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In the rush to save the Earth from being destroyed by us big mean old human beings, the US has just signed on to a treaty to ban chlorofluorocarbons because of their effect on the ozone layer. And it’s an absolute ban — no exceptions. Not even for over-the-counter asthma inhalers. Instead, asthmatics will have to switch to new inhalers — prescription-only, more expensive, and far less effective. (Hat tip: Wizbang’s blog-buddy Rob Port, who praises Matt Drudge’s brilliant “Suck It” headline.)

 

Look, the ozone layer is important. And the damages caused by chlorofluorocarbons — even the tiniest traces in breathalyzers inhalators inhalers — is so serious, we need to do whatever we can to save that ozone layer.

 

And you asthmatics who are dependent on their inhalers with those tiniest amounts of CFCs? Well, as Drudge says, “suck it.” You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and sometimes you’re the egg. It’s all in making a better world. You might not be able to enjoy it as much, or around to enjoy it at all, but I’m sure we’ll think kindly of your sacrifice. We might even put up a nice, ecologically sound, biodegradable monument to you.

 

 Update: I had one more paragraph in mind that slipped my mind, but jim_m reminded me of it.

 

Besides, nearly all environmentalists are die-hard evolutionists. Survival of the fittest and all that. Those asthmatics are, genetically, defectives and weaklings. Think of this as advancing humanity by culling the herd of some folks with seriously flawed genes. Next up, let’s take some hard looks at the “carbon footprints” of the diabetics, mentally disabled, and other defectives.

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  • Anonymous

    Hey!  BigPharma needs to collect before those patents run out in 2015-16!  The world can’t wait!

    • Anonymous

      GarandFan, you are SOOOOOOO RIGHT!

    • herddog505

      I hadn’t considered that.  Hmmm… Just like CFC’s?

  • jim_m

    It’s all in making a better world.

    Yeah.  Who needed those asthmatics anyway.  Good riddance.

    Best said by Megan McArdle:

    Er, industry also knew how to make low-flow toilets, which is why every toilet in my recently renovated rental house clogs at least once a week. They knew how to make more energy efficient dryers, which is why even on high, I have to run every load through the dryer in said house twice. And they knew how to make inexpensive compact flourescent bulbs, which is why my head hurts from the glare emitting from my bedroom lamp. They also knew how to make asthma inhalers without CFCs, which is why I am hoarding old albuterol inhalers that, unlike the new ones, a) significantly improve my breathing and b) do not make me gag. Etc.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2009/04/why-dont-we-have-more-green-products/7283/

  • ObamaCare death panels aren’t sufficient. He needs to pile on. Enviro-death panels.

  • Anonymous

    There is only one conclusion. Al Gore hates asthmatics.

  • Anonymous

    don’t forget that every time the EPA rolls out some new BS they justify it by saying they have to protect the asthmatics.

  • Anonymous

    ….  asthmatics are, genetically, defectives and weaklings. Think of this as advancing humanity by culling the herd of some folks with seriously flawed genes …. 

    This week, asthmatics, last week a billion-odd not making no more noise no Spring — nor Winter, come to that — from malaria and courtesy the Sanger-incited abortoir industry.

    And any old day now? The camps!

    Ain’t Leftards grand?

  • Anonymous

    ….  asthmatics are, genetically, defectives and weaklings. Think of this as advancing humanity by culling the herd of some folks with seriously flawed genes …. 

    This week, asthmatics, last week a billion-odd not making no more noise no Spring — nor Winter, come to that — from malaria and courtesy the Sanger-incited abortoir industry.

    And any old day now? The camps!

    Ain’t Leftards grand?

  • The idea that CFCs attacked the Ozone layer came from a grant seeking scientist who looked for it in low lying places. he did not find any. no CFCs in low spots therefore it must go UP.
    fast forward a couple of decades and some Stanford soil scientists discover that soil bacteria eat CFCs, preferably to oxygen compounds in some species. Since NO CFCs were ever found in the stratosphere only simple Chlorine and Fluorine compounds. Since ALL CFCs are 7 to 22 times heavier than air banning them has no beneficial effect.
    This was the first big victory for the Green lobby so they will never admit they were wrong.

    • jim_m

      DDT was the first victory.  They have the blood of millions on their hands for that one already.