Another one for the Jesse File (or is it the Tipper File these days?)
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 93 16:26:18 PDT
Subject: Another one for the Jesse File (or is it the Tipper File these days?)
From: email@example.com (Rich Schaefer)
From: roman (Roman Budzianowski)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Jones)
Singapore has declared a war against gum.
Someone noticed that from time to time the sliding doors at Singapore's
train stations get fouled up with a gob of chewing gum. The answer? Outlaw
the possession and sale of chewing gum. After all, gum serves no useful
societal purpose, and it is habituating.
The penalty for trafficking in gum is a fine and up to one year in prison.
Since December, police have confiscated over 6,000 pounds of illicit gum.
(Source: Dr. Dean Edell on KGO radio.)
© 1993 Peter Langston