#11 Where can I go to contribute to the Cigarettes for Gaza Fund?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2007-12-10 15:12||   2007-12-10 15:12|| Front Page Top

#12 Paging Mayor Bloomberg.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2007-12-10 15:30||   2007-12-10 15:30|| Front Page Top

#13 sic'ing Nanny Bloomberg on them?

Now THAT's a humanitarian issue! LOL
Posted by lotp 2007-12-10 15:36||   2007-12-10 15:36|| Front Page Top

#14 Sounds like a real opportunity here, import those little hand operated individual cigarette rolling machines, I've seen them, they work really well.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2007-12-10 15:38||   2007-12-10 15:38|| Front Page Top

#15 I meant he should be happy---on the other hand, he also hates guns.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2007-12-10 15:39||   2007-12-10 15:39|| Front Page Top

#16 But they already burned all the keif.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2007-12-10 15:41||   2007-12-10 15:41|| Front Page Top

#17 "In Gaza Cigarettes are More Expensive than Shrimp"

That's because of the law of supply and demand.

Whereas cigarettes are scarce in Gaza - and therefore expensive - shrimp are plentiful everywhere there.

One for each man, located between his legs....
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2007-12-10 19:59||]">[]  2007-12-10 19:59|| Front Page Top

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