I was kinda saddened while watching this video realizing thanks to the Obama Administration that this is it. This was the last time a planeload of passengers will be watching a Space Shuttle take off. Hopefully, the Obama Administration is just a temporary setback to space exploration as being a segment of the scientific advancement of the human race.
I was updating my Squidoo lens about thriller author and independently published Kindle author Stephen Leather and noticed a review, and I noticed a review in this book that a reader didn't approve of the main character's smoking habit. So I added a duel model that asks the question: Should fictional smoking be outlawed?.
It is an interesting to me from the standpoint of the whole anti-smoking campaigns have brought us to a point that even imaginary smoking bothers someone so much that they'd take the time to write their first and only Amazon review. Hasn't that gone a bit too far? Kinda like ... brainwashing.
Personally, I don't really like being around smokers. The installer from DISH came in the house the other day and for hours afterward I had windows cracked despite a raging snow storm outside. I'm just not a fan of smoking.
But, when a fictional character smokes it doesn't bother me so long as the character is an adult. Come to think of it, I read …